Singapore Cuisine: Your One Stop Business Travel Guide

Singapore Cuisine: Your One Stop Business Travel Guide

Singapore Cuisine: Your One Stop Business Travel Guide
29th January 2021

The delectable delights on offer in the restaurants and food stalls that line the streets of Singapore are a real treat for business travellers to the country. From luxurious dishes served up in Michelin star restaurants, to explosive flavours available in the form of Singapore street food, you will truly be indulging your taste buds whilst away. Read on as we delve deeper into the best Singapore cuisine for you to try whilst away.

Kaya Toast

This Singapore food dish is a popular breakfast option for many. A great cheap eat whilst on the go, Kaya Toast can be a fantastic snack for those in back to back business meetings with no time to dine out, yet still eager to experience the classic taste of Singapore cuisine. Consisting of toasted bread with butter and kaya, a jam that’s not too sweet, this simple yet delicious breakfast dish can be enhanced further by the addition of soft boiled eggs and a hot drink.

There are many chains around the island which you can trust to serve up Kaya Toast to perfection. Toast Box and Ya Kun Kaya Toast specialise in the breakfast food and are a great quick stop for your morning craving.

Chilli Crab

Eager to try one of the top 50 most delicious foods in the world according to CNN Go in 2020? You’re in luck, as one of Singapore’s specialities, chilli crab, made it to number 35. Its name is deceiving, as the juicy and succulent chunks of meat are not actually spicy. One of the most famous styles to cook Singapore crab is in a spicy tomato chilli sauce, the paste providing a tasty dip for the mantous (fried buns) which are served alongside the dish. 

There are many places around Singapore where you will find this iconic dish; the trick is to find the best ones. With our travel guide, you don’t have to worry about researching and finding them yourself. Take a trip to Momma Kong’s where the sauce is plentiful and crab fresh and delicious; you’ll definitely want to ask for extra mantous to scoop up as much of the scrumptious sauce as you can. If you’re looking for a chilli crab with more of a kick, head over to Long Beach Seafood, where your flavoursome crab is served with a richer, spicier tinge to the tomato gravy. A trip to The Garden City would truly not be complete without trying this iconic Singapore cuisine.

Char Siew Fan and Siew Yoke Fan

If you find yourself in amongst the many food offerings available within the bustling food markets of Singapore, make sure you head over to a hawker stall, such as Lau Phua Chay Authentic Roasted Delicacies. Here you will find two types of pork; char siew, a barbecued pork with a crispy rind of crackling and a smoky taste and siew yoke, a type of roasted pork belly which is tender to the bite with a generous amount of fat. This well-known Singapore street food can be enjoyed on its own or on a bed of fan (rice); it is certainly one to reach for if you are looking to experience some distinct Singapore flavours.

Don’t worry if you don’t have the time to go hunting around the street food vendors for this Singapore cuisine, our travel guide suggests some restaurants and cafes which also offer this speciality. Foong Kee coffee shop is well-known for its incredible, roasted-in-house char siew. Due to its popularity, we recommended checking in to this spot during off-peak hours to avoid the lunch time rush and enjoy this Singapore cuisine with stress-free and prompt service.

Birds eye view of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
After enjoying the vibrant tastes of this Singapore cuisine, we recommend taking a mere six minute walk to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple; the rooftop garden is a real treat. 

Pork Satay

A popular dish in Singapore, pork satay is a bold favourite within Singapore food culture. This Singapore food is made up of grilled bamboo skewered pork that is served with a spicy dipping sauce consisting of soy, peanut sauce and chilli. A delicious late night snack, this statement Singapore street food has its own hawker market dedicated to it, called Satay by the Bay. Not only can you enjoy the sweet flavours of pork stay, if you navigate yourself around the different stalls you will find other appetising meat skewers such as beef, chicken, mutton and prawns satay. Head over to this food market for your late night treat under the sky, lit up by the breath-taking Gardens by the Bay.

Pork satay skewers on a plate
The incredible taste of a skewer of pork satay is impeccable so make sure you order plenty of sauce.

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle and Tai Hwa Pork Noodle

Singapore is home to multiple Michelin star restaurants, such as Odette, housed in the spectacle that is the National Gallery and serving up French delights. However, when in Singapore, you will discover that this accolade is not just limited to grand restaurants.

Two street vendors made history in 2016 when they were recognised by the Michelin guide for their Singapore street food. Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle food stall and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle stall serve a crowd of punters every lunch time, offering authentic Asian flavourings with their delicious Singapore cuisine. To experience a taste of the Michelin standard, at the fraction of the price you would normally have to pay, a trip to these modest food stalls are well worth a visit.

Person looking at greenery in Fort Cannon Park
In amongst the concrete jungle of skyscrapers you will find hidden gems such as Fort Canning Park. A short, ten minute taxi journey will take you from the hawker market to this green space; it is the perfect spot to walk off the delicious food you will have just eaten.

Singapore is a haven for food lovers, offering incredible, diverse flavours in a range of traditional dishes which you have to try whist away. Contact us today to discover the range of amazing serviced apartments in Singapore in our portfolio, and complete your next trip to the Asian financial hub. 

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