Archive for the 'Food' Category

Nov 05 2012

Review: Dessert Hut, Singapore

Published by under Food

Sweet mango and cool shaved ice.

Singapore is famous for spicy, savoury foods like chilli crab and laksa, but what’s for dessert? To satisfy your sweet tooth, head to Dessert Hut where you can sample Singaporean concoctions like mango sago and peanut soup at bargain prices. Dessert Hut is located in Chinatown in the People’s Park Complex, one of Singapore’s less … read the full post

Oct 18 2012

Eating in Singapore on S$10 a day

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laksa

Singapore is an expensive city to spend time in as a tourist, but you can trim some fat from your budget when it comes to meal time. Thanks to the city’s abundant hawker centres, you can get three square meals for around S$10 without sacrificing taste or variety. They say breakfast is the most important … read the full post

Sep 28 2012

Singapore hawker dishes: Cantonese roast meat

Roasted pork rice and soup - a complete meal for just S$3.00.

If you want to try Singapore hawker food but nothing too exotic, Cantonese roasted meat is the perfect introduction. For only a few dollars, you get a complete meal with rice, soup and your choice of roasted duck, pork or chicken. The stalls are easy to identify too — just look for the display of … read the full post

Sep 20 2012

Sushi for every budget in Singapore

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Who knew eels were delicious?

With its cosmopolitan population – including many Japanese expats – you’re never far from a sushi restaurant  in Singapore. Whether you just want a couple of California rolls in a take-away container or a Michelin-starred dining experience, Singapore has something to satisfy sushi cravings on any budget. Sushi is known for being expensive, so if … read the full post

Aug 27 2012

Singapore hawker dishes: Satay

Skewers of happiness.

If there’s one thing that’s universal about the human race it’s our love of barbecue. At Singapore hawker centres, this frequently takes the form of satay – bite-size morsels of grilled meat served with a peanut sauce so good you’ll be licking the bowl. Most satay vendors offer a variety of meats and the usual … read the full post

Aug 21 2012

Must-try seafood dishes in Singapore

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Grilled squid - extra chili!

No self-respecting food lover would come to Singapore without trying the famous chilli crab, but local cooks have plenty of other delicious tricks up their sleeves for dealing with prawns, squid, cockles and even stingrays. If you’re a fan of fresh seafood, you won’t want to miss out on these. While the Mediterranean has calamari, … read the full post

Jul 05 2012

Singapore hawker dishes: Barbecue stingray

Don't worry - the cook will remove the stinger!

It’s wise to keep an eye out for stingrays when you’re swimming in shallow water, but you should also watch out for them at Singapore’s hawker centres – they’re delicious! Though it may seem exotic, stingray (also known as skate) is available at any hawker stall specialising in fresh seafood alongside the squid, prawns and … read the full post

Jun 04 2012

Singapore’s best kopi shops

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Having already covered the best coffee shops in Singapore, I now turn my attention to the caffeinated brew known as kopi. Though it starts with the same beans, Singapore-style coffee has a culture and caramelised flavour all its own. Try a cup at one of these top kopi shops and you might just become a … read the full post

May 24 2012

Singapore hawker dishes: Char kway teow

If you think fried noodles don’t get any better than phad Thai, it means you haven’t tried char kway teow. This popular Singapore hawker dish combines rice noodles, seafood, Chinese sausage and lard into one sinfully savoury dish. We hope you’re not counting calories. Translated from Chinese, char kway teow means “stir-fried rice cake strips”. … read the full post

May 22 2012

Singapore hawker dishes: Laksa soup

This spicy bowl of seafood laksa could be yours for just S$4.

Spicy, sour, sweet and savoury – the popular Singapore hawker dish of laksa blends many flavours into one delicious bowl. Once you try it, you may just find yourself craving hot soup in spite of the tropical heat. While most Singapore hawker dishes can be categorised as having Chinese, Malay or Indian origins, laksa is … read the full post

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