Black Pepper Crab in Singapore(シンガポールで黒胡椒カニ)

After stuffing myself with vegetarian galore in Darwin I flew to Singapore, the Peranakan (Fusion of Malay and Chinese culture) gem of South Asia.  I love pastel Peranakan colour that matches the sweet soft air of Singapore. Singapore2Singapore Coffee I started the day with Kaya toast, slathered with coconut milk jam, and a coffee.  Ya Kun Kaya is such a famous breakfast institution that requires no explanation.

I couldn’t remember how many times I had visited Singapore, but there was still one delicacy I had not tried—Singapore Black Pepper Crab.  More famous is Singapore Chili Crab but I hear the Black pepper version is quite popular among the locals.  The only problem is that it is pricy.  So I had to economize on accommodation which is tricky in this expensive city.  Like Sydney, Singapore has attracted many immigrants pushing up the property and consequently its living cost.  black pepper crabThe only thing still cheap here is taxi fare so I caught one to Long Beach Seafood Restaurant at 1018 East Coast Parkway, famous for creating the original recipe for Black Pepper Crab.  It was offered at market price, so I dropped juice and ordered wine to fully enjoy the crab.  It was worth it. fat crabThe dark peppery garlic sauce that enhanced the sweetness of the crab’s plump flesh was addictive.  I was still licking my fingers in the taxi that drove me to the airport…drunk.

Now, please allow me to slip in PR for my graphic novels which have finally received a good review.  Please, read sample pages by clicking any of the book covers on the right side bar.    The newest book is on the top.Copyright 2013 by Mirror Miroir/THE THIRD RED APPLE All Rights Reserved.

SingaporeDarwinで野菜料理を堪能した後、シンガポールへ飛びます。ペラナカン文化(マレーと中華の融合)の優しい街の色合いはSingaporeの甘く柔らかな空気と良くあいます。朝はココナツミルクジャムを塗ったKayaトーストとペラナカン式コーヒーで始めます。Ya Kun Kayaは朝食の店として有名すぎて説明の必要もありません。散策の途中、白人を乗せた中華人が引く人力車の像に出くわしました。大英帝国のかつての栄光と対比して現代の裕福な中華民族が英国やシドニーの土地を買い占める現状。無関係な私ですら世について考えてしまいますが欧州の子孫は複雑な気持ちでは?というのも私が泊ったThe Inn at Temple Street(36 Temple Street)は市内にあり場所は最高なのに安くて部屋も改築されて清潔で満点です。Inn in Temple Streetなのに批評にトイレの水が煩くてとかケチつける文が多いのです。水音はバスルームのドアを閉めれば気にならない程度のものでしたし、受付の中華の人も普通に接すれば感じ良かったです。悪評を書いた人達の中に東洋系の名前なかったです。Crab 2

さて有名なチリ・クラブの人気に隠れて地元の人の間で好評なのがSingapore Black Pepper Crabです。物価が上がったシンガポールで非常にお高いので宿代を節約しました。黒胡椒カニの元祖であるLong Beach Seafood Restaurant at 1018 East Coast Parkwayを選択。黒胡椒とニンニクが効いてうまみに通じる僅かな甘味、オイヒー。折角だからワインを頼み、肉厚なカニを存分に味わいました。街と空港の中間にある場所ありタクシー代はまだまだ安いので空港からアクセスOKです。お酒に強くない私も空港に戻るタクシーの中で出来上がっていました。それと「レバ刺し」にもしも興味がおありになれば上の黄色のバーに三番目赤りんごの旅路とありますのでポチっとすれば一見脈絡のない流れがつながります。

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