From local tastes to international cuisines, this guide will give you an inside look at how to make your own delicious journey of discovery around Singapore.
SINGAPORE FOODIE GUIDE
Guide to Local Food
You’ve probably already heard this, but Singapore is a true food lover’s paradise: a veritable melting pot of cuisine from around the globe. With the love for food to close to Singaporeans' hearts, of course there are a few dishes unique to us alone. These dishes are definitely worth checking out.
Local Singaporean Drinks
While there is no shortage of chain coffee outlets here, the Singapore experience is about heading to a kopitiam (coffee shop) and trying local drinks which you won’t find anywhere else. Aside from being a great way to rest your feet and refuel, a stop at a kopitiam is a must-do activity.
Traditional Breakfasts in Singapore
Singapore serves up a delicious variety of breakfast options - and plenty with a local twist on things. You're almost obliged to start a day of activities in Singapore the local way with these traditional favourites. In fact, how about trying something different each day you’re here?
Best Local Drinks and Desserts to Beat the Heat
Located just north of the equator, Singapore is hot, humid and sunny, and this can spell fatigue for visitors. Fortunately, locals are well equipped to handle the situation and you’ll find no shortage of places offering unique treats that will cool you right down.
Beer and Wine Lovers Guide
Singapore’s food culture is huge enough to eclipse its drinking culture somewhat, but that doesn’t mean that beer and wine lovers will go wanting on this sunny island – what with a number of wine bars, microbreweries and even beer and wine appreciation courses springing up all over Singapore.
Guide to Chinese Cuisine
With a majority population of Chinese here in sunny Singapore, it’s no wonder that the island has a plethora of Chinese restaurants serving delectable food from every dialect group. Check out this guide to Chinese cuisine in Singapore for what to expect and most importantly: where to get it!
Guide to Noodles
Noodles are almost synonymous with Asian cuisine. On top of every foodie's list of things to eat in Singapore? You guessed it: a big, steaming bowl of noodles. Here’s a guide to demystify some local and regional noodle terminology so you can order what you want.
Guide to Dim Sum
The traditions and cultural practices surrounding dim sum make it one of the most interesting ways to explore Chinese food and culture in Singapore. Schedule an afternoon experiencing dim sum into your itinerary for Singapore and you won’t be disappointed!
Guide to Japanese Cuisine
As immensely popular on this little island as it is around the rest of the world, Japanese cuisine has grown to become a near staple for many Singaporeans. If you’re new to the scene, however, here’s a handy guide to help you wrap your head around the gastronomical sensations that await.
Guide to Indian Cuisine
With Indians immigrating to Singapore soon after its founding as a British colony, Indian food is known to have a long and rich history here. Food from different regions in India are easily available all over the country - you can also find varieties of Indian food that have been influenced by regional cultures.
Halal Food Guide
With such a huge variety of food available in Singapore, Halal food is never far away. Singapore Halal Certification is a system of Halal regulation that's widely recognised both in Singapore and throughout the South East Asia region.
Guide to Coffee
In Singapore, you'll find everything from Starbucks outlets to quirky independent cafés serving up gourmet blends, and a visit to a local kopitiam (coffee shop) is a cultural experience not to be missed. Read on to understand more about coffee and the different types of coffee available in Singapore.
Guide to Tea
Singapore's colonial history, combined with its Chinese and Indian immigration, means three of the world’s biggest tea cultures have come together in this country. From traditional English tea to local ginger tea to elaborate Chinese tea ceremonies, Singapore is a haven for tea enthusiasts.
Guide to Bubble Tea
A tea-based drink originally birthed in Taiwan, bubble tea is a phenomenon which exploded in popularity in the 1990s and has since made its merry way around Asia and, subsequently, the rest of the globe. Unsurprisingly, it’s a hugely popular drink in foodie-populated Singapore to this very day.
Ice Cream in Singapore
Most people who’ve lived in Singapore long enough have a tried-and-tested combination of comfortable clothes, frequent air conditioned escapes and iced drinks to beat the heat. And then, of course, there’s ice cream. The ice cream options in Singapore are just as varied as any other type of food you’ll find on the island.
Seafood in Singapore
Seafood lovers won’t have a dull moment in Singapore, with a huge variety of seafood available. On the top of your things to do in Singapore should be a visit to at least one or two good seafood restaurants, where you can sample some of this country’s best-loved dishes.
Cooking Classes in Singapore
Many people say that to really understand a country, you have to understand its cuisine. Taking a cooking class may be one of the most interesting things you can do in Singapore.
Herbs and Spices of Singapore
Singapore’s history is invariably tried up with herbs and spices. As a major historical port, it was an important route in the Spice Trade from the Indonesian island to Europe and the Americas. Singaporean cuisine is also a delicious mélange of aromatic spices and herbs from all over Asia.
Guide to Cuts of Meat
Whether you’re dining out at one of Singapore’s many great restaurants or planning to cook a meal at home, you might enjoy your meal a little better if you know a little more about the cut of meat you’re choosing. So here’s a guide to different cuts of meat and what you can expect from each one.
Guide to Kueh
The word kueh is, technically, a Malay term for bite-sized sweet or savoury snacks. While a common street food in Singapore, kueh is also served in restaurants as part of tea or dessert – and with influence from various communities, it's an interesting treat that's definitely worth sampling.
Guide to Wet Markets
Whether you’re a foodie or just someone who wants to get a glimpse into Singaporean life, a visit to a Singapore wet market is one of the definitive Singapore experiences. Here are some of the best wet markets in Singapore, what you can find, and how to get the most of your shopping experience.
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