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Makan Apa #1: Where and What to Eat in Singapore

Jalan Jalan Cari Makan~

Posted on 11 August 2019

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Singaporean food is essentially Malaysian food. Done claim.

Jokes aside, the Lion City does have many cultural similarities with us, so it’s natural that our cuisines share certain traits and flavours with one another. The more important question to ask is: where and what to makan when visiting the country? This post will guide you through 5 popular food spots in Singapore.

Sungei Road Laksa

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Located in a coffee shop on Jalan Berseh, Sungei Road Laksa is a simple stall and an old favourite. The shop maintains the tradition of using a charcoal burner to cook the soup, which serves to heighten the broth’s depth of flavour. Add a dash of coconut milk and hae-bi (dried shrimp) to the mix and you’ll get a light, fragrant laksa soup.

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Sungei Road’s laksa is a no-frills dish that is topped with fish cake, cockles, Vietnamese coriander, as well as a dollop of sambal on the side. Since the noodles are rather short in length, you won’t have to deal with the physics of using chopsticks -- just dig right into your laksa with a spoon.

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Address: #01, 27 Jln Berseh, 100, Singapore 200027

Business Hours: 9.30am - 5pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

The Coconut Club

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One of the more high-end makan places on this list, The Coconut Club is a Michelin-recommended restaurant that is known for one thing and one thing only -- nasi lemak! We all know what it takes to make this Malaysian favourite: nasi, sambal, telur, ikan bilis, kacang and - if you’re up for a heavier meal - ayam goreng. The Coconut Club prepares every component with patience and care using only the finest ingredients, drawing large crowds during the weekends despite its steeper prices.

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The restaurant uses Thai Jasmine Rice, cooking it in coconut milk that is squeezed in-house, which gives the rice a richer, creamier texture. (Fun fact: The coconuts are imported from Sabak Bernam! Malaysia done claim again). Another highlight of their nasi lemak is the fried chicken, which is smothered with lemongrass, galangal and turmeric to give it that extra oomph. While you’re at The Coconut Club, you should also try their charcoal-grilled Otak Otak, Ikan Goreng and Cendol.

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Address: 6 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069787

Business Hours: 11am-3pm (Daily), 6pm - 9.30pm (Except Sundays)

Eminent Frog Porridge & Seafood

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Not Eminem ya. As you can probably tell by the name, this little corner shop on Geylang Street is best known for its delicious frog porridge... and it is Michelin-recommended to boot. Don’t let the unusualness of frog meat scare you away. Eating frog legs isn’t just a French thing -- many Malaysians are accustomed to this delicacy, especially those who live in the countryside. Eminent cooks their frog legs in a variety of sauces like Dried Chilli Gong Bao, Spring Onion, Chinese Herb Soup, Garlic & White Pepper, and Special Homemade Chilli. The frog legs come in a sizzling claypot and is usually eaten with porridge.

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If you’re not into frogs, other popular dishes to try here are the Sweet & Sour Pork, Salted Egg Prawns, Fried Crab with Pepper and Sizzling Hot Plate Tofu. It’s a great place for dinner whether you’re travelling solo or with family!

Address: 323 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389359

Business Hours: 4pm - 4am

Ah Chew Desserts

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Whether you like your dessert hot or cold, Ah Chew Desserts has more than 50 items on its menu… and you won’t go wrong with anything you choose! Among the popular desserts here are Mango Pomelo Sago, Pulut Hitam with Rice Balls, Rock Sugar White Fungus Papaya with Almond Paste, and Yam Paste with Gingko. Apart from the traditional Chinese desserts, there are also plenty of fruity choices and dessert bowls topped with ice-cream, which the kids will definitely love!

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Address: #01, 1 Liang Seah St, 10/11 Liang Seah Place, Singapore 189032

Business Hours: 12pm - 12am (Weekdays), 1.30pm - 1am (Weekends)

Everyone knows that travelling is all about eating and playing! Hopefully this list has helped you settle the eating part... so now let Packist make the playing part easier for you! Click here for exclusive Singapore day tours and activities at affordable prices. There’ll be plenty of sights to see and sites to walk your food coma off!

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