At times so different from traditional Chinese cuisine, the blend of Malay, Indian and Chinese cultures if anything have made the food richer and so much more diverse than it's traditional roots.
The sum my friends is indeed greater than it's parts.
I also love the ease of preparation with which some dishes would be put together - simple steamed fish or chicken, stir fries not to mention noodle soups and even eggy creations.
Of all the weeknight quick meals I've been taking away from Singapore, this right here is my favorite. Just a handful of ingredients and less than 30 minutes was all that was required to go from starving and frugal to dinner done!
And no, I certainly did not live my 20's on Ramen noodles. As lean as those times were, yours truly still had certain standards to maintain. Though I must admit most of my pay did go toward wine and Zola's books which was why I was particularly grateful for dinners like these.