Where To Eat In Singapore

Food & Drink

Published on 16 Oct 2018

by WorldRoamer® Travel Team

Where To Eat In Singapore

Food & Drink

Published on 16 Oct 2018

by WorldRoamer® Travel Team

The various races and ethnicities in Singapore lead to a wide variety of cuisines. Read on to find out where to eat in Singapore for a taste of local food.

Singapore is well-known for being a melting pot of different cultures. Of course, being so rich in culture, the variety of cuisines in this country is exploding! One can never say they have visited Singapore until their taste buds have experienced the Singaporean flavour.

Eat like a local with this list of delicious eatery suggestions from us.

Hawker Centres

Hawker centres are definitely places you must patronize for a Singaporean experience, especially when our government has recently announced at our National Day Rally an effort to bid for our hawker culture to be a UNESCO listing. Lau Pa Sat and Gluttons Bay are the ones listed on most travel guides as the quintessential hawker centres to visit, but those places are not representative of what you can possibly get in the heartlands (where locals really live). The selection of food may be good and the quality won’t go wrong, but you won’t be enjoying the same or even better taste at a price that locals pay. Experience hawker centres like a true Singaporean. We picked out three hawker centres that are reflective of what a real hawker centre is like.

Old Airport Road Hawker Centre

Old Airport Road Hawker Centre Article Photo STB Resized Source: Singapore Tourism Board

One of the oldest and largest food centres that is still largely populated by eastsiders. You’ll find iconic Singaporean dishes here at wallet-friendly prices. A few notable stalls would be the Lao Ban Soya Beancurd, Albert Street Prawn Noodles and Lucky Char Kuey Tiao. Thankfully for us, many stalls open through dinner and are up till late.

Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, Singapore 390051

Maxwell Food Centre

Maxwell Food Centre Article Photo STB Resized Source: Singapore Tourism Board

Situated near Chinatown and near Tanjong Pagar, most of the stalls here are open in the day, but there is still a good number of them open at night. Avoid lunch time because you will find it hard getting a seat! The centre will be packed with the office-hour crowd then. Many flock over for Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice or Zhen Zhen Porridge, which opens till late.

Address: 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184

Chinatown Complex Food Centre

Chinatown Complex Food Centre Article Photo WR Resized

This is found at the second level so you might miss it, but it is right in the heart of Chinatown. You’ll find a full range of local dishes from chilli crab to Hokkien mee and chicken rice, and desserts like ice kachang and chendol. A favourite and relatively harder to find dessert would be the ah balling and you can have it at Hai Sing Ah Balling stall. Some stalls close by afternoon but you can pop over to China La Mian Xiao Long Bao, which is up until 9pm.

Address: 335 Smith St, Singapore 050335


Dining, fine or not, is available island-wide, but there are tourist-traps such as those at Boat Quay. Here are areas on our map that you can check out the next time you want a few options for eating out.

Dempsey Hill

Dempsey Hill Article Photo STB Resized Source: Singapore Tourism Board

Dempsey is an enclave of restaurants, mostly mid to high-priced. Dempsey Hill residents include Samy’s Curry, Longbeach Seafood, Red Dot Brewery, The Disgruntled Chef, Ben and Jerry’s and Joe the Grocers. Eating clean and green would be possible at Open Farm Community. It sits at the entrance to Dempsey, near where you’ll find The White Rabbit that turned a chapel into a restaurant-bar and the P.S. Café that sits in lush greenery. It’s a place you will have to visit repeatedly to experience each one of them, but there is a place for every occasion – drinks, food or dessert.

Long Beach Article Photo Business 2 Resized Source: Long Beach Seafood

Long Beach Article Photo Business Resized Source: Long Beach Seafood

Long Beach Seafood
Address: 25 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249670
Website: Long Beach Seafood

Red Dot Brewery
Address: 25 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249670
Website: Red Dot Brewery

Ben & Jerry’s
Address: Blk, 8 Dempsey Rd, #01-14, Singapore 247696
Website: Ben & Jerry’s

Jones the Grocers
Address: 9 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 247697
Website: Jones the Grocers

Chopsuey Cafe
Address: 28b Harding Road, Singapore 249549
Website: Chopsuey Cafe

The White Rabbit Article Photo Business 1 Resized Source: The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit Article Photo Business 2 Resized Source: The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit
Address: 39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541
Website: The White Rabbit

Tanjong Pagar Road

Driving past, you may see just Korean restaurants, some of which are very good ones in fact, but if you take a second look at Duxton Hill or Tras street, or even Craig road, you will find many gems. The famous Korean joints include Kko Kko Nara and Todamgol, but hidden on Tras street is the likes of Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare. On Duxton Hill, there is also the popular Luca Loco and Pince and Pints. Group Therapy Coffee will be a good place for a coffee fix and FLOR Patisserie makes your belly happy with its Japanese- and French-inspired cakes, tarts and pies.

Group Therapy Coffee
Address: #02-01, 49 Duxton Road,  Singapore 089513
Website: Group Therapy Coffee

Kko Kko Nara
Address: 68 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088489
Website: Kko Kko Nara

Todamgol Restaurant
Address: 31 Tanjong Pagar Rd, #01-01, Singapore 088454
Website: Todamgol Restaurant

Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare
Address: 34 Tras Street, Singapore 079026
Website: Gattopardo Ristorante Di Mare

FLOR Patisserie Article Photo Business 1 Resized Source: FLOR Patisserie

FLOR Patisserie Article Photo Business 2 Resized Source: FLOR Patisserie

FLOR Patisserie Address: #01-01, 2 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089588
Website: FLOR Patisserie

Pince & Pints
Address: 32-33 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089496
Website: Pince & Pints

Greenwood Avenue

Tucked deep inside Bukit Timah Hill, Greenwood Ave used to be frequented only by people who drive or live in the area. With the completion of the Downtown Line, it has become a lot more accessible, even though you still need to walk for 15 minutes before you reach the row of restaurants. Being secluded means that you won’t be facing crowds or tourists, but maybe expats who are residing in the area. Greenwood Fish Market has daily promotions that get us excited – Oyster go for $1.95 each on Tuesdays! You can also find the famous chocolate fudge cake at Lana Cake Shop that’s definitely worth a try. Peperoni Pizzeria is a place that won’t disappoint and they allow you to mix and match flavours if you get indecisive. Shin Yuu is a good place to water down beer along with sashimi.

Greenwood Fish Market Article Photo Business Resized Source: Greenwood Fish Market

Greenwood Fish Market
Address: Hillcrest Park, 34 Greenwood Avenue, Singapore 289236
Website: Greenwood Fish Market

Peperoni Pizzeria @ Greenwood Avenue
Address: Hillcrest Park, 6 Greenwood Avenue, Singapore 289192
Website: Peperoni Pizzeria

Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant
Address: Hillcrest Park, 16 Greenwood Avenue, Singapore 289209
Website: Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant

Lana Cakes Article Photo Business Resized Source: Lana Cakes

Lana Cakes
Address: 36 Greenwood Ave, Singapore 289239
Website: Lana Cake Shop

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