One of the top foodie cities in Asia, Singapore overflows with dining options serving up an endless stream of local dishes that draw on Chinese, Indian and Malaysian influences. The Singaporean love for food is so embedded in their culture that whether you visit one of the ubiquitous hawker centers, a traditional heritage dining spot or a Michelin-starred restaurant, a mouthwatering flavor-laden meal is pretty much a certainty. So many dishes and only so much time…here are three of our favorites not to miss when you visit Singapore.
- Barbecued Sambal Stingray: This unique dish features a fillet of stingray smothered with a thick layer of sambal chili sauce, typically made with fish sauce, chilies, garlic, shallots, galangal, tamarind and lemongrass. Then it’s wrapped in a banana leaf and barbecued to perfection.
- Fried Carrot Cake: While this has nothing to do with the classic dessert with cream cheese frosting, this savory Singaporean version is equally delicious. It’s made with daikon radish – called white carrot in Singapore – that’s shredded, mixed with rice flour and transformed into mini “cakes” that are stir-fried with garlic, preserved radish and eggs
- Pandan Chiffon Cake: If you are seeking something sweet, look no further. This pillowy mint-hued cake was dubbed Singapore’s national cake by CNN and is sweetened with the juice of Pandan leaves, which also give it that enchanting glow. The addition of coconut milk imparts a satisfying and creamy richness
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