Food Paradise in Asia – Singapore

Singapore – Asia’s Food Paradise

Looking for your next fun holiday destination? Why not try visiting that unique, exciting, melting pot of a country in Asia called Singapore? Singapore is an industrialized country which is home to many different races all living harmoniously. As a result of the different nationalities living in one place, the there is so much good food in Singapore that you will need to taste for yourself. It has been said over and over again that one of the best ways to get to know a new place is through your taste buds. So celebrate and explore Singapore with some of the most delectable dishes this exciting country has to offer.

Block 85 hawker, otherwise known as Fengshan Market food centre is a popular foodie haunt located in the Eastern side of Singapore

Block 85 hawker, otherwise known as Fengshan Market food centre is a popular foodie haunt located in the Eastern side of Singapore

Traditional Singaporean Breakfast

When you find yourself hungry in the morning and raring to start a day filled with city tours and shopping trips, one of the food places in Singapore that you should check out are their kopitiams. These are food stalls that are commonly found in residential areas and business districts. The food here is perfect for your typical grab and go kind of breakfast. You can try their infamous kaya toast which is basically grilled bread with a generous spread kaya jam, a delicious concoction of eggs, sugar, coconut milk, and pandan. Pair this with soft boiled eggs in soy sauce and down it with a glass of kopi or coffee and you are good to go. Try Killiney Kopitiam at 67 Killiney Road which is best known for their delicious homemade jam.

One of the first few restaurants to commercial the traditional Singaporean breakfast of toast bread, kaya (a type of jam) and half-boiled eggs

One of the first few restaurants to commercial the traditional Singaporean breakfast of toast bread, kaya (a type of jam) and half-boiled eggs

The Famous Hainanese Chicken Rice

Once you are done with breakfast and you have spent so much of your energy walking around in the sweltering Singapore heat, you should now start looking for nourishment for lunch. One of the most highly recommended dishes is Chicken Rice. This is unarguably the most loved local dish in this country. Basically this consists of boiled chicken served at room temperature paired with rice that has been cooked with chicken stock, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic. It is eaten with two types of sauces, a dark soy sauce and chilli sauce. The Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice in Alexandra Village, Block 120, Bukit Merah Lane is hailed as one of the must-try restaurants in Singapore.

Typical Hainanese Chicken Rice, served with dark sauce, chilli sauce, and a side serve of ginger

Typical Hainanese Chicken Rice, served with dark sauce, chilli sauce, and a side serve of ginger

Gem of a Restaurant Located Along Orchard Road

When it is time for you to feed your hungry belly again and to taste more of Singapore you should try one of the many delicious dim sum places in the city. When you say best dim sum it is synonymous to Din Tai Fung. This Michelin awarded restaurant chain came from Taiwan and is best known for its xiao long bao, those soup-filled steamed dumplings that are like little drops of heaven in your mouth. You will find long lines of people waiting to get a table so it is best to go there at off-peak hours. This restaurant is located at the Paragon Shopping Centre, Orchard Road, Singapore.

Michelin-star Ding Tai Fung features some of the best "Xiao Long Baos" anywhere in the world

Michelin-star Ding Tai Fung features some of the best “Xiao Long Baos” anywhere in the world

Eat On!

So go ahead and get to know this unique country one delicious bite at a time. Make sure that you try to fit into your itinerary all these highly recommended food stops in Singapore to make the most out of your trip.

One of the most popular hawker centres in Singapore. Over-charging of tourists are common so be on the lookout and be sure to negotiate for better prices

One of the most popular hawker centres in Singapore. Over-charging of tourists are common so be on the lookout and be sure to negotiate for better prices

Another famous local food not to be missed is the Singapore Chilli Crab. Check out the YouTube video below for more information on this popular local dish.

Have you been to Singapore? What did you think about the local fare? Let us know in the comments section below!

 

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