Let your tastebuds travel the world.
Singapore is a cultural melting pot of deliciousness. Borrowing flavours from neighbours Malaysia and Indonesia, this Southeast Asian country lends more to the world than just a massive airport. Whether you’ve been and died over a steaming pot of noodle soup or only gotten as far as the rooftop garden restaurant at Changi, these are the top five Singaporean dishes to which Brisbane does justice:
1) Laksa at Fat Noodle
Luke Nyugen’s restaurant is a delight at the best of times, but their Singaporean laska takes the cake. Don’t be surprised by the size of the bowl – and try to save some room for dessert.
2) Chili crab at St James Crabhouse and Kitchen
This American-style crabhouse has a secret weapon with chef Anton Agnal from Singapore’s Fullerton Hotel heading up the kitchen. Their Singapore-style chili crab is the real deal.
3) Satay at Pappa Rich
This bustling city spot is always packed with hungry diners craving the taste of home. The satay is one of Pappa’s favourites. Choose from chicken or beef and bask in the glory that is good meat-on-a-stick street food.
4) Hainanese chicken rice at Little Singapore
One of the only Brisbane restaurants solely dedicated to Singaporean cuisine, the Hainanese chicken rice here is a specialty and super popular among diners. The rice is the important part with this dish – it must be full of flavour and aroma from cooking in chicken stock, so there should never be any boring plain rice. Why not go all out and order one of their famous rotis as well? #carbloadfridays
5) Fish head curry at Satay Ria
You know it’s going to be good when you have to order it in advance. The fish head curry at Satay Ria is one of those dishes most people will turn their noses up at if they’ve never had it before – but if you’re die-hard Asian food fan you’re definitely in for a treat.