In some countries, the food sometimes becomes its identity. The people living in the country are the first thing foreigners in that country look to for culture, but the food is what pops out. Foreigners also search for the food when they visit a country, as it’s one of the easily identifiable traits of that country.
Singapore is best known for its food, which has similarities to those of its regional counterparts. Take a look at some of the food choices and see how it evolved to become what people on the streets are looking for.
Singapore’s Island-City status
Singapore was only recently founded; the 60s was its official foundation day as a city. However, it has already traded with its Southeast Asian neighbor even before becoming a city-state. In those days, traders would trade spices and valuable food. It would then influence the food of Singapore into what is commonly seen as hawker fare these days.
You can’t go to Singapore and skip trying out food from the street hawkers. Southeast Asia has its own flavor and it is found on the streets. In Singapore’s case, the street food is a fusion of food from the city-state’s neighboring countries. Char mee, ayam buah kelak, and Indian curry puff is just a few of these different food. Or traditional chicken rice which you can try at any local chicken rice shop which you can easily found from online food portals.