When it comes to traveling, we tend to venture places far away from our hometown. This makes us step outside of our comfort zones just to discover and sees for ourselves the differences between cultures. Of course, it’s a given that different cultures come with different traditional foods that they offer. Either from finding the best noodles in town, looking for the perfect dinner that serves foreign delicacies for foreign tongues, or even when you just want to find the best steakhouse. Here in Singapore, there is a fierce competition when it comes to restaurants. From different kinds of meals served to the certain ambiance that people look for, there is definitely a place for your appetite.
But for us to be able to make the most out of our prized day offs and vacations, we need to make sure that we find the best restaurant in town to satisfy our cravings, whether it is for local delicacies, authentic Italian pizzas, pastries, coffees and other beverages, noodles and pasta, steaks and other meals that are for meat lovers. We can either search different restaurants online, so we can plan ahead of time where we want to spend our dinner outside or we can simply ask some of our friends or locals which restaurants and diners they would highly recommend trying. Here are some foods that you may want to try when you’re in the country:
Laksa – This dish is basically spicy noodles that come with rich flavors, including seafood like fish or sometimes even prawn. It has a combination of Chinese and Malaysian influence when it comes to its Peranakan culture. It is a must try for noodle hunters out there.
Satay – This is a seasoned, skewered meat grilled over an open fire which is normally served with peanut sauce. There can be wide ranged of selections for the meat which includes pork, chicken, goat, fish and even mutton. It is a very popular street food in many southeast Asian countries.
Barbecue Sambal Stingray – This dish is a barbecued stingray, topped with Sambal which is a hot sauce made from a mixture of various chili peppers accompanied by a fish sauce or shrimp paste. This is considered to be one of the best stingray dishes in Singapore.
Singapore does not only offer southeast Asian cuisine to its visitors. Some fine dining restaurants here also offer western foods. There are a lot of popular steakhouse in Singapore that offers different cuts of steaks such as Filet mignon, T-bone, Scotch Fillet, New York strip. The best local steakhouse may cost a bit more but it can definitely provide you a taste of a luxurious fine dining experience. Restaurants that offer such also has a western influenced ambiance which really helps you enjoy the steak as it perfectly fits the environment that you are in.
Of course, each individual has their own preferences when it comes to the food that they normally eat. There some who prefer seafood, some stick with vegetarian meals for a healthier body, and some who can enjoy almost any food served to them. After all, it’s not just about the meal that we eat, but it is also about the people that we enjoy the meal with that affects our satisfaction.