Eating in Singapore: Chinese Cuisine
Eating: A Favourite Pastime
Singapore is a multiracial country with people of different races such as the Chinese, Malay and Indians. Hence, you will find a variety of local food here. As the majority are Chinese, you will find it easy to locate Chinese cuisine all over this country. Chinese food itself is very diversified, and this would include Cantonese, Hakka, Hokkien, Teochew, Shanghainese and lots more types of food. So take your time and try them all slowly!
Fish porridge or congee
Hawker Centres in Singapore
One of the best places to try local Chinese food is at the many hawker centres. In the central business district, Lau Pa Sat would be a good choice as the place is huge and has lots of stalls to choose from. You can try carrot cake, yong tau foo and many varieties of rice and noodles here, Rice and noodles are the staple foods in Chinese cuisine and for some, they cannot go without at least one meal of rice each day. There are also many stalls selling satay here.
If you are coming to Lau Pa Sat on a weekday, try to avoid lunch hour. This is because many office workers from nearby offices throng the place for lunch. It will be hard to find seats and as the place is not air-conditioned, it can be pretty hot. If coming here on a weekday, I would suggest coming for dinner instead. Farther from the city, there are many other hawker centres with good food such as the one at the Bedok Interchange.
Dim Sum for Breakfast or Brunch
Since we are on the topic of Chinese cuisine, how can we forget dim sum? It is an all-time favourite choice of breakfast or brunch. When eating dim sum, it is best to come in a larger group so that you can order many different types of dim sum. If I am in a small group, I usually stick my personal favourites are as the char siu bao (pork bun), liu sha bao (custard bun), chee cheong fun, siew mai and har kao.
So, if you are in Singapore now or heading to Singapore soon, enjoy the food!
Chicken Curry Noodles
Eat, eat , eat!
Claypot Chicken Rice
Chinese Cuisine in Singapore
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Custard Bun (Liu Sha Bao)
Xiao Long Bao at Din Tai Fung
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