Singapore has one of the most unique and interesting cuisines in all of Asia. Sporting some of the most colorful dishes you will ever see, the small country utilizes a surprisingly large array of ingredients to spice up the flavor of traditional dishes.
Planning a trip? Take a food tour of Singapore!
The first thing to know about foods to try in Singapore is that it, like its population, is a diverse mix deriving from cultures from all around the world. Probably the most popular foods there take the form of prepared sea fare.
They might be a bit of work to eat, but crabs are a Singaporean staple. Grab your cracker and enjoy cooked crabs basted with a black pepper sauce, or in a thick tomato and chili gravy. Spicy is the name of the game in traditional Singaporean, so prepare your palate.
Another favorite is nasi lemak, a rice dish made from cooking rice in coconut milk and serving it with a variety dishes such as laksa, a spicy Peranakan dish consisting of prawns, eggs and fishcake in noodles.
A lot of Singaporean dishes will also offer takes on regional cuisines, using beef or chicken in noodle dishes slathered in delicious peanut sauce.
For a greener dish, rojak is a Singaporean salad using bean sprouts, greens, tau pok, peanuts, you tiao and pineapple tossed in a prawn paste.
With regard to drinks, Singaporeans enjoy various teas and bubble teas with ginger, or rose syrup, or condensed milk, or coffee; black, or with condensed milk.