Singapore offers a stunning array of dining options from hawker centres to Michelin starred restaurants. Diners can choose from a broad scope of local and international cuisines. However, it can be a case of too much to choose from. Thus, a local Singapore Food Guide can be a helpful and convenient reference source. While we may not necessarily want the opinions of others to determine our choices, food guides, restaurant reviews and popular opinion in general sum up the wisdom of the crowd. The collective intelligence can make it easier for us to narrow down the options and make better decisions.
Following is a list of a few Singapore Food Guides for your reference. We will keep the list short, as we know that too many options may contribute to unnecessary anxiety and stress.
Visit Singapore Dining Out Guide
The obvious place to start would be the Singapore Tourism Board’s Dining Out Guide on VisitSingapore.com. It gives Dining Recommendations by topics such as Singapore’s Sweet Treats, The Unique Flavour of our City and The Flair of Peranakan Fare. It also has Dining by Neighbourhood guides.
The Traveler’s Food Guide to Singapore by foodpanda
foodpanda not only delivers food to you it also wants to help you find restaurants you will love and find food to suit your mood. foodpanda has created a handy Singapore food guide to help you discover the best that Singapore has to offer when it comes to food. The Singapore Local Food Guide includes contributions from a number of food bloggers (including The Ordinary Patrons).
Chope is a restaurant reservation platform but the Chope Singapore Food Guides give useful information under different categories like Healthy Indulgence, Most Romantic Restaurants, Unique Dining Experience and Set Lunches in the CBD. It also has a Halal Guide, Guides by Areas and Guides by Cuisines.
Healthier Hawker Dishes Guide by ST
The Straits Times Food has put together a listing of stall holders which offer healthier hawker eats, with an interactive map. Explore the map to find which hawker centres have healthier choices of low-calorie meals and low-sugar drinks. It also serves as a useful guide to food centres in Singapore.
Michelin Guide Singapore
This iconic Michelin dining guide has to be included in any list of Singapore Food Guides. The Michelin Guide Singapore is a good reference and its webpages give useful information and recommendations – with articles such as Little Known Michelin-Plate Restaurants, Grab Breakfast On The Go From Michelin-listed Hawker Stalls and Bib Gourmand Zichar Restaurants.
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