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Old 04-19-2014, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Well yes, Singaporean food is for the most part the same food as Malaysia. Both share a lot of similarities to Indonesian as well.
But the biggest reason I want Singapore food is the noodles with Indian curry! Noodles aren't traditionally Indian, and curry is, and they come together in Singapore.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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But the biggest reason I want Singapore food is the noodles with Indian curry! Noodles aren't traditionally Indian, and curry is, and they come together in Singapore.
Curry laksa is one of the greatest things that humanity has ever invented.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:49 PM
 
Location: singapore
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Curry laksa is one of the greatest things that humanity has ever invented.
I'm here but not that big a fan if curry laksa .. Chilli crab to me is the best food in Singapore
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:50 PM
 
Location: singapore
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But the biggest reason I want Singapore food is the noodles with Indian curry! Noodles aren't traditionally Indian, and curry is, and they come together in Singapore.
Chilli crab and satay is heavenly .. Better than curry noodles
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I'm here but not that big a fan if curry laksa .. Chilli crab to me is the best food in Singapore
Chilli crab is okay, but curry laksa for me thankyou...

Still nyonya Malaysian curry chicken done well is my absolute favourite...along with a really good burger is probably my favourite food of all.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Chilli crab and satay is heavenly .. Better than curry noodles
Mmmm satay! I wish I could have some satay at Lau Pa Sat followed by ice kacang.
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Well yes, Singaporean food is for the most part the same food as Malaysia. Both share a lot of similarities to Indonesian as well.
A lot of malaysian\singaporean food that are similar to indonesia are only from sumatra, not as much from the rest of the country. Malaysian cuisine that actually appeals are heavily Chinese influenced with a hint of indian, while indonesian food retained most of its old technique while absorbing Chinese-European influence.

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Curry laksa is one of the greatest things that humanity has ever invented.
This i must agree on.

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Old 04-20-2014, 03:03 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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A lot of malaysian\singaporean food that are similar to indonesia are only from sumatra, not as much from the rest of the country. Malaysian cuisine that actually appeals are heavily Chinese influenced with a hint of indian, while indonesian food retained most of its old technique while absorbing Chinese-European influence.


This i must agree on.
Well yes, although I think there are still general similarities with Javanese cuisine, even if yes it's quite different. Balinese too with it's pork, tempeh.etc.

The Malay influence is pretty strong in some dishes. Hainanese chicken rice is pretty Chinese influenced, although 'Wenchang chicken' critically did not have flavoured rice (which is the signature of the dish).

Curry puffs and things show the obvious European influence here too.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:20 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Well yes, although I think there are still general similarities with Javanese cuisine, even if yes it's quite different. Balinese too with it's pork, tempeh.etc.

The Malay influence is pretty strong in some dishes. Hainanese chicken rice is pretty Chinese influenced, although 'Wenchang chicken' critically did not have flavoured rice (which is the signature of the dish).

Curry puffs and things show the obvious European influence here too.
The base of Balinese cuisine itself is Javanese so yes there are Javanese food such as the "nasi kuning" or "yellow rice" in Balinese menu, but as time passes by the Balinese started to be creative on their own but most of their cuisine are based on 1 mother sauce mixed on with most of their meat dishes, except fried stuff.

And yes there is minor similarities of the Malays with Javanese cuisine but most of it are totally different and lots of things are unavailable in Malaysia unless you go to Javanese migrant worker's shop, the similarities might be influenced through Javanese migration during colonial times.

As for chicken rice, im not a big fan of it but i see it as Chinese food.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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The base of Balinese cuisine itself is Javanese so yes there are Javanese food such as the "nasi kuning" or "yellow rice" in Balinese menu, but as time passes by the Balinese started to be creative on their own but most of their cuisine are based on 1 mother sauce mixed on with most of their meat dishes, except fried stuff.

And yes there is minor similarities of the Malays with Javanese cuisine but most of it are totally different and lots of things are unavailable in Malaysia, this might be influenced through Javanese migration during colonial times.

As for chicken rice, im not a big fan of it but i see it as Chinese food.
I notice Indonesia cuisine features quite a bit of sweet soy sauce, something which it shares with Southern Chinese. Balinese food is delicious, there should be more of it in Australia. Despite so many Aussies going to Bali it seems hardly any Balinese migrate to Australia though.

I see it as distinctly Malaysian-Singaporean, as I think it was largely modified in Malaysia and Singapore. Many foreigners can't get enough of it, I remember talking to one Australian lady who said she loved it so much she ate it all the time and it prevented her from trying a lot of the other dishes. According to wikipedia: It is listed at number 45 on World's 50 most delicious foods complied by CNN Go in 2011.[1]. Of course not everything goes ga ga over it, but for something as simple as flavoured rice it sure is delicious.
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