The 12 Best Food Guides in Singapore 2024

Best Food Guides in Singapore

Singapore is one of the unique food hubs. So, if you love to eat, there is no way you will not love Singapore. In this Singapore food guide, we tell the best food guides and places where you can get such foods in Singapore. We cover various foods to cater to different people’s appetites and nutritional needs. 

So, we have you covered whether you have an exceptional medical condition or need something special for your taste buds. Read this article to the tail end to learn more about foods and restaurants in Singapore. 

 

Best Food Guides

 

Affordability 
Appeal
Nutritional Content
Portion Size
Score 
Rice at Dosirak
9.0
9.5
9.0
9.0
9.13
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice At Maxwell
9.0
9.0
9.5
9.0
9.13
Hokkien Mee
8.5
8.5
9.5
8.5
8.75
Hup Hong Chicken Rice
9.0
8.5
9.0
9.5
9.00
Laksa
9.0
9.0
8.5
8.0
8.63
Ye Lai Xiang Tasty Barbeque
8.0
9.5
9.0
8.0
8.63
The Ranch Cafe
9.0
8.0
8.5
8.0
8.38
Nyonya Makko Restaurant
8.5
9.0
8.5
8.5
8.63
5TH QUARTER
7.5
9.5
8.5
8.0
8.38
Kaya Toast
9.0
9.5
10.0
9.5
9.50
Char Kway Teow
7.5
9.5
9.0
8.5
8.63
Ayam Penyet
8.5
9.0
9.5
9.0
9.00

Rice at Dosirak – 9.13

 

Rice at Dosirak

Rice is a staple in Singapore, but it has earned a bad reputation regarding diabetes. Nevertheless, you can still enjoy it even if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic.

At Dosirak, you can enjoy plenty of Korean-style rice bowls with a wide range of protein choices and plenty of veggies for $7.90. Also, there is an option for brown rice, but you’ll add $1. Check out their menu before ordering. 

This diabetes food guide helps you make your rice healthier. Here are some ways to make rice healthier: 

  • Take less/half rice or get brown rice instead to bump up the fire 
  • Eat plain rice and not flavoured rice such as nasi lemak or chicken rice
  • Avoid gravy 
  • Add plenty of vegetables – not yams or potatoes 

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice At Maxwell – 9.13

 

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice At Maxwell

Chicken rice is still a healthy option even for people with diabetes. Take it alongside plenty of vegetables  –  sans oyster sauce and fried shallots, but take the skin off the chicken. This is a beautiful low-fat, balanced meal. 

If you have diabetes, trick it with chicken soup. But if you don’t have diabetes, you can have it flavoured.

Chicken rice is simple food – boiled chicken plus sauce and flavoured rice. But this Hainanese-influenced dish is a famous and beloved food in Singapore. Different restaurants offer it differently.

You can get it starting from $5 per plate at Tian Tian. Similarly, if you take  Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice at Balestier. It will cost you the same. But for better deals, opt for Wee Nam Kee chicken rice. 

Hokkien Mee – 8.75

 

Hokkien Mee

Hokkien Mee was born in Singapore with roots in Rochor Road. Hokkien mee is a dish of yellow noodles with thick or thin bee hoon, fried with copious amounts of lard and savoury, umami prawn stock. The finishing is fresh prawns, pork belly, and squid. 

You can get this delicious Sinpaorean traditional meal at Kim Keat Hokkien Mee, which serves wet (clay pot) or dry( open leaves), Tian Tian Lai Hokkien Mee, and Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee. Also, Swee Guan Hokkien Mee is a place to be – it features prominently in most Geylang food guides and Singapore street food guides. 

Hup Hong Chicken Rice – 9.00

 

Hup Hong Chicken Rice

Ready for roasted chick rice? It sounds delicious just from the description. You can visit the Hup Hong Chicken Rice food hub at Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre any time to enjoy flavoured rice alongside roasted chicken. 

The chicken is well roasted, thus, having a firm, silky texture, and it comes with a tasty but garlicky sauce. 

Laksa – 8.63

 

Laksa

Singapore is home to both curry Laksa and Assam Laksa. However, most Singaporeans love their local versions – the curry gravy option.

You can enjoy Laksa at various spots in Singapore. For instance, 328 Katong Laksa at the East Coast Road. You can eat delicious and aromatic coconut-based curry soup. A small plate will cost you $5 while a big one will cost $7.

However, a cheaper alternative for this would be clay pot dishes at Depot Road’s spicy noodle soup at Alexandra Village. Also, you can visit Janggut Laksa at #01-59 Queensway Shopping Centre for a Mildly spiced version of Katong laksa at an affordable rate ($4-$6).

Ye Lai Xiang Tasty Barbeque –   8.63

 

Ye Lai Xiang Tasty Barbeque

Have you been to Maxwell Food Centre? This is the oldest Western Singapore restaurant. Thus, it is one of Singapore’s most popular and the best western food. In this Western Singapore restaurant food guide, we show food you can eat here. 

But it’s worth mentioning that Ye Lai Xiang Tasty Barbecue serves delectable Hainanese Western food that is never seen elsewhere. 

You can order a remarkable Chicken Cutlet at $8 – it’s vast, crunchy, and fragrant. Additionally, it comes with a side of mixed vegetables, crinkle-cut fries, and a fluffy sweet bun. Though pricy, it’s worth the money. You can complement it with sweet house-made sauce.

Other foods are soft and chewy buns, Pork Chop ($7.50, etc. 

Soup Salad at The Ranch Cafe – 8.38

 

Soup Salad at The Ranch Cafe

The Ranch is a Western food establishment with a wine bar concept. Its conveniently located close to Aljunied MRT Station, a place with great ambience. 

You can eat delicious Soup Salad at this cafe any time. Good thing you can ask for delivery or takeaway options. If you are looking for delightful mushroom soup ($5) or Lobster bisque ($6.5), visit this eatery. Also, there are a lot of speciality soups here. 

Nyonya Makko Restaurant –  8.63

 

Nyonya Makko Restaurant

If you want to taste authentic local Singaporean cuisines, Nyonya Makko is the place to be. Whether you are visiting or a family, there are many options on their menu. So, you will always find something distinctive for your taste buds. 

Nyonya Makko Restaurant is a renowned restaurant in Malacca – any Melaka food guide must mention it. Delicious food you can order include: 

  • Beef rendang
  • Tenggiri fish in assam pedas
  • Ayam Pongteh 
  • Sotong chilli garam
  • Chendol kacang dessert

5TH Quarter – 8.38

 

5TH Quarter

When you mention Jalan Besar, food comes to mind. That is why you will find several Jalan Besar food guides to tell you where and what to eat, and one such point is the 5th Quarter. 

Located at Vagabond Salon of the newly launched Hôtel Vagabond, this restaurant serves up a marvel of house-cured charcuterie and grill favourites.

Kaya Toast – 9.50

 

Kaya Toast

Ready for traditional Singaporean breakfast? Kaya toast is a traditional Singaporean breakfast dish with two slices of toast or charcoal-grilled bread with butter and kaya.

Kaya is a jam made with coconut, eggs, and sugar.

You can have your Kaya Toast with tea or coffee and two soft-boiled eggs drizzled with white paper and dark soy sauce. While it’s a breakfast snack, you can also eat it as an afternoon snack. 

Where can you eat this delicious snack in Singapore?

  • Babba is located along Jalan Riang in Serangoon
  • CHIN MEE CHIN Confectionery – a specialist in traditional Kaya toast and boiled eggs, local kopi.  

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Char Kway Teow – 8.63

 

Char Kway Teow

Looking for the best stir fry noodles in Singapore? The ultimate local favourite remains char kway teow! This is a dish of stir-fried flat wide rice noodles with eggs, dark soy sauce, a bit of chilli, shrimp paste, and often some Chinese sausage alongside blood cockles to finish it off.

Preparing batches of char kway teow takes some severe skill; thus, the meal can be costly. Besides, only places with exceptional skills can prepare it well.

  • Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee – #02-17, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre
  • Hill Street Fried Kway Teow – #01-41, Bedok South Road Market & Food Centre

Ayam Penyet – 9.00

 

Ayam Penyet

Ayam Penyet is a hot favorite to many Singaporeans. Each Ayam Penyet order ($4.50) has a plate of rice drizzled with chilli sauce, a basket of fried chicken, fried tau kwa, and additional chilli. Remember that the chilli is extremely hot and might leave your lips tingling. 

Besides that, the tender and juicy chicken is a show of excellent marinating while the crispy bits littered the basket make it highly presentable. 

This NTU food guide show that you can have this Indonesian cuisine at Uncle Penyet. You can get a wide variety including the basic regular Nasi Ayam Penyet ($8.50), and others such as Nasi Bebek Penyet ($13.80), Nasi Steamed Chicken ($7.80), Nasi Ayam Panggang ($8.00),  and Nasi Kari Ayam ($6.90). if you do not like chicken, you’ll get seafood options such as Nasi Bawal Penyet ($11.90), Nasi Kerapu Penyet ($10.90), Nasi Dory Penyet ($7.80), and Nasi Udang Penyet ($7.50).

 

Bottom Line

In this Singapore food guide, we have shown you the different food types you can eat alongside the specific places you can get them. Hopefully, you can enjoy these delicious, affordable meals when you feel like it. 

 

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