SINGAPORE EATS

July 18, 2018

It kinda feels like EVERYONE is in Spain/Greece/France/Portugal at the moment, or at least it looks that way on Instagram! If you are in one of the aforementioned fab locations, you will have to come home at some point, and perhaps you’ll be stopping off in Singapore? Or maybe you’re thinking of Singapore as a destination for the next school holidays? Either way, here are some pointers for eating well in Singapore… food for thought!

HEAD TO AN OUTDOOR FOOD CENTRE

Everyone says Newton Circus food centre is very touristy, but I think the variety is great, and it’s clean, and you’ll never get sick eating anything there…all the stores have pics of what they serve, and price wise, it’s all very competitive. Make sure to try sambal stingray, bbq chicken wings, satay are always a winner with a nice cold tiger beer…and actually all the bbq seafood is tremendous! The Maxwell Road Hawker centre is another winner, and is home to Tian Tian Chicken Rice, voted Singapore’s best.

HEAD TO A SHOPPING CENTRE

Food courts in shopping centres are excellent! Stand outs for me include Food Republic at Vivo City (Near Sentosa), the food court at Marina Bay Sands Casino and shopping complex, and the one in the basement of Ion Orchard Road shopping centre. Grab a table first, then take turns to survey the offerings. These 3 are air-conditioned, and very clean, and are old fashioned in their styling. They have all the crowd pleasers…satay, chicken rice, noodle soups… bring tissues with you, and wet wipes won’t hurt either!

HEAD TO LITTLE INDIA

Little India is my favourite place in the world (and I think only because I haven’t had a chance to make it to India as an adult just yet!) walk around, take in the smells, and the sights, and the colours…we never really eat at the same place, we just follow our noses and see where they take us. Komala Villas from memory is an excellent place to get a Southern Indian Thali platter, and there are loads of places to have a fish head curry, and indeed roti prata…I am NUTS about egg roti myself. The Tekka markets in Little India are incredible. The hawker centre there is very good, and the wet markets are a sensational insight to how locals approach produce, very interesting people watching!

HAVE CHILLI/PEPPER CRAB

Whilst in Singapore you HAVE to try chilli crab or black pepper crab! I love the pepper variation more that the chilli one…but be warned, it’s messy! It’s great at Palm Beach Seafood, right next to the Merlion statue; excellent people watching!
http://www.palmbeachseafood.com
Otherwise, JUMBO has two central locations and is also very good.
https://www.jumboseafood.com.sg/en/home

HAVE SUNDAY BRUNCH

If you’re there on a Sunday, you MUST do a champagne Sunday Brunch…they are a thing of legends in Singapore…it’s a huge deal amongst expats and locals alike. Raffles do one, in the Bar and Billiard room that is extravagant, and opulent, and very special. It is a beautifully curated selection of very special foods offered up with equally special champagne. Perhaps dining al fresco in the company of peacocks is more your thing? Kwee Zeen at the Sofitel Singapore Resort and Spa has you covered. This brunch buffet features more than 20 stations offering specialty foods…the desert station in particular is incredible. My advice is to TASTE EVERYTHING! Don’t die wondering!
Raffles Singapore
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa

EAT BREAKFAST LIKE A LOCAL

Want to eat breakfast like a local whilst in Singapore? Eat Kaya toast! Kaya is jam made from coconut milk, sugar, eggs, scented with Pandan (a fragrant almost vanilla flavour)…and is served spread on thick fluffy white toast over wedges of butter. Traditionally served with googy soft boiled eggs with soy along side a strong cup of coffee, it’s a winning sweet and savoury combination. An easy place to try it is at Ya Kun Kaya Toast, a popular coffee shop chain.
http://www.yakun.com

HAPPY EATING!
#IAMSOHUNGRYAFTERWRITINGTHIS

 

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  • Trish Ambler

    Thanks Georgie,
    As always you incite the travel bug, you have made Singapore more interesting than I have experienced or have thought it to be.
    Keep travelling and keep informing us.
    Best to you and your family,

    Trish xx

    • thewindowseat

      Thank you Trish! Maybe my love of the place makes it more interesting? I do love it there! And thank you for the support, always x

  • You’ve made me so hungry! I’ve yet to visit Singapore but I hope to one day.

    • thewindowseat

      You won’t regret it when you get there, there is so much to do, and not just in the eating department. It’s also the perfect jump off to so many other S.E. Asian destinations.

  • I took a Singaporean around Sydney recently as part of Sydney Greeters. He was a real foodie. Your post explains why.

    • thewindowseat

      Food to Singaporeans is SPORT! Always on the hunt for the best! I think Sydney does very well in this competitive field; we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to food options!

  • We have just returned from a stopover in Singapore where we ate chilli crab – because that’s what one does when in Singapore. Don’t tell anyone but I kind of thought the chilli sauce ruined an otherwise perfectly edible crustacean. I can’t tell you where we had it. We went with a friend who lives in Singapore and had a car for the day. We drove about as far as you can without hitting Malaysia. Is Singapore building a new airport – I think it was near there – and if not it was near some other huge construction site way out in the Singaporean equivalent of the outback.

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