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Katong Evening Food Tour

Highlights
  • Enjoy the company of an informative, enthusiastic local guide

  • Food tastings snacks, and bottled water are included

  • Receive personalized service on a small-group tour

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Katong Evening Food Tour
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Overview

Get to know a special neighborhood of Singapore through its food on this evening tour of Katong. Learn all about its multi-cultural residents by visiting family-run restaurants, markets, coffee shops, and local temples, all with a focus on food. Your guide will recount the fascinating history of this part of Singapore, and you’ll get the chance to try many local delicacies.

What to Expect

Your guide and food expert will meet you at 4:30pm at the local Curry Puff restaurant on East Coast Road in the heart of Katong. Here we will get the opportunity to have a behind the scenes look into the kitchen to see how the puffs are made before we sit down and try them out.

We then take a short walk through Katong as the sun begins to set. We'll visit a local fruit stall where you can see regional fruits which we will buy to enjoy along the way. We visit one of the area's best loved chicken rice stalls and learn how Singapore's national dish is made and enjoy a plate as the world goes by

Our walk then takes us to a local family run restaurant where we try out our first Nonya tastings. We'll see the Popiah man in action as he rolls up our spring roll like snacks before taking a seat to enjoy them. A short stroll along Joo Chiat Road gives a great opportunity to see the shop houses that this area is known for. We pass by a modern hawker centre and learn what changes are happening in Singapore's food scene to keep the younger generation involved.
We take a seat at a local Indian coffee shop and watch the chefs in action as they prepare our tastings. We will get a chance to see the famous pouring of Teh Tarek as well.

By 7pm it is time for us to take a short walk through the back streets to a Hindu temple. We'll go in to the temple and watch local worshippers presenting offerings and praying. This is a great time to see how food and religion mix. No food tour to Katong would be complete without trying our most loved export, Katong Laksa. This coconut milk broth with, fish cake, beansprouts, laksa leaves, cockles and more can be tasted around the world but it was invented right here on the streets of Katong. We'll let you in on a few secrets, including what really happened in the Laksa wars way back when. The dish you will try at this stop won a Michelin accolade in the first Michelin awards in Singapore in 2016. 

We then take a short walk to our final stop where we try some local "kueh's" or snacks. We'll learn about the Peranakan people and how their culture has influenced the area and in particular the food. You'll notice that steaming is a more common form of cooking in this culture as we try some steamed sweet and savoury offerings. Our tour finishes at 8pm and our guide will help you get back to your hotel or provide some recommendations for you to discover more of the area in your own time.

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1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Good and Interesting

Overall a good experience with lots of interesting food eaten and history shared. The selection of food was really good, tasty and not so hot that you could only taste the chili's. Our guide was very well informed and had lots of interesting stories to...More

Thank Bradley R
Reviewed 24 July 2018
Excellent Katong Food Tour

Thanks Daniel, Great way to start our Singapore holiday by learning about the local foods and history of the food & people. Had a terrific time and would thoroughly recommend it to others. The food was awesome, Allan & Kellie

Thank AllanH1549
Singabites, Manager at SingaBites, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Hi guys, Thanks a lot for your review. It was our pleasure to host you and I' glad you had such a good time. Hope to see you on your next visit here.

Reviewed 10 July 2018
amazing!

We had an amazing Katong night tour with Shabnam. Singapore is a great food city and if you want to learn about the culture and history of the island, a food tour is a great way to do that while enjoying some unique and absolutely...More

Thank stupidheadface
Singabites, Manager at SingaBites, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thanks a lot for your very kind words. The prata is always a favourite on the tour, glad you enjoyed all the other dishes as well. It was our pleasure to host you guys.

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile
Excellent food tour

The whole tour was excellent! The history of the area was well described by the local tour guide who was the perfect host. The food was amazing and diverse and the Hindu temple tour was fascinating.More

1  Thank Luke G
Singabites, Manager at SingaBites, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi Luke, Many thanks for taking the time to write this great review. It does mean a lot to us to know that we are keeping on the very top of our game. Katong is a fantastic area to explore and really pleased to hear...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Best Food Tour We’ve Done; Don’t Miss This!

If you are a “foodie” and in Singapore, SingaBites is the tour company that you want to go with. We love doing food tours as a way to learn about a place: its culture, its customs and its history and, of course, where to find...More

Thank ParkerL7
Singabites, Manager at SingaBites, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hi guys, Thanks so much for this review. Great to hear we were the highlight of your trip and we will be waiting for you when you return.

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