Singapore : Hai Tien Lo, Sup Tulang Haji Kadir, Clarke Quay, St James

.. the story continues.. Day 2 & 3…

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Seems like everywhere I look, there stands the Flyer.. hounding me, calling my name.. It’s day two and I have not stepped on to that wheel of death yet. Maybe later.. (maybe never)
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37 floors high! Dining this close to the clouds can make you feel like a million bucks.. or a little nauseous if you have Acrophobia (like moi).. Actually the 37th floor itself is not nausea inducing.. the ride up is.. Blllurgh..
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Cantonese cuisine with a twist, shimmy and shake… Fusion Cantonese I believe is the right term. Plates change with every course, and waitresses wear cheongsams, Cantonese master chef Simon Ho prepares tempting specialties like Foie Gras Peking duck, wok-fried lobster in chili sauce with sautéed prawns and canteloupe, baked codfish with champagne sauce and steamed bean curd with scallops, mashed prawns, and crab roe.

Mix it up, slice it down, plonk it on a plate (but in dainty bite sizes).. and voila ! you have Fusion Chinese cuisine! Got to love it.

Add:
Hai Tien Lo Restaurant,
37th Floor Pan Pac Hotel,
7, Raffles Boulevard,
Marina Square,
Singapore 039595
Tel: +65 6336 8111

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Kampung Glam! I should fit right in!
Actually, there is nothing Glam about this place.. and that is precisely why, I fit right in:P
Don’t get me wrong, I loved Hai Tien Lo and everything, but this is were I get to suck the marrow out of life…

or rather marrow out of bone.. as the case may be.

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Hairy told me that he would bring me for some good ole fashion bone sucking.. and he didn’t lie.

SUP TULANG HAJI KADIR ! The sexy A. Bourdain ate here and I prayed I was sitting in the very seat his Royal hottie-pants sat in.. (Hairy, are you sure this is the right stool?!)

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As with every major sporting event… you need to warm up. The red fried noodles was good…
Note the ridiculously red color – apparently this is the Singapore sambal lending its gorgeous hue to the noodle. Feels so natural eating fluorescing, red noodles.
Yummie..

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Soup Kambing.
KL’s one is better. Nothing really outstanding about the soup…

Where’s my Tulang.. ?

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Bloody hell… what a bloody mess! If I had known it was going to be such a messy affair I would have brought a bib.

“Hairy! Why didn’t you warn me..”

“Erm, Ciki.. you can always use a tissue to hold the bones so that they don’t stain your hands..”

Huh? And end up looking like a prissy princess .. pfft.. if Bourdain can do it so can I.

At this point, the Haji Kadir representative sees my miffed expression and hurries over and tells us – NO DYE ah..! Singapore Sambal is like that red one.. no dye, no dye..

(Later we club the night away with red fingers that would not wash clean… but at that point, I believed him.. sure.. )

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Suck or Blow?
I like playing with my food.

Hairy calls it practice.

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Same color as my Sony.
Same-same.

Add:
Haji Kadir & M Baharudeen,
Stall B1-15, Golden Mile Food Centre,
Singapore.
Opening hours – 12.30pm – 1.30am.
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From this point on, you will see my touch-and-go encounter with the Singapore night life.

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“Faster, faster take the shot.. we still need to go to a few more places… ”

“Don’t rush me Hairy!”

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“Don’t stand over that fountain.. unless you want a wet skirt.”

“I might believe that fluorescent red tulang is not dye, but I am not stupid Hairy..”

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St James! One for eight and eight for ONE!
Pay at one entrance for access to 8 other party outlets. I like!

They have 9 themed rooms here for the avid party goer to pick from..
The Bellini Room, Movida, Mono… Even a Chinese music Party room.. how cool is that?

At first, beers by the bottle.

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Soon, it was Long Island by the jug.
See how creative people get after imbibing copious amounts of alcohol.

I’d like to think of this as my ..
Wong Kar Wai moment (part 1)

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Wong Kar Wai moment (part2)

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Oh goodie.. just in time for the launch of a new room…Retrospect.
Excellent Retro music with high energy performances to boot..

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Cyber dancers wowing the crowd.

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Lame aerobic dancers doing some weird aerobic jiggy.

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Intermittent room hopping and drinking..

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The Chinese Room!

“I can sing better than him la, Ciki”

“I know you can.. but the real question is, can you wear tails like that and plaster your head with industrial strength hair gel and still sing with a straight face, Hairy…”

(Hairy’s rolling on the ground clutching his sides… we leave before the bouncers can kick us out)

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Closing time – by the Semisonics
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Open all the doors and let you out into the world
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Turn all of the lights on over every boy and every
girl
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One last call for alcohol so finish your whiskey or
beer
Closing time
You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here

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This is your birthday week Hairy but I feel like I’ve had more fun than you.. don’t hold it against me… ;P
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Thanks for being such a sport and such a great host. Happy Birthday Hairy!

XOXO, Ciki


Comments

  1. Life for Beginners says:

    Good ole fashion bone sucking? Count me in! I’m in the Lion City this weekend — any takers? :D

  2. mimid3vils says:

    The red colour of the bone is so scary~~~

  3. Lyrical Lemongrass says:

    What a brilliant post! I felt like I was there with you sucking that red dye (no need to wear lipstick) bone marrow. I like your version (having already heard Hairy’s version). I had tears in my eyes (no, really, not from laughter, I swear!) seeing the last bit….Hairy must be so touched!!

  4. UnkaLeong says:

    Yeah right…no dye. Does not wash of wan hor? Sounds you had a whale of a time with good ‘ole Hairy down south..

  5. worldwindows says:

    The red colour is repulsive yet attractive in its own way. Esp. with the meat and the marrow to contend with.

  6. Big Boys Oven says:

    oh must get Hairy to bring me to bone sucking soon! lol! 37th floor definitely gorgeous! ;)

  7. backStreetGluttons says:

    Our heads are spinning high !
    We want suck blow same time all da time !

    We want we wan !

  8. 550ml jar of faith says:

    Move over, mediocre Mediacorp travelogue on AFC, I think we have the ultimate guide to a whirlwind weekend of living it up in Singapura!

  9. CUMI & CIKI says:

    lfb:
    me me!

    mimi:
    ya, tell me about it.. i was worried I’d have red intestines..

    LL:
    haha thx and glad u think so. he hasn’t seen it yet.. hence no comment yet :P

    unkaleong:
    “hairy down south” just sounds weird.. haha

    WW:
    yea but once u get sucking, you forget everything.. it’s goooood

    BBO:
    ya ya ya .. he’s a gr8 host!

    bsg:
    hahaha, u make it sound so gross

    faith:
    thank u thank u :P

  10. Nic (KHKL) says:

    “I ask for a moment’s indulgence to sit by thy side. The works
    that I have in hand I will finish afterwards.

    Away from the sight of thy face my heart knows no rest nor respite,
    and my work becomes an endless toil in a shoreless sea of toil.

    Today the summer has come at my window with its sighs and murmurs; and
    the bees are plying their minstrelsy at the court of the flowering grove.

    Now it is time to sit quite, face to face with thee, and to sing
    dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure”

    Moment’s Indulgence by Rabindranath Tagore

    Thank you so much for the fantastic time and the awesome birthday dedication, babe. Y.O.U. D.A. B.O.M.B. ;)

  11. kampungboycitygal says:

    hairy sure knows how to party! happy blated bday hairy!

  12. CUMI & CIKI says:

    nic:
    ru doing a kenny mah on me..?! but seriously, R Tangore rocks:) glad u like the post !

    KBCG:
    ya la.. go look for him in sing if u get the opp;)

  13. so damn red one?!!! S’pore sambal? heheheh …. sounds funny.
    Nic very the naive leh … =P

    i never tried sup tulang btw. shame shame Msian huh?

  14. ling239 says:

    Foie Gras Peking duck… how’s the taste like ? curious….

  15. CUMI & CIKI says:

    j2kfm:
    lol..so, sup tulang should be next on your list of must do’s la, then..

    ling239:
    erm.. mainly ducky.. with a strong liver aftertaste. The skin is crunchy whilst the foie gras is smooth and slimey.. haha.. (if you can imagine that.. )

  16. Simon Seow says:

    Must ask Nic to bring me to this bone sucking meal too when I go Singapore.

  17. Aduh, Ciki!I don’t eat read meat because my bf doesn’t eat read meat, la..
    I like fish, prawn, chicken because my bf loves fish, prawn, and chicken-LOL
    I LOVVVE your blog post. Didn’t know you love Anthony Bourdain too!!

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