Best Street Food to Get in Singapore

Laksa. Image by heinteh/ Depositphotos

Singapore has been considered one of the world’s street food capitals for a long time. Thanks to its multicultural population, the street food culture in this city-state is quite diverse. You can find traditional dishes from all over the world, food fusions, and intriguing gastronomic creations that you didn’t know you needed in your life.

So next time you are in Singapore, hit the streets and make sure you get one of these dishes. 

Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow is a dish that locals absolutely love. It consists of rice noodles fried in a wok with an addition of other ingredients like soy sauce, Chinese sausage slices, and bean sprouts.


Laksa is a spicy-noodle dish popular all across Southeast Asia, but many believe Singapore does it best. It includes thick rice noodles topped with chicken, fish, or prawn and soaked in spicy coconut soup.

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Many consider Hainanese Chicken Rice the unofficial national dish of Singapore. You can get it on almost every corner and it’s as filling a meal as it gets. The dish consists of chicken that has been boiled and dumped in an ice bath before being sliced and rice cooked in chicken fat and stock.  

Ais Kacang

Of course, you will have to have something sweet to get the full Singapore street food experience. And one of the best desserts you’ll find is ais kacang. It’s made by adding various ingredients to shaved ice like red beans, cream corn, syrups, and occasionally some fruit.