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A NEW WAY OF EATING
The Makan Bus redefines eating in Singapore. These iconic stalls and dishes on the route have been specially handpicked by us to reflect the true taste of Singapore!
Below are some local dishes which you can find in our route! With over 20 local delights to try from, prepare yourself for a food journey like never before!
Literally fried banana, this local snack features banana or plantain covered in batter and deep fried in hot oil.
Ingredientsrice flour, tapioca flour, bananas, salt. deep fried.
This pancake-like flatbread fried to crispy perfection is the Singaporean go-to for breakfast or supper. Enjoy it plain with its subtly-sweet dough or go for the interesting variants such as with mushroom and cheese and kaya!
IngredientsPlain flour, salt, sugar, milk, oil. You can choose different curry sauces to accompany your roti prata dish!
Sugar cane drink
Juice extracted from pressed sugarcane, this refreshing drink is perfect for Singapore's tropical weather!
Ingredientssugar cane( you can add lime or lemon to the drink for an extra zesty taste) Best served cold!
'The Nonyas or Peranakans are Chinese migrants who settled in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia and inter-married the local Malays which resulted in a unique cuisine which combines Chinese, Malay and other influences.
IngredientsTypically the ingredients are: coconut milk, sweet potatoes, tapioca, palm sugar pandan leaves. *Do check with the hawker on other ingredients as most hawkers prepares their dishes differently!*
Mee Rebus is one of the most popular dishes in Singapore! Literally translated to "boiled noodles in English. this delicious Malay dish is made from yellow noodles, hard boiled egg and a thick gravy which has the right amount of spice!
IngredientsGarlic, tumeric powder, galangal, vegetable stock, tofu puffs, eggs, sweet potatos, soya bean paste, shallots, yellow noodles. peanuts. *Do check with the hawker on other ingredients as most hawkers prepares their dishes differently!*
Expect a party of fried dough fritters, bean curds, potatoes, prawn fritters, eggs and cuttlefish mixed in sweet thick, spicy peanut sauce. Yum!
IngredientsSmall prawns, eggs, potatoes, tofu, dough, green chili, onions, bean sprouts. Sauces contain sweet potatoes, tamarind juice, shallots, garlic, chicken stock, toasted peanuts, salt.*Do check with the hawker on other ingredients as most hawkers prepares their dishes differently!*
Bak Kut Teh
Loosely translated in English to meat bone tea, this dish actually has no tea in it, just pork ribs simmered in a broth of herbs and spices for hours until you get a flavourful soup and meat so soft they should just fall off the bone.
IngredientsPork ribs, garlic, angelica sinesis, codonopsis, onions, white pepercorns, dark soy sauce, rice, wolf berries. *Do check with the hawker on other ingredients as most hawkers prepares their dishes differently!*
Thin rice vermicelli drenched in spicy, sweet and sour light gravy, this tasty dish is extremely tantalising on the taste buds!
Ingredientschilies, onion, garlic, rice vermicelli, fresh shrimps, beansprouts, roasted peanuts, tamarind paste, galangal, lemongrass, hard boiled egg, tofu calamansi limes.*Do check with the hawker on other ingredients as most hawkers prepares their dishes differently!*
More than just duck rice, this popular stall serves up some mean duck noddles, porridge and kway chup too!
IngredientsDuck meat, garlic, dark soy sauce, ginger, star anise, rice, and sometimes served with peanuts *Do check with the hawker on other ingredients as most hawkers prepares their dishes differently!*
Char Kway Teow
A robust mixture of flat rice noodles, eggs, prawns, Chinese sausage slices and cockles drowned in sweet black sauce, this noodle dish is sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy and a tad spicy ALL AT ONCE.
IngredientsCockles, Chinese lap cheong (sausage), eggs, bean sprouts, soy sauce, noodles *Do check with the hawker on other ingredients as most hawkers prepares their dishes differently!*
Bak Chor Mee
Imagine al dente Chinese-style noodles drenched in vinegar and topped with meatballs, minced meat, braised mushrooms, liver, crispy pork lard and spring onion - we're salivating already!
IngredientsPork, Noodles, liver ( you can choose not to have liver with this dish), Braised Mushrooms. Vinegar, chilies or tomato sauce. *Do check with the hawker on other ingredients as most hawkers prepares their dishes differently!*
Probably the national dish of Singapore, this was originally adapted by Chinese immigrants from the Hainan province of China. It has also been listed by CNN in their list of "40 Singapore foods we can't live without"!