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Where To Eat In Singapore

Passports at the ready! We’ve rounded up 10 must-try dishes in Singapore and the best places to eat them. With our mouth-watering guide to eating out in Singapore, you’ll want to jump on a plane quick smart.

Soya sauce chicken rice

At Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle (78 Smith St). Be prepared to queue for a simple plate of chef Chan Hon Meng’s soy-glazed chicken from this iconic eatery, which was recently named the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant.

Soya Sauce Chicken Rice

Image Courtesy: Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle

Hainanese chicken rice

At Wee Nam Kee (101 Thomson Rd, #01-08) or the Anthony Bourdain-approved Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice (1 Kadayanallur St, #01-10, Maxwell Road Hawker Centre). Enjoy the comforting combination of silky poached chicken with stock-enriched rice, broth and punchy chilli sauce.

Fish head curry

At Muthu’s Curry, 138 Race Course Rd. Muthu’s was the pioneer of this South Indian-style Singaporean specialty, served in a bright, modern setting in three locations.

Fish Head Curry

Image Courtesy: Muthu’s Curry

Laksa

At Sungei Road Laksa (Blk 27 Jalan Berseh #01-100), where the spiced coconut soup is cooked over charcoal and comes simply topped with fishcakes and cockles. Or, place your order via iPad at 363 Katong Laksa (29B Lorong Liput), where the aromatic laksa is thick and rich.

Bakuteh

At Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup Eating House (208 Rangoon Road, Hong Building), or why not try the warming herb and pork broth at one of these popular places for bakuteh in Singapore?

Kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs

At Chin Mee Chin Confectionery (204 East Coast Rd), where you can breakfast with the locals on toast spread with kaya (coconut jam) with a side of soft-boiled eggs.

Kaya Toast and Soft Boiled Eggs

Image Courtesy: Chin Mee Chin Confectionery

Pepper crab

At Long Beach Seafood (220 Stadium Blvd), which lays claim to creating the original Singapore black pepper crab. Also try the Singapore chilli crab in a spiced tomato and egg sauce.

Famous-Black-Pepper-Crab

Image Courtesy: LONG BEACH SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Wanton mee

At Eng’s Noodle House (287 Tanjong Katong Rd), Kuong’s (205 Sims Ave) or Fei Fei Roasted Noodle (Yuhua Village Food Centre, Stall 28, 254 Jurong East St). There’s fierce debate over the best wanton mee in Singapore. Chilli fiends flock to Eng’s, others love the charcoal-grilled char siew and pork-bone broth at Koung’s, and Fei Fei’s has its fans for springy egg noodles and succulent roast pork.

Fried carrot cake

At Fu Ming Cooked Food (Block 85 Redhill Lane, Redhill Food Centre, #01-49), where the toothsome radish cake is fried to perfection, creating a crunchy, charred coating offset by the sweetness of the sauce.

Hokkien mee

At Tian Tian Lai (Come Daily) Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee (Block 127 Toa Payoh Lor 1, #02-27), where they have been specialising in this stir-fried noodle dish since 1969.

Hokkien Mee

Image Courtesy: Come Daily Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee (Tian Tian Lai)

Hungry for more? Read our essential guide to Singaporean cuisine.

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