Isn’t it a wonder how Singapore has just celebrated its 50th year of independence? For a fast-developing country, that is incredibly amazing. I mean, come on the island is younger than my mother (and how my inner self feels, lol!)
As the country celebrates its 50th year, I can’t help but reminisce about the heapload of food I’ve consumed in the Lion City during my visits. There’s a fair share of good ones from fine dining spots but there’s also been some fantastic dishes that don’t go beyond £10/$10.
There are a lot of places to find these good cheap eats, too. I suppose that’s why I like going to Singapore, because there’s a whole lot to eat and the spectrum is marvellous: from the ubiquitous chicken rice to the requisite chilli crab to spicy laksa and fish ball noodles (which are both surprisingly good for brekkie served with kaya toast). There’s an abundance of cheap but good and fresh sushi and seafood and you can’t ever go wrong with trying out local favourites like oyster cake, rojak or my absolute favourite popiah. And if you ever need to cool out the hot hot heat, there’s a lot of fresh fruit juices to choose from.
I know. This is getting me hungry too.
Happy 50th, Singapore and cheers to the calories you’ve given (and will give) us all.
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Loved this post! I adore Singapore and miss it so much. I haven't been back for almost eight years, which is a long time considering I used to go every two years as a kid! I can't even imagine how much it's changed since 2007. Desperate to go back next year on my way back to Aus!
C x | Lux Life
Aww Luxy I hope you get to go back! The food is amazing! x
Call me ignorant but what's popiah? We have friends living in Singapore and they're real foodies, would love to visit - your post makes it all look yummy
Suze | LuxuryColumnist
Suze, these are just super cheap eats, wait til you get to see fine dining stuff! Ask the about Restaurant Andre or Gunthers!
Popiah is fresh spring roll - not deep fried at all so the filling tastes super fresh and delicious! x
Just had Popiah recently in London - they were so nice! Great post hun x
Mehreen A | wrapyourlipsaroundthis.com
Thanks Mehreen! Where'd you get the popiah from? I've been craving so much for it! x
MMMM, love Asian food far too much! Your pics have made me very hungry indeed! Am visiting Singapore next year and will deffoes be printing this post and taking it with me! Lots of love, Andrea xxx
Andrea! DM me your email and I'll send you a list for Singapore! I've just sent Jaime today for her weekend trip 🙂 x
Good lord the egg drop crab looks incredible. Craving Singaporean/Malaysian eats so hard right now! Will make sure to ask you next time I'm in Sg for some foodie recommendations 🙂 xx
Your recommendations SAVED me in Singapore! I had the best time - it's a foodie's paradise! Thank you so much for your help! xoxoxo