If you’re looking for inexpensive places to eat in Singapore while experiencing the local cuisine and environment, your BEST option is to visit food courts. Although Singapore is considered as one of the most expensive countries in the world, there are wallet-friendly places to eat where you can satisfy your stomach and taste buds. I’m back with another food court post in Singapore – but this time, I tried local noodles from another stall at the famous Kopitiam food court chain.
I chose one of my favorite noodle dishes in Singapore, the char kway teow. Char kway teow is one of the most common dishes that you’ll find in Singapore and Malaysia. It’s a must-try when you’re in Singapore, apart from the island nation’s global pride and joy – the chili crab and Hainanese chicken rice. Also, it’s made-to-order, just like other noodle dishes on the menu.
Char kway teow‘s primary ingredients are flat rice noodles, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce and oyster sauce, and it’s stir-fried with different combinations of ingredients. The char kway teow I had comprised of bean sprouts, fried egg, slices of fishcakes, prawns, cockerels, chili, blood cockles and chives.
If you’re not into blood cockles, you could ask the stallholders to exclude them from your dish. If you’re like me and the existence of these small sea creatures slip your mind, you can fish them out from your dish and leave them on the side of your plate. They aren’t a huge part of the experience anyway, so you’re not missing anything if you don’t try them.
Another dish you can try is the Mee Goreng. Each stall/shop will have its own recipe, so this one’s unique to this particular stall. It has a flavor combination of tomato and chili, and it has a generous helping of the other ingredients as well (delicious juicy prawns, fishcakes and more!).
These are just two of the many different noodle dishes that are available in Singapore. If you’re visiting, don’t forget to try the local noodles!