A likely highlight of your holiday, Singapore food and drink is a delicious reflection of the cultures that call this city home. Dine in style along the river at Clarke Quay, treat your taste buds in Chinatown and Little India, or immerse your senses in Singapore’s world-famous hawker centres.
If there was ever a perfect place to try a new cuisine every day, Singapore is that place. Feast on spicy Malaysian specialties one day and chow down on Indian curries the next. When you need a taste of home you’ll find plenty of familiar food too – grab a coffee and breakfast at Toast Box, one of Singapore’s favourite cafe chains.
Chinatown and Little India are two of the best Singapore restaurant precincts and you can probably guess what kind of cuisine each is renowned for. For a wider range of delicious dishes (with an excellent view to boot), take a dinner-time trip to Clarke Quay by the river or Marina Bay. If you’re staying on Sentosa Island, the main thoroughfare offers everything from South American eats to Korean cuisine.
After the sun goes down, it’s time to order a Singapore Sling – the city’s favourite drink will really kick start your night out. Singapore bars and nightlife aren’t just about pineapple-flavoured cocktails, though. Rooftop bars are also in fashion, especially in Marina Bay where they provide perfect vantage spots for seeing the nightly light shows. Orchard Road and Clarke Quay are both safe bets for a great evening too.
When it comes to hawker centres, Singapore can’t seem to get enough. That’s quite alright, though, because neither can we! Whether you hit Maxwell Road Hawker Centre, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Chinatown Complex Food Centre, or just the closest centre to your hotel, dining at these bustling food hubs will inevitably be a highlight of your time here. Can’t decide what to eat in Singapore? Trust the hawkers.
Wondering what kind of Singapore street food gets dished up at the hawker centres? As with almost everything in this city, there’s a diverse mix. Depending on which centre you visit, you could treat yourself to laksa, nasi lemak, wanton with minced pork and prawns, kaya toast, or chicken rice – among many other options. If you’re looking for Singapore’s famous chili crab, however, you’ll have more luck in ‘proper’ restaurants.