Today we continue our tour of the culinary delights of Singapore. You probably won’t be surprised to see some unconventional forms of seafood on this list. Seafood is immensely popular all over the world, and Asia is no different. So right now let’s dive back in and keep on eating!
Surprise! This dish is good for couples and families to share. It started out as a unique type of street food, but then evolved into a form where it is extremely popular and easy to find at hawker stalls. Stingray meat is doused in spicy sambal sauce, which is made from diced tomatoes, chilies, and shrimp paste. Then the whole thing is wrapped in a banana leaf before being gently grilled.
Fish Head Curry
Curry is another dish that is widely popular across Asia and all over the world, too. This is good for couples and families alike. An enormous fish head and a pile of veggies are cooked in a curry sauce and served with rice or bread. You also get a glass of lime juice called calamansi. It is sometimes garnished with tamarind juice to give it a hit of sweet-sour flavoring. This type of Singaporean cuisine definitely reflects the melting pot of the island – it has South Indian origins but carries Chinese and Malay influences as well.
Skewered meat is always tasty no matter where you find it. With satay, you’ll find another dish that is good for couples and families to share. It comes with rice cake, or ketupat, peanut sauce, and cucumber-chili relish. Although it technically counts as a side dish, it can also be an appetizer or party platter. Turmeric is the main ingredient of the marinade, and you can choose between pork, chicken, beef, or mutton.
Char Siew Meat
You might be familiar with char siew under a slightly different spelling as char siu which is popular in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. As such, this Singaporean dish comes from Chinese cuisine. Barbecued red pork and roasted pork belly are covered in a thick red sauce. Before it’s served, you will see the meat chopped right in front of you before being layered over rice or noodles.
An oyster omelet can either be soft or crispy. It depends on how you like it. This egg omelet includes flour and is then fried with small oysters and garnished with coriander leaves, crispy bean sprouts, and a sauce that is sweet and spicy at the same time.
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