What to Eat in Singapore. And Where to Find it

Updated: Jun 26

Boasting in Chinese, Malaysian and Indian cuisine, for most westerners, figuring out what to eat in Singapore can be tricky. And even if you can navigate your way through the names of ancient dishes, finding them may not always be easy. Here's our easy enough guide (with pictures) for what you can expect.

HAWKER (sometimes also referred to as a food centre) will be any visitors best friend when visiting Singapore. These cafeteria like complexes are plentiful in central Singapore and have many small individual stalls serving a variety of foods. Eating at these is cheap, filled with experience and always delicious.

What to eat in Singapore - hawker stall
Hawker centres are filled with stalls like this one!

Amoy Food Center (7 Maxwell Road MND Building Annexe B, Singapore)

Wonton Noodle

Delicious noodles usually serviced with Chinese spice rubbed pork or duck, served with Bok Choy (Chinese cabbage). Always coming with a bowl of warm broth on the side with pork dumplings floating inside. (3.50-5 SGD, ± 2-4 EUR)

(Try stall 01-125 at the Amoy Food Center)

Fried Carrot Cake  (Chai tow kway)

Don't be fooled by the name! No carrots or cream cheese frosting here. In fact, this traditionally Chinese dish is actually more like an omelette, scrambled eggs with spring onion and chewy radish cake.

Kaya Toast

Breakfast time! Eaten by the locals almost daily, Kaya (a coconut jam) is spread on toast with butter and put together into a sandwich. You then take that sandwich and dip it into runny boiled eggs with soy sauce and take a sip of your kopi (what the locals call coffee with condensed milk). (3.50-4 SGD, ± 2-3 EUR)

Honestly- weird but somehow has become one of our favorite breakfasts that we even make at home in Europe now!

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