Intangible Cultural Heritage

Indian cuisine

Food Heritage

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  • Peranakan Cuisine in Singapore

    peranakan cuisine

    Peranakan cuisine can be described as a hybrid of Chinese (mainly Hokkien but also Hainanese), Malay, Indian, Thai and Western colonial (Portuguese, Dutch and English) influences.

  • Nasi Lemak

    Nasi lemak is a rice dish commonly served with roasted nuts, egg, ikan bilis (anchovies), and slices of cucumber. Literally meaning “fatty rice” in Malay, nasi lemak’s distinctive taste comes from cooking the rice in coconut milk and pandan leaves which gives the dish its rich flavour and fragrant aroma.

  • Rojak

    Rojak is a popular salad dish in Singapore. Although the name of the dish, rojak, is of Malay origin, there are different variations of rojak available in Singapore.

    Rojak is a popular salad dish in Singapore. Although the name of the dish, rojak, is of Malay origin, there are different variations of rojak available in Singapore.

  • Malay Cuisine in Singapore

    malay cuisine

    Malay cuisine in Singapore is diverse and rich in traditions. In the past, many Malays were seafaring people and their diet usually included a huge amount of seafood such as squid, prawn and especially fish.

  • Traditional Breakfast of Kaya and Kopi

    Mr Wong Lu Shen, owner of Ah Seng (Hai Nam) Coffee, toasting bread over charcoal embers at his stall.

    A traditional style of breakfast comprising of kaya — an egg jam made with coconut milk and sugar — on charcoal-grilled toast, paired with two soft boiled eggs, and Hainanese-style kopi (coffee) or tea,

  • Chicken Rice

    chicken rice dish

    Chicken rice is a ubiquitous dish found at almost all eateries in Singapore, from hawker stalls to high-end restaurants.

  • Chilli Crab

    Chilli crab is dish made up of stir-fried crabs cooked in a thick, savoury chilli sauce varying in levels of sweetness and spiciness, typically served with small mantou buns (fried or steamed Chinese buns).

  • Char Kway Teow

    Char kway teow (炒粿条), or stir-fried flat rice noodles, is a popular dish which can be commonly found in hawker centres, food courts and coffee shops in Singapore.

    Char kway teow (炒粿条), or stir-fried flat rice noodles, is a popular dish which can be commonly found in hawker centres, food courts and coffee shops in Singapore.

  • Indian Cuisine in Singapore

    indian cuisine

    Indian cuisine comprises diverse and rich culinary traditions from the Indian sub-continent. In Singapore, Indian cuisine includes Tamil Muslim cuisine, South Indian as well as North Indian cuisines and various other regional traditions.

  • Kueh Tutu

    Queues at Tan’s Tutu Coconut Cake, which is run by Ms Tan Bee Hua, the daughter of Mr Tan Eng Huat–the creator of kueh tutu.

    Kueh tutu is a small steamed cake made of finely pounded rice flour, typically with ground peanuts or grated coconut filling.

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