Oral Adventures in Geylang
We only had a few days in Singapore and were originally hoping to do the 10 Tastings food tour. No one was available on the dates we had, so our plan B was Oral Adventures in Geylang.
It should have been our plan A from the beginning; this was a fascinating insight into an area of Singapore that we would never have visited.
Wanying had a rucksack full of information, print-outs and maps of Geylang. The food we ate wasn’t just a ‘stop-and-dine’ experience but was woven into a wider story about the area, the people and their lives. The intervals between eating weren’t merely an opportunity to move to the next restaurant but a tour of the local area.
Even while eating, the flow of conversation didn’t stop. Wanying talked in great detail and with such obvious passion for the area and the people living there that we could have gone on all night.
Although there was lots of information the evening didn’t feel like a tour but more like a conversation with a new friend. We left with a newfound appreciation for the people that have helped build, and continue to maintain, Singapore.
One aspect we really enjoyed is that this wasn’t a fixed menu but that we were asked what kind of things we’d like to have and where we weren’t sure, prompted to try her favourite dishes!
Our final stop of the night was so good. We finished the evening feeling as though we were having a meal and conversation with a new friend.
We are looking forward to coming back to Singapore and meeting up again!