From Singapore Hotels & Singapore Lifestyle
Eurasian Cuisine, as its name implies, derives from Eurasians who have a mixed European and Asian heritage - Portuguese/Indian, Dutch/Chinese, British/Malay, and so forth. The Portuguese culture seems to predominate in Singapore because Malacca was once under Portugal's rule for more than 100 years. Over time, the descendants of these early Portuguese conquistadors made their way to Singapore in the footsteps of the Malaccan Peranakans. From this community comes some of their signature dishes (though many sound like those from Eurasian communities elsewhere) such as the fiery hot vindaloo dishes found in Goa (India) and Devil's Curry, etc. Like all Southeast Asian dishes, they are fiesty and flavourful. They also bear a certain resemblance to Peranakan Cuisine due to their shared Malaccan origins and heritage.