World Streetfood Congress
The World Streetfood Congress came to Singapore last week, for 10 days of collective belly stuffing. Forty vendors from around the world served up everything from Vietnamese pancakes to pork satay to seafood tostadas to bananas with coconut milk and sesame seeds (that line was sooooooooooo long we didn’t even get to try them!). There were tacos, too — from an eatery in New York, of all places. Fish tacos served with East coast love. (If there’s a taco in Singapore, believe me, we’ll find it.) We also tried the pork belly sandwich from a guy in Portland and the shrimp and grits from the Eurotrash Food Cart. The highlight of the evening was the Kue Pancong — an Indonesian dessert I had never tried before of warm coconut cakes dusted with sugar. Wow! It was a fun night with friends and the food was good, although way over-priced — this is streetfood people! Servings should be two dollars, not ten! But then again, this is a Congress we’re talking about.
Wow, that sounds fantastic! The only problem of course is that you can only eat so much!!
I think that’s why it lasted ten days! Plenty of time to try everything! 🙂
A street food event in Singapore? Isn’t that like importing snow to Alaska??
Haha, you make me laugh! Yes, it is like that. I’m sure the hawkers weren’t excited by the Congress.
Nobody likes Congress…but enough about US politics! Eat up!
Found this in case you are still feeling inspired 🙂
Food Babe’s Sweet Banana in Coconut Milk
Adapted from Chef Pisan’s Kloi Buad Chee at the Four Seasons Tented Camp
16 ounces of coconut milk
2 large bananas sliced ¾ inch thick
½ tsp ground cardamon seeds or 1 pandanus leaf
⅓ cup coconut palm sugar or less if you have ripe bananas
⅛ tsp sea salt
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds toasted
In a large pot, combine coconut milk, sugar and cardamon/pandanus leaf and bring to a boil until sugar dissolves (Note – the cardamon or pandanus leaf will not dissolve)
Stir well, reduce heat and add banana, cooking for 7 more minutes or until you see the banana turn golden yellow
If using pandanus leaf, remove it and serve pieces of banana covered with ½ cup of coconut milk in a small dish
Sprinkle with sesame seeds
Best served warm, but can also be served chilled on a hot day. ***Please buy all organic ingredients if possible***
Sweet!! Sounds delicious! I’ll try to make my own. Thanks Chris! Miss you! And see you soon! 🙂
Ten day! Wow. Just enough time between courses to try it all. $10 or not. And I applaud you for finding those tacos where ever they may be in Singapore.
Thanks Angel! We have installed Taco Radar. 🙂
Wow, it all looks so delicious! Can’t wait to explore food in Singapore 🙂 -T
Are you coming to Singapore? Hope you have a wonderful time exploring the food! And don’t miss Gardens by the Bay. 🙂
Yes, we are coming in August! Can’t wait and we will definitely check the Gardens out. Thanks for the tip 🙂 -T