Archive for the 'Food' Category

Dec 20 2011

Singapore hawker dishes: A tale of two rojaks

Rojak is a Malay word meaning ‘mixture’. But if you hear it used in conversation in Singapore, it’s probably referring to what’s for lunch. Rojak is the name of not one but two hawker dishes, and both are delicious and completely different. First up is fruit rojak, also known as Chinese rojak, which is best … read the full post

Nov 10 2011

Singapore hawker dishes: Chicken rice

Forget chilli crab — if Singapore has a national dish it’s definitely chicken rice. First of all, this simple but tasty dish is something that Singaporeans genuinely eat all the time. No hawker centre is complete without a chicken rice stall and it’s a balanced meal – carbs, protein, chilli sauce – for just a … read the full post

Oct 06 2011

Singapore’s best heartland hawker centres: Part 2

Today I continue the two-part post encouraging visitors to get away from the city centre to explore the residential areas of Singapore and taste the fantastic hawker food. The money you’ll save on meals will cover the MRT fare to get here – I promise! In case you missed part one, it’s here. Chomp Chomp … read the full post

Oct 03 2011

Singapore’s best heartland hawker centres: Part 1

To outsiders Singapore is one sprawling city, but to its residents there are two distinct divisions: town and the heartlands. Often the only part of Singapore that visitors experience is Orchard Road, Raffles Place to Marina Bay and other central areas where you find five-star hotels and people queuing to shop at Louis Vuitton. A … read the full post

Sep 07 2011

Singapore’s best vegetarian restaurants: International eats

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In a previous post I covered where to get the best vegetarian Indian, Chinese and Peranakan cuisine. In this post I’ll tackle Singapore’s other vegetarian culinary offerings. Japanese food is practically defined by its use of fresh fish and at Zen Vegetarian Restaurant sashimi is still on the menu – it’s just made from gelatin … read the full post

Sep 02 2011

Singapore’s best vegetarian restaurants: local eats

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In many Southeast Asian countries being a vegetarian limits you to a boring diet of fried rice with veggies. This couldn’t be further from the case in Singapore. As many Hindus are vegetarians, the easiest place to go for a meatless meal is Little India. Modest restaurants along Serangoon Road, particularly around the temples, have … read the full post

Jun 20 2011

What to drink in Singapore

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With the temperature in Singapore regularly hitting 35°C you’ll want to keep hydrated as you explore the city. When it’s time for a drink, try cooling down with one of these quintessentially Singaporean beverages. Kopi: Singapore-style coffee packs a double punch of caffeine and sugar – by default it’s served with lots of sweetened condensed … read the full post

May 11 2011

Singapore’s best Turkish kebab?

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Far East Plaza is known as a hang-out for Singapore’s teenage ah lians and ah bengs who flock there for cheap, flashy fashions. Since a meal at this mall usually means KFC and bubble tea, I was sceptical when I heard there was a good Turkish restaurant tucked away inside. I’m happy to report that … read the full post

Apr 19 2011

Three meals with Singapore food critic KF Seetoh

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Recently we had the chance to pose some questions to Singapore’s most famous critic of hawker food – KF Seetoh of the Makansutra guide. Instead of asking where to get the spiciest chili crab or the most savoury char kway teow, we kept it simple and asked just one question: If you had just one … read the full post

Apr 04 2011

Singapore eats: Botak Jones burger stalls

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You can feast on every kind of Asian food imaginable in Singapore, but sometimes nothing satisfies like a burger. Restaurants in trendy areas like Clarke Quay charge upwards of S$20 for a burger and fries, but it is possible to satisfy your Western craving for much less at a hawker centre. While the Western food … read the full post

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