21 Aug 2015

    What Your Favourite Singaporean Dish Says About You – Part 2!

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    The wait is over. We continue our celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday by taking another look at one of our national obsessions: food!

    We believe that food preference reveals a lot about your personality and tested that theory by asking co-workers to tell us why they love their favourite local delight.

    Here’s a rundown of even more Singaporean favourites. Find out if your favourite dish makes the list and what it says about you!

    Nasi-Briyani

    What it is: This multi-national treasure has roots in Indian, Malay and Singaporean cuisine. Long grain rice is cooked ‘dum’ style in a large vessel with curried spices and huge meat chunks, allowing all the flavours to absorb.

    What loving it says about you: If the rustic comfort of overflowing rice and curry makes you salivate, you aren’t too uptight and know that the most vibrant things in life are often the messiest.

    Nasi-Briyani_Fan

    Satay

    What it is: Skewers of seasoned meat grilled to smoky perfection and served with a side of sweet peanut sauce.

    What loving it says about you: You are friendly and modern, preferring your meal to be shared with the table over good conversation and in convenient bite-sized portions.

    SatayFan

    BlackPepperCrab

    What it is: A deceptively simple dish of crab fried in bold spices. The unforgettable sauce clings to the crab like a rub… a rub with heaps and heaps of savoury pepper flavour.

    What loving it says about you: You aren’t just looking for a meal; it is about the grand experience! In this case: hand-picking every morsel of meat off the shells as tanks of live seafood fiercely bubble around the table.

    BlackPepperCrabFan

    NasiLemak

    What it is: Rice cooked with fragrant pandan leaves and coconut milk accompanied by a customisable selection of meats and vegetables, mostly spicy! The cherry on top of this yummy delight is the side of sambal!

    What loving it says about you: You are simultaneously nostalgic and forward-looking. Nasi Lemak has a very comforting traditional quality about it. Yet, the vast choices allow you a new, different plate each time you have Nasi Lemak!

    NasiLemakFan

    Popiah

    What it is: A soft spring roll lightly brushed with sweet sauce and stuffed with fresh vegetables.

    What loving it says about you: The humbly portioned but belly-filling popiah can be eaten on its own or as a side dish. Liking this fresh delight shows you believe in moderation.

    PopiahFan

    ChilliCrab

    What it is: Singapore’s National Dish! This complex sweet and spicy offering pays homage to Singapore’s humble roots as a fishing village.

    What loving it says about you: You appreciate a homegrown dish that is also a gourmet specialty, showing that you have very high standards for both in terms of virtue and quality.

    ChilliCrabFan

    Hakkien-Prawn-Mee

    What it is: Stir fried egg noodles and rice noodles in a dash of broth; topped with prawn, squid, fishcake and other seafood.

    What loving it says about you: You enjoy being bombarded by an abundance of experiences all at once just as you enjoy the combination of chewy, sticky, crunchy and soupy textures on your plate.

    Hakkien-Prawn-MeeFan

    There is indeed no shortage of mouth-watering entries that are decidedly Singaporean. Was your favourite dish featured? If you haven’t already, check out part 1 of this series!

    We will leave you with our personal choice for the best local food:

    What it is: The abundance of tasty cuisine found all around our beautiful island.

    What loving it says about you: You are just like us and the millions of other Singaporeans who love to eat!

    Every-SG-DishFan