Living in Singapore – Let’s talk about food – Post 18

These are the must have local food items that one shouldn’t miss while in Singapore. Although this country offers an almost international cuisine, there are a few typical Singaporean dishes which according to me are must tries. The cuisine here luxuriously borrows from Chinese, Malay, Indonesian and Indian cuisine.  Here is the list of top must have dishes in Singapore, strictly according to me!!

  • Hainanese chicken rice – It’s a dish of steamed chicken served over fragrant rice and accompanied with chili sauce, soya sauce and ginger paste. One of my favorite local foods.
  • Chicken noodle soup – basically its boneless chicken in broth along with slurppy noodles. The variations include using homemade rice noodles and fish or pork instead of chicken.
  • Satay – Marinated and skewered grilled meat, tastes best with peanut sauce. Perfect place to have it is from the street hawkers
  • Char Kway Teow – Thick flat rice noodles cooked in pork fat and pork sausages!
  • Chili crab – hard shell crabs cooked in a thick tomato and chili-based gravy, another must try!
  • Claypot chicken rice  –  rice cooked with soy sauce in a claypot and topped with braised chicken
  • Laksa – rice noodles in a coconut curry gravy with shrimp, egg and other seafood!
  • Curry puffs – Its Singaporean version of our good old Samosa. And fillings vary from potato, sardine, utha (dry fish), chicken etc etc
  • The good old Dim Sums – not to be missed!
  • Singapore Sling – Our famous indigenously developed cocktail
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25 Responses to Living in Singapore – Let’s talk about food – Post 18

  1. Anita Menon says:

    Yum. You are blesssed…I feel like moving to Singapore now.

    • Iya Bhatia Malhotra says:

      Annie, plan a trip to singapore and i will take u around and will make u taste all of these..

  2. aneeta says:

    Hey, I like all those and want to add some of my favs: Fish soup, baby kailan with mushrooms (Thai Express makes a v good one), and i love tempeh which is a soyabean thingy (my Malay colleagues introduced me to it), Banana soy milk, mango pudding…yum!

    • Iya Bhatia Malhotra says:

      Oh yeah, i like baby kailan too!! not too found of Soy so left those things out, but thanks a lot for adding on!!

  3. Roop Rai says:

    Everything has meat! Pati kya khaayega?? :p
    Gawd, u made me hungry tho. Good goin girl! Make a preg woman salivate. Shabaash hehe.

    • Iya Bhatia Malhotra says:

      LOL, everything has a veg version as well. Dim Sums, Laksa.. but i am a total non veggie thats why my lists looks like this!
      And then ofcourse you get all sorts of indian food, specially the Tamil ones!

  4. Rashmi says:

    Singapore doesnt have nay veg famous dish 🙂 ???
    What I will eat there. 🙂 I remember long back when I was there i didnt have any problem in getting veg..My hotel was near to lil india which has rows of indian restaurant

    • Iya Bhatia Malhotra says:

      Its there ya, but sadly doesnt feature in my list!!
      And you are right, Indian food is available here in abundance.. so veggies have no problems at all!

  5. Swaram says:

    Nt much for me 😛 But I did hv nice stuff at the Tamil restaurants 😉

    And lovvvved the tender coconut in Bintan!

    • Iya Bhatia Malhotra says:

      Swaram, indian veg food is available in abundance. my list is more from local Singaporean food.. and lots of dishes i have mentioned are available in veg as well like Dim sums, Laksa, Curry puffs etc!!

  6. u are making me drool most of the stuff I have had here or in my trip to malayasia but I guess nothing like eating it there

    • Iya Bhatia Malhotra says:

      Tee hee, i am sure!! its not difficult to find these dishes elsewhere too!! but yes u r right experiencing the local way is delightful.

  7. Pixie says:

    Sigh!! just reading abt food has made me hungry for breakfast now!! 😀 😀

  8. Yum! We had a Vietnamese joint that made the most awesome Claypot Chicken! 🙂

  9. sandeep says:

    I recently moved to Singapore to work here.

    I am amazed by the variety of food here. Singapore is the food capital of Asia.

    Did you try fish head curry?…I find it very delcious

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