Your Singapore food fest will begin at the Chinatown complex, the largest hawker centre in Singapore, with over 226 stalls. With all those options, you may feel a little overwhelmed, but you’ll have a knowledgeable local by your side to show you the ropes.
Your guide will introduce you to the hawker centre and help you pick out some of the most authentic, tasty Singaporean treats. Savour the famous chicken rice along with delicious poh piah (fresh spring roll). Then try some mouth-watering local Chinese delights such as chwee kueh (water rice cake) with freshly crushed, ice cold sugar cane juice.
While you chow down on your food, your local guide will be sharing with you some Singapore history, information about the city’s rich culture, and some local know-how on how this food is prepared. You’ll also learn how hawker centres came to be, and why this tradition is so close to the Singaporeans’ hearts. This tour is interactive – we encourage you to ask your local guide plenty of questions about all that you can see and taste.
We continue with our exploration of the chinatown complex with a visit to the wet market where you will find the freshest meat, sea food, vegetables and other cooking ingredients under one roof. Come face to face with exotic live produce such as frogs, eels and even turles which are all part of the Chinese delicacy for sale. After your indulgence with food and its sources, you are now ready to hit the streets of Chinatown to continue your Chinatown food adventure! Learn about the history of the early migrants in this unique enclave and how they came to settle and build their lives here. Experience how people from all places live in harmony in Chinatown as we pass by religious sites dotted along the same street. Learn why chinatown is also call ‘Niu Che Sui’ and why the oldest hindu temple is located here. We continue our Singapore food tours with more local delicacies. This time with a freshly brewed teh or kopi tarik (pull tea / coffee) and a taste of Singaporean fusion with a tasty roti prata and more delicious local delights. While you indulge in the food, your tour guide will continue to fill you in on a few final bits of local knowledge. We wind up our chinatown food tours with more Q & A and recommendation to other places of interest that you may like to visit for the rest of your stay in singapore. The Chinatown food adventure is truly a crash course to the singapore culture. You will complete the tour with all your food cravings satisfied along with lots of information on singapore to take home with.