Here are some spots to get you started in Singapore:
404 Telok Blangah Rd, San Laksa Steamboat Pte Ltd, Singapore 098840 - coconut soup base is killer
17A Dempsey Rd, Candlenut, Singapore 249676 - upscale se asian
166 Jalan Besar, #02-34, Singapore 208877 - oyster cakes!!
66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, Singapore 338987 - fun outdoor vibes for bbq
639 Geylang Road, Geylang Claypot Rice, Singapore 389570 - clay pot rice though everyone has their favorite so do some digging
7 Crane Rd, Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata, Singapore 429356 - insanely delicious roti for breakfast but will sell out so go early
Google Katong Laksa and read the story then choose which location you feel compelled to try
80 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore 049326 - fancy $$$ laksa (which some say defeats the purpose, but I like it)
And of course the stars of the show … Food Centers (Hawker Centres)! Go to as many of them as you can. I love Maxwell as it is convenient. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Eat. Drink. Be merry! And if a place has a line (outside of the michelin chicken rice place) you should probably wait in it. You won’t be disappointed.
Eat some Nesi Lemak. I like a version commonly found in the basement of shopping malls.
Try multiple versions of chicken rice
Eat some kaya toast
Use the MTR for instant Air Con to cool off (shopping malls too)