Singapore Food & Travel Blog #10
Bbq Seafood @ Chomp Chomp Food Centre
Singapore is a city with a thriving food court culture, which are also known as food centres/Hawker centres. Each food court offers a variety of different dishes at a fairly inexpensive rate compared to posh restaurants. I have previously covered Maxwell Food Centre, one of the best Hawker centres, on my blog. It is a huge food court in Chinatown.
Chomp Chomp Food Centre, on the other hand, is relatively less spacious and it mainly focuses on seafood. There are a number of stalls selling grilled and barbecued seafood. I have started two of their most famous seafood dishes. The Barbecue Sambal Stingray (Photo 1) and Barbecue Prawns (Photo 2). Both of the dishes were served with a salad and a piece of Calamansi (a strong citrus fruit grown in South East Asia). If you are a fan of Malay cuisine and the flavour of sambal, the Stingray is a perfect choice for your palate. I, however, wasn't very fond of the texture of the Stingray fish. The Barbecued Prawns, on the other hand, were excellent.
This will be the first part of my two posts about this food centre so stay tuned. The second post will cover another interesting aspect of this food court.
Barbecue Sambal Stingray gets 7.5 out of 10
Barbecue Prawns get 9.8 out of 10
Is it difficult for sting rays to hunt if their eyes are on the opposite side of their body as their mouth? Not really. This is because sting rays rely heavily on other senses to catch prey.
Sting rays have an organ in their skin known as the "lateral line" that can detect fluid movements in the water. This is a series of pores linked to fluid-filled channels just beneath the skin that can point to the location of potential food. Rays use this organ with a sensitivity to electric fields. 📸: @seefromthesky