Singapore Eats: From Hawker Stalls to Celebrity Chefs

Food Chronicles

Something for everyone

Singapore’s dining scene truly has something for everyone, from the variety of classic dishes at hawker centres to the beautifully composed dishes at the famous celebrity chef restaurants. For every budget, all your senses will be satisfied with the range of flavors and tastes.

 

Hawker Stall Classics

Singapore is synonymous with hawker centres selling classic Singaporean dishes at incredibly affordable prices. While some travelers may hesitate with street food, the city has a few centers which stand by a higher quality.

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Oyster Omelette at Lau Pa Sat. Located in the financial district, this renovated hawker centre charges slightly higher prices as it assures diners of the quality and atmosphere. Oyster omelette is a classic Asian street food also found in Taiwanese and Thai cuisines
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Hainanese Chicken Rice at the famous Tian Tian hawker stall at Maxwell Centre. While this center is not as pristine as the cleaner hawker centres, it houses the famous chicken rice which was made famous by Anthony Bourdain
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Food Opera, the upscale basement food court on Orchard Road. One of the cleaner food courts as it is located inside the ION Orchard. The selection of vendors is hand-selected for being the best in their cuisines and dishes offered
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BBQ Chicken Wings and Satay at Food Opera. More classics from hawker centres and properly cooked here at Food Opera. The chicken and satay can be eaten with the assurance of quality and hygiene standards not often found in typical street food
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Sambal Stingray at Food Opera. A classic seafood dish that is perfect to share with the whole table as the meaty, tender fish goes a long way. The spice of the sambal is just right and makes you want to eat more

Lau Pa Sat
18 Raffles Quay
Singapore
Open 24 hours, depending on vendor

Maxwell Food Centre
1 Kadayanallur Street
Singapore
Hours vary according to vendor

Food Opera
2 Orchard Turn
B4-03/04, ION Orchard
Orchard, Singapore
Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 10pm
Friday and Saturday, 10am to 11pm

 

Chilli Crabs

Chilli crabs at Jumbo Seafood are another Singaporean classic boasted by locals and enjoyed by everyone, locals and tourists alike. Jumbo Seafood is a renown establishment for over 20 years. While the menu has many dishes to choose from, first try the classic chilli crabs

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The famous Chilli Crabs at Jumbo Seafood. Diners can choose the size of their crabs, whether you are ordering for 2 persons or a larger group. The sauce of the crabs are deliciously and classically thick, sweet, and slight spicy against the meaty crabs

Jumbo Seafood
5 locations in Singapore
12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 12 am

 

Celebrity Chef Restaurants

On the other end of the eating spectrum, dining in Singapore can be pricey thanks to the high-end restaurants of celebrity chefs many of which are housed in Marina Bay Sands. The taste, quality, and experience delivered by these chefs are more than worth the splurge.

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Pizza at Pizzeria Mozza by Mario Batali. Fennel sausage, panna, red onion, and scallions. Made with quality ingredients and excellent flour, the crust is perfect cooked, fluffy, and chewy, while the toppings complete the pie
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The Original db Burger by Daniel Boulud. Sirloin burger filled with braised short ribs and foie gras in a parmesan bun. Every bite to the center of the burger gets better and better. A worthwhile splurge for your wallet and arteries

Pizzeria Mozza
10 Bayfront Avenue
Marina Bay Sands
Singapore
+65-6688-8522
12pm to 11pm

db Bistro & Oyster Bar
2 Bayfront Avenue
B1-48, Galleria Level
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Singapore
+65-6688-8525
12pm to 11pm

 

Want to spend a night or two in Singapore? Here are 2 luxury hotels worth the price

Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore
+65-6688-6668
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The Westin Singapore
12 Marina View
Asia Square Tower 2
Singapore
+65-6922-6888
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