Advice on food in singapore

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11. Posted by Kelvin Ang (Budding Member 49 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting hels82

Hello, iv just read the thread about street food in asia and it got me thinking. I am headed to Singapore for a week in Feb, the thing is I have a ridiculously weak stomach-i get tummy upsets very easily partly due to some meds im on and partly just because im me lol. I am really worried I wont be able to find anything to eat-altho i am keen to actually try some local cuisine-i do not want to have to rely on Macdonalds! So I wondered if anyone can suggest local foods for me to try (basically i dont like seafood or spicy food) or even places to go to get food.

Also on a related note I guess whats the availability of public toilets like???

I sound really fussy and I dont mean to be-I am up for trying different things but with only a week there I do not want to have to deal with an upset stomach. Thanks in advance!!

I think the street foods in Singapore are very safe. Try going to Lau Pat Sat or Newton Circus (somewhat seafood-oriented). Both were popular places for food, and you can get to eat all sorts at one place. They are both open-air or under shelters, so you might want to go at night for dinner or supper in order to escape the heat.

Try satay (BBQed meat-on-a-stick), fried carrot cake, chicken rice ("Hainanese" chicken rice is actually a Singapore invention, created by early-day Chinese immigrants), roti prata (pan-fried dough, Indian-style), roti John (french bread with fried egg and curry sauce, said to be a fusion dish invented during the colonial days)...

Toilets are everywhere, though some are cleaner than others. Some might require payment of 10 or 20 cents. Best to always bring your own toilet tissue.

I think a lot of local food tend to be spicy. Even McDonalds offers a spicy chicken burger aptly named McSpicy... we're really hot on the spice here *sorry, bad pun* Just remember to tell the vendor "no chilli" for anything you order!

12. Posted by hels82 (Full Member 96 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey, thanks for all the advice. I guess I just needed some reassurance that I will be able to find something I can eat. Hope I havent come across as unadventurous-its not that I dont want to try new food its just that even in England I have to have a steady supply of antacids etc.
Thanks again

13. Posted by Vorks (Budding Member 50 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey Hels,

for local food, check out:

don't worry, Singapore food is quite clean...just stay off the spicy stuff. :)


14. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Studied 6 yrs in SIngapore, was in Dunman High then CJC.... Hoping to get into NUS... Yeah, back on topic. The food is really safe/clean, you should really try Chinatown, although LAu PA Sat is a bit of a let down. Clarke Quay's a rip off, though if u're spending US it shouldnt be a probbie to u. Go for the atmosphere.

Great eats also at Wee Nam Kee/ Boon Tong Kee (chicken rice), Kithchener Road, Katong (laksa - must try, but a tad spicy), try durians if possible (exercise caution) and the rojak...

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