Month: February 2018

Local Eats & Tasty Treats Tour in Singapore

As part of our ‘Robinhood’ fundraising event at INSEAD, I auctioned off a Local Eats & Tasty Treats tour of Singapore, raising over SGD300 (!), to take people around to try lesser known local dishes and hidden gems around the city. I always tell visitors that there isn’t much to do in Singapore, but there are just not enough meals in a weekend to try all the good food here – let alone on a half day tour. But here are some of the things I thought were worth highlighting. Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice It’s hard to be in Singapore and not eat Hainanese Chicken Rice – sometimes dubbed the ‘national dish’. But the less famous and in fact truly Singaporean dish that is unique to this city and born from the mishmash of cultures, is the Hainanese Curry Rice. Despite its confusingly similar name, it’s a completely different animal. This messy dish typically consists of fried pork chop, pork belly, squid, chap chye (braised cabbage), atop rice and covered in curry sauce. I found …