Eating Your Way Through Singapore with Kids

I love great insider travel tips and especially when they are food related. That’s why I’m excited to introduce this guest post about eating out in Singapore with kids.  My guest poster is Margaret Wong, a mother of a one-year-old and co-founder of Enrout, a revolutionary alternative lodging search engine where you can discover charming family-friendly vacation rentals, hotels, and bed and breakfasts off-the-beaten-path.

Enjoying the cuisine in a new country is one of the great joys in life and who better to share this wonderful experience with than your kids! Nothing excites my son and elicits more “oohs” and “aaahs” than a mysterious new dish. Singaporean cuisine is a delectable mix of sights, tastes, and aromas. I pretty much love all things curry, so it’s no surprise that I love the Malay influences in Singaporean cuisine. There isn’t much available in my hometown of San Francisco, so I was super excited to eat my way around town and finally have the real thing!

Since I’m a big believer that we eat with our eyes, here’s a photo tour of some of my favorite spots in Singapore to chow down with your children:

Zam Zam

Murtabak, quite possibly one of the most delicious things I tried in Singapore. Your kids can eat with their hands. Yum yum!



Roti stuffed with meat and served with curry sauce. How can that ever be a bad thing?


Chomp Chomp

Stingray, satay, and fried oyster pancake. What child would turn down fried food?

The ubiquitous sugar cane drink. It’s a colorful treat for the kids, but try to have this in the afternoon so the sugar high wears off by bedtime!


Laksa. Classic Singaporean dish. It’s almost like a curry soup.

Rojak. This is a Singaporean-Malaysian fruit and vegetable dish.


Popiah. This spring roll comes in many varieties, but this one is a vegetarian version.


Sin Swee Kee

Hainanese style steamed chicken, tons of flavor in the rice itself.

Chicken rice and steamed egg.


Mr. Prata

Kalamansi limeade. Refreshing way to finish the day. It’s hot in Singapore!


If you have any questions or would like more ideas on traveling with your family, please contact me at I would love to hear from you!