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

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    9am
  • Departure Details :
    Outside Chin Mee Chin bakery on the east Coast/Katong area of Singapore
  • Return Details :
    This tour finishes in Little India. Your guide will explain how to get back to your hotel or to your next point of interest.

Overview

An in-depth exploration of Singapore's history and culture through food. Sightseeing and food tastings in Kampong Glam, Little India, Katong and Old Airport Road. Included are 10+ foodie tastings in 5.5 hours with the help of your professional guide. Learn about the history of food in Modern Singapore, from its founding in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles through to the present day. A maximum of 9 people on this small group tour.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small-group tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour

Know More about this tour

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 Singapores 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 Sultans Mosque is located. We will discuss the history of the district, the Sultans 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 MasalaMilk.

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 Singapores iconic dishes became imbedded into Singapores culture.





Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Viator brokerage fee
  • Food tasting
  • Tea and coffee as specified
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation on public bus during the tour

Exclusions

  • Transportation to/fromthe tour
  • Water

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

When we are very busy we run a second tour starting one hour later at 10.00am. If you are on a 10am tour you will be notified after booking via email. Please remember that your Viator booking confirmation will say 9am even if you are scheduled to a 10am tour

You must be able to walk 2 miles / 3km at a reasonable walking speed in hot, humid weather to take part in this group tour. If you have any walking difficulties or are travelling with children who may not be able to keep up, please book a private food tour instead so we can pace the tour according to your needs

Please wear comfortable walking shoes, lots of sun protection and wear a hat or bring an umbrella for sun protection

Please note that is does rain most days in Singapore for at least 30 minutes to an hour so please be prepared for rain and bring a rain coat or umbrella. Tours will continue in wet weather

You need to bring at least 1 litre of water per person to ensure that you do not become dehydrated in the heat. 

A minimum of 3 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible