Singapore Food Dictionary


Constantly on the lookout for the best places to indulge ourselves in our favourite foods, Singaporeans always have a diverse range of recommendations for every kind of cuisine. Must-try Singaporean foods include Hainanese Chicken Rice, Chilli Crab, Katong Laksa and the Singapore Sling. Other signature dishes in Singapore include Nasi Lemak, Bak Kut Teh, Kaya Toast and Roti Prata. Spend some time indulging your stomach in Singaporean classics during your stay here. Browse through the list we have compiled in our Food Dictionary and start your culinary adventure here!


Ice Kachang
Pronunciation:kah-chahng
Description:A dessert made of ice shavings topped with red and green sweet colourings and condensed milk. Below the mountain of ice, there are some red beans, sweet corn and attap chees (seeds of the attap or nipah palm). Ice Kachang is sold in most dessert stores in hawker centres and can also come with fruit cocktail, aloe vera jelly, chocolate and durian toppings.
Trivia:You can tell if an ice kachang is good based on its shaven ice. A good ice carving would have ice so fine, it melts instantaneously in your mouth.