You will love the local Singapore dishes if you are a foodie! This list shares where to eat if you are looking for food in Singapore. We divide them into local favourite hawker centres, breakfast, lunch & dinner. We also included snacks so you can buy some of these dishes home!
Where to stay in Singapore?
Hawker Centres – Local Singapore Dishes
- Old Airport Road: Soursop Juice, Satay, Rojak
- Zion Road Food Centre: BBQ chicken, Char Kway Tiao, Fried Carrot Cake
- Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre: Chwee Kway, Fishball Noodles
- Bukit Merah Food Centre: Fish head soup, carrot cake, Xiao Long Bao (steamed buns), mutton soup
- Roti-Prata: Indian Crêpe with curry or sugar. ENAQ Restaurant: Block 303 Jurong East Street 32, Singapore 600303
- Steam Bread with Kaya: Tong Ah Coffee Shop: 35 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143
- Nasi Lemak. Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak: 221B Boon Lay Pl, Singapore 642221
Also check these out!
- 10 Authentic Local Singaporean Dishes under S$5
- Best Char Kway Teow in Singapore
- 5 Local Singaporean Dishes To Eat At Bukit Merah Hawker Centre
- 7 Dishes To Eat at Old Airport Road Singapore
- Cheapest and Best Teh Tarik in Singapore
- Best Handmade Yong Tau Fu: A Must Eat in Singapore
- Penang vs Katong Laksa in Singapore
- 9 Favourite Rooftop Bars
- Personal Favourite Food in Singapore
Lunch & Dinner
- Meepok/ BaChorMee. It’s basically flat yellow noodles with minced meat, mushroom, a slice of lettuce and/or pork liver. It’s mixed with oil, seasoning and chili. Zhen Zi Ba Chor Mee. Block 29 Bendemeer Road, Bendemeer and Food Centre. #01-21
- Fish Head: freshly steamed fish head in Chinese/Hong Kong style. Not many people eat the fish head, but these fishes are usually huge and so they have lots of meat in the head. It’s something unique of the Teochew people (a Chinese ethnic group). Zai Shun Curry Fish Head:253 Jurong East Street 24, 600253
- Chicken Rice. Singapore’s signature dish! Seng Heng Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice Bukit Timah Food Centre #02-177 (closed on Sun)
- Ba Kut Teh: Outram Ya Hua Ba Ku Teh: 7 Keppel Road, #01-05/07, PSA Tanjong Pagar Complex, Singapore 089053 (closed on Mon)
- Singapore Chilli Crabs: Master Crab Seafood Restaurant: Blk 19, Ghim Moh Road, 270019
- Yong Tau Foo: you get to choose what you want, and mix and match the ingredients before they serve it in a bowl for you. Find out about the favourite Yong Tau Fu
- Laksa – Penang vs Singapore Laksa
- Pandan Cake: This green fluffy cake is fragrant and light in taste. A lot of Hong Kongers LOVE this a lot. You can buy it at Bengawansolo and they have an outlet in the airport too.
- Malay Kueh: These are usually less than SGD$1 per piece and are traditional Peranakan desserts
- Singapore Cookies: There is this Singapore Cookies in Takashimaya basement. It’s cookies made in different Singaporean flavours like HeiBiHiam (dried shrimp chilli), Pandan Cake, Satay, etc.
- Hokkaido Ice Cream: Not Singapore food but this green tea flavour and milk flavour sends you up to heaven
- 45-Years Brewing Teh Tarik in Haji Lane
- Mee Jiang Gui: Singapore Pancake
- BBQ Pork Bun
- Carrot Cake: He Zhong Carrot Cake: 51 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre, Singapore 588172
- Durian, I don’t have a preference of where to eat durians but I usually eat it in Bukit Batok, Jurong East, Little India and Malaysia. But here’s a list of durian places
- Best traditional bread: Bugis Street Lau Pa Sat Toasted Bread. Best traditional Asian sweet bread bun EVER.
I’m linking several helpful links or local food blogs that I like, so do check them out. Singapore is a food haven. If you leave our country without feeling so damn full, please contact me. You are NOT ALLOWED to leave this wonderful country feeling hungry.
Do comment with your favourite food or other food places that I missed out and remember to share it with anyone who is coming to Singapore.
Picture Credits: Valentin Q & Seriouseats
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