Singapore – 24/09/2010 – As every traveler would expect, the local cuisines of the place they are visiting has to be enticing and exciting, in order to have a complete holiday experience. Singapore offers a fantastic culinary experience for anyone looking for a great holiday! The food is greatly influenced by Malay, Indian, Chinese and many Western styles of dish preparation. The diversity of Singapore greatly changes the way the same dish cooked, depending on the ethnicity of the chef preparing it. The Singapore government is very enthusiastic in promoting ‘food tourism’ and advertises the country’s cuisine in great color to attract tourists. One of their mediums includes the Singapore Food Festival.
Chinese culture has greatly influenced the way food is prepared in Singapore. Bak kut teh is a popular Chinese dish that is served in Malaysia – it consists of pork ribs marinated in various herbs and spices. It is generally served as a soup. Chok is a Cantonese porridge that is rice based, and is flavored with chicken and pork. Bak chor mee is egg noodles garnished generously with minced pork, beef or chicken. The myriad of flavors is sure to stump visitors.
Malay cuisine has also permeated into the Singaporean cooking traditions. Ayam goreng is a traditional way of preparing fried chicken. Mee siam is a wonderful way of preparing flat noodles. Mee rebus is another popular, tasty dish that consists of yellow egg noodles served with fermented soy beans with shredded tofu puffs.
Singapore has a large Indian population. They have greatly influenced cooking traditions of Singapore. Biriyani is very popular for those who haven’t tried it. Succulent chicken pieces flavored with herbs and spices served mixed in basmati rice that is steamed until uniform flavor is achieved. Parota is also very popular amongst Indians and tourists alike. It is served with a huge variety of side dishes, such as traditional chicken curry, fried chicken, of fried beef.
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There are also other cross cultural dishes popular in Singapore. Fish head curry is made popular by the Malayali population. Tahu goring, which is fried tofu with sweet sauce is also extremely popular. So, Singapore presents a delectable destination for your taste buds!
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