When you are going to visit a new country, you have to get accustomed to the culture and tradition of that country. Actually, staying there for a few days and just visiting the places of interest is not the only thing you can do to know the country. For example, if you are in Singapore, you will find lots of places to play online slots Singapore, but that’s not the only thing to enjoy the country’s beauty. You need to know the other places, stay in the midst of nature, meet the local people, and obviously, taste the local foods. You can always try any kind of international cuisine at any big or small restaurants in Singapore, but if you don’t get the amazing taste of the local foods, your trip will remain incomplete. So, if you are visiting Singapore again in coming time or if it is your first-time trip, you should taste these following foods which are on the ‘must-have list’ of Singapore. Read on to know more-
- Chicken Rice
Yes, this is quite a common dish that is popular in several other parts of the world, but what you get in Singapore is really unique. The Singapore version of this common dish is really awesome to taste and it is readily available in any food joints of the city.
- Bak Kut Teh
To state it simply, it is known as Pork Ribs Soup. This is quite a common soup in Singapore which is readily available in many restaurants and eateries. There is a legendary story associated with the recipe of Bak Kut Teh. According to many, once a beggar, starving, went to a shop in search of food. The shopkeeper was poor too, but he wanted to help him. So, he made a soup with pork leftovers and certain spices. The ultimate soup looked like tea. Since then, it is known as pork meat tea. Today, varieties of spices are used, like star anise and all to bring different taste in this soup.
This is another amazing local cuisine that you can try while visiting Singapore. This is a dish that is the perfect example of the mixed culture in this city. Based on the Chinese and Malay culture, this dish offers amazing taste and flavor. Laksa is made in a different way, but the base is noodles, gravy or curry and lots of vegetables and proteins. Once you are in Singapore, you will find specific restaurants for special Laksa.
- Chili Crabs
While looking for the most famous dishes in Singapore, this is the one that you must have. The meaty crabs, cooked in lots of herbs and spices, taste fantastic. The unique sauce is also amazing which is cooked with tomato and chili, and the ground peanuts that add extra crunch to the dish. Though the dish looked spicy, it doesn’t taste too rich. You can order bread to complement the dish.
- Char Kuay Teow
If noodles are your thing, you should taste this dish while you are in Singapore. This is a dish with broad white noodles, with bean sprouts, black soya sauce, clams, fish cakes, and Chinese sausages. This dish is readily available at many eateries and restaurants, but if you want the best version of smoky Char Kuay Teow, you should taste it from any reputed restaurants.
- Nasi Lemak
Do you love to eat different types of rice dishes? You have to try this one which is a combination of lots of things on the plate and spices. Though Nasi Lemak is prepared in various ways at a different part of Singapore, the base of this dish is rice, cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaves. The plate must have rice, deep-fried fish or chicken wings, egg omelet, fried anchovies, grilled fish paste, cucumber slices, and sambal, a special type of chili paste. This is one of the best dishes in Singapore that can make your trip even more eventful.
- Kaya Toast
To make your breakfast even more colorful, you can try this amazing toast with sweet and milky coffee. Kaya toast is made of bread, coconut, butter, and egg. This is definitely a day-starter at Singapore.
- Wanton Mee
Though this noodle-based dish was originated in the Hong Kong cuisine, it has been turned into the Singapore culture by their skilled chefs long years ago. Now, the Wanton Mee you get here is quite dry, with lightly sweet sauce and served with pork char siew and wanton dumplings. You will also get a bowl of soup beside it. You can find the spicy and the non-spicy versions of this dish. While the spicy version of this dish is served with lots of chilies, the non-spicy version has tomato sauce in it.
- Hokkien Mee
This is another noodle dish of Singapore which has its history from the Fujian Province in China. Today, what you will get is the Singaporean version of the authentic Hokkien Mee which is equally tasty. This dish is prepared with white rice noodles and yellow egg noodles which are fried with eggs, shrimps, squids, and bean sprouts. Though different vendors sell a different variation of Hokkien Mee, it tastes best with sambal chili sauce and calamansi that gives a citrusy flavor to the dish.
Satay is kind of kebabs. Grilled over coals, this smoky dish is rich in aroma and taste. You can taste the best satay at the roadside vendors. Though the grilled meat is basically chicken and mutton, the Satay Club will also offer meats, like tripe, beef, ducks, and so on.
- Bar-be-cued Stingray
This food can be tasted the best at the street vendors. Here, the stingray meat is cooked in spicy sauce and also complemented with chilies, tomatoes, and shrimp paste. Cooked in these ingredients, this dish is wrapped by banana leaves and grilled before serving.
Here are only a few dishes that can make your Singapore trip full of fun. Without food, a trip is incomplete. So, from the next time, whenever you visit Singapore, don’t forget to taste the authentic cuisine here.
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