Singapore is a cosmopolitan destination in Asia that has something for all types of travellers. Especially when it comes to food.
It’s not all Chinese, as many people think. The island city-state has been ranked the most popular place for expatriates and no doubt that part of the reason is the many restaurants and bars charming their taste buds.
A melting pot of cultures, you can taste cuisines and famous dishes from different parts of the world. These dishes are not only found in expensive dining places. Check out this list to satisfy your cravings.
Say Mucho Delizioso
Who doesn’t like Italian food? We’re pretty sure that as you search online for ‘where to eat in Singapore’, one or two osterias will pop up in the results.
In a hidden spot of Arab Street, you’ll find Cicheti, a popular Italian restaurant among the locals. It’s a café-cocktail bar offering diners with traditional hand-made pasta, Neapolitan-style pizzas, and more. Cicheti are actually small impromptu meals served in Venice’s wine bars. Think tapas.
The restaurants became very successful that it opened another venture, Bar Cicheti, along Jiak Chuan Road. And another one just opened in December, Caffe Cicheti, located at the South Beac Tower in Beach Rd.
Other highly recommended places you can go to for authentic Italian dishes are Amo along Hong Kong Street, Capri Trattoria & Pizzeria in Binjani Park, and Forlino in Fullerton Road.
Delight in Tapas and Wine
Spanish and Catalan kitchens in SG are always serving up something good. From tapas to paella, patatas bravas to Jamon Iberico, paired with the region’s best wines. Restaurants you shouldn’t miss for an authentic Spanish meal include La Taperia in Scotts Road, Tapas Club at Orchard Central, Don Quijote in the hip Dempsey area, and Sabio by the Sea in Sentosa.
Get your sushi, yakitori, donburi, and ramen fix at these popular Japanese restaurants.
Casual dining enthusiasts can find it at Ginza Rokukakutei located in North Bridge Road, experience authentic Kyoto dining at Yoshi at The Forum, Omakase-only dinner at Sushi Mitsuya in Tras Street, and the best yakiniku at The Gyu Bar in Tanglin.
The Japanese take pride in their dishes, so rest assured they will give the same care and quality in these Singapore establishments.
Experience Buen Provecho
There’s nothing like dining in a cantina and washing down those delicious caliente tacos with cold cerveza. Mexican cuisine can be found all around Singapore, and these places make the top list among locals and expats.
Feast on burrito, churros, and quesadilla at Mad Mex at the Marina Bay Financial Centre; dine on cocktail-friendly grub at Piedra Negra in Rochor; keep it authentic at Café Iguana at Raffles Place; or savour juicy roasted chicken at Chico Locco along Amoy Street.
You could also find German, Austrian, Thai, Indonesian, Malay, and of course, the Singapore fusion cuisine. Go where your appetite leads you, and you’ll never want for good food here. Whether you’re an expat or a visitor, Singapore has something for all your food cravings.