Singapore Food Guide | A Dive Into The World Of Cuisine

[ 0 ] November 27, 2020 |

Food is one of the most fundamental parts of a culture that connect everyone together. Every time you enjoy a new cuisine in a new place, it opens the door for an amazing journey in memory lane. Food has the power to reveal the culture and flavor that resonates with the surroundings.

Singapore is home to some of the most amazing food. You can find the mix of cultures like Malay, Chinese, Indonesian, Indian, European is all reflected in its food. And this makes Singapore food heaven among the visitors as well as the locals. 

Whether you are opting for the rooftop restaurant in marina bay sands in Singapore or wanting to go down the streets to try local food, you will never be unimpressed. 

So here is our list of the top 5 foods in Singapore that you should try.

Xiao Long Bao

Xiao Long Bao is arguably the most magical of all the dumplings in the world. This food originated from the Jiangnan region of China. These small steam buns are especially popular in Shanghai.

The fresh buns are typically steamed and served in a small basket called “Xiao Long”. The version of the Xiao Long Bao found on the rooftop restaurant in marina bay sands in Singapore has both meat and broth inside it.

You can also find authentic Xiao Long Bao on many stalls in Hawker centers during your Singapore tour.

An eating tip would be to eat it with a spoon, so you can enjoy the broth within the bun. Also, make sure to add a bit of ginger strip and vinegar to elevate your palate.

Bak Kut Teh

Another one of the most popular foods around Singapore And Malaysia is called Bak Kut Teh. As you know, Singapore is a food heaven that offers many unique foods with different twists. And this is one of them.

Bak Kut Teh is a soup of pork rib soup cooked in broth. Bak Kut Teh literally means, Meat Bone Tea. The dish comes with either an herbal or a peppery broth. It offers quite a strong flavor. If you search for Singapore Bak Kut Teh, you will be overwhelmed by the list of small food stalls to many rooftop restaurants in marina bay sands in Singapore.

Chicken rice 

This is recognized as the national food of Singapore. Chicken rice is a dish that you do not want to miss.

The dish comes with very tender and astonishingly soft slices of chicken. And the rice served is aromatic, cooked in chicken stock, fat, local spices, and of course GINGER.

The chicken rice dish is usually accompanied by dark soya sauce, the ginger dip of many sorts of tangy garlic chilli. The tip of eating this dish is to mix everything together. The flavors are chosen so they can easily go well with one another.

If you are the kind of person who likes diversity, chicken rice is the way to go. From the name, it may sound plain and simple. But Chicken rice in Singapore comes in many forms, you can choose from roasted, steamed to braised in soy sauce.

Chili crab and paper crab

These are the two most popular styles of cooking crabs in Singapore.

One offers the sweet, and spicy flavor blended with the tomato chili sauce. The other is served with strong black pepper sauce. The Chili crab is usually eaten with fried buns called Mantou. This provides the opportunity to dip the buns in the creamy sauce.

The cooking process includes two steps to ensure the best result. The crab is first boiled and then fired to red-brown. This makes sure the meat does not stick to the shell and people can get a hassle-free eating experience. 

To conclude

The food culture here in Singapore is sure to blow the mind of tourists with many surprises. But choosing what to eat from this massive range of selection can get overwhelming. So, if you are looking to try out some of the classic dishes of Singapore, make sure to try out the dishes listed above.Fif you also want to appreciate the skyline of this beautiful city while enjoying a fine dining experience, you can come visit Celavi, an exquisite rooftop restaurant in Marina Bay sands in Singapore.

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