Singapore: Day FourJune 27, 2012
Posted by Kanga.
I almost ended the last post by telling you what we planned to do today. I am glad I didn’t, because we had to scrap our A Plan for the day and then we had to scrap our B Plan for the day. So, here is what came to fruition.
First, DaddyBird woke up with an abdominal pain. So, we got a slow move and late start to the day. Too late for Plan A.
We stopped at this eating establishment and had:
Chicken rice – which is supposed to be the quintessential Singaporean dish – boiled chicken and rice. It is not as bland as it sounds.
The soup had peanuts and lotus root.
We walked on to a shopping mall to follow the instructions of a friend (Shelina) who insisted we needed to try “food on a stick.” We did finally find the “food on a stick” and dutifully tried some.
DaddyBird was still not feeling too good, so we decided that Plan B would be to ride on the metro and just see where it went. We could do this air conditioned and sitting down. However, it became fairly clear that DaddyBird was probably passing a kidney stone, so Plan B was also scrapped and we headed back to the hotel. After some rest, he felt better, so at dinner time it was out again to the metro station.
We noticed a good piece of advice on the floor.
But it turned out to be a map of the river and Read is just one of the bridges. Still a good piece of advice, though.
We ended up at Clarke Quay, a river lined with restaurants.
This was our destination – Brewerkz, a rather large brew pub.
These were our brews – Black Pig and Fruitbrewz (raspberry beer that does not compare to a McMenemins Ruby).
DaddyBird opted for the spicy whitebait (small fish) as an appetizer (which were not spicy after all).
I ordered the edamame, not having read the menu description which indicated it was spicy. It was indeed spicy (who would do that to edamame?) so I spent time wiping the spicy bits off before eating it.
Then came the burgers. DaddyBird had the King Brew burger which had bacon, chili, onions, mushrooms and cheese. There was also a hamburger patty in there somewhere. He says it is the second best burger he has ever had, second only to the legendary Carolina Ale House burger of 2011.
My burger, the Wallaby, was also hidden under an egg, beet slices, pineapple, bacon and cheese.
We did not get away cheaply on this meal – $163.70 ($128.10 US). It was a pleasant splurge, however. Even the music playing was good – classic rock, alternative rock and decent pop. DaddyBird also reported that there was bluegrass playing in the restroom.