With the Covid – 19 issues on the wane these days, we are all given the hopes of future travel coming soon. Restrictions are still imposed and the only travels allowed are for essentials for now but it slowly paves way for leisure travel.

One of the concerns for the upcoming travels is budget. Work and employment were affected during this pandemic season however; there is one kind trip that helps with this concern – budget trips!

Travel is set to limitations but that does not stop the desire to explore more. We highly suggest food budget trips where you can discover and get to know the culture through their food! If you are a certified foodie and traveller, this blog is the right one for you!

Singapore – a Southeast Asian economic city-state tiger which is famous for its best aviation industry, botanic gardens, zoos and most importantly, the street food! They have food centres also called as hawker centres across the city. These are open air complex stations with food stalls serving various Singaporean and other Asian cuisines.


Join us as we introduce you to the locals’ favorite food!

Hainanese Chicken Rice

This dish was created and inspired by immigrants who came from Hainan China with their dish Wenchang chicken. It is made of poached chicken, boiled with chicken stock and then blanched in cold water then served with seasoned rice, garnished with cucumbers and other vegetables.

Where to eat it:

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
01-10/11 Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur Street

Photo by Jennifer

Nasi Lemak

Photo by Faixal

Made with fragrant rice cooked with coconut milk and pandan leaves, Nasi lemak is a Singaporean favorite with Malaysian origins. It is served with sambal, cucumber, anchovies and other side dishes.

Where to eat it:

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak
2 Changi Village Road, #01-26, Changi Village Hawker Centre, Singapore 500002

Fish Head Curry

Fish head curry is a dish of Chinese and Indian origins. The head of a red snapper, a Chinese delicacy is made with curry and various vegetables of Indian style flavouring which are paired with rice or bread.


 Where to eat it:

Chye Lye Curry Fish Head Restaurant
579B Sembawang Pl, Singapore 758429

Photo by Visit Singapore


Photo by Sharonang

This famous noodle street food dish in Singapore is made of rice vermicelli noodles or laksa, coconut milk, in curry base or sour tamarind-tang base. It is Peranakan in origin in the Southeast Asia.

Where to eat it:

Sungei Road Laksa
27 Jln Berseh, #01-100, Singapore 200027

Photo by PNG Image

Kaya toast

This staple breakfast snack is well known among the Singaporeans. It is made of Kaya, pandan-flavoured coconut jam butter and sugar. This is served in between lightly toasted breads, hot coffee and soft boiled egg.

Where to eat it:

Ya Kun Kaya Toast
68 Orchard Rd, #04-70/71 Plaza Singapura

Sambal Stingray

Photo by Cityhall Singapore

Sambal Stingray is also known as Spicy Banana Leaf Stingray. It is a Malaysia/Singaporean seafood dish. The stingray is barbecued then topped with sambal paste, garlic, Chinese parsley and/or raw peanuts.

Where to eat it:

Chomp Chomp BBQ
85 Bedok North Street 4, #01-44 Fengshan Market & Food

Wanton Mee

Photo by Daniel Lim

This Cantonese Chinese dish is also popular within Asia and in Singapore. The noodles are served in hot broth with barbecued pork, shrimp or wonton dumplings, hard boiled eggs together with various green leafy vegetables.

Where to eat it:

Guangzhou Mian Shi Wanton Noodle
Tanglin Halt Food Centre. 48A Tanglin Halt Road, Stall 01-04

Char Kway Teow

This fried noodle dish is famous from Maritime Southeast Asia. It originated from china and its ‘char’ means stir fried and ‘kway teow’ means flat rice. It is made of flat rice noodles stir fried with shrimp, eggs, bean sprouts, Chinese Lap cheong, chives and soy sauce.

Where to eat it:

Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee
Hong Lim Food Centre #02-17, 531A Upper Cross Street, Singapore

Hill Street Fried Kway Teow
16 Bedok South Road #01-41, Singapore 460016

Photo by Maijoma

Bak Chor Mee

Photo by Wang Teck Heng from Pexels

Bak Chor Mee also known as Mee pok is also one of the Singaporean’s favorite. It is an egg noodle dish made with minced pork, vinegar, chilli, and soy sauce. Other meat and vegetables are served on top.

Where to eat it:

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
Blk 466 Crawford Lane #01-12, Singapore 190465

A bit pricey but a must try – Chili Crab!

Photo by Allan S from Tripadvisor

This dish, often prepared with mud crabs is a must try. It is made with tangy sweet and a-bit-sour chilli spicy sauce. Sri Lankan crabs are also usually used to prepare bigger servings. Despite its chilli name, it is not actually very spicy. 

Where to eat it:

Long Beach Seafood Restaurant
#01-04 East Coast Seafood Centre Singapore

Eng Seng Restaurant
247 Joo Chiat Place

Tell us what you think if you have tried these dishes before! 

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