Monday, 30 January 2017

Singapore Day in San Francisco 2016

When I flew into San Francisco and went to the consulate to replace my passport due to the lack of validity remaining, I spied a poster on the counter wall about the upcoming Singapore day. In all of the year that I have been on the road, I have not really had anything close to what's available at home. Having travelled in South East Asia fairly extensively, pretty much any of the asian fare available in the Americas were either overpriced or just plain disappointing. Thus, seeing that poster advertising that there would be some hawkers brought over had me really stoked. I could almost taste the rich flavours of Char Kway Teow on my tongue from the pictures alone. The rich delightfully sinful pork lard caressing the insides of my mouth and the soft noodles slithering down my throat! The only problem was the place I was volunteering at wasn't really all that close to San Francisco. I wasn't really sure if I would be able to use the spare car on that Saturday.

Lo and behold, I could only get the car after 12noon. :'( But the pull of being able to savour all the delicious food was too great and I still hopped into the car, gassed up and started the supposed hour drive down. Barely 10 minutes into the journey, I ran into the first of what would turn out to be 5 separate traffic snarls, turning what was to be a hour long 70 mile drive into a 3 hour long crawl. I guess coming from Singapore where you could drive across the whole country in under an hour really has spoilt me! By the time I reached the site of Singapore Day, I could already see whole families leaving the premises. Nonetheless I still proceeded on. You never know after all plus I sure could kill for a bite of some "char kway teow'!

Anyway, I'm tired of writing! The following photos showcase what I managed to eat!

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