Looking for ultimate Gastronomicdelight Singapore is the place. Singaporean food has achieved world-classstatus and it’s no secret that the city is one of Asia’s biggest culinarycapitals. What’s truly special is the affordable (and not to mention delicious)street food that you can find virtually anywhere and everywhere at hawkercentres around Singapore.
Lately Singapore has emerged from a street-foodparadise to a culinary capital with gastronomic temples of high cuisine.Here is your guide for some ofthe must-visit-eateries, when in SingaporeOld Airport Road Food CentreOld Airport Road Food Centre islocated in the east and is home to a whole bunch of stunning culinaryhighlights, including Albert Street Prawn Noodle for that bowl of yellow noodlesin an umami prawn broth, and chee cheong fun (rolled up rice noodles–a popularbreakfast item) from Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun.If you and your mates prefer tohave a huge feast with plenty of different things to share (read: communaldining), go to Mattar Road Seafood BBQ. Order dishes like barbecue stingray andchilli crab along with a side of rice for a lip-smacking dinner.Maxwell Food CentreSituated near the busy CentralBusiness District (CBD), Maxwell Food Centre is one of Singapore’s most famouslocal dining enclaves.
With over 100 stalls and so many dishes to choose from,it can be difficult to decide what to try. Pull it down to these three options:Tian Tian Chicken Rice, Jin Hua Sliced Fish Bee Hoon, and Maxwell Fuzhou OysterCake.Having featured in countlessmagazines, websites, and TV shows, Tian Tian is known for their signature dish:chicken rice. This iconic dish is best enjoyed with lots of chilli and dark soysauce.
Be prepared to wait in line as there’s almost always a long queue atthis well-loved stall.If you like soup-based dishes,visit Jin Hua Sliced Fish Bee Hoon for a piping hot bowl of Cantonese-stylefish bee hoon (thin rice noodles) soup. Featuring fresh fish slices fried togolden perfection, this dish comes with a mouth-watering fish broth thatcontains milk. Grab those chopsticks and slurp up the goodness! Treat yourself to a snack afteryour main meal at Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake. This soft, warm, crispy,golden-brown gem is also known as the ‘UFO’ and comes with oysters hiddeninside the ‘pancake’.Tiong Bahru MarketIf you’re in Tiong Bahru–one ofSingapore’s coolest neighbourhoods–be sure to pop by the Tiong Bahru Market forsome amazing local creations.
Fantastic choices include chwee kueh (steamedrice cakes topped with diced preserved radish and chilli) from Jian Bo CheeKueh, fishball noodles from Hui Ji Fishball Noodles & Yong Tau Foo, and pau(steamed buns with a filling, typically barbecued pork) from Tiong Bahru Pau.You can enjoy these bites anytimeof the day, but the great thing is that these dishes–chwee kueh, fishballnoodles, and pau–are actually perfect breakfast choices. You might want to dropby first thing in the morning before exploring the rest of the ‘hood for itship cafes, indie bookstores, and more.Satay by the BayIs grilled meat your thing? Makea beeline for Satay by the Bay for some tantalising grilled skewered meat (akasatay). This Malay creation is featured at several pushcarts that are found ina little open-air section of the food centre, so pick one and order away. Tip:grab some ice cold beer from the drink stall nearby and don’t forget thatsweet-spicy peanut dipping sauce to go with your satay. There’s always something foreveryone in this city.