We can’t get enough of our local favourites. Here are seven local recipes that most Singaporeans are familiar with. Show your family and friends who’s the real master chef with these sedap dishes!

  1. Mee Soto Ayam


We love this Singaporean all-time favourite hawker dish because of its flavourful soup, tangy noodles and delicious shredded chicken – perfect as a comfort food. The Thermos® Shuttle Chef® is a great kitchen helper as it can simmer the soup and keep it warm for hours, so you can enjoy a bowl of Mee Soto at any time you wish!

Find the recipe here.

  1. Lontong

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The mixed vegetable curry dish is easily one of Singaporeans’ favourite dishes. It consists of compressed rice and a variety of vegetables such as cabbage, carrot and long beans. Lontong is great dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner –  you can make this and separate into different batches for the entire day.

Find the recipe here.

  1. Laksa

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You may know where to find the best Laksa, but do you know how to make your own? One of the most popular local dishes in Singapore, Laksa is all about the soup. Make sure that your rempah (spice paste) – also the most important ingredient in Laksa – is blended properly before you start on the soup.

Find the recipe here.

  1. Lor Mee

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Not the easiest dish to make but definitely worth the time and effort, this Lor Mee recipe also throws in a piece of pork belly for that extra thumbs-up! Don’t forget to enjoy the dish with a dash of black vinegar sauce and generous serving of minced garlic!

Find the recipe here.

  1. Curry Fish Head

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If you love curry fish head, then you will have to give this recipe a try. The good thing about making your own curry from scratch (this recipe comes with step-by-step instructions) is having the choice to create a healthier version as compared to the store-bought ones. You may like to opt for fish fillet if your guests are not comfortable with a fish head swimming in their dish.

Find the recipe here.

  1. Singapore Teochew Bak Kut Teh


Bak Kut Teh is a garlicky and peppery herbal soup that comes with juicy pork and mushrooms. There is no better way to enjoy the soup than with a bowl of steamed rice and a cup of Chinese tea. If you don’t have time to make the dish from scratch, get spice sachets from the supermarkets or Bak Kut Teh shops for a quick fix.

Find the recipe here.

  1. Teochew Orh Nee

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Indulge in a small bowl of taro paste topped with gingko nuts to finish off the meal. Prepare the gingko nuts by removing the shells and soaking them overnight in syrup. Allow yourself two days to create this dessert, but if you are pressed for time, opt for processed gingko nuts from the supermarket instead.

Find the recipe here.

Bonus: Best Picnic Spots for National Day Fireworks Viewing

Enjoy a lovely picnic with a view of the National Day fireworks at these five spots and bring along favourite dish in a Thermos® Shuttle Chef®:

  1. Gardens by the Bay

  2. Bay East Garden

  3. Esplanade Roof Terrace

  4. Marina Barrage

  5. Merlion Park

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