I expected much more from the Singapore Food Trail which is the latest food attraction at the Singapore Flyer. At first glance I was impressed, as I am by anything novel, but after my inspection I was left wanting more. I must say though that the old furniture and weighing scales were cool and did bring back memories.
This room harkens back to a time when tiled walls were a luxury and used for living rooms. And to think these days tiles are only used for bathrooms. I also recall a time when bathroom floors were as plain as skillfully smoothened out cement.
B remembered that the first TV in his home looked just like this one.
Honestly, I would have been totally blown away if just two small items had been included. I have been yearning for years to just catch a glimpse once again of the triangular shaped Daisy Milk carton which has been out of production for years and the Magnolia Strawberry Milk in a bottle which to me was the best tasting milk as a child – it tasted like a very light milk shake and was just out of this world. I guess I was just expecting too much.
I did like that the F&N drinks in a bottle were included. Every Christmas at my cousin’s house and the one fancy Chinese Wedding dinner I attended has F&N Orange – a lovely fizzy soda in a glass bottle. I recall that my sister loved Miranda Strawberry which was also in a bottle. I used to drink Sarsi out of a bottle as a kid and it was so good on a hot afternoon. Just not the same from a can.
I was too young to experience ice balls, but I recall my mum telling me that theses were eaten messily tossed from one numb palm to another. It’s all very sanitized now. Also I suspect the ice balls were not that huge then.
B was also excited about this old bird’s nest poster which he recalled seeing as a small child. Although the drink that was sold then probably had more agar agar (hard jelly made from seaweed gelatin) in it than real bird’s nest.
I posted a food review of the Singapore Food Trail, at my other blog, Tiny Island.