In the blog post, instead of food, I have listed some unique drinks and desserts that are found in Singapore and even in some neighbouring countries as well.
Bandung is a drink that is made up of milk and rose syrup (hence the bright pink colour!), which can also be found in our neighbouring country, Malaysia. Its sweet taste is well-loved by locals and tourists alike, and it can be found in most coffee shops and hawker centre. There is also a canned version of bandung, but I would definitely choose the one that is freshly made from scratch.
Sugarcane juice is extracted from sugarcane itself which is naturally sweet and perfect on a hot day in Singapore. In shops that sell this drink, you would see a presser machine where the shopkeepers will put the sugarcane through it and fresh juice would be squeeze out from it. You can also choose to add lemon on sour plum to it which is a great tinge of flavour to the juice.
Somewhat a Southeast Asian version of Korean’s bingsu, we have ice kacang. It is a refreshing dessert made from shaved ice and include ingredients such as sweet corn, red beans, grass jelly and others. It is then topped with evaporated milk, condensed milk and rose syrup which will give it its colour.
One classic cocktail that is unique to Singapore is the Singapore Sling. It is a drink that was created in the Long Bar at Raffles Hotel and it is still the representative cocktail of Singapore. It has been around for more than a century ago and still gaining popularity worldwide.
Kaya toast cocktail
In recent times, people have been taking the local Singapore flavour and infusing it into cocktails and one such example is the kaya toast cocktail from a well-loved bar, Bitters and Love. It is a cocktail made out of kaya (a traditional Southeast Asian jam) and topped with toasted bread, just like how a local breakfast meal will look like.
Singapore is indeed a place where you can have a food adventure, tasting many different kinds of food with an assortment of flavours to let you choose from!
By Tan LiJia Gloria, ASEAN Correspondent from Singapore