Laksa is one of the ultimate demonstrations of the combination of Chinese and Malay flavors and ingredients all in a single bowl. Noodles, often rice noodles, make up the foundation and starch of a bowl of laksa, followed by gravy or curry, some pieces of protein, and often some vegetables and herbs. There are many different types of laksa, some that include rich coconut milk, and others that are more water based.
2. Chicken rice
Hainanese chicken rice is one of the most popular Singaporean dishes and often considered as one of their national dishes by locals and foreigners. Although it’s just a simple combination of boiled chicken, paired with flavorful rice and sauce, this Hainanese influenced dish, ranks as one of the most popular and beloved dishes to eat in Singapore.
3. Chili crab
If you are looking for the most typical and enjoyable dish for your trip to Singapore, it is hard to look past chili crab. Basically, chili crab is a seafood dish in which stir-fried crab is coated with sweet, savory and spicy tomato-based sauce. This dish is often accompanied by steam or deep fried buns (also known as mantous). Chilli Crab is listed at number 35 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods, complied by CNN Go in 2011. This Singaporean iconic seafood dish is a must try to complete the culinary exploring journey of any travelers.
4. Frog porridge
When the temperature cools down or it starts raining, it is time to have frog porridge, a simple yet really tasty and unforgettable dish in Singapore. Frog porridge restaurants and hawkers are opened from evening to over midnight. A hot pot of porridge for dinner or supper will warm up one’s enthusiasm at the end of a day.
5. Wonton noodle
One of the popular Chinese Cantonese dishes that is available at just about all hawker center food courts throughout Singapore is wanton mee, the familiar combination of yellow egg noodles, wanton dumplings, some small boiled vegetables, and often some slices of char siu.
6. Bak kut teh
Bak kut teh, literally means "meat bone tea", is a Chinese soup that is one of those most-wanted dishes in Singapore. This dish consists of meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices. This dish is usually coupled with tea in the belief that tea will help dissolve a large amount of fat in the soup.
Listed at number 14 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods, compiled by CNNGo in 2011, satay is a must-try dish in Singapore. The satay dish includes skewers of grilled meat, sliced cucumbers, sliced onions, pressed rice cakes, served with thick, sweet, and hot peanut sauce on the side.