8 Singaporean Foods Famous for Their Delicious Taste

For culinary lovers, it feels incomplete if a trip without tasting the typical food of the country. This time, Shopee will discuss some typical Singaporean foods that are ready to pamper your tongue.

Singapore is a worthy country for you to make as one of your favorite tourist destinations. Why is that? Because, the Merlion Country is famous for its technological advances compared to other Southeast Asian countries. In addition, this country’s culinary offerings also have an authentic taste. 

Well, what typical Singaporean food is famous for being delicious and you must try it? Come on, find out the answer in the following article!


List of Singapore Specialties

1. Yong Tau Foo

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The first typical Singaporean food is Yong Tau Foo. This special food is made from tofu and stuffed with minced fish or pork.

Usually, Yong Tau Foo is served with a variety of vegetables, herbs, and a savory broth. Not only served with gravy, this food also has a fried version, such as fried dumplings or cakue that you often encounter in Indonesia. 

To enjoy this dish, you can eat it with soy sauce sauce with a distinctive texture of dry tofu. Historically, Yong Tau Foo came from Hakka, which is a group called the Han Chinese.

2. Chilli Crab

Singaporean specialty chili crab
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The second typical Singaporean dish is Chili Crab. As the name implies, this food is made from crab with the type of soft crab or mud crab. This spicy Merlion-style sauce is famous for being thick with a combination of garlic, rice vinegar, and egg-coated flavors that make this dish special.

However, if you don’t like spicy food, you can still enjoy Chili Crab, really. Because, the level of spiciness in this dish does not sting the tongue. How, are you interested in tasting it?

3. Frog Porridge

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Frog porridge or frog porridge may sound foreign to Indonesian people. However, therein lies the specialty. This dish is made from frog legs boiled in sesame oil and chicken curry.

The porridge itself is made with a mixture of Chinese cooking wine . After the porridge is cooked, the frog’s legs are then fried to be used as the main complement to the porridge. This dish is usually served with hot pot when the weather is cold.

4. Fried Carrot Cake

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Fried Carrot Cake or known as Chai Tow Kway by local people is one of Singapore’s specialties. This food is very suitable for you to make as a snack during leisure time.

Although the name is fried carrot cake , this food does not use carrots as the basic ingredients, you know. This specialty is made from rice flour and steamed radishes that are fried, like an omelette. 

5. Fish Soup

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Do you guys know where fish soup comes from? Otherwise, the fish soup comes from one of the Chinese groups who migrated to various regions. Generally, this soup uses anchovies or anchovies cooked with vegetables, vermicelli, and shrimp. 

However, there are some places that serve this food with added milk. As a result, the color of the soup from this soup is white like  white curry.

6. Laksa

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Maybe you are used to this one food. The reason, this food is very easy to find in Southeast Asia.

However, this Singaporean laksa contains a variety of fillings, such as bean sprouts, cakes, shrimp, noodles, and clams with the addition of spicy coconut milk. Delicious!

7.  Hokkien Prawn Mee

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Culinary in Singapore is indeed heavily influenced by Chinese cuisine, including Hokkien Prawn Mee. If you look at its history, this typical Singaporean dish was made by Hokkien sailors in the post-war period. So, don’t be surprised if noodles are the main ingredient in every meal in Singapore. 

Hokkien Prawn Mee is served with yellow noodles and vermicelli with additional fillings, such as shrimp, garlic, egg, bean sprouts, and squid.

8. Bak Kut Teh 

Bak Kut Teh
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For meat lovers, you can’t miss this one dish. Bak Ku Teh is a typical Singaporean dish consisting of pork or beef ribs cooked with various spices. 

The spices in this dish include cinnamon, cloves, and coriander. Therefore, this food has a strong taste and is suitable to be eaten with warm rice and noodles.


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