If you don’t try all of these before you leave, you haven’t really been to Singapore [or so says Five Stones Hostel :) ]
1. Chilli Crab
The most famous dish in Singapore – our finger licking good chilli crabs are cooked in thick tomato and chilli based gravy. The crab is covered with plentiful of gravy and the crab meat is best eaten with the gravy. To mop up the excess gravy, we have fried ‘man-tou” (fried buns) which are golden brown bundles of joy!
2. Hainanese Chicken Rice
Another all-time favorite. Most people have this at least once a month, some every week. This dish consists of boiled or roasted chicken, served on fragrant rice. Check out the video by Anthony Bourdain below on his chicken rice experience.
Satay is a dish consisting of bite-sized pieces of meat grilled on skewers. They come in different types of meat such as chicken, mutton, pork and beef. It is served with a flavourful spicy peanut sauce, slices of cucumbers and onions.
4. Ice Kachang
Crushed ice drenched with colored syrup, on top of a mix of red beans, attap seeds and jelly, Ice Kachang is a favorite way of cooling off from the sweltering heat.
5. Carrot Cake
Fried carrot cake is a favourite dish among many Singaporeans. It is flour mixed with radish and fried with dark sauce, turnip and sweet sauce and topped off with spring onions (‘black’ version), or fried without the sweet sauce (‘white’ version).
If you have exhuasted the top 5, try the following:
- Char Kway Teow
- Fishball noodles
- Wanton Mee
- Chilli Stingray
- Handmade noodles or ‘ban mian’
- Bah Kut Teh
or our desserts / side dishes
- Roti Prata
- Chwee Kueh
- Tau Hway