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Local Food Reviews

Sweet Potatoes From The Sweet Potato Place

“Healthy Sweet Potato”

$, about $3 – $3.50 per regular-size potato
I tried their sweet potatoes, finally!

Yes, the sweet potatoes were sold by weight. I couldn’t remember how much per gram, but one regular-sized (length less than 5” while diameter less than 2”) sweet potato cost me $3.20.

I bought one piece each of the yellow and purple fleshes.

It tasted so good while eating it hot, but not so when it was cooled. I found the texture too-soft which became a little paste-like consistency in the palate when cooled. read more

Tropical Fruits Durian Block Party

“Block Party for the Singapore Residents”

No cooking tonight. I was helping out the MP’s Block Visit this evening, followed by a Resident Block Party, with food and fruits. During the block visit by MP, I acted as the writer, to jot down feedback and requests raised by the residents addressing to certain government department, e.g. HDB, Town Council, LTA, and etc.

MP, a Member of Parliament, is a representative elected by the people voters of an electoral district to the parliament. In Singapore, MP usually conducts Meet-the-People session once a week and/ or a house-to-house visit will be scheduled within his/ her constituency every now and then. The RC, Resident Committee, of its estate will also organise block parties/ activities for the residents. read more

Taiwan Deep Fried Sweet Potato Balls

“My favorite snack, the fried sweet potato balls on skewer. “

$, $2 for 4 balls

I remembered that deep fried sweet potato ball stalls were easily found on the street side, when I was young. However, these local snacks were tapering out in this urban city.

There was a stall, The Sweet Potato Place, newly opened at Level 1 in Thomson Plaza, selling Taiwan sweet potatoes and some concoctions.  When I first visited the stall, these sweet potato balls did not really catch my eyes. What had enticed me was the deep-fried sweet potato spring roll ($2 for 3). This light bite looked really appealing to me for the fact that it was filled with sweet potato. read more