Sunday, July 13, 2008

Singapore Foods M/S FDC

Singapore Minisheet FDC
Name: Local Delights (Macao, China - Singapore Joint Issue)
Date of Issue: 04 July 2008

When it comes to food in Singapore, anyone along the street is able to rattle off a few food dishes that are famous and representative of Singapore. Even when tourists arrive in Singapore, there are a few must-try food dishes for them to savour and allow the taste to linger in their memories. In this joint issue with Macao, a delightful selection of dishes popular in Singapore and Macao is featured in this set of stamps.

Macao Fare:
Claypot Rice (煲仔飯)
Claypot chicken rice is typically served with Chinese sausage and vegetables. More often than not, the rice is cooked in the claypot first and cooked ingredients like diced chicken and Chinese sausage and added in later. Traditionally, the cooking is done over a charcoal stove, giving the dish a distinctive flavour. Some places serve it with dark soya sauce and also dried salted fish.

Singapore Fare:
Chilli Crab (辣椒螃蟹)
Singapore's unofficial "national dish" and a favourite at seafood restaurants! With hearty gravy made from fresh red chillies, tomato sauce, fresh eggs and spring onions, Chilli crabs are best eaten with your fingers. Let the gravy run down your arm, clean it up with cubes of French bread or Chinese buns (known as mantou), that are served as side dish.

2008 Singapore Local Delights FDC
2008 Singapore Local Delights Minisheet FDC

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