Home to as many flavours in a square mile as anywhere in the world, Singapore is a foodie haven. Eating is a hobby in Singapore, it’s part of the culture, the history and is a testimony to the diversity the city has been built on. When Sir Stamford Raffles sought to convert Singapore into a trading post for the East
India Company in 1819, immigrants from China, Malaya, India, Indonesia, Europe, the United States and the Middle East flocked. This led Singapore cuisine to be mixed-cultural society food and even in modern day Singapore, there are influencing
restaurants from the corners of Little India to Arab Street.
FOR DIM SUM HEAVEN
Tang Tea House Hong Kong Café 357 Bedok Rd Singapore
Delicately prepared by Shanghainese chefs, Tang Tea House is famed for the freshness and authenticity of its halal dim sum ranging from chicken pau, har kow, siew mai and steamed chicken dumplings. Halal Dim Sum is pretty rare, so take advantage of the array of flavours to try out.
FOR THE TRAVELLER
Carousel Park Plaza on Scotts
From sashimi to Nasi Lemak, there is so much to choose from at Carousel. From Mediterranean, Asian, Japanesefare, a lavish seafood spread, an impressive French Rotisserie, and four dazzling dessert stations catering to guests with the occasional sweet tooth, the wide array of delectable cuisines will leave diners spoilt for choice. Voted the Best Buffet Restaurant in Singapore at AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards for 7th consecutive year, Carousel is also the only restaurant inducted into the award’s Hall of Fame.
FOR MOM’S COOKING
Hajah Maimunah Restaurant
11 & 15 Jalan Pisang Singapore 199078
Simple, great tasting home cooked food. That’s what you get here, and you won’t be disappointed. With traditional Malay food on tap, you must try the Sundanese Grilled Chicken, the tempting Lemak Siput and the wide varieties of barbecued fish. Along with dishes such as Sambal Goreng, Tahu Telur and my favourite, Beef Rendang are among the selections on offer.
FOR THE HUNGRY ONE
Aquamarine Marina Mandarin
If you’re feeling like everything and anything, then the halal certified Aquamarine at the Marina Mandarin is fantastic for a buffet spread. With both local and international cuisine spread, don’t over do it, it’s a bit easy to do. Check out their signature dishes Jumbo Laksa and Hainanese Chicken Rice.
FOR THE COOK
Bugis, Downtown and City Square Mall
There is something quite satisfying about cooking food that tastes really good, and at Seoul Garden, you’re in charge. Simply select the raw ingredients from Chicken, Beef, Shrimp and Vegetables, head back to your table and start sizzling away. For $15.99 at lunch or $27.99 at dinner, it’s great value when feeding the family!