The Singapore Kitchen

In the Kitchen with Sarah Benjamin

We got Asian Food Channel host Sarah Benjamin to share her favourites on what else – food! From one foodie to another, thank you!

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Places with pretty and good food in Singapore:

“There are so many places with good food in Singapore! National Kitchen by Violet Oon Singapore at the National Gallery serves up amazing, hearty local food in a beautiful setting. At Park Bench Deli, they have the best sandwiches in Singapore, and they’re 100% Instagram-worthy. The Banh Mi is to die for. Singaporeans are always crazy about brunch, and one of my favourite cafes is Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters Singapore. They have really good coffee, but the food is really yummy as well. And it doesn’t hurt that the place is so pretty!”


Places for healthy food in Singapore:

“Because my job often requires me to indulge in lots of delicious food, I try to eat healthy when I’m off the clock. My favourite place to get a wholesome, nutritious meal is Grain Traders, in the CBD. Make-your-own bowls aren’t a new idea, but every single element is done well here. And since you get to pick exactly what goes into your bowl, it appeals to the OCD in me.”


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Places within these categories – budget-friendly, middle-range and splurge-worthy:

“My favourite budget-friendly meal in Singapore is at Madras New Woodlands restaurant in Little India. For less than 10 dollars, you can get a really satisfying, delicious Indian meal. Even though it’s vegetarian, you won’t feel like you’re missing out. An always-reliable mid-range meal is at Imperial Treasure Shanghai Cuisine. The service there is impeccable, but the food is just all around excellent. Make sure to order the smoked egg! If I feel like splurging on a meal, I always head to Shinji by Kanesaka at Raffles Hotel Singapore for the heavenly sushi. It’s as exquisite as anything you’ll find in Japan.”


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Favourite memory that involves food in Singapore:

“When I was a child, I was completely unable to eat anything spicy. But I kept trying, and the moment when I could finally eat chilli is one of my favourite food memories in Singapore. Eating spicy food is such an integral part of being Singaporean, so it was important to me to stand up to the heat! I was 11 years old, eating fishball noodles with chilli, and since then, I’ve been a total chilli addict.”

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