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Small-Group Food Tour With Hawker Centre. Eat Like A Local!

  • Small-group tour limited to 9 people or fewer for a more intimate experience
  • Sample at least 10 dishes representative of Singapore's traditional and contemporary cuisine alike
  • Guided tour includes commentary about attractions along the way
Small-Group Food Tour With Hawker Centre. Eat Like A Local!
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Small-Group Food Tour With Hawker Centre. Eat Like A Local!
From US$ 100.53
Dine like a local on this food tour of Singapore, which includes 10 tastings of the city's best traditional and innovative dishes alike. Walk past some of the city's most popular attractions and through its distinctive neighborhoods between bites, all while your guide provides insightful commentary and useful information about the area. This small-group tour is limited to 9 people for a more intimate experience.
What to Expect
Ask any Singaporean what their favorite past time is and they will say eating. You only have to mention the word food and eyes start to sparkle and lengthy discussions ensue about which restaurant really does make the best dish. Eat like a local on a food tour and discover why Singaporeans love their food so much!
Your food tour lasts 5.5-hours, includes 10+ food tastings and covers the districts of Katong, Old Airport Road, Kampong Glam and Little India. 
Start your food tour in the East Coast Area of Singapore, a district also known as Katong. It is here that you learn about the early Chinese immigrants to Singapore. The focus will be on food but we will also talk about the types of jobs that they had, how they lived and who they married. It was through the marriage of Chinese immigrants to Malay ladies that the distinctive Peranakan culture was born.
You will start your food tour sampling a selection of Singapore’s favourite foods with Chinese and Peranakan heritage which includes Kaya Toast and Kopi, Bak Chang (rice dumplings) and Laksa. 
From the East Coast you will travel by public bus to the Old Airport Road Hawker Centre. The Old Airport Road Hawker Centre is a firm favorite amongst Singaporeans. Why? Because it is home to so many ‘hawker legends’. It is here that where you try two of three distinctly Singaporean dishes, Hokkien Mee, Rojak and Carrot Cake.
Your next stop is the district of Kampong Glam, a short 10 minute bus ride away. Kampong Glam is the center of the Malay community in Singapore and is where the stunning Sultan’s Mosque is located. We will discuss the history of the district, the Sultan’s role in the founding of Modern Singapore and we will try the most popular local foods from the Malay, Arabic and Indonesian communities.
Our fourth and final stop on your food tour is Little India. We will discover why the Indian community choose to settle in this district of Singapore and learn about how it developed over time.
You will be trying some popular savory Indian dishes and then finishing with some Indian sweets and Masala Milk.
Throughout the tour you will discover the histories and stories behind the foods that you eat, as well as the restaurants that you eat them in. This tour will give you a solid understanding of what it means to ‘eat like a local’ and how Singapore’s iconic dishes became imbedded into Singapore’s culture.
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Reviews (44)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Terrific food culinary and cultural experience

“Eat like a local” is a terrific food, cultural and historical experience. We met our knowledgeable tour guide Daryl and our small 8–people group in the morning. During the 6-hour tour, we tasted Singaporean breakfast, Chinese dumpling, Malaysian laksa, our choice of dishes from a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Smilechoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great food tour

This was a really fun tour - one of the best we have taken. The small group of 8 made it easy to share our experiences sampling the many different ethnic cuisines of Singapore. The guide was excellent, explaining Singapore history and integrating that with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Howard C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great way to spend the day! Our tour guide combined a food tour with a cultural/historical tour, providing information about Singapore's history, multiple cultures, customs, education system, housing, economy...We visited several distinct neighborhoods and sampled delicious food in each place. Our guide is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Carol Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
fantastic food and guide

This was a great opportunity to taste some of the local specialities, but also to learn some of the cultural and historical information about Singapore from our guide Daryl. Don't eat before you go, take a paper napkin or two with you and be prepared...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Erica D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great mix of food/history

(originally posted on Airbnb - booked as an Airbnb Experience) This tour was a wonderful mix of delicious food and Singapore history/cultural knowledge. I booked the tour as a solo traveler and was delighted to meet 7 other hungry tourists at the meeting point on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank samicart
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