Chicken rice is so popular in Singapore, you won’t have to look for it. It’ll come looking for you! The rice soaked in the juices of the chicken is the best. It’s on the oily side, nothing like fried foods, but you won’t need lip balm after your meal.
Cute cafés abound around Arab Street and Kampong Glam. Pick from one of our favourites to chit chat, read the daily papers or just watch the world go by.
Singapore's Kampong Glam has plenty of historical sights. And that includes traditional restaurants that serve heartwarming dishes in casual settings.
How to last the whole working week eating out with colleagues? Grab some yong tau foo around Singapore, a popular noodle, tofu and trimmings soup dish!
Singapore chilli crab is a sweet and tangy, tomato and chilli sauce stir fry. When freshly cooked, mud crabs have a firm texture and a refined sweet taste. Old crabbies tend to be nutty tasting with a paper consistency. Thus, you absolutely want to go to restaurants that serve the freshest seafood.
During the Mid-Autumn Festival, you’ll find the broadest variety and highest quality of mooncakes. Everywhere you look in Singapore (supermarkets, malls, bakeries, coffee shops, food courts, convenience stores, hastily set up stalls etc), mooncakes will pursue you.
Bakkwa is a Chinese delicacy consisting of sweet and salty slow roasted meats. It’s a bit like jerky, but nowhere near as chewy. Bakkwa is more moist and not as dry as dried meats. So even if you’re missing a few teeth like Singaporean pioneers, you can still enjoy bakkwa in old age.
You may be spending only a few days in Singapore. But at some stage during your stay, you’ll probably need a supermarket, and convenience , though very convenient, have less than the bare essentials. NTUC Fairprice, a Trades Union coop, is the fairest supermarket in Singapore and a household name.
Finding clean food stalls in Singapore is relatively easy. Unlike our friends in neighbouring countries, we’re lucky to be able to drink water straight from the tap without fear of ghastly stomach upsets or worse.
I, Ah Choy (Alias Warren Wee) am waiting at the Raffles Hotel, the birthplace of the world famous cocktail named Singapore Sling. If you want to try a bit of history in suave decorum, the Long Bar is the place to try a Singapore Sling prepared to tradition.