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Singapore: Eat like the world's largest buffet

Do I prefer to eat Chinese, Indian or Indonesian today? I regularly face this decision in Singapore. The small multiethnic state offers food lovers a huge selection of delicacies - like a gigantic buffet. Let me introduce you to my favorite dishes and the best places to eat in Singapore.

Singapore - this is a main island and around 60 other islands. They live in an area like that of Hamburg5.5 million inhabitants in the former British Crown Colony. Most of them are Chinese, but there are also Malays and Indians.

Have you only made one stopover in Singapore so far? It's almost too bad for me. I am quickly amazed by this one on my first visit lively, futuristic city - with the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, which seems to float over the city like a spaceship, or the Supertrees, which are illuminated at night. You can find more articles here:

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At my week In Singapore, Toon Hee accompanies me as a guide. For me he is the perfect companion because he is a “foodie” like me.



I explore with him Restaurants, cafes, market halls and the Singapore Food Festival. From street food to a 10-course menu at star level, everything is included.


We start in Chinatown, where I stay at the New Majestic Hotel (4 stars). Then come too Little India and the Arab quarter Kampong glamyour turn.

The trendy Kampong Glam is my favorite, by the way - not just because of the selfie coffee with my face on the foam. During the day you will find nice little shops and vintage shops there. In the evening everyone meets in restaurants and bars.

Here come mine Favorite dishes and the best places to eat:

Markets & Hawker Center
On my travels, I always particularly enjoy looking at markets. I can immerse myself in the local culture, see how people live and what they eat. By the way, hawker centers are collections of food stalls.

Toon Hee shows me several markets and hawker centers, we start with Tiong Bahru Market (83 Seng Poh Rd). The building dates from the 1930s, here you will find restaurants, cafes and shops.

At 10 a.m., people queue up in the hall for dinner and sit at the tables. "We always eat here in Singapore - when we're hungry," says Toon Hee. So: another snack after breakfast to bridge the gap until lunch. A little something is also welcome in the afternoon ...

At the Old Airport Road Food Center (19 Old Airport Rd) - built in 1973 and thus also one of the oldest hawker centers - I try Lor Mee noodles on another morning. Very substantial and tasty - just not necessarily for breakfast, I would prefer them later in the day.

My absolute favorite will be Lau Pa Sat or Telok Ayer Market (18 Raffles Quay) in the financial district, where we have one evening meal. The beautiful market hall was built in the 19th century. You can find Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese or Turkish food at the stands.

We go outside and take a seat at one of the tables. We are not far from the grill at booth number 8, where our satay is prepared.

We drink a tiger beer with the chicken and goat skewers with peanut sauce. I look at the evening sky with countless skyscrapers. A great experience and my tip for all Singapore visitors!

Dim Sum
When I eat, I always want to try as much as possible. My favorite dishes in Singapore are therefore dim sum, delicious little things that are mostly steamed or deep-fried.

I order many small portions from the menu, they are brought to the table in bamboo baskets.

Dim Sum means “to touch the heart” - it definitely works for me! Because they are not only available in many savory variants, but also in sweet ones (e.g. as Egg Tarts).

Laksa
Laksa is the national dish of Singapore, it is a mixture of Chinese and Malay cuisine. For me, laksa = delicious.

I try the food called “Katong Laksa” in Singapore at 328 Katong Laksa (53 E Coast Rd). The dish consists of noodles, vegetables, fish and crabs in a spicy coconut soup. The small portion costs 5 Singapore dollars, the large portion 7 Singapore dollars.

Hainanese Chicken Rice
This dish is also famous in Singapore. It's tender chicken with rice and vegetables. I liked it, especially with chili sauce. You can eat it at Swee Kee Hainan Chicen Rice (25 Seah Street), for example.

Fish head curry
Do you want to try something a little more unusual? At The Banana Leaf Apolo (54 Race Course Rd.) In Little India you can eat the famous fish head curry, it costs 22 Singapore dollars. The dish comes from South India, it has Chinese and Malay influences.

“The eyes are the best!” Said Toon Hee enthusiastically. They are soft and simply delicious. I toyed with the thought for a moment, but then preferred to leave the delicacy to him. He separates a particularly tender piece from the fish for me. I eat that with the slightly spicy sauce, vegetables and rice.

I look around: at lunchtime, almost all the tables here are occupied. No wonder, the food is very good - including the Chicken Masala and Garlic Naan.

High tea, Singapore style
Orchard Road is the shopping mile of Singapore, over 2.2 kilometers you will find 22 shopping malls and 4 department stores. I am particularly attracted by the “high tea”, which is more of a full meal than tea time with small snacks.

You can have high tea from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the Carousel Restaurant of the “Royal Plaza on Scotts” (25 Scotts Rd). Adults pay $ 42 on weekdays and $ 48 on weekends.

I am amazed that there are long queues at the entrance. But it quickly becomes clear: I'm in foodie heaven! Warm dishes such as curry, but also sushi or seafood, await visitors on the buffet.

If there is still space for dessert afterwards, you can choose between pastries, ice cream or one of the three chocolate fountains. I'm becoming a child again, dipping strawberries, pastries and marshmallows into the liquid chocolate.

Iced coffee with a face
Who doesn't want to have a coffee and look at each other? In Kampong Glam Toon Hee shows me “Selfie Coffee” (11 Haji Ln). Here we take a photo with the smartphone in front of the wall.

I choose a Salted Caramel Frappé for 8.90 Singapore dollars, the picture lasts better on cold drinks. A few minutes later we receive the iced coffees with our faces conjured onto the foam - magic!

Singapore Sling
Anyone traveling to Singapore must try this cocktail too. This is a long drink made from gin, cherry liqueur, the herbal liqueur Bénédictine and other ingredients. Pretty cute, pretty tasty!

I'll take my first sip on the outbound flight with Singapore Airlines. Many also go to its place of origin, the Raffles Hotel. I like it particularly good at the pool at Tanjong Beach Club on Sentosa Island, and it's worth the impressive 25.90 Singapore dollars.

Which food do you like best in Singapore?

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Thanks for the support to the Singapore Tourism Board (there is a lot of helpful information on the website) in making the trip possible

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