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Singaporean street food culture

Stall owners chat over bubbling broths and sizzling skillets, while the thick aroma of a hundred delicious dishes fills the air – Singapore’s street food markets are a feast for all the senses.

Hawker centers are known for their diverse and delectable cuisine, which draws influence from Malay, Chinese, and Indian cooking. Unrivalled variety and long opening hours make them the ultimate destination for culinary explorers.

Lau Pa Sat

The satay street – a row of stalls selling skewered chicken, lamb, beef, and pork

The satay street – a row of stalls selling skewered chicken, lamb, beef, and pork

Succulent roast chicken at Lau Pa Sat, an iconic food court near Marina Bay

Succulent roast chicken at Lau Pa Sat, an iconic food court near Marina Bay

Rojak salad, an eclectic mix of tastes and textures

Rojak salad, an eclectic mix of tastes and textures

Geylang Market

Flavoured milk teas are the ideal thirst-quencher on a hot and humid day

Flavoured milk teas are the ideal thirst-quencher on a hot and humid day

Zam Zam Restaurant

Crisp flatbread, filled with chicken, eggs, and a concoction of fragrant spices

Crisp flatbread, filled with chicken, eggs, and a concoction of fragrant spices

Woodlands Night Market

Juicy kebab meat, usually combined with salad, a dollop of sauce, and pita bread

Juicy kebab meat, usually combined with salad, a dollop of sauce, and pita bread

Takoyaki with fish flakes and the Ramly burger are local market favourites

Takoyaki with fish flakes and the Ramly burger are local market favourites

A delicious snack: deep-fried balls of flour, seafood, ginger, and spring onion

A delicious snack: deep-fried balls of flour, seafood, ginger, and spring onion

Bugis Village

At hawker markets, freshly pressed juices come in all colours and flavours

At hawker markets, freshly pressed juices come in all colours and flavours

Sugar cane can be juiced to produce a naturally sweet and vitamin-rich drink

Sugar cane can be juiced to produce a naturally sweet and vitamin-rich drink

A selection of fried snacks on sticks, often enjoyed on the go

A selection of fried snacks on sticks, often enjoyed on the go

Deep-fried banana fritters are the perfect finish to a street food feast

Deep-fried banana fritters are the perfect finish to a street food feast

Maxwell Food Center

Fluffy pancakes, folded and generously stuffed with a sugary peanut filling

Fluffy pancakes, folded and generously stuffed with a sugary peanut filling

The main ingredient of this stir-fry is a cake made of shredded daikon radish

The main ingredient of this stir-fry is a cake made of shredded daikon radish