I came, I saw, I ate. If you want to eat great food, from street food hawkers, to five star dining all in one incredibly compact city, then make your way to Singapore.
Bak Kut Teh – Pork Rib Soup
The name Bak Kut Teh literally translates as “meat bone tea,” but that doesn’t sound too appetizing, so we will call it pork rib soup instead. At it’s most basic, this soup consists of fatty pork ribs simmered for hours in a flavourful clear broth. Sometimes other things are added to the soup, like mushrooms, choy sum and tofu. This dish is very popular in Singapore and it is often eaten as a breakfast dish.
Hokkien Mee is another popular dish in Singapore that consists of stir fried noodles. It is usually served with stir fried prawns, and sometimes also pork or chicken.
Rojak is the Singaporean version of a green salad. It comes in both a vegetable and a fruit version. The vegetable version usually consists of bean curd, potatoes, eggs and prawns fried in batter and served with a sweet chilli sauce. The fruit version of Rojak usually consists of cucumber, pineapple, bean curd, and bean sprouts, served with a dressing made of shrimp paste, lime, sugar and water.
Chai Tow Kwai – Fried Carrot Cake
This is nothing like the carrot cake we know and love that you can get in bakeries and cafes. This type of carrot cake is actually a savoury dish made using daikon, or Chinese radish. The dish consists of stir fried cubes of radish cake.
This is a common sweet served in Singaporean bakeries. Mooncakes are round pastries, and filled with rich red bean or lotus seed paste. Mooncakes are most popular during the Mid Autumn festival.
Where to find the best food in Singapore
Singapore is a foodie destination. Here you can find dozens of fine dining restaurants, as well as hundreds of delicious street food options. If you want to try some authentic street food, we recommend Lau Pa Sat. This hawker food market, located in a historic market building, is chock full of street food vendors just waiting to tempt your taste buds.
Thanks to Far East Hospitality for their assistance in organizing our visit to Singapore.