But once you get there, the food is hard to find.
The world’s favorite traveler and its premiere evangelist for the life altering power of a good bowl of spicy noodles, Anthony Bourdain, has been a busy man recently. He has made the rounds doing interviews promoting his new critically acclaimed documentary, The Last Magnificent, about chef Jeremiah Tower, as well as gearing up for the upcoming season premiere of his CNN show Parts Unknown, which returns to television Sunday, April 30. To that end, he took some time to chat with Nell McShane Wulfhart of the New York Times recently to share some of his travel tips. But in addition to the items he never heads on the road without he also dropped some airport food recommendations. “Probably Changi Airport in Singapore has the best food,” he told the Times. “It has a hawker center for the employees that’s open to the public.” The areas Bourdain was talking about are known as the staff canteens. His love of hawker stalls at Asian markets should be well-known at this point as he has repeatedly cited them as a primary inspiration for his New York food market (which has recently hit another snag, losing it’s CEO).