Located strategically between the Indian Ocean and South China Sea, a big part of Singapore’s cuisine is inspired by its bountiful waters. Imagine the island’s iconic dishes: laksa, chilli crab, and fish head curry — each dish highlights fresh seafood beautifully accentuated by local herbs and spices.
Singapore is a treasure trove of promising seafood paradises, and to make your job easier, we have curated a list of the 7 best seafood restaurants [updated 2021] here on the island.
What could be better than being surrounded by dazzling city lights, with a glass of champagne in one hand while clutching your significant other’s hand in the other? Gazing into each other’s eyes and exchanging sweet nothings, only to be interrupted by your server laying down a perfectly cooked steak on your table? Even that cannot destroy the moment, right?
If you’re on the search for a romantic restaurant for your next date, look no further because we have done the work for you. Here’s our curated list of the 7 best romantic restaurants in Singapore [updated 2021].
Special occasion needs special food and ambience. When it comes to Indian food in that fancy league, there are the service of Punjab Grill, Tiffin Room, Rang Mahal, and Ras, which can add flavour to your dining experience.
Today, food delivery services are on the increase in Singapore. You can have delicious meals brought to you at home or work.
There is no need for you to gather ingredients for cooking, and there is no added stress of washing up after cooking. You do not need to walk down to a restaurant. You can also get your food within minutes and that is probably less than the time it will take for you to cook a meal yourself.
Singapore has some great food delivery services. We have selected the best five for you so making a choice won’t be a problem for you. They all deliver a wide range of food with different delivery times and various delivery locations.
What can be better than the aroma of freshly baked bread and pastry wafting in the air? In the old days, some love their hot bread so much that they had to run into a local bakery and waited for a new batch of baked goods to come.
If you want to enjoy those buttery beauties with the same eagerness, visit a bakery in this list and give your inner child the right to choose an item that make her/his eyes twinkle.
Who doesn’t love a leisure breakfast or weekend brunch with bread, pastry, eggs and coffee? This meal time is kind of ‘i-am-living-my-life’ moment. It is just simply light, joyful, and fulfilling.
So now you are hunting for the worth-checking out cafes for your next and next indulgences? You have landed on the right page. Singapore best cafes are just below.
Admit it – there are times when the only proper way to end a working day is to ruminate through the day’s stresses over drinks and tiny plates of chow. This is the reason why the Orchard area is teeming with professionals even on weeknights.
Luckily, Orchard has a long list of bars and restaurants that are perfect for after-office chill-outs. Quickly dominating this list are izakaya bars that have been sprouting in this area for the past couple of years.
Izakaya bars are among Japan’s greatest gifts to Singapore. These are bars that take pride in wonderful pairings of Japanese-themed drinks and bar fare such as sake and shochu paired with an assortment of skewers. The atmosphere in izakaya bars is remarkably relaxed – conducive for therapeutic chitchats – unlike in most pubs where loud music booms through speakers.
Here are the 6 best izakaya bars in Orchard for after-office chill-outs:
Although the world of old-school bars and clubs have been quickly replaced by modern-sleek lit-up contemporary spots, some of us still crave the ambience of a snug, classic pub for a nostalgic pint of ice-cold beer.
Fear not, Singaporeans! Old-school traditional spots are still in business, and are extremely popular for the ultimate authentic day/night break. Time-travel to the top 5 old-school pubs in Singapore, and engross yourself in the antiquity and traditional ambience. You’re bound to find a new Sunday favorite!
Delicious burgers, tasty grilled steaks, and juicy ribs with smoky BBQ sauce are what foodies like about American food. But that’s not all, there are many other delectable dishes you can find in American restaurants, including buffalo wings, eggs benedict, pulled pork sliders, fajitas, and the all time favorite apple pie.
American restaurants can be found in popular shopping malls and expat hubs in Singapore. This article presents you the 5 best ones.
Remember, don’t eat for at least 5 hours before you visit any of these restaurants.
Korean soft serve ice cream is just another beautiful Korean wave that hit our shores. Bring us something simple but satisfying.
We love Korean soft serve as it suggests us a new and adventurous way of enjoying our ice cream. A piece of honeycomb topping breathes new life into the sweet treat that we have been eating since we were young.
And here are the 3 best Korean soft serves in town that can help us smile through the hot and humid days all year round.
Don’t leave Singapore without trying laksa.
You can find both curry laksa and assam laksa in Singapore. But for the truly local version, go with the curry gravy option.
A bowl of curry laksa can only deliciously shine with the help of spicy coconut-based soup, which is the soul of this Peranakan dish. And fishcakes, prawns and cockles atop thick bee hoon noodles play their role well to give laksa a strong ocean note. You can pair the dish with otah, a grilled-in-banana-leaves fish cake, to double that ocean flavor.
Since the noodles are always cut short before serving, you will no longer need a pair of chopsticks to wolf them down. Use a spoon to scoop out all the goodness.
Continue reading to know where Singaporeans have our best bowls of Laksa.
We know the chocoholic in you is hurry to get a chocolate fix. So a long introduction is not necessary. You’d better scan through the Highlights and pick the place that will fill you with enjoyment and happiness.
Gelato, the healthy version of ice cream, is on trend.
The health-conscious loves it. The weight-watchers love it. And our Singaporeans love it. This doesn’t mean Singaporeans are all the health-conscious people or the weight- watchers. Just because eating gelato is one of our ways of life. Enjoying this cold, smooth and flavourful dessert with all our heart is a way to appreciate the year-round hot and humid weather on the island.
Whether you are into Italian-style gelato or Japanese-style. Whether you want to have your favorites in a relaxing neighborhood venue or in a hip central location. Our guide to the best gelateria in Singapore will help you find your love.
A small sliced cake for a delightful afternoon tea. A big whole cake for a memorable special occasion. In our life, we have cake as a bridge connecting our every moment to happiness.
With our guide to the best cake shops in Singapore, you now have no excuse for not buying yourself a piece of happiness or bringing a smile to your loved one’s face.
Hokkien mee is one of the best hawker foods Singapore has to offer.
Whether it is wet or dry versions. Whether thick or thin bee hoon is used. Whether sambal or chopped chilli is served as a condiment. Hokkien mee is just attractive in its own way.
Scan through our article to bring yourself closer to your new favourite Hokkien mee destinations.
What better way to have great time together than bonding over a communal Japanese hot pot meal?
At the time thin slices of meats dipped in boiling soup make the shabu shabu sound, it is when all the senses are entertained. And you know, you are treating each other with the right food at the right moment.
One can have this simple pleasure at most of the Japanese restaurants in town. But if you only want the best, pay a visit to the specialized hot pot restaurants (shabu shabu and sukiyaki). From high-end to budget concepts, and from a la carte to buffet styles, those Japanese steamboat places will give you something you are longing for.
Leaving room for dessert is a golden rule for eating out in Singapore.
For those who fall in love with Chinese dessert, our island is your heaven.
From traditional to modern, there are sweets to make both the old generation and the young happy.
From cold to hot, there are choices for the hot humid days as well as the cold rainy days.
Just make your way to Liang Seah Street in Bugis, a dessert mecca in Singapore, to satisfy your sweet tooth at one of the three big names in the field, Ah Chew, Ji De Chi and Dessert First. Or head yourself to a convenient outlet of Honeymoon Dessert in shopping mall to quench your thirst with a bowl of grass jelly and ice cream.
Mei Heong Yuen Dessert with its vast selection of shaved ice is an ideal destination for those around Chinatown area.
And now, it is time for indulging!
Want to experience old-school Chinese food culture and hospitality in Singapore? Get it at a Zi Char place. Home-style food, wide variety of dishes, wallet-friendly prices and humble setting are the best phrases to describe Singaporean Zi Char eatery.
Unlike your typical fine dining restaurants where excellent customer service is given much emphasis, Zi Char eating house is not the place for frills and luxury. Aunties and uncles, as how the locals call them, wait tables so diners should be used to their noise, fast-paced service, and no-joking-around-kind-of-vibe.
Most of the Zi Char places own the same menu with typical dishes like cereal prawns, sweet and sour pork, and beef hor fun. So what is the main thing that differentiates a Zi Char place from others? It is definitely what we call signature dishes. The best Zi Char eating houses are normally those that has a variety of the most sought-after food items on the island.
With our guide of the best Zi Char places in Singapore, you now can start hunting for the most delicious Chinese home-style viands.
The beauty of German cuisine in Singapore doesn’t lie in the quantity of eat and drink places but shines in the quality of the specialties on offer. Pork knuckle, bratwurst, currywurst and beer are as delicious as those offered in Germany.
The settings of the best German restaurants in town are varied, from posh restaurant in the heart of the city to food stall at a neighborhood kopitiam, but you can always expect a lively atmosphere at those culinary destinations.
Remember to take your friends along to enjoy the hearty food portions together.
Craving for Mexican street food like tacos and elotes or longing for a beautiful glass of margarita? Whether you want the authentic flavours or are more into Tex-Mex fare, head yourself to the best among a number of Mexican restaurants in Singapore to indulge in your favorites.
At Viva Mexico, the exciting and colorful Mexican street vibe is infused into the venue itself to make the dining experience a thrilling adventure.
Lucha Loco, Piedra Negra and Cafe Iguana are where the best Mexican drinks go hand in hand with delicious foods. The young and the young at heart will definitely enjoy the best versions of elotes, guacamole and margaritas in the lively atmosphere of those places.
And the working crowd who just needs a quick yet tasty lunch, will be pleased with the flavourful burritos offered at Muchachos.
Travel around Singapore in search of the best places to have tapas, paella and sangria?
Stop at Esquina to marvel at the haute-cuisine version of tapas.
Visit Binomio to embark on a mini culinary journey, from the posh tapas bar in front to the elegant fine dining at the back, and whet your appetite with an interesting list of tapas then complete the trip with the most authentic paella one can find in town.
Seafood lovers will be pleased with the beautiful ocean flavours infused into most of the menu items at Ola Cocina del Mar.
Need a magnificent backdrop for your Spanish meal? Catalunya at The Fullerton Pavilion is your place.
For those who love to sample a bit of everything, the affordable weekend brunch buffet at Don Quijote is a real treat with all the foods and drinks you are longing for.
Now you know where is your next Spanish culinary destination.
Middle Eastern restaurants are real carnivore crowd pleasers. So meat eaters, don’t miss out on the wonderful flavors in those places.
Being the cuisine of various countries, but Middle Eastern cuisine, to many people, is about Levantine, Persian and Turkish food. And charcoal-grilled meat is the soul of a Middle Eastern meal.
Locals who wish to explore new viands and visitors who want a quick fix of kebab can channel your inner cavemen with the large meat platters at these recommended Middle Eastern restaurants. For a taste of Lebanese, visit Kazbar or Beirut Grill. Food at Shiraz and Shabestan will show you the best of Persian cuisine. And Artichoke is the place to have Middle Eastern’s flavours with a twist.
You can expect giant food portions, designed for sharing, great shisha, and fascinating belly dance performances in most of the restaurants introduced in this list.
Looking for delicious Halal foods to indulge in while you are in Singapore? You might need our list of five best Halal restaurants to complete your culinary adventure.
If your palate favours Western cuisine, Badoque Café is your destination. Want a taste of Thai or Indonesian dishes, Bumbu Restaurant has the best of these cuisines on offer. For those who miss the delicious hawker foods in Penang, the extensive buffet line at Penang Place Restaurant will give you chance to sample a bit of everything again. Visit Hajah Maimunah Restaurant, you will know that you cannot resist the lure of kampung style Malay foods. And people in mood for some exotic flavours will get excited with the dazzling selection of Turkish fare at Sofra Turkish Café & Restaurant.
Now you can start your adventure.
Steak and red wine. This enticing couple can make our week.
And Les Bouchons is there for carnivores to indulge in Parisian style steak frites.
The Market Grill is where a group of friends chatter with delicious chargrilled steak as well as lobster and burgers on the table.
A local flavour of steak can be found at New Ubin Seafood.
Hipsters might enjoy the Australian barbeque style steak and buzzing atmosphere at Burnt Ends.
And Pepper Steakhouse & Bitro is an ideal place for families to enjoy the giant sharing steak or reasonably priced set meal.
These five popular places for steak, some are the steakhouse themselves, some are not. But they share one thing in common – offering consistently good steaks.
Our Singaporeans love ice cream. If not, why a myriad of ice cream parlours, both local and international brands, are out there. And when hipsters keep hunting for best homegrown ice creams in town, there must be a reason. Yes, those local shops invite ice cream lovers to celebrate all the classic, exotic and creative flavours at very reasonable prices.
Most of the Singaporean ice cream shops are away from the city centre. Fortunately, we still have Tom’s Palette and Merely Ice Cream in town to easily have an ice cream fix. When you have ample time or wish to try something new, make your way to Udders at Upper Thomson or The Daily Scoop at Chip Bee Garden or Creamier at Toa Payoh. They are all worth a try. Yes, because they are the best handcrafted ice cream in Singapore.
Visiting those sweet lands, you may get confused by so many options. Don’t worry! The friendly staff at those shops can read your mind. They will offer you free, unlimited tasting to help you choose the flavours that please your taste buds.
Steamboat often goes hand-in-hand with cold weather. But in Singapore, who care? We have this hot food at anytime of the day, and any season of the year. Just because we love good food.
For common choice, people opt Bugis or Chinatown for an all-you-can-eat steamboat experience. But for a more special occasion or a more premium taste, where can we go to have our craving satisfied?
The posh steamboat concept, introduced by Imperial Treasure Group, turns out as an ideal culinary destination in this case. Its luxurious ingredients and stylish settings are the best companions to make your moments memorable.
If it is a weekly gathering with friends, Hai Di Lao Hot Pot, The Magic Of ChongQing Hot Pot and Gou Fu Steamboat are where you can indulge in delicious steamboat food without worrying about the wallets.
Nan Hwa Chong Fish Head Steamboat Corner is listed for you to celebrate something tasty with a strong connection to all the goodness of the old days.
Created by four master chefs in 1964, Yu Sheng is now proudly recognized as one of the signature dishes of Singapore, served on Chinese New Year festival. No one can deny that the best places to have Yu Sheng are upmarket restaurants, but dining at those restaurants is often costly.
So where can we enjoy this colourful salad without worrying about the wallets? The answer is in this list. The 5 recommended restaurant chains, which are very popular in Singapore, offer a variety of delicious Yu Sheng dishes at affordable prices.
Little India is well known as a food paradise for fans of Indian cuisine. Take a walk along Race Course Road, you will know how plentiful the options are.
Vast in quantity and small in price, those Indian restaurants are the good friends of tired travelers who need something tasty to ease the hunger or a bustling atmosphere to get inspirations for the next trip.
Affordable Indian restaurants can also be found in other areas. If you are around the Central Business District of Singapore, visit Tandoori Corner for a quick lunch or dinner. To have meal in a more tranquil setting, take a cab to Dempsey Hill and enjoy Indian food in a colonial open house.
Continue reading to get more useful information about the best affordable Indian restaurants in Singapore.
The vegetarian world in Singapore is as colourful as the non-vegetarian one. Non-meat eaters are blessed with numerous options of plant-based meals available in the city, which come in styles of Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Western and Middle Eastern cuisine.
With so much on offer, finding good foods is never an issue. The only thing that bothers diners is the price tags. Healthy dishes that require a lot of efforts and innovations in preparation often come with large bills.
To reward people who go green for any reasons, we have searched for affordable and delicious vegetarian restaurants across the island and list the best in this article.
Some of those places have been around and served diners for decades like Komala Vilas. Some have just opened their doors recently like Veggie Cottage and Fill-a-Pita. No matter how long their operation is, they are all helmed by passionate people who love the healthy lifestyle and the environment.
Are there any meals more luxurious and indulgent than a Sunday champagne brunch in Singapore? It is like a party for a King in which gourmet foods and champagne are served endlessly. Nobody picks this feast for his every Sunday meal, but it is definitely an ideal choice for special occasions.
When it comes to Sunday champagne brunch in Singapore, there is always the presence of champagne, cocktails, cold seafood, cold cuts, carving meats, cheeses, bread and a wide range of desserts.
So what make the differences between these champagne brunches? Our highlights will give you some clues to find out the answers for both the attractions and the champagne venue you may want to indulge in most.
Welcome to the world of the best Halal buffets in Singapore, where diners with various dietary needs can enjoy delicious foods together.
If you are looking for an ideal restaurant to hang out with your group of multi-racial friends or planning for an enjoyable meal for your overseas guests who may need Halal food, why don’t you arrange a gathering in one of the five best Halal buffets below. These places are the best because they can satisfy different needs of yours, regarding types of foods, budget, atmosphere, and occasions.
With the help of professional food catering services, hosting a party becomes easier than ever.
You can be a guest at your own party by leaving all logistic jobs that may cause a lot of hassle in the professional hands of the best caterers. Worry no more about preparing food, decorating the party room or tidying up the party area after the leave of the last guest, you can use your time and creative brain to make you become the star of the show.
Some may think that catering food is not as tasty as restaurant food. With the best party food caterers, that thought turns into a myth. The top buffet catering services introduced in this article are able to provide you a pleasant experience with delicious food that is not far from the restaurant standard.
Nowadays, with the fast pace of life, we always rush to do things. No matter how hectic the life is, we all know that we have to maintain healthy eating habits.
Things become more practical to health-conscious people when a large numbers of salad shops have grown in the city to cater for our various dietary needs. And the prices have been altered to make this type of healthy food reasonable to be consumed as much and frequently as one wants.
All the 5 salad shops introduced in this article are located in Singapore’s CBD. You now have no excuse for not having a healthy lunch with your colleagues.
Just like the value of T-shirt in fashion, pizza has that universal beauty in the culinary world. With adoration, our Singaporeans often think of pizzas as the first food option for our casual gatherings and for the non-cooking days.
So just keep our list of the best pizza deliveries [updated 2020] on hand to make a convenient order whenever there is a need. They are the top services with fast and hot delivery that locals are most interested in.
Nowadays, we humans are more seriously attentive to our health and we all know that eating right can help maintain a healthy weight and avoid hidden health problems. The only thing holding some of us back from eating healthily is that clean-eating foods are not always as delicious as the so-called sinful dishes.
If that is your reason so, think again. The large number of healthy food cafes mushrooming across Singapore in recent years reveals that more and more people have fallen in love with this health-friendly kind of foods. No doubt, only great innovations in culinary recipes have that life-changing power, making healthy foods taste better than ever.
You can explore by yourself with our list of the best healthy food cafes on hand.
Although Taiwanese cuisine is influenced from mid to southern provinces of China, it still has its own flavours. Native Taiwanese dishes are prepared by using common ingredients like pork, beef, chicken, seafood, rice and noodles and numerous seasonings such as soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine, fermented black beans and chilli peppers. Popular Taiwanese dishes are oyster omelette, oyster vermicelli, minced pork rice, braised pork rice, beef noodles and bubble teas.
Having Taiwanese food is like tasting new flavours yet close to yummy home-cook food. Singaporeans mostly choose Taiwanese cuisine for a family meal or friend reunions.
Despite limited number of Taiwanese restaurants in Singapore, you can still find places to have this cuisine at its best flavours. The below list introduces 5 best eating spots serving delicious Taiwanese food.
Delicious foods always delight our days. Traveling to a new area in the planet, we are excited to follow the call of the best local dishes as they make our trips completed perfectly. Especially dishes with the local spirit, they are there for us to have a true feeling of the land we are exploring and the air we are breathing.
Singapore has never ever confused travelers in choosing food for the day. As a culinary paradise, Singapore offers myriad of local and international restaurants at different classes. But we are sure that you are looking for the most authentic flavors of the city, served at the places local people eat everyday.
In this article, we introduce top favorite food of Singaporeans and best places to eat each type of them. All places are highly recommended by local foodies.
The crispy-juicy pieces of Korean fried chicken and beers are just the perfect match. And enjoying this duo with friends is just the perfect thing to do after work. Now it is time to pick a must try fried chicken place and to call your friends for that good time together.
Korean movies have inspired millions of people in the world to enjoy BBQ in Korean style. Close your eyes and think of the common movie scene in which a man appears in a cold day sitting at a BBQ place alone or with friends holding a glass of soju and enjoying grilling delicious meats in a unique way. It is so appealing that we wish to be in that place once in life.
This kind of movie scene makes Korean BBQ one of the big things in Singapore’s food scene. In a hot and humid country, grilling meats on a hot pan during the meal seems less pleasurable. However, thing works in its own way. No matter how hot it is, Singaporeans have a constant love for Korean BBQ.
Thus, to pass convenience to you, herein we introduce the most recommended Korean BBQ restaurants in Singapore for you to be a character in a Korean movies’ BBQ party.
It is not difficult to find a rooftop bar in a modern city with thousands of skyscrapers like Singapore. Away from the air conditioning area, it is intensively pleasurable to feel cool blows and enjoy the icy cocktails in a rooftop bar. Either to capture the whole cityscape at the highest building for an on-top-of-the-world feeling or to have a fondling touch of the wind over the shoulders at enough high level, it is a great experience in life.
Herein we suggest the 7 best rooftop bars in Singapore  with their typical features for you to enjoy the diversity.
See also: 7 Best Cocktail Bars in Singapore
There are two situations that bring people to a buffet restaurant. Some come to sample a wide variety of foods without limit while some would like to get an endless flow of their favorites. It is the journey of flavor exploring or fulfilling a big craving.
If you love sashimi or wish to taste hundreds of delicious items at one visit, why don’t head yourself to a Japanese buffet restaurant? With tasty and healthy dishes presented beautifully, Japanese cuisine satisfies both the body and soul.
There are a number of Japanese buffet restaurants in town that make up a colorful picture of culinary air and choice. The below mentioned restaurants are highly recommended as each of them meets various needs of Japanese food lovers. And now, it’s time to consider and choose your own favorite!
Want a big feast? Head yourself to an international buffet in a five-star hotel to eat like a King. The luxury ambience, world-class chefs, premium ingredients, and excellent service quality will certainly delight your dining. Herein the five super international buffets in Singapore are strongly recommended for you to enjoy the best dishes of culinary arts from the East to the West.
Where can travelers have good local foods at reasonable prices in Singapore? The answer is simple – hawker centres (also known as food courts). Those down-to-earth culinary destinations are where you can find a wide variety of local dishes, from Chicken Rice, Fried Kway Teow, Hokkien Mee, Bak Kut Teh, Satay, Laksa, and Chilli Crab to the healthy Yong Tau Fu dish.
Despite the cheap prices (from S$2.50 to S$5.00), the quality of food is good. A lot of food connoisseurs in Singapore frequently visit the best food courts in town for their favorite indulgence. Who can resist the lure of the delicious satay at Chomp Chomp Food Centre or the tasty chicken rice at Maxwell Road Hawker Centre?
There are hundreds of food courts with thousands of food stalls in Singapore that you shouldn’t miss. We have picked the 5 worth trying eating places for you to eat like a local while staying in our city.
We have had a constant love for Korean food since Hallyu hit our shores. It is true if you are now craving for that meaty goodness wrapped in lettuce, a piping hot bibimbap bowl, some pieces of crispy-juicy fried chicken, or all of them.
It is ok to crave for good food at all times. What to do now is to get your right fix at the right restaurants. Just allow those listed below to make a hit with you.
Char Kway Teow also known as Fried Kway Teow is one of the most wanted dishes in Singapore that you cannot pass through. You may be melted with the mixture of flat rice noodles and egg noodles which will be commonly stir-fried with eggs, cockles, lap cheong (Chinese sausages), bean sprouts, and Chinese chives.
A traditional plate of char kway teow could not be done without lard, which delights the dish with special flavors. These days, in the healthier version of this delicious fried noodle dish, lard is replaced by oil, and more vegetables are added in.
Char Kway Teow can be found at any hawker centres in Singapore, but it’s not easy for you to find the best one. So, we are happy to share the 5 best Char Kway Teow destinations, recommended by many locals that you can add to your priority.
What types of romantic venues are you looking for? Want a sunset backdrop to enjoy foods at alfresco area? A luscious surrounding with a gentle waterfall to indulge in a serene ambience? Or a rooftop venue overlooking a panoramic and breathtaking view of the twinkling city to feel your love dancing with the building lights?
Follow our article to get inspired with the most romantic restaurants in Singapore. Those restaurants offer you not only the love-exuding venues but also top quality foods and brilliant services.
Ramen – a Japanese dish but greatly wanted by people of all ages of all seasons in Singapore. And the huge number of ramen shops sprouting up around Singapore has proved its reputation.
The word ramen sounds simple but it’s more colorful, indeed. Ramen can be found in Japan with a typical version of every region and thus, coming to Singapore, there are various variations of ramen.
In this article, the 7 best ramen restaurants [updated 2020] are recommended for diners to taste the delicious different ramen variations.
A lot of people recognize Filipino cuisine through the country’s famous lechon – a whole roasted pork dish. But this diversified cuisine is much more than just lechon. With a beautiful mix of its Austronesian origins and the influences from Spanish, American, Chinese and Malay cuisine, Filipino food is an epic world to explore.
For the first start right in Singapore, you can use our list of 5 best Filipino restaurants as a guideline to embark on your new culinary journey.
Indonesian culinary art gets inspiration from different cuisines such as Indian, Chinese, Middle East, European and its very own ethnic foods. People of the thousand islands country use spices as major ingredients and blend them in various ways to create different lingering tastes for each dish.
In order to taste authentic Indonesian food in Singapore you can either learn to cook with a recipe from your Indonesian friend or go to one of the restaurants listed below.
Looking for the finest of French restaurants in town for a special occasion? Singapore has numerous options to please your desire of true French fine dining experience, from celebrity chef restaurants like L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon to boutique ones like Restaurant Andre.
Our list of the five best French restaurants in Singapore introduces you the current homes of the most talented chefs, who will take you through the most pleasurable gastronomic journeys of modern French cuisine.
Want to have breakfast like a Singaporean while you are in our Lion city? Choose kaya toast.
Kaya toast is toasted bread filled with butter and kaya, a jam made from eggs, sugar, coconut milk, and pandan leaves. The dish flavors will be enhanced when matched with half-boiled eggs, and hot tea or black coffee.
These days, Kaya Toast is considered not only a national breakfast dish but also a popular snack that delights tea breaks of office workers and recharges tired shoppers after a long shopping tour.
It is not difficult to find this sweet dish in Singapore. You can get it on every corner of the country, from food court stalls, old-school coffee shops to air-conditioned franchise outlets in modern shopping malls.
Our below list features the most delicious kaya toast that Singaporeans cannot live without.
There are a great number of vegetarian eateries in Singapore but the high-end concept choices are limited.
In that imperfection, there is an advantage. While the quantity is lack of care, the quality can be the focus. Yes, the food quality and ambience of Singapore’s premium plant-based restaurants are given a fine touch.
If you are looking for gourmet green food for your special occasion, then this list is for you. Enjoy the creative menus of the 5 restaurants recommended below. Their food can make both the vegetarians and non-vegetarians ask for more.
Are you looking for a healthy dish for your lunch or dinner? Why don’t you try Vietnamese food with less fat and more vegetables!
As an agricultural culture, rice is the main starch used in everyday meals and is also made into different kinds of cakes and noodles in Vietnam. In addition, most Vietnamese dishes or meals are a unique combination of a variety of fresh herbs, vegetables, meat, and spices.
Vietnamese cuisine is popular in many countries nowadays. In Singapore, the food city of Asia, Vietnamese dishes wins the heart of the Singaporeans. Let start eating healthily and enjoy a touch of Saigon streets with our 5 recommended Vietnamese restaurants [updated 2020] below.
See also: The 5 Best Thai Restaurants In Singapore
The past few decades have seen the rise of Japanese cuisine overseas, especially here in Singapore. Japanese cuisine entails intricate preparation, and a dish passes Japanese standards only if it uses high-quality and fresh ingredients. This premise sits well with the Singaporean cultured palate, which explains the exponential growth of sushi, ramen, izakaya, and yakitori restaurants in the country.
We have compiled the 7 best Japanese restaurants in Singapore [updated 2020] for when you’re craving a beautifully-plated sushi nigiri but cannot possibly hie off to the Land of the Rising Sun.
Looking for a top-class steakhouse in Singapore for your special occasion?
Those steakhouses are varied and inviting with beautiful selections of premium cuts, mostly sourced from USA, Australia, and Japan.
For a classic American steakhouse experience, Morton’s The Steakhouse is an ideal choice.
If you are more into Italian cuisine, Bistecca Tuscan has the famous Bistecca Fiorentina, done in traditional Tuscan style, and a good range of flavorful antipasti for you to kick off your meat feast.
Want the steak to be prepared differently from what you are familiar with? Lawry’s The Prime Rib and its signature Roasted USDA Prime Rib will satisfy you in a luxurious and elegant way.
To add a touch of romance to your dinner, SKIRT Restaurant at W Hotel Singapore that is nestled at the lush and luxurious Sentosa Cove, is more than perfect for your occasion.
And Fat Cow, a traditional Japanese steakhouse, is where you can get one of the best Wagyu steaks in Singapore. Its exquisite range of Japanese Wagyu beef and stunning interiors will give you a memorable experience.
Are you looking for an Italian restaurant that enables diners to enjoy the true Italian tastes and feeling outside Italy? You can certainly find plenty of those in Singapore where great Italian dishes are offered in a luxurious and stylish ambience for any of yours romantic dates or special occasion dining.
Thai cuisine is renowned for its distinctive flavors, which are a mix of spicy and sour tastes. Basically, Thai cuisine relies on four fundamental taste senses: sour, sweet, salty, and bitter. In fact, the secret to all Thai food lies in the subtle differences in the proportions of ingredients used which can add layers of flavor and aroma.
In this article, you will find the best Thai restaurants to enjoy addictive Thai cuisine at wallet-friendly prices.
With Chinese comprising about 75% of Singapore’s population, it comes as no surprise to find Chinese cuisine in the epicentre of the Lion City’s food scene. Food is an integral part of Chinese culture. It is the centrepiece of every important milestone among families and friends. Aside from sustenance, the Chinese attach symbolism to certain food and produce, mostly symbolizing harmony, prosperity, and good fortune.
Find your way to five-star Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew, and Hainanese cuisines with our guide to the 7 best Chinese restaurants in Singapore [updated 2021].
Hainanese chicken rice is one of few local dishes served on the menu of Singapore Airlines. It is also listed at number 45 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods compiled by CNN Go in 2011.
Chicken rice can be found anywhere in Singapore, from hawker stalls, franchised outlets to restaurants. This tasty and reasonably priced food is one of the daily meal choices of locals and travelers. Herein the 5 best Chicken Rice in Singapore you should check out.
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Listed at number 14 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods, compiled by CNNGo in 2011, satay is a must-try dish in Singapore. The satay dish includes skewers of grilled meat, sliced cucumbers, sliced onions, pressed rice cakes, served with thick, sweet, and hot peanut sauce on the side.
And herein are the 5 best satay places in Singapore which are highly recommended by local foodies.
When the temperature cools down or it starts raining, it is time to have frog porridge, a simple yet really tasty and unforgettable dish in Singapore. Frog porridge restaurants and hawkers are opened from evening to over midnight. A hot pot of porridge for dinner or supper will warm up one’s enthusiasm at the end of a day.
Coming to Singapore, you may find the list below necessary for your reference because a trip to Singapore will be uncompleted without having frog porridge.
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Bah Kut Teh is a Chinese soup that is one of the most-wanted dishes in Singapore. Literally translated as “meat bone tea”, Bah Kut Teh consists of meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices. This dish is usually coupled with tea in the belief that tea will help dissolve a large amount of fat in the soup.
In Singapore, there are two styles of Bak kut teh served – Teochew style and Klang style. And it is the broth which makes bak kut teh styles different. While Teochew version features clear soup with a peppery taste, Klang version has thick, cloudy soup with an herbal taste. In our lion city, the former is more popular than the latter.
People used to have bak kut teh for breakfast, but it can occur at any dining table of any meals of the day, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or supper.
And especially it would the “soup for the soul” on a rainy day.
And, if it’s a shiny day, Bak kut teh will definitely be the soup for recharging energy after a tiring journey.
Herein the 5 best bak kut teh places highly recommended for you to enjoy Bak kut teh in Singapore.
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Dim Sum, a unique dish has recently become famous all over the world. It refers to a wide variety of light Chinese snacks usually enjoyed with tea. Dim Sum originated from the southern part of China as some side dishes that workers used to eat in their break time.
In Singapore, Dim Sum has been popular with various types such as Char Siu Bao, Egg Custard Tarts, Flower Scallion Rolls, Har Gau, Mini Spring Rolls, Potstickers, Sesame Seed Balls, Shrimp Toast, Shu Mai and Spareribs. Dim Sum is prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food, served in small steamer baskets or on small plates.
These dim sum classics are well-presented on the menus of Singapore’s long well-loved dim sum restaurants. A few of those places also offers their new own creations to excite dim sum lovers. Find out more below.
Yu Sheng, also known as Yee Sang or Lo Hei, is a salad dish made of thin slices of raw fish, shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments. The dish is served on Chinese New Year festival as a lucky delicacy which brings prosperity and longevity to diners for the whole year.
You can easily find a place to have Yu Sheng in Singapore, from restaurant to hawker centre. But if you want to enjoy best Yu Sheng dishes, the 5 restaurants below are highly recommended.
If you are looking for the most typical and enjoyable dish for your trip to Singapore, it is hard to look past chilli crab. Basically, chilli crab is a seafood dish in which stir-fried crab is coated with sweet, savoury, and spicy tomato-based sauce. This dish is often accompanied by steam or deep-fried buns (also known as mantous).
Chilli Crab is listed at number 35 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods, compiled by CNN Go in 2011. This Singaporean iconic seafood dish is a must try to complete the culinary exploring journey of any travelers. And here are the five best seafood restaurants in Singapore for you to have the best chilli crab [updated 2021].