THE TASTE OF SINGAPORE
Singaporean cuisines were influenced by multi ethnic groups indicating the country’s multiculturalism. Its diversity of food makes Singapore an ideal place to celebrate and feast for Asian food.
We enjoyed a local delight at Ya Kun Kaya Toast which has been in the business since 1944. They serve kaya toasts, soft-boiled eggs, and Singapore-style coffee and tea. They offer great value to customers in terms of taste and money and this makes it an excellent breakfast option.
For travelers who like a variety of choices and who are willing to spend more, another very good breakfast preference would be the buffet at Coleman’s Café located at Peninsula Excelsior Hotel. Cereals, pancakes, salads, and croissants may serve as starters. This can be followed by the rice meal eaten together with scrambled eggs, baby carrots, chicken sausage, pork and beans, wedge potatoes, and ham. Afterwards, culminate the meal with fresh fruits and raisins as desserts. For beverage, they serve coffee, ice tea, and orange juice.
Our obsession with food took us to Lau Pa Sat Festival Market, a one-stop hawker food center in the Financial District of Singapore. Also called as “old market”, this significant landmark has a history that dates back over 150 years ago. It witnessed the evolution of the hawker food culture up to this modern time where regional variations of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and Western cuisines are being served.
We added more adventure to our Hawkers experience by trying out Food 99 near Funan Digitalife Mall.
Filipino food has also invaded Singapore through Kabayan Filipino Restaurant. Situated in Lucky Plaza in Orchard Road, this eating place continues to share dishes like Sinigang, Kare-kare, and Mechado to the foreign land. In addition, the homey ambiance and genuine Filipino food is one sure solution to homesickness of my fellow countrymen in Singapore.
The Koreans are also passionate in promoting their culture through food. Bibigo Hot Stone shares authentic Korean dishes which are fresh and healthy.
Loui’s Signature Pizza satisfied our hunger during our visit in Universal Studios. Before having an Italian experience be sure that you have completely enjoyed the extreme rides.
Shabu Shabu Akashabu tempted our craving for Japanese food. Their tasty meals are composed with fresh ingredients which are brought directly from Japan. Diners have the option of having cooked meals or trying the Shabu Shabu style where you do your own cooking.
We also craved from some old favorites like McDonald’s and Burger King.