On weekends, the traffic comes to a crawl in many parts of town, and much time is spent sitting and waiting. Waiting for the lights to change, for the cars to move, to find a carpark lot, to queue… So for those slightly more impatient, like me, I tend to avoid the crowds like a plague. It was with a great sense of relief and respite that we scooted off to a slightly more ulu part of Singapore- Seletar Country Club for a swim as well as for lunch.
I’ve never been to Seletar Tavern but was told that the Seletar mee siam is not bad. I can see why the mee siam is quite good- it has the slight assam taste, with tau pok, hard boiled egg, peanuts and prawns. My only grouse was that it could be spicier and alot more sour – discounting the lime at the side. I love my mee siam slightly more tangy, so that could just be me.
I decided to be healthy and went with seafood in bee hoon soup- as the name suggests, it’s healthy but not terribly tasty. The ingredients bordered on the boring - canned corn, squid, button mushrooms, green vegetables, sliced fish with ginger.
Looking out onto the green, with the wind in my air, I was filled with this strange sense of calmness, of quietness, of peace. At that moment, I thought how blissful things were and how in spite of everything, there was much to be thankful for, living in Singapore. At that moment, I thought to myself: if only it could be like this, forever.