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.