100 Favourite Things to Eat & Drink in Singapore

This list is a work in progress and I’m not at 100 yet. Wonder if I will even get there because I indeed to remove places if their standards deteriorate.

I was also thinking this list should come with a disclaimer as many people in Singapore take food very seriously and I am no food critic.  This is just my diary of sorts. I didn’t go to culinary school and I can’t cook for nuts.  This is just a list of food, desserts & drinks I can’t resist. As you can tell, I’m a carb, spicy food addict, but these days I tend to prefer more savoury to sweet.

photo by bookjunkie

1. Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa (Alexandra Village Hawker Centre) Goes really well with the Avacado drink.

2. Satay (Glutton’s Bay)

3. Lai Heng Char Kway Teow (Shunfu Road Market)

4. Beach Road Scissors Curry Rice (Jalan Besar)

5. Eng’s Wan Tan Mee (Tanjong Katong)

6. White Bee Hoon (Sembawang)

7. Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee (Geylang)

photo by bookjunkie

8. Yakader Dum Briyani (Tekka Market)

9. Samy’s Curry (Dempsey Hill at Tanglin Village, Visit 2)

10. Komala Villas (Serangoon Road, Visit 2)

11. Allauddin – Briyani (Bedok Hawker Centre)

12. Opposite Kampong Glam Cafe – Tea (Arab Street)

13. Nasi Padang (Sabar Menanti II)

14. Warung M Nasir – Nasi Padang (Killiney)

15. Moluccas Room (Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands)

16. Lim Seng Lee – Braised Duck Rice (Buono Vista)

17. Wan Hao’s Peking Duck (Marriot Hotel)

18. Taste Paradise – The ambience enchances the food, although the quality is comparable to Crystal Jade (ION)

19. Min Jiang – Goodwood Park Hotel

20. Genki Sushi (Orchard Central)

21. Ma Maison (Bugis Junction)

22. Milca Hokkaido Soft Ice Cream – Soft ice-cream on a Cone with Chocolate Sauce Topping (ION)

24. Hokkaido Ice-cream (Liang Court)

25. Tampopo – Caramel Custard (Liang Court)

26. First Thai (Purvis Street)

27. Thai Banana Fritters (Golden Mile)

28. Nanas – Tom Yam Soup (Golden Mile)

29. Laurent Bernard Chocolatier – Only tried the hot chocolate and chocolate cookie and am in love (Robertson Quay)

30. Chilli’s (Tanglin Mall)

31. Tony Romas – Ribs (Orchard Hotel)

32. Dominos Pizza – love the thin crust, classified sauce and the Bread Sticks (Delivery)

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33. Landing Point (Fullerton Bay Hotel)

34. TWG Tea  (ION)

35. Rose Veranda (Shangri-la Hotel)

36. Regent Weekend High Tea (Regent Hotel)

37. Rise (Marina Bay Sands Hotel)

38. Penang Buffet (Kings Hotel)

39. Selfish Gene – Sandwich (Craig Road)

40. Forty Hands – Iced Latte (Tiong Bahru)

41. Maison Kayser – Bread especially Ekmek Orange (Scotts Square)

42. Wild Honey – Brunch (Scotts Square)

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43. Jones The Grocer – Chicken Pie (Dempsey Hill)

44. Paul – Creme Brulee (Ngee Ann City)

45. Pigeonhole – Toffee Cider (Duxton Hill)

46. S’ban Siew Pau (Chinatown)

47. Double Chocolate Muffins – Chocolate N’ Spice (Shunfu Road Market)

48. Yellow Bean Ham Chin Peng (Parkway Parade)

49. Burger Shack – BBQ Pulled Pork Burger (Bukit Timah)

50. Wendy’s –  Vanilla Milkshake (Orchard Road)

51. Freshness Burger – Chicken Nuggets and Hot Cocoa (Nex) closed at Nex but still open at Central

52. Carl’s Junior – Chicken Club (VivoCity)

53. Texas Chicken – Biscuits (Changi Expo)

54. Popeyes Chicken – Fried Chicken, Corn and Potato Salad (Ang Mo Kio take away)


27 Responses to 100 Favourite Things to Eat & Drink in Singapore

  1. Teri says:

    That’s great that Domino’s Pizza is on your list as the best pizza in Singapore! We have that in Ohio too. I wonder if it’s the same recipe.

  2. xinapray says:

    Great list but Dang! Now I am hungry.
    When I visit, one of my favorite things is charcuterie and cheese at Jones The Grocer. A bit decadent but oh-so-good for a mid-afternoon or late(r) night snack.

    p.s. Found your blog via the Ion X’mas tree, which was tagged with “photography”.

  3. gninethree says:

    Yours are pretty good as well 🙂 Didnt realise a burger could look this yummy!

  4. natashainoz says:

    I have had such a great time reading your blog! So glad I found you on your SITS day. I wish I’d seen this post in January before we had a holiday there! I will remember this for next time.

    Best wishes,

  5. Merry says:

    I am new to your blog and I love it! To add to your list of your favourite fast food, what do you think of McSpicy burger? I like that burger so much and that is the thing that I always have at least once when I go to Singapore 🙂

    • bookjunkie says:

      Oh yes…I thought I was the only one who liked it. It’s really addictive too. DIdn’t know that you could only get it in Singapore.

      Thanks so much for your kind words merry 🙂 So glad you dropped by.

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  7. Chaithra says:

    I am so unlucky in this matter . I am vegetarian and have not tried any other cuisine other than Indian and Thai.
    If I don’t explore the diff cuisines here than I wont do it anywhere else. Singapore offers so many varieties and we are still trying to get the best vegetarian food in diff cuisines.
    someone should do a post solely on best vegetarian dishes for people like me !!!
    Even McDonald here does not have vegetarian on menu !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • bookjunkie says:

      I think Serangoon Road is the best for Vegetarian Cuisine. I think nothing beats Indian vegetarian food like thosai or the rice with all the vegetarian curries…so yummy.

      Freshness Burger which has an outlet at Central has a tofu burger which I liked.

  8. Claudia says:

    Hi there. Have you tried Waffletown?

  9. Linda says:

    OMGosh… food! I can’t wait to try it! Our look-see trip is in February. Hubby has been there twice already. When he was there for a month, he got sick (nauseated day after day) and the Dr. there couldn’t find anything else wrong, so told him it could be MSG poisoning. But I think maybe Hubby was having sympathy morning sickness for our daughter who’s expecting. LOL! Anyway, that really killed his enthusiasm for going to Singapore for a while.

    P.S. Every time I asked hubby where he ate, it seemed like it was yet another American place!

    • bookjunkie says:

      I can’t wait to hear all about your food experience here 🙂 Hope it’s good for you but a lot of it is acquired taste.

  10. JusJus says:

    I thought it’s 100 food places but it stops at 54…

  11. thirdy says:

    Hi there.. My cousin & I are planning a 6-day Kuala Lumpur-Singapore vacation this coming april. 2days in KUL, and 4days in Singapore. Its going to be our first time, and we have no idea where else to go, where to start, or ride Mrt or maybe bus.. The only place in KUL we know is the Legoland, while in Singapore is Universal Studios. Can you please help make our itinerary? So our vacation will be time saving and memorable..

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  13. Pok Chow says:


    Born and raised in Singapore for 20 years, it is interesting that I’m still not even slightly sick of the food we have here. I’m talking about the local Singaporean food here. Like what you have in the post, Satay(my fav), Laksa, Hokkien Mee etc. I have to exercise hard in order to maintain my shape haha! And it’s scary that there’s so much more food out there in the world for me to try out! I can’t imagine!

    Anw, love your stuff. I enjoy writing and engaging people too and I have some friends who too, enjoy writing down their thoughts and experience. We can relate to you and all the best!

    • bookjunkie says:

      Thank you so much Pok Chow 🙂 I do love receiving comments and thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.

  14. tan chang chye says:

    Wowww…all these must be for the higher end ppl…
    Haha wish i can afford it..

    • bookjunkie says:

      Sorry.. some of these were one off visits for me 😉 Some of the best food is actually found at the hawker centres like the char kway teow I had recently at Shun Fu Market in the Thomson area.

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