Boys to-do-list

Boys to-do-list
US pop punk band Boys Like Girls members (from left) Paul DiGiovanni, Martin Johnson, John Keefe and Morgan Dorr.

They're coming back! The US pop punk band Boys Like Girls will head to our shores again for an event at ION Orchard mall next Friday.

In a recent phone interview with lead guitarist Paul DiGiovanni and bassist Morgan Dorr last Tuesday, they told M the things they're looking forward to doing when they get into town for a special meet-and-greet session on Oct 18.

"I want to try that bird in the egg, you know, the one where the white looks cooked but you can see the actual bird on the inside," proclaimed 25-year-old DiGiovanni.

It was his band mate who was also on the conference call that corrected him on the delicacy and said, "That's Filipino, dude". DiGiovanni replied: "Ah yes, that's right."

Realising later that the lead guitarist was referring to the Filipino delicacy, "Balut", where a developing duck embryo is boiled and eaten straight from the shell, I reminded the two rockers that the dish didn't belong to this sunny island.

The four-piece band is also looking forward to the food they "found strange" - prawns.

"We loved the seafood dishes the last time we were there, but one thing that's different about the prawns in the US and in Singapore is that they serve it with the head on.

"In the US, they only serve the part of the prawn that you eat and it doesn't have the head on it... ever," said Dorr, who replaced previous bassist Bryan Donahue in 2011 and was clearly unaware of the most enjoyable part of gobbling down a prawn - Asian style.

Both DiGiovanni and Dorr disagreed on the "speciality fruit" that Singapore has. The lead guitarist yearned for durian while Dorr couldn't quite stomach the "eclectic nature of the fruit".

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