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Katong Evening Food Tour

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    What to Expect
    Your guide and food expert will meet you at 4:30pm at the local Curry Puff restaurant on East Coast Road in the heart of Katong. Here we will get the opportunity to have a behind the scenes look into the kitchen to see how the puffs are made before we sit down and try them out.

    We then take a short walk through Katong as the sun begins to set. We'll visit a local fruit stall where you can see regional fruits which we will buy to enjoy along the way. We visit one of the area's best loved chicken rice stalls and learn how Singapore's national dish is made and enjoy a plate as the world goes by

    Our walk then takes us to a local family run restaurant where we try out our first Nonya tastings. We'll see the Popiah man in action as he rolls up our spring roll like snacks before taking a seat to enjoy them. A short stroll along Joo Chiat Road gives a great opportunity to see the shop houses that this area is known for. We pass by a modern hawker centre and learn what changes are happening in Singapore's food scene to keep the younger generation involved.

    We take a seat at a local Indian coffee shop and watch the chefs in action as they prepare our tastings. We will get a chance to see the famous pouring of Teh Tarek as well.

    By 7pm it is time for us to take a short walk through the back streets to a Hindu temple. We'll go in to the temple and watch local worshippers presenting offerings and praying. This is a great time to see how food and religion mix. No food tour to Katong would be complete without trying our most loved export, Katong Laksa. This coconut milk broth with, fish cake, beansprouts, laksa leaves, cockles and more can be tasted around the world but it was invented right here on the streets of Katong. We'll let you in on a few secrets, including what really happened in the Laksa wars way back when. The dish you will try at this stop won a Michelin accolade in the first Michelin awards in Singapore in 2016. 

    We then take a short walk to our final stop where we try some local "kueh's" or snacks. We'll learn about the Peranakan people and how their culture has influenced the area and in particular the food. You'll notice that steaming is a more common form of cooking in this culture as we try some steamed sweet and savoury offerings. Our tour finishes at 8pm and our guide will help you get back to your hotel or provide some recommendations for you to discover more of the area in your own time.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located at the heart of Katong. If you have chosen the private transfer option your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby.
    Departure Time
    4:30 PM
    Return Details
    Tour ends at Kim Choo, 109 East Coast road, 428800.
    • Food tasting
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • We will be visiting a temple so please dress appropriately. Please cover shoulders and knees.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great tour. Went on tour with 2 friends and would highly recommend. Great way to see Singapore and to have some top quality food along the way. Susan was an excellent guide, very friendly and helpful throughout.
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    Response from Singabites, Manager at Katong Evening Food Tour
    Responded 3 Jul 2019
    Thanks a lot for the review Mark. Susan had a great time with you guys and we're delighted to know you enjoyed all of our food. Hope to see you next time.
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    After an initial false step we met Jasmine to start our Katong food adventure. The Curry puffs, Hainanese rice chicken, Parathra curry, Katong Laska, Achar salad and soo much more.Along the way we learnt about the history, the religion and the culture of the area. The stories of
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    Response from Singabites, Manager at Katong Evening Food Tour
    Responded 25 May 2019
    Hi Rodney, Thanks a lot for leaving this very kind review. I will pass your words onto Jasmine. Hope to see you guys again on your next trip to Singapore. Safe onward travels
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    We had a wonderful time on this very informative tour. Daniel was excellent and had insight to the history and current events of the island. The food was great (curry puffs!! Chicken rice!! and Laksa!!). Perhaps the most notable part was the visit to a Hindu Temple, where they
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    Response from Singabites, Manager at Katong Evening Food Tour
    Responded 19 May 2019
    Thanks for the review Joe, glad you enjoyed all of our dishes and also the other sights and sounds of our little part of Singapore. Hope to see you next time. Safe travels
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    Experience the Katong region of Singapore sample the food and learn about Peranakan food & culture. As we walked we sampled (the samples were full size portions!) various types of Singapore food. Curry Puffs, Chicken Rice, Laksa, to name a few. Each stop was a local
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    Response from Singabites, Manager at Katong Evening Food Tour
    Responded 7 Apr 2019
    Thank you very much for the review. Very glad you enjoyed our unique area of town and all the food that we are proud of here.
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    My wife and I had the opportunity on our honeymoon to participate in the evening food tour with Shabnam. Our group was small (four people), which was the perfect size for learning new things as we ate our way through Katong. Shabnam was an excellent guide who not only took us to
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    Response from Singabites, Manager at Katong Evening Food Tour
    Responded 19 Mar 2019
    Hi Joe, Many thanks for the kind review. I have passed you words onto Shabnam. Safe travels and we hope to see you again next time.
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