Foodies would be in their element in Singapore as they would encounter a selection of mouth-watering and inexpensive street foods that would be a delight to savour like those mentioned below.


Char Kway Teow
Char Kway Teow | Image by Choo Yut Shing via flickr

Char kway teow

A very popular street food in Singapore would be char kway teow which is basically stir-fried rice noodles. To prepare this dish, the flat rice noodles would be stir-fried over strong heat within a wok with blood cockles, dark soy sauce, slices of sausage and bean sprouts. A hotel near Tiong Bahru to consider where you could base yourself as you set off on street food tours to try such dishes would be D’Hotel Singapore.

Hainanese chicken rice

This much-loved speciality would often be regarded to be the national dish of Singapore. It features tender chicken with a fine layer of coated fat. Meanwhile, the rice in this dish which is cooked in chicken stock, chicken fat and pandan leaf with garlic and ginger would be fluffy and aromatic.

Kaya toast

Another not-to-be-missed culinary experience in Singapore would be enjoying some appealing kaya toast. Many Singaporeans would relish the opportunity to savour toasted bread with butter and a layer of kaya (a heavy jam composed of coconut, egg and sugar). The usual accompaniments would be half-boiled eggs (with black sauce) and coffee.

Bak chor mee

This tasty culinary creation would be particularly well-loved within Singapore’s Chinese community. This dish of minced pork noodles would be made with black vinegar and a flavourful chilli paste. It would be served along with pork balls, minced pork, pork slices, pork dumplings and pieces of crunchy pork lard.