These unique guides are sumptuously photographed and chock-a-block with invaluable information. They are the ultimate, pocketable companion for the travelling foodie. Made by food-lovers for food lovers, these books are for tourists who want a reliable entrée into local dining, without having to waste time. They’re for those who want authentic food experiences and to rub shoulders with locals. Focused squarely on the cuisine of a particular city, they are structured around 12 iconic dishes, with information on not just what these are but, most importantly, where they can be found.
But these books don’t stop at just 12 dishes. The restaurants listed represent much more than these essential bites - they are starting points for one’s own culinary finds. They also include foodie shopping guides, bar listings, dining tips from well-known locals, where to find food streets and more.
Singapore in 12 Dishes is structured around iconic dishes such as laksa, bak kut teh, roti prata, chilli crab, nasi lemak and fish head curry. There are also sections devoted to Hawker dining (including a comprehensive photo ID of dishes), bars, where to eat Peranakan food, guides to ethnic enclaves Kampong Glam and Little India and how to combine coffee and cake with a walk around the art deco neighbourhood, Tiong Bahru.