Singapore and food is a combination you just cannot go wrong with. Its delectable cuisine is a heady mix of flavours and spices that one just cannot get enough of, no matter how long the stay in this place. Food is definitely an important aspect here. There are quite a few high-end restaurants serving some of the best dishes that will trickle your taste buds. The hawker centres are becoming popular by the day thanks to their low prices.
I could see this from the long queues at the stalls here that were serving some signature dishes. The food here is a fusion of cultures from all over the world. Malay food, Japanese cuisine, Chinese restaurants and Western fast food joints you will be completely spoilt for choice when it comes to delicacies.
While the traditional and popular Laksa and noodles will be on your menu, here are some unusual dishes that you just have to try! Locating them won’t be a trouble as these places are well connected by buses and you can simply have a look at redbus.sg for its tickets and embark on this gastronomic journey.
Ice-cream bread: Ice cream—strawberry, peppermint choco-chip, blueberry, mango and more—wrapped in rainbow-coloured bread slices, this is what one means when they say, ‘savour life’s simple joys’. You can chance upon these ice-cream bread trucks during your evening stroll on Orchard Road or on Read Bridge at Clarke Quay.
Cereal prawns: Healthy indulgence if you ever needed one! Coated in a batter of oats and topped with fried curry leaves, these butter-fried prawns are deliciously crisp to eat. Some of the best ones can be sampled at the Red House Seafood at The Quayside.
Chilli crab ice cream: Take Singapore’s most famous dish and combine it with the world’s most loved dessert and voila! Chilli crab ice cream is what you have! This hot-cold dessert is meant to represent a beach on a plate, the deep-fried crab served with a chilli sauce-flavoured ice-cream on a bed of mantou ‘sand’, crab mousse and sturgeon caviar. This out-of-the-world dessert can be devoured at Restaurant Labyrinth, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.
Laksa: Laksa is one of the ultimate demonstrations of the combination of Chinese and Malay flavors and ingredients all in a single bowl. Noodles, often rice noodles, make up the foundation and starch of a bowl of laksa, followed by a gravy or curry, some pieces of protein, and often some vegetables and herbs. The dish isw quite spicy. You can pair the rice either with tasty and savoury coconut milk or with sour asam which is tamarind or kokum!! From my experience this is literally the staple food of the locals.
Bak Kut Teh: Literally translated to pork bone tea, bak kut teh is a dish that’s popular throughout Malaysia and Singapore with Chinese origins. Although one would think that pork is cooked in tea, tea is not actually included in the recipe. Its all in the name!!