10 Best Street Food To Enjoy On Your Singapore Tour

Nidhi Kadere

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Widely considered Singapore’s national food, Hainanese Chicken Rice is a refreshing yet filling dish that fuses the taste of chicken broth, ginger and aroma of pandan on a steamy bowl of white rice.

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Kaya Toast

Kaya toast, a popular Singaporean breakfast, is a marvellous combo of thin, melt-in-your-mouth toast with slabs of butter and kaya, a thick jam made with coconut, egg, and sugar, served alongside soft-boiled eggs and coffee. 

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Chilli Crabs

Singaporean chilli crabs are stir-fried in a semi-thick sauce, a mixture of sambal, vinegar, tomato paste, and egg. This mouth-watering dish is served in most restaurants in Singapore.

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Nasi Lemak

A typical brunch item in the city, Nasi Lemak is a filling and refreshing simultaneously, with its rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. You can have it with fresh cucumber, omelette, deep-fried anchovies with peanuts, and sambal chilli.

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Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow, a well-loved Singapore street food, is a plate of flat rice noodles stir-fried over high heat in dark soya sauce, egg, bean sprouts, prawns, and blood cockles.

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Wanton Mee

Wanton Mee is served dry, with springy egg noodles drenched in sauce with flavourful char siew or barbecued pork, soft dumplings, and leafy greens.

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Red Meat Rendang

It is an explosion of flavours with hours dedicated to get its famous thick sauce of spices and coconut milk. It is usually eaten for lunch.

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Roti Prata

This flatbread is fried on a griddle with ghee, or clarified butter, and egg. Served with a side of fish, mutton curry, or sugar, it’s the best Singapore street food to eat if you’re looking for carbs any time of the day.

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Satay are sticks of smoked meat paired with chunky peanut sauce, in Singapore. A hawker's favourite, satay is served with tons of onions, rice cakes, and diced cucumber on the side. 

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Bak Chor Mee

Bak Chor Mee or minced pork noodles are blanched egg noodles, which are then tossed in oil, chilli paste, and black vinegar. 

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