After centuries of cultural interaction, the food is cross influenced by the diverse cultural of Singapore – mainly Chinese, Indians, Middle Easterners, Malays & Indonesians.
What Do We Mean?
For example, a popular Singapore dish – Laksa is the result of experimenting Malay coconut curry, mixing with Chinese ingredients & noodle. Such phenomenon of cross influencing is still going on in modern Singapore as new immigrants continue to shape Singapore food & cuisine.
Food Is National Pastime
Food is a widely recognised as the national pastime beside shopping. Families & friends will group together to hunt down far flung places serving the tastiest dishes. It does not matter if the place is far or the weather is warm. The local mentality is “Die Die Must Try!”.
You may find this pastime overboard. But many hearts have been won after so many foreigners personally savour the dishes so many locals doodle over.
The Most Popular Singapore Dishes
Here is a list of most popular Singapore dishes that travellers must savour no matter how short you time here is.
- Hainanese Chicken Rice
- Char Hokkien Har Mee
- Char Kway Teow
- Mee Siam
- Mee Rebus
- Nasi Lemak
- Nasi Biryani
- Roti Prata
- Chai Tow Kway
- Bak Chor Mee
Where To Eat?
Traveller Food Guide understands our travellers are short on time and want to get the best experience. Checkout our recommendation at this link: Singapore: Where To Eat & Restaurants for a selection of places conveniently located near Singapore’s City Centre.
Go Handy, Download Singapore Guide
Download the latest Singapore’s edition of Traveller Food Guide when you plan your trip to Singapore.
In the future, you can also pick up a traveller friendly copy at Your Singapore Visitor Centres or at tourist brochures distribution points across Singapore (subject to availability).