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Katong Evening Food Tour

  • Enjoy the company of an informative, enthusiastic local guide

  • Food tastings snacks, and bottled water are included

  • Receive personalized service on a small-group tour

Katong Evening Food Tour
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Get to know a special neighborhood of Singapore through its food on this evening tour of Katong. Learn all about its multi-cultural residents by visiting family-run restaurants, markets, coffee shops, and local temples, all with a focus on food. Your guide will recount the fascinating history of this part of Singapore, and you’ll get the chance to try many local delicacies.

What to Expect

Your guide and food expert will meet you at 4:30pm at the local Curry Puff restaurant on East Coast Road in the heart of Katong. Here we will get the opportunity to have a behind the scenes look into the kitchen to see how the puffs are made before we sit down and try them out.

We then take a short walk through Katong as the sun begins to set. We'll visit a local fruit stall where you can see regional fruits which we will buy to enjoy along the way. We visit one of the area's best loved chicken rice stalls and learn how Singapore's national dish is made and enjoy a plate as the world goes by

Our walk then takes us to a local family run restaurant where we try out our first Nonya tastings. We'll see the Popiah man in action as he rolls up our spring roll like snacks before taking a seat to enjoy them. A short stroll along Joo Chiat Road gives a great opportunity to see the shop houses that this area is known for. We pass by a modern hawker centre and learn what changes are happening in Singapore's food scene to keep the younger generation involved.
We take a seat at a local Indian coffee shop and watch the chefs in action as they prepare our tastings. We will get a chance to see the famous pouring of Teh Tarek as well.

By 7pm it is time for us to take a short walk through the back streets to a Hindu temple. We'll go in to the temple and watch local worshippers presenting offerings and praying. This is a great time to see how food and religion mix. No food tour to Katong would be complete without trying our most loved export, Katong Laksa. This coconut milk broth with, fish cake, beansprouts, laksa leaves, cockles and more can be tasted around the world but it was invented right here on the streets of Katong. We'll let you in on a few secrets, including what really happened in the Laksa wars way back when. The dish you will try at this stop won a Michelin accolade in the first Michelin awards in Singapore in 2016. 

We then take a short walk to our final stop where we try some local "kueh's" or snacks. We'll learn about the Peranakan people and how their culture has influenced the area and in particular the food. You'll notice that steaming is a more common form of cooking in this culture as we try some steamed sweet and savoury offerings. Our tour finishes at 8pm and our guide will help you get back to your hotel or provide some recommendations for you to discover more of the area in your own time.

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Reviews (14)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A great host!

A friend from Aussie was visiting SG for the first time. I’m glad I’ve found Singabites. As my friend was interested in the various SG cultures, I wanted to get an expert to share the knowledge. Book with Singabites and never looked back. My friend...More

Thank Venture28872787659
Singabites, Manager at SingaBites, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for coming along and taking the time to write this great review. It was a pleasure hosting you and I will pass your kind words on to Patricia. We hope to see you guys again on another food adventure in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A new experience!

Even though, I came from Singapore I’ve always wanted to try how and what peranakan dishes are. A lot of question went through my mind, like how did they prepare the food, is there a “secret” ingredient etc etc. And after reading reviews about Singabites...More

Thank IamShaiful
Singabites, Manager at SingaBites, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your very kind review. We have a lot of Singaporeans coming along on our torus and it's always a real pleasure when we get to show off a new part of the island even they didn't know about. Thanks a lot for...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile
Katong Evening Food Tour, fully confirmed & paid — no guide came !!

My Katong evening food tour simply did not happen !! Icame to the appointed place ( Curry Puff Restaurant, 220 East Coast Road) a d the guide simply did not come !! I can’t believe it , my tour is confirmed and fully paid !!!More

Thank Fairaven
Singabites, Owner at SingaBites, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear reviewer, We have not been able to respond to your review until now as we have been checking all our sales channels to find out who you are. We received a booking for a solo traveller through viator which was rejected by us as...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Good and Interesting

Overall a good experience with lots of interesting food eaten and history shared. The selection of food was really good, tasty and not so hot that you could only taste the chili's. Our guide was very well informed and had lots of interesting stories to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bradley R
Singabites, Manager at SingaBites, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thanks a lot Bradley for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed all of our food tastings as well as the unique area you explored. Hope to see you again on your next visit.

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Excellent Katong Food Tour

Thanks Daniel, Great way to start our Singapore holiday by learning about the local foods and history of the food & people. Had a terrific time and would thoroughly recommend it to others. The food was awesome, Allan & Kellie

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AllanH1549
Singabites, Manager at SingaBites, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Hi guys, Thanks a lot for your review. It was our pleasure to host you and I' glad you had such a good time. Hope to see you on your next visit here.

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