Western food is a pretty broad term that probably wouldn’t fly in newer joints here in Singapore these days.
It’s almost akin to lumping cuisines like Chinese, Korean, Thai and Indian into one broad spectrum that is Asian food — to say we’d be quite confused when ordering at a stall like that would be quite the understatement. Yet, the term ”western food” in Singapore finds its footings in the Hainanese community, many of whom worked for British households as cooks or kitchen help during the time of British colony.
As a result, localised twists to dishes like Fish and Chips, Pork Chop, and Chicken Chop were born, some even with accompanying sides like baked beans, rice and pasta. This has translated to the dishes in Singaporean households too — we’re pretty sure your grandmother has served