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Singapore: Food Porn

Warning! Don't read this post on an empty stomach. The risk is all yours.

I visit Singapore at least twice every year for my parent's health check up. What I love the most about visiting Singapore is the food. Singapore’s multi-cultural diversity is reflected in the variety of local cuisine it has to offer, from Chinese to Malay, Indian to Peranakan. It's a small country but they have a seriously  huge variety of food. I do need quite sometime to decide what to eat because of the abundance of choice. These are some of my favourite food in Singapore:


Fried Hokkien Mee
Fried Hokkien Mee. Mixed of yellow egg noodles and rice vermicelli which are cooked in seafood stock and added with prawns, squid, egg and beansprout. Add some lime juice or chili to your liking.



Oyster Omelette
Oyster Omelette. Egg batter which is whisked with potato starch to give it a thicker consistency. Oysters are added just before serving to avoid to be overcooked. A savoury sauce or chili sauce may then be poured on top of the omelette for added taste.



Singapore BBQ Chicken Wings
BBQ Chicken Wings. You can find this in many hawker centre or food courts, find a stall with some rows of chicken wings glistening and turning on a roasting spit. Best eaten hot and share with some friends or family as a snack or appetiser. The crispy thin skin is so tasty, take a bite to those tender meat and the juice will slowly flow out of it into your mouth *gulp*



Roasted delights
What can I say ? I think the picture says it all. It's for those who can't live without meat. You can choose from roast chicken, roast duck, roast suckling pig, to Char Siew (honey glazed BBQ pork). Served either on rice or noodle. My favourites are roast duck on rice and the crispy suckling pig. It also can be found everywhere in Hong Kong.



Pig's Organ Soup
Pig's Organ Soup. The broth is boiled with a mix of pig offal including liver, heart, intestines, stomach, as well as pork meat slices, strips of salted vegetables and a sprinkle of chopped onion leaves and pepper. Maybe it sounds gross for those who doesn't eat organ (of course I'm talking about animal organ, DUH!), but I have to have this everyday if possible. Because we don't have it here in Indonesia :(





Fish ball Soup
Fish ball soup. Usually served with rice noodles in a light fish-flavoured broth. The fish ball are spongy and springy, delicious !



Fried goodies


Laksa
Laksa. Thick rice vermicelli cooked in a rich and spicy coconut gravy with prawn, egg and sometimes with the addition of chicken, bean curd puffs or fish cake . This is a Peranakan (Straits-born Chinese) influenced dish.


Grilled Scallops


Assorted Satay
Satay. Assorted marinated meat on skewers which then grilled and dip in the peanut sauce. The choices of meat are chicken, beef, pork or mutton. Served with sliced raw cucumber and onions, along with ketupat (rice cakes steamed in woven coconut leaves).



Steamed Gong Gong in Spicy Sauce
Gong Gong is edible sea snails which is steamed and served with chili sauce. It's a bit tricky dish because you'll need a toothpick to get the snail out from its shell. The snail is chewy but I couldn't stop eating this, it's a good exercise for your jaw *nom nom nom*



Grilled Stingray
Grilled Stingray. The fish is coated with chili paste which are the mixture of spices, chili, shallots and belachan (fermented shrimp paste). Then it is wrapped in banana leaves and grilled to perfection with lovely aroma.



Fried Mantao & Chili Crab
Chili Crab. This one is so yummy. It's a national signature of Singapore and most visitors would at least try this once while visiting Singapore. Too yummy. The crab is cooked in thick spicy chili-tomato gravy. Yummy ! Best eaten with fried Mantao buns. Eh, have I mentioned that it's soooo yummy ?



Durian, the King of Fruits :D



SG $1 Ice Cream
I love love love this ice cream. It's so simple yet addicting. There are several ice cream carts along the Orchard Road with different brands. My favourite brand is Magnolia. You choose your preference flavour and with bread or crispy thin waffle to go with your ice cream. Only SG $1, so cheap !



Fruit Rojak
Rojak. A local kind of salad which consist of fruits, dried tofu, dough fritters, some vegetables and dried cuttlefish which are tossed in a prawn paste sauce topped with crushed peanuts. The taste is a delicious mix of sweet, spicy, sour and savoury flavors. Psstt.....this is a secret but I eat this everyday during my stay in Singapore. Well OK, sometimes even twice a day :p



Pastries from Bread Society

Chocolate Pizza from Max Brenner Cafe


So which one would you like to try ?Or what's your favourite food in Singapore?

43 comments:

  1. *GULP* No wonder you were hungry while doing this post! All looks delicious except the pig's organ soup (yikes!) and durian...I don't think I would eat them. Ooh those uncle ice creams are so delish..hmmm! Now, where is that cake...

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    1. That's why I limited myself for doing food posts. I'll have to prepare lots of crips while writting, lol. Ohhh don't you love those uncle ice creams. I want one now !

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  2. I love all of that food,let's go sis!!!! I want that spongy fish ball...

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    1. pack your suitcase and let's go ! :D

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  3. u need a bigger heart and small belly to post these kind of culinary things....rrrrrrrr :))

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    1. small belly is kinda difficult to achieve, lol

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    2. no worry, u re not alone...°°ngomong ama perut:))

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    3. *usap usap perut sendiri* hihihi

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  4. wah ini emang bikin perut keruyukan dan mulut ngiler kak.

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  5. Omg that pig's organ soup made me feel sick loool but the rest look so yummy!

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    1. yes, it's not for the faint hearted, lol :p

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  6. All dishes look amazing, I like the ice cream the most though, look kinda weird. What flavour was it and where did you get it from? Shop or street market? Singapore has so much to offer when it comes to cuisine and dining out. I'm getting hungry now!! ;-)

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    1. $1 ice cream is so yummy. You can find the carts along Orchard road. They have about 10 different flavours to choose from. Mine was chocolate with bread :D

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  7. I'm so gonna kill for that oyster omelet right now! I miss Singapore food (I used to live there for 2.5 years ;)

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    1. isn't it so delicious ? I LOVE oyster omelet :D

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  8. Ini kamu makan semuanya mba ?! :O :))

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    1. iyaaaa, tapi ga sekaligus lah, hahahaha

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  9. Laksaaa! OMGEEEE <3 oh, and durian! nom nom!

    www.t4tz.blogspot.com

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    1. Yup it's yummy ! *nom nom nom*

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  10. So...you like the $1 ice cream? I LOVE it! My fave flavor is sweet corn because I can't find it in Indonesia. But Adam (and most people too, i guess) thinks it's weird. Disgusting flavor katanya.....huhuhu :((

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    1. They have sweet corn flavor? I don't even know, that sounds good too. I'll try it next month when I visit Singapore :D

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  11. Oh, am I ever hungry after checking out this post! I love all of the different culinary influences in both Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine. It's lovely being able to get Malay, Chinese, Indian or fusion dishes.

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  12. tampakanya ade sentuhan beda di Fruit Rojak, YUMMMIIIIIII

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    1. Iyah beda rasa juga dari rujak Indonesia, yang ini juga enak bangettttt :D

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  13. LAPERRRRRRRRRRR, pengen langsung coba Fruit Rojak....

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  14. menyesal tidak mengindahkan warning

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  15. menyesal krn tidak menghiraukan warning

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    1. waduh,maaf atas ketidaknyamanan, hihihihi :p

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  16. You gave a good warning at the beginning of this post, but I didn't listen and continued on an empty stomach. Now I'm absolutely starving hungry and those pictures were just too good and tempting. I just wish I could get on a plane and go to these food places now. Right now. Yummi.

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    1. oops...sorry for making you hungry :p

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  17. Bookmarked this blog (^v^)
    I wonder why you need to go to sg to eat that pig's organ soup bcz I always had the homemade pig's organ soup made by my mom. Btw I'm indonesian.

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    1. Thanks Venny :D
      Sometimes my Mom cooks for me too, but in Singapore I can eat almost everyday because it's available in most food courts. Please send me some of your Mom's homemade soup, hihihi :p

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  18. kalo mau cari chili crab sama laksa yange enak di tengah kota dimana ya mbak? yang mudah dijangkau tempat dan harganya ^^

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    1. benernya mudah banget cari laksa ama chili crab di Sin. Kalau aku langganan chili crab di Newton Food center. Nama stall-nya Heng Heng seafood. Tempatnya juga dekat dari MRT :)

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  19. tiap ke singapur, aku jarang lama2...lgs lari ke Malaysia malamnya ;p.. Tp stlh baca ini, kyknya aku perlu nyiapin waktu sehari dua, utk wiskul di sana ;)

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    1. Singapore banyak makanan enak juga lho. Siapkan waktu dan perut ya, hahaha :D

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  20. Hi Debbz,

    stumbled upon your blog and your food photos are nicely taken! Make me salivate! Ha

    Btw, for the chilli crabs, did you have it in Geylang's No Signboard Restaurant? It's supposed to be the best. Also in Geylang you can try their Frog Legs Porridge and Prawn Noodles too. In fact, the whole stretch of Geylang is filled with cheap and good local food. :)

    Cheers!

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    1. Yes, I'd love to explore the food in Geylang. I'm just not sure which lor has the best food.
      Can you share your fave ? :D

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  21. Hi Debbz,

    my favorite? It's the Lor 9 Beef Kway Teow! No one else can do it as good as them!

    Danny

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    1. noted. I'll definitely try that next time. Thanks :D

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  22. Lupa entah gimana ceritanya bisa nyasar sampe ke blog ini dan sukses ngiler ngences ngeliatin foto makanan2 yang tampak enak banget (apalagi laksanyaaaaa) di Singapur. Hari ini saya sedang beruntung bisa nyasar sampe ke sini, hehe..

    Salam kenal :)

    Novriana

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    1. Wahhh....makasih udah nyasar kesini ya. Salam kenal juga :D

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