Singapore is a foodie paradise. There’s a rich heritage of foods with Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and Indonesian influences. Here we list down 5 foods you must eat when you visit Singapore.
- Chicken Rice
The chicken rice is one of Singapore’s most famous and celebrated dishes. It is also known as the Hainanese Chicken Rice. The chicken is boiled in chicken bone stock and the stock is also used in cooking the rice, together with ginger, garlic and pandan leaves which gives the rice a nice fragrance. Our favourite chicken rice has to be the Wee Nam Kee Hainaneses Chicken Rice. This food chain with four outlets in Singapore was crowned the Top Hawker at AsiaOne People’s Choice Award 2010.
Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice
101 Thomson Road, #01-08 United Square
- Chilli Crab
Singaporeans love seafood, and crab is definitely one of their perennial favourites. Chilli crabs are usually paired with fried mantou (bun) . You are supposed to dunk the fried mantou in the chilli crab sauce and soak up all the goodness. Melben Seafood is a very famous seafood place in Singapore and is well-known for their chilli crab. It’s worth making a trip to Melben Seafood to try their chilli crab if you head to Singapore.
232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, #01-1222
- Kaya Toast, Soft-Boiled Eggs & Coffee
You might see some Singaporeans sipping piping hot coffee, slurping the gooey eggs and biting into the oh-so-fragrant toasts at some coffee shops in the morning. Actually this trio can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Don’t forget to throw in a dash of pepper and a dollop of light/dark soya sauce to the eggs. The perennial favourite of Singaporeans for kaya toast, coffee and soft-boiled eggs have to be Ya Kun Kaya Toast. They have over 40 outlets in Singapore.
Ya Kun Kaya Toast
313 Orchard Road #01-32/33/34
- Roti Prata
Roti prata is actually a flour-based pancake and it’s of Indian origin. Roti prata can be eaten with curry or even with some sugar. There are some popular variants of the roti prata like including cheese, eggs, mushrooms and even chocolate sauce into the prata.
Our go-to spot for some fluffy prata has to be Casuarina Curry Restaurant. The prata here is warm, crispy and fluffy.
Casuarina Curry Restaurant
136, 138 Casuarina Road (off Upper Thomson)
- Mee Siam
Mee Siam is popular with the Muslim community as well as Chinese and Indians. Mee Siam is actually vermicelli bathed in sweet, spicy and sour gravy. Some people squeeze some lime juice into the mee siam to give it the extra sour oomph.
Many Singaporeans will agree with us when we say that Grandma Mee Siam serves the best mee siam in Singapore. They have been around for 38 years! The gravy at Grandma Mee Siam is both perfectly tangy and sweet.
Grandma Mee Siam
665 Buffalo Road, #01-311
Do share with us by commenting below if you have tried any of these Singapore dishes or if you have other yummy Singapore foods to recommend!