What is good about food in Singapore

Singapore
March 24, 2007 11:33am CST
If you happen to be visiting from a country like America, you will find food in Singapore fairly inexpensive. A meal of burger, fries and coke would cost less than what it would cost in the U.S. Also, because there are so many different races living in Singapore, a person could easily survive on S$10 a day with a breakfast at $2, and $4 each for a lunch and dinner meal at any favourite food outlet. For $2, one can order an Indian meal of prata and teh-tarik (teh or tea, tarik or pull, refers to a cup of tea that is cooled by pouring it from one cup to another, while being 'pulled' with skill, so that nothing is spilled). For $4, one can get a bowl of noodles and a cup of coffee from the Chinese hawker, and for another $4, a delicious meal of rice, fish and some vegetables, usually served in Malay homes, can be bought, complete with an iced drink. Fruits too are aplenty and a health-conscious person will delight in the different choices available at a stall that will also serve your personal combination of fruit juice.
2 responses
@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
25 Mar 07
I guess it depends on where you come from. I find that the cost of food in Singapore is expensive as compared to China where I had the chance to stay in for about 4 years. Fruits there like peaches,strawberries,lychees,longans,etc are also very sweet, juicy and inexpensive when they are in season. However ,I did crave for Singaporean hawker food like popiah,satay,laksa,carrot cake when I was away from Singapore.
@camar_lyn (1028)
• Singapore
25 Mar 07
Hi wdiong, i think the keyword here is in season. There are orchards and farms in china so that means no importation of fruits nor vegetables necessary. I don't think the comparison is a fair one considering almost everything that we have in the supermarkets are imported goods. Lyn
@camar_lyn (1028)
• Singapore
24 Mar 07
Hi vmark! And welcome to mylot. You are right to say the food while dining out, is rather cheap in Singapore compared to most developed countries like America or Europe. I personally think that is because it is part of our Singaporean culture to eat out. That explains the varied eateries we can find. From super cheap hawker stalls to fine dining at the Fullerton Hotel. It is amazing but life in Singapore does revolve around food. Cheers! - Lyn
• Singapore
26 Mar 07
Hi Lyn, Thanks for your welcome comment. It is nice to hear from fellow Singaporeans and I have to agree with the other commenting on how he misses our hawker food during his stay in China. One can get chicken or fried rice sold in other countries but somehow it does not taste the same. Just for point of interest do you know that the rojak stall at the HDB Hub has a numbering counter? The stall is so popular that the hawker has opened another one a few stalls away to cater for those on the run, imagine! Like you say, we are a unique set of people who love to talk about food as even while we are having lunch we are probably discussing what to have for dinner, LOL! Cheers to you too and bon apetit, vmark