15 May 2019 - 4 min read
top picks for foodie Singapore souvenirs:
Since Kaya toast is such a breakfast staple, it’s no surprise that this is on the list. Made with coconut milk, sugar, and eggs, bring home a bottle of this creamy and spreadable treat so that your loved ones can enjoy a taste of Singapore when starting their day.
Hailing from India, a poppadom is a thin, fried, circular crisp made from a mixture of flour and water. You can eat these on its own or enjoy it with tamarind sauce, mango chutney, lime pickle, and more. The best Poppadom’s in the market are Uncle Saba’s which come in original, tomato, barbeque, and sweet chili flavors.
Tired of the usual barbecue, cheese, or sour cream and onion chips? Why not give F.EAST chips a try? Inspired by Asian flavors, the line of potato chips boasts of flavors such as Hainanese Chicken Rice, Singapore Laksa, and Egg Prata with Fish Curry.
This one is going to cost you – but it’s well worth every bite! Made with coconut cream powder, Ikan Bilis (dried anchovies), peanuts, and spices, the cookies give off a refreshing coconut and pandan flavor.
From the company that’s brought you the famed salted egg chips, The Golden Duck Co. has come up with a new flavor that’s sure to send your taste buds into a craze. Bite into the tempura coating and enjoy the sweetness of the crab meat and the spiciness of the chili.
No Singaporean foodie list will be complete without its iconic fruit – the durian. Sunlife Pastries is best known for their pillowy puffs that are filled with 100% pure durian puree – no cream or sugar added! If you or your loved ones are a fan of something sweet and of the king of fruits, then this treat will be perfect for you.
Smooth and sweet, this tea is a blend of green and black tea, with vanilla and rare spices. You can buy a box from TWG with 15 sachets, or you can buy the loose leaf variant that has luxe European packaging, but proudly showcases a golden lion – which is apt since Singapore is known as The Lion City.
This well-loved condiment is usually served with Nasi Lemak, Mee Goreng, Nasi Goreng, and Roti Canai. Glory Food’s Nonya Sambal is a paste that’s made from a variety of chilies, garlic, and onions. Some variations have anchovies or shrimp paste added in.
Traditionally eaten during Chinese New Year, Bakkwa is dried meat that’s similar to jerky. Usually made with pork, the meat is grilled over charcoal for an added smokey flavor. Bakkwa also comes in chicken, mutton, beef, and vegetarian variants. Bee Cheng Hiang apparently sells the best vacuum-packed Bakkwa that you can give to family and friends.
Created in the 1930s, the Singapore Sling is the Lion City’s national drink that is enjoyed both locally and internationally. Originally, the Singapore Sling is made with gin, orange juice, pineapple juice, cherry brandy, and lime juice. Nowadays, there are several recipes and variants – but even then, you no longer have to head over to Raffle Hotel’s Long Bar to enjoy this drink as it is now available bottled.