If there is an ideal definition of a melting pot of varied cultures and styles, it would be Singaporean food culture. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll be sure to find it in Singapore. Influences from Malaysia, China, Indonesia, India, Peranakan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and the Middle East form an integral part of the cooking in all Asian cultures. The street hawkers across this little country ensure the streets are constantly alive and filled with aroma. Be sure to head to one of the food streets hungry, as you will want to be able to enjoy the best that Singapore has to offer.
The unusual thing about Singaporean cuisine is that the food is largely inspired by a smattering of flavours and ingredients borrowed from another cuisine. For instance, mainstream Chinese food is served with a touch of locally-grown Indian ingredients (turmeric, tamarind). Malaysian foods will have a hint of the world-renowned Indonesian flavour, while Indian dishes will reflect some characteristics of Middle Eastern food in them. This fusion of flavours, colours, and tastes is what makes Singapore every foodies’ culinary paradise. And this is also what makes the food in Singapore suitable to every palate, pocket, and mood.
So head on out and explore a gastronomical delight called Singapore that awaits you.
Here are Asian Inspirations’ top 5 must-eat foods when you are on this little island. Happy eating!
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