Singapore offers a variety of delicious vegetarian dishes that are both flavorful and satisfying. You can find vegetarian options at hawker centers, restaurants, and street food stalls. Here are some popular Singaporean vegetarian dishes
Vegetarian Hainanese Rice
Similar to the traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice, this version replaces the chicken with tofu or soy-based proteins. It is served with fragrant rice, ginger paste, and chili sauce.
Enjoy the spicy and aromatic laksa soup made with coconut milk and flavored with herbs and spices. Tofu and vegetables are common substitutes for meat or seafood.
Vegetarian Char Kway Teow
Vegetarian char kway teow features stir-fried flat rice noodles with tofu or mock meat, bean sprouts, and Chinese chives in a savory soy sauce.
Popiah are fresh spring rolls filled with julienned vegetables, tofu, peanuts, and a sweet chili sauce. They are a healthy and tasty snack.
Rojak is a mixed fruit and vegetable salad, typically featuring ingredients like pineapple, cucumber, and youtiao (fried dough sticks) in a sweet and tangy sauce. It can be served without shrimp paste for a vegetarian version.
Vegetarian Mee Goreng
Mee Goreng is a spicy fried noodle dish that can be made with tofu, tempeh, or other vegetarian protein sources. It is flavored with a sweet and spicy tomato-based sauce.
Many Indian restaurants in Singapore offer vegetarian biryani, a fragrant and flavorful rice dish cooked with spices, vegetables, and sometimes paneer (Indian cheese).
Vegetarian Nasi Lemak
Vegetarian versions of Nasi Lemak typically use coconut rice, fried or deep-fried tempeh, peanuts, and vegetables. It's served with a vegetarian sambal sauce.
Vegetarian Wanton Mee
Look for stalls serving vegetarian wanton mee, which is a dish of springy noodles topped with vegetarian dumplings and a flavorful soy-based sauce.
Vegetarian Roti Prata
You can enjoy vegetarian roti prata, a flaky Indian flatbread, without meat fillings. It's often served with dhal (lentil curry) and other vegetarian curries.
Murtabak is a stuffed and folded flatbread typically filled with meat, but some places offer vegetarian versions with ingredients like cheese, onions, and egg.
Vegetarian Dim Sum
Some Chinese restaurants and dim sum eateries in Singapore offer a variety of vegetarian dim sum options, such as steamed vegetable dumplings and buns.