Slideshow: Singapore Stories: Tour of 7-Eleven

Hot Chips and Chinese Buns
Hot Chips and Chinese Buns

Labeled "Craze Hottis" (if they mean "crazy hotties" that would be hilarious), these crunchy spicy chips are served up nice and warm right next to various filled Chinese steamed buns, or bao. Bao fillings include char siew, chicken, and red bean.

"Faster" Instant Noodles

I didn't know you could get faster than instant, but apparently 7-Eleven offers it here in the form of a hot water spout for noodles on the run.

More Noodles
More Noodles

There's something for everyone here, especially the locals. Flavors include tom yam, laksa, tonkatsu ramen, chili crab, and black pepper crab. There's even instant congee (rice porridge).

Local
Local "Snacks"

Does anyone notice anything strange or vague with the labeling here? On the back side you'll find the labels: prawn stick crackers, prawn crackers, and sambal tapioca chips.

Dried Cuttlefish
Dried Cuttlefish

Get your fishy chew on with dried cuttlefish. I've never been able to warm up to this popular Singaporean snack. If you like very chewy, extremely fishy snacks, this is for you.

The Singaporean TV dinner
The Singaporean TV dinner

There are plenty of ready-made meals to go in 7-Eleven, such as nasi lemak, butter chicken, curry roti, beef rendang, and the one here, which is a spin on the popular hainanese chicken rice.

Wine (Mostly From Australia)
Wine (Mostly From Australia)

Not every store sells wine, but even if you find it, you won't find it at a bargain. Alcohol is taxed heavily in Singapore, so you'll still pay $20 for a really cheap bottle.

Merlion Souvenir Snacks
Merlion Souvenir Snacks

The merlion is Singapore's mascot. The figure of a lion head on a fish's body represents the melding of Singapore's original name, Singapura (meaning "lion city") to Singapore's origin as a fishing village. I traveled to a particularly touristy 7-Eleven to find heaps of souvenirs on display, including the merlion cookies here.

Non-food Souvenirs
Non-food Souvenirs

Merlion T-shirts that won't melt in the heat.