Worth it lah: a walk through the global Singaporean food trail

Singapore Food around the world

Singapore is a gastronomical city that is big on its diverse cultural influences and even bigger on flavour. We chat with our SGN friends living around the globe for the quintessential guide on the best Singaporean eats you must check out outside of the little red dot – hungry yet?

6 August 2020 / By SGN

Nothing brings people closer than a shared love for food. Singapore is a melting pot of cultures and it reflects in the very flavours of our cuisines. Indulge in the delicious taste of Singapore’s favourite dishes even as air travel is largely limited today – we chat with our SGN friends from all around the globe on their recommendations for the most sedap and shiok eats for a taste of home away from Singapore.

North East Asia
North America

Australia/New Zealand

UK/Europe

Are the places featured still a little far off for you? Why not try out some of these recipes by the members of our SGN community instead:

Check out Monica Devi Lim’s three-part Lockdown Cooking series that features authentic Singapore chicken rice, an Asian take on pasta vongole, and some indulgent (very guilty) bakes. If you’re looking for something hearty, why not try out Rozz’s recipes for bak kut teh porridge and bak chor bee hoon

Pro tip: You can pop by your local Asian grocer to pick up most of the ingredients. Don’t forget to keep a look out for familiar brands!


Don’t stop here, check out these other great reads…

My Tidying Epiphany
It has been a long 2021, and while the new normal is …
Meet the Singaporean Furniture Mavericks Making a Statement on Contemporary Living
It’s not just about cutting-edge design, it’s a way of living. Joshua …
Meet Vanessa Tan, the Tech in Asia Journalist turned Xiaomi Marketing Maestro
When Vanessa Tan joined the founding team at Tech in Asia as …
Going Green from the Red Dot: How Vikas Garg is Empowering Sustainable Consumption with abillion
Singapore is a gastronomical city-state where enjoying good food is a shared …
A taste of home away from home: three food entrepreneurs finding success in the US with SG tastes
Indelibly interwoven with the story of Singapore is the story of our …
The Struggles of Two Generations in Singapore
Caught between his parents’ traditional expectations and new opportunities offered to him …
5Qs with Zhang Jingna, Fashion and Fine Art Photographer
From air rifle gold medalist to Forbes 30 Under 30 fashion photographer, …
Discovery. 发现. Découverte.
Born and raised in Singapore, Juliette explores the world with curiosity and …
Lights, Camera, Advice: Filmmaker Thomas Lim on Success in Showbiz and Life
Singaporean director Thomas Lim, Head of Sun Entertainment Culture Los Angeles, recounts …
Memories of Singapore @ Home
This National Day, we brought the world together to experience a slice …
Meet Daniel Riegler, the Karana Co-founder Creating Asia’s First Plant-based Meat Alternative Using Jackfruit
American Daniel Riegler, co-founder of Singapore-based Karana, tells us how they differentiate …
Singapore Repping with Nigel Stanislaus
What is your childhood dream? Are you living it now? Nigel has …