A Taste of Singapore: Food Tours in the City
The country’s ethnic diversity has brought along a wide variety of cuisines from all around the region and beyond. If you're in town for business, check out these food tours and have a sampling of the island's culinary delights.
The year-old Crave! Singapore spoils food lovers by organising no fewer than 10 delicious food tours for clients to choose from. These cover the gamut of local cuisine reflecting the city’s multicultural heritage, from Chinese hawker street food to Malay, Indian and Peranakan delicacies.
The tours will take participants through foodie havens such as Little India, and even to a traditional Malay fishing hut in the sea, known as a kelong, for a seafood feast.
Duration: 2-3.5 hours depending on the tour
Frequency: From 1 July 2016 – 31 July 2017
Group Size: 20 (contact organiser for groups of other sizes)
Cost: S$1,160 - S$2,160 per group depending on tour
Farm to Table Experience by One Farrer Hotel & Spa
Singapore is one of the most built-up countries in the world, with less than one per cent of its land assigned to agriculture. But the demand for fresh ingredients has led to a growing number of urban farms. Spread over 1,000sqm, the rooftop farm at One Farrer Hotel & Spa provides the hotel’s kitchens with 65 varieties of herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables. In this tour, you will learn to harvest from the garden and can the harvested produce.
Duration: Two sessions, two hours each
Frequency: On request
Group size: Minimum of 4
Cost: S$60++ per person
Food on Film by Wok ‘n’ Stroll
Join food explorer Karni Tomer and photographer Francis Lee in this hybrid food and photography workshop. Grab your camera or smartphone and stroll down the aisles of Tekka hawker centre and wet market to spot photo opportunities. Then learn some photography tricks – focus, exposure, white balance – to capture food at its best angle.
Breakfast and lunch are included, as are samplings in between. Come hungry!
Duration: 3 hours
Frequency: 9am to noon, by appointment only
Group size: 2 to 8
Cost: S$170 per person for groups of 2 to 4; S$150 per person for 5 to 8
Heritage Foodelicious by Tour East
Experience the best of local cuisine in this tour that takes participants into the heart of the Malay and Peranakan (indigenous Straits Chinese) communities. Strike a bargain with fishmongers and spice traders at the famous Geylang Serai market, then head upstairs to the food centre to dig into a meal of roti prata (flat bread served with curry), washed down with a mug of refreshing teh tarik (pulled milk tea). Move on to Joo Chiat and Katong to slurp down a bowl of laksa (rice noodles in spiced coconut milk soup). If you’re lucky, you might even be able to watch a master chef make paper-thin popiah (spring roll) skins by twirling balls of dough and turning them onto a hot griddle – quite a sight to behold.
Duration: 3.5 hours
Frequency: 9am to 12.30pm, Tuesday to Friday
Group size: 2 to 6
Cost: S$80-S$168 per person, depending on group size; includes local guide, transport, food and drinks