Highlights from the Singapore food scene

Highlights from the Singapore food scene

Anybody who’s ever spent time in Singapore knows that the country offers a fantastic range of food options that takes in influences from the whole of Asia and beyond. 

It’s this open-minded approach that’s helped the nation become something of a foodie hotspot. And with some of the top Singaporean chefs picking up accolades at some prestigious culinary competitions, now is the time to check out the best of what our country’s chefs have to offer! 

In a bustling and built-up place like Singapore, it’s clear that convenience is a big factor in helping people decide where to eat. 

This is why hawker centres like Lau Pa Sat in Chinatown or Newton Circus on Oxford Road offer an inexpensive and fun way to quickly grab a range of street food. So whether you’re looking for Chinese, Malaysian or even Indian delicacies, head down to a hawker centre for an entire world of food options with a particularly Singaporean twist.

And some of the best food stalls like the famous Tian Tian Hainanese chicken rice stall even became a big hit amongst food bloggers and celebrity chefs for their simple yet exquisitely prepared take on traditional Singaporean dishes.

Of course, if the often-chaotic environs of your local hawker centre are a little too hectic for your tastes, then you can find a similarly broad range of takeaway food from established restaurants via Deliveroo that can be delivered straight to your door. 

In the face of cheap street food and advanced delivery options, some of Singapore’s best restaurants have had to make the extra effort to tempt customers through their doors. 

Whether it’s the chefs at Iggy’s adding a subtle Japanese flavour to their light and luxurious cuisine, or Gunther’s giving us chance to enjoy sophisticated French food whilst enjoying the deluxe nightlife of Purvis Street, it all shows just how diverse the current Singapore food scene has become.

But special mention must be made for L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at Resorts World Sentosa that gives you the chance to see what the food created by the chef who holds the most Michelin stars in the world tastes like - as long as you can afford the slightly exclusive price tag! 

So from simple and fun hawker centres, to Deliveroo delivery services, to Michelin-starred chefs, it’s clear that Singapore certainly has something for everyone!

27 Feb 2017
Singapore Expats