The food scene in any destination tends to explode on the international stage whenever top chefs and haute cuisine start to make an appearance, blending a city’s culture with fresh, local ingredients and an upscale flourish. While Paris and much of Italy have long been hubs for incredible cuisine, Singapore is gaining traction as a food-lover’s destination. Here, a look at some of the local favorites you can pick up from a number of street vendors and outdoor markets.
A traditional breakfast beloved by many, kaya toast is white bread that’s layered with coconut jam (or “kaya”) and butter. It’s often served with soft-boiled eggs, which are perfect for dipping your toast into.
The national fruit of Singapore, this potent and pungent-smelling fruit (pictured above) is a local favorite in smoothies, desserts tarts and more.
Two of the most popular laksa dishes are curry laksa and asam laksa. Both are comforting noodle dishes that are traditionally made with vermicelli, but can also be made with thick rice noodles.
Found in virtually every street stall throughout Singapore, chicken rice might be the most popular dish of this city-state. The rice is cooked in a chicken broth for flavor, then topped with soy sauce and served with boiled chicken.
The opposite of our American carrot cake, this savory dish is actually completely devoid of carrots. Radish cake cubes (which resemble a “white carrot”) are stir-fried with scrambled eggs, soy sauce, garlic, and vegetables.
Did you know?
A “hawker center” is the name for an open-air food market featuring vendors serving their specialty dishes at individual stalls, usually for very little money.
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