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7 Iconic Food From Singapore You Should Try

Singapore is a favorite destination for Indonesian Citizens who want to be free for a while from their daily routine. Since it takes only two hours from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. All the travelers need to do is take a short weekend getaway instead of taking a sabbatical

The country indeed is famous for its luxurious and expensive five-star hotels, just like Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay. A hotel that is located near Esplanade MRT Station, Marina Square, and National Library Board Singapore. It has lovely accommodation and friendly employees.

However, you can also find affordable hotels in Singapore with great and clean accommodation. Especially if you’d rather spend your money on sightseeing, trying different tourist spots, and eating delicious food than sleeping.

  1. Kaya toast
    Kaya Toast and Singapore are two things that cannot be separated. It is a dish consisting of two slices of bread with butter and kaya (coconut jam) that is commonly consumed during breakfast. They also served this toast together with coffee and boiled egg. Not only does it taste good, Kaya Toast is a legendary food in Singapore that has been around since 1944.
  2. Chwee Kueh
    This popular breakfast food is of Teochew origin. Chwee Kueh literally means ‘water cake’, a type of steamed cake made from water, rice flour, and a combination of other gluten-free flour such as tapioca flour, wheat starch (not all-purpose flour), and cornstarch.

Its texture is soft, almost like a pudding. The rice cakes are almost tasteless on their own. What makes it delicious is topped with diced preserved radish and served with chili sauce.

  1. Laksa
    Who doesn’t know Laksa? Everybody knew about it and loved it that much. This food is very easy to find in Singapore. Every corner of the city will sell Laksa. A bowl of fresh soup with meat, shrimp, and various noodles is very tempting.
  1. Soon Kueh
    You can spell it soon kway, a local dumpling-like. Dimsum lovers will definitely love the Soon Kueh. It is filled with vegetables ( a mixture of shredded bamboo shoots, turnip) and meat . It has been around for hundreds of years and has been preserved by Singaporeans as a culinary heritage
  2. Paratha Bread (Roti Prata)
    Paratha is a well-known bread across Asia. Indonesians call it ‘roti maryam’ meanwhile Malaysians call it ‘roti canai’. This bread is made from flour, butter, salt, water, and also egg. Put on a hot pan and add a little oil or butter. Fry each side for about two minutes. You can serve it sweet or savory.
  3. Popiah
    According to Wikipedia, Popiah is a Fujianese/Teochew-style fresh spring roll. Popiah is often eaten in the Fujian province of China and its neighboring Chaoshan and in Taiwan, during the Qingming Festival. The origin of popiah dates back to the 17th century. It is also popular in Singapore.

It is made from stir-fried radishes, carrots and chickpeas. In addition, sometimes it is also filled with shrimp, eggs, and lup cheong (a type of sausage). All of the filling is wrapped in a thin skin made of wheat flour and doused with a sweet peanut sauce. The texture is crunchy and delicious.

  1. Curry Puff

The shape of Singaporean Curry Puff is similar to pastel or jalangkote from Makassar. What makes it different is the filling. It is made up of chopped potatoes, curry, eggs and chicken. You will be addicted to the taste! 

Those are 7 iconic foods to visit during your time in Singapore. Don’t forget to plan your holiday time to Singapore by using one-in-app, Traveloka Lifestyle SuperApp, because you can find and book hotel and ticket flights just in one application. So, what are you waiting for? Come and check Traveloka now!

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