Small-Group Food Tour With Hawker Center: Eat Like A Local

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Singapore
  • E-Voucher
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  • Cancellable


Eat like a local on a food tour.

Culturally immersive experience.

Small group with a maximum of 8 people.

An in-depth exploration of Singapore's history and culture through food. Sightseeing and food tastings in Kampong Glam, Little India, Katong and Old Airport Road Hawker Centre. Included are 10+ foodie tastings in 5.5 hours.

Throughout the tour, you will discover the histories and stories behind the foods that you eat, as well as the restaurants and neighbourhoods that you eat them in. This tour will give you a solid understanding of what it means to ‘eat like a local’ and how Singapore’s iconic dishes became embedded into Singapore’s culture.

Foodie tastings: Kaya Toast or Curry Puff and Kopi, Bak Chang, Kuehs and Laksa in Katong. One or two distinctly Singaporean dishes from a choice of Hokkien Mee, Rojak, Popiah and Carrot Cake at Old Airport Road Hawker. Teh Tarrik, Beef Rendang or Murtabak in Kampong Glam. Dosa and Indian sweets and / or Masala Milk in Little India.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hello Singapore, Singapore Singapore

If you book onto our small group food tour of Singapore you will join a mixed group of maximum 8 guests. Small group food tours run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and start at 9 am in the East Coast/Katong area of Singapore. Full details on the meeting point are provided upon booking. Tours last 5.5 hours and finish at 2:30 pm in Little India.

Over the course of the 5.5 hours food tour, we will undertake an in-depth exploration of Singapore’s food culture, covering 4 core geographic areas and sample over 10 authentic dishes of all the main ethnics’ background. You will dive into the history of food in Modern Singapore, from it’s founding in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles through to the present day and re-emerge from it with full bellies!

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Katong District, East Coast Road, Singapore Singapore

Learn about the early Chinese immigrants to Singapore and the distinctive Peranakan culture where many traditional Singaporean dishes were born out of the culture

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mountbatten, Mountbatten, Singapore

A visit to the Old Airport Road Hawker Centre, it is home to so many ‘hawker legends’ and try one or two distinctly Singaporean dishes from a choice of Hokkien Mee, Rojak, Popiah and Carrot Cake.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kampong Glam, Singapore Singapore

Kampong Glam is the centre of the Malay community in Singapore and is where the stunning Sultan’s Mosque is located. Try the most popular local foods from the Malay, Arabic and Indonesian communities. Teh Tarik, Beef Rendang and Murtabak are options on our foodie menu.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Sultan Mosque, 3 Muscat Street Masjid Sultan, Singapore 198833 Singapore

Sultans Mosque is named after Sultan Hussain Shah and it is now a national monument

Pass By: 21A Haji Lane 21A Haji Lane, Singapore 189214 Singapore

Explore the famous Haji Lane during your tour

Stop At: Little India, Serangoon Road, Singapore Singapore

Discover why the Indian community chooses to settle in this district of Singapore and learn about how it developed over time. We will be trying a popular savory Indian dish called Dosa and then finishing with some Indian sweets and/or Masala Milk.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Little India Arcade, 48 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 217959 Singapore

Check out the indoor market at Little India

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Food, try more than 10 dishes: kaya toast, Bak Chang, Kuehs, Laksa, Hokkien Mee, Rojak, Popiah etc
  • Tea and coffee as specified
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation on public bus during the tour
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Hello Singapore

  • Transportation to/from the tour
  • Water
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • When we are very busy we run a second tour starting one hour later at 10.00am. If you are on a 10am tour you will be notified after booking via email. Please remember that your Viator booking confirmation will say 9am even if you are scheduled to a 10am tour
  • You must be able to walk 2 miles / 3km at a reasonable walking speed in hot, humid weather to take part in this group tour. If you have any walking difficulties or are travelling with children who may not be able to keep up, please book a private food tour instead so we can pace the tour according to your needs
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes, lots of sun protection and wear a hat or bring an umbrella for sun protection
  • Please note that is does rain most days in Singapore for at least 30 minutes to an hour so please be prepared for rain and bring a rain coat or umbrella. Tours will continue in wet weather
  • You need to bring at least 1 litre of water per person to ensure that you do not become dehydrated in the heat.
  • A minimum of 3 people is required for the tour to run.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Cancellation Policy: 50% of the fee is payable if you cancel your tour 5 or more days before your tour. There are no refunds if you cancel your tour less than 5 days (119 hours) before the start of your tour. There are no refunds if you do not turn up for the tour.
  • This tour is not suitable for vegetarian and people with dietary restrictions and allergies, the food on the tour contain milk, meat, pork, prawns, fish, wheat / gluten and spice.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Departure Point

204 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428903

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Little India, Singapore

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


5 hours 30 minutes

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Elissa T

06 Feb, 2020

Dan is the sweetest! He goes out of his way to help take care of the group. The food was delicious - just enough for a taste and not feeling overstuffed at the end. My point was to try new things, and I did! My most favorites were: the curry puff, kopi, teh, and murtabak! I'll be back for more!!

David F

03 Feb, 2020

Daryl was our guide and one of the best we ever had. We do food tours in most of the places we visit. This was one of the best food tours we have ever done. First stop was Soon Soon Huat and had curry puffs with chicken and carrot cake...both outstanding! Next was a stop which was a store that sold nuts and spices. we went upstairs and had a stuffed leaf with rice and pork inside...amazing, then a hidden gem that served the most amazing Laska. A bus ride to the Hawker center and Daryl took us around and pointe out the great options and all of us ordered different dishes from different stalls. Daryl took our order and he went and brought everything to our table..great food. Next up a tour of the Arab Street and a restaurant that served Halal food. It was great. last was Little India for Dosa..very good also. Daryl took us to where the cabs stopped and off we went back to the hotel very happy and very full. Do the tour, you won't be disappointed.

Elizabeth H

06 Jan, 2018

Absolutely GREAT!!
We were the only ones on the tour so it was actually private.
The guide, Boo, is a really nice guy, intelligent, coherent, spoke great English with only a faint accent. He took us around showing us tiny little local places serving special dishes, most of which we loved. We travelled by public bus and on foot. He was very considerate of us, looking after us very well, taking into consideration any difficulties we may have. He told us of the history of Singapore, answered all our questions and we had interesting talks at every stop.
WE LOVED IT and recommend the tour and especially Boo.

Sarah M

27 Aug, 2017

This tour was absolutely fantastic!!!! Amazing food, amazing people and one amazing place! This is a great way to see so many different parts of this fabulous city and get an insight into not only the food, but the history and character as well. Our guide was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and gave an excellent insight into the different areas we visited, how these were built and how each nationality ended up in Singapore. In five and a half hours, this tour took us to the East Coast, Old airport hawker building, Kampong Glam and Little India. Beware though- you will be completely full by the time you finish this tour, as you sample an enormous amount of food along the way, at many varied locations! Its all delicious, but my favourite was definitely the Hokkian Mee seafood noodles. I would highly recommend this tour to anybody visiting Singapore- its a great way to really experience the city in a highly enjoyable and meaningful way!

Daniel P

31 Jul, 2017

I have done food tours all over the world, from the US to Europe and many in Asia. This was without doubt the best food tour that I have done. I can't say enough great things about Su Ling. She took us to areas of Singapore that I have never been to even though I have been to Singapore a few times to restaurants that I wouldn't have ventured into on my own. What I particularly liked was that Su Ling was able to weave a historical current through the tour, covering the history of Singapore and the context in which each of the many different ethnic groups made their way to Singapore and made it their home. This set the scene for the numerous foods which we tried. All of the food was of excellent quality and absolutely delicious. There was no shortage of it either so come hungry! Bravo Su Ling for a wonderful tour, this was the highlight of my trip and I will be recommending you to my colleagues and friends visiting.

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