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3 famous local dishes you need to try in Singapore

3 famous local dishes you need to try in Singapore

Singapore, although among the smallest countries of the world, is home to a vast array of distinctive and luscious food items. The Hawker Markets of Singapore are world famous not just for the variety but also the savoriness of the food available. 

Here are 3 of the most popular and sought-after dishes you can try in Singapore.

1. Chili Crab


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This dish is prepared in various ways throughout Singapore, the most popular ones being with black pepper, with salted egg yolk, cheese-baked, and the amazing crab bee hoon. But the most popular way by far is the Chili Crab. The crab goes through a two-step cooking process to achieve the best taste and is served with a sweet and spicy chili sauce. This is usually eaten alongside fried mantou (buns) which are dipped in the chili sauce.

2. Frog Porridge


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Now, this might be a turn off to some people, but Frog Porridge is an absolute delicacy in Singapore. They are generally made in two ways. The first way is to directly boil the frogs in a pot of plain porridge. The second way is to cook the frog in a dense soy sauce, flavored with assortments like dried chili, ginger and spring onion, and serving it with a separate bowl of porridge. Whichever way it’s made, this dish is undoubtedly a favorite among Singaporeans and foreigners alike.

3. Hainanese Chicken Rice


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And how can we forget the unofficial national dish of Singapore? Originated from the immigrants from the island of Hainan, this dish has been voted for one of the tastiest dishes in the world multiple times. A whole chicken is cooked in warm pork and chicken bone broth, sliced and presented atop a bowl of fragrant and oily rice, usually with sliced cucumber. A hot chili dip with garlic and ginger or dark soy sauce is served alongside it. There is even a roasted chicken variant available in the multitude of hawker markets in Singapore.


This is only a small glimpse at the sea of amazing dishes Singapore has to offer. Be sure to try these dishes the next time you’re in Singapore!

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