We felt altogether flummoxed when we found that this Saturday’s Singapore Day festivities in Central Park, which included a major “hawker center,” filled with Singaporean street-food vendors, was sold out. Singapore is considered home to some of the world’s greatest street food, and it was going to be here in NYC, and we couldn’t get access? But now a crafty if unscrupulous correspondent has written in, suggesting a method of entry. “The event is filled up for non-Singaporeans. So I registered as a Singaporean national living in NYC. Their computer program cannot recognize and reject [non-Singaporean] names,” he tells us. We don’t answer for your success, or your conscience. We’re just passing along the info.
Coming to America: The World's Greatest Street Food [Serious Eats]