30 Pasar Malam Food That Singaporeans Can’t Resist
You see them appearing for a few weeks in your neighbourhood and then they’re gone. I never figured out how the Pasar Malam nomad system works but when I do see them, I know there’s bound to be good food.
I have also included substitutes so you can enjoy these Pasar Malam goodies even when its off-season!
And here are 30 types of food you’ll always see at our local night markets.
30 Types Of Irresistible Pasar Malam Food
1. Taiwan Sausage
Because biting into one of these juicy sticks makes you go ahhhhh~ TOO HOT!!!
Off-season substitute: Grab a $25 cash voucher for only $15 at Lee’s Taiwanese and enjoy Taiwanese Sausages and a plethora of other Taiwanese dishes courtesy of Groupon.
2. Muah Chee
That chewy goodness coated in sweet peanut bits is the taste of my childhood.
Served with lettuce in a pita bread, this seems to be healthier choice compared to all the other deep fried food (ok, not really).
Off-season substitute: It’s 2 Kebab and 2 Drinks for only $8.90 (worth $15) at EPIKebabs courtesy of Groupon. Only available at 2 outlets.
4. Cotton Candy
The perfect sweet treat for a kid.
5. Wheel Crackers
Don’t have a sweet tooth? This is my favourite savoury indulgence!
I love the idea of mixing the flavours of these starchy balls. You never know if you’re going to bite into a prawn, salmon or ham and cheese one because they all look the same!
Off-season substitute: Takoyaki your hearts out in the comfort of your own home with J-one Foods’ Takoyaki (50 pieces) for only $18.50 (U.P. $24.00) from Rakuten.
7. Steamed Chickpeas
This mildly savoury snack is super addictive. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya!
8. Tea Egg
These eggs are boiled in a tea mixture that gives them a unique aftertaste.
9. Ayam Percik
Literally Chicken Splash in Malay, this is the epitome of grilled marinated chicken.
10. Steamed Rice Cakes
These colourful rice cakes fit right into the vibrant pasar malam scene, don’t they?
11. Shark Fin Soup
Don’t worry, no sharks were hurt in the process.
12. Fried Chicken
XXL Chicken Cutlet, Honey Chicken Chop or Salted Crispy Chicken? I want them all!
13. Pig in a Blanket
Two of my favourite foods in one – genius!
14. Kueh Tutu
Peanut, coconut shavings or chocolate enveloped in steamed rice flour? I love them piping hot!
15. Goreng Pisang
Bananas dipped in batter and fried till golden brown. Am I in heaven?
16. Ding Ding Sweet
Also known as Kok Kok Candy, this sweet treat always comes with the accompanying metal-hitting sounds.
17. Dragon Beard Candy
IT’S SO FLUFFY!!!
18. Seaweed Chicken
Three on a stick is never enough. They make you crave for more!
19. Ice Popsicle
The perfect cure for a scorching hot day. My favourite flavour is Sarsi. What’s yours?
20. Bird’s Nest Drink
Not the real deal but still loved by many!
21. Cheese Tofu
We all love some oozing cheese. Just try not to scald your tongue.
22. Cup Corn
Have you seen how much butter and salt they dump in a cup? Do you actually care? It’s okay, I don’t either!
23. Biscuit Piring
Are these colourful discs the cousins of those steamed rice cakes?
24. Tapioca Cake
I love how these are pan-fried to perfection! Crispy on the outside, sticky on the inside.
These Malay fish crackers always come with that addictive stinky chilli sauce.
26. Curry Fish Balls
Springy fish balls drenched in spicy curry gravy? Challenge accepted!
27. Smelly Tofu
Be thankful that you can’t smell this through your screen. And don’t ever underestimate these innocent looking cubes.
These savoury fritters always keep you going back for more, don’t they?
29. Roti John
This omelette sandwich is always drenched in a truckload of ketchup, chilli, mayonnaise and mustard. Always.
30. Ramly Burger
And leaving the best for the last, the most irresistible Ramly Burger! Now, where can I get my hands on one of these?
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