Posts Tagged ‘breakfast’

Egg soup

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Here’s one of the things I’ve come to love about Singapore. Slow cooked, soft boiled eggs.

Now, everyone has had soft boiled eggs before. Heck, I used to eat them all the time when I was younger. But, not like this. Trust me.

There are two distict differences to how these eggs are prepared and how I used to eat them back home.

1. They are served outside of the shell. You crack the eggs open and pour the contents into a bowl.

2. They are slow cooked. The slower the better. What this does is make the eggs a luxuriously silky texture.

The most important part is the slow cooking. When you put eggs into boiling water, it naturally doesn’t cook evenly. Parts of it are cooked throughly, parts of it are still raw. And because of that, it will still be uneven in temperature as well. It might not be that perceptible. But, once you’ve had them done right, you can’t go back.

All the corner coffee shops or kopitiams as they are called here, serve them. Typically, you have them for breakfast, with a side of kaya toast and a cup of kopi (coffee).

Heaven.

Breakfast cereals

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

We have a breakfast once a week provided by the company. It’s usually a variety of things. Sometimes Asian, sometimes western.

Every once in a while we have breakfast cereal. I’ve never seen this before, but it’s broad acceptance at my company leads me to believe that the US is one of the few countries that doesn’t do this. People mix their cereals. My Asian colleages do it. My Australian colleagues do it. My European colleages do it as well.

And I’m not talking logical mixtures. They mix it all.

I’ve seen combos like Granola, fruit loops, coco puffs, topped with fruit cocktail. That’s just bizzare to me.

Does anyone feel the same? Or am I just old fashioned?