Singapore is well knows for its exotic foods, shopping and scenery. Singaporeans are simply obsessed with eating. For the best food, they will queue endlessly and eat at all hours. I am such a foodie and Singapore was on the top of my list. After graduating high school I traveled to Singapore to explore its rich culture. I stayed at The Raffles Hotel, in its intoxicating blend of luxury, history and colonial ambiance that no other hotel can match.
The Raffles Hotel included 15 restaurants and bars, from the famous Long Bar, home of the Singapore Sling.
1. Carrot cake (chai tow kuay) - It’s amazingly delicious. It is a white radish carrot cake with rice flour and grated radish, mixed and steamed into large slabs or cakes. These are chopped up in pieces finished with soy sauce, fish sauce, eggs, garlic and spring onions. It is available at many hawker centers.
2. Kaya toast - Kaya is a coconut custard jam, it is very sweet and very addictive. When slathered onto thin slices of warm toast with ample butter, the sandwich makes your mouth water. Many locals have this for breakfast supplemented by two soft-boiled eggs with soy sauce and pepper. I bought about three large Kaya jams bottles to take back to HK, and I cant stop eating it.
3. BBQ chicken wings - I had BBQ chicken wings on my first night out in Singapore, I guess you can say chicken wings are boring but in many a hawker stalls you will see rows of chicken wings glistening and turning on a roasting spit. Singaporeans love ordering these wings as a side dish, frequently as a large plate to share among family and friends. Best eaten with a garlic chili dip.
KU DE TA - has been one of my favorite restaurants since I was very young, I have gone to the KU DE TA in Bail a while ago and it blew my mind. KU DE TA is also situated above the landmark deck of Marina Bay Sands. KU DE TA is a fusion of elegant style, cutting-edge design and peerless standards. Here are a few things I suggest you ordering at KU DE TA.
1. Spicy tuna roll - maguro tuna, asparagus, spicy dressing
2. edamame - maldon salt
3. steamed halibut - yamagobo, kombu, pak choy
4. beef tenderloin - saikyo miso, chilli jam glaze
5. california roll - alaskan crab, avocado, cucumber
Singapore's Chinatown is an ethnic neighborhood featuring distinctly Chinese cultural elements and a historically concentrated ethnic Chinese population. When visiting Chinatown it felt like I was at home, I enjoyed taking photographs of the lanterns and the bright color streets.