Singapore is a vibrant city of rich heritage and home for multi-ethnic people. It is a boiling pot of mouth-watering Singapore food and cuisines that offer an incomparable sensory experience to your taste buds.
If you are a Foodie, then you have found your tribe! The Singaporeans are so passionate about food, they have made the monotony of preparing and eating food into an art form and one of the most exciting activities of their life! Below we have listed Singapore foods to eat, places to visit, and things to do for anyone interested to go on a food tour around Singapore.
Explore the local cuisines
If you are in Singapore on a long trip, then dedicate some time to each cuisine to enjoy their delectable culinary creations.
The Chinatown, famous for its tantalizing Chinese cuisine, is one of the oldest dining enclaves with an eclectic mix of old stalls and trendy cafes. In Little India, taste the flavours of Indian cuisine and visit Tekka Centre – Singapore’s largest Indoor wet market.
Explore the Malay and Peranakan cuisines in Kampong Gelam and Joo Chiat/Katong respectively.
Are your taste buds still demanding something more! then for Korean food Singapore, go to Captain K Seafood Tower. For Japanese food Singapore, check restaurants Omato, Misato, etc. For Eurasian food, visit Quentin’s The Eurasian Restaurant. After a tiring day of exploration, you can always opt for food delivery Singapore so you can enjoy the food from the comfort of your room.
Enjoy the local food
Make a note in your itinerary to savour at least a few local dishes before your trip comes to an end. Some of the top local Singapore food are Chilli Crab, Fish Head Curry, Rojak, Nasi Lemak, Halal, etc. For people with a sweet tooth, some of the top desserts are Chendol, Tau Huay, Ice Kachang, Babur Cha Cha, etc.
Visit the Eateries
Singapore food is available in a different range of budgets, so no one will miss out on having a sensory feast of their life. Hawkers Centres carry the legacy of the old vibrant street food culture in Singapore. These stalls are the best bet to try budget-friendly, yummy local dishes. Don’t forget to try out Chicken rice at Tian Tian Chicken Rice, Carrot cake at Lau Goh Teochew Chye Thow Kway, Laksa at Sungei Road Laksa, Hokkien Mee at Geylang Lor 29 Hokkien Mee.
Tip: Remember, you have to wait in long queues to get food from popular stalls.
Kopitiams are a combination of a Coffee house, bar, and breakfast joint. Your trip will be incomplete without having the popular breakfast, Kaya toast with Kopi at some of these best Kopitiams, Heap Seng Leong, Tong Ah Kopitiam, etc.
Michelin-starred Restaurants are mostly high-end restaurants, which offer foods from a wide range of cuisines with a world-class, fine-dining experience. Try out Peranakan food at Candlenut and Modern-Singaporean food at Labyrinth.
Tip: Always reserve a table in advance.
Experiential Dining Restaurants are designed with unique themes and distinct ambience to give you one of a kind dining experience. Check the places Ocean Restaurant, Smith Marine, etc.
Food Tours, Culinary Workshops, and Food Festivals offer up-close interaction with chefs and vendors, a deeper understanding of the history and evolution of cuisines, and a chance to learn cooking a local dish from experts.
Singapore’s multi-ethnic cuisines offer an endless number of dishes to meet the taste palate of every tourist. Even if you go on a life long gastronomic tour, it will not be enough to taste all the varieties of dishes produced in this Foodie paradise!! Book a bus ticket with redBus and relish the authentic tastes of Singapore food.