It’s quite incredible that for such a tiny country, we have such a wide array of foods from various cultures and influences. Step into any hawker centre and you’re simply spoiled for choice at the vast number of options presented to you. And as Singaporeans, we’re pros at eating. But have you ever considered making these delish local dishes at home? They’re actually not that hard once you have the know-how.
From nostalgic chicken rice and laksa to innovative takes on orh luak and chilli crab, we asked local chefs from top restaurants and cooking schools in Singapore to share their best recipes inspired by local hawker favourites. Here are 18 to try at home for yourself!
Text: Barbara Koh & Elizabeth Liew, Photos: Andy Wong/Rave Photography