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Different cuisines of Singapore
Singapore is known for its passion for eating. It does not make any difference whether you love Chinese, Indian or Mexican – you can get everything in the kitchen of a Singaporean restaurant.
For those who love Chinese cuisine and want to pamper their taste buds with Chinese flavour there is a wide range of Chinese cuisine available in Singapore like Cantonese, Foochow, Hiananese, Hokkien, Sichuan and Teochew. Bak Kut teh, Ban mian, Char Kway teow, Chwee Kway, Curry chicken noodles, Hainanese chicken rice, Hokkien mee, Oyster omelette and Yusheng are some of the Chinese preparations in Singapore.
Indian cuisine is mostly known for its mouth-watering curries. Different flavours and spices are used to make these curries. People generally believe that Indian food is hot and spicy but it can be made delicate in flavoring. Little India in Singapore is the best place to try all types of Indian cuisines served art hawkers centers and food courts. Amongst many Indian dishes, the Fish Head Curry is the most famous dish in Singapore. Muslim cuisine like Murtaba and Biryani, eaten especially in South India, are also quite popular in Singapore along with Tandoori items from North India.
Though Mexican cuisine is not very popular in Singapore but if you want to try something Mexican you can go to Margarita's which serves you authentic Mexican food. Among other dishes try great enchilada and meat dishes. The restaurant also offers vegetable enchiladas for vegetarian crowd.
Indonesian/ Malaysian flavors
Since a large part of Singaporean population comprises of Indonesian and Malay, some of their cuisines are very popular there. Some popular delicacies are Ayam goring, Bakso, Begedil, Dendeng Paru, Gado-Gado, Ketupat, Nasi Goreng, Satay and Soto ayam.
Besides, some cuisines show some effect of cross- cultural fusion also. Check it with dishes like Kari Debal, Kari Lemak Ayam, Mee Goreng, Satay bee hoon and Spicy kangkung. Some cooks hybridize some of the Western dishes also for local palates. Stewed pork chop in tomato sauce served with green peas is one such preparation.