There are so many things to do in clean and green Singapore! You can head to the fancy casino at Marina Bay Sands, be amazed by the lights at Supertree Grove at night, and even learn one or two things about their culture and history at the National Museum of Singapore. But, what is good to eat in Singapore? Fret not, because we are bringing you the 10 Best Singaporean Street Food You Can’t Afford To Miss!
10 Best Singaporean Street Food You Can’t Afford To Miss
1. Chicken Rice at Maxwell Food Centre
Made famous by the late Anthony Bourdain, you will have to queue up with both locals and foreigners to just get a plate of chicken rice at Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, located in Maxwell Food Centre. It is known as one of the kings of chicken rice, standing side to side with its Michelin star competitor. The rice is perfectly aromatic and soft, and it complements the silky steamed chicken really well. To tie this dish together, it is lightly drizzled with light soy sauce. Lovers of spicy food will be excited to dip their chicken into their pungent yet tasty chili!
⏰ Opens daily except Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
2. Bak Kut Teh at Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh
Singapore’s version of bak kut teh comes with a pepper-based broth! A must try when you are visiting. Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh, located at Jurong East, is a wonderful place to try this dish out. They serve everything here such as stewed pork belly, braised pork leg, preserved vegetables and everything else in between! The pepper-based soup that keeps the locals coming back for more. And, that brings us to another good news! Free refills for the bak kut teh soup! And, there are many parking spots too!
⏰ Opens daily except Monday, Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:15 p.m., Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
3. Hokkien Mee at Kim Keat Hokkien Mee
Singapore’s hokkien mee is similar with birthday noodles, also known as lam mee in Malaysia. With that said, eating this dish will take you back to the good ol’ birthday memories. One of the best places to try hokkien mee out is at Kim Keat Hokkien Mee, located at Tao Payoh. Hokkien mee is made with crispy pork lard, and fresh seafood. The super cool hokkien mee is cooked with wok hei cooked inside a claypot, so you can just imagine the flavour of everything! By the way, this dish is perfect for sharing.
⏰ Opens daily except Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
4. Laksa at 928 Yishun Laksa
As you can imagine, Singaporean laksa is not the same as the ones we have in Malaysia! The broth of laksa is made out of dried shrimps with a lot of sambal chili, giving you an extra kick. A highly recommended place to try this super tasty dish is at Yishun Laksa, 928 Yishun Laksa. The cook behind this has been around for more twenty years. The cheap price laksa comes with a good amount of cockles too. If you can’t find a place to seat, you can do a takeaway! To prevent soggy noodles, the master chef behind this naturally separates them!
⏰ Opens daily except Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
5. Mala Xiang Guo at Ri Ri Hong Mala Xiang Guo
Urh, everybody loves a good mala! Mala is a based of different spices that make you feel a spicy sensation, and it also leaves your tongue a little numb. It is commonly used as a soup based in steamboat, but they have it dry in Singapore! The made famous in China food comes with different types of vegetables, and meat of your choice. If you’re up for the spicy challenge, a good place to try this delectable dish is at Ri Ri Hong Mala Xiang Guo, located in People’s Park Centre. Pair the amazing dish either with noodles, or rice! Yas!
⏰ Opens daily, 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
6. Satay at Satay By The Bay
Can’t talk about street food without a mention of satays, right? Just the idea of meat on a skewer that is barbecued into perfection, and then dipped into flavourful peanut sauce can make a person smile! Satay By The Bay, located in Marina Gardens Dr, makes really good satays. The forever crowded place has various options of meat, including chicken, pork, and mutton. Like no other in Singapore. as the satay is barbecued until it is tender, and the peanut sauce is so aromatic!
⏰ Opens daily, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
7. Chwee Kueh at Bedok Chwee Kueh
This needs a little introduction because you are probably wondering what this is! Chwee kueh is a Singaporean breakfast dish that is made out of rice flour, and water. Before steaming it, it is shaped into a bowl with saucers. Topped off with some preserved raddish, and chili after steaming. It is a must try when you visit simply because this dish is dying off as young generations are not picking up this trade. One of the best places to get this soft yet tasty breakfast food is at Bedok Chwee Kueh!
⏰ Opens daily except Monday, 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
8. Roti Prata at Mr. and Mrs. Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata
Time for some roti prata! Commonly known as a roti canai in Malaysia! As you know, roti canai is super good anytime of the day. And, if you feel like having some in Singapore, we got you, fam. Try out Mr. and Mrs. Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata located in Joo Chiat Rd. The super crispy roti canai comes with many types of fillings too, if you feel like elevating the dish. You have the options of eggs, cheese, and even mushrooms! Dip it curry of your choice, with choices of dhal, mutton, and fish!
⏰ Opens daily except Tuesday and Wednesday on the third week of the month, 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
9. Bak Chor Mee at Hill Street Hwa Pork Noodle
Ah, bak chor mee with a Michelin star! Try out the best minced pork noodles at Hill Street Hwa Pork Noodle, based in Crawford Ln. Before they receive their Michelin star, people were already queuing! Adding a dash of tourists, you can imagine how long their queue is! The famous minced pork noodles comes with chewy yellow noodles, topped off minced pork, live slices, dumplings, and a sprinkle of fried sole fish. The must try dish is tied together with a light vinegar sauce. Worth the wait? Yes, it is!
⏰ Opens daily except Monday, 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
10. Nasi Lemak at Chong Pang Nasi Lemak
What do you think, is nasi lemak Singapore’s national food? Who does it better, Malaysia, or Singapore? Time to find out! Try out on of their best stalls serving nasi lemak, Chong Pang Nasi Lemak, located in Sembawang Rd. Chong Pang Nasi Lemak serves it differently, with an economy rice style. Hence, you can choose your side dishes and they have so many options! Fried chicken, fried fish, mixed vegetables, and even sausages. Their chicken wing is a must try. Ah, don’t forget take some of their sweet chili for a kick!
⏰ Opens daily, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
That’s the end of our You Need To Queue For This 10 Best Singaporean Street Food list! What are you excited to try on your trip? Let us know in the comments! Happy traveling!
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