Eating my way through Singapore: A Culinary Adventure

Eating my way through Singapore: A Culinary Adventure

As I mentioned in my post about 5 unique things to do in Singapore – Singaporeans love their food. From ultra high-end fine dining to street food, Singapore has it all, and does it all well. Even though I was unable to try the Michelin starred hawker stand because they ran out of food before I got there. I was, however, able to eat at a few different hawker stands and I was also able to get in a couple fine dining meals. Below is my culinary adventure through Singapore.

Hawker Stands

My culinary adventure began and ended at the hawker stands. The city is full of food centres with their hawker stands each specializing in something different. I visited food centres with about 20 stands, and one with over 200 stands, but one thing was constant, these people know how to cook!

Chinatown Beef Noodles
Chinatown Beef Noodles
Tanglin Halt Food Centre
Tanglin Halt Food Centre

My first and last meals were in Chinatown along “Chinatown food street”. I also had peanut pancakes for breakfast at a hawker stand, and an Indian Biryani for lunch at a hawker stand.

Peanut Pancakes
Peanut Pancakes
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Indian Biryani – just the right amount of spice

Osia Steak & Seafood Grill

When I was hunting for Merlions I found myself hungry on Sentosa Island. Luckily for me, Sentosa is a small resort island packed with good restaurants including 4 of the 29 restaurants that received Michelin stars in Singapore’s inaugural Michelin guide in 2016. One of those restaurants was Osia Steak & Seafood Grill.

Osia Brunch Menu
Osia Brunch Menu

My culinary adventure in Singapore continued at the one Michelin-starred restaurant for Lunch. I visited on a Sunday so their menu was a Brunch menu, which was completely fine by me since brunch may be my favorite meal. The concept was “buffet styled” in that you could have as much as you wanted of the starters and small plates, except they served it to you. The stars of the appetizers had to be the flat bread with homemade hummus and the foie gras, but everything was good!

Osia Muesli
Osia Muesli
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Flatbread with Homemade Hummus
osia-soup
Butternut Squash Soup
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Mozzarella Stick
Pork cheek at Osia
Pork cheek at Osia
Chicken Leg
Chicken Leg
Foie Gras
Foie Gras
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Salmon at Osia

For the main course I was only able to select one dish, but that was fine after 8 appetizers and 2 salads! I chose the Lamb Rump. While it wasn’t the most beautiful plating it was delicious.

Osia Lamb Rump
Osia Lamb Rump

Lastly was dessert. Looking at the menu you would think, wow they have a pretty good selection of desserts for a brunch. Then they bring out the tray, you get ALL OF THE DESSERTS! 🍰🍨🍮 My favorites were the peanut butter ice cream and the “chocolate soup” (lava cake).

Osia Dessert Tray
Osia Dessert Tray

Sky on 57 at the Marina Bay Sands

My culinary adventure in Singapore continued at Sky on 57 on top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel. This is the hotel’s signature dining option, so I had pretty high expectations! The view from the restaurant is incredible. I was situated on the skyline side near a window, but not next to the window, so I had to wait until my coffee to get some pictures. There are a la carte options, but I decided to go with the chef’s choice menu.

Chef Justin Quek carefully curated my menu around my shellfish allergy. My first course was a salmon dish with caviar and squid ink risotto chips.

Salmon with caviar and squid ink risotto chips
Salmon with caviar and squid ink risotto chips

My second course was a Pork Belly with crispy chicharoneSecond Course - Culinary Adventure

Second Course – Pork Belly

For my third course I had a beautiful foie gras and truffle dumpling. You had to eat it whole so you could get all of the flavors together.

Third Course- Dumpling
Third Course- Dumpling

I can’t remember what my fourth course was, but here is a picture, quail maybe? The plating was nice, and everything tasted good.

Fourth Course
Fourth Course – Quail I think

My main course was a Filet with black truffle.

Main Course
Main Course

For dessert I what seemed like a deconstructed strawberry shortcake with raspberry sorbet. I thought I had written down what everything was, but either I accidentally deleted it, I was imagining it. Either way, it was delicious.

Dessert
Dessert

I ended my meal by speaking with the chef, who invited me to sit outside and enjoy a cup of coffee. He also sent out a little green tea macaron.img_6978

The view from outside Sky on 57
The view from outside Sky on 57

End of My Culinary Adventure through Singapore

Singapore is a paradise for any foodie and lover of fine dining, but it is also a great place for those looking to travel on a budget. As I mentioned in my last post I ate at hawker stands for all three meals and spent just over $9 US, and all of my meals were good! You could say my culinary adventure continued on my Singapore Airlines flight to Hong Kong, but that’s another blog post😉!

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