Medan Selera Portuguese
The last time we came here it was in the daytime,
and most stalls were not open for business yet. As we mentioned earlier, we
hoped to come again to sample the seafood and hopefully find ourselves the
notorious 1Devil’s Curry.
spicy curry flavoured with candlenuts, galangal and vinegar from the Eurasian
Kristang (Cristão) culinary tradition in Singapore and Malacca, Malaysia. It is
often served during Christmas and on other special occasions. Kristang cuisine
blends the cuisines of Southeast Asia with a western-style cuisine inherited
from Portuguese colonial rulers
|a whole different vibe at night|
|a bevy of lights, sights, sounds and aroma|
|definitely whets the appetite|
Soon as we got to the food court here we made a mad dash to stall number 8. Why the dash? To avoid the countless
touts that will harangue and harass you from stalls 1 to 7. Why stall number 8?
Because the stall is of special significance to my family, and especially where
my mother is concerned.
|Ah Loy beckons|
|a stall that is close to our hearts|
|for reasons best known only to ourselves|
at our table at De Costa’s stall number 8 (run by Roy or Ah Loy) we promptly
placed our orders for the 2Sambal Baked Fish (the fish of choice was
stingray), Fried Calamari, a very large omelet (because Brendan has a
particular aversion to seafood, which may at times trigger an allergic
reaction) and the Devil's Curry.
typically made from a variety of chili peppers and secondary ingredients such
as shrimp paste, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, shallot, scallion, sugar, lime
juice, and vinegars
|sambal baked fish|
|a potent combination|
|someone's started without me|
It was safe to
say we splurged on our seafood feast which was thoroughly enjoyed. I especially
enjoyed the Devil’s Curry, which in hindsight will be a dish I might regret
having later. Let’s just say due to my devil-may-care approach to dinner
tonight all hell will break loose in the toilet later tonight!
It was also safe to assume that tonight's spread will definitely not qualify as the everyday food for the everyday man.
As a note of interest, we strongly recommend that you come here during Christmastime to enjoy the sights and lights of a distinctly Kristang flavour.
|a Kristang Khristmas?|
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