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Can we believe this was my first official food tour, 33 countries later?! I don’t know why it took me so long to try a food tour, but this definitely won’t be my last. As it turns out, food tours are a great way to learn about different countries and cultures. Here’s a review of my self-guided Singapore food tour with Bitemojo. Keep reading to learn more about Bitemojo and its food tour destinations around the world as well.
MORE ABOUT BITEMOJO
Bitemojo offers a Singapore food tour with a difference. In fact, there are two foodie experiences you can choose from in Singapore: Kampong Glam Food Tour and Katong: Singapore’s ‘Foodie’ Neighbourhood. Instead of following a guide, you follow an app. The well-designed Bitemojo app has everything covered. There’s a map that directs you around the neighbourhood (in this instance, Kampong Glam in Singapore). It features the six designated food stops, as well as significant points of interest along the way (one of my favourite parts). For that reason, I recommend doing your Bitemojo food tour as soon as you get to a destination, so you can return to visit the various attractions and eateries mentioned.
Another good thing about Bitemojo is you can pause your food tour and continue it on a different day. Six substantial snacks is a lot, so if you have a lot of time in a particular place, you don’t have to feel obligated to do it all in one day. Now you’re sufficiently hooked on the Bitemojo experience, let’s look at what you can expect on the Singapore food tour.
A REVIEW OF BITEMOJO’S SINGAPORE FOOD TOUR
I did Bitemojo’s Kampong Glam Food Tour. Kampong Glam is an area with a strong history in Singapore. Today, it’s home to an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, serving Turkish, Middle Eastern, Indonesian, Singaporean and Malay cuisine. Fortunately, with Bitemojo I was able to sample an assortment of bites from around the world in one place. This Singapore food tour began in Parkview Square. Nicknamed Gotham, it was easy to see why from this building’s exterior. But then you step inside to the art deco-heaven that is ATLAS — a very grand bar I never would’ve known about without Bitemojo.
My first foodie stop was for pita and hummus. Another great thing about the app is it told you a back story about the business you’re visiting, as well as the bite. It was like you had a guide with you at all times. The staff at Pita Bakery were very friendly and I sat outside to enjoy my bite before continuing down Bali Lane.
The architecture in this area is absolutely beautiful. The intricate designs and colours captivated me. I made my way through Haji Lane towards Bussorah Street and Masjid Sultan, the area’s landmark mosque. Then I stopped at the colourful Istanbul Turkish for another bite. Once again, the staff were very welcoming. I got a complimentary cup of Turkish tea, although I don’t know how people drink boiling water when it’s literally boiling outside. You also usually get to choose between two samples here: yaprak sarma (vegan-filled vine leaves) or sigara boregi (Arabian spring rolls). However, I got to try both! The spring rolls were definitely a favourite.
I don’t want to spoil too much about the different sights and bites you get to enjoy with Bitemojo. But at Ratu Lemper, you can try a mini sticky rice parcel with a chicken filling. However, this shop is also known for its Nutella tarts. I would totally go back to try one. I like to think of the first three bites as appetisers before the main course: either beef rendang or stewed jackfruit from Minang. Once again, I fortunately got to sample both (it was my lucky day). Guys, this place was so busy during the lunchtime I visited, which is always a good sign. But be warned, the rendang is spicy!
For dessert, there’s coffee and kaya toast at Dong Po Colonial Cafe (kaya a.k.a coconut jam is surprisingly tasty) and a celebratory Kampong dessert for your final bite. Yep, you get a lot of bites for your buck with Bitemojo. One of the final points of interest is the Malay Heritage Centre.
WHERE CAN YOU BITEMOJO?
So you want to have your own Bitemojo experience (I don’t blame you). Their food tours are available in cities like Berlin, Jerusalem, Ljubljana, Madrid and Bangkok. Visit their website for a full list of destinations. Wouldn’t a Bitemojo tour make a great gift for a friend or loved one travelling overseas? I for one love experiences for presents. The tours also start at €25, so it’s a very affordable day tour option. On your mobile, click the image below to download the app and find out more about Bitemojo.
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Thank you to Bitemojo for the complimentary tour in exchange for this review. All calories consumed and opinions are entirely my own.