Friday, November 17, 2006

What to Eat in Singapore

The people of Singapore have two simple pleasures: Shopping and Eating. Everywhere you go you will see numerous eating places. Each and every shopping mall has its own food court which is made up of lots of different food stalls selling everything from chinese and malaysian food to indian food.

When in Singapore, you must try the following:

Durian
The durian is a thorny fruit native to south-east asia. It is unlike any you've ever eaten. It tastes a bit like custard and has quite an unpleasant smell, which is why it is banned on all public transport! Try it - you'll either love it or hate it!



Singapore Chilli Crab
This is Singapore's unofficial "national dish". Don't be afraid to use your teeth or the pliers supplied to crack open the shell and eat the crab meat. Served with fried bread.



Fish Head Curry
This is one of the local delicacies and is basically a fish head, complete with eyeballs, in curry! It is quite spicy. Don't forget to try the eyeballs. They are the best bit ;)


Other things to try are:
  • chicken rice
  • fish ball noodles
  • nasi lemak (malaysian coconut rice with egg and dried fish)
  • duck
  • laksa (noodles in curry)
  • lime juice
  • multi-coloured ice-cream sandwich

Related Posts
You may also be interested in reading the following related entries:
Places to Visit in Singapore
Places to Visit in Singapore - II

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