Singapore Experiences: Food Centers

Hi, my BFAW Babes!

 

As many of you know I recently went to Singapore and it’s now one of my favorite places ever. One of the reasons I think Singapore is so cool is their food scene. I know you wouldn’t think bikinis and food go together but what can I say I have a passion for both.

 

The best part of Singapore’s food scene in my opinion is their food centers (also known as Hawker centers). The food centers are made of a bunch of small food stalls all crammed together. Each of these food stalls normally specializes in one thing and they’ve been making that one thing for years and years. Plus, some of these little tiny food stalls even have Michelin stars!!

 

I only had time to visit two different food centers while I was in Singapore, Maxwell Food Center and Tiong Bahru Food Center, but let me tell you they did not disappoint.

 

 At Maxwell Food Center, I went to Tian Tian Hiananese Chicken Rice and obviously got the namesake chicken rice. I have never been more excited to eat chicken and rice in my life and it was delicious! I found out after that this food stall is semi-famous and was even visited by Anthony Bourdain.

 

At Tiong Bahru I was a little more adventurous (and hungry lol) and decided to try two different food stalls. First, I went to Jian Bo Shui Kueh and ordered the Shui Kueh which are steamed rice cakes with preserved turnips on top. I know preserved turnips sound weird, but I had no idea what I was eating until after I ate it and it was sooo good. The preserved turnips were honestly the best part, they were salty, spicy and yummy. The second place I went to was Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow. Again, I got the namesake dish, Fried Kway Teow. Fried Kway Teow is stir fried rice noodles with egg, shrimp, sausage, and bean sprouts. It was equally delicious and I would definitely recommend it.

 

I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did reliving the fun of going to the food centers! Everything I had was super delicious and if you’re ever in Singapore I highly recommend visiting them over restaurants for a more authentic experience!  

 

 


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