Street food is such a huge deal around the world these days but in many cultures, it has been that way for years (if not centuries). Arab street food takes on its very own meaning in Singapore because we, of course, have our very own Arab Street, a special place where Arabic food has found a home. Lebanese, Turkish and many other cuisines have brought their best dishes over here to share with us and we can't help but enjoy them all. Arab street food is all-inclusive by nature - many of the meats are indeed halal and options are as versatile as they are delicious. From vegetarian falafel to melt-in-the-mouth meats, there is bound to be something for you.
Fall in love with falafel
Falafel is fantastic for so many reasons, not least because it's wholly vegetarian and super scrumptious. Ground chickpeas don't look like much but in this kind of food, they're truly everything. If you want to explore how amazing falafel can be, the Mediterranean Falafel Burger at Jones The Grocer is a brilliant starting point and works well with the whole street food trend. Inside a brioche bun you'll find the falafel itself, alongside many other yummy treats such as tomato, red onion, tzatziki and feta cheese.
Who doesn't love hummus?
There's nothing not to love about hummus. We've got our ground chickpeas again but this time with tahini, garlic, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. All formed together in a paste, they works perfectly as a dip. Tabbouleh makes it in a way that's so authentic, with each bite you'll think you've been transported across the world to the Middle East. As part of their selection of Cold Mezza Dishes hummus takes a starring role: whether you order it on its own, with minced lamb or as part of the bigger picture in a Mezza Platter, it's sure to delight.
We love lamb kebabs
Kebabs are just great, right? And when it comes to Arabic nations, lamb is a long time favourite - of course, we can't help but agree, it's simply so tasty! At Kebabs & More, kebabs are clearly something of a speciality and their wraps are second-to-none. The Lamb Kofta Wrap is centred around charcoal grilled ground lamb kebab and it's also stuffed with salad and yogurt-tahini sauce. There's so much flavour inside that flatbread, we can't put it into words. So we suggest putting some in your belly to see what we mean!
Go crazy for babaganoush
Here's another delicious dish for the vegetarians. Babaganoush is a real favourite when it comes to Arabic food and you'll just want to order more and more. And more. For the unfamiliar, it's a Levantine dish of cooked aubergines that are mashed with a selection of tahini, oil and plenty of seasonings to really bring it into its own. The name comes from the Arabic "baba" which means father - but this option is fit for the entire family! Another Arab Street favourite establishment is Artichoke - and their Babaganoush is among the best for miles around.
You don't need to eat this stuff on the streets for the full taste experience - so order it to your door now from Deliveroo.