You have not had a true Singaporean experience if Thai finger food has never reached your mouth. It can be hard to decide which vendor to buy from and what to have, so we want to make it easier for you. Read on.
Why is Thai Finger Food So Famous?
For many people living here in Singapore, buying food from street vendors is something quite normal. But for visitors, it can seem a little risky to buy from a vendor you don’t know. This is a dilemma for many people. Thai finger food is a term given to a group of meals that Thai food vendors sell from stalls on the streets or in marketplaces. Here, you will find a variety of meals each with a distinct taste depending on the expertise of the cook.
Did you know that hawkers are a unique part of the Singaporean identity? It’s nearly impossible to walk down any street in Singapore and not find a food-vending stall. In some places, such as the central business district, this might not be as common, but almost everywhere else, it’s the norm. Additionally, it helps to know that Thai finger food is highly influenced by the multicultural character of Singapore.
How is Thai Finger Food prepared?
The one thing that stands out the most when it comes to Thai finger food is the method of preparation. Unlike with other street foods, there is no standard way of preparing these delicacies. The method of preparation depends on two things; the cook and the type of food in question. Each individual will want to prepare his or her meals using a particular method that contributes to the unique taste that is associated with his or her food stand. A big plus, of course, is that you get to see your food being prepared.
Would you like some satay? The vendor will prepare the pork or chicken for you as you watch. You get to see for yourself as the piece of meat morphs into a sumptuous finger-licking meal. A delicacy such as satay will be served with some dipping sauce. The sauce can be tailored to your liking. Most Thai finger foods will be served this way but there are others that go well with a cold drink. The main advantage, however, is that most of them can be eaten on the go.
Are you looking to try out some of these delicacies? We recommend the Thai Ruk Mookata or the Siriwan Thai Restaurant.