One thing that Singaporeans can’t get enough of is dim sum. There is just something so comforting about these small bamboo baskets of steamy goodness that make our mouths water.
Dim sum also comes in all shapes, sizes and flavours. So, whether you’re a sweet tooth, someone who prefers something savoury or someone who is picky about textures and flavours, there will definitely be some kind of dim sum out there that will suit your palates.
However, a solid dim sum meal does not always come cheap. Most of the time, you can only find the good ones at restaurants, which can be a tad harsh on your wallet if you’re running on a tight budget. However, fret not because we have here, a list of 10 great dim sum places that serve quality dim sum at reasonable prices.
It is such a shame that traditional bakeries are vanishing as Singapore’s economy progresses. The food industry is competitive and many older confectioneries have long given way to other profitable businesses. That comes as no surprise as Singaporeans are only willing to pay S$1 for a local treat, but have no qualms splurging S$10 on a premium cake.
Fortunately, several age-old establishments’ utmost dedication in serving handcrafted heritage delicacies have withstood the test of time and transient fads. The only worry is whether there would be young Singaporean artisans to take over this tough trade.
From halal-certified Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionery to award-winning Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring, here is our guide to 10 Traditional Bakeries In Singapore To Check Out.
When we talk about Singapore’s culinary landscape, one of the most iconic dishes that has earned itself international acclaim is none other than the famous chilli crab. Having received approval from both locals and tourists alike, most would agree that this is a quintessential Singaporean dish not to be missed. Anyone who argues about its origins is either lying or is terribly misinformed. Period.
While many seafood restaurants in Singapore have their own renditions of this local dish, the gravy is almost always a combination of sweet, spicy and savoury flavours, accented with chilli and tomato sauce. Dig into it with your bare hands to enjoy the full experience—yes, this is a meal that is meant to be messy so don’t be shy about licking the sauce off your fingers!
Hosting your overseas friends for a meal? Here are 12 Best Chilli Crabs In Singapore to introduce to them. READ ON
Fries are something that everybody loves. Period. Whether they are thin-cut, curly, shoestring-style or topped with decadent sauces as a poutine, these deep-fried spud sticks are something that’s impossible to hate—unless you’re allergic to potatoes.
McDonald’s may set the benchmark for French fries, but here are 14 places in Singapore that sell pretty solid fries—have fun indulging! READ ON
Whenever we talk about Vietnamese food, the first thing that comes to mind is a cuisine that boasts complex heady aromas of fresh herbs and robust flavours that pack a punch yet remain light on the palate.
An amalgamation of fresh and exotic flavours hailing from various regions of Vietnam, newly-established Paper Rice aims to give diners nothing short of the real taste of Vietnam. This new concept by Arteastiq Group—you may know them for their stellar range of brewed teas and art jam spaces—sees a collaboration of colossal proportions, tying in the skillsets of Arteastiq’s award-winning Executive Chef Yip and Vietnamese-born Chef Minh.
Officially opening its doors at Changi City Point on 30 November 2018, Paper Rice takes diners through Vietnam’s rich gastronomic history encompassing the cuisine’s signature clean, exotic and robust flavours. Think nostalgic classics such as the hearty pho, smoky street-style grill and Vietnamese drip coffee, as well as other traditional and uncommon Vietnamese delights.
As part of their launch, you get to enjoy Saigon Export beers at just S$2 and 50% off Kirin beers with any purchase of food from 30 November to 31 December 2018. The best part? That’s probably the least exciting promotion the restaurant has in store. Make sure to read till the end of this article for more details.
If you were only allowed to order one dish from any zi char stall for the rest of your life, we can bet that most Singaporeans would opt for a plate of perfectly fried har cheong gai.
Har cheong gai is Cantonese for prawn paste chicken, which is literally what it is; tender, succulent pieces of chicken that are coated with a batter comprising of flour and fragrant fermented shrimp paste before being deep-fried to perfection.
There are hundreds of places in Singapore that sell delicious, satisfying har cheong gai, but we have here is a list of the 16 best har cheong gai in Singapore that undeniably outshine the rest.
Singaporeans are no strangers to Indonesian cuisine and some of our all-time favourites include the likes of Ayam Penyet, Beef Rendang and Bebek Goreng. While there is a slew of Indonesian restaurants around Singapore, few serve Indonesian Chinese cuisine quite like Kota88—and that’s saying a lot.
Hailing from Glodok, Jakarta’s Chinatown, Kota88 proudly brings to our shores their culinary heritage, serving a wide array of Indonesian Chinese cuisine not commonly found in here.
From Cajun-spiced crustaceans to glorious grilled seafood platters and everyone’s favourite Singapore-style chilli crab, sunny Singapore has them all for seafood lovers.
Yes, there really is no shortage of seafood restaurants. Whether you fancy an unpretentious meal at a humble zi char stall in a coffee shop or a more chi-chi experience at a posh restaurant, we’ve got you covered with today’s installation.
Heck those cholesterol levels and whatnot, because we are all going on a ‘see food’ diet! Here are 12 amazing seafood restaurants in Singapore for the freshest seafood.