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10 Must-Try Food Like Kway Chap, Tim Sum, Tang Yuan and More In Chinatown Singapore!

Food At Chinatown Street!

Chinatown is home to various local delights, heart-warming desserts and more! It’s no wonder why many are drawn to this food heaven within Singapore. With endless options to choose from, Chinatown Singapore is truly the place to visit for a wholesome meal!

9 Must Try Food In Chinatown Singapore!

1. Ri Ri Hong Chinatown Mala

Ri Ri Hong Mala Chinatown
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Ri Ri Hong Mala Chinatown Singapore
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Ri Ri Hong Chinatown Mala is a  popular choice when it comes to Mala places in Singapore! For those who don’t particularly take spice well, don’t worry— there are 3 levels of spice to choose from! You may even opt for the spice-free option if you’d like. We assure you it’ll be super fragrant & delicious regardless.

Location: People’s Park Food Centre, 32 New Market Road #01 42 52 珍珠大厦, 050032

Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm (Daily)

2. Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck & Kway Chap

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Jin Ji Duck Chinatown Singapore
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Jin Ji has been serving classic Teochew braised duck for over 30 years. However, rather recently, they released modern fusion menu items such as braised duck bentos! Instead of regular hard-boiled braised eggs, they serve golden lava eggs! Who can resist a runny yolk? You can also get decent Kway Chap here if you’re craving noodles!

Location: Chinatown Complex, 335 Smith St, #02-156, Singapore 050335

Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm Daily, Closed on Fridays

3. Hong Kong Mongkok Tim Sum

Hong Kong Mongkok Tim Sum Singapore
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Hong Kong Mongkok Tim Sum
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If you’re looking for a Dim Sum place with many options, this may not be it (they only sell 6 kinds). However, we have to admit the ones they do offer, are amazing! If you decide to drop by, we recommend you do so early before they run out of their more popular items.

Location: Chinatown Complex, 335 Smith St, #02-097, Singapore 050335

Opening Hours: 11am – 5pm Daily, Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays

4. 101 Kampong Mountain Durian

101 Durian Chinatown Singapore
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101 Durian Chinatown
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101 Kampong Mountain Durian has definitely earned its name as one of Singapore’s more reputable Durian sellers. It’s a place you can visit to get good Durian even when they aren’t in season! If you have extra room for dessert, you can consider 101 Durian.

Location: 335A Smith St, 051355, (Chinatown)

Opening Hours: Not Fixed

5. Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa

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Famous Trishaw Laksa Chinatown Singapore
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Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa is no stranger to locals here. With them being a Michelin Bib Gourmand awardee, you can expect affordable & mouth-watering laksa! However, the coconut taste is less strong here, which can be a good or bad thing depending on your personal taste.

Location: 531A Upper Cross St, #02-66 HONG LIM FOOD CENTRE, Singapore 051531

Opening Hours: 11.30am – 4.30pm Daily, Closed on Sundays

6. Beng Who Cooks

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Beng Who Cooks Chinatown Singapore
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Here’s one for our Muslim friends. Beng Who Cooks serves Halal poke bowls with a local twist! Though you won’t find sashimi slices in your bowls, we assure you that the options here will surely amaze you as well! Apparently, the menu changes every few months in order to keep things fresh for customers!

Location: 531A Upper Cross St, #01-44 Hong Lim Food Centre, Upper Cross St, Singapore 051531

Opening Hours: 10am – 5.30pm Daily, Closed on Sundays

7. Kazo

Kazo Chinatown Singapore
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Kazo Singapore
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Kazo is a famous Taiwanese bakery selling cream puffs & cheese tarts. Every ingredient flown is in from Taiwan to ensure consistency levels. A thorough taste test is carried out every morning to make sure their food is as good as ever!

Location: 133 #01-30 New Bridge Road ChinaTown Point, 059413

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 8am – 9.30pm, Sat & Sun: 10am – 9.30pm

8. Mei Heong Yuen Dessert

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Mei Heong Yuen Desset
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If you’re craving more traditional desserts, Mei Heong Yuen is the place to go. They offer both hot and cold dessert options, making it a great place to bring even those with fussier tastes! We highly recommend you try their Yam Paste!

Location: 133 New Bridge Rd, #B2-32/33 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413

Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm, Daily

9. Chinatown Food Street

Chinatown Food Street Singapore
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Chinatown Singapore
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Have you really been to Chinatown if you haven’t eaten at Chinatown Food Street? There are many (food) gems to be found there; from fried oysters to frog porridge, you’re bound to be spoilt for choice! While you’re there, check out the beautiful wall murals along the street.

Location: 335 Smith St Singapore 050335

Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs: 11am – 2am, Fri – Sun: 11am – 3am

9 Must Try Food In Chinatown Singapore!

That concludes the list of 9 must try food places at Chinatown Singapore! Do let us know in the comments if you’ve tried any of these! We hope you found this list helpful. Happy eating!

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