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Katong Morning Food Experience

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    What to Expect
    We start the tour at a local Indian coffee shop where we enjoy our first dish, roti prata. This is a good time to learn about the Indian influence in Singapore and how the food that they brought over from India has evolved over time. We have around a 20-minute stop here and its nice to get to know the rest of the group. 

    Take a short stroll down Joo Chiat road, learning about the history of the area, and have a look at one of the area's most famous hawker market centers to see how the future looks for the industry.  Its great to see people doing something positive and creating an environment where merchants can earn good money and still provide great value with superb flavors. 

    Stop off at a Peranakan shop house museum for half an hour to enjoy some local delicacies such as pork, rice dumplings, otah, and famous Nonya kuehs. After you've enjoyed the food and learn more about the Peranakan culture, we walk down East Coast Road and turn into Ceylon road and visit the Hindu temple. The Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple is the second oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. Take a walk around while soaking in the hypnotic atmosphere, learning about the religion, and how food plays a part. This is a really popular part of the tour and a great opportunity for some cool photos.

    Following your temple visit try the eponymous Katong Laksa. Outside of the normal tourist spot where most people think Laksa was invented, go to the real original shop which is hidden from the main road. We sit and enjoy the Laksa whilst telling the story of the infamous Laksa wars.

    After, take a stroll along East Coast road and see an old coffee shop that hasn't changed for generations. Try some local fruit from the fruit stall and visit a famous Bak Kwa shop to watch the pork being grilled to perfection.

    The tour ends at a local Nonya home cooking restaurant where we feast on Popiah and Tahu goreng. This restaurant is part of the fabric of the area and has been around for generations. The tour takes about 3 hours and no one leaves hungry.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meet your guide at the Indian Coffee Shop on the corner of Joo Chiat Road and Duku Road or hotel lobby if option selected.
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Tour ends at Glory Catering restaurant at 139 East Coast road in Katong.
    • Local professional guide
    • Food tastings and bottled water
    • Local taxes
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My buddy and I went on a morning tour with Jasmine and it was great! One of the better food tours I have been on. Jasmine shared Singaporean food and culture that we would not have gotten otherwise. The tour is very solid. The only thing I would keep in mind is the tour has a
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    Response from Singabites, Manager at Katong Morning Food Experience
    Responded 19 May 2019
    Thanks a lot for taking the time to write such a great review. Jasmine is a star of ours and loves showing everyone around. I'm glad you enjoyed our style with the smaller bites rather than a big meal. If we did the big meal you'd miss out on so much, so happy to hear this worked well for you guys. Safe travels and hope to see you again.
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    Our guide was wonderful. Never rushed us. Great knowledge of her home area. Food options amazing as well as the temple and shop/museum visit. Only $10 in a taxi from the city. Half way between the airport and city. Definitely recommend
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    Response from Singabites, Manager at Katong Morning Food Experience
    Responded 4 Mar 2019
    Hi Vicki, Many thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to host you guys and I'm glad you enjoyed our part of town and it's amazing food scene. Safe travels.
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    My wife and I had a great time with Shabnam, and learnt a great deal about the significance of Paranakan culture on the influence on our meals. It's a heroic amount of food, and I'd recommend avoiding a big breakfast beforehand. Or any breakfast beforehand. James joined us later
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    What a wonderful morning! This was my second Singabites tour, and lived up to the great experience of the first. Salma was an excellent guide, so friendly and informative, and she gave fascinating background information about the history and culture of Katong and Joo Chiat and
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    Response from Singabites, Manager at Katong Morning Food Experience
    Responded 20 May 2018
    Thanks a lot for coming again on our tour and for this great review. I will let Salma know your kind words and we look forward to a 3rd visit from you in the future.
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    Booked this tour following a lot of research on Trip Advisor and so glad we did. We were a little dubious when we turned up at the first meeting point but Shabnam our guide put our minds at rest. The Roti Prata was simply delicious and a great start to our trip. We were very
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    Response from Singabites, Manager at Katong Morning Food Experience
    Responded 7 May 2018
    Hi, Many thanks for the very positive review. I've passed on your words to Shabnam and we look forward to welcoming you guys on your next visit here. I'm glad you found stop 1 "a little dubious". One of the best things a food tour should do is take you to places that you would normally not try so i'm glad we got you there and you loved it. See you next time
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