How does it feel leaving your life to chance? Some friends I know would freak out having no travel plans prepared ahead. But I love to experiment and I did on my last trip to Singapore.
I landed with no itinerary in hand, just an EZ-Link card, a few clothes in backpack, and an open mind that life will show the best of it to me. You’ve heard how I stumbled upon Ah Heng Curry Chicken an hour after I touch base in Singapore. You’ve also heard how I walked randomly around Ann Siang and bumped into Tong Heng Egg Tarts. But this is another story of impromptu. Let me take you through it.
I posted my day one journey on my Instagram (@captainruby). Within a short while a few people commented on it. One thing lead to another I’m already in a conversation with an old friend whom I know for years and been working in Singapore.
Out of randomness I asked her if she’s available and she said: “Yes, I got an hour or so at lunch time tomorrow. Why don’t I take you to the famous Blanco Court Prawn Mee?”
I was like “Hellll yeahhh!”
When we arrived at noon, there’s already a long line of crowd queuing. I’m impressed. I believe there’s a direct linear correlation between how long the queue and how good the food is. I was right.
Blanco Court Prawn Mee was wayyyyy better than the random ones I’ve tried before. No wonder it has been consistently around since 1928 and have added five more branches. I realize at that moment, while most hawker food in Singapore taste not bad, going the extra mile of researching and queueing for the famous ones are really worth it. There’s the additional oomph that makes it memorable.
I love Blanco Court Prawn Mee for its soup definitely. It is sweet, savory, and tangy at the same time. The kind of combination that will make you keep scooping for more. If it wasn’t because it was already my third meal that day, I would’ve raise the bowl and slurp it until the last bit of it. The prawn added sweetness and flavor which I like. Although I hate that it’s cut in half which makes it harder to peel the skin of the meat.
In between munching the noodle, we get to catch up about life and her dreams. An hour was definitely too short, but we get to cover the essentials and I’m happy to know that she’s doing great. It was an impromptu meeting at best.
This gives me faith that when you open a window of opportunity, when you are willing to have a spare room for chance, life will show you exciting stuff. You just gotta open up.
Here’s to more impromptu meetings and unplanned travels!
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Blanco Court Prawn Mee
(Blanco Court Prawn Noodle)
243/245 Beach Road #01-01
Phone: (+65) 63968464
Daily 7.30AM – 4PM
Facebook: Blanco Court Prawn Mee FB Page
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