In a country where eating is pretty much considered a national pastime, one should expect a barrage of websites and blogs offering food reviews of the best and worst eateries in Singapore – be it from professional food reviewers or self-confessed food junkies.
With so many food choices in Singapore, it is wise to turn to these Singaporean food blogs to assess a particular restaurant and make sure your money is well-spent on delectable cuisines and not some mediocre quality food. Check out these top 10 best Singapore food blogs and keep in tune with the best places to dine!
1) I Eat, I Shoot, I Post
As this website’s tagline states – never waste your calories on yucky food. This particular blog is known as one of the best food blogs in Singapore as it provides its followers with reviews of mainly hawker food around the island, and of course some posh restaurants too. It is a plus point that the website categorizes by location, which allows you the reader to immediately zoom in on the food places within your vicinity!
This Singapore food blog offers reviews of restaurants of varying cuisines coupled with captivating and drool-worthy images of the dishes. What is user-friendly about this website is that there is an index page that allows users to choose eateries from their “Best of Lists”, which includes listings of restaurants offering late-night dining or best dessert places, among others. Ladyironchef also offers travel reviews (which include overseas restaurant reviews), among the food reviews.
Reviewing restaurants in Singapore by assigning them with a star rating system, Sparklette is a good blog to visit if you have decided on a type of cuisine in particular but need recommendations on which restaurant to go to. With its highly user-friendly and very pink interface, Sparklette allows you to navigate your site through kitchen, ambiance, food, and dining (types of food/dietary requirements) selections. The site also offers travel, beauty, and lifestyle reviews.
You will notice that in Singapore if Makansutra recommends a place, it is almost always mandatory to eat there. This website was founded by a household name in Singapore, Mr. KF Seetoh, the man whose name is synonymous with food. Restaurant and street vendor reviews are easily accessible on his food blog. Makansutra even offers gastronomic tours that will take you to the best places to eat on the island, covering the four corners of the island.
5) Miss Tam Chiak
With its big eye-catching images of food on the front page of this blog, it’s almost impossible not to click on the word “more” just to see more delicious images and of course, read the reviews that follow. Miss Tam Chiak (meaning Miss Greedy in Hokkien) provides her readers with restaurant reviews and recipes from mostly local Asian cuisines.
6) Keropokman: Singapore Makan
Another easy-to-navigate blog, Keropokman: Singapore Makan (meaning Singapore Eating in Malay) guides its readers with reviews according to the area, cuisines, local favorites, and locations. The four categories make it much easier for you to find a place that suits your palate.
7) SG Food on Foot
Designed to be a food blog for those who navigate the island through the MRT system, this blog reviews places of food around train stations. You can choose restaurants or street vendors based on the train line you are on or a specific train station, and apparação a list of reviews of places in that area. An additional advantage of this site is that it even gives you directions to the food place, which would be beneficial for expatriates who are new in Singapore!
8) Food Impressions
Starting with a blog called Eat.Read.Live, Food Prints offers restaurant reviews in Singapore, from restaurants to street food. While their reviews may not be as extensive as the other blogs mentioned in these articles, it should be noted that Food Print’s reviews are quite direct and to the point, making it easy to read for those in a hurry.
9) The Dirty Post
Don’t let the name of the blog put you off because the reviews on this blog are a gem! The food places reviewed in this blog include establishments that are quite nice (and not as dirty as one would hope), that range from popular Chinese cuisine to exotic Moroccan dishes. This blog also offers recipes from a variety of cuisines for you to experiment with in your own kitchen.
10) The Silver Chef
The Silver Chef publishes very candid reviews of top street vendor restaurants and smaller restaurants with fairly reasonable prices. Most of the reviews on this blog are centered on the local flavors of Singapore, from Bak Kut Teh (a Chinese soup) to Nasi Lemak (fragrant rice served with chili, anchovies, and egg, among others). So if you’re looking for some very local-tasting food from Singapore, the reviews on this blog will point you in the right direction!
Of course, here at Living in Singapore we also cover a lot of food topics. If you haven’t checked us out yet, we recommend checking out the following popular guides: Where to Find Western Food in Singapore, Where to Go for Healthy Food in Singapore, Best Restaurants in Singapore, and Guide to Singapore Buffet Restaurants.