The small group of us leftovers went authentic for the day and stopped at a neighborgood hawker market for breakfast. Hawker markets are clusters of small food stands around a common seating area. It's a local version of a shopping mall food court.
For about $5 (total!) three of us stuffed ourselves silly prior to the start of our last workday in Singapore. Coffee, tea, fried noodles, rice, eggs, fried dough (like a chewier doughnut) and toast with coconut jam.
After a long day at the trade show, we went for a fairly quiet meal at Long Beach. It's a famous Singapore seafood restaurant that locals and tourists frequent. More Tiger Beer (of course!) and then the following:
The wall of fresh seafood at Long Beach. You literally could choose the exact fish you wanted to eat and watch the chef pull it out for you.
First course: Razor clams with garlic.
Second course: Drunken prawn - shrimp cooked in a whiskey broth - the broth is like nothing I've ever had before and we all cleared our bowls. Sorry, you delicious little guys.
Third course: The best sweet and sour chicken we've ever had. Ever. American Chinese restaurants don't stand a chance.
Fourth course: Grilled freshwater fish. Getting stuffed ... and didn't even bother taking pics of the veggies and best dang fried rice ever (yes, we're a bunch of tourists asking for some fried rice).
Dessert: Black rice pudding with vanilla ice cream. Difficult to describe. Delicious.
Farewell for now, land of the Merlion. Keep all that yummy food and awesome shopping malls on hold for me!
And now, we return to our regularly scheduled programming ...