As a food paradise, Singapore has plenty of signature eats. Here’s a handy guide to the best food experiences, from affordable fare to fine dining.
9am: There’s no better way to kickstart your day than with a big, satisfying breakfast – Singapore style. Chin Mee Chin Confectionery is a charming bakery located in an old shophouse and it offers the morning meal staple of kaya (coconut jam) toast – toasted bread spread with sweet kaya and a dollop of butter. Order a kopi (coffee) to go with your grub.
12pm: Down the road from Chin Mee Chin Confectionery is 328 Katong Laksa – a popular eatery that serves piping hot laksa (white rice noodles with prawns and cockles in a rich, spicy coconut-based broth). Pro tip: Try using nothing but a spoon to slurp up the noodle dish. Challenging, but fun nevertheless (definitely avoid wearing white for this)!
7pm: Make your way to Guan Hoe Soon, one of Singapore's oldest nonya restuarants in Singapore, for a scrumptious feast. The menu's extensive so take the time to choose from a wide array of Peranakan (Straits Chinese) delights, from itek tim (duck and salted vegetable soup) to beef rendang (spicy, slow-cooked meat dish).