Singapore

We love this food packed sunny island, and what better way to experience Singapore than through it's local cuisine? Food reviews for when you visit, the coolest, weirdest places to try and best authentic local recipes for you to recreate in your own kitchen. 

Wow! Singapore

Steak but in a bubble of mist? Burnt cheesecake and lobster ramen burgers? We bring you around Singapore for the craziest, tastiest new food trends for a fun foodie adventure. Be wow-ed and get your cravings satisfied at the best places to eat in Singapore!

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Wow! Singapore: Two-Face Burnt Cheesecake

Beautifully burnt –two words to describe a special cheesecake made in Singapore’s Keong Saik Bakery. A classic twist that came from Spain decades ago, this basque cheesecake, or burnt cheesecake is crafted with four types of cheese.

Wow! Singapore: Sea Urchin Pasta

At The Masses that sits in downtown Singapore, order an addictively lip-smacking pasta dish that pops with rich flavours of sea urchin, caviar and crabmeat, all rolling in a bed of thick lobster-infused pasta. It’s both a mouthful to eatand to order, with the name C&C&C&C that includes clams and chorizo, a type of European pork sausage.

Wow! Singapore: Charcoal Chicken Bao

In a busy two-way street of Singapore’s Chinatown lies Bao Makers, a curiously contemporary Chinese bun making shop. They’re known for their bold, localised flavours like Chilli Crab Bao and Blackened Chicken. Now if you pick the chicken over crab, you’ll bite through a deep-fried, savoury crisp chicken coated in edible charcoal batter, oozing with torched garlic mayo. And there’s more.

Wow! Singapore: Blue Algae Bubble Tea for This Festive Season

For a limited time only, the enchanting flavours made with edible blue extract are the Blue Algae Honey Lemon Ice Blend, Blue Algae Honey Grapefruit and Blue Algae Honey Brown Rice Milk Tea
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Wow! Singapore: Bubble Waffle

Tucked in Singapore’s hipster hood of Arab Street lies social media famous bubble waffle shop Asian Rad Afters. Most come for their big seller, Bubble Waffles, which is a big cone of warm Hong Kong-styled egglet wrapped around one of over ten handcrafted ice-cream flavours. That includes deliciously creamy Thai Milk Tea, and one with a floral pandan fragrance. But there’s more than just ice cream, try out the Iced Asian Teas with lychee and oolong too. Non-diary and vegan options available.

Wow! Singapore: Stellar Pork Ribs

Hidden in a hynoptic magic bowl is fiery spiced pork ribs in a fragrant chili mix. It's rewarding to watch, wait and eat- so sit tight and dig in to some really stella pork ribs at Taikoo Lane Hotpot in busy Chinatown.

Wow! Singapore: Bubble Milk Tea Crispy Seaweed

Bubble tea isn't just a drink, now you can eat it too.

Wow! Singapore: Lobster Burger

Sitting in the lively nightlife belt of Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar is an umami-bursting lobster restaurant. The thing to eat? Two grilled ramen patties tastefully squeezing a juicy lobster claw. If that’s not enough lobster, you could try your luck asking for a special lobster ice-cream, that we’re told is not for sale at Lobsters & Ice Cream.

Food Reviews for The Hungry & Adventurous

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McDonald's Inspired Recipes So You Won't Ever Go McHungry

We love a good midnight mcdonald's run, but when you're lazy or out of curry sauce & don't want to pay $0.50 for a tub, we've got you covered. 

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McDonald’s Inspired Fish Fillet Burger 3 Ways

Craving some Mcdonald’s Fish Fillet Burger? Well, our AFN Foodie, Joyce, was having those very specific hunger pangs too. So she took a look in her kitchen and decided to make her own. It's simple enough: heat some frozen fish fillets, some sliced cheese, a spread of tartare sauce, and plonk in all onto a toasted wholemeal bun. But if that's too simple for your taste, make a soy wasabi mayonnaise for a sharp savoury kick, or try a sriracha mayonnaise one for some nose-jabbing heat.

McDonald’s Inspired Curry Sauce & 3 Ways to Use It

If you’re like us and need some of McDonald’s legendary curry sauce now, then make your own with easy to obtain ingredients! The signature sweet mild curry dip needs just a heap of curry powder, peanut butter (you probably already guessed this), apple cider vinegar to balance and a fair bit of other condiments, like savoury soy and a whisper of umaminess in some chicken stock. Heat them all up and drip or dunk over everything, like the all-time perfect pair of chicken nuggets, or scrambled eggs, and this might be your new favourite pairing –instant noodles. Refrigerate to keep, and warm up whenever you need some creamy curry dippin'.

McDonald’s Inspired Hearty Big Breakfast 2 Ways

Crave no more for McDonalds’ classic Big Breakfast with two delicious DIY ones. For the original, fry up some chicken patties with a touch of flavourful garlic and onion seasonings and a hint of herby thyme sweetness. And the hard part’s over. Now toast up a frozen hash brown, scramble some eggs and slice up some English muffins to complete. No grape jam? Other fruity spreads work too. If you’re looking for a fuller breakfast, plump up your scrambled eggs with juicy shiitake mushrooms, or any other mushrooms for an extra umami taste.
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How to Make McDonald’s Inspired Griddled Maple-Flavoured Pancake Buns

The secret to a perfect McGriddles pancake bun is a golden cup of maple syrup. You see, the floral sweetness of maple melting into doughy bun batter is the thing that makes this cult breakfast burger so loved. But that’s not complete though, you’ll need to whip up (very easily), the egg and sausage patty combo for the inside.

McDonald’s Inspired Griddled Pancake Burger with Satay Sauce and Egg

If you love satay sauce and McGriddles, you know where we’re going with this pair. Now, the familiar doughy breakfast burger is given a Southeast Asian edge, with a spoon of creamy, peanutty satay sauce and crisp sweet shallots all tucked into the savoury inside of an egg and sausage patty.

Quick and Easy McDonald’s Inspired Pancake Burger with Egg

With pre-made pancakes and frozen sausage patties, re-create Mcdonald’s hot-selling McGriddles, the breakfast pancake burger that’s chewy, doughy, sweet and savoury. It’s incredibly easy, you’ll keep one eye on a hot oiled pan for the patties, and the other on the microwave as it warms up the pancakes just enough. Then, cook an egg and zigzag on some maple syrup for a true Mcdonald’s experience. If you’re looking for a more local lick to this cult breakfast burger, try it with satay sauce.

Famously Known Singaporean Recipes To Try

Chilli crab, hainanese chicken rice, char kway teow. You know these are the must-trys in Singapore, and now, you don't have to stay home and crave your favourite dishes when you can recreate them at home. Perfect 'wok-hey' Char Kway Teow, slurpalicious Hokkien Mee and easy Hainanese Chicken Rice. Our favourites recipes you can now try anytime.

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Does Singapore Have the Best Char Kway Teow?

There are many Char Kway Teow recipes out there, all with different iterations - Penang Char Kway Teow is lighter in colour, and not as sweet as Singapore’s Char Kway Teow. The recipe and texture of the noodles are also slightly different, but still delicious. Regardless of origin, our Char Kway Teow recipe is easy to follow, for an easy dish to enjoy.

Singapore Hokkien Mee

If a dish can be a mood, then the Singapore Hokkien Meecan only be known as cheery. A plate of glossy yellow and white noodles, bright orange shrimp, white rings of squid and green strips of Chinese chives soaked in a gravy made with seafood broth and served with lime, it is a popular dish that can be found in any Hawker Centre in Singapore. Here’s a tip –the longer you are able to simmer the seafood broth, the tastier your dish would be!

You Can Make Singapore’s World Famous Chili Crab at Home!

Picture this –Crab, the sweetest of seafood, swimming in a red and thick gravy that is interwoven with little white ribbons of egg. That,is the Singapore Chili Crab, a national pride and famous across the world. The intense flavour comes from the spice paste –a harmony of chili, garlic, shallots and ginger –mixed with a touch of vinegar, tomatoes and grated pineapple, which pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the crab. Eat with your hands, and gravy-soaked buns for the full experience!

Oyster Omelette

A fan of Oyster Omelette (Ou Luak) but unable to find a store with the perfect ratio of egg, flour, and oyster? Why not try cooking oyster omelette at home! Not only can you control the proportions of the ingredients that you add-in, you can also adjust the seasoning to your preferences - be it the chili, fish sauce, and even the number of oysters. Be as lavish as you want, and there you have it, your perfect Oyster Omelette!

Singapore Food Culture

Known as the ‘little red dot’, Singapore is famous for its range and diversity in food culture - local food here draws inspiration and influence from almost everywhere. From hawker centres to Michelin-starred restaurants, best restaurants in Singapore offer some of the best cuisines from around the world. Many consider Singaporean food to be the unifying factor that gives the country its identity.

Some of the popular dishes that are distinct about Singapore food culture are the ‘Chili Crab’, ‘Hokkien Mee’, Bak Kut Teh, Hainanese Chicken Rice and ‘Laksa’. Often, you will find that these meals are consumed with local favourites such as hot teh tarik (ginger tea) or iced bandung (rose milk with condensed milk). The Singapore Sling is a gin-based cocktail that is regarded as Singapore’s national drink.

Recreate Popular Singaporean Cuisines with our Recipes

There is something for everyone in Singapore. With such a diverse local food culture, dishes in Singapore are often adapted to make them friendly for different dietary restrictions - accommodating the Hindus, Malays, Indians and Chinese who live here in a multicultural and racial society. Restaurants in Singapore also often display vegetarian versions of favourite local dishes.

If you are going for iconic Singapore flavors, the ‘Chili Crab’ and ‘Hokkien Mee’ are two very popular local favourite eats. The ‘Popiah’ (a ) and ‘ Cai Tow Kay’ (fried carrot cake) are very common street snacks you can find at night markets and local eateries.

A Taste Of Singaporean Food

Instead of opting for a food delivery tonight, why not try your hand at recreating some of the more popular Singaporean food and drink recipes? Our mix of modern and traditional Singaporean recipes are easy to follow. From tantalising appetizers with hints of lime to savoury, spicy seafood dishes, Singapore’s food scene is bursting with diversity in cuisines.

There are also a few food delivery agents in Singapore that you can choose to order from if you want to enjoy some take-out - GrabFood, Deliveroo and FoodPanda. In just a few clicks, you can eat your favourite Singaporean dishes right at home.

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