Unwrap the rich culinary secrets of Singapore’s Chinatown on this 3.5-hour walking tour of its hawker centers and streets. With a guide to showcase Singapore’s most authentic treats, browse the Chinatown Complex to try Singaporean chicken rice, ‘poh piah’ (fresh spring rolls) and other goodies, complemented by delectable sugar cane juice. Sip on ‘pulled’ tea and discover Chinatown’s melting pot of culinary and cultural influences as you explore this endlessly diverse district. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure personalized attention from your guide.
Meet your guide at Chinatown’s MRT Station, and set off on foot to the Chinatown Complex, Singapore’s largest hawker center, a type of open-air food market popular in Asia. The complex overflows with more than 220 stalls, but don’t be fazed — your guide will introduce you to Singapore’s tastiest selections.As you explore, try mouth-watering goodies such as Singaporean chicken rice and poh piah accompanied by ice-cold, freshly squeezed sugar cane juice. Hear about the origins of hawker centers in Singapore from your guide and while you chow down, feel free to ask any questions you have about what you’re tasting or how it’s prepared and cooked.After your first fix of Singaporean cuisine, stroll through Chinatown and hear about the diverse mix of early migrants who settled here, bringing with them the religions celebrated in the temples you pass, including Hindu temples and mosques.Take a break from the Singaporean heat with a visit to the air-conditioned Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) gallery to understand how the city planners built Singapore from a humble fishing village to a great cosmopolitan city.Finish your Singapore food tour with some delicious teh tarik or kopi tarik; ‘pulled’ tea or coffee made with condensed milk and poured between two cups until it’s ultra-frothy. Team it with a tasty roti prate (pancake-like bread) and while you eat, glean some final insider tips from your guide on what else to sample during your stay in Singapore.Afterward, walk back to MRT station, where your food tour comes to an end.