Top 10 Popular Singaporean Dishes
Traveling through the 10 ASEAN countries presents unlimited variety in terms of culture, people, food and entertainment. The ten countries are Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Lao PDR, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore as well as Vietnam. These nations are Asia’s perfect paradise and they often attract visitors from different parts of the world.
Should you wish to travel to any of these countries to enjoy the much talked about ASEAN food as one of your missions, below are a few popular foods you must not fail to taste;
Sushi is not only a popular food in Asia but worldwide as well. It is a high-class delicacy and mainly served in up-market restaurants even though ready-made sushi are available in local grocery stores within Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand or any other member state. Although many people actually know what sushi is, it is still imperative to mention that it is basically a raw fish made into rolls that is highly nutritious and delicious.
Satay is among the most popular Singaporean delicacy. It is basically meat placed on a stick and then roasted over open fire or charcoal. This wonderful delicacy can be made from chicken or beef meat but many people prefer chicken variety as it is more delicious than beef.
3. Chicken Curry
Chicken curry is another popular Asian food that you will hardly miss in any Singaporean eatery. It is available in different varieties, colors and tastes but the look and taste depends on the nation you are in. In Thailand chicken curry is made out of heavy masala curries whereas in Indonesia it is made a little bit much thinner with more watery sauces.
4. Nasi Goreng
Nasi Goreng is basically fried rice but it’s known as that in Asia. The rice is mainly cooked white with coconut sauce added and consumed fresh alongside whatever vegetable or meat that come along. You will find it served in many Singaporean eateries at a cheap price.
5. Dim Sum
Dim sum is a phrase used to describe small treasures of delicacies, hidden away in small steamer baskets, different types of steamed buns or plenty of small dishes served on small plates. They are often served with tea and can have a plain, hearty or sweet taste. This popular Singaporean group of delicacies is dished out in small portions but with plenty of varieties.
6. Tom Yum
Tom Yum is a watery soup made as a result of mixing tamarind, chicken powder, different vegetable leaves, lemon grass and lime. It is often served with or without rice and considered to be an appetizer. Different sea foods like fish can also be added to make the dish more scrumptious.
7. Spring Rolls
Spring rolls are basically fried rolled pastries filled with different kinds of vegetables as well as cooked or raw meats .There are also other varieties of this mouthwatering delicacy that are not fried but these are mainly popular in Taiwan. Spring rolls are made out of bean sprouts, minced pork, shitake mushrooms, fresh garlic chives, carrot and vermicelli noodles. However sometimes peanut powder, fish or soy sauce can be added to better the taste.
8. Fish Balls
Fish balls are basically pressed fish meat consumed as a soup or sometimes placed on a stick to be consumed as a snack. This delicacy is very common in Singapore, you will come across many vendors across the streets selling it cheaply.
Laksa is a kind of soup with different spices claimed to be invented by Singaporeans. It is today not only popular in Asia but Australia and beyond. You can serve it with a wider variety of solid foods like rice pasta and so on.
10. Hainanese Chicken Rice
Hainanese chicken rice is a favorite delicacy with many people in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and even China. It is a simple dish i.e. just a plain-white chicken served with white rice and condiments such as eggs. This delicious Asian cuisine is believed to have a high nutritional value hence a favorite dish with many.
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