Monday, January 28, 2008

Prima lifeline...

Went to Leicester Square on Friday night. It does seem like a great place to hang out in the evening even if you're not the kind that getting drunk at the pubs. It's like THE central place. Just a short walk from Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, Embankment (with Westminster with Big Ben, a sight to behold when night falls) is just round the corner beyond Whitehall. Fancy a performance at the theatre, no prob... just grab the half priced tickets for the same night's show at TKTS and most theatres are within the vicinity.

But that's for another day. Let's talk about something that's distinctively Singaporean. I've tasted my first pack of Prima (Laksa) when I first stepped into London, courtesy of my colleagues back home, and has never looked back. When you're hungry for food from home, Prima's there. When you're entertaining, Prima's there. The Singaporean experience for 2.10 quid. Sounds tacky, but that's the way it is.

Perhaps due to its the relatively low demand, you don't normally find it at the normal supermarket chain stores. However, all (half decent) grocery stores along Gerrard Street will stock them. The funny thing is that if you find yourself missing the Singaporean accent, just hang around the Prima shelf for abit. You won't be disappointed. In fact, I am beginning to think that Singapore UK Association should set up their members' signup desk around these shelves.

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london soon said...

Not bad, same price as HK. S'pore is selling S$4.5, not much cheaper. I use to stock up on my home trip but not any more.

C K said...

Really? I was under the impression that S'pore is selling it for S$6. Never really took notice as it's still more expensive then a serving of the 'real thing' at the neighbourhood hawker centre.