In an exciting and vibrant city like Singapore it's no big surprise that there's an equally lively street food scene. The dishes are perfect for the fast pace of life we lead here, with only a few seconds in the busy day to pick up a tasty treat on the go. You'll find menus at Thai restaurants, and many others too, that are full of the sorts of dishes that are quick and easy to eat and that pack in some big flavours too. You might already have some of your own Singapore street food favourites, but here are five of ours.
1. Crispy Hainanese Chicken Cutlet, Sinn Ji
This is a classic in Malaysian street food and the guys down at Sinn Ji are undisputed masters in its preparation. Their Crispy Hainanese Chicken Cutlet is made to a traditional and closely guarded secret recipe, using meat that has been marinated for many hours to impart the spicy flavours. It's then cooked so the skin turns extra crispy and the meat stays supremely tender. Just add a side-serving of rice for a true street food hunger-buster.
2. Char Kway Teow, Empress Place
The story is that Char Kway Teow was originally a high-energy food served to labourers to see them through their busy days. Now it's become a true delicacy prized for its combination of flat rice noodles, prawns, cockles and bean sprouts. But watch out for the chilli kick – and remember that the special way they prepare the dish at Empress Place means it's only on the menu for weekends and holidays.
3. Nasi Lemak, Kopi Roti
Nasi Lemak has a number of variations but the version they serve at Kopi Roti is the classic one most widely enjoyed across the country. The uniquely sweet fragrance of rice gently cooked in coconut milk is balanced with fiery sambal. Additional ingredients include boiled egg, ikan bilis, fish cake and chicken wing plus crunchy peanuts and cooling cucumber. So it's no wonder that this is the undisputed national dish of Malaysia.
4. Penang Assam Laksa, Penang Culture
There aren't many meals quite as comforting as a well-made laksa. It's just something about the way that the noodles and vegetables combine with the rich gravy to become far more than just a sum of their parts. At Penang Culture they even specially import the noodles for extra authenticity. All we can say is that it's definitely worth the effort!
5. Truffle Wanton Noodle, Bee Kee
Even though it's undeniably street food, there's an added touch of luxury to this wholesome bowl of noodles from Bee Kee. Truffle oil infuses the wanton broth and the noodles are made with duck eggs. Add deliciously caramelised char siu pork and you'll discover just how they take things up to a whole new level!
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