Travelers Diarrhea in Asia is something that might ruin your trip and while it might not be completely avoidable for some, the chances can be lessened and there are natural remedies available here that can alleviate it in case you get it. This blog post covers some of the ways to avoid getting travelers diarrhea in Asia.
Situated in the heart of Orchard Road area, nearby to Somerset MRT station, Charlie Brown Café Singapore is an easily accessible and convenient place for a ‘mid-shopping’ recharge with the family or a casual and comforting lunch with friends. In a cosy atmosphere, it is perfect for an easy-going brunch or an afternoon lunch.
Kids Love It
With the friendly, cute and fun decor. Kids throughrougly the experience of visiting the café where they can eat alongside Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang. The restaurant’s staff loves the company of children and will make your family feel welcome from the moment you enter the cafe. Kids will enjoy the range of fruit drinks such as Strawberry slushes and Mango Apple. Dad will enjoy the freshly made coffee with additional espresso shots. There are lots of photo opportunities at the café so that the kids can get their picture with Snoopy or any of the Peanuts crew to make the day a lasting memory.
Tip: Kids’ favorites are the pancakes!
Even bigger kids, like the Singapore Harley Davidson Club, Enjoy Lunch at Charlie Brown Café
Western Comfort Food
Even though Singapore boasts some of the best and ecclectic mixes of Asian food in the world, there might be days when you just need a ‘fix’ of comforting Western food and Charlie Brown Café is just the place to get that. On the menu, is a good collection of Western comfort foods such as pizzas, pastas, lasagne (kids favorite!), sides like mashed-potato and good old tasty chicken wings. There are also sandwiches available for a light bite. Breakfasts include American style all-day breakfasts, English breakfasts and a choice of American or French pancakes.
The sweet stuff is on the menu too: such as ice cream, freshly baked pastries and fruity pancakes with cream.
Tip: Check Charlie Brown Café’s website for daily deals and promotions.
A party of 2 to 4 adults and 3-4 kids are accomodatable in the café, yet a personal and cosy feel remains. The café has the character, which is often missing in cafes and restaurants along Orchard road, that will make you and your group feel at ease the moment you sit down. The relaxing and easy-going atmosphere will make your meal enjoyable and the time spend with your loved ones more valuable. Charlie Brown and Snoopy will be beside you to make sure you leave with your stomachs comfortable full and a smile across your faces.
Charlie Brown Café, Singapore is located at: 313@Somerset Mall, 313 Orchard Road, 238895 and is open Sun-Thu: 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat: 8am-12am.
You can book a reservation by calling: 6836 5344, or visit their website at: http://www.charliebrowncafe.com.sg/.
Be sure to add them on twitter at http://www.facebook.com/charliebrowncafe to check out any special deals and promotions that they might be having.
Luwaq.com is a premium coffee company from Singapore with a twist.
Whilst sitting around drinking coffee and brainstorming business models and startup ideas, a bunch of Singaporean entrepreneurs realized that the coffee they were drinking could be described as “so so” and the sophisticated coffee drinker in Asia needed something much more. Hence Luwaq.com was started as a website to deliver premium hand-picked, ready to brew, premium coffee in Singapore straight to your doorstep. The website aims to solve the problem of having stale processed coffee sitting around in the refrigerator for too long.
The company’s prize offering seems to be their Kopi Luwak, which is the world’s most expensive coffee. To the uninitiated, the Indonesian word “Kopi Luwak” translates to “Civet Cat Coffee” in English and it is named so because of the unusual way in which the coffee is harvested. Civet cats enjoy the taste of coffee beans as much as anyone else, and they tend to eat the beans whole. The beans then travel through the civet cat’s digestive tract and are harvested when they “come out of the other side,” or “pooped out” to give more clarity to your imagination. Unconventional? Yes. However, according to coffee drinkers though it is no shitty cuppa!
Other offerings from the company are their robusta and arabica premium beans.
If you’re someone who loves their coffee and is looking for something much more than what local coffee houses can offer in Singapore, then their site is definitely worth checking out at http://www.luwaq.com/.
Fake Food Japan – Own a Piece of Japanese Culture
Fake Food Japan prides itself in bringing you true works of art. Our handmade fake food are carefully designed and crafted from the most skilled in the industry right here in Osaka, Japan, where the fake food industry got its start in 1932.
Visit the site for 100s of fake food items like iPhone cases, USB flash drives & more!
(image by lensfodder under CC license)
As with most major cities, its common knowledge that the best places to find top quality and tasty food are not necessarily the most expensive and Singapore is no different! The history of Singapore’s food is influenced by Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine. There are plenty of local foods stalls around which are known as “hawkers” and here you will find a section of the tastiest food Singapore has to offer. Whether you are after a curry, some noddle’s of something sweet, the hawker centres are where you need to head. Avoid the cheap restaurants that only offer a basic section of the same boring food you can find throughout the city and head to the stalls that will offer you so much flavour you’ll never want to eat anywhere else again. There are a number of hawker centres throughout Singapore,
Hokkien mee is a traditional Singapore dish of fried noodle dish comes with prawns and is a delicious blend of briny seafood, oil, noodles, a slight spritz of lime and some heat from chilli. You will be hard pushed trying to find it anywhere outside of Singapore. One place where you can get hold of some hokkien mee is at the Cuppage Food Court: A huge space with low-ceilings and plenty of stalls to choose from. Alongside your seafood noodles, why not grab a couple of spring rolls as a side and some freshly squeezed fruit juice? A meal like this will cost you around $5! Amazing value.
Another bargain place to dine is the food mecca the East Coast Lagoon Food Centre. Singapore is full of amazing scenery and here you can eat your food and enjoy this all at the same time. Sit outdoors and surround yourself with the palm trees and warm sun. The smell of burning wood and grilled meats fills the air and creates mouth-watering atmosphere. A great tip is to head to the satay house with the longest queue and you will not be disappointed with your meal. Enjoy barbecued skewers with marinated, tender meats are served with a tasty peanut sauce and mixed vegetables. Whether you’re in the mood for seafood, beef, pork, or chicken, you can enjoy them all here. You can get your hands on about eight meat skewers for $4 and then head out to the sandy outdoors area and soak up the lively atmosphere.
If you feel like working up an appetite before you buy your meal. Make your way to the Chinatown Complex Food Centre – the largest and oldest food centre around. There are literally hundreds of stalls to choose from and you can be walking for ages until you find what you want. A favourite with the locals is the beef or minced meat noodle soup. A large bowlful will set you back as little as $2 and is enough to fill you. If you want something a little more substantial, opt for the crispy roast duck and rice option for a dollar more. There are also plenty of stalls that sell desserts for only $1, like mochi balls, which are sweet, glutinous rice with a sweet paste in the middle, often served with a sweet sauce.
Singapore’s hawker centres are a way of life and have been around for decades. Entering a hawker centre, it is hard to control yourself when you are surrounded by the smells, sights, and sounds of food being prepared in so many ways. If you want to become a real Singapore Foodie, buy a copy of Makansutra, by K. F. Seetoh (Makansutra Publishing) at a local bookshop. Seetoh is the well-known local guru of hawker foods and has sniffed out the tastiest, most authentic local delicacies you can imagine.
Thanks to Rosalind B from the car hire provider, Errentals.co.uk
I want to introduce you to Dine Mates – a free food social network! People are sharing their dining experiences, showing off the food they’ve cooked, and organizing events throughout Asia to meet other travelers over lunch or dinner.
Asia has always been a very mysterious and intriguing place for many Westerners. Over the years with the free flow of information from the Internet, people around the world are beginning to get more information about Asia. This has definitely makes an average person feels a little bit more comfortable in visiting the desired Asian countries of his or her choice.
Traveling should be fun, but sometimes the experiences shared by tourists are not always positive. Tales about shady business practices and unethical dealings have always been a major issue with tourism in Asian countries from retail shopping to restaurants. DineMates.com is a determined food and travel community aiming to minimize this problem and help people create international and long lasting friendships.
So what is Dine Mates really about? It is a social networking site focusing on Asian food culture allowing fellow foodies to share pictures, videos, blog about their experiences, and connect online and in person over meals or drinks. The idea was born when it’s creator who is a regular traveler found it difficult to get access to the “best kept secret” places by the locals. He tried connecting with people from different social networking sites but it was difficult to find people with similar interests… GREAT FOOD!
After years of traveling and meeting a few locals and ex-pats in Asia he decided to take his passion for food and adventure a step further, so he created DineMates.com with the goal of getting a large community of people that are interested in food. People can meet and guide others to great dining and drinking locations.
“I know there are people who are passionate about their country, culture, and food, and they love meeting and introducing foreigners to their local delicacies! Living in Asia, I am one of them. Anybody can go to big restaurants or road side food stalls, but true experience begins once you go off the beaten path to a small family owned shop with food that makes your taste buds tingle!” says the DineMates.com founder.
For food fanatics, fast food is a big ‘no no’ and healthy local meals remains to be the trend. Compared to most Western cultures, eating is a big part of life in Asia and meals are usually shared between a group of people making it a social event. The majority of people in Asia are proud of their food culture and love showing off their knowledge, cooking, and exposing new travelers to their favorite dishes. So I recommend visiting Dine Mates because the site brings people together to learn about different food through out the world and get a grasp on local culture when they travel and meet up. All one needs is an awesome and exotic meal introduced by the locals and that will definitely give you a memory that will last a lifetime.
Seemingly innocent, yet interesting looking grapes from Korea:
Look quite normal. Although perhaps a bit too perfectly round.
Taste strangely like grape soda! Or like those little Japanese jelly things. Like no natural product I’ve ever tasted before.
… and they have an average of three seeds inside each one of them… and when you bit into them, they are quite slimy rather than acting like a ‘regular’ grape.
What an interesting experience I had with those grapes.