As many people know, one of the best things about being in Singapore is undoubtedly the food Singapore is also well known as its different kinds of delicious food. In some famous food street, you can see different kind of food from all over the world, there are Chinese food, Indian food, French food, Italy food, Malay food and so on. It may be a small country but the choices of food available is always an eye opener for first timers to Singapore. The following are some very popular food you can find in this beautiful city.
1. Bak Kut Teh
Bak Kut Teh is a Chinese pork ribs soup cooked in herbs like five spices, star anise, cinnamon, clove, fennel seeds, dang gui, pepper and garlic. It is eaten with rice and other accompaniments including fried dough and salted vegetables. It is also sometimes served with Chinese tea, as many believe that Chinese teadissolves the copious amount of fat consumed in this pork-laden dish.
2. Chai Tow Kway
Fried Carrot Cake in Singapore is known as “carrot cake” or Chai Tow Kway in Teochew. “Chai Tow” means “carrot” but it must be noted that this “carrot” refers to white radish. “Kway” means “cake”. Chai Tow Kway is a common dish of Teowchew cuisine. “Chai Tow Kway is made from rice flour and white radish.
3. Chilli Crab
Chilli Crab is probably the most famous Singapore food. It is the face of Singapore Cuisine, the must-try food for tourists. You cannot visit Singapore without having Chili Crab. There are many Chinese seafood restaurants in Singapore serving this popular dish, but my favourite is No Signboard at Geylang.
4. Chicken rice
In general, Chicken rice is often called the “national dish” of Singapore. Steamed or boiled chicken is served atop fragrant oily rice, with sliced cucumber as the token vegetable. Variants include roasted chicken or soy sauce chicken. Don’t miss out on the dipping sauces — premium dark soy sauce, chili with garlic, and pounded ginger. Play around with different combinations to discover new tastes.
5. Fish Head Curry
Fish Head Curry is a dish where the head of a fish, particularly red snapper is semi-stewed in thick curry gravy and lady’s’ fingers, brinjals are added to the dish. It is best eaten with white rice.
6. Tropical Fruits
There are plenty of tropical fruits you can see in Singapore, Some of the most popular fruits in this city are: rambutans, mangosteen, longan, lychee, durian, and mango. If you come to Singapore, you can visit Geylang and sit by the roadside to try the king of fruits.
Satay is popular in Singapore. The dish consists of diced or sliced chicken, mutton, beef or pork; the more authentic version uses skewers from the midrib of the coconut leaf, although bamboo skewers are often used. These are grilled or barbecued over a charcoal fire, then served with various spicy seasonings.
8. Roti Prata
Roti Prata originates from Southern India and is a type of Indian pancake made of flour. It comes with a variation of fillings including egg, cheese, banana, onions, meat or even topped off with a scoop of ice cream. It is served with hot curry gravy. Some people prefer to eat it with sugar.
Rojak does have an odd mixture of ingredients. Bite-size pieces of fruits, vegetables, dried tofu, fried you tiao (dough fritters) and cured cuttlefish are tossed in a prawn paste sauce topped with crushed peanuts. Grated bunga kantan (pink ginger buds) add a sensuous fragrance. The result is a wild mix of sweet, spicy, sour and savory flavors.