Food Recommendation by ACCV Programme Chairs
The following is a list of some well-known Singapore dishes that are worth trying.
A spicy noodle coconut-based soup with a mixture of Chinese and Malay style.
A simple dish of chicken served with specially prepared rice. Don’t underestimate the simplicity of this dish, as it is full of flavor when you taste it.
Crab with a sweet and savoury chilli source. It is usually served with some Chinese bread (called Mantou - man-toe) for dipping in the sauce. Price of crabs can be a little expensive, do enquire the price (normally they are charged per kilogram) before ordering. That said, they are still definitely worth a try. Even renowned celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay loves them!
- It is not really that spicy.
- According to Wikipedia, it is ranked #35 on the World’s 50 most delicious food by CNN in 2011.
An Indian style fried pancake served with vegetable or fish based curry (don’t be shy if it says fish-head curry — this is one of the most common types and is very good). Prata shops generally serve a variety of pratas with different fillings, e.g. egg prata, mushroom prata, and so on. Egg and plain pratas are the most common.
Kaya toast is a very common breakfast food or afternoon snack in Singapore. Kaya is a type of spread made from eggs, sugar, coconut and pandan leaves. This is often served with coffee and two soft boiled eggs. It is often served by stalls/shops selling drinks.
Bak Kut Teh
The name literally translates as “meat bone tea”, and at its simplest, consists of meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices (including star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds and garlic) for hours. This dish is normally served with rice and goes very well with side dishes like you tiao (fried dough) and steamed peanuts.