The local cuisine has been replenished for centuries with dishes from Chinese, Indian, Thai, and even Portuguese culinary traditions. It is surprisingly syncretic and original today. You can find individual Indian, Thai, and European restaurants, European fast-food chains like McDonald's, and Chinese restaurants here. Chinese restaurants are especially plentiful here. The proximity to Singapore, where a lot of people come from China, contributes to this. In general, the local cuisine is quite spicy. Therefore, it will be better to ask for a reduction in the number of spices before ordering an unknown dish.
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Rice is very popular with local chefs. It is used for cooking almost all the dishes. It is called the same as in Indonesia – Nasi. Interestingly, everything else is often referred to simply as lauk here. This can be translated as "supplement to the rice". You should not be surprised that rice is not only served as a main dish with additives and used as a side dish here but it is also added as one of the ingredients in many desserts. Garlic, ginger, galangal, lemongrass, cinnamon, kaffir, cumin, and cloves are most commonly used as spices.
Pork is used much less often than chicken, lamb, fish or seafood in local restaurants. There is a prosaic explanation for this. Most Malays practice Islam. It forbids eating pork. But this does not mean that local chefs do not use pork meat in their dishes at all. There are many Buddhists, Christians, and atheists in Bahru. Residents of Singapore love to eat pork. If you are a vegetarian, you should at least once visit any of the restaurants "Banana Leaf" with South Indian vegetarian cuisine. The entire restaurant chain is designed for Buddhists. It is interesting not only for the actual dishes but also for the ceremony of eating without unnecessary conventions. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Many tourists rightfully consider Chettinad one of the most interesting local dishes. This dish moved to the city from South India. This is rice, which is served wrapped in banana leaves with vegetarian, meat or fish curry. Vegetarian curry is the most popular because Chettinad itself is considered predominantly vegetarian. But you can order it with papadum. This is a local version of very large chips. You can also order chicken stew. Rendang lamb is also served with this dish and rice. Keep in mind that Chettinad is eaten only with hands. It's a tradition here.
You should order Nasi Dagang for lunch. This is rice that is steamed in coconut milk along with fried coconut pulp, pickles, eggs, and fish curry. This dish is served not only for lunch but also for breakfast and dinner. A dish called bacutte is delicious. It is made from pork ribs, necessarily covered with fat. The ribs are cooked for a long time, ideally for several days. They are cooked in a broth of herbs and spices over low heat. Star anise, cinnamon, Angelica, dill seeds, and garlic are always among the herbs and spices. Sometimes mushrooms, giblets, tofu, and cabbage are added to the broth.
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Hokkien Mee is also delicious. This is the local equivalent of fried Chinese yellow noodles. It is stewed in soy sauce with pork, fish cutlet, squid slices, and cabbage. Fried lard cut into cubes is also included in the dish. It is served as a side dish. Some gourmets claim that the whole essence of Hokkien Mee is in fat but nothing else. The dish is very popular. It is eaten at any time of the day or night, on holidays and on weekdays. Sang Har noodles are delicious. It is served with river prawns in a thick egg broth. Caviar from shrimp is sure to get into the broth.
Be sure to taste the local equivalent of a kebab called sate. This is meat fried on a barbecue with the addition of turmeric. It is a mandatory ingredient. Sate is usually served with peanut sauce, onions, cucumbers, and ketupat. This is a briquette of rice that is cooked in a tightly wrapped palm or banana leaf. The most delicious sate is sold at night and day city markets. You should also taste nasi kandar. This steamed rice is served with a variety of side dishes – from fried chicken or squid to fish caviar, eggplant or lamb curry.
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You should taste the five-spice barbecue pork called Char Siu. Meat is watered with honey and soy sauce with the addition of chili, vinegar, garlic, and sugar. This is very unusual and very tasty. You should taste shrimp and squid. They are fried right in front of you over an open fire and served seasoned with spices. Nasi Lemak is very tasty as a dessert. This is rice in cream. Rice is soaked in coconut cream. Then it is steamed and wrapped in a banana or Pandanus leaf. You can wash it down with tea, coffee or juice. Wine, beer, and vodka are interesting from alcohol. But they are sold only in special stores.
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Apam Balik is another common dessert. It is often used as a breakfast. It is a thick pancake with different fillings. Dessert Kuih comes from China. It looks like little colored cakes.