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50 food options carefully selected for you to celebrate SG50

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We aren’t sure how you’re going to fit all these into a weekend, but we’re rooting for you!

 

1. Prata: Roti, Coin, Paper

Roti prata

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This is definitely a breakfast option not to be missed! This time, try it out with a variety of curries or if you prefer a sweet tooth satisfaction, top it up with sugar instead!

 

2. Kaya Toast & Eggs

Kaya n eggs

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Another breakfast alternative that we all can’t seem to live without. Whether you prefer yours with light or dark sauce, remember it pays to let your eggs sit for 7 minutes, no more no less (Unless they’re cracked for you of course).

 

3. Bak Chang

Bak Chang

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A great snack, the Bak Chang comes in a number of variations. Some prefer it with braised pork belly, mushrooms and chestnuts, while others opt for those with spiced minced pork and chopped up sweetened melon strips. Which will you go for this SG50?

 

4. Teh Tarik

Teh tarik

Image source: http://www.templeofthai.com/images/asian-food-life/Malaysia-Tea-Tarik-960x640.jpg

 

Yes, it is basically tea with milk. But don’t we all just love how the bubbles stick our upper lips?

 

5. Chicken Rice

Chicken Rice

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Don’t we all know that sick feeling that comes with the realization that nothing overseas can compare with this comfort food option?

 

6. Mee Rebus

Mee Rebus

Image source: http://img.insing.com/FoodDrink/tried-tested/T&T-meerebus-dapurasiah.jpg

 

Would you say yes to thick peanut gravy? We would!

 

7. Hokkien Mee

Hokkien mee

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Who can resist a plate of piping hot hokkien mee? We know we can’t. “Uncle, more prawn please!”

 

8. Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow

Image source: http://aromacookery.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/shengcheng.jpg

 

Ready for a guilty weekend? Since we were already on the topic of hokkien mee, why not throw in a plate of this too?  

 

9. Mee Siam

MeeSiam

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Need something a little tangy to excite your taste buds? If you’re thinking of a good bowl of mee siam, try looking for the Fruit Juice Mee Siam! We heard it’s pretty good.

 

10. Wanton Noodles

Wanton Noodles

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Oh the joy of good wanton dumplings and char siew roasted till its almost, but not yet burnt.

 

11. Bak Kut Teh

BKT

Image source: http://www.ahbing.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/yu-kee-bak-kut-teh.jpg

 

Feel like making SG50 a huge family event? Get some bak kut teh and order the full works to ensure satisfied stomachs this weekend!

 

12. Duck Rice

Duck Rice

 

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Yes to duck on yam rice?

 

13. Kway Chap

Kway Chap

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Prefer to have your duck with noodles instead? Make it a family thing again at your favorite kway chap outlet!

 

14. Sliced Fish Beehoon

Sliced Fish Beehoon

Image source: http://danielfooddiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/maxwell5.jpg

 

Thinking of going down the nutritious route this time? This could be the perfect pick! Alternatively, cut yourself some slack and opt for the milk-based soup.

 

15. Nasi Briyani

Briyani

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Calling all spice lovers, this could be your weekend fix this SG50! Bring on the gravy!

 

16. Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak

Image source: http://www.friedchillies.com/images/uploads/reviews/Nasi-Lemak-223-f.jpg

 

Nothing beats a rewarding helping of coconut rice accompanied with fragrant chilli!

 

17. Frog Leg Porridge

Frog Porridge

Image source: http://www.thebestsingapore.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Tiong-Shian-Frog-Porridge1.jpg

 

Succulent meat and porridge with texture as smooth as a babies skin, this could be another option for family gatherings over the SG50 weekend!

 

18. Beef Ball Noodles

Beef Ball Noodles

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Clear soup, succulent beef balls and flat noodles boiled to chewy perfection, why should we say no?

 

 19. Bak Chor Mee

 Bak Chor Mee

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Quick question, do you recognize where this bowl of noodles is from?

 

 

20. Nasi Padang 

Nasi Padang

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This would be the perfect choice if you’re in the mood to ignite your taste buds!

 

21. Teochew Porridge

 Teochew Porridge

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Want variety but prefer not to have it too explosive on your tongue? Opt for a set of Teochew porridge instead!

 

22. Fried Carrot Cake

Fried carrot cake

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Black or White? We pick black!

 

23. Or Lua

Or Lua

Image source: http://img.insing.com/FoodDrink/tried-tested/T&T-Oyster-Omelette-Bedok-1.jpg

 

Usually ordered with Fried Carrot Cake, give this dish a chance too this SG50.

 

24. Chwee Kway

Chwee Kway

Image source: http://aromacookery.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/20120115-bfast-01.jpg

 

BRING ON THE OIL.

 

25. Rojak

Rojak

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Peanuts, fruits, more peanuts, sweet gravy and peanuts again. Oh delicious deception.

 

26. Satay 

satay

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Who knew heaven could be contained on a stick? Okay, maybe a few sticks.

 

27. Popiah

popiah

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“Big is beautiful” is an understatement with these guys.

 

28. Dim Sum

Dim Sum

Image source: http://at-bangkok.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/All-you-can-eat-dim-sum1.jpg

 

Make sure you take the entire family out to enjoy this in its completion.

 

29. Curry Puff

Curry Puff

Image source: https://hungryisland.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/dsc03560.jpg

 

Pausing for a TV break with the kids? Pull these power packed puffs out to satisfy any growling stomachs.

 

30. Laksa

Laksa

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Need a more satisfying snack? Grab a bowl of laksa for that unrivalled warm and fuzzy feeling in your tummy.

 

31. Murtabak

Murtabak

Image source: https://mrandmrsvegan.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/image_225.jpeg

 

Which is your favorite type?

 

32. Yu Sheng

Yu SHeng

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While we can’t get the variation that’s only available during the Chinese New Year period, there is always this as an alternative! Trust us, it’s different, but just as tasty.

 

33. BBQ Sambal Stingray

Sambal Stingray

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Chilli Schmilli. Eat first, soothe the tastebuds later.

 

34. Chilli Crab

Chilli Crabs

Image source: https://www.changirecommends.com/Gallery/Local_Must/chilli_crabs.jpg

 

We’re betting dinner time will get really exciting with this. Don’t forget the fried mantou’s!

 

35. Cereal Prawns

Cereal Prawns

Image source: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7429/9058289446_481298e701_b.jpg

 

A new hit in town, the way it is done makes peeling the shells of the prawns worth it.

 

36. Salted Egg Yolk Squid

Salted egg squid

Image source: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4IkFcSij7cg/T_UMyh-y3HI/AAAAAAAABng/WZBvZhBFcf0/s1600/IMG_3155.jpg

 

Move aside regular calamari. The new kids are in town.

 

37. Indian Rojak

Indian Rojak

Image source: http://www.makansutra.com/images/story/detail/134709_1.jpg

 

Despite sharing the same name, this dish is very much different from it’s Chinese counterpart. If you’re into a more spice filled experience, go for this!

 

38. Blood Cockles

Cockles

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Get the best chilli sauce and the most potent limes out and have a whale of a time picking at them shells.

 

39. Goreng Pisang

goreng_pisang

Image source: http://beerbeer.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/goreng_pisang.jpg

 

Don’t forget to eat the parts that fall off the main piece. They’re not the banana, but they could be the best part.

 

40. Soup Kambing

Soup Kambing

Image source: http://img.astroawani.com/2013-04/71366190502_freesize.jpg

 

Just in case it rains, we have the perfect remedy to make you and yours feel warm and fuzzy while staying indoors during the weekend!

 

41. Mooncake (ssss)

Mooncake

Image source: http://kirbiecravings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/snowskin-mooncake-30.jpg

 

Thankfully for us, SG50 comes right before the highly anticipated mooncake festival in September. Sales will be rife all over our island so why not include these in your SG50 snack time too?

 

42. Tau Huey

Tau Huey

Image source: http://sethlui.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tau-huay1-1024x768.jpg

 

Whether you like this hot or cold, it’s always nice to have something sweet over the weekend no?

 

43. Chin Chow (Grass Jelly)

Chin Chow

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A close cousin of the Tau Huey, opt for this if you’re into a cold and chewier dessert!

 

44. Ice Kacang

Ice Kacang

Image source: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YhyvKYBkeKU/ToUhh_ZkzXI/AAAAAAAAFPM/FNYTi6ux1ZA/s1600/Ice%2BKacang-718216....

 

Into something more extravagant? Of course, how could we forget the main player in our island’s dessert scene?

 

45. Milo (Dinosaur, T-Rex, Godzilla)

Milo

Image source: http://www.straitstimes.com/sites/straitstimes.com/files/20150316/dw-milo-dinosaur-150316.jpg

 

We’re thinking…. You will not be disappointed if you seek these out. (& neither will the kids).

 

46. Durian

Durian

Image source: http://foreigngeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/j25.jpg

 

Try freezing these babies and having them super cold for a different taste bud experience.
P.s remember to rinse your fingers/mouth with water from the husk to rid yourself of all the evidence.

 

47. Durian Ice Cream

Durian Ice Cream

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http://i.cdn.travel.cnn.com/sites/default/files/styles/inline_image_624x416/public/2010/11/25/mao_sh...

 

Pretty much self-explanatory no? Pack the kids into the nearest ice cream parlor before all the seats are taken up!

 

48. Bread/Wafer Ice Cream

Bread/wafer ice cream

Image source: http://icecreamjournal.turkeyhill.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/pic3.jpg

 

Reconnect with your childhood with these large slabs of ice cream wrapped up in old school bread.

 

49. Bak Kwa

bakkwa

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Not fans of all the cold stuff but still want something sweet? Try this! It’s not really the season for it, but hey, as long as you’re happy.

 

50. Bubble Tea

Bubble Tea

Image source: http://hype.my/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Bubble-Tea-Tapioca-Pearls.jpg

 

Three words. YES, YES, YES.