What’s the next best thing to do aside from touring around Singapore and immersing yourself in its beauty? Eat, of course! There’s no better way to experience Singapore’s fusion of culture than to eat your way while on vacation. In my first post I did a rundown of the attractions and activities we did in Singapore, now prepare yourselves as I share with you all the places we went to get some grub and satisfy our Singapore cravings.
19 Yong Siak Street
+65 6221 9307
ODP offers delicious GFDF (gluten-free, dairy-free) meals.
First restaurant we tried in Singapore for this trip. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting their food to be really good because I’ve had my fair share of GFDF food and most of the time they’ve let me down.
Though the place is airy, it can get filled up quickly especially during lunch & dinner.
I love how fresh greens are displayed on one side of the restaurant.
And the kitchen is visible from where you sit. You can literally see your food being prepared right in front of you.
I’m a sucker for freshly pressed juice so I helped myself to a glass of So Twisted–carrot, orange and ginger.
Sautéed Sweet Potato
A healthy alternative to your usual potato fries.
Banana Pancakes– coconut, tropical fruits, and soy vanilla ice cream
My kids enjoyed the banana pancakes!
Vegan Maccheroni Pasta–portobello bolognese gratin, béchamel
I never thought vegan pasta can taste this good even my kids enjoyed it.
King Paiche–homemade green curry, sweet potatoes, cauliflower
First time to try paiche, an Amazonian fish that is packed with protein, omega 3 & 6 (comparable to chicken breast or beef fillet) but with less fat. It was good that I wished I had a second serving.
Of course we saved some room for dessert.
Sago & Coconut–fresh mango, black sesame ice cream
Surprisingly refreshing! I’m not a fan of black sesame but I enjoyed this one thoroughly.
Fluffy Signature Souffle–double chocolate creme anglaise
I can’t believe this souffle is dairy free! Fluffy and moist to perfection–like biting into a chocolate drizzled pillow. Teehee.
First meal in Singapore and we had it good! It was healthy and it was delicious. Never thought GFDF food can be this good.
80 Mandai Lake Road
+65 6269 3411
River Safari Tea House is located inside the River Safari. It offers Singaporean and Chinese dishes.
We had dinner at River Safari Tea House before we did our Trick or Treat.
River Safari Tea House’s specialty is their Bak Kuh Teh (also known as Pork Rib Tea)–a popular Chinese soup dish in Singapore. So we tried their Dried Bak Kuh Teh instead.
Mi Sua Soup as requested by my kids who love noodles. When in a Chinese restaurant it’s mandatory for my kids to help themselves with a serving of noodles.
Claypot Sesame Oil Chicken
Claypot Bean Curd With Fried Fish and Prawn
Claypot Dry Bak Kuh Teh
I did enjoy this dish along with the Bean Curd with Fried Fish and Prawn. I wasn’t surprised that both dishes were good because they were, after all, chef’s recommendations.
Capped off our dinner with Fried Ice Cream
Resorts World Sentosa
26 Sentosa Gateway
+65 6795 0779
Woke up the next day excited to spend the day at Sentosa. We headed out there early and decided to have breakfast at Slappy Cakes.
Slappy Cakes lets us make our own pancakes and enjoy it!
We also get to pick our favorite toppings–blueberries, turkey bacon, pecan and chocolate chips.
Though we’re no Slappy Cake pancake maker pros, we managed to have loads of fun as early as 9 in the morning!
Though our pancakes weren’t picture perfect, still we thoroughly enjoyed breakfast.
Happiness is seeing this guy enjoy breakfast. So much so that he had more than his usual.
My Slappy Cakes breakfast spread. A cup of cappuccino, a granola bowl and two pancakes lovingly made by my kids. 🙂
We’ve burned all that we ate during breakfast and was hungry right after visiting Universal Studios Singapore. Went for Western food and had late lunch at Tino’s Pizza Cafe.
The Forum, Level 1
Resorts World Sentosa
26 Sentosa Gateway
+65 6570 5812
Tino’s Pizza offers Italian feast and their specialty? Hand-tossed baked pizzas!
We all agreed this is one of the best bolognese spaghetti we’ve tried. The pasta cooked al dente, topped with just the right amount of bolognese and the mushroom was the icing to the cake. It was good that my kids helped themselves to the mushroom which at first they thought was chicken.
Now for some hand-tossed pizza!
You can never go wrong with truffle pizza.
Smoked salmon pizza on a bed of greens drizzled with vinaigrette. It’s a refreshing pizza variant that I truly enjoyed!
SINGAPORE FOOD TRAIL
30 Raffles Avenue
+65 6338 1328
Can’t decide on what to have? Singapore Food Trail has different stalls offering a variety of dishes for you to choose from.
Stalls lined up in what seemed like a food haven’s street.
The vintage looking vignettes & stalls are so photogenic!
Vintage pieces that blends well with the surroundings. I love how it really gives that nostalgic feel. Like we were transported back in time.
I honestly wanted to try everything but I had to stop myself because I knew I wouldn’t be able to finish them all.
See my delight as I choose what to get? 🙂
Our Singapore Food Trail grub– an assortment of Singapore’s well-known dishes.
NATIONAL KITCHEN BY VIOLET OON
1 St. Andrew’s Road
National Gallery Singapore
+65 9834 9935
Violet Oon, a food critic who has a Peranakan heritage created her namesake restaurant with her culinary heart and passion for food. Violet Oon restaurant offers a luxurious Peranakan dining experience from the lavish interior to its luxurious meal.
The interior is nothing short of fancy. I admit at first I felt intimidated–seeing the diners mostly professionals taking advantage of their lunch break– since we were the only one with kids. But as soon as we were escorted to our table, I felt the warm service of the staff and the not-so-intimidating ambiance enveloping our lunch.
Kuay Pie Tee
Bamboo shoots and turnip poached in a prawn bisque served in a deep fried ‘top hat’ cup topped with prawn, chili sauce and sweet fruit sauce.
OMG, I’ve raved about this on my Instagram and how I think I can eat 20 of these just because I loved it! I never thought I’d appreciate bamboo shoots and turnips as much as I did with Kuay Pie Tee.
Hainanese Chicken Rice
The Singapore classic made with chicken, fragrant rice infused with rich chicken stock served with chili garlic sauce, ginger jam and thick dark soya sauce.
A Singapore must-eat! Violet Oon’s was a hit with my kids. They also liked how it was neatly presented in a tray like it was meant for kids to enjoy.
Fish Head Curry
Red snapper fish head stewed in an aromatic curry of cumin, fennel, chilis, turmeric and onions with tomatoes, baby okra and and baby eggplants.
My kind of dish! The spicy sauce complemented the snapper fish so well.
Mixed vegetables and tempeh in a mildly fragrant spiced coconut gravy.
It was a unique vegetable dish that my husband & I enjoyed. I just had to pour the spiced coconut gravy on my rice.
Tender beef shin braised in melange of spices flavoured with kaffir and bay leaves in creamy coconut sauce.
Pulot Hiram with Coconut Ice Cream
Black glutinous rice stewed with gula melaka and coconut milk topped with coconut ice cream.
Went for a quick ice cream break while walking around Sentosa.
My kids & I cannot resist Haagen Daz!
Especially this lil’ guy who can spot an ice cream shop a mile away! 🙂
Walked around Clarke Quay one night as it was just right outside our hotel. The colourful riverside reminded me of the last time I was here–almost five years ago. The energy of the place remains the same–vibrant and charismatic. As we walked around looking for a light meal to cap off our day, we spotted Shiraz Mazzeh.
Clarke Quay, River Valley Road
+65 6337 7667
Shiraz Mazzeh offers halal food and their kebabs are made of New Zealand lamb.
I was craving for shawarma and thankfully Shiraz Maze’s lamb shawarma did not disappoint.
It was love at first bite!
Walking around Clarke Quay and having lamb shawarma was a good way to end one of our days in Singapore.
25 Dempsey Road
+65 6323 2222
Creator of the original and the best black pepper crab of Singapore.
All smiles while my husband is holding an Alaskan king crab. I would’ve hold it had I not been a scaredy cat. I was smiling but deep inside I was panicking! 😀
Bean curd with pork floss
Sweet and sour fish fillet
Deep fried mantou
So so so excited to dig in on that chili crab! I’ve been craving for it since we arrived!
Definitely one of the most memorable meals we had. The staff were super friendly and warm, the food was nothing short of delectable. Long Beach Seafood is something you should try when you’re in Singapore!
Bay Level, L1-81
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
+65 6688 5665
Sophistication meets casual dining at Bread Street Kitchen, where vintage blends with modern and the music is as eclectic as the décor. Indulge in traditional British fare in this vibrant spot by the waterfront.
I was excited to try Bread Street Kitchen all because well Gordon Ramsey’s.
The place was packed when we had our dinner. Though it was casual dinning, its best to wear smart casual. The low lights and dark interiors make it cozy.
I love that their kid menu comes with a coloring set! It got my kids busy while we wait for our food to arrive.
Fish & chips and crushed peas
My kids enjoyed BSK’s fish & chips. It was gone in a matter of minutes!
Rigatoni pasta, tomato sauce
My pasta monsters enjoyed their rigatoni as well.
Tagliolini, lobster, chili, spring onions, parsley and white wine
A good pasta dish to whet one’s palette.
Risotto with girolle mushroom, peas, green asparagus, aged parmesan, prawns
Delightfully creamy and flavourful. Good thing I shared this with Mr. JG coz otherwise I won’t be able to finish it for the aged parmesan was too much for my palette.
Shepherd’s pie with braised lamb, onions, carrots, potato puree, and brioche garlic crumbs
Tender braised lamb in a bed of shepherd’s pie. A savoury dish just like the risotto which is better to share.
For a dessert lover like me this wasn’t good enough, most if not all just tasted sweet not much variety of taste. Nonetheless we still enjoyed our meal.
Washed everything down with Moscato d’Asti, a perfect way to end our dinner.
So glad during this trip we were able to experience the diverse food selection of Singapore. From healthy gluten-free food down to the famous Singapore chili crab!
Ending this post with a video of all the food we ate during our trip. Enjoy!