Things to do in Singapore

The Michelin story: Singapore best food - walking tour


  • 3 hours in total

  • Food included

  • Meet up at a meet-up point

What To Expect

You'll start your guided food tour by learning about the background of your starting point - Telok Ayer, a neighborhood where the old meets the new. Temples stand alongside lively restaurants and bars, while historical buildings, once the home to trading shophouses and clan associations, have been converted into hip fashion and antique stores. Learn about the beginning of local hawker culture and its transformation throughout the years before you head over to our first Singapore household name that serves unparalleled Kaya Toast and irresistibly fragrant coffee or tea. Next, you'll enjoy a local favorite noodle dish - Wanton Mee at a nearby noodle shop owned by a 90-year-old granny who has been in the business for more than 50 years.

Next, a short walk away from Telok Ayer are Ann Siang Hill and Club Street, two adjoining streets that are closed to vehicular traffic on weekend evenings with no shortage of F&B options from Mediterranean food to Italian small plates. A stone throw away, you'll visit Amoy Street Food Centre, a popular two-storey food center located in the heart of the Central Business District, which is home to several Bid Gourmand awardee. As we walk and explore this area, you'll be enjoying local favorites snacks such as curry puffs, dumplings and egg tarts from heritage brands and local popular hawkers unknown to most tourists.

Your next highlight stop is Maxwell Food Centre, which was once a wet market in the 1950s. One of its biggest draws is Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, whose world-famous chicken rice beat Chef Gordon Ramsay's version in the Hawker Heros Challenge. Here you'll be trying the unique Rojak and the freshly fried pisang goreng (fried banana fritters). After satisfying your taste buds, you'll head over to the City Gallery, which offers insights into the country physical transformation from a fishing village into a first-world metropolis. Learn about Singapore urban planning efforts and find out more about precincts lesser known to tourists to visit for local delicacies, such as Tiong Bahru, Katong & Joo Chiat, Jurong etc.

Your last part of the tour brings you to the famous Chinatown, one of Singapore's main ethnic quarter with picturesque shophouses and reveals Singapore's rich Chinese heritage and culture and a glimpse into the lives of early Chinese migrants. Apart from culture, Chinatown is also home to some of the best food on the island from hipster cafes to established hawker stalls. Here is where the grand finale where you'll get to visit and try the famous Michelin 1-Star Chicken Rice, the cheapest Michelin-Star Hawker dish in the world that has gained its reputation both locally and abroad. The best part - You don't have to queue!

The entire tour will take about 3 hours, depending on group size, walking speed and weather conditions, covering approximately 4km.

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Itinerary

  • 02:00 pm: Pick up from Telok Ayer MRT Station. Meet your local guide and start your best food tour in Singapore.
  • Learn about the background of your starting point - Telok Ayer.
  • Enjoy a local favorite noodle dish - Wonton Mee - a nearby noodle shop owned by a 90-year-old granny who has been in the business for more than 50 years.
  • Visit the Ann Siang Hill and Club Street, where you can have no shortage of food and beverage options from Mediterranean food to Italian small plates.
  • Pass by the Amoy street food center, which is a home to several Bid Gourmand awardees.
  • Enjoy local favorite snacks such as curry puffs, dumplings, and egg tarts as we walk and explore this area.
  • Stop by the Maxwell Food Center and try its world-famous Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice and many more other dishes.
  • Head over to the City Gallery to learn more about the country's historical and cultural background.
  • Journey through the China Town and get a glimpse into the lives of early Chinese migrants.
  • Visit and try the famous Michelin 1-star Chicken Rice.
  • 05:30 pm: Transfer to China Town MRT station and conclude the tour.

Note

  • The tour is operated on Mondays and Fridays.

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop-off at MRT station
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Food items at 3 food stops
  • Bottled water

What's not included

  • Other personal expenses
  • Other activities not mentioned in the program
  • Other food and drinks
  • Tips
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Plan your trip

Children under 3 are free of charge.
Small group tour
  • Join Inspitrip group of maximum 10 people.
  • Instant confirmation.
  • Join group message after payment.
  • Free cancellation - 48 hrs notice.
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US$65 per person

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