Food in Singapore
Variety is called the spice of life and that is true with food in Singapore.
There are Chinese, Indian, Malay as well as other Asian dishes, such as
Indonesian to be found and enjoyed in Singapore.
Dishes from India, particularly northern India, are popular in Singapore,
but the Tamil's (the Indian majority in Singapore) prefer the hot and spicy
southern Indian cuisine, with its saffron rice.
Chinese cuisine ranges from Hokkien to Teochew, varying according to the
ancestral origins. Hokkien uses soy sauce, fresh seafood and stews while
Teochew cuisine usually consists of roast goose or pig. A couple other
forms of Chinese food found are the hot and spicy Hunan and Sichuan cuisines.
Malay dishes, which are similar to Indonesian cuisine, use coconut milk to
blend vegetables, fish, beef or prawns that are served with white rice.
Food stands serve a tasty Malay treat, satay. Satay is comprised of
little pieces of meat (mutton, beef, or chicken) on skewers that have been
marinated and grilled, then dipped in a special sauce.
Other Asian cuisine is available as well, such as Korean bulgogi,
which is thinly sliced beef in a marinade of soy sauce, garlic and sesame that
is then grilled. Japanese cuisine is also available, along with
Peranakan or Nonya food. These types of food are blends of Malaysian and
Chinese cuisine and are popular at food stands. Yet another Asian
cuisine is that of Thailand with its tasty spicy dishes.