• Singapore's Amazing Local Food

    Ask any Singaporean what they love most about their country, and most will say: the food! You can find a huge variety of street food here at almost every corner, but here are ten of the best.


    If you haven’t tried satay—Singapore’s answer to shish kebabs—before, boy are you in for a treat. These chunks of marinated grilled meat are best enjoyed slathered in spicy peanut sauce for maximum flavor. This satay club at the picturesque Gardens by the Bay boasts no fewer than eight pushcarts specializing in these delights.

    18 Marina Gardens Dr., S(018953), MRT: Bayfront.

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  • Labyrinth

    Visit this plush, modern restaurant for fascinating feats of molecular gastronomy and intriguing

    creations by chef-owner Han Li Guang. There’s no ala carte menu, so the only option is a five-course meal($78), which turns out to be a real steal given Han’s creativity and ambitiousness.Look forward to items like ramen-flavored risotto or chilli crab ice cream with crab mousse and mantou crumbs.

    5 Neil Rd., 6223-4098, S(088806), MRT: Chinatown.

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  • OverEasy

    Enjoy a magnificent view of Marina Bay at OverEasy. Casual,yet classy, this American style diner is located at One Fullerton. What better place to catch all the F1 action and New Year's Eve fireworks?

  • Quayside

    The perfect place to eat seafood in Singapore is at Quayside Seafood at Clarke Quay. You not only get an amazing view of the Singapore River but also amazing food and ambiance.

  • The White Rabbit

    Housed in an immaculately restored 1940s chapelamidst the verdant environs of Dempsey Hill, The White Rabbit is a popular escape, especially for Sunday brunch or dinner.

  • Level 33

    The world's highest urban craft brewery, this elegant bar and restaurant is renowned for its range of traditional craft beers,brewed in front of your very eyes.

  • TAO Seafood Asia

    The sophisticated vibe at new quint essentially Singaporean restaurant TAO Seafood Asia makes it a great place for business lunches.On the menu are local seafood favorites and Chinese classics, including chilli crab ($6 per 100g), pot roasted cod ($38) and desserts such as double boiled bird’s nest ($48).

    #02-10 Asia Square Tower 2, 12Marina View, 6844-9969, S(018961)

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  • Hidden Gem

    An old-school meepok (Chinese flat noodles) store by day and a hip Japanese eatery by night, Bincho serves up omakase sets ($50-$80) featuring dishes such as chicken thigh tare, and boasts a cocktail bar offering shochu-based “Japeritifs” (from $22) and Japanese whiskeys (from $17).

    #01-19, 78 Moh Guan Terrace, 6438-4567, S(162078)

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  • Bak Kut Teh

    Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh, $7.50

    For a local, Teochew-style bak kut teh, it’s hard to look past the bustling Old Tiong Bahru Bak Kut Teh, where the broth is more peppery and garlicky than the more herbal Malaysian variety. The pork is cooked to a near-perfect tenderness, and the slightly cloudy soup has the right mix of peppery kick and a light sweetness. #01-31 Tiong Bahru Market, 58 Seng Poh Road (6224 4990). MRT: Tiong Bahru. Tue-Sun 6.30am-9pm.

  • Chicken Rice

    Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

    Despite competition from the likes of Tian Tian at Maxwell Food Centre and Wee Nam Kee on Thomson Road, this Bukit Merah stall wins it for the quality of its meat. There’s no fancy stuff – it just comes out on a red plastic plate with chilli and dark sauce, rice and a few sprigs of coriander – it’s all about the perfectly tender chicken, which has been compared to foie gras, especially the creamy livers. Tian Tian’s famous endorser Anthony Bourdain, alas, never visited this one. #01-15 Alexandra Village Food Centre, 120 Bukit Merah Ln 1. MRT: Queenstown. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm.