I asked a native Singaporean why the people of Singapore are so food crazy. His answer was blunt and typical. "It's the only damn culture we have." With such an influx of new immigrants and ex-pats, it's no wonder that food is the unifying factor for all of Singapore's citizens. With so many flavors to represent, Singapore is absolutely clogged with places to eat; everything from the affordable hawker centers and eating houses to numerous high-end restaurants. Here are the 12 must-try dishes.
'laksa' on Serious Eats
Debbie Teoh (food writer, caterer, and cooking instructor) taught us how to make laksa lemak in her family's kitchen in Melaka, walking us through the proper preparation of every element. Here's her recipe, which gives you a creamy, not too spicy laksa broth. Want more heat? Just add more sambal once it's done.
The noodle soup laksa is one of Malaysia's iconic dishes, which takes many names and even more forms. But today, we're talking curry laksa, its broth rich with coconut milk, topped with prawns and egg and spicy sambal. Come see how it's made, step by step!