Fussy Eater’s Guide to Singaporean Food

For fussy or picky eaters, foreign travel can be a nightmare of anxiety attack causing proportions. The bewildering array of funny names, funny utensils, and strange looking creatures can be overwhelming, especially if you need to appear composed at an important business dinner or are travelling with fussy young children. Here at Urban Travel Guide, we understand those feelings all too well, but as experienced travellers we’ve come to learn that food around the world is not as different as you might expect so we’ve put together a series of guides to help you navigate your way through the restaurants, street food and supermarkets of the world. We understand that key for fussy eaters is knowing in advance what they are putting in their mouths before they put it, so in our guides you’ll find out exactly what goes into these dishes, and what familiar foods from home they are really just variations of.

This guide is about the food of Singapore. Singaporean cuisine combines recipes from China, particularly southern China and Hainan, with Indonesian and Malaysian dishes such as curries, as well as sweet items influenced by British favourites, and more recent imports from Japan, Taiwan and Thailand, among others. As an island nation, seafood features extensively, which can be an issue for the fussy eater, and truly vegetarian options can be limited, as meat broths and stocks are still used even when Tofu is used instead of meat. Read our guides below to become familiar with and find something you can enjoy no matter how fussy you or your kids are!

  • What is a Calamansi?
  • What is Carrot Cake (Singapore style)?
  • What is Char Kway Teoh?
  • What is Chicken Rice?
  • What is Chilli Crab?
  • What is Durian?
  • What is Dragonfruit?
  • What is Rendang Curry?
  • What is Chicken Sausage?
  • What is Kaya Toast?

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