I love traveling – exploring cities, admiring cultures, observing lifestyle and indulging in almost everything the natives do. Recently, I discovered a delicious side of Singapore. We all admire Singapore for its cosmopolitan appeal and cleanliness, but hold your breath when I say – it has hundreds of mouthwatering delicacies. It is a food heaven. So, while I was planning my trip to Singapore, I landed on some amazing vegetarian dishes. You see, being a vegetarian whenever I travel, I have a hard time finding food. Most of the times, pizza is the only option. But this doesn’t happen in Singapore. In fact, one is spoilt for choices there. After going through the sumptuous and tempting variety of food, these five are the ones I am looking forward to try –
Salad with a twist – Chinese Rojak
It is essentially a salad which is made of cucumber, mango, bean sprouts, banana flower, turnip, ginger and my personal favorite, pineapple. There are many versions of it and more fruits are added to increase the taste. Salt, lemon juice and chillies are the seasonings but the main dressing is of crushed and roasted peanuts. I call it – salad with a twist as salty, tangy and sweet flavors are combined to give zing to your taste buds.
A better version than Paratha – Roti Prata
This light and fluffy dish can be best described as remix of paratha and butter naan. It looks tasty and fulfilling at the same time. I think I won’t have to search for any other main course item after having one or two of roti prata. I read that it is served best with a hot cup of beverage and that makes it a perfect breakfast option for me.
Yummilicious Noodles – Mee Goreng
I am a huge fan of chinese food and this dish is super tempting to me. Though this is not exactly Chinese but it has all the flavors a punjabi in me seeks – spice, color, aroma and taste. It is served with ketchup, just like the way we Indians like to eat. The array of vegetables in it makes sure that it has taste and nutrients in it.
Ice cream with a zing – Ice Kachang
Now who doesn’t like a bowl of ice cream? While I was searching for dessert, I found Ice Kachang and Faluda kulfi came to my mind. Though former is better as it has a variety of sweet syrups on ice with jelly, sweet corn, red beans and a layer of condensed milk. A perfect concoction of sweet and bland. Even the description is mouthwatering. This is best to beat the heat while exploring the city during the day.
Snack with a makeover – Goreng Pisang
Goreng Pisang is basically sweet banana fritters but these days it has been given a nice makeover. Now ice cream and other toppings like cinnamon and icing sugar is added to make this plain snack and whole meal in itself. Since I love eating both ice cream and banana chips, this one is on top of my list of foods I want to try in Singapore.
It is just a small list of things I loved from the many you get there. And if any of you is planning a trip to Singapore, do make a list of food to try, in addition to the normal itinerary. If you are a vegetarian, don’t pack food with you. Write these names and search from hundreds of vegetarian options available there and savor them. So, next time when you are in Singapore, do as they Singaporeans do and eat like Singaporeans eat.