Katong Evening Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
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  • 3 hours
  • Singapore
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Our evening tour of Katong begins at 4:30pm and takes about 3 hours. During the tour we will explore Singapore's first heritage town, eating our way through Indian delights, Malay flavors, Chinese dishes and not forgetting Peranakan classics. The Peranakan community has made Katong their home over generations. Your guide will talk about who the Peranakans are and what they mean to Singapore as well as discussing the unique Peranakan foods we will be tasting. We'll watch some local chefs in action before sampling their creations.

We'll visit family run restaurants tasting recipes that have been handed down for years. No trip to Katong would be complete without tasting our famous Katong Laksa. We'll give you the run down of the infamous Laksa wars and let you in to a few secrets even many locals don't know. We also get the chance to visit a Hindu temple and see how food and religion mix. All this and more as the sun sets in one of Singapore's best loved neighborhoods.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Led by a local guide

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.

Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide

Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • 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
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.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Peter D

Shabnam was fantastic in giving us the best tour. Lots to eat from the best curry puffs ever tasted to the Hindu church where we were lucky enough to see the whole ceremony. This is a must. Thank you Shabnam

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David M

This was a brilliant tour. Daniel our guide was so informative about the different foods we tried, regarding its heritage and preparation. He was also a proud ambassador for his country and gave us a great insight into life in Singapore. We went to five different eateries in the Katong District, which were highly recommended. All the food was delicious and varied. Tour took a little longer as we got caught by a rain shower. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to explore the varied cuisines available in Singapore.

Image - 14 Aug 2019 -

Mary C

Jasmin was full of knowledge , enthusiastic and very friendly Glad we did the tour. It showed us more than we expected. Thank you

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