Food in Singapore
Singapore is truly a melting pot, with cultural and culinary influences coming from Malay, China, Indonesia, India, Portugal, and the Middle East. With such a depth and diversity of flavors, it's no wonder many Singaporeans eat five or six times a day.Here are a few foods and activities you won't want to miss.
If you only have time to try one dish in Singapore, make it chilli crab, made with fresh crab that getsstir-fried in a sweet, spicy, tangy sauce. Noodle lovers must try laksa, rice noodles served in a spicy coconut curry soup with chicken, shrimp, egg, or fish cakes, while locals also love char kuay teow, made from broad white noodles served in a soy-based sauce with fish cake, clams, and Chinese sausage. Hainanese chicken rice, a Chinese-influenced dish, comprises steamed chicken served on a bed of rice cooked in chicken stock.
Head to the nearest hawker center—the Singaporean equivalent of a food court—and go crazy with cheap, tasty dishes
Burn off some calories with a full-day bike and food tour
Learn to prepare your favorite Singaporean dishes in a cooking class
Tour Chinatown, the Geyland Serai Market, Little India, or Katong on a food-centric city tour
Get an authentic taste of Singapore with a traditional home-cooked dinner in the home of a local family