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Top 10 Food & Drinks Searches in Singapore 2021

Singaporeans love food and Singapore offers a wide variety multitude of colourful cuisines. What are the most popular dishes in Singapore? According to Yahoo’s Year in Review 2021 Singapore, online searches indicate Singaporeans’ love for local cuisine – with local delicacies taking 8 out of 10 spots on the list of top food/drink searches.

Coconut Club
Coconut Club

Yahoo Singapore 2021 Year in Review

Yahoo analyses users’ anonymised interest patterns based on what they searched for on Yahoo. It takes into account a number of factors, including absolute volume and growth from previous periods, to compile lists of top searches in various categories.

The top 2 Most Searched Female Celebrities in Singapore are Jeanette Aw and Fann Wong; and the Singapore’s Most Searched Male Celebrities are Lawrence Wong and JJ Lin. There will be no prize for guessing that No.1 on the list of Most Searched Movies & TV Shows is Squid Game.

Top 10 Food & Drinks Searches

Based on Yahoo’s data the top 10 food and drinks related searches in Singapore are as follows.

No.10 Hainanese Chicken Rice

Chatterbox Chicken Rice
Chatterbox Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice is one of the Singaporeans’ favourite dishes. It can be found in hawker centres as well as restaurants in 5 star hotels. The iconic dish is number 10 on the list of Top Food & Drinks Related Searches in Singapore 2021.

To taste this local delight for yourself, check out Wee Nam Kee or Chatterbox.

No. 9 Chilli Crab

Roland Restaurant Chilli Crab
Chilli Crab (là jiāo páng xiè, 辣椒螃蟹)

Chilli Crab (là jiāo páng xiè, 辣椒螃蟹) is considered one of the national dishes of Singapore. According to Singapore Infopedia, Chilli crab was invented by a pushcart hawker, Cher Yam Tian, in the mid 1950s.

One of the places to enjoy Chilli Crab is Roland Restaurant, which is operated by the son of Mdm Cher. Another popular restaurant for Chilli Crab is Jumbo Seafood.

No. 8 Laksa

Katong Laksa
Katong Laksa

Laksa, white vermicelli noodles drenched in a rich, spicy broth flavoured with coconut milk, is traditional comfort food. There are many varieties. Try out for yourself Sungei Road Laksa and Katong Laksa.

No. 7 Carrot Cake

Katong Jago Close Carrot Cake

Taking the 7th spot on the Top 10 Food & Drinks Searches table is Carrot cake, the local radish dish.

There are the white version and the black version. You can try both versions at Lau Goh Teochew Chye Thow Kway. Another famous stall is the Lagoon Famous Carrot Cake (人工湖驰名罗卜糕).

No. 6 Hokkien Mee

Tan Song Heng Newton Hokkien Mee
Hokkien Mee

Singaporeans love the dish of yellow noodles, bee hoon, seafood, and pork brought together with a prawn/pork stock.

A good place for delicious Hokkien Mee is Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee, which is listed in the Michelin Guide. A convenient and comfortable place for Hokkien Mee will be Nam Sing Hokkien Mee in the Ion Orchard Hawker Street.

No. 5 Popiah


Popiah (薄餅) or spring roll a traditional snack made from thin flour skin wrapped around chopped vegetables and other ingredients. In Singapore we have it whether it is spring summer of fall.

Popiah can be found in many places. 2 good places for quality traditional popiah will be Good Chance Popiah and Spring Court.

No. 4 Satay

Best Pork Satay in Singapore - Chuan Kee Satay

Satay is a simple delicacy of skewered meat expertly grilled over open fire.

Satay by the Bay is a top destination for satay. For the Chinese version of satay, Chuan Kee would not be a bad choice.

No. 3 Bubble Tea

Bubble Tea is the third most search item in the food and beverages category. See Paya Lebar the Bubble Tea Town for a sampling of the many bubble tea shops in Singapore.

No. 2 Bak Kut Teh

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

Taking the second spot in the list of Top 10 Food & Drinks Searches in Singapore 2021 is Bak Kut Teh. The pork rib dish cooked in broth infused with herbs used to be a popular breakfast dish but is not enjoyed at any time of the day and night.

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh and Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh 裕城肉骨茶 would be places to go to for very nice bak kut teh.

No. 1 Nasi Lemak

Nasi lemak, rice cooked in coconut milk and served with egg, ikan bilis, cucumber and sambal chilli, is the Top Food & Drinks related search item in Singapore 2021.

Cafe Ponggol Nasi Lemak Capitol
Cafe Ponggol Nasi Lemak

It is a traditional Malay dish but there is now many versions. A wide variety of ingredients are now served with nasi lemak. The heritage dish can still be found in most markets and hawker centres but is also served in high end restaurants.

Ponggol Nasi Lemak has an outlet in the swanky Capitol, so you can enjoy the humble dish in a very comfortable and pleasant surrounding. If you want to try an “Atas” Nasi Lemak head to Coconut Club Nasi Lemak.

Yahoo Singapore’s Top Searches

Other Top 10 Lists in Yahoo’s Year in Review 2021 are set below.

Yahoo Singapore’s Top Searches  - Yahoo’s Year in Review 2021

Yahoo Singapore’s most searched Female celebrities – Singapore

1Jeanette Aw
2Fann Wong
3Kim Lim
4Jamie Chua
5Joanne Peh
6Jayley Woo
7Zoe Tay
8Rebecca Lim
9Phyllis Quek
10Jacelyn Tay

TOP 10 Male Celebrities Searched – Singapore

1Lawrence Wong
2JJ Lin                          
3Shane Pow
4Mark Lee
5Elvin Ng
6Desmond Tan
7Qi Yuwu
8Xu Bin
9Pierre Png
10Benjamin Kheng

TOP 10 Female Celebrities Searched – International

1Kate Middleton    
2Kim Kardashian
3Zheng Shuang
4Britney Spears            
5Ariana Grande   
6Jennifer Lopez    
7Song Hye-kyo  
8Son Ye-jin
9Yang Mi
10Jennie Kim

TOP 10 Male Celebrities Searched – International

1Kim Seon-ho       
2Kris Wu   
3Hyun Bin     
4Jeon Jung-kook      
5Prince Harry  
6Song Joong-ki        
7Andy Lau     
8Justin Bieber
9Lee Jung-jae
10Simu Liu  

Top 10 Movies & TV Shows Searched

1Squid Game
2World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
3Running Man 런닝맨
4Vincenzo 빈센조
5Mr. Queen  
6Mouse 마우스
7Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha 갯마을 차차차 
8Nevertheless 알고있지만
9Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings
10Raya and the Last Dragon

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