EAT AND DRINK
Explore our diverse array of local cuisines
Like Singapore herself, our local cuisine is a tantalising mix of flavours from various racial backgrounds, including food with Chinese, Malay, Eurasian, Peranakan* and Indian origins.
Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Gelam are great places to start if you’d like to try our local Chinese, Indian and Malay cuisine respectively, while the neighbourhood of Joo Chiat/Katong is filled with restaurants serving Peranakan classics.
If you’re in Singapore for several days or a week, we recommend devoting each day of your visit to sampling the iconic dishes from one of our local cultures. And whether you’re a spice lover who’d like to sample the rich flavours of chilli crab, or hankering for a taste of roti prata (South Indian flatbread) you’re bound to find a dish worth tantalising your taste buds.
Reserve a table in advance when dining in a Michelin-starred restaurant
If world-class dining is what you crave, book a table at one of our myriad Michelin-starred restaurants. 2019 saw the Lion City upping the ante as a global food capitol, with 44 making the Singapore Michelin Star list, and a host of restaurants and eateries being awarded the Bib Gourmand.
Whether you’re looking to delight your senses with the modern French cuisine at Odette or discover the subtleties of Japanese culinary techniques at Waku Ghin, you’re bound to experience a once-in-a-lifetime meal. If Singaporean flavours with a twist are what you crave, drop by Labyrinth—where chef Han Li Guang serves up local flavours with a modern twist—or Candlenut, the first Peranakan restaurant in the world to receive a Michelin Star.
Discover a world of flavours at our hawker centres
As a nation, Singaporeans are understandably proud of our hawkers. Our local street food has been lauded by a constellation of celebrity chefs, restaurateurs and personalities, ranging from Gordon Ramsay to Antony Bourdain.
A visit to Singapore just wouldn’t be complete without a foray or two into our local hawker centres. We heartily recommend paying a visit to Chinatown Complex Food Centre, home to 260 food stalls including Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle, a hawker selling the world’s most affordable Michelin-starred dish.
Lau Pa Sat and Amoy Street Food Centre are two other hawker centres for foodies to consider, selling everything from satay (grilled meat skewers) and char kway teow (stir-fried rice noodles in dark soya sauce) to fishball noodles and curry puffs. For more Michelin-worthy fare, drop by beloved establishments like Tai Hwa Pork Noodle or Hong Kee Beef Noodle.
For more information of the local dining scene, please refer to the VisitSingapore official site: https://www.visitsingapore.com/dining-drinks-singapore/