Top 8 Singaporean Foods You’ll Want to Make Every Day

There’s so much to love about the Singapore food scene. Whether you’re just visiting or you’re living in the city-state, you’ll want to try as many of the local dishes as possible. Once you have tasted these delights, you’ll be begging for the recipes so you can make them at home!

Chilli Crabs

This dish gets the place of honour at the top of the list! It’s a classic Singapore favourite, so incredibly tasty that you’ll wish you could make it at home every day. That sweet and spicy chilli sauce is finger-licking good, and the variation with black pepper sauce is also delicious. Add a side of fried buns, and you’ve got a memorable Singaporean meal.

Fried Carrot Cake

It’s not the American-style carrot cake with sugary white icing. This type of carrot cake is made with preserved radishes, white radish flour cake, and eggs. Beloved in Malaysia and Singapore, this dish is sometimes drizzled with molasses for extra sweetness and texture.

Kaya Toast and Soft-Boiled Eggs

What’s a better way to start your day than a serving of kaya toast? You can make this at home— all you need is a couple of slices of white bread, toasted. Spread an ample amount of egg kaya or coconut kaya on the toast, add plenty of butter, and cover it all with the second slice of toast. Soft-boil a couple of eggs and add them beside the toast.

Nyonya Laksa

A classic Peranakan dish, Nyonya Laksa features slim noodles in a broth of coconut milk, along with shrimp, Tau Pok, and fish slices. Eatz Catering offers a live food station featuring Nyonya Laksa; so if you’re a fan of this dish, consider making it the star of your next event.

Dim Sum

These plump little dumplings are just too good to miss! They are best eaten in large quantities, shared with a group of friends. Try variations like Xiao Long Bao, Chee Chong Fun, Siew Mai, and many others. Eatz Catering offers Dim Sum with a number of its Singapore catering menus, and we also provide a live station option for events.

Curry Fish Head

As the name suggests, fish head curry is made with the whole head of a red snapper or a similar kind of fish. The broth of this dish is spicy and delicious, making you long for another serving.


Singaporeans love their satay, which is marinated meat placed on skewers and grilled over an open flame. Hawker stalls throughout the country sell various types of satay, but you can also enjoy it in restaurants or through a Singapore catering service like Eatz Catering.

Nasi Lemak

This dish of rice steamed with coconut cream is a Singaporean delicacy. Nasi Lemak comes in neat packets, wrapped with banana leaves, and is traditionally consumed for breakfast, although many people eat it for lunch and dinner, too! Enjoy it with side items of egg, sambal, anchovies, and peanuts; or try the Eatz Catering version, available as a live food station and on several of our buffet menus.

Are you interested in trying several of these classic Singaporean dishes at your next party or gathering? Contact Eatz Catering to arrange the menu for your upcoming event.