Singapore has the reputation for spoiling your intestines and for pampering the glutton in you. The fact that the country’s cuisine borrows heavily from India also works in the favor of Indian tourists. But despite the similarity, Singapore’s dishes are unique. They fuse Chinese food and Malay culture beautifully to give your bellies some dishes to remember. With Singapore packages, there are innumerable landmarks and attractions that you can check out, from morning to night. And while you are at it, we would suggest the following five dishes you must sink into:
1. Bak kut teh: In simple words, this dish is a soup with pork ribs floating over it alongside some nutritious herbs. Its flavor, combined with its gorgeous aroma, has helped it win hearts of thousands. Though it can be tasted solo, the most ideal way to enjoy it is as a complement to white rice. You can find this dish in most restaurants and eateries.
2. Char Kway Teow: This dish is laden with calories. So, you can have your guilty pleasure there. With noodles, sausage and pork lard, this dish is calorific to the point of blocking your arteries. But hey wait, even if you are on a diet, you won’t regret one helping of this sumptuous thing. Interestingly, the origin of this dish can be traced back to the times when the local coolies were looking for something that can fill them with energy without costing them a bomb. The result was Char Kway Teow. Chances are you may not be able to mug the name ever, but just walk into the famous Zion Road Food Center and you’ll be home.
3. Carrot cake: Carrot cake does not contain carrots in the technical sense. It is made using white radishes and involves a few other times. Pickles, spice, onions, eggs- they add a whole lot of things into it. At restaurants, you can have it with mushroom or shrimp and end up smacking your lips. If you want to go cheap, ask for it at a hawker’s stall and you are likely to get it served red hot.
4. Hainanese Chicken Rice: To some, chicken and rice may not sound all that magical. But believe us, if you are in Singapore, you cannot help but eat this and fall in love with it.
5. Rojak: Fed up of high-calorie dishes? Then ask for Rojak, a humble local dish which is made out of salads and fruits. You can find it at most roadside eateries. Make sure to include street shopping in your best honeymoon package and dig into Rojak on your way in and out of local shops.