Singapore is known for its cultural mixtures of Chinese, Malay, Indians, and Indonesians. It can be evident through its famous tourist attractions and custom traditions. Along with this, the food dishes of these heritages can be taste and experience throughout the country’s hawker centers and restaurants.
Laksa is a dish of combining Malay and Chinese cuisines. It is made up of noodles, curry, herbs, vegetables, and a small amount of meat. The dish has two popular variations that can experience in the country. One is the Curry Laksa wherein the main ingredients include fish, broth, and noodles. Other Singaporeans also use coconut milk, vermicelli, tofu puffs, fish, and shrimp. The other type of Laksa is called Asam Laksa. It can be found in Malaysian areas like Penang. The difference between the two types of Laksa is the texture and flavors it offers. Curry Laksa has a creamier texture due to coconut milk while Asam Laksa has a more refined and sour flavor.
Hainanese Chicken is a popular dish that was brought by Chinese immigrants. It ingredients are boiled chicken, rice, and flavorful sauce. It may be a simple dish but Singaporean and tourists love eating it due to its rich and aromatic taste that simply melts in the mouth. As time passed by, variations are made by the locals. Usually, the difference is on the ingredients of Hainanese Chicken.
Bak Kut Teh
Bak Kut Teh is a combination of Chinese and Malay flavors. It is made up of pork ribs, pork broth, garlic, pepper, and salt. As it simmers, all ingredients are combining into a flavorful soup. It does not have a strong taste which anyone can enjoy. It is also a best practice by the locals to eat Bak Kut Teh together with hot Chinese tea.
Nasi Lemak is a popular Malay cuisine. It comprises of rice that is cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaves that leaves a fragrant aroma and unique taste. The dish is also consists of anchovies, grilled fish paste, spicy chili paste, peanuts, and eggs.