A week in Singapore is hardly enough time to sample all the delicious food that you can find throughout the city. There’s everything from simple chicken and rice cooked up at cramped little stalls in the bowels of Chinatown to sophisticated fare served at the classiest of fine restaurants. The one thing you’ll find in common among the wide variety of influences (Malaysian, Indian, Thai, Chinese, and Portuguese to name just a few) is that it’s all really good food. Singaporeans know their food and they don’t tolerate anything that isn’t up to par. Bad places go out of business and a sure way to get a good meal is simply to join in any long line of people you happen to see waiting for dinner. Here’s a taste of a few of the dishes I had the opportunity to sample over my short stay in this exceptionally appetizing country.

Xiao Long Bao
Xiao Long Bao – delicate dumplings filled with truffle-infused broth
Penang Kway Teow
Penang Kway Teow – classic street food noodle dish
Putu Piring
Putu Piring – a rare and delicate sweet, topped with salty coconut
Evening in Singapore
Evening in Singapore
Mi Wonton
Mi Wonton
Traditional Singaporean breakfast at Ya Kun Kaya Toast
Traditional Singaporean breakfast – salty soft-boiled eggs with a sweet coconut spread on toasted bread
Dragonfruit with Soursop and Cucumber with Sour Plum
Refreshing cold drinks – Dragonfruit with Soursop and Cucumber with Sour Plum
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay
Carrot Cake, Singaporean style
Carrot Cake, Singaporean style
Cracked Crab at Eng Seng
Cracked Crab at Eng Seng – messy, spicy, and oh so delicious
Cooking Geng Gari Fak Tong curry
Cooking Geng Gari Fak Tong curry
Three kinds of curry
Three kinds of curry – Jingha Kahri, Geng Gari Fak Tong, Murg Kurma
Hainanese chicken
Hainanese chicken – tender and sweet
Kueh Pie Tee
Kueh Pie Tee – a flower-shaped crispy spring roll
Rotti – fast, simple, delicious street food

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    1. My friends who live in Singapore do the same thing. It’s actually cheaper to eat out than to buy groceries and to cook, not to mention much faster. I would miss cooking, though. Sometimes you just want to create your own meals. Singapore is great for both. There are some fantastic markets where you can buy just about anything you’d want. You just have to know where to look and focus on local ingredients. It’s a fantastic city (and country!) for food, either way.

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