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What you MUST eat when in Singapore!


Singapore is known for their large array of food, wherever you go, there will definitely be food. In the lower levels of shopping malls, a whole street dedicated to oily grubby food and a whole section of luxury food choices. We are all foodies and we definitely will not hesitate to travel from one side of Singapore to the other just for the sake of satisfying our tummies. Different countries are popular for a certain type of food, and no less for Singapore. This is a brief guide on some of the local food you have to try when in our little island of Singapore.



1. Chilli Crab

Hard shelled crabs which are cooked in a thick and eggy rich sauce. Our common style of eating is of course, no cutlery, with dozens of deep fried buns to soak up the gravy. I recommend at least half a dozen buns for one.

Some places which are known to serve up a mean chilli crab:

Long Beach Seafood Restaurant

1018 East Coast Parkway 

Jumbo Seafood Restaurant 

East Coast Seafood Centre, Blk 1206 East Coast Parkway #01-07/08, Singapore 449883

No Signboard Seafood Restaurant

Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-02, Singapore 098585

Pongol Choon Seng Seafood Restaurant

23A/B Turnhouse Road



2. Hainanese Chicken Rice

Steamed or boiled chicken served with fragrant rice cooked in chicken stock and served with 2 slices of cucumber slices to cut through the oiliness. This dish is really addictive, even though how simple it looks from the outside. For ultimate pleasure, dip the tender chicken slices in dark sauce and chilli sauce with pounded ginger.

Some popular places serving up Chicken Rice:

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice (

443 Joo Chiat Road
6345 9443

Five Star Hainanese Chicken Rice (

419 River Valley Road
6235 6760

Loy Kee Chicken Rice (

342 Balestier Road  Singapore 329774
6252 2318


3. Laksa 

Thick rice noodles bathed in a thick, coconutty and spicy broth. Usually accompanied with prawns, cockles, fishcake and eggs.

Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa

Block 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Alexandra Village, #01-75

48 Roxy Laksa

1,220 East Coast Parkway,
East Coast Lagoon Food Village, Stall 48

Katong Laksa

1 Telok Kurau Road