Took the family for the National Cocktail of Singapore at the Singapore Sling Boutique at Clarke Quay and also a first for me since coming here. I have heard a lot about this famous drink but due to it being quite expensive have not had the pleasure of actually having one until now. It certainly is delicious and one could easily have more than one but beware, the Original Mix packs a (45% Alc/vol) punch.
First created by in the early 20th century by the Hainanese bartender Mr Ngiam Tong Boon who worked at the Raffles hotel the sling has evolved over time. Inconsistency in taste and texture started to surface challenging the cocktails reputation.
Mr Chow Hoo Siong embarked on his quest to glorify and perfect the Singapore Sling more than 20 years ago. He derived a mixture that could deliver the original taste, colour and alcohol rush of the drink. In 2008 he decided to make it more accessible and convenient and developed a ready to drink cocktail (6.8% Alc/vol). They also sell Singapore Sling Chocolates. Pricey but definitely worth having one now and again as a treat.
"The Perfected Singapore Sling: Everything Else Is Just A Compromise"
Then for some Persian Cuisine and a nice supper. Arabic Shawarma's, which the family had never had before, from Shiraz Mazzeh. I have seen them at Clarke Quay and I frequent the one in Orchard Road. Juicy grilled meat on the spit (Chicken, beef or lamb) shaved freshly and stuffed in a wrap with your choice of toppings and sauce before being toasted and served. To die for.
Finished off with wonderful Turkish Ice Cream from a little vendor just next to the River Boat Cruise boarding dock at Clarke Quay. Includes some entertainment in the serving and tastes very nice.