Best Indian Foods Only in Singapore
Indian cuisine has been celebrated all around the world, where ever Indian nationals would migrate and share their food with the people of a different nationality or ethnicity. The curries, stews and other types of dishes makes Indian food one of the most recognized cuisines in the world today.
In Singapore, Indian cuisine is a staple that is recognized as something that you can buy at a hawker stall, or a fine-dining restaurant. The Indian culture has permeated the Singaporean way of life since time immemorial, and food is just one of the many things that is a fusion of the two cultures. To give you an idea of just what the best indian food in Singapore is all about, here are some indian dishes that is unique to Singapore.
Fish Head Curry
If you’ve ever been in India, no one would know what Fish Head Curry is. This is because it is a type of curry that has the Singaporean flair of a fish head, but with the Indian kick based on the curry sauce base that the fish was cooked on.
Fish head curry has a spicy and sour taste with a creamy texture that permeates the flavor of the fish. It is best eaten hot with a bowl of rice or if your prefer, over banana leaves. A lot of Singaporean restaurants claim to its origin, but no one has the definite answer as to where it came from.
A trip in Singapore would not be complete without some Teh, to be specific, some Teh Tarik. Tea is a very important beverage in the Singaporean way of life, and Teh Tarik is the local variation of tea. While it is arguable that this beverage is more Malaysian than Singapore, it is more common to find it in Indian settlements in Singapore than in neighboring countries.
Teh Tarik is a hot beverage that is prepared by transferring the milk tea base from one cup to the other, making a froth that adds to a better mouth feel of the drink. Unlike the clean and crisp flavor of conventional tea, Teh Tarik is sweeter and bolder because of the addition of milk and sugar or sweetened condensed milk on the black tea base.
Indians are very faithful when it comes to making fresh bread for meals, and Roti Prata is just one of the many variations that found its way in Singapore. It is made by flipping and stretching dough in a very thin layer, smeared with butter and either a savory or sweet filling, to be cooked on a hot plate. It is then served with either tea or coffee – a perfect snack after a long day at work, or a drunken night out.
The flavors of India have found a place in Singapore. It is definitely one of the few things that makes living or visiting Singapore worthwhile, and even enjoyable. Once you visit an Indian hawker stall or a restaurant now, you might have a better appreciation of how these cuisines collide.