Top Singaporean Street Foods to Eat Before You Die

 Singapore is a foodie’s paradise as there is no dearth of options to choose from. Right from gourmet food to the humble but super-delicious street food there is something for everything! If you enjoy hot pot cuisines, then Singapore is the place to come. There are countless cuisines to choose from.


Delicious Street Food in Singapore

And surprisingly, many are a combination of rich heritage food dishes. They have all be influenced by Indonesian, Indian, Chinese and Malaysian cuisines. If you reside in Singapore, then you have probably seen many of these amazing dishes in major locations near your place of residence. They will also be found in many food courts in popular shopping centers and in ancient areas of the country too.

 Here are the top Singaporean street foods, which you must relish and savour before you die!

1.       Bak Kut Teh:

Bak Kut Teh’s invention is a strange mind blowing combination of ingenuity and creativity coupled with necessity. Bak Kut Teh was once a very poor beggar and he was always hungry as he had no food. In fact, he had to go as far as begging for food. He often found himself begging for food at a humble pork noodle store.

Even though the owner of the store was in poverty himself, he still wanted to assist this poor beggar. He found a way to do this by boiling some discarded pork bones. He also added some cheap spices to give some flavor to the soup like Star anise and pepper. This led to a soup, which resembled tea and henceforth it was known as pork bone tea. It has also been stated in another place that this was a tonic invention. The purpose of this was to ‘reinvigorate’ Chinese coolies. These Chinese coolies were working in the Clarke Quay area of Singapore at  the time. So, do try this new and interesting savoury tea, when you are in Singapore!

 2.       Wanton Mee

 Have you heard of Singapore Wanton Noodles? Well, we can tell you that this has likely been inspired  by the Hong Kong cuisine. However, throughout the years, the Singaporean culture has continually refined it and recreated their own versions. The version that has been created by Singapore is normally eaten without a gravy, unlike the original version. In the new version, the dish is also garnished with some delicious slices of pork and a slightly sweetish sauce. This dish is typically served with a small bowl of soup, which can be customised as per your spice levels.

A hawker prepares mouth-watering street food in Singapore

A hawker prepares mouth-watering street food in Singapore

3.       Fried Carrot cake

Fried Carrot cake is a Teochew dish and understandably, it is one of the most popular dishes in both Malaysia and Singapore. There are many variants of the dish. One such variant includes the interesting ‘black’ version, which has a sweet molasses sauce. Another popular version is the crispy version. The fried cake sits on atop a beaten egg, which creates an interesting textural crust with the chunks of the cake. The Singapore version of this dish also comes with one radish cake chopped up in cubes.

 4.       Dim sum

This dish originally comes from Shang Hai/Hong Kong and its latest version can be found in Singapore. However, Singaporean’s call it ‘Dian xin’ or Dim Sum.  It is more than one dish or rather it is a set of small dishes. Each of the small dishes is savored together in a group. This is what Chinese people often do as part of their dining custom. There are many popular delicious dim sum dishes. Some of these include the following: Chee Chong Fun, BBQ Pork Bun, Siew Mai and Xiao Long Bao. 

Do visit Singapore and gorge on these excellent and delicious delicacies, which are bound to make you drool for some more!

Singapore – Get Lost in 21st Century Urban Luxuries

Over the past few decades, Singapore has been on a turbo mode as far as urbanization is concerned. The stunning sky scrapers, night life and the lights of the city will make sure to leave you enthralled. Take a trip to know what urbanization is all about.

Get Lost in 21st Century Urban Luxuries

If you have enough money in your pocket and want to find a place where you can spend it on the best of modern urban luxuries? Well then Singapore is the place that you should visit. An electric blend of South Asian cultures, bars, restaurants or the local travel facilities, everything reeks of sophistication and modernization. So, although life here is a bit expensive but it’s a great place to visit and it’s worth it.

Most of you have already know that Singapore is also known as the Garden City. Amidst tremendous urbanization with infinite skyscrapers done in glass, steel and chrome, you will find nature reserves, stunning bird sanctuaries and numerous other green pockets. As a matter of fact the country is minuscule when compared to its neighboring south Asian countries like China and India. All of the 700 sq Km, the country has proved itself that size is not a factor when it comes to enthralling tourists with Singapore packages that includes unmatched hospitality and innumerable chances to have a great fun with your friends and family.

Botanic gardens

Botanic gardens

However, the major advantage for tourists in this country is it’s an excellent urban public transport system. When you choose Singapore package tour, you do not have to spend extra money on hiring a car because you can travel in the public transport systems. That way, you will only save some of your money, but also gives you a glimpse of the local plus of Singapore. A great way to explore Singapore is by the double decker bus. You hop onto the top tier of the bus and enjoy the superfast pace of the city. This city never slows down and you are about to find it out during your journey as part of package for Singapore.

Another advantage for tourist is that the country does not pose the dreaded language barrier when you take up the Singapore tour package. Almost all the staff members of all Singapore hotels can communicate in English and the government signs all over the city are in Tamil, Malay, Chinese and English. So, it is a lot easier for you to find your way in the city. However, the English here is unique with a dash of Singapore flavors. For a foreigner, English is very easy to understand, although the accent and usage of certain terms are very charming to hear.

Your holiday package for Singapore will leave a memorable impression in your mind because everything about Singapore is unique. Beginning from the Singapore zoo, which is renowned for being the only open zoo in the world, to the underwater world and the numerous amusement parks, the attractions of Singapore have a special distinction. You will love visiting Sentosa Island as part of your package for Singapore for some of the cleanest beaches in the whole world. You can also watch the Merlion, the symbol of Singapore. Half lion and half fish, this huge sculpture stands facing the sea and spouting water from its lion’s mouth. It is a great sight indeed.

So, book your visit, put up in some lovely Singapore hotels and have a blast in urban Singapore.

Singapore package tour can give you a great insight into the urbanization that the country has gone through. Talk to your tour operator when you book Singapore hotels for your stay and Singapore tour, spend time soaking in the modern Singapore city.

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