Singapore’s multi-cultural make-up means a veritable smorgasbord of culinary delights awaits the visitor. From vast Chinese banquets to fiery Indian curries, from fine dining French to local hawker stalls, you’re sure to find something to tickle your taste buds.
The large number of expatriates and visitors to Singapore means that European restaurants are plentiful, and are of a standard to rival any other major city in the world. The opening of the two Integrated Resorts in 2010 saw the city welcome new ventures from several world famous celebrity chefs, with three of these – L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra – making our list. However it is Iggy’s – local chef Ignatius Chan’s restaurant – that makes our number one spot, for its continually innovative contemporary fusion cuisine.
As would be expected at the crossroads of Asia, Asian cuisine plays a strong role in the culinary scene here. Fabulous Chinese restaurants are a-plenty, and so we feature three on our 10 Best restaurants list – Min Jiang at One North, chosen for its tropical al-fresco atmosphere and sensational traditional Peking Duck; Crystal Jade Golden Palace for its high-quality dim sum, sophisticated surroundings and impeccable service; and Din Tai Fung, everybody’s favourite dumpling spot.
Japanese cuisine is also incredibly popular in Singapore, with a wealth of restaurants to choose from. Our number one pick is Aoki – a cosy authentic restaurant dishing up fabulous sushi and other favourites. Of course we couldn’t complete our list without featuring some local cuisine – and with Chilli Crab being Singapore’s national dish, the 10th spot goes to Jumbo Seafood at the East Coast Seafood Centre, one of the most popular spots for visitors to sample these delicious spicy crustaceans.