A free walking tour through the streets of Singapore’s Chinatown is nothing short of a gastronomical expedition. This delightful little town has plenty to offer in terms of delectable dishes with unique unbeatable flavors. If you are planning one such tour through Chinatown, here are some delicacies you must try.
1. Kaya toast and soft boiled eggs
This combination is Singapore’s national breakfast. The toasts are crispy and coated with butter. These buttered toasts are then generously slathered with the kaya mix which comprises of coconut milk, sugar, eggs and pandan. The softly boiled eggs come as an accompaniment by the side of the plate. The combo is extremely delicious and proves to be a healthy breakfast option too. A cup of coffee goes very well with this too.
2. Chicken at Hong Kong Soya Sauce
The chicken prepared at Hong Kong Soya Sauce is absolutely divine. They use their signature style of poaching their fowls in a fragrant mix of soya sauce along with Chinese spices and herbs. The place is especially recommended among others because of the depth it offers in its flavors. The chicken is tender, juicy, moist and fatty. It is one of those melt-in-the-mouth non vegetarian delicacies you cannot miss.
This one is a crispy covering prepared from wheat flour, which is wrapped into a roll. Commonly, you can opt for prawn filling, peanuts, lettuce, Chinese sausages and bean sprouts as fillings. However, if you wish to, you can even choose a vegetarian friendly popiah. The dish is an ideal breakfast, a light lunch and even a quick snack. It is served with sweet hoisin sauce, which makes it even more delicious.
4. Chili Crab
Chili crab is a signature delicacy of Singapore and you simply cannot miss it. Mud crabs are stir fried in a delectable tomato, chili, basil sauce which gives it a sweet and savory flavor. The crabs are served with loaves of fried or steamed bread.