A Taste of Singapore
Due to its central location, Singapore is a busy hub for travel and trade throughout Asia. An extraordinarily multi-cultural country, Singapore is home to people from all over the world. It’s no surprise that this ethnic diversity has led to a unique food scene – you can find every type of cuisine here! It’s easy to eat your way around the world in Singapore, and that’s exactly what I intend to do.
In 1819, the British came to the island to build ports and to colonize the area. The ports were very successful and attracted a large number of migrants seeking work. People of Chinese, Indian, British, and Malay descent are among the main groups that moved to Singapore over the years and they have all influenced its diverse culture.
Chinese, Malay, and Indian are the main culinary styles that you can sample in Singapore. For example, can have the sweet coconut dish putu mayam for breakfast, Indian curry for lunch, and Chinese spring rolls for dinner, and still have only sampled a tiny variety of Singapore’s cuisine.
Since Singapore is truly an ethic melting pot you can even find some fusion-style cuisines that have popped up. Singapore-style Chinese food is one option, and you can find Singaporean-influenced European dishes, which were creatde to satisfy British appetites during the colonial area. This country is truly a food lover’s dream, and I’m going to eat as much as I can!