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10 Popular Local Street Food to Try in Singapore - Top Dishes that should not be Missed When Exploring Singapore

Singapore is an incredible travel destination which offers a myriad of attractions. Read on and find out about the top 10 street food that you should try out when travelling here.


Wanton Mee

This is a flavoursome dish which is believed to have originated in Hong Kong. It is a wanton noodle dish which bursts with exquisite flavour. The rendition of the dish that you find here in Singapore is rather appealing.


Fried carrot cake

Contrary to what the name suggests, you will not find carrots in this cake! Instead, what you will get when you order this dish is a combination of eggs, preserved radish as well as white radish flour cake. It tastes as great as it looks so do give it a try!


Dim Sum

Your culinary journey in Singapore will be incomplete without dim sum that's for sure! When you order dim sum you will get a nice combination of a variety of bite-sized treats.


Kaya toast and soft boiled eggs

This is one of the best dishes to try out in Singapore for sure. The bread is lightly toasted and comes covered in coconut and egg kaya. Of course, there are different variants of this dish in the city. If you stay at a centrally located boutique hotel in Singapore, you will get the chance to visit the leading food stalls and discover the true tastes of the land. Located in the heart of the city, hotels like The Scarlet Singapore are quite popular for sure.


Chilli or Pepper Crabs

If you are a lover of seafood dishes, you have to give this one a try. The chilli crabs are served with soft buns which can be dipped on the thick and creamy gravy.



Laksa is a vibrant marriage between Chinese and Malay cuisines. It is one of the most popular dishes here in Singapore. You will find it being served at a number of food stalls and restaurants in the city. Indulge in variants like curry laksa and katong laksa as you enjoy your food tour in the city.


Curry fish head

The whole head or a half head of red snapper will peep out of a thick curry when your curry fish head order is delivered to your table. You may be slightly put off by the spectacle, but rest assured, the dish will sing in your mouth!


Bak chor mee

Bak chor mee combines the tastes of noodles, pork, meatballs or fish balls, liver as well as slices of fish cakes. It is served with a luscious sauce too.


Oyster omelette

The oyster omelette is a must-try dish here in Singapore. It is flavoursome and quite filling. Needless to say, it can really pack a punch!


Hokkien prawn mee

This is a sensational concoction which combines fried egg noodles, rice noodles and rich prawn stock. It is served with pork fat, fish cake as well as squid.
Hope the information above will help you to make your food tour in Singapore quite remarkable!