Froschschenkel mit Porridge ...ungewöhnliche Kombination für Europäer. Der Frosch war lecker, nur war er noch am Knochen. Spareribs können ja schon eine Herausforderung im Restaurant sein.... #singapur#food#froglegs#singapore
Rayne is the "Frog Capital of the World". It earned the name by shipping out "delectable bullfrogs" (not *my* way of describing frogs!) to restaurants in New Orleans, New York, and even Paris. That industry started in the 1880s, and had dwindled by 1960, but the decline hasn't changed the love affair the city has with the frog. My word, they are on every wall and every corner!! 110-ish froggy statues, all uniquely decorated and named, 30-ish murals throughout town (don't quote me on those numbers). The Frog Festival, held every May, draws 50,000 visitors to witness frog jumping contests, frog races a parade, carnival, and more. Their city RV Park can host 750+ rigs. Oh, and the town is a repeat champion in the Louisiana Cleanest City Contest (I looked closely, and saw almost no trace of Mardi Gras in the gutters - so I can attest to their qualifications!). If you stop by the Chamber of Commerce and enter the back garden area slowly (ever so slowly!), you may even catch a glimpse of some of their celebrated residents relaxing by their pond. Or you'll hear the loud plops as they disappear underwater. The Chamber is a great place to pick up a map of all the statue and mural locations, especially since they have one of each outside! •
Modern take on a Vietnamese delicacy; the decadent crispy frogs legs takes its place on the @layla.eateryandbar menu as a modern representation of a traditional Vietnamese tapas. Well seasoned, the crispiness gives way to the moist and tender meat of the legs as one washes it down with a Mary Meets Wasabi (Layla’s take on the Bloody Mary) or a Whisky Sour.
Street food in Vietnam 🇻🇳 has been like anything I’ve ever experienced.
Some of my friends had some horror stories to tell about getting sick with street food 😬, but as long as you’re picky about your vendor and the cooking process, it’s something you absolutely can’t miss.
We skipped out on the octopus 🐙 and frog 🐸 this time, but hope to try some crazy stuff in Thailand 🇹🇭