I realised that I have not done a single food entry even though I am just like every true blue Singaporean out there who values cheap and good food and craves for excellent food that starts off our day and ends our nights.
Here is my list of recommendations if you are out and about this little island:
Nasi Lemak (fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf, with condiments like sambal, otak-otak and ikan billis or in coupled with a cup of teh tarik (pulled milk tea). My pick is International Nasi Lemak at Changi Village or Salera Rasa at Adam road food market although we frequent Selera Rasa at Adam Road Food Centre often.
Here are 2 lists of places where you can get this dish: http://rubbisheatrubbishgrow.com/2014/08/31/best-nasi-lemak-in-singapore/
> f you are keen to have a go at making this, here’s the Kaya recipe: http://nasilemaklover.blogspot.sg/2010/05/homemade-pandan-kaya.html
My usual place for kaya toast set is either at Ya Kun (http://yakun.com/ a Singapore brand which started back in the 1940s or Killiney Kopitiam (http://killiney-kopitiam.com/coprofile.html) another Singapore brand that started back in 1919 from a small foodshop at Killiney Road.
For those wanting to have a go at making this, http://ieatishootipost.sg/how-to-make-roti-prata-aka-roti-canai-everything-you-need-to-know/ has a recipe. For me, I prefer to leave it to the professionals at Springleaf Prata Place located at 49 Jalan Tua Kong (which opens from morning till 11 p.m. so this works well as a supper dish too). http://ieatishootipost.sg/singapore-famous-five-best-roti-prata-2/ has his list of top 5 locations serving roti prata.
/span> As for the next question of where is the best place to have the chicken rice in Singapore? This is an on-going (sometimes raging) debate for Singaporeans known to be extremely passionate about their food so I will give you at least 2 lists to help you decide:
List of places serving Laksa: http://www.thebestsingapore.com/eat-and-drink/the-5-best-laksa-in-singapore/
A final plug for dinner involves the Peranakan cuisine. Peranakans themselves often keep many of their family recipes within their family and truth be told, their recipes often involve at least 1 full day of labor of love (many actually require more as there are different sauces prepared for different dishes). CNN has a good way of explaining this food art: http://travel.cnn.com/getting-know-singapores-oldest-fusion-cuisine-187406. For those brave souls wanting to try out, Amazon has a few books on sale – just search ‘Nyonya recipes’ in their book section.
Here you go, my tip of the iceberg in Singapore culinary cuisine. I have provided the links to other lists (from CNN and the Guardian UK) to baffle you further on the wide range of food that we have in this little dot:
Till the next time, onto the world and beyond!