During the Age of Exploration, Portuguese sailors regularly visited Southeast Asia, setting up trading posts in Indonesia and places like Macau. Given that long history of links between Portugal and the region, it's not surprising that Portuguese cuisine was introduced in this part of the world, resulting in some truly excellent Portuguese restaurants in Singapore. That's great news for gourmet dining fans in the little red dot. From fresh fish and succulent meat to decadent desserts, Singapore's Portuguese restaurants offer something that all diners will adore. Book now with Quandoo to explore what Portugal's gastronomy has to offer.
One of the best things about the cuisine of Portugal is the way their chefs understand how to use seafood. The country is famous for salt cod (bacalhau), which tends to be served with thin cut chips, as well as healthy grilled platters featuring sardines, squid and octopus. But there are lesser known delicacies to explore as well, such as monkfish and eel soup. If you love seafood, Singapore's Portuguese restaurants should be at the top of your dining to-do list.
There may not be many Portuguese restaurants in Singapore right now, but it's a cuisine that looks ready to lift-off. Part of that is down to their seafood, but Portugal's meat dishes are just as enticing. Many people don't realise it, but Portugal gave birth to Piri Piri sauce, which is often served liberally with grilled or fried chicken. There are also some hard to resist smoked ham varieties, an endless list of sausages and – the crown jewel of Portuguese cooking – delicate, flame grilled Mirandesa steaks. Especially for those carnivorously inclined, Singapore's Portuguese restaurants are the place to go.
Portuguese restaurants in Singapore are dotted all throughout this vast and bustling city, and make the perfect spots to relax after a day spent exploring and sightseeing, for special family occasions, or if you're in town on business, they make the ideal location for a post-conference dinner. With some gorgeous wines and delectable desserts like Portugal's famous custard tarts pasteis de nata), you'll be in culinary heaven no matter where you dine, that's for sure. Book a Portuguese eatery today to enjoy one of Europe's delectable culinary traditions.