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5 Must-Try Street Food in Singapore - The street food capital of the world!

Being home to one of the most iconic countries within the globe with varied ethnic, cultural and religious diversity, Singapore is renowned for its multicultural cuisine! The city-state with the amalgamation of different food cultures from around the world features a vibrant street food scene and lets you embark on a culinary adventure while you are here. Here are 5 of the most amazing street food items you must try during your time here.


Mud Crab

Surely one of the most loved delicacies in Singapore, Savouring the Mud crab must be added to your to-do list in the city-state. Though Mud Crabs are predominantly imported to Singapore from Sri Lanka, the ingredient has become synonymous with Singaporean cuisine! The crab is often prepared by stirfrying it under high heat on a wok and it is cooked in a flavour-rich sauce; The main ingredients of the sauce are tomatoes, chilli, pepper, ginger, garlic, chopped onions and a whole host of spices.


Hainanese Chicken Rice

Being a simple yet succulent dish, this has been brought to Singapore by the immigrants from China. It is made by cooking a whole chicken which is laden with oil in a flavour-rich bone broth for several houses and serving it with rice cooked in chicken stock. The chicken cooked chicken is sliced and presented in a delectable manner along with a chilli dip and a ginger – soy sauce! With its unique flavour and delectable texture, you will certainly be craving for more once you get the taste of it!



Dubbed as the king of fruits, Durian is a must-try item in the extensive list of unique things to eat in Singapore. Though its pungent smell could be off-putting initially, your whole perspective and understanding about the fruit will drastically change once you take a bite into its sweet, juicy and custardy flesh. The taste is quite unique and most will indeed love it. There are also many treats such as durian flavoured icecreams, smoothies and shakes served in Singapore and you would certainly love the eclectic yet desirable flavour!


Curry Laksa

Being a flavourful amalgamation of Malay and Chinese and Singaporean culinary influences, the curry laksa is one of the staple street food items you must try during your time in Singapore. This particular dish is made from ingredients such as vermicelli noodles, coconut sauce and bean curd. The meat additions to the dish include slices of fish, shrimp or chicken. The dish is served hot with condiments such as diced onion, cucumber, pineapple and chilli along with finely shredded pieces of ginger and Vietnamese mint. You can find this dish at eateries located around popular destinations and hotels in Singapore the likes of Pan Pacific Singapore.


Frog Porridge

Don't be alarmed by the name of this dish – despite its peculiar ingredient, it is by far one of the cleanest and tastiest dishes that one could try during their time at the iconic city-state. The dish's main ingredient – you guessed it right – is frogs; which are skinned and properly cleaned. They are then marinated in a cocktail of soy sauce, wine, spring onions and ginger. This concoction makes it tender and juicier and once cooked it gives out a sweet and succulent flavour which many say is very similar to chicken. The porridge is a bit gloopier and it is also surprisingly light. You can savour this amazing dish at many of Singapore's hawker stalls that are placed in its markets and you will surely not regret trying it.