Travel Tuesday; Singapore restaurants

We have lived in Singapore for about 3 years and loved the city. We loved it so much that we would escape Vietnam and exchange it for Singapore a couple of times per year. Not only for the cleanliness, its organized way of getting around and the shopping, but mainly the delicious food {owh the glorious food!}. We always have a to-do food list before we fly off to Singapore to make sure we haven’t missed out on anything!

So for this week’s Travel Tuesday I would love to share with you my all time favorite restaurants and food courts in Singapore:


  • Jumbo Seafood; East Coast Seafood Centre, 1206 East Coast Parkway #01-07/08, Tel: 6442 3435, Web:
    Jumbo seafood is a chain of restaurants that serves amazing seafood. There are a couple of outlets around the island, but I always love going to the one at the East Coast Seafood Centre. Reason being that we lived in the East Coast so it was one of the first places we went to for diner when we lived there. But also because you can sit outside, overlooking the sea with it’s millions of container ships that are anchored in front of the Singapore coastline {it looks like a small village on the water at night}. The location is however a 15min drive by taxi from the city centre, and at night it’s advisable to book a taxi in advance to get back in town, as it’s horrible to get a taxi in that area.
    Besides all of that, the food is amazing. Especially the Chili and Pepper Crab. What we would love to do is order a pepper crab, and a separate bowl with the sauce of the chili crab with the buns that go along with it. It’s definitely worth the trip out of town!
  • No Signboard Seafood Restaurant; No. 414 Geylang, Tel: 6842 3415, Web:
    This restaurant is located in the red light district of Singapore {I also did not know this existed until we walked around there, it’s not a red light district like in Amsterdam, but still…}. The restaurant is famous for its chili and pepper crab as well. The location is not as nice as Jumbo’s but the food is amazing!
  • Din Tai FungDin Tai Fung; Wisma Atria Level 4, 435 Orchard Road, Tel: 6732 1383, Web:
    Din Tai Fung is a chain that can be found all around the world, with locations in Thailand, Australia, Malaysia and the USA. In Singapore there are several outlets, but we usually go to the one in Wisma Atria, due to its easy access and location in the middle of Orchard Road. The food here is just amazing, and we love the steamed dumplings the most. My all time favorites are the chicken xiao long bao and the crab roe xiao long bao. These steamed dumplings are filled with the meat of the choice (crab/ chicken/ pork…) with a delicious soup broth inside. They are just mouth-watering! Do be careful when eating the dumplings, as the soup will by super warm, so be careful not to burn your tongue
  • Brussels Sprouts; Robertson Quay, 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, #01-12 The Pier @ Robertson, Tel: 6887 4344,
    Ok so this place has nothing to do with Singapore cuisine, however if you are looking to eat some delicious mussels and drink a couple of thirst quenching Belgian Beers, this is the place to be! Also the Robertson Quay area is just a very relaxed area to walk around, watch people and just enjoy your afternoon or evening.
  • Indian Wok; 695B East Coast Road, Tel: 6448 2003, Web:
    Ruben loves his Indian food, I on the other hand are not a huge fan. However both of us always loved going to Indian Wok – being the East Coast or Syed Alwi Branch. The cuisine is Indian Chinese and is a lovely mix of the two!
    If you ever find time to visit, I can definitely recommend you the Jade chicken soup {don’t be put off by its green color!} or seafood clear soup as a starter, and for main crispy chicken in chili plum sauce or the lamb in oyster sauce. Finish the evening with a sizzling brownie. After this entire meal you won’t be able to eat for another week, but it’s so worth it!
  • Waraku (1)Waraku; East Coast Branch, 1020 East Coast Park Way, Tel: 6445 2540, Web:
    This casual dining Japanese restaurant is one of our favorite places to go for sukiyaki. But also don’t miss out on the amazing sushi they have to offer – especially the dragon roll!
  • One Rochester; 1 Rochester Drive, Tel: 6773 0070 Web: (closed on Sunday’s)
    This restaurant is set in an old colonial building in the middle of Rochester Park. It’s a lovely place to get out of the busy city centre and enjoy a lovely outside brunch, lunch or dinner. Do make sure you book a taxi for the way back, as it can be tricky to find a taxi here.
  • Oasis at Grand Hyatt Singapore; 10 Scotts Road, Tel: 6738 1234, Web:
    When talking about the restaurants of Grand Hyatt Singapore, everyone usually starts raving about Mezza9, Pete’s Place or Straights Kitchen. Even though these are all great places to go to, I just have this preference for Oasis. This restaurant is set at the poolside of the hotel. Due to all the greenery and the waterfall created, you don’t have the feeling that you’re only 5min away from the busiest street in Singapore. It’s always a nice and relaxing atmosphere, with a bbq style menu. The salads are amazing too, however I always go back to the hotel’s hamburger – one of my favorite hamburgers in town!

Food Courts:

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALau Pa Sat: 18 Raffles Quay,
    Lau Pa Sat is a historic building and is located in Singapore’s business district. It used to be a market place, but is converted into a food centre. After 6-7pm they will close off one of the side streets and sate stands will be set-up on the street. The sate here is to die for, especially when you go to stall No. 9 – they have the best sate’s of Lau Pa Sat! Other foods that I can recommend are the baby kailang with oyster sauce, stingray {a little spicy, but super good!}, fried rice with chicken, lemon chicken, naan,… owh and there is so much more. Salivating by the though of all this food!
  • Newton Circus; 500 Clemenceau Ave N
    Newton Circus {or Newton Food Centre} is a major food centre located in the city centre of Singapore. Here you can sample all the different types of Singaporean cuisine. It’s open from 12pm-2am, but it will be very hot during the day!
  • East Coast Lagoon Food Village; 1220 East Coast Parkway.
    Again, this is one of the food courts in the East Coast and one of our favorite places to go. Not only for the location at sea, but also because they serve the best barbequed hawker seafood in town. Do be there in time, as seats will fill up quickly!
  • PrataFood Republic at Wisma Atria; 435 Orchard Road.
    This food court is situated on the top floor of Wisma Atria in the middle of Orchard Road, overlooking the busy streets {if you find a seat by the window!}. The food is great here, and definitely a place we like to go for lunchtime to eat anything from Dim Sum, Malay food, chicken rice, sushi and much more.

{One tip: whenever you eat in a food court (or as locals call them hawker centres) in Singapore you will see that each stall has a certificate. This cert is given out by the government to show the cleanliness of the stall and the food. Before you order anything, just take a look: A-C is good, D-F not really good {I would not go there…}}

Oh my – I think I can keep on writing about all the great places and all the amazing food in Singapore. Maybe I need to convince Ruben to fly back soon and satisfy my Singapore Food craving again… Or maybe I should just wait until the Great Singapore Sale starts in July – killing two birds with one stone…

Have you ever been to Singapore? And would you have any recommendations that are not included on this list? Would love to hear them from you, so I can try them out during my next trip to Singapore! 

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