Chicken rice, chilli crab, kaya toast... the real taste of Singapore lies beyond the usual suspects, and in innovative dishes found everywhere from hawker centres to upscale restaurants. Here are 50 dishes to whet your appetite
23 July 2014 11:19 AM | Updated 08 Apr 2015
By Celine Asril,Priyanka Chand Agarwal, Tris Marlis, Victoria Lim, Debbie Ng
There is plenty to eat in food-obsessed Singapore. Beyond the usual suspects of chicken rice, chilli crab and char kway teow, the taste of Singapore can be found in everything from sinfully good hawker fare to upscale restaurants serving modern interpretations of recipes handed down over generations.
Try well-known favourites or venture off to sample more unique finds such as burnt bee hoon and onde onde cupcakes, these 52 dishes represent the unique flavours that make up the taste of Singapore.
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ICE-CREAM BREAD | Orchard Road, Clarke Quay or at void decks of public housing blocks | Americans have their ice-cream truck, and we have our local ice-cream-cart man. He pops by at odd hours and rings his bell to alert children and adults of his presence. A few are even permanently stationed along Orchard Road (in front of Ngee Ann City) or on Read Bridge at Clarke Quay. Choose from up to nine different flavours: chocolate, strawberry, peppermint choco-chip, blueberry, mango or even durian. The ice-cream is wrapped in a slice of "rainbow" bread or sandwiched within a wafer biscuit. We like how the bread soaks up every bit of melting ice-cream. At $1 ($1.20 in more touristy areas), this is one of life’s simple pleasures.