Singaporean Food is Unparalleled to Others

I really didn’t have Singapore on my mental ‘bucket list’, but since I was down in Kuala Lumpur for a week, I thought I’d make the 4 1/2 hour journey to Singapore to try out something they are best known for… their cuisine.  When I head somewhere with such high expectations, they are usually squashed right in front of my face.  Kind of like going to a Britney concert and expecting Celine Dion vocals.  So… did Singapore live up to my expectations?

Late night dining in Singapore.


That and then some.  The food there was one of the most gratifying experiences of my life.  If Singapore was not so expensive, I probably would have cancelled the rest of my trip and just stayed in this culinary heaven.  My first night there I ate dinner three times.  I just couldn’t resist and knew I’d be mad at myself later if I didn’t stuff myself sick with food.

Murtabek in Singapore

Singaporean food is an amalgam of the people that reside there… Malay, Chinese, Indian, etc.  Some of the food stays true to the culture it represents while others are a delectable mixture of the cultures’ best dishes.  This blending of cultures made for some serious mouth orgasms.

My recommendation is to get there and have a local dish out some of their recommendations.  I was very lucky to have a local guy open up my map and identify places all around the city (for a good 30 minutes) that would give me divine culinary satisfaction.  He pointed me away from restaurants that tourists typically flocked to and rather to ones that the locals dined at.  This was helpful as my budget was tight in the expensive city-state and as usual, local hot spots are cheaper than tourist ones.  He also advised me to check out a hawker center and told me to jump in line at the stall which had the longest line.  He said this was a surefire way to eat the best food in the entire place.  I obliged and got a savory full meal for a total of around $3.25.

Not only did I fall in love with Singapore for other reasons, but I fell madly in love with it’s food.

What has been your favorite place you’ve traveled to based on food? 

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Comments (14)

Yayyyy I love that you loved the food! It’s pretty much one of the biggest reasons why I’d considering moving there again.

Oooh, I’ve never been to Singapore, but I’ve also heard that their food is to die for. I would probably have eaten dinner 3 times too! One of my expat friends here is from Singapore and she is well known for her cooking skills :) Would love to visit someday.

My favorite place I’ve travelled to based on the food was probably Japan – the noodles were incredible! Turkey was pretty awesome too.


That stuff looks rockin! Glad it worked out that way, maybe you can bring some yummies home from their groceries?

The only place I’ve traveled is Italy, and the food was dang good. But duh, it’s Italy!

My friend just moved to Malaysia and he said the exact same thing! He said it was so flavorful you just cannot stop eating because your taste buds are on the ride of their life. I always over flavor and season things so I neeeed to try some of this!

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