I enjoy taking photos of food when I have the time to get the perfect shot, or when I am getting paid for it and get to eat free food on set. When I’m out eating street food in a foreign land, however, I really enjoy just feasting with my eyes and, well, eating. When my brother’s camera ran out of battery one day at the hawker stands, however, he nearly had a heart attack. How would he continue to document every single meal he was eating? “No fear,” I said, bravely stepping up to the plate. “I’ll take photos of our meals today.” The color slowly returned to his face and his breathing resumed. Crisis narrowly averted. *
So here are some [annoyingly unlabeled because I don’t know what the dishes were or where we were eating them] photos of food eaten throughout Singapore and Malaysia. Sorry they’re pretty poor, but that’s what you get for 10 seconds in dark, sketchy eateries. Vic, Timmy, Billy, and everyone else–enjoy!
*The above is a gross exaggeration of the actual incident, though he did almost panic.
1 – hand-pulled noodles with pork, Chinatown, Singapore
2 – black-boiled eggs and animal parts, Geylang, Singapore
3 – I think it was tofu, Geylang, Singapore
4 – chili fish, somewhere in Singapore
5 – char suey, somewhere in Singapore
6 – yam cake, Chinatown, Singapore
7 – Malaysian-style curry potatoes and chicken, Geylang, Singapore
8 – Indonesian eggplant and more, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9 – I have no idea where we ate this.
10 – I don’t know about this one either.
11 – white carrot cake (savory, and not a carrot in sight), Old Airport Rd., Singapore
12 – my favorite: roti canai with chicken curry and beef curry, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
13 – Indonesian chicken veggie fritters with fruit yogurt, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
14 – Indonesian thighs ‘n’ things, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
15 – Kuey Teow, Tasik Selatan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16 – Indonesian-Malaysian fusion greens, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
17 – cake, Malaysian style. Sweet, but somehow fishy. Duh.