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Popsicles

Popsicles

I tasted these popsicles for the very first time during the Korean pop concert at Fort Canning last December.

Having queued for a long while to enter the concert grounds, we were looking to buy a drink to quench our thirst. Nearby, a makeshift stall manned by Koreans was selling take-away bimbimbap and thin-crust pizza slices to (long-suffering and hungry) Korean pop fans and we spotted in the stall’s ice-box these attractively wrapped popsicles in orange and pear flavours. We bought both flavours.

Wow, they were YUMMY. Sweet, cold and addictive. Each of us had something like 3 popsicles that night. The flavours were intense and I think that is because good quality fruit extracts, not just colouring, were used to make the popsicles.

My fridge is now stocked with popsicles (orange, pear and kiwi) from Seoul Mart at Parkway Parade. They are great to have on a warm and sticky Singapore day.

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Beo Crescent Curry Rice

A friend brought us to this dingy-looking stall housed in an old coffeeshop at Blk 40 Beo Crescent many years ago and we have not found another curry rice place which we liked better eversince (esp when there is plenty of parking in the two HDB multi-storey carparks a very short distance away from the coffeeshop).

The stall is run by Hainanese folks. Unfortunately, they are not open during dinnertime (and on Wednesdays) which means that we can satisfy our curry rice cravings only during the weekends.

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Our usual orders are: rice, fried eggs, braised cabbage, deep-fried pork strips and taupok – which comes up to approximately $7 for two persons. If there are more than the two of us, we would also order the sambal sotong and/or sambal fish (they use batang fish, for those who are particular about their fish).

The reason why the rice is the focal point in the photograph is because to me, the rice IS the most important thing to eat here. Drenched in three different types of curry sauce, the rice is definitely good enough to eat on its own, I feel.

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