If trying new things is your New Year’s resolution, we’ve got you covered. From Tibetan to Egyptian, here’s a list of unique foods you haven’t heard of, and where to find them in on our sunny island. Happy eating!
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Koshari is the national dish of Egypt, and is served everywhere in the country – from restaurants to roadside stalls. The combination of elbow macaroni, lentils, and rice topped with a spicy tomato sauce and shallots may look unappealing at first, but mix the tomato sauce in thoroughly for a spicy yet sour mouthful that will excite your palate. Get your fill of this unique dish at Fill A Pita, a vegan-friendly eatery that doles out scrumptious plates of this delightful dish.
Find it at 3 Pickering Street, #01-29 Nankin Row, China Square Central, Singapore 048660
For more information about Fill A Pita, click here
Once served as a peace offering between warring kingdoms, this Burmese dish consists of pickled tea leaves and is commonly referred to as a ‘green tea salad.’ Myanmar is one of the few countries where tea leaves are both eaten and drunk, and this dish is considered a national delicacy there. Laphet Thoke is made with pickled green tea leaves, shrimp, and tomatoes, and is topped with peanut and sesame seeds. Inle Myanmar in Peninsula Plaza serves affordable, authentic Burmese cuisine and is popular with the sizeable Burmese population in Singapore.
Find it at 111 North Bridge Road, #B1-07A, Peninsula Plaza, Singapore 179098
For more information about Inle Myanmar, click here
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If you think Indian food is good, wait till you get a taste of Persian. Rich stews, fragrant rice dishes and sumptuous curries are the cornerstone of this fabulous Middle Eastern cuisine. Meigu Polo is a dish that seamlessly marries land and sea in an earthy meal of saffron rice topped with prawns, walnuts, and raisins. If the heady aroma of this dish isn’t enough to tempt you, the blend of savoury rice, sweet raisin and crunchy nuts sure will! Give Shabestan a try – lush interiors, fresh seafood, and excellent service make for an unforgettable dining experience.
Find it at 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, #01-13, Robertson Quay, Singapore 239013
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If you’ve ever wondered what Chindian food would taste like, Tibetan cuisine comes pretty close. Thukpa is made with South Asian spices, such as Garam Masala and Chilli Powder, as well as hand-pulled noodles from the East. Spicy, savoury, and best served piping hot, this is the perfect pick-me up on a cold day. New Everest Kitchen in Little India is a quaint little eatery that has been serving up authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, and Indian cuisine at wallet-friendly prices over the last decade, so you know where to go for good Thukpa in Singapore.
Find it at 55 Chander Road, Singapore 219550
For more information about New Everest Kitchen, click here.
These aren’t your regular sausages. Popular in the Balkans, Cevapcici is a type of skinless sausage that can be made with pork, lamb or beef. Served on a platter of five to ten and eaten with flatbread and feta cheese, this meaty main is believed to be an Eastern European version of the kebab. Next Door Cafe makes excellent Cevapcici served with onions, feta cheese, and tomatoes. Pair the dish with a craft beer from their extensive list, and you for a moment, it’s almost as if you’re in Croatia.
Find it at 699 East Coast Road, Singapore 459061
For more information about Next Door Cafe, click here.
This dish of fish and citrus is popular throughout Latin America, but is best known as the national dish of Peru. Fresh, raw fish marinated in a mix of citrus and pepper, and served with corn and sweet potato makes this dish both refreshing and interesting. There aren’t a lot of places to get Peruvian cuisine in Singapore, so Tiger’s Milk is a notable spot. Named after the citrus, salt and fish sauce mix used to flavour Ceviche, this rooftop bar serves up three varieties of the dish using several types of seafood, a must-try if you’re starting on your Ceviche journey.
Find it at 28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069708
Book a table at Tiger’s Milk and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG