A Soul-Enriching Experience

Singapore is one of the most beautiful places to visit while wandering on planet Earth. Close to your heart & soul, more than just a country, Singapore embodies the spirit of all those who’ve been there and never forgot to come back. There are so many things to see, learn and imagine, your soul will rejoice. So, if you haven’t planned a trip by now, try and find the time to reach Singapore someday, it’s there you will discover sights of your soul you never knew existed.

One thing your memory will print for the rest of your life is their cuisine. I can’t think of enough words to perfectly describe the experience, so I won’t bother you with that. But I would hate myself if I didn’t give you a little insight, a short, yet plentiful little log of things you to try while there. So make sure you check as many as you can, each will bring you the taste of a lunch in Paradise.

1. Laksa

Laksa is a beautiful combination of culture, mixing Chinese and Malay influences. Rice noodles represent the base of it, followed by various kinds of meat, vegetables or herbs. The meal abounds in sauces like gravy or curry. In some places, you will find it prepared with other liquids, ranging from coconut milk to water.

Thing is, there is no standard way to prepare the bowl, but there are lots of famous restaurants for their Laksa, which identify themselves with their unique way of dealing with this amazing dish.

2. Char Kway Teow

No. 2 is for all the noodle lovers. Treat yourself to Char Kway Teow, a spicy, yet substantial dish. We talk flat wide rice noodles, stir fried with egg, dark soy sauce, chili, sometimes Chinese sausage and finally shrimp paste.

If you think it seems hard to do, that is the truth. While being quite difficult to complete, it is so easy to fall in love with.

3. Sambal Stingray

One stingray cut into steak size pieces. Next comes the sambal sauce, used to marinate the meat. It’s made from chilies, shallots, cane sugar, calamansi juice and cane sugar. The stingray is wrapped in a banana leaf and grilled. The stingray meat will enjoy the touch of both the sambal juice and its own liquors, bringing you the final result, a delicious and satiating dish.

If you find this in the menu of the restaurant you’re in, make a bold move and pick it. At the end, you will be left wondering how you made it so far without knowing anything about this amazing and gentle taste.

4. Wanton Mee

Wanton Mee is something you should find in any hawker center. We find the mix of yellow egg noodles, wanton dumplings, very probably small boiled vegetables and the special ingredient, the slices of char siu (deliciously barbecued and flavored pork).

I say the Wanton Mee is a go-to dish. If you want something you will enjoy from the first bite, time and time again, without too much experimenting, this one’s for you.

5. Bak Kut Teh

Literally translated to pork bone tea, but don’t let yourselves fooled. It is not pork with tea, it’s a dish eaten with strong tea to wash down the grease of the pork soup.

The recipe is not that sophomoric, basically we have pork ribs boiled in water in which lots of garlic, salt and white pepper are added. The result will be a strong and spicy soup, with the pepper and garlic becoming one with the pork bones. A bowl of rice is recommended and other side dishes such as braised tofu.

Don’t mistake any of these for anything too fancy. Singaporean food can be relished and enjoyed in many places, you don’t need to spend extra large in order to harvest the best out of it. The cuisine is diverse, which is the best word to describe their culture ultimately. Everyone can meet and share it.

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