Dining Out

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    Traditional Singaporian - National Kitchen

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Dining Out in Singapore

One of the best ways to learn about a new country is through food! Food gives you a personal view of the culture. Singapore is a melting pot of cultures with the main influences from the Chinese, Malay and India. One of the best places to experience this is to eat where the locals eat, hawker centers! 

These are usually open air areas with many stalls selling freshly cooked food. Fresh seafood, Chinese food, great curries, Malay food and of course the national dishes , Chicken Rice and Chili Crab! You will be spoiled for choice and the prices are very reasonable! Singapore offers something for everyone. 

A trip to the local market will also be an adventure! All kinds of fruit, vegetables, seafood, century eggs and much more is on offer. For westerns some of the items will be unusual but don't be afraid to ask questions on how to prepare it!

For people who want more western food many celebrity chefs, like Mario Batalie, Wolfgang Puck and others have restaurants in Singapore. A word of warning, they are not cheap! One of the more affordable restaurants and consistently good is Jamie Oliver. He has a restaurant in Orchard Road as well as one at Sentosa. 



Celebrity Chef Restaurants

Singapore has no shortage of great chefs and award winning restaurants! If you are on a quest to eat at as many Celebrity chef restaurants as possible then there is no better place to start than at Marina Bay Sands! 

CUT by Wolfgang Puck. CUT arguably offers the best steak in town!
SPAGO by Wolfgang Puck offers fresh and seasonal Californian inspired cuisine.


OSTERIA MOZZA by Mario Batali.  Great Italian cuisine and fresh house made cheeses.
PIZZERIA MOZZA by Mario Batali. Brick oven pizza and more.


db BISTRO & OYSTER BAR by Daniel Boulud. Traditional French cuisine and an oyster bar.


ADRIFT by David Myers. Modern Asian.


LONG CHIM by David Thompson. Traditional Thai dishes and Bangkok street food.


BREAD STREET KITCHEN by Gordon Ramsay. British European food with local influences.


SKY on 57 by Justin Quek. Asian cuisine on the 57th floor of the Marina Bay Sands. Awesome views! The Sky High Tea is not to be missed!


WAKU GHIN by Tetsuya Wakuda. Euro -Japanese fusion.

Hawker Centres

OK, so you had your fair share of celerity chef restaurants now how about trying the other end of the spectrum? Hawker Centres! This will give you a real taste of local life. No frills, no fuss, no air conditioning but great food at great prices. There are too many hawkers centres to name them all (most HDB developments have there own) but here are a few favorites. 

Newton Hawker Centre for arguably the best butter chicken in the world,served at the Indian Palace. Other great dishes from some of the other stalls are giant garlic prawns, stingray with sambal sauce and sweet and sour chicken.

Chinatown Complex Food Centre is the largest hawker centre in Singapore with over 260 stalls. The prices are great because there are many stalls selling similar foods. Chicken rice, frog porridge and dim sum are firm favorites. Try the carrot cake, which contains no carrots and is not a cake!

The Holland Village Hawker Center offers good laksa and Hokkien prawn noodle. As a bonus Haagen-Dazs is right around the corner for fabulous ice cream treats!

Chomp Chomp Food centre is great for late night dining. The centre opens at 6 pm and serves until late. The satays, chicken, beef, pork and mutton which are served with peanut sauce are a  must try! 

Singapore is known as a foodies  paradise. To maintain this reputation the National Environmental Agency (NEA) has instituted a grading system to all eateries from very high end establishments to hawker centres. Establishments are graded on overall hygiene, cleanliness and housekeeping of their premises. All establishments must prominently display their grading certificate. 

A = a score of 85% or higher
B = a score of 70% - 84%
C = a score of 50% - 69%
D = a score of 40% to 49%

This grading system allow patrons to make an educated choice on where to eat.
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