30+ Singapore Street Food. Delicious and Inexpensive

30+ Singapore Street Food. Delicious and Inexpensive

Anyone looking for food in Singapore, come right this way. We have compiled a list of 30+ Singapore street food and restaurants, for you to consider. Many restaurants that are featured in our list have been awarded by Michelin, and therefore, their quality is guaranteed.

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Food Prices in Singapore

Typical food prices in Singapore food centers range between SGD 4.00 – 8.00, drinks cost SGD 1.00 – 1.50, and fresh sugarcane juice costs around SGD 2.00 – 3.00.

If you want to save more, soy milk that is sold in convenience stores is priced at SGD 2, accompany it with a sandwich for SGD 3.00, or you can look for bread at bakeries for around SGD 1.00 – 2.00.

Speaking of convenience stores, there are two major players in Singapore, Cheers and 7-11. These two stores offer both cheap and expensive items.

However, if you want to get the best deals, we recommend trying out some of the Indian or Chinese-owned convenience stores, or street supermarkets. Some of them offer items that are practically half the price of what is offered in well-known stores.

Satay Street at Lua Pa Sat

A short street beside the Lua Pa Sat Food Center, which during the day is a normal street. However, evenings will see the road closed and transformed into Singapore’s most talked about satay street.

The most famous stall would be Number 8. The queue at this stall was very long on the day of our review, so we tried out stalls Numbers 1 and 19.

Map of Satay Street at Lua Pa Sat

Getting to Satay Street at Lua Pa Sat

• Take the MRT, get off at Downtown Station, then Exit E.
• Follow the map for about 350 meters.

Opening Hours
• Mondays – Fridays 19.00 – 03.00 hrs.
• Saturdays and Sundays 15.00 – 03.00 hrs.

Satay Stall No. 1

Beef / Chicken / Lamb Satay Combo, SGD 24.00 for 30 skewers. We just only ordered half and it came to only SGD 12.00.

Beef Satay
Soft, not too dry. Some pieces required some chewing effort, but it wasn’t as tough as initially feared. Kind of sweet with a light grilled beef aroma. The smell of spices was very prominent.

Lamb Satay
Soft meat with the same sweet taste, but less than the beef and chicken. The smell of spices was very strong.

Chicken Satay
Tender chicken, sweet flavor, fragrant with cooling Indian spices, but less prominent than the beef and lamb.

Dipping Sauce
Finely grounded nuts, slightly salty and sweet. Gave off a very nutty aroma and was great for counteracting the sweet satay flavor.

Satay Stall No. 19

Satay Combo, SGD 38.00 for 30 skewers, a bit higher than the first stall. We ordered the Chicken / Beef / Shrimp Half Combo, and the price was only SGD 19.00.

Chicken Satay
Soft and tender meat, well-balanced sweetness with a slight spiciness, and a strong aroma of spices.

Beef Satay
Lean meat, that needed a little effort in chewing but was not too tough. Well-balanced sweetness, slightly spicy, with a prominent aroma of spices.

Shrimp Satay
Big tiger prawns, firm texture, and perfectly cooked. Natural flavor that didn’t need any additional seasoning.

Dipping Sauce

Black Dipping Sauce: Spicy, sour, that gave a slight tingling sensation. It had a sour ‘Chinese’ aroma resembling the Chinese vinegar sauce.

Peanut Dipping Sauce: Coarsely grounded peanuts, a little spicy and sour, with just the right amount of sweetness.

Adam Food Centre

A modest food center that is quite a distance from city center but easy to get to as it is only 400 meters away from the Botanic Garden MRT station.

Suitable for anyone taking a trip to Botanic Garden in Singapore, this is a place not to be missed.

Map of the Adam Food Centre

Getting to Adam Food Centre

• Take the MRT and get off at Botanic Gardens Station, then Exit A
• Cross the pedestrian bridge and follow the map.
• The pedestrian bridge and pavement leading to Adam Food Centre is covered, so it is still accessible during rainfalls.

Teck Kee Hot & Cold Dessert

Ice Kachang
SGD 2.50 – Shaved ice topped with caramelized syrup, red-colored syrup, sweetened condensed milk, and corn soup. At the bottom of the bowl is an assortment of grass jelly, red beans, lychee, and fruit of a sugar palm tree.

Ice Kachang or Ais Kacang, is a dessert that originated from Malaysia and can be commonly found in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. The shaved ice dessert found in Thailand also originated from Ais Kacang, which was introduced from Singapore during the reign of King Rama IV.

Map
• https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 12.00 – 23.30 hrs.
• Closed on Mondays

Fried Kway Teow Prawn Mee Oyster Carrot Cake (Adam Road)

Chai Tao Kuay (White)
SGD 4.00 – Locally known as “carrot cake”, we received a secret tip from an auntie at the Maxwell Food Center who said that “remember, white is traditional while black is not”, So, I ordered the white-colored ones.

The stir-fried starch was soft, and had a good combination of sweet and saltiness, a little spicy, fragrant of the eggs, with a little burnt aroma.

It’s pretty delicious, but after several mouthfuls it sort of tasted like ‘O-Tao’, an oyster omelet mixed with taro that is found in Phuket, Thailand.

Stir-fried Hokkien Noodles 
SGD 4.00 – Thick noodles with frozen shrimp and bean sprouts. Mild flavor, quite soggy and moderately oily. But tasted better when added with a bit of chili paste and a squeeze of kumquat.

Map
• https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 10.00 – 22.00 hrs.
• Closed on Tuesdays

Bahrakath Mutton Soup King

Lamb Soup with Bread
SGD 7.00 for only the Lamb Soup and SGD 1.00 for the bread – Lamb Soup or Soup Kambing tastes like a mixture of curry and Muslim meat soup.

The meat was very soft and tender, with a good combination of saltiness, sweetness, and spiciness. Gave off a very meaty aroma.

The best way to eat is to tear the bread into the soup and wait for it to soak up the broth, and then eat it together with the meat.

Map
• https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 10.00 – 01.00

The Sugarcane Plant

Grass Jelly Juice
SGD 1.50 – Just the right sweetness. The grass jelly can be easily sucked. Very prominent sweet aroma. Very refreshing.

Map
https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• Daily 07.00 – 21.00 hrs.

Old Airport Road Food Centre

Old Airport Road Food Center is an old food center at the outskirt of the Singapore business district that has been in service since 1972.

It’s not located near any MRT stations but is very easy to get to by bus.

Anyone who is staying around Geylang and would like to indulge in Singapore street food, this is the place to be as it has several stalls that are highly recommended.

Map of the Old Airport Road Food Centre

Getting to the Old Airport Road Food Centre

• Bus No. 10, 16, 16m, 30, 30e, 31, 32, 33, and get off at the Blk 39 bus stop.

Wang Wang Crispy Curry Puff

We followed Mark Weins’ trail to try out one of the best curry puffs in Singapore. The highlight is the non-greasy light crispy dough that practically melts in your mouth, coupled with the juicy filling.

Highly recommended to come on weekdays as queues are very long on weekends.

Curry Filling
SGD 1.60 – Soft lightly spiced chicken and potatoes with fragrant curry paste.

Sardine Filling
SGD 1.60 – Resembles and tastes like canned fish in tomato sauce, followed by a slightly spicy flavor.

Black Pepper Filling
SGD 1.80 – Soft chicken fillet in a subtle broth sauce, with a perfect blend of saltiness and sweetness, as well as spiciness from the pepper. We like this filling the best.

Taro Filling
SGD 1.60 – Smooth texture with a mild sweet flavor.

Map
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Opening Hours
• Tuesdays – Sundays 10.00 – 15.30 hrs.
• Closed on Mondays.

Toa Payoh Rojak

Rojak
SGD 4.00 – A dish originating from Java and can be found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. There are Muslim and Indian versions, but the one we tasted was the Chinese version.

It is made from fried dough sticks, pineapple, mango, cucumber, bean sprouts, morning glory and sprinkled with nuts. It has a sweet and spicy flavor with a mild fermented aroma mixed with the smell of orange peel.

We found it a bit odd but quite enjoyable.

Map
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Opening Hours
• 12.00 – 19.00 hrs.
• Closed on Sundays

Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodle (Michelin Guide)

The famous prawn noodle restaurant mentioned in the Michelin Guide. However, it was pretty quiet when we got to the stall and was quite surprised on the absence of a queue like other well-known restaurants. Or, is it that we were misinformed?

Prawn Noodles

SGD 5.50 – For a big bowl of yellow mee noodles with fairly fresh shrimp that has been cut in half, making the shell easy to remove. Lightly sweet and salty soup with a rich body. Rich prawn aroma.

It seems that Singaporeans don’t like intensely flavored broth like this, but we do.

**Yellow mee noodles (or egg mee noodles) in Singapore are of the slightly thick variety, similar to soba noodles.

Map
https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 09.30 – 20.00 hrs.
• Closed on Tuesdays

Kallang Cantonese Live Prawn Noodle

Another famous prawn noodle stall at the Old Airport Road Food Centre

Prawn Noodles with Pork Tail
SGD 9.00 – Absolutely fresh prawns taken from the store’s tank, tender pork tail, and mild pork broth with no shrimp fat smell.

Map
https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 10.00 – 15.00 hrs., and 18.00 – 23.00 hrs.
• Closed on Tuesdays

Nyonya Chendol

Cendol
SGD 2.30 – Cendol, a dessert made from rice flour and pandan leaves, taken with coconut milk, and highly popular in several Southeast Asian countries. It is presumed that it originally came from Indonesia.

That’s right! it’s what most Thais know it as ‘Lot Chong’!

The vendor scooped in a spoonful of coconut milk and added a generous portion, followed ‘Lod Chong’, and again topped it off with coconut milk, and a viscous simmered sugar topping. Accompanied with slightly sweetened/salted soft boiled red beans.

Not as fragrant as the coconut milk found in Thailand, but the smell of pandan leaves and burnt sugar was really pleasant.

Map
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Opening Hours
• 09.30 – 21.30 hrs.
• Closed on Mondays

Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong Lor Mee

Lor Mee
SGD 6.00 – We try the shop’s original recipe which consisted of flat yellow noodles, fish, braised pork, eggs, bean sprouts and topped with a thick broth.

Good combination of sweet and saltiness, with a slight spiciness, and the aroma of Chinese herbs. The greasiness was curtailed by the smell of pickled garlic and chili.

Quite unusual but we liked it.

Map
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Opening Hours
• Daily 07.00 – 16.00 hrs.

Maxwell Food Centre

A hotpot of popular hawkers due to its proximity to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, and the convenience of being located right next to the Maxwell MRT station.

Many people come to the Maxwell Food Center for the chicken rice, but there is a lot more delicious food to be enjoyed!!

Map of the Maxwell Food Centre

Getting to the Maxwell Food Centre
• Take the MRT to the Maxwell station**
• Bus No. 80 or 145 and get off at the Maxwell Rd FC bus stop.
**The newest station that will be opened for service in November 2022.

Heng Heng Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice
SGD 6.00 – Soft and tender chicken, lightly salty greasy fine grain rice, but not too oily, with a prominent chicken soup aroma. The smell of ginger and garlic was not quite noticeable.

The shop has 3 types of dipping sauces:
Ginger – highly fragrant of ginger and sesame oil, which reminded us of Boon Tong Kee, but the shop’s sauce was much more pronounced.
Chili sauce – spicy with a peppery and vinegary aroma.
Sweet black soy sauce – a combination of sweet and saltiness.

Soup
Rich body with a clear aroma of gourd, a combination of sweet and saltiness, with a slight sourness from the pickled lime.

Map
https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 10.00 – 21.00 hrs.
• Closed on Thursdays

Ah Tai Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice
SGD 6.00 – From the 3 chicken rice stalls that we tried out, this shop had the best garlic and ginger-flavored rice.

The chicken was tender but not very juicy. We got were given the wings portion which made eating a bit difficult. The shop has only one type of dipping sauce, i.e. the spicy and sour chili sauce.

Soup
Prominent smell of gourd, slightly sweet similar to the chicken rice soup that is commonly found in Thailand.

Map
• https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 11.00 – 19.30 hrs.
• Closed on Tuesdays

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice (Michelin Bib Gourmand)

Hainanese Chicken Rice
SGD 6.00 – Fragrant fine-grained rice, with a clear aroma of garlic and ginger. Thick and tender boneless chicken.

The shop only had one type of dipping sauce, i.e. the chili sauce.

We didn’t taste the accompanying soup, maybe because I forgot to pick it up.

Map
• https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 10.00 – 19.30 hrs.
• Closed on Mondays

Zhen Zhen Porridge

Fish Porridge
SGD 4.00 – Soft rice with ginger, fried shallots, spring onions, and small fish portions. Mild fish aroma but almost tasteless which warranted a dash of soy sauce.

Map
• https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 05.30 – 14.30 hrs.
• Closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Old Nyonya

Laksa
SGD 4.00 – Another noodle-based dish that is a result of a fusion of Malay and Chinese cuisine.

The soup gave off a very clear fish aroma, a greasy salty/sweet taste from the coconut milk, and consisted of tofu, fish balls, and firm prawn meat.

Rendang Chicken
SGD 6.00 – A serving comprised of crispy thin tofu, egg, sweet and sour pickles, pandan fragrant rice, and the star of this dish was a soft chicken that gave off a very strong curry aroma.

The taste was a bit on the mild side and should be eaten with a light sour chili paste that is similar to the tamarind chili paste.

Rendang is a dish originating from Indonesia, which uses meat cooked in coconut milk and curry paste that contains ginger, galangal, turmeric, lemongrass, garlic, onion, chili, etc. It should have a spicy flavor, but it was mild at the shop we tried out.

Map
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Opening Hours
• 10.30 – 20.30 hrs.
• Closed on Wednesdays

Heng Heng Tapioca Cake (Xing Xing)

A dessert shop that is frequented by Singaporeans, but not much by tourists. But we didn’t want you to miss out as it was really delicious.

Tapioca Cake
SGD 3.20 – The snack in the box contained 2 colors,

White – which was soft and gooey, and practically melts in the mouth. The snack was enhanced by the coconut meat.

Brown – soft but not as gooey as the white one and gave off a distinct aroma of burnt sugar.

Map
• https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 07.00 – 13.00 hrs.
• Closed on Sundays

75 China Street Peanuts Soup

75 China Street Peanuts Soup, or according to the shop’s sign; 75 Peanuts Soup 57. A snack shop that has been open for three generations.

The current shop proprietor is the third generation and has been selling this snack for over 30 years.

So, that should a clear affirmation of their snack’s deliciousness, right?

Peanuts Soup and Rice Balls
SGD 2.00 – Soybean-like dessert with soft and sweet peanuts, suitably sweetened. No strong smell of the peanuts and goes well with glutinous rice balls, similar to mochi, with a choice of sesame, or peanut fillings.

Map
• https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 07.00 – 16.30
• Closed on Sundays

Fried Kway Teow Fried Prawn Mee Fried Oyster Carrot Cake

Stir-fried Kway Teow
SGD 4.00 – Similar to Thai stir-fried noodles with black soy sauce (Pad See Ew), and came with eggs, bean sprouts, Chinese fish sausage, suitably salted and sweetened, fragrant of the soy sauce with a slight burnt smell.

Not as tasty as expected but we think it was acceptable.

Map
• https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 10.00 – 20.00 hrs.
• Closed on Mondays

Healthy Bean

Barley Juice (Large)
SGD 1.50 – At first glance, we thought it was millet, but it was actually barley. Slightly sweetened, no overwhelming smell or a smell that makes it difficult to drink. 

Map
• https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 07.30 – 16.00 hrs.
• Closed on Sundays

People’s Park Food Centre

A large food center in China Town, not frequently visited by tourists but has many delicious food stalls to choose from. This is the place to be for anyone looking for affordable Singaporean meals. You will not be disappointed.  

Map of the People’s Park Food Centre

Getting to the People’s Park Food Centre
• Take the MRT and get off at the Chinatown station, then Exit C

Hometown Hainan Fen

Hainan-style beef noodles that are rarely found anywhere else in Singapore. The taste and smell of the dish is similar to ‘Khanom Jeen Hai-lam’ (Hainanese rice noodles) which is also rarely found in Thailand, but the Singapore version does not involve the use of shrimp paste.

Hainan Noodle Gravy (Small)
SGD 4.50 – Lightly salted and sweetened with a slight spiciness. Thick, soft, and chewy rich broth, with a hint of mild Chinese spices, meat, and marinade. Enhanced with a touch of peanut and pickled cabbage.

Map
• https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 10.00 – 19.00 hrs.

Poy Kee Yong Tau Foo

There are two famous Yong Tau Foo restaurants in the People’s Park Food Center.

The number one stall is Yong Xiang Xing Dou Fu, which is only open between 13.00 – 16.00 hrs. and closed on Mondays. The other stall is the Poy Kee Yong Tau Foo, which is opened longer.

Yong Tau Foo
SGD 4.00 – The fish balls are smooth, bouncy, and fun to chew on. The tofu was meltingly soft with no undesirable smell. The broth is mellow, not too oily, with a fishy aroma, and is served with flat egg noodles (Mee Pok) and sprinkled with a little crispy fish.

The taste was enhanced with two kinds of sauces, the dark red color which gave off a fermented soybean aroma, and a sweet and spicy taste, while the orange color was predominantly salty and spicy.

Taking into consideration the taste and quantity, it was simply delicious and very cheap.

But…

The proprietors consisted of an uncle and auntie, whose combined age would probably be almost 400 years old, who were quite stern and not so proficient in English.

So, in order to not be much of a nuisance, just order, “Yellow mee, small size, no chili please”.

Map
• https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 11.00 – 19.00 hrs.

Zhen Zhu Fang Roasted Delights

The restaurant with roasted duck rice, charsiu pork, and crispy pork belly, which was awarded the Michelin Guide in 2016, has quite a queue of customers which goes to show that they still excel at what they do.

Roasted Duck Rice
SGD 3.80 – Generous serving of soft and tender duck meat, with thin skin, while not being too greasy. No unwanted duck stench.

Goes well with salty spicy chili paste with a slight sourness and is perfectly complimented with a sweet and salty topping sauce, that gave off a clear bean curd aroma. Delicious and inexpensive.

Map
• https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 09.00 – 21.00 hrs.

Chinatown Complex Food Centre

Another popular food center right in the center of China Town.

The main star is the first Hawker Chan restaurant, the first street food restaurant to receive a Michelin 1-Star rating. Though they no longer have the star, but it is still a destination for many foodies, including us.

But, unfortunately, on the day of our review, the shop was closed, and we couldn’t try it out >_<

Map of the Chinatown Complex Food Centre

Getting to the Chinatown Complex Food Centre
• Take the MRT and get off at Chinatown station, then Exit C
• Then follow the map

Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao

The popular Xiao Long Bao stall where we had to queue for almost 45 minutes before we could get our hands on it (it was a Sunday).

The most convenient way to order is to take note of the sign in front of the shop which shows photos of what they have on offer and the accompanying number. Just order by the indicated numbers.

10 pieces of Xiao Long Bao (No. 1)
SGD 7.00 – Thin flour, light, sweet taste, fragrant sesame oil, and a juicy broth filling. Goes well with pickled ginger and Chinese, or chili vinegar.

Sichuan Dumplings (No. 10)
SGD 6.00 – Thin, soft dough, mildly sweet pork filling. The highlight was the salty, sweet, and sour sauce, which gave off a fragrant chili pepper aroma. Not so spicy and very delicious.

Map
https://goo.gl/maps
Opening Hours
• 08.30 – 15.00 hrs., and 17.00 – 20.00 hrs.
• Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Hong Lim Market & Food Centre

A modest food center in Singapore, filled with Michelin awarded restaurants, such as the Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa and Tai Wah Pork Noodles.

It is located within an easy walking distance of about 500 meters from the People’s Park Food Centre.

Map of the Hong Lim Market & Food Centre

Getting to the Hong Lim Market & Food Centre
• Take the MRT and get off at Chinatown station, then Exit E
• Then follow the map

Ah Heng Curry Chicken Bee Hoon Mee (Michelin Guide)

One of Singapore’s best hawkers that have been selling for over 54 years. Located on the second floor of the food center, it has been selling so well that they had to open up 2 units.

Chicken Curry Noodle
SGD 5.50 – Soft and tender chicken with noodles, tofu, mild broth, similar to satay sauce mixed with khao soi (Thai curried noodle soup), salty, mildly spicy, and goes well with chili paste. Very fragrant, but not spicy.

Map
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Opening Hours
• 08.45 – 16.00 hrs.
• Closed on Thursdays

Market Street Hawker Centre

This food court is next to the popular tourist attraction, CapitaSpring. Actually, we were a bit lost and just wandered in, but luckily, we found a cool shop hidden in here too.

Map of the Market Street Hawker Centre

Getting to the Market Street Hawker Centre
• Take the MRT and get off at the Raffles Place station, then Exit A
• Follow the map
• The way up is by an escalator that is located in front of the building.

Sunrise Traditional Coffee and Toast

The vintage coffee shop in the Market Street Hawker Center dates back to the 1970s. They are still selling their traditional family recipe food and beverages that can evoke memories of the past.

Lo Mai Gai
SGD 1.60 – Steamed glutinous rice with chicken in a bowl, a bit soggy, and tasted like ‘ba chang (sticky rice dumplings), sweet and salty, moderately oily, fragrant with pepper, more delicious when taken with chili sauce.

Kaya Toast Set
SGD 3.50 – Popular Singaporean breakfast set; a cup of coffee, two hard-boiled eggs, and kaya toast, stuffed with butter.

Sunrise’s bread is crispy, and light, and comes with a distinct sweet kaya custard taste. It has a slight pandan aroma and goes very well with the butter. Some prefer to also dip it in the poached eggs to add more aroma. Curtail the sweetness with bitter coffee that gave off a slight burnt aroma.

The Kaya Toast Set here is only sold until around 11.00 hrs.

Map
• https://goo.gl/maps
• It might be a bit confusing if you follow the map as the shop is tucked in the Market Street Hawker Centre
Opening Hours
• 06.00 – 16.00 hrs.
• Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Ya Kun (Original branch)

Ya Kun Kaya Toast is one of the most popular breakfast restaurants and has several branches throughout Singapore and many other countries.

However, this is the first original branch that started their fame until this very day.

Kaya Toast Set
SGD 5.60 – The set includes a cup of coffee, two soft-boiled eggs, and buttered kaya toast. The bread was very thin and had a light burnt aroma. The kaya custard had a very distinct pandan aroma and goes well with salted butter. The black coffee was slightly bitter with a light sour taste, and a moderate aroma.

Map of Ya Kun (Original branch)

Getting to Ya Kun Kaya Toast (Original branch)
• Take the MRT, get off at the Telok Ayer station, then Exit A and follow the map.

Opening hours of Ya Kun (Original branch)
• Mondays – Fridays 07.30 – 15.30 hrs.
• Saturdays – Sundays 07.30 – 15.00 hrs.

Rochor Beancurd (Original branch)

Rochor Beancurd is one of Singapore’s oldest street food stalls. It started as a vending cart in 1955 and opened its first store in Geylang in the 1960s. It is well known for its beancurd.

Today, Rochor Beancurd has several branches and sells a variety of snacks at affordable prices.

Pudding Beancurd
SGD 2.00 – Smooth, pudding-like texture, soft, with a sweet syrupy flavor. It gave off a slight smell of tofu but was not too overwhelming. Very easy to enjoy.

Map of Rochor Beancurd (Original branch)

Getting to Rochor Beancurd (Original branch)
• Bus No. 2, 13, 21, 26, 40, 51, 67, or 137, and get off at the Opp. Lor 39 Geylang bus stop.

Opening hours of Rochor Beancurd (Original branch)
• Open 24 hours

Uncle’s Traditional Ice Cream Kart

Even though Singapore restaurants are strictly regulated, they are also quite lenient in allowing elderlies to sell ice cream on the roadside. And this is one of those special cases.

Traditional Ice Cream
SGD 1.50 – Even if the ice cream is just plain and simple, which is cut and wrapped with rainbow-colored bread, it’s still delicious and cheap. So, why not pay a visit to this uncle?

Map of Uncle’s Traditional Ice Cream Kart

• By the roadside

Getting to Uncle’s Traditional Ice Cream Kart
• Take the MRT and get off at the China Town station, then Exit C

Opening hours of Uncle’s Traditional Ice Cream Kart
• Daily from approximately 9.00 – 19.00 hrs.
• Uncle might not come on some days.

Yixing Xuan Teahouse

A small tea shop near Maxwell Food Center that has been open for over 33 years.

It started from the father’s generation who quit his banking job to open a tea shop, and since has been carried on by his daughter who also quit her banking job to help out in her father’s tea shop!!

There are both herbal and Chinese teas available, starting from affordable prices right up to premium-grade tea. Suitable to sit and relax, while sipping a pot of good tea to charge your batteries before continuing on your tour (or finding something to eat).

A pot of Chrysanthemum tea
SGD 7.00 – Large chrysanthemum flowers in a hot water kettle, mild flavor, and gentle mild chrysanthemum aroma. I like that they also provided a hot water flask for refills.

Tea Appreciation Workshop
SGD 55.00 – A short class recounting the origins of tea, teapots, teacups, and how to properly brew tea, which helped us to develop a deeper understanding of tea.

We had the option to choose the type of tea for the workshop, and when the session was over, you could still sit around and enjoy your tea. They also provide a box of tea as a souvenir.

If you are interested in the workshop, bookings can be conveniently made through Klook.

Map of Yixing Xuan Teahouse


Getting to Yixing Xuan Teahouse
• Take the MRT to Maxwell station
• Bus No. 80 or 145, and get off at Maxwell Rd FC bus stop
• Follow the map

Opening hours of Yixing Xuan Teahouse
• Mondays – Thursdays 10.00 – 20.00 hrs.
• Fridays – Saturdays 10.00 – 21.30 hrs.
• Sundays 10.00 – 19.00 hrs.

Overeasy

A waterfront restaurant beside Merlion Park and opposite Marina Bay Sands. The restaurant has one of the best views as you can lounge around and watch the Spectra show.

But what captured our interest the most is the sign that says, “the best burger in Singapore”. So, we had to give it a try.

Oh, and most importantly, this restaurant does not accept cash.

The Truffle Burger
SGD 29.00 – The grilled beef was very nice and tender (we chose medium), juicy, with a strong truffle aroma, mixed with a slightly burnt smell, a slight meaty aroma, combined with the smell of butter and scorched smell from the bread.

Absolutely very tasty and worth the price.

Good Ol’ Fashioned Mac & Cheese
SGD 15.00 – Baked macaroni with cheese without any meat. Subtle cheese with a good salty flavor. Already very enjoyable, but was also enhanced with crispy cheese, making it even more flavorful and delicious.

Once you start, it’s hard to stop.

Tropic Thunder
SGD 10.00 – Sweet and sour mocktail made from lime, orange, lychee, and apple juice.

The total bill is pretty fierce Singapore pricing standards, but the meal was delicious, came with a great view, and fast service. Do drop by if you happen to pass by around that area.

Map of Overeasy

Getting to Overeasy
• Take the MRT and get off at the Raffles Place station, then Exit H
• Follow the map

Opening hours of Overeasy
• Mondays – Tuesdays 12.00 – 15.00 hrs., and 17.00 – 23.00 hrs.
• Wednesdays – Fridays 12.00 – 15.00 hrs., and 17.00 – 01.00 hrs.
• Saturdays 11.00 – 15.00 hrs., and 17.00 – 01.00 hrs.
• Sundays 11.00 – 15.00 hrs., and 17.00 – 23.00 hrs.

Majestic Bay at Garden by the Bay

The Chinese restaurant located next to the Flower Dome at the Garden by the Bay, features fresh seafood from the in-house tank.

We saw that they also had Xiao Long Bao and wanted to compare it to the famous street food restaurant, i.e. Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao, so we gave it a try.

6 pieces of Xiao Long Bao
SGD 12.80+ – Soft, slightly thick flour, especially at the top of the dumpling, but was stuffed with a lot of filling, rich soup with a sweet and salty taste. Tasted very good.

A bit hefty price tag and a bit difficult in reaching the restaurant, especially for tourists.

We think that enjoying Xiao Long Bao at Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao, or other food centers in Singapore would be much better and more convenient.

Map of Majestic Bay

Getting to Majestic Bay
• Take the MRT and get off at the Bayfront Station.
• From the Bayfront station, you will find a walkway leading to the entrance of the Garden by the Bay.
From the entrance, it’s only about 650 meters walk to the Flower Dome.
• There is also the availability of a shuttle bus from the ticket booth to the Flower Dome which cost SGD 3.00 per person.

Opening hours of Majestic Bay
• 11.30 – 15.00, 17.30 – 21.00

Tip & Trick

Which Satay stall to choose from at the Satay Street at Lua Pa Sat

Regarding the quality of the meat, stall numbers 1 and 19 are quite similar, but their taste and smell are very different.

Spices of stall number 19 are quite intense and spicy, while stall number 1 is a bit lighter with a predominantly sweet taste.

But if you can wait, try stall number 8. It should be good.

Which Hainanese Chicken Rice to choose from at the Maxwell Food Centre

We tasted the chicken rice from three stalls, namely

• Heng Heng Hainanese Chicken Rice
• Ah Tai Hainanese Chicken Rice
• Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice

Personally, I prefer Heng Heng Hainanese Chicken Rice the best, due to its ginger dipping sauce and the unique flavor of the soup.

But for those who like strong ginger fragrant rice or soft tender chicken like Boon Tong Kee or Montien Chicken Rice, you would probably prefer Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice.

Which Kaya Toast shop should I choose

Between the old modest shop like Sunrise Traditional Coffee and Toast, compared to the original branch of Ya Kun Kaya Toast, it’s pretty much about the same.

Sunrise’s coffee is more fragrant, but Ya Kun’s bread tastes better. Actually, the taste of their food is not much different.

But if I had to choose, I would go for Sunrise as I prefer the street food atmosphere which the shop owner has tried to maintain.

Drop by and have a chat with Mr. Richard at the Old Airport Road Food Centre

For anyone heading to Old Airport Road Food Center (especially if you happen to know the Thai language) and would like to try delicious Nasi Lemak, I recommend 97 Nasi Lemak.

It is staffed by Mr. Richard, who likes to travel to Thailand frequently and has learned to speak Thai fluently.

Much of the information in this review came from Mr. Richard, which I appreciate very much ^^

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Reference
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://guide.michelin.com
https://danielfooddiary.com