Are you swimming in a sea of ripe, juicy mangos and wondering what to do with the abundance of this tropical delight? No? Well, those of us in warm humid climes have plenty of mangoes, especially during the spring and summer months (May-September.) What am I doing with all of this tropical goodness? I’m making… Continue reading
Chinese New Year in Singapore
It’s that time of the year again where families gather, dragon dances fill the streets and everyone starts debating who has the best pineapple tarts. It’s Chinese New Year in Singapore! And if there’s one thing Singaporeans know how to do, it’s how to celebrate the new year in style. Festive Food Like most things… Continue reading
My Favorite Chinese New Year Goodies to Try in Singapore
It’s that time of year when stores in Singapore flip from Christmas to Chinese New Year. Red and gold decorations with a side of faux cherry blossom branches have been hung. The Christmas puddings have been cleared and Chinese New Year goodies line all the shelves. Singapore is a city obsessed with food so you… Continue reading
Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore
What is the Mid-Autumn Festival? At it’s heart, it is a harvest festival that occurs right around the time of the harvest moon. Historically, it brought family and friends together to give thanks for the year’s harvest. There is an added element of moon worship with offerings made to the moon goddess, Chang’e. Ancient Chinese emperors (3000 years ago!) would worship the harvest moon, to bring a bountiful harvest in the next year. Over time, the tradition passed to the upper classes and then eventually became common practice around the year 1300. Mooncakes were popularized shortly after.
10 Singapore Foods You Must Try
Food in Singapore is a national pastime. If you are spending time here, these are the foods you must try before you leave and some of the easiest places to get them.