Singapore is a great place to be a foodie. It has delicious local dishes and international fare that is beyond comparison. However, one thing you might not know about Singaporean cuisine is their love for snacks! The country has so much variety of these treats that any visitor would be spoilt for choice. Here are different tasty snacks from the country’s extensive menu; they will satisfy your sweet tooth!
Roti Prata (Rice-Noodle Crepe)
Most people are familiar with the Indian staple that is the Dhokla, but how many of you have heard of our counterparts, the Singaporean rendition of this dish? Roti prata is popular street food and one of the tasty snacks in Singapore. It is a crepe-like dish that consists of plain rice noodles and cheddar cheese, rolled up and served with Chinese black vinegar. The best place to have this is at the renowned Clarke Quay, where several stalls serve this dish.
Crispy Oyster Omelette
The Korean interpretation of the fried oyster omelette is slightly different from its Chinese counterpart. Also called Xin Yang in Chinese, the Singaporean version is served with a spicy pepper sauce that goes so well that you might find yourself licking your fingers clean. The dish can be found in Little India, which makes it even more delicious!
If you’re not a fan of bakeries and confectionaries, then this might not be for you. However, if you’re a fan of the sweet and sour flavour, then you will definitely love the pineapple tarts found in Singapore. Pineapple tarts are bite-sized fruits that are filled with sweet and sour filling and coated with a thin layer of flaky pastry. These can be bought from either the hawker centres or from your favourite coffee shop.
Curry puffs are not available in India, but they are readily available in Singapore where they’re called Shumai. They’re nothing more than dumplings wrapped up in a thin flat stick shape to make them easy to eat while running around after work or school. They are usually served with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce that goes well with them.
Fish Maw Mee
Fish Maw Mee is a must-have when eating in Chinatown during the lunch hours. They are made from the fish maw found in freshwater fish. They are soft and flaky, melt in your mouth, and have an amazing taste that will take you back home to your childhood years. The best part is, they are incredibly inexpensive! The fish maw is found in fish mongers, where you can easily buy just a few pieces to fill your stomach without blowing all your budget on eating.
Salted Egg yolk Noodles
This one hits the sweet spot, which is why we’ve made an article out of it. Salted egg yolk noodles are super addictive, dairy-free, and healthier than other noodles. At the end of the dish, you get a bowl full of frothy white liquid. This white liquid will have the perfect consistency once you stir in some soy sauce and put it into your mouth for that ultimate mouthful.
Singaporeans are very fond of their snacks because they’re tasty and cheap. There are several varieties of these snacks available, and one can find them anywhere in the city. If you’re visiting the city for work or school, you should definitely give these snacks a try, particularly if you’ve never tried them before.