When people ask me what’s my favorite city, I instinctively think of which cities have the best food, and then I answer. Naturally, Singapore always pops up.
Dubbed as one of the best food cities in the world, it is impossible not to fall in love with Singapore. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’ll gladly move here for its kaya toast, soft boiled eggs and milk tea. Speaking of, head to Ya Kun Kaya Toast before you start your day in this marvelous city. Visit Gardens by the Bay and be amazed by its stunning designs and creativity. Go up the InchoChine Supertree and for only 18sgd (630php) you’ll get a drink and an awesome view of Marina Bay and the rest of Singapore. If you’ll only be eating one meal in Singapore (which would be shame, really) then Tian Tian Chicken Rice must be it. Their Hainanese Chicken rice is unparalleled. You have to try it to believe. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Bourdain gave it a thumbs up.
Maxwell Food Center, Maxwell Food Centre (closed on Mondays) Have a drink at CE LA VI Bar (formerly Kudeta) on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands. This bar holds one of the best views of Singapore’s skyline. One cocktail there would cost almost the same if you go in the Marina Bay Sands Observation Deck. But I’d really rather be sipping martini and and staring at this view.Singapore boasts a lot of quality hawker centres. Don’t miss the pepper crab at Newton Food Centre. Newton, Singapore
If you want chilli crab, instead, head to No Signboard Seafood. There are 4 branches across Singapore.
Before you decide to eat at 328 Katong Laksa, be ready to hate all the other laksas out there. Because no other laksa will ever come close. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
51 East Coast Road, Singapore
Another hawker centre not to be missed is Lau Pa Sat. This is where you score the best satay. Get the satay platter which consists of beef, mutton and chicken.
18 Raffles Quay, Singapore (open 24 hours)
So much food, so little time. Ah, story of my life.I’ll be back, Singapore. For now, I’ll be holding on to my list of where to eat (which seems to be never ending) and dream of Tian Tian chicken rice. We’re not over yet.