Great places to enjoy traditional food in Singapore

Here's a list of Great places to enjoy traditional food in Singapore recommended by our experts:

Food isn’t taken lightly in Singapore. Singapore is the food capital of Asia. It’s no secret, in fact, that food is a national pastime and obsession here – mentioned frequently in Singaporean literature. A melting pot of Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures, Singaporean cuisine reflects this ethnic diversity in many (highly delicious) ways and has attracted food lovers for long. History tells us about Singapore as a seaport with a large immigrant population. Some of the other Influences include cuisines that derive from Indonesian, Thai, Middle Eastern, Peranakan and Eurasian traditions. This country is one of the richest in Southeast Asia, oozing luxury, sophistication and modernity. This does not mean, however, that you can't find affordable and delicious food in Singapore. Traditional Cantonese and Singaporean cuisine is a still a crowd favourite. Locals and people from different communities often interact with and eat together. Food is a unifying thread in Singapore and it explains the cheap street food flourish since the 1800s, when Singapore started to really thrive. Singapore’s famed chili crabs and other tasty crustaceans tend to come with a hefty price tag at many of the restaurants, however, and so they tend to be avoided by visitors on a tight budget. Traditional and lip smacking Hainanese Chicken, chicken rice, kaya toast, char kway teow, bak chor mee, and a vibrant plethora of delicious hawker street fare are your bet for the best value-for-money meals in Singapore. Discover the many innovative local dishes found everywhere from hawker stands to upscale restaurants. Chinatown Food Street creates the perfect backdrop for a keepsake photograph and is also a great place for families to chat over a meal of barbecued seafood. The more popular dishes here include fishball noodles and Char Kway Teow (a noodle dish fried with fresh cockles. Whet your appetite with a classic, mouth-watering Singaporean meal at any of these restaurants:

Tong Heng Confectionery ( Bakery)

Restaurant in Singapore

Tong Heng, 285 South Bridge Road . Chinese bakery famed for its freshly-baked egg tarts ($1), best washed down with a bottle of water chestnut juice. Tong Heng ...

Chuan Kee Satay

Restaurant in Singapore

One of the best Hainanese-style satays in Singapore. Chuan Kee Satay sells authentic Hainanese satays, meaning pork satays served with a peanut gravy that comes...

Ming Kee Satay Bee Hoon

Restaurant in Singapore
AsianChineseAuthentic Local

The stall's success is a secret blend of peanut sauce that is not too spicy and served in liberal portions.

Loong Fatt Eating House & Confectionary

Restaurant in Singapore

Loong Fatt Eating House & Confectionary, 639 Balestier Road. Arguably the original tau sar piah shop, which has received Makansutra's highest rating of "Die, ...

Chop Tai Chong Kok

Restaurant in Singapore

For some of Singapore's best traditional mooncakes, head down to the famous Chop Tai Chong Kok confectionary in Chinatown.Made from the finest and freshest ...

Hougang 1

Shopping Place in Singapore

Located at the intersection of Hougang Avenue 9 and Hougang Street 91, the two-storey 86,000 sq ft Hougang 1 mall sports updates to its facade, fresh modern ...

Yong Kee Famous Fishball Noodle

Restaurant in Singapore
ChineseAsianAuthentic Local

Yong Kee Famous Fish Ball Noodle sells food like fresh homemade fishball noodles, mushroom minced meat mee pok and meatball soup. One thing that is really ...

Joe & Dough

Restaurant in Singapore

Joe & Dough sells mouthwatering gourmets.

Wang Cafe

Cafe in Singapore

Enjoy a full breakfast in local style here. Besides traditional kaya toast and soft boiled eggs, you can also order mee siam, mee rebus and laksa if you need ...

Rochor Beancurd House

Restaurant in Singapore

Famous beancurd for over 40 years, the business started making it's name at Rochor when they are selling on the street in the late morning after midnight.

House Of Tau Sar Piah

Restaurant in Singapore

House of Tau Sar Piah. Not necessarily the original, but certainly large and popular. Offers a wide variety of fillings, try the savoury tau sar piah with a ...