Singapore takes an honorable second place (after Japan) in the quality of national cuisine. The ranking was compiled by Forbes magazine and took into account the impact of local food on health.
fitness and longevity. The basis of nutrition is rice. The diet is very varied and includes many vegetables and seafood. For dessert, Singaporeans eat tropical fruits and fruit-based desserts. Singapore’s national cuisine is extremely attractive!
For local residents, food has a special place in life. The mixture of several national cuisines makes Singapore a real gourmet adventure. The main thing is that no matter what establishment or dish you choose.
you can be sure that the food will be fresh and of high quality. So get ready for a luxurious feast of special tastes. And if you want to try local dishes, those that reflect the diversity of cultures in Singapore, then we will tell you about the most popular Singaporean dishes.
Chinese cuisine sets the tone for Singapore’s gastronomic life. By the way, did you know that the Chinese attach symbolic meanings to many products? For example, noodles symbolize longevity, oysters symbolize good luck, and fish symbolize prosperity…
Dumpling Noodles (Wanton Mee) – This amazingly delicious dish combines fried noodles, fried pork slices and Chinese dumplings filled with shrimp or pork. Served both as a soup and as a separate dish, with various sauces, as well as with the addition of mushrooms.
Chilli crab is fresh crab cooked in a large amount of incredibly tasty but very spicy chili sauce. It is better to eat it with boiled rice, and wash down the fire with beer or ice-cold lemonade. At the Singapore Seafood Republic restaurant on Sentosa Island, in the Resorts World Sentosa area, we liked this crab extremely.
Hainanese Chicken Rice is aromatic Hainanese chicken rice, the pearl of Chinese cuisine. Duck is prepared in a similar way in Singapore, served with rice and topped with a delicious dark sauce.
Black pepper crab is a delicious crab cooked in a fragrant black pepper sauce. It is believed that the best seafood in Singapore can be tasted at the East Coast Seafood Center (on the way to the airport), for example, at the Jumbo Seafood restaurant.
Dim sum – famous Chinese dumplings with a variety of fillings. They come either steamed or fried and are served in bamboo baskets. Entire restaurants in Singapore are dedicated to this iconic Chinese dish in all its forms.
Bak Kut Teh is a hearty Chinese pork rib soup. It is cooked over low heat with the addition of various spices. It is believed that this soup quickly restores strength. It is served with rice or noodles, or with Chinese pancakes “youtiao”.
Hokkien Prawn Mee – noodles stir-fried with shrimp, fish pieces, garlic, bean sprouts, soy sauce, eggs, various seafood and sometimes pieces of pork. This is delicious!
Kaya – sweet coconut jam. A must-have for locals’ breakfasts. It is spread on toast and eaten, for example, with soft-boiled eggs, adding a little black soy sauce for taste. Kaya Toast is usually washed down with coffee at breakfast. In Singapore there is a chain of eateries of the same name with very affordable prices.
Indian food lovers will be amazed by the huge selection of food from the northern and southern parts of the subcontinent. Vegetarian dishes, seafood dishes, fiery or light curries, soft Naan bread – whatever your heart desires.
Fish Head Curry – fish head in a spicy hot curry sauce. It is eaten with boiled rice or bread to reduce the spiciness of the sauce. This dish is served with something like Indian beer or ice lemonade.
Roti prata – Indian flatbreads. They are very popular in Singapore both for breakfast and as a late dinner. Of course, they eat them with their hands, dipping them in thick curry sauce, or any other sauce to taste. They are also used to wrap various fillings, such as eggs or cheese.
And those with a sweet tooth even eat them with chocolate. The flatbread – prata, in which minced lamb is baked, is called Murtabak. Indian flatbreads are so popular that they are offered as fast food in eateries, such as sausages wrapped in them…
Tandoori is meat, usually chicken, pre-marinated in a mixture of yoghurt and spices, and cooked in a clay oven. Seafood, such as king prawns, is also prepared in this marinade.
Thosai are thin Indian flatbreads made from rice and lentil flour with various sauces or fillings depending on personal preference. For example, masala thosai is a flatbread stuffed with potatoes and various types of vegetarian curries. It is served on banana leaves.
Rich Malay cuisine features an abundance of herbs and spices, as well as coconut sauces and groundnut pastes.
Nasi Lemak – rice with fried pieces of fish (sometimes chicken), spices and roasted nuts. An egg, vegetables and even fried anchovies are also added. This dish is wrapped in banana leaves and it looks like a cute little box with yummy stuff inside.
Satay – very tender small skewers on bamboo sticks. From a variety of meats and a variety of flavors. Usually served as a “bouquet” of several kebab sticks, with peanut sauce and rice on the side.