Boat Quay






I'd read about Boat Quay at Singapore on Wikitravel.


I then came upon the actual place by chance when I went to the check out the Museum Of Asian Civilisations there and began to feel very hungry. I walked across the river and reached a line of food shops by the river. I then figured out that it was Boat Quay.


Boat Quay had an array of food shops - Oriental (local, Thai), Indian, a British pub, etc. You place your order at the restaurant and then eat at the tables set by the river. It was very nice and I was quite missing the wife as I am sure she would love it too.


I finally chose a Sea Food place in quest of the famous Chilly Crab. Unfortunately they only had a huge crab. So I had a prawn Sambal (juicy, well flavoured prawns, with red chillies which didn't daunt my Indian palate). I had a fried rice with it and my favaourite Thai Coconut water (amazingly sweet).


I know that it is fashionable to say that 'Indian' Chinese is very different from the real thing. But the fried rice was similar to what you get here except the rice wasn't as fine grained. The Sambal, of course, is an Indonesian dish but was not an unfamiliar taste experience.


Overall, Boat Quay is a must visit at Singapore





Comments

Scarlett said…
My friends & I have not-so-nice memories associated with Boat Quay. We'd spent all day at Sentosa island where we got completely drenched as we'd gone in March when it was raining in Singapore. We came back to our hotel, changed into dry clothes & decided to go for dinner. We were starved! We left at about 8pm & tried to hail a cab but not one cab would stop for us! So we tried walking around the hotel to find a place to eat but all restaurants were shut..at 8.30 in the night! So we came back to the hotel & requested the receptionist to call us a cab but they said they'd charge us $4 just for calling a cab! So we decided to walk a little further till we either got a cab or found a place to eat...and we crossed the bridge over the river & ended up at Boat Quay. This one restaurant owner lured us to his restaurant with free beverages. We finally ate but guess what...when the bill came, he'd charged us for unsalted tasteless peanuts he'd served to us (that are usually complimentary) & $2 for each paper tissue..coz apparently they were individually wrapped!! We were pissed off!
The knife said…
Ya, there are flies in paradise too. It's pretty difficult to get cabs at night or in the afternoon. I had to walk from a food court in the city centre right up to China Town in the sweltering heat with my blazer and ruck sack for close to an hr as there were no cabs. Another Singapore scam is the GTS added to products. You can claim it but only for single purchases of 100 USD plus AND as I later found out you need to get a form FROM the shop and not at airport
k said…
can we have prawn sambal tonight? pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!
The knife said…
at China Garden?
Dr. Food said…
Beautiful food! I want it!
Kirti said…
Kalyan - the photographs look awesome. I hope you get to post more photos.....
Kirit said…
Great photos. Hope you'll get to post more photos

keep writing
The knife said…
Thanks a ton...