Singapore is an essential destination for any adventurous traveler in search of new culinary experiences. This city-state in Southeast Asia offers exciting foods unique to the Singapore multi-ethnic culture. And the best food may not be inside restaurants but on the street where you can enjoy delicious local dishes on the cheap. Read on for a few of our favorite street food vendors, as well as for the best places to find a hotel for your stay in Singapore.
Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Chicken Rice & Noodles
At Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Chicken Rice & Noodles, the awning says it all: The Cheapest Michelin-starred Meal in the World. Liao Fan features their famous soya sauce chicken rice, which is aromatic with garlic, ginger, scallions, and of course soya sauce and roasted chicken. Other specialties include char siew (barbecued pork) noodles and pork rib hor fun (flat rice noodles). Prices typically run between $3 and $5 USD. The stall is located in the Chinatown Food Complex, where you’ll find other food vendors and a large, central dining area.
If you think you might want to eat at this food stall often during your trip, considering booking a room at a nearby IHG hotel in Singapore, so you can walk to Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Chicken Rice & Noodles whenever the mood strikes. The best location for a hotel room in Singapore is the city center, where you’ll be close to shopping, entertainment, city landmarks, and museums. By choosing a hotel here, you’ll have the chance to really explore the city, seeing the sights while checking out the best street food.
New Lucky Claypot Rice
You’re in for a unique eating experience at New Lucky Claypot Rice located in the Holland Drive Market & Food Center. The rice dishes are cooked in a clay pot using traditional charcoal rather than a stove. One of the most popular dishes, Wu Wei Rice, is a tasty combination of chicken, Chinese sausage, and salted fish. For under $20 USD, this clay pot delight will feed four hungry diners. The menu also includes soups such as salted vegetable with pork ribs and chicken feet with peanut. The stall is located in the Holland Drive Market & Food Center, another food hawker complex with a large, casual dining area.
A Noodle Story
A Noodle Story’s claim to fame? The only place in the city where you can enjoy “Singapore-style ramen.” The ramen, which is the menu’s only dish, comes with springy (not soggy) egg noodles topped with a crispy potato-wrapped prawn, a soft-yolk egg, dumplings, and cha-su — tender fatty roast pork. This bowl of delicious flavors and textures sells for under $8 USD.
Singapore is a foodie’s dream destination, and with over 6,000 street food vendors in Singapore, you’ll find delicious, inexpensive hawker fare on just about every corner. For the adventurous traveler who likes to mingle with the locals, step right up to one of the many stalls and enjoy a plate of tasty, and cheap, street food.