Must Try Foods In… Singapore!

I’ll put my hands up and admit it, I’m totally addicted to tasty food. I dress it up with fancy ladylike terms such as ‘foodie’ or ‘culinary explorer’ but in reality I’m just greedy and food obsessed!

One of my favourite parts of travelling is trying the dishes that the country is most known for; admittedly three or four times if they’re especially tasty! (you know, for research.)

I think trying the local cuisine and sampling the countries delicacies is a big part of travelling and getting to know the place you’re in – which is why I’ve scoured the internet researching Singapore’s must try dishes while drooling over my keyboard in preparation for my first trip to Singapore!



Durian Fruit – apparently an acquired taste, eat early because it smells when too ripe!

Chwee Kueh (water rice cake) – rice cake, radish & chilli

Breakfast toast set – kaya (coconut jam spread) toast, eggs & coffee

Nasi Lemak – coconut rice, egg, sambal & anchovies


Curry Puff – pastry with potato, chicken & egg & gravy

Popiah – thin crepe-like spring rolls with prawn, egg, sausage & lettuce

Laska (curry and katong) – soup made of vermicelli noodles, coconut milk, shrimp

Chilli Crab – either sweet & tomatoey or black pepper flavoured, often served with buns (fried mantous)

Haianese chicken rice – boiled chicken served over fragrant rice

Duck Rice – braised duck served with gravy and rice

Bak Kwa – dried BBQ sliced pork snacks

Rojak – eclectic mixture of fruit, vegetables, dough fritters, bean curd, peanuts, prawn sauce

Wanton Mee – noodles, dumplings & pork with soup on the side

Satay – skewered, grilled meat served with a selected sauce

Char Kway Teow – stir fried rice cake strips, often with egg & Chinese sausage

Fried carrot Cake / Chai Tow Kwey – omelette with white radish cubes

Bak Chor Mee – minced pork, liver, fish cake slices, meat balls & noodles

BBQ Sambal Stingray / Ikan Bakar – BBQ’d stingray on a banana leaf

Mee Rebus – boiled noodles & sweet potato gravy sauce


Char Siu Bao – BBQ Pork Bun

Xiao Long Bao – Dumplings in a small bamboo steaming basket

Siew Mai – steamed dumplings with meat inside

Chee Chong Fun – rice noodle roll

Mee Kia – thin noodles

Mee Pok – flat noodles


Tau Huay / Dou Hua – Tofu or soybean yoghurt with flavoured syrup

Ice Kacang – shaved flavoured ice and added sweet ingredients like syrup, chia seeds, red beans, jelly, ice cream and milk


Singapore Sling Cocktail – Gin, cointreau and pineapple juice

Sugar Cane Juice – Juice made from pressed sugar canes

Ice Honey Lime Tea – Iced tea flavoured with lime & honey, sometimes with a jelly like consistency


Everyone keeps reminding me that I’ll only be visiting Singapore for a few days, so not sure how many of these I’ll actually manage to try, but it’s my own personal challenge to get at least 75% of these tasted! I’m sure I’ll be leaving Singapore about 20kg’s heavier – but judging by how delicious sounding I’ve found even writing this list – it’ll be totally worth it!

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