Singapore is often described as the melting pot of Asian
cuisine. Singapore has a rich multicultural heritage and its
residents are mostly made up of Chinese, Malay and Indian
Its not surprising then to find a good mix of Chinese, Malay and
Indian food in Singapore, there is also several uniquely
Singaporean dishes that can trace some of their origins back to
a cuisine of another country.
When in Singapore a must do is to eat at a hawker center. Hawker
centers are like large outdoor food courts that were set up by
the government to get the old hawker cart venders into one place
and improve food quality standards. Singaporeans love to eat and
it shows in the quality of the tasty food at a hawker centre.
The food can be cheap and quick with some of the best food
coming from the cheaper hawker centers in Chinatown or Little
India over the more expensive Orchid Rd centers.
The Singapore government is having a big drive to attract more
and more tourists to the city, old waterfront port areas have
now been transformed into stylish alfresco dining centers.
Popular areas to check out include Boat Quay, Clark Quay, Far
East Square and Club Street.
Local food we recommend to try in Singapore is Char kway teow,
Laksa Hainanese chicken rice or perhaps even a fish head curry.
One fruit that is popular with the locals may not be so tasty to
tourist is called the Durian, This prickly looking fruit is
considered a delicacy and smells so bad it is banned in many
public places. Singaporeans love the durian so much that their
version of the Sydney Opera House, Esplanade Theatres on the
Bay, is shaped to resemble a durian.