Take home edible souvenirs that will spark memories of your gastronomical adventure in Singapore with every bite. Besides making great gifts, these delectable mementos are ripe with authentic local flavour. Here are eight local snacks, beverages and sauces to stuff your suitcases with before you head home.

A flatlay of edible Singapore souvenirs such as IRVINS Salted Egg Fish Skins and The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.

The Original Raffles Hotel Singapore Sling

Recount your time in the city with a local cocktail in hand. The Singapore Sling is a world-famous elixir of gin, cherry liqueur, triple sec, bitters, pineapple juice, cherry juice, lime juice and grenadine. It sounds like a complex tipple to shake up at home, but fear not—you can bring home bottles of the cocktail, pre-mixed for convenience. All you need to do is crack open a bottle, pour over ice, and pretend it was all your hard work when your friends ask about it.

Raffles Boutique at Raffles Arcade. 328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719. +65 6412 1143. 
Daily 10am-7.30pm.

Lim Chee Guan Bak Kwa
<i>Bak kwa</i>, a Chinese New Year delicacy.

While available all year round, bak kwa (barbequed meat slices) shops across the island see especially long queues during Chinese New Year, when it’s a tradition to snack on the delicacy. Take home a slice of our culture at one of Lim Chee Guan’s many outlets around town. Packaging comes in a sealed zip-lock bag, so none of that goodness will be lost on your journey home.

Lim Chee Guan. 203 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059429. +65 6933 7230.
Daily 9am-9pm.

People’s Park Complex. 1 Park Road #01-25, Singapore 059108. +65 6933 7230.
Daily 10am-9pm.

ION Orchard. 2 Orchard Turn #B4-37, Singapore 238801. +65 6933 7230.
Daily 10am-9pm.

For a full list of outlets, visit here.

Batu Lesung Spice Company
Batu Lesung Spice Company packets

Spice enhances many dishes, so level up your home cooking skills with pre-mixed pastes and blends from Batu Lesung Spice Company. Available for purchase at Culina at COMO Dempsey, this homegrown brand brand distils all the piquant goodness of local dishes such as rendang(braised meat cooked in coconut milk and spices) and chicken curry into easy-to-use tubs. 

Simply follow the accompanying recipes, and serve up an authentic Singaporean feast in record time. If you’re an aspiring chef, you can also use the pastes in your own recipes to create your own fusion flavours.

CulinaAt COMO Dempsey. 15 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249675. +65 6871 1760. 
Daily 9am-10pm.

Sing Long Sambal Belacan

Forget Sriracha and Tabasco—what spice fiends really need is a jar of sambal belacan, a dried shrimp chilli paste that the locals embellish their dishes with. The traditional recipe, practised by many Singaporean grandmothers, involves a whole afternoon of pounding, blending and cooking by hand. With Sing Long Sambal Belacan, all that’s needed is a twist of the cap to take any Asian dish to the next level.

Available in supermarkets islandwide. 

IRVINS Salted Egg Fish Skin
Flatlay of IRVINS Salted Egg Fish Skin

A snack with a uniquely Asian twist, IRVINS Salted Egg Fish Skins might be the best crackers you’ll ever eat. The fish skin is deep fried, then coated in an umami-rich powder processed from salted egg yolk. The result: a crispy, addictive snack that you’ll be popping in your mouth no matter what your doctor says. Do your friends and family a favour and grab a couple of these bags home.

VivoCity. 1 Harbourfront Walk #B2-K25, Singapore 098585. +65 6264 3073.
Daily 11am-8.30pm.

Raffles Xchange. 5 Raffles Place B1-59, Singapore 048618. +65 6264 3073.
Mon-Fri 10am-7.30pm; Sat 10am-2pm.

For a full list of outlets, visit here.

Ya Kun Kaya
2 bottles of Ya Kun Kaya

Shelve those marmalade and jam jars the next time you have breakfast, because kaya(traditional jam made from coconut and eggs) toast is the best way to start the day in Singapore. Kaya toast is a morning staple prepared by slathering gobs of kaya and butter between crispy slices of bread. Get a jar and make your own, from Ya Kun Kaya Toast, a breakfast joint beloved for their buttery kaya. You can pick a bottle up from one of their many outlets in the city, and have a few slices of toast while you’re there, too.

313@Somerset. 313 Orchard Road #01-32/33/34, Singapore 238895. +65 6238 1872. 
Mon-Thu & Sun 7.30am-8.30pm; Fri & Sat 7.30am-9pm.

Bugis Junction. 200 Victoria Street #B1-11, Singapore 188024. +65 6238 8904 
Mon-Thu 7.30am-8pm; Fri-Sun 7.30am-9pm.

People’s Park Centre. 101 Upper Cross Street Level 1 Atrium, Singapore 058357. +65 6535 8266. 
Mon-Sat 7am-8pm; Sun 8am-7pm.

For a full list of outlets, visit here.

ETTE TEA COMPANY Tea Blend Collection
ETTE TEA COMPANY Chicken Rice tea blend with ingredients on a tray

Enjoy all the flavours of local food, minus the calories, with ETTE TEA COMPANY’s savoury teas. It may sound strange, but the local tea brand has dedicated a few flavours to our hawker staples—think chicken rice and nasi lemak (rice cooked in coconut milk, served with an array of side dishes). Since you can’t bring those dishes back, introduce your loved ones to Singaporean delicacies in the form of tea bags instead.

ETTE TEA Boutique at Chinatown Complex. 333 Kreta Ayer Road #03-25, Singapore 080333. +65 9012 7600.
Mon-Fri 10.30am-6pm; Sat 10.30am-4pm.

For a full list of stockists, visit here

The Cookie Museum Singapore Heritage Flavours
The Cookie Museum Chili Crab cookies

If a hot cup of tea isn’t to your liking, try cookies infused with the flavours of chilli crab, satay (grilled meat skewers) or durian, a tropical fruit widely enjoyed by locals. The Cookie Museum’s sweet-and-savoury biscuits are proof of our culinary prowess, and how we’ve managed to take tradition and make it brand new. Emblazoned with Chinese and Peranakan* motifs, the tins are reminders of our roots.

*The term is an Indonesian/Malay word that means “local born”, which generally refers to people of Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage.

Raffles City Shopping Centre. 252 North Bridge Road #B1-49, Singapore 179103. +65 6749 7496.
Daily 11am-9pm.

Jewel Changi Airport. 78 Airport Boulevard #01-234, Singapore 819666. +65 6288 1965.
Mon-Thu & Sun 11am-8pm; Fri & Sat 11am-9pm.