Sunday, May 24, 2009
Popiah from Qi Ji, Singapore
Popiah is a local burrito of sorts (or even a meatless mu shu pork) that I usually try to avoid due to the raw garlic that is smeared on the inside of the skin. All the same, that raw garlic is precisely what makes this peanut, egg, and cooked turnip-filled thing taste pretty good. We were near Shaw Towers today and noticed that Makansutra gave this shop (100 Beach Road #01-01) a full three chopstick rating, so we stopped on in to give it a try.
It was fine; as expected, it was loaded with garlic and chili sauce, which made it easy to eat. But I wasn't a huge fan of that pink drink in the background. Called bandung, it was basically a rose-flavored milk, which I really only got because I had never tried it before. The rose scent didn't sit well with me; it was like drinking an old lady's perfume. Now, these weren't the only things available here (indeed, I was surprised to find them selling kaya toast and nasi lemak). But at least I now know what bandung is.
Digested at 12:37 PM
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