Where to Find Authentic Singaporean Food in Manila
SPOT.ph got the dish on where to get good Singaporean in Manila, straight from the Singapore ambassador himself.
Who would know good Singaporean food better than a Singaporean? SPOT.ph got the dish on where to get good Singaporean in Manila, straight from the Lion City's official representative in the Philippines, Ambassador A Selverajah:
Filipinos are familiar with laksa and roti, but what are other Singaporean dishes that you would recommend we try?
Hainanese Chicken Rice, Hokkien Mee, Char Kway Teow, Bak Kut Teh, Chilli Crab, Bak Kwa (barbecued pork), Fish Head Curry, Popiah, Murtabak (similar to roti prata but filled with onion and meat), and Pandan Chiffon Cake (Bengawan Solo).
Is there a specific place in Manila that you go to when you need ingredients to make an authentic Singaporean dish?
Market-Market (Asian corner), Rustan's Supermarket (Power Plant Mall), and Assad Minimart, Jupiter Street (for Indian spices).
Which restaurant would you say is a must-visit for Filipinos traveling to Singapore?
Jumbo Seafood Restaurant (for seafood), Muthu Fish Head Cury (for fish head curry), Zam-Zam Restaurant (for Murtabak), and the hawker centers that are all over Singapore.
Which Filipino dish do you usually recommend to Singaporean friends and why?
Lechon (something different from the Singapore version of suckling pig), Pancit Luglug (noodle dish that is different from what we have in Singapore), balut (a Filipino specialty), and seafood [because it's] relatively cheaper here.
SPOT.ph wants to know: What's your favorite Singaporean dish?