If there is one country that can rival Thai street food in terms of popularity and taste, it’s Singapore. This neighboring country in the Southeast is known for Hawker stalls.
One of the most notable things about Singapore cuisine is the variety in it. Being the melting pot of 5 cultures means it’s also the convergence of 5 unique cuisines. Everywhere you look, you’ll find Malay, Thai, Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern food. You’ll never have a problem satisfying your tastebuds.
Hawker stalls are small food stalls found in hawker centers everywhere in Singapore. For first-timer, don’t fret. With the stringent hygiene standards implemented in every food stall, you don’t have to worry that eating a plate of hawker food would put you down for the day.
Dining in hawker centers is very informal. There is central seating which is in a first come first served basis. But if the place is crowded, don’t hesitate to sit across from a stranger. Just ask politely and settle yourself down for a good meal.
Because there are so many hawker stalls and centers, prices are very affordable. With the high cost of living in Singapore, food is one thing you don’t have to splurge on. Singapore is known for its Hainanese chicken and this dish is best served in hawker stalls. Be adventurous and try any and all food that looks appealing. Don’t miss out on the great desserts as well. You’d be surprised at how many different tastes and experiences you’ll find in Singapore.