Singapore is home to a tantalising melting pot of cuisines and cultures. From Chinese-inspired noodle dishes to Malay-style mains and Indian-accented curries, discover 20 must-try dishes from Singapore. No passport required…
Originating at the Long Beach Seafood restaurant in the 1950s, Singapore pepper crab features a lip-smacking combination of three different peppers: black, white and red chilli.
A classic example of Chinese-Singaporean cuisine, Hainanese chicken rice is a comforting combination of poached chicken, stock-enriched rice, chilli sauce and soup.
No for the faint-hearted, fish head curry celebrates the gelatinous, flavoure-packed part of the fish we’d usually throw out. Try this Indian-Singaporean specialty for yourself and you might just be surprised.
Traditionally made using boneless stingray wings, this smoky dish of barbecued sambal fish is made by slathering the fish in sambal, then wrapping in banana leaves and cooking over a chargrill.
No trip to Singapore is complete without a breakfast of toast smeared with kaya (coconut jam), with a side order of soft-boiled eggs.
The love child of a soft crepe and a crunchy spring roll, popiah is a popular hawker snack enjoyed across Singapore and Malaysia.
A cheap and cheerful meal, wanton mee combines bouncy egg noodles with wanton dumplings, char siu pork, Asian greens and a sweet or spicy sauce.
With nary a hint of carrot in sight, this Singaporean fried carrot cake is in fact stir-fried cubes of rice and radish cake, tossed with a sweet soy sauce.
Spiced rice layered with chicken, mutton or vegetables, Indian-inspired biryani is a complete meal.
A combination of chopped fruits and vegetables doused in a spicy palm sugar and peanut dressing, rojak strikes a curious balance between sweet and savoury.
This nourishing broth contains a healthy dose of herbs and spices, plus protein and collagen from the pork belly. Consider Chinese-style bakuteh your winter cure-all.
Another example of the Chinese culinary influence in Singapore, hokkien mee is a quick-smart stir-fry of noodles, prawns and sauces.
Make your own peanut sauce for these authentic satay skewers and you’ll soon discover why Singaporeans snack on these smoky delights morning, noon and night.
Like neighbouring Malaysia, sambal is an essential accompaniment in Singapore. The chilli and shrimp sauce also adds a flavour hit to this recipe for sambal prawns.
You’ll find a raft of different laksas across Asia, including coconut milk-enriched curry laska in Singapore.
A popular late-night snack, Singapore mee goreng is a speedy stir-fry of instant noodles, prawns and vegetables.
Another must-try Singaporean noodle dish is mee siam, which packs an umami punch thanks to the dried shrimp and salted soy beans.
A fortifying soup of fish stock, noodles, fish and vegetables, fish bee hoon is praised for its nutritional properties.
This spicy Singaporean seafood curry combines Indian influences with freshly caught prawns and fish.
A signature dish of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, there’s no denying the charms of rich and robust beef rendang.
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