A bustling metropolis that’s both a melting pot of cultures and a food lover’s paradise, Singapore offers a culinary adventure like no other. The street food scene here is both eclectic and exotic and here are four dishes that you (and your palate!) are bound to love.
A fragrant and spicy noodle soup, laksa is a beloved Singaporean dish that embodies the fusion of Malay and Chinese flavours. This fragrant soup, rich with coconut milk and aromatic spices, also features a blend of other ingredients such as vermicelli and seafood including fish cake and shrimp. Those based at centrally located properties like Hotel Boss can easily head to hawker centres where different variations of this dish are served such as Katong Laksa, Curry Laksa and Sarawak Laksa.
Bak Kut Teh
For a taste of Singapore’s Chinese heritage, bak kut teh is a must-try. This hearty soup comes with tender pork ribs simmered in a delightful herbal broth that will warm the soul. Those based at a Singapore hotel with a private balcony near areas like Little India and Kampong Glam can find eateries which serve this dish which locals prefer for breakfast or lunch. Bak kut teh is generally served with fragrant rice, braised tofu, or crisp youtiao (Chinese fried dough sticks) and will make for a memorable meal.
Another much-loved street food in Singapore, satay offers a tantalising selection of skewered and grilled meats, coated in a delicious peanut sauce that is both spicy and sweet. Satay stalls will offer meats such as chicken, beef, pork, mutton, prawn, or lamb; these succulent morsels are marinated to perfection and cooked over an open charcoal fire. The result is a smoky, juicy, and nutty flavour explosion that will keep you coming back for more!
No visit to a Singaporean hawker centre is complete without trying goreng pisang, or deep-fried banana fritters. Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, these golden delights are made by coating ripe bananas in a sweet, fragrant batter before deep-frying them to perfection. Interestingly, you get other variations too with ingredients like sweet potato or tapioca. Best eaten hot when it has been freshly fried, this simple yet irresistible treat will truly satisfy your sweet cravings.