Singapore is more than just the Merlion and the other beautiful views around the country. It also offers a lot in terms of food. From full-on cuisines to all-season snacks, you can expect to have a lot of options during your stay.
However, the sad thing is if you’re a tourist who will only be staying for a week in the country, you won’t be able to try everything out. If you’re dealing with limited time and money, we recommend trying out the tastiest and most popular snacks made in Singapore first. This is what we’re going to walk you through in the following sections.
- Potato Chips (Special Ones!)
Potato chips are extremely popular and loved in Singapore, and for many valid reasons. First, potato chips in Singapore are special. It has a lot of twists, especially if you buy from brands like Irvins, Feast, and The Golden Duck. For instance, instead of the regular cheese-flavored goodness of potato chips, your options consist of Beef Rendang, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Singapore Laksa, and a lot more.
- Curry Puffs
Next up, we have Curry Puffs or Karipap in local terms. This is a kind of Singaporean pastry with curry as filling. It can either be baked or deep-fried. Either way, you can expect to enjoy a savory and crispy snack. You can also think of this as the combination of empanada, pasty, and samosa.
- Potong Ice Cream
If you’re a fan of ice cream, you shouldn’t miss out on Singapore’s Potong Ice Cream. Contrary to other commercial ice creams, this local snack is made from ingredients like sugar, corn starch, skimmed milk, and coconut milk, all of which contribute to its sweet and flavorful taste.
Potong also comes in many distinct flavors, such as Durian, Red Bean, Black Glutinous Rice, and Black Sesame.
- Durian Puffs
Durian is one of the most famous delicacies in Singapore, so expect that we won’t make it through this list without talking about at least one durian-based snack. Now, this may sound weird for others, but hear us out – Durian Puffs.
If you find it hard to eat the said fruit because of its foul smell, then eating Durian Puffs is your best choice. Just like the Curry Puff, this snack comes as a pastry but with Durian fillings. It’s definitely a must-try for everyone who wants a unique and refreshing snack.
- Kaya Toast
The last on our list is the Kaya Toast. This is what you’re looking for if you want a sweet sandwich-based snack. Here, you will get a sandwich, the bread slices being either charcoal-grilled or toasted, and kaya slathered in between. If you don’t know yet, kaya refers to a jam made out of coconut milk. The finishing touches include cold butter, all making a tasty snack. We recommend pairing this with coffee or any hot beverage.
If you really want to make the most out of your stay in Singapore, trying out local, made-in-Singapore snacks is the best way to do so. You can find the snacks in this article almost everywhere, so make sure that you check small stalls, malls, and even the stores you will pass by on the street.