Both local & sophisticated recommendations!
If you’ve swung by Singapore, you know there’s no shortage of good food. Listen, the country ain’t that big. Just when you may have low expectations for a great variety of things to do, your food options may be a tasty surprise. From mouthwatering street food to fabulous Michelin-starred hotspots. From Indian, Chinese, Mediterranean to French. The wide range of flavors and ambiance you can choose from is lusciously satiating.
1. No Signboard Seafood 無招牌海鮮
Singapore’s food scene is sophisticated and growing, but we top this list with a must-stop for celebrities throughout Asia. No Signboard Seafood started in the late 1970s when eating crabs was not so popular, especially selling seafood in a hawker center. Today, the restaurant’s white pepper crab has become Singapore’s national dish with the customers’ word of mouth marketing.
After Restaurant ANDRE closes, where should your Michelin option be? Check out The Stamford Hotel’s JAAN, which stands for “bowl” in Sanskrit. The beautiful, 40-seat modern European restaurant will be your amuse bouche experience in Singapore. With a 70th floor view, each plate is gorgeous work of artistry. Try the lunch set menu if you’re price sensitive, but an indulgent yet graceful dinner at JAAN is refinery at its best.
3. Song Fa Bak Kut Teh 松發肉骨茶
In Mandarin, it’s called 肉骨茶, which literally means “meat bone tea.” It’s a simple dish that consists of pork rib bowl and typically comes with thin soft noodles. The broth cooked for hours is a combo of herbs and spices like star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, and garlic. And the one in Singapore you want to go to is called: Song Fa Bak Kut Teh.
4. Tian Tian Hainan Chicken 天天海南雞肉飯
Tian Tian 天天 1 Kadayanallur St, #01 -10/11 Maxwell Food Center, Singapore 069184 (map)
More food!! Another staple in Singapore cuisine is Hainanese chicken rice, which was adapted from early Chinese immigrants from, you guessed it, Hainan province of China. It’s basically poaching the entire chicken at sub-boiling temperatures. You eat it with ginger and garlic sauce with a bowl of oily rice. Suuuuper delish! （The one in the video is Boon Tong Kee 文東記, but the most famous one is Tian Tian 天天 in a hawker center.)
5. Bakalaki Greek Taverna
One of the most buzzworthy eateries in this savory and sweet city is Bakalaki. Its tagline “Greek cuisine at its best” sings true from tzatziki, chicken souvlaki, to eggplant dip. Eastern Mediterranean cuisine may not be what you thought you’d be exploring in Singapore, but beef skewers are to-die-for here. Don’t forget that bottle of Greek vino!
6. Roti Prata House
Street food is IT in Singapore, we couldn’t leave without a stop at Roti Prata House. Considered as one of the best foods in the world, roti prata is basically flat bread cooked over a flat grill, normally served with meat curry dish. Some like it with fish, mutton, or vegetables. For dessert, you can get it with chocolate, bananas or strawberries.