I am currently in the last and final term of my one-year Master’s program in Global Business and over the past 12 months I’ve traveled to 5 countries and studied in 3 out of those. Along with understanding how people live and do business in these parts of the world I was strongly influenced by the unique diversity of food that served as the heart of their culture. The three special countries I am talking about are Singapore, Australia(Sydney) and United Arab Emirates (Dubai).
First Stop: Singapore
Second Stop: Sydney (Australia)
Third Stop: Dubai
At every location I ensured that I went out and experimented with the unique culinary experiences that they had to offer.
Here are a few observations I made when I went out in pursuit of food.
1) The Ice-Cream Sandwich: Singapore
Ice creams come in all flavours, shapes, sizes and most importantly, brands. Fancy cafes and gourmet style ice-creams have taken the spotlight away from the good old cart-style ice-cream sellers. Surprisingly, Singapore still has a few who sell delicious and perfectly sliced slabs of ice-cream sandwiched in between wafers or coloured bread. You will mostly find these ice-cream sellers near the Metro stations. It serves as a refresher after a hard day’s work.
2) The Milo Dinosaur/Godzilla: Singapore
As an Indian child who grew up drinking Milo every day in the morning, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t elated by the fact that Milo was readily available everywhere in Singapore at any time of day. The Milo Dinosaur is an amalgamation of Ice, Chocolate Malt Milo topped off with a heap of powdered Milo. The Godzilla is an extension of the Milo Dinosaur with ice-cream and tastier. The more chocolatey the drink the better.