Foods To Your Home Brewed Beer
This page is dedicated to
the many Singaporean drinkers out there who love their food as
much as their beer. If you are a foreigner visiting Singapore,
we welcome you to try out some of the companion and finger
foods recommended below.
rule behind beer drinking is NEVER drink on an empty stomach.
That’s because beer is generally acidic, and drinking on an
empty stomach could cause stomach upset, feeling bloated as
well as a tendency to get drunk easily.
recommend some companion and finger foods that go very well
with your beer drinking.
Chips – Fish and chips is a traditionally English dish.
Although most of the fish and chips served here in Singapore
pales in comparison to their Western counterparts, nonetheless
it still makes a good companion food to your beer.
Baby Squids – This is an all time favourite for Singaporean
drinkers. Deep fried baby squids can be bought at most coffee
shops or hawker centres that feature zhe char stalls. Just ask
whether they serve sotong kia (in Hokkien) or
sotong chai (in
Satay – Satay
and beer go perfectly well. If you are throwing a beer party,
never forget to include satay as your companion
Crackers – Almost all types of crackers or keropok goes well with beer.
That’s why you see them being served in restaurants,
nightclubs, bars and pubs (of course at a ridiculously marked
up price). Eating lobster / fish / prawn crackers with a beer
in hand in front of the television watching your favourite
soccer team is indeed one of life’s little luxuries.
groundnuts – Like deep fried crackers, peanuts and groundnuts
complement your beer like a hand in glove. Most brands of
peanuts and groundnuts are suitable to go with your beer, but
avoid those that are sugar coated. A strong recommendation is
the A1 brand of groundnuts (you can tell from its thumbs-up
picture on the packaging). A caution though. If you hosting
guests please make sure you do not serve those who are allergic
to peanuts or groundnuts.
remember to avoid sweet stuff when you are enjoying your beer.
That’s because beer generally is bitter to the taste. When you
eat something sweet, e.g. ice cream, and then go back to
drinking immediately, your beer may taste exceedingly bitter.
So try to avoid sweet stuff when drinking.