Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 5 1983, Page 9

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 5, 1983, Tokyo, JapanThursday May 5, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes travel 9 Singa re s exotic food stalls boats along the Singapore River show the Stark contrast Between the old and the new As a modern skyscraper looms above. The building is the Headquarters of the overseas chinese banking corp. A by Kent r. Davy travel Page contributor Singapore the lion City sits like a jewel off of the tip of the malay Peninsula. It is a bustling City one of the busiest ports in the world a commercial Center for Southeast Asia and a Haven for travellers an tourists. The Island City state with a land area approximately the size of Guam offers the visitor comfortable hotels Lush Green Parks and gardens shopping comparable to Hong Kong and some of the finest dining in the world. Yet there is no need to spend your tourist dollars on the expensive meals at the finer restaurants to Sample the cuisine. Go to the food stalls instead. Singapore is served gastronomic treats by an estimated 5,000 Street vendors or hawkers operating i approximately 150 food centers throughout the City. In years gone by the hawkers lined the Busy streets with their Mobile sidewalk Kitchen Selling their specialities to passers by. Several years ago the govern ment moved the hawkers off the streets. Among the More widely know food centers is Rasa singapura located behind the Singapore handicraft Center on tanglin Road. Its vendors were awarded location there after being nominated by Public acclaim. Other popular spots include the Newton circus car Park the Esplanade or satay club at the Eastend of Elizabeth s walk Cuppage Road Banjong Pagar and people spark. Dining at the food stalls is vastly different than eating in Western style restaurants. The kitchens usually encircle a Central dining area of tables and stools. To order secure table and Send members of your party out to see what each stall has to the various dishes being pre pared savor the exquisite Aromas and ask questions of the Cooks. Even if you meet with a language Barrier Friendly strangers often come to your Aid and translate. After you have deliberated Over the dishes available and made your decision let the Coo know what you would like and approximately where you Are will bring your order to you and collect the Bill. Then proceed tothe next stall and the next until your dinner is completely Are inexpensive and the quantities of food Are Large. Dinner for four including several different entrees soup and beverages including local Beer or Stout will average $12 . No tipping is certain food centers May be known for particular types of cuisine most centers offer a variety of dishes from different cultures Northern and Southern Indian indonesian Malayan chinese and Northern Indian or moghul food uses Liberal amounts of ghee clarified butter and Yogurt. It i generally Milder than the dishes of the South and is served with bread. Two dishes Worth trying Are Tandoori Burgh Chicken seasoned with Curry spices Ginger and paprika and roasted in a Clay oven or Tandoori and Mujtaba an unleavened bread filled with egg meat and Curry sauce which is folded into an envelope and Southern Indian or tamil food is known for its fiery Madras curries Many of which use Coconut milk for the liquid base. As this food comes from a moslem tradition no pork is used. To combat the spiciness of the curries try eating fresh Bana Nas or dishes Are As hot As the tamil although they rely upon slightly different spices. A common ingredient of indonesian dishes is the us of a Samba paste composed of crushed hot chillies onion garlic and shrimp paste. Coconut milk and peanuts Are frequently used. Indonesian food is always accompanied by Rice such As Nasi Uduak Rice cooked with Coconut milk spices and Lemon Malayan cuisine is most often noted for its succulent stays Small bits of meat marinated in a variety of ways skewered on Bamboo Sticks and grilled Over hot charcoal. These bite sized morsels dipped into Sweet but spicy Peanut sauce can make a course Many stalls serve chinese dishes representing favo rites from the traditions of peking Shanghai Nese cantonese Sze Chuan and Hokien cooking. Hardly surprising since about three quarters of Singapore s population is chinese. One Delight not to be passed up is Orr Chien an Omelette Fried with baby oysters. Peculiar to Singapore is the Nuny cuisine an outgrowth of the mixing of chinese and malay cooking traditions during the Early 19th Century. The results a blend of chinese dishes with Malayan spices Are delightful. Good choices might be Hokien Mee or Fried noodles and Laska a soup of Rice noodles and Coconut of the food centers with their cuisines offer a wide variety of seafood including mussels oysters squid cuttlefish crab and fish. When you have finished dining push Back from the table and relax. You May find yourself wishing to never leave. Northwest slates non Stop Seoul Chicago run special to Pacific stars and stripes Seoul Northwest Orient air lines has inaugurated the first Ever scheduled non Stop Servic Between Seoul and Chicago in both directions effective april 29.david w. Behrends Northwest Orient s manager Korea said the new twice weekly non stops to Chicago reaffirm Northwest s 36years of service to the . Mili tary Community in Korea greatly reducing travel time Between these two cities while providing the earliest possible arrival time in Chicago. He said that Northwest s substantially reduced military fares available to . Military person Nel and their dependents for leave travel Over the airline s system will also be applicable for the new non Stop flights. Northwest s Mili tary Fly now pay later plan will be extended to eligible members As Well. The new non Stop flights which Are subject to the usual govern ment approval Are scheduled to depart Kimpo International air port at 1 45 . On fridays an sundays. Arrival at Chicago s o Hare International Airport is Setfor 12 15 . The same Calendar travellers destined beyond Chicago will have the time saving convenience of Early after noon Onward connecting service to most Midwest Southern and East coast destination cities. Wit Northwest s existing Seattle non stops most All of America s majorities Are now within one Stop of Seoul. The return non Stop flights to Seoul will originate at Chicago on fridays and sundays at 3 35 . Arrival at Kimpo Airport is set for 7 50 . The following Calendar Days respectively having Crosse the International Date line in said the new non stops As with All of Northwest flights operating to and from Korea and the United states willbe operated with roomier full sized b747 intercontinental Range jetliners

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