Best Singaporean dishes for business travelers

While the debate rages around the world, in Singapore, it is without a doubt that people live to eat. Often on business trips, travelers lack the time to take in the local delights. Not in Singapore though – with restaurants, buffet lines, eateries and more lining the streets around the clock

Singaporean Food

As country built by immigrants, the original dishes from India, China, Malaysia and more inspired the local food options. Yet, that is not to say that they are not original, these dishes are not found anywhere else. It is extremely popular with visitors as it is a colorful as its people and heritage.

Here are some that you must not miss out on your next trip:

Chili Crab

Mud crabs are commonly used and are stir-fried in a semi-thick, sweet and savoury tomato and chilli based sauce. Despite its name, chilli crab is not a very spicy dish. It is listed at number 35 on World’s 50 most delicious foods compiled by CNN Go in 2011.

There are plenty of places that serve up this delicacy but the best restaurant for the busy traveler is undoubtedly Jumbo Seafood @ Clarke Quay, 20 Upper Circular Road #B1-48, Riverwalk. It is easy to get to by taxi, train, bus or by foot.

Situated on the Singapore River, it is a serene environment with a great view for an indulgent meal of chilli crabs. The dish will be served with small deep-fried bread bun to dip in the sauce and it is recommended to drink the local Tiger beer to wash it all down.

Chili Crab

Chicken Rice

It is a dish adapted from early Chinese immigrants originally from southern China. The chicken is cooked by steeping in water flavoured with garlic and ginger, with the resulting stock used in the preparation of the rice and soup. It is served with hot chilli sauce, dark soy souce, pounded ginger and fresh cucumber. It also listed at number 45 on World’s 50 most delicious foods complied by CNN Go in 2011

It is exactly as advertised – chicken and rice. It is hard to go wrong with two elements that are beloved by most. Once again, there are plenty of outlets offering this dish, yet the undisputed best one can be found at Chatterbox, Level 5 Mandarin Orchard Hotel, 333 Orchard Road.

Once upon a time, it was served on the 38th floor of the hotel, which revolved to give a 360 panoramic view of the city. After the recent renovations, it was moved to the 5th floor. While it lost its ambience, it still retained its amazing flavor and stunning presentation.

Chicken Rice

Fish head curry

It is a dish in Singaporean cuisine with Chinese and Indian origins. The head of a red snapper is semi-stewed in a Kerala-style curry with assorted vegetables such as eggplants. It is usually served with either rice or bread.

Red snapper fish heads are usually quite big so this dish is best when it is shared. The best kitchen for this dish is Muthu’s Curry, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall #B1-1019. Muthu’s also serves up a wide variety of curries that can be an accompaniment to the fish head.

This dish is definitely spicy so be prepared for it. The heat from the chillies can be tamed with fragrant white rice or an ice-cold Kingfisher beer from India.

Fish curry

Satay

Also known by its modern Indonesian and Malay spelling sate, is a dish of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat, served with a sauce. Pork, Chicken, Beef or Lamb are skewered by bamboo sticks and barbecued over fire, then served with various spicy seasonings.

This dish is best experienced in its natural habitat – the streets of Lau Pa Sat,18 Raffles Quay. Satay is a dish to be enjoyed by the eyes, the nose, and of course the tongue. From far away, you will see the high flames, the unmistakeable aroma and when presented with a platter, the delicious taste.

Served with fresh cucumbers, onions, ketupat (rice cake) and a peanut sauce, the skewers are made to ordered. They are served quicky and likely to be consumed rapidly as well.

Satay

Business travelers who are sent to Singapore should rejoice for their palates will try some of the most unique dishes ever. All these dishes and venues can be found within close proximity of the city. Hence, immerse one’s self in the quintessential Singaporean activity – eating.

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Featured Hotel: Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore

A 5-minute walk from Orchard MRT Station. All 206 rooms are decorated in stylish neutral tones, and feature a flat-screen TV, a personal safe and a well-stocked minibar. En suite bathrooms are equipped with a bathtub and bathrobes. Pan Pacific Orchard is a 10-minute walk from the iconic ION Orchard Mall and a 10-minute drive from the Central Business District. Changi International Airport is a 25-minute drive away. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas and rooms.

Nearby medical facilities within 2km include Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Paragon Medical, Camden Medical Center, MINO Chinese Medical Clinic, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Executive King room, Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

Executive King room, courtesy of Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

Executive King room, courtesy of Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

Highlights of this 35sqm (376 sq ft) room include king-sized bed, complimentary wireless Internet access, deep bathtub and Nespresso coffee machine.

Pacific Club Suite King Room, Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

Pacific Club Suite King, courtesy of Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

Pacific Club Suite King, courtesy of Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

66sqm (710 sq-ft) room with king-sized bed, sunken bath and two TVs. Enjoy Pacific Club privileges including breakfast, evening cocktails and complimentary Internet access.

10@Claymore, Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

10@Claymore, Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

10@Claymore, Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

10@Claymore restaurant, Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

10@Claymore restaurant, Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

10 at Claymore is a modern bistro grill which serves international cuisine, breakfast, Hi Tea & Dinner is available at 10 at Claymore all day long. Room service is available 24 hours.

Meeting room, Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

Meeting room, Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

Meeting room, Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

Luxurious Large Mineral Swimming Pool, Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

The award-winning St. Gregory Spa and a large mineral-water swimming pool are featured at Pan Pacific Orchard, an elegant retreat in the heart of popular shopping belt Orchard Road.

Luxurious Mineral Swimming pool, Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

Luxurious Mineral Swimming pool, Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

Address of Pan Pacific Orchard Hotel

10 Claymore Road

Singapore 229540

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Featured Hotel: Robertson Quay Hotel Singapore

Robertson Quay Hotel Singapore is one of the best 3star hotels of Singapore, situated in an exotic location by the bank of Singapore River. This 3star hotel of Singapore is all about warmth and great hospitality, drawing the maximum number of people every year, to offer the same. Robertson Quay Hotel Singapore boasts of housing as many as 148 cosy rooms. The facilities offered in this hotel are of quality standard with reasonable rate. This hotel has its own parking facility. Soak in the nightlife at popular entertainment pubs and restaurants along Mohamed Sultan Road, Boat Quay and Clarke Quay, all within walking distance. Downtown is but a mere 15 minutes away by public transport.

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Double room, Robertson Quay Hotel Singapore

Double room, courtesy of Robertson Quay Hotel Singapore

Double room, courtesy of Robertson Quay Hotel Singapore

Deluxe room, Robertson Quay Hotel Singapore

Deluxe room, courtesy of Robertson Quay Hotel Singapore

Deluxe room, courtesy of Robertson Quay Hotel Singapore

Facilities available in the Robertson Quay Hotel Singapore

Facilities & services include;
4 Baby-sitting
4 Baby Cots
4 Breakfast Lounge (7.30am to 10.00am)
4 Covered Car Park
4 Foreign Exchange
4 The Sailors Restaurant (6pm to Midnight)
4 Laundry/Drycleaning/Pressing Services
4 Lobby Lounge
4 Gymnasium
4 Non-smoking Floors
4 Postal & Fax Services
4 Disabled Rooms
4 Safe Deposit Boxes
4 Sightseeing Tours
4 Landscaped Outdoor Swimming Pool
4 Travel & tour assistance
4 24 hours Reception, Secretarial, Security and Maintenance services
4 Complimentary WiFi

Address of Robertson Quay Hotel Singapore

15 Merbau Road Clarke Quay Riverside Singapore 239032

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Featured Hotel: Ibis Singapore Novena Hotel

Ibis Singapore Novena is ideally located in Novena, Singapore. Have a memorable stay in the newest 3* International brand hotel which opened in April 2011. Ibis Singapore Novena is located less than 10 minutes’ walk to Novena train station, Novena Square Shopping Mall and Singapore’s medical district

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Superior Twin, Ibis Singapore Novena Hotel

Superior Twin, courtesy of Ibis Novena Singapore

Superior Twin, courtesy of Ibis Novena Singapore

Deluxe Twin, Ibis Singapore Novena

Deluxe Twin, courtesy of Ibis Novena Singapore

Deluxe Twin, courtesy of Ibis Novena Singapore

OOPEN Restaurant, Ibis Novena Singapore

OOPEN Restaurant, courtesy of Ibis Novena Singapore

OOPEN Restaurant, courtesy of Ibis Novena Singapore

The restaurant serves International Cuisine, and opens from 6.00 am to 10.00pm daily.

Address of Ibis Novena Singapore

6 Irrawaddy Road Novena Balestier Singapore 329543

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Featured Hotel: Peninsula Excelsior Hotel, Singapore

The Peninsula Excelsior hotel is an excellent choice for business and holiday travelers. The twin towers of Peninsula.Excelsior Hotel offer 600 guestrooms and suites with facilities of international standards. Bedrooms come with spectacular views of the Esplanade, the Singapore River and the business district skyline, and the tranquil greenery of Fort Canning Hill. Each category of room is elegantly designed and furnished with careful attention paid to the finer details of the décor.

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Deluxe room, Peninsula Excelsior Hotel Singapore

Deluxe room, courtesy of Peninsula Excelsior Hotel Singapore

Deluxe room, courtesy of Peninsula Excelsior Hotel Singapore

Premier room, Club Studio, Peninsula Excelsior Hotel Singapore

Premier Club Studio room, courtesy of Peninsula Excelsior Hotel Singapore

Premier Club Studio room, courtesy of Peninsula Excelsior Hotel Singapore

Coleman’s Café, Peninsula Excelsior Hotel Singapore

Coleman’s Nostalgia Buffet is available for weekend lunch and dinner. Enjoy the buffet spread that includes traditional Nasi Lemak with Chili Squids, Beef Rendang, Chicken Wings, Chili Prawns, Kang Kong Belacan and Otak-Otak. Live Station featuring selections of Yong Tau Fu prepared a la minute with choice of Yellow Noodles, Kway Teow or Bee Hoon. Also, Kue Pie Tee, Fried and Steam Dim Sum, Singapore Rojak and our popular Nonya Laksa will delight palates. For the sweet-tooth, there are assorted Nonya Kueh, Durian Pengat, Pearl of Sago with Gula Melaka, Ice Kacang and Yam Paste wirth Ginko Nuts.

Coleman's Café, courtesy of Peninsula Excelsior Hotel Singapore

Coleman’s Café, courtesy of Peninsula Excelsior Hotel Singapore

Gym and Swimming pool, Peninsular Excelsior Hotel Singapore

Gym Facility, courtesy of Peninsular Excelsior Hotel Singapore

Gym Facility, courtesy of Peninsular Excelsior Hotel Singapore

 

Swimming pool, courtesy of Peninsula Excelsior Hotel Singapore

Swimming pool, courtesy of Peninsula Excelsior Hotel Singapore

Address of Peninsula Excelsior Hotel

5 Coleman Street,
Singapore 179805

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Featured Hotel: Link Hotel Singapore

With an amazing amalgamation of nostalgic ambience and modern convenience, the Link Hotel Singapore will guarantee you a memorable stay. The hotel is conveniently located for exploring all that Singapore has to offer including the famous Orchard Road shopping area and the Esplanade art centre. With 288 Chinese, Malay, Indian and Contemporary themed rooms, all well appointed and designed for your comfort, the hotel is the perfect choice for the business and leisure traveller without damaging your money pocket!

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Deluxe room, Link Hotel Singapore

Deluxe room, courtesy of Link Hotel Singapore

Deluxe room, courtesy of Link Hotel Singapore

The hotel offers a range of facilities, guaranteeing you a perfect stay, including a business centre with secretarial services, concierge, currency exchange, dry cleaning service as well as car parking; a true home from home experience.

Deluxe Executive room, Link Hotel Singapore

Executive Deluxe room, courtesy of Link Hotel Singapore

Executive Deluxe room, courtesy of Link Hotel Singapore

The hotel also offers a shuttle service to the CBD and Orchard areas for your convenience.

Address of Link Hotel

50 Tiong Bahru Road Singapore 168733

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Featured Hotel: Grand Park Orchard Singapore

Orchard Road, Grand Park Orchard lives up to its name as Singapore’s most fashionable hotel. From the designer interiors in the lobby, to the 308 luxurious rooms and suites, and the metropolitan sky bar with its stunning pool, you’ll be wowed by it. The exclusive Crystal Club and personal butlers are also available to take the experience to the next level.

Exterior Building of Grand Park Orchard Singapore

Courtesy of Grand Park Orchard Singapore

Courtesy of Grand Park Orchard Singapore

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Deluxe room, Grand Park Orchard Singapore

Deluxe room, courtesy of Grand Park Orchard Singapore

Deluxe room, courtesy of Grand Park Orchard Singapore

All rooms come with unlimited free 3G data for smart phones service, local and international calls to 27 countries!

Premier room, Grand Park Orchard Singapore

Premier room, courtesy of Grand Park Orchard, Singapore

Premier room, courtesy of Grand Park Orchard Singapore

Bar Canary, Grand Park Orchard Singapore

Bar Canary, courtesy of Grand Park Orchard Singapore

Bar Canary, courtesy of Grand Park Orchard Singapore

Located at the outdoor pool area on Level 4 and privy to dazzling views of Orchard Road, Bar Canary heats up the party scene with its cool and lively atmosphere with its alfresco deck and live DJs. This sensual Orchard Road bar serves signature concoctions of Veuve Clicquot cocktails.

Opens from:
12.00pm to 1.00am (Sunday to Thursday); and
12.00pm to 2.00am (Friday, Saturday, Eve of Public Holidays).

Poolside, Grand Park Orchard Singapore

Poolside, courtesy of Grand Park Orchard Singapore

Poolside, courtesy of Grand Park Orchard Singapore

After a long day, step into spa located by the stunning outdoor pool on Level 4, and enjoy alluring treatments in the private treatment rooms complete with shower and locker facilities at Spa Park Asia.

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Featured Hotel: Days Hotel Singapore Zhongshan Park

The Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park, with 405 well-appointed guest rooms, presents basic yet smart accommodation for value-conscious leisure & business travelers. Offering the best value under the sun, each Days room comes equipped with such smart basics as flat screen TV with cable channel access, complimentary in-room WIFI access, & in-room safe deposit box. All rooms are decorated in a modern avant-garde & children below the age of twelve stay for free if using existing bedding. Hotel facilities include an all-day dining restaurant & a gymnasium. Situated within the central district of Novena, the hotels are a mere five minutes’ drive away from the Velocity & United Square shopping malls & office towers & the Novena Medical hub. The Orchard Road shopping belt, Marina Bay Financial area are conveniently located just 10-15 minutes by taxi, whilst Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios & Changi International airport are a half-hour taxi ride away.

Front view of Days Hotel Singapore Zhongshan Park

Days at Zhongshan Park, courtesy of Days Hotel at Zhongshan Park

Days at Zhongshan Park, courtesy of Days Hotel at Zhongshan Park

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Hotel Lobby, Days Hotel at Zhongshan Park

Days Hotel Lobby, courtesy of Days Hotel at Zhongshan Park

Days Hotel Lobby, courtesy of Days Hotel at Zhongshan Park

Zhongshan Park, Days Hotel at Zhongshan Park

Zhongshan Park, courtesy of Days Hotel at Zhongshan Park

Zhongshan Park, courtesy of Days Hotel at Zhongshan Park

Twin room, Days Hotel Singapore Zhongshan Park

Twin bed, city view, courtesy of Days Hotel Singapore Zhongshan Park

Twin bed, city view, courtesy of Days Hotel Singapore Zhongshan Park

21 on Rajah, Days Hotel at Zhongshan Park

21 on Rajah restaurant, courtesy of Days Hotel at Zhongshan Park

21 on Rajah restaurant, courtesy of Days Hotel at Zhongshan Park

21 on Rajah offers Mediterranean cuisine and local favourites. The restaurant opens daily from 6.00am to 10.30pm (Mondays to Fridays) and 11.00pm (Saturdays and Sundays including eve of and public holidays). Ala carte and buffet menus available for breakfast, lunch and dinners daily.

Address of Days Hotel Singapore Zhongshan Park:

1 Jalan Rajah Road
Singapore 329133

 

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Featured Hotel: York Hotel Singapore

York Hotel Singapore is located in central main shopping belt of Orchard, it is 9-minute walk from the nearest subway (Orchard MRT). It is only 25-minute drive from Changi International Airport.

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View of night scene from York Hotel Singapore

Night scene of Orchard, courtesy of York Hotel Singapore

Night scene of Orchard, courtesy of York Hotel Singapore

York Hotel Singapore has 407 well appointed rooms and suites to suit everyone’s needs.

Premier room, York Hotel Singapore

Premier room, courtesy of York Hotel Singapore

Premier room, courtesy of York Hotel Singapore

White Rose Café, York Hotel Singapore

White Rose Café, courtesy of York Hotel Singapore

White Rose Café, courtesy of York Hotel Singapore

Offering fine Western and Asian cuisine, White Rose Café also hosts the thrice-yearly Penang Hawkers’ Fare where authentic Penang hawkers dish out their tasty specialties.

The All time favourites include chicken curry, chicken pies and western food.

Opening hours is from 6.00am to 11pm daily.

Outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, York Hotel Singapore

Outdoor Swimming pool and Jacuzzi, courtesy of York Hotel

Outdoor Swimming pool and Jacuzzi, courtesy of York Hotel

Fitness Gym Centre, York Hotel Singapore

Fitness Gym Centre, courtesy of York Hotel

Fitness Gym Centre, courtesy of York Hotel

Address of York Hotel, Singapore:

21 Mount Elizabeth Singapore 228516

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Featured Hotel: Studio M Hotel Singapore

Studio M Hotel Singapore is a first fully loft-inspired Singapore hotel that also occupies a prime location in the city, within easy reach of Chinatown and the Central Business District. It is a great place for business travellers and as well as a getaway for leisure travellers.

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Studio Loft, Studio M Hotel Singapore

Studio Loft, courtesy of Studio M Hotel Singapore

Studio Loft, courtesy of Studio M Hotel Singapore

Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in all rooms and public areas within Studio M Hotel Singapore.

Executive Loft, Studio M Hotel Singapore

Executive Loft, courtesy of Studio M Hotel Singapore

Executive Loft, courtesy of Studio M Hotel Singapore

Comfortable and chic environment within the hotel compound and consists of reflection pools, a 25-metre lap pool, jet pool and an open-air concept gym.

Lap pool, Studio M Singapore Hotel

Lap pool, courtesy of Studio M Hotel Singapore

Lap pool, courtesy of Studio M Hotel Singapore

Complimentary scheduled shuttle service to selected business and shopping locations.

Being part of Millennium & Copthorne, as a family hotel and children friendly concept hotel, Children’s Concierge service is available, do check out with the hotel staff upon check-in to enhance the stay at Studio M Hotel Singapore.

Address of Studio M Hotel Singapore:

3 Nanson Road Clarke Quay Riverside Singapore 238910

 

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