Eat Like a Local in Singapore
When you’re a guest at ibis Singapore on Bencoolen, finding local delicacies in the vicinity is a breeze. The best part is that every step you take is a cultural experience as the hotel is set in the heart of Bugis.
You would be surprised to know what you can find in the buzzling streets of Bugis. It won’t be long before you find Albert Centre Market and Food Centre, a humble building that houses a variety of local Chinese, Malay and Indian food stalls. It is one of the most famous hawker centres in Singapore and a must visit in the area. There are more than 80 stalls for you to choose from so you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice.
Easily beat the Singapore heat with a bowl of ice-kacang, a childhood favourite among many Singaporeans. It is made of shaved ice topped with generous portions of red bean, glass jelly, attap chee (palm seed) and sweet corn drenched in different, colourful syrups and condensed milk. It is a perfect local dessert to satiate your sweet tooth.
Kway Chap is a classic and traditional Teochew dish, which consists of pig innards, braised pork belly, pig skin, bean curd and hard-boiled egg. It is served with a bowl of rice noodles.
Find one of the best Bak Chor Mee in Albert Centre Market and Food Centre. Bak Chor Mee is a noodle dish with minced meat, stewed sliced mushrooms and meatballs. You have the option to enjoy this dry or with soup.
Don’t leave without tucking into a plate of Indian Rojak. The word ‘rojak’ means ‘mix’ in Malay and you get to do exactly that. Mix and match ingredients such as fried potatoes, fried bean curd, flour eggs, fried dough, and more. All to be eaten with a sweet and spicy peanut gravy.
Last but not the least, bite into the delightful Popiah, or spring roll. Finely grated turnip, peanuts, egg, sweet sauce and vegetables are rolled into a thin paper-like crepe made out of wheat flour. Wash everything down with a cup of fresh sugar cane juice, which is a great thirst quenching drink and helps to combat fatigue.
ibis Singapore on Bencoolen
Located close to Bugis, Bras Basah, Bencoolen and Rochor MRT stations, ibis Singapore on Bencoolen offers handy phones with unlimited internet access, free use of bamboo bicycles and reloadable EZ-link cards for public transport use.
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