There’s a universal language that the people of Singapore are absolutely fluent in, and that’s food. Saying that we love food is an understatement. We’ll queue for hours, take photos/videos of our food and post them on social media like it’s a celebrity, and we’re more than willing to spend on good food. For the upcoming month of October, here are five more reasons to celebrate our love for different kinds of food!
1st October – World Vegetarian Day / International Coffee Day
It’s going to be a day full of delicious vegetarian food and lots of coffee, how exciting! There’s a common misconception that vegetarian food is boring and bland. If you’re one of those that share that same sentiment, I challenge you to try out the food at Original Sin. It’s the first and only Mediterranean vegetarian restaurant in Singapore. Their dishes are on the pricier side but it’s masterfully prepared and worth every cent. Your mindset of what vegetarian food tastes like will forever be changed. You can thank me later.
For many of us, every other day is coffee day. This will be a day to show extra appreciation for a well-loved beverage across the world – coffee. There are a number of great cafes in Singapore that serve good coffee. For something extra special, I’d recommend %Arabica – there’s an outlet located a few minutes walk from Original Sin!
4th October – National Taco Day / National Cinnamon Roll Day
Taco Tuesdays! Except this year, 4th October falls on a Monday. But hey, I’ll take any reason to have tacos on any day. In my opinion, there aren’t many taco places in Singapore that “do it right”. There is one place that absolutely nails their tacos, Chimichanga. Their chipotle mushroom with crema and pico de gallo tacos are best described using the chef’s kiss, Mmm…
I don’t usually eat cinnamon rolls but when I do, Star Cinnamon is my go to place. They make fresh cinnamon rolls daily from scratch – it’s irresistible. They also provide islandwide delivery but you do need to order a day in advance.
6th October – National Noodle day
YAY, noodles! For us, a staple during our mealtimes commonly consists of either rice or noodles. Unlike tacos, there are many, many food places in Singapore that make flavourful noodle dishes. For something a little less frequently ordered, I’d recommend giving the soba (imported straight from Japan) at Oh Some Bowls a try. It’s delicious, affordable (less than $10) and generously portioned. It’s a YES from me.
Writer’s Pick: Oh Some Bowls (click here to access website)
17th October – National Pasta Day
This is the day to celebrate our undying love for pasta. I’m a big fan of aglio olio and it’s seriously a lot harder to find good aglio olio in Singapore than I expected. Some places get the fragrance right but the taste and texture of the pasta always falls short. There is this place, Zazz Pizza, that serves good aglio olio. Tip: always ask for extra garlic.
Writer’s Pick: Zazz Pizza (click here to access website)
28th October – National Chocolate Day
Did somebody say chocolate? I celebrate this treat way too often throughout the year. Every other occasion is an excuse for some chocolate. Royce chocolates are always a hit. They’ve even got chocolate potato chips that I was really skeptical about at first but I’m convinced now.
Writer’s Pick: Royce (click here to access website)