Foodies of the world are well aware that Singapore is a country with a huge appetite, and Hawker food Ė otherwise known as street food Ė is a national treasure. From piping hot bowls of laksa to roti dipped in spicy curry sauce, youíll be hard pushed to find more delicious dishes that donít break the bank. Yet while Singapore is a great place to eat, itís also a seven hour plane journey away. None of that matters this month, though, as Eat The World DXB is flying the hawkers over to Dubai so we can experience the hype first hand. Arenít they good to us? To celebrate, weíve rounded up those dishes we canít wait to sink our teeth intoÖ
For those not familiar with this sweet delicacy, Milo is a powdered chocolate ice-cream float that you can enjoy hot or cold. The Singaporeans, however, take it to a whole new level with ice-cream, chocolate cereal, rose syrup, basil seeds, coffee and more. This one will have you jumping off the walls!
Who? Bjorn Shen
Chicken Laksa Sandwich
Chicken Laksa may be a Malaysian classic, but in a sandwich? Yep, thatís how the Singaporeans do it. Think chicken marinated in a spicy creamy coconut soup, garnished with a fresh salad of spring onion, spinach and coriander Ė but with noodles substituted for a fresh loaf. Tasty!
Who? Chef Sen Tan
Chilli Crab Bun
Contemporary Asian dim sum with a twist, the crab is lightly steamed before stir-fried in a mouthwatering sauce Ė one you wonít be able to resist soaking up with the fresh bun its housed in. Spices are added to give the dish a little extra kick.
Who? Kerbside Gourmet
Mee Siam with Shrimp
A popular Asian delicacy, this dish, which means Siamese noodle, comprises thin rice noodles in a spicy, sweet and sour light gravy. A tart hit comes from tamarind, while seafood lovers can rejoice at the addition of fresh prawns. Delish!
Who? Makan Makan
A healthy twist on a fried spring roll, Popiahs come filled with heaps of fresh vegetables including turnip, lettuce, green beans, cucumber and more. For the carnivores out there, meat options are available that will leave you feeling full without the guilt-trip.
Who? Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah