Singapore is an array of different cultures blended harmoniously. And therefore, the country’s food culture lacks nothing else. What’s magnificent to see is how SG placed its street food as one of its heritage and culture. They even celebrate an annual Singapore Food Festival in celebration of street food. A couple of stalls have also earned a Michelin star! Travelers Today takes you directly to the streets.
Along the streets of Little India, one can find Chaat, a street savory vegetarian snack that contains potatoes, delicious yogurt, and a couple of spices. There are also lots of roti or naan along the way. A trip to the Mustafa Centre and Tekka Centre is worthwhile as you try various street food with costs starting from S$0.35 to not more than S$10. If you ask us, we go gaga over their Biryani and masala teh.
Singapore’s Chinatown Food Complex is where you get the best seat and a line of hawkers willing to serve you. In fact, you can find the famed Michelin star food street here. The Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle is available for S$2. It wasn’t an award-winning stall when we came there, though. And we failed to eat their chunks as they have plenty of people lining up. Maybe next year. Expect to pay S$1 to S$5 in Chinatown for a bowl of noodles, dumplings, beef, liver and more.
You can find various international dishes that range from Sri Lanka to Arab Nations at Kampong Glam. Shawarma, curry, and veggies are common here. Prices are very affordable. Some won’t cost you much than S$5. There are also a couple of roti and naan along the way. We just grabbed one and off our way. By the way, some are self-service. You grab a plate then you can choose from an array of 20 dishes. We stayed in a cat café though.
How about, before leaving the airport, you get to taste some street food at Changi Village Food Centre? They said it has been renovated now and is much cleaner than before. You can have satay of mutton, fish or pork worth S$0.50 to S$2. Oyster omelets are served for S$5 and going up while fritters are available up to S$1.