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10 Best Old-School Breakfast Spots In Singapore You Must Try!

There is nothing better than starting your day with some good food. Some of our classic breakfast items include kaya toast, chee cheong fun, chwee kueh and many more. Missing these nostalgic breakfast dishes? Here are the top ten old-school breakfast spots in Singapore that you must try! People say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but who says it can’t be the best as well? Start your day right with some of these scrumptious old-school breakfast items like Teochew Kueh, Fried Carrot Cake, and Roti Prata!

10 Old-School Breakfast Spots You Must Try!

1. Lai Heng Handmade Teochew Kueh

Lai Heng Handmade Teochew Kueh is the first Teochew Kueh stall in Singapore to achieve the Michelin Bib Gourmand. Making it to the list this year, achieving it is certainly no easy feat and it’s a fine indication of how good their Teowchew Kuehs are. Having been around for the last 20 years, they have garnered a reputation for serving one of the best Teochew Kuehs in Singapore.

 

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Choose from four types of Kuehs – Soon Kueh, Ku Chai Kueh, Chye Kueh, and Peng Kueh. All Kuehs come in steamed or pan-fried versions and customers have the option of adding chilli and sweet dark sauce. The crowd favourite and even the owner’s personal favourite, would have to be the Soon Kueh. The steamed version has a pleasant QQ skin and the turnips inside is soft and flavourful. The fried version adds a nice charred and crispy exterior to the skin, taking the Soon Kueh to another level! A perfect old-school breakfast treat to try!

Address: 347 Jurong East Ave 1, #01-218, Yuhua Place, Singapore 600347

Opening hours: Daily, except for Mon, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

2. Chey Sua Carrot Cake

 

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This is a dish that needs no introduction. Fried Carrot Cake, or better known as Chai Tow Kway is a staple in the Singaporean’s breakfast. Chey Sua Carrot Cake is one of the rare carrot cake stalls with the Michelin Bib Gourmand making them an absolute must-try!

Unlike most carrot cake stalls, this stall only serves the ‘white’ version. The carrot cake has the crispiness on top and is soft in the middle, yet still has a pleasant amount of wok hei. What makes this dish unique is that the chilli is applied on the top side of the carrot cake which hits you instantly as soon as you take a bite!

Address: Block 127, Lor 1 Toa Payoh, #02-30, Singapore 310127

Opening hours: Daily, except for Mon & Tues, 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

3. Mr Mrs Mohgan Prata

 

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Ever waited thirty minutes just for Roti Prata? Here at Mr Mrs Mohgan Prata at Joo Chiat, there’s the usual waiting time for most customers! If that’s not an indication of how good the prata is, then I don’t know what is! Each prata is made-to-order, ensuring you get it hot and fresh for the perfect breakfast! The prata comes perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy and chewy on the inside.

 

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Choose between fish or mutton curry or even better, choose both! The mutton curry is rich and flavourful while the fish curry adds a bit of spice and tang to the prata. Either way, both curries complement the prata perfectly! Roti Prata is a breakfast staple for most of us and Mr Mrs Mohgan Prata is guaranteed to offer you a scrumptious meal to start the day!

Address: 300 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427551

Opening hours: Daily, except for Wed, 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

4. Singapore Bao (Lo Mai Gai)

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If you love Lo Mai Gai, this stall is the perfect spot for it! Singapore Bao is a stall at Bendemeer Market that serves delicious glutinous rice during breakfast, making it a perfect meal to start the morning! The glutinous rice is moist and sticky, without it being too greasy. Every grain of rice is coated with the flavourful sauce, with the sweetness and savouriness being perfectly balanced.

The scrumptious rice is topped with stewed mushroom and pieces of tender chicken. The mushrooms gives an added texture and flavour to the rice while the chicken is sweet and savoury which complements the flavour of the rice. Their homemade chilli sauce is simply to die for and a must-try with the glutinous rice! The sauce will take your tastebuds all around flavour town. Sweet, spicy, salty, with a hint of zest in every bite!

Address: 29 Bendemeer Rd, #01-61 Bendemeer Market & Food Centre, Singapore 330029

Operating Hours: Daily, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

5. Teck Hin Delicacies (Chee Cheong Fun)

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Have one bite of Teck Hin Delicacies’ Chee Cheong Fun, and you’ll soon be adding them to your weekly breakfast staples! This simple yet scrumptious dish is made of chopped scallions and white sesame seeds and a dressing of sesame oil, mild soya sauce, and a dash of sweet sauce. The Chee Cheong Fun is silky smooth and even without the sweet sauce, it is still full of flavour. Additionally, you must also eat it with their chilli mixed with hae bi for an added kick of spice and flavour. The hae bi adds another depth of umami and the added spice brings the dish to another level!

Address: 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-30, Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre, Singapore 270020

Opening hours: Daily, 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

6. Bedok Chwee Kueh

 

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Chwee Kueh is probably a breakfast staple for most of us and Bedok Chwee Kueh is a stall you must add to your list! Though a simple dish, it is certainly not easy to master it. The Chwee Kueh has enough softness and chew to give it the perfect texture. Combined with the chai poh and chilli, it creates a perfect harmony on the tastebuds. Each bite will instantly transport you back to the good old days! The chai poh is not too oily nor salty which makes it very palatable. For those who can handle their spice, eating it with the chilli is highly recommended as it adds a nice kick to it and another level of flavour!

Address: 208A New Upper Changi Rd, #01-19, Singapore 460208

Opening hours: Daily, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

7. River South (Hoe Nam) Prawn Noodles

 

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There’s nothing better than being perked up by some delicious prawn soup in the morning. Being boiled with fresh prawns and pork bones, the soup is packed full of flavour. Just take one sip of it and you won’t be able to put your spoon down! The noodles are coated with a flavourful and thick sauce, making every strand of noodle an explosion of flavour. Customers can choose a variety of ingredients to accompany their prawns such as pork ribs and baby abalone. The queue starts as soon as it opens in the morning so do head down early in order not to miss out on this scrumptious breakfast!

Address31 Tai Thong Cres, Singapore 347859

Opening hours: Mon to Thurs & Sun, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Fri to Sat, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

8. Keng Wah Sung Cafe (Traditional Kaya Toast Set)

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Keng Wah Sung Cafe is one of the oldest coffeeshops in Singapore with over 70 years of history! Serving their kaya toast set at only $3.60, it is said to be one of the cheapest sets available in Singapore! The traditional coffee is strong and aromatic and hits the spot with every sip!

The bread is perfectly toasted and served with slabs of butter and a generous spread of their kaya jam. Expect to be served perfectly cooked soft-boiled eggs that are perfect for dipping your kaya toast into! For those who miss a taste of the traditional breakfast, Keng Wah Sung Cafe is definitely the place to go to!

Address: 783 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389672

Opening hours: Daily, except for Sun, 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

9. AMK Curry Puff

 

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Tired of having bread for breakfast every day? Why not have a curry puff instead! The founder of AMK Curry Puff was also part of the team that started Tip Top Curry Puff in 1979. With Tip Top Curry Puff being one of the most popular curry puff brands in Singapore, it’s a pretty good indication of the standard at AMK Curry Puff!

With each curry puff being handmade, the thickness of the crust is just right, giving it a perfect crunch. Additionally, the crust is buttery and crispy, without it being too greasy. The filling has a robust and spicy curry flavour, and the ratio of chicken, potato and egg are spot on. A perfect treat and alternative to have for breakfast!

Address:184 Toa Payoh Central, Singapore 310184

Opening hours: Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

10. Sin Heng Kee Porridge

 

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A quintessential breakfast item, Sin Heng Kee Porridge is undoubtedly one of the best porridge places in Singapore. Serving over 20 variations of porridge, it is the perfect breakfast place to head to for a warm hearty meal in the morning. Their signature porridge comes with a generous mix of ingredients, including pork slices, pork balls, cuttlefish, fish slices, and century egg.

 

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The texture of the porridge is smooth and thick, a true testament to the number of hours put in to prepare the dish. Flavour-wise, the porridge is a tad bland but that’s where the ingredients come in. Have the porridge and ingredients together, and you’ll have an explosion of flavours in every bite! Definitely a go-to place for a warm and comforting breakfast!

Address:  685 Hougang Street 61, #01-150, Singapore 530685

Opening hours: Daily, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Try These Old-School Breakfast Spots Today!

What are you waiting for? Hurry and try all these delicious old-school breakfast items today!

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