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Updated by Joanna James on Apr 29, 2020
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Must eat Singaporean food in Singapore - The top 6!

Choosing from 54 popular Singaporean dishes is no easy task. This Island State is widely known for some of the most exquisite dishes of Asia. Here is a list of the few of the best.


Bak Kut Teh

Let's start this list with an iconic dish of Singapore which is the pork rib soup. In Singapore, you will find them serving 3 main varieties which are the Hokkien, Cantonese and the Teochew styles. Whichever one you want to try here; you will be absolutely surprised by its mouth-watering flavours. When booking your accommodation in Singapore, make sure to choose locations that have brilliant restaurants around. For instance, you can check out suites in Singapore at properties like PARKROYAL On Kitchener Road Singapore which is close to many popular restaurants.


Ban Mian

This is known to be a simple dish made out of handmade noodles and then cooked in a rich soup. That might sound quite simple, but it's packed in flavour. You can also add ingredients like anchovies, spinach, mushrooms and minced pork. It is all up to you how you want to devour this local favourite.



Did you know that CNN named this dessert dish among the top 50 in the world? If that's the case, you know you have to try this no matter what. This is a sweet cold dessert which is well known for its blend of ingredients that includes palm sugar, coconut milk to rice flour jelly!! All these unique and delicious ingredients make the cendol far more superior to their counterparts.


Char Kway Teow

This is a stir-fried noodle dish made out of rice noodles and one can easily find it in the local hawker stalls. This is one of the best places in Singapore to try this type of dish. And guess what? They actually differ from store to store and everyone has their own version of it which is all exquisite too. You can go hopping from one stall to another trying all the different flavours.


Chicken rice

Another simple dish, that never gets old or never can get old, is the local chicken rice. This is a quintessential Singaporean dish that is made out of aromatic fluffy rice due to the chicken stock that is added and poached chicken. It is served with minced garlic, dark sauce, chilli sauce and cucumber making it quite a wholesome dish. The chicken is cooked to perfection and can just devour the chicken alone and be wholly satisfied.


Chilli crabs

For the seafood lovers out there, Singapore has rather a special treat for you. It is said that the chilli crab is a true representative of the local cuisine. The herbs and spices added to the dish make the chilli crab a personal favourite to whoever tries this dish. Get to a local restaurant with your friends or family, dig in with your hands, enjoy a good conversation around the table. That is sure to make one memorable dinner.

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