By: Waji, our Wonderful Taste Tour Guide
When walking along any street, the first thing that grabs my attention (almost always) is the aroma of food. When one thinks of the aroma of food, it tends to bring either images or memories of favourite food or sometimes images and memories of home. For me, it’s got to be the nasi lemak; – a simple coconut rice dish that I grew up with in Singapore.
It’s a dish originating from Malaysia. I am sure anyone who has eaten nasi lemak will also swear by the fragrant smell of the coconut rice cooked with pandan leaves and served with sambal (chilli), fried fish and peanuts. Seeing people queue for this dish for 30 minutes to an hour is common in Singapore, and I myself am guilty as charged!
Eating is a national pastime in Singapore. It is this sensory appreciation of food that has led me to become a food tour guide. Meeting new people, walking around Sydney based on a mutual love for food, and exchanging notes on favourite food joints. What better way for me to indulge in my love of food when I am not buried under books in my university library!
Being a newbie to Sydney, I decided that I had to know where to get the best Lebanese pizzas in town and joined the a Taste Tour to find out. It is so much fun introducing the food and local history of a place, while walking and savouring something new together. Impressed and won over by this wonderful idea, I have hopped on the Taste’s food tour guide wagon and became a member of the Guide Team!
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Do you know why the Turkish brew on a two-tiered teapot? If you’re curious, just ask Latifethe next time you meet her on tour!