Category Archives: Singapore

Icy or Spicy? Cooling Foods Across Cultures

Although the Bay Area doesn’t suffer the swoon-inducing heat and humidity of Japan, Peru, India or the Philippines, we can still enjoy their edible solutions for cooling relief. Some like it icy cold with mounds of shaved ice doused with syrups, while others turn to peppers and spice to induce a natural cooling response. Continue reading

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Tasting Singapore’s Sweets — in Oakland too

A recent trip to Singapore opened up a wonderland of sweet treats, including refreshingly cold Ice Kachang and Chendol and warming sweet bean soups and coconut milk with yam and coconut jelly. Several of these special desserts can also be found in Oakland’s Chinatown, if you know where to look. Continue reading

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