10 Things to eat in Singapore and where

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When we talk about Asia we also talk about food. Particular, spicy and rich in ingredients, this type of cuisine is full of dishes that you will hardly find around. For this, if you find yourself in Singapore, you can not not taste its typical dishes. Most of it consists of noodles and meat, but there are also dishes based on vegetables and desserts. You won't have to go far to taste them: Singapore is full of typical restaurants and "taverns" where you can taste its authentic cuisine. If you need some insight on what to eat in Singapore, here we give you 10 ideas that will make your palate happy.



Index

  1. Goreng Soton
  2. Hokkien Mee
  3. Gula Melaka
  4. Tauhu goreng
  5. Lemak rice
  6. Chicken Rice
  7. Char kway teow
  8. Mee Soto Ayam
  9. Toast Kaya
  10. Fried rice
  11. Where to eat: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Goreng Soton

The first dish you absolutely must try in Singapore is Goreng Soton. It is a fairly simple dish, consisting of fried squid and vegetables. You will find it very easily both in the oldest areas of the city and in restaurants.

  • Recommended for: always
  • Average cost: $ 18
  • Main ingredients: squid, vegetables

2 - Hokkien Mee

Hokkien Mee is a very popular dish in Malaysia, but if you are in Singapore you should definitely try its version. Here you will find it with egg and rice noodles, stir-fried with shrimp and sambal. Its preparation in Singapore also includes the use of lard, which makes it very tasty.



  • Recommended for: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: S $ 13
  • Main ingredients: rice noodles, shrimp, sambal

3 - Gula Melaka

Let's enter the "sweets" category with Gula Melaka. This dish is made from brown sugar crystals which are served with corn, milk and coconut cream. It can be an excellent dessert at the end of a meal or a fresh snack for hot summer days.

  • Recommended for: dessert after a meal or snack
  • Average cost: S $ 10
  • Main ingredients: sugar, coconut cream, corn

4- Tauhu goreng

This will appeal to vegetarians and more. Tauhu Goreng consists mainly of tofu, which is fried and served with bean sprouts and cucumber. Here, too, the peanut-based sauce with which to season everything cannot be missing.

  • Recommended for: always
  • Average cost: S $ 25
  • Main ingredients: tofu, bean sprouts, peanuts

5 - Nasi Lemak

It is the turn of the first courses now with Lemak. This dish consists of rice, cooked with coconut milk, usually accompanied by beans or chicken curry. Its taste is quite particular, but it deserves to be tasted.

  • Recommended for: lunch or dinner
  • Average cost: S $ 15
  • Main ingredients: rice, coconut milk, beans, chicken curry

6 - Chicken Rice

Chicken Rice is perhaps one of the most famous Singaporean dishes in the world. It is a rice-based dish seasoned with chicken. You could also find it with a variant that includes spicy crab instead of chicken (chilli crab).



  • Recommended for: lunch, dinner
  • Average cost: S $ 15
  • Main ingredients: rice, chicken

7- Char Kway Teow

Even with Char Kway Teow we talk about noodles. In this first course you will find them combined with vegetables and, depending on your taste, meat or fish. Before being served, everything is passed in the wok to flavor.

  • Recommended for: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: S $ 20
  • Main ingredients: noodles, vegetables, meat, fish

8 - Mee Soto Ayam

Mee Soto Ayam is a very famous dish in Singapore. These are egg noodles dipped in a tasty chicken broth. Here, too, you can find vegetables such as bean sprouts and hot peppers combined with everything.

  • Recommended for: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: S $ 15
  • Main ingredients: noodles, chicken broth, bean sprouts, chilli.

9 - Toast Kaya

It is the must breakfast in Singapore. It is lightly toasted and "stuffed" bread, served with eggs, sugar and coconut milk. To accompany everything you can choose between tea or coffee, strictly strong. It is such a popular dish in Singapore that you can also find it in some fast food chains scattered throughout the territory.

  • Recommended for: breakfast
  • Average cost: S $ 15
  • Main ingredients: bread, eggs, coconut milk

10 - Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng is a bit of a symbol of Malaysia. It is a single dish consisting of rice seasoned with shrimp and chicken, to which various types of vegetables can be added. Mandatory for its preparation is the use of the wok, in which the dish is skipped in such a way as to keep the vegetables crunchy.



  • Recommended for: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: S $ 20
  • Main ingredients: rice, shrimp, chicken, vegetables, spices

Where to eat: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

Singapore, the fourth largest financial center in the world, it is one of the most "western" metropolises of the East with its unique skyline that is very reminiscent of New York. Not to be missed are multi-ethnic neighborhoods of the metropolis: Chinatown, which is inhabited almost entirely by Chinese and with the famous Chinatown Food Street, Kampong Glam predominantly Arab, e Little India with the famous Serangoon Roas.

Not everyone knows that Singapore owns home to the largest street food markets in the Eastern Hemisphere, tourists prefer these places just to try the specialties of the local cuisine by spending very little, some of the best spots are food courts and Hawker centers; here you have the opportunity to taste fried rice, exotic dishes of all kinds at improvised stalls sitting in a very "Spartan" environment.
However, given the great heterogeneity of the city, it should not surprise you to find restaurants and clubs that blend together Chinese, Malay, Indian and European culinary traditions.

1 - Penang Seafood Restaurant

  • Description: excellent Asian seafood restaurant, especially offering typical Penang cuisine
  • specialty: Penang food
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: 32 Aljunied Rd - Get Directions - Facebook Page

2 - The Rice Table

  • Description: small Indonesian restaurant influenced by Malaysian and Indian cuisine, it is also located away from the city chaos
  • specialty: tauhu goreng
  • Average price: from € 20,00 per person
  • Address: 360 Orchard Rd - Get Directions - Facebook Page

3 - Ponggol Nasi Lemak

  • Description: Modern restaurant offering Singapore's most iconic foods, especially with a long tradition for the famous Nasi Lemak
  • specialty: Nasi Lemak
  • Average price: from € 6,00 per person
  • Address: 965 Upper Serangoon Rd - Get Directions - Facebook Page

4 - Boon Tong Kee

  • Description: chain of restaurants, originally family run, offering typical dishes of the ancient Chinese tradition
  • specialty: Cantonese rice
  • Average price: from € 10,00 per person
  • Address: 199 East Coast Road - Get Directions - Facebook Page

5 - Putien Restaurant

  • Description: Putien cuisine restaurant specializing in the preparation of fish and Putien Lor Mee broth
  • specialty: fish or meat soups
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: 252 North Bridge Road - Get Directions - Facebook Page

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