Dining in Singapore is an around-the-clock activity which cuts across all barriers. It’s said that the Singapore foodie would comb the island in search of that heavenly bowl of noodles or go on durian expeditions. Years ago, the variety would have been confined to the main racial cuisines – Chinese, Indian, Malay, Peranakan, Eurasian and a smattering of traditional British fare in a nod towards the colonial history of the island nation.
Nowadays, with a growing cosmopolitan influence through tourists and new immigrants, the range has expanded to include Italian, Spanish, Lebanese, Turkish, Nepalese, Vietnamese, Thai and more. Singaporeans tend to greet one another with the expression “Have you eaten yet” – a quirky reflection of their consummate food obsession.