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Street Food in Singapore That Is Capable of Tingling Your Tastebuds

If you get bored with the fancy meal served in the cafes and swanky restaurants and want to eat something different and local, hit the streets for the authentic street food in Singapore! From Dim Sum to Oyster Omelette, Singapore has innumerable culinary options that will take your taste buds on a wild ride. So visitors need some tantalising tastes to continue the journey with the same vibe.

1. Wanton Mee

Wanton Mee, Street Food in Singapore
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Wanton Mee is a perpetual popular Singapore street food. Some like the dumpling part while others are a fan of the texture of the noodles. The vendor offers Wanton chilly and soup in addition to the customer. Many customizations have been added in the recent years and variations include Malaysian, Thai and Hongkong take on the dish.
Where to find it?
Lau Phua Chay Authentic Roasted Delicacies, Blk 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1Foong Kee Coffee Shop, 6 Keong Saik Road
Timings
11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Cost for two
SGD 14

2. Bak Kut Teh

Bak Kut Teh, Street Food in Singapore
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Bak Kut Teh is one of the most popular street food in Singapore. Bank Kut Teh is a Chinese soup which is a meat bone tea which consists of meaty pork ribs immersed in herbs and spices. This dish is relished with tea in the belief that tea will help saturate a large amount of fat in the soup. People have Ban Kut Teh for breakfast majorly, but it can be taken for any meals of the day.
Where to find it?
1.First Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup: 208 Rangoon Road, Hong Building Singapore
2.Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh: 7 Keppel Road, PSA Tanjong Pagar Complex, Singapore 
Timings
12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost for two
SGD 20

3.  Dim Sum

Dim Sum, Street Food in Singapore
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Dim Sum is a Hongkong inspired cuisine and one of the most popular Singapore street food. It is a set of tiny dishes to be enjoyed in a group - a typical Chinese dining sharing customs. It now finds its place among one of the most essential dishes in the streets of Singapore, as well as many South East Asian regions. Many restaurants serve dim sums in the morning till mid-afternoon and give maximum tummy happiness for every dollar spent. 
Where to find it?
1.Swee Choon Tim Sun: 191 191 Jalan Besar, Singapore 2.Tim Ho Wan: 450 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, ERA Centre, Singapore 
Timings
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Cost for two
SGD 12

4. Fried Carrot cake

Carrot Cake, Street food in Singapore
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This cake is made with eggs, chai ooh and white radish flour cake, which is basically a white carrot, giving rise to carrot cake. It is very popular street food in Singapore and Malaysia both. It includes sweet sauce with the cake fried on top of a beaten egg to create a crust and chunks of cake.
Where to find it
Fu-Ming Carrot Cake: Blk 85 Redhill Lane, Redhill Food Centre, SingaporeCarrot Cake: 20 Kensington Park Road, Chomp Chomp Food Centre, Singapore
Timings
9:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Cost for Two
SGD 5

5. Crabs (Chilli and Pepper)

Crabs, Street food in Singapore
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There are two styles of cooking crabs in Singapore with a sweet, spicy tomato-ish chilli sauce or with black pepper sauce to achieve an amazing texture the crabs are first boiled then fried so that the meat doesn't stick to the shell. Chilli crabs are coupled with fried buns which are dipped in the talising. Many new famous styles have also been discovered like crab bee Hoon and salted egg crabs.
Where to find it?
1.No Signboard Seafood: 414 Geylang, Singapore 2.Long Beach Seafood: Blk 1018 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 
Timings
12:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Cost for two
SGD 18

6. Kaya Toast and Soft Boiled Eggs

Kaya Toast and Soft Boiled Egg, Street food in Singapore
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Kaya Toast and Soft Boiled Eggs are the one and only conventional Singaporean breakfast with a white loaf, slathered with egg kaya or coconut, toasted on a bread grill and butter. There are many variations of this Singapore street food favourite including round buns or brown bread. The dish is also sometimes fused with pepper and dark soya sauce, dipping the Kaya Toast into the egg mixture for extra deliciousness.
Where to find it?
1.Killiney Kopitiam: 67 Killiney Road, Singapore 2.Chin Mee Chin Confectionery: 204 East Coast Road, Singapore 
Timings
11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Cost for two
SGD 13

7. Curry Fish Head

Curry Fish Head, Street Food in Singapore
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Curry Fish Head is an enigmatic dish which has a South Indian origin but is inspired by the culture in Singapore. Either the whole head or half a head of red snapper is cooked in curry with boiled vegetables. It has a variety of heavy spices. Variations include Assam style Fish Head curry which has a flavour of the tamarind fruit.
Where to find it?
1.Gu Ma Jia: 45 Tai Thong Crescents, Singapore 2.Bao Ma Curry Fish Head: 505 Beach, Golden Mile Food Centre, Singapore 
Timings
11 AM to 10 PM
Cost for two
SGD 9

8. Laksa

Laksa, Street Food in Singapore
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Laksa is a fusion of Chinese and Malay cuisine and is of two types - Asam Laksa and Curry Laksa. Curry laksa is more popular street food in Singapore while Asam laksa is commonly available in Malaysian regions like Penang. There are many variations of laksa regarding fish and noodles. Most bowls are appetizing.
Where to find it?
1.328 Katong laksa: 51/53 East Coast Road, Singapore2.sungei Road laksa: Blk 27 Jalan Berseha, Singapore 
Timings
11 AM to 5 PM
Cost for two
SGD 8

9. Oyster Omelette

Oyster Omelette, Street food in Singapore
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Oyster Omelette is prominent in Taiwan Night Markets as well as Singapore Hawker Centres and is relished by many locals and foreigners. Vendors that sell Carrot cake also sell Oyster Omelette because it involves a common ingredient-Egg. To give the Omelette a thicker taste, Potato Starch is mixed when frying the egg. Vinegar Chilli is also coupled with the omelette in Singapore.
Where to find it?
1.Simon Road Oyster Omelette: 965, Upper Serangoon Road, Mee Sek Coffeeshop, Singapore2. Ang Sa Lee Oyster Omelette: 20 Kensington Park Road, Chomp Chomp, Singapore
Timings
8:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Cost for Two
SGD 14

10. Bak Chor Mee ( Minced Meat Noodles)

Bak Chor Mee, Street Food in Singapore
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This is a typical noodle dish with fish cake slices, liver, minced pork and a signature sauce that makes it steamy, encompassing all the qualities needed to make it one of the more enticing delicacies among the street food in Singapore. This dish is normally ordered dry to enjoy the full ingredients of the sauce, and we can even choose between chilli or ketchup and the different types of noodles too! Varieties include the soup version with homemade noodles. 
Where to find it?
Tai Hwa Pork Noodle: Blk 466 Crawford Lane, Singapore58 Minced Meat Mee: 3 Yung Sheng Road, Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre, Singapore
Timings
9:00 AM  to 9:00 PM
Cost for two
SGD 17

11. Satay

Satay, Street Food in Singapore
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Satay has its inception from Indonesia but has become very popular in Singapore, found in both fancy restaurants and street vendors. The meat is marinated with turmeric which is barbecued in the open air. The vendors are usually Chinese, Indians or Malays. The meats commonly used in the preparation are mutton, Beef, chicken and even pork which is sold by Chinese stall owners. A spicy peanut dip is also paired with the Satay to make the dish more delicious.
Where to find it?
Kwong Satay: 549 Lorong 29 Geylang Road, Sing Lian Eating House, SingaporeHarold Satay: 1220 East Coast Lagoon Food Village, Singapore
Timings
7:30 AM  to 8 PM
Cost for Two
SGD 20

12. Hokkien Prawn Mee

Hokkien Prawn Mee, Street Food in Singapore
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Singaporean Mee is a combination of egg noodle fried in a Prawn stock with cubes of fried pork fat, fish cake, prawns and squid. Even pork strips are added to make it a better flavour. This dish was first cooked by the post-war Hokkien noodle factory workers. Another variety is called the Hokkien Char Mee which is covered in a thick dark sauce and uses only one type of noodles. 
Where to find it?
Eng Ho Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee: 409, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Teck Ghee Square Food Centre, SingaporeAh Hock Fried Hokkien Noodles: 20 Kensington Park Road, Chomp Chomp, Singapore 
Timings
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Cost for Two
SGD 16

13. Tau Huay

Tau Huay, Street Food of Singapore
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Tau Huay different from the other street foods and is a Chinese dessert made with the help of tofu and sugar syrup. The classic type is grainy, soft and soaked in syrup to be eaten properly. This Huay can be eaten either hot or cold depending on the syrup, soya bean milk or grass jelly. The recent taste development in Tau Huay has brought in a large number of customers, bringing it into many menus of the street food stalls in Singapore. This version can add any flavour to it sesame, melon or mango. This one is eaten only cold as heat would destroy the taste. 
Where to find it?
Rochor Original Beancurd: 2 Short Street, SingaporeSelegie Soya Bean: 990 Upper Serangoon, Singapore 
Timings
12:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Cost for Two
SGD 11

14. BBQ Sambal Stingray

BBQ Sambal Stingray, Street Food in Singapore
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This dish is inspired by the Malay culture as they were the ones who discovered that Sambal on top of Stingray is delicious. After this, nobody could stop this dish from growing and winning the hearts of its visitors, thus transforming it into essential street food in Singapore. It is also known as Ikan Bakar and is traditionally wrapped in banana leaf and barbecued with Sambal on the top. In the end, lime is squeezed on the fish for better taste. 
Where to find it?
Chomp Hai Wei Yuan Seafood Barbecue: 20 Kensington Park Road, Chomp Chomp, Singapore B.B.Q. Seafood: Yung Sheng Road, Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre, Singapore
Timings
1:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Cost for Two
SGD 10

15. Chwee Kueh

Chwee Kueh, Street Food in Singapore
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Chwee Kueh is a proper breakfast dish and is common in both Singapore and Johor. Most of the vendors selling Kueh open by morning and close by lunchtime. It is a rice cake which is formed by dunking rice flour in water to form rice cake, then put into little saucers and steamed to produce the typical bowl shape. This dish is a dying recipe so one should try before it is gone!
Where to find it?
Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh: 20 Ghim Moh Road, Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre, SingaporeBedok Chwee Kueh: Blk 207 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore
Timings
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost for Two
SGD 13

16. Ice Kacang

Ice Kacang, Street food in Singapore
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Ice Kacang is made with a grinding machine which makes a mountain of shaved ice on top of assorted flavours like agar jelly, grass jelly, Chendol or any other filling you wish for. Condensed milk is then poured on top, along with red rose syrup to produce the Multicoloured effect. Ice Kacang has many variations including chocolate syrup, durian etc. and is the perfect way to end your tour of the street food in Singapore.
Where to find it?
Annie's Peanut Ice Kacang: 20 Ghim Moh Road, Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre, SingaporeMei Heong Yuen: 65-67 Temple Street, Singapore
Timings
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost for Two
SGD 8

17. Biryani

Biryani, Street food in Singapore
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Biryani is a different rice dish inspired by Indian Muslim cuisine and uses different kind of rice, preferably Basmati. Meats like beef, mutton, chicken or fish are used. A tinge if saffron is added to give the dish a favourable colour. The rice grains are usually paired with chutney or curry. Heavy spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, bay leaves and clove are used to add flavour.
Where to find it?
Bismillah Biryani Restaurant- 50 Dunlop Street, SingaporeTaj Authentic Indian Cuisine- 214 South Bridge Road, Singapore
Timings
1:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Cost for Two
SGD 12

18. Durian

Durian, Street food in Singapore
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Durian is respected by the name 'King of Fruits' and is also the national fruit of Singapore. The localities adore the meat too much that they turn the speciality into every dessert possible like tarts, cakes and even shakes. Preferences of taste also come in durian, that is whether it can be bitter or sweet flesh. Many expensive ranges of durian have come like D24 or Mao Shan Wang which are even stronger in fragrance. This street food is banned in public places because of its pungent smell. 
Where to find it?
Wonderful Fruit Enterprise: 147 Sims Avenue, SingaporeAh Seng Durian: Blk 20 Ghim Moh Road, Singapore
Timings
11:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Cost for Two
SGD 9

19. Mee Siam

Mee Siam, Street food in Singapore
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Mee Siam is very popular among the Chinese as well as the Muslim Community, making it quite a popular street food in Singapore. It is soaked in sweet and spicy gravy flavoured with dried shrimp, tamarind and fermented bean paste. It comes with beancurd puff, bean sprouts, boiled egg and is paired with chives. 
Where to find it?
Dju Dju Indonesian Food: Blk 304 Serangoon Ave2, SingaporeRobert Mee Siam Lontong: Blk 91 Whampoa Drive #01-43 Makan Place, Singapore 
Timings
11:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Cost for Two
SGD 15

20. Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak, Street Food in Singapore
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Nasi Lemak is a very famous dish and was earlier a breakfast item, now is eaten during lunch and dinner also. It is inspired by the Malay Coconut rice dish. Wrapped in banana leaves, rice with coconut cream gives a delicious aroma and comes with peanuts, eggs and Sambal. Other cultures have also embraced this dish in their own style with add on flavours like cuttlefish balls, chicken drumsticks and luncheon meat, offering a wide variety of this dish among different street food stalls in Singapore, given that the land is a melting pot of South East Asian cultures. 
Where to find it?
Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak: 2 Adam Road, Adam Food Centre, SingaporeChong Pang Nasi Lemak: 447, Sembawang Road, Singapore 
Timings
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost for Two
SGD 10

21. Mee Rebus

Mee Rebus, Street food in Singapore
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Mee Rebus is made with yellow egg noodles just like the Hokkien Prawn Mee with a brown, peanut gravy. In earlier times, the street seller would sell it by using a pole with a basket hanging at each corner, one basket would hold stove and hot boiling water while the others contained ingredients. The gravy of Mee Rebus is very thick and is made from peanuts, dried shrimp and curry powder. 
Where to find it?
Afandi Hawa & Family Mee Rebus: Blk 14 Haig Road, Haig Road Food Centre, SingaporeSelera Kita: Blk 58 New Upper Changi Road, Block 58 Market and Food Centre, Singapore
Timings
2:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Cost For Two
SGD 12

22. Roti Prata

Roti Prata, Street food in Singapore
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Roti Prata is inspired by the Indian culture and is now eaten by the multi-ethnic community as essential street food in Singapore. Singapore is all about unity, harmony and adapting to all cultures. Roti Prata is pancake including mushroom, onions, chocolates or strawberries. The dough is stretched multiple times into a thin layer and fried on the pan to make it crispy. Prata is then coupled with chicken or fish curry.
Where to find it?
Casuarina Curry Restaurant: 138 Casuarina Road, SingaporeThe Roti Prata House: 246M Upper Thomson Road, Singapore
Timings
1:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Cost for Two
SGD 14

23. Rojak

Rojak, Street food in Singapore
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Rojak is a mix of pineapple, cucumber, dough fritters and roasted peanuts. The mixture is then stirred with a fermented with prawn pasta sauce and chilly is added if asked for. There is also an Indian version of Rojak. In the Indian version, Red gravy is made with potato, spices and tossed with peanut sauce. 
Where to find it?
Al-Mahboob Indian Rojak: Blk 506, Tampines Ave 4, SingaporeHoover Rojak: 90 Whampoa Drive, Whampoa Food Centre, Singapore
Timings
11:30 AM to 8 PM
Cost for Two
SGD 9

24. Chicken Rice

Chicken Rice, Street Food in Singapore
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Chicken Rice is one of the most eaten and celebrated dishes, a must-have amongst the street food in Singapore. Every coffee stall has a Chicken Rice Stall next to it. The whole chicken is marinated in chicken broth and pork to absorb the flavours. There are many variations to chicken rice including the roasted chicken known as the black chicken and the white chicken as well. You can de-bone the chicken as per your wish. The dish is made more attractive with red chilli and garlic and sometimes it is topped with chopped ginger and soya sauce. 
Where to find it?
Boon Tong Kee: 401, Balestier Road, SingaporeMing Kee Chicken Rice and Porridge: 511 Bishan Street 13, Singapore
Timings
1:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Cost for Two
SGD 15

25. Duck rice

Duck rice in SIngapore
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This generous and popular meal in Singapore is one which comes with variations. One gets a heavily sauced duck served with yam rice called the Hokkien type while the other one is on the lighter side which is whipped with a little gravy and the traditional white rice known as Teochew type. This dish typically comes with a deboned duck which is roasted and served thinly. Well, who can resist this wholesome meal and not dig in till you devour the last bite!

Where to find it?
Lau Phau Chay Authentic Roasted Delicacies- Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore
Foong Kee Coffee shop- 6 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore
Timings
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost for two
SGD 13

26. Sliced Fish Bee Hoon Soup

Sliced Fish Bee Hoon Soup
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As the name suggests, sliced fish bee hoon comes with freshly sliced fish soup/ both and a variety of veggies which is served with either rice or noodles as per one’s choice. It’s an appetizing meal with some variations. The fish may be fried and added to the broth prior to adding the soup. This lip-smacking Singaporean classic comes with a richer variation with evaporated milk leaving one with an option to pick from the lighter or richer version of the sliced bee hoon soup.

Where to find it?
Jin Hua,- 1 Kadayanallur Street, Maxwell Food Centre
Guang Xing Original Taste Fish Head Bee Hoon: Changi Village Road, Changi Village Food Centre Stall, Singapore
Timings
11:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Cost for two
SGD 8

27. Char Kway Teow

Char kway Teow
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The dish which sells like hotcakes in Singapore is Char Kway Teow. It’s the most flavourful Chinese street food. Your taste buds will call out this mixture of noodles, flat rice and egg noodles stirred proteins like egg, Lap Cheong which are Chinese sausages. It is also mixed with Chinese chives and bean sprouts. It’s a healthy amalgamation of all. The heart of this dish is lard which makes it super delicious but sometimes for a healthier variation, it is replaced by oil and served with more vegetables instead of proteins.

Where to find it?
No. 18 Fried Kway Teow-  Zion Riverside Food Centre on Zion Road. Singapore
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow- Hong Lim Market and Food Centre, Singapore
Timings
12:30pm to 10pm
Cost for two
SGD 8

28. Curry Puff

Curry Puff in Singapore
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Curry puffs are not only a popular Singapore street food but also a much loved Asian fast food. Curry puffs are nothing but a mini baked semi-circular pie with different varieties of fillings. The varied stuffing’s include chicken and potato or egg which is the classic curry puff, while tuna and crab are also favourite picks and one just can’t stop at one. They are available at almost every street stall of Singapore.

Where to find it?
Tanglin Crispy Curry Puff: Blk 531A Upper Cross Street, Singapore
Swisslink Bakery and Cafe: 109 Clementi Street 11, Singapore
Timings
9.30AM to 8.30PM
Cost for two
SGD 4

29. Fish Head Steamboat


Fish head steamboat
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The classic comfort food street food in Singapore has been the fishhead steamboat. It is a very nutritious dish packed with flavours in the broth. It’s nothing but a rich broth with vegetables, chicken, anchovies and yellow beans. While on the other hand, the heart of the dish is ground sole fish, dried shrimps, sour plum and Dang Gui powder. It includes the red snapper fish which is on the sweeter side and compliments the savoury items of the dish. It is cooked over hot charcoal for hours before it is served.
Where to find it?
Hualong Fishhead Steamboat- Blk 347 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore
136 Hong Kong Street Fish Head Steamboat- 291 South Bridge Road, Singapore
Timings
11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Cost for 2
SGD 30

30. Popiah

Popiah
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If Singapore can offer anything that is extremely delicious and cheap, this would be the Popiah. It is nothing but a flavoursome street wrap with different fillings of chicken, tofu, egg and shrimp as per one's choice. The staple fillings include stewed turnip, jicama, bean sprouts and peanuts which adds texture to the wrap. Chillies and sweet soy sauce are used on the base and spread before the fillings are added which enhance the flavour and make it deadly and delicious.

Where to find it?
Old Long House Popiah: Stall #01-03 Toa Payoh Food Centre, Singapore
Fortune Food: Stall #02-004 Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Singapore
Timings
9:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Cost for two
SGD 3

31. Tze Char 

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Tze char is nothing but a broader term used for Chinese home cooked food in Singapore which has been a local favourite since time immemorial. It includes a plethora of dishes that will leave your taste buds wanting for more. Some of the best picks from the Tze Char range includes Prawn Paste Chicken, Claypot Horfun, Honey Milk Pork Belly, Sambal fried rice, salted Egg Yolk, Pork Ribbed rice, fried Mee Sau, crispy La La Hor Fun, KL Hokkien Mee and Fish Head Curry.
Where to find it?
Fuman Seafood Zichar- 703 Hougang Ave 2, Singapore
Two Chefs Eating Place, 410A Sin Ming Avenue, Singapore
Timings
11:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Cost for two
SGD 20

32. Char Siew

Char Siew
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Char Siew is an independent meal which is basically a portion of roasted meat flavoured in a mixture of honey, red bean, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, five-spice powder and red food colour served with rice or noodles alongside. The rice or noodles could be garlic, soy or chilli flavoured.  It is a mouth-watering sumptuous meal. The meat turns dark red due to the seasonings and gives it a smoked chargrilled effect. The varieties of protein of char siew include chicken, goose, duck, white cut chicken and pork. It is prepared as per one’s choice. In Singapore, one can get a particular sort of char siew in a street stall and not all varieties will be available.
Where to find it?
Kim Heng HK Roasted Meat: 214 Serangoon Avenue 4, Singapore
Tiong Bahru Lee Hong Kee Cantonese Roasted: 30 Seng Poh Rd, Singapore
Timings
9: 00 AM to 10:00 PM
Cost for two
SGD 9
From sweet to sour, this list covers all the popular street food in Singapore, favoured by the visitors as well as the locals. It is not an exhaustive list and just covers the delicious meals inspired by all ethnicities of Singapore, be it Malaysian, Indian, Chinese or Singaporean itself. Many of the dishes were invented during times of war and poverty,  created with whatever ingredient was available at that time. Thus, the cuisine and street food in Singapore forms a part of its history, culture and tradition. Some people would probably think that these aren't Singaporean but Singapore adopts the best flavours from all cultures. So don't miss out on the best and make your trip a special one!

~ Written by - Devyani Makan

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