Trying to find veggie-friendly dishes while travelling can be a challenge. Some countries tend to be very heavy on their use of meat and the veggie dishes can often be lacking in flavour or variety. Sticking to a veggie diet doesn’t have to be hard; when you know where to go and what to get, it can be a breeze.
Singapore not only offers some the world’s best sunsets but it is also a melting pot of cultures and there are plenty of delicious dishes to try while you’re there. Everything from traditional Malay cuisine to spicy Indian and vibrant Mexican dishes, Singapore is a haven for vegetarians.
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Roti prata is a classic South Indian dish which has been accepted with open arms in Singapore. In fact, it’s one of the most famous dishes in Singapore. This dish consists of a light, crispy pancake which is the perfect accompaniment to any curry dish. For a lighter snack, you can find variations of it which are served with cheese, mushrooms and even chocolate for a sweet after dinner treat!
When you go to Singapore, you’ll find Nasi Goreng is served in abundance. This traditional Indonesian dish is popular across Malaysia and Singapore and for good reason, it’s delicious! It’s usually eaten as a breakfast dish but it’s a great meal for any time of the day. This rice dish is made with onions, veggies, garlic, tofu, tomatoes and a fried egg for a meal that is bursting at the seams with vibrant flavours. There are many different sauces you can use with it and it’s a great dish which won’t leave you feeling bloated.
While the Mexican population isn’t’t a very large one in Singapore, the food is certainly a big hit. There are so many fantastic Mexican restaurants in Singapore serving vegetarian food so it’s not difficult to find a yummy meal. The humble burrito packs a punch every time and there are so many great veggie options in town to choose from. Restaurants such as Guzman Y Gomez serve us a generous sized burrito which is packed with sauteed veggies, fresh guacamole and a choice of jalapeno salsa or smoky chipotle salsa if you want that extra spicy kick.
Another dish which has been fondly adopted in Singapore is the Indonesian satay. Typically made with chicken or other grilled meats, this dish is the perfect appetizer. However, you don’t have to eat meat to enjoy satay in Singapore. Veganism is gaining popularity across Singapore and more and more restaurants are jumping on the trend. Loving Hut is a restaurant which served a vegan satay which is just as delicious as the original. This satay is completely soy based and it’s served with pineapple, cucumber, and ketupat which are great when dipped in the spicy and sweet peanut sauce.
There’s no need to miss out on the local cuisines just because you’re veggie. There are a huge range of veggie-friendly dishes to be found all over Singapore which give you the full flavor of the country and help make your vacation all the more enjoyable.