Singapore has one of the most diverse culinary treasures in the world. This is why finding the best hole in the wall eateries, and community-treasured restaurants is always an adventure on its own. It’s no surprise that gastronomical exploration is part of the default itinerary when you visit Singapore. It is an intimate way of getting to know Singapore beyond the iconic buildings and exotic floras.
To fully immerse yourself in the local flavours, you need to ask the right people—the locals themselves. Still, it’s a matter of asking, “Which ones are credible?” After all, it’s quite difficult to determine the sponsored posts from the honest reviews. To know where to go, what you have to do is to follow their trail: where they get their coffee before work; where they eat their breakfast when they are too busy to cook; where they grab food on the go; where they buy dinner to bring home to their family; where they eat during special occasions.
The locals know the ins and outs of the city. Their taste palate is the most dependable when it comes to local food because they have been exposed to the flavours unique to the country since childhood. If you’re a tourist trying to stick to a certain budget on your travels, you don’t have to worry about trying food which is not on the hawker food list. There are restaurant promotions in Singapore involving the local community’s most-loved food havens.
To let yourself have the best culinary experience without the guilt, here are some tips on how you can take advantage of Singapore’s restaurant offerings:
Find restaurant promotions on a local food review site.
More often than not, local review sites do not only carry restaurant reviews, but also deals and promotions. Marketing managers of restaurants know that locals and tourists read reviews before visiting a restaurant they are interested in trying. Whatever is stated, there can contribute to a person’s decision to go or not. Because of this traction, restaurants take advantage of the website’s online presence to promote their place. However, make sure that you are viewing a website which has authentic reviews from users, especially locals. Doing so is similar to hitting two birds with one stone: you’ll get your deal, and you’ll find reviews if going is actually worth it.
Search online if there are deals for groups.
If you are travelling with a group or you met like-minded travellers during this stopover in Singapore, you can search online for promos meant for groups. Group discounts are economical. Sharing your awe and excitement with a group makes eating more fun than enjoying a portion of food on your own. Plus, the fun part is that most of the restaurants offering this fare are upscale ones.
Benefit from the happy hour.
There are restaurants and cafes which do not publicise their happy hour promos. What they do is place a board or poster outside the store. Find the best ones around. Who knows? You might have the chance to watch the sunset while sipping a cocktail at one of Singapore’s most hip bars for half the price. If you’re not much of a drinker, take note that happy hour offerings are not exclusive to booze. There’s even a restaurant which offers a discount on their steak during happy hour.
Food is an aspect of your vacation in which you don’t have to be frugal with. After all, eating authentic food is priceless. However, if there is a chance to save some cash, why the hell not?