Just like its multicultural and diverse population, Singaporean cuisine is truly a melting pot of culinary influences from Chinese, Indian, Malay and other ethnic cuisines. Thanks to its location as a major port, there’s now also a wide selection of creative fusion dishes for visitors to enjoy.
Favorite Dishes: Hainanese Chicken Rice & Chili Crab
Brought to Singapore by overseas Chinese, and the Singaporeans take their chicken rice very seriously, so much so that it is widely recognized as one of their national dishes. Hainanese chicken is steamed, sliced and served with three essential dipping sauces: a thick and sweet soy sauce, a garlic-chili dip, and a minced ginger and scallion paste.
Another one of Singapore's famous national dishes, there’s really no elegant way to eat this but to dive right in with your hands, and allow the juicy crab meat and the sweet and spicy sauce dribble down your fingers.
Where to Find Them: Awana
Awana is a Singaporean fusion restaurant with a quaint setting and outdoor seating area. Apart from the two recommended Singaporean dishes we mentioned, Awana offers a wide range of great Southeast Asian dishes. They also have a milder and less spicy selection that are more suitable for young kids.