10 Must-Try Singaporean Foods

A trip to the Merlion Country will be more memorable by tasting a variety of Singaporean specialties that are ready to pamper your tongue. Singapore is one of the perfect countries to be a travel destination. In addition to the many tourist attractions, this country has culinary offerings that you must try. Of course, all of them have an authentic taste, thick with various kinds of Asian preparations such as Chinese, Indian, and Malay.

There’s nothing wrong with looking at the other side where Singapore is usually popular for its advanced technology to become a unique old city center. You can plan a culinary tour as an unusual vacation agenda. See every corner of this former British colony to refresh your mind and soul by eating delicious special foods. Here we provide a list of 10 typical foods from Singapore that will make you fall in love.

1. Delicious Tofu Filled with Fish, Yong Tau Foo

Singapore specialties: Yong Tau Foo
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Yong Tau Foo, also known as Yong Tau Fu, is a typical Singaporean dish made from tofu and stuffed with minced pork or fish. This delicious food is usually served with a variety of vegetables, herbs and a savory broth. Yong Tau Foo also has fried versions such as fried dumplings or cakue that you usually find in Indonesia.

But this food is most delicious when eaten together with soy sauce with a distinctive texture of dry tofu. Actually Yong Tau Foo are from Hakka one of the groups called Han Chinese, the largest population in China. You can easily find Yong Tau Foo, especially the Singapore mall area which also provides a lot of this food menu.

Recommended places to eat Yong Tau Foo:

Xi Xiang Feng Yong Tau Foo

#01-23, 724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Singapore

2. Release Stress By Eating Spicy Chili Crab

Singapore specialties: Chili Crab
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This second Singaporean dish is not far from Universal Studios Singapore . Chili Crab is made from soft crab or mud crab prepared with a spicy Merlion- style sauce . Chili Crab sauce tends to be thicker with a combination of flavors of rice vinegar, garlic, and a thin egg coating that adds to the special taste of this dish.

Relax, for those of you who are not so strong with spicy foods, Chili Crab can still be enjoyed. Because the level of spiciness of this dish does not sting the tongue. How? Interested in tasting? You can visit several places to eat in Geylang area. Watch out! Addicted to the delicious taste of fiery red spiced crab.

Recommended places to eat Chili Crab:

Singapore Seafood Republic

26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-292 Waterfront, Resorts World Sentosa

3. Softness of Frog Porridge that melts in the mouth

Singapore specialties: Frog Porridge
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Frog Porridge or Frog Porridge may sound foreign and quite unique to most tourists. As the name suggests, this dish is made from boiled frog legs in sesame oil and chicken curry. As for the porridge itself, it is mixed with Chinese cooking wine, after the porridge is finished, the frog legs are then fried to be used as the main topping for the Frog Porridge. This porridge is served hot in a hot pot because it is often eaten as a dinner menu when the weather is cold.

Recommended places to eat Frog Porridge:

Eminent Frog Porridge &; Seafood

323 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389359 (view map)

4. The Sweetness of Fried Carrot Cake is Addictive

Singaporean specialties: Fried Carrot Cake
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Fried Carrot Cake or Chai Tow Kway is a typical Singaporean food that is suitable as a snack when relaxing. Despite the name Fried Carrot Cake, this dish does not use carrots as the basic ingredients, but rice flour and steamed radish which is fried like an omelette with a mixture of scallions and eggs. You can choose two types of this snack, including black fried carrot cake and white fried carrot cake. The difference between the two cakes is only in the color, where the black fried carrot cake uses sweet soy sauce. If you want to buy this unique cake, you can visit Hawker Food Central which is about 15 minutes from ArtScience Museum .

Recommended places to eat Frieded Carrot Cake:

Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao

#01-18, Bedok Interchange Food Centre, 207 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 460207

5. Warm up with a bowl of fish soup

Singapore specialties: Fish Soup
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Did you know that Fish soup is said to have originated from the recipe of the Teochew tribe, one of the Chinese groups who migrated to various regions far from China. This soup usually uses anchovies or anchovies cooked with vegetables, vermicelli and shrimp. There are several places that serve fish soup with added milk, which produces a white broth like white curry.

Recommended places to eat Frog Porridge:

Fish Soup di Maxwell Food Centre

1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184 (view map)

6. Taste the Tasty and Freshness of Singaporean Peranakan Dishes

Singapore specialties: Laksa seafood Singapore
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Laksa Singapore is one of Singapore’s specialties that is a favorite of local and international tourists. This dish that emerged from Chinese ethnicity consists of fish cakes, noodles, bean sprouts, shrimp, and scallops with the addition of spicy coconut milk. The popularity of Kari Laksa is undeniable, where you can find many places to eat that specialize in selling various kinds of Laksa.

Recommended places to eat Laksa Singapore:

Laksa Katong 328, Singapore

53 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428771

7. Tongue Sharpness Test With Hokkien Prawn Mee

Singapore specialties: Hokkien Prawn Mee
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Singapore’s cuisine is heavily influenced by Chinese dishes including Hokkien Prawn Mee, which was created by Hokkien sailors in the post-war period. It’s no wonder that noodles are the main ingredient in every Singaporean dish . Hokkien Prawn Mee is served with yellow noodles and vermicelli with additional fillings such as shrimp, garlic, soy sauce, egg, squid and bean sprouts.

This one dish is also equipped with broth from seafood and boiled for a while until slightly dry. When you like the sour and spicy taste, you can add sambal and lemon juice which will further enrich the taste.

Recommended places to eat Hokkien Prawn Mee:

Kims Fried Hockey Prawn Mee

62B Jln Eunos, Singapore 419510

8. Bak Kut Teh Specially For Meat Lovers

Singapore specialties: Bak Kut Teh
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If you want delicious and healthy food, you should try Bak Kut Teh, pork ribs cooked with spices and seasoning broth. You can taste the richness of spices in a bowl of Bak Kut Teh such as cloves, cinnamon and coriander. This heavy meal is usually eaten with beancurd and salted vegetables and even rice and noodles, perfect as a friend to eat Bak Kut Teh

Recommended places to eat Bak Kut Teh:

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

11 New Bridge Road, #01-01, Singapore 059383

9. Ice Kachang Is Perfect For Afternoon In Singapore

Singapore specialties: Ice Kachang
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Not only in Korea, which is famous for its “Bingsoo” shaved ice, Singapore also has a signature snack menu called Ice Kachang. The difference is Merlion’s shaved ice is compacted like a ball, decorated with syrup topped with red beans, jelly, fro, sweet corn, and ice cream. Maybe it’s more like Shanghai ice, but whatever it is, kachang ice is able to attract tourists with its sweet and fresh taste. You can also taste this refreshing snack in the Chinatown area, choose the menu according to variety with colorful syrup.

Recommended places to eat Ice Kachang:

Ice Kachang at Jin Jin Hot/Cold Dessert

ABC Brickworks Food Center – 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore

10. Enrich Your Taste With Bollywood Fish Head Curry Food

Singapore specialties: Fish Head Curry
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This last Singaporean cuisine is quite special, after being spoiled with culinary menus from China, now you can taste Fish Head Curry. A delectable dish of Indian origin, it is steamed red snapper head served with vegetables and spicy curry. The taste which tends to be spicy and sour is very suitable to be eaten with rice or mantao bread.

Recommended places to eat Fish Head Curry:

Samys Curry Restaurant

25 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249670

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