4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

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  • Location: Singapore, Singapore
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Discover the diverse flavors and cuisines of Singapore’s Chinatown on this morning food tour. Walk to the Chinatown Complex Food Center and dip into a selection of its 260 food stalls to sample some of the typical breakfast goodies enjoyed by Singaporeans every morning. Try everything from sweet rice cakes to Singaporean-style coffee. Walk through Chinatown and learn about the history of the Chinese community in Singapore from your guide.

Highlights

  • Morning food tasting and walking tour of Singapore's Chinatown
  • Visit Singapore's largest collection of food stalls, at the Chinatown Complex
  • Taste delicious breakfast snacks and desserts (included in the tour)
  • Learn about the history of Singapore's Chinese immigrants

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What You Can Expect

Singapore's Chinatown Food Tour

Chwee Kueh

Meet in Singapore’s Chinatown in the morning and head for the Chinatown Complex to taste some of the culinary delights typically served up at Singaporean breakfast tables.

Sample a range of sustaining wake-me-ups from the various vendors, including kaya (coconut egg jam) on toast accompanied by kopi (Singaporean-style coffee with condensed milk) and chwee kueh (water cakes made from rice flour and water).

Also, stop at other stalls to trial run several delectable Singaporean desserts. Your guide will offer advice on which food stalls to visit and lead you through the labyrinth of delicious foods!

Meander around the streets of Singapore’s Chinatown and learn about the history of the Chinese immigrants who shaped modern-day Singapore. See the culture and lifestyle of the Chinese people as you watch them go about their daily tasks, from bargaining for groceries to practicing tai chi in the park.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Loved this tour, my husband and myself were the only two on this day, so a private tour! Marcia was lovely and very knowledgable, and described the history in a interesting way, that bought the area really into perspective. The food samples were lovely and the coffee was very different, but nice. Highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Great tour food samples of high quality

Veronica B
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

FANTASTIC. My friend and I were the only two on the tour when we went, so it was like our personal guide to Amsterdam. The guide was excellent. She blended in the history, culture and the food and, as time was not an issue, took us to a supermarket and went over some of the food choices there. Had "real" samples of food- fries with mayo, herring, syrup waffles, cheese and croket. Would recommend it to anyone

Andrew J
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Even though only two people were booked on the tour it still went head. The guide was very interesting and provided a good insight into the Chinatown area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Was an excellent tour, very interesting and informative, got to try lots of tasty morsels, guide was great and was very good value for money.

Tony S
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

very informative, art, herbal medicines, sweets were all great

greg.j.mchugh
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

This was one of the best tours I have been on. We had a single guide for my wife and I. He was very informative and used his experience to cater to our needs. The wet market is fascinating and we enjoyed talking to Anthony Leow the "Spicemaker". Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

If you get a chance to do this tour, take it. My son and I were the only people on this tour so we got a very personal tour. We discovered the food and history of China Town, This was so interesting and very well presented by our tour guide. We had a taste of different breakfast foods eaten by the local Chinese community. These were so tasty. Our guide introduced us to a few of his friends along the tour, so we really had a very personal touch to our tour. As there was only the 2 of us on this tour, we were able to spend a little longer talking to the locals with our tour guide. Our guide showed us so much history from Chinatown it was fantastic.This was a short tour of an hour and a half or so but we learnt so much.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

The Chinese lady who was our tour guide gave us a great insight on Chinatown, its history and how it came to be the way it is today which made it so much more than just a food tour as we got to learn about Chinatown as well, and you get a chance to meet and greet with all the other people on the tour as well. We went for a breakfast tour in the morning and had some things I've never tried before but which were quite nice - just be prepared to experiment with food, and be prepared that the markets don't always smell like roses! :)

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

Enjoyable tour. Guide was very good.

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