The last time I was in Singapore was a little over a decade ago when I was there for an aviation industry event. (At the time, I was handling PR and marketing work for a small Philippine aerospace company.) Because our boss left us to our own devices in the evenings, I opted to roam the streets in search of Singapore-specific nosh and fell utterly in love with spicy, creamy Nonya-style laksa.
Years later, I still love a good laksa and, fortunately, ToastBox does a properly spiffy one: rich with coconut milk, deliciously spicy with a faint tinge of the sea, loaded to the gills with laksa leaf, purple basil, and poached prawns. Sheer bliss.
Throw in a peppy ginger and fresh lime soda and my weekend is off to a great – albeit stormy – start.