Despite its size, Singapore is a city large in food variety with numerous restaurants and food stalls to choose from. Singapore’s food variety is largely attributable to it being one of the melting pots of Asia with plenty of cultures mingling due to it being the busiest port in the world. For anyone looking to go on a food trip, Singapore is an excellent place to do so. However, a constraint to most trips is usually the budget. Adding the fact that Singapore is also an expensive city to live in makes it more difficult to binge for those who are on a budget. So, instead of listing down the best restaurants in Singapore, we’ve listed down the best food stalls because they tend to be a lot less expensive than restaurants.
Fu Ming Shu Shi (Redhill Lane Food Centre)
The best dish to eat here is the Singaporean version of a carrot cake or chai tow kueh. However, it isn’t actually made out of carrots nor is it a cake. It is actually made out of radish and is considered to be dimsum. They have two varieties in Fu Ming Shu Shi. The black variety is fried with thick soy sauce until caramelized while the white variety uses lighter soy sauce. Both varieties are fried with plenty of garlic and with scrambled eggs. The food here is typically under S$6, which makes it a bang for the buck.
Heng Heng (107 Owen Road)
This stall specializes in what the Singaporeans and the Malaysians call bak kut teh. Bah kut teh is meat bone tea in English. Despite the name, there is actually no tea in the dish. They only call it such because it is traditionally served with oolong tea, which is believed to dissolve the large amount of fat in bah kut teh. Heng Heng can serve you the dish for an amount less than S$5.
Xiu Ji (335 Smith Street, Chinatown Complex Market)
You have to eat the yong tau fu in Xiu Ji. Yong tau fu is a dish consisting mainly of tofu that is stuffed with meat and served with vegetables. Xiu Ji can also serve it with fish balls and fish cake. Their version is served with noodles and a ginger dipping sauce all for a price under S$7.
Loo’s (71 Seng Poh Road, Tiong Bahru)
Hainanese curry rice is often considered as one of Singapore’s national dishes and one of the best and cheapest places to get it is in Loo’s. Loo’s serves their version with octopus, braised pork, and fried eggs among others all for a price less than S$5. The thick and sticky curry sauce on top of the dish makes it more flavorful a meal.
Looking for hot recipes that will make you sweat? Chili crab in Singapore is perfect for you! With its mouth-watering and delectable taste, it’ll surely satisfy your chili cravings. At the heart of Singapore, there are a lot of restaurants, food stalls and other food establishments that serves different variety of foods.
When it comes to seafood, some of the best places to visit include the Long Beach Seafood, No Signboard Seafood Restaurant and the Jumbo Seafood. Also, exceptional seafood locations are found at the Palm Beach Seafood which is located at One Fullerton, Long Beach Seafood that is situated in Dempsey and the Singapore Seafood Republic at the famous Sentosa Resorts World.
Chili crab is specially made for people who love a hot recipe. However, it is not only for chili lovers but also for ordinary food lovers. It is a food that is made up of a sweet, sumptuous and aromatic sauce – chili as the base. Tomato sauces are also added to surprise your appetite and satisfy your chili food craving.
What’s more interesting about this dish is that its sauce is also added with garlic and vinegar that is properly mixed to the flour. In a simple procedure, flour must be thickened so that it will achieve a chili taste and a fluffy texture. To add extra kick, you can pair it with some toasted buns or locally known as mantouo. Dip it into its sauce and it will leave you a spicy taste that you may or may not regret.
Carrot cakes are one of the favorite dishes of vegetarians. In fact, it has been made as a substitute for ordinary cakes. Since many people today are consuming sweets, vegetarians make it as an alternative. In Singapore, many individuals love to taste this appetizing dessert. Carrot cake, which we locally call chai tow kueh, is one of the oldest food made in the country. Aside from the carrot as its main ingredient, it also consists of rice flour (steamed and in cubes), as well as white radish for an attractive texture.
This old-fashioned recipe, popularized by the Teochews, also has fried egg on it and topped with onions. It is served in black or white in color. Typically, a white carrot cake is only a plain serving while a black-colored carrot cake is mixed with a sweet black sauce. Therefore is it a great meal for those who are craving with sweets. In the city, there are a lot of restaurants that serves carrot cake.
This includes the Makansutra Gluttons Bay that can be found near the Newton Food Centre and Esplanade Theatre, Hai Tien Lo restaurant – serving fried carrot cake that is usually made from fresh radish, preserved sausage and shrimp – and many restaurants. Since the preparation of carrot cake is very simple for some individuals, many people find the preparation of the cake daunting. In reality, this sweet can be easily done especially if you are dedicated to prepare it.