What is a girl to do when it rains in Singapore???

So, we had a very “cultural” day planned.  Another day on the hop on hop off bus, focusing on the botanical gardens and the orchid garden.  Alas, that was not meant to be.  We got ourselves out of bed at a reasonable hour, schlepped to the bus stop, hopped on the bus, and realized it was going to rain most of the day.  So….what is a girl and her guy to do during a rainy Singapore day?  I know, I know, I really, really know!  EAT!!!!

The hop on, hop off bus just happened to start and end at a mall called Suntec.  You know what Suntec has inside?  A branch of Din Tai Fung.  You know what Din Tai Fung has?  Only some of the best dumplings in the entire world.  Just ask the New York Times, they said so.  And, boy were they right.  We started with just a little snack — an order of chicken dumplings and an order of pork dumplings.  Yum.  Just the perfect way to start the day.


Bring on the dumplings!

After killing some time, the sun finally decided to make an appearance. So, we went to see the merlion fountain.


It is a merlion!

Wandering along the river, we came across a Hooters.


Hooters, seriously?

No, we didn’t stop.  Why would we, when Octapas was right next door and had 50% off drinks?


Is my pose right?

Then it was time for some more drinks on the waterfront.



By then, the sun was setting.


SIngapore riverfront

You know what that means…we had worked up our appetite again.  Back to another branch of Din Tai Fung, this time for a full meal.  No, I am not kidding.  Two stops in one day.  Heavenly!


More dumplings


Making the dumplings

After pork dumplings, shrimp dumplings, pork in spicy sauce, wonton soup, chicken soup and peanut dumplings, you might think we were done for the day, right?  You would be wrong…We had one last stop…More satay!


Chicken satay at Lau Pa Sat hawker market

I can easily say that neither of us need to eat for the next 48 hours.  I can even more easily say we have a full day of eating planned for tomorrow….(But not at Din Tai Fung again).

About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).
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