Missing SG at Ang Mo Kio, The Podium


casual na casual lang at the Singapore Zoo

Every so often, I miss Singapore. Singapore (SG) is one of the first countries I went to that I absolutely fell in love with. The shopping, food, zoos, transportation and not to mention, the outstanding overall security is absolutely noteworthy.


my kind of shopping

As much as I’d love to just jet set to SG whenever I feel like it, of course there are a handful constraints, time being on top.  This is why I resort to just browsing old SG photos, SG magazines (I love Female!) + lifestyle blogs and eating Singaporean or Malaysian food when I get into that zone. :)


Makansutra Gluttons Bay


Makansutra Gluttons Bay


Mother Goose & Gov feasting on my then 1/2 month’s salary :]
Makansutra Gluttons Bay

I digress to the actual meat of this entry. I was in Ortigas yesterday and boy I missed this place! I spent almost 5 years in this district and while the traffic caused by Megamall sucks, I love this neighborhood. Just like Ayala, I feel like I can walk anywhere. Everyone’s relaxed unlike Makati where you see everyone brisk walking (including myself). The Podium mall is very close to my heart because it’s the first mall that absolutely ripped my bank account into a million pieces as a yuppie. It’s also my 911 fix for quick, comfort food after a long day at work.


inside Ang Mo Kio, The Podium

Piecing Singapore and The Podium together, say hello to Ang Mo Kio. Ang Mo Kio dubs itself as a Singaporean, hawker style restaurant. Upon stepping into its doors, I missed Makansutra Gluttons Bay in Raffles Avenue. Ang Mo Kio is reminiscent of Makansutra (to me that is) but of course, it’s organized and it’s smokeless. I love its tables and chairs! Very much like the rustic feat I want for my flat!


inside Ang Mo Kio, The Podium


cute menu x complimentary soup while waiting for my order to arrive

Here’s what I had yesterday:


2pc Roti Prata with Onion and Egg, Php 120

Roti prata is a fried flour-based pancake that’s cooked over a flat grill.  I love the curry they served with my Roti Prata. It’s so flavourful and went really well with both my roti and Nasi Lemak rice (Php 55).


Oyster Omelette, Php 168

Classic Chinese dish I just had to try from this joint. Great flavour from the egg, onions and the oysters. I would prefer this to be drier though.


Seafood Hor Fun, Php 350

The highlight of my late lunch: noodles with prawns, fish, mushrooms and squid tentacles. Mmmmm. This lomi-like dish is so good! I will definitely order this again.

Overall, Ang Mo Kio is a neat shortcut to SG once in a while. I paid a total of Php 802 with my iced coffee (Php85) and service charge. Not complaining with my total tab considering I had decent food that kept me full from late lunch til breakfast this morning. :)

Ang Mo Kio
3/F The Podium
Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
(02) 696-7025

ps. How do you like the photos I took in Ang Mo Kio? They’re shot using McShimmer, my Sony NEX 5N and its kit lens. I love how save for cropping, I don’t have to adjust anything on these photos. Definitely worth the wait on going mirrorless!

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