Street food in Singapore: The culinary heart of the country.

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BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore : Street food in Singapore: The culinary heart of the country.
BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore : Street food in Singapore: The culinary heart of the country.

To be a Singaporean is to love food. I’ve never met a single Singaporean who doesn’t in some way define their culture through their favourite fare. In Singapore’s early days as a city, migrants took to the streets selling food from far and wide, feeding the hungry mouths of a developing nation. Today, hawkers can be found all over the place, namely in shop-spaces where they sell the product of generations of fusion cuisine.

I tracked down a few of my favourite street snacks and insider spots!

Char Kway Teow stir-fried noodles are best sampled at the Zion Road Riverside Food Centre. For the tastiest Chicken Rice head to Tian Tian Hainanese in Maxwell Market. Who doesn’t love a laksa? Laksa at 328 Katong Laksa located on 51 East Coast Road is a highlight. Try the Chili Crab at Jumbo Seafood Restaurant on Blk 1206 East Coast Parkway or head to any small local coffee shop to sample the local favourite, Kaya toast.