Hainanese Chicken Rice: Considered to be the national dish of Singapore, the much-adored Hainanese Chicken Rice is one of the most delicious food items among the hawker centres of Singapore. It has secured the 45th rank among 50 most delicious foods around the world which was compiled by CNN Go in 2011. Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice Stall in Maxwell Hawker Centre sells the best rice accompanied with soft, tender chicken. This authentic and mouth-watering dish is complete with chilli and soy sauce. What's even better? You receive a sizable portion of chicken, rice, as well as a bowl full of chicken broth, all for only SGD 3.50.
Char Kway Teow: Literally meaning "stir-fried rice-cake strips", Char Kway Teow is another local dish which is finger-licking good. The appetizing combination of fried rice-noodles, Chinese pork sausages, chives, prawns, eggs and soy sauce undoubtedly makes this dish one of the most favoured dishes amongst Singaporeans. The Char Kway Teow served at No.18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow is the very best in the city-state, available for an average of only SGD 3.
Fried Oyster Omelette: Found at almost every local eatery, the thick, fried oyster omelette has become almost a staple dish among the people residing in Singapore. Made with eggs, flour, sweet potatoes and fried oysters, this delicious omelette is sure to tickle your tastebuds! If you want to taste the best oyster omelette, head out to Katong Keah Kee Fried Oysters Stall at Chinatown Food Street and satisfy your appetite for just SGD 8. Here, instead of coupling the omelette with oysters, they stir-fry the two together, thus forming a crisp, fried egg paired with soft, chewy oysters.
Chee Cheong Fun: Generally eaten for breakfast, the scrumptious Chee Cheong Fun is a silky, slippery rice-noodle roll, and is one of the most popular local cuisines. For tasting the best version of this delicious dish that melts in your mouth, try the Chee Cheong Fun at Fresh Chee Cheong Fun in Chinatown Food Street for less than SGD 5. Unlike the other stalls where this dish is pre-made, the Fresh Chee Cheong Fun is reputed for preparing this dish on the spot.
Satay: The scrumptious satay, prepared with seasoned, skewered, grilled meat is a must-have-dish in Singapore. Every night, a portion of the Boon Tat Street is closed to traffic so that the satay vendors of Lau Pa Sat may set up their stalls outside and fill the air with the scent of grilled meat combined with soy sauce. Needless to say, Lau Pa Sat is the ideal place to be if you are looking for the best satay in Singapore. Even though the price of each stick is about 60 cents, it is still pretty affordable.
Laksa: Laksa is considered to be the hallmark of Peranakan cuisine and for good reason. A delicious fusion of Chinese and Malay cuisines, this creamy coconut sauce with a filling of bean curd and noodles is usually accompanied with shrimp, fish and cockles. To taste the best Laksa on the steets of Singapore, try out the fresh satay served at Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa for only SGD 5 - SGD 8.
Chendol: Singapore is home to some of the sweetest desserts and the Chendol is the best of them all. The most palatable version of this iced dessert, topped with jelly, palm sugar syrup and coconut milk is served at Nyonga Chendol Stall in Bukit Timah Food Centre for only SGD 3. Here you can choose what to have among four different varieties of Chendol - Original Chendol, Sweet Corn Chendol, Red Bean Chendol, and the XO Durian Chendol.
Barbequed Stingray: Delicious stingray generously slathered with layers of sambal before being wrapped in a banana leaf, proceeding to be fried and steamed at the same time. Is there anything better? At Chomp Chomp Food Centre, you get to taste the most delicious version of barbequed sambal stingray for just SGD 15.
Bak Kut Teh: One of the favourite dishes for Singaporeans since its era as a developing country, Bak Kut Teh is a divine pork delicacy. Even though tea is not used in the recipe, Bak Kut Teh literally translates to pork bone tea. This simple, delicious soup, infused with Chinese spices and herbs, is generally consumed with a bowl of steaming rice. Singapore has several hawker centres which specialise in Bak Kut Teh. However, to taste the best, head out to Morning Bak Kut Teh at Hong Lim Food Centre, and have a bellyful of pork ribs simmered in the complex soup for only SGD 5. You can also add SGD 1.50 for a bowl of rice and a plate of dough fritters to go along with this gastronomic delight.
Hokkien Mee: Originating in the Hokkien Province of China, this delectable noodle dish is paired with pork, squid and prawn. Sambal sauce, lard and vegetables are mostly used for garnishing. The Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee in Whampoa Hawkers Centre serves delicious, piping hot Hokkien Mee for less than SGD 5.