Restaurants

Top Choice Barbecue in Chinatown & the CBD

Burnt Ends

The best seats at this mod-Oz hot spot are at the counter, which offers a prime view of chef Dave Pynt and his 4-tonne, wood-fired ovens and custom grills. The affable Aussie cut his teeth under Spanish charcoal dei…
Top Choice Seafood in Chinatown & the CBD

Momma Kong's

Small, funky Momma Kong's is run by two young brothers and a cousin obsessed with crab. While the compact menu features numerous finger-licking, MSG-free crab classics, opt for the phenomenal chilli crab, its kick a…
Top Choice Hawker in Chinatown & the CBD

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle

With its newly bestowed Michelin star, this humble hawker stall has been thrust into the culinary spotlight. The line forms hours before Mr Chan Hon Meng opens for business, and waiting times can reach three hours. …
Top Choice Hawker in Chinatown & the CBD

Chinatown Complex

Leave Smith St's revamped 'Chinatown Food Street' to the out-of-towners and join old-timers and foodies at this nearby labyrinth, now home to Michelin-starred hawker stall Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noo…
Top Choice Hawker in Chinatown & the CBD

Maxwell Food Centre

One of Chinatown's most accessible hawker centres, Maxwell is a solid spot to savour some of the city's street-food staples. While stalls slip in and out of favour with Singapore's fickle diners, enduring favourites…
Hawker in Chinatown & the CBD

A Noodle Story

With a snaking line and proffered apology that 'we may sell out earlier than stipulated timing' on the facade, this one-dish-only stall is a magnet for Singapore foodies. The object of desire is Singapore-style rame…
Chinese in Chinatown & the CBD

Ah Chiang’s

Join gossiping uncles and Gen-Y hipsters for a little Cantonese soul food at Ah Chiang’s. The star turn at this retro corner kopitiam (coffeeshop) is fragrant, charcoal-fired congee. While it’s all soul-coaxingly go…
Hawker in Chinatown & the CBD

Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice

Get the mixed claypot rice, which comes with Chinese sausage, pork and chicken. Expect to wait around 20 to 30 minutes, as each pot is cooked from scratch. Pair it with deep green vegetables with oyster sauce, sprin…
Hawker in Chinatown & the CBD

Hong Lim Food Centre

Not short on gossiping ‘uncles’ with discerning palates, this old-school food centre is routinely crowded. Must trys include char kway teow (stir-fried rice noodles with eggs, Chinese sausage, bean sprouts, chives, …
Turkish in Chinatown & the CBD

Fat Prince

Slip into this dimly lit shophouse and be seduced by the golden glinting opulence of this newly minted hotspot. Book ahead and smugly sink into your velvet seat, and start your meal with inspired cocktails or homema…