Singapore food list – We have scourged through the inter-web and curated some of the “die die must eat foods of Singapore”, based on some of the top food blogs of Singapore.

I have also invited Singapore bloggers who blogs in different industry to contribute to this food list, which also included in the end of this post. Think Seth (sethlui.com) sums it up the best, “I feel only a local can truly express the adequate love for our unique [Singapore] cuisine.”

This list covers foods you must try at Singapore, but it only represents a small sample of the entire food scene because there are still MANY, MANY foods that deserves to be in this list, we decided to cover only 50, which do not justify the range of foods you can find at Singapore.

BONUS: Click here to download PDF version of “50 Singapore Foods You Die Die Must Eat”

Chicken Rice

Originally from the Hainan province in southern China, this is considered one of the national dishes of Singapore. Delicious steamed or roasted chicken is served with fragrant rice that is cooked in chicken broth. A bowl of soup, raw cucumber slices and other condiments accompany the dish.

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice

Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street, #01-10 Maxwell Food Centre

Tel: +65 9691 4852

Opening hours: 11:00am – 8:00pm (Closed on Monday)

Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice

Address: 101 Thomson Road, #01-08 United Square

Tel: +65 6255 6396

Opening hours: 10:30am – 10:00pm (Daily)

Loy Kee Best Chicken Rice

Address: 342 Balestier Road

Tel: +65 6252 2318

Opening hours: 9:30am – 10:30pm (Daily)

Chili Crab

This finger licking good dish is not as spicy as it sounds. Fresh mud crabs are stir-fried in a tomato and chili based sauce, which has a slight sweetness to it. It is best eaten with mantou (fried or steamed Chinese style buns).

Long Beach Seafood Restaurant

Address: 1018 East Coast Parkway

Tel: +65 6445 8833

Opening hours: 11:00am – 3:00pm / 5:00pm – 12:15am (Daily)

Jumbo Seafood Restaurant

Address: 20 Upper Circular Road, #B1-48 The Riverwalk

Tel: +65 6534 3435

Opening hours: 12:00pm – 3:00pm / 6:00pm – 12:00am (Daily)

Mellben Seafood

Address: #01-1222, 232, Ang Mo Kio, Avenue 3

Tel: +65 6285 6762

Opening hours: 4:30pm – 11:30pm (Daily)

Hokkien Mee

This popular hawker dish is made from egg noodles or rice noodles that are stir-fried with eggs, slices of pork, prawns, squid and vegetables. It is usually served with a sambal and deep fried pieces of pork fat.

Come Daily Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee

Address: #02-27, Blk 127, Toa Payoh Lor 1

Tel: +65 6251 8542

Opening hours: 9:30am – 6:00pm (Closed on Monday)

Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Noodles

Address: Chomp Chomp Food Centre Stall 27, Serangoon Gardens

Opening hours: 5:30pm – 12:00am (Closed on alternate Tuesdays)

Geylang Lor 29 Fried Hokkien Mee

Address: 396 East Coast Road

Tel: +65 6242 0080

Opening hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Closed on Monday)

Char Kuey Teow

This hawker favourite is made out of flat rice noodles that are stir-fried in a delicious dark sauce with eggs, prawns, cockles, fish cakes, Chinese sausages and bean sprouts. It is usually served with a sambal on the side for extra spice.

Meng Kee Char Kway Teow

Address: #01-669, Wei Xuan Eating House, 22 Havelock Road

Opening hours: 10:30am – 7:00pm (Daily)

No. 18 Fried Kway Teow

Address: Stall 17, Zion Riverside Food Centre, 70 Zion Road

Opening hours: 12:00pm – 3:00pm / 6:30pm – 11:00pm (Closed on Monday)

Hill Street Char Kway Teow

Address: Blk 16, Bedok South Road, #01-41 Bedok South Road Market & Food Centre

Opening hours: 10:30am – 6:00pm (Closed on Monday)

Wantan Mee

The standout item in this Hokkien noodle dish is the clouds of pork dumplings that are served with char siew (barbeque pork) and handmade egg noodles. If you don’t fancy the dry version (tossed in a soy and lard based dressing), you can also order the noodles in soup.

Hong Mao Wanton Mee

Address: 128 Tembeling Road

Opening hours: 7:00am – 4:00pm (Daily)

Fei Fei Wanton Mee

Address: 62 Joo Chiat Place

Opening hours: 24 hours (Daily)

Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House

Address: 91 Bencoolen Street, #01-53, Sunshine Plaza

Tel: +65 6835 9212

Opening hours: 9.30am – 9.00pm (Daily)

Chai Tow Kuay

Also known as fried carrot cake, this radish cake dish is made with grated daikon. After being steamed, the cake is cut into cubes and stir-fried with eggs, beansprouts, spring onions, preserved turnips and dried shrimps. It’s a popular dim sum dish that is also good on it’s own!

Heng Carrot Cake

Address: Stall 28, Newton Food Centre, Newton Circus Road

Opening hours: 6:00pm – 2:00am (closed on alternate Tuesdays)

Fu Ming Carrot Cake

Address: Blk 85 Redhill Lane, Redhill Food Centre

Opening hours: 3:00pm – 1:00am (Monday – Saturday) / 6:00am – 1:00am (Sunday)

Hai Sheng Carrot Cake

Address: Blk 724, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Market and Food Centre

Tel: +65 9028 8682

Opening hours: 8:00am – 3:00pm (Daily)

Bak Kut Teh

Bak Kut Teh is the perfect comfort food especially on a cold and rainy day. Pork ribs are boiled until tender in a broth that is flavoured with Chinese herbs and spices. It is usually served with rice or youtiao (deep fried Chinese crullers that are great for dunking).

Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup Eating House

Address: 208 Rangoon Road

Tel: +65 6291 4537

Opening hours: 7:00am – 10:00pm (Closed on Monday)

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

Address: 11 New Bridge Road, #01-01

Tel: +65 6533 6128

Opening hours: 7:00am – 9:30pm (Closed on Monday)

Leong Kee (Klang) Bak Kut Teh

Address: 251 Geylang Road

Tel: +65 9380 1718

Opening hours: 11:00am – 1:00am (Daily)

Frog Porridge

This is a speciality dish that is worth a try. Juicy pieces of frogs are cooked in a thick dark sauce and served with plain porridge. The idea is to mix the two to items together to get the perfect balance of flavours. And if you’re wondering, yes it does taste like chicken!

Eminent Frog Porridge

Address: 323 Geylang Road, Lorong 19

Tel: +65 9842 2941

Opening hours: 5:00pm – 3:30am (Daily)

Tiong Shian Porridge Center

Address: 265 New Bridge Road, Chinatown

Tel: +65 6222 3911

Opening hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm (Daily)

Dragon City Claypot Frog Porridge

Address: 271 Onan Road, #02-30 Dunman Food Centre

Tel: +65 9138 1786

Opening hours: 4:00pm – 1:30am (Daily)

Bak Kwa

Bak Kwa is the Chinese version of jerky. Minced pork, beef, mutton or chicken is mixed with a combination of spices then spread out on a sheet and baked to golden perfection. The result is a sweet and savoury dried meat, which is both juicy and chewy at the same time.

Lim Chee Guan

Address: 203 New Bridge Road

Tel: +65 6227 8302

Opening hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Daily)

Bee Cheng Hiang

Address: Bugis Village, 239, Victoria Street

Tel: +65 6334 3958

Opening hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Daily)

Kway Chap

Kway chap is a traditional Teochew dish made of flat rice noodles that are tossed in fragrant dark gravy. It is served with braised pork, hard-boiled eggs, beancurd, taupok (fried tofu) and preserved salted vegetables.

Quan Lai Guo Zhi

Address: Sin Fong Restaurant, 560 Macpherson Road

Opening hours: 8:00am – 12:30am (Daily)

Guan Kee Kway Chap

Address: Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market & Food Centre, 210 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh #01-24

Opening hours: 11:00am – 8:00pm (Closed on Thursday)

A1 Kway Chap

Address: Kovan Hougang Market and Food Centre, #01-15, 209 Hougang Street, 21 #01-15

Opening hours: 8:30am – 9:30pm (Daily)

Oyster Omellete

Also known as Or Luak, this Taiwanese street food is a popular dish amongst Singaporeans. A batter is made out of eggs and potato starch and filled with plump juicy oysters and fried in lard. It has nice texture to it, which is both fluffy and chewy at the same time.

Ah Chuan Oyster Omelette

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh

Opening hours: 3:00pm – 9:00pm (Closed on Tuesday)

Cheng Ji Chao Xia Mian Hao Jian

Address: Seah Im Food Centre, 2 Seah Im Road

Opening hours: 8:00am – 10:30pm (Daily)

Ang Sa Lee Fried Oyster

Address: Chomp Chomp Food Centre, 20 Kensington Park Road

Opening hours: 5:00pm – 11:00pm (Closed on alternate Wednesdays)


This Peranakan dish is originally from Malaysia. It has a combination of Chinese and Malay flavours. Rice vermicelli or egg noodles are served in a spicy coconut curry soup with chicken, prawns, fish cakes and beansprouts. To give the dish some extra heat, it is served with a sambal on the side.

328 Katong Laksa

Address: 53 E Coast Rd

Tel: +65 9732 8163

Opening hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Daily)

Janggut Laksa

Address: 1 Queensway, Queensway Shopping Centre #01-59

Tel: +65 9622 1045

Opening hours: 10:00am – 9:15pm (Daily)

Sungei Road Laksa

Address: 27 Jln Berseh

Opening hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm (Daily)

Fish Head Noodles

What makes this dish unique is the milky white broth that is flavoured with pickled mustard greens, tomatoes and of course delicious fried fish head. It is usually served with all parts of the fish head including the eyes and the lips, so if you’re not a fan of certain parts do let your waiter know.

Holland Village XO Fish Head Bee Hoon

Address: Block 4,6 Holland Drive, #01-359 Holland Drive Food Centre

Tel: +65 6778 3691

Opening hours: 11:30am – 2:00pm / 5:00pm – 11:00pm (Daily)

Jin Hua Fish Head Bee Hoon

Address: Kadayanallur Street, Maxwell Road Hawker Centre

Opening hours: 11:00am – 8:30pm (Closed on Thursday)

Bao Gong XO Fish Head Bee Hoon

Address: Block 713 Clementi West Street 2 #01-115

Tel: +65 6778 9301

Opening hours: 11:30am – 2:00pm / 5:00pm – 11:00pm (Daily)

Rojak Buah

This fruit salad is made out of a combination fruits such as pineapple, cucumbers, jicama, water apple and mangoes. It is tossed in a delicious dark sauce, which is made of soy sauce and prawn paste. Crushed peanuts are sprinkled on top for extra flavour and texture.

Balestier Road Hoover Rojak

Address: Stall 01-06, Block 90, Whampoa Drive, Whampoa Food Centre

Tel: +65 9021 4593

Opening hours: 10:30am – 9:30pm (Daily)

Al Mahboob Indian Rojak

Address: Block 506, Tampines Ave 4, #01-361

Tel: +65 6788 2257

Opening hours: 12:30pm – 9:00pm (Closed on alternate Wednesdays)

Toa Payoh Rojak

Address: Block 51, Old Airport Road, #01-108, Old Airport Road Food Centre

Opening hours: 12:00pm – 8:00pm (Closed on Sunday)

Yong Tau Foo

This traditional Hakka dish consists of vegetables and tofu that are stuffed with minced fish and pork. It comes with a delicious bowl of soup and different types of dipping sauces. Some places also serve it with egg noodles that are tossed in a light soy and sesame oil dressing.

Special Yong Tau Fu

Address: 482 North Bridge Road, #01-87 North Bridge Road Food Centre

Opening hours: 7:00am – 1:00pm (Daily)

Ampang Yong Tau Hu

Address: 928 Ngee Fou Restaurant, Upper Thomson Road

Tel: +65 6452 1801

Opening hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm (Daily)

Hup Chong Hakka Yong Dou Foo

Address: Block 206, Toa Payoh North

Tel: +65 9093 2009

Opening hours: 6:30am – 3:00pm / 5:00pm – 8:30pm (Closed on Sunday)

Bak Chor Mee

Also called Mee Kia Tah, this iconic dish consists of egg noodles that are served in a pork broth. There is also a dry version, which is tossed in a soy-based sauce. What makes this dish delicious is the mince pork, pork balls, slices of pork and mushrooms. Some stalls serve it with a different combination of ingredients such as dumplings, fish balls and prawns.

Tai Hwa Pork Noodle

Address: 466 Crawford Ln #01-12

Opening hours: 9:30am – 9:30pm (Daily)

Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Pork Noodles

Address: Serangoon Gardens Food Centre, Stall No. 4

Tel: +65 6345 7561

Opening hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm (Daily)

58 Minced Meat Mee

Address: 3 Yung Sheng Road, #03-150, Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre

Opening hours: 5:00am – 2:00pm (Daily)

Bak Chang

These glutinous rice dumplings are traditionally served during the Dragon Boat Festival, but in Singapore you can find it all year round. Sticky rice is stuffed with different ingredients such as minced pork or peanuts and wrapped in a lotus leaf before getting steamed. There are usually sweet and savoury versions.

Hoo Kee Rice Dumplings

Address: 7 Maxwell Road, #01-18 Amoy Street Food Centre

Tel: +65 6221 1155

Opening hours: 8:00am – 12:00pm (Closed on Sunday)

Hiong Kee Dumplings

Address: #01-45, Hong Lim Food Centre, 531A Upper Cross Street

Tel: +65 65352783

Opening hours: 10:00am – 7:30pm (Closed on Sunday)

Kim Choo Kueh Chang

Address: 109/111 East Coast Road

Tel: +65 67412125

Opening hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Daily)

Kaya Toast

This is a Hainanese speciality that is usually served for breakfast or tea. Fluffy white bread is toasted and filled with homamade kaya (coconut jam) and cold butter. It’s great to dip into soft-boiled eggs or a cup of hot coffee.

Tong Ah Eating House

Address: 35 Keong Saik Road

Tel: +65 6223 5083

Opening hours: 6:30am – 10:00pm (Closed on alternate Wednesdays)

Killiney Kopitiam

Address: 67 Killiney Road

Tel: +65 6734 9648

Opening hours: 6:00am – 11:00pm (Monday, Wednesday – Saturday) / 6:00am – 6:00pm (Tuesday & Sunday)

Ya Kun Kaya Toast

Address: 18 China Street, #01-01 Far East Square

Tel: +65 6438 3638

Opening hours: 7:30am – 6:30pm (Monday – Friday) / 8:30am – 5:00pm (Saturday & Sunday)

Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are a popular treat whether on its own or as a side to a full meal. Singapore is famous not only for its barbeque chicken wings, but also its fried chicken wings. It’s best to be eaten hot and with your hands!

Yan Fried Bee Hoon

Address: Redhill Lane Blk 85, Redhill Food Centre #01-09

Opening hours: 3:00pm – 10:00pm (Closed on Monday)

Teddy Bear BBQ Chicken Wing

Address: 1220 East Coast Parkway #01-44

Tel: +65 9028 3201

Opening hours: 5:00pm – 11:00pm (Daily)

Ponggol Nasi Lemak

Address: 371 Jalan Besar #01-01

Tel: +65 6293 0020

Opening hours: 12:00pm – 11:00pm (Closed on Thursday)

Cincau Grass Jelly

This refreshing drink comes in different versions. Some stalls serve it with evaporated milk and others use soymilk instead. But the hero is of course the pillows or cubes of soft grass jelly that is made of Chinese mesona leaves. It’s best enjoyed during a hot sunny day!

Rochor Original Beancurd

Address: 2 Short Street

Tel: +65 63341138

Opening hours: 12:00pm – 12:00am (Daily)

Zhao An Granny Grass Jelly

Address: Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road #01-58

Tel: +65 9146 7313

Opening hours: 11:00am – 8:00pm (Daily)


This delicious street food is originally from Indonesia, but different countries around the region have their own versions. Marinated beef, chicken, lamb or pork is skewered onto bamboo sticks and barbequed on a charcoal fire. It is served with raw cucumbers and onions, ketupat (rice cakes) and a delicious peanut sauce.

Chomp Chomp Satay

Address: Chomp Chomp Food Centre, 20 Kensington Park Road

Opening hours: 5:30pm till late (Daily)

Chuan Kee Satay

Address: Old Airport Road Food Centre, #01-85, Block 51, Old Airport Road

Opening hours: 6.30pm – 11:00pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday) / 1:00pm – 11:00 (Sunday) / Closed on Monday & Thursday

Kwong Satay

Address: Sing Lian Eating House, 549 Geylang Road, Lorong 29

Opening hours: 5:00pm – 11:00pm (Closed on alternative Wednesdays)

Ayam Penyet

This Javanese dish literally means, smashed chicken. Cuts of chicken are smashed with a pestle and mortar and fried till crispy and golden. It is usually comes with a sambal, raw cucumbers, fried tofu and tempeh.

Resto Surabaya

Address: 14 Scotts Road, #05-26/26A Far East Plaza

Tel: +65 6738 4369

Opening hours: 11:30am – 9:00pm (Daily)

Ayam Penyet Ria

Address: 304 Orchard Road, #04-25/26 Lucky Plaza

Tel: +65 6235 6390

Opening hours: 12:00pm – 9:00pm (Daily)

Nasi Lemak

This signature Malay dish has many different components. The basic version consists of coconut rice, sambal, raw cucumbers, boiled eggs and deep fried peanuts and anchovies. You can add on items to your plate such as fried chicken, beef rendang or cuttelfish sambal.

Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak

Address: #01-06, Boon Lay Place Market and Food Centre, 221 Boon Lay Place

Opening hours: 5:00pm – 2:00am (Daily)

Bali Nasi Lemak

Address: 2 Geylang, Lorong 15

Tel: +65 6742 1980

Opening hours: 6:00pm – 4:00am (Daily)

Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak

Address: #01-02, Adam Road Food Centre, 2 Adam Road

Tel: +65 9843 4509

Opening hours: 7:00am – 10:00pm (Daily)

Ngoh Hiang

Also known as Loh Bak, this snack is made of minced pork and prawns, which are combined with vegetables and spices, then rolled in beancurd skin into sausage shapes. It is deep-fried and served with a soy and chilli dipping sauce.

Hup Kee Wu Siang Guan Chang

Address: #01-97, Maxwell Road Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur Street

Opening hours: 12:00pm – 8:00pm (Closed on Monday)

Five Spice Prawn Fritter

Address: 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #02-04/05

Opening hours: 11:30am – 1:30pm (Daily)

Lao Zhong Zhong Five Spice Stall

Address: 29 Tai Thong Crescent, Lao Zhong Zhong Eating House

Opening hours: 11:30am – 11:00pm (Closed on Monday)

Mee Siam

This Siamese dish is made out of rice vermicelli that is stir fried with chilli paste, dried shrimps, fish cakes, prawns, hard-boiled eggs and other ingredients. It is served with gravy that is sweet, sour and spicy at the same time. To add extra spice, ask for some sambal on the side.

Zaiton Selera Rasa

Address: 11 Collyer Quay

Tel: +65 6226 3713

Opening hours: 6:30am – 4:30pm (Closed on Sunday)

Wak Limah Stall

Address: Shunfu Food Centre #02-15, 320 Shunfu Road

Opening hours: 6:30am – 2:00pm (Closed on Friday)

Dapur Asiah

Address: Shunfu Food Centre #02-29, 320 Shunfu Road

Opening hours: 7:30am – 1:00pm (Daily)


Popiah is a type of spring roll. A thin crepe made out of wheat flour holds together ingredients such as grated jicama, carrots and turnip. The basic version is usually vegetarian, but you can add on items such as eggs, sausages, or sherreded chicken. It comes with a midly spicy dipping sauce.

Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah

Address: 95 Joo Chiat Road

Tel: +65 63442875

Opening hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm (Closed on Monday)

Jit It Thai San Popiah

Address: 449 Clementi Ave 3

Opening hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm (Daily)

Ann Chin Popiah

Address: #02-112, Chinatown Complex Market, Blk 335 Smith Street

Opening hours: 10:00am – 9:00pm (Closed on Thursday)

Mee Goreng

Fried egg noodles are a staple dish in Singapore. And you can find a variety of types according to different cuisines. The dish is studded with delicious gems such as mutton cubes, eggs, bean sprouts, cabbage and chillies. It usually has a sweet, spicy and sour flavour, which will explode in your mouth.

Hass Bawa Mee Stall

Address: StallBlk 84 Marine Parade Central Market and Food Centre, #01-150

Opening hours: 12:00pm – 9:30pm (Closed on Wednesday)

Ajimer Sharif

Address: #01-251, Tekka Market Food Centre, 665, Buffalo Road

Opening hours: 10:00am – 9:00pm (Daily)

Mr Teh Tarik Cartel Pte Ltd

Address: 1 Onan Road, #01-02

Opening hours: 24 hours (Daily)

Roti Prata

This South Indian flatbread is made out of wheat flour. The best type of roti prata is usually crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. It is accompanied by some dhall and chicken or fish curry. Some people enjoy eating it with sugar or condensed milk.

Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata

Address: 7 Crane Road, Poh Ho Restaurant

Tel: +65 9794 3124

Opening hours: 6:30am – 1:30pm (Closed on Tuesday/Wednesday on the third week of the month)

Sin Ming Roti Prata

Address: Blk 24, #01-51, Sin Ming Road

Tel: +65 6453 3893

Opening hours: 6:00am – 7:00pm (Daily)

New Mahamoodiya Restaurant

Address: 335 Bedok Rd

Tel: +65 6243 2086

Opening hours: 24 hours (Daily)


Murtabak is a stuffed pancake that is originally from Saudi Arabia. A thin sheet of wheat flour dough is stuffed with different ingredients such as minced meat, vegetables and eggs. It comes with a side of dhall and chicken or fish curry.

Victory Restaurant

Address: 701, North Bridge Road

Tel: +65 6298 6955

Opening hours: 7:00am – 11:00pm (Daily)

Singapore Zam Zam

Address: 697-699 N Bridge Road

Tel: +65 6298 6320

Opening hours: 7:00am – 10:00pm (Daily)

Sri Kamala Vilas Restaurant

Address: Block 662, Buffalo Road (Tekka Market) #01-16,

Tel: +65 6291 1164

Opening hours: 10:00am – 9:30pm (Daily)

Fish Head Curry

Delicious red snapper head is cooked in a Kerala-styled curry with vegetables such as okra and eggplant. It is usually served with rice on a banana leaf. This dish is also good when eaten with bread.

Karu’s Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant

Address: 808/810, Upper Bukit Timah Road

Tel: +65 6762 7284

Opening hours: 10:30am – 10:00pm (Closed on Monday)

Lau Hock Guan Kee Bak Kut Teh

Address: 328, Joo Chiat Road, #01-02

Tel: +65 6440 4928

Opening hours: 8:30am – 4:00pm / 4:30pm – 12:00am (Closed on Thursday)

Zai Shun Curry Fish Head

Address: Blk 253, Jurong East St 24, #01-205

Tel: +65 6560 8594

Opening hours: 7:00am – 3:00pm (Closed on Wednesday)

Nasi Padang

This Indonesian speciality is basically steamed white rice served with a variety of dishes such as rendang (spicy beef stew), ayam pop (fried chicken) and dendeng balado (crispy beef with chicken). To get the best flavour, it is recommended to eat with your hands!

Istimewa Nasi Padang

Address: Block 28, Hoy Fatt Road

Tel: +65 9630 1272

Opening hours: 6:30am – 3:30pm (Closed on Sunday)

Rendezvous Restaurant

Address: The Central, #02-72/73, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street

Tel: +65 6339 7508

Opening hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm (Daily)

Warong Nasi Pariaman

Address: 738 North Bridge Road

Opening hours: 7:30am – 3:00pm (Closed on Sunday)

Dou Hua

Dou Hua is a sweet treat that is served both hot and cold. Soft pillows of silken tofu are drenched in light sugar syrup. Some places have flavoured versions such as green tea and vanilla.

Rochor Original Beancurd

Address: 2 Short Street

Tel: +65 6334 1138

Opening hours: 11:00am – 1:00am (Daily)

Lao Ban Soya Beancurd

Address: 1 Raffles Place

Tel: +65 9734 1283

Opening hours: 11:00am – 8:00pm (Daily)

Selegie Soya Bean

Address: 247 Jalan Kayu

Tel: +65 6281 0933

Opening hours: 8:00am – 12:00am (Daily)

Cuffy Puff

This is the perfect savoury snack especially if you’re on the go. Potato and chicken curry is encased in a light and flaky pastry and fried till golden brown. It’s delicious especially when it is eaten hot and fresh out of the wok!

Tip Top Curry Puff

Address: Block 722, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, #01-2843, Hiap Wah Coffeeshop

Opening hours: 9:30am – 9:30pm (Closed on Wednesday)

Killiney Curry Puff

Address: 93 Killiney Road

Opening hours: 7:00am – 7:30pm (Daily)


Address: Serangoon Garden Market, #01-32

Opening hours: 7:30am – 5:00pm (Closed on Monday)


Delicious pandan jelly is combined with kidney beans and topped with shaved ice, coconut milk and gula melaka (palm sugar) syrup. Fancier versions have extra ingredients such as durian and pulut (sweet sticky rice).

Makan Melaka

Address: Blk 1 Changi Village Road, 01-2046

Tel: +65 6542 1246

Opening hours: 10:30am – 10:00pm (Clsoed on Monday)

Jin Jin Desserts

Address: Stall 20, ABC Brickworks Food Centre

Opening hours: 12:00pm – 12:00am (Daily)

Cendol Geylang Serai

Address: Geylang Serai Market, #02-107

Tel: +65 9485 5845

Opening hours: 9:00am – 7:00pm (Daily)

Pisang Goreng

This is a teatime staple. Slices of bananas are dipped into a batter and fried till it is golden brown. It is delicious on its own, but some people eat it with sprinkles of cheese or dipped in a spicy sambal.

Geylang Lor 20 Banana Fritters

Address: Old Airport Road Food Centre, 01-57

Opening hours: 10:30am – 9:00pm (Daily)

Lim Kee (Orchard) Banana Fritters

Address: Stall 61, Maxwell Food Centre

Tel: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Opening hours: 11:00am – 8:00pm (Daily)

Lee Kee

Address: Bedok Interchange Food Centre #01-70

Opening hours: 10:00am – 11:00pm (Daily)

Ice Kacang

Ice Kacang is a popular sweet treat in Singapore. Ingredients such as flavoured jellies, creamed corn and red beans are topped with shaved ice, evaporated milk and rose syrup. You can add on ice cream, nata de coco or attap chee (palm seeds) upon request.

Annie Peanut Ice Kachang

Address: Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre #01-01, 3 Yung Sheng Road

Tel: +65 8163 5678

Opening hours: 7:30am – 7:30pm (Daily)

An Ji Xiang Hua Ice Jelly

Address: #02-183, Chinatown Complex Market, Block 335, Smith Street

Opening hours: 10:30am – 10:30pm (Daily)

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert

Address: 63 – 67 Temple Street, Chinatown

Tel: +65 6221 1156

Opening hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm (Daily)

Dim Sum

Dim Sum is a Cantonese cusinese where dumplings and other delicacies are prepared in bite size portions and served in bamboo steamer baskets. Fried and baked goods such as custard egg tarts and spring rolls are also served. The items usually come in a cart and you and pick and choose what you like.

Yan Ting Restaurant

Address: 9 Tanglin Rd, The St. Regis Singapore Level 1U

Tel: +65 6506 6887

Opening hours: 12:00pm – 2:30pm / 6:30pm – 10:30pm (Daily)

Peach Blossom Restaurant

Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Level 5 Marina Mandarin

Tel: +65 6845 1118

Opening hours: 12:00pm – 10:30pm (Daily)

Royal China Restaurant

Address: 1 Beach Road, #03-09 Raffles Hotel

Tel: +65 6338 3363

Opening hours: 12:00 – 3:00pm / 6:00pm -10:00pm (Monday – Friday & Sunday), 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Saturday)

Chwee Kuay

Translated into water rice cakes, this savoury snack is made out of rice flour. The bite size cakes are steamed then topped with preserved vegetables and served with chilli sauce. It’s great for breakfast or a midday snack.

Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh

Address: Block 20, Ghim Moh Road, Ghim Moh Food Centre #01-31

Tel: +65 6462 6017

Opening hours: 6:15am – 7:00pm (Daily)

Bedok Chwee Kueh

Address: Bedok Interchange Food Centre #01-53

Opening hours: 7:00am – 11:00pm (Daily)

Jian Bo Shui Kueh

Address: Tiong Bahru Market #02-05

Tel: +65 9022 3037

Opening hours: 6:30am -11:00pm (Daily)


Love it or hate it, this king of fruit reigns in the Singaporean food culture. You can eat it fresh out of its thorny shell or some places use it to make snacks such as mooncakes and cream puffs.

818 Durians and Pastries

Address: 201 Telok Kurau Road #01-02

Tel: +65 9693 2727

Opening hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm (Closed on Monday)

The Durian Tree

Address: Block 278, Bukit Batok East Avenue 4

Tel: +65 9812 4148

Opening hours: 2:00pm – 11:00pm (Daily)

Ah Seng Durian

Address: Block 20, Ghim Moh Market #01-197

Tel: +65 9465 6160

Opening hours: 1:30pm -8:30pm (Daily)

Nasi Briyani

Nasi Briyani is an Indian dish that is made of long grain rice. It gets its colour and flavour from a variety of spices, toasted cashewnuts and raisins. It is served with different meat and vegetable dishes on the side.

Ali Nachia Briyani Dam

Address: Block 5, Tg Pagar Complex Level 2

Tel: +65 9389 2615

Opening hours: 10:00am – 3:00pm (Closed on Sunday)

Taj Authentic Indian Cuisine

Address: 214 South Bridge Road

Tel: +65 62266020

Opening hours: 11:30pm – 8:00pm (Closed on Sunday)

Bismillah Biryani Restaurant

Address: 50 Dunlop Street

Tel: +65 9382 7937

Opening hours: 11:00am – 10:30pm (Daily)

Mee Rebus

The direct translation of this Jawanese dish means boiled noodles. Yellow egg noodles are cooked in a sweet and spicy curry-like gravy and garnished with a hard boiled egg, tau kwa (fried tofu), beansprouts and fried shallots. Add some lime juice and chillies for extra zing!

Afandi Hawa & Family Mee Rebus

Address: #01-21, Haig Road Cooked Food Centre, 14 Haig Road

Opening hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm (Closed Wednesday & Thursday)

Inspirisi Stall

Address: Bedok Interchange FC #01-11

Opening hours: 1:00am – 11:00pm (Daily)

Fandi Mona and Family

Address: Block 14, Haig Road Food Centre

Opening hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Closed on Wednesday)

Duck Rice

The star of this dish is tender and juicy braised duck that is topped with a delicious dark sauce. You can devour it with some white rice, raw cucumbers and duck soup.

Heng Gi Goose and Duck Rice

Address: Tekka Centre, 664 Buffalo Road, #01-335

Tel: +65 6396 0969

Opening hours: 8:30am – 2:30pm (Closed on Monday)

Redhill Lor Duck Rice and Noodles

Address: Block 85, Redhill Lane, Redhill Food Centre, #01-79

Opening hours: 9:00am – 2:30pm (Closed on Thursday & Friday)

Sean Kee Duck Rice

Address: 659/661 Geylang Road

Tel: +65 9690 6606

Opening hours: 11:00am – 6:00pm (Closed on Alternate Sundays)

Fish Head Steamboat

Steamboat is a type of cuisine whereby a hot pot is placed in the middle of the table. Diners will have to cook the different raw meat and vegetables in the boiling soup. Other places use chicken stock, but Singapore is famous for its fish head steamboat.

Hai Chang Fish Head Steamboat

Address: Block 137, Tampines Street 11, Tampines Round Market

Tel: +65 9663 7994

Opening hours: 5:00pm – 9:00pm (Closed on Monday)

Tian Wai Tian Fishhead Steamboat

Address: 1382 Serangoon Road (Opal Crescent)

Tel: +65 9172 2833

Opening hours: 5:30pm – 11:00pm (Daily)

Whampoa Keng Fishhead Steamboat

Address: 556 Balestier Road

Tel: +65 9769 4451

Opening hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm (Daily)

Kong Bak Pau

These flat Chinese steamed buns are usually served with braised pork that is so tender you can pull it off the bone with a twist of the fork. Some restaurants use pork belly instead to make this delicious dish.

Good Chance Popiah

Address: No. 1 Jalan Berseh, #01-15, New World Centre

Tel: +65 9622 9445

Opening hours: 11:00am – 9:30pm (Daily)


Address: Block 4, Queen’s Road, #02-139

Tel: +65 6474 7283

Opening hours: 11:00am – 2:30pm /6:00pm – 10:00pm (Daily)

Turtle Soup

This exotic speciality dis in Singapore is also considered an aphrodisiac. A hearty herbal soup is cooked in a claypot with chunks of turtle flesh and served with a bowl of rice. The meat is gelatinous and some people say is taste like chicken and tuna combined.

Old Geylang

Address: 1 Geylang Lorong 23, Highpoint Block 6

Tel: +65 6844 6041

Opening hours: 12:00pm – 2:00am (Daily)

Ser Seng Herbs (Turtle) Restaurant

Address: 29 Lor Bachok

Tel: +65 6748 3953

Opening hours: 11:00am – 7:00pm (Closed on Thursday)


Lontong is an Indonesian dish that is made of steamed rice cakes. In Singapore, it is served with a coconut based vegetable curry. Other ingredients that are usually added to the mix are boiled eggs, fried chicken and sambal.

Malay Kuih

Address: Banquet Food Court, Block 217, Bedok North Street 1

Opening hours: 8:30am – 10:00pm (Daily)

Alif Restaurant

Address: 374 Bukit Batok Street 31, HDB Bukit Batok

Opening hours: 24 hours (Daily)

Ang Ku Kueh

Also known as red tortoise cake, this is the local version of the Japanese mochi. A sweet mung bean or red bean filling is wrapped in a soft and chewy dough made of glutinous rice flour. These bite size cakes are steamed on banana leaves. It is most delicious when eaten while it’s still hot.

Ji Xiang Traditional Ang Ku Kueh

Address: Block 1, Everton Park, #01-33

Tel: +65 6223 1631

Opening hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Closed on Sunday)

Poh Cheu

Address: Block 127, #01-230, Bukit Merah Lane 1

Opening hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm (Closed on Sunday)

Claypot Rice

Claypot rice is traditionally cooked over a charcoal stove to give it a distinct flavour. The rice is cooked in the claypot then topped with ingredients such as diced chicken, Chinese sausages, mushrooms and salted fish. It is flavoured with a dark soy-based sauce.

Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice

Address: Block 335, Smith Street, #02-198/199

Tel: +65 6227 2470

Opening hours: 4:00pm- 11:00pm (Closed Thursday)

New Lucky Claypot Rice

Address: Block 44, Holland Drive, #02-19

Tel: +65 6778 7808

Opening hours: 11:00am -1:30pm / 5:00pm – 10:30pm (CLosed on Wednesday)

Le Chasseur

Address: Block 27, Eunos Road 2

Tel: +65 9144 0322

Opening hours: 11:30am – 3:00pm / 5:30pm – 9:30pm (Daily)

Sup Kambing

Sup Kambing basically means mutton soup. The rich flavour of the broth comes from a combination of herbs and spices such as candlenut and ginger. The meat is usually served on the bone and diners are given a straw to suck out the delicious bone marrow.

Hong Wen Mutton Soup

Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Beauty World Plaza, Level 4, Food Centre

Tel: +65 9889 8948

Opening hours: 11:30am – 8:00pm (Closed on Monday)

A Rashid Khan

Address: Block 503, West Coast Drive Stall 58, Ayer Rajah Food Centre

Tel: +65 8454 9321

Opening hours: 8:30am – 1:00am (Closed on Alternate Tuesdays)

Indian Mutton Soup

Address: Block 116, Commonwealth Crescent, #01-129

Opening hours: 2:30pm – 10:00pm (Daily)

Sambal Stingray

Also known as Ikan Bakar (barbeque fish), a slice of stingray is marinated in a spicy sambal paste then wrapped in a banana leaf and grilled on a charcoal fire. Squeeze some lime juice on top of the fish for rollercoaster of flavours in your mouth!

Leng Heng Seafood BBQ

Address: Stall No. 6, East Coast Lagoon Food Centre, East Coast Lagoon Road

Tel: +65 6445 0513

Opening hours: 3:30pm – 11:00pm (Closed on Thursday)

Chomp Chomp Hai Wei Yuan Seafood Barbecue

Address: #01-01, Chomp Chomp Food Centre, 20 Kensington Park Road, Serangoon

Opening hours: 5:00pm – 12:00am (Daily)

Star Yong Kwang B.B.Q. Seafood

Address: Alexandra Village Food Centre,120 Bukit Merah, Lane 1, #01-04

Opening hours: 4:00pm – 11:00pm (Daily)

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