3 Singaporean Dishes that Deserve a Spot on Your Event Menu
Choosing the right menu is half the battle. Most halal food catering companies will give you a long list of recipes to choose from. But how will you take your pick?
From our experience, the best menus are those that offer a mix of “expected” and “unexpected” recipes. That way, your guests are excited to try a new dish. But if they don’t like it, they always have some known (expected) dishes to fall back on.
With that in mind, always include some popular, local recipes. You can never go wrong with the below three.
1. Hainanese Chicken
This recipe made with poached chicken is by far one of the most popular dishes in Singapore. It originated from the Hainan province of China, hence the name Hainanese chicken. Often, Hainanese chicken is served with rice cooked in chicken stock.
But you’ll find several other variants of this recipe, such as Hainanese chicken curry with potato and Hainanese chicken chop with sweet & sour sauce. While Hainanese chicken often steals the limelight, you’ll also see some caterers offering other Hainanese recipes, such as Hainanese mixed vegetable dishes.
2. Fried Kway Teow
When it comes to noodles, fried Kway Teow is one of the most popular Singaporean delicacies your guests must try. This Southeast Asian recipe adapted from Malaysia is made by stir-frying flat rice noodles with whole prawns, eggs, fishcake, Chinese sausage, bean sprouts, spices and seasonings.
At Continental Delight, we offer Thai style fried Kway Teow and Penang-style fried Kway Teow.
This grilled meat dish comes from Indonesia but now has become a popular side dish in Singapore. You can make Satay from chicken, pork or beef. It is made by skewering marinated meat over a charcoal fire.
Satay is typically served with peanut sauce and soy sauce but you can also serve them with other types of sauces. For instance, we offer chicken Satay with Satay sauce and cucumber.