Singapore has a unique multi-racial society – and an even more interesting multi-racial F&B industry. One very interesting teambuilding activity is to do a car rally (we do not recommend car race) with a food theme in Singapore (this is more for team bonding, but we can have a mixture of team bonding tasks as well as teambuilding tasks).
Teams will either car pool or mini-van pool and we will send them on a journey to explore the finest mind blowing food race they will every play around Singapore.
To our overseas friends, this game will be a mouth watering experience (eye-watering as well for some of them). Some famous food that they can savour are:
Curry fish head – an indian cuisine that originated from Singapore, where huge fish heads, with their eyes intact are cooked in indian curry, together with lady’s finger (a vegetable), brinjal, onions and other spices. You will be surprised at the amount of meat that is on a fish’s head. Of course the challenge here is to get everyone to finish the curry fish head.
Creative Pratas – Singaporean prata chefs have come up with a wide range of different flavoured pratas, including & not limited to: banana, chocolate, butter, durian…. etc.
Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle – Another savoury dish that is reported to have originated from Singapore. This is one of my personal favourites, if you visit Singapore and did not try out this dish, then you must visit Singapore again just to try out this dish! Authentic fried hokkien prawn noodle is cooked with yellow noodles and thick bee hoon. Today, most hawkers fry this dish with thin bee hoon, which is much easier to fry as it takes a much shorter time for the seasoning to get into the think bee hoon as compared to it’s fatter cousin.
Other ingredients for this dish include: prawns (of course!), squid, spring onions, sliced pork belly meat and last but not least pork lard (some stalls do not use the last 2 ingredients). Yes, I agree with you that this sounds very unhealthy, hey, so is lagsana and pizza right? No one is asking you to eat this everyday, and nobody ever said this is going to be a healthy game right?
Next on the list is Black Pepper Crab & Chilli Crab. If you try this at the right places in Singapore (the right places are not always the restaurants) you will realise that you will not taste anything like this in any other part of the world. The Chilli Crab originated from Singapore, black pepper crab I’m not too sure, but who cares? They both taste heavenly, so just try both if you do come to Singapore.
Now if budget permits, you can also try out live seafood from some of the restaurants in Singapore. If you know where to look, it will also be alarmingly low priced.
There is another dish that cannot be ignored, which is Hainanese Chicken Rice. This dish is basically what its name suggests - chicken, with rice. The chicken is steamed and the rice is exceptionally fragrant. It is also steamed, but may be a little oily for those of you who are expecting healthily steamed rice. However, the magical thing about this dish is neither the chicken or the rice, it is the chilli sauce that you eat this dish with. It is spicy and a little sour, but when eaten with chicken rice, the aroma is simply beyond words.
We can’t exactly say that this delicacy originated from Singapore, but you should be able to find a lot of people selling it here, especially along Balestier Road.
You may be wondering, so what does all these have to do with teambuilding? Nothing. Remember we mentioned at the top of this article that this game is more for team bonding? If you really like this game but would still like to do some teambuilding with your colleagues, then we will customise it to include some teambuilding sessions on top of the eating stations. In that way, you will be able to sample the sumptuous food in Singapore, and also team build with your colleagues.