If the Lion City is truly a food lover’s paradise, surely there’s room to spread the love.
They say you can find all sorts of mouth-watering cuisines in Singapore but somehow these slipped off the list, and we hope they’ll find their way to our sunny island someday.
African restaurants and eateries in Singapore come and go over the years and I wish there’d be one that would stay open for the long haul so I can get regular servings of jollof rice (a tomato rice dish spiced with pepper and ground fish powder) and mafe (meat in peanut butter sauce, pictured).
If you’re really nuts about nuts, some klouikloui – rings of fried peanut butter – would be your dream-come-true.
I’ve heard so much about Oaxacan food, a regional cuisine of Mexico based on staples such as corn, beans and chile peppers, and would love to know what sets this indigenous cuisine apart from regular Mexican dishes.
Maybe… the fried grasshoppers they put in their tacos?
Sure we have Caribbean food in Singapore, but what I’ve been really curious about is Ital (sometimes referred to as “I-tal”) cuisine — a plant-based diet adhered by some Rastafari believers in Jamaica. Bucket list item for sure.
For those of you with an adventurous palate, have you ever wanted to try a guinea pig?
Cuy (pictured), pronounced “kew-y”, is a delicacy in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia – and has been for around 5,000 years, so it’s got to be good – but I guess we’ll never find out in Singapore.
I’ll admit I don’t know too much about South African food but the national dish – Bobotie (pictured), spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping – sounds really interesting, especially since it is thought to have roots in Southeast Asia.
I know this is not exactly a cuisine and some people will say it’s not even authentic, but I’m going to be indulgent here and profess how much I miss having this Tex-Mex chain in Singapore.
It’s not fair that I have to get on a plane just for some of that Doritos Locos Tacos goodness.
Does any of this sound like an awesome business opportunity in Singapore to you? You’re welcome.
By Muneerah Bee, September 2016