One of the more fun aspects of my job is chance to travel internationally several times a year. Damn few of our destinations are third-world sh*t holes. So I’ve gotten to visit many interesting places. The place with the best food, hands-down, no doubt about it, has to be Singapore. I’d rather have dinner there than any other place on the planet I’ve dined and that includes Paris. I will make the disclaimer that Michelin-starred restaurants are usually outside of our corporate expense guidelines and perhaps a 4 or 5-star establishment in Paris might get me to alter my views.
Genuine Singaporean Chili crab might be the best damn food on the planet. I hope to be back there later this year after an absence of 3 years. I know exactly what I’m going to eat (Chili crab) and where (The Red House) on my first night. Maybe my second or third as well. Even if I only go once, I expect any other dinners to be pretty good as well. Singapore is a crossroads and the cuisines from most of the world are well represented in all of their variety and creativity.
If a visit to Singapore isn’t on your bucket list you can still get a pretty good sense of the dining possibilities by catching a rerun of the Singapore episode of Anthony Bourdain’s show The Layover on the Travel Channel.