At the end of the day, Singlish, English, Chinglish, whateverlish you were using, it's for communication. As long as you can communicate, does it matter? Unfortunately, Singlish is one of the hardest "***lish" to understand.
Wow, so many people from the Bay Area I love the Bay Area.
Prima Taste is actually pretty popular with the locals! It's new and the decor is clean and modern. No tacky SQ-girl kebaya. Singaporean food is finally getting the recognition it deserves! I also remember reading a short write up about "Singapore Street Food" in GOOD Magazine.
Anyone here watches Top Chef on Bravo TV? (It's like Project Runway for chefs.) In the one of the episodes (I think it's called Restaurant Wars) in the latest season one of the chefs actually tried to make laksa! But she crashed and burned. Anthony Bourdain (guest judge for that episode) said it was nothing like laksa at all. Well he should know, there's a photo of him at the 328 Katong Laksa place that I adore...
I think it's cool when ang mohs try to speak Singlish... they NEVER get the placement of the particles right! Guess there's more to Singlish than it being just "bad English".
Once I hopped on a taxi in Downtown New York to my hotel, the black taxi driver played this song on his CD player:
It made me feel at home. He must have driven many passengers from Taiwan and Singapore.
Last edited by Sion; 19th June 2008 at 05:23 PM.
I've tried the Straits Restaurant in San Jose, the Straits Cafe in SF, and one other place in Mountain View... The food they serve taste good, but not like the real deal.
Has anyone tried the Our Town restaurant in Dublin?
Shiok in Menlo Park has some good dishes the last time I tried. I'll give the Straits Cafe in Palo Alto a thumbs down as well. There's a bunch of Malaysian / Singapore places around, one in Union City (near the Marina Supermarket at Decoto and Alvarado-Niles) and of course Banana Leaf and Penang Garden in Milpitas. There's supposed to be one in downtown San Mateo, and one near the Marina Supermarket in Foster City.
All these places are in the South Bay!
I feel sorry for you, lennyl! It's so freakin' hot over there. I work in Livermore and a little part of me melts everytime I go to and from work. Berkeley isn't a whole lot better, but at least it's near the water.
Edit : OK, found the restaurant in Dublin online - it's called Old Town Cafe.
Last edited by lennyl; 21st June 2008 at 01:30 PM.