If you love to eat, it would be (almost) impossible not to love Singapore.

And no one knows Singapore food better than local Singaporeans.

So when I visited Singapore, I knew I needed your help to decide what and where to eat in Singapore.

I decided to publish a video, linking to this blog post, asking you (the Migrationology.com community) for personal recommendations on places to eat.

So many Singaporeans and even non-Singaporeans offered an abundance of restaurant suggestions and tips (check out the comments below). Thank you to all of you, I couldn’t have eaten my way through this guide without you.

My wife and I went to Singapore and ate. The result is this Singapore food guide.

Get ready for 25 dishes you should try in Singapore (plus a few extras that I had to add in), and where to eat them!

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Singapore laksa
Laksa in Singapore

1. Laksa

Laksa is one of the ultimate demonstrations of the combination of Chinese and Malay flavors and ingredients all in a single bowl. Noodles, often rice noodles, make up the foundation and starch of a bowl of laksa, followed by a gravy or curry, some pieces of protein, and often some vegetables and herbs.

There are many different types of laksa, some that include rich coconut milk, and others that are more water based. Laksa is very popular throughout the Malay peninsula, and when you’re in Singapore you’ll find a number of extremely famous laksa restaurants.

Sungei Road Laksa
Heritage Sungei Road Laksa

Sungei Road Laksa

Among the list of heritage hawker food stalls in Singapore, Sungei Road Laksa is well known among laksa lovers, and it has an interesting story behind it and how they obtained their recipe from a customer who then disappeared. The stall has been serving laksa for decades in the same way – the curry is cooked in an aluminum curry pot over charcoal. At peak times the line at Sungei Road Laksa can stretch across the food court, although luckily the line goes pretty fast as they only serve one dish with no variations.

The rice noodles were cut up so they were bite sized, and the curry was creamy from the coconut milk, but very mild in spice. Finally, on the top of the laksa was a handful of lightly cooked blood cockles, a sprinkle of chopped Vietnamese coriander, and some extra sambal chili sauce on the side. I enjoyed my bowl of laksa at Sungei Road, however it was quite mild, like cockle chowder.

Address: 27 Jalan Berseh
Open hours: 9:30 am – 5 pm on Thursday to Tuesday (closed on Wednesday)
Prices: $3 per bowl of laksa
How to get there: You can either walk from Bugis or Lavender MRT station, located under a complex near Jalan Berseh

Singapore bak kut teh
Bak Kut Teh – pork ribs soup

2. Bak Kut Teh

Literally translated to pork bone tea, bak kut teh is a dish that’s popular throughout Malaysia and Singapore with Chinese origins. Although one would think the pork is cooked in tea, tea is not actually included in the recipe, but according to Wikipedia, it got its name because strong tea is consumed along with the pork soup to wash down the grease.

The basic recipe for bak kut teh includes pork ribs that are boiled in water along with white pepper, lots of garlic, and salt, until the pork become tender and all the flavor of the pepper and garlic is mingled into the pork bones to create a comfortingly flavorful soup. Bak kut teh is eaten with a bowl of rice, and often some other Chinese side dishes like preserved mustard greens or braised tofu. And of course, when you eat bak kut teh, you need to wash it down with hot Chinese tea.

Outram Park Yahua Rou Gu Cha
Outram Park Yahua Rou Gu Cha

Outram Park Yahua Rou Gu Cha

There are quite a few bak kut teh restaurants in Singapore, but due to location and open hours, I decided to try out Outram Park Yahua Rou Gu Cha. The restaurant is open air, on the patio of a complex, and what I liked is that it was nice and spacious.

I ordered a bowl of the lean ribs bak kut teh, plus a bowl of kidney soup, both of which were pretty good. The broth of the bak kut teh was nice and peppery, but not too spicy, but just with a slight burn to the throat in a very pleasant way. The meat was also tender, and dipped in just a bit of dark soy sauce, along with rice, it was delicious.

Address: 7 Keppel Rd, PSA Tanjong Pagar Complex, 089053
Open hours: About 7 am – 4 am from Tuesday – Sunday (closed on Monday)
Prices: Ribs cost $7 SGD per bowl, out entire meal for 2 cost $36 SGD
How to get there: It’s located along the coast highway, so you can either take a taxi, or take the MRT to Tanjong Pagar and it’s about a 10 minute walk.

Hokkien mee
Hokkien mee in Singapore

3. Hokkien Mee

Along with Char Kway Teow (coming up soon), Hokkien Mee is one of the most popular fried noodle hawker dishes in Singapore. It’s a dish that has roots in China’s Fujian province (which is where the Hokkien people are originally from), that has now been adopted into Malaysia and Singapore.

Hokkien Mee includes a mixture of both yellow egg noodles and white rice noodles that are fried in a wok with egg, often pieces of seafood (usually squid and shrimp), and bean sprouts. Different hawkers prepare it slightly different, some stir frying it more dry, and others making it with a gravy sauce. Hokkien Mee is then typically served with some sambal chili sauce, plus a calamansi to squeeze on top for a extra citrusy sourness.

Old Airport Hawker Centre
Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee

Nam Sing Fried Hokkien Mee

One of the Singapore food hawker legends when it comes to Hokkien Mee is Nam Sing Fried Hokkien Mee, located at the Old Airport Road Food Centre. I watched the noodles being cooked, and the mixture of noodles and ingredients were cooked in a large wok, by the big batch, and every now and then after doing some stir frying, a big wooden cover was placed on top, so the noodles both stir fried and steamed at the same time.

The noodles had a salty flavor from salt I believe, as opposed to soy sauce. What I most liked about the Hokkien Mee here is that it tasted like a cross between a stir fried noodle and a gravy noodle – it was quite saucy, with lots of flavorful broth so the noodles weren’t dry. Also, when I eat Hokkien mee, for myself the calamansi makes all the difference, contrasting the salty noodles with an orange citrus flavor that makes the entire plate refreshing. Although it looks like a big plate of noodles, you’ll start eating, and before you know it, your plate will be gone.

Address: Old Airport Food Centre, 51 Old Airport Rd
Open hours: 10:30 am – 3 pm or so from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)
Prices: $4 SGD for a plate
How to get there: The food centre is near Dakota MRT station

chicken rice
Singapore chicken rice



4. Chicken Rice

Although it’s just a simple combination of boiled chicken, paired with flavorful rice and sauce, this Hainanese influenced dish, ranks as one of the most popular and beloved dishes to eat in Singapore (it’s also extremely popular in Thailand, known as khao man gai).

I think just about everyone in Singapore has their own favorite version or favorite restaurant or hawker stall that serves it, each varying by the way the chicken tastes, the texture, the taste or oiliness of the rice, and then most definitely the different styles of sauces – some more spicy, others more gingery or salty.

When it comes to chicken rice for me, I prefer a chicken rice that isn’t too oily, and I like my chicken not too soft, but to still have some texture to it. For the sauce, I’m a bit of a chili and ginger addict, and so the more heat and more ginger that I can add to my chicken rice, the more happy I am.

Tian Tian Chicken Rice
Tian Tian Chicken Rice

Tian Tian Chicken Rice

Possibly one of the most famous hawker food stalls in all of Singapore, known by both locals and tourists, is Tian Tian Chicken Rice. Although I would have guessed it’s become more of a touristy place to eat chicken rice, Dr. Leslie Tay from I Eat I Shoot I Post, conducted a survey for best hawker stalls to eat chicken rice, with mostly locals I assume voting, and Tian Tian still won – so it’s loved by many locals as well. This is the stall that Anthony Bourdain also raved about, especially proclaiming the delicious fragrance of the rice.

For myself, I thought overall the chicken was a little too oily and too soft – I like a little texture to my chicken. However, the rice was indeed excellent – it was fragrant with garlic and chicken broth, and sticky, almost approaching the point of lo mai gai (glutinous rice steamed in a lotus leaf at dim sum restaurants). The sauce was also good, with a nice ginger puree taste.

Address: Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur St
Open hours: 11 am – 8 pm (closed on Monday)
Prices: I had the ½ chicken for $12 SGD, but you can just get rice topped with chicken for much less
How to get there: It’s easiest to take the MRT to Chinatown and walk to Maxwell Food Centre

Hup Hong Chicken Rice
Roasted chicken rice at Hup Hong Chicken Rice

Hup Hong Chicken Rice

Located at Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre, this place is well known in the neighborhood for their roasted chicken rice. The chicken had a firm silky texture, and the sauce was nice and garlicky. Thanks to Daniel for taking me here.

Address: Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre, 254 Jurong East Street 24
Open hours: Morning
Prices: $3 SGD per plate of chicken rice with extra gizzard
How to get there: It’s about a 10 minute walk from Chinese Garden MRT station

Yet Con Singapore
Yet Con Chicken Rice

Yet Con

Yet Con is an old school Hainanese chicken rice restaurant that does wonderful boiled chicken, served with pureed ginger and sour spicy sauce. This was probably the best boiled chicken I had in Singapore, it was simple, not too soft or oily, and great flavor. We only had the chicken rice, but it looks like they also serve other Hainanese dishes similar to the place I loved in Penang.

Address: 25 Purvis Street, Singapore
Open hours: 11 am – 9:30 pm daily
Prices: $18 SGD for ½ a chicken
How to get there: You can easily walk from either City Hall or Bugis MRT station

Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee

5. Char Kway Teow

When it comes to stir fried noodles in Singapore, one of the ultimate local favorites is char kway teow, a dish of flat wide rice noodles, stir fried with egg, a sauce of dark soy sauce, shrimp paste, a bit of chili, and often some Chinese sausage and blood cockles to finish it off.

Stir frying batches of char kway teow takes some serious skill… I’ve tried frying the sticky wide rice noodles before, only to end up with a big gooey lump at the end – so it really takes wok and heat skills, and a knowledge of the ingredients to be able to fry a good plate of char kway teow.

For myself, I’m not a huge char kway teow lover, mainly because it’s often a little sweet for me, not spicy enough, and it’s too soft of a texture (I think overall I prefer Hokkien Mee as my noodle choice). However, char kway teow is one of the standard and beloved hawkers foods to eat in Singapore.

Hill Street Char Kway Teow
The legendary Hill Street Char Kway Teow

Hill Street Char Kway Teow

You’ll find char kway teow at many hawker centres throughout Singapore, but many major fans of the dish including Dr. Leslie Tay, highly recommend Hill Street Char Kway Teow as one of the best in the city, so I had to make a trip there.

Located in a neighborhood food court, surrounded by some giant flats, the food court is nice and laid back, friendly, and popular especially at lunch time. I joined the continual lunchtime queue, and even though there were about 20 people in front of me, I received my plate of char kway teow within about 15 minutes.

The noodles were sticky and quite moist, and gooey, yet not stuck together, while the bean sprouts were crisp and juicy. The noodles had a slight shrimp paste flavor mixed with dark soy sauce, and were a little on the sweet side (which is typical for char kway teow), while being salty at the same time. Again, I’m not a big char kway teow fan myself, but it was good, especially if you enjoy char kway teow.

Address: #01-41,16 Bedok South Rd
Open hours: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm on Tuesday – Sunday (closed on Monday)
Prices: $4 for a plate
How to get there: It’s located at Bedok South Market and Food Centre, about a 10 minute walk from Bedok MRT station

Singapore carrot cake
Carrot Cake, also known as Chai Tow Kway

6. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway)

Another one of the standard Singapore dishes that you’ll find at just about every hawker food centre throughout the city is chai tow kway, which is very commonly referred to as a carrot cake.

It’s a snack type of dish that also popular throughout Southeast Asia, like in Thailand and Vietnam. As opposed to the Western style sweet carrot cake (made with orange carrots), carrot cake in Singapore doesn’t actually contain any carrots at all, but it got its name because it’s made with daikon radish, which in a Chinese dialect can refer to both daikon radish and carrots.

Chai tow kway is made with rice flour and shreds of daikon that are formed into rice cakes, fried in lots of pork lard, and eggs. The result is a greasy salty snack food that’s gooey and crispy all at the same time. For myself it’s not the type of thing I always like to eat as it’s a bit on the heavy and greasy side, but it sure does taste good every now and then.

Bedok interchange food center
Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao

Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao

Located at the Bedok Interchange Food Centre, which is a big transportation hub that caters to a lot of people on the go, Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao is well known for serving carrot cake in Singapore.

They have both the black and the white versions, and I much preferred the white version for being less sweet, and more crunchy. The white carrot cake was soft and slightly grainy, with plenty of crunchy bits mixed within egg to make it richer and even tastier.

Address: #01-18, Bedok Interchange Food Centre, 207 New Upper Changi Road
Open hours: 6:30 am – 8 pm from Monday to Saturday
Prices: $3 SGD per plate
How to get there: Take the MRT to Bedok station, and the interchange food centre is right outside the station

Singapore style wanton mee

7. Wanton Mee

One of the popular Chinese Cantonese dishes that’s available at just about all hawker centre food courts throughout Singapore is wantan mee, the familiar combination of yellow egg noodles, wanton dumplings, some small boiled vegetables, and often some slices of char siu. Given a choice of noodles, egg noodles are one of my favorites.

I enjoy the texture and the tangliness of freshly made egg noodles. For the dumplings, usually a mixture of minced pork, and sometimes bits of shrimp, sesame oil, and some other seasonings are mixed up, added to the center of a dumpling wrapper, wrapped into a little bite sized parcel, then blanched to go with the egg noodles.

Guangzhou Mian Shi Wanton Noodle
Guangzhou Mian Shi Wanton Noodle

Guangzhou Mian Shi Wanton Noodle

Located in the Tanglin Halt Food Centre, Guanzhou Wanton Mee is a family run wanton mee stall that serves great quality, home-style egg noodles and dumplings in soup. Lucas and his family contacted Ying and I and invited us one evening to go to the stall, to try one of their longtime family favorite places in Singapore for wanton mee. I knew I was immediately going to like it when Lucas ordered extra sambal chili sauce, which I’d highly recommend you do as well when you go there.

The noodles were thin and tangly, but had a nice chewy texture, all topped with thin slices of lean char siu, very similar to the style of char siu you get in Thailand, plus some strands of choi sum, and finally a big scoop of chili sauce. Before taking a bite, I mixed all the sambal into the noodles, coating them all in a slightly oily, and very fragrant chili sauce, with a smoky undertone, and a hint of shrimp paste. It was marvelous, both the noodles and the sambal.

Address: Tanglin Halt Food Centre. 48A Tanglin Halt Road, Stall 01-04
Open hours: 5:30 pm – 3 am from Tuesday to Saturday (closed on Sunday and Monday)
Prices: $3 SGD
How to get there: It’s just a short walk from Commonwealth MRT station

Maxwell Food Centre
Fish bee hoon at Maxwell Food Centre

8. Fish Bee Hoon

Yet another popular noodle dish that’s commonly found as a Singapore food is fish bee hoon, fish with noodles.

Bee hoon is a type of rice noodle, which as I was eating, reminded me specifically of some bowls of noodles I ate when I was in the Guangxi province of China… and only to look them up online, and they are the same version, originally from Guilin, China, and quite popularly served at hawker stalls in Singapore.

The broth is made with fish and fish bones, an assortment of vegetables and light herbs, and although there are some restaurants in Singapore that serve a clear version of fish soup bee hoon, most of the time milk is added to thicken the soup and make it more hearty and flavorsome.

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Jing Hua Sliced Fish Bee Hoon

Jing Hua Sliced Fish Bee Hoon

Along with Tian Tian Chicken Rice, another heavyweight hawker stall at Maxwell Food Centre is Jing Hua Sliced Fish Bee Hoon, known for their fish noodle soup. I ordered #5 off the menu, sliced fish bee hoon. As I waited for my order, I could see the chef in the back slicing up the fish, almost like he was slicing sashimi. In a separate pot, he boiled up a number of ingredients in a milky soup, and once it was ready, the soup was poured over a bowl of noodles, topped with crispy fried shallots and served.

The fish bee hoon here was pure, simple, fresh, and extremely good. The broth had a nutty, maybe sesame oil fragrance. The line here can be extremely long and take quite a while to get your order, but if you come at around 11:15 am like I did, there was almost no line, so I just had to wait about 2 minutes to get my bowl.

Address: Stall #77 at Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur St
Open hours: 11 am – 8:30 pm (closed on Thursday)
Prices: $5 SGD
How to get there: It’s a short walk from Chinatown MRT station

Bok Chor Mee
Legendary hawker bowl of Bak Chor Mee



9. Bak Chor Mee

Although there are similar versions of the dish served in China and throughout Southeast Asia, according to this article on Yahoo, bak chor mee is a true Singaporean dish. Bak chor mee, meaning minced pork and noodles, usually consists of egg noodles, topped with minced pork, some other pork ingredients, and a sauce made with vinegar, chili, and soy sauce.

The noodle dish is served dry (just coated with all the flavor of the chili oil and sauce), but with a light broth soup on the side. What I highly enjoyed about Singapore bak chor mee was the flavor of the sauce – it was slightly oily, with a wonderful vinegar sourness and chili fragrance. There are a number of legendary hawkers that serve bak chor mee, and it’s a must eat Singaporean food.

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles

Originally started back in 1935 (though at a different location), and easily one of the most well known bak chor mee hawker stalls in Singapore, is Tai Hwa Bak Chor Mee. And while I read that at nearly all times the stall has a long queue, sometimes with a wait time of up to 1 – 2 hours, the mid-afternoon weekday that I went, there were just five people ahead of me in line.

The noodles were slightly chewy, and the chili oil seasoning had a wonderful roasted, almost chili jam, flavor to it. The entire mixture of noodles was delicious, and although I can’t guarantee you’ll be as lucky as I was to only have to wait five minutes, it’s definitely a bowl of noodles that’s worthy of standing in a line for.

Address: Block 466 Crawford Lane #01-12 Singapore 190465
Open hours: 9:30 am – 9 pm daily (closed on first and third Monday of each month)
Prices: You can choose from $5, $6, $8, or $10 SGD. I had the $6 SGD bowl
How to get there: Take the MRT to Lavender station

Oyster omelette (Orh Luak)
Oyster omelette (Orh Luak)

10. Oyster omelette (Orh Luak)

Popular and available throughout much of Asia and Southeast Asia, and also a favorite of mine in Thailand, is an oyster omelette, known in Singapore as orh luak.

Typically a mixture of batter made with potato starch is fried in lard on a hot skillet, then combined with eggs, which sizzle into crispy goodness. The mixture is then combined with bean sprouts and topped with fresh oyster, served mostly raw.

Due to the richness and oiliness of oyster omelettes, it’s not something you’d typically eat on a regular basis, but more of a once in a time special occasion type of a food, and it’s so good every now and then.

Ah Chuan Fried Oyster Omelette
Ah Chuan Fried Oyster Omelette

Ah Chuan Fried Oyster Omelette

On my latest eating trip to Singapore I actually had really bad luck going to eat oyster omelettes. There were a couple places I tried to go to and they were all closed for no apparent reason and due to time and location I had to settle for a mediocre version at a Chinatown food court.

But on a previous visit to Singapore, from the advice of Catherine Ling, I headed over to Ah Chuan Fried Oyster Omelette, considered one of the oyster omelette hawker legends in the city. The omelette was fried crispy, yet still gooey from the starch and the oysters were plump and fresh.

Address: Toa Payoh Lor 7 Food Centre Stall #01-25, Singapore
Open hours: 3 pm – 8 pm (closed on Tuesday)
Prices: Depending on the size you get, $4 – $8
How to get there: It’s not the most convenient food court to go to. It would be easiest to take a taxi, otherwise you can walk from

Yong Tau Foo
Yong Tau Foo – fish balls and tofu pieces

11. Yong Tau Foo

Yong tau foo, which literally translates to stuffed bean curd, is a traditional Chinese dish, that’s especially common among Hakka Chinese, who are very well represented throughout Singapore. There are many different kinds of yong tau foo, and I think many vendors have their own mix and style.

For the most part, as the name suggests, yong tau foo includes a mixed variety of different stuffed pieces of tofu, which are often paired with minced pork or fish cake paste, and served in a light broth soup. Sometimes the tofu pieces are served alongside a plate of egg noodles seasoned with chili paste, but not all the time. Yong tau foo is what I would consider a lighter meal or snack to eat in Singapore, and it’s a food that’s very soothing and comforting.

People's Park Food Centre Singapore
Yong Xiang Xing Tou Foo

Yong Xiang Xing Tou Foo

Located at the fantastic food court at the People’s Park Food Centre in Chinatown, Yong Xiang Xing Tou Foo is one of the most legendary yong tau foo hawker stalls of Singapore. For the entire time the stall is open, there’s a line that snakes around through the tables, everyone waiting for their mid-afternoon tofu snack.

I was happy the line went by really quickly, mostly because there’s only one thing on their menu – their signature bowl of yong tau foo. The yong tau foo came with a number of different tofu pieces and fish balls, all of which tasted very fresh and handmade. The soup was mild and soothing, seasoned with just a sprinkle of pepper, and a handful of green onions. It made a good afternoon snack.

Address: 32 New Market Rd, 01-1084 People’s Park Food Centre
Open hours: Around 1 pm – 5 pm or so (closed on Monday)
Prices: $4 per bowl
How to get there: The stall is located right in the middle of People’s Park Food Centre right off Chinatown MRT

roast meat
Amazing Cantonese roast meat and roast duck

12. Roast Meat / Roast Duck

Different types of roast meat, typically including pork, pork belly, duck, and chicken, are widely available in Singapore at Cantonese style roast meat restaurants. The meat, is all marinated in a variety of different seasonings and roasted until the skin is golden and slightly charred for ultimate tender and juiciness and that amazing smoky flavor.

You can either order a single plate of rice topped with a variety of different Chinese roast meats, or you can go with a bigger plate and order separate meat and plates of rice to go with it. While I do love char siu and roast pork, probably my personal favorite is roast duck – I love the leanness of roast duck meat paired with the crispy fatty skin.

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Kim Heng Roasted Meat

Kim Heng Roasted Meat

If you’re dreaming of the most incredible cabinet display of all things Cantonese roast meat, there’s no way you can miss a trip to Kim Heng Cafe. As soon as I arrived, I felt like I was either in Hong Kong or back in Hawaii at one of my favorite local restaurants in Honolulu.

The cabinet was absolutely stuffed full of roasted meat, all glistening in the light and begging to be devoured. The menu, which is written on the top of the hawker stall, includes every kind of mixed meat combination available. I went with the char siu and roast duck combo plate, which came with rice on the bottom, a generous helping of meat, and a spoonful of sauce poured all over it. The char siu was incredibly good, juicy and smoky, while the duck was equally magnificent. For meat lovers, especially Cantonese roast meat lovers, it can hardly get better then Kim Heng Cafe.

Address: 214 Serangoon Avenue 4, #01-88, Singapore 550214
Open hours: 8:30 am – 7 pm daily
Prices: $5 per plate, but more for plates of meat
How to get there: I took the MRT to Serangoon station, and it was about a 10 minute walk from there.

Peranakan food
Babi buah keluak – a Peranakan dish

13. Peranakan Food

The word Peranakan refers to a group of people, most originally Hokkien, Hakka, and Teochew, that were born somewhere on the Malay Peninsula and the surrounding islands – within the Straits of Malacca. Peranakan people have a unique culture that blends Chinese, Malay, and even Western influences. There’s no better way to learn about the Peranakan culture than through food, and it’s a thrilling cuisine that’s as diverse and flavorful as their history.

Many of the recipes used in Peranakan cooking are still passed down from generation to generation and often each Peranakan family has their own speciality recipes for certain dishes. Many dishes include chilies, curry pastes for flavor, shrimp paste, and then an abundance of local vegetables and fruits used in cooking. When in Malaysian and Singapore, Peranakan food is one of my favorites types of food to eat.

Daisy’s Dream Kitchen
Daisy’s Dream Kitchen

Daisy’s Dream Kitchen

What you’ll immediately taste in your meal at Daisy’s Dream Kitchen is the passion and love that goes into the cooking. Daisy learned many of the Peranakan dishes that she prepares from her mother, and she always loved cooking for her family. But it was her “dream” to open a restaurant and to share her love for food and people by serving Peranakan food. At Daisy’s Dream Kitchen I had one of the best meals I had in Singapore, including a range of home cooked dishes that were so flavorful, I could hardly hardly believe my taste buds.

The assam prawns, big jumbo prawns served with a sweet fruity and sour tamarind sauce were excellent, as were the ngo hiang, small deep fried pork and shrimp balls packed with water chestnuts. But the real winner of the meal for me was one of the most special Peranakan dishes called babi buah keluak, pork prepared in a curry with the keluak nut – a nut that’s native to Indonesia that’s poisonous off the tree and must be buried in the ground for 40 days and washed for 11 days until it’s ready to safely be consumed. Daisy’s Dream Kitchen is a wonderful Peranakan restaurant in Singapore, and you can truly taste the love and care in the cooking.

Address: Block 517 West Coast Road #01-571 S120517, Singapore 120517
Open hours: 11 am – 2:30 pm and 6 pm – 10 pm on Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays)
Prices: Most dishes range from $10 – 15 SGD
How to get there: I took the MRT to Clementi station and it was about a 15 minute walk from there. Or alternatively take a taxi or bus from the station.

zi char singapore
Stir fried dishes made to order – zi char

14. Zi Char Meal

Zi char (also spelled cze char) is the Hokkien Chinese word for cooked food, usually made to order. In less complicated terms, it refers to any Chinese style restaurant that has a big menu of mainly stir fried and deep fried dishes that are prepared and eaten family style.

Zi char can include dishes like stir fried kangkong, fried crispy prawns, braised tofu, beef fried with spring onions – just a few dishes as examples – but many zi char restaurants serve anything they can cook in a wok.

My mother being Cantonese, this is the type of food I grew up eating, and so zi char dining in Singapore, is one of my favorite meal styles. I could sit around a round table with family or friends every evening for a few bowls of rice and tasty wok fried dishes.

Kok Sen Restaurant
Kok Sen Restaurant

Kok Sen Restaurant

I had one of the most satisfying meals in all of Singapore at Kok Sen Restaurant – partly because the food was so good, and partly because it was exactly the type of food that I grew up eating and loving. Kok Sen is a well known Cantonese zi char restaurant, located in one of the trendy areas of Chinatown, yet the restaurant still remains local and authentic.

I wanted to order the whole menu, but finally had to narrow it down to a couple of dishes as it was only my wife and I who were eating. The beef with spring onions was excellent, tender slices of beef with crisp green onions. I also highly enjoyed the claypot yong tau foo, a mix of veggies and tofu stuffed with fish paste and braised in brown sauce. Excellent food, great environment.

Address: 30 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore
Open hours: 11:30 am – 2 pm and 5 pm – 11 pm daily
Prices: Prices are quite reasonable for being in the heart of Singapore. Our total bill for 2 came to $34 and we had a good mix of food and finished happy and stuffed.
How to get there: It’s a short walk from Outram Park MRT station

Two Chefs Eating House
Two Chefs Eating House

Two Chefs Eating House

Hanging out with my friend Tim Ong, one evening for dinner we went to Two Chefs Eating House, another legendary zi char restaurant located in the Commonwealth area of Singapore.

One of the dishes I really liked was the coffee boneless pork ribs, pieces of pork fried and glazed in a coffee sweet and sour syrup. Additionally we tried their cereal shrimp, big shrimp coated in Nestum cereal flakes. We didn’t order it, but another classic dish served at Two Chefs Eating House is butter pork ribs, ribs coated in butter powder. Again, I wanted to try more dishes, but couldn’t try them all in one meal!

Address: 116 Commonwealth Crescent #01-129, Singapore
Open hours: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and 5 pm – 11:30 pm daily
Prices: Dishes are around the $8 – $12 range, and can range depending on size
How to get there: From Commonwealth MRT it’s about a 10 minute walk through the neighborhood

Singapore breakfast
Singapore style breakfast

15. Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg

Blending the Malay and Chinese culture, Singapore has a strong traditional social coffee shop culture. Traditionally known as kopitiams, open air coffee shops are a place to have a cup of coffee or tea, a few snacks, and just sit and chat or spend time with friends.

Kaya, which is a spreadable sweet jam made from coconut cream, sugar, and often flavored with pandan leaves, is popularly served on toast to accompany a cup of coffee for a snack or breakfast. Additionally, and my personal favorite thing to eat for breakfast at Singapore kopitiams are soft boiled eggs, that are smooth, creamy, and rich, and go so well together with a sprinkle of soy sauce and white pepper.

Apart from the regular Chinese and Indian standard dishes, if there’s one combination of things to consume for breakfast in Singapore, this would be it.

Chin Mee Chin Confectionary
Chin Mee Chin Confectionary

Chin Mee Chin Confectionary

Stepping into Chin Mee Chin Confectionary in the morning, you feel like you’ve taken a step back in time. Everything from the tables to the floor tiles, to the coffee and kaya toast they serve, appears that it hasn’t changed since they first opened in 1925.

At the front of the coffee shop they have a cupboard full of baked goods which you can serve yourself, and then you can order soft boiled eggs, kaya toast, and beverages. The kaya toast, which is made with buns toasted over charcoal, was a little sweet for me, but I enjoyed the soft boiled eggs.

Address: 204 E Coast Rd, Singapore
Open hours: 8:30 am – 4 pm from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)
Prices: Our total bill for kaya toast, drinks, and soft boiled eggs came to $8.20 SGD
How to get there: The coffee shop is located in the historic Katong area, and you can walk from Eunos MRT station, but it’s a little far, about 20 – 30 minutes.

Tong Ah Kopitiam
Kaya toast at Tong Ah Kopitiam

Tong Ah Kopitiam

On a previous trip to Singapore, Ying and I had breakfast at Tong Ah Kopitiam, recommended on FoodieHub, another legendary coffee shop in historic Singapore. Although they are not in the original building they used to be in, they still serve great kaya toast and coffee, and even serve a menu of zi char dishes as well. The kaya toast was heavy on the butter, but nice and crispy, and the soft boiled eggs were delicious.

Address: 35 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore
Open hours: 11 am – 2:30 pm and 5 pm – 10 pm (closed on Wednesday)
Prices: About $3 – $5 SGD per person
How to get there: You can walk from Outram Park MRT station

best rojak in Singapore
Rojak – the ultimate mixture

16. Rojak

Truly a contrasting combination of both textures and flavors, rojak is the ultimate concoction for throwing your taste buds into a sweet and salty frenzy. Since rojak literally just means “mixture,” there are all sorts of different types, and in Singapore both Chinese rojak and Indian Rojak are common at food hawker centres.

The Chinese rojak often includes slices of fruit like pineapple or guava, Chinese youtiao, bean sprouts, water morning glory, among other ingredients, all tossed in a shrimp paste and palm sugar glaze, and finally finished with crushed peanuts. The Indian version of rojak can include a chopped up mix of deep fried fritters, potatoes, and vegetables and fruit, paired with a peanut sweet and spicy sauce.

Toa Payoh Rojak
Toa Payoh Rojak

Toa Payoh Rojak

One of the most famous names in Chinese rojak in Singapore is Toa Payoh Rojak, located at the Old Airport Road Hawker Centre. From the moment the stall opens, they have a continual line that never seems to stop. But luckily, they have a number queuing system so nothing gets unorganized.

Every single ingredient that gets added to the rojak is cared for, and you can see the passion that goes into each plate. The rojak was sweet, salty, and sticky, and heavy on the fried tofu and youtiao, with bean sprouts and water morning glory to balance. I also loved how they added in some calamansi lime peel and torch ginger flower for fragrance.

Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, Singapore
Open hours: 12 pm – 8 pm (closed on Sunday)
Prices: You can choose your plate size, I got the $3 SGD size
How to get there: The hawker centre is a short walk from Dakota MRT station

Satay in Singapore
Satay in Singapore

17. Satay

Although originally from Indonesia with influence from India and the Middle East, satay (or sate) is very popular throughout Southeast Asia, and common to find at hawker food centres throughout Singapore.

Any type of meat, most typically chicken, beef, or mutton, are marinated in a mixture of spices and lemongrass, skewered, then grilled over charcoal. Satay’s are served with a sweet and mildly spicy peanut sauce, along with cucumbers and onions, and sometimes rice cakes.

Alhambra Satay
Alhambra Satay at Geylang Serai

Alhambra Satay

Located at Geylang Serai food centre, Alhambra Satay is a halal stall that specializes in an original style of Indonesian satay. I ordered a mixture of both beef and chicken, both of which were freshly grilled and hot. The taste was a little too sweet for me, but I did appreciate the smoky flavor and texture of the meat.

Address: Blk 1 Geylang Serai #02-145, Geylang Serai Food Centre, Singapore
Open hours: Unsure, but open during lunch time for sure
Prices: I paid $6.50 SGD for 10 skewers
How to get there: Alhambra Satay is located at Geylang Serai market and food centre, about a 10 minute walk from Paya Lebar MRT station.

shaved ice
Ice kacang – shaved ice

18. Ice Kacang

It seems that just about every country throughout the world has their own version of a crushed or shaved ice dessert, and in Singapore that treat is called an ice kacang.

At the bottom of the bowl, a selection of different jellies and red beans are added, followed by light packed shaved ice, which is then covered in a variety of different syrups, and topped with condensed milk and sweet cream corn.

There are also other variations of Singapore ice kacang, and the menus are usually pretty good at showing you the picture of what you’re about to get. You’ll find an ice kacang stall at just about every food hawker centre you visit in Singapore.

Berseh Food Centre
Desserts stall at Berseh Food Centre

Berseh Ice Kacang

You know how the picture of the food on signs or on menus is never how it actually looks in real life when you get it?… and usually it’s not even close to as good? That’s not the case with the ice kacang at Berseh Food Centre. The ice kacangs they serve were even better than in the photos, and they generously pile on the ice and toppings.

Daniel brought me to try the ice kacang here, saying it was the best in Singapore for its finely shaved ice. He was right, the ice was shaved so fine, that when mixed with condensed milk, it felt more like ice cream than shaved ice. It tasted very similar to one of my favorite shave ice spots in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Address: Berseh Food Centre, 208877, 166 Jalan Besar, 208877
Open hours: Daytime
Prices: $1.50 SGD for ice kacang
How to get there: It’s located right on the corner of Jalan Berseh and Jalan Besar

mao shan wang
Insanely “mao shan wang” durian in Singapore!

19. Durian

Although durian is the only food on this list that needs no cooking preparation and is perfect in its all natural state of being, I had to include it because it’s such an obsession in Singapore, and it can be treated like an entire meal… and if I’m being honest with you, it was an excuse so that I could justify eating durian in Singapore. Luckily, I didn’t have any trouble convincing my wife that we needed to have during in Singapore, her being a lover of the King of Fruits as well.

There’s no other way to put it that durian is one of the most phenomenal natural things in the entire world. It’s a fruit that grows in a dangerously spiky circular-ish shape, with a pungent aroma of sweet jungle honey, and that can be so sweet, creamy, buttery, and rich, that nothing, not even a block of butter itself, can compare to it.

In Singapore, much of the durian is actually grown in Malaysia, but why durian can be so good in Singapore is because some of the best quality, and even some farms owned by Singaporeans who bring their entire stock of durian to sell in Singapore, is available in Singapore where people are often willing to open their wallets for the best of the best.

Combat Durian
Combat Durian

Combat Durian

You have to be careful choosing where to eat durian in Singapore, because there’s a reputation for certain stalls and fruit shops that are dishonest in their business practice and sometimes sell lesser quality varieties and higher quality varieties. So I think it’s best to go to a reputable durian seller in the first place, and though you may pay a few bucks more, it’s worth it so that you know what you’re getting and so you don’t get ripped off.

One of the long time reputable durian stalls in called Combat Durian, a name that comes from their desire to have you Come-Back. My nose lead me to the stall, which is a red tent right next to a Chinese temple. Ying and I chose a smallish 2 kg Mao Shan Wang (also known as the Cat Mountain King), one of the prized durian cultivars.

It was a durian of my dreams – so ridiculously sweet and creamy, with a bitterness all the way through to offer a contrast from the sweetness. My wife and I sat in silence, with occasional moaning until our spiky shell was gone. Although pricey, I can say with certainty that it was worth it.

Address: 249 Balestier Rd, Singapore
Open hours: 12 pm – 12 am midnight daily
Prices: For a Mao Shan Wang the price was $20 SGD per kg, and ours cost a total of $32 SGD
How to get there: The closest MRT station in Novena, and I walked from there in about 15 minutes. But alternatively you can jump on bus #154.

nasi padang
Nasi Padang – One of my favorite meals

20. Nasi Padang

Back in 2009, I took my first trip to Sumatra, Indonesia, and I was introduced to Nasi Padang, rice with a selection of different dishes originally from Padang in Sumatra.

Being a lover of spicy foods and curries, I completely fell in love with Nasi Padang, and it’s been one of my favorite meals in the world for years now. Typically you get a plate of rice, and can then choose a variety of different dishes like rendang, a selection of different curries and vegetables, and plenty of sambal chili sauce.

Singapore is located less than 100 Kilometers from the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, and therefore there is a lot of Indonesian food influence and many Indonesians living in Singapore. There is a good selection of restaurants in Singapore that serve excellent Nasi Padang.

Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang
Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang at Geylang Serai

Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang

Located at Geylang Serai Food Centre, one of the main Malay and Indonesian hawker food courts in Singapore, is Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang, a well known stall that serves Nasi Padang. When I ate there, I got the beef rendang, petai with sambal and ikan bilis (anchovies), a coconut milk jackfruit curry, and brinjals in sambal chili.

The food was excellent, and I especially enjoyed the beef rendang, that had an unmistakably roasted coconut flavor to it, with a hint of cumin and chilies. The petai (stink beans) dish was also very good, with just slightly sautéed stink beans so they were still crunchy and fresh – one of my personal favorite ingredients in the world.

Address: #02-137, Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre
Open hours: 9 am – 10:30 pm daily, but closed two weeks on Monday and Thursday
Prices: It depends on how many dishes you take, but my plate was $7 SGD
How to get there: Take the MRT to Paya Lebar, and the food centre is just a 10 minute walk from there.

Adam Road Food Centre
Nasi Lemak at Adam Road Food Centre

21. Nasi Lemak

Nasi lemak is one of the most well known Malay dishes, and when I’m in Malaysia, it’s one of the first meals I try to seek out as soon as I arrive. So I was also excited to taste a Singapore version of nasi lemak.

The key most important part of any plate of nasi lemak is the rice, which is not just plain steamed rice, but it’s fragrant rice cooked with coconut milk, salt, and sometimes pandan leaves to give it a wonderful fragrance.

In addition to the rice, nasi lemak is often served with some type of sambal chili sauce, plus fried anchovies (bilis). But after that, it’s really up to the restaurant what is additionally served – sometimes it’s a variety of different curries like rendang, and sometimes it’s lighter, less spicy things like fried chicken and fish. Nasi lemak is traditionally eaten for breakfast as it’s aromatic and soothing, but nowadays it’s common for other meals as well. Throughout Malaysia and Singapore, nasi lemak is a very popular dish, and provides a twist from just an ordinary plate of steamed rice with side dishes.

Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak
Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak

Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak

When I ask where to eat nasi lemak in Singapore there was an overwhelming response that I needed to try the version at the incredibly popular and well known Adam Road Nasi Lemak stall – known officially as Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak. I think the stall itself is so popular in Singapore that it’s almost synonymous with nasi lemak.

I read, and was told that there would always be a line – and due to the time when I happen to have the chance to go there, on a Sunday right at noon – it was packed. There were about 50 people in line in front of me, and it took a bit over an hour to get to the front.

It was a true test of patience and endurance, but I finally arrived to the front of the line, and along with my friend Tuah, we each ordered a “Royal Rumble” – the word they use for the deluxe plate of nasi lemak that includes everything – coconut milk cooked rice, sambal, fried chicken, fried fish, anchovies, egg, otah, and possibly a few other things I’m forgetting. All the surrounding toppings, like the fried fish and fried chicken, were all pretty standard, but the rice, which was extremely fragrant and fluffy (made with basmati rice), was excellent. The rice is what really made the nasi lemak good, and I would guess the reason why so many people are willing to wait out the line.

Address: 2 Adam Rd, #01-02, Adam Road Food Centre, Singapore
Open hours: 7 am – 5 pm (closed on Friday)
Prices: Depending on what size or combination your order. I had the biggest plate for $5.50 SGD
How to get there: Take the MRT to Botanic Gardens, and Adam Road Food Centre is just a 5 minute walk

murtabak
Giant murtabak!

22. Murtabak

Originally an Arab food, but popular throughout Singapore and influenced by Indian flavors as well, a murtabak is yet another example of a beautiful fusion of cultures through food. Murtabak is essentially a stuffed roti, that can be filled with a choice of different fillings.

A ball of dough is slapped until it’s thin, then an egg gets spread on the inside, followed by a mixture of meat and spices and onions. It’s then wrapped up into a rectangle, with the dough on all sides like a package, and goes onto a big hot oiled griddle to cook until golden brown and crispy on the sides. What I really liked about murtabak in Singapore is that, even while the entire murtabak is delicious and spiced all the way through, it’s served with an additional Indian style curry on the side for extra flavor.

Singapore Zam Zam
Singapore Zam Zam

Singapore Zam Zam

Having been around since 1908, Singapore Zam Zam is one of the most well known names in Singapore when it comes to murtabak. In the comments section below, when I asked you where to eat in Singapore, Zam Zam also happened to be one of the most recommended places, and so I knew it was necessary to eat here on my trip to Singapore.

You could choose from about 5 different sizes, and with deer, mutton, beef, or chicken. I got one mutton and one beef, and choose both the medium size. Both were delicious on their own, but I think the chicken was the winner with nice bite size pieces of seasoned chicken within the the crunchy and sticky roti wrapper. Singapore Zam Zam is a must for any murtabak or roti lover.

Address: 697-699 N Bridge Rd, Singapore
Open hours: 7 am – 11 pm daily
Prices: Depending on what size you order, I had the medium for $8 SGD per murtabak
How to get there: Take the MRT to Bugis station, walk towards Arab St., and Singapore Zam Zam is across the street from Sultan Mosque.

Singapore crab restaurants
Black pepper crab

23. Chili Crab / Black Pepper Crab

Often referred to as one of the national dishes of Singapore, chili crab is one of the most beloved special family dishes in Singapore, and it’s among the most famous things to eat in the city when you’re visiting as well.

Crabs, which are often black mud crabs, are cooked in a thick goopy sauce that’s sweet and salty with a hint of sourness. Many versions of Singapore chili crab include egg in the sauce to make it thick and richer, plus some blended chilies for flavor, and tomatoes. Despite the dish being called chili crab, it’s really actually not spicy, but the chilies give more of a fragrance to the dish (at least in my opinion).

In addition to chili crab, black pepper crab is another crab favorite in Singapore, and it’s actually probably my preferred method of ordering crab. A fine blend of black pepper, coats each piece of crab, with butter to hold it altogether. The pepper is strong, but not strong enough to be too spicy, just offering a slight kick that complements the sweet meat of the crab. Finally, yet another version of crab that’s well known and popular to eat in Singapore is salted egg yolk crab, which takes on the salted richness of the egg yolk, and is often paired with curry leaves for a burst of curry to contrast the saltiness. Eating crab in Singapore isn’t cheap, but if you’re a crab lover, it can be well worth it to splurge on a crab session.

Long Beach Seafood Restaurant
Chili crab at Long Beach Seafood Restaurant

Long Beach

Along with my friends Dan and Charles, who were visiting from LA one evening, we headed to Long Beach Seafood, one of the legendary names in seafood restaurants in Singapore. There are a number of branches, and we ate at the Seafood Centre branch, along East Coast Road.

The chili crab was wondrous, big fresh meaty crab, drowned in a thick sticky and goopy sauce that was sweet and tangy, with a hint of a sourness, and just a touch of spiciness. Like most chili crab, it wasn’t spicy, but really pleasant. Long Beach Seafood claims to be the serve the original black pepper crab in Singapore, and I can say it was absolutely breathtakingly good. Again, the crab itself was amazing, and the black pepper glaze wasn’t sweet at all, but it was rather like a fine buttery pepper paste. I thought the black pepper crab was superb.

Address: #01-04 East Coast Seafood Centre Singapore
Open hours: 2:30 pm – 12:15 am on Monday to Thursday, 1:30 pm – 12:15 am on Friday, 11:30 am – 1:15 am on Saturday and Sunday
Prices: Expect to pay around $100 SGD per person
How to get there: I ate at the branch at East Coast Seafood Centre.

First Grade Seafood Singapore
Eng Seng Restaurant

Eng Seng Restaurant

Famous mostly for their black pepper crab, Eng Seng Restaurant (also officially known as First Grade Seafood Restaurant) is another legendary crab spot in the Joo Chiat area of Singapore. In order to beat the dinner time crowd and avoid having to make a reservation or call ahead to reserve crab, Ying and I arrived in the late afternoon at about 4:30 pm, and they still had plenty of crabs to go around.

You can only order crab by the two’s and so we got two black pepper crabs. The crab was undoubtedly fresh and good quality, with sweet fleshy meat. The pepper sauce was honestly a little too sweet for me, and despite its black appearance it wasn’t all the peppery, but it was still good, especially because of the crab itself. I also had a plate of mee goreng, fried noodles, which was incredibly tasty.

Address: 247 Joo Chiat Place
Open hours: 4 pm – 8:30 pm (closed on Wednesday)
Prices: Ying and I ate a full meal for $92.50 SGD, and our two crabs cost about $80 of our bill.
How to get there: Eng Seng is located in the Joo Chiat area, a 10 minute walk from Eunos MRT station.

sambal stingray
BBQ sambal stingray – so good!

24. Sambal Stingray

Known for being served at open air bbq restaurants and food stalls in Singapore is sambal stingray. The stingray is cut into steak sizes pieces, marinated in a sambal sauce made from chilies, shallots, cane sugar, sometimes tamarind, and calamansi juice. The stingray is then wrapped in a banana leaf and grilled over, nowadays a hot griddle, while remaining in the banana leaf.

The result is that the stingray is grilled and kind of baked in the sambal and its own juices all at the same time. For the finishing touch, the stingray is garnished with a handful of chopped red onions or shallots, and served with an extra sauce, plus some fresh calamansi to squeeze on top.

When I’m in Singapore, one of the dishes I just can’t get over is bbq sambal stingray, I think it’s one of those dishes I could be pretty happy eating everyday of my life. Stingray is very firm in texture, yet at the same time it has an almost crab like stringiness to it, without being quite so silky. And along with the sambal, I love how you can taste the essence of the banana leaf embedded in the stingray from the grilling process. It’s truly something you have to eat in Singapore.

Chomp Chomp Food Centre
Chomp Chomp Food Centre (Stall #1)

Chomp Chomp Food Centre (Stall #1)

When I asked you all in the comments where to eat sambal stingray in Singapore, by far the winning vote was for Chomp Chomp Food Centre, and so I knew that no matter what we ate while in the city, we absolutely needed to pay a visit to Chomp Chomp.

Ying and I arrived in the late afternoon to try and beat the main dinner crowd (which we did), and I was happy to see a small and neighborhood like food court, with a bunch of amazing looking stalls.

For the bbq dishes, I headed straight to stall #1, right at the entrance of the centre, where many of you had recommended. I had the large sized piece of stingray for $15, and it was worth every cent. The stingray was grilled to perfection, fragrant from the banana leaf, with a roasted sambal flavor, and just superb fresh meaty stingray. The entire Chomp Chomp Food Centre in Singapore is a gem of a food lover’s paradise.

Address: 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore
Open hours: 5 pm – Midnight or so daily
Prices: A range of hawker food prices, stingray ranges from $10 – $15 SGD
How to get there: Take the MRT to Serangoon Station, and catch the bus that goes directly to Serangoon Gardens.

Leng Heng Seafood
Leng Heng Seafood

Leng Heng BBQ & Claypot Deluxe

As a suggestion from Catherine Ling for Foodiehub, on a previous trip to Singapore I had the chance to eat at a place called Leng Heng BBQ, located at the laid back East Coast Lagoon Hawker Centre. The stingray was cooked so it was juicy and fresh, with plenty of flavorful sambal, and lots of sliced onions on top. In addition to the good food, the owner was extremely friendly, and the environment, near the beach, was a nice addition.

Address: 1220 East Coast Parkway, Singapore
Open hours: 3:30 pm – 11 pm (closed on Thursday)
Prices: Typically hawker seafood prices, expect to pay around $10 – $20 SGD per person, or more for bigger seafood dishes
How to get there: The easiest way to get to East Coast Lagoon Hawker Centre is by taxi or bus.

fish head curry
Singapore fish head curry!

25. Fish Head Curry

As you probably know by now, I’m a huge food lover, and while I enjoyed eating everything on this list of Singapore food, there are a couple dishes that top all the rest (for me), one of them being fish head curry.

Just like many other Singaporean dishes, fish head curry is the result of a combination of cultures, and it’s a dish with an interesting history.

As the story goes, there was an Indian chef who was faced with the challenge of cooking for a group of Chinese. Since the fish head is one of the most loved parts of the fish for many Chinese, the chef decided to cook an Indian style curry, and include the fish head. It was a genius idea, and it’s one of Singapore’s iconic and uniquely Singaporean dishes – and one of my personal favorites as well. Nowadays in Singapore there are generally considered two main different types of fish head curry, the south Indian style, and the Chinese style.

The Banana Leaf Apolo
The Banana Leaf Apolo

The Banana Leaf Apolo

The Banana Leaf Apolo (Race Course Rd branch) is one of the legendary Indian style fish head curry restaurants in Singapore, and you can choose the small, medium, or large fish head.

My wife and I ordered the large head, and it was packed full of meat. The curry was incredible, with a wonderful sourness to it, an unforgettable taste of curry leaves, and what I really liked was that the curry gravy wasn’t too rich or oily, but it was light and packed with flavor.

Address: 54 Race Course Rd, Singapore 218564
Open hours: 10:30 am – 10:30 pm daily
Prices: Full menu range of prices, we had the large fish head curry and a few other dishes for $61.10 SGD ($42.57 USD)
How to get there: The restaurant is located in Little India, about a 5 minute walk from Little India MRT station.

Samy's Curry
Samy’s Curry

Samy’s Curry

While the fish head curry at The Banana Leaf Apollo was more water based and not as heavy, the fish head curry at Samy’s was thicker and more buttery tasting – also maybe more oily. However it was also superb, just sort of depends on what type of curry you’re in the mood for.

Served in a claypot, the fish head I ate at Samy’s was also extremely meaty, and the curry was rich, buttery, and flavorsome. I also had some squid curry and prawns at Samy’s that were superb. Overall, it’s a very nice, laid back Indian restaurant, located in the quiet Dempsey District of Singapore.

Address: 25 Dempsey Road
Open hours: 11 am – 3 pm and 6 pm – 11 pm (closed on Tuesday)
Prices: Expect to pay around $20 – $30 SGD per person for a fish head feast
How to get there: Samy’s is located in the Dempsey area of Singapore, and it’s best to catch a taxi.

A few extra Singapore restaurants

Here are a few extra restaurants and dishes I ate in Singapore that aren’t on the 25 list, but they are too good to leave out:

Hainanese curry rice
Beach Road Scissor Cut Curry Rice

Beach Road Scissor Cut Curry Rice

This Hainanese curry rice is an absolute mess of crispy deep fried and braised things, all chopped up with scissors, topped over rice, and drowned in a nutty mild curry gravy, and it’s awesome.

Address: 229 Jln Besar, Singapore 208905
Open hours: 11 am – 3:30 am daily
Prices: About $3 – $5 SGD depending on how many toppings you order
How get there: You can either walk from Farrer Park or Lavender MRT stations

Singapore claypot rice
Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice

Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice

I had never seen such a spectacular display of claypot rice as at Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice, located within the always bustling Chinatown Complex Food Centre. They literally have bleachers of claypots set up in their hawker stall, all cooking away. An amazing place.

Address: 335 Smith St, Chinatown Complex Food Centre
Open hours: 4 pm – 11 pm (closed on Thursday)
Prices: Depending on the size of claypot you get, I had the $12 pot
How get there: Just a short walk from Chinatown MRT

fish head steamboat
Tian Wai Tian Fish Head Steamboat

Tian Wai Tian Fish Head Steamboat

This restaurant is my kind of place, known in Singapore for its lack of service, but delicious food. The pomfret steamboat, which I like to call a fire pot, was wonderful.

Address: 1382 Serangoon Rd
Open hours: 5 pm – 11 pm daily
Prices: Our total bill for 3 for everything was $59 SGD
How get there: It’s about a 5 minute walk from Potong Pasir MRT station

Allauddins Briyani
Chicken biryani at Allauddins Briyani

Allauddins Briyani

I typically avoid chicken biryani and love mutton biryani, but at Allauddins Briyani stall at Tekka Centre in Little India, the chicken biryani was incredibly good, with well spiced rice and tender, but not mushy, chicken.

Address: 665 Buffalo Rd, Tekka Centre, Little India
Open hours: 8 am – 3 pm daily
Prices: $5.50 SGD
How get there: Take the MRT to Little India and follow the signs to Tekka Food Centre

Rubiah Muslim Food
Nasi Melayu at Rubiah Muslim Food

Rubiah Muslim Food

When I went to Whampoa Food Centre, I actually wanted to try a famous oyster omelette place, but unfortunately it was closed. So I had a plate of rice and curries at Rubiah Muslim Food. The sambal squid in particular was delicious.

Address: 90 Whampoa Drive, at Whampoa Food Centre
Open hours: 10 am – 6 pm (closed on Sunday)
Prices: Depending on what you take, I think my plate cost about $7 SGD
How get there: It’s about a 15 minute walk from Boon Keng MRT station

Soon Soon Teochew Porridge
Soon Soon Teochew Porridge

Soon Soon Teochew Porridge

I received so many recommendations to try Soon Soon Teochew Porridge, so there was no way I could not try it. Along with a bowl of rice porridge I had a steamed fish, eggplant, chicken, and some longbeans. Another excellent meal and top recommendation in Singapore.

Address: 13 Simon Rd
Open hours: 8 am – 9 pm (closed on Tuesday)
Prices: All depending on how much you order, side dishes are about $4 SGD per plate
How get there: It’s about a 5 minute walk from Kovan MRT station

Food Videos:

Many more Singapore food videos coming soon:

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Additional Resources:

Here are a few resources that I used during my trip to Singapore, and I hope they will be helpful for you as well.

Singapore Food Map:

Singapore Food Map – It includes everything in this guide (Green points are in this guide, Purple points are places I wanted to go, but didn’t make it.)

Accommodation:

  • Ibis at Bencoolen – On this trip, my wife and I stayed at Ibis Bencoolen, small rooms, but great location.
  • Carlton City Hotel – On a previous business trip to Singapore, I stayed at Carlton City Hotel, an excellent luxury hotel.
  • Also, I often use Agoda or Booking.com to book hotels when I travel.

*Note: These are affiliate links, so if you make a booking, at NO extra cost to you I will receive a commission.

Singapore Food Blogs:

In addition to all of your amazing Singapore suggestions, I also want to thank a handful of awesome Singapore blogs that are very helpful:

Roland Restaurant
Chili crab at Roland Restaurant

Conclusion

Before going to Singapore I asked for suggestions on the best hawker stalls and local restaurants to eat at.

The response blew me away – so many of you gave helpful and delicious suggestions about your favorite food spots in Singapore… so many in fact, that in two weeks of full on eating, I barely scratched the surface.

The result of this Singapore food guide was created directly from all of your Singapore food suggestions (in the comments below). Thank you for all of your help and for your willingness to share so many of your favorite places to eat.

I hope this food guide, will be extremely helpful when you’re in Singapore and looking for some of the most delicious food in the city.

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  • Tiffany Yeo

    1 month ago

    Well researched & great compilation of many of the best food stalls in Singapore. Great job & I must say, Exquisite tastebuds! This Singaporean Foodie approves!

  • Ynna Mae

    2 months ago

    Hi! I’m going to Singapore next month. I got so hyped up by your blog, and like you, I love food! Your blog is very informative. Anyway, are the denominations here in Singaporean Dollars or US Dollars? Thanks! I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts

    • Mark Wiens

      2 months ago

      Thank you Ynna, glad you’ll be going to Singapore soon. Prices are in Singapore Dollars.

  • Darren

    4 months ago

    Ahh you went to Whompoa Market and did not try Finish Noodle Soup there! What a waste 🙁 Both their Tom Yam and Normal Fish Soup with Milk is excellent. Definitely worth a shot the next time. Also, there are other hawker dishes like prawn noodle soup (good ones found at old airport road and cambridge hawker centre), braised duck rice, kway chap (not a favorite for everyone) etc that you have to try. Also, did you try chinese versions of fish head curry at other zi char places in Singapore? Other Chicken Rice places you can try are Tong Fong Fa Bonless Hainanese Chicken Rice at Ghim Moh Market (Also recommend Chuan Kee Braised Duck Rice and Ji Li Roasted Duck at same hawker centre) or Ming Kee Chicken Rice at Bishan. Keep up the good work!

    • Darren

      4 months ago

      Just saw your Hollad Village Hawker Centre Video. 3 stalls to the left of the Kway Chap stall you tried has a more genuine porky taste in my opinion.

  • Phuc

    4 months ago

    Many thanks Mark! Your Singapore food guide is so awesome. I’ve just come back from Singapore and have to say the trip is more interesting dues to the delicious meals (and yes, I followed your food guide). #4. Tian Tian Chicken Rice: the rice itself is good, and totally agree that the chicken is a bit soft than I think. But overall it is worth a try. #9. Hill Street Tai Hwa Bar Chor Mee: the vinegar sauce helps balance the taste of mee and topping, and makes the dish is not too oily. #15. Kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs: I think it is not to my taste … #21. Selera Nasi Lemak: the yummy yummy coconut rice! Thank you for introducing me this stall. I have tried some nasi lemak in Malaysia, the rice is delicious too, but no competition to the coconut rice here. So fragrant and fluffy, the rice enhances the flavor of all. #22. Zam Zam murtabak: I ordered both chicken and beef fillings, but the chicken murtabak is quite dry, and I prefer the beef one.
    THANK YOU for your time and enthusiasm. Wish you and your family a flavorful 2017 ahead.

  • William Gunter

    5 months ago

    Wonderful old Beach Rd. Po Peia – Cabbage Roll Nuts other delicious ingredients !!!!!

  • Anthony Ho

    5 months ago

    Hi Mark, I viewed all your Singapore food videos and I must say they are extremely informative evEn for a senior citizen like myself. One local hawker meal I am cracy about is ‘ mee rebus ‘. A simple comfort dish. Many years ago I discovered one of my best mee rebus can be found at the old serangoon hawker centre next to Chomp Chomp before it was revamped 15 years ago and I cannot trace the same taste elsewhere since. If Infind it I will let you know.

    Happy New 2017 to you and keep up your good work and your Wiens lean..

    BR
    Anthony

  • Eamon

    6 months ago

    Love your enthusiasm for the wonderful flavours of Singapore it is a mecca for those who really appreciate tasty food.

  • Mishary

    8 months ago

    I have a fish allergy ( only finned fish i.e. Tuna, salmon, catfish, etc.). I’m totally fine with shellfish. Of all the dishes you described, besides the obvious ones (fish head curry)… Are there any dishes that have fish ingredients, in flake form, or used to make broth? Or anchovies thrown in?

    Awesome post, I would appreciate your help.

    • Mark Wiens

      8 months ago

      Hey Mishary, I’m not really an expert on the ingredients in these dishes, but I do think some of these dishes probably include some fish sauce as well, not totally sure which ones though. I’m sorry I can’t provide you with concrete info, but do be careful with food in Singapore as lots of ingredients are also likely handled in fish facilities.

  • Monica

    9 months ago

    I’ve been away from Singapore for 20 years……it’s the food that’s bringing me home again…….all Singapore food, be it Malay, Indian, Chinese, or Nonya
    Thanks
    homesick

  • RJ Abellera

    9 months ago

    Thanks Mark for the list of amazing food to try when in Singapore. And also for providing places where to avail them. Very helpful guide!

  • shalini srivastava

    10 months ago

    I love this ice covered in a variety of different syrups, and topped with condensed milk and sweet cream corn..my kids also like il.

  • Minjin

    10 months ago

    I am from Korea living in Singapore. me and my husband somehow struggled with the foods at first we came here, but now it became a weekend must-do thing to visit one of your recommendations and I must say it is truly enrichng my life here 🙂 Thanks always and hope you are having a great food enjoying trip in my country!

  • Simon Road Hokkien Mee

    11 months ago

    Hello Mark, the article is really a pleasure to read. I would like to invite you to visit Simon Road Hokkien Mee next time when you visit Singapore. We are one of the oldest and popular fried hokkien mee stall in Singapore and I’m sure you’ll love it.

    Thanks,
    Ong

  • Puna

    1 year ago

    I would just like to say a big massive THANK YOU for all the information that you have been providing via Youtube vlog, Facebook and your website.
    I have been following you and Ying for the past two months and have found so much helpful information about SE Asia and the delicacy in every country that you both have travelled through.
    THANK YOU once again… Your videos and the information provided are making me and my nieces look forward to our travels to SE Asia this early October.
    Cheers from Sydney , Australia..

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Puna, great to hear from you, thank you very much, happy to hear the information is helpful. Hope you and your niece have an amazing upcoming trip to SE Asia!

  • Inday Joy

    1 year ago

    Thank you for you and your readers’ generosity in sharing this guide.

  • Ugur

    1 year ago

    Hi, greeting you from Istanbul. And thank you for this great info about the best food points in Singapore. Once I get there, definetely try as much as I can. All seems delicious. In the meantime I would suggest you to try Turkish food aswell. cheers

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Ugur, thank you. I would love to visit Istanbul in the future!

  • Jeffrey Ty

    1 year ago

    Wow! Thanks for those recommendations. I love Singapore food they have this distinct asian taste that you would like to try every time you go to their country. I love Laksa its the best and of course the chicken rice. By the way, please check this out if you have time http://www.klapsons.com/singapore/eat/

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Jeffrey, thank you very much, appreciate the recommendation.

  • Iskandar Taib

    1 year ago

    Next time you go try the “Kacang Pool” (pronounced “pol”) at the Geylang Serai market. It’s a breakfast thing, 8am would be about right. Few Singaporeans know about this dish, it’s a Malay Singaporean thing, and comes from the middle east. In fact, most Malaysians will not have heard of it, either. It’s fava beans in a thick spicy stew, served with “French bread”, chillis and chopped onions, and usually a fried egg on top. For me it’s a family thing, my father came from Singapore and we eat this dish often at home (you can make it from canned beans). I’m glad you tried Zam zam’s murtabak, it’s the best in the world! Nothing compares. Most murtabak elsewhere is heavy on the potatoes and less so on the meat.

    — Iskandar

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Iskandar, thank you for sharing about kacang pool, that sounds delicious. Next time I’m in Singapore I will try to check it out. Thanks!

  • Hitesh Jain

    1 year ago

    Very Nice Post, I personally prefer Allauddins Briyani and chicken rice. Thanks for the lovely writting .

  • G Tan

    1 year ago

    Dude … Sorry man but the Guay Jab / Kuay Chap you had at Holland Drive, is most certainly Pig G.J / K.C. And not Duck….
    It’s a stall specialising in Braised dishes, hence braised G.J. / K.C. Is one of its specialities. The Braised Whole Duck may or may not be be its side attraction. Many stalls in SIN serve this Combi a Pig/ Duck.
    Sometimes the Pig is the Star sometimes the Duck….. But what u had was not a Duck Intestine ….it was a pig’s and judging from the vid it was a large intestine…..
    But still too cool dude

  • Julian Ko

    1 year ago

    You should try fei fei wonton noodles at 62 Joo Chiat Place its my favorite wanton noodle stall ever

  • Julian Ko

    1 year ago

    You should try fei fei wonton noodles at 62 Joo Chiat Place

  • Daryl

    1 year ago

    Do try out Ponggol Nasi Lemak which is located near Kovan met station!!It is a Chinese version of Nasi Lemak which is uniquely different from the authentic Malay version.The food we have here is truly unique due to the different Flavours from individual races.Really Glad you have came Mark, cheers!

  • Marek

    1 year ago

    Amazing food. I thing best place for gastro turism. My next travel is in Singapore for food 😀

  • Hanafi

    1 year ago

    You missed the best soup tulang in Singapore :P.

  • Ahmed Gusto

    1 year ago

    It’s very kind of you to give us the opportunity to download this article for our future reference when travelling to Singapore. most of the places even I didn’t know exist. thank you for this compilation

  • Steph

    1 year ago

    This post is awesome! I’m about to take a trip to Singapore and found this super helpful. Love the food map that you included. THANK YOU THANK YOU!

  • Harry Chan

    1 year ago

    Thank you! Mark. What is there a better way to understand a culture than to explore food culture? Thanks for teaching and showing me different knowledge of cultures, it really opens my eyes. I love eating and explore different cultures, food shows the love of a culture. Love your shows and expertise, keep it up! this is my daily high point spending time watching you travel, your teaching means a lot to me.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Harry, thank you very much for your support and kind words, really appreciate it. Food really such a great way to connect and relate to people around the world!

  • Su

    1 year ago

    Glad to see that some of my favourite stalls made it on your post! When you said you were going to do a Singapore food post I knew there would be tons of comments with more suggestions. Singaporeans love talking about food almost as much as actually eating it. 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Su, thank you very much. Haha, yes, it was great, and thank you all for so many food suggestions!

  • min

    1 year ago

    hey mark you are just awsome to watch on u tubes. u always make me jealous because here in australia the asian food is nothing like what i see when i had gone overseas. i love hot n spicy food but never knew what to order. thank u for the videos and recepies. keep up with ur good work. now i can enjoy it too. thank u.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Min, really appreciate it, glad you love hot and spicy food as well!

  • Harry Ang

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark…just an introduction…you will be surprised by the Singapore food in Vietnam…founded in 2006…won IRON Chef in 2012…granted a few Franchise…Started a private dining in Singapore…First in the world to perfect Singapore Chilli Crab on the TEPPANYAKI TABLE. ..
    [email protected]…Ready to have outlets in Asia soon…A must try…must see…must taste…if you coming…let me know…I will bring you on a Vietnamese food tour…Harry

  • fred

    1 year ago

    wow this really brought back a few great memories. I loved Singapore, and the idea of just strolling along locating so much great food, and often not knowing what it is, or what I missed out on! As I was reading this post I found myself going back and forth to the map to look at so many of these places. I truly loved Maxwell Hawker as it was in the heart of things and I ended up eating there about 6 times over 2 days as there was so much to do in that area…great post love your stuff……being a cook Singapore is a must for the for me…..my only regret is I missed out on so much great food!!!!
    fred

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Fred, thank you very much, glad you enjoyed your time in Singapore so much as well. There is so much good food and so many food courts!

      • fred

        1 year ago

        hi-I also remember walking down joo chait rd and going into a small hole in the wall kind of place and had three or four types of otah or otah(sp?)…also popiah, love letters and a few others I cannot remember….I could spend another trip there easily…..

  • Lawrence J. Viles

    1 year ago

    Wow Mark, those dishes looked awesome. Been following you for years now. And thanks for the best Poke in Hawaii. That place was the best. I’m always waiting for your next adventure. Thanks again Mark & Ying.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Lawrence, thank you very much, really appreciate it. That makes me hungry for some poke now!

  • Bruce Richardson

    1 year ago

    Great as always Mark!

  • TVAMS

    1 year ago

    I’m missing popiah in this overview… Maxwell foodcourts’ vendor Rojak, Popiah & Cockle serves a highly addictive version of this treat…

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thanks for the recommendation. I did try some popiah in Singapore, but just didn’t add it to this post as I thought it was more of a snack food. But maybe I should go back and add it in. Thanks!

  • David

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, welcome to Singapore! I think you can check out this place called Swee Choon Dim Sum place. It’s pretty near Little India along Jalan Besar Road. There is also something called Scissors Rice which is a chinese style curry rice. The thing is these are the not so common food like Chicken rice as the range, quality and price differs so it’s tough to say which is the best one. Let me know if you need directions and I will be more than glad to guide you.

  • Jimmy Teo

    1 year ago

    Laksa – Katong Laksa
    53 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428771

    Bak Kut Teh – Ya Hua BKT
    593 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169641

    Hokkien Mee – Bedok Corner Hokkien Prawn Mee
    29, Bedok Corner Food Centre, 1 Bedok Road, 469572

    Chicken Rice – Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice
    Golden Shoe Carpark 50 Market Street #02-26, 048940

    Char Kway Teow – Hill Street Fried Kway Teow
    1 Bedok South Rd, 469267

    Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway) – Fu Ming Carrot Cake
    Blk 85 Redhill Lane, 150085

    Wan Ton Mee – Kok Kee Wanton Mee
    380 Jln Besar, Singapore 209000

    Fish Bee Hoon – Hong Kong Street Family Restaurant
    #01-67 East Village Mall, 430 Upper Changi Rd, 487048

    Bak Chor Mee – Bedok 85 Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian
    Blk 85 Bedok North St 4 #01-07, 460085

    Oyster Omelet (Orh Lua) – Lim’s Fried Oyster
    Berseh Food Centre, 166 Jalan Besar #01-32, 208877

    Yong Tao Foo – Fu Lin Yong Tau Foo
    721 East Coast Road, 459070

    Roast Duck (I prefer braised so i’m going to add braised duck) – Sean Kee Braised Duck
    659/661 Geylang Road (Geylang Lor 35), 389589

    Peranakan Food

    Zi Char Meal – Keng Eng Kee Seafood
    124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136, 150124

    Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg – Chin Mee Chin Confectionery
    204 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428903

    Rojak – Toa Payoh Rojak
    51 Old Airport Road #01-108 Old Airport Road Food Centre, 390051

    Satay – Chai Ho Satay
    Blk 448 Clementi Ave 3, #01-10 Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre, 120448

    Ice Kachang – Jin Jin Dessert
    Blk 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-20 ABC Brickworks Market/Food Centre, 150006

    Durian – 227 Katong Durian Fruits
    227 East Coast Road, 428924

    Nasi Padang – Sinar Pagi
    13 Circular Rd, Singapore 049369

    Nasi Lemak – Ponggol Nasi Lemak
    238 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437026

    Roti Prata / Murtabak – New Mahamoodiya
    335 Bedok Rd, 469510

    Chili Crab – Roland Restaurant
    89 Marine Parade Central # 06 – 750, 440089

    Sambal Stingray – Chan BBQ
    85 Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085

    Fish Head Curry – Ocean Curry Fish Head
    92 Lor 4 Toa Payoh, 310092

  • Thanh Laj

    1 year ago

    Mark! I’m visiting Singapore from Los Angeles and dined at the Banana Leaf Apolo this morning! Waited till 10:30 when they barely opened and ordered me a small fish head curry.
    Had dinner at Lau Pa Sat (satay, sambal sting ray and BBQ prawns!) Hope I run into ya!

  • Nicholas

    1 year ago

    is it too late? must try snack is “goreng Pisang” by the famous stall at Changi Village

  • Lester

    1 year ago

    10. Oyster Omelette
    Lim’s Fried Oyster
    Jalan Berseh Food Centre
    Opens only from 1800hrs to 0000hrs

    Definitely the best in Singapore!

  • Norliza

    1 year ago

    Hi! You may want to try the murtabak at 701 North Bridge Road. There are two murtabak stalls, Victory and Zam Zam. They are next to each other and have been around for the longest time. Some like to do a comparison to see which has the better murtabak. You might want to do that as well. I personally prefer the one at Victory. It really depends on your palate.

  • Shafie

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark!

    Just some favorites of mine for your consideration.

    Nasi Padang – Hajah Maimunah, original branch, Jalan Pisang – wide range of dishes, the BBQ fish and chicken are amazing.
    Nasi Lemak – Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak, Adam Road Hawker Centre – fragrant, tasteful rice, and a kickass sambal chilli.
    Roti Prata/Murtabak – Casuarina Curry restaurant, Casuarina Road – crispy pratas, awesome curries.
    Kaya Toast/Koffee/Egg – Heap Seng Leong Coffeeshop – a rare type of coffee place in Singapore nowadays, very old school, highly recommend to visit to check out the atmosphere and try coffee gu you as well as their charcoal toast bread.

    http://ieatishootipost.sg/heap-seng-leong-coffeeshop-and-time-stood-still/

    Hope you do come to Singapore and enjoy! Keep up the great work and looking forward to seeing your videos!

  • shantelle

    1 year ago

    You can try the Bak Chor Mee at FengShan Market aka Bedok 85!!

  • Andy

    1 year ago

    Upper Aljunied Joo Seng Rd. You can find one of the best restaurants that serves several items you are looking forward to on your list, especially the Chilli Crab! Can’t remember the name but i’m you’ll be guided by the locals their, you’ll never forget the taste!

  • Rona

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, fantastic list of foods you have there but since you are here, do try out the frog porridge at the shop called “geylang lor 9”, geylang area. This is a must try dish in singapore.

  • Jordan

    1 year ago

    I am from Singapore and my wife is from Thailand. I prefer the food in Thailand to that in Singapore any day as the flavours in Thailand are more robust and appetising. Singapore is also quickly losing its food quality and identity as a food paradise as hawking food for low profit is quickly becoming a less viable option for the younger generation. Also, huge influx of foreign labour from China by mega-corporations into their “foodcourts” have spoiled the taste of our local food.

    My advise to you is to avoid all foodcourts at all costs if you want good tasting food. Foodcourts are usually air conditioned and located in shopping centres, owned by F&B conglomerates with brands such as “Kopitiam”, “Banquet”, “Koufu” and the likes. Please also avoid tourist traps such as Newton hawker centre where tourists are being cheated (tiger prawns for $100 a piece!) blind. Never ever visit a hawker centre in the city centre such as Orchard Road, Marina Bay, Newton etc.

    The best tasting and authentic Singapore food that hasn’t been ruined by what I just elaborated are typically found in suburban coffeeshops (known locally as kopitiams – note the difference with the brand Kopitiam), and suburban hawker centres. Good examples are the hawker centres at Old Airport Road, Telok Blangah, Bedok Central, Chomp Chomp etc. It will be good if you can get a local to bring you around, and I am sure that many of your fans (including myself) will be happy to help.

    Now for my favourite Singapore food, or what’s left of it. 🙂

    1.) Hoe Nam Prawn Noodles at Tai Thong Crescent (https://www.google.co.th/maps/place/Tai+Thong+Cres,[email protected],103.867376,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x31da1781cae540b5:0x6a86ace3b0cdb08e?hl=en)
    2.) Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice at Upper East Coast Road (https:[email protected],103.90437,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x31da187332351a27:0xef27c4bc913560a8?hl=en)
    3.) 328 Katong Laksa at Upper East Coast Road (https:[email protected],103.9010514,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x31da18727d9a4eb9:0x4665a85bd32b52db?hl=en)
    4.) Crab Soup Noodles at Melben Seafood (https:[email protected],103.8515823,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x31da176dd5edb6a1:0x9b90359aa86f9f5e?hl=en)

    Hope to see your video soon, or to meet you if you do want to take up my offer to bring you to a couple of places.

  • Maurice

    1 year ago

    Hi mark i have just returned to Australia from Singapore the best dish I had in Singapore was chilly crab at Jumbos in Clark quay and Sambal stingray at makansutra gluttons bay have fun Singapore is a beautiful place I’m sure you will love your trip

  • Gabriel Yau

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, hope you enjoy your stay in Singapore!

    1. Laksa – 328 Katong Laksa has won a cook-off with Gordon Ramsay. You might be interested in that ^^
    2. Bak Kut Teh – There are many varieties of BKT and I’m assuming you mean the Teochew version. If you prefer your BKT more peppery, go for Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh. Otherwise, go for Founder Bak Kut Teh. Both places I mentioned are within a minute of each other anyway, so you could try both!
    3. Hokkien Mee – Ah Hock at Chomp Chomp perhaps? Not a big fan of this dish myself
    4. Chicken Rice – You can try Tian Tian Chicken Rice. They also won a ‘Hawker Heroes’ cook-off against Ramsay.
    5. Char Kuay Teow – Try the one at Zion Road. Can’t remember the name at this time.
    6. Carrot cake – You can try the CTK at Chomp Chomp. It’s usually good

    My laptop’s battery is dying so I’ll leave this as is for now – I’ll update this comment again. Cheers, and I hope I get to meet you in Singapore!

  • Muhammad

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, I definitely recommend Selera Rasa for Nasi Lemak at Adam road. I have tried other popular Nasi Lemak stalls like Boon Lay power nasi lemak but was rather disappointed. Whenever there is a family gathering and I hear my relatives ordering Nasi Lemak from Adam road, I would always be eagerly anticipating for it.

  • Marianah

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    For Nasi Padang, try out Hajah Maimunah. It’s one of the best. They are located at 200 Joo Chiat Road #01-02 Singapore 427357.

  • Kathy

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, will be back to see more comments as planning on going to Singapore and interested myself where to try all those delicious food. Hope you don’t mind. Thanks

  • bob

    1 year ago

    Hi mark

    I suggest u also try singapore desserts like chendol, ice kacang, cheng teng, durian ice kacang, durian chendol etc…its is mostly available at hawker centers…also try the chinese nyonya rojak too…hope u enjoy ur singapore trip

  • JJ

    1 year ago

    For fish head curry, I would say Karu’s. It’s really quite authentic indian cuisine. Here’s the address!
    Karu’s Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant
    808 Upper Bukit Timah Road, 678144
    Daily: 10:30 – 22:00

  • Regie

    1 year ago

    You have to try the Salted Egg Pork Rice at orchard FarEast. It’s delicious and after you try it you will want to have more of it. (It’s addictive) Also you have to try the famous Claypot Laksa (Not a normal laksa) at this hawker centre at Alexandra Village. You also need to try local famous Kuey Chap.

  • Kevin Ng

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    I like to recommend you and Ying one great Yong Tao Foo in Singapore only thing is its only open from 12am sometimes at 1am and will close around 3 to 4am depends is there any food left lol.

    If you want to try it following is the address
    Soon Li Yong Tau Foo
    Location: 15 Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre, Blk 115 Bukit Merah View #01-78 Singapore 151115

    Hope both of you will enjoy.

    Regards,
    Kevin Ng

  • Kai Jie

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark big fan here! When i glimpsed past your list of foods to try, 3 immediately caught my eye. Those being the oyster omelet, sambal stingray and bak chor mee. All those dishes can be found at Bedok,85 Fengshan food centre. The bak chor mee there is quite unique since unlike the typical dry type you would find in other places, this place specializes in the soup version which tastes better than it looks. The stalls are the two front ones side by side. The sambal stingray can also be found around the front stores. You’ll see from those stalls with the fresh seafood laid in front .As for the oyster omelette, you’ll know which stall to buy from. Hope you enjoy your trip!! Local here btw i’ve tried all 3 dishes from the place and they’re amazing! Make sure to have rice with the stingray and chili with the oyster omelette!

    • Kai Jie

      1 year ago

      Oh and one more to add is amazing chicken rice that can be found in Katong Shopping Mall. Yes, the old and tattered looking blue building that isn’t really like a mall. If you go to the bottom floor, you’ll find this coffee shop (I guess?) and in there lies one of Singapore’s hidden gems. The steamed chicken there is amazing and so is the big bowl of soup. They even have unlimited achar which tastes really good. Not many know of this place but there always seems to be people. Its the best chicken rice i know till today. Hope you get a chance to try it out!

  • Erliana

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark, glad to hear your coming to S’pore. I really enjoyed watching your vids. I recommend you must try;
    1) Nasi Padang Hjh Maimunah Restaurant
    (Must eat the tempting lemak siput)
    2 locations as below:
    Both areas are good for tourist sight seeing as well!!
    Hjh Maimunah Restaurant @ Jalan Pisang
    11 & 15 Jalan Pisang Singapore 199078
    Tel : 6297 4294
    Opening Hours : 7am to 8pm
    Open Daily except Sunday
    ************************
    Hjh Maimunah Restaurant @ Joo Chiat Road
    20 Joo Chiat Road #01-02 Singapore 427357
    Tel : 6348 5457 | Fax : 6348 8746
    Opening Hours : 8am to 9pm
    Open Daily except Monday
    Email Address : [email protected]
    2) Usman Restaurant
    (Try their naans, palak paneer & meat mixed sizzler.) Shiokness!!
    Add: 238 Serangoon Road, Litle India Tekka, Singapore 218085
    It’s nearby the 24-hour Mustaffa Center shopping mall!
    3) Dessert Bowl (Serangoon Gardens)
    (Must try durian dessert to die for)
    ***Highly recommend durian mousse
    Add: 80A Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555976
    Tel: 6285 1278
    Opening Hours: Tue to Thur 12pm – 10.30pm
    Fri to Sun 12pm – 12am
    Closed on Monday
    Well, so far these are my best 3 picks you must try!! Good luck & have an enjoyable trip to Singapore Mark & Ying!! 😉😉

  • Izy berry

    1 year ago

    I think you should try the 19 durian it sounds interesting

  • Bob Novak

    1 year ago

    Mark, when you are in Singapore, you must try curry fish head! Its To die for!

  • Tan

    1 year ago

    1. Laksa – Sungei Road Laksa #01-100, Jin Shui Kopitiam, 27 Jalan Berseh. Postal code: 200027
    Closes at 6pm so try to visit it for lunch?

    2. Bak Kut Teh – New Orchid Hotel, 347 Balestier Road. Postal code: 329777
    Lunch from 12pm – 2pm
    Dinner from 6pm to 230am
    Closed on tuesdays

    3. Hokkien Mee – Kim Keat Hokkien Mee. #01-264, Toa Payoh Palm Spring, 92 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh. Postal code: 310092

    11am to 10pm, Closed on tuesdays. Expect longer waiting times during lunch and dinner hours.

    4. Chicken Rice – Ah Tai Chicken Rice. Stall 7, Maxwell Road Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur Street. Postal code: 069184

    11am to 8pm

    5. Char Kway Teow. Hill Street Char Kway Teow. #01-41, Bedok South Market and Food Centre, 16 Bedok South Road. Postal Code 460016

    Till sold out. They usually sell out by dinner so you’ll probably want to visit this place for lunch. Closed on Sundays

    6. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway) – Bedok North 85 Fried Carrot Cake#01-49, Fengshan Market and Food Centre, 85 Bedok North Street 4. Postal Code 460085.

    You’ll probably wanna visit this place for dinner, lots of good food there, just don’t go on a Monday.

    7. Wan Ton Mee – Dunman Road Char Siew Wan Ton Mee. #02-19, Dunman Food Centre, 271 Onan Road. Postal code 424768

    11am – 8pm, Closed on Thursday. Warning, super spicy chilli.

    9. Bak Chor Mee – Tai Hwa Pork Noodles. Block 466 Crawford Lane #01-12. Postal Code 190465

    930am to 9pm. Closed on 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

    10. Oyster Omelet (Orh Lua) – Ah Chuan Oyster Omelette. #01-25, Kim Keat Palm Market and Food Centre, Blk 22 Lorong 7, Toa Payoh. Postal Code 310022

    3pm – 8pm closed on Tuesdays

    15. Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg – Tong Ah Eating House. 35 Keong Saik Road.

    Closed on Wednesdays

    17. Satay – Chuan Kee Satay. #01-85, 51 Old Airport Rd. Postal code 390051.

    6pm till sold out. Closed on Mondays and Thursdays. Do go for their pork satay, but be prepared to wait for the satays.

    18. Ice Kachang – Jin Jin Hot/Cold Dessert. #01-20, ABC Brickworks Food Centre, 6 Jalan Bukit Merah. Postal Code 150006

    Closed on Wednesdays. Do try their Chendol or Durian Mango desserts too.

    21. Nasi Lemak – Changi Village Sri Sujana #01-54, Changi Village Market and Food Centre, 2 Changi Village Road. Postal code 500002
    or International Nasi Lemak #01-57, Changi Village Market and Food Centre, 2 Changi Village Road. Postal code 500002

    22. Roti Prata / Murtabak – Springleaf Prata Place(Multiple outlets)

    24. Sambal Stingray – Chomp Chomp Hai Wei Yuan Seafood. Stall #1, Chomp Chomp Food Centre, 20 Kensington Park Road. Postal Code 557269

    I prefer this stall to the other stalls at Chomp Chomp, but there are quit a number of stingray stalls there.

    25. Fish Head Curry – Karu’s Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant. 808 Upper Bukit Timah Road. Postal code 678144

    1030am to 10pm daily

    Hope you guys enjoy your stay in Singapore Mark! Your travelogues helped me a lot in my itinerary planning for my holidays so I hope this guide helps you out somehow 🙂

  • Erik

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, Here are a list of recommendations. most of them are in the east coast area so that may be a food trail waiting to happen.

    Laksa –
    Roxy Laksa, East coast Lagoon food village or
    328 Katong laksa, 53 East Coast Road. Both are good ‘spoon style’ representations of Singapore laksa. asks for extra chili!

    Bak Kut Teh –
    Old Street Bak Kut Teh, Various locations. original at upper Paya Lebar (near original Kay Lee Roast joint!) try the dry Bak Kut Teh!

    Chicken Rice –
    Tian Tian chicken rice, Maxwell Food Centre. Still the best chicken imo, rice and chilli are also a good standard.

    Wan Ton Mee –
    Eng’s Noodles House, 287 Tanjong Katong Rd. I know you like chilli, famous for its great noodles and bright orange napalm. 🙂

    Yong Tao Foo –
    Xi Xiang Feng, Ang Mo Kio Food Centre. you can get a laksa soup yong tao foo or dry with extra chilli!

    Roast Duck –
    Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint, Upper Paya Lebar Road or branch at Tanjong Katong. Great duck, char siu and roast pork.

    Nasi Lemak –
    Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak, Adam road food centre. Rice is basmati so it’s light, fluffy and not too oily. Eaten by presidents and kings. Go early as they do sell out.

    Nasi Padang –
    Geylang Serai Market, Hajjah Mona Nasi Padang and sinar pagi nasi padang. Geylang Serai Market is seriously underrated. These 2 stalls are Malay institutions.

    Roti Prata / Murtabak –
    Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata, 7 Crane Road. Old school roti prata!

    Peranakan Food –
    O’nya Sayang, 60 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Square, #B1-30/31. I know what some Singaporeans are thinking.. O what? in a mall? must be lousy since it not one of the famous names! Bottom line is its very good and its true blue peranakan. try ayam buah keluak and beef rendang. If you still have your doubts you can try Guan Hoe Soon, 38 Joo Chiat Place.

    Eurasian food –
    Quentin’s Eurasian Restaurant, eurasian community house, 139 ceylon road. often overlooked local cuisine, but if you’re in the east coast area and have some spare cash…

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village is an out of the way but another seriously underrated hawker centre. you can go there for good laksa, satay, carrot cake chili crab, stingray!
    Satay- Haron Satay. great quality meat and peanut sauce.
    Carrot Cake- Lagoon Carrot Cake. crispy ‘white’ is their speciality.
    Chili Crab, Sambal Stingray, Duck Soup, Zi Char-
    Leng Heng BBQ Seafood & Claypot Deluxe. The legend. Best Chili crab I have ever eaten (beats Jumbo imo as it is not so sweet) and great sambal on their stingray. Be prepared to wait 40+ mins for your food, they will have a long backlog of orders. PS – they are not cheap but definably cheaper then jumbo and other big seafood chains.
    Do let us know if you will have a meet up, think that would be lots of fun. Cheers.

  • Reuben Cheah

    1 year ago

    Dude! Finally Singapore! I don’t know about the rest of the list but i can recommend that you go to :
    -Nasi Lemak Kukus for the best nasi lemak. Kukus means “steamed” in malay, the rice there is free flow, as much as you want and there’s a fantastic choice of yummy sides to go with it. just wanna caution you that they’re not open on Sundays.

    -Fish Head Curry, you gotta head to Apollo Curry House at race course road. It’s just behind my place in Little India and Nasi Lemak Kukus is just down the road.
    So if you are up for it, i’d invite you for a meal! let me know if you are interested.

  • FOOD Searcher

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,If you are in Singapore,You must not miss eating mee rebus,mee siam,lontong,gado-gado,tosai.If you want eat the best tosai you should go to serangoon road little india,lontong,gado-gado,mee siam and mee rebus you should go to geylang food centre market at geylang serai.And for the most extreme best murtabak is at Zam Zam Restaurant located at North Bridge Road.Try their Deer Murtabak and Mutton Murtabak.You can request for double which means more meat.For super duper power delicious nasi padang you must go to Warong Pariaman located at North Bridge Road,try their grilled chicken cooked in coconut milk,bagedil,sotong sambal and ayam kalio.Its better for you to come before 11.30am because they closed at 3pm.Many crowds too.For tender,soft,melt in mouth satay,You should go to Satay By The Bay ,stall name is Seri Geylang Satay.Do come early around 5pm to avoid night crowds.For romantic grilled seafoods such as grilled sambal stingray you must go to East Coast Park Food Centre.Windy breeze and goes well with coconut juice.It will be worth your trip to all the places i mention and recommend.SEE YOU SOON!!

  • david san

    1 year ago

    you should try scissors cut curry rice near farrer park mrt ! ( somewhere along kitchener road.) its one of the most famous food in singapore !

  • Alison

    1 year ago

    Carrot cake! Sounds different than anything you’ve posted about before

  • Daniel

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    One honest favour I’d like to do for you is to warn you: please avoid Newton Hawker Centre at all cost!
    Schooled near there for a decade, and currently working a stone’s throw distance away from it. It is the epitome of a tourist trap; it has sub-par quality food with infamy for exorbitant prices charged to unsuspecting travellers. You’ll enjoy a much better gastronomical experience travelling a bit more to each hawker/stall/restaurant/eatery that specialises in the dish they serve, like obviously going to Maxwell for only the best chicken rice, etc. That’s the sign of a true foodie, right? Being willing to travel ‘far-ish’ to indulge only in serious eats – seriously good eats that is.

    Notwithstanding the warning against Newton Hawker Centre, you can have an enjoyable experience at various other ‘Food Centres’ (FC). I don’t mean to blanket rule out all eateries with variety but less speciality. Only advising against Newton in specific. In fact, most of the famed speciality stalls are single stalls in a certain FC/hawker centre, among the myriad of other stalls in that FC, such as the aforementioned Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice which is situated in Maxwell FC. So, you’d certainly be on the right track hunting for these master hawkers found in various FCs, just boycott Newton.

    For visiting FCs as a holistic experience and not just homing in on one single good stall in it, however, it is also not a bad option. They offer good quality food to a stunningly stupendous degree of variety. Picture chowing on sambal stingray at the side, while munching on glistening grilled chicken wings, not forgetting sharing a plate of chai tow kway, shredded chicken porridge, assorted meat satays with peanut sauce and onions and cucumbers, and of course washing that all down with an opened coconut.
    Good FCs include Feng Shan FC (Bedok Blk 85) and East Coast Lagoon Food Village.

    Miscellaneous recommendation: one nice little delightful treat that I’m not sure very many have suggested is: herbal tea eggs. These things are soo aromatic I could die. They can be smelled from afar as they boil in the hot dark soup. They are these brown eggs slow cooked to perfection. Not sure if there’s a best place to get them though. But if you were to encounter them, do try them. A unique food to Singapore/Malaysia.

    All the best in your search for the authentic, delicious Sg experience. Have fun~

  • Saad Waqar

    1 year ago

    Thanks for sharing information… I will like to try 🙂

  • Amazing Hannah

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    Really happy to know that you are visiting Singapore. Try to Visit SIN HUAT EATING HOUSE in geylang Singapore and order their signature dish CRAB MEE HOON! I promise you its the best dish ever!!! Also, try Laksa in Katong 328 (its a place) and everyone knows about it. Signature Laksa and the best!

  • Si Rong

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, I’m a huge fan of your work!

    For the best Bak Chor Mee (Minced Meat Noodles), you have to try Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles at Crawford Lane (Link: http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/hill_street_tai_hwa_pork_noodle/). They are very famous and the best part of the dish is the fragrant harmony of chilli and chinese black vinegar. Its located pretty near to the city so it should be fairly accessible for you. It’d be a great idea to go there for lunch at about 11am as they get very crowded at lunch time. After you’re done with your noodles, you can enjoy a bowl of Ah Balling Peanut Soup (Rice balls with a variety of fillings, such as black sesame, peanuts, yam etc) (Link: http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/75_ah_balling_peanut_soup_golden_mile/). The peanut soup shop is a stone’s throw away at Beach Road Hawker Centre- you’ll be able to walk there within 5 minutes. The best part: the entire meal will only cost less than S$10 a person and leave you very satisfied 🙂

    Cheers and have a fantastic trip!

  • POO PoO PlATTeR

    1 year ago

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    The FulL AdDRESS Is FounD BeLOW!@@!@@@@!
    320 Clementi Ave 4, Singapore 120320

    ThE RoTIPRATA iS CRiSPy AnD TasTeS LiKe ChIcKEn!!!!!!
    HiGhLy ReECCOMMenD tHE GrAssHopper PraTa AnD FoIE GraS Prata!!!

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  • Sim

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,
    seems like i know you already after watching your vlog. Welcome to Singapore. It seems to me you had a huge fan base in Singapore, so needless to recommend you more places to eat. Hope you enjoty your feast in Singapore.

  • Mary

    1 year ago

    Your post is amazing !
    Thanks for sharing this food list, because Singapore is my favorite and i like durian, but i have no idea about other varieties. This list is very helpful for those people who like to eat different varieties food of Singapore.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Bryce

    1 year ago

    Hey mark! You need to try the hokkien mee at ABC Brickworks Food Centre. It is the best hokkien mee without doubt! Trust me

    Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
    Address: ABC Brickworks Food Centre #01-13, Blk 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150006
    Tel: 9862 9296
    Opening hours: 3pm to 10:45pm, closed on Wednesdays

  • ivan

    1 year ago

    LOR MEE-XIN MEI XIANG LOR MEE
    #01-116,OLD AIRPORT ROAD FOOD CENTRE, 51 OLD.AIRPORT ROAD 390051
    *very erratic hours,6am is the best.
    *there is mackerel on lor mee,added alot alot

  • Aaron

    1 year ago

    Mark, you need to add “mee pok” to that list of foods. Its a teocheow-style noodle dish. Flat noodles tossed in lard, vinegar and chilli, topped up with fishballs, fish cake and some pork. My favourite stall is “Ru Ji” at Holland Drive food centre. Their usage of “sambal chilli” and fresh handmade fishballs sets them apart from the rest. They only open in the mornings from Mon-Sat. They are sold out by 11am. Please do yourself a favour by trying that. Heck, I’ll offer to pay for your bowl if you are game!

  • Sean

    1 year ago

    You can go to newton food centre near newton mrt station. You can find sambal stingray , satay , chilli crab and all different local food there !

  • Edith

    1 year ago

    You got to visit Fengshan too! For all the bbq fish, oyster omelette and bak chor mee (Mince pork noodle) you can try!
    http://danielfooddiary.com/2015/08/15/fengshan/
    http://www.superfinefeline.com/2013/06/bak-chor-mee-fengshan.html

  • Marc

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    For Orh Lua,

    Fried Oyster @ 965 Upper Serangoon Road.

    For Bak Chor Mee, try the one called Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles. It is definitely the best in my opinion but there’s a lot of vinegar so its dependent on how you like your food!

    As for Laksa, sure by all means try the 328 Katong Laksa one. I like their broth which is really rich (because of loads of coconut milk) but if you do have time, do pay a trip to Sungei Road Laksa as well, which is more traditional and they do everything on a charcoal stove!

    For crab; I think chilli crab is a bit too sweet for me and thus I will really recommend black pepper crab at Eng Seng Restaurant (as recommended by others). I REALLY REALLY advocate that you try this too!!!!!! I think you’d enjoy it as they have a peppery sweet black pepper sauce with crab roe as well which you can lather on your rice!

  • Nashir

    1 year ago

    i’d try the buffet at the top of mustafa center. it’s not cheap at all but the food is great and the selections of curries are amazing.

  • Alwin Lee

    1 year ago

    Try Leong tee durian, top GRADE MSW.

  • Nairn Clark

    1 year ago

    Fish head curry here is a must, located on Dempsey Road, and the bonus is that the lime juice is soo good.

  • Nairn Clark

    1 year ago

    Fish Head curry, definitely try Sammys

  • Shahira

    1 year ago

    Laksa: Personal favorite is the one next to Rex cinema at Mackenzie Road. Its a small food court. The popular ones you should go is 328 Katong Laksa. They have a few outlets around SG.

    Yong Tau Foo: Dajie Niang Dou Fu located at 354 Clementi Ave 2, its halal based local restaurant.

    Nasi Lemak: Boon lay power nasi lemak! The queue can get very long so go early. They wont open until early evening. Located at 221b Boon Lay Place.

    Murtabak: Zam zam restaurant located at Bugis! They serves Nasi Briyani too.

    Nasi Padang: Minang restaurant, right next to Masjid Sultan.

    Something similar to Nasi padang. Its called Nasi Ambeng. Rice serves with various dishes in a big tray and can be shared with 2 or more people. Its the hype lately here. You should give it a try at Hajjah Mariam restaurant located at Westgate Basement level 2. Nearest mrt line would be Jurong East!

    Hope this helps. Have fun Mark & Ying in Sg!

  • Jessie

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    Love ur video
    Happy u r heading here:)

    U really got to try this fews dish of crab
    U will nv regret it for the trip here.
    It will b a long Q u got to go super early to get a sit if not got to wait for hours.

    Mellben Seafood has made its way from a humble stall along Alexandra Road to a largely well-known seafood place with three outlets in Singapore. Its menu features a wide selection of crab dishes such as chilli crab, black pepper crab, claypot crab vermicelli soup, butter crab, salted egg yolk crab and shimmering sand crab.

    Highlights

    Delicious chilli crab: Chilli crab at Mellben is one of the best in our Lion city. You can always get very big crabs in thick, spicy and slightly sweet chilli sauce. Just request for a less spicy plate if you cannot bear high level of spiciness.
    Best place to have claypot crab bee hoon: Claypot crab bee hoon (also known as claypot crab vermicelli soup) is basically a noodles soup dish, highlighted by milky broth, which is rich with the aroma and sweetness from crabs. For many locals, Mellben is the best place to enjoy claypot crab bee hoon – a crab dish that may be new to your culinary dictionary but can make you melt from the first spoon of soup.
    Outstanding butter crab: Close your eyes and imagine a big crab coated with thick, buttery, sweet and slightly spicy sauce. The combination of seafood and butter may not be something out of your world, but Mellben’s recipe is really out of this world. It is a dish to die for.
    Ambience
    Mellben Seafood at Ang Mo Kio is far away from the bustling centre of Singapore, but the atmosphere herein is never quiet. Situated at a kopitiam in one of the HDB estates and adorned with decorated crab shells on the walls, Mellben provides an intimate dining ambience for crab lovers.

    Average price/pax: S$35

    Notes
    – There are no nearby MRT stations so public transport accessibility is by bus
    – It is recommended checking prices of all the dishes before ordering as they are not listed on menu
    – It is always worth calling ahead to make a booking
    – Be prepared that the service of the store is almost at food court standard

    Contact
    Mellben Seafood at Ang Mo Kio
    #01-1222, 232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
    Tel: (65) 6285 6762
    Open daily: 16:30 – 23:30

    Other outlet
    Mellben Seafood at Ang Mo Kio
    211 Toa Payoh Lorong 8, Toa Payoh, Singapore 310211
    Tel: (65) 6353 3120

  • Casper Lai

    1 year ago

    It’s a bit commercialized but 328 Katong Laksa is actually pretty damn good! Here’s the location: https://goo.gl/jXvpcd

  • SY Lim

    1 year ago

    Hi mark Hua Yu Wee at Upper east coast road has theys best chili crab!

  • Bernice

    1 year ago

    You have to try Hill Street Tai Hwa pork noodle (mee pok dry). It is one of the best I’ve tried! Address: Blk 466 Crawford Lane #01-12, Singapore 190465
    Operating Hours: 9.30am – 8pm (Closed on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month)

    Also, you HAVE to try this minced meat noodle soup at bedok. The BROTH is AMAZING!! There is usually a really long queue though! So be prepared!
    Xing Ji rou cuo mian
    Address: Block 85 Bedok North Street 4 #01-07 Fengshan Market & Food Centre, Singapore 460085
    Operating Hours: 2:00pm to 12:00 midnight (closed on Thurs)

  • Chatchai Nimboonjat

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, I’m Thai living in Singapore, I would like to suggest two places. First one would be Old Airport Road hawker center, I like won ton mee here very much and you can also try some other dishes in your list here as well. Another place would be “No sign board” restaurant Geylang which they are famous for chili crab. I wish you to enjoy Singaporean food, I like your videoes and looking forward to see more

  • Tomaz Lim

    1 year ago

    You gonna love the Hokkien Mee located at the Whampoa Drive food centre.

  • Tomaz

    1 year ago

    They have very nice Hokkien Mee at Whampoa Drive.

  • Daniel

    1 year ago

    1. Laksa

    Sungei Road Laksa
    Address: Jin Shui Kopitiam, Block 27 Jalan Berseh #01-100, Singapore 200027
    Opening Hours: Daily: 0900 – 1800
    Closed on first and third Wednesdays of every month

    2. Bak Kut Teh

    Hong Ji Claypot Bak Kut Teh
    Address: Marsiling Lane, Block 19 #01-329, Singapore 730019
    Hours: 7:30am to 9:30pm

    3. Hokkien Mee

    Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Noodles
    Address: Chomp Chomp Food Centre, 20 Kensington Park Road #01-27 Singapore 557269
    Hours: Daily 5.30pm to 12 midnight (Closed on alternate Tuesday)

    4. Chicken Rice

    Chin Chin Eating House
    Address:19 Purvis Street, Singapore 188598
    Hours: 7am – 9pm

    5. Char Kway Teow

    Hillstreet Char Kway Teow
    Address: Block 16, Bedok South Road, #01-187, Singapore
    Hours: Lunch: 12:00PM to 4:00PM Dinner: 6:00PM to 10:00PM (Closed on Mondays)

    6. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway)

    Hai Sheng Carrot Cake
    Address: Block 724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Market and Food Centre, #01-09 Singapore 560724
    Hours: 8am till evening

    7. Wan Ton Mee

    Kok Kee Wanton Mee
    Address: Lavender Food Hub @ Zhuge Liang, Hoa Nam Building, 27 Foch Road Singapore 209264
    Hours: 1pm till sold out (May take breaks on certain days)

    Note: Must order their Fried Wanton on the side.

    Eng’s Noodles House (Warning!!! Super Fiery & Spicy)
    Address: 287 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437070
    Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm

    WARNING!!! REALLY REALLY SPICY!!! DEATH BY CHILLI!!!

    8. Fish Bee Hoon

    Holland Village XO Fish Head Bee Hun
    Address: Jumbo Coffee Hub, Block 19A Dover Crescent #01-05, Singapore131019
    Hours: Lunch 11:30 – 14:00 / Dinner 17:00 – 23:00

    Note: Must try their Har Cheong Gai (Prawn Paste Chicken).

    9. Bak Chor Mee

    Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
    Address: Block 466 Crawford Lane #01-12 Singapore 190465
    Hours: 9.30am – 8pm (Closed on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month)

    10. Oyster Omelet (Orh Lua)

    Simon Road Oyster Omelette
    Address: Mee Sek Coffeeshop 965 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534721
    Hours: 16:00 – 02:00 (Closed on Tuesday)

    11. Yong Tao Foo

    928 Ngee Fou Restaurant (Hakka) Ampang Yong Tau Fou
    Address: 928 Upper Thomson Road Singapore 787121
    Hours: 10:00am – 08:00pm

    12. Roast Duck

    Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint
    Address: 125 Upper Paya Lebar Road Singapore 534838
    Hours: 10:30am – 8:00pm

    13. Peranakan Food

    Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant
    Address: 38/40 Joo Chiat Place Singapore 427762
    HOURS: Lunch 10:30 – 15:00 / Dinner 18:00 – 21:30

    14. Zi Char Meal

    Two Chefs Eating Place @ Commonwealth
    Address: Block 116 Commonwealth Crescent #01-129 Singapore 140116
    Hours: Mon 17:00 – 23:30 / Tues – Sun (Lunch 11:30 – 14:30) (Dinner 17:00 – 23:30) / Closed on Every Last Mon of the Month

    Note: Must order Drunken Cockles!!!

    15. Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg

    Killiney Kopitiam
    Address: 67 Killiney Road Singapore 239525
    Hours: (Mon, Wed to Sat – 6am to 11pm) / (Tues & PH – 6am to 6 pm)

    16. Rojak

    Hoover Rojak
    Address: 90 Whampoa Drive, #01-06 Whampoa Food Centre Singapore 320090
    Hours: Wed – Mon: 10:30 – 21:30 / Tue: 10:30 – 18:00

    17. Satay

    Haron Satay
    Address: East Coast Lagoon Food Village Stall 55, 1220 East Coast Parkway Singapore 468960
    Hours: (Tue – Fri: 14:00 to 23:00) / (Sat & Sun: 11:00 to 00:00) / (Closed on Mondays)

    18. Ice Kachang

    Annie’s Peanut Ice Kachang
    Address: Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre, 3 Yung Sheng Rd #01-01 Singapore 618499
    Hours: 7.30am to 7.30pm

    19. Durian

    Kong Lee Hup Kee Trading
    Address: Block 440, Pasir Ris Drive 6 #01-03 Singapore 510440
    Hours: (Weekdays 10:00am – 10:00pm) / (Weekends: 10:00 am – 7:30 pm)

    20. Nasi Padang

    Rumah Makan Minang
    Address: 18 Kandahar Street Singapore 198884
    Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm

    21. Nasi Lemak

    Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak
    Address: 2 Adam Road, Adam Food Centre Singapore 289876
    Hours: 7:00 am – 5.00 pm (Closed on Friday)

    Note: Sultan of Brunei’s favourite. Be early. Be really early. Long queue and huge take-aways order.

    22. Roti Prata / Murtabak

    The Roti Prata House
    Address: 246 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370
    Hours: (Fri & Sat: 24 hours) / (Sun to Thu 7.00am – 2.00am)

    23. Chili Crab

    Mellben Seafood
    Address: Block 232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 #01-1222 Singapore 560232
    Hours: 16:30 – 23:30
    Phone: +65 62856762

    Note: Please call to make reservation in advance. May have to wait up to 1.5hr after seated and ordering.

    24. Sambal Stingray

    Star Yong Kwang BBQ Seafood
    Address: Bukit Merah Lane 1, Block 120 Alexandra Village Food Centre #01-04 Singapore 150120
    Hours: 5:00pm – 9:30pm

    25. Fish Head Curry

    Ocean Curry Fish Head
    Address: Block 92 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh #01-264 Singapore 310092
    Hours: 11am – 9pm (Close on every alternate Tuesday and the day after Public Holiday)

  • Jerome

    1 year ago

    I would suggest you to try Nasi Briyani, I watched a video of yours having kao mok gai near silom soi 20. The food looks almost the same but I would prefer Singapore’s version so get your taste buds on Nasi Briyani ☺

  • Ester

    1 year ago

    You must definitely try the traditional Chinese pastries from tong Heng confectionery shop.(285 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058833)
    what I recommend would be the egg tarts and char Siew pastry especially when it’s freshly out from the oven!

  • Andrew

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark: my wife and I are intl. foodie travelers and we live both in BKK and SYD.

    When in Singa – satay and chilli crab are a must for us, but all your list look mouth wateringly delcous.

    Enjoy 🙂

  • Juanda Kasenda

    1 year ago

    For Prata, i would personally recommend Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Prata at 7 Crane Road. Nowadays, generic prata shops use instant doughs for convenience, however this couple still makes their own dough.. so it would explain why their hours are so short! 6.30am to 1pm. Prata is a staple breakfast Singaporean dish anyway. haha.. personally, i like my prata with abit of malay influence with the spicy sambal!

    If you are looking for Prata, Murtabak, Thosai and other Indian food in one comfortable place. i would recommend “Prata Planet”, its air-conditioned making the noming a little bit more comfortable. The Pulled tea is good as well! Prata Planet is at 320 Clementi Ave 4, Singapore 120320 =)

  • binh ngo

    1 year ago

    for Bak Kut Teh, i suggest you to visit Nanyang Old coffee, located at Chinatown. Very delicous Bak Kut Teh :). Enjoy!

    http://nanyangoldcoffee.com/

  • Daryl

    1 year ago

    1. Laksa – Sungei Road Laska at Block 27, Jalan Berseh
    2. Bak Kut Teh – Mild Herbal type, Hong Lim Complex, 1st Floor close to Chinatown Point
    3. Hokkien Mee – Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee at Old Airport Road Hawker
    4. Chicken Rice – No recommendaton
    5. Char Kway Teow – Outram Park Fried Kway Teow at Hong Lim Food Centre 2nd Storey
    6. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway) – Fu Ming Cooked Food, at Redhill Food Centre
    7. Wan Ton Mee – No recommendaton
    8. Fish Bee Hoon – No recommendaton
    9. Bak Chor Mee – No recommendaton
    10. Oyster Omelet (Orh Lua) – Lim’s Fried Oyster at Jalan Bersah Food Center, 1st storey
    11. Yong Tao Foo – No recommendaton
    12. Roast Duck – No recommendaton
    13. Peranakan Food – No recommendaton
    14. Zi Char Meal – No recommendaton
    15. Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg – No recommendaton
    16. Rojak – Toa Payoh Rojak at Old Airport Food Center
    17. Satay – No recommendaton; just avoid the newly open ‘Satay Club’; try East Coast Lagoon Food center if need to
    18. Ice Kachang – No recommendaton
    19. Durian – Many stall along Geylang Road
    20. Nasi Padang – No recommendaton
    21. Nasi Lemak – No recommendaton
    22. Roti Prata / Murtabak – No recommendaton
    23. Chili Crab – Roland Restaurant
    24. Sambal Stingray – No recommendaton
    25. Fish Head Curry – No recommendaton

  • David cheung

    1 year ago

    Hey mark
    Great to hear you coming to SG
    Seems You got lots of fans who wanna do a meet up
    Your welcome to use my cafe space
    Let me know

  • Darrell

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark these are some places you definitely have to check out!

    Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice Address: 229 Jalan Besar, 208905, Daily: 11:00 – 03:30
    PHONE: +65 98261464

    Ayam Penyet Ria @ Lucky Plaza #01-45, #04-25/26, 304 Orchard Road, 238863, Phone 6235 6390, 6235 7385

    Hoe Nam Prawn Noodles: 31 Tai Thong Cres, Singapore 347859, Phone: 6281 9293
    Hours: Open 6:30AM–4:30PM, 6PM–4:30AM

    Eminent Frog Porridge: 323 Geylang Road (Lorong 19), Singapore 389359, Phone: 9842 2941, Daily 17:00 – 03:30

    Hope you enjoy your stay in Singapore!

  • ChoonY

    1 year ago

    Laksa I personally loved the Katong Laksa located in Queensway Shopping Centre and you definitely wanna go with a Otah to go along with it. Its amazing. And you can grab a bus down to Chinatown which have a market called Maxwell market over there there is satay, rojak and many local tasty food to end your dinner there.
    Cheers:)

  • Sadie

    1 year ago

    Chilli Crab – East Coast Food park, Half the price of the touristy places and double the yumminess! Make sure to get fried buns to mop up the gravy.

  • luis lee

    1 year ago

    Got one singapore lor mee very nice, only open at morning. The place at old airport road 51, hawker centre.

  • Eric

    1 year ago

    1. Laksa
    Not so much a recommendation as a cautionary note: 328 Katong Laksa is often recommended, and I have been a fan of it for a long time, but I feel that in the past year the standard has fallen. It simply lacks the flavour (that umami-ness) it used to have–even after adding lots of chili paste. Unless I happened to be there on 2 separate off days, this stall doesn’t represent how good laksa can be.
    2 alternatives I’d recommend are: “363 Katong Laksa” in Holland Village (26 Lorong Liput), and Janggut Laksa in Queensway Shopping Centre (ground floor, orange tables). Janggut is supposedly the very same stall that first created the Singapore style of “katong” laksa.

    2. Bak Kut Teh
    “Outram Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh” at 7 Keppel Rd, PSA Tanjong Pagar Complex. Meat here is fatty, tender, and flavourful.

    3. Hokkien Mee
    Bedok Block 85. This is the “dry” version, and very garlicky.
    Alternatively, “Geylang Lorong 29 Hokkien Mee” @ 396 East Coast Road — great value for money, big plates with lots of seafood.

    4. Chicken Rice
    There’ll be no end to debates on this dish, but it’s important to put them in context: chicken rice was originally a poor man’s food among Hainanese immigrants, who were trying to get the most mileage out of a few ingredients. Accordingly, the truest rendition of this dish is blander compared to today’s standards–and one of the few places you can still taste this version is at Yet Con along Purvis Street. (The old man who mans the cash register is Hainanese!) The meat here can taste a bit dry, so be sure to add ginger and chili.
    There is a Cantonese style of chicken rice, easily identified by the juicier meat that has been blanched, not cooked all the way through, and liberally seasoned with light soy sauce. Tastier than the original style (because in Singapore the quality of chicken meat is not exceptional).

    6. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway)
    Bukit Merah View, Blk 115 Bukit Merah View #01-37. Here, they mill the rice themselves to make carrot cake from scratch!

    7. Wan Ton Mee
    Yap Kee Wanton Mee at 44 Holland Drive (the stall is all the way in the back of a large hawker centre).
    After the traditional taste at Yap Kee, head over to RedRing Wanton Mee at 46 Holland Drive–this stall uses more modern technology like a ramen cooker to cycle the water out and avoid the alkaline flavour that is present in most regular wanton mee.

    11. Yong Tao Foo
    Rong Xing Yong Fau Foo at Tanjong Pagar Market, level 2. There used to be 2 stalls with the same name, run by 2 sisters with an intense rivalry…since the market’s renovation a few years ago, one of them has closed down. Still, both stalls were fantastic and I used to eat from them nearly every day when I was working in the area.

    13. Peranakan Food
    Candlenut Kitchen at Dorsett Residences, 331 New Bridge Road. This is a modern take on Peranakan food by a young chef (who is, of course, a Peranakan himself). Aside from the many different curries, do try and make space for the tumeric chicken wings and buah keluak ice cream. The desserts are where Candlenut gets especially inventive, so I won’t spoil the surprise of the latter dish, but you must try it!

    14. Zi Char Meal
    No one stall can really show you the vast possibilities of zi char, so just eat at a decent one and you’ll be happy. By now you’ve tried Chomp Chomp (which is pretty good but on the pricier side); a cheaper place is Kok Sen at 30 Keong Saik Road. They have great prawn paste chicken (“har cheong gai”) and bittergourd pork ribs.

    21. Nasi Lemak
    Selera Rasa at 2 Adam Road Food Centre. Be not fooled by the other nasi lemak stall right next to this one!

    22. Roti Prata / Murtabak
    Sin Ming prata at Blk 24, #01-51, Sin Ming Road. There’s 2 small hawker centres in the same block so be sure to go to the correct one–this one is further in from the main road.
    There’s plenty of average prata, and in general 2 varieties: crispy and chewy. The crispy style is more appealing to Chinese, who enjoy prata with utensils; the chewy kind is what the Indians prefer. Originally prata was eaten with bare hands, and you should be able to drown the whole prata in curry, then tear off chunks with a single hand. Sin Ming is more of the latter camp.

    These following dishes are probably better eaten outside of Singapore:
    Char Kway Teow
    Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg
    Satay
    Especially kaya and coffee–the standards in, say, Malacca, are far higher than what is easily found here. A good kopi seems particularly elusive nowadays.

  • Belka

    1 year ago

    You should include fresh popiah in your list.

  • marcus chan

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, i think you should try the hokkien mee at the food centre @ Blk79/79A Circuit road stall number 10. It’s called the Tien Seng fried prawn mee stall. You will find that it has the best hokkien mee in singapore at a very affordable price of just $3! However, the queue is very long, but you’ll find that the log wait is worth it!

  • Peter

    1 year ago

    1) Hillstreet Char Kway Teow
    2) Simon Road Orh Luak
    3) Maxwell Chicken Rice (Steamed white skin)
    4) ‘Beach Road Scissor-cut Curry Rice’ (sinful, debauchery, gravy-ish, fried, etc. not your typical tourist recommendation but so good)
    5) Rojak – ‘Toa Payoh Rojak’ (it’s called Toa Payoh Rojak but it’s located at Old Airport Road. Prepare to queue and wait a bit)
    6) Muah Chee – ‘Hougang 6 Miles Muah Chee’ (it’s a doughy, black/regular peanuty snack. Figure it as a good contrast to all the heavier food dishes of the list of 25, and a good dessert Ying would likely appreciate 🙂 it’s called Hougang but its located at 480 Toa Payoh Lor 6, HDB HUB B1-01 (Stall 21), Singapore 310480 )
    7) Egg Tart – ‘Tong Heng Confectionary’ (life-changing egg tarts. only place to eat them in Singapore is here, the king of all egg tarts. you can look up on their shop history, and how their deliberate crust shape is the perfect for crisp/crunch and biting satisfaction. good place for dessert lovers, can imagine Ying appreciating it )
    8) Putu Mayam – shop name ‘Heavens’ (savoury-sweet dessert type)
    9) Chee Cheong Fun (savoury ‘noodle’ roll in dark sauce)
    10) Chin Chin Eating House – delicious restaurant style eatery serving chicken speciality, Hainanese pork cutlet, all atop delicious ‘chicken rice’ (rice cooked in chicken fat)
    11) Indian Rojak – ‘Abdhus Salam Rojak’
    12) Ipoh Hor Fun – ‘Weng Kee Ipoh Hor Fun’
    13) Breakfast Kaya Toast – ‘Good Morning Nanyang Cafe’
    14) Lor Mee – viscous dark sauce noodles. unusual but local, uncommon dish to try amongst travellers/visitors of Singapore
    15) Mee Rebus – ‘Rahim Muslim Food’ (called “Mee Rebus Power” because they add peanut sauce to this already savoury, umami, intensely satisfying noodle dish. must try)
    16) Mee Siam – thin vermicelli noodle with sour & spicy soup, different to the savoury, viscous gravy and thick noodles of Mee Rebus
    17) Sup Tulang – ‘Golden Mile Food Centre’ (at Beach Road)

    All the above are some pretty good local eats that I find are uncommon recommendations to visitors of Singapore, and I think the other commentors would not often give as recommendations. They are all delish, so with the 25 dishes you already have, perhaps you can look at the above list I made for have an adventurous dish or two from this exotic list.

    Cheers

  • Wei Jie

    1 year ago

    Hey mark, if u like salted baked chicken. U can try Marina Square foodcourt, ah lam specialist! They are specialist in abalone noodles and salted baked chicken rice! It’s delicious! Have fun in Singapore! 🙂

  • Kelvin Loon

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    For chicken rice, should head to maxwell hawker centre at stall Tian Tian Hainanese chicken rice. Delicous Fish bee hoon also can find at maxwell too.

    For kaya toast, should eat it at Ah Kun Kaya toast, which is a popular and old brand that has many outlets around Singapore.

    Char Kway Teow will be can try at Hong Lim hawker centre name Outram Char kway teow. If want something extra, Hong Lim hawker centre has one stall serve delicous curry chicken noodle.

    As for nasi lemak will be at Adam road.

  • andi salim

    1 year ago

    1.Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice (229 Jln Besar)
    2. ng ah sio bak kut teh (208 Rangoon Rd)

  • Osman

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, you can try the Indian rojak at Tampines, its called Mahboob. Its opposite Tampines Polyclinic but be prepared for a long wait. Once I waited for 90 mins during the fasting month. Enjoy.

  • April______22

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, the Best chicken rice is at golden mile food center, Hainanese Boneless chicken rice. Heres a link for your reference, https://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/Restaurant_Review-g294265-d817224-Reviews-Hainanese_Boneless_Chicken_Rice-Singapore.html .

  • Shaun

    1 year ago

    You can go try special shanghai dim sum at maxwell food centre. The fried and steam dumplings as well as the spicy sour soup is awesome.

    • Jessie

      1 year ago

      ADDRESS
      511 Bedok North Street 3
      #01-31/32 Kaki Bukit 511 Market and Food Centre
      Singapore 460511
      OPENING HOURS (SEE ALL DAYS +)
      Today:
      05:00pm – 04:00am
      PHONE
      +65 67464089

      A Must Try vvvvvv nice u will nv regret it.
      We waited a good 35 minutes for this on a Saturday night, but it was so worth the wait! This bowl of meesua came with a generous amount of pig organ and lean meat. Dip the ingredients in the chili soy sauce for a good kick and if you’re up for the heat throw in the chili padi into your soup too. The soup is thick and flavorful with a hint of herbal taste but not too heavy at all. I wiped out the whole bowl! Addictive stuff

    • Edith

      1 year ago

      …and, take a short walk to Amoy Food Centre after Maxwell for fish soup noodles (Piao Ji)!
      http://ieatishootipost.sg/piao-ji-fish-porridge-long-queue-plus-pay-more-still-people-come/

  • Lily

    1 year ago

    U should try Katong Laksa 328 and try their “otah”, mark 😊

  • Kiroshi Ong

    1 year ago

    4. Chicken Rice

    Try the best of the best dish according to how it should be,
    Chicken rice has 2 Major types, 1) Steamed White, 2) Roasted

    & Being a food lover since young or even chicken rice hoping around whole Singapore since i was 10, this is the BEST OF THE BEST.

    Steam White Chicken Rice:
    Yet Con Restaurant (25 Purvis Street, Singapore, 188602)
    Nostalgic Hainanese Taste, opened since WWII as early as 1930s, is a very old shop that is almost extinct, passing down from generations.

    Roasted Chicken Rice:
    Hup Hong Chicken Rice (254 Jurong East Street 24, Singapore 600254)
    Humble & low profile shop not known yet to many, queue were super long that is only known to the true locals! Its the only thing i would eat if its my last dish on earth!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/1tJeJGnNnv/?taken-by=kiroshiong

    Hope to hear from you soon, Mark! Really hope you could try it!

  • Michelle Yap

    1 year ago

    1. 328 Katong Laksa, Ceylon Road
    4. Chicken Rice at Katong Shopping Centre Basement food court
    7. Wanton Mee Dunman Road Char Siew Wan Ton Mee
    Address: 271 Onan Road, #02-19 Dunman Food Centre
    Opening Hours Daily: 12pm – 8.30pm (Closed on Mon & Thurs) (I think you will like the spicy/ fiery chilli sauce)
    8. Fish Bee Hoon #01-134, 84 Marine Parade Central Market and Food Centre, Blk 84 Marine Parade Central, 440084 (go early as they usually finishes by 2.30pm closed on Monday)
    11. Yong Tau Foo: 721 East Coast Road, 459070
    12. Roast Duck Rong Ji #01-105, 59 Marine Terrace, 440059
    15. Kaya toast Chin Mee Chin 204 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428903 (Katong area)
    20. Nasi Padang Nor’s
    Soy Eu Tua Coffeeshop
    15 East Coast Road (corner of Jalan Tua Kong)
    Have a good one eating through Singapore! 🙂

  • Adriel

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, you should totally try out Tian Tian Lai Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee. It is located at #02-27, Toa Payoh West Market and Food Court, 127 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, 310127. Hands down one of the best Hokkien Prawn Mee which doesn’t have the strong yellow mee taste and it has tiny tasty bits of fried pork lard in it too! I would advise you to go early in the morning to avoid the lunch crowd, and it is closed on Monday!

  • Mitch

    1 year ago

    huge fan here, you’re doing a fantastic job and i especially love your thai food videos.
    for chicken rice check out ‘Chin Chin’ for authentic hainanese chicken rice with a number of must try dishes- hainanese pork chop, chap chye and mutton soup which is served only on weekends. Directly opposite is another restaurant ‘Yet Con’ if you’re looking for old shop feel (like some you show in bkk), chicken rice is not bad too and they serve steamboat as well. Both of the restaurants are located on Purvis Street.
    I come from a hainanese family, so these foods really reminds me of what i used to eat when I was younger (>20 years ago)
    Enjoy buddy!

  • yang kj

    1 year ago

    still not enough, in order to unlock the food diversity in Singapore, a recommend tip is to use the MRT lines, one would have to travel on different colors of SG line and venture into the heartland of delicious: WET MARKETS. such place includes clementi, there is a famous chain of steam char siew buns withins HDBs blocks, these are the gold mines! 🙂
    HDBs blocks; kopitiams!

    Good luck on your search! 🙂

  • JJ

    1 year ago

    Chris Kway Chap 瑞庆粿汁

    Address: Blk 216 Bedok Market and Food Centre

    Blk 216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-80, Singapore 460216

    Operating Hours: Mon-Sun 7 am – 2 pm

    The kway chap in sg is pretty different from the one in bangkok but both are really delicious. The portions here are big enough and defintely good quality. Absolutely worth a try!

  • Jaydeep

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, Go to the “Balaji Bhavan” Restaurant for best indian food located at kitchener road , opp. to Mustafa mall.

  • Pat

    1 year ago

    Peranakan food in Singgapore is no longer authentic.
    You should also go the Kovan Food Centre.

  • Igor

    1 year ago

    I really liked “Eleven Finger (Eukee) Scissors Curry Rice” — at Bugis Junction. Just exit Bugis Junction Mall towards the North Bridge Rd and you can’t miss it.

  • Emily

    1 year ago

    Fish beehoon- at Taman Jurong food centre. Level 3. It’s signboard is tai Seng fish soup.

    Handmade noodles/Mee Hoon Kway (not in the list but I hope you’ll try!)
    – at Bukit Batok west Ave 8 Blk 178 Coffeeshop.

    I recommend both to you because of their spicy Chili and knowing what a chilli fanatic you personally are!

    Good luck & have fun in Singapore!

  • Edmund

    1 year ago

    This is totally an exciting way to involve the whole food community to “write” our own food guide to Singapore! Keep up the good work Mark!

    Some of my suggestions (and my personal favorites):
    1. Bah Kut Teh – Founder Bah Kut Teh (http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/founder_rou_gu_cha_restaurant/)

    2. Wonton Mee (Malaysian Style) – Eng’s Noodle House (http://ieatishootipost.sg/engs-wanton-mee-death-by-chilli/) [warning: the chilli is really really hot!]

    3. Durian – along Geyland Road (near Aljunied MRT station)

    4. Nasi Lemak – Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak (http://lepakwithyaops.com/mizzy-corner-nasi-lemak-at-changi-village-hawker-centre/)

    One other recommendation: try the local HAWKER CENTRES! It is truly uniquely Singapore where all the local and overseas dishes are consolidated into one centre for the local to eat.
    Try: Old Airport Road Hawker Centre (best timing to go is Dinner) / Chomp Chomp Food Centre (only opens for late night supper)

    Have a good one in Singapore. Cheers!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Edmund, and appreciate your excellent suggestions!

  • Adriel

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark! For roast duck i would recommend Sum’s Kitchen in Sembawang. It’s a traditional Cantonese restaurant run by a great Cantonese chef from Hong Kong. The roast duck amongst other dishes is fantastic! I recommend that you go for lunch there as the duck will usually run out by dinner due to reservations etc.

    Also opposite Sum’s Kitchen is a restaurant called either White Restaurant or You Huak Restaurant. It’s most well known for its ‘white bee hoon’, which is vermecelli noodles in a white milky sauce with some seafood and eggs. It’s really good, if you go there on weekends or even weekdays, there will be a long queue.

    Sum’s Kitchen: 3 Jalan Legundi, 759226
    You Huak: 2 Jalan Tampang, 758946

    Would be great if you could try them out! Have a great stay in Singapore!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Adriel, thank you for sharing these places, sounds amazing!

  • Hidayah

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark and Ying,

    Excited to hear that you both are making your way down to SG. Ok so the places to try out….

    Little India area:

    – Allauddin’s Briyani (Tekka Market) ask for extra curry cos it’s so good! about $4.50-ish per plate but prices differs depending if you take chicken, fish or mutton briyani. Portion is good for one person. My favourite.

    – Yakader Briyani (Tekka Market) rice is drier and you can add hard boiled egg for $0.50 and portion is good to share between two people.

    Wash it down with Teh Tarik, Ice Milo, Lassi or Sugarcane with Lemon.

    – Fruit Rojak (Tekka Market). Sold by this granny and grandpa. Old school fruit rojak. Yummy! It’s located beside one of the naan stalls. They sells this other peanut pancake-ish dessert that is good too.

    All 3 naan shops in Tekka are good. You can follow the long queue or just go to the lesser ones. Avoid office lunch hour between 12 to 1pm, you can hardly find seats around those time.

    If you walk further down near the Little India Arts centre…there is an old school chapati place there. A hidden gem. It’s situated right by the roadside curb of Kerbau Road near a carpark. I don’t know the name but look for a shophouse with the name Wildrice Theatre, black and red doors and windows. The shop is adjacent of the building. The chapatis texture is fluffy to me, made fresh by a grandpa and curries are delicious but uh, so so spicy (i suck at spicy food) but i usually chug it down with ice cold water just cos it’s yummy. The teh tarik and ice milo are very sweet though.

    Joo Chiat/Haig Rd area: they are connected, kind long walks but many good eatery places.

    – Geylang Serai. Just go to the hawker side above the wet market and look for Sinar Pagi stall for Nasi Padang/Nasi Rawon/Nasi Ambeng etc….very nicely spiced Malay food choices. You can ask if they have sambal belacan, usually it is free.

    – Muhabbat Setia Hati Roti Chapati (Geylang Serai). That chapati and that keema curry are so delicious. Plus, my late mother loved their chapatis which are always freshly made and soft to chew. There is another prata/thosai shop that is located in Geylang Serai that my late mom frequent and loved but I cannot remember the name.

    – Geylang Serai Chee Kong. refreshing to have it ice cold but my granny and late mom loved it hot. but this is one old school dessert to have. reminds me of my childhood.

    I would recommend Briyani Express (in geylang serai too) but i say forget it cos it sells out damn fast by 12 noon. Plus, briyani in tekka market are the best! Actually, you cannot go wrong with food stalls in Tekka Market and Geylang Serai for any halal food. Yes, my friends and I tried almost all the stalls there during our lunch, dinner breaks and off days.

    Hajjah Maimunah Restaurant (Joo Chiat Rd): Just opposite of Geylang Serai Market. Closed on Mondays i think. Their signature dish is snails in yellow curry. I don’t like snails but the gravy is light and flavourful. Sambal belacan and fresh malay style salad is free. And you can try the kuehs and the sweet bubur hitam there too.

    And when you walk down from Joo Chiat area…there’s the Haig Rd food market. Go to the 2nd lane of the food market….the stalls sells good satay, mee soto, mee goreng. Just choose. Other side lanes are chinese food which i was told just as good and fruits stalls that aren’t ridiculously expensive.

    For fish head curry, I would suggest to go to Shakuntala Restaurant (they’re open until 4am) besides Mustafa Centre because the price is reasonable and portion is quite generous. Or you can try the very over-rated and pricey Apollo banana leaf restaurant along race course road which is near the arts centre. The masala thosai there is good but the thali rice set, not that fantastic. The briyani is really a lot for one person…like a lot!! I guess Shakuntala is just very generous with their portions.

    3 good Peranakan restaurants that i’ve tried during events/shows. Peramakan Restaurant, Casa Bom Vento (Halal certified) and both located along Katong area. Daisy’s Dream Kitchen in West Coast Rd. Ayam buah keluak dish reminds me of our Javanese Kuah Rawon only thicker. But i tried the ones that wasn’t with pork…not bad. I love the black ink squid dish from Daisy’s kitchen and the sambal belacan is sssssoooo spicy but sooooo goood!!!

    There is a Nasi Lemak Kukus stall in Selegie Road right before entering Little India/Tekka Market that I think is worth trying too. The best one, in my opinion, is in Tampines st 43 but it’s far off for you and ying. So this is the next better one.

    Adam Road have many great stalls too so does East Coast Beach Lagoon food centre. The seafood dishes and all others like oysters omelette etc can be found there. Forget Newton, go to either Adam Road or East Coast Lagoon food centre. After eating, you can walk along the beach and unwind or vice versa.

    Someone mentions not to follow the food hype here in Singapore. That person is right. And you can skip dining in food courts. Expensive and quite bland food. Unless you are in Midpoint Orchard (Orchard Road), go down to B1 and look for J-Town Cafe. Eat there cos the bakmie dishes are delicious! Authentic Indonesian street food.

    Hope this helps! 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Hidayah, this is an awesome list of food suggestions, thank you very much for taking the time to write these amazing recommendations. Will try to visit a few of them. Thank you!

  • Rose

    1 year ago

    MARK, omg! I watch your videos all the time!! I love your videos. Ok. From the list youre missing something Mark, dont miss bonesteak-beach road please. Whenever i eat the bone steak, id go, if mark comes here he has to try this! And putu piring-geylang serai, this ying will love. Id love for you to have a meet up session. Theres so much food for you to indulge in, in singapore.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Rose, appreciate your suggestion. Will try to get there!

  • Firdauz

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,
    Instead of recommending you what to eat best only. I would also share with you the places i go for certain food types.

    As a muslim. All of the recommendation are halal food.

    Geylang Serai Hawker Centre / Wet Market – This is the place where the market serves everything halal under one roof. It certainly worth visiting and experiencing. Its also a place where you could try lots of different malay food under one roof. Lot of varieties. My fav would be

    (1) nasi padang Sinar Pagi (Gotta try the Ayam bakar opor , Basically its a stewed chicken which they then bbq it. Then upon order, they pour the coconut gravy over the chicken).

    (2) Malay Traditional Kueh / cakes – Favourites such as kueh kochi (glutinous rice with coconut filling) , nagasari (steamed cake made from rice flour, coconut milk and sugar, filled with slices of banana , wrapped in banana leaf )

    (3) Hamid’s Briyani : Just try the mutton briyani. PURE SATISFACTION (http://ieatishootipost.sg/geylang-hamids-briyani-stall-i-went-back-3-times-in-a-week-geylang-serai-temp-mkt-part-1-of-5/ )

    Haig Road Hawker Centre (5 mins walk from geylang serai market)

    (1) Putu Piring – For $2 a packet of 5.. its soo good –> http://ieatishootipost.sg/putu-piring-the-lord-of-the-pirings/

    (2) Kentang Ball – This stall sells roti john (french loaf with egg and meat) , hand made popiah (spring roll) either fried or cooked version. I always buy both cos the sauce is awesome. Also here sells kentang ball which is a giant potato stuffs with beef in broth. Cant find it elsewhere. They have been in business for more than 15 years. That speaks alot … –> http://www.hungrygowhere.com/dining-guide/hawker/kentang-ball-certainly-worth-a-try-*aid-da703e00/

    Adam Road Hawker Centre

    Over here theres 2 things to try

    (1) Nasi Lemak : Coconut rice with side dishes such as chicken wing and otah otah (bbq minced fish). http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/the-story-behind-the-famous-adam-road-nasi-lemak

    (2) Kway teow / Maggi Goreng / Bee Hoon goreng merah + ( SPECIAL COMBO ) – Ini SG theres alot of variations of fried noodles. For Indian type theres the white version (ikan bilis/silver fish + white pepper) or my fav the red colour version (fried in tomato paste and some sambal chili). I would recommend the red version. Its usually fried with beansprout / peas , minced mutton and egg. You could even ask for mix kway teow and bee hoon (rice vermicelli). Or if you wanna try something different can go for Maggi goreng. Here they are famous for their special combo. Its fried items + mutton chop + cheese fries. —> http://www.burpple.com/f/N6Mv7YR9

    East Coast Lagoon hawker Centre :-

    Here is the place by the beach side where you can get SATAY !!!

    Haron 30 Satay Chicken Wing : You gotta try their chicken wing. It goes very well with their mutton satay. I always order mutton satay and avoid chicken. Telling them to bbq it slightly crispier. –> https://s3.amazonaws.com/foodspotting-ec2/reviews/932605/thumb_600.jpg?1318006388

    BBQ stingray : This eaten with rice is the so awesome. Especially by the beach for dinner. Squeeze lime , and dip in cincalok (fermented shrimp dip). Awesomeee experience. –> https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/8804966480_3c9b43220a_b.jpg

    Norris Road – Azmi Restaurant. Best place for breakfast. Just look at the staff working there. You can tell its gonna be authentic taste for each visit. hehe —> https://ordinarypatrons.com/2014/07/09/best-chapati-in-singapore/

    Tekka Market and Food centre : Indian Rojak. Their sauce is Awesome. Its quite similar to Penang Pasembur (forgive me if my spelling is wrong). Instead of the sauce being lathered all over your choices. Ours is you dip it before you eat. — > http://ieatishootipost.sg/temasek-indian-rojak-not-one-not-two-but-three-types-of-prawn-fritters/

    Also Mark .. please try local drinks such as
    -Milo dinosaur – a cup of Milo (a chocolate malt drink) over ice with powdered undissolved Milo added to it –> https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2451/3775501598_58f5794223_o.jpg

    – Super coolant -http://zonrecommends.blogspot.sg/2011/10/super-coolersingapore.html

    Lastly do enjoy yourself and have a great time in SG. Bring back home not just souvenirs but also a few kgs … ;p ~

  • kiki

    1 year ago

    Must try the frog leg porridge in Geylang Lorong 9 and make sure to get the peppery kind of bak ku teh 😀 at founder bak ku teh on baliester rd.

  • Davis Nguyen

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, i’m really one big fan of your. I taken uni in Singapore for 4 years and my numb 1 place to eat is hotpot buffe in near bugis station. I would love to see you eat there and record a blog about it. Believe me, this is the must try pot…. Specaily beef and lamb for the spicy hot soup
    Here is the information about the place:
    Chong Qing (Original) Steamboat Hotpot 重庆正宗老火锅
    #01-02 Chye Sing Building
    87 Beach road

  • Dynn Hui

    1 year ago

    Blk 24 Sin Ming Rd Hainanese Chicken Rice.
    Just beside LTA, in Jin Fa coffee shop..
    Must try..
    It’s very affordable and the taste is superior..

  • Jey

    1 year ago

    Mark! Christian have asked me to introduce you the best of singapore! Yes born and breed here, I MUST RECOMMEND YOU : Char Siew with Duck rice at Taman Jurong Shopping Centre #02-66. Same building they have the BEST bak Chor Mee ( many people would tell you Bedok 85 Bak Chor Mee but I don’t think that’s the best) nearby, they have the best Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak which serve a variety of dishes which works out pretty much nasi Padang too 😉

  • Sam

    1 year ago

    Mark!

    This is such a fantastic idea!

    Can’t wait to follow the adventures of you and Ying – insanely envious!

    I know your viewers are going to have plenty of suggestions, but there’s always a little bit of inspiration from Catherine here: http://www.foodiehub.tv/fast-feasts/asia-pacific/Singapore

    Have a safe trip!

    Sam

  • Vanessa Wu

    1 year ago

    Dear Mark and Ying,

    Ananda Bhavan, 221 Selegie Road.

    Ananda Bhavan is an Indian Vegetarian Restaurant. They have a few branches in Singapore, but this is our go-to branch in LITTLE INDIA for thier VEGETARIAN BIRIYANI. The rice is fragrant and carries an explosion of spices. Their side dishes for the biroyani varies from day to day, from vadai, to long beans, to veggie balls and more. All the spicy goodness you need. It also comes with 2 small bowls of curry and dhal, 1 small bowl of Raita (yogurt with onions, carrots etc) and also 1 small bowl of dessert to top it all off. And, do try their CHEESE PRATA aswell if you’re keen. It’s crispy and cheesy, and when tied in with some chickpea dhal, it’s a glorious marriage. Lastly, to end your meal, have their MASALA TEA.

    I think you’ll really enjoy it there.

    Have a safe journey here, and I hope you and Ying will enjoy some good food here in Singapore.

    P.S : If you haven’t found a place to stay for your trip down here, I recommend HangOut @ Mount Emily Hill (Just a short walk up the hill from Ananda Bhavan 221 Selegie Road, actually.). Friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, and there’s a park right outside for morning/night walk/stroll/jog/run. A quite place to come back to at night to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    Enjoy,
    Vanessa Wu and Nick Dorian

  • Princess Jasmine

    1 year ago

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  • Princess Jasmine

    1 year ago

    For desserts, there is a famous dessert stall called Qing Tian at Redhill hawker centre, just about 5 min walk from Redhill mrt station. It’s a corner stall characterized by neon lights and mickey mouse stickers, and more importantly a storekeeper that dances to music as he prepares the desserts! He’s really interesting to watch, and apart from ice kachang, you could also try their red ruby dessert and bor bor cha cha! Ying would LOOOVE them. As for you, since sweet isn’t really your thing, perhaps you could try their hot desserts hahaha. My daddy and I really enjoy watching your vlogs (it has become a routine night bonding activity for us now), and we really like how genuine and descriptive u are and my dad looooves watching you eat, he says it makes him so satisfied just watching you INDULGE and DROWN in all the flavours of your food, so keep up the awesome work and I hope to see the same enjoyment and indulgence when you try singapore food! You definitely won’t be disappointed I assure you 😉

  • Wei Zhong

    1 year ago

    Tian Tian Chicken Rice @ Maxwell Hawker Food Centre

  • Princess Jasmine

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark! I noticed that prawn noodle soup isn’t on your list, and while I agree that there is much more awesome food in sg but 25 would be a sane number to attempt, I assure u your head will swing so hard u just might fall off your chair when you taste the rich prawn flavour in the soup! So maybe adding just ooooone more food won’t hurt 😉 There are many awesome prawn noodle stalls in sg but Alexandra Village hawker centre has a big prawns noodle that u could try!

  • Gladys

    1 year ago

    Check out Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles at Pek Kio Market! The prawns are fresh and soup is so so good. Would usually just opt for the $5 version but if you are willing to splurge, can check out the >$10 versions for larger prawns! A 10-15min walk to Farrer Park mrt which is a stone throw away from Little India mrt and Chinatown mrt (Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice @ Chinatown Complex!). Have fun in SG!

    P.S. Realized both dishes above are not in your top 25 list but do try if you can!

  • Jatin Dinesh

    1 year ago

    Mark beware of Fried Singaporean Noodles with vanilla ice cream!! Don’t fall for it. Baaaad choice!!! :O

  • Saiful ban

    1 year ago

    The best malay style chicken rice got to be Mat Noh n rose whampoa drive food center..you can also get fried chicken spare part like skin,liver etc…there are two sauce. Garlic chili or spicy soy sauce..the owner is a very friendly guy

  • Lily

    1 year ago

    Tian Tian chicken rice at maxwell market is famous too ! Its a plate of chicken rice i have nver taste before else where

    Also, the wonton mee at tiong bahru market is awesome !! make sure to try their char shao

  • Brian Low

    1 year ago

    163 Ian Bakar BBQ
    Bukit Panjang
    Choh Fee Place ( 163A Gansa Road)
    Go after 5pm
    You should definitely try this out! If you are eating there, drop me an email and I will try my best to meet you!

  • Marcus chua

    1 year ago

    Please go to prata planet and try the oreo prata. One of the best

  • Suzanne

    1 year ago

    Prata planet is a must go

  • Brian Low

    1 year ago

    163 Gansa Road
    BBQ Stingray ( it costs $8 for a small portion and $12 for a large portion) I urge to give it a try, you can also drop me an email if you are interested in it and I will be glad to be your guide 😀

  • Iman

    1 year ago

    The best satay I’ve had as of yet is probably the one at Haig Road hawker center. You can’t miss the stall, it’s the first one, second row. Oh and have a good one!

  • JJ

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, These Are The 2 Food Stall/ Restaurant I Have Tried And Would Recommend To You, The Foods Are Definitely Worth Trying!

    1. Laksa

    Sungei Road Laksa
    27 Jln Berseh, 200027
    9.30AM-5PM
    Closed On Wednesdays

    2. Bak Kut Teh

    Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
    11 New Bridge Road #01-01, 059383
    9AM-9.15PM
    Closed On Mondays

  • Andrew

    1 year ago

    For Laksa you can’t go past 328 Katong Laksa on East Coast Road Katong

    For Char Kway Teow I would recommend you try the famous Lorong 9 Beef Kway Teow in Geylang, you’ll find the store on the corner of Lorong 9 and Geylang Road in Geylang. They also do a seriously good Hokkien Mee. And while you are there just go to the coffee shop opposite on Lorong 9 and try the frog porridge, it’s really good!

  • Jensen Chua

    1 year ago

    For great Chilli Crab at great non-tourist price – u must do to De Classic Golden Spoon at 62 Seng Poh lane (at Tiong Bahru) .. Ah roi Mark Mark Khrub ..jing jing khrub :-9″”

  • Devin

    1 year ago

    Try to eat at kamasutra, loacted nearby to Marina bay sands.. theres a bunch of food stall there, but my fav 1 is at the corner, the stingray is so good, and the fried rice is so delicious too..

    And try eating chicken rice at boon tong kee, they had several placed in SG, they had some really delicious menu..

    And try to eat nasi lemak at holland village.. i forgot the stall name, but it cross by to sushi tei, almost at the end of the street..

    Why don’t u go to indonesia? I can guide and company u in jkt and other city

  • bob

    1 year ago

    Mark…u should try indian chappati with keema…the famous 1 at azmi’s located at noris road near mustaffa shoppping center..

    Tryout the indonesia foods here too make like nasi rawon, nasi ambeng etc at the famous geylang markets.

    Maybe u can use this blog as reference or do a video session with this famous food blogger:

    http://ieatishootipost.sg/

  • bob

    1 year ago

    Hi mark

    I recommend to try the indian rojak @ tekka market & prata (malaty stall) at the tekka market. They are in the same row of atalls in the same market.

    I urge u to try also roti john, beefstik, mee rebus (malay), mee soto (malay), apam balik,putu piring at haig road & cendol @ geylang market.

    In short u should go to the geylang market and tekka market… 2 places will rows of local food and dessert…unlimited choices of malay and indian food there and some are awardwinning stalls…the best food is in the local hawker stalls in these markets. Good and cheap.

  • Chris Brock

    1 year ago

    Hello Mark,
    I’m a US Marine stationed at the US embassy in Singapore, if you and your wife are in town on a Wendsday near Tanglin (city) you could stop by and have a slider (cheeseburger) with us in the chow hall. For a resturant my favorite is Mellben Seafood at Ang Mo Kio on Avenue 3, they make Claypot crab bee hoon (crab vermicelli soup) that is very good. They also make the chili crabs. Take care.

  • Jocelyn Chua

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark! I’d love to share with you some of my favorite places to eat local food in Singapore 🙂

    Chicken Rice:
    Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice
    Address: Katong Shopping Centre
    865 Mountbattan Road
    #B1-85/87
    Singapore 437844

    Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway):
    Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao (松洲萝卜糕)
    Address: #01-18, Bedok Interchange Food Centre

    Fish Bee Hoon:
    881 Hong Kong Street Chun Tat Kee 香港街珍達記 881(XO)
    Address: 1 Lorong J Telok Kurau s425792 (Telok Kurau)

    Bak Chor Mee:
    Ah Poh Minced Meat Noodle
    Address: Blk 85 Bedok North Street 4 #01-18, Singapore 460085

  • Jimmy

    1 year ago

    Sin Heng Bak Kut Teh at Joo Chiat road.
    Just 5mins walk across I12 Katong.

  • Francesca

    1 year ago

    I recommend the chili crab at Wing Seong Fatty’s on 175 Bencoolen St, Burlington Square. Have a great trip!

  • Roger

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark, love watching your vlogs!

    By the way, if you are planning to go for the chilli crab, please do not forget that you could also make an order of the black pepper crab as well!!! (Although you have just published a vlog about the Thai Black pepper crab!)

    Looking forward to you coming to Singapore!!!

  • YL

    1 year ago

    Chai Ho Satay (财好沙嗲), it’s at clementi!
    Swee Choon Dim Sum.
    Power Nasi Lemak from Boon Lay Market Place.

  • Dave L.

    1 year ago

    Mark,

    Love your list but you are missing my favorite dish in all of Singapore. Now I know you listed chili crab in your top 25 but you must try the black pepper crab. It’s sweet, peppery and the crab is fresh. The black pepper sauce is so delicious it goes so well with the fried rice. The restaurant that I frequent is called Eng Seng restaurant, the address is 247 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore. Now the restaurant opens from 4:00-8:30 for dinner service only. You’ll have to get there early cause the place gets packed quick and once the crabs are sold out, you’ll have to go back on a different day.

  • Anna

    1 year ago

    https://www.hjmaimunah.com/

    Hajjah Maimunah – one of the best Malay food/Rice dishes in Singapore.

    Try the Nasi Padang 🙂 – Chili Shrimp, rendang, potato cakes, urap, sambal goreng. Yummy!!

  • Frank

    1 year ago

    Why just settle for a normal chicken rice? Try a special chicken rice that is cold.
    511 Bishan Street 13, Singapore 570511
    Just kidding do try the normal chicken rice especially the roasted one not sure wheres the best one, still looking hahahaha but Nam kee is the best so far.

    This is my favorite prawn noodles restaurant ever, i used to go there when my worked part time in the area and i eat lunch, sometimes, going cycling at east coast park which is a bus ride away. http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/beach_road_prawn_mee_noodle_house/

    Maybe a meetup in singapore ?

  • Kim Kuang

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    My all time favorite chicken dish is Singaporean chicken rice and the BEST chicken rice is at Maxwell Hawker Center next to Chinatown. The lines are usually at Tian Tian stall, but if you do a bit of research online, you will find that the original chef from Tian Tian had a dispute with the owner and left to start his own stall….Ah Tian! Anthony Bourdain went to Ah Tian during his visit to Singapore and absolutely loved it. I personally have made a second trip to Singapore (all the way from San Francisco!) JUST to get the chicken rice again. Perhaps it would be an interesting experiment to try both side to side in your video, as the two operations are only separated by a few stands. I have tried both and they are definitely top 2 in Singapore.

    Good luck in Singapore!

    P.S. I am currently in Taiwan and have been referring to your Taipei video series as a guide, thank you for your insight and research!

  • Greg

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,
    Based in Denmark now, but spent half my childhood in Singapore. Lived for almost 3 years at Block 123, Lorong 1, Toa Payoh( stone’s throw from Braddell MRT station). At Blk 124, there was this fantastic Nasi Padang stall in the coffee shop, named after the founder , Che (which means Madam in Malay) Rose. Was back in Singapore in Nov 2013, and found out that they had moved to Block 126. Her daughter runs the stall now. Be sure to go before 1 pm as they sell out quickly, and check when they have their day off. Mdm Rose migrated to Singapore as a child with her parents from Sumatra in the 1930s, and her parents started selling Nasi Padang back then. She Is one of several siblings who started Nasi Padang stalls . I believe that her sisters run a more famous Nasi Padang joint in Kampong Glam. But her food is every bit as good as her sister’s, only cheaper because of the location.

  • QingHui

    1 year ago

    1) 328 Katong Laksa
    Address: 53 East Coast Road (S)428771
    Opening hours: Daily 10am – 10pm
    Web Link: http://328katonglaksa.com.sg/
    Rough Price: <$10
    Why here?: 328 Katong Laksa is the famous and celebrities local or overseas have all patronised them, you will be able to see all the photos if you visit their main outlet! The laksa is so good that their story and history are also mentioned in heritage tours for schools. Their laksa is known for having their noodles cut, served with thick laksa gravy, allowing it to be scooped with only a spoon!Don't forget to add a piece of Otah!(Grilled Fish Cake). If the stall is too out of the way, they have multiple outlets over SG, check out their website to ensure that you do not patrionise a fake stall claiming to be the famous Katong Laksa!(Yes they are so famous that stalls all over SG claim to be from them)

    2) Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
    Address: 11 New Bridge Road #01-01, (S)059383
    [Opposite Clarke Quay MRT station/Central shopping mall]
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00am – 9:15pm
    Sunday: 8:30am – 9:15pm (Closed on every Monday)
    Web Link: http://www.songfa.com.sg/
    Rough Price: $9.50 for pork loin, $7 for ribs, rice charged separately
    Why here?: Arguably, many Singaporeans will come out with names like Founders BakKutTeh, YaHua BKT, and more. Many might think that SongFa has been overhyped and commecialised due to expanding outlets. However, in my opinion SongFa has been consistent with it's taste and flavor, and is easily accessible with around 4 outlets in SG. I recommend this outlet as the first outlet, and it is often the most busy and popular. Don't forget to order the loin ribs as it is much more tender & tastier than the normal pork ribs! Also add the salted vegetables for a perfect combi! Don't forget that the soup is refillable! You might even want to have a walk over at Clarke Quay at night just across the street(:

    3) Yi Ji Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle/ Hokkien Mee
    Address: Mee Sek Foodcourt – 965 Upper Serangoon Rd, (S)534721
    [5 mins walk from Kovan MRT station, Punggol Nasi Lemak is also located here]
    Opening hours: Daily 5:00pm – 3:00am
    Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/yiji.com.sg
    Rough Price: $4/$6
    Why here?: As I know you love spicy food Mark, this stall's Hokkien Mee uses much more spicy chilli, which is different with the conventional Hokkien Mee chilli which is more towards the sweet side. Their chilli enhances the noodles to a whole new level and gives you a very exciting and delicious taste experience. Also, the usual plate of Hokkien Mee uses more yellow noodles & beehoon, however they have more beehoon than yellow noodles, which makes it so much tastier & better to eat it in big mouthfuls! Also you can try the Punggol Nasi Lemak here, which is argued to be the top few Nasi Lemaks in SG!

    4)Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
    Address: Maxwell Food Centre – 1 Kadayanallur St, (S)069184
    Opening hours: Tue – Sun: 11:00am – 8:00pm , go earlier to prevent it being sold out
    HungryGoWhere Link: http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/tian_tian_hainanese_chicken_rice_maxwell/
    Why here?: Every time Chicken Rice is mentioned, Tian Tian never fails to top the charts. Ask any Singaporean and most will agree that Tian Tian has got to be one of the best. Maxwell Food Centre is probably one of the top Food Centre with the most popular/famous stalls hidden there. The trip down here will definitely be worth it! Do look out for other famous stalls here!

    I'll stop here for now Mark, will be adding on more recommendations tommorrow or the day after(:

  • Joey

    1 year ago

    Mee Rebus, Lontong, mutton bones are some other things worth considering. Hope Singapore readers can suggest some places where these are good .

  • didier

    1 year ago

    Bonjour Mark,
    Mon épouse et moi même sommes fan de tes vidéos depuis que mon beau père nous a diffusé une de tes vidéos au vietnam. Tu es à singapore tous les restaurants sont bons. Il faut que tu ailles manger au young tao foo, certes il y à une file d attente mais cela vaut le coup. C est excellent voir exquis!! Bon séjour et continue de nous régaler à travers tes voyages c’est un délice à chaque fois et surtout ton expression de visage pour décrire les saveurs des plats!! See you later from didier france

  • Suz

    1 year ago

    hi mark n ying!

    965 upper serangoon rd s(534721)
    Mee sek food court

    U should check Tis coffee shop out they r famous for:
    1) fried prawn mee with super spicy chilli (beware-hahaha)
    2) claypot stew chicken pot- is kind of like steamboat where u can add ur preferred ingredients. Ask for extra spicy!! 😋 I bet u will love it.
    3) bak chor mee and fish ball soup!
    4) ponggol nasi lemak- one of e best fried chicken wing

    Lastly do leave some space for durian down e road. Head down u wil pass by a 7-11 down ahead u will see e durian store called durian collection! Be sure to ask for bitter durian!!! 😋😋 Also DONT EVER GO GEYLANG FOR DURIAN. They r famous for ripping tourist!!

    As for tradition Kaya toast- Ya Kun is definitely e best choice! U can grab it once u reach our changi airport too!

    Hope u n Ying will haf a great experience here in Singapore. Also really hope we can haf a meet up session too!!

  • Zan

    1 year ago

    You should try Tulang Merah at Beach Road!!!! Cheers!

  • Dian

    1 year ago

    Welcome to Singapore Mark and Ying!
    The place I will recommend for char kway teow is call “hill street char kway teow” at bedok south road.
    Address:
    Blk 16, Bedok South Road, #01-187, Singapore
    http://ieatishootipost.sg/hillstreet-char-kway-teow-i-have-eaten-the-rest-this-is-still-the-best/

  • Lisa

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark! I’m gonna recommend some places that I have been eating since young. Therefore, I personally can attest to the consistent quality and delicious taste from these places.
    For sambal stingray, I would suggest you skipping those serve in ‘touristy’ hawker centres such as East Coast Park and Newton centre (overrated in my opinion) and instead try those serve in the neighbourhood estates.
    1. Mei Mei BBQ- Bedok North Ave 2 blk 511, #01-36. At least to me, this is possibly the best sambal stingray I ever tried in Singapore ( have been patronising the stall for over 10 years). Both their sambal and chincalok (dipping sauce) are homemade! Their sambal has a fiery kick and fragrant note to it while the chincalok has a harmonious balance of spiciness and sourness. Highly recommended! Do order their stir fried kangkong or potato leaves too.
    2. Chan BBQ- Bedok Fengshan Market Block 85
    At this market, you can at the same time try the minced meat noodle (soup version) that the market is famous and known for.

    Tze Char
    1. Seng Kee Black chicken herbal soup- 467 Changi Rd, Singapore 419887
    – To try their pig kidney mee sua, steamed fish, sambal petai, lemon clams, claypot sesame chicken.
    While this is their main outlet ( at Kembangan), they also have a branch in Bedok 511 hawker centre ( so you can try both the sambal stingray and the signature pig kidney mee sua from the same market).
    2. Whampoa Keng Fish Head Steamboat Restaurant-116 Rangoon Rd, Singapore 218394
    – To try their fish head steamboat ( addictive, tasty soup heated over charcoal- could ask for refill too), homemade tofu.
    3. Eng Seng restaurant- 247 Joo Chiat Place, 427932 for their black pepper crab. Do call to reserve for the crabs before heading there. Known to serve the best black pepper crab in Singapore amongst the locals.
    4. Melben Seafood
    To try their crabs, prawn paste chicken, Homemade Beancurd.

    Stick to these ‘usuals’ – sambal kangkong, hot plate tofu, prawn paste chicken, fried rice, hor fan if you’ve little inkling as to what to order for tze char. And since you’re such a huge chilli taker, do request for belacan or sambal sauce.

    Hope you get to try them and enjoy your stay in Singapore!!!

  • Tony Ng

    1 year ago

    Glutinous Rice at Tiong Bahru Market.

  • Jaz

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark! Welcome (in advanced) to Singapore! My family and I have been going to Bangkok quite frequently so we sometimes turn to you for suggestions on places to eat in Bangkok (which are always super amazing), so I really hope this helps you for your trip to Singapore!

    For Chicken Rice – Kampong Chicken Rice Chicken House at 225 Upper Thomson Rd. Most authentic one I’ve eaten in a long time.

    For Yong Tau Foo – Fu Lin Tou Fu Yuen at 721 East Coast Rd

    For Roti Prata – try Casuarina Curry Restaurant at 138 Casuarina Rd or Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Roti Prata Shop at 7 Crane Rd
    Both are really crispy on the outside yet fluffy on the inside, with a smooth and savoury buttery taste.

    For Durian – definitely 717 Trading at 22 Yio Chu Kang Rd. Try the maoshanwang durian! Though durian is not in season now..

    For Chilli Crab – Jumbo Seafood. I would strongly suggest Melben Seafood at 232 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 as well, but they specialise more in the Claypot Crab Bee Hoon and not really the Chilli Crab.

    For Hokkien Mee – Ah Hock Hokkien Mee at Chomp Chomp is the best. You have to wait up to 40 mins for the Hokkien Mee so just a heads up for you

    For Bak Kut Teh – Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh at 208 Rangoon Rd

    For Orh Luak – one of the stalls at Blk 79 Circuit Road Food Market. I can’t remember the name of the stall but just go for the one with the longest queue with an old couple manning the stall; the old man frying the Orh Luak and the old lady taking down the orders.

    For Nasi Lemak – Ponggol Nasi Lemak at 965 Upper Serangoon Rd. The queue during peak hours gets quite crazy though so be sure to avoid the crowd.

    For Nasi Padang – please please please try Rendezvous Restaurant Hock Lock Kee at 6 Eu Tong Sen Sreet, The Central, level 2. The sauces for their dishes are absolutely amazing.

    For Zi Char – Two Chefs Eating Place at 409 Sin Ming Ave

    For Char Kway Teow – Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee at Hong Lim Market and Food Centre

    For Rojak – Tow Kwar Pop at Tiong Bahru Market, #02-06

    At Tiong Bahru Market, the Lor Mee is also really good, the queue is really long most of the time. What’s special about it is that the fried fish fillets that are usually found in Lor Mees is replaced with fried Shark meat fillets. The Lor Mee stall is called Lor Mee 178 at #02-58

    Speaking of Lor Mee, the best Lor Mee is at Blk 79 Circuit Road Food Market, same Hawker centre as where I recommended the Orh Luak. The stall is called Soon Lee Lor Mee Stall.

    Hope this is helpful for you! And hope you enjoy your stay in Singapore! 🙂

  • @cconfood

    1 year ago

    1. Loh Mee (Jalan Bukit Merah food court)

    2. Bak Kut Teh (347 Balestier Road)

    16. Rojak(boon Ken food court)

    22. Roti Prata / Murtabak( Little Indian Town)

    23. Chili Crab(Jum po Sea Food Boat Quay)

  • Samantha and John

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark!

    We have been looking forward to this day! You’re finally coming to Singapore again! We’ve painstakingly compiled our personal favourites in this list for you 😛 The addresses should be included in all the links we’ve provided. IMHO #1/9/10/21 are the best in SG! Do let us know if a meetup is organised!

    1. Laksa – Sungei road laksa; Hands down the best laksa imho!
    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/sungei_road_laksa_jln_berseh/
    2. Bak Kut Teh – As you may be aware, there are two types of bak kut teh; pepper and herbal base
    Pepper: http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/founder_rou_gu_cha_restaurant/
    Herbal: http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/hong_ji_claypot_bak_kut_teh_marsiling_lane/
    3. Hokkien Mee: Ah Hock Hokkien Mee
    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/ah_hock_fried_hokkien_mee/
    4. Chicken Rice: Boon Tong Kee Balestier
    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/boon_tong_kee_balestier_road/
    5. Char Kway Teow: 2 recommendations
    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/guan_kee_fried_kway_teow/
    http://ieatishootipost.sg/ang-mo-kio-char-kway-teow-wet-wet-wet/
    6. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway)
    Not a big fan of carrot cake!
    7. Wan Ton Mee – Poor staff attitude; long waiting time; absolutely delicious wanton mee!
    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/Koko_Wanton_Noodles/
    8. Fish Bee Hoon
    Not a fan!
    9. Bak Chor Mee – Hands down the best!!! free flow of freshly fried pork lard!!! Gotta be there early before some types of the noodles run out, esp mee kia and mee pok
    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/lai_heng_mushroom_minced_meat_noodle/
    10. Oyster Omelet (Orh Lua) – hidden gem! I don’t have the stall unit number but Sam and I would be honoured to bring you there!
    Blk 409 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10
    11. Yong Tao Foo: Xi Xiang Feng Youn
    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/xi_xiang_feng_yong_tau_foo_ang_mo_kio/
    12. Roast Duck – It also has my all time favourite char siew!!
    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/Kim_Heng_HK_Roasted_Meat/
    13. Peranakan Food
    Not a big fan!
    14. Zi Char Meal – I’ve patronised this homely zi char for more than 2 decades! They also have my favourite curry fish head! I sincerely hope you try this!
    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/chye_lye_restaurant_fish_head_curry/
    15. Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg
    Most ya kun/wang café franchise have pretty good coffee n toast!
    16. Rojak – their fried dough fritters are toasted; perfect shrimp paste sauce with heaps of ground peanuts!
    https://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/ShowUserReviews-g294265-d5424686-r201165804-Kovan_Rojak-Singapore.html
    17. Satay
    http://www.thebestsingapore.com/best-place/lau-pa-sat-satay/
    18. Ice Kachang
    Not a big fan!
    19. Durian – COMBAT durian
    http://ieatishootipost.sg/combat-durians-the-king-of-the-cat-mountain-kings/
    20. Nasi Padang
    http://ieatishootipost.sg/nasi-bawean-cooking-with-charcoal-since-wwii/
    21. Nasi Lemak – Online review may not be great due to exorbitant pricing as well as staff attitude, however, definitely my all time favourite! Die die must try!!
    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/ponggol_nasi_lemak_centre_serangoon/review/
    22. Roti Prata / Murtabak
    No personal favourite
    23. Chili Crab
    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/long_beach_seafood_restaurant_main_east_coast_parkway/
    24. Sambal Stingray
    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/chomp_chomp_hai_wei_yuan_seafood_bbq/
    25. Fish Head Curry
    See #14

  • Z

    1 year ago

    Singapore known for multiracial country.
    1) Chinatown (chinese food)
    2) Little India (Indian food)
    3) Geylang (Malay/halal food) Hajah Maimunah restaurant well know.
    4) Arab Street (morrocon, arab, turkey)

  • Abriel

    1 year ago

    HI Mark, first and foremost, welcome to Singapore – the food haven for all foodies!
    Going to recommend some of my personal favourites.

    2. Bak Kut Teh – generally there are 2 types. The teochew version (which is clear broth cooked with garlic and white peppercorns – so if you like spicy, this would be the one) and the hokkien version (which is a dark broth cooked with all sorts of chinese herbs, so it taste more on the sweet side).
    My personal favourite is the teochew version, and I like it at this stall:
    Old Street Bak Ku Teh @ 129 Upper Paya Lebar Road Singapore 534840

    3. Hokkien Mee – Ah Hock Hokkien Mee at Chomp Chomp (20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269).
    On weekends, do go early – they open about 5pm. If you come at about 5.30pm-6pm, the queue may be an hour to an hour and a half!

    5. Char Kway Teow – Hill Street Char Kway Teow (16 Bedok South Rd, #01-41, Singapore 460016). It is in a hawker centre (aka open air and sheltered food court).

    6. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway) – again, there are 2 ways of frying (black and white). Black is one where it is pan-fried with sweet sauce (so it tastes both sweet and salty). White is one where is just pan-fried with eggs. I personally like the black carrot cake from this stall (Serangoon Garden Carrot Cake & Wantan Mee – Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre, 49A Serangoon Garden Way, Stall no.13, Singapore 555945) which does it good – crispy on the outside and soft on the inside; it is not overly sweet and there is actually some beaten eggs which is fried with it.
    Check out this link to see the food-stall picture: http://sg.openrice.com/singapore/restaurant/serangoon-garden-carrot-cake-wanton-noodle-serangoon/1454
    (If you visit this stall, they only open in the mornings. Best on weekends, about 9am, where there is no/less queue. Likely they will start to close in the afternoon)

    9. Bak Chor Mee – Tai Hwa Pork Noodles (66 Crawford Lane, #01-12, Singapore 190465). If you got a sour tastebud (which I’m sure you and Ying do), do ask them to add more black vinegar for that extra kick. The noodles are springy and nice. But expect a queue tho’. At busy lunch hours (including weekends, where people eat brunch), the queue may be 45 mins or longer.

    10. Oyster Omelet (Orh Lua) – Bedok North 85 Fried Oyster (85 Fengshan Food Centre, Blk 85 Bedok North St 4 #01-09/10
    Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm
    It is in a hawker centre (aka open air and sheltered food court). Even Singapore’s politicians eat from this stall, and they agreed that it is good.

    12. Roast Duck – Kay Lee Roast Meat Joint (125 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534838). This is actually along the same road as the Old Street Bak Ku Teh mentioned to you earlier. Ask anyone in Singapore about Kay Lee which reportedly sold its secret recipe for 4 million Singapore Dollars, and most will have recollection of it.
    The meats here are tender, and roast till crispy and perfection.
    Again, it may be crowded during lunch/peak hours.

    Otherwise if you wish to spend a little more, you could go for Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck (290 Orchard Road, Paragon Shopping Mall, #05-42/45, Singapore 238859) at an upmarket mall. The duck is fabulously good. Do make an advance reservation because it may get packed even on weekdays. When calling them to reserve a place for you, you would have to also inform the person who picks up your call, that you also want to reserve a Peking Duck – otherwise you may be disappointed.

    13. Peranakan Food – I am a Peranakan (which means that my ancestors are from inter-racial marriages, ie. a malay race marrying a chinese race, and this person [who is malay] takes the surname of the chinese race).
    In my opinion, the best Peranakan food would be at PeraMakan at Keppel Club (Level 3, Keppel Club, 10 Bukit Chermin Road, Singapore 109918). You would need to take a taxi into the club though, because it is very far in from the main road.
    You would definitely have to try the Ayam Buah Keluak, which is a signature Peranakan dish. You can’t say you have Peranakan food without having Ayam Buah Keluak.
    (You may surf their website for more. The address is http://peramakan.com/

    14. Zi Char Meal – Zhi Char in Singapore is naturally stir fried dishes/ restaurant food at wallet friendly prices. My personal favourite is Kimly Live Seafood (18 Boon Lay Way, Tradehub 21, #01-98, Singapore 609966 – they are located like in a open air and sheltered food court). Do try their Crispy Yam with Salted Egg Crabs. Awesome stuff. They used Sri Lanka crabs which is more firm and fleshy.
    (View this image to get an idea of the crab mentioned above: https://s3.amazonaws.com/foodspotting-ec2/reviews/1398373/thumb_600.jpg?1330526020)

    16. Rojak – Soon Heng Silver Stream Rojak (480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #B1-23, HDB Hub, Gourmet Paradise Foodcourt, Singapore 310480)
    It is the first stall on your right as you take the escalator down to the foodcourt. The snaking queues is present no matter what time of the day (be prepared for at least 30 mins wait). The peanuts on the rojak is extremely fragrant and generous, and the prawn paste that is used to mix up the ingredients in the rojak, is tested not to turn ‘watery’ until about 2-3 hours later in the packet. This means that the prawn paste used is of a high quality.

    19. Durian – the most area which sells this is in Geylang. But sometimes they sell at super exorbitant prices – esp. to tourists, so you have to be careful.
    For durian lovers, they would say you have to go for Malaysia durians, rather than the Thailand ones (sorry! no offense). The Malaysia durians’ flavours are more intense, and if you are looking for something that is not as creamy but bitter tasting, go for the breed call “golden phoenix” (the chinese calls it ‘jing feng’) – estimated price is about SGD 11-15 per kilogram, and each durian of jing feng, is about 1-2kg.
    If you like intense flavours and creamy ones, then go for the breed called “Mountain Cat” (the common name is ‘mao shan wang’) – estimated price is about SGD 20-25 per kilogram, and each durian of mao shan wang, can weigh up to about 2-3kg.

    *(all prices given here – jing feng and mao shan wang – are seasonal prices, ie. available in about june where it is in season. Normal days you may get higher prices, or not as many durians hence lesser varieties and/or not fresh)

    Hope the above helps you in your food choice!
    Keep in touch if you need more help.. I’ll try my best!

    Rgds.

  • Jasper

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark, great to hear that you’re stopping over in Singapore! It’s gonna be pretty hard going around the island and trying out all the recommendations. My suggestion would be to head to one of the better Hawker centres where many great food stalls are concentrated, and go crazy ordering / feasting. You won’t be straying too far off from the best, if you’re at a good hawker centre (bad stalls don’t last long there).

    I’d recommend Old Airport Road Hawker centre, Bedok block 85 market hawker centre, and Gluttons Bay hawker centre.

  • Fat Les

    1 year ago

    Mee Pok! Forget about satay and bak kut teh (as they’re both more authentic and better across the causeway). There’s something perverse about the following link as it’s akin to a Chinaman (Chef Wong) serving the best ceviche in Lima, Peru –
    http://ieatishootipost.sg/ah-hoe-mee-pok-teenaged-japanese-meepok-girl/
    I’ve been there and it’s brilliant.

    NB Just don’t destroy the dish with your usual blitzkrieg of chillies!!!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you for the tip and recommendation, will try to check it out if I have a chance.

  • Puphechan

    1 year ago

    Simlim square (tastegood rest) : Salted egg chicken.. the best of the best of the best (y)

    • Puphechan

      1 year ago

      Simlim square (tastegood rest) : Salted egg chicken.. the best of the best of the best (y)

      one of the best food in Singapore but apparently not so many Singaporeans knew about this

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Puphechan!

  • Woo YC

    1 year ago

    Hello Mark,

    Below are my favourite food stalls which i frequent, exact details can be easily googled:

    Hokkien Mee: Chomp Chomp at Serangoon Gardens (Ah Hock Hokkien Mee)
    Bak Chor Mee: Hill Street Tai Hwa Bak Chor Mee @ Crawford Lane
    Sambal Stingray: Chomp Chomp has quite a handful of stalls, can just order from stalls which are more bustling.
    Chicken Rice: Any of the Boon Tong Kee outlets will be good
    Zi Char Meal: Mellben Seafood at Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, especially famous for their crab bee hoon (MUST TRY),
    Yong Tau Foo: Lao Huang Hakka Yong Tau Fu at North Bridge Road Market (only operate in the morning)

    Hope it helps 🙂

  • Richard

    1 year ago

    Contact me, I will be your host for a day and drive you across the causeway to Johor Bahru to try some delicacies

  • Sherman

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, hope the following would be useful for you! Hopefully these recommendations will suit your taste buds! Would love to see a video should you try any one of these!

    1. Laksa
    328 Katong Laksa

    2. Bak Kut Teh
    Song Fa Bak Kut Tech along Upper Circular Road

    3. Hokkien Mee
    Changi Airport Terminal 2 Canteen

    4. Chicken Rice
    Katong Shopping Center, Boneless Chicken Rice

    5. Char Kway Teow
    Lao Fu Zi Char Kway Teow inside Old Airport Road Food Centre

    6. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway)
    Bee Bee Carrot Cake, 50A Marine Terrace, Singapore 441050

    7. Wan Ton Mee
    Hwa Kee BBQ Pork Noodle, Lagoon Food Centre

    8. Fish Bee Hoon
    Holland Village XO Fish Bee Hoon Dover Coffee Hub
    Blk 19A Dover Crescent
    #01-05
    Singapore 131019
    67783691

    9. Bak Chor Mee
    High Street Tai Wah Pork Noodle (Hong Lim Food Centre)

    10. Oyster Omelet (Orh Lua)
    Lagoon Food Centre

    11. Yong Tao Foo

    12. Roast Duck
    Mei Mei Roast Meats
    Address: Blk 3014 Ubi Road 1, #01-308, Singapore 408702
    Operating hours: 11am – 5pm (Mon to Fri), 11am – 3pm (Sat/Sun)

    13. Peranakan Food
    Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant, Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 3pm / 6pm – 930pm
    Address: 38/40 Joo Chiat Pl, Singapore 427762

    14. Zi Char Meal
    New Ubin Seafood, Block 27 Sin Ming Road, Sin Ming Industrial Estate Sector A #01-174, 575680

    15. Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg
    Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, 204 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428903

    16. Rojak

    17. Satay
    Lagoon Food Centre / Lau Pa Sat

    18. Ice Kachang

    19. Durian
    818 Durians &Pastries, 201 Telok Kurau Rd, 423910

    20. Nasi Padang

    21. Nasi Lemak
    Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak
    Siti Nur Liyana Nasi Lemak, 2 Adam Rd, Singapore 289876

    22. Roti Prata / Murtabak
    Julaiha Muslim Restaurant, 538 MacPherson Rd, Singapore 368222

    23. Chili Crab
    Red House Seafood East Coast Park / No Signboard Seafood / Jumbo Seafood

    24. Sambal Stingray
    Lagoon Food Centre

    25. Fish Head Curry
    Muthu’s Curry Race Course Road

  • Julian Sng

    1 year ago

    Go over to Roland’s Seafood in the east of Singapore! That restaurant was the pioneer of chili crab in Singapore, trust me! You won’t be disappointed. Hit me up, I’ll be able to bring you around haha!

  • YX

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    Keep up the good work for your videos! Will the Singapore series be a daily vlog?

    Here are some of my recommendations:

    Chili Crab and Sambal Stingray – Lau Pat Sat
    Hokkien Mee (Must try) – Hainan Hokkien Prawn Mee at 505 Beach Road, #B1-32. Closed on Wed.
    Chicken Rice – Tian Tian at Maxwell Food Centre

    Have a good trip!

  • Hui Fen

    1 year ago

    Hi. I am Singaporean 🙂 I have been following your videos for a long time so i am so excited that you are doing a Singapore food series!

    Personal advice : Go to Maxwell, Old Airport Road Food Centre,Chomp Chomp/Bedok 85
    Avoid : Newton Circus, Lao Pat Sat (Too touristy)
    Skip : Wonton Mee, Durian

    Here’s some of my recommendations for some of the food i know :

    1. Laksa – 328 Katong Laksa
    2. Nasi Lemak – Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak @ Adam Road Food Centre
    3 . Chicken Rice – Tian Tian Chicken Rice @ Maxwell Hawker Food Centre
    4. Char Kway Teow – No 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow @ Zion Road Riverside Food Centre
    5. Bak Chor Mee – TAI HWA PORK NOODLE
    6. Rojak – Soon Heng Rojak @ Toa Payoh Hub Food Court
    7. Roti Prata/ Murtabak – Zam Zam @ Arab Street
    8. Yong Tau Foo – Xi Xiang Feng @ Ang Mo Kio
    9. Kaya Toast – Chin Mee Chin Confectionery
    10. Chili Crab – Jumbo
    11. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway) – Hai Sheng Cooked Food @ AMK
    12. Fish Curry – Muthu Curry
    13. Fish Bee Hoon – Jing Hua Sliced Fish Bee Hoon @ Maxwell Food Centre
    14. Hokkien Mee – Tian Lai Hokkien Mee

  • peppercorn

    1 year ago

    11. Yong Tau Foo at Albert Food Centre:
    Best I’ve ever had, and apparently it is traditional yong tau foo (I can’t confirm this myself, I just know it’s great and I keep going back). They only sell one type (other modern stalls would sell soup and dry noodles and allow you to pick your own toppings). The stallholder will typically ask customers if they want bittergourd to be included. In my opinion, just say yes and try it. It’s only one small piece of fried bittergourd and if you don’t love it, no harm done.

    Nearest MRT station would be Bugis. It’s an interesting (though also touristy) place to walk around.

    Pictures:
    http://www.burpple.com/sgYXV5q7
    http://s3.burpple.com/foods/23ca4d22ac1eb5720881191291_original.?1421234158 (Photo of the specific stall is on the top left)

  • Ian 63

    1 year ago

    Try KF Seetoh, a prominent local food consultant/expert. Get to his website, makansutra.com

  • Vicky

    1 year ago

    OMG MARK U N YING R COMING TO SINGAPORE??? amazing hahah I was just watching your Bangkok trip video 2 weeks back before I went to Bangkok and IT WAS AMAZING!!! Anyway, try to avoid touristy areas usually recommended on tour websites !! I know you’re here for the Singapore food but u HAVE TO TRY Aljunied Mrt Station’s Penang Seafood Restaurant, especially their Chilli crab, salted egg SOTONG, and asam fish head/ laksa! Then go to East coast lagoon food village!!! It’s at East Coast park!! Lots of us teens go there to rent a bike and cycle for 3 hours or so, u can just cycle within the park or u can cycle from East coast park to marina bay/barrage area! U have to check for Bicycle renting times cause they don’t open super early, maybe only around 9/10 am ! Mostly locals in that area so it’ll be a fun experience 🙂 really hope u have fun!!

  • Lisa Sadikin

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, you must try:
    1) Bak Kut Teh
    Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh 208 Rangoon Road, Hong Building Singapore 218453

    2) Nasi Lemak
    – Adam Road Food Centre, Adam Road, Stall 2, Singapore 289876
    – Boon Lay Place Market and Food Centre, 221 Boon Lay Place, 641221

  • Atsu

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,
    Great fan of your vlog!

    You must visit Chin Chin Eating House for the best Hainanese Chicken Rice! Very local.
    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/chin_chin_eating_house/

  • Daniel

    1 year ago

    Mark,

    FIRST of all, please take this comment of mine seriously and really heed the following advice I have to give! I’m not updating your list of 25 eats but I’m saying some pretty important stuff to make the most of your limited time in Singapore!

    Second of all, you have to use one and only one local Sg blog.
    “ieatishootipost.sg”
    Blogger is local Dr Leslie Tay, a renown foodie. He literally set up the blog as a practical means for other clueless Singaporeans to use it as a catalogue of sorts to trawl for local eats, back in the older days of the blog. It has now flourished into a serious hobby of his.

    You can count on him and his recommendations, please do visit his directory/blog/catalogue. What for? You may have those 25 names of dishes, but don’t do yourself a disservice by patronising some random stall. GO to only the BEST. Dr Tay would know.

    A bit of sg good background. “Hawkers” are generations of aunties and uncles that dedicate their years of youth and sweat into one particular dish, and hone it to near perfection you see today after decades of expertise.

    For example, for Orh Luak (Oyster Omelette), you are only allowed to visit THE ONE from Simon Road. Do a quick google. “Earth-shatteringly crispy Orh Luak”, it’s called.
    Then, Char Kueh Teow must only be eaten at the stall from Hillstreet. And of course white skinned (not roasted) Chicken Rice only from Maxwell – the one that Gordon Ramsay himself got involved in a little competition with not too long ago.
    The same applies to every other dish you have listed. Go to the best. Go to the best Hokkien Prawn Mee stall, best Rojak stall, best Bak Kut Teh stall, etc.
    Dr Tay’s blog will serve you will in your conquest, along with many of his blog readers that leave their opinions.
    He blogs on a myriad of food types, including durian I know you’re familiar with. He blogs about it annually during durian season and advocates durian seller honesty hahaha.
    I know you’re no stranger to durian since you’re based in Thailand. Perhaps compare the durians sold here with the ones back home? (though many can be from Malaysia in truth but sold here)

    So yeah in summary,
    ieat blog is the one and only ‘RELIABLE and tried and tested through time’ blog you must follow up with; all other blogs pale in comparison and serve as distractions… ignore them.
    and
    Stick to the rule: only eat the dish by the ones who cook them best. research the best stalls.

    Here’s a succinct, superfiial but comprehensive list by Dr Tay for starters. You can delve deeper into his blog for specific things if you want to. Do click on the hyperlinks he provides leading to in-depth descriptions/reviews of the named stalls such as Hillstreet CKT, Simon Rd Orh Luak, etc.

    http://ieatishootipost.sg/top-ten-things-to-eat-in-singapore-the-hawker-edition/

    • Daniel

      1 year ago

      (continued)

      oh and one more thing. you may encounter differing views from lowbrow taste locals who are honestly unserious foodies. I myself cannot claim title of foodie as i’ve not tried them all.
      hence my strong advocacy of you checking out the impartial, professional, and experienced/veteran foodie Dr Tay. For eg, some may argue to visit Zion Rd Char Kuay Teow. But Dr Tay, after all his trials… literally wrote one post titled “i have tried the rest, this is still the best” regarding all the famed char kuay teow candidates for best CKT. So do help yourself by trusting Dr Tay’s solid recommendations and expert opinions on where are THE stalls you are to visit for each particular dish… to make your trip worthwhile.

      I’d only want You and Ying to try the best, worth of your time, travel and money. I understand you initiated this feedback thing where we suggest to you, because you wanna make the most out of your trip in Singapore yeah? And well I wanna proudly give you and Ying the best impression of my country. Hence my totally honest answer: to visit the best that I’ve mentioned, especially for top favourites: Maxwell Chicken Rice, Hillstreet CKT, Simon Rd Orh Luak. For comprehensive list of the best stalls to visit. Do drop by the useful blog yeah.
      And disclaimer. No I’m really a guy who appreciates your quality content and want you to gain from the trip here. And not in anyway sponsored to propaganda the crap out of the blog. 🙂

  • vincent wong

    1 year ago

    you can try the egg tarts here

    It was remarkably easy to locate this confectionery shop and my initial fears of getting lost in Tiong Bahru in search of this gem of an egg tart were quickly dissipated. The egg tart ($1.20) from this store could potentially be the best egg tart I’ve had in a long while due to its thick, smooth custard filling. The filling did not have an overwhelming eggy flavour and the pastry was soft and flaky to a good extent. Definitely worth a try.

    Leung Sang Hong Kong Pastries
    18 Jalan Membina, #01-06 Singapore 164018

  • Dylan Russell Swee

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark and Ying. Here are my recommendations is best based on the list that you have provided above. I don’t have recommendations for every food item that you have mentioned but I will try and do my best to come out with as many as I can. Hope you take my recommendations into consideration and eat there!

    1: 328Katong Laksa @216/218 East Coast Road Singapore 428770

    9: Bak Chor Mee @Fengshan market & food centre which is located at 85 Bedok North Street 4
    Singapore 460085 (this food centre may have various food items that you have stated in the list above so have a walk around the food centre and see what you like!)

    20: Nasi Padang @Hjh Maimunah Restaurant which is located at Jalan Pisang
    11 & 15 Singapore 199078 (closed on sundays)

    21: Nasi Lemak @Warong Jawa which is located at Blk 16 Bedok South Road, #01-17 Bedok South Rd Market & Food Centre, Singapore 460016 (they only open from 6am-1pm)

    23:Chilli Crab @East Coast Seafood Centre which is located at Block 1206 East Coast Parkway #01-07/08,
    East Coast Seafood Centre, Singapore 449883

    24:Sambal Stingray @Fengshan market & food centre which is located at 85 Bedok North Street 4 Singapore 460085

    25: Fish Head Curry @The Banana Leaf Apolo 48 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 217959 (I’ve never eaten there before but alot of people say its nice and I think you should give it a try)

    – And just an addition to your list,I would like to recommend you to try Pig Organ Soup @24 Foch Road
    Jalan Besar Singapore 209263 (they’re closed on Mondays)

    Hope to see you try out all this food items in your videos! Have fun in Singapore!

  • Gen

    1 year ago

    Do visit Chomp chomp! (starts at 5pm) They have stingray, sambal kang kong, oyster omelet, cockles, bbq chicken wings, popiah, hokkien mee etc etc
    Teo Chew Fishball noodle from Albert centre has delish meepok!
    The cheese prata shop has best prata, their mee goreng (red one which is the indian version is the best)
    Ming Kee chicken rice at Bishan has the best Hainanese steamed chicken rice..

  • Ian

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark,

    I am a huge fan of Bak Kut Teh and it is probably my favorite dish as a Singaporean. Please do try my all time favorite store called “Tiong Bee Bak Kut Teh”. Address: 588F Jalan Datoh, Off Balestier Road, Singapore 329899, Singapore .

    This store would not be the most famous/popular among tourists and singaporeans alike. But trust me, I’ve had Bak Kut Teh from so many different stalls, and this has to be my favorite. Been eating here since the early 90s!

  • Stephen

    1 year ago

    Mark I just went to Singapore at Christmas 2015 and I really want to give you some my experience,you must go to Lau Pa Sat it’s a food market in the town there are so many delicious food you must to eat ,like Fujian style fried noodle with shrimps BBQ with peanut sauce(in Malay they named it Satay) and Laksa which is rice noodle with spicy coconut milk soup,if you really want to eat the best Laksa in Singapore please go to 328 Katong Laksa ,this is a restaurant at 51 East Coast Road ,you can’t miss it. I’m sure you will love it .and if you like some deserts or just want to have breakfast ,remember go to Ya Kun Kaya Toast ,this restaurant near the subway Telok Ayer you must order the toast and coffee I think it’s the best desert in Singapore and also don’t forget Chinatown and Newton food centre these two places you can very easily go for it by the subway(in Singapore they called it MRT) please try your best to find some delicious foods and show us .Thank you!

  • Donovan

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark, a little off topic but in between those dishes, if you have time, do check out some local snacks as well. I highly recommend trying the Oyster Cake. It is a snack that is fast disappearing in Singapore. I only know 2 locations.
    1. Jalan Berseh Food Centre
    https://www.facebook.com/Fu-Zhou-Poh-Hwa-Oyster-Cake-403995279628755/
    2. Maxwell Food Centre
    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/maxwell_fuzhou_oyster_cake/
    Happy eating!

  • Gouf

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,
    So far my favorite lunch time meal is those roast meat from Kay Lee. One of the branch is in Somerset inside Singtel building where you can get it at a special discounted price. Forgo the drink cause there’s a nearby local coffee joint Killiney at its original place in Killiney road, where they serve the usual toast coffee egg breakfast all day. If you do have big appetite , there’s one more lunch joint nearby serving nasi lemak at the basement of Midpoint Orchard. Make sure ask for piping hot chicken drum stick, No Ragret!

  • Stuart Sng

    1 year ago

    Dear Mark,

    Great to hear that you’re coming to Singapore which is one of the food heaven in the world !

    Just gonna keep it simple and list down some of the food that i think is a ‘MUST EAT’ when you’re down here in Singapore.

    – Hokkien Mee = Whampoa Makan Place (only open during the night)
    – Chicken Rice = Balestier Market @ Balestier Road
    – Fish Bee Hoon = Hong Kong Street Chun Tat Kee @ Balestier Road
    – Char Kway Teow = Zion Road Riverside Food Center Stall 17
    – Oyster Omelette = Ah Hock Fried Oyster @ Hougang (they also have one branch at Whampoa Makan Place)
    – Roast Duck = Liang Zhao Ji Duck Rice @ Whampoa Makan Place (open on in the afternoon)
    – Rojak = Balestier Road Hoover Rojak @ Whampoa Makan Place (next to Liang Zhao Ji Duck Rice)

    Aside from the list above, i would like to recommend you some of my favorite food in Singapore 🙂

    – Chuan Yang Ji (Mutton Hotpot) @ Balestier Road or Geylang (perfect for mutton lovers as this hotpot restaurant only specializes in mutton)
    – Curry Times @ Novena Velocity or Changi Terminal 3 (one of the best family restaurant in Singapore, not just the food is delicious and at great quality, the decor and the utensils are very antique and Nyonya style)
    – Jian Bo Chwee Kueh @ Tiong Bahru Market ( I’m not very good at elaborating good food but this is a dish where its seriously a MUST TRY when one comes to Singapore. Some people might find it a bit greasy but you know what, sometimes good food just ain’t that healthy after all)

    Lots of great food in Singapore. But the above are always top in my list whenever one asked me about good food in Singapore. If you have to pick one Mark, i’ll say Jian Bo Chwee Kueh. As its seriously one of the best dish i’ve had in Singapore.

    Other foods such as Nasi Lemak, Yong Tau Foo, Roti Pratha and so on are quite normal in Singapore as some of them i’ll say Malaysia has better 🙂

  • Crystal

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark!

    These are some of the 2 great stalls to visit!

    1) Lor mee: Do reach at 6am to avoid a long queue – @01-116 Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong Lor Mee Old #01-116 airport road food centre 51 Old Airport Road 390051 -closed on thursdays

    2) Wanton mee with super spicy chilli sauce – Eng’s noodle house Tanjong Katong Rd Singapore 437070 -Opened everyday 11am to 9pm

    Hope you have fun when you visit our beautiful country!!

  • Tonny Lumenta

    1 year ago

    I like all the food you listed but dont know where to eat. Please upload the videos where ever you decide to eat. I like to watch them. Thank you for uploading them.

  • James

    1 year ago

    I would recommend visiting Lau Pa Sat Market, particularly satay stalls 7-8. The lady there is a quite a character and very friendly. I have a video of the food here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG8y_49E4yc The grilled stingray we had was also really good from this market.
    For the Laksa we like – 328 Katong Laksa.

  • Kiat

    1 year ago

    Mark, you may know but just in case you don’t, Singapore is the home of the famous Hainanese Chicken rice. Perhaps you do a search to find out how and where it started.

  • Ling

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark, I will be going to Singapore in February. Wanted to try all that food you mentioned. Can’t wait to see yourVlog for ideas and suggestions. Thanks for doing this.

  • Miyake

    1 year ago

    Dear Mark and Ying,
    Welcome to Singapore!!
    Do you love spicy Nonya curry? There is a famous chicken curry noodles stall at Hong Lim food complex level 2. The name of the stall is “Ah Heng curry chicken noodles”.
    Take the MRT ( NEL 4) to Chinatown. Exit at Hong lim exit. They are very famous for their savory chicken curry noodles since 1968. Hope you will be able to try thus authentic nonya spicy curry and let me know what you think! 🙂

    You may visit their Instagram page at #ahhengccm

    Cheers!
    Miyake

  • Dean

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark

    Im glad your coming to Singapore. Please try LAKSA at Nonya Delicatessen
    #B1-K69 Bukit Timah Plaza (1 Jalan Anak Bukit), 588996, Singapore

    http://4sq.com/duXGR3

    Please……Dont miss this!!!

  • Terence

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    Other than to get in touch with Leslie Tay (think some have mentioned previously), some of my personal recommendations are:

    Laksa: Zhen Shan Mei http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/depot_road_zhen_shan_mei_claypot_laksa_bukit_merah_lane/

    Bak Kut Teh: Founder http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/Founder_Bak_Kut_Teh___Rangoon/

    Hokkien Mee: my favourite (a gooey-er version) is tian tian lai (http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/come_daily_fried_hokkien_prawn_mee/). For the drier type, nam sing http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/nam_sing_hokkien_fried_mee_hougang/

    Chicken Rice: everybody talks about tian tian (including tony bourdain) but for some chicken that just a bit different, try Ming Kee (http://www.misstamchiak.com/ming-kee-chicken-rice-bishan/)

    Orh Lua: Ah hock (http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/ah_hock_fried_oyster_hougang/)

    When are you coming over?

  • Marcel

    1 year ago

    Hi mark, just wanted to point out some places to go. (I know this isnt on the list but its really good and its a dying food in singapore so….) at hdb hub’s basement foodcourt there is this muah chee stall. Its a dish of sweetened toasted ground peanuts over this doughy thing. I dont know how to explain this but i hope that sounds correct. And for prata, go to casuarina curry(any outlet is fine)

  • putra

    1 year ago

    u should try ‘lor mee’

  • Rishi Kalra

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    I am sorry I would not be able to recommend any specific places in singapore that serve the above mentioned dishes, but I would like to see you try South Indian food in Little India, if you have time for that. I tried it a few years back and it was one of the best and most authentic south indian food experiences for me. Thanks and All the best for your trip

  • Jeff teo

    1 year ago

    http://ieatishootipost.sg/ << this is the best & popular guide to follow.. you will never go wrong

  • Alderic Teo

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark!

    I’d have to recommend Song Fa Bak Kut Teh if you’re going to try it here. 11 New Bridge Road, #01-01, S059383.

    Also, I’m surprised you don’t have Curry Chicken on your list! You should try this if you can afford it in your schedule: Blk 303 Jurong East St 32 S600303.

    Love love love your videos and what you’re doing. I’d be most honored if I could have a meal with you and talk about Migrationology.

  • Te-Chong yong

    1 year ago

    Wee Nam kee chicken rice at Marina Square is under 5sgd per plate, Air-conditioned and great

    Ponggol l nasi lemak at TANJONG Katong Rd is very nice, slightly pricy, coffee style under 5 to 7 sgd

    Yi Jia seafood zi char at Macpherson Rd is very affordable like salted Yolk pork Ribs, crabs is under controlled price, tofu with chaipo radish preserve is lovely per dish under abt 12sgd, crabs is abt 30+

    Ya KunKun Kaya toast is very authentic, under 4.8sgd per set of coffee or tea w 2 egg n 2 slices of bread Kaya, China square

    Katong Laksa at Ceylon Rd is nice under 4sgd, eat with other fish

    Carrot cake and oyster omelette, try Blk 85 carrot cake at bedok north, under 3.5sgd per

  • Baskoro

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,
    Glad you are coming to Singapore.

    Being a foreigner living in Singapore, I think I can recommend some places that are reachable for tourists (if the video is targeted for them):

    Many local will definitely not agree to this, but as a foreigner, the no.1 place to go is newton food center, it’s near to Newton MRT station. You should try the seafood here. I think my favourite stall is stall A1. Should eat the Stingray, su su (snail), la la (clam).
    You can also go to Chinatown, find their Chinatown Food Street (only opens at night). They both offer similar food. There are a lot more food that you can try there, but it’s a bit pricey cos they are for tourists.

    You should also try Killiney Kopitiam, it’s in Killiney Road, you should try their Mee Siam and YinYang (coffee and tea). You should also try their Kaya Toast and egg. The egg is simple but sooo goood.

    I’m a big fan of Chicken Rice, and these are my top 3:

    1. Tian Tian at Maxwell Foodcourt
    2. Boon Tong Kee
    3. Chatterbox (Mandarin Oriental hotel in Orchard Road) very expensive, but the very best Chicken rice in Singapore, cost $28 per plate. And you should eat their laksa lobster ($28). Very expensive but very good.

    Holland Village is a very nice area to eat too, I love the char kway teow in the Food Court. Many people love the kway teow in zion road, but I find it a bit too sweet. I would recommend the fried oysters, but thailand’s is much better. 😛 Holland Village is full of Ang Mos (Farang), there are some nice western cafes in the area.

    Tanjong Pagar has a lot of Japanese food and other international food, if you want to cover that, but I haven’t explore much myself, but if you are into Dessert, I know maybe ying does, you should try Cake Spade in Tanjong Pagar, it’s in Orchid Hotel in Tanjong Pagar, try their tofu cheesecake. They are really good.

    And finally for breakfast, if you go to Tiong Bahru Market, go to second floor and find the stall that sells soya milk, get just the soya milk or Michael Jackson (soya milk with glass jelly). I love their tofu fa, the silken tofu beancurd. The line is very long but moves very fast. Go early in the morning.

    I hope my recommendation is useful. Enjoy Singapore, and can’t wait to see the video.

  • Kevin

    1 year ago

    Try, Hai Di lao,.. THE BEST HOTPOT i have had in my life. Freshest ingredients .
    Fair warning.. it is a 1-2 hour wait.. but they give you a free manicure, snacks, drinks and icecream whilst you wait.
    The black pork is SO GOOD.. is is a really really soft and tender version of standard pork.
    It is also a bit expensive but. my girlfriend can’t wait to go back.. just for hotpot.. sounds weird aye.. haha

  • Swee Kune

    1 year ago

    I recommend Boon Lay Place Food Village for their Hokkien Mee, Satay, Nasi Lemak and Sambal Stingray!! I swear they are the best ones that I ever had and I have been frequently going to eat them there for years. Some of these stalls have even gotten featured in local food shows before! This place is located in a typical neighbourhood, so not only can you taste good food, you can also experience the way of life in Singapore as well.

    Other than that, I also recommend you to go Lau Pa Sat, located in the city area (near Raffles Place). It is basically a road that is being blocked off during evenings so that people can eat on the road! There are a variety of super duper good food over there for you to eat, such as satay, BBQ prawns, BBQ wings etcetera. Beside the street is a hawker centre as well, where they are also many local dishes that you can try. 🙂

    My dad is a huge fan of you and I really hope that you will have a great experience in Singapore tasting our local food! If you would like someone to bring you around to taste local delicacies, we would be glad to help out! You can contact me at [email protected] (no ‘.com’!’). Have fun!!

  • Kevin Yeoh

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,
    For Hainan Chicken Rice I’ll recommend the one at Golden Mile Army Market at Beach Road.
    http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/817224?m=19905

    And I think you should try Putu Piring (traditional Malay kueh) at Geylang Serai Market.
    https://m.facebook.com/haigroadputupiring/

  • Binceng

    1 year ago

    东风发(Dong Feng Fa) hainanese chicken rice @ 20 ghim moh road unit 01-49 postal code 270020 is 1 of the best and flavorful chicken rice in Singapore. The chili is spicy too. A must try. Kim keat clay pot hokkien mee with roast meat @ block 92 Lorong 4 toa payoh unit 01-264 postal code 310092 with price range of sgd $10 for a portion of clay pot hokkien mee for 2 persons. Very tasty and roast meat is amazing.

  • Sunha

    1 year ago

    I highly recommend “ZAM ZAM restaurant” in Arab Street. the best restaurant in Singapore for me :-).

    if you go to “Little india or Bugis” you can find the restaurant easily.

    i hope you have a great trip in Singapore!! and come to Korea next time!!

  • G Andrew

    1 year ago

    Easy!

    #15 Any Kaya Toast (anywhere) + an Americano Cuppa Joe, and a SUBLIME runny egg!!!

    ; – )))

  • Tracy Ho

    1 year ago

    You can try all the food at “Old Airport Road.” Here is the link : http://youtu.be/__cPMpuva_o (Pt. 1)
    https://youtu.be/lgzPNNmAAxQ
    (Pt. 2)
    https://youtu.be/yp2eDy9ywAA
    (Pt. 3)
    Where this food taster Mr.Seetoh & Singapore DJ Ms. Rozz tasting some the delicious food over that area.
    I have been there forthe couple of times, and I try few of those dishes. Yummy!
    I will give 9 out of 10!

  • erik

    1 year ago

    I really would love to appear in one of your videos!! Durian at bukit batok east ave 3! Cheap and good! I will treat you!

  • Ricky Leung

    1 year ago

    For me, the best laksa I’ve ever eaten was “Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa”. I don’t remember where exactly the street is but it is a 3-4 blocks away from the Clark Quay station.

  • Christine

    1 year ago

    Try Cereal prawn!!! Its also very famous here and one of my favorite, also if you have time, try one of my fave place for zi char, TWO CHEFS at commonwealth, address is Address: #01-129, 116 Commonwealth Crescent, 140116, their famous of drunken cockles, butter pork ribs, and many more. ill put a link so you can see. http://ieatishootipost.sg/two-chefs-eating-place-butter-pork-ribs-ooh-so-shiok/

  • erik

    1 year ago

    Hokkien mee in bukit batok! Near ave 8! Would love to appear in your vlog!!!

  • limchookit

    1 year ago

    Hey I’m @limchookit on instagram.

    Yong Tau Foo:
    You might want to try the Ampang YTF. This is a very different style from the regular YTF, it comes with a thick and starchy gravy served with rice. This store has been around for a long time and a regular weekend gathering spot for my family!

    Address: 928 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 787121

    Note: Remember, it’s the stall with the yellow signboard. Apparently the siblings split up and the store on the right is not the original store.

    • limchookit

      1 year ago

      Bak Chor Mee:

      Tai Hwa Bak Chor Mee has the best flavors for BCM in Singapore in my opinion. The aroma of their chilli paste combined with their vinegar is the bomb. Unlike other stalls, their BCM has a slice of deep fried sole fish which brings the taste of the noodles one level up!

      Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
      Address: 466 Crawford Ln, Block 466, Singapore 190466

      Remember to come for early lunch as they have a long queue and closes early.

  • JT

    1 year ago

    You should also try

    Chinese Herbal Turtle Soup
    Ser Seng (Turtle) Restaurant
    Geylang Lorong 21
    Tel: +65- 67483953
    Closed every Thursdays
    Call in the mornings between 9-10am to reserve them turtle eggs (mandarin speaking)

  • Hyesung

    1 year ago

    When it comes to 4. chicken rice
    ‘Tian Tian chicken rice’ in china town is definately the best!!! Very cheap but delicious.

  • Hannah

    1 year ago

    Try some salted egg yolk dishes!! Such as salted egg yolk crab/chicken/prawn. I the newest craze to hit singapore, and now even fries are topped off with salted egg yolk 🙂

    Im so happy that you’re coming to my country Mark! Have a great time feasting (and head tilting).

  • Liam Goh

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, hope you are doing great, here’s one Bak Kut The that might be worth your visit. It’s strong on the pepper and seems like that’s the flavour you like is some videos you posted 🙂 Cheers and enjoy!

    Outram Park Yahua Rou Gu Cha
    Address: 7 Keppel Rd, PSA Tanjong Pagar Complex, 089053

    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/outram_park_ya_hua_rou_gu_cha/

    Liam

  • Javier lim

    1 year ago

    My dish that i would recommend is totally out of the list of dishes that you would like to try but i would totally recommend a noodle store that most of the people in my area recognises because of how great it taste! This is called ke kou mian located beside bukit panjang lrt. The stall is located in a coffee shop and the operation hours starts from 2am all the way to 2pm and their noodles in my opinion are to die for. I would recommend you give it a go and judge for it yourself!

  • Stephanie Esguerra

    1 year ago

    Try Jumbo for the chili crab!

  • Rob Wee

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark,

    Greeting from California!

    Big fan here. For Bak Kut Teh, you got to go to – Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh. Not only it’s incredibly delicious, it’s a remarkable story as well. An ex convict who turned his life around when he found God and in turn is now helping others who were in the same predicament as he was. Check out the Facebook link – https://www.facebook.com/soonhuatbakkutteh

  • Yoke hung

    1 year ago

    Try the Yuan Cheng Carrot Cake (源成菜头粿) at telok blangah drive food centre, 79 telok blanch drive #01-33 singapore 100079

    For wanton mee try Hong Ji Mian Shi Jia at the same location

  • Imran

    1 year ago

    All of the dishes sounds amazing!

  • SYED

    1 year ago

    For fish head curry with superb thick gravy and spicy you should go to Muthu Curry located at Suntec City Basement.And for Irresistible Nasi Padang you should go to the master of nasi padang Hajjah Maimunah Restaurant located at Joo Chiat Road which is along Geylang Serai.You can really insanely excited to choose more then 30 types of gravy and foodies..Highly recommend.For the most tender melt in mouth satay,you should go to Satay By The Bay,the stall name is Seri Geylang Satay.Best Homemade Chendol is at Geylang Serai Food Market.For insanely grilled seafoods is at East Coast Park Food Centre,Mouthwatering grilled stingrays is highly recommended.For the best quality,reasonable price and different types you should go to Geylang Road,the whole stretch is selling durians..don’t worry because they will give you the most tender,sweet and if you like sweet bitter just tell them.and they will choose for you.Highly Recommended..

  • SYED

    1 year ago

    For best Muratabak such as Deer Murtabak,Beef,chicken,tuna,sardine and many more you should go to Zam Zam Restaurant located at Number 697-699 North Bridge Road.

  • Justin

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark! A worthy place to visit would be Maxwell Food Centre! There are heaps of food types to indulge in over there, but my pick would be the hainanese curry rice! Order the pork chop with cabbage and top it all off with a fried egg, along with steaming rice! Have fun in my homeland! When will you be visiting, may I ask? Would love to see the man and the lady in person 😀

  • Ethan

    1 year ago

    Try the Indian cuisine at Zam Zam Restaurant at 697 North Bridge Road! I hear the Murtabak is among the best in Singapore.

  • Mark Tan

    1 year ago

    Best chicken rice in Singapore – Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken [email protected]

    Add : 1Kadayanallur Street #1-10 Maxwell Food Centre
    Tel: 96914854

    Best Prawn noodle
    Noo Cheng Adam Prawn Noodle
    Add: stall 27 Adam Road food centre

  • Axel

    1 year ago

    I would highly recommend visiting Chomp Chomp Food Centre located at 20 Kensington Park Rd. The food served is exceptionally delicious.

  • Josh

    1 year ago

    The hokkien mee at chomp chomp is not bad too, with a waiting time of up to hours depending on the time your there. There are 2 stalls, however I also go for the one served in red plates. You’ll have to take a bus from seragoon mrt though.

  • Zakir

    1 year ago

    If you’re going to Singapore you must try Soup Kambing (Mutton Soup/ Soup Tulang). The best place to get it is at #01-03, Upper Boon Keng Market and Food Centre, Blk 17 Upper Boon Keng Road, 380017. You might also want to consider checking out the documentary on youtube at the below link
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuJIXazGNFg

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Awesome, than you very much Zakir, that sounds delicious!

  • John

    1 year ago

    Chin Mee Chin Confectionary at 204 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428903 for good toast, coffee and eggs. Old school place that still exists till now.

  • Myat

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, I think you already went to Sammy’s Curry but fish head curry from there is great. Also visit Geylang and Arab Street for amazing food.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Myat, I really enjoyed it, but maybe will go back again!

  • Yi Xiang

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark wines i am a singaporean . I am gald that you are coming to singapore . For chili crab you can try jumbo seafood . Kaya toast you can try yakun . Laska you can try katong laska . Hope to see your video for singapore soon .

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Yi Xiang, thank you for your recommendations!

  • Eric

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark. I recommend you check out Alex Eating House at 87 Beach Road for BBQ meats. It’s incredibly busy during lunch hours so try going slightly before noon. For satay and grilled stingray, check out the various stalls in the Chomp Chomp Food Centre. I believe they are only open after 6pm, but this is a hawker centre is definitely a local favourite.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Eric, awesome, thank you very much for the recommendations!

  • Cheong Jia Hao

    1 year ago

    Yong Tau Foo at My Favourite Cafe on the top floor of Lucky Plaza,and Bugis Street Ming Kee Chicken Rice and Porridge at Kim San Leng food centre Bishan

  • gogo aponi

    1 year ago

    You got the bak kut teh already in your list, a must try. You will love Singapore, it is a heaven for foodies.

  • Raymond Leong

    1 year ago

    Mark please go to Tiong Bahru market where you find a whole bunch of fun foods to eat such as oyster with eggs, the famous “law” mee, and lots more! It is easy to go there and if just across the hawker centre and market is place called Le Le Pot, a great stema boat place where you can eat all you want for a small price.
    Also Adams Road food centre a relatively small one next to a flyover at the Bukit Timah area for the famous prawn noodles!
    Depending when is your trip one thing that is very Singaporean is during the lunar new year, we have what they call “Lo Hei” where Chinese Singaporean and indeed other friends from different races will celebrate a huge dish of veggies and raw fish and tosh up for good luck thru out the year. It’s a Singaporean thingy that is now also copied in Malaysia.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Raymond, thank you for the tips and suggestions. I’m looking forward to visiting the markets!

  • Ping Rui Toong

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark,
    Being a Singaporean myself, I was really happy when I saw your video about Singapore food. I’m really interested in my country’s food, and have some tips in terms of good food to eat.

    One place you have to go is East Coast Park. The BBQ there is really good, but if you prefer seafood, their mayonnaise lobster salad is really good. The chili crab there is also delicious.

    I know after watching your videos that you’re not a big fan of sweets or desserts, but Singapore is very famous for it’s kuehs, or little bits of cake. One of the more famous kueh and cake shops is Bengawan Solo. I personally really enjoy their Pandan Chiffon Cake, and you should really try it. (Bengawan Solo has many locations all throughout Singapore).

    One of the spiciest noodle dishes I’ve had in Singapore is the Mee Goreng. This noodle dish is extremely spicy, and I really enjoy it (I’m a chili lover). This dish can be found all over Singapore, and I’m sure your craving for spicy food in Singapore will be satisfied by this dish.

    That’s all I have for now, but I hope this gives you some more good suggestions for food in Singapore.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Ping, great to hear from you, thank you for the recommendation the BBQ seafood sounds delicious!

  • Nicole

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark! You should try Ming Kee Chicken Rice located at 511 Bishan Street 13, Singapore 570511, its located in Kim San Leng Food centre! The nearest MRT station is bishan, the price is affordable! Do try their chicken rice !

  • Janice

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark! We just got back home from our trip to Thailand and Singapore. Both are countries with the most amazing palette of flavours.

    Places I recommend are probably house hold names already but I personally enjoyed the meals ALOT.

    For Chilli Crab we went to Jumbo Restaurant at Riverside Point in Clarke Quay. We ordered both their famous chilli crab and black pepper crab. Simply delicious.

    For laksa we went further out to 328 Kahtong down on East Coast Road. Once again a known restaurant, but boy, a big punch of flavours in that small bowl of laksa. Their Nasi Lemak packet is very nice too.

    For Hainanese Chicken we went to a place called Yet Con located on Purvis Street. They are one of the earliest chicken rice restaurants to open in Singapore and are still owned by the same owners! There are no menus so you’ll have to ask the waiters for what’s good to eat and the price.

    Have a lovely time in Singapore!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Janice, glad you had an amazing trip to Singapore, and thank you for these recommendations. I’m looking forward to the food!

  • Izhar Saharuddin

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark, I believe that there has been many suggestions on food and I’m not that much of a foodie so my suggestions may not be good enough…but i do enjoy good food as well. However, I would not mind taking a day or two off work to ferry you guys around on your “Food Exploration” Journey. Moreover, my kids would be ecstatic to see you. I’ve watched so many videos of you with the kids till they mimic your actions whenever you taste good food!!…

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Izhar, thank you very much for your kind offer, really appreciate it. I’m not sure exactly where we’ll be or our schedule yet, but I will let you know, thank you. Say hello to your kids for me!

      • Izhar Saharuddin

        1 year ago

        Sure thing Mark! Look forward to seeing you in Singapore soon!

  • Kurt

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark! I would highly recommend you to try out the famous 928 Yishun laksa. It’s one of the best dishes in Singapore. It will definitely whet your appetite 🙂 here’s the address to the stall. #01-155, 928 Yishun Central 1.

  • Jocelyn

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    In addition to your list of 25 foods, you have to try the salted egg yolk crab at Sin Ma G7 in Geylang (http://www.g7sinma.com). When ordering, ask to have only the egg yolk and NOT the egg white. It’s what heaven is made out of!!

    Sungei Road laksa (http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/sungei_road_laksa_jln_berseh/) for piping hot laksa

    Blankco court prawn noodles (http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/blanco_court_prawn_mee)

    Have a lovely time in Singapore with your wife and looking forward to the video!

    Jocelyn

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Jocelyn, thank you very much for all your Singapore food recommendations, will try to visit a few!

  • ISHAAN

    1 year ago

    Eat at Kopitiam at Bukit Batok and dumplings at Jem Jurong east

  • Garrett N

    1 year ago

    I am headed to Singapore and a Singaporean friend of mine said this guide from a Singapore blogger was a pretty good start!!

    http://sethlui.com/best-local-famous-foods-to-eat-singapore/

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thanks Garrett, I’ve checked it out also, definitely a good start!

  • ISHAAN

    1 year ago

    Try the fried rice and black pepper beef at Kopitiam at Bukit batok and even dumplings at Jem mall in Jurong easy and I stay in Bukit Batok

  • Edgar

    1 year ago

    Please eat/find ‘Ayam Bakar/Panggang Bumbu Rujak.’

    It’s Indonesian; but should be available in Singapore. Although I am not very knowledgeable in Singaporean/Malaysian/Indonesian food (nor am I of those nationalities), it is one on my favorite chicken dishes, from any culture or nationality, ever. It is very hard to find in the states.

    It is marinated chicken, that is then grilled, then the marination and/or new liquids are reduced into a thick and super rich sauce (Indian curry thickness), dark brown with red/orange tint, and poured over the grilled chicken, served on a sizzling hot iron skillet.

    It is so rich, flavorful and kick butt!

    Sorry I don’t have any restaurant suggestions that serve it (since I’m in the states). But please find the above dish! 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Edgar, I really appreciate you sharing about your favorite dish, thank you. I will try to find it!

  • andrew

    1 year ago

    Eng’s Noodle House for wonton mee. Careful of the chilli though, it’s really spicy so don’t add to much on your first try!
    287 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore
    437070

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Andrew, will be careful of the chili!

  • Jonathan Ng

    1 year ago

    Here’s something off the list, but I figured since you’re already gonna be in Singapore, please do check out Seng Kee Black Herbal Chicken Soup “Mee Sua” or chinese noodles. You guys will love it! Address: 467 Changi Road
    Singapore 419887
    Have a safe trip and take good care of yourselves in Singapore!!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Excellent, thank you Jonathan, hopefully we’ll have some more time to eat more than the list!

  • Tracy Ho

    1 year ago

    I recommend you the “Old Airport” road.. There’s plenty of food stall and I think most of the food can find at the area. Here is also the description link of “Makan Sutra” Mr.Seetoh & Singapore DJ Ms. Rozz trying out the food there. Link : http://youtu.be/__cPMpuva_o.

    Enjoy your stay in Singapore! 😊

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Tracy, thank you very much, ok will check that video out!

  • Timo

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark,
    you have to try Murtabak at the Zam Zam restaurant in Kampong Glam. Soooo delicious !!!
    Adress: 699 North Bridge Rd | Kampong Glam, Singapur

  • Serene

    1 year ago

    1.Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian – block 85 Bedok North Street 4 / Bak Chor Mee
    2. Soon Heng Rojak – 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
    #B1-23 HDB Hub, Gourmet Paradise
    Singapore 310480
    3. Tong Fong Fatt Chicken Rice – 84 Marine Parade Central Market
    4. Paramakan – Address: Level 3 Keppel Club, 10 Bukit Chermin Road Singapore 109918 / Paranakan Food

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you for your Singapore food suggestions Serene!

  • Megan

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    So many places to eat in Singapore! For chilli crab specifically, you gotta try No Signboard in Geylang. If you want butter crabs and crab bee hoon (it’s cooked in a similar style to fishhead beehoon but better!), Melben Seafood is the place. There are a few outlets, the Ang Mo Kio one is the most popular and has a huge line. I go to the one at Anson Road just cause you can call and make a reservation.

    For kopi, kaya toast and eggs: https://www.facebook.com/GoodMorningNanyangCafeFarEastPlaza
    Don’t be fooled just because it’s in a mall. Fantastic coffee, kaya is homemade with no preservatives and the great service. Everyone there is all smiles, including the boss. Love this place!

    Personally i think the best hawker centre is Whampoa Drive Market and Food Centre, loads of stalls there serve up great local food including a famous hokkien mee, orh lua, chai tow kway, rojak etc. List is endless! Foodie heaven, always crowded with locals for a reason! I can’t remember the name of the stall since I just know what it looks like but one seafood shop specifically specializes in hotplate seafood with loads of delicious sambal. Their sambal squid and sambal stingray are ace! It’s a few stalls away from the famous hokkien mee.

    Have fun on your food adventure. I hope your tummy is ready!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Megan, really appreciate you sharing your food suggestions. And I’ll also let my wife known about the Good Morning Cafe, she loves kaya!

  • ernest kwok

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    I’m a crazy foodie trained by my chef dad since a young age!
    Here’s my list of favourite spots in Singapore! I have also included the address!

    Have fun in Singapore!

    1. Laksa

    328 katong laksa
    53 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428771

    2. Bak Kut Teh

    Ng Ah Sio

    Marina Bay Sands
    Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B2-50, Stall 11
    The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
    Singapore 018972

    3. Hokkien Mee

    Hainan Hokkien Mee
    No 34 Golden Mile Food Centre
    62946798
    11am to 2pm 3pm to 9pm
    Closed on Wed

    4. Chicken Rice

    Ah Tai Hainanese Chicken Rice (阿仔海南鸡饭)

    Stall 7, Maxwell Road Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur Street, 069184

    5. Char Kway Teow

    91 Fried Kway Teow Mee

    #01-91 Golden Mile Food Centre
    505 Beach Road, Singapore 199583

    same place as hokkien mee

    Daily: 11:00 – 21:00
    Closed on Monday

    6. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway)

    菜頭粿 Carrot Cake @ Chomp Chomp

    20 Kensington Park Road, Chomp Chomp Food Centre #01-36 Singapore 557269| Opening Hours: Daily 17:30-00:00, Closed on Alternate Tuesday

    same place as sambal bbq stingray

    7. Wan Ton Mee

    Kok Kee Wanton Noodle 国记云吞面
    27 Foch Road, Lavender Food Hub Level 1, Hoa Nam Building 河南大厦 Singapore 209264
    T: +65 9797 9299
    12.30pm-sold out (about 3pm), closed Wed

    8. Fish Bee Hoon

    Stall 77 Maxwell Road Food Centre, Singapore ( same place as the chicken rice)

    9. Bak Chor Mee
    Soup version,
    Xing Ji Minced Meat Noodle
    Blk 85 Bedok North Street 4 #01-07, Singapore 460085

    dry version

    Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle

    Blk 466 Crawford Lane #01-12, Singapore 190465
    Operating Hours: 9.30am – 8pm (Closed on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month)

    its near hokkien mee and fried kway teow area( walking distance)

    10. Oyster Omelet (Orh Lua)

    Tong Siew
    Stall 26 Cambridge Road Food Centre, Singapore

    11. Yong Tao Foo

    Ampang Niang Tou Fu
    225 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428922
    near katong laksa

    12. Roast Duck

    Tiong Bahru Lee Hong Kee Cantonese Roasted

    Blk 30 Seng Poh Road, #02-60, Tiong Bahru Market Singapore 168898
    Operating hours: 9am – 8pm (Closed Thu)

    13. Peranakan Food

    The Blue Ginger

    97 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088518 l Opening Hours: 12pm to 2.15pm (Lunch) & 6.30pm to 10pm (Dinner)

    14. Zi Char Meal

    Kok Sen Restaurant
    30B Keong Saik Road
    Singapore 089147

    15. Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg

    Chin Mee Chin Confectionery
    204 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428903

    its opp yong tau foo within range of katong laksa

    16. Rojak

    Toa Payoh Rojak
    #01-108, Old Airport Road Food Centre, 51 Old Airport Road, 390051

    17. Satay

    Haron Satay ( halal version)
    East Coast Lagoon Food Village, Stall 55
    1220 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 468960

    Kwong Satay (pork satay)
    Sing Lian Eating House, 549 Geylang Road, Lorong 29
    Singapore 389504

    18. Ice Kachang

    Personal Fav stall has closed down and haven’t found any worthy replacement yet!

    I would go for Ice chendol at
    Mei Heong Yuen Dessert
    No. 63 – 67 Temple Street
    Singapore 058611

    19. Durian

    Ah Hung Company
    204 Geylang Road
    open 24/7

    20. Nasi Padang

    21. Nasi Lemak

    Punggol Nasi lemak
    Address: 371 Jalan Besar #01-01, Singapore 208998
    Tel: 6293 0020
    Operating Hours: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Closed on Thursday)

    22. Roti Prata / Murtabak

    Victory Restaurant
    701, North Bridge Road Singapore 198677, Singapore

    23. Chili Crab

    Red House
    68 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188661

    24. Sambal Stingray

    Chomp Chomp Hai Wei Yuan Seafood Barbecue: 20 Kensington Park Road, Chomp Chomp, Singapore 557269

    same place as carrot cake

    25. Fish Head Curry

    Ocean curry Fish head

    No. 181 Telok Ayer Street
    Singapore 068629
    Tel: 6324 9226

    Opening Hours:

    Monday to Friday
    10.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 8.30pm
    Saturday 10.30am – 3pm
    (Close on every Sunday & PH )

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Ernest, this is incredible, wow, thank you for this amazing list of food. Will try to get to some of them, can’t wait!

  • Samantha Harris

    1 year ago

    Never been to Singapore Mark, but try finding a good place where they have big rich Durian, know you like them, good luck in your quest.

  • Deddy Wiryawan

    1 year ago

    mark, you MUST try hainanese chicken rice at Lucky plaza, orchard road Singapore. its on the 2nd floor towards North East direction From the main entrance. its right at the corner. The best chicken rice I’ve ever had!

  • virumjumbang

    1 year ago

    I love this quest. Good opportunity to remember my visit to Singapore 7 years ago. I was reading all your comments, and without any picture, I can assure you that my mouth is like a waterfall!!!
    I’m staying tune to watch the videos.
    Lucky are going to be all the people who see mark and ying in action!
    Have a great week!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you so much, I’m so grateful and happy for all these suggestions. Can’t wait to enjoy Singapore’s amazing food!

  • Jeff

    1 year ago

    I miss Singapore, spent 9 months there. Like others posted, Newton Hawker Center (at night) is a good (fun) spot, love the Kailan w/ oyster sauce, stingray, chicken satay and black pepper crab. Of course Golden Mile SC is loaded with Thai restaurants but you can get the real deal in Bangkok. Enjoy, looking forward to your vlogs. Go to Botanical Garden during the day to walk off your over-eating! Bring plenty of shirts, bet you have a lot of fans (and will need extras with the heat).

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Jeff, good to hear you lived in Singapore. Haha, good idea to walk off the food as well!

  • Gurpal Singh Kalra

    1 year ago

    This may not be in your list. But do go to Char (http://www.char-restaurants.com/) and have some awesome Char Siew(it’s to die for, and should be ordered a day in advance.

    Enjoy Mark, love your videos.

  • Erfaan

    1 year ago

    Best satay and Sambalicious stingray would probably be at East Lagoon Food Centre
    You should also check out Nasi Padang at Minang Restaurant just near Sultan Mosque.
    Nasi Ambeng at PU3 on Bencoolen Street.
    Nasi Lemak at Adam Road food centre.
    Enjoy! 🙂

  • Tendy Dicky Suryadi

    1 year ago

    My favourite singapore food:
    1. Crab Bee Hoon and butter prawn at Mellben Seafood Ang Mo Kio
    2. Black pepper Crab at Long Beach Restaurant ( many branches)
    3. Laksa at 328 Katong laksa
    4. Char Sieuw rice at Fatty Cheong ABC market food centre
    5. Prawn Mee at Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee

    Try them guaranteed you wont be dissapointed

  • Joschijogi

    1 year ago

    Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice is the best in Singapore the Riese is so good and the Chicken is so tender and juicy.That’s my opinion on my last trip to Singapore

  • Jen

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, welcome to Singapore

    Gonna list down some of my favorites.
    You can visit Golden Mile Food Center located along Beach Road and try out this unique dish called ‘Soup Tulang’ which means Bone Soup.
    Also you may try Nasi Ambeng located at Hajjah Mariam Cafe – Westgate Mall #B2-08, just beside Jurong East MRT station.
    For Nasi Padang, you may visit ‘Sabar Menanti’ restaurant located along North Bridge Road opposite Sultan Mosque. Better come in the morning as the dishes are ‘freshly’ cook!

    Have fun!! 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Jen, thank you very much for your help, will definitely try to check out some of these restaurants!

  • joe tjiam

    1 year ago

    Hi Weins, went to HCM a few times and tried the 3 stalls Banh Mi you recommended and were spot on. I hope you’ll enjoy your stay at Singapore. I love to eat street food rather than restaurant, so these are my humble recommendations in SG:

    1) Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice at Kitchener Street (5pm till late night)
    4 different types of curry with dark sauce pork belly, weird combinations but simply wow. Guarantee you will love it and an awesome dish to recommend for your video.

    2) Frog Porridge at Geylang Lor 9, (kong paw style), opposite the stall theres a beef hor fun (kway teow) which is well known as well. Take your time to look around at Geylang, awesome food place.

    3) Tian Tian Chicken Rice at Maxwell Market, undisputable No.1 chicken rice in SG, even Gordon Ramsey acknowledge it. Hot hot chilli condiments.

    Hope you like it 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Joe, glad you enjoyed Ho Chi Minh City and those amazing banh mi! Thank you for the Singapore food suggestions as well.

  • Alvin

    1 year ago

    Although this place is not really knwon as a dish that represents Singapore, you should really try this stall called Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice. Trust me, I promise it will not dissapoint you Mark.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Awesome, thank you very much Alvin, will try to get there!

  • Terry Miles

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark, just wanna say i have always been a huge fan watching your videos and when i know that your next trip will be Singapore… i want nothing but to contribute as i am a crazy foodie… Here goes!!!

    1) Laksa
    – 328 Katong Laksa (53 East Coast Road, Singapore 428 771) (1000 to 2200hrs)

    2) Bak Kut Teh
    – Song Fa Bak Kut Teh (11 New Bridge Road, #10-01, Singapore 059 383) (0900 – 2115hrs)
    – Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh (593 Havelock Road, #01-01/02, Isetan Office Building) (1100 – 0300hrs)

    3) Hokkien Mee
    – Geylang Lorong 29 Fried Hokkien Mee (396 East Coast Road) (1130 – 2130hrs)

    4) Chicken Rice
    – Golden Mile Thien Kee Steamboat Restaurant (6001 Beach Road, #B1-20, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199 589) (1100 – 2100hrs)
    – Heng Ji Chicken Rice (Chinatown Smith Street Food Court, #02-13) (1500 – 2100hrs)
    – Boon Tong Kee (399 / 401 / 403 Balestier Road, Singapore 329 801) (1100 – 1645, 1730 – 0430 hrs)

    5) Char Kway Teow
    – Outram Park Fried Kway Teow (#02-17, Hong Lim Food Centre, 531A Upper Cross Street, Singapore 051 531) (0600 – 1600 hrs)

    6) Carrot Cake
    – Chey Sua Carrot Cake (Block 127, Toa Payoh Food Centre, #02-30) (0600 – 1300hrs) *Closed on Monday*

    7) Wan Ton Mee
    – Fei Fei Roasted Noodle (#01-28, 254 Jurong East Street 24, Singapore 600 254)

    8) Fish Bee Hoon
    – Xin Yuan Ji (31 Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore 188 117) (1130 – 2330hrs)

    9) Bak Chor Mee
    – Tai Hwa Pork Noodle (466 Crawford Lane, #01-12, Singapore 190 465) (0930 – 2130hrs)
    – Yan Kee Noodle House (BK Eating House, 21 South Bridge Road, Junction of South Bridge Rd & Circular Road) (Mon to Sat 24hrs, Closed on Sunday)

    10) Oyster Omelet (Orh Lua)
    – Katong Ah Soon Fried Oyster (#01-07, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Block 51 Old Airport Road, Singapore 390 051)

    11) Yong Tao Foo
    – Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Fu (Smith Street, Chinatown Silk House, Singapore 050 335) (0600 – 1500hrs)

    12) Roast Duck
    – Chan Kwong Kee Roast Shop (#01-06, Loyang Amenity Centre, 4A Loyang Lane, Singapore 508 923) (Mon – Fri 1130 – 2000hrs, Sat 1130 – 1500hrs)

    13) Peranakan Food
    – The Blue Ginger Restaurant (97 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088 518) (1200 – 1430, 1830 – 2230hrs)

    14) Zi Char Meal
    – Two Chef Eating Place (116 Commonwealth Crescent, #01-129, Singapore 140 116) (1130 – 1430, 1700 – 2330hrs)

    15) Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg
    – Killiney Kopitiam (67 Killiney Road, Singapore 239 525) (Mon, Wed – Sat 0600 – 2300, Tue & Sun 0600 – 1800hrs)

    16) Rojak
    – Soon Heng Rojak (480 Lorong 6, Toa Payoh, #B1-23, HDB Hub, Gourmet Paradise) (1100 – 2000hrs)

    17) Satay
    – Satay Power (Lau Pa Sat Festival Market, 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048 582) (1700 – 0200hrs)

    18) Ice Kachang
    – Annie’s Peanut Ice Kachang (Block 6, Tanjong Pagar Road, #02-36, Tanjong Pagar Market & Food Centre) (Mon – Fri 1030 – 1915, Sat 1030 – 1800, Sun 1030 – 1700hrs)

    19) Durian
    – Combat Durian (249 Balestier Road) (1200 – 0000hrs)

    20) Nasi Padang
    – Nasi Padang Sabar Menanti Ii (North Bridge Road, Singapore 198 715) (0600 – 1630hrs)

    21) Nasi Lemak
    – Nasi Lemak Kukus (229 Selegie Road, Singapore 188344) (1200 – 2300hrs)

    22) Roti Prata / Murtabak
    – Al Azhar Eating Restaurant (11 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599 736)

    23) Chili Crab
    – Mellben Seafood (232, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Singapore 560 233) (1630 – 2330hrs) *Reservation Needed* (Tel: +65 6285 6762)

    24) Sambal Stingray
    – Chomp Chomp Hai Wei Yuan Seafood BBQ (Stall #1, Chomp Chomp Food Centre, 20 Kensington Park Road, Singapore 557 269)

    25) Fish Head Curry
    – The Banana Leaf Apolo (54 Race Course Road, Singapore 218 567) (1030 – 2230hrs)

    ***BONUS***: Beef Hor Fun
    – Lor 9 Beef Kway Teow (237 Geylang Road, Singapore 389 296) (1630 – 0230hrs) Probably the most tender beef you will ever have the pleasure to eat

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Absolutely incredible list, thank you very much for all your food suggestions Terry!

  • Terry Miles

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark, just wanna say i have always been a huge fan watching your videos and when i know that your next trip will be Singapore… i want nothing but to contribute as i am a crazy foodie… Here goes!!!

    1) Laksa
    – 328 Katong Laksa (53 East Coast Road, Singapore 428 771) (1000 to 2200hrs)

    2) Bak Kut Teh
    – Song Fa Bak Kut Teh (11 New Bridge Road, #10-01, Singapore 059 383) (0900 – 2115hrs)
    – Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh (593 Havelock Road, #01-01/02, Isetan Office Building) (1100 – 0300hrs)

    3) Hokkien Mee
    – Geylang Lorong 29 Fried Hokkien Mee (396 East Coast Road) (1130 – 2130hrs)

    4) Chicken Rice
    – Golden Mile Thien Kee Steamboat Restaurant (6001 Beach Road, #B1-20, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199 589) (1100 – 2100hrs)
    – Heng Ji Chicken Rice (Chinatown Smith Street Food Court, #02-13) (1500 – 2100hrs)
    – Boon Tong Kee (399 / 401 / 403 Balestier Road, Singapore 329 801) (1100 – 1645, 1730 – 0430 hrs)

    5) Char Kway Teow
    – Outram Park Fried Kway Teow (#02-17, Hong Lim Food Centre, 531A Upper Cross Street, Singapore 051 531) (0600 – 1600 hrs)

    6) Carrot Cake
    – Chey Sua Carrot Cake (Block 127, Toa Payoh Food Centre, #02-30) (0600 – 1300hrs) *Closed on Monday*

    7) Wan Ton Mee
    – Fei Fei Roasted Noodle (#01-28, 254 Jurong East Street 24, Singapore 600 254)

    8) Fish Bee Hoon
    – Xin Yuan Ji (31 Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore 188 117) (1130 – 2330hrs)

    9) Bak Chor Mee
    – Tai Hwa Pork Noodle (466 Crawford Lane, #01-12, Singapore 190 465) (0930 – 2130hrs)
    – Yan Kee Noodle House (BK Eating House, 21 South Bridge Road, Junction of South Bridge Rd & Circular Road) (Mon to Sat 24hrs, Closed on Sunday)

    10) Oyster Omelet (Orh Lua)
    – Katong Ah Soon Fried Oyster (#01-07, Old Airport Road Food Centre, Block 51 Old Airport Road, Singapore 390 051)

    11) Yong Tao Foo
    – Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Fu (Smith Street, Chinatown Silk House, Singapore 050 335) (0600 – 1500hrs)

    12) Roast Duck
    – Chan Kwong Kee Roast Shop (#01-06, Loyang Amenity Centre, 4A Loyang Lane, Singapore 508 923) (Mon – Fri 1130 – 2000hrs, Sat 1130 – 1500hrs)

    13) Peranakan Food
    – The Blue Ginger Restaurant (97 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088 518) (1200 – 1430, 1830 – 2230hrs)

    14) Zi Char Meal
    – Two Chef Eating Place (116 Commonwealth Crescent, #01-129, Singapore 140 116) (1130 – 1430, 1700 – 2330hrs)

    15) Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg
    – Killiney Kopitiam (67 Killiney Road, Singapore 239 525) (Mon, Wed – Sat 0600 – 2300, Tue & Sun 0600 – 1800hrs)

    16) Rojak
    – Soon Heng Rojak (480 Lorong 6, Toa Payoh, #B1-23, HDB Hub, Gourmet Paradise) (1100 – 2000hrs)

    17) Satay
    – Satay Power (Lau Pa Sat Festival Market, 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048 582) (1700 – 0200hrs)

    18) Ice Kachang
    – Annie’s Peanut Ice Kachang (Block 6, Tanjong Pagar Road, #02-36, Tanjong Pagar Market & Food Centre) (Mon – Fri 1030 – 1915, Sat 1030 – 1800, Sun 1030 – 1700hrs)

    19) Durian
    – Combat Durian (249 Balestier Road) (1200 – 0000hrs)

    20) Nasi Padang
    – Nasi Padang Sabar Menanti Ii (North Bridge Road, Singapore 198 715) (0600 – 1630hrs)

    21) Nasi Lemak
    – Nasi Lemak Kukus (229 Selegie Road, Singapore 188344) (1200 – 2300hrs)

    22) Roti Prata / Murtabak
    – Al Azhar Eating Restaurant (11 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599 736)

    23) Chili Crab
    – Mellben Seafood (232, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Singapore 560 233) (1630 – 2330hrs) *Reservation Needed* (Tel: +65 6285 6762)

    24) Sambal Stingray
    – Chomp Chomp Hai Wei Yuan Seafood BBQ (Stall #1, Chomp Chomp Food Centre, 20 Kensington Park Road, Singapore 557 269)

    25) Fish Head Curry
    – The Banana Leaf Apolo (54 Race Course Road, Singapore 218 567) (1030 – 2230hrs)

    ***BONUS***: Beef Hor Fun
    – Lor 9 Beef Kway Teow (237 Geylang Road, Singapore 389 296) (1630 – 0230hrs) Probably the most tender beef you will ever have the pleasure to eat!

  • Shannon

    1 year ago

    Highly recommend checking out the Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice stall at the Maxwell Hawker Center. Anthony Bourdain went there, so I had to check it out. I was NOT disappointed! I loved it so much I went back two more times. Just get there early because the line forms about 15 minutes before opening!

  • Shannen

    1 year ago

    Hi mark! I’m really excited that you’re coming Singapore and even making a food vlog in my home country 🙂 anyway do try out punggol nasi lemak located at 965 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534721.It’s one of my favourite place for delicious nasi lemak, the rice is savoury and fluffy while their chicken wings are juicy and crispy. Do take note that they close on thursdays, I’m sure ying and you will have an awesome meal at that place, have a lovely time in Singapore! 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Shannen, thank you very much, can’t wait to eat nasi lemak!

  • Dijah

    1 year ago

    Nasi padang either from Warong Nasi Pariaman at North Bridge Rd. Or at Sinar Pagi located at Geylang Serai Market/Food Centre

    Murtabak at Victory or ZamZam. Mutton at Victory. ZamZam for Chicken.

    My two cents. 🙂

  • Aaron

    1 year ago

    Hey there! I really think you should try this Japanese hot pot called Bijin Nabe ( Beauty Pot in literal translation ). You will be personally served by your waiter and given advice on how to eat in order of ingredients and stuff. This is only available in Singapore as the branches in Japan do not do this hot pot series. The queue will always be long and is frequented by many daily. So you could give it a try !

    tsukadanojo.asia/en

  • Dougie

    1 year ago

    You MUST try the chicken mcspicy burger at McDonald’s! I understand that the burger is unique to Singapore!

    You also have to try the beach road prawn noodles along east coast road.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thanks Dougie!

      • Dougie

        1 year ago

        Address for the best prawn noodles in Singapore – 370 east coast road

        You have to try the soup base of the noodles. Try to go early, they get sold out most days.

        http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/beach_road_prawn_mee_noodle_house/

      • Kate

        1 year ago

        Yes! I second that! Beach road prawn noodle is a MUST VISIT!

      • Dougie

        1 year ago

        I recognise the fish head curry in the topic picture too, it’s from Samy’s curry restaurant at Dempsey =) they serve the best fish head curry in singapore

  • Parry

    1 year ago

    Try candlenut restaurant. It’s a inspired peranakan cuisine restaurant. It’s at Dorset hotel

  • Izzat Rashid

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark ! You should try Nasi Ambeng when you visit singapore , its consist of about 8-10 different delicious dishes in one big metal plate which you can share with your wife ! Eventhough its not on your 25 food list , I promise you wont regret it! Theres quite a few delicious place that sells it which you can google nasi ambeng singapore to find the address ! I hope you try them!!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Izzat, thank you for the recommendation, ok will try to get some Nasi Ambeng!

  • Zamir

    1 year ago

    20. Nasi Padang
    Hajjah Maimunah, 15 Jalan Pisang, 199082 , 8pm-930pm, closed on mondays
    Amazing nasi padang stall where food usually runs out after lunch!
    (also there’s this popular cupcake gem opposite this food stall called Fluff Bakery IG: fluffbakery if youre in the mood.)
    it’s nice to walk around arab street to see the architectural designs, culture and Masjid sultan.

    21. Nasi Lemak
    Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak
    Blk 2 Changi Village Road, #01-26 Changi Village Market & Food Centre, Singapore 500002

    this place usually boasts a reasonable waiting time queue with different variety of add ons. plus the sambal gives the nasi lemak the additional kick it needs!. I’ve also suggested this place as you can easily get to Pulau Ubin from this location and explore a serene side of singapore. (link on how to get there) http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Singapore/Pulau_Ubin-1495667/Transportation-Pulau_Ubin-TG-C-1.html

    22. Roti Prata / Murtabak
    The best Murtabak i’ve tried is hands down , Zam Zam Restaurant
    97-699 North Bridge Rd
    Singapore 198676

    but based on variety I would easily pick, Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant
    11/11A Cheong Chin Nam Road, 599736

    If you want a menu with drinks and desserts to go along , maybe some good naans, Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant is a great choice.

    25. Fish Head Curry
    Karu’s Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant, 808 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 678144

    I’m just suggesting this cus’ it’s so close to my house and maybe I could’ve have bumped into you, but joking aside.. this place is highly rated for its fish head curry.

    Additional food suggestion.
    Thosai / Poori / vadai

    Komala Vilas, 76 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 217981
    This is as rustic as it gets and so close to India without visiting actual india. the thosais are so on point you would get additional portion and to wash it down please get their teas which is amazing.

    walking up and down Serangoon road you can see a plethora of food places and of course the famous Mustafa Center , the one stop mega mall.

    Chappati:
    There’s another hidden gem that my family loves having a meal at , if you’ve never tried Chappati, this is your chance for the perfectly cooked ones too. situated at Azmi Restaurant, 20 Kerbau Rd. Make sure you get 2 pieces with keema ( minced mutton with curry) .

    Have a amazing time in Singapore! don’t over spend =( and keep yourself hydrated.

    Your Fan
    Zamir

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Zamir, thank you very much for all your amazing food suggestions, this is extremely helpful. Would love to bump into you while eating some fish head curry at Karu’s!

  • Ben Koh

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    My fav food in Singappre has always been Orh Lua (Fried Oyster) & you must not miss this store located in:
    90 Whampoa Drive, 320090
    Whampoa Drive Makan Place

    Store name is:
    Ah Hock Fried Oyster Hougang

    There are lots of other local delicacies available there too.

    Feel free to contact me should u 2 need a guide.

    Hope to see u 2 soon!

    Ben

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Ben, great to hear from you, thank you very much for your suggestions, and will let you know!

  • Jason L

    1 year ago

    Song Fa Bak Kut Teh! (pork rib soup). Located near the Clarke Quay MRT Station

  • John

    1 year ago

    For great seafood dishes try Sin Hoi Sai Seafood at
    Block 55, Tiong Bahru Road #01-59, Singapore 160055

  • Sandy Moore

    1 year ago

    Really have no suggestions… But I can’t wait for the series!!!

  • John

    1 year ago

    For great Oyster Omelette try Ah Chuan Fried Oyster Omelette

    #01-25, Kim Keat Palm Market and Food Centre, 22 Toa Payoh Lorong 7, 310022

  • linda

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,
    Great to hear that u will be in Singapore soon. I really hoped that I will have the honour to guide u through Singapore when u are here searching for food. I myself is a chef and hope in a way to share with u our food in singapore. And also hope to invite u to my house to experience how is the life of staying in a hdb flat and also try our home cooked food.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Linda, thank you very much, really appreciate your invitation and support. I’m not sure what exactly my schedule is yet, but will keep in contact.

  • Dwight

    1 year ago

    Fresh, Quality Food, Proudly Authentic
    SEAFOOD RESTAURANT SINGAPORE | INDOCHILI
    Halal Seafood Restaurant in Singapore.
    Mark and YingIf you are looking for a Seafood Restaurant serving authentic Indonesian cuisines with great ambience, look no further than IndoChili.

    INDOCHILI SINGAPORE

    54 Zion Road, Singapore
    S247779

  • Dwight

    1 year ago

    Fresh, Quality Food, Proudly Authentic
    SEAFOOD RESTAURANT SINGAPORE | INDOCHILI
    Halal Seafood Restaurant in Singapore.
    Mark and YingIf you are looking for a Seafood Restaurant serving authentic Indonesian cuisines with great ambience, look no further than IndoChili.

    INDOCHILI SINGAPORE

    54 Zion Road, Singapore
    S247779
    (Just Opposite Great World City Shopping Mall)
    Call us at 6445 1766

  • Aaron Tan

    1 year ago

    You have to try this delicious hainanese chicken rice, The place is located at blk 925 yishun central 1 #01-249 s760925 (Yishun) The food price is affordable and very delicious yoy have to try this!!

  • Darren

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    Do visit Koka Wanton Mee in Singapore’s Crawford Hawker Centre! It is one of the only few noodle stalls left that stand by the tradition of making their own noodles. Their noodles definitely differ from the norms, the sauce and pork lard combination is perfect! Do check them out!!
    http://www.soshiok.com/restaurant/koka-wanton-mee

  • ronin1770

    1 year ago

    Martabak and the best can be found at zam zam restaurant opposite to Sultan Mosque on Arab Street

  • Amanda

    1 year ago

    You should try Ayam Penyet Ria. It’s Smashed fried Chicken and rice. It’s very delicious and it has special chili sauce, and I think you will like it. My favorite menu is Ayam Goreng Kremes with rice. It’s in Lucky Plaza Orchard Road. Hope you like it 😀

  • Jeshere

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark!

    Head over to Katong! You can find the best Laksa and along the streets you can find authentic Peranakan Food there too! And then you can head over to East Coast Park Market for wide variety of Local cuisine such as chilli crab, sambal stingray, satay, rojak, many more! And it’s all nearby! 🙂

  • Alex

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark! I’m really excited to see you do a Singapore series! Wish i could make videos similar to your format but lack the resources to do so.. Hopefully one day I will also be able to create informative and interesting food videos for my own channel! anyway i have a few suggestions, I’ll just list the ones that i’m more familliar with!

    3. Hokkien Mee
    Serangoon Gardens Chomp Chomp Food Centre. There’s an outdoor seating area that’s sheltered, located at the back of the complex. The hokkien mee store is located right beside it! Or one store away from it.

    7. Wan Ton Mee
    Sunshine Plaza at 10 Prinsep Link, enter the arcade on the ground floor and you’ll not miss the fragrant smell of the wanton mee floating everywhere. There’s only one wanton mee stall there and it’s very famous!

    Bak Chor Mee
    SENG KEE MUSHROOM MINCED PORK NOODLE
    49 Serangoon Garden Way #01-04 Singapore 555945
    Operating Hours: 7.30 am to 3.00 pm (Closed on Mondays)
    I’ve never tried this, but it’s pretty famous. ALSO at Serangoon Gardens!

    14. Zi Char Meal
    Two Chefs Eating place, located at 116 Commonwealth Crescent. They provide one of the tastiest zi char food in Singapore at the most affordable prices! Definitely one of the cheapest in town! Value for your money!

    15. Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg
    Traditionally, they’re prepared in kopitiams(coffee shops) with hot water in a huge plastic mug. However if you want perfectly cooked, mouth-watering soft boiled eggs, the famous Ya Kun Kaya Toast chain of eateries produce perfect soft boiled eggs consistently due to the eggs being cooked in controlled temperatures and timings.

    16. Rojak
    There’s a food court located at the basement of Toa Payoh HDB Hub, and the rojak stall is right beside the escalators. You wouldn’t miss it because it always has a long queue in the day.

    18. Ice Kachang
    Any food centre in Singapore would likely offer this well-known dessert.

    19. Durian
    717 Trading located at Highland Centre, #01- 01, 22 Yio Chu Kang Rd. They are pretty well-known locally for their durian. Otherwise, you could visit Geylang for the tourist experience where there are more sights to see!

    22. Roti Prata / Murtabak
    Serangoon Gardens, (which i mentioned previously as well, multiple food places at one location! :D) RK Eating House. You wouldn’t miss it because there is only one bus stop at Serangoon Gardens, and RK Eating house is just right beside the bus stop. It operates 24 hours, and the prata they serve is consistently crispy and well-made. You could also order one of the milo towers for novelty! You could also order nasi dum briyani, if i’m not wrong the preparation procedures are different from the regular briyani, and the rice is enriched with more flavor than usual briyani that other people order.

    24. Sambal Stingray
    Serangoon Gardens, Chomp Chomp as well. Many famous food centres in Singapore sell these though.

    Well, that’s pretty much it Mark! 🙂 Hope you enjoy your trip here!

    • Alex

      1 year ago

      Oh, I also notice many people suggest Thohirah at Jalan Kayu for prata. It’s a pretty famous place. However, from my own experiences, the quality of the prata is kinda inconsistent. Just pointing that out!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Alex, happy to hear that you’re making videos as well, keep it up, and you can do it. Remember that the most important thing about making videos is not necessarily the equipment or resources you have, but the story and your personality. Thank you very much for all these amazing food suggestions!

      • Alex

        1 year ago

        Thank you for the advice Mark! 🙂 If you need help navigating around Serangoon Gardens, let me know! I’m around the area. 🙂 Would also love to observe and learn from your filming process if you’d allow me to!

  • Samantha

    1 year ago

    Laksa : the famous Katong Laksa!
    Peranakan Food : GLORY restaurant
    Sambal Stingray : Fengshan Block 85 Market
    Durian : anywhere in Geylang!
    Roti Prata : Simpang Bedok Market

  • Tyler Kim

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark!
    Love your videos. I studied in Singapore for 5 years and have also been looking for the best food there. Here are my suggestions.

    PRAWN MEE:
    Beach Road Prawn Mee Eating House
    370 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428981
    This restaurant is the best prawn mee restaurant in the whole of Singapore. It is very famous. The stall has a very deep history. Prawn Mee is a must try in Singapore. It is served with egg noodles and large prawns whole with some chilli and fried shallots. I recommend you go with the jumbo size as it is quite small. The drink is also famous. There is a lime juice that goes very well with the food. Very affordable as well. MUST VISIT.

    Chilli Crab:
    Jumbo Seafood – East Coast Seafood Centre
    1206 East Coast Parkway #01-07/08 East Coast Seafood Centre, Singapore 449883
    This restaurant is very big and is very clean. It is right on the beach so its nice to take a stroll before eating. The chilli crab is one of the best in Singapore. It is served with buns that are the best that I have ever had in Singapore.

    Salad Udon:
    Tonkichi
    391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City,#04-24 Takashimaya S.C., Singapore 238873
    I know this isn’t anywhere close to being Singaporean Cuisine, but I have never seen this special dish served anywhere else then this. Although the name does sound vegetarian, it contains shrimp and other meat. This place is also a must go as you cannot have this anywhere else. It is a dry udon that is served with finely cut pieces of fried egg, cucumber, prawn, tofu and much more that I cannot remember. Here is a picture that I found online
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_7XyT2wwJvhk/SBp6r1argMI/AAAAAAAABr8/LKsKZZr4Gxw/s320/29-02-08_1308.jpg

    I hope that you can visit at least one of these dishes in Singapore! I hope you enjoy your stay in Singapore!
    Cheers,

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Tyler, glad you loved the food in Singapore when you were living there. Thank you for your helpful suggestions!

  • Vince Chua

    1 year ago

    26. Kuay Chap at Blk 93 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh. This stall operates from 5.30pm to 11pm. Closed on Tuesday and Thursday.
    You can try BBQ stingrays at Chomp Chomp or East Coast Lagoon Food Village. DON’T go to Newton. Some Hawkers are very dishonest over there.
    TBH Bak Kut Teh can be taken out from your list. We traveled to Malaysia’s Johor bahru for theirs instead.
    Char kway teow at Zion Hawkers centre and Amoy Street Food Centre is Nice.
    27. Satay beehoon – Redhill Food Centre – Bak Kee Teochew Satay Beehoon

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Vince, thank you for the food recommendations and tips, really appreciate it!

  • Janice

    1 year ago

    This is such a great idea, but sadly, i don’t live in or have ever been to Singapore. Best wishes on your Singapore trip all the way from New York!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Janice, really appreciate it. Greetings to New York!

  • Jia Ying

    1 year ago

    Chicken Rice: Katong Shopping Complex, basement food court has the BEST, JUICIEST chicken, and very fragrant rice!
    Char Kway Teow: Bedok Blk 16 Hawker Centre, Hill Street Char Kway Teow (close on Mondays so go on other days, but be prepared to queue about 10mins+ !)
    See http://ieatishootipost.sg/hillstreet-char-kway-teow-the-next-generation/

    And you can check out this blog http://ieatishootipost.sg/ that catalogs all the best Singapore Hawker Food, it is written by a doctor, so you know whatever you eat will be worth the calories 😉

    Hope to see you here in Singapore!

  • Darence Wee

    1 year ago

    Mark, I know you didn’t mention anything about fish porridge or soup, but if you love fish soup, then Piao Ji fish porridge at the 2nd floor of Amoy Street Food Centre is a die die must try dish! It’s one of those rare old school hawker stall where a Singaporean actually cooks and cooks well and passionately for you. But go early or the queue gets really long. Trust me. No regrets Mark, no regrets…

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Darence, thank you for the recommendation, I do really love fish. I will definitely try to get here!

  • touristinmyownland

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    Here’s some suggestions:

    1) Laksa. While it is popularly known that there is nonya and assam laksa (the common type being nonya laksa in Singapore) there are two kinds of nonya laksa – a peranakan kind that you can try at 328 laksa or chinese kind that you can try Sungei Road Laksa (at 27 Jalan Berseh)

    2) Kaya Toast, Eggs, Coffee – You must try old style butter coffee (Kopi Gu You) at Heap Seng Leong. The old uncle’s coffee shop is stuck in the 1970s and has been serving a really rich butter coffee before it even became a craze.

    3) Nasi Lemak – two of the most popular Malay style nasi lemak can be found at the Adam Road Food Centre named Selara Rasa and No 1 respectively. I’d suggest you order one from each store. The difference is in the chili paste.

    4) Roti Prata – Try the roti prata at The Roti Prata House in Thomson. Their plain prata is small round and crispy which is different from the fluffy prata’s you would get in many other places.

    5) Chicken Rice – I personally swear by Tian Tian Chicken Rice famous for its gelatinised fat on its chicken. Make sure to get the thigh or the chicken quarter, that would give you the nicest layer of gelatinised fat.

    6) Hokkien Mee – Try the version from Come Daily Fried Hokkien Mee at 127 Lor 1 Toa Payoh, it’s hokkien mee is unique for have a very thick and savoury stock (almost like a gravy)

    I’ve written more on my blog, check the section under Makan Place if you have time!

    Z

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Z, thank you very much for taking the time to share some of your favorite restaurants in Singapore, this is really helpful. And cool to see your blog as well!

  • Chia Hui

    1 year ago

    Hi mark, i would recommend the following:

    1)Tian tian chicken rice
    2) Ah Hock fried hokkien noodles (chomp chomp FC)
    3) Hainan Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee (golden mile FC)
    4) Leong Yeow chicken rice
    5) punggol nasi lemak (kovan branch); the best coconut rice i have ever tasted
    5) Yoo huak Restaurant, white beehoon (my comfort food 🙂 )

    Do drop by Singapore Management University if you have the time, would love to meet you.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Chia, thank you very much for your favorite food suggestions. Ok cool, I will say hi if we’re in the area!

  • Gloria

    1 year ago

    for any sort of malay food, please please check out the Geylang market!! :)) check out “Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang, #02-137 (Opening hours: Daily 9am-8pm (closed on alternate Mondays and Thursdays)) for nasi padang.

  • Paige

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark! Paige here, a fellow teen Singaporean who follows your YouTube videos! Love the content! About your food trip to Singapore, I would recommend sambal stingray and oyster omelette (orh lua) at Newton hawker center. The atmosphere and the buzz would allow you absorb Singapore, and also the smokiness due to the barbecue there. You should also head down to Chinatown hawker market to get all the various local delights there! Hope you enjoy the taste of Singapore!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Paige, great to hear from you, thank you for your support and for your recommendations!

  • HR

    1 year ago

    Fish bee hoon opposite zhen zhen porridge store at maxwell market is the best! The soup is so flavorful and their fried fish is so tender and juicy. Remember to order the fried version and don’t forget to get it with milk 🙂 I’m missing it so much in UK right now 🙁

  • Yudeessh

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark, I really hope you will like South Indian cuisine and one of the most underrated restaurants in Singapore is called Gandhi. It’s located at Little India and the spread is definitely something that Ying and yourself would enjoy very much. Hope you enjoy your stay in Singapore 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      I’m a huge fan of south Indian food. Thank you for the recommendation Yudeessh!

  • Bobin

    1 year ago

    Thohirah restaurant for muslim indian food-
    blk374 bukit batok st31 #01-204 S650374

    Hainanese chicken rice
    Shi Mei Hainanese chinese rice (always long queue during lunch, sold out about 4pm)
    Sin Huat Lee restaurant
    Blk361 bukit batok street 31
    Singapore 650371

  • Claire

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark! Ok for really good chicken rice with tender chicken meat, flavourful rice and chilli sauce to die for would be the open air restaurant located at Upper Thomson Road called ‘Kampong Chicken Rice Chicken House’

  • Bruce Richardson

    1 year ago

    What about Otak-Otak?

  • Ivan

    1 year ago

    Fish Bee Hoon Soup- you can try a quite famous store at 31 Tan Quee Lan St. Xin Yuan Ji.

    Yong Tao Foo- Shun Li Niang Dou Fu. Blk 115 Bukit Merah View. Opening hours: 12midnight onwards till sold out. Unique way of serving YTF, must try their soup! Power!

  • Adriel

    1 year ago

    Song Fa bak kut teh is my personal favourite! Do check out their website they have a few outlets!

  • Bobin

    1 year ago

    Should try xiao long bao from blk 335 smith street #02-135, chinatown complex market, Singapore 051335.
    A must eat xiao long bao

  • Adam

    1 year ago

    Orh lua- head over to East Coast lagoon food village for “Song Kee” fried oyster!
    It’s Super good!

  • Aaron Liu Junyou

    1 year ago

    Some places I would recommend:

    MUST TRY: Ya Kun for kaya toast and coffee, Seah Im Food Centre, Beach Road Food Centre, Makansutra Gluttons Bay, Newton Circus Food Center

    CAN TRY: Golden Mile Complex, for Korean can try Tanjong Pagar area, Lau Pa Sat, Old Airport Road Food Centre

    MUST EAT: HAINANESE CHICKEN RICE, Ya Kun for coffee and toast (I also suggest you buy back some of their kaya), KUEH, Ba Chang, Roti Prata, Bandung (drink), Murtabak, Roti John, Mee Goreng, Nasi Padang (it’s rice, but you can choose what to add), Yong Tau Fu.

    With the new MRTs, it’s also easier to travel 🙂

  • Tan lian kiat

    1 year ago

    Omg …Mark welcome to Singapore 😉
    You should try out Chinatown claypot chicken rice .
    Lian he ben ji chicken claypot rice
    ADDRESS
    Blk 335 Smith Street
    #02-198/199, Chinatown Complex Market
    Singapore 050335
    OPENING HOURS (SEE ALL DAYS +)
    Today:
    04:00pm – 11:00pm

    If Mark don’t mind we can meet each other for the upcoming trip when Mark around Singapore 😉

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Tan, thank you very much for your favorite food recommendation. We’re not totally sure of our schedule yet, but would love to meet up if possible. Thanks!

  • Ravikumar

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    I don’t see south Indian food here in the list , and I am disappointed . Anyway I know you like rice with sambar, rasam and some veggis. Can you try some other Southindian dishes in singapore?
    And a Hello…. to Ying .

    • Ravikumar

      1 year ago

      Mark,…. This is Ravi again ….
      Please try any dish in this south indian hotel Saravana Bhavan in singapore, below is the link of this hotel and its locations in singapore. Please try a video on this foods specially.
      Must Must Must Must Must try this place
      http://www.saravanabhavan.com/restaurants.php?cn=Singapore&cy=Singapore

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Ravi, good to hear from you, thank you for the recommendation, I will try to eat some south Indian food!

  • Marvin

    1 year ago

    Best fish head steamboat for me.
    Long queue. Avoid the weekend

    http://ieatishootipost.sg/tian-wai-tian-fish-head-steamboat-why-fish-head-steamboat-always-have-to-wait-so-long/

  • Ming Xiang

    1 year ago

    For Laksa just get the 328 Katong Laksa.
    Bah Kut Teh the is a stretch of of them at Rangoon Road.
    Get the Ampang Niang Taufu (yongtaufu) at near springleaf/springfield reservoir.
    Opposite the spring lead park is a uber good roast meat specialists incl roast duck .
    You can Try the famous peanut ice kachang. She move to Jurong. Originally in ghim moh.
    My best advice would be skip the chili crab. Not worth the hype. Go try the crab beehoon soup instead at ang mo kio ave 3 mellben seafood. Crabby bliss.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Ming, thank you very much for your help, the crab beehoon sounds amazing!

  • Justin yeo

    1 year ago

    hey mark love your vids watch em all day everyday! u gotta come here and try the beef kway teow! hope u make a vid about it 🙂 its at Geylang Lor 9 Beef Kway Teow just to conclude , Geylang is the best place in Singapore for all kinds of food!BEWARE ITS THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT TOO.hope u have a blast!

  • Fadzly

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark… You should try “Nasi Ambeng”… A traditional malay/javanese dish… Basically it’s rice served with multiple dishes such as Beef rendang, Chicken in spicy coconut gravy, Sambal Squid, Potato cutlet, Urap (vegetables cooked with grated coconuts) and several more side dishes… Interesting thing about this Nasi Ambeng is that it is served in a ‘Dulang’ which means ‘Tray’; where the rice is in da middle, and all the dishes surrounded it… The best place you can have this dish is at a restaurant called “Padi @ Bussorah”; 53 Bussorah Street, Arab Street, 199469

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Fadzly, really appreciate your recommendation. I will try to eat nasi ambeng, sounds incredible!

  • Ming Xiang

    1 year ago

    Personally I feel Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice standard has dropped tremendously. My fave so far is the one in Ang Mo Kio Central behind Jubilee in a coffeeshop

  • Farhana

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark!

    Just a little tips! For satay its best to go to like local stall at heartland area or hawker centre.. My advice is to avoid Satay by the Bay. It’s a best location for tourist but quite pricey.. Just a little heads up 🙂

    A must to go is beach road as mentioned by Ariff in the above/below comment..

    If you looking for some malay food, is best to go to Bedok for the Mee siam, Mee Rebus and Mee Soto.

    For India food, beach road have some also little India area too! Shouldnt miss the mutton soup as well as red mutton bones!

    Oh yeah, your Rojak is under which type. We have 2 type of rojak. One is the Indian style which consist of dough and other food which is deep fried with peanut sauce while the other is char kway rojak…

    For durian make sure do a good bargaining! Heheh!

    Oh btw, singapore and Johor bahru (malaysia) is just a causeway difference. So maybe your next trip you can try visiting there… great food too! 😉

    Hopefully I get to bump into you! Welcome and Have fun in Singapore!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Farhana, thank you for your tips and suggestions, they are very helpful. Thanks for the rojak tip, I think I’ll need to try both of them!

  • Md Aqil Tasrin

    1 year ago

    For Best Indian prata : Springleaf Prata Place
    Located at , No.1,Thong Soon Ave, 787431

    For Best Briyani in Town (Rain Deer Briyani) : Singapore ZAM ZAM Restaurant
    Located at , 697 North Bridge Road, 198675

    For Best of the Best NASI LEMAK : Adam Road Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak come earlier at 7-8am prevent from long Ques 😆
    Located at , no.2 Adam Rd, #01-02, Adam Road Food Centre, 289876

  • Eugene

    1 year ago

    Go to Ban Leong Tze Char Stall (sells all sorts of local delicacies; chilli / black pepper crab; prawn paste chicken; curry fish head; cereal prawns; hotplate tofu stew; sambal kangkong; sambal lala; etc..

    Go to HillStreet Meepok for the best fishball mincemeat noodles, or alternatively, you can try Meng’s kitchen at upper thomson.

    Go to Serangoon Gardens ChompChomp Food Centre for all local delicacies, ranging from, sambal stingray, sambal lala, all sorts of bbq food. Awesome Prawn Mee Noodles, Rojak, Famous Carrot Cake stall, best BBQ chicken wings and Satay and not forgetting to order Sugarcane drink! Alternatively, you can go to touristy spots to taste these food as Newton Food Centre or East Coast Park Lagoon Food Centre as well.

    Go to Old Street Bak Kut Teh / Songfa Bak Kut Teh to try pork ribs soup.

    Go to BOON TONG KEE chicken rice for the best chicken rice experience!

    These places offers the best variety of local delicacies at affordable prices and not prone to touristy charges and yet they are authentic and good!

    Singapore offers a myriad of choices when it comes to food, always dine in local food centres and look out for stalls with the longest queues, they are often the best in their area of expertise! Rule of thumb when it comes to eating in Singapore, when you see a queue, you gotta queue and try it for yourself! Enjoy Mark! Hope to see your food vlog soon! =)

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Eugene, thank you very much for all these food suggestions. Sounds good about the queue, I’ll be ready to line up for good food!

  • Phoebe

    1 year ago

    You’ve gotta add this: TULANG MERAH from Beach Road Hawker Centre. It’s mutton bone marrow.

    Giant prawn noodles from Albert Street @ Old Airport Road. EXTREMELY AWESOME

  • banog

    1 year ago

    i like your channel ..

  • Charles-A. Rovira

    1 year ago

    Go for the roast duck… After that some fish curry…

  • Ray

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark. Bumped into you and ying over a year ago on the bts…

    You definitely have to try a dish called babi buah keluak… it’s a peranakan dish and takes over 2 weeks to prepare…

    Do check it out
    http://www.soshiok.com/content/babi-buah-keluak-best-seller-daisys-dream-kitchen

    They are closed on Mondays.. if you do visit let them know you met me in bangkok 🙂

    Ray

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Ray, thank you very much, I remember you! I will get back to your by e-mail as well. Thanks!

  • Dicky Iskandar

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark & Ying,
    I have been your greatest fan of your Food review VLOG on YouTube.
    Welcome to Singapore in advance. Glad to share with you on my personal preferences on the following:

    20. Nasi Padang: If you don’t mind a slightly heavy price go to PU3 Restaurant (https://www.facebook.com/pu3restaurant) for a delightful kind off Nasi Padang serve on a big platter, well known by its name Nasi Ambeng Dulang. Rice serve on a dulang – big platter ( can order for 2 pax) with all the common Malay / Indonesian Main & Side dishes. Go during lunch time from 11pm as there are many other dishes you can add on.

    21. Nasi Lemak: Go to Changi Village Hawker Centre (most eastern part of SG), you will find 1 of the best Nasi Lemak outlet we have. Or go the Boon Lay Market Place & Hawker Centre ( the western part of SG) http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/boon_lay_power_nasi_lemak_boon_lay_place
    Try the Sambal Chilli – POWER!

    22. Roti Prata / Murtabak: You can try Thohirah at Jalan Kayu ( northeast part of SG)

    23. Chili Crab: Go to Newton Food Hawker Centre (Newton MRT – NS21 via North South Line or DT11 via Downtown Line) http://www.smrt.com.sg/Trains/NetworkMap/Newton
    24. Sambal Stingray: Same place as the above, I personally a fan of the Stall – Lucky Newton Seafood 82. Try my Combo dishes below whenever I go there and eat.
    Sambal Stingray + Kailan Beef + Fried Calamari + Black Pepper Chicken + Tom Yam Soup + Sambal Kangkong. Best time to go is after 7pm where the atmosphere is wonderful. Full of BBQ smell.

    • Dicky Iskandar

      1 year ago

      Opps sorry correction on the following:
      Nasi Padang: PU3 Restaurant – Go during lunch time from 11am ….. LOL

      • Dicky Iskandar

        1 year ago

        FISH HEAD CURRY: Trust me, there is no other curry than the best of the best curry than Indian Curry spice. Go to Little India ( Little India MRT via NE7 North East Line or DT12 via Downtown Line * 1 stop away from Newton MRT) Go to Race Course Road, Apollo Banana Leaf Restaurant. Quite pricey but the wonderful curry smell on your fingers will stay with you.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Dicky, really appreciate your support, thank you. Awesome food suggestions, can’t wait to start eating!

  • Darren

    1 year ago

    I live in Singapore Mark! I’d bring you around if you ever need help!

    Cheers
    Darren.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Darren, really appreciate it!

  • Andy

    1 year ago

    One of the nicest neighbourhood coffee shop selling zi char.

    Jin Fu Seafood
    844 Tampines Street 82, Singapore 520844

  • Jenny

    1 year ago

    – Boon Tong Kee Chicken (Balestier Road). The chicken and rice are so good!! and also Deep-fried tofu with Thai Style ( my must-eat dish) 😂.
    – 4 fingers (Korean-styled chicken)
    – Ah Chew Desserts (Bugis or near United Square)
    – swee choon Dim sum (I prefer this restaurant to Tim Ho Wan- Jalan Besar)
    – Old airport Road food court
    – Frog porridge (Geylang lorong 11- I often eat there. Their porridge is tasty according to my palate)
    – Chilli crabs (Jumbo seafood in Clarke Quay. Quite pricy but I think it’s worth money)
    – Foods in IKEA
    – Loy Kee Chicken (quite good but I prefer Boon Tong Kee)
    – Durians in Balestier road (so yummy- the store near pasta house or sth. Sorrt I didn’t remember clearly)
    – Rochor Beancurd House (Balestier Road- Public Mansions)

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Huge thank you Jenny, this is a great list of food!

  • Darren

    1 year ago

    I live in Singapore Mark! If you ever need help around leave me a mail!

    Cheers
    Darren.

  • Junyi

    1 year ago

    Hong Ji Claypot Bak Kut Teh at #01-329, 19 Marsiling Lane, 730019 is a definite must try! It is the most authentic and nicest Bak Kut Teh I’ve ever tried in Singapore and I highly recommend it!!

  • Yilin

    1 year ago

    3. Hokkien mee
    17. Satay

    You have to visit satay by the Bay. Great views and authentic local food. There is a Hokkien Mee stall which is a branch of the original store in Geylang. It’s a yellow signboard with queues on fri and sat nights. The satay you need to pick the one where the guys are wearing black shirts. That’s the good one.

    Also mark, you need to visit Melben seafood, it has real awesome Zhi char and they are famous for their crab bee hoon soup. Which is like fish bee hoon but with crab instead. The broth is so filled with Umamii taste!! I can picture you doing your signature awesome face after taking a sip of the broth!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Yilin, haha, thank you very much, I’m sure the crab been hoon will be worthy!

  • Marcus

    1 year ago

    Bat Kut Teh – located at Geylang Lor 12 there. Super tasty and always crowded

    I can sent u more photo and with the address of the other food that are gd & nice

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Marcus, really appreciate it!

  • Dan Ng

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, for Bak Kut Teh, I’ll usually head to Ng Ah Sio BKT along Rangoon Rd, the pork spare ribs are tender but the broth is intense and peppery… To die for stuff, imho! For Nasi Lemak, checkout Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak at Adam Road Food Centre, a favorite even with the Brunei King I heard! If you’re feeling a little bit homesick, head over to Nakhon Kitchen at Hougang Street 21 for some cheap and good Thai food. Be prepared to queue during peak hours at those stalls mentioned above!

  • Jerome

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    I have been following your videos since the beginning of time and I’m so excited that you’re finally visiting my country!

    I have some recommendations for you, please try some as they are always my go-to places whenever I’m hungry!:

    -Wanton Mee:
    Fei fei wanton mee
    Address: 17 Joo Chiat Place, S427785

    -Zi Char:
    Two Chefs Eating Place
    Address: 116 Commonwealth Crescent #01-129, S140116
    Their specialty is butter pork ribs so you have to get that!

    -Indian Rojak:
    Just head over to Adam Road food centre and you can just find the store there!

    -Ice Kachang:
    Same address as above, you can find the store easily by looking at the signboard!

    -Nasi Lemak:
    Selera Rasa at the same address above (Adam road). You can try all three dishes at the same place!

    -Oyster Omelette:
    Chomp chomp food centre, 20 Kensington Park Rd, S557269

    -Stingray:
    Can be found in numerous hawker shops in chomp chomp food centre

    You have to visit chomp chomp food centre as it’s very popular among the locals 🙂

    I’ll be staying tuned to your videos and enjoy your stay in Singapore! 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Jerome, thank you very much for your support, and for all these wonderful Singapore food suggestions, really appreciate it!

  • Gerald

    1 year ago

    Mark. Try Food Republic. Many different types of food under one roof. http://foodrepublic.com.sg/category/food

  • Samuel Ng

    1 year ago

    Hi mark

    Below are the food that i feel local will also go for it.

    1. Laksa

    Sungei Road Laksa: Blk 27 Jalan Berseh, #01-100 Singapore 200027

    328 Katong Laksa: 51/53 East Coast Road, Singapore 428770

    2. Bak Kut Teh

    Founder Bak Kut Teh Restaurant (Balestier)
    New Orchid Hotel, 347 Balestier Road, 329777

    Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh: 7 Keppel Road, #01-05/07, PSA Tanjong Pagar Complex, Singapore 089053 (closed on Mon)

    3. Hokkien mee

    Kim Keat Hokkien Mee
    #01-264, Toa Payoh Palm Spring, 92 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, 310092

    Hainan Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
    Address: #B1-34, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, 199583

    4. Chicken Rice

    Golden Mile Thien Kee Steamboat Restaurant

    #B1-20, Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, 19958

    Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice
    B1-35, Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, 199583

    5. Char Kway teow

    91 fried kway teow
    505 Beach Road, Golden Mile Food Centre, #01-91, Singapore 199583

    Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee: Blk 531A Upper Cross Street, #02-17, Hong Lim Food Centre, Singapore 510531

    6. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway)

    He Zhong Carrot Cake: 51 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre, Singapore 588172

    7. Wan Ton mee
    Fei Fei (肥肥) Roasted Noodle: Char Siew, Noodles
    Yuhua Village Food Centre Stall 28, 254 Jurong East Street 24, Singapore 600254

    8. Fish Bee Hoon
    Bao Gong XO Fish Head Bee Hoon XO
    Address: #01-115, 713 Clementi West Street 2, 120713

    9. Bak Chor mee
    Tai Hwa Pork Noodle: Blk 466 Crawford Lane #01-12, Singapore 190465 (closed on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month)
    Seng Hiang Food Stall (soup variant): Blk 85 Bedok North Street 4, Fengshan Market & FoodCentre, Singapore 460085

    10. Oyster Omelet (Orh Lua)

    11. Yong Tao Foo

    12. Roast Duck

    13. Peranakan Food

    14. Zi Char Meal

    15. Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg

    16. Rojak

    17. Satay

    18. Ice Kachang

    19. Durian

    20. Nasi Padang

    21. Nasi Lemak

    22. Roti Prata / Murtabak

    23. Chili Crab

    24. Sambal Stingray

    25. Fish Head Curry

    • Samuel Ng

      1 year ago

      Star Yong Kwang B.B.Q. Seafood: Blk 127 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Alexandra Village Food Centre, #01-230, Singapore 150127

      Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak: Blk 221B Boon Lay Place, Boon Lay Place Market and Food Centre, #01-06, Singapore 642221

      The Roti Prata House: 246M Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574370

      ENAQ Restaurant: Block 303 Jurong East Street 32, Singapore 600303

      Koothurar: Block 17, Beach Road, Singapore 190017 (closed alt Tues)

      Soon Li Yong Tau Foo (Bukit Merah View Food Centre)
      Blk 115 Bukit Merah View
      #01-78 Bukit Merah View Food Centre
      Singapore 151115

      • Mark Wiens

        1 year ago

        Thank you very much Samuel!

        • Samuel ng

          1 year ago

          If you need me bring you around just email me. I will mostly free on sunday full days. I will love to bring to most of the food hide

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Samuel, this is great, thank you very much for your food suggestions!

  • Mzn

    1 year ago

    Hi mark! I commented on utube bt I thought I’ll leave a comment here too. Hehe.

    Grilled chicken(Ayam bakar), grilled fish(ikan bakar), and Tahu telur(fried tofu+whipped egg in spicy peanut sauce) from Hajah Maimunah at geylang area(there are only two outlets in SG and I think the geylang one is better). It’s a nasi Padang shop so there will be other dishes to try too.

    The dishes I mentioned are all spicy and I normally can’t eat spicy but I will always risk my weak stomach for these amazing dishes. I personally think it’s not one of the cheapest options around but oh yeah the taste is hard to find anywhere else. Go try them mark and ying! Considering u love Malay food, I’m sure ull find these dishes worth the trip to sg! 😀

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Mzn, thank you very much for your recommendation, really appreciate it!

  • Suhairi

    1 year ago

    I would suggest the Geylang Serai food centre for some dishes there and also, add soup tulang or tulang merah in your list too!

  • abhay joshi

    1 year ago

    Chinatown.. there is corner restaurant in the middle of the pagoda street name “chinatown seafood” i swear the best food in chinatown.
    Then head to lau pa sat food court also nearby .. you can try some traditional satay in the evening.. behind in the alley of this market…
    Offcourse.. you can also eat at maxwell food center which also in and around chinatown.. tian tian chicken rice… but lou pa sat offers variety of hawker stalls n dishes…

    You keep on vlogging mark !
    Cheers Abhay

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Abhay!

      • abhay

        1 year ago

        Mark,
        I am visiting thailand in first week of march. I am visiting bangkok,chiang mai and krabi.
        I am also a foodie but not quite as you are… lol.. and I regularly watch and see your updates.. I wish I could meet and discuss touring the world with you.
        The least I can request you is to join for a lunch at your fav restaurant saei or if you can come to krabi then at the joke restaurant..

  • Hui

    1 year ago

    Best nasi lemak will have to be at changi village! Changi Village Food Centre Stall 01-03, Singapore 500002, Singapore

  • Justin

    1 year ago

    Mark,

    Mark my words: Queensway Shopping Centre for Laksa.

    The shop is known as Marine Parade (Janggut) Laksa. It’s the shop with the long orange tables. Do also try the Curry chicken rice at the shop.

  • Nicholson Yeo

    1 year ago

    Sup Mark!!, been watching your videos for years, Im from Singapore,glad that you’re coming to SG! the best foods in SG are definitely in local hawkers centers, especially the longer queue the better you know its gonna get :)!! here are some of the more popluar ones, & most I’ve tried!

    1. Laksa – 328 Katong Laksa
    2. Bak Kut Teh – Outram Park Yahua Rou Gu Cha (Try the Prime Rib Long Bone Pork Ribs) Go earlier to avoid sold out
    3. Hokkien Mee – Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee /Old Airport Road Hawker (Lots of famous local foodies here!)
    4. Chicken Rice – Tian Tian Chicken Rice (Maxwell Hawker)
    5. Char Kway Teow – Hill street Char Kway Teow (Bedok blk 16 market)
    6. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway) – ?? theres black or white kind
    7. Wan Ton Mee – Fei Fei Wanton Mee
    8. Fish Bee Hoon – ??
    9. Bak Chor Mee – Bedok blk 85 (FengShan Market) the best! Stall 7 (go at Night!!)
    10. Oyster Omelet (Orh Lua) – ??
    11. Yong Tao Foo – ??
    12. Roast Duck – Kim Heng HK Roast Meat (Blk 214 Serangoon Avenue 4, #01-88, Singapore 550214) Famous for the Roast Pork , DA Best! 🙂
    13. Peranakan Food – ?? Katong Area
    14. Zi Char Meal – Sik Wai Sin Eating House (Catonese)/ Ting Heng (Local)
    15. Kaya Toast, Coffee, Soft Boiled Egg – ?? local coffee shop the older ones, around Chinatown might be the best, not sure, the older the shop, the more authentic.
    16. Rojak – Toa Payoh Rojak @ Old Airport Road Hawker (lots of famous food here) LONG QUEUE!
    17. Satay – Chuan Kee Stay @ Old Airport Road Hawker
    18. Ice Kachang – ??
    19. Durian – Dempsey Durian 万里香 , Best place to chill and eat Durian , abit pricy as lots of big boss goes there, but the best quality and good spot to eat Durian! rmb to eat with mangosteen as it reduces the heatiness, and keep the husk of the durian, pour water into it the hollow part & drink the water, ( proven to reduce heatiness from Durian)
    20. Nasi Padang – ?? Geylang Serai
    21. Nasi Lemak -Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak @Adam Road Food center
    22. Roti Prata / Murtabak – Casuarina Curry Restaurant Pte Ltd
    23. Chili Crab – Chili crab is not cheap, but you can try (Long Beach Seafood $70-100).
    24. Sambal Stingray – Local hawkers (Fengshan blk 85 theres 1, maybe you can have it with your Bak Chor Mee !!
    25. Fish Head Curry – ??Little India

    Well here are some of my suggestions, when it comes to food, im very picky, so hope you give it a try! You’ve been giving us food vlogs about places, so glad us Singaporeans could help to recommend you this time round!! Hope you have fun in SG!!!

    Cheers,
    Nick

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Nick, this is a fantastic list, thank you for taking the time to share. Will definitely be trying some of these places, thank you!

  • Simon

    1 year ago

    Mark,

    Chocolate – Almond Croissants for breakfast on Orchard Road @ Tiong Bahru Bakery.

    Enjoy

    Simon

  • Alexis

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, I would recommend a few restaurants/food places and prolly suggest a little of other things you could try 🙂 And also, I would like to let you know that seafood restaurants here are very expensive, pretty exhorbitant and not very fresh from my experience. I would not recommend you to eat seafood here and to save your stomach for better stuff.

    Below are the restaurants/hawker I would advice you to go to:
    Hi Mark! i’m a Singaporean here and I would highly recommend:

    1. Old Airport Road(1st Favorite place)
    •Old Changi Airport Road Hawker centre(Mackerel Lor Mee- Need to be there before 8 tho to prevent crowd and disappointment)
    •Albert Street Prawn Noodle

    2. Serangoon Central Drive(2nd favourite)
    Serangoon Central Drive Blk261 Zheng Yuan Cantonese Roasted Delight(Avoid weekend and lunch hour as queue would be super long and food may be sold out fast.)
    Famous for roasted duck, roasted pork, char siew, roasted ribs, soups and other side dishes 🙂

    3. Chinatown Complex Hawker 3rd favourite(2nd Floor) – •Chee Kueh/Steamed Yam cakes
    •Seng Kee 119 famous steam fish head
    •Hong Kong Soy sauce chicken rice and noodle(the one with the longest queue)
    •Handmade yong tau hoo(Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Hoo)
    Bonus: Other foods like Char Kuey Tiao, Hokkien Mee, Fried carrot cake etc all can be found here 🙂

    4. Golden Mile Complex
    Golden Mile Thien Kee Steamboat Restaurant(Famous for their steamed chicken/roasted pork)

    5. Somerset 313
    Hai Di Lao Steamboat Restaurant

    6. Greenwood Avenue(Bukit Timah Area)
    •Greenwood Avenue’s Rubato(Italian restaurant)
    •Shelter In The Woods(Roasted Chicken)
    •The Fish Market(Fresh Oysters)

    7. Marina Bay
    •Satay by the way(A huge variety of stalls there and well-known for the satays/barbeque wings). Its near Gardens by the bay, good for a stroll after heavy lunch/dinner

    8. Tanjong Katong
    •Punggol Nasi Lemak
    -Can be found almost everywhere 🙂
    •Eng’s wanton noodle house(Very famous wanton mee place)

    9. Bak Kut Teh
    •Song Fa’s Bak Kut Teh(Clarke Quay)
    •Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh
    •Old Street Bak Kut Teh

    Bonus:
    Toa Payoh Lor 1A – Handmade ice cream(Creamier)

    Kovan- Teo Chew Porridge place

    That’s all I would recommend 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Alexis, thank you very much for your food recommendation list, this is excellent and extremely helpful!

  • Hakim

    1 year ago

    You should try the the Nasi Lemak at Adam Road Foodcourt.For Roti Prata it is at Mahamoodiyah Restaurant at 335 Bedok Rd.Hope you will enjoy the stay in Singapore!

  • Shawn

    1 year ago

    Also for the best prata and murtabak, it has to be jalan Kayu, it is downright delicious, to go for your late night supper.

  • Madison

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark!!! I’m SO happy to hear that you’re coming to Singapore. I noticed that most of the comments are telling you to try main stream stalls where most tourists usually go to. However, I feel that you should visit a neighbourhood food place where it is well liked by many locals around that neighbourhood. The place I’m going to introduce you sells the BEST duck noodles ever. Not even kidding. I’m person who is very picky over food. So when I say, it’s the BEST, it must be really really good!!! The place is more popular among my fellow neighbours staying around the hood, and not many Singaporeans know about it. But I HAVE to share it with you since you’re coming all the way to Singapore. Okay, so here are the details. Their stall is located at Fu Yuan Can Shi, #01-34 Block 259 Bukit Panjang Ring Road. The nearest LRT is Pending station. The food court is next to Kim San Leng (another food court). Their stall name is Zheng Wei. They are open from 5.30am to 2.30pm. But they sell our really fast! So if possible, come before 1pm! Oh! And you must order the dry version. It is their gravy that makes the dish tastes so good. If u like kuay teow, order the “duck kuay teow dry”. If u prefer noodles, order the “duck noodle dry”. If u like both, order “duck kuay teow mee dry” you get the best of both worlds and it tastes really good too. REMEMBER TO ASK FOR CHILLI ADDED. The chilli is really good!!! Okay sorry for the long post. But this is worth the rave. Hahaha. Have fun eating and I look forward to your posts!!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Madison, this is an excellent suggestion, thank you very much for sharing, I will try to make it here!

  • Pak

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark and Ying,
    I’m originally from Bangkok, now living in the UK. I luckily had a chance to live&work in Singapore for 2 years (2010-2012) and that was the best eating journey so far. I cannot suggest a single restaurant to eat in particular because I like to try new food hawker(food court) like Kopitium or a ground floor HDB building for every dishes they have. My most favourite menu that I had to try from each places are;
    1. Laksa, the creamier the gravy the better, I don’t like bean sprouts in mine so I can enjoy the soft and creamy texture of everything else.
    2. Yong to fu, pick every single to fu pieces, don’t forget a stuffed okra and/or bitter gourd, served in keri(curry gravy).
    3. Hokkien Mee with thick yellow noodle, I find the longer they steam the noodle get better in texture.
    4. Rojak, I’m not a fan of pineapple but if you like this will be the best fruit salad you ever have.
    Good luck to you both, hope you have a great time!
    Pak.
    P.S. My husband suggests carrot cakes with black soy sauce, he is a very picky eater English man so I think there’s something special about it. 😉

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Pak, nice to hear form you, glad you’ve spent some time in Singapore and enjoyed the food. Thank you for your tips!

  • Jeffrey

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, I would like to recommend a very old school Yong Tau Fu at People’s park complex food centre. Stall name would be Yong Xiang Xing.
    Stall from 1pm to 4pm .

  • Jeremy

    1 year ago

    If you are still having trouble deciding on the places to eat, check out reviews by local foodies like ieatishootipost.sg or makansutra!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thanks Jeremy, lots of amazing food bloggers in Singapore!

  • Bani

    1 year ago

    Please do try the salted egg bun/pau.. Amazingly amaze… You will be blown away… Savoury bun… Oozing salted egg.. 2 thumbs up… Try it at Tang tea house @ Simpang bedok.. POWER!!!

  • Jeremy

    1 year ago

    Karu’s Indian Banana Leaf restaurant for some really good fish head curry and Indian briyani served on a banana leaf! Banana Leaf Apolo is a good alternative.

    Hokkien Mee, sambal stingray, char kway teow, bbq chicken wings, carrot cake, satay and oyster omelette at Chomp Chomp @ Serangoon Gardens

    Keng Eng Kee Seafood for zi char (be sure to try the moonlight horfun and salted egg squid.

    Nasi lemak from Sri Saujana stall at Changi Village.

    If you wish, there’s some pretty decent Thai food at the food court at the 3rd level of Beauty world shopping centre, where the stall is aptly named “Bangkok Thai food”. There are lots of foods to try there as well

    Hope you enjoy your stay here in Singapore Mark! Looking forward to the videos!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Really appreciate your suggestions Jeremy, thank you for your help. Can’t wait for all the delicious food!

  • Shawn

    1 year ago

    Best place to eat for sambal stingray? Alexandra Village hawker center, in the second row there is a stall, it is amazing!!! You have to try Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, which is pork ribs in delicious peppery soup. The main one is located on 11 New Bridge Road. Soup is refillable, and if you want you should order the pig trotter and ask for lean meat it is also delicious, the soup is so piping hot it will make you sweat. Another great soup place is for pig organ soup, located at 24 Foch Road, it is also amazing, but you have to find a seat during peak hours! And really, you HAVE to try it.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Awesome, thank you very much Shawn. I’m looking forward to trying the bak kut teh, and that pig organ soup sounds delicious too!

  • Daphne

    1 year ago

    For good old traditional style yong tau foo – try the stall with the red and white signboard
    at tiong bahru market next to the desserts stall (turn right after the escalator, the first few stores). Alternatively, the yong tau foo at harbourfront food centre (thou they select a set of ingredients for you– you don’t get to choose).

    For less “healthy” and fried items yong tau foo, go for fatty aunty at Jalan bukit merah, this is a hole in the wall that is very popular with the nearby office crowd and their speciality is definitely their black bean sauce.

    Would recommend the soup version for the traditional type (ask for your bowl to be topped with the yellow soybeans that are used to make the soup stock – they’re free) and the dry version for the “unhealthy” type (typically yong tau foo is supposed to be a very healthy dish :p)

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Daphne, they all sound delicious!

  • Jay

    1 year ago

    try some waffles ice cream for desert mark!! 😀 Vendors are commonly found along Orchard Road and Chinatown and outside schools. there’s so many flavors like red bean, yam, sweet corn, durian, honeydew, peppermint, chocolate, and chocolate chip. but for me the best is red bean hope you like my suggestion cant wait for your next video! keep it up and have a safe trip

  • Marklin Ang

    1 year ago

    OH MY you’re coming over!!

    I can’t vouch for the rest, but my personal favourites for

    Bak Chor Mee (a.k.a Minced Meat Noodles):
    Address: Block 105 Hougang Avenue 1, 2nd level.
    If you’re taking the escalator from the 1st level, turn right and keep right after you hit the 2nd. Walk all the way towards the end, and you’ll see a queue (the queue is evident everyday), with a signboard ‘Minced Meat Noodles’. TASTE THAT BAK CHOR MEE! It’s my weekly dose of energy. If you’re going, go before 1pm daily. They close on one weekday; either Tue/Thu.

    Roti Prata: Al Falah Restaurant
    Address: Blk 681 Hougang Ave 8, #01-855
    It’s a corner shop, and it’s 24 hours.

    Kaya Toast:
    Just head to Ya Kun Kaya Toast. It’s an islandwide air-conditioned coffee shop
    You can see their comprehensive list of outlets here: http://yakun.com/find-us/local

    Cheers!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Marklin, fantastic, thank you very much for your favorite Singapore food suggestions!

  • Zahrin

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    I’ve been an avid follower ever since I discovered your channel last year. I watch your videos with my kids and they absolutely love the ‘delicious face’ you make whenever you have really good food. 🙂 Honestly it would be a treat for me n the kids to meet you when you’re in Singapore, but understood your schedule will be very tight.

    Anyways, I would like to recommend the ‘sambal stingray’ at the Malay seafood stall in Bedok Corner Food Centre, address is 1 Bedok Road, Singapore 469572. The name of the stall escapes me but they are the only Malay seafood stall there.

    They serve the Sambal Stingray on a banana leaf accompanied by ‘cincalok’ (a fermented krill sauce) mixed with fresh cut chili and onions. These two combined, just lifts the dish to another level. I do hope you get to try it.

    Wish you safe travels and have an awesome time in Singapore! 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Zahrin, thank you very much for watching our videos, really appreciate it. I may try to arrange a meet up, because I would love to meet you and your kids and some others as well. Thank you for the sambal stingray recommendation, sounds wonderful. Say hello to your kids for me as well!

      • Zahrin

        1 year ago

        That’ll be awesome Mark. 🙂 The kids say hello to u too. Look forward to catching up with u n Ying. Take care n safe travels!

  • dedy

    1 year ago

    You should try yong tao fo in thiong bahru near osaka 81 hotel

  • Derek

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    Absolutely love your videos!

    Would love to meet you, and Ying, and help bring you around.

    Anyway, you should really make a stop at Pei Kio Food center along Cambridge road.

    It serves a excellent Prawn me, similar size to those Somsak Pu Ob video, and many excellent local stalls. Reasonably priced too!

    Email me if you need a ride!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Derek, really appreciate it, thank you very much!

  • mike

    1 year ago

    Hi mark. You can try jumbo seafood resturant for chilli crab and also rojark you can try at toa payoh hub basement food court. There is always a queue for that stall

  • Nasya

    1 year ago

    Hi mark and ying! Recommendations from a foodie. These are the best at their game:

    13. Peranakan Food: Guan Hoe Soon @40 joo chiat place

    16. Rojak (indian) & must try accompanying mee goreng or mee kuah: Al Mahboob @ S11 , blk 506 tampines central

    17. Satay: corner stall @haig road hawker centre

    20. Nasi Padang: sabar menanti (1 & 2) @ arab street area. Or for a luxurious version try Mamanda @ sultan gate

    21. Nasi Lemak: international nasi lemak @ changi village hawker centre

    22. Roti Prata: mr moghan’s crispy prata @ 7 crane road.
    Murtabak: victory @ arab street

    23. Chili Crab, black pepper crab: happy kampong seafood @ 8 admiralty street admirax

    25. Fish Head Curry: muthu’s curry @ race course road.
    Masala fish head: ghandi’s restaurant @31 chander road

    • Aiman

      1 year ago

      @Nasya I totally agree on 16. Al Mahboob @ S11! Total kick!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Nasya, awesome to hear you’re a food lover! Thank you for these great Singapore food suggestions, can’t wait to start trying them!

  • Beck

    1 year ago

    Laksa – Sungei Road Laksa 结霜桥叻沙 (27 Jln Berseh, 200027)

    Zi Char – Tian Wai Tian Fish Head Steamboat (1382 Serangoon Rd)

  • Jon Teo

    1 year ago

    Dear Mark, my wife and I are huge fans of yours!

    We hope you enjoy Singapore!!!!

    1. Laksa – 328 Katong Laksa, 53 East Coast Road

    3. Hokkien Mee – Geylang Lorong 29 Hokkien Mee @ 396 East Coast Road
    Featured on
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPUk65VhJVE

    4. Chicken Rice – Tian Tian Chicken Rice @ Maxwell Food Centre

    6. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway)
    Lau Goh Carrot Cake – Zion Riverside Food Centre Stall 26, Singapore 247780, Singapore
    Featured in “8 Days Eat TV Show”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ee_US_orec
    Reviewed on:
    http://ieatishootipost.sg/lau-goh-carrot-cake-the-history-of-carrot-cake-chai-tau-kueh-revisited/

    Or:

    Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao at Bedok Interchange Food Centre at Blk 207 Upper Changi Road #01-18 Bedok Interchange Food Centre, Singapore (They have moved into the new food court and its still right next to the Bedok MRT)

    http://ieatishootipost.sg/song-zhou-luo-bo-gao-are-you-a-black-or-white-carrot-cake-fan-bedok-interchange-food-centre-part-2-of-7/

    9. Bak Chor Mee
    Fengshan Food Centre Bedok 85
    10. Oyster Omelet (Orh Lua)
    Simon Road Oyster Omelette
    Featured on “Our Makan Places Lost and Found Season 4”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtbFRqE922I

    Reviewed at:
    http://ieatishootipost.sg/simon-road-oyster-omelette-earth-shatteringly-crispy-oh-luak/

    11. Yong Tao Foo – Amara Yong Tau Foo
    Featured on “Our Makan Places Lost and Found” http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x39wyw_singaporegeek_our-makan-place-lost-and-found-season-5/1#video=x21xe1j

    12. Roast Duck ?Char Siew Rice
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CAZam_nB9w

    14. Zi Char Meal
    Long Ji Zi Char
    Reviewed at:
    http://ieatishootipost.sg/long-ji-zi-char-wok-hei-crab-bee-hoon/

    16. Rojak
    Lau Hong Ser Rojak
    Reviewed at:
    http://ieatishootipost.sg/lau-hong-ser-rojak-the-undisputed-rojak-champion/

    Or

    Soon Heng Rojak
    Reviewed at:
    http://ieatishootipost.sg/soon-heng-silver-stream-rojak-two-bucks-and-they-still-include-cuttlefish/

    21. Nasi Lemak
    Adam Road Food Centre –Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak – The Brunei “Sultan” gets his people to grab him Nasi Lemak from this store when he is in town. Also get the Ginger Tea “Teh Halia” or The Tarik from the 24 hours The Tahrik store!

    23. Chili Crab
    Main contenders are Long Beach Seafood, Red house Seafood (My family’s favourite) and Jumbo Seafood
    Reviewed at:
    http://www.thebestsingapore.com/eat-and-drink/best-chilli-crab-in-singapore/

    24. Sambal Stingray
    Chan BBQ at Fengshan Market and Food Centre, Bedok 85

    25. Fish Head Curry
    Samy’s Curry at Dempsey Hill.
    Perfect. The other contenders are pretenders Mark, believe me!
    http://look-see-eat.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/delicious-curry-fish-head-at-samys.html

    Prawn Noodles
    Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee
    http://ieatishootipost.sg/jalan-sultan-prawn-mee-the-second-member-of-the-prawn-mee-trinity/

    Noo Cheng Adam Road Prawn Mee
    Zion Riverside Food Centre Stall 4, Singapore

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Jon, thank you so much for all of your support, and for this awesome list of food to eat in Singapore. Greetings to your wife, and thank you again!

  • Howard

    1 year ago

    Wee Nam Kee chicken rice located at 101 Thomson Road #01-08 United Square (closest mrt Novena NS20).
    Personally I strongly recommend you trying out 5 Star Corner which sells cheap and excellent western food located at a coffee shop nearby Hougang Mall (Mrt Hougang NE14)

    Cheers !

  • Daniel Kwa

    1 year ago

    Bak Kut Teh: Founder’s Bak Kut Teh at 154 Rangoon Road ! Have to try!

  • Chia Jinfeng

    1 year ago

    Bak kut teh – Song fa bak kut teh , opp central mall
    char kuey teow – outram park char kuey teow at hong lim food complex
    bak chor mee – 58 bak chor mee at taman jurong
    zi char meal – 2 chefs at commonwealth , try the butter pork ribs and 3 eggs vegs
    Roasted duck – I prefer roasted duck from “dian xiao er”
    orh luak : ah hock fried oysters at whampoa market

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Chia, thank you for sharing, this is very helpful!

  • Viola

    1 year ago

    To be honest, Chilli crab is overly-rated. I personally vote Black Pepper OR Salted egg crab if you really want to try crabs in Singapore.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you for the suggestions Viola, maybe will make a change, or try them all!

  • e

    1 year ago

    Hey mark! You should definitely try this place that serves amazing Teochew cuisine type of cuisine at 21 Lorong 1 Realty Park called Pengs Catering. It serves amazing Teochew Steam Promfert, liver and prawn rolls and other teochew type of food! I really do love it alot and i think that you would too!

    Tourists do not know of this part of town as much and its more of local heartland , it is tucked away in a little corner at Hougang and quite accessible!

    I know its not in your list but it is very different from what tourists think when it comes to Singapore cuisine and i think that you should definitely give it a go!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi E, thank you very much for your recommendation, this is awesome. This is the type of off the beaten path place I really love. I will try to get here if possible. Thanks!

  • Valerie

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, big fan of yours! You can try Golden Mile Food Centre for hokkien mee (#3) & chicken rice (#4). They are located at B1 and are next to each other. My favourite place for oyster omelet (#10) and rojak (#16) is also Whampoa Food Centre, you should check them out! Stall names in order: Hainan Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee, Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice, Ah Hock Fried Oyster Hougang & Balestier Road Hoover Rojak.

  • Chris

    1 year ago

    For the undisputed best Bak Chor Mee go here http://www.taihwa.com.sg/

    Open Daily: 09:30 – 21:00
    Closed on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.

    Go early cos the q can be over an hour. Rem to order the largest bowl and ask for extra chilli extra vinegar! I think it going to be right up ur alley Mark & Ying!

    Enjoy and welcome to the Lion City!

    While ur visiting lm dragging the family to Taiwan cos of all ur yummilicious videos on TaiPei.

    I both ROCK! Kudos guys!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Chris, really appreciate it. Have fun in Taiwan!

  • BX

    1 year ago

    Welcome to Singapore!

    The Laksa from Yishun Block 928 is a must try.

    Also if you’re in chinatown area, the egg tarts from Tong Heng Confectionary(285, South Bridge Road) is another one not to be missed. Egg tarts may not be on your list but their egg tarts are really really good. The custard is so creamy it melts in your mouth.

    Enjoy your stay in Singapore! I’m sure you’ll love our food.

  • Jeffrey

    1 year ago

    http://ieatishootipost.sg/simon-road-oyster-omelette-earth-shatteringly-crispy-oh-luak/

    Best oh luak – Simon Road Oyster omelette

    965 Upper Serangoon Road (Simon Rd), Upper Serangoon, 534721

  • Lynx

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark these are some of the famous dishes you shld try.

    Indian Rojak 
    Al Mahboob Restaurant
    Blk, 506 Tampines Central 1, 520506

    Chicken Rice 
    Mckenzie Rex Restaurant
    66 Prinsep Street, #01-01, 188688

    Fishhead Curry
    Banana Leaf Apollo
    54 Race Course Rd, Singapore 218564

    Nasi Padang
    Hajah Maimunah Restaurant
    15 Jln Pisang, Singapore 199082

    Roti Prata/Murtabak
    Singapore Zam Zam
    697-699 North Bridge Rd, 198675

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much for your food recommendations Lynx!

  • aloysius

    1 year ago

    I’m a Singaporean and I love to get my Sambal stingray, oyster omelette and satay in just one place. It’s called the Chomp chomp food center. And every Singaporean knows about that place. (Serangoon)
    And what can beat Jumbo seafood restaurant’s chili crab, located at east coast park.
    The best bachormee I’ve eaten is from bedok block 85, fengshan food centre. This bachormee.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Aloysius, can’t wait to try Chomp Chomp!

  • alan

    1 year ago

    i like your video. i would recommend u not to go Lau Pa Sat hawker centre to eat cause is a bit expensive n not much local people go there. should go to bedok north road blk 85 food center during night for the bak chor mee,hokkiee mee,samba stingray,Char Kway Teow and oyster omelet.

  • Timothy

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark, a must try is the char siew rice and bak chor mee (minced meat noodles with fishballs) at tiong Bahru hawker center. When in Singapore, it’s better to visit the hawker centers and coffee shops instead of the restaurants

  • Pip

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,
    1) Prata and Murtabak – Springleaf Prata Place, along Upper Thomson Rd. (No.1 Thong Soon Ave.)
    2) Bak Kut Teh – (Teochew White soup base – Song Fa Bak Kut Teh (Many branches)
    (Hokkien Black soup base – Sin Heng Claypot Bak Kut Teh (439 Joo Chiat Road)
    3) Orh-lua – There are better versions in Thailand and oysters there are fresher without foul smell (I’ve been living here for over ten years. I’m Thai, I know what I’m talking about ; )
    4) Laksa – Would not recommend Katong laksa unless you like soup base with more coconut milk and not spicy.
    5) Sambal Stingray- BBQ Seafood (Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre #03-178)
    6) Curry Fish Head – Nana Homemade Curry (Block 34 Dover Road #01-159)
    7) Ice Kachang (w/ Gula Melaka) – Botanic Gardens Dessert Corner (Serangoon Gardens Hawker Center, Stall 17)

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Pip, thank you very much for your great food recommendations, thanks for the honesty about the hoy tod as well!

  • Ris

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, here are some of my favorite places that you may want to check out. Hope you like them too. Enjoy your trip!

    Bak Kut Teh: Song Fa (Chinatown Complex)
    Chicken Rice: Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice (Tiong Bahru Market)
    Char Kway Teow: No.18 Zion Road (Zion Riverside)
    Carrot Cake: He Zhong (Bukit Timah Food Centre)
    Wan Ton Mee: Hua Kee (Old Airport Road Food Centre)
    Fish Bee Hoon: Holland Village XO (Dover Crescent)
    – I also recommend to try fish soup at Mei Xiang (Berseh Food Centre) or Han Kee (Amoy Food Centre)
    Yong Tau Fu: Rong Xing (Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market)
    Roast Duck: Eng Kee (Realty Centre)
    – I also recommend to try braised duck rice at Boon Tong Kee (Zion Riverside)
    Zi Char: Por Kee (Seng Poh Lane)
    Rojak: Toa Payoh Rojak (Old Airport Road)
    Dessert/Ice Kachang: Qing Tian (Redhill Food Centre)
    Durian: Ah Seng (Ghim Moh)
    Nasi Lemak: Punggol Nasi Lemak (Upper Serangoon) or Li Xing (Amoy)
    Sambal Stingray: Chomp Chomp Hai Wei Yuan (Chomp Chomp)
    Fish Head Curry: Ocean Curry (Toa Payoh or Telok Ayer)

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Ris, this is a an amazing list of food, thank you very much for sharing!

  • Hwang Sun Woo

    1 year ago

    Hello Mark Weins! My name is Sunny. I am a huge korean fan of you. Ever since I started studying here, I have tried various Singaporean cuisines and obviously I love all of them! although my recommendations will not be as good as the locals, I hope you to hear me out.

    1. Satay – I am sure many of locals would suggest a place called Lau Pa Sat. It is located near Telok Ayer MRT station.

    2. Sambal Stingray & Sambal Kangkong – There is a placed called Chomp Chomp where a lot of seafood stalls are situated. I always visit there whenever I wanna try those food. you can find some decent or rather good Hokkien Mee.

    3. Roti Prata & Murtabak – There are many places that make pretty good pratas and murtabaks. I recommend you Arab Street where quite a number of Indian Muslim restaurants are located. There is another place called Prata House at Upper Thomson Road which is famous in Singapore.

    4. Kway Chap – This is a food that you should definitely try in Singapore. I really can assure you 100% that you will love this good as well. The Kway Chup is a Teochew dish which consists of rice noodle in a soup made with dark soy sauce, served with pig intestines (various type), pork, pig skin, beancurd, braised hard-boiled eggs and preserved vegetable. Too much to describe about this food so I really want you to try out. There are a few places with decent Kway Chap but the one I always go to is located at a little bit remoted. it is hard to find for a tourist so I wish I could bring you around but anyway I hope you can include this meal as well.

    Thanks so much for reading this recommendation even though my suggestions are not as good as locals but I hope you take a note of mine as well.

    I am really a huge fan of you and always watch your videos in prior. I really wish to see you when you are in Singapore. I really really hope to know where you will be going around so that I could really see you in real life. I know there will not be many opportunities to encounter you in real life so I really wish to know where you will be dining so that I could really meet you in person. Wish to see you in Singapore. you have motivated and entertained me always in life. thank you so much!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hello Hwang, thank you very much for your comment and suggestions, they are very helpful. I think we will also visit South Korea sometime this year, hoping to go to Jeonju to do some eating. What part of Korea are you from? I may try to organize a meet-up, I would love to meet you if possible as well. Thank you again for your kind support!

      • Hwang Sun Woo

        1 year ago

        Hello Mark Weins. Thank you so much for replying to my comment. I feel more than honoured!

        I reside in both Asan and Cheonan time to time. Those are the places that you won’t have heard of though! From my place to Jeonju will take me about less than 2 hours so yes I would love to meet you in Korea as well. I will be in Korea in winter period probably november when I am done with my diploma. I am not sure if you will be in Korea in that period. This is why I really wish to see you in Singapore even for a sec! It is fine if you do not want your privacy to be interfered~ I will be more than willing to help you out for Korea trip as well as places to dine. I am sure you have more information than I do but I may be able to give you the information that you may not be able to get as well!

        If you are looking for any person to help you with translation, any recommendation of places to eat or any kind of help, I am more than willing to help you out. We can organise the trip together as well! I will be honoured to! Thanks for reading! Always appreciate your good work!

  • Shah

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark, these are some of my personal favourites.

    Tian Tian Lai Fried Hokkien Mee.
    02-27, Toa Payoh West Market and Food Court, 127 Toa Payoh Lorong 1

    Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak
    2 Adam Rd, #01-02, Adam Road Food Centre, 289876

    Singapore Zam Zam Restaurant Murtabak
    697 North Bridge Road, 198675

    928 Yishun Laksa
    #01-155, 928 Yishun Central 1, 760928

    Al Mahboob Rojak
    Blk, 506 Tampines Central 1, 520506

    Here is a comprehensive list of famous local Singaporean food if you want a starting point 🙂 – http://sethlui.com/best-local-famous-foods-to-eat-singapore/

    Hope you have a great time here in Singapore! Can’t wait to see you enjoying our local food on video!

    • Shah

      1 year ago

      Also, you HAVE to try a McSpicy from Macdonals, yes Macdonalds. Its easily available and unique to Singapore. Everyone here eats it. Be warned though, because it is also called McLaosai. It is very spicy so I think you will like it.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Shah, this is extremely helpful, really appreciate it!

  • Joyce

    1 year ago

    Hi mark! Welcome to Singapore. My Sister and I are avid viewers of your vlogs!

    I’d suggest heading to Jalan Kayu, where there is an open air restaurant right at the start of the street. That restaurant is opened 24hours, and they serve really good roti prata, murtabak and fish head curry!

    I also suggest you visiting chomp chomp food centre located in Serangoon gardens. Lots of famous and delicious local cuisine are located in that food centre like sambal stingray, Hokkien Mee and satay. Oh, you can also grab a huge cup o fresh sugarcane juice. And by huge, I really mean HUGE. Perfect to cool off a heaty meal!

    If you and ying intend to splurge a little, you can head to Peramakan in Keppel Club (located near HarbourFront) for authentic Peranakan food. Must try dishes from there are Ayam Bakaluak, lamb shank and Babi Ponteh. That meal might cost you quite a bit, but it’s definitely worth it. Keppel club is also a peaceful place in a very busy Singapore!

    Really excited that you’d be heading over to Singapore! Hope Singaporeans will be good hosts when you guys are over. Have a great stay mark! 🙂

    PS: the weather has been rather cranking these couple of weeks. I’d suggest that you guys carry a brolly whenever you’re out. It gets really sunny (and I mean scorching hot) one moment and storming the other. (Even though most of SG is sheltered, especially in the city. But better be safe than sorry!)

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Joyce, really appreciate all your food suggestions, and thank you very much and your sister for watching our videos. Thanks for the warning of the weather as well!

  • Jeffrey

    1 year ago

    Best Lor Mee – 上海面卤面 – Blk 117 Aljunied Ave 2 #01-64

  • Wil

    1 year ago

    Kim Heng HK Roasted MeatBlock 214 Serangoon Avenue 4, 01-88, tel: 6283-3695, open: 8.30am to 7pm daily

    Grew up eating this almost every week. Don’t miss it.

    Overall, I suggest not to go to the overly touristy places to eat. Not that the food is bad, but the way these places are presented tend to suggest that all the good food can only be found there. Mark, head into the heartlands!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Wil, thank you for the suggestion. And I will do my best to get into the heartlands!

  • Jon

    1 year ago

    Laksa- Queensway shopping centre ( there are many shops in there selling the same Katong laksa just go to one they all taste great ! )
    Bak Kut Teh- Ya Hua bak kut teh ( Tanjong Pagar complex at Keppel road )
    Chicken rice- boon tong kee ( Bukit Timah )
    Char Kway Teow- old airport road hawker centre ( old airport road hawker centre has loads of good food so prepare to have a feastif u go there )
    Nasi lemak- power Nasi Lemak at Boon Lay hawker centre
    Ice kachang- power ice kachang at ABC market ( you should try chendol too )
    Rojak- Toa Payoh HDB hub food court ( prepare for Long queues )
    Roti prata- Jalan kayu
    Nasi Padang- hj. Maimunah restaurant at 20 Joo Chiat road
    Satay- satay street ( it’s a street with loads of satay stalls try the traditional satay stall it’s fantastic )
    You should also try the peanut soup at Beach Road army market
    Fish head curry- muthus curry at race course road

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Jon, thank you very much, really appreciate all your food recommendations!

      • Jon

        1 year ago

        My pleasure mark ! Hope you enjoy your time in Singapore! Can u make it a daily blog just like the one u did for Bangkok ? Thanks

      • Jon

        1 year ago

        My pleasure mark ! Hope you enjoy your time in Singapore! Can u make it a daily blog just like the one u did for Bangkok ? And can u have a meet and greet? Thanks!

  • Gaelan

    1 year ago

    14. Zi Char Meal
    Kok Sen Restaurant
    30 Keong Saik Rd
    (S) 089 137
    really good and flavourful dishes! the famous one is the big prawns hor fun which you should try!

    20. Nasi Padang
    Shenton House Nasi Padang
    3 Shenton Way
    (S) 068 805
    my personal favourite during the lunch hour rush because it’s so cheap and the variety is immense! the queue can get quite crazy but it’s well worth the time.

    21. Nasi Lemak
    Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak
    221B Boon Lay Place
    (S) 642 221
    the ingredients are all super fresh and the sweet chili is to die for! more of a supper place so you’ll be able to spot the stall when you see the queue stretched out to the road.

    23. Chili Crab / Salted Egg Crab
    Food Pot (Gu Ma Jia)
    45 Tai Thong Crescent
    (S) 347 866
    can be a pricey place but it’s a family-run restaurant with their specialty salted egg crab. they also have other flavoured crabs you should definitely try out!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Gaelan, thank you very much for all your food suggestions, this looks fantastic!

  • Ernie

    1 year ago

    It’d be really cool if you featured less famous dishes that are just as good. Skip the typical chicken rice, laksa, chili crab, nasi lemak, roti prata…. Singaporeans are pretty bored seeing all these dishes on food documentaries/videos!! here are some recommendations but not limited ofc. 🙂

    1) teochew porridge
    2) hainan beef noodles (soup/dry)- Blanco Court traditional hainan beef noodles
    3) Ngoh hiang- maxwell
    4) Prawn Noodles (highly recommended) -River South (Hoe Nam) Noodles House
    5) mee rebus
    6) McSpicy – McDonalds
    7) For zichar – (coffee ribs, cereal prawn, mayo wasabi prawns)
    8) peranakan – (guan hoe soon, try the ayam buah keluak, babi pongteh, boo boo chacha)
    9) singapore army field rations – just for fun, IF you can get your hands on them haha
    10) breakfast beehoon
    11) black pepper chicken
    12) mee goreng
    13) magi goreng!!! (sinful pleasure)
    14) and since chinese new year is coming- YU SHENG
    15) durian pengat
    16) fishball noodles -Hock Seng Choon at bedok
    17) bak chang!!
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    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Ernie, thank you very much for the recommendations and the advice as well. I will definitely take note of that, and I will try to include some of these less publicized dishes as well. Thanks!

  • Rasyid

    1 year ago

    You must try the sambal stingray,roti prata,nasi padang,satay and Indian rojak.

  • Del

    1 year ago

    Try Nasi Lemak Kukus for your nasi lemak
    Address: 188344, 229 Selegie Rd, 188344
    one of the more “traditional” nasi lemak where the rice is steamed

    Another consideration would be ” Black pepper crab”
    Eng seng seafood serves one of the best black pepper crab in singapore if not the best.
    address: 247 Joo Chiat Place, 427932
    service isn’t the best especially when it’s near closing time

  • Rasyid

    1 year ago

    You must try the sambal stingray,roti prata,nasi padang,satay and Indian rojak. Singaporean here 🙂

  • Nigel Yee

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark!
    This does not fall under the category of food you have listed, but you really got to try this exceptional western food stall which serves some of the best hot-plate black pepper steaks I have ever had. I have been eating the steak here for over 10 years. It’s called 5-star corner western.. Do not be fooled by the store name, as you may think it may cost a bomb to dine there.. It’s actually only SGD$9 for a steak. I hope this could be sort of a bonus content for all of the fans!
    It’s only a 5 minutes walk away from Hougang MRT Station (Purple Line, NE14).
    Full Address: 805 Hougang Central, 530805
    Hit me up if you’re on! 🙂 Would be lovely if we could meet up when you’re in Singapore.
    Cheers!
    Nigel

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Nigel, thank you for the recommendation, really appreciate it. That sounds delicious, will see if I can fit it in time! Sounds good!

  • Emily yi

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark! My favorite hokkien mee stall in spore is a food court inside a mall on orchid st. The food court is called Food Republic in Wisma Atria. It’s really famous and there’s always a long line in front of that hokkien mee stall. Costs sgd6.0 and out of all the hokkien mee I’ve tried in spore while I lived there for three years and traveled for business, that hokkien mee stall is the best out of all high-low end hokkien mee. I hope you get to try it out. 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Emily, thank you for sharing your favorite Hokkien Mee stall, sounds delicious!

  • Jocelyn

    1 year ago

    I spotted this on YouTube. You can try it out.
    https://youtu.be/rpHtWFMpwdI

  • Justin

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark ! Gotta try out sambal stingray at Serangoon Gardens Chomp Chomp ! U won’t regret it especially washing it down with a huge cup of sugarcane. U can also head to a nearby Roti Prata place called RK House to try out their Teh Tarik tower. It’s like a beer tower but with pulled milk tea ! Anyways, welcome to Singapore ! 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Justin, awesome, thank you very much, can’t wait to visit Chomp Chomp!

  • Handa

    1 year ago

    Ananas cafe at Pasir Ris mrt.

  • Choo Hui Xing

    1 year ago

    CHICKEN RICE AT THE BASEMENT OF KATONG SHOPPING CENTRE ( if u see a lot of maid agency you are at the right place ) . The chicken rice is super good!! And complimentary soup which is really nice. Well cause you pay above average for the chicken rice so good soup .☺☺☺☺ the crystal chicken feet is delicious too

  • Famtoh

    1 year ago

    No. 17 Satay @ Choa Chu Kang Nature Park. They have one and only Malay restaurant in that park selling satay & other dishes.

  • Jas

    1 year ago

    Ponggol nasi lemak. It is located outside Kovan MRT station(NE13), you need to walk at least 5 minutes to get there and you will be able to see a huge red sign stated “Punggol nasi lemak” You can smell the fragrance of the coconut rice right from the plate and the ingredients such as the Chicken wing and fish fillet are spot on! Hope to see you giving it a try in your video! 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Jas, that sounds wonderful, thank you for the recommendation!

  • Thomas

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, glad that you are heading to my home town. Time for your Singaporean fans to return some favours for all the wonderful blogpost that you had tirelessly produced. Here are my personal favourites (many other equally good ones), sorry I can’t provide you with the full list.

    Bak Kut Teh – Outram Park Yahua Rou Gu Cha, 7 Keppel Rd, PSA Tanjong Pagar Complex, S089053. Peppery hot, good quality pork ribs.

    Hokkien Mee – Beng Thin Hoon Kee Restaurant, #05-02, OCBC Centre, 65 Chulia Street, S 049513.

    Chicken Rice – Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice Restaurant, 101 Thomson Road, #01-08 United Square, S 307591. Very tender chicken and fragrant rice.

    Char Kway Teow – No. 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow , 70 Zion Rd, S 247792. Long que in the evening, visit before 6pm.

    Bak Chor Mee – Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, 466 Crawford Lane, #01-12, S 190465. Very old stall, the soup noodle is very good. Very long que during lunch hours.

    Durian – not sure when you’ll be coming but it’s off season now, best time is around June, July & August.

    Hope this helps, should you need any other information, please feel free to email me. Thank you once again for all the wonderful videos and blogpost.

    Satay – New Ubin Seafood, Block 27 Sin Ming Road, Sin Ming Industrial Estate Sector A #01-174, S 575680. It’s a restaurnt but their pork satay is amazing. Different from the Thai pork satay. New Ubin also serves many other nice dishes.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Thomas, thank you very much for your support, and your list of Singapore dishes is extremely helpful, Thank you!

  • Victor Bimo

    1 year ago

    You have to try orh lua..and my fav is Ah Hock Fried Oyster Hougang at Whampoa Hawker Centre..but its closed on wednesday, bro..

  • Ben

    1 year ago

    Fish soup from Han Kee at Amoy Street Food Centre 7 Maxwell Road, #02-129, Singapore 069111.

  • Leong Yew Wei

    1 year ago

    For fish head curry and very good Indian cuisine, I’d recommend Phoenix Indian restaurant at 4 Phoenix Road, Singapore 668158. Affordable too and so far the only full serviced restaurant I’ve been without service charge and GST.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Leong, appreciate your recommendation.

  • Jimmy chen

    1 year ago

    U must try Chinatown hawker centre claypot rice charcoal cooker

  • Choo Hui Xing

    1 year ago

    1. Katong Laksa at Katong lol (tons of them called Katong Laksa and they honestly taste the same)
    2. Song Fa Ba Kut Teh near the Expo station. Quite nice (?) But i think Ba Kut Teh in Malaysia is more affordable and tastier hahaha
    3. Theres this food centre / market at bedok. Its near a police station. You can get a variety of good food there. Hokkien mee, stingray, orh lua, bah chor mee, rojak, ice kachang, satay, yong tau foo, carrot cake
    4. Fish head curry at Upper Paya Lebar, their set is pretty affordable ( worth if theres more ppl )
    ** i dont think u shld try punggol nasi lemak, OVERCHARGE!! good nasi lemak are everywhere

  • Irham

    1 year ago

    I highly recommend Haji Kadir Food Chains Pte Ltd @ 820 Tampines Street 81, Singapore 520820. They founded soup tulang in SG and were originally from Golden Mile Food Centre. Obviously order their Tulang, scrumptious red/bloody goodness. Learn how to extract the bone marrow inside because it’s a sin to NOT eat that! I also would recommend their Mee Kuah Merah, which means Red Soup Noodles.

    Welcome to Sweaty Singapore! 😀

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Irham, that bone marrow sounds wonderful!

  • Rohani

    1 year ago

    Having chicken murtabak from singapore zam zam is a must. A MUST. 697-699 North Bridge Rd, 198675

  • Gilbert

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    You can try the Laksa or Loh mee @Ang Mo Kio (AMK)
    “Ang Mo Kio Loh Mee, Laksa ”
    Address: #01-99, Chong Boon Food Centre, Blk 453A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, 561453
    Opening Hours: Thu – Tue: 6am – 2.30pm

    Enjoy! Hope to see you!

  • Sebastian

    1 year ago

    I know everyone has their favorite Chicken Rice stall. But when I was on exchange in Singapore, this one stall was very special to me because it offered a somewhat different Chicken Rice than the standard you get in Singapore. It is located in Jurong West Road, Block 906. Get there early (around 11) as it sells out at 2 the latest everyday. It’s also closed on the weekend. It’s so popular that they can afford to do these things I guess, but I had it every single day when it was open, you should check it out :)

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Great, thank you for your recommendation Sebastian, sounds delicious!

  • Dian

    1 year ago

    You should try the authentic Nasi Padang @Warung Pariaman situated at 742 North Bridge Road.You should try their Lemak Nangka(nangka is jackfruit).They serve other yummy West Sumatra dishes too.
    Next is Hjh [email protected] Chiat Road /Opposite Joo Chiat Complex.
    They serve a wide variety of malay dishes and Tahu Telur and Siput Sedut is a Must Try!
    You should also try Muthu’s Fish Head Curry from Muthu’s Curry on Race Course Road(138 Race Course Road)

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Dian, mm, the lemak nangka sounds wonderful!

  • jit

    1 year ago

    Mark please do try out the places below when you’re in Singapore!

    2. Bak Kut Teh – Very authentic broth!

    Old Street Bak Kut Teh
    2 & 4 Gemmill Lane Singapore 069247
    Phone: 6759 1082

    4. Chicken Rice – Popular chicken rice chain which serves other dishes as well!

    Boon Tong Kee
    18 Cheong Chin Nam Rd, Singapore 599742

    9. Bak Chor Mee – Long queue but totally worth it!

    Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
    Address: Blk 466 Crawford Lane #01-12, Singapore 190465
    Operating Hours: 9.30am – 8pm (Closed on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month)

    14. Zi Char Meal – Known for their salted egg dishes!

    Keng Eng Kee Seafood
    Blk 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1
    #01-136, Singapore 150124

    Business Hour: 12noon to 10pm

    20. Nasi Padang – Very “home-style” nasi padang! Always sold out early.

    Istimewa Nasi Padang
    Address: Stall 3, Chong Wah Restaurant, 28 Hoy Fatt Road, 151028
    OPENING HOURS: Mon – Sat: 10:00 – 15:00

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Jit, thank you for sharing this amazing list, can’t wait to try some of them!

  • Varad

    1 year ago

    MARK you must eat chili crab in jumbo at singapore it’s just so tasty.

  • Az

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark and Ying,

    This chicken rice stall has to be one of the best in Singapore!

    It’s at 511 Bishan Street 13, Singapore 570511, at Kim San Leng Food Centre.

    It’s a little different from the Tian Tian or Boon Tong Kee style of chicken rice. The chicken is served after a dunking in ice water and you get this glorious gelatinous chicken soup/essence jelly under the skin of the chicken. The meat is incredibly tender and when you chase the chilled chicken with a bit of the warm fragrant rice, it’s just out of this world good! The chilli sauce is also different, it’s slightly more vinegary, not terribly spicy but still gives a nice kick!

    You’ll recognize the stall by the long queue! It even bends and forms an L shape during the busier times!

    As for the satay, sambal stingray, hokkien noodles, oyster omelet and carrot cake, you can get them at one shot at Chomp Chomp Hawker Centre for supper! It’s slightly out of the way but there’s no better place to get it, and the supper atmosphere there is awesome. Loads of people, the smoky air from the grilling satay, the huge cups of sugarcane juice that everyone will be drinking…

    Address: 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269

    I do hope you get to try all those out! Looking forward to the Singapore videos!!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Az, thank you very much for your suggestions, and that chicken rice sounds excellent. I’m also really looking forward to going to Chomp Chomp!

  • Anthony

    1 year ago

    I think you should exclude durian from your list. A durian is a fruit. It does not originate from Singapore. It doesn’t take much to prepare a durian. Just open and eat. A durian is a durian. It does not matter which store you buy from. However you must know the speices of the durian and how to go about choosing them.

    Regards,
    A True Blue Singaporean

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Anthony, thank you for the advice, I might try to rearrange / expand this this a bit more. Mainly I included it because it’s such a beloved fruit, and I just love it so much. But you’re right it’s a little out of place as it’s not cooked or prepared. Thanks!

  • Ernie

    1 year ago

    Greetings Mark Weins! You gotta do a review on the infamous ‘Sin Huat Eating House’. It was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservation. Known for it’s Crab Beehoon but more so for their notorious service and price. A must for foodies!! And while in Singapore, you might wanna do a collaboration with local food blogger Dr Leslie Tay from ieatishootipost.sg Cheers 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Ernie, thank you very much for your recommendation. I’d love to meet Dr. Leslie Tay, he’s an amazing food blogger!

  • Lynn

    1 year ago

    For Orh Lua aka oyster omelette. One of the best in town
    Simon Road Oyster Omelette
    Address:
    965 Upper Serangoon Road Mee Sek Coffeeshop, Singapore
    Opening hours: 4:00PM to 2:00AM
    Closed on Mondays

    There’s a durian stall just a stone throw away. The durians are mainly from malaysia and its a far more pungent and creamier than thai durians. There are many varietals to choose depending whether you like your durian sweet, bitter sweet or alcoholic meaning it taste like XO brandy. I would recommend you go for the “Mao Shan Wang”

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Lynn, thank you very much for the recommendations!

  • Jiayue

    1 year ago

    You should really try the tian tian hainan chicken rice in maxwell food centre

  • Thomas

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark!

    Have been an avid fan of yours. Am excited that you are coming to Singapore to try our food and make videos about it.

    In my opinion, the three local dishes that you must definitely try is:

    1. Chili Crab
    2. Bak Chor Mee
    3. Chicken rice

    1. Chili Crab
    The two most well known places to satisfy your cravings for chili crab is definitely Mellben Seafood and Jumbo Seafood. These two places serves up one of the best crabs that I have eaten in Singapore (as a Singaporean). Mellben Seafood is also known for their Claypot Crab Bee Hoon which is served in a claypot with a rich milky broth. Without reservation, one can expect to queue for a long time during peak hours! These crab places not only sells crab, but they also sells various decent dishes to go along with your meal (which we also consider them as zi char). Apart from Chili Crab, if you do have time, do consider trying either black pepper crab, salted egg crab or butter crab as well. These are also the famous variations that Singaporeans enjoy their crab with.
    Information about Mellben Seafood & Jumbo Restaurant can be found:
    1. Mellben Seafood have a number of branches, but there isn’t a consolidated page of information. The ones I know are mainly at Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh and Tanjong Pagar.
    2. http://www.jumboseafood.com.sg/en/our-outlets

    2. Bak Chor Mee
    Another classic favorite local dish. You can get your fix of ba chor mee at Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle or Ming Fa Fishball or Ah Hoe Mee Pok. These 3 stalls are my personal favorite. There are tons of stalls that sells Ba Chor Mee in Singapore but I guess its up to each person’s preference to determine which one are their favorites.
    Information of the listed Bak Chor Mee can be found here:
    http://sethlui.com/best-must-try-bak-chor-mee-stalls-singapore/

    3. Chicken Rice
    This is one of Singapore’s most well known and celebrated dish. There are 3 stalls that I frequent to get my chicken rice fix whenever I have an craving for it. Boon Tong Kee, Ming Kee Chicken Rice & Porridge and Tian Tian Chicken Rice. These 3 stalls have their own unique selling point especially Ming Kee Chicken Rice where their trademark lies in their cold chicken whereby the chicken is dunk in ice water and is served cold.
    Information about the stalls can be found here:
    1. http://johorkaki.blogspot.com/2015/07/ming-kee-chicken-rice-porridge-bishan.html
    2. http://thehoneycombers.com/singapore/hainanese-chicken-rice-in-singapore-where-to-find-the-best-plates-in-the-city/

    BONUS:
    This dish is called Ngoh Hiang (Wu Xiang) in Singapore which means Five Spice. It is sort of considered a “Chinese” Rojak dish whereby you pick various dishes from the stall and the owner deep fries it for you and it is usually served with a special chili sauce topped with crushed peanuts. A stall that I frequent is Lao Zhong Zhong Ngoh Hiang.
    More information about it can be found here:
    http://www.burpple.com/lao-zhong-zhong-wu-xiang

    There are tons of delicious food in Singapore and it is hard for me to list them all out. Mentioned food and restaurants are my personal opinion of what is the “best” and most delicious to me.

    Some famous food blogs in Singapore that you can reference to are :
    1. http://www.misstamchiak.com/
    2. http://ieatishootipost.sg/
    3. http://sethlui.com/

    Should you require any additional information, feel free to drop me an email and I will be glad to help you out!

    Hope my post is useful and I look forward to watching your food videos about Singapore!

    Thank you!
    Thomas

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Thomas, this is extremely helpful, thank you very much for all your Singapore food recommendations!

  • Az

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark and Ying,

    This chicken rice stall has to be one of the best in Singapore!

    It’s at 511 Bishan Street 13, Singapore 570511, at Kim San Leng Food Centre.

    It’s a little different from the Tian Tian or Boon Tong Kee style of chicken rice. The chicken is served after a dunking in ice water and you get this glorious gelatinous chicken soup/essence jelly under the skin of the chicken. The meat is incredibly tender and when you chase the chilled chicken with a bit of the warm fragrant rice, it’s just out of this world good! The chilli sauce is also different, it’s slightly more vinegary, not terribly spicy but still gives a nice kick!

    You’ll recognize the stall by the long queue! It even bends and forms an L shape during the busier times!

    As for the satay, sambal stingray, hokkien noodles, oyster omelet and carrot cake, you can get them at one shot at Chomp Chomp Hawker Centre for supper! It’s slightly out of the way but there’s no better place to get it, and the supper atmosphere there is awesome. Loads of people, the smoky air from the grilling satay, the huge cups of sugarcane juice that everyone will be drinking…

    Address: 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269

    I do hope you get to try all those out! Looking forward to the Singapore videos!!

  • Kai

    1 year ago

    In Singapore have two flavours of bak ku teh ,one is black pepper ,one is original flavours .

  • Leslie

    1 year ago

    You should try this chicken rice stall which Gordon Ramsay tried competing with and lost. Tian Tian Chicken rice at Maxwell Food Centre. And the one beside it Ah Tai Chicken rice.

    Laksa you’d have to try the few along Katong to find out which ones are better. 🙂

    Nam Sing Hokkien Mee at Old Airport Road food centre.

    Basically if you get the few good hawker centres right, you should be able to find more than a few gems there.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much for your suggestions Leslie!

  • Norlida AW

    1 year ago

    The best chili crabs I ever had in Singapore is at Singapore Seafood Republic. Check out the link.8

    http://www.singaporeseafoodrepublic.com/index-mobile.php

  • Ibm

    1 year ago

    Nasi Ayam Penyet (Smashed Fried Chicken Rice)!!! It is pretty much anywhere and I am sure you would love the sambal as it is well known to be very spicy.

  • Tan Eugene

    1 year ago

    Dear Mark, I suggest you to try Nasi Padang at Hjh Maimunah Restaurant @ Jalan Pisang. Thank you.

    Address: 11 & 15 Jalan Pisang Singapore 199078
    Tel : 6297 4294
    Opening Hours : 7am to 8pm
    Open Daily except Sunday

  • Tim

    1 year ago

    1. 328 LAKSA @ katong
    2. Rong Chen Bak kut teh @ Sin Ming Road
    4. Tian Tian Chicken rice @ maxwell market
    15. Ya Kun coffee house @ China street (original stall)
    16. soon lee rojak @ HDB hub, Toa payoh
    22. The prata place @ spring leaf road or jalan Tua Kong.

    My two cents worth:)

  • Affan

    1 year ago

    The best indian rojak i’ve will the indian rojak at albert street. But you gotta visit it around early afternoon to late afternoon. If not, the choices will be limited

  • Andy Tong

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark Wiens,

    Here are my recommendations which are mainly at the north side of Singapore, Yishun. It is not an extensive list but maybe you can consider these places which I think they serve very tasty food.

    Yishun area (North of Singapore)

    1. Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway)
    – 618 Sim 菜頭粿 Carrot Cake @ Block 618 Yishun Ring Road (Khatib MRT – 10 minutes walk, cross the road junction beside the station.)
    Note: Close on Tuesdays and close by 3pm daily. Order with prawns in it. Khatib MRT is only 1 stop away from Yishun MRT.

    2. Laksa
    – Block 928, Yishun Central 1 (Yishun MRT)

    3. Chicken Rice
    – 記得來 / Ji De Lai Hainanese Chicken Rice, #01-145 @ Chong Pang Market Food Centre, 104 Yishun Ring Rd
    Note: 15 minutes walk or take bus 969 or 858 right outside Yishun MRT, alight at the 2nd or 3rd stop.

    4. Nasi Lemak
    – Chong Pang Nasi Lemak @ 447 Sembawang Rd (Yishun MRT)
    Note: Open in the evening till 7am. It is right beside a army camp and you can walk from the Chong Pang Market Food Centre which is across the road junction.

    5. Zi Char Meal
    – 11 Yishun Industrial Street 1, #01-120, North Spring Bizhub Canteen 2
    Note: Take a cab from Yishun MRT and tell the driver to enter North Spring Bizhub and go to the back of the building.

    Other areas:

    6. Yong Tao Foo
    – Causeway Point Shopping Mall @ Woodland MRT (A few stops away from Yishun MRT), Level 4 (Food Junction)

    7. Wan Ton Mee
    – Ji Ji Wanton Noodle Specialist @ Block 531A, Upper Cross Street, Level 2 #02-49, Hong Lim Food Complex (Chinatown MRT)
    Note: Usually close at 7pm on weekdays and 3pm on weekends. There are also many other good stalls that you can try at that hawker centre, go on lunch hour to see which queue is the longest, haha.

    8. Rojak
    – Balestier Road Hoover Rojak @ Blk 90, Whampoa Drive, Whampoa Food Centre, Stall 01-06
    Note: Take a cab. There are also many other good stalls that you can try at that hawker centre.

    Cheers! Have a good time in Singapore and looking forward for the videos!

    Andy

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Andy, thank you very much for this amazing Singapore local food list, really appreciate it. Hope to try a few of them when I’m there!

  • Intan

    1 year ago

    Indian Rojak – Either Al Mahboob Rojak (located at Blk 506 Tampines Central 1) or Habib’s Rojak (located at Ayer Rajah Food Centre).

    Nasi Padang – Hjh Maimunah, definitely. There are several outlets in Singapore. The must have dish is the Siput Sedut,which is a type of sea snails cooked in spicy coconut gravy!

    All the best, Mark & Ying! Love your videos! 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Intan, thank you very much, really appreciate it!

  • Ehwan

    1 year ago

    Hi mark for the best chicken murtabak may i suggest zamzam restaurant in Arab Street infront of Sultan Mosque. Happy eating!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Ehwan, thank you very much, will try to make it there!

  • Jing Yan

    1 year ago

    Fish bee hoon with bitter melon: Hong lim food centre 2nd floor, with the mustard green bowl.

    Tapioca kueh with coconut shavings and ondeh ondeh: Maxwell xing xing stall. Be there real early in the morning because they sold out by 12pm daily

  • KF

    1 year ago

    Hello Mark,

    For chicken rice, you must try “Good Year Local Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball”. One of the few places left that still sell traditional hand knead rice balls.

    Address: #01-366, Chang Cheng Mee Wah Restaurant, 111 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, 310111

    OPENING HOURS:
    Daily: 11:00 – 19:30
    Closed: Fri

    http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/good_year_local_hainanese_chicken_rice_ball_toa_payoh/

    KF

  • Timothy “Timo” Tham

    1 year ago

    Try out Yong Tau Foo! It’s a very Asian style concept of picking your own dishes from a range of vegetable to fried goodies! There are many style that are influnced by cultures all over but the typical kinds are the most “Singapore”. I know of a great one! Tampines Street 32, Tampines Mart! I believe it’s called QQ Yong Tau Foo in the air conditioned food court! Really long queues ALL the time!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Timothy, thank you very much for the recommendation!

  • Wen Wei

    1 year ago

    Katong Laksa at 1 Telok Kurau Rd!! Also great if you could try food from Old Airport Rd Food Centre too!(:

  • Shao Hui

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark,

    For roti prata, head to The Roti Prata House at 246M Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574370.

    It opens 24/7. So do try them.

  • yuankai

    1 year ago

    For Carrot cake or Chai Tow Kway, you have to try the stall at Bedok Interchange Food Centre. “Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao” or “Song Zhou Carrot Cake”: #01-18, B, 207 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 460207. I am a big lover of carrot cake and they serve the best carrot cake in my memory. Do try both the black and white versions.

  • Wen Wei

    1 year ago

    Katong Laksa at 1 Telok Kurau Rd!! Also great if you try food at Old Airport Rd Food Centre too((:

  • Edyim

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    Love your blog and youtube video are great. Great to heard you’re coming to Singapore.

    For great Nasi Briyani and Murtabak (must order both mutton). I recommend Zam Zam. They have many Indian Muslim dishes. Its close to Mohammad Sultan Mosque one of the older and more famous mosque in Singapore in case you are into sightseeing.

    https://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/Restaurant_Review-g294265-d1147215-Reviews-Zam_Zam-Singapore.html

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Edyim, thank you for the suggestion, can’t wait to go there!

  • John Koh

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    I don’t know the best places for all of the dished listed, however some of my favourite places to eat some of the dishes you mentioned are:

    Chicken Rice: “TFF Boneless Chicken Rice” @ Bedok Food Centre.
    Address: 207 New Upper Changi Rd, Singapore 460207

    Bak Chor Mee: “Jalan Tua Kong Branch” @ Simpang Bedok
    Address: 324 Bedok Rd, Singapore 469493
    … There are TWO stalls called “Jalan Tua Kong”… go to the one that says “Jalan Tua Kong Branch”

    Laksa: “328 Katong Laksa”
    Address: 53 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428771
    … it’s famous for competing with Gordon Ramsay when he came to Singapore. A bit spicy though…

    Hope that helps!

  • Hamzah

    1 year ago

    Authentic Indonesian(padang) rice:

    1) Pariaman.
    738,North Bridge Road
    Nearest MRT:Bugis
    Not far from Sultan Mosque.
    Suggested timing before 12pm.
    Will be very busy during lunch hours.

    2) Sinar Pagi
    Located at 2nd level of Geylang Serai market.Expect long queues.

    Pls do ask for sambal belacan.You will love it.

    For sun,sand,sea and food pls head to East Coast Hawker Centre.Situated right by the beach lots and lots of food to try.From seafood to local food.Not forgetting juicy satays and bbq chicken wings.Its livelier at night from Friday to Sunday.

    Welcome to S’pore Mark & Yin!👍

  • Dev

    1 year ago

    Best place to have a sumptuous Zi Char meal is undoubtedly Kok Sen Restaurant
    No 30-32 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089137
    Opening Hours: Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm, Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.30pm (Closed on Mon). Bet you will close your eyes in “foodgasm”!

  • Arthur Chia

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark and Ying, I have always enjoyed your vlogs very much. Keep up the wonderful work! I have one or two suggestions of my favorite dishes and places to get them:
    21. Nasi Lemak– Selera Nasi Lemak at Adam Road Food Centre which has a perpetual queue all day. In the same food centre, those in the know would probably skip this and head out to a stall called ‘Selamat Datang Mee Soto & Mee Rebus’ that serves awesome mee soto, and you might like to add a piece of bergedil (something like a potato croquette) into your piping hot bowl of spiced chicken broth noodles.

    26. Teochew Porridge– Soon Soon Teochew Porridge, 13 Simon Road. This is comfort food for me- a warm bowl of rice gruel, and you eat it with an accompaniment of small dishes like minced pork (something like pad ka prow without the basil); quite a selection of fish dishes that are steamed, poached, braised and/or fried; crunchy pickled vegetables etc.
    This popular restaurant is located in a quaint row of shophouses next to a hipster cafe, Chinese medicine shop, Pizza Hut kitchen/delivery outlet etc. I like the laidback eclectic atmosphere and the home cooked dishes. Check out their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoonSoonTeochewPorridge

    • Arthur Chia

      1 year ago

      To add to the Soon Soon Teochew Porridge restaurant, there are 2 very popular eating places in the vicinity about 3 to 5 minutes walk away:
      -Ponggol Nasi Lemak @ 965 Upper Serangoon road– Only available for dinner. It attracts a very long queue especially during the weekends.
      -Curry rice @ Sin Chie Toke Huan Hainanese Curry Rice, 1018 Upper Serangoon road. Also a crowd puller with customers queuing up even before the shop opens for business at 6pm! Check it out here: http://www.burpple.com/sin-chie-toke-huan

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Arthur, thank you very much for your help and the tip about Adam Road Food Centre, this sounds wonderful!

  • Karina

    1 year ago

    Try the fried black(!) carrot cake (don’t expect it to be sweet) and the stingray at LauPaSat a huge and very famous hawker centre (food court) near Raffles place.
    Also the food mall at the shoppes at marina bay sands is awesome. I love the Spicy Chicken Rahmen there. The chicken is minced meat.
    And there is no way to leave Singapore without a Shiraz Chicken Kebab at Clarke Quay. They have a restaurant but i mean the food stall opposite where you can just grab and go or eat there in front of it.
    Enjoy Singapore!
    Karina

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Karina, thank you very much for your suggestions, really appreciate it!

  • Delson

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark, Tian Tian chicken rice (The one that defeated Gordon Ramsay) at Maxwell Hawker, they are close on Monday so come another day instead. Right now the main entrance is blocked due to construction of a new MRT station. But coming from Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, you can cross the road and walk to your right along the fence up area, turn and you will be at the side entrance.

    For roast duck, the best one I had is in Maxwell hawker too. Couldn’t recall the stall name, but I can send you a picture if you are interested.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you for the tips Delson!

    • andy

      1 year ago

      The “gordon ramsey” chicken rice at maxwell was good, but a few stalls to the left I bought small oyster cakes which were amazing!

  • Shao hui

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark, you gotta try Song Fa bak kut teh in Singapore. They have a few branches. I would recommend their branch in chinatown point.

    Tender pork ribs in a pepper based soup. Go along with salted vegetables and pork intestines.

  • Patterson

    1 year ago

    21. Nasi Lemak

    You should really try the Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak located at Boon Lay Market. I’ve tried various stall around Singapore and nothing came close to beating it. Even thou I need to stress that the quality has dropped comparing to previous years, but it is still worth the time heading over.

    If you are at the market, you could try these different food:

    Sambal Stingray
    Sambal Sotong
    BBQ Satay (Pork)
    Or Lua (Fried Oyster with eggs and starch)
    BBQ Chicken Wings
    Banana leaf Nasi Lemak (Chinese version)

    If you are traveling there via public transport, you can:
    Take MRT to Lakeside station
    Change to Bus 240 and alight on the 3rd stop.

  • Ziyan

    1 year ago

    Nasi Lemak:
    Mizzy Corner
    #01-26, Changi Village Market and Food Centre, 2 Changi Village Road, 500002

    Zi Char:
    2 Chefs
    #01-129, 116 Commonwealth Crescent, 140116

    Crabs:
    Eng Seng Restaurant
    247 Joo Chiat Place, 427502

  • Choi

    1 year ago

    Hong Lim Complex Food Center! Probably the best char kway teow and curry mee in Singapore can be found there.

    Tong Fong Fatt Chicken Rice! Not as well known as Boon Tong Kee and Tian Tian, but its standard is on par. One of the better chicken rice in Singapore. Located at Kovan Market.

    Alternatively Ming Kee Chicken Rice is very good as well and not as crowded.

    Nasi Lemak at Adams Road Food Center. Extremely good!

  • Verlyne

    1 year ago

    1)Satay Bee hoon @ bukit timah market
    2)Frog Porridge @ geylang
    3)Kway Chap
    4)Salted butter crab @ Keng Eng Kee Seafood
    4)Cheap and affordable dim sum @Tak Po Dim Sum restaurant chinatown
    5) Mee chiang kueh aka peanut pancake
    6)Tau Huay (Bean curd)
    7)Chwee Kway (Water Rice Cake)
    8)Mee siam
    9)Popiah (Spring roll)
    10)Soon Kueh
    11)Bah Kwa (BBQ pork) lim chee guan
    12)Mee rubus
    13)Nasi Briyani
    14)Fish head bee hoon
    15)Fishball noodles
    16)Png Kueh (teochew kueh)
    17)Roti John
    18)Curry puff
    19)Ngo hiang (Hokkien and Teochew dish)
    20)Curry chicken
    21)TuTu kueh
    22)Milo Dinosaur
    23)Tissue Prata
    24)Duck Rice
    25)Fish Head Steamboat

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Verlyne, thank you for your Singapore food list, very helpful!

  • Jay

    1 year ago

    Hey mark,
    I recently went to Singapore, these two places really stood out for me:

    Song Fa Bak kut teh – 11 New bridge road, #01-01 Singapore (near Clarke Quay station)

    Tian tian Chicken rice @ maxwell food centre – 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184 (short