Nov 02

Must-try Local Foods

You can’t say you are a Singaporean if you haven’t tried most if not all of local food specialties here. Foods here in Singapore are delectable because of its distinct taste and colourful history. Singapore offers a diverse menu from Indian, Malay, Chinese, Peranakan, Indonesia, French and many more. It is not too late to try different culinary pleasures.


So, here are some local foods that you must try:

  • Satay: You should not miss the skewered meat. This skewered meat achieved its tastiness because of the marinated meat plus it is grilled over charcoal fire. This is called satay. Hawkers and other food centres here provide satay any time of the day.
  • Bak kut teh: Bak kut teh is a Hokkien dish. It means pork ribs and tea. Many people prefer this because it is a soup-base food. You will enjoy the tasty soup. There are different styles of this soup – clear and dark soup. The clear soup is with pepper while the dark soup has soya-sauce, It is served with rice.
  • Rojak: Rojak is a Malay dish. If you want a healthier option, you should consider rojak. Rojak is a salad mixture. You will find cucumbers, fruits, radish, fritters, peanuts, bean curd and many more. Its mixture is a must-try.
  • Fish head curry: Fish head curry is a famous dish for Indian and Chinese. In fact, when you go to Indian or Chinese restaurants, you will find that they serve fish head curry. The difference is the way they present it. Regardless, this is a favourite because of the hug fish’s head and the vegetables that come with it.


  • Fried carrot cake: There are two kinds of carrot cake – black or white. Depending on your choice, the taste will vary. The black fried carrot cake will taste sweet but the white fried carrot cake will taste plan (since there is no soy sauce). This dish is usually consumed for breakfast and supper.
  • Char kway teow: Char kway teow is popular here that many stalls and food centres offer it. Char kway teow comprises of noodles (white) sprinkled with sweet sauce together with sausage, cockles, sprouts, fish cake and egg. You will be attracted to this because of its frangrance. It tastes somewhat sweet.

If you have friends coming along here, you should let them try few. If you are looking for the perfect restaurant to get these foods, perhaps you have to ask your neighbours or parents. These foods are enjoyed especially with your family and friends. You can easily prepare these or simply go to restaurants which specializes it and avail of it.


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