Singapore Food and Drink Specialties

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Singapore Food Specialties

Singapore Food and Drink Specialties

Food is a very important part of life for Singaporeans, and good cooks are highly regarded. There is a tremendous variety of cultural influences that can be traced in the local cuisine, with the most notable ones being Chinese, Malay and Indian. Additionally, Singapore boasts a very special Peranakan cuisine which has developed along the Strait of Malacca. Founded by the early immigrants, it combines Chinese with Malay and European influences into a very unique blend.

The best way to taste those different cuisines is in the so-called “Hawker centers”, or a collection of small food stalls that can be found everywhere under open sky or in the basements of all major shopping centers.

Singapore Food Specialties

Chilli Crab

Some typical Singaporean signature dishes is chili crab in a fragrant red gravy, Hainanese chicken rice, Laksa, a Peranakan dish consisting of noodles, prawns, fishcake, eggs and cockles, cooked in a spicy coconut broth, and fish head curry prepared from a red snapper, among many others. The most popular drink, or “teh tarik”, is comprised of black tea, sugar, and condensed milk mixed to frothy perfection, and is consumed on every corner of Singapore.

Singapore Food Specialties

SIngapore Sling

Alcoholic beverages are pricey due to governmental regulation and high imposed taxes, but it is widely available as well, and Singapore Sling is a traditional local gin based long drink that is quiet popular as well.

Singapore Food Prices Indicator

MealPrice (SGD)
Breakfast4.00 - 7.00
Lunch5.00 - 10.00
Dinner10.00 - 20.00
Beer4.50 - 10.50
Tea/Coffee2.00 - 4.00
Mc Donalds Burger3.00 -5.00


Singapore Food Tours


1. Singapore’s Chinatown Food Tour – $21.69

Discover the diverse flavors and cuisines of Singapore’s Chinatown on this morning food tour. Walk to the Chinatown Complex Food Center and dip into a selection of its 260 food stalls to sample some of the typical breakfast goodies enjoyed by Singaporeans every morning. Try everything from sweet rice cakes to Singaporean-style coffee. Walk through Chinatown and learn about the history of the Chinese community in Singapore from your guide.

2. Singapore Hawker Center Food Tour in Chinatown – $60.00

Unwrap the rich culinary secrets of Singapore’s Chinatown on this 3.5-hour walking tour of its hawker centers and streets. With an expert guide to showcase Singapore’s most authentic treats, browse the Chinatown Complex to try Singaporean chicken rice, ‘poh piah’ (fresh spring rolls) and other goodies, complemented by delectable sugar cane juice. Sample sweet ‘ice kacang’, sip on ‘pulled’ tea, and discover Chinatown’s melting pot of culinary and cultural influences as you explore this endlessly diverse district. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure personalized attention from your guide.

3. Singapore Heritage Food Tour: Geylang Serai Market, Joo Chiat and Katong – $121.70

Welcome to Singapore – and its delightful multicultural heritage! Singapore is well loved for its range of ethnic food available.One of the best things about being in Singapore is undoubtedly the food. It is no secret that Singaporeans eat and drink with a passion. For the newcomer, deciding where and what to eat can be an intimidating, yet at the same time, exciting experience. From Chinese to Malay, Indian to Peranakan, on this tour we will cover all the top foodie’s favorite neighborhood including Geylang Serai Market, Joo Chiat and Katong.
4. Luxury Sky Dining Experience on the Singapore Cable Car – $122.21

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city by hopping on the Singapore Cable Car for dinner. During three rotations on this historic cable car in the sky, enjoy a 4-course dinner and some of the best views of the Singapore skyline to be found anywhere. This 1.5-hour ‘joyride’ is a feast for the senses, as you get the red carpet treatment with instant boarding, fabulous vistas while you float between Mt Faber and Sentosa, and a meal with someone special.

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