Private Food Tour of Singapore
Durations: 5 Hour(s)
Group Size: 1+
Eat like a local on a Singapore food tour. Discover the best of Singapore's local cuisine and Hawker culture. Award winning food tastings.
Ask any Singaporean what their favourite past time is and they will say eating. Eat like a local on a private food tour and discover why Singaporeans love their food so much!
Private food tours can be booked any day of the week and can start at any time between 9 am and 3 pm. Singapore food tours start in the East Coast/Katong area of Singapore. Full details on the meeting point are provided upon booking. Alternatively, book an â€˜extra half an hour for hotel pick upâ€™ and have your guide come and collect you from your hotel lobby. Tours last 5.5 hours (6 if you have added on the extra half an hour for hotel pick up) and finish in Little India. Your guide will help you get back to your hotel or another point of interest.
Over the course of the food tour, we will undertake an in-depth exploration of Singaporeâ€™s food culture. You will learn about the history of food in Modern Singapore, from itâ€™s founding in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles through to the present day. With a permanent resident population of 2.9 million Chinese, 500,000 Malays and 350,000 Indians Singapore is a melting pot of cultures. It is that melting pot that we will dive into and re-emerge from with full bellies!
We start our food tour in the East Coast Area of Singapore, a district also known as Katong. It is here that we learn about the early Chinese immigrants to Singapore. The focus will be on food but we will also talk about the types of jobs that they had, how they lived and who they married. It was through the marriage of Chinese immigrants to Malay ladies that the distinctive Peranakan culture was born. In this district, we will enjoy a selection of Singaporeâ€™s favourite foods with Chinese and Peranakan heritage including Kaya Toast or Curry Puff and Kopi, Bak Chang, Kuehs and Laksa.
From the East Coast, we travel by public bus to the Old Airport Road Hawker Centre. The Old Airport Road Hawker Centre is a firm favourite amongst Singaporeans. Why? Because it is home to so many â€˜hawker legendsâ€™. It is here that we try one or two distinctly Singaporean dishes from a choice of Hokkien Mee, Rojak, Popiah and Carrot Cake.
Our next stop is the district of Kampong Glam, a short 10-minute bus ride away. Kampong Glam is the centre of the Malay community in Singapore and is where the stunning Sultanâ€™s Mosque is located. We will discuss the history of the district, the Sultanâ€™s role in the founding of Modern Singapore and we will try the most popular local foods from the Malay, Arabic and Indonesian communities. Teh Tarrik, Beef Rendang and Murtabak are options on our foodie menu.
Our fourth and final stop on our food tour of Singapore is Little India. We will discover why the Indian community choose to settle in this district of Singapore and learn about how it developed over time. We will be trying a popular savoury Indian dish called Dosa and then finishing with some Indian sweets and / or Masala Milk.
Throughout the tour, you will discover the histories and stories behind the foods that we eat, as well as the restaurants that you eat them in. This tour will give you a solid understanding of what it means to â€˜eat like a localâ€™ and how Singaporeâ€™s iconic dishes became embedded into Singaporeâ€™s culture.
- Professional guide.
- All foodie tastings as described.
- Bus transportation during the tour.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless an extra half an hour is added for hotel pick up).Â
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- This tour is not suitable for Vegans. Vegetarians can be accommodated.Â
Bring your appetite! This is a food tour and over the course of the tour we will eat quite a lot of food. Please do not eat breakfast before you come. Donâ€™t forget your camera, we will be walking through some of the most interesting parts of Singapore and there will be lots to take pictures of.Â
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 48 hours or less before event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before event