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  • 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.

  • Eurasian Cuisine in Singapore

    eurasian cuisine

    Eurasian cuisine in Singapore features a myriad of European and Asian influences, and is characterised by strong and rich flavours, with Portuguese and Malay influences featuring most strongly due to the ancestral heritage of the local Eurasian community.

  • Hainanese Curry Rice

    fried pork

    A plate of Hainanese curry rice usually comprises rice, braised cabbage, and a pork chop, drenched in fragrant curry. Other signature components are braised pork cooked in the Hokkien or Peranakan style, and chicken curry.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Laksa

    laksa

    Laksa is a popular dish in Singapore, containing influences from Chinese, Malay, and other cultures.

  • Chinese Cuisine in Singapore

    chinese cuisine

    Traditional Chinese cuisine in Singapore, such as Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Hakka, and Hainanese cuisines were brought to Singapore by the waves of Chinese immigrants of different ethnicities and origins in the 19th century. These cuisines have moved from simply being prepared for their respective communities to more diverse forms today.

  • Making of Soya Sauce

    Chinese sauces, such as soya sauce, have been made in Singapore for around a century.

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