What to eat in Singapore: vegetarian dishes worth trying

By TravelWiseFeb 23, 2024 08:50 AMNews
Bee Hoon
Bee Hoon. Source: Asian Inspirations

Singapore boasts tempting local food that you just can't get enough of.

Given the popularity of non-vegetarian dishes in the country, you might think that finding vegetarian options here would be nothing less than difficult. However, there are many vegetarian options that feature authentic ingredients and traditional culinary styles, according to News Bytes.

What to eat in Singapore: vegetarian dishes worth trying
Roti John dish. Source: Kuali

Bee Hoon

Bee Hoon is a rice noodle dish that is quite popular in Singapore. Its vegetarian version is made with tofu, mushrooms and various vegetables.

In some exclusively vegetarian establishments, you can find variations that include vegetable proteins derived from soy and flour.

Although this dish is traditionally stir-fried with sauces, you can also enjoy it as a broth soup.

Roti Prata

Roti Prata is a well-known breakfast option for locals. This dish includes a flatbread (prata) served with various sauces or curries.

The bread is fluffy and fragrant, and the curry contains authentic Singaporean spices and herbs.

Dosa bao or red bean buns

From restaurants to street food stalls, you'll find dosa bao or red bean buns everywhere due to their popularity and convenience.

Steamed and served hot, bao buns contain a sweet filling of adzuki beans, making them a comfort food for locals to enjoy at any time of the day, especially when traveling.


A typical appetizer, the vegetarian version of popiah is a thin pancake wrapped around a filling of vegetables such as carrots, mushrooms, and cabbage.

The wrapper is usually made of rice paper and has a crispy texture.

Popiah is served with a variety of sauces ranging from sweet to hot and spicy.

Roti John

Roti John was first made in the 1960s by John Montague (hence the name) and is one of the most traditional street foods in Singapore.

It is a sandwich with a French flatbread, usually filled with vegetables and tofu.

The flatbread is usually fried and dressed with a variety of sauces.

Earlier, TravelWise told you about five places in Singapore worth visiting during the winter holidays.

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