Kitchen Tips

Singapore’s Best Hawker Snacks

Recreate the vibrant flavours of Singapore’s best hawker snacks with seven authentic Singaporean recipes, taking you from breakfast bites to late-night snacks, and everything in between.

Wonton mee

For those who like a bit of everything on their plate, Singaporean wonton mee comes loaded with springy egg noodles, wonton dumplings, char siu pork and greens, with a bowl of soup on the side.
Dry Wonton Noodles


Think of a spring roll wrapped in a crepe and you’re on your way to imagining popiah, a tasty roll cooked to order and filled with stir-fried vegetables, lap cheong sausage, fried tofu and peanuts, then slathered in a sticky, sweet bean sauce.


Char kway teow

We can’t get enough of char kway teow, flat rice noodles stir-fried with eggs, clams, lap cheong, chives and bean sprouts, smoky from the heat of the wok.

Wed - Malaysian Char Kway Teow

Singapore chilli crab

Prepare to get messy with this signature dish of Singapore chilli crab, a spicy-sweet-savoury combination that will leave you hungry for more.

singapore chilli crab

Fried carrot cake

No, we’re not talking about frying up your favourite carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. In Singapore, a street-stall classic is chai tow kway, stir-fried cubes of radish cake seasoned with fish sauce and sweetened soy sauce.

Chai Tow Kway

Barbecue sambal fish

In Singapore, this recipe is best made using stingray wings, but if you can’t get your hands on these at your local fishmonger, whip up this barbecue sambal fish instead.

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