Dining > Cuisines

The unparalleled diversity of Singaporean cuisines have made the country a cultural attraction for its food as much as for its festivals, museums or architecture. The range of cuisines offered  is indicative of the ethnic diversity that is a product of centuries of cultural interaction owing to Singapore's strategic location at the crossroads of cultures. Singaporean food is particularly influenced by the native Malay community, as well as the Chinese, Indian and Western culinary traditions that have been predominant since the founding of Modern Singapore by the British in the 19th century. Just by stepping into any hawker centre will you see the history of this island nation in edible form - Peranakan popiah (spring roll), Hokkien fried noodles, Teochew rice porridge, Hainanese chicken rice, Cantonese crispy roasted pork, Malay rendang (curried meat in coconut marinade), curries from North and South India, and even Western "mixed grills" that would be unrecognisable to most Western visitors. Here, we have provided introductions to the main ethnic cuisines available in Singapore.

The Peranakan community in Singapore were descended from the intermarriage of early Chinese migrants and local Malays back in the early days of Singapore. This marriage o...
Broadly classified under the heading of Chinese food, these are the foods that you are most likely to see in Singapore in most hawker centres, given that the Chinese make...
Indian food in Singapore is concentrated mostly from two distinct cultural groups; the Northern Indians and Southern Indians. The staples of Indian cuisine generally incl...
Sample the local culinary delights from the Malay community and get a taste of their cuisine, customarily cooked with aromatic spices and chillies. The Mal...
Singapore is truly a mecca of diverse food.The cuisines in Singapore not only encompass each of the ethnicities in Singapore, it reaches far beyond our shores to serve up...
Even vegetarians can join in the culinary fun in Singapore, with a great deal of vegetarian restaurants open for your selection. Vegetarian food in Singapore is mainly ca...