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Definitive 10 food adventures you have to try in Singapore

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Whether it’s your first time in Singapore or your umpteenth time here, Singapore, a multicultural and vastly diverse city-state is always full of surprises! Otherwise known as a food haven, here are 10 foodie spots that you’ll not want to miss!

  1. Maxwell Food Centre in Singapore
    Located near the lively Central Business District (CBD) this spot is a must-go for many tourists! As per any food centre in Singapore, you’ll be spoilt for choices, with almost everything you could possibly want. One of the more popular stores here would be the Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice store (Stall 10-11) which was recognized by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain when he visited Singapore a while back. Tender and flavourful chicken served alongside a bowl of fragrant rice and comforting soup!Another rather famous store at the same location would be Jin Hua Sliced Fish Bee Hoon (Stall 77). This store is known for its milky fish broth that gives off a very comforting taste on a rainy day. A definite must try for those who love fish or simply want to get a taste of warmth on a cold day. Do expect long queues especially during lunch hours!
  2. YY Kafei Dian Singapore
    Located at Beach Road, this coffee shop, while seemingly low-key for its location, is often seen bustling with people, especially on the weekend or during lunch hours. Known for having one of the best Kaya Buns in Singapore, expect to be served fluffy yet crispy buns with a generous spread of both kaya and butter. Paired with their aromatic traditional coffee or very Singaporean style Milo and boiled eggs, this makes the perfect breakfast for most locals. They do offer a wide variety of other cuisine such as Hainanese Chicken Rice, seafood and more which have gained compliments from some as well!
  3. Roxy Square Food Court
    In Singapore, Laska is a hot favourite among many locals. While there are many stalls all over Singapore that go by the name of “Katong Laksa”, one of the more popular stalls would be the one located in the food court of Roxy Square, this authentic cuisine is served with merely a spoon, no chopsticks provided. This highlights its speciality of deliberately short noodles that can be easily consumed. In addition, this stall is known for its rich lemak gravy that leaves customers feeling very satisfied with their meal.

Another popular stall in the same food court would be the Bei-Ing Yun Tuen Noodles. They serve delectable traditional wonton noodles and the most intriguing part is how the store owner calls out your number. His voice resonates throughout the entire coffee shop. Head down to experience it!

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Lastly, the rojak stall by the corner, near the drinks stall is also amazing! Handmade with love and craft, this stall’s rojak is affordable and worth the money. Need we say more?

  1. Fu Lin Yong Tau Foo
    Another local delight, this famous store “Fu Lin” has multiple outlets in Singapore, our favorite being the one located at Siglap. Pick out your favorite ingredients and get them to have it cooked either fried or with soup. The more popular choice would have to be the fried version of the ingredients, drizzled with delicious gravy, eaten in addition to a bowl of noodles with gravy and minced meat. With more than 20 different types of ingredients to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something you’ll enjoy. Top it off with some homemade drinks such as barley and there, the perfect local cuisine!
  2. RK Eating House Singapore
    Famous for having one of the tallest tissue prata and 5 litres drinking towers, be prepared to be mind-blown by the crispiness of the pratas here at RK Eating House. Crispy on the outside, yet having just the right amount of flavour. Eaten together with its unmatchable curry (fish / mutton / chicken) etc. and its ever famous teh-tarik, this is a definite hot spot for supper! If you’re not that into prata, no worries, try out their Bee Hoon Goreng or other items on their extensive menu!
  3. Ponggol Nasi Lemak Singapore
    Don’t be surprised by a queue of 20 people at dinner time. That’s a norm for this place, especially for the outlet located along Tanjong Katong road. This store is famous for its crispy chicken and flavorful otah! So do remember to order these two items amongst the many others include a wide array of vegetables, fish, and other meat!
  4. NOX – Dine in the Dark in Singapore
    If you’re looking for something more unconventional, you may wish to try out NOX. NOX is a social enterprise that allows you to immerse yourself in the shoes of a visually impaired person. You’ll be assisted by blind waiters throughout this one-of-a-kind experience. Open your heart and mind and be prepared to feel emotions that you’ve never felt before.
  5. Dinner with a Birds Eye View of Singapore
    Ever wondered what it’s like to be high up in the sky, enjoying the view of Singapore with your loved ones? If you’re adventurous enough, do try out the dining experience at

Faber Peak. With nicely plated food, enjoy a never seen before view of Singapore at over 100 metres above sea level!

  1. Long Beach Restaurant
    At Long Beach Restaurant, its signature dishes include the spicy version of Chilli Crab and Black Pepper Crab. It is actually known for creating the original black pepper crab in Singapore! If you’re an avid seafood lover, this place is perfect for you. With many raving about the quality of the seafood and taste, we’re sure this place will not disappoint you as well! Furthermore, it is located by the beach, so feel free to have a lovely stroll after your dinner and enjoy the cool evening breeze!
  2. Whampoa Keng
    This place is one of the best rated places for fish head steamboats in Singapore! The broth is made from over 30 ingredients and will definitely leave you craving for more! Lucky for you, you can ask for as many rounds of refill as your heart desires! With a rather large selection of types of fish to choose from, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy this hearty meal!

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Author – Funworks. About: If you’re here for a business trip with your crew, or just here to have fun, do check out Funworks SG for their exciting and unique activities such as Nostalgic Food Hunt and Masterchef. In the respective team building activities , you’ll be able to partake in challenging puzzles or even step up your cooking game. The best part would definitely be the fact that you’ll be enjoying local delicacies throughout these activities! Fill up both your heart and tummy!

 

 

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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!