A Taste of Chinatown: Food & Heritage Tour

Food & Drink

Discover the corners and alleys of Chinatown’s wet market; tantalize your taste buds as you indulge in an authentic breakfast and browse the selections of herbs and tonics at a traditional heritage shop. Wrap up your tour with some indulgent local desserts for a gastronomically satisfying time.

Embark on a delectable journey of sensory delights as you move through Chinatown's bustling produce and food stands, called a wet market by locals because of the water used to clean the floors. See the many fruits, vegetables, meats and delicacies as the locals hunt for the freshest bargain. Check out foods and ingredients like black-meat Silkie chicken, century egg—egg preserved in ash, salt, and quicklime—and spices unique to Southeast Asia.

Next, move to the food stalls at Chinatown Complex—Singapore’s largest hawker center—for a hearty breakfast. Learn about the uses of ancient herbs and tonics at a local heritage shop, and pick up some traditional pastries for a snack if you'd like. Your journey comes to an end over a delightful sampling of local sweets and desserts.

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