From the Scarlet Hotel, it was a 2 min walk over to Singapore’s colorful Chinatown. In between strolling and shopping, you can explore the handy street food stalls for Malaysian, Chinese, and Singaporean dishes.
While eating in Singapore is nowhere near as cheap and plentiful as eating in Penang, I still loved exploring Chinatown. There were two main food markets that I visited— one in the massive Chinatown Complex and the other just nearby, the outdoor Chinatown Food Street.
The former also housed a wet market full of fresh produce, fish, and meat. Here you’ll find Anthony The Spice Maker who will sell you his own homemade spice mixes, pastes, and powders for making rendang, laksa, curries, and other delicious dishes at home. I brought home several spice packets and while I haven’t had any time in Hong Kong to cook with them yet, a visit to Anthony’s stall will have you excited at confident about cooking up flavorful dishes at home.
To decide what you will eventually want to cook at home, explore the food market stalls and try some of my favorite Chinatown bites from the trip:
Roast barbecue pork
Hand Pulled Noodles
Pay a visit to the famous noodle man for fresh noodles and a free noodle making performance
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Kaya and Toast with Singapore Coffee
Even if I’m not hungry, t’s impossible to turn down warm toast with a thick layer of melting butter and an equally thick spread of kaya, a rich creamy coconut jam.