Singapore is well known for its culture diversity and range of ethnic, authentic, local and International cuisines. Also the street food of Singapore is a must try. You will be amazed to find such massive variety in food in such small country. Since i was invited by Your Singapore Arabia i had the most of it.
Here is a quick guide of some must try Singapore delights for the visitors.
- Kaya Toast with kopi at Yakun Kaya Toast– Locals love kaya toast, it’s more like a tradition. Kaya jam made with coconut, egg and sugar, spread over toasted bread along with butter, served with soft boiled eggs and cup of coffee (kopi), tea or Milo. Just add some soy sauce, black pepper in eggs dip the bread and enjoy. The sweet and salty flavors burst in every bite. You can find it in many café, food centers.
- Chili Crab and fried buns at Jumbo – One of the most popular delicacies in Singapore. Whole big crab cooked in sweet and spicy tomato & chili sauce enhancing the taste of crab, enjoy it with rice or with fresh hot buns (Man – tou) and enjoy it. Just soak the bun in the mouthwatering gravy and enjoy every bite of it. I tried in Jumbo Seafood, where you can chose the meal for 2, 4, 6 and more. click here for more information.
- Coconut Ice cream in coconut shell – Since Singapore weather is mostly humid and rainy you need a fresh bowl of ice cream and you will mostly be able to enjoy it sea side. Fresh coconut ice cream served in the freshly broken coconut, choose any of your favorite toppings like pistachio, chocolate. It tastes best with chestnut. The jelly chestnut compliments the taste of coconut ice cream. Enjoy it while a long walk.
- Coffee in a bag – In different lanes of Singapore you will find different types of coffee shops. The best and unique way of drinking coffee (Kopi) is in a plastic bag. You can grab them only in one Singapore dollar and enjoy. Not only the coffee but Milo (chocolate milk powder) with milk and ice, condensed milk with black tea. It’s and experience for sure.
- Relish hawker center at Satay by the bay – Located near Gardens by the bay, Satay by the bay is a paradise for the food lovers. It’s cheap and have so many variety under one roof. You have Indian, Singaporean, Arabic and many more options to go for. Do not miss the chicken satay, prawns, fish fry, tender fresh coconut water and what not.LOCATION – Satay by the bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive #01-19 Singapore 018953
- Modern twist to Singaporean cuisine at Revolution café – Very talented Chef Shen Tan has taken the responsibility to bring a refreshing twist to the café menu. Some traditional dishes like nasi lamek, chendol has a twist. The menu also serves vegan and gluten free options like laksa salad, red rice chopped veg salad. Do not miss the crispy chicken salad and pancake gula Melaka and bananas. LOCATION – Revolution Coffee, #01-03A, Infinite Studio, 21 Media Cir, Singapore 138562
- Artichoke for Middle Eastern delights – One more place run by a very creative Chef Bjorn Shen, will bring you all his best on the table. The Middle Eastern food here is not really very authentic but surely a culinary twist to bring freshness in the taste. You should surely not miss the best seller Harissa prawn and Artichoke’s Brassica Tabbouleh. Also the other dishes are quite impressive. LOCATION – Artichoke, 161 Middle Road, Singapore 188 978
- Try the cheapest Michelin Star chef meal at Lion Fan – yes you read it right, inside the Chinatown complex you will find a really long waiting for this Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle. This has got its star in the year of 2016 and since then its more on every ones list. One more restaurant right opposite to the complex (has no star) will give you hassle free, no queue proper restaurant feel of the same dish. LOCATION – Revolution Coffee, #01-03A, Infinite Studio, 21 Media Cir, Singapore 138562
- Laksa Soup – Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup in the Peranakan cuisine. Laksa consists of rice noodles or rice vermicelli with chicken, prawn or fish, served in spicy soup; either based on rich and spicy curry coconut milk. You will find laksa soup in many corners of the city. It is perfect for the rainy weather.