15 photos you see on every Singaporean foodie's Instagram

Mooncakes, latte art, brunch food, and more! 

YUM
YUM
27 Aug 2015

YUM

Now that we’re approaching September, we can’t go a week without seeing mooncakes on our Instagram feeds. Of course, mooncakes are just one of the many, many kinds of treats that you will see on Instagram when you live in Singapore – after all, we don’t have a reputation as food enthusiasts for nothing.

Pictured above: Mooncakes from Singapore Marriott Hotel

Photo: Instagram/william82sg

1. Waffles and ice cream
1. Waffles and ice cream
27 Aug 2015

1. Waffles and ice cream

We’ve got to hand it to the local cafes for their unwitting – if not ingenious – marketing strategy. All waffles look basically the same, so what better way to jazz them up than by serving them with a dollop of ice cream? Extra points for decorative fruit, quirky localised ice cream flavours, and unconventionally coloured waffle batter.

Pictured above: Waffles from Fatcat Ice Cream Bar

Photo: Instagram/henypang

2. Truffle fries
2. Truffle fries
27 Aug 2015

2. Truffle fries

Few things are as simple, yet appetising, as a basket of fries. We can practically smell the truffle oil emanating from our feeds as we scroll through our phones.

Pictured above: Truffle fries from PS Café

Photo: Instagram/raralala13

3. Patbingsu
3. Patbingsu
27 Aug 2015

3. Patbingsu

Thanks to the sudden crop of Patbingsu cafes in Singapore, we’ve been seeing more and more photos of the photogenic Korean dessert on Instagram. (Er, $14-$20 for shaved ice, you say? Whatever. DO IT FOR THE ‘GRAM.)

 Pictured above: Patbingsu from O’ma Spoon Korean Dessert Café

Photo: Instagram/weng70

4. Latte art & 3D latte foam
4. Latte art & 3D latte foam
27 Aug 2015

4. Latte art & 3D latte foam

Want to make all of your followers jealous? Visit Chock Full of Beans, order a Baymax-shaped iced latte, and throw it on Instagram. #SQUEEEEEEEEE.

 Pictured above: Iced beverage from Chock Full Of Beans

Photo: Instagram/tumbllerina 

5. The BEST hawker food in Singapore
5. The BEST hawker food in Singapore
27 Aug 2015

5. The BEST hawker food in Singapore

The only thing more satisfying than finding the best chicken rice, lor mee, and laksa is posting a photo declaring it the BEST in Singapore. Especially if it’s in an inaccessible location.

 Pictured above: Laksa from 328 Katong Laksa

Photo: Instagram/wndylvhward

6. Eggs Benedict
6. Eggs Benedict
27 Aug 2015

6. Eggs Benedict

The café food that started it all. Who cares if they all taste basically the same? Poached eggs doused in hollandaise sauce never get old.

 Pictured above: Poached eggs at Maison Ikkoku

Photo: Instagram/el9ine

7. Food served on something other than a plate / beverages served in something other than a cup
7. Food served on something other than a plate / beverages served in something other than a cup
27 Aug 2015

7. Food served on something other than a plate / beverages served in something other than a cup

Remember how your parents and grandparents reminisced about being so poor in the ‘50s that they couldn’t afford dishes? Thanks to all their hard work, you get to eat on porcelain plates while they had to eat on wooden chopping boards and drink water from jam jars. Oh, how times have changed.

 Pictured above: Big Brekkie at One Man Coffee

Photo: Instagram/foodiwthnic

8. Churros
8. Churros
27 Aug 2015

8. Churros

We don’t know how it happened, but Singapore has become the third-most likely country (after Portugal and Spain) to post photos of churros on Instagram. These crunchy, chewy, cinnamon-laden Spanish donuts have taken over the country by storm, even beating out mainstream donuts in popularity.

Pictured above: Churros from Churros Factory Singapore

Photo: Instagram/jovilsj 

9. Rainbow cake
9. Rainbow cake
27 Aug 2015

9. Rainbow cake

The only reason people order rainbow cakes is that they’re pretty, and nothing can convince us otherwise. Taste-wise, they’re just like any other vanilla cake, but with the “Instagram-worthy” factor.

Pictured above: Rainbow cake from Lynn’s Cakes

Photo: Instagram/lynnctl 

10. Steamboat
10. Steamboat
27 Aug 2015

10. Steamboat

Nothing looks more shiok than a photo of steamboat on rainy day. Extra foodie credibility points if you order a collagen soup base.

Pictured above: Steamboat from Beauty in a Pot

Photo: Instagram/eshuxia 

11. Unattainable trendy food
11. Unattainable trendy food
27 Aug 2015

11. Unattainable trendy food

Humblebrag your way into the foodie circle by declaring how long you had to queue to attain your $20 milkshake/pastel ombre rainbow cheesecake/heart-stopping bak kwa/explodes-in-your-mouth liu sha bao/llao llao Sanum.

Photo: Instagram/ethel_sg

12. Cold-pressed juice
12. Cold-pressed juice
27 Aug 2015

12. Cold-pressed juice

For cleansing purposes. Right. Because an $8 blend of cucumber and kale can do what your liver and kidneys cannot.

Photo: Instagram/yorkandlynn

13. High tea
13. High tea
27 Aug 2015

13. High tea

Sure, these photos usually come from food bloggers and digitally savvy housewives, but give them a few years to grow up, and Instagram’s core demographic will soon have the spending power for the tai-tai life.

Pictured above: High tea from Salt Grill & Sky Bar

Photo: Instagram/xp11

14. Mum and grandma’s cooking
14. Mum and grandma’s cooking
27 Aug 2015

14. Mum and grandma’s cooking

No matter how many restaurants, cafes, and duck rice stalls pop up in Singapore, nothing beats grandma’s spread of homecooked food. UNLESS….

Photo: Instagram/fabianpoon

15. Your new spouse’s cooking
15. Your new spouse’s cooking
27 Aug 2015

15. Your new spouse’s cooking

….UNLESS you just got hitched, and are dying to show off how awesome your husband or wife is in the kitchen. Obligatory #domesticgod #domesticgoddess #marriedlife #realmencancook hashstags.

Photo: Instagram/chrys1981

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