What food you should try in Singapore? In other words, what is Singapore’s signature food? Part 2

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  1. Roti Prata

An Indian-influenced flatbread that’s crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. It’s cooked over a flat grill and usually served with fish or mutton curry. Variations include egg, cheese, or onion-filled prata.

Reference price: About 4-7 SGD/portion.

Where to eat the best Roti Prata in Singapore? Suggesting some places for you:

Thasevi Famous Jalan Kayu Prata Restaurant: 237 & 239 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799461

Casuarina Curry Restaurant: 138 Casuarina Rd, Singapore 579526

The Roti Prata House: 246M Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574370

ENAQ Restaurant: Block 303 Jurong East Street 32, Singapore 600303

  1. Bak Kut Teh

Translating to “meat bone tea,” Bak Kut Teh is an herbal soup dish made with pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices for hours. It’s often accompanied by rice or noodles and is a favorite comfort food in Singapore.

The story of Bak Kut Teh was born like this: in ancient times in Singapore, there was a hungry beggar who came to a bistro to ask for food. The shop owner at that time was also poor but still wanted to help the beggar. He simmered a few leftover pork bones, adding the common spices he used to the soup, including star anise and pepper. And from there, Bak Kut Teh was born. A missionary said that this was a tonic created to help restore the energy of Chinese porters working in the Clarke Quay wharf area.

Reference price: About 7 SGD/portion

Where to eat the best Bak Kut Teh in Singapore? Suggesting some places for you:

  • Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh: 7 Keppel Road, #01-05/07, PSA Tanjong Pagar Complex, Singapore (closed on Mondays)
  • Song Fa Bak Kut Teh: 11 New Bridge Road #01-01, Singapore 059383
  • Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup: 208 Rangoon Road, Hong Building Singapore 218453 (not served on Mondays)
  • Leong Kee (Klang) Bak Kut Teh: 321 Beach Road, Singapore 199557 (closed on Wednesdays)
  1. Nasi Lemak

Originating from the Malay community, Nasi Lemak is a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. With a slight change in the Singaporean preparation method, it still retains its rich and greasy flavor. The rice is steamed with coconut milk and mixed with pandan leaves, creating a very unique flavor. It’s traditionally served with fried fish or chicken wings, otah (grilled fish paste), fried ikan bilis (anchovies), roasted peanuts, eggs, and cucumber.

Reference price: About 5-8 SGD/portion

Where to eat the best Nasi Lemak in Singapore? Suggesting some places for you:

  • Ponggol Nasi Lemak: 965 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore (not served on Thursday).
  • Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak: 2 Adam Road, Adam Food Centre Singapore.
  • Chong Pang Nasi Lemak: 447 Sembawang Road, Singapore.
  • Mizzy’s Corner: 2 Changi Village road, 01-55, Changi Village market and food centre, Singapore.
  • Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak: Blk 221B Boon Lay Place, Boon Lay Place Market and Food Centre, 01-06, Singapore.
  1. Kaya Toast and Kopi

A typical Singaporean breakfast or snack, Kaya Toast is slices of toast slathered with kaya, a sweet jam made from eggs, sugar, coconut milk, and pandan leaves, and served with butter. It’s often enjoyed with a cup of strong, local coffee (kopi).

Reference price: Bread is about 5 SGD/portion and medium-boiled egg cost about 5 SGD/portion.

Where to eat the best Kaya Toast and Kopi in Singapore? Suggesting some places for you:

  • Killiney Kopitiam – 67 Killiney Road, Singapore 239525
  • Ya Kun Kaya Toast – 18 China Street #01-01, Far East Square, Singapore 049560
  1. Fish head curry

Fish head curry is a dish originating from South India but prepared in its style in Singapore.

This dish has a very special flavor, only using the fish head to prepare. Half of the whole red snapper head is stewed with a mixture of vegetables such as okra and aubergine with a delicious curry flavor.

Reference price: Fish head curry is about 30-45 SGD/portion

Where to eat the best Fish head curry in Singapore? Suggesting some places for you:

+ Gu Ma Jia – 45 Tai Thong Crescent, Singapore 347866

+ Karu’s Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant (Indian): 808/810, Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 678145

  1. Dim Sum

Dim Sum is a dish inspired by Hong Kong with the original name “Dian xin”. Dimsum breakfast set includes: BBQ meat dumplings, Xiao Long Bao steamed dumplings, Siew Mai steamed buns (filled with pork, mushrooms, seafood…), and Chee Cheong Fun rolls. There are also many other dishes that you can choose to enjoy.

Reference price: About 2 – 6 SGD/item

Where to eat the best Dim Sum in Singapore? Suggesting some places for you:

+ Swee Choon Tim Sum – 183/185/187/189, Jln Besar, 191/193, Singapore 208882

+ Wen Dao Shi (搵到食) – 126 Sims Ave, Singapore 387449

  1. Chai Tow Kway

Although Chai Tow Kway originates from China, it is very popular in Singapore and Malaysia, especially as a popular breakfast dish in Singapore. It’s made with rice flour batter that’s steamed, cooled, then fried. The kway may be seasoned with sweet black soya sauce to make black chai tow kway, or without to make the white version.

Reference price: About 3-4 SGD/portion

Where to eat the best Chai Tow Kway in Singapore? Suggesting some places for you:

+ Hai Sheng Carrot Cake – 216 Bedok North Street 1, Singapore 460216

+ He Zhong Carrot Cake – 51 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #02-185, Singapore 588215

Please continue reading part 3 to discover more about the list of dishes to try when traveling to Singapore