Hawker centers and food courts are the way to go for cheap meals. In the better areas, the price is slightly higher because the quality and cleanliness is what you pay for. (We actually ate satay in an outdoor hawker center which was really nice, but unfortunately food poisoning was a result. So you should still be careful of what you eat and the handling of it even if you're in Singapore where the standards for street food are supposed to be better.) There are so many classic dishes to choose, so it's best to go with hungry stomachs and share everything.
On the other end of the budget spectrum, there are also many choices for big splurges as well as mid-ranged meals from international celebrity chefs. From Australia, Luke Mangan has his Salt tapas & bar which is a fun restaurant for refreshing sangrias and small plates to share. From the states by way to France, there's also the iconic Daniel Boulud and his db Bistro Moderne. There you can enjoy his signature burger decadently filled with short rib and foie gras. You can have a meal from these reknown chefs from all over the world in just one small city.
In Singapore, there's so much great food for every budget and for any craving.
|First stop, hawker centers|
Chicken wings and carrot cake
|Nasi Lemak at 1983 Taste of Nanyang|