The island-country of Singapore has been a popular travel destination for its rich heritage, world-class tourist attractions and technology-ready environment. Whether you’re a first-time traveler or have visited Singapore many times before, there are still a lot of activities that you can do and tourist spots that you can explore.
However, if you’re a passionate foodie traveller who is searching for exciting gastronomical adventures, Singapore offers a diverse selection of local and international cuisine that will not disappoint your thrill-seeking taste buds. Here are some of the dining options that you can try on your first (or next) trip to the Lion City.
Experience a piece of modern-day paradise
Located just a few minutes away from Orchard Road, Dempsey Hill is a picturesque neighbourhood which features upscale dining places and concept stores. Formerly used as a military barracks in the 1800s, Dempsey Hill has been carefully renovated into a charming lifestyle destination for families, locals, expats and tourists. Restaurants in the area serve a variety of cuisine which include modern European, Mexican, Indian and Thai, to name a few. The area also boasts of lush landscapes, so you can opt to dine al-fresco.
Discover hefty and surprisingly cheap eats
If you’re looking for a full range of local dishes at a reasonable price, there’s no other place to visit than one of Singapore’s hawker centres. Also known as food courts, hawker centres are teeming with food stalls that offer an array of Chinese, Indian, Malay, and Western dishes. Food prices may come in cheap, but they are bursting with the authentic flavours. Day or night, hawker centres are bustling with activity, making it an ideal choice for lunch or late-night drinking.
Splurge on fine dining
Singapore is known for its opulent restaurants so trying one of them should be on your bucket list as well. Whether you want to impress your date or treat yourself to high-end dining, you should visit one of Singapore’s internationally-acclaimed, Michelin-star restaurants located along Orchard Road or in one of Singapore’s many lavish hotels. However, make sure to book your seats in advance.
Singapore is also home to a few hidden gems that even locals are not familiar with. Neighbourhoods like Holland Village, Queenstown, Jalan Besar and Toa Payoh are some of the areas that you should discover. Aside from enjoying the beautiful architecture and art installations, you can also indulge in the local culinary delights these secret places have to offer.
Try vegan-friendly spots
Ranking as Asia’s second most vegan-friendly city, you can also find restaurants that offer healthier, meat-free options on their menu in Singapore. These restaurants use fresh, plant-based ingredients and feature raw and cooked dishes. Their selection go beyond the usual salad bowls in order to provide diners an eclectic, flavourful dining experience with less the guilt.
Now that you have these dining tips in mind, creating your travel itinerary is much easier. Singapore may be small in size, but it is abundant with so many interesting places, exciting activities and delicious food that will make your trip satisfying and memorable.