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  • If you love to eat, it would be (almost) impossible not to love Singapore.

    And no one knows Singapore food better than local Singaporeans.

    So when I visited Singapore, I knew I needed your help to decide what and where to eat in Singapore.

    I decided to publish a video, linking to this blog post, asking you (the www.sfounderground.com community) for personal recommendations on places to eat.

    So many Singaporeans and even non-Singaporeans offered an abundance of restaurant suggestions and tips (check out the comments below). Thank you to all of you, I couldn’t have eaten my way through this guide without you.

    My wife and I went to Singapore and ate. The result is this Singapore food guide.

    Get ready for 25 dishes you should try in Singapore (plus a few extras that I had to add in), and where to eat them!

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    Singapore laksa
    Laksa in Singapore

    1. Laksa

    Laksa is one of the ultimate demonstrations of the combination of Chinese and Malay flavors and ingredients all in a single bowl. Noodles, often rice noodles, make up the foundation and starch of a bowl of laksa, followed by a gravy or curry, some pieces?of protein, and often some vegetables and herbs.

    There are many different types of laksa, some that include rich coconut milk, and others that are more water?based. Laksa is very popular throughout the Malay peninsula, and?when?you’re in Singapore you’ll find a number of extremely famous laksa restaurants.

    Sungei Road Laksa
    Heritage Sungei Road Laksa

    Sungei Road Laksa

    Among the list of heritage hawker food stalls in Singapore, Sungei Road Laksa is well known among laksa lovers, and it has an interesting story behind it and how they obtained their recipe from a customer who then disappeared. The stall has been serving laksa for decades in the same way – the curry is cooked in an aluminum curry pot over charcoal. At peak times the line at Sungei Road Laksa can stretch across the food court, although luckily the line goes pretty fast as they only serve one dish with no variations.

    The rice noodles were cut up so they were bite sized, and the curry was creamy from the coconut milk, but very mild in spice. Finally, on the top of the laksa was?a handful of lightly cooked blood cockles, a sprinkle of chopped Vietnamese coriander, and some extra sambal chili sauce on the side. I enjoyed my bowl of laksa at Sungei Road, however?it was quite mild, like cockle chowder.

    Address: 27 Jalan Berseh
    Open hours: 9:30 am – 5 pm on Thursday to Tuesday (closed on Wednesday)
    Prices: $3 per bowl of laksa
    How to get there: You can either walk from Bugis or Lavender MRT station, located under a complex near Jalan Berseh

    Singapore bak kut teh
    Bak Kut Teh – pork ribs soup

    2. Bak Kut Teh

    Literally translated to pork bone tea, bak kut teh is a dish that’s popular throughout Malaysia and Singapore with Chinese origins. Although one would think the pork is cooked in tea, tea is not actually included in the recipe, but according to Wikipedia, it got its name because strong tea is consumed along with the pork soup to wash down the grease.

    The basic recipe for bak kut teh includes pork ribs that are boiled in water along with white pepper, lots of garlic, and salt, until the pork become tender and all the flavor of the pepper and garlic is mingled into the pork bones to create a comfortingly flavorful soup. Bak kut teh is eaten with a bowl of rice, and often some other Chinese side dishes like preserved mustard greens or braised tofu. And of course, when you eat bak kut teh, you need to wash it down with hot Chinese tea.

    Outram Park Yahua Rou Gu Cha
    Outram Park Yahua Rou Gu Cha

    Outram Park Yahua Rou Gu Cha

    There are quite a few bak kut teh restaurants in Singapore, but due to location and open hours, I decided to try out Outram Park Yahua Rou Gu Cha. The restaurant is open air, on the patio of a complex, and what I liked is that it was nice and spacious.

    I ordered a bowl of the lean ribs bak kut teh, plus a bowl of kidney soup, both of which were pretty good. The broth of the bak kut teh was nice and peppery, but not too spicy, but just with a slight burn to the throat in a very pleasant way. The meat was also tender, and dipped in just a bit of dark soy sauce, along with rice, it was delicious.

    Address: 7 Keppel Rd, PSA Tanjong Pagar Complex, 089053
    Open hours: About 7 am – 4 am from Tuesday – Sunday (closed on Monday)
    Prices: Ribs cost $7 SGD per bowl, out entire meal for 2 cost $36 SGD
    How to get there: It’s located along the coast highway, so you can either take a taxi, or take the MRT to Tanjong Pagar and it’s about a 10 minute walk.

    Hokkien mee
    Hokkien mee in Singapore

    3. Hokkien Mee

    Along with Char Kway Teow (coming up soon), Hokkien Mee is one of the most popular fried noodle hawker dishes in Singapore. It’s a dish that has roots in China’s Fujian province (which is where the Hokkien people are originally from), that has now been adopted into Malaysia and Singapore.

    Hokkien Mee includes a mixture of both yellow egg noodles and white rice noodles that are fried in a wok with egg, often pieces of seafood (usually squid and shrimp), and bean sprouts. Different hawkers prepare it slightly different, some stir frying it more dry, and others making it with a gravy sauce. Hokkien Mee is then typically served with some sambal chili sauce, plus a calamansi to squeeze on top for a extra citrusy sourness.

    Old Airport Hawker Centre
    Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee

    Nam Sing Fried Hokkien Mee

    One of the Singapore food hawker legends when it comes to Hokkien Mee is Nam Sing Fried Hokkien Mee, located at the Old Airport Road Food Centre. I watched the noodles being cooked, and the mixture of noodles and ingredients were cooked in a large wok, by the big batch, and every now and then after doing some stir frying, a big wooden cover was placed on top, so the noodles both stir fried and steamed at the same time.

    The noodles had a salty flavor from salt I believe, as opposed to soy sauce. What I most liked about the Hokkien Mee here is that it tasted like a cross between a stir fried noodle and a gravy noodle – it was quite saucy, with lots of flavorful broth so the noodles weren’t dry. Also, when I eat Hokkien mee, for myself the calamansi makes all the difference, contrasting the salty noodles with an orange citrus flavor that makes the entire plate refreshing. Although it looks like a big plate of noodles, you’ll start eating, and before you know it, your plate will be gone.

    Address: Old Airport Food Centre, 51 Old Airport Rd
    Open hours: 10:30 am – 3 pm or so from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)
    Prices: $4 SGD for a plate
    How to get there: The food centre is near Dakota MRT station

    chicken rice
    Singapore chicken rice



    4. Chicken Rice

    Although it’s just a simple combination of boiled chicken, paired with flavorful rice and sauce, this Hainanese influenced dish, ranks as one of the most popular and beloved dishes to eat in Singapore (it’s also extremely popular in Thailand, known as khao man gai).

    I think just about everyone in Singapore has their own favorite version or favorite restaurant or hawker stall that serves it, each varying by the way the chicken tastes, the texture, the taste or oiliness of the rice, and then most definitely the different styles of sauces – some more spicy, others more gingery or salty.

    When it comes to chicken rice for me, I prefer a chicken rice that isn’t too oily, and I like my chicken not too soft, but to still have some texture to it. For the sauce, I’m a bit of a chili and ginger addict, and so the more heat and more ginger that I can add to my chicken rice, the more happy I am.

    Tian Tian Chicken Rice
    Tian Tian Chicken Rice

    Tian Tian Chicken Rice

    Possibly one of the most famous hawker food stalls in all of Singapore, known by both locals and tourists, is Tian Tian Chicken Rice. Although I would have guessed it’s become more of a touristy place to eat chicken rice, Dr. Leslie Tay from I Eat I Shoot I Post, conducted a survey for best hawker stalls to eat chicken rice, with mostly locals I assume voting, and Tian Tian still won – so it’s loved by many locals as well. This is the stall that Anthony Bourdain also raved about, especially proclaiming the delicious fragrance of the rice.

    For myself, I thought overall the chicken was a little too oily and too soft – I like a little texture to my chicken. However, the rice was indeed excellent – it was fragrant with garlic and chicken broth, and sticky, almost approaching the point of lo mai gai (glutinous rice steamed in a lotus leaf at dim sum restaurants). The sauce was also good, with a nice ginger puree taste.

    Address: Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur St
    Open hours: 11 am – 8 pm (closed on Monday)
    Prices: I had the ? chicken for $12 SGD, but you can just get rice topped with chicken for much less
    How to get there: It’s easiest to take the MRT to Chinatown and walk to Maxwell Food Centre

    Hup Hong Chicken Rice
    Roasted chicken rice at Hup Hong Chicken Rice

    Hup Hong Chicken Rice

    Located at Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre, this place is well known in the neighborhood for their roasted chicken rice. The chicken had a firm silky texture, and the sauce was nice and garlicky. Thanks to?Daniel for taking me here.

    Address: Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre, 254 Jurong East Street 24
    Open hours: Morning
    Prices: $3 SGD per plate of chicken rice with extra gizzard
    How to get there: It’s about a 10 minute walk from Chinese Garden MRT station

    Yet Con Singapore
    Yet Con Chicken Rice

    Yet Con

    Yet Con is an old school Hainanese chicken rice restaurant that does wonderful boiled chicken, served with pureed ginger and sour spicy sauce. This was probably the best boiled chicken I had in Singapore, it was simple, not too soft or oily, and great flavor. We only had the chicken rice, but it looks like they also serve other Hainanese dishes similar to the place I loved in Penang.

    Address: 25 Purvis Street, Singapore
    Open hours: 11 am – 9:30 pm daily
    Prices: $18 SGD for ? a chicken
    How to get there: You can easily walk from either City Hall or Bugis MRT station

    Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee
    Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee

    5. Char Kway Teow

    When it comes to stir fried noodles in Singapore, one of the ultimate local favorites is char kway teow, a dish of flat wide rice noodles, stir fried with egg, a sauce of dark soy sauce, shrimp paste, a bit of chili, and often some Chinese sausage and blood cockles to finish it off.

    Stir frying batches of char kway teow takes some serious skill… I’ve tried frying the sticky wide rice noodles before, only to end up with a big gooey lump at the end – so it really takes wok and heat skills, and a knowledge of the ingredients to be able to fry a good plate of char kway teow.

    For myself, I’m not a huge char kway teow lover, mainly because it’s often a little sweet for me, not spicy enough, and it’s too soft of a texture (I think overall I prefer Hokkien Mee as my noodle choice). However, char kway teow is one of the standard and beloved hawkers foods to eat in Singapore.

    Hill Street Char Kway Teow
    The legendary Hill Street Char Kway Teow

    Hill Street Char Kway Teow

    You’ll find char kway teow at many?hawker centres throughout Singapore, but many major fans of the dish including Dr. Leslie Tay, highly recommend Hill Street Char Kway Teow as one of the best in the city, so I had to make a trip there.

    Located in a neighborhood food court, surrounded by some giant flats, the food court is nice and laid back, friendly, and popular especially at lunch time. I joined the continual lunchtime queue, and even though there were about 20 people in front of me, I received my plate of char kway teow within about 15 minutes.

    The noodles were sticky and quite moist, and gooey, yet not stuck together, while the bean sprouts were crisp and juicy. The noodles had a slight shrimp paste flavor mixed with dark soy sauce, and were a little on the sweet side (which is typical for char kway teow), while being salty at the same time. Again, I’m not a big char kway teow fan myself, but it was good, especially if you enjoy char kway teow.

    Address: #01-41,16 Bedok South Rd
    Open hours: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm on Tuesday – Sunday (closed on Monday)
    Prices: $4 for a plate
    How to get there: It’s located at Bedok South Market and Food Centre, about a 10 minute walk from Bedok MRT station

    Singapore carrot cake
    Carrot Cake, also known as Chai Tow Kway

    6. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway)

    Another one of the standard Singapore dishes that you’ll find at just about every hawker food centre throughout the city is chai tow kway, which is very commonly referred to as a carrot cake.

    It’s a snack type of dish that also popular throughout Southeast Asia, like in Thailand and Vietnam. As opposed to the Western style sweet carrot cake (made with orange carrots), carrot cake in Singapore doesn’t actually contain any carrots at all, but it got its name because it’s made with daikon radish, which in a Chinese dialect can refer to both daikon radish and carrots.

    Chai tow kway is made with rice flour and shreds of daikon that are formed into rice cakes, fried in lots of pork lard, and eggs. The result is a greasy salty snack food that’s gooey and crispy all at the same time. For myself it’s not the type of thing I always like to eat as it’s a bit on the heavy and greasy side, but it sure does taste good every now and then.

    Bedok interchange food center
    Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao

    Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao

    Located at the Bedok Interchange Food Centre, which is a big transportation hub that caters to a lot of people on the go, Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao is well known for serving carrot cake in Singapore.

    They have both the black and the white versions, and I much preferred the white version for being less sweet, and more crunchy. The white carrot cake was soft and slightly grainy, with plenty of crunchy bits mixed within egg to make it richer and even tastier.

    Address: #01-18, Bedok Interchange Food Centre, 207 New Upper Changi Road
    Open hours: 6:30 am – 8 pm from Monday to Saturday
    Prices: $3 SGD per plate
    How to get there: Take the MRT to Bedok station, and the interchange food centre is right outside the station

    Singapore style wanton mee

    7. Wanton Mee

    One of the popular Chinese Cantonese dishes that’s available at just about all hawker centre food courts throughout Singapore is wantan mee, the familiar combination of yellow egg noodles, wanton dumplings, some small boiled vegetables, and often some slices of char siu.?Given a choice of noodles, egg noodles are one of my favorites.

    I enjoy the texture and the tangliness of freshly made egg noodles. For the dumplings, usually a mixture of minced pork, and sometimes bits of shrimp, sesame oil, and some other seasonings are mixed up, added to the center of a dumpling wrapper, wrapped into a little bite sized parcel, then blanched to go with the egg noodles.

    Guangzhou Mian Shi Wanton Noodle
    Guangzhou Mian Shi Wanton Noodle

    Guangzhou Mian Shi Wanton Noodle

    Located in the Tanglin Halt Food Centre, Guanzhou Wanton Mee is a family run wanton mee stall that serves great quality, home-style egg noodles and dumplings in soup. Lucas and his family contacted Ying and I and invited us one evening to go to the stall, to try one of their longtime family favorite places in Singapore for wanton mee. I knew I was immediately going to like it when Lucas ordered extra sambal chili sauce, which I’d highly recommend you do as well when you go there.

    The noodles were thin and tangly, but had a nice chewy texture, all topped with thin slices of lean char siu, very similar to the style of char siu you get in Thailand, plus some strands of choi sum, and finally a big scoop of chili sauce. Before taking a bite, I mixed all the sambal into the noodles, coating them all in a slightly oily, and very fragrant chili sauce, with a smoky undertone, and a hint of shrimp paste. It was marvelous, both the noodles and the sambal.

    Address: Tanglin Halt Food Centre. 48A Tanglin Halt Road, Stall 01-04
    Open hours: 5:30 pm – 3 am from Tuesday to Saturday (closed on Sunday and Monday)
    Prices: $3 SGD
    How to get there: It’s just a short walk from Commonwealth MRT station

    Maxwell Food Centre
    Fish bee hoon at Maxwell Food Centre

    8. Fish Bee Hoon

    Yet another popular noodle dish that’s commonly found as a Singapore food is fish bee hoon, fish with noodles.

    Bee hoon is a type of rice noodle, which as I was eating, reminded me specifically of some bowls of noodles I ate when I was in the Guangxi province of China… and only to look them up online, and they are the same version, originally from Guilin, China, and quite popularly served at hawker stalls in Singapore.

    The broth is made with fish and fish bones, an assortment of vegetables and light herbs, and although there are some restaurants in Singapore that serve a clear version of fish soup bee hoon, most of the time milk is added to thicken the soup and make it more hearty and flavorsome.

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    Jing Hua Sliced Fish Bee Hoon

    Jing Hua Sliced Fish Bee Hoon

    Along with Tian Tian Chicken Rice, another heavyweight hawker stall at Maxwell Food Centre is Jing Hua Sliced Fish Bee Hoon, known for their fish noodle soup. I ordered #5 off the menu, sliced fish bee hoon. As I waited for my order, I could see the chef in the back slicing up the fish, almost like he was slicing sashimi. In a separate pot, he boiled up a number of ingredients in a milky soup, and once it was ready, the soup was poured over a bowl of noodles, topped with crispy fried shallots and served.

    The fish bee hoon here was pure, simple, fresh, and extremely good. The broth had a nutty, maybe sesame oil fragrance. The line here can be extremely long and take quite a while to get your order, but if you come at around 11:15 am like I did, there was almost no line, so I just had to wait about 2 minutes to get my bowl.

    Address: Stall #77 at Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur St
    Open hours: 11 am – 8:30 pm (closed on Thursday)
    Prices: $5 SGD
    How to get there: It’s a short walk from Chinatown MRT station

    Bok Chor Mee
    Legendary hawker bowl of Bak Chor Mee



    9. Bak Chor Mee

    Although there are similar versions of the dish served in China and throughout Southeast Asia, according to this article on Yahoo, bak chor mee is a true Singaporean dish. Bak chor mee, meaning minced pork and noodles, usually consists of egg noodles, topped with minced pork, some other pork ingredients, and a sauce made with vinegar, chili, and soy sauce.

    The noodle dish is served dry (just coated with all the flavor of the chili oil and sauce), but with a light broth soup on the side. What I highly enjoyed about Singapore bak chor mee was the flavor of the sauce – it was slightly oily, with a wonderful vinegar sourness and chili fragrance. There are a number of legendary hawkers that serve bak chor mee, and it’s a must eat Singaporean food.

    Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles
    Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles

    Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles

    Originally started back in 1935 (though at a different location), and easily one of the most well known bak chor mee hawker stalls in Singapore, is Tai Hwa Bak Chor Mee. And while I read that at nearly all times the stall has a long queue, sometimes with a wait time of up to 1 – 2 hours, the mid-afternoon weekday that I went, there were just five people ahead of me in line.

    The noodles were slightly chewy, and the chili oil seasoning had a wonderful roasted, almost chili jam, flavor to it. The entire mixture of noodles was delicious, and although I can’t guarantee you’ll be as lucky as I was to only have to wait five minutes, it’s definitely a bowl of noodles that’s worthy of standing in a line for.

    Address: Block 466 Crawford Lane #01-12 Singapore 190465
    Open hours: 9:30 am – 9 pm daily (closed on first and third Monday of each month)
    Prices: You can choose from $5, $6, $8, or $10 SGD. I had the $6 SGD bowl
    How to get there: Take the MRT to Lavender station

    Oyster omelette (Orh Luak)
    Oyster omelette (Orh Luak)

    10. Oyster omelette (Orh Luak)

    Popular and available throughout much of Asia and Southeast Asia, and also a favorite of mine in Thailand, is an oyster omelette, known in Singapore as orh luak.

    Typically a mixture of batter made with potato starch is fried in lard on a hot skillet, then combined with eggs, which sizzle into crispy goodness. The mixture is then combined with bean sprouts and topped with fresh oyster, served mostly raw.

    Due to the richness and oiliness of oyster omelettes, it’s not something you’d typically eat on a regular basis, but more of a once in a time special occasion type of a food, and it’s so good every now and then.

    Ah Chuan Fried Oyster Omelette
    Ah Chuan Fried Oyster Omelette

    Ah Chuan Fried Oyster Omelette

    On my latest eating trip to Singapore I actually had really bad luck going to eat oyster omelettes. There were a couple places I tried to go to and they were all closed for no apparent reason and due to time and location I had to settle for a mediocre version at a Chinatown food court.

    But on a previous visit to Singapore, from the advice of Catherine Ling, I headed over to Ah Chuan Fried Oyster Omelette, considered one of the oyster omelette hawker legends in the city. The omelette?was fried crispy, yet still gooey from the starch and the oysters were plump and fresh.

    Address: Toa Payoh Lor 7 Food Centre Stall #01-25, Singapore
    Open hours: 3 pm – 8 pm (closed on Tuesday)
    Prices: Depending on the size you get, $4 – $8
    How to get there: It’s not the most convenient food court to go to. It would be easiest to take a taxi, otherwise you can walk from

    Yong Tau Foo
    Yong Tau Foo – fish balls and tofu pieces

    11. Yong Tau Foo

    Yong tau foo, which literally translates to stuffed bean curd, is a traditional Chinese dish, that’s especially common among Hakka Chinese, who are very well represented throughout Singapore. There are many different kinds of yong tau foo, and I think many vendors have their own mix and style.

    For the most part, as the name suggests, yong tau foo includes a mixed variety of different stuffed pieces of tofu, which are often paired with minced pork or fish cake paste, and served in a light broth soup. Sometimes the tofu pieces are served alongside a plate of egg noodles seasoned with chili paste, but not all the time. Yong tau foo is what I would consider a lighter meal or snack to eat in Singapore, and it’s a food that’s very soothing and comforting.

    People's Park Food Centre Singapore
    Yong Xiang Xing Tou Foo

    Yong Xiang Xing Tou Foo

    Located at the fantastic food court at the People’s Park Food Centre in Chinatown, Yong Xiang Xing Tou Foo is one of the most legendary yong tau foo hawker stalls of Singapore. For the entire time the stall is open, there’s a line that snakes around through the tables, everyone waiting for their mid-afternoon tofu snack.

    I was happy the line went by really quickly, mostly because there’s only one thing on their menu – their signature bowl of yong tau foo. The yong tau foo came with a number of different tofu pieces and fish balls, all of which tasted very fresh and handmade. The soup was mild and soothing, seasoned with just a sprinkle of pepper, and a handful of green onions. It made a good afternoon snack.

    Address: 32 New Market Rd, 01-1084 People’s Park Food Centre
    Open hours: Around 1 pm – 5 pm or so (closed on Monday)
    Prices: $4 per bowl
    How to get there: The stall is located right in the middle of People’s Park Food Centre right off Chinatown MRT

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    Amazing Cantonese roast meat and roast duck

    12. Roast Meat / Roast Duck

    Different types of roast meat, typically including pork, pork belly, duck, and chicken, are widely available in Singapore at Cantonese style roast meat restaurants. The meat, is all marinated in a variety of different seasonings and roasted until the skin is golden and slightly charred for ultimate tender and juiciness and that amazing smoky flavor.

    You can either order a single plate of rice topped with a variety of different Chinese roast meats, or you can go with a bigger plate and order separate meat and plates of rice to go with it. While I do love char siu and roast pork, probably my personal favorite is roast duck – I love the leanness of roast duck meat paired with the crispy fatty skin.

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    Kim Heng Roasted Meat

    Kim Heng Roasted Meat

    If you’re dreaming of the most incredible cabinet display of all things Cantonese roast meat, there’s no way you can miss a trip to Kim Heng Cafe. As soon as I arrived, I felt like I was either in Hong Kong or back in Hawaii at one of my favorite local restaurants in Honolulu.

    The cabinet was absolutely stuffed full of roasted meat, all glistening in the light and begging to be devoured. The menu, which is written on the top of the hawker stall, includes every kind of mixed meat combination available. I went with the char siu and roast duck combo plate, which came with rice on the bottom, a generous helping of meat, and a spoonful of sauce poured all over it. The char siu was incredibly good, juicy and smoky, while the duck was equally magnificent. For meat lovers, especially Cantonese roast meat lovers, it can hardly get better then Kim Heng Cafe.

    Address: 214 Serangoon Avenue 4, #01-88, Singapore 550214
    Open hours: 8:30 am – 7 pm daily
    Prices: $5 per plate, but more for plates of meat
    How to get there: I took the MRT to Serangoon station, and it was about a 10 minute walk from there.

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    Babi buah keluak – a Peranakan dish

    13. Peranakan Food

    The word Peranakan refers to a group of people, most originally Hokkien, Hakka, and Teochew, that were born somewhere on the Malay Peninsula and the surrounding islands – within the Straits of Malacca. Peranakan people have a unique culture that blends Chinese, Malay, and even Western influences. There’s no better way to learn about the Peranakan culture than through food, and it’s a thrilling cuisine that’s as diverse and flavorful as their history.

    Many of the recipes used in Peranakan cooking are still passed down from generation to generation and often each Peranakan family has their own speciality recipes for certain dishes. Many dishes include chilies, curry pastes for flavor, shrimp paste, and then an abundance of local vegetables and fruits used in cooking. When in Malaysian and Singapore, Peranakan food is one of my favorites types of food to eat.

    Daisy’s Dream Kitchen
    Daisy’s Dream Kitchen

    Daisy’s Dream Kitchen

    What you’ll immediately taste in your meal at Daisy’s Dream Kitchen is the passion and love that goes into the cooking. Daisy learned many of the Peranakan dishes that she prepares from her mother, and she always loved cooking for her family. But it was her “dream” to open a restaurant and to share her love for food and people by serving Peranakan food. At Daisy’s Dream Kitchen I had one of the best meals I had in Singapore, including a range of home cooked dishes that were so flavorful, I could hardly hardly believe my taste buds.

    The assam prawns, big jumbo prawns served with a sweet fruity and sour tamarind sauce were excellent, as were the ngo hiang, small deep fried pork and shrimp balls?packed with water chestnuts. But the real winner of the meal for me was one of the most special Peranakan dishes called babi buah keluak, pork prepared in a curry with the keluak nut – a nut that’s native to Indonesia that’s poisonous off the tree and must be buried in the ground for 40 days and washed for 11 days until it’s ready to safely be consumed. Daisy’s Dream Kitchen is a wonderful Peranakan restaurant in Singapore, and you can truly taste the love and care in the cooking.

    Address: Block 517 West Coast Road #01-571 S120517, Singapore 120517
    Open hours: 11 am – 2:30 pm and 6 pm – 10 pm on Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays)
    Prices: Most dishes range from $10 – 15 SGD
    How to get there: I took the MRT to Clementi station and it was about a 15 minute walk from there. Or alternatively take a taxi or bus from the station.

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    Stir fried dishes made to order – zi char

    14. Zi Char Meal

    Zi char (also spelled cze char) is the Hokkien Chinese word for cooked food, usually made to order. In less complicated terms, it refers to any Chinese style restaurant that has a big menu of mainly stir fried and deep fried dishes that are prepared and eaten family style.

    Zi char can include dishes like stir fried kangkong, fried crispy prawns, braised tofu, beef fried with spring onions – just a few dishes as examples – but many zi char restaurants serve anything they can cook in a wok.

    My mother being Cantonese, this is the type of food I grew up eating, and so zi char dining in Singapore, is one of my favorite meal styles. I could sit around a round table with family or friends every evening for a few bowls of rice and tasty wok fried dishes.

    Kok Sen Restaurant
    Kok Sen Restaurant

    Kok Sen Restaurant

    I had one of the most satisfying meals in all of Singapore at Kok Sen Restaurant – partly because the food was so?good, and partly because it was exactly the type of food that I grew up eating and loving. Kok Sen is a well known Cantonese zi char restaurant, located in one of the trendy areas of Chinatown, yet the restaurant still remains local and authentic.

    I wanted to order the whole menu, but finally had to narrow it down to a couple of dishes as it was only my wife and I who were eating. The beef with spring onions was excellent, tender slices of beef with crisp green onions. I also highly enjoyed the claypot yong tau foo, a mix of veggies and tofu stuffed with fish paste and braised in brown sauce. Excellent food, great environment.

    Address: 30 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore
    Open hours: 11:30 am – 2 pm and 5 pm – 11 pm daily
    Prices: Prices are quite reasonable for being in the heart of Singapore. Our total bill for 2 came to $34 and we had a good mix of food and finished happy and stuffed.
    How to get there: It’s a short walk from Outram Park MRT station

    Two Chefs Eating House
    Two Chefs Eating House

    Two Chefs Eating House

    Hanging out with my friend Tim Ong, one evening for dinner we went to Two Chefs Eating House, another legendary zi char restaurant located in the Commonwealth area of Singapore.

    One of the dishes I really liked was the coffee boneless pork ribs, pieces of pork fried and glazed in a coffee sweet and sour syrup. Additionally we tried their cereal shrimp, big shrimp coated in Nestum cereal flakes. We didn’t order it, but another classic dish served at Two Chefs Eating House is butter pork ribs, ribs coated in butter powder. Again, I wanted to try more dishes, but couldn’t try them all in one meal!

    Address: 116 Commonwealth Crescent #01-129, Singapore
    Open hours: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and 5 pm – 11:30 pm daily
    Prices: Dishes are around the $8 – $12 range, and can range depending on size
    How to get there: From Commonwealth MRT it’s about a 10 minute walk through the neighborhood

    Singapore breakfast
    Singapore style breakfast

    15. Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg

    Blending the Malay and Chinese culture, Singapore has a strong traditional social coffee shop culture. Traditionally known as kopitiams, open air coffee shops are a place to have a cup of coffee or tea, a few snacks, and just sit and chat or spend time with friends.

    Kaya, which is a spreadable sweet jam made from coconut cream, sugar, and often flavored with pandan leaves, is popularly served on toast to accompany a cup of coffee for a snack or breakfast. Additionally, and my personal favorite thing to eat for breakfast at Singapore kopitiams are soft boiled eggs, that?are smooth, creamy, and rich, and go so well together with a sprinkle of soy sauce and white pepper.

    Apart from the regular Chinese and Indian standard dishes, if there’s one combination of things to consume for breakfast in Singapore, this would be it.

    Chin Mee Chin Confectionary
    Chin Mee Chin Confectionary

    Chin Mee Chin Confectionary

    Stepping into Chin Mee Chin Confectionary in the morning, you feel like you’ve taken a step back in time. Everything from the tables to the floor tiles, to the coffee and kaya toast they serve, appears that it hasn’t changed since they first opened in 1925.

    At the front of the coffee shop they have a cupboard full of baked goods which you can serve yourself, and then you can order soft boiled eggs, kaya toast, and beverages. The kaya toast, which is made with buns toasted over charcoal, was a little sweet for me, but I enjoyed the soft boiled eggs.

    Address: 204 E Coast Rd, Singapore
    Open hours: 8:30 am – 4 pm from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)
    Prices: Our total bill for kaya toast, drinks, and soft boiled eggs came to $8.20 SGD
    How to get there: The coffee shop is located in the historic Katong area, and you can walk from Eunos MRT station, but it’s a little far, about 20 – 30 minutes.

    Tong Ah Kopitiam
    Kaya toast at Tong Ah Kopitiam

    Tong Ah Kopitiam

    On a previous trip to Singapore, Ying and I had breakfast at Tong Ah Kopitiam, recommended on FoodieHub, another legendary coffee shop in historic Singapore. Although they are not in the original building they used to be in, they still serve great kaya toast and coffee, and even serve a menu of zi char dishes as well. The kaya toast was heavy on the butter, but nice and crispy, and the soft boiled eggs were delicious.

    Address: 35 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore
    Open hours: 11 am – 2:30 pm and 5 pm – 10 pm (closed on Wednesday)
    Prices: About $3 – $5 SGD per person
    How to get there: You can walk from Outram Park MRT station

    best rojak in Singapore
    Rojak – the ultimate mixture

    16. Rojak

    Truly a contrasting combination of both textures and flavors, rojak is the ultimate concoction for throwing your taste buds into a sweet and salty frenzy. Since rojak literally just means “mixture,” there are all sorts of different types, and in Singapore both Chinese rojak and Indian Rojak are common at food hawker centres.

    The Chinese rojak often includes slices of fruit like pineapple or guava, Chinese youtiao, bean sprouts, water morning glory, among other ingredients, all tossed in a shrimp paste and palm sugar glaze, and finally finished with crushed peanuts. The Indian version of rojak can include a chopped up mix of deep fried fritters, potatoes, and vegetables and fruit, paired with a peanut sweet and spicy sauce.

    Toa Payoh Rojak
    Toa Payoh Rojak

    Toa Payoh Rojak

    One of the most famous names in Chinese rojak in Singapore is Toa Payoh Rojak, located at the Old Airport Road Hawker Centre. From the moment the stall opens, they have a continual line that never seems to stop. But luckily, they have a number queuing system so nothing gets unorganized.

    Every single ingredient that gets added to the rojak is cared for, and you can see the passion that goes into each plate. The rojak was sweet, salty, and sticky, and heavy on the fried tofu and youtiao, with bean sprouts and water morning glory to balance. I also loved how they added in some calamansi lime peel and torch ginger flower for fragrance.

    Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, Singapore
    Open hours: 12 pm – 8 pm (closed on Sunday)
    Prices: You can choose your plate size, I got the $3 SGD size
    How to get there: The hawker centre is a short walk from Dakota MRT station

    Satay in Singapore
    Satay in Singapore

    17. Satay

    Although originally from Indonesia with influence from India and the Middle East, satay (or sate) is very popular throughout Southeast Asia, and common to find at?hawker food centres throughout Singapore.

    Any type of meat, most typically chicken, beef, or mutton, are marinated in a mixture of spices and lemongrass, skewered, then grilled over charcoal. Satay’s are served with a sweet and mildly spicy peanut sauce, along with cucumbers and onions, and sometimes rice cakes.

    Alhambra Satay
    Alhambra Satay at Geylang Serai

    Alhambra Satay

    Located at Geylang Serai food centre, Alhambra Satay is a halal stall that specializes in an original style of Indonesian satay. I ordered a mixture of both beef and chicken, both of which were freshly grilled and hot. The taste was a little too sweet for me, but I did appreciate the smoky flavor and texture of the meat.

    Address: Blk 1 Geylang Serai #02-145, Geylang Serai Food Centre, Singapore
    Open hours: Unsure, but open during lunch time for sure
    Prices: I paid $6.50 SGD for 10 skewers
    How to get there: Alhambra Satay is located at Geylang Serai market and food centre, about a 10 minute walk from Paya Lebar MRT station.

    shaved ice
    Ice kacang – shaved ice

    18. Ice Kacang

    It seems that just about every country throughout the world has their own version of a crushed or shaved ice dessert, and in Singapore that treat is called an ice kacang.

    At the bottom of the bowl, a selection of different jellies and red beans are added, followed by light packed shaved ice, which is then covered in a variety of different syrups, and topped with condensed milk and sweet cream corn.

    There are also other variations of Singapore ice kacang, and the menus are usually pretty good at?showing you the picture of what you’re about to get. You’ll find an ice kacang stall at just about every food hawker centre you visit in Singapore.

    Berseh Food Centre
    Desserts stall at Berseh Food Centre

    Berseh Ice Kacang

    You know how the picture of the food on signs or on menus is never how it actually looks in real life when you get it?… and usually it’s not even close to as good? That’s not?the case with the ice kacang at Berseh Food Centre. The ice kacangs they serve were?even better than in the photos, and they generously pile on the ice and toppings.

    Daniel brought me to try the ice kacang here, saying it was the best in Singapore for its finely shaved ice. He was right, the ice was shaved so fine, that when mixed with condensed milk, it felt more like ice cream than?shaved ice. It tasted very similar to one of my favorite shave ice spots in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Address: Berseh Food Centre, 208877, 166 Jalan Besar, 208877
    Open hours: Daytime
    Prices: $1.50 SGD for ice kacang
    How to get there: It’s located right on the corner of Jalan Berseh and Jalan Besar

    mao shan wang
    Insanely “mao shan wang” durian in Singapore!

    19. Durian

    Although durian is the only food on this list that needs no cooking preparation and is perfect in its all natural state of being, I had to include it because it’s such an obsession in Singapore, and it can be treated like an entire meal… and if I’m being honest with you, it was an excuse so that I could justify eating?durian in Singapore. Luckily, I didn’t have any trouble convincing my wife that we needed to have during in Singapore, her being a lover of the King of Fruits as well.

    There’s no other way to put it that durian is?one of the most phenomenal natural things in the entire world. It’s a fruit that grows in a dangerously spiky circular-ish shape, with a pungent aroma of sweet jungle honey, and that can be so sweet, creamy, buttery, and rich, that nothing, not even a block of butter itself, can compare to it.

    In Singapore, much of the durian is actually grown in Malaysia, but why durian can be so good in Singapore is because some of the best quality, and even some farms owned by Singaporeans who bring their entire stock of durian to sell in Singapore, is available in Singapore where people are often willing to open their wallets for the best of the best.

    Combat Durian
    Combat Durian

    Combat Durian

    You have to be careful choosing where to eat durian in Singapore, because there’s a reputation for certain stalls and fruit shops that are dishonest in their business practice and sometimes sell lesser quality varieties and higher quality varieties. So I think it’s best to go to a reputable durian seller in the first place, and though you may pay a few bucks more, it’s worth it so that you know what you’re getting and so you don’t get ripped off.

    One of the long time reputable durian stalls in called Combat Durian, a name that comes from their desire to have you Come-Back. My nose lead me to the stall, which is a red tent right next to a Chinese temple. Ying and I chose a smallish?2 kg Mao Shan Wang (also known as the Cat Mountain King), one of the prized durian cultivars.

    It was a durian of my dreams – so ridiculously sweet and creamy, with a bitterness all the way through to offer a contrast from the sweetness. My wife and I sat in silence, with occasional moaning until our spiky shell was gone. Although pricey, I can say with certainty that it was worth it.

    Address: 249 Balestier Rd, Singapore
    Open hours: 12 pm – 12 am midnight daily
    Prices: For a Mao Shan Wang the price was $20 SGD per kg, and ours cost a total of $32 SGD
    How to get there: The closest MRT station in Novena, and I walked from there in about 15 minutes. But alternatively you can jump on bus #154.

    nasi padang
    Nasi Padang – One of my favorite meals

    20. Nasi Padang

    Back in 2009, I took my first trip to Sumatra, Indonesia, and I was introduced to Nasi Padang, rice with a selection of different dishes originally from Padang in Sumatra.

    Being a lover of spicy foods and curries, I completely fell in love with Nasi Padang, and it’s been one of my favorite meals in the world for years now. Typically you get a plate of rice, and can then choose a variety of different dishes like rendang, a selection of different curries and vegetables, and plenty of sambal chili sauce.

    Singapore is located less than 100 Kilometers from the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, and therefore there is a lot of Indonesian food influence and many Indonesians living in Singapore. There is a good selection of restaurants in Singapore that serve excellent Nasi Padang.

    Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang
    Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang at Geylang Serai

    Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang

    Located at Geylang Serai Food Centre, one of the main Malay and Indonesian hawker food courts in Singapore, is Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang, a well known stall that serves Nasi Padang. When I ate there, I got the beef rendang, petai with sambal and ikan bilis (anchovies), a coconut milk jackfruit curry, and brinjals in sambal chili.

    The food was excellent, and I especially enjoyed the beef rendang, that had an unmistakably roasted coconut flavor to it, with a hint of cumin and chilies. The petai (stink beans) dish was also very good, with just slightly sautéed stink beans so they were still crunchy and fresh – one of my personal favorite ingredients in the world.

    Address: #02-137, Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre
    Open hours: 9 am – 10:30 pm daily, but closed two weeks on Monday and Thursday
    Prices: It depends on how many dishes you take, but my plate was $7 SGD
    How to get there: Take the MRT to Paya Lebar, and the food centre is just a 10 minute walk from there.

    Adam Road Food Centre
    Nasi Lemak at Adam Road Food Centre

    21. Nasi Lemak

    Nasi lemak is one of the most well known Malay dishes, and when I’m in Malaysia, it’s one of the first meals I try to seek out as soon as I arrive. So I was also excited to taste a Singapore version of nasi lemak.

    The key most important part of any plate of nasi lemak is the rice, which is not just plain steamed rice, but it’s fragrant rice cooked with coconut milk, salt, and sometimes pandan leaves to give it a wonderful fragrance.

    In addition to the rice, nasi lemak is often served with some type of sambal chili sauce, plus fried anchovies (bilis). But after that, it’s really up to the restaurant what is additionally served – sometimes it’s a variety of different curries like rendang, and sometimes it’s lighter, less spicy things like fried chicken and fish. Nasi lemak is traditionally eaten for breakfast as it’s aromatic and soothing, but nowadays it’s common for other meals as well. Throughout Malaysia and Singapore, nasi lemak is a very popular dish, and provides a twist from just an ordinary plate of steamed rice with side dishes.

    Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak
    Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak

    Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak

    When I ask where to eat nasi lemak in Singapore there was an overwhelming response that I needed to try the version at the incredibly popular and well known Adam Road Nasi Lemak stall – known officially as Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak. I think the stall itself is so popular in Singapore that it’s almost synonymous with nasi lemak.

    I read, and was told that there would always be a line – and due to the time when I happen to have the chance to go there, on a Sunday right at noon – it was packed. There were about 50 people in line in front of me, and it took a bit over an hour to get to the front.

    It was a true test of patience and endurance, but I finally arrived to the front of the line, and along with my friend Tuah, we each ordered a “Royal Rumble” – the word they use for the deluxe plate of nasi lemak that includes everything – coconut milk cooked rice, sambal, fried chicken, fried fish, anchovies, egg, otah, and possibly a few other things I’m forgetting. All the surrounding toppings, like the fried fish and fried chicken, were all pretty standard, but the rice, which was extremely fragrant and fluffy (made with basmati rice), was excellent. The rice is what really made the nasi lemak good, and I would guess the reason why so many people are willing to wait out the line.

    Address: 2 Adam Rd, #01-02, Adam Road Food Centre, Singapore
    Open hours: 7 am – 5 pm (closed on Friday)
    Prices: Depending on what size or combination your order. I had the biggest plate for $5.50 SGD
    How to get there: Take the MRT to Botanic Gardens, and Adam Road Food Centre is just a 5 minute walk

    murtabak
    Giant murtabak!

    22. Murtabak

    Originally an Arab food, but popular throughout Singapore and influenced by Indian flavors as well, a murtabak is yet another example of a beautiful fusion of cultures through food. Murtabak is essentially a stuffed roti, that can be filled with a choice of different fillings.

    A ball of dough is slapped until it’s thin, then an egg gets spread on the inside, followed by a mixture of meat and spices and onions. It’s then wrapped up into a rectangle, with the dough on all sides like a package, and goes onto a big hot oiled griddle to cook until golden brown and crispy on the sides. What I really liked about murtabak in Singapore is that, even while the entire murtabak is delicious and spiced all the way through, it’s served with an additional Indian style curry on the side for extra flavor.

    Singapore Zam Zam
    Singapore Zam Zam

    Singapore Zam Zam

    Having been around since 1908, Singapore Zam Zam is one of the most well known names in Singapore when it comes to murtabak. In the comments section below, when I asked you where to eat in Singapore, Zam Zam also happened to be one of the most recommended places, and so I knew it was necessary to eat here on my trip to Singapore.

    You could choose from about 5 different sizes, and with deer, mutton, beef, or chicken. I got one mutton and one beef, and choose both the medium size. Both were delicious on their own, but I think the chicken was the winner with nice bite size pieces of seasoned chicken within the the crunchy and sticky roti wrapper. Singapore Zam Zam is a must for any murtabak or roti lover.

    Address: 697-699 N Bridge Rd, Singapore
    Open hours: 7 am – 11 pm daily
    Prices: Depending on what size you order, I had the medium for $8 SGD per murtabak
    How to get there: Take the MRT to Bugis station, walk towards Arab St., and Singapore Zam Zam is across the street from Sultan Mosque.

    Singapore crab restaurants
    Black pepper crab

    23. Chili Crab / Black Pepper Crab

    Often referred to as one of the national dishes of Singapore, chili crab is one of the most beloved special family dishes in Singapore, and it’s among the most famous things to eat in the city when you’re visiting as well.

    Crabs, which are often black mud crabs, are cooked in a thick goopy sauce that’s sweet and salty with a hint of sourness. Many?versions of Singapore chili crab include egg in the sauce to make it thick and richer, plus some blended chilies for flavor, and tomatoes. Despite the dish being called chili crab, it’s really actually not spicy, but the chilies give more of a fragrance to the dish (at least in my opinion).

    In addition to chili crab, black pepper crab is another crab favorite in Singapore, and it’s actually probably my preferred method of ordering crab. A fine blend of black pepper, coats each piece of crab, with butter to hold it altogether. The pepper is strong, but not strong enough to be too?spicy, just offering a slight kick that complements the sweet meat of the crab. Finally, yet another version of crab that’s well known and popular to eat in Singapore is salted egg yolk crab, which takes on the salted richness of the egg yolk, and is often paired with curry leaves for a burst of curry to contrast the saltiness. Eating crab in Singapore isn’t cheap, but if you’re a crab lover, it can be well worth it to splurge on a crab session.

    Long Beach Seafood Restaurant
    Chili crab at Long Beach Seafood Restaurant

    Long Beach

    Along with my friends Dan and Charles, who were visiting from LA one evening, we headed to Long Beach Seafood, one of the legendary names in seafood restaurants in Singapore. There are a number of branches, and we ate at the Seafood Centre branch, along East Coast Road.

    The chili crab was wondrous, big fresh meaty crab, drowned in a thick sticky and goopy sauce that was sweet and tangy, with a hint of a sourness, and just a touch of spiciness. Like most chili crab, it wasn’t spicy, but really pleasant. Long Beach Seafood claims to be the serve the original black pepper crab in Singapore, and I can say it was absolutely breathtakingly good. Again, the crab itself was amazing, and the black pepper glaze wasn’t sweet at all, but it was rather like a fine buttery pepper paste. I thought the black pepper crab was superb.

    Address: #01-04 East Coast Seafood Centre Singapore
    Open hours: 2:30 pm – 12:15 am on Monday to Thursday, 1:30 pm – 12:15 am on Friday, 11:30 am – 1:15 am on Saturday and Sunday
    Prices: Expect to pay around $100 SGD per person
    How to get there: I ate at the branch at East Coast Seafood Centre.

    First Grade Seafood Singapore
    Eng Seng Restaurant

    Eng Seng Restaurant

    Famous mostly for their black pepper crab, Eng Seng Restaurant (also officially known as First Grade Seafood Restaurant) is another legendary crab spot in the Joo Chiat area of Singapore. In order to beat the dinner time crowd and avoid having to make a reservation or call ahead to reserve crab, Ying and I arrived in the late afternoon at about 4:30 pm, and they still had plenty of crabs to go around.

    You can only order crab by the two’s and so we got two black pepper crabs. The crab was undoubtedly fresh and good quality, with sweet fleshy meat. The pepper sauce was honestly a little too sweet for me, and despite its black appearance it wasn’t all the peppery, but it was still good, especially because of the crab itself. I also had a plate of mee goreng, fried noodles, which was incredibly tasty.

    Address: 247 Joo Chiat Place
    Open hours: 4 pm – 8:30 pm (closed on Wednesday)
    Prices: Ying and I ate a full meal for $92.50 SGD, and our two crabs cost about $80 of our bill.
    How to get there: Eng Seng is located in the Joo Chiat area, a 10 minute walk from Eunos MRT station.

    sambal stingray
    BBQ sambal stingray – so good!

    24. Sambal Stingray

    Known for being served at open air bbq restaurants and food stalls in Singapore is sambal stingray. The stingray is cut into steak sizes pieces, marinated in a sambal sauce made from chilies, shallots, cane sugar, sometimes tamarind, and calamansi juice. The stingray is then wrapped in a banana leaf and grilled over, nowadays a hot griddle, while remaining in the banana leaf.

    The result is that the stingray is grilled and kind of baked in the sambal and its own juices all at the same time. For the finishing touch, the stingray is garnished with a handful of chopped red onions or shallots, and served with an extra sauce, plus some fresh calamansi to squeeze on top.

    When I’m in Singapore, one of the dishes I just can’t get over is bbq sambal stingray, I think it’s one of those dishes I could be pretty happy eating everyday of my life. Stingray is very firm in texture, yet at the same time it has an almost crab like stringiness to it, without being quite so silky. And along with the sambal, I love how you can taste the essence of the banana leaf embedded in the stingray from the grilling process. It’s truly something you have to eat in Singapore.

    Chomp Chomp Food Centre
    Chomp Chomp Food Centre (Stall #1)

    Chomp Chomp Food Centre (Stall #1)

    When I asked you all in the comments where to eat sambal stingray in Singapore, by far the winning vote was for Chomp Chomp Food Centre, and so I knew that no matter what we ate while in the city, we absolutely needed to pay a visit to Chomp Chomp.

    Ying and I arrived in the late afternoon to try and beat the main dinner crowd (which we did), and I was happy to see a small and neighborhood like food court, with a bunch of amazing looking stalls.

    For the bbq dishes, I headed straight to stall #1, right at the entrance of the centre, where many of you had recommended. I had the large sized piece of stingray for $15, and it was worth every cent. The stingray was grilled to perfection, fragrant from the banana leaf, with a roasted sambal flavor, and just superb fresh meaty stingray. The entire Chomp Chomp Food Centre in Singapore is a gem of a food lover’s paradise.

    Address: 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore
    Open hours: 5 pm – Midnight or so daily
    Prices: A range of hawker food prices, stingray ranges from $10 – $15 SGD
    How to get there: Take the MRT to Serangoon Station, and catch the bus that goes directly to Serangoon Gardens.

    Leng Heng Seafood
    Leng Heng Seafood

    Leng Heng BBQ & Claypot Deluxe

    As a suggestion from Catherine Ling?for Foodiehub, on a previous trip to Singapore I had the chance to eat at a place called Leng Heng BBQ, located at the laid back East Coast Lagoon Hawker Centre. The stingray was cooked so it was juicy and fresh, with plenty of flavorful sambal, and lots of sliced onions on top. In addition to the good food, the owner was extremely friendly, and the environment, near the beach, was?a nice addition.

    Address: 1220 East Coast Parkway, Singapore
    Open hours: 3:30 pm – 11 pm (closed on Thursday)
    Prices: Typically hawker seafood prices, expect to pay around $10 – $20 SGD per person, or more for bigger seafood dishes
    How to get there: The easiest way to get to East Coast Lagoon Hawker Centre is by taxi or bus.

    fish head curry
    Singapore fish head curry!

    25. Fish Head Curry

    As you probably know by now, I’m a huge food lover, and while I enjoyed eating everything on this list of Singapore food, there are a couple dishes that top all the rest (for me), one of them being fish head curry.

    Just like many other Singaporean dishes, fish head curry is the result of a combination of cultures, and it’s a dish with an interesting history.

    As the story goes, there was an Indian chef who was faced with the challenge of cooking for a group of Chinese. Since the fish head is one of the most loved parts of the fish for many Chinese, the chef decided to cook an Indian style curry, and include the fish head. It was a?genius idea, and it’s one of Singapore’s iconic and uniquely Singaporean dishes – and one of my personal favorites as well. Nowadays in Singapore there are?generally considered two main different types of fish head curry, the south Indian style, and the Chinese style.

    The Banana Leaf Apolo
    The Banana Leaf Apolo

    The Banana Leaf Apolo

    The Banana Leaf Apolo (Race Course Rd branch) is one of the legendary Indian style fish head curry restaurants in Singapore, and you can choose the small, medium, or large fish head.

    My wife and I ordered the large head, and it was packed full of meat. The curry was incredible, with a wonderful sourness to it, an unforgettable taste of curry leaves, and what I really liked was that the curry gravy wasn’t too rich or oily, but it was light and packed with flavor.

    Address: 54 Race Course Rd, Singapore 218564
    Open hours: 10:30 am – 10:30 pm daily
    Prices: Full menu range of prices, we had the large fish head curry and a few other dishes for $61.10 SGD ($42.57 USD)
    How to get there: The restaurant is located in Little India, about a 5 minute walk from Little India MRT station.

    Samy's Curry
    Samy’s Curry

    Samy’s Curry

    While the fish head curry at The Banana Leaf Apollo was?more water based and not as heavy, the fish head curry at Samy’s was thicker and more buttery tasting – also maybe more oily. However it was also superb, just sort of depends on what type of curry you’re in the mood for.

    Served in a claypot, the fish head I ate at Samy’s was also extremely meaty, and the curry was rich, buttery, and flavorsome. I also had some squid curry and prawns at Samy’s that were superb. Overall, it’s a very nice, laid back Indian restaurant, located in the quiet Dempsey District of Singapore.

    Address: 25 Dempsey Road
    Open hours: 11 am – 3 pm and 6 pm – 11 pm (closed on Tuesday)
    Prices: Expect to pay around $20 – $30 SGD per person for a fish head feast
    How to get there: Samy’s is located in the Dempsey area of Singapore, and it’s best to catch a taxi.

    A few extra Singapore restaurants

    Here are a few extra restaurants and dishes I ate in Singapore that aren’t on the 25 list, but they are too good to leave out:

    Hainanese curry rice
    Beach Road Scissor Cut Curry Rice

    Beach Road Scissor Cut Curry Rice

    This Hainanese curry rice is an absolute mess of crispy deep fried and braised things, all chopped up with scissors, topped over rice, and drowned in a nutty mild curry gravy, and it’s awesome.

    Address: 229 Jln Besar, Singapore 208905
    Open hours: 11 am – 3:30 am daily
    Prices: About $3 – $5 SGD depending on how many toppings you order
    How get there: You can either walk from Farrer Park or Lavender MRT stations

    Singapore claypot rice
    Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice

    Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice

    I had never seen such a spectacular display of claypot rice as at Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice, located within the always bustling Chinatown Complex Food Centre. They literally have bleachers of claypots set up in their hawker stall, all cooking away. An amazing place.

    Address: 335 Smith St, Chinatown Complex Food Centre
    Open hours: 4 pm – 11 pm (closed on Thursday)
    Prices: Depending on the size of claypot you get, I had the $12 pot
    How get there: Just a short walk from Chinatown MRT

    fish head steamboat
    Tian Wai Tian Fish Head Steamboat

    Tian Wai Tian Fish Head Steamboat

    This restaurant is my kind of place, known in Singapore for its lack of service, but delicious food. The pomfret steamboat, which I like to?call a fire pot, was wonderful.

    Address: 1382 Serangoon Rd
    Open hours: 5 pm – 11 pm daily
    Prices: Our total bill for 3 for everything was $59 SGD
    How get there: It’s about a 5 minute walk from Potong Pasir MRT station

    Allauddins Briyani
    Chicken biryani at Allauddins Briyani

    Allauddins Briyani

    I typically avoid chicken biryani and love mutton biryani, but at Allauddins Briyani stall at Tekka Centre in Little India, the chicken biryani was incredibly good, with well spiced rice and tender, but not mushy, chicken.

    Address: 665 Buffalo Rd, Tekka Centre, Little India
    Open hours: 8 am – 3 pm daily
    Prices: $5.50 SGD
    How get there: Take the MRT to Little India and follow the signs to Tekka Food Centre

    Rubiah Muslim Food
    Nasi Melayu at Rubiah Muslim Food

    Rubiah Muslim Food

    When I went to Whampoa Food Centre, I actually wanted to try a famous oyster omelette place, but unfortunately it was closed. So I had a plate of rice and curries at Rubiah Muslim Food. The sambal squid in particular was delicious.

    Address: 90 Whampoa Drive, at Whampoa Food Centre
    Open hours: 10 am – 6 pm (closed on Sunday)
    Prices: Depending on what you take, I think my plate cost about $7 SGD
    How get there: It’s about a 15 minute walk from Boon Keng MRT station

    Soon Soon Teochew Porridge
    Soon Soon Teochew Porridge

    Soon Soon Teochew Porridge

    I received so many recommendations to try Soon Soon Teochew Porridge, so there was no way I could not try it. Along with a bowl of rice porridge I had a steamed fish, eggplant, chicken, and some longbeans.?Another excellent meal and top recommendation in Singapore.

    Address: 13 Simon Rd
    Open hours: 8 am – 9 pm (closed on Tuesday)
    Prices: All depending on how much you order, side dishes are about $4 SGD per plate
    How get there: It’s about a 5 minute walk from Kovan MRT station

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    Additional Resources:

    Here are a few resources?that I used during my trip to Singapore, and I hope they will be helpful for you as well.

    Singapore Food Map:

    Singapore Food Map – It includes everything in this guide (Green points are in this guide, Purple points are places I wanted to go, but didn’t make it.)

    Accommodation:

    *Note: These are affiliate links, so if you make a booking, at NO extra cost to you I will receive a commission.

    Singapore Food Blogs:

    In addition to all of your amazing Singapore suggestions, I also want to thank a handful of awesome Singapore blogs that are very helpful:

    Roland Restaurant
    Chili crab at Roland Restaurant

    Conclusion

    Before going to Singapore I asked for suggestions on the best hawker stalls and local restaurants to eat at.

    The response blew me away – so many of you gave helpful and delicious suggestions about your favorite food spots in Singapore… so many in fact, that in two weeks of full on eating, I barely scratched the surface.

    The result of this Singapore food guide was created directly from all of your Singapore food suggestions (in the comments below). Thank you for all of your help and for your willingness to share so many of your favorite places to eat.

    I hope this food guide, will be extremely helpful when you’re in Singapore and looking for some of the most delicious?food in the city.

    Exclusive Bonus: Because this post is so long, I decided to create an eBook, which you can download for free!

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    • Vishal Kaushik

      11 months ago

      Amazing recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    • Vishal

      1 year ago

      Keep it up man.

    • J. K. Lim

      3 years ago

      What brand dark soy sauce they use for stir-fry Char Kway Teow. There are limited supply in US asian grocery store & I use ABC Indonesia brand as a substitute & it don’t suit my taste bud. Any recommendation?

      • agung tan

        2 years ago

        use kecap manis bango its a very good sweet soy sauce, and for the salt soy sauce you use kecap asin angsa.

    • Suwanti

      3 years ago

      You should try Clementi Market Satay, called Chai Ho satay and Bakkwa next time. It’s Chinese pork satay with peanut sauce. The sight char from charcoal gives it a great smell on the satay. It’s truly delicious and value for money satay.

    • Ody

      3 years ago

      This is a great and accurate list, as I’ve also been to most of the mentioned places as well, thanks to my girlfriend. Thanks for making it Mark!
      My favorite food is Wanton Mee!

    • Markus Rosenqvist

      3 years ago

      Wow! The food looks so good! Thank you for this amazing website.

    • Hui

      3 years ago

      Thank you so much for the massive pictures! Makes it so much easier to explain to people what to get when I can’t be there in person to guide them!

    • Jenefar Rosy

      3 years ago

      All the food are looking so much tasty frankly said mouth watering. I always thought that Indian food are the best but after reading your nice post and watching these gorgeous looking food photo i found myself wrong. Now i would like to have a tour in Singapore rather than India basically for food

    • Tiffany Yeo

      4 years ago

      Well researched & great compilation of many of the best food stalls in Singapore. Great job & I must say, Exquisite tastebuds! This Singaporean Foodie approves!

    • Ynna Mae

      4 years ago

      Hi! I’m going to Singapore next month. I got so hyped up by your blog, and like you, I love food! Your blog is very informative. Anyway, are the denominations here in Singaporean Dollars or US Dollars? Thanks! I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts

      • Mark Wiens

        4 years ago

        Thank you Ynna, glad you’ll be going to Singapore soon. Prices are in Singapore Dollars.

    • Darren

      4 years ago

      Ahh you went to Whompoa Market and did not try Finish Noodle Soup there! What a waste ?? Both their Tom Yam and Normal Fish Soup with Milk is excellent. Definitely worth a shot the next time. Also, there are other hawker dishes like prawn noodle soup (good ones found at old airport road and cambridge hawker centre), braised duck rice, kway chap (not a favorite for everyone) etc that you have to try. Also, did you try chinese versions of fish head curry at other zi char places in Singapore? Other Chicken Rice places you can try are Tong Fong Fa Bonless Hainanese Chicken Rice at Ghim Moh Market (Also recommend Chuan Kee Braised Duck Rice and Ji Li Roasted Duck at same hawker centre) or Ming Kee Chicken Rice at Bishan. Keep up the good work!

      • Darren

        4 years ago

        Just saw your Hollad Village Hawker Centre Video. 3 stalls to the left of the Kway Chap stall you tried has a more genuine porky taste in my opinion.

    • Phuc

      4 years ago

      Many thanks Mark! Your Singapore food guide is so awesome. I’ve just come back from Singapore and have to say the trip is more interesting dues to the delicious meals (and yes, I followed your food guide). #4. Tian Tian Chicken Rice: the rice itself is good, and totally agree that the chicken is a bit soft than I think. But overall it is worth a try. #9. Hill Street Tai Hwa Bar Chor Mee: the vinegar sauce helps balance the taste of mee and topping, and makes the dish is not too oily. #15. Kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs: I think it is not to my taste … #21. Selera Nasi Lemak: the yummy yummy coconut rice! Thank you for introducing me this stall. I have tried some nasi lemak in Malaysia, the rice is delicious too, but no competition to the coconut rice here. So fragrant and fluffy, the rice enhances the flavor of all. #22. Zam Zam murtabak: I ordered both chicken and beef fillings, but the chicken murtabak is quite dry, and I prefer the beef one.
      THANK YOU for your time and enthusiasm. Wish you and your family a flavorful 2017 ahead.

    • William Gunter

      4 years ago

      Wonderful old Beach Rd. Po Peia – Cabbage Roll Nuts other delicious ingredients !!!!!

    • Anthony Ho

      4 years ago

      Hi Mark, I viewed all your Singapore food videos and I must say they are extremely informative evEn for a senior citizen like myself. One local hawker meal I am cracy about is ‘ mee rebus ‘. A simple comfort dish. Many years ago I discovered one of my best mee rebus can be found at the old serangoon hawker centre next to Chomp Chomp before it was revamped 15 years ago and I cannot trace the same taste elsewhere since. If Infind it I will let you know.

      Happy New 2017 to you and keep up your good work and your Wiens lean..

      BR
      Anthony

    • Eamon

      4 years ago

      Love your enthusiasm for the wonderful flavours of Singapore it is a mecca for those who really appreciate tasty food.

    • Mishary

      4 years ago

      I have a fish allergy ( only finned fish i.e. Tuna, salmon, catfish, etc.). I’m totally fine with shellfish. Of all the dishes you described, besides the obvious ones (fish head curry)… Are there any dishes that have fish ingredients, in flake form, or used to make broth? Or anchovies thrown in?

      Awesome post, I would appreciate your help.

      • Mark Wiens

        4 years ago

        Hey Mishary, I’m not really an expert on the ingredients in these dishes, but I do think some of these dishes probably include some fish sauce as well, not totally sure which ones though. I’m sorry I can’t provide you with concrete info, but do be careful with food in Singapore as lots of ingredients are also likely handled in fish facilities.

    • Monica

      4 years ago

      I’ve been away from Singapore for 20 years……it’s the food that’s bringing me home again…….all Singapore food, be it Malay, Indian, Chinese, or Nonya
      Thanks
      homesick

    • RJ Abellera

      4 years ago

      Thanks Mark for the list of amazing food to try when in Singapore. And also for providing places where to avail them. Very helpful guide!

    • shalini srivastava

      4 years ago

      I love this ice covered in a variety of different syrups, and topped with condensed milk and sweet cream corn..my kids also like il.

    • Minjin

      4 years ago

      I am from Korea living in Singapore. me and my husband somehow struggled with the foods at first we came here, but now it became a weekend must-do thing to visit one of your recommendations and I must say it is truly enrichng my life here ?? Thanks always and hope you are having a great food enjoying trip in my country!

    • Simon Road Hokkien Mee

      4 years ago

      Hello Mark, the article is really a pleasure to read. I would like to invite you to visit Simon Road Hokkien Mee next time when you visit Singapore. We are one of the oldest and popular fried hokkien mee stall in Singapore and I’m sure you’ll love it.

      Thanks,
      Ong

    • Puna

      4 years ago

      I would just like to say a big massive THANK YOU for all the information that you have been providing via Youtube vlog, Facebook and your website.
      I have been following you and Ying for the past two months and have found so much helpful information about SE Asia and the delicacy in every country that you both have travelled through.
      THANK YOU once again… Your videos and the information provided are making me and my nieces look forward to our travels to SE Asia this early October.
      Cheers from Sydney , Australia..

      • Mark Wiens

        4 years ago

        Hi Puna, great to hear from you, thank you very much, happy to hear the information is helpful. Hope you and your niece have an amazing upcoming trip to SE Asia!

    • Inday Joy

      5 years ago

      Thank you for you and your readers’ generosity in sharing this guide.

    • Ugur

      5 years ago

      Hi, greeting you from Istanbul. And thank you for this great info about the best food points in Singapore. Once I get there, definetely try as much as I can. All seems delicious. In the meantime I would suggest you to try Turkish food aswell. cheers

      • Mark Wiens

        5 years ago

        Hi Ugur, thank you. I would love to visit Istanbul in the future!

    • Jeffrey Ty

      5 years ago

      Wow! Thanks for those recommendations. I love Singapore food they have this distinct asian taste that you would like to try every time you go to their country. I love Laksa its the best and of course the chicken rice. By the way, please check this out if you have time http://www.klapsons.com/singapore/eat/

      • Mark Wiens

        5 years ago

        Hi Jeffrey, thank you very much, appreciate the recommendation.

    • Iskandar Taib

      5 years ago

      Next time you go try the “Kacang Pool” (pronounced “pol”) at the Geylang Serai market. It’s a breakfast thing, 8am would be about right. Few Singaporeans know about this dish, it’s a Malay Singaporean thing, and comes from the middle east. In fact, most Malaysians will not have heard of it, either. It’s fava beans in a thick spicy stew, served with “French bread”, chillis and chopped onions, and usually a fried egg on top. For me it’s a family thing, my father came from Singapore and we eat this dish often at home (you can make it from canned beans). I’m glad you tried Zam zam’s murtabak, it’s the best in the world! Nothing compares. Most murtabak elsewhere is heavy on the potatoes and less so on the meat.

      — Iskandar

      • Mark Wiens

        5 years ago

        Hi Iskandar, thank you for sharing about kacang pool, that sounds delicious. Next time I’m in Singapore I will try to check it out. Thanks!

    • Hitesh Jain

      5 years ago

      Very Nice Post, I personally prefer Allauddins Briyani and chicken rice. Thanks for the lovely writting .

    • G Tan

      5 years ago

      Dude … Sorry man but the Guay Jab / Kuay Chap you had at Holland Drive, is most certainly Pig G.J / K.C. And not Duck….
      It’s a stall specialising in Braised dishes, hence braised G.J. / K.C. Is one of its specialities. The Braised Whole Duck may or may not be be its side attraction. Many stalls in SIN serve this Combi a Pig/ Duck.
      Sometimes the Pig is the Star sometimes the Duck….. But what u had was not a Duck Intestine ….it was a pig’s and judging from the vid it was a large intestine…..
      But still too cool dude

    • Julian Ko

      5 years ago

      You should try fei fei wonton noodles at 62 Joo Chiat Place its my favorite wanton noodle stall ever

    • Julian Ko

      5 years ago

      You should try fei fei wonton noodles at 62 Joo Chiat Place

    • Daryl

      5 years ago

      Do try out Ponggol Nasi Lemak which is located near Kovan met station!!It is a Chinese version of Nasi Lemak which is uniquely different from the authentic Malay version.The food we have here is truly unique due to the different Flavours from individual races.Really Glad you have came Mark, cheers!

    • Marek

      5 years ago

      Amazing food. I thing best place for gastro turism. My next travel is in Singapore for food ??

    • Hanafi

      5 years ago

      You missed the best soup tulang in Singapore :P.

    • Ahmed Gusto

      5 years ago

      It’s very kind of you to give us the opportunity to download this article for our future reference when travelling to Singapore. most of the places even I didn’t know exist. thank you for this compilation

    • Steph

      5 years ago

      This post is awesome! I’m about to take a trip to Singapore and found this super helpful. Love the food map that you included. THANK YOU THANK YOU!

    • Harry Chan

      5 years ago

      Thank you! Mark. What is there a better way to understand a culture than to explore food culture? Thanks for teaching and showing me different knowledge of cultures, it really opens my eyes. I love eating and explore different cultures, food shows the love of a culture. Love your shows and expertise, keep it up! this is my daily high point spending time watching you travel, your teaching means a lot to me.

      • Mark Wiens

        5 years ago

        Hi Harry, thank you very much for your support and kind words, really appreciate it. Food really such a great way to connect and relate to people around the world!

    • Su

      5 years ago

      Glad to see that some of my favourite stalls made it on your post! When you said you were going to do a Singapore food post I knew there would be tons of comments with more suggestions. Singaporeans love talking about food almost as much as actually eating it. ??

      • Mark Wiens

        5 years ago

        Hey Su, thank you very much. Haha, yes, it was great, and thank you all for so many food suggestions!

    • min

      5 years ago

      hey mark you are just awsome to watch on u tubes. u always make me jealous because here in australia the asian food is nothing like what i see when i had gone overseas. i love hot n spicy food but never knew what to order. thank u for the videos and recepies. keep up with ur good work. now i can enjoy it too. thank u.

      • Mark Wiens

        5 years ago

        Hi Min, really appreciate it, glad you love hot and spicy food as well!

    • Harry Ang

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark…just an introduction…you will be surprised by the Singapore food in Vietnam…founded in 2006…won IRON Chef in 2012…granted a few Franchise…Started a private dining in Singapore…First in the world to perfect Singapore Chilli Crab on the TEPPANYAKI TABLE. ..
      [email protected]…Ready to have outlets in Asia soon…A must try…must see…must taste…if you coming…let me know…I will bring you on a Vietnamese food tour…Harry

    • fred

      5 years ago

      wow this really brought back a few great memories. I loved Singapore, and the idea of just strolling along locating so much great food, and often not knowing what it is, or what I missed out on! As I was reading this post I found myself going back and forth to the map to look at so many of these places. I truly loved Maxwell Hawker as it was in the heart of things and I ended up eating there about 6 times over 2 days as there was so much to do in that area…great post love your stuff……being a cook Singapore is a must for the for me…..my only regret is I missed out on so much great food!!!!
      fred

      • Mark Wiens

        5 years ago

        Hey Fred, thank you very much, glad you enjoyed your time in Singapore so much as well. There is so much good food and so many food courts!

        • fred

          5 years ago

          hi-I also remember walking down joo chait rd and going into a small hole in the wall kind of place and had three or four types of otah or otah(sp?)…also popiah, love letters and a few others I cannot remember….I could spend another trip there easily…..

    • Lawrence J. Viles

      5 years ago

      Wow Mark, those dishes looked awesome. Been following you for years now. And thanks for the best Poke in Hawaii. That place was the best. I’m always waiting for your next adventure. Thanks again Mark & Ying.

      • Mark Wiens

        5 years ago

        Hey Lawrence, thank you very much, really appreciate it. That makes me hungry for some poke now!

    • Bruce Richardson

      5 years ago

      Great as always Mark!

    • TVAMS

      5 years ago

      I’m missing popiah in this overview… Maxwell foodcourts’ vendor Rojak, Popiah & Cockle serves a highly addictive version of this treat…

      • Mark Wiens

        5 years ago

        Thanks for the recommendation. I did try some popiah in Singapore, but just didn’t add it to this post as I thought it was more of a snack food. But maybe I should go back and add it in. Thanks!

    • David

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark, welcome to Singapore! I think you can check out this place called Swee Choon Dim Sum place. It’s pretty near Little India along Jalan Besar Road. There is also something called Scissors Rice which is a chinese style curry rice. The thing is these are the not so common food like Chicken rice as the range, quality and price differs so it’s tough to say which is the best one. Let me know if you need directions and I will be more than glad to guide you.

    • Jimmy Teo

      5 years ago

      Laksa – Katong Laksa
      53 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428771

      Bak Kut Teh – Ya Hua BKT
      593 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169641

      Hokkien Mee – Bedok Corner Hokkien Prawn Mee
      29, Bedok Corner Food Centre, 1 Bedok Road, 469572

      Chicken Rice – Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice
      Golden Shoe Carpark 50 Market Street #02-26, 048940

      Char Kway Teow – Hill Street Fried Kway Teow
      1 Bedok South Rd, 469267

      Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway) – Fu Ming Carrot Cake
      Blk 85 Redhill Lane, 150085

      Wan Ton Mee – Kok Kee Wanton Mee
      380 Jln Besar, Singapore 209000

      Fish Bee Hoon – Hong Kong Street Family Restaurant
      #01-67 East Village Mall, 430 Upper Changi Rd, 487048

      Bak Chor Mee – Bedok 85 Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian
      Blk 85 Bedok North St 4 #01-07, 460085

      Oyster Omelet (Orh Lua) – Lim’s Fried Oyster
      Berseh Food Centre, 166 Jalan Besar #01-32, 208877

      Yong Tao Foo – Fu Lin Yong Tau Foo
      721 East Coast Road, 459070

      Roast Duck (I prefer braised so i’m going to add braised duck) – Sean Kee Braised Duck
      659/661 Geylang Road (Geylang Lor 35), 389589

      Peranakan Food

      Zi Char Meal – Keng Eng Kee Seafood
      124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136, 150124

      Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg – Chin Mee Chin Confectionery
      204 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428903

      Rojak – Toa Payoh Rojak
      51 Old Airport Road #01-108 Old Airport Road Food Centre, 390051

      Satay – Chai Ho Satay
      Blk 448 Clementi Ave 3, #01-10 Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre, 120448

      Ice Kachang – Jin Jin Dessert
      Blk 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-20 ABC Brickworks Market/Food Centre, 150006

      Durian – 227 Katong Durian Fruits
      227 East Coast Road, 428924

      Nasi Padang – Sinar Pagi
      13 Circular Rd, Singapore 049369

      Nasi Lemak – Ponggol Nasi Lemak
      238 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437026

      Roti Prata / Murtabak – New Mahamoodiya
      335 Bedok Rd, 469510

      Chili Crab – Roland Restaurant
      89 Marine Parade Central # 06 – 750, 440089

      Sambal Stingray – Chan BBQ
      85 Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085

      Fish Head Curry – Ocean Curry Fish Head
      92 Lor 4 Toa Payoh, 310092

    • Thanh Laj

      5 years ago

      Mark! I’m visiting Singapore from Los Angeles and dined at the Banana Leaf Apolo this morning! Waited till 10:30 when they barely opened and ordered me a small fish head curry.
      Had dinner at Lau Pa Sat (satay, sambal sting ray and BBQ prawns!) Hope I run into ya!

    • Nicholas

      5 years ago

      is it too late? must try snack is “goreng Pisang” by the famous stall at Changi Village

    • Lester

      5 years ago

      10. Oyster Omelette
      Lim’s Fried Oyster
      Jalan Berseh Food Centre
      Opens only from 1800hrs to 0000hrs

      Definitely the best in Singapore!

    • Norliza

      5 years ago

      Hi! You may want to try the murtabak at 701 North Bridge Road. There are two murtabak stalls, Victory and Zam Zam. They are next to each other and have been around for the longest time. Some like to do a comparison to see which has the better murtabak. You might want to do that as well. I personally prefer the one at Victory. It really depends on your palate.

    • Shafie

      5 years ago

      Hey Mark!

      Just some favorites of mine for your consideration.

      Nasi Padang – Hajah Maimunah, original branch, Jalan Pisang – wide range of dishes, the BBQ fish and chicken are amazing.
      Nasi Lemak – Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak, Adam Road Hawker Centre – fragrant, tasteful rice, and a kickass sambal chilli.
      Roti Prata/Murtabak – Casuarina Curry restaurant, Casuarina Road – crispy pratas, awesome curries.
      Kaya Toast/Koffee/Egg – Heap Seng Leong Coffeeshop – a rare type of coffee place in Singapore nowadays, very old school, highly recommend to visit to check out the atmosphere and try coffee gu you as well as their charcoal toast bread.

      http://ieatishootipost.sg/heap-seng-leong-coffeeshop-and-time-stood-still/

      Hope you do come to Singapore and enjoy! Keep up the great work and looking forward to seeing your videos!

    • shantelle

      5 years ago

      You can try the Bak Chor Mee at FengShan Market aka Bedok 85!!

    • Andy

      5 years ago

      Upper Aljunied Joo Seng Rd. You can find one of the best restaurants that serves several items you are looking forward to on your list, especially the Chilli Crab! Can’t remember the name but i’m you’ll be guided by the locals their, you’ll never forget the taste!

    • Rona

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark, fantastic list of foods you have there but since you are here, do try out the frog porridge at the shop called “geylang lor 9”, geylang area. This is a must try dish in singapore.

    • Jordan

      5 years ago

      I am from Singapore and my wife is from Thailand. I prefer the food in Thailand to that in Singapore any day as the flavours in Thailand are more robust and appetising. Singapore is also quickly losing its food quality and identity as a food paradise as hawking food for low profit is quickly becoming a less viable option for the younger generation. Also, huge influx of foreign labour from China by mega-corporations into their “foodcourts” have spoiled the taste of our local food.

      My advise to you is to avoid all foodcourts at all costs if you want good tasting food. Foodcourts are usually air conditioned and located in shopping centres, owned by F&B conglomerates with brands such as “Kopitiam”, “Banquet”, “Koufu” and the likes. Please also avoid tourist traps such as Newton hawker centre where tourists are being cheated (tiger prawns for $100 a piece!) blind. Never ever visit a hawker centre in the city centre such as Orchard Road, Marina Bay, Newton etc.

      The best tasting and authentic Singapore food that hasn’t been ruined by what I just elaborated are typically found in suburban coffeeshops (known locally as kopitiams – note the difference with the brand Kopitiam), and suburban hawker centres. Good examples are the hawker centres at Old Airport Road, Telok Blangah, Bedok Central, Chomp Chomp etc. It will be good if you can get a local to bring you around, and I am sure that many of your fans (including myself) will be happy to help.

      Now for my favourite Singapore food, or what’s left of it. ??

      1.) Hoe Nam Prawn Noodles at Tai Thong Crescent (https://www.google.co.th/maps/place/Tai+Thong+Cres,+Singapore/@1.3291226,103.867376,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x31da1781cae540b5:0x6a86ace3b0cdb08e?hl=en)
      2.) Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice at Upper East Coast Road (https://www.google.co.th/maps/place/Boon+Tong+Kee/@1.3072211,103.90437,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x31da187332351a27:0xef27c4bc913560a8?hl=en)
      3.) 328 Katong Laksa at Upper East Coast Road (https://www.google.co.th/maps/place/328+Katong+Laksa/@1.3050827,103.9010514,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x31da18727d9a4eb9:0x4665a85bd32b52db?hl=en)
      4.) Crab Soup Noodles at Melben Seafood (https://www.google.co.th/maps/place/Mellben+Seafood/@1.3403922,103.8515823,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x31da176dd5edb6a1:0x9b90359aa86f9f5e?hl=en)

      Hope to see your video soon, or to meet you if you do want to take up my offer to bring you to a couple of places.

    • Maurice

      5 years ago

      Hi mark i have just returned to Australia from Singapore the best dish I had in Singapore was chilly crab at Jumbos in Clark quay and Sambal stingray at makansutra gluttons bay have fun Singapore is a beautiful place I’m sure you will love your trip

    • Gabriel Yau

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark, hope you enjoy your stay in Singapore!

      1. Laksa – 328 Katong Laksa has won a cook-off with Gordon Ramsay. You might be interested in that ^^
      2. Bak Kut Teh – There are many varieties of BKT and I’m assuming you mean the Teochew version. If you prefer your BKT more peppery, go for Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh. Otherwise, go for Founder Bak Kut Teh. Both places I mentioned are within a minute of each other anyway, so you could try both!
      3. Hokkien Mee – Ah Hock at Chomp Chomp perhaps? Not a big fan of this dish myself
      4. Chicken Rice – You can try Tian Tian Chicken Rice. They also won a ‘Hawker Heroes’ cook-off against Ramsay.
      5. Char Kuay Teow – Try the one at Zion Road. Can’t remember the name at this time.
      6. Carrot cake – You can try the CTK at Chomp Chomp. It’s usually good

      My laptop’s battery is dying so I’ll leave this as is for now – I’ll update this comment again. Cheers, and I hope I get to meet you in Singapore!

    • Muhammad

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark, I definitely recommend Selera Rasa for Nasi Lemak at Adam road. I have tried other popular Nasi Lemak stalls like Boon Lay power nasi lemak but was rather disappointed. Whenever there is a family gathering and I hear my relatives ordering Nasi Lemak from Adam road, I would always be eagerly anticipating for it.

    • Marianah

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark,

      For Nasi Padang, try out Hajah Maimunah. It’s one of the best. They are located at 200 Joo Chiat Road #01-02 Singapore 427357.

    • Kathy

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark, will be back to see more comments as planning on going to Singapore and interested myself where to try all those delicious food. Hope you don’t mind. Thanks

    • bob

      5 years ago

      Hi mark

      I suggest u also try singapore desserts like chendol, ice kacang, cheng teng, durian ice kacang, durian chendol etc…its is mostly available at hawker centers…also try the chinese nyonya rojak too…hope u enjoy ur singapore trip

    • JJ

      5 years ago

      For fish head curry, I would say Karu’s. It’s really quite authentic indian cuisine. Here’s the address!
      Karu’s Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant
      808 Upper Bukit Timah Road, 678144
      Daily: 10:30 – 22:00

    • Regie

      5 years ago

      You have to try the Salted Egg Pork Rice at orchard FarEast. It’s delicious and after you try it you will want to have more of it. (It’s addictive) Also you have to try the famous Claypot Laksa (Not a normal laksa) at this hawker centre at Alexandra Village. You also need to try local famous Kuey Chap.

    • Kevin Ng

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark,

      I like to recommend you and Ying one great Yong Tao Foo in Singapore only thing is its only open from 12am sometimes at 1am and will close around 3 to 4am depends is there any food left lol.

      If you want to try it following is the address
      Soon Li Yong Tau Foo
      Location: 15 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre, Blk 115 Bukit Merah View #01-78 Singapore 151115

      Hope both of you will enjoy.

      Regards,
      Kevin Ng

    • Kai Jie

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark big fan here! When i glimpsed past your list of foods to try, 3 immediately caught my eye. Those being the oyster omelet, sambal stingray and bak chor mee. All those dishes can be found at Bedok,85 Fengshan food centre. The bak chor mee there is quite unique since unlike the typical dry type you would find in other places, this place specializes in the soup version which tastes better than it looks. The stalls are the two front ones side by side. The sambal stingray can also be found around the front stores. You’ll see from those stalls with the fresh seafood laid in front .As for the oyster omelette, you’ll know which stall to buy from. Hope you enjoy your trip!! Local here btw i’ve tried all 3 dishes from the place and they’re amazing! Make sure to have rice with the stingray and chili with the oyster omelette!

      • Kai Jie

        5 years ago

        Oh and one more to add is amazing chicken rice that can be found in Katong Shopping Mall. Yes, the old and tattered looking blue building that isn’t really like a mall. If you go to the bottom floor, you’ll find this coffee shop (I guess?) and in there lies one of Singapore’s hidden gems. The steamed chicken there is amazing and so is the big bowl of soup. They even have unlimited achar which tastes really good. Not many know of this place but there always seems to be people. Its the best chicken rice i know till today. Hope you get a chance to try it out!

    • Erliana

      5 years ago

      Hey Mark, glad to hear your coming to S’pore. I really enjoyed watching your vids. I recommend you must try;
      1) Nasi Padang Hjh Maimunah Restaurant
      (Must eat the tempting lemak siput)
      2 locations as below:
      Both areas are good for tourist sight seeing as well!!
      Hjh Maimunah Restaurant @ Jalan Pisang
      11 & 15 Jalan Pisang Singapore 199078
      Tel : 6297 4294
      Opening Hours : 7am to 8pm
      Open Daily except Sunday
      ************************
      Hjh Maimunah Restaurant @ Joo Chiat Road
      20 Joo Chiat Road #01-02 Singapore 427357
      Tel : 6348 5457 | Fax : 6348 8746
      Opening Hours : 8am to 9pm
      Open Daily except Monday
      Email Address : [email protected]
      2) Usman Restaurant
      (Try their naans, palak paneer & meat mixed sizzler.) Shiokness!!
      Add: 238 Serangoon Road, Litle India Tekka, Singapore 218085
      It’s nearby the 24-hour Mustaffa Center shopping mall!
      3) Dessert Bowl (Serangoon Gardens)
      (Must try durian dessert to die for)
      ***Highly recommend durian mousse
      Add: 80A Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555976
      Tel: 6285 1278
      Opening Hours: Tue to Thur 12pm – 10.30pm
      Fri to Sun 12pm – 12am
      Closed on Monday
      Well, so far these are my best 3 picks you must try!! Good luck & have an enjoyable trip to Singapore Mark & Ying!! ????????

    • Izy berry

      5 years ago

      I think you should try the 19 durian it sounds interesting

    • Bob Novak

      5 years ago

      Mark, when you are in Singapore, you must try curry fish head! Its To die for!

    • Tan

      5 years ago

      1. Laksa – Sungei Road Laksa #01-100, Jin Shui Kopitiam, 27 Jalan Berseh. Postal code: 200027
      Closes at 6pm so try to visit it for lunch?

      2. Bak Kut Teh – New Orchid Hotel, 347 Balestier Road. Postal code: 329777
      Lunch from 12pm – 2pm
      Dinner from 6pm to 230am
      Closed on tuesdays

      3. Hokkien Mee – Kim Keat Hokkien Mee. #01-264, Toa Payoh Palm Spring, 92 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh. Postal code: 310092

      11am to 10pm, Closed on tuesdays. Expect longer waiting times during lunch and dinner hours.

      4. Chicken Rice – Ah Tai Chicken Rice. Stall 7, Maxwell Road Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur Street. Postal code: 069184

      11am to 8pm

      5. Char Kway Teow. Hill Street Char Kway Teow. #01-41, Bedok South Market and Food Centre, 16 Bedok South Road. Postal Code 460016

      Till sold out. They usually sell out by dinner so you’ll probably want to visit this place for lunch. Closed on Sundays

      6. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway) – Bedok North 85 Fried Carrot Cake#01-49, Fengshan Market and Food Centre, 85 Bedok North Street 4. Postal Code 460085.

      You’ll probably wanna visit this place for dinner, lots of good food there, just don’t go on a Monday.

      7. Wan Ton Mee – Dunman Road Char Siew Wan Ton Mee. #02-19, Dunman Food Centre, 271 Onan Road. Postal code 424768

      11am – 8pm, Closed on Thursday. Warning, super spicy chilli.

      9. Bak Chor Mee – Tai Hwa Pork Noodles. Block 466 Crawford Lane #01-12. Postal Code 190465

      930am to 9pm. Closed on 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

      10. Oyster Omelet (Orh Lua) – Ah Chuan Oyster Omelette. #01-25, Kim Keat Palm Market and Food Centre, Blk 22 Lorong 7, Toa Payoh. Postal Code 310022

      3pm – 8pm closed on Tuesdays

      15. Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg – Tong Ah Eating House. 35 Keong Saik Road.

      Closed on Wednesdays

      17. Satay – Chuan Kee Satay. #01-85, 51 Old Airport Rd. Postal code 390051.

      6pm till sold out. Closed on Mondays and Thursdays. Do go for their pork satay, but be prepared to wait for the satays.

      18. Ice Kachang – Jin Jin Hot/Cold Dessert. #01-20, ABC Brickworks Food Centre, 6 Jalan Bukit Merah. Postal Code 150006

      Closed on Wednesdays. Do try their Chendol or Durian Mango desserts too.

      21. Nasi Lemak – Changi Village Sri Sujana #01-54, Changi Village Market and Food Centre, 2 Changi Village Road. Postal code 500002
      or International Nasi Lemak #01-57, Changi Village Market and Food Centre, 2 Changi Village Road. Postal code 500002

      22. Roti Prata / Murtabak – Springleaf Prata Place(Multiple outlets)

      24. Sambal Stingray – Chomp Chomp Hai Wei Yuan Seafood. Stall #1, Chomp Chomp Food Centre, 20 Kensington Park Road. Postal Code 557269

      I prefer this stall to the other stalls at Chomp Chomp, but there are quit a number of stingray stalls there.

      25. Fish Head Curry – Karu’s Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant. 808 Upper Bukit Timah Road. Postal code 678144

      1030am to 10pm daily

      Hope you guys enjoy your stay in Singapore Mark! Your travelogues helped me a lot in my itinerary planning for my holidays so I hope this guide helps you out somehow ??

    • Erik

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark, Here are a list of recommendations. most of them are in the east coast area so that may be a food trail waiting to happen.

      Laksa –
      Roxy Laksa, East coast Lagoon food village or
      328 Katong laksa, 53 East Coast Road. Both are good ‘spoon style’ representations of Singapore laksa. asks for extra chili!

      Bak Kut Teh –
      Old Street Bak Kut Teh, Various locations. original at upper Paya Lebar (near original Kay Lee Roast joint!) try the dry Bak Kut Teh!

      Chicken Rice –
      Tian Tian chicken rice, Maxwell Food Centre. Still the best chicken imo, rice and chilli are also a good standard.

      Wan Ton Mee –
      Eng’s Noodles House, 287 Tanjong Katong Rd. I know you like chilli, famous for its great noodles and bright orange napalm. ??

      Yong Tao Foo –
      Xi Xiang Feng, Ang Mo Kio Food Centre. you can get a laksa soup yong tao foo or dry with extra chilli!

      Roast Duck –
      Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint, Upper Paya Lebar Road or branch at Tanjong Katong. Great duck, char siu and roast pork.

      Nasi Lemak –
      Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak, Adam road food centre. Rice is basmati so it’s light, fluffy and not too oily. Eaten by presidents and kings. Go early as they do sell out.

      Nasi Padang –
      Geylang Serai Market, Hajjah Mona Nasi Padang and sinar pagi nasi padang. Geylang Serai Market is seriously underrated. These 2 stalls are Malay institutions.

      Roti Prata / Murtabak –
      Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata, 7 Crane Road. Old school roti prata!

      Peranakan Food –
      O’nya Sayang, 60 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Square, #B1-30/31. I know what some Singaporeans are thinking.. O what? in a mall? must be lousy since it not one of the famous names! Bottom line is its very good and its true blue peranakan. try ayam buah keluak and beef rendang. If you still have your doubts you can try Guan Hoe Soon, 38 Joo Chiat Place.

      Eurasian food –
      Quentin’s Eurasian Restaurant, eurasian community house, 139 ceylon road. often overlooked local cuisine, but if you’re in the east coast area and have some spare cash…

      East Coast Lagoon Food Village is an out of the way but another seriously underrated hawker centre. you can go there for good laksa, satay, carrot cake chili crab, stingray!
      Satay- Haron Satay. great quality meat and peanut sauce.
      Carrot Cake- Lagoon Carrot Cake. crispy ‘white’ is their speciality.
      Chili Crab, Sambal Stingray, Duck Soup, Zi Char-
      Leng Heng BBQ Seafood & Claypot Deluxe. The legend. Best Chili crab I have ever eaten (beats Jumbo imo as it is not so sweet) and great sambal on their stingray. Be prepared to wait 40+ mins for your food, they will have a long backlog of orders. PS – they are not cheap but definably cheaper then jumbo and other big seafood chains.
      Do let us know if you will have a meet up, think that would be lots of fun. Cheers.

    • Reuben Cheah

      5 years ago

      Dude! Finally Singapore! I don’t know about the rest of the list but i can recommend that you go to :
      -Nasi Lemak Kukus for the best nasi lemak. Kukus means “steamed” in malay, the rice there is free flow, as much as you want and there’s a fantastic choice of yummy sides to go with it. just wanna caution you that they’re not open on Sundays.

      -Fish Head Curry, you gotta head to Apollo Curry House at race course road. It’s just behind my place in Little India and Nasi Lemak Kukus is just down the road.
      So if you are up for it, i’d invite you for a meal! let me know if you are interested.

    • FOOD Searcher

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark,If you are in Singapore,You must not miss eating mee rebus,mee siam,lontong,gado-gado,tosai.If you want eat the best tosai you should go to serangoon road little india,lontong,gado-gado,mee siam and mee rebus you should go to geylang food centre market at geylang serai.And for the most extreme best murtabak is at Zam Zam Restaurant located at North Bridge Road.Try their Deer Murtabak and Mutton Murtabak.You can request for double which means more meat.For super duper power delicious nasi padang you must go to Warong Pariaman located at North Bridge Road,try their grilled chicken cooked in coconut milk,bagedil,sotong sambal and ayam kalio.Its better for you to come before 11.30am because they closed at 3pm.Many crowds too.For tender,soft,melt in mouth satay,You should go to Satay By The Bay ,stall name is Seri Geylang Satay.Do come early around 5pm to avoid night crowds.For romantic grilled seafoods such as grilled sambal stingray you must go to East Coast Park Food Centre.Windy breeze and goes well with coconut juice.It will be worth your trip to all the places i mention and recommend.SEE YOU SOON!!

    • david san

      5 years ago

      you should try scissors cut curry rice near farrer park mrt ! ( somewhere along kitchener road.) its one of the most famous food in singapore !

    • Alison

      5 years ago

      Carrot cake! Sounds different than anything you’ve posted about before

    • Daniel

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark,

      One honest favour I’d like to do for you is to warn you: please avoid Newton Hawker Centre at all cost!
      Schooled near there for a decade, and currently working a stone’s throw distance away from it. It is the epitome of a tourist trap; it has sub-par quality food with infamy for exorbitant prices charged to unsuspecting travellers. You’ll enjoy a much better gastronomical experience travelling a bit more to each hawker/stall/restaurant/eatery that specialises in the dish they serve, like obviously going to Maxwell for only the best chicken rice, etc. That’s the sign of a true foodie, right? Being willing to travel ‘far-ish’ to indulge only in serious eats – seriously good eats that is.

      Notwithstanding the warning against Newton Hawker Centre, you can have an enjoyable experience at various other ‘Food Centres’ (FC). I don’t mean to blanket rule out all eateries with variety but less speciality. Only advising against Newton in specific. In fact, most of the famed speciality stalls are single stalls in a certain FC/hawker centre, among the myriad of other stalls in that FC, such as the aforementioned Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice which is situated in Maxwell FC. So, you’d certainly be on the right track hunting for these master hawkers found in various FCs, just boycott Newton.

      For visiting FCs as a holistic experience and not just homing in on one single good stall in it, however, it is also not a bad option. They offer good quality food to a stunningly stupendous degree of variety. Picture chowing on sambal stingray at the side, while munching on glistening grilled chicken wings, not forgetting sharing a plate of chai tow kway, shredded chicken porridge, assorted meat satays with peanut sauce and onions and cucumbers, and of course washing that all down with an opened coconut.
      Good FCs include Feng Shan FC (Bedok Blk 85) and East Coast Lagoon Food Village.

      Miscellaneous recommendation: one nice little delightful treat that I’m not sure very many have suggested is: herbal tea eggs. These things are soo aromatic I could die. They can be smelled from afar as they boil in the hot dark soup. They are these brown eggs slow cooked to perfection. Not sure if there’s a best place to get them though. But if you were to encounter them, do try them. A unique food to Singapore/Malaysia.

      All the best in your search for the authentic, delicious Sg experience. Have fun~

    • Saad Waqar

      5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing information… I will like to try ??

    • Amazing Hannah

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark,

      Really happy to know that you are visiting Singapore. Try to Visit SIN HUAT EATING HOUSE in geylang Singapore and order their signature dish CRAB MEE HOON! I promise you its the best dish ever!!! Also, try Laksa in Katong 328 (its a place) and everyone knows about it. Signature Laksa and the best!

    • Si Rong

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark, I’m a huge fan of your work!

      For the best Bak Chor Mee (Minced Meat Noodles), you have to try Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles at Crawford Lane (Link: http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/hill_street_tai_hwa_pork_noodle/). They are very famous and the best part of the dish is the fragrant harmony of chilli and chinese black vinegar. Its located pretty near to the city so it should be fairly accessible for you. It’d be a great idea to go there for lunch at about 11am as they get very crowded at lunch time. After you’re done with your noodles, you can enjoy a bowl of Ah Balling Peanut Soup (Rice balls with a variety of fillings, such as black sesame, peanuts, yam etc) (Link: http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/75_ah_balling_peanut_soup_golden_mile/). The peanut soup shop is a stone’s throw away at Beach Road Hawker Centre- you’ll be able to walk there within 5 minutes. The best part: the entire meal will only cost less than S$10 a person and leave you very satisfied ??

      Cheers and have a fantastic trip!

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      5 years ago

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    • Sim

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark,
      seems like i know you already after watching your vlog. Welcome to Singapore. It seems to me you had a huge fan base in Singapore, so needless to recommend you more places to eat. Hope you enjoty your feast in Singapore.

    • Mary

      5 years ago

      Your post is amazing !
      Thanks for sharing this food list, because Singapore is my favorite and i like durian, but i have no idea about other varieties. This list is very helpful for those people who like to eat different varieties food of Singapore.

      Thanks for sharing ??

    • Bryce

      5 years ago

      Hey mark! You need to try the hokkien mee at ABC Brickworks Food Centre. It is the best hokkien mee without doubt! Trust me

      Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
      Address: ABC Brickworks Food Centre #01-13, Blk 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150006
      Tel: 9862 9296
      Opening hours: 3pm to 10:45pm, closed on Wednesdays

    • ivan

      5 years ago

      LOR MEE-XIN MEI XIANG LOR MEE
      #01-116,OLD AIRPORT ROAD FOOD CENTRE, 51 OLD.AIRPORT ROAD 390051
      *very erratic hours,6am is the best.
      *there is mackerel on lor mee,added alot alot

    • Aaron

      5 years ago

      Mark, you need to add “mee pok” to that list of foods. Its a teocheow-style noodle dish. Flat noodles tossed in lard, vinegar and chilli, topped up with fishballs, fish cake and some pork. My favourite stall is “Ru Ji” at Holland Drive food centre. Their usage of “sambal chilli” and fresh handmade fishballs sets them apart from the rest. They only open in the mornings from Mon-Sat. They are sold out by 11am. Please do yourself a favour by trying that. Heck, I’ll offer to pay for your bowl if you are game!

    • Sean

      5 years ago

      You can go to newton food centre near newton mrt station. You can find sambal stingray , satay , chilli crab and all different local food there !

    • Edith

      5 years ago

      You got to visit Fengshan too! For all the bbq fish, oyster omelette and bak chor mee (Mince pork noodle) you can try!
      http://danielfooddiary.com/2015/08/15/fengshan/
      http://www.superfinefeline.com/2013/06/bak-chor-mee-fengshan.html

    • Marc

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark,

      For Orh Lua,

      Fried Oyster @ 965 Upper Serangoon Road.

      For Bak Chor Mee, try the one called Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles. It is definitely the best in my opinion but there’s a lot of vinegar so its dependent on how you like your food!

      As for Laksa, sure by all means try the 328 Katong Laksa one. I like their broth which is really rich (because of loads of coconut milk) but if you do have time, do pay a trip to Sungei Road Laksa as well, which is more traditional and they do everything on a charcoal stove!

      For crab; I think chilli crab is a bit too sweet for me and thus I will really recommend black pepper crab at Eng Seng Restaurant (as recommended by others). I REALLY REALLY advocate that you try this too!!!!!! I think you’d enjoy it as they have a peppery sweet black pepper sauce with crab roe as well which you can lather on your rice!

    • Nashir

      5 years ago

      i’d try the buffet at the top of mustafa center. it’s not cheap at all but the food is great and the selections of curries are amazing.

    • Alwin Lee

      5 years ago

      Try Leong tee durian, top GRADE MSW.

    • Nairn Clark

      5 years ago

      Fish head curry here is a must, located on Dempsey Road, and the bonus is that the lime juice is soo good.

    • Nairn Clark

      5 years ago

      Fish Head curry, definitely try Sammys

    • Shahira

      5 years ago

      Laksa: Personal favorite is the one next to Rex cinema at Mackenzie Road. Its a small food court. The popular ones you should go is 328 Katong Laksa. They have a few outlets around SG.

      Yong Tau Foo: Dajie Niang Dou Fu located at 354 Clementi Ave 2, its halal based local restaurant.

      Nasi Lemak: Boon lay power nasi lemak! The queue can get very long so go early. They wont open until early evening. Located at 221b Boon Lay Place.

      Murtabak: Zam zam restaurant located at Bugis! They serves Nasi Briyani too.

      Nasi Padang: Minang restaurant, right next to Masjid Sultan.

      Something similar to Nasi padang. Its called Nasi Ambeng. Rice serves with various dishes in a big tray and can be shared with 2 or more people. Its the hype lately here. You should give it a try at Hajjah Mariam restaurant located at Westgate Basement level 2. Nearest mrt line would be Jurong East!

      Hope this helps. Have fun Mark & Ying in Sg!

    • Jessie

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark,

      Love ur video
      Happy u r heading here:)

      U really got to try this fews dish of crab
      U will nv regret it for the trip here.
      It will b a long Q u got to go super early to get a sit if not got to wait for hours.

      Mellben Seafood has made its way from a humble stall along Alexandra Road to a largely well-known seafood place with three outlets in Singapore. Its menu features a wide selection of crab dishes such as chilli crab, black pepper crab, claypot crab vermicelli soup, butter crab, salted egg yolk crab and shimmering sand crab.

      Highlights

      Delicious chilli crab: Chilli crab at Mellben is one of the best in our Lion city. You can always get very big crabs in thick, spicy and slightly sweet chilli sauce. Just request for a less spicy plate if you cannot bear high level of spiciness.
      Best place to have claypot crab bee hoon: Claypot crab bee hoon (also known as claypot crab vermicelli soup) is basically a noodles soup dish, highlighted by milky broth, which is rich with the aroma and sweetness from crabs. For many locals, Mellben is the best place to enjoy claypot crab bee hoon – a crab dish that may be new to your culinary dictionary but can make you melt from the first spoon of soup.
      Outstanding butter crab: Close your eyes and imagine a big crab coated with thick, buttery, sweet and slightly spicy sauce. The combination of seafood and butter may not be something out of your world, but Mellben’s recipe is really out of this world. It is a dish to die for.
      Ambience
      Mellben Seafood at Ang Mo Kio is far away from the bustling centre of Singapore, but the atmosphere herein is never quiet. Situated at a kopitiam in one of the HDB estates and adorned with decorated crab shells on the walls, Mellben provides an intimate dining ambience for crab lovers.

      Average price/pax: S$35

      Notes
      – There are no nearby MRT stations so public transport accessibility is by bus
      – It is recommended checking prices of all the dishes before ordering as they are not listed on menu
      – It is always worth calling ahead to make a booking
      – Be prepared that the service of the store is almost at food court standard

      Contact
      Mellben Seafood at Ang Mo Kio
      #01-1222, 232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
      Tel: (65) 6285 6762
      Open daily: 16:30 – 23:30

      Other outlet
      Mellben Seafood at Ang Mo Kio
      211 Toa Payoh Lorong 8, Toa Payoh, Singapore 310211
      Tel: (65) 6353 3120

    • Casper Lai

      5 years ago

      It’s a bit commercialized but 328 Katong Laksa is actually pretty damn good! Here’s the location: https://goo.gl/jXvpcd

    • SY Lim

      5 years ago

      Hi mark Hua Yu Wee at Upper east coast road has theys best chili crab!

    • Bernice

      5 years ago

      You have to try Hill Street Tai Hwa pork noodle (mee pok dry). It is one of the best I’ve tried! Address: Blk 466 Crawford Lane #01-12, Singapore 190465
      Operating Hours: 9.30am – 8pm (Closed on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month)

      Also, you HAVE to try this minced meat noodle soup at bedok. The BROTH is AMAZING!! There is usually a really long queue though! So be prepared!
      Xing Ji rou cuo mian
      Address: Block 85 Bedok North Street 4 #01-07 Fengshan Market & Food Centre, Singapore 460085
      Operating Hours: 2:00pm to 12:00 midnight (closed on Thurs)

    • Chatchai Nimboonjat

      5 years ago

      Hi Mark, I’m Thai living in Singapore, I would like to suggest two places. First one would be Old Airport Road hawker center, I like won ton mee here very much and you can also try some other dishes in your list here as well. Another place would be “No sign board” restaurant Geylang which they are famous for chili crab. I wish you to enjoy Singaporean food, I like your videoes and looking forward to see more