A Food Odyssey Called Singapore

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Food Odyssey Called Singapore

Singapore is a place known for its tourist attractions. From the rides in Sentosa to the awesome birds at the Bird Park, Singapore has always attracted tourists from across the globe. I have been fortunate to have lived in Singapore for a short duration and also visited the place as a tourist.

It was during my first visit to the city that I realized that Singapore is not just about the wonderful sightseeing it offers. Singapore is a host to people from many parts of the world. As a result it has become a haven of food, a multi-cuisine paradise. Singapore boasts of over 20,000 eating joints and is called the food capital of Asia. Singapore offers food from China, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Korea, India along with dishes from other parts of the world. Being an island nation this place if famous for its sea food.

A Food Odyssey Called Singapore, #FarMoreSingapore
A Food Odyssey Called Singapore

My first tryst with Singaporean food was in its food courts. I'm a pure vegetarian and was quite surprised to find various options in the food courts of Singapore. Food courts exist throughout the city. Most of them are housed inside malls and are air conditioned. I remember eating at a food court near the Indian Embassy once, I had a dish made of tofu cooked in mango gravy. I loved that dish and would love to go back to have it. I also remember visiting this large eating place called the Food Republic very famous for its hawker carts and hokkien mee fried noodles.

A Food Odyssey Called Singapore
A Food Odyssey Called Singapore: Food Courts

Moving over to the place known as Little India (Serangoon road) - the place famous for its gold shops, shops selling electronics and also for the well known shopping hub called Mustafa. But if you do visit this place then you cannot miss out some authentic South Indian cuisine. I used to frequently visit this place whenever there was a desire to have delicious South Indian food. There are tiny restaurants selling dosas, idlis and filter coffee - another great option for vegetarians.


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A Food Odyssey Called Singapore: Little India

When in Singapore you absolutely cannot miss the shopping area of Orchard road. Huge shopping malls await you and there is a great feel of just walking along on the streets here with people from all walks of life walking with you. And if you visit this place you will surely spot these small hawkers selling ice-cream. I think you should find some near Ngee Ann City or outside the MRT stations.  Try out a biscuit sandwich or better still a bread sandwich from one of these vendors. A delight in itself, the sweet bread with your favorite flavored ice-cream is something you will surely devour. The last time I was there these costed a mere SGD 1!
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A Food Odyssey Called Singapore

Singapore also offers a host of fine dining restaurants. From the 5 star hotels to the eateries in places like the Raffles place, you will surely find somewhere to have a nice dinner. You can also try the Ah Teng’s Bakery which whips up some yummy pastries and cakes. Waku Ghin at Marina Bay Sands offers European and Japanese cuisine.

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A Food Odyssey Called Singapore


While shopping in Singapore you will also notice the food halls - huge places offering different types of food. These were my favorite as the chocoholic in me would find a huge selection of chocolates on sale. These were the places from where I would walk back with bags of truffles and other yummy delights.
A Food Odyssey Called Singapore, #FarMoreSingapore
A Food Odyssey Called Singapore

If you are a Punjabi and miss your parathas then check out the restaurant at YMCA - they used to serve such delicious stuffed parathas a few years back - I hope they still do!

Although I have shared the places where I have eaten and hence covered only the vegetarian options, if you are a non-vegetarian you will be delighted at the food options available in the country. You can find out more about eating in Singapore at http://discover.stayfareast.com/

So if you plan to visit Singapore don't forget to relish the different cuisines the city has to offer you, your trip is incomplete without this Singaporean takeaway!

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15 comments:

  1. Nice Shilpa. I couldn't have imagine getting these food items in Singapore. Icecream with bread sounds interesting. Infact we are planning to visit Singapore this year. Will make a note of these :)

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    1. Great Manu, all the best, Singapore is an awesome place to visit, enjoy all the food you can while there :)

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  2. yumm I am loving your restaurant post now I know where to go when I ll come delhi :)

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  3. wow.. luv seeing the pics and want to try the icecream bread!

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    1. Yeah and if you visit try all variations of this ice-cream bread/wafer/biscuit :)

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  4. Wow. Glad to know that there are so many good restaurant options for vegetarians in Singapore. Thank you for sharing your review. When in Singapore, i now know where to go for good food. Hope you enjoyed your trip.

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    1. I stayed there for sometime Alpana, and on my shorter tourist visits had great fun, I can go again for that matter :)

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  5. Wow what an interesting post! I don't think I would ever get the chance to go to Singapore so it's nice to hear about it instead

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    1. Never say never dear, who knows when you get a chance!

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  6. Amazing review

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