15 Typical Singaporean Foods
Discover 15 typical Singaporean foods.
The food of Singapore is a melting pot of cultures. Famous dishes of Singapore include dishes from India, China, and Malaysia. Western food is easy to find too.
Despite being one of the more expensive locations of Asia, the street food in Singapore is still cheap. It’s not hard to get some local Singapore cuisine for under $7SGP.
I even saw a few Indian places with ‘2 meat and 2 veg’ for $2-3SGP.
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1. Chicken Briyani
Chicken Briyani is in almost every Indian restaurant. It is a cheap and delicious Singaporean meal. I thought a chili was a bean which hurt a little.
Popeye’s is a US southern style fried chicken fast food joint. I include it for 2 reasons:
- It shows that western fast food is plentiful in Singapore.
- Because I’ve always wanted to go to Popeye’s but for some reason or another never have.
I wasn’t happy with it. It was basically a slightly better version of KFC, which doesn’t say much since KFC is my least favorite Fast Food.
3. Haianese Chicken
I thought this was better than the Hainese Chicken I had in Hainan.
This place was next door to the toy museum.
4. Wafer Ice-cream Sandwich
A solid block of ice-cream sandwiched between two wafers.
It comes in a variety of flavors including red bean and durian which are acquired tastes that are worth a try. $1.20SGP on the Esplanade bridge or only $1SGP around Bugis Square.
5. Bee Hoon
I found this in an Indian restaurant. I thought it would be pretty similar to Mee Hoon (thin rice noodles) and it was… but pink.
6. Masala Dosai
Dosai is like a pancake rolled around some filling. This one had a potato mixture inside. There are many types to choose from. Prices depend on what’s inside.
7. Nasi Ayam Penyet
Fried chicken and rice. It is also available with ikan (fish). It was a good meal and only 4SGP from Changgi Village, near the bumboat to Pulau Ubin.
I’ve had Laksa in Malaysia but saw this one restaurant on a travel show that is famous for it.
I don’t think it was any better than I’ve had, but it was still delicious.
It is noodles and seafood in a coconut curry soup. The restaurant is called 328 Katong Laksa and can be found at 49 East Coast Rd, on the corner of Ceylon Rd.
From bus stop 2 at Tanah Merah take bus #12 to the Roxy Square stop.
9. Frog Porridge
Cost: Probably about $6SGD
I didn’t try this but it seems to be famous in Geylang.
10. Kaya Butter
Cost: Probably just a couple of SGD
Kaya butter is a sweet coconut and egg mixed spread. Use it like jam. I ate it in a sandwich for breakfast every day, sometimes with peanut butter.
Lots of places well it on toast for a few SGD.
11. Mee Siam
Mee Siam is thin rice noodles in a sweet/mildly spicy tomato type broth with prawns and a hard boiled egg.
I think it would have been much better from a proper restaurant but was still not too bad from the cafe at the MacRitchie Reservoir (#20 of the things to do in Singapore).
12. Bak Kut Teh
Cost: $6SGD (Includes You Tiao)
Bak Kut Teh is pork soup. Slow cooked I guess because it falls off the bone. You Tiao is friendship bread… it’s what they eat in IP Man: The legend is born.
It came with chili and sweet soy sauce.
Cost: $4SGD including You Tiao
Zhou is rice porridge of different ‘flavors’. You can have it plain, with shredded chicken, with egg, etc.
14. Pie Face
Cost: $3-$6SGD depending on size and flavor
Next to Long John Silvers near Bugis Station is a place called Pie Face. I have to include it because I’m Australian and this the closest thing to Australian meat pies I have seen in Asia.
For those of you who are familiar, they are like Jesters Jaffle Pies.
You can get mini or normal size in a variety of flavors, and you can even put mash potato and mushy peas on top for an extra $2SGD.
Update: Since writing this post I went to Singapore again and this pie shop is no more 🙁 .
15. Economy Rice
Economy rice is a “pick your meat and veg” rice meal. It was only $2.30SGP for rice, 1 meat, and 1 veg.
This was Chinese, but Indian places also do it. Of course you are not limited to 1 meat, but the price goes slightly up for every extra serve.
I also had a TsingTao beer for $6SGP. I’m not sure why I had Tsing Tao. I should drank a Singaporean beer. Habits from China I guess.
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I couldn’t pick a favorite food of Singapore. It was good that everything was on offer. If I felt like Chinese food, easy. Indian, okay. And if I wanted some greasy burgers, fast food is common too.
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