Singaporean Favourites

Fried Kway Teow
Hainanese Chicken Rice
Singapore’s ‘national’ dish.
This delectable dish can be found at almost every dining spot, from humble hawker centres to high-end restaurants.
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Laksa
Fried Carrot Cake
Chilli Crab
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Hokkien Prawn Mee

Top Hawkers

One of the largest hawker centres in Singapore, this food centre is where many famous hawkers made their names with dishes as diverse as fried noodles, crab and rojak.
This market’s satay bee hoon (thin rice noodles in satay sauce) and Hokkien mee (fried prawn noodles) are top sellers. Wash your meal down with sugar cane juice, which is available in an extra-large glass.
Tiong Bahru Market resides in a heritage neighbourhood of Art Deco style apartments and great eats. Get your share of local delights like delicious wanton mee (egg noodles with dumplings) and chwee kueh (steamed rice cakes topped with preserved radish), and don’t miss the famous roasted pork buns at Tiong Bahru Pau.
If you caught the Hollywood hit Crazy Rich Asians, you’re likely to find Newton Food Centre familiar. Featured prominently in one of the movie’s earlier scenes, this buzzing hawker centre has long been one of the island’s most popular eating spots, with close to 100 hawker stores.
Maxwell Food Centre is nestled in a storied neighbourhood of pre-war shophouses and various places of worship. Located at the foot of Ann Siang and Club Street.
This historic market was designed by George Coleman in the 1830s, and has since been carefully restored. Home to local favourites and international cuisines like North Indian, Korean, and Vietnamese, Lau Pa Sat is the go-to location for good hawker fare in the Central Business District.

Favorite Supper Spots

Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant

It is common to see a line snaking outside Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant—even when it is already four in the morning. The dim sum (bite-sized portions of food served in steamer baskets or on small plates) restaurant has been around for more than 50 years, occupying five shophouses to keep up with the never-ending demand for its signature dishes. 

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Ponggol Nasi Lemak

Venture out of the city centre and head to the heartlands for some authentic nasi lemak (a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf).

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Hai Di Lao Hot Pot

Looking to refuel after a long day? Head to Hai Di Lao Hot Pot for nourishing soup bases in which you can dip quality meats and veggies. This chic restaurant prides itself in offering unbeatable service, providing diners in the queue with complimentary hot towels, snacks and even manicures to while away the time. 

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2am:dessertbar

Janice Wong is one of Singapore’s most prolific pastry and dessert chefs—and 2am:dessertbar is where she first made her mark. Known for her ingenious creations and elaborate sweets, Wong constantly pushes the boundaries with desserts like the cassis plum (S$24), a dish that has even been featured on MasterChef Australia

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