NPR | Weekend Edition
How Singapore Transformed Itself Into A Food Lover's Destination
Broadcast: February 15, 2015
In January 2015 Carole traveled to Singapore to see if the tiny island lives up to its reputation as a food heaven. Singaporean food is influenced by Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and Indonesian cuisines. The food runs the gamut from $5 meals in its famous hawker centers where food vendors serve dishes like fried dough called "rojak" and "chili crab". Or you can dine on 32-course dinners prepared by celebrity chefs that cost $5,000 for 12 people featuring dishes such as edible charcoal. Then there are the cooking schools like the Culinary Institute of America’s first international branch. Managing Director Eve Felder says, "We teach our students how to make peoples' dreams come true."