[Share] Top 10 Souvenir to get in Singapore (Food edition)

When you are travelling to Singapore getting a souvenir back to your home country is a must, that is why I am here to introduce some of our local delicacies you can bring back home to share with your friends and family members.

This post will be about the souvenir that I always buy for my friends in overseas, food that I personally like.

Tips:

When we are overseas I will always plan a day to go to the local supermarket to find out more about the local food culture and it is also the best place to get cheap, delicious food or snacks.

I have pinned down some of the supermarkets that I find it more convenient for tourist to visit and you will not need to search too hard for it, and some of the food/snacks I introduce below can be found in the supermarket.


**Ranking not in sequence

1. Laksa Instant Noodle

Where to buy?

Supermarket

Cost?

10SGD (4Packet)

Suggestion:

PrimaTaste laksa instant noodle taste better and quite similar to the real laksa and if you like the soup it can be boil as the base of the steamboat, which my overseas friend taught me.


 2. Kaya Jam

 

Where to buy?

Supermarket, Yakun, Raffles hotel

Cost?

2.50SGD~15SGD

Suggestion:

I like Yakun kaya jam the price is not so expensive more affordable, the taste is more towards my liking, as for raffles hotel kaya jam I felt it is more of the brand, not for the taste.


3. Salted potato chips/ fish skin

Now it is the most “In” snack to get in Singapore and always you will see a long queue most of the time it will be sold out.

**it is really addicting, however, it is best not to eat too much

 

Where to buy?

Orchard

Changi Airport

Vivocity

Marina Bay Sands

Raffles Place Xchange

Cost?

8SGD (S)

16SGD(M)

Suggestion:

I am totally in love with the salted fish skin, but it takes a long time to stock up and it is always sold out. Actually, there are other stores that are selling this kind of salted egg chips because it is like the  “IN” thing now, hence most of the eateries or restaurant will have salted egg dish. To be frank, Irvin is quite expensive for a small portion and you can finish it in 1 day but it is because of the popularity and one of the first store that starts to sell this snacks which makes it one of the top sellers in Singapore now.


4. Satay Sauce

Where to buy?

Supermarket

Cost?

4.50SGD

Suggestion:

There are actually other brands like Primataste or Lee Kum Kee which you can buy and try. Personally, I felt that Singlong this brand sell quite a variety of sauces which is quite good and their price wise are reasonable.  Satay sauce is suitable to go with barbecue meat and if you are thinking of adding a little more flavouring, you can chop up some pineapple into tiny bites and mixed it with the sauce.


5.TWG Tea

Where to buy?

TWG outlets

Operating Hours:

Each store will have different operating hours.

Please visit the official website for more details.

Cost?

25~40SGD

Suggestion:

For gifts, 1837 Black Tea and Singapore style English Breakfast Tea will be a good choice. Another kind of tea that I would recommend would be the Royal Darjeeling tea bag the price is also the same as the other tea bag series.

6. Prawn Rolls

Where to buy?

Supermarket,Lim CheeGuan,Bengawan solo

Cost?

5~13SGD

Suggestion:

Lim CheeGuan sells good prawn roll and has a great fragrance, once you have a bite you wouldn’t stop, but the price is more expensive. If you do not wish to get such an expensive prawn roll, a normal packet of prawn roll which you can get at the supermarket will also do just fine.


7. Nissin Cup Noodle Black Pepper crab and Laksa

Where to buy?

Supermarket (NTUC, SHENGSIONG, COLD STORAGE)

Cost:

1.40~1.80SGD ** Sometimes supermarket will have special offer**

Suggestion:

Try the Laksa flavour which has a unique taste, the ingredients consist of dried prawns and egg. Soup is a little sweet and spicy, but the near the real laksa obviously.


8. Pandan Cake

Where to buy?

Supermarket or Bengawan solo

Cost (Bengawan solo):
1.50 SGD ( 1 Slice)
15.00 SGD  (Whole)

Suggestion:

Will recommend getting from Bengawan solo, it is delicious and if you don’t mind to pay a little more. However, the expiry date for the cake will be for 3 days only, it is best to get it at the airport before flying back home or if you are buying for your overseas friends


9. Bak Kut Teh Packet

Where to buy?

Supermarket, all the famous Bak Kut Teh Store, for instance, Song Fa. Ng Ah Sio, Founder Bak Kut Teh

Cost:

Less than 5SGD

Suggestion:

If you are planning to buy and cook at home, a supermarket packet bag will be cheap and good enough, the Primataste brand Bak Kut Teh will cost more and in comparison, the other brand A1 taste good too and cost lesser. For a gift to friends or want to get something more presentable, I will get the Founder Bak Kut Teh packet because of the stronger pepper taste which I like.


10. The Cookie Museum

Where to buy?

Flagship store

Operating Hour: 11:00 ~ 21:00
Other outlets:
RAFFLES CITY SHOPPING CENTRE
Operating Hour: 11:00 ~ 21:00
TAKASHIMAYA SHOPPING CENTRE
Operating Hour: 10:00 ~ 21:00

Cost:

25~50SGD

Special Flavour:

I have tried the chilli crab and the satay flavour which has quite a unique taste you can try first before purchasing.

Suggestion:

Each season there will be different flavours and taste cookies introduced, which is special and unique. Their famous chilli crab sometime will be out of stock but I still prefer its champagne lychee cookie which tastes just nice not too sweet and it goes well with tea. However, as it is a seasonal special it might not be available when you are here. Nonetheless, there are always other great cookies to choose from, it is best to ask the store assistant which is the latest flavour available.

**The above context is purely based on personal preferences, only for reference purposes.**

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