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Be it noodles or fish, the culinary meeting point of India, Malaysia and China, Singapore is like a true paradise when it comes to its delicious food scene. If you are planning your next vacation to this amazing place and want to know the best food to try, then continue reading. We have prepared a handy guide of Singapore street food which will tell you where and what to eat for the best experience.
BakKut Teh is actually a pork rib dish or pork ribs soup which is cooked in a broth. It has remained as one of the most loved Singapore street foods, ever since the country started developing. The dish features a mild use of herbs like star anise and a pepper variety. The taste is such that, if you love pork, then you will totally fell in love with this wonderful delicacy.
Where to have it: For the best experience, you must head to Ya Hua BakKutTeh or Song Fa BakKutTeh
2. Hainanese Chicken Rice
This is one dish that is considered as the national dish of the country of Singapore. The dish is made very carefully. First the chicken is blanched in boiling water, secondly it is dunked in an ice bath, then properly sliced and lastly it is well prepared in a way that is tender meat is tinted with a thin layer of congealed fat.
The rice in dish are cooked in chicken fat, chicken stock, pandan lead with the essence of ginger and garlic. As a result of all these careful steps of preparation, the end result is a dish whose aroma is enough to make you hungry and the rice enough fluffy to make your drool.
Where to have it: In Central Singapore, Wee Nam Kee has been a perennial favourite among food lovers. Another off the beat place for the best experience is Uncle Chicken Rice.
The actual name is minced pork noodles, but it is popularly known among the locals by the name ‘BakChorMee’ and was also one of the top dishes in Michelin guide Singapore 2018. It can be considered as a noodle dish in which blanched thing egg noodles are tossed artistically in black vinegar, oil, fiery chilli paste and is then tastefully topped with minced pork, fish or pork balls, liver, pork dumplings, fish or pork cake slices, bits of crispy pork lard and a yummy vinegar braised sauce.
Moreover, the best part about this dish is that you have the power of choosing the type of noodles to the kind of sauce you want in the dish. In short, this is a street food which you can completely customize according to your taste.
Where to have it: The best place to eat this dish is undoubtedly Tai Hwa Pork Noodle. You can even order from Seng Hiang Food Stall and 58 Miced Meat Mee.
4. Kaya Toast
One can understand Kaya Toast as a staple breakfast dish or snack with afternoon tea among the people of Singapore. It is a delicious combination of thinly sliced as well as toasted bread slathered with kaya which is a thick jam made up of coconut, egg and sugar and a cube of butter. Served with a cup of freshly brewed coffee and soft half-boiled eggs drizzled with black sauce, Kaya toast is the perfect dish to have if you are hungry and do not want to experiment much.
If the kaya spread makes your taste buds addicted to itself, then don’t worry because some stalls even sell kaya spread on its own, so you can easily bring a back a jar of it back home as a souvenir. Make sure that you give this classic food option a try when you are in Singapore and you definitely would not be disappointed.
Where to have it: The best place for eating a Kaya Toast is Killiney Kopitiam and Chin Mee Chin Confectionery. You can also try the Good Morning Nanyang Café for a good experience.
5. Hokkien Prawn Mee
If you are a die-hard fan of Singapore noodle since a long time, then do not miss to try this famous dish Hokkien Prawn Mee when on a vacation to this gorgeous country as you are surely going to love it. Unlike the usual noodles, Hokkien Prawn Mee are actually an amalgamation of fried egg noodles and rice noodles with sea food like prawn, fish cake, squids and fried pork fat. In short, you will get a blast of some amazing taste as you eat this dish.
Where to have it: The best place to eat Hokkien Prawn Mee would definitely be Eng Ho Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee and Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Noodles.
Wait no more and book one of the Singapore tour packages from India now. We hope that you have a delicious vacation ahead!
I am Craig Matin from London, UK. I am doing job of packaging designer. I like PC games like Need for Speed, FIFA etc and want to try food outside my home. I am here to make friend of my interests.