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!


Satay
Pronunciation:sah-tay
Description:Satay is a Malay dish of marinated, skewered meats grilled over a wood or charcoal fire and served with a peanut dipping sauce. Skewered meat usually consist of sliced chicken, goat, mutton, beef or pork. Satay is also typically accompanied with chopped onion, cucumber and ketupat (Malay rice cakes).
Trivia:At night, the street next to Lau Pa Sat Festival Market is closed off and converted into a lively night market where people congregate for mouth-watering satay. 
Singapore Sling
Description:Singapore's official cocktail invented by Ngiam Tong Boon. The Singapore Sling is made from gin, Cherry Heering, Bénédictine, and fresh pineapple juice from Sarawak. 
Trivia:Request for a shaken version instead of blended to experience a more genuine experience. To get the Singapore Sling that is closest to the original, visit Raffles Hotel's Long Bar.
Steamboat
Description:Steamboat is a Chinese-style hotpot eaten communally. Raw meats such as chicken, pork, beef, liver, meatballs, fish, squid, and vegetables are served for patrons to cook in the hot boiling soup. Some places even divide the steamboat pot into two halves so that patrons can have the option of having two different soups. Other steamboat eateries even come with a grill surrounding the boiling soup for patrons to grill their food.
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