Singapore Foodie Guide – From Traditional Dishes to Healthy Food in Singapore

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Singapore Foodie Guide – From Must-Try Food to Healthy Restaurants in Singapore

One of our favorite ways to explore a new destination is through our stomachs, meaning sampling the local cuisine. You can learn so much by diving into the local food culture and traditional dishes of the places you visit. In a place like Singapore which is a melting pot of so many cultures and cuisines, we were mesmerized by the abundance of dishes and cultural influences. With so many options to choose from, it was a non-stop race to try as many must-try dishes and visit as many restaurants as we could. After all, food is one of the main attractions in Singapore. Finding some balance between satisfying your foodie curiosity and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge. In Singapore, though, we had no problem since many of the traditional dishes were healthy, and there was such a great selection of restaurants and cafes that served some of the best healthy food we’d ever tasted. So here’s our foodie guide for the must-try dishes and the best places to eat healthy food in Singapore.

Singapore Food Culture

With Singapore’s mixture of cultures and cuisines, it’s no wonder it’s one of the best places to visit for foodies at heart. We love planning our days and schedules, including where to eat, and in Singapore, we felt right at home. Wherever we went, morning, noon or night, it seems all the countless restaurants, coffee shops, food courts and hawker centres were always buzzing with activity. When you visit Singapore, walking down the street, there are so many temptations; in one block you can find amazing Indian, Malay or Thai restaurants, in another the world’s cheapest Michelin-star meal is waiting just for you. But before anything else, we need to talk about Hawker Centres and Food Courts.

Hawker Centres vs. Food Courts – History and Hygiene

Hawker centres or food centres – usually found in open-air compounds with no air conditioning, many times you would find a produce market (wet market) next to them. On the other hand, food courts are usually found inside malls with air conditioning; the food might be a little bit pricier but still very cheap.

Singapore’s hawker centre culture developed from necessity. Street hawking was a very popular occupation among new immigrants who were looking for work, and this occupation was thriving all through the 19th century until the mid-20th century. Though street hawking provided the working class with affordable meals, it also contributed to many issues related to hygiene and traffic obstruction. Finally, the government took action to legalize street hawkers and provide designated locations where they could be better supervised. Since 1997 food stalls within hawker centres are given a grade based on their overall hygiene and cleanliness. In 2018 it was announced that as of 2020 a new and improved hygiene rating system for eateries in Singapore would replace the current one.

Tips for Eating Street Food in Singapore

Eating street food is always the best and most authentic way to get familiar with local cuisine, and in Singapore, it is so easy, thanks to the famous hawker centres. Not everyone is keen about eating street food since many times cleanliness and hygiene are lacking; however thanks to the grading system as mentioned before, it is easy to detect the cleaner food stalls. Each stall has a little sign with the grading when A is the highest grade (very high cleanliness standards), and D is the lowest. Another rule of thumb that usually indicates it’s a safe choice is always looking for food stalls with a long line of locals. If you can’t overcome your fear of hawker centres or you can’t imagine eating out in Singapore’s hot and humid weather, you can always have a similar experience in the air-conditioned food courts which can be found in every mall (and there are so many malls in Singapore).  Check out this great list of hawker centres and food courts in Singapore

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Visit Hawker Centres to try traditional food in great prices

What to Eat in Singapore – Must Try Food and Dishes

So now after we’ve learned a little bit about Singapore’s food culture, let’s dive into the real and very important issue on our agenda – what to eat in Singapore. This city has an unbelievable list of food and dishes you need to try to comprehend what makes Singaporean cuisine so rich and unique. The influx of immigrants from China, Malaysia, India, and Indonesia has created a yummy concoction of delicious dishes, not to mention the colonial era and recent immigrants from all over the world that have also influenced the local cuisine. It’s impossible to list all the best dishes in Singapore (plus it’s a matter of taste) but here are the main dishes we believe you should sample while there, most of them are pretty healthy, others, well, we just had to try them, nonetheless.

Check out our 4 Day Itinerary for Singapore – helpful tips and information to help you plan your trip!

Must Try Food in Singapore – Chinese Influences

Hokkien Char Mee – This is one of the most popular dishes you’ll find in any hawker centre. The origins of this dish can be traced back to Hokkien (or rather Fujian) province in China. This Singaporean dish is made of white rice noodles and yellow egg noodles that are fried in a wok with a mixture of seafood, chicken or pork and some soy sauce. It’s usually served with chilly sambal.

Hainanese Chicken Rice – A very popular dish for lunch, originally from the Hainan province in China. We are talking about poached chicken accompanied by fragrant rice that is cooked in a chicken broth with different seasonings.

Dim Sum – Even if you haven’t heard about our first two dishes, you must have heard about dim sum! We love to receive the small steamer baskets and find these little thin-paper doughy parcels of joy inside. Filled with shrimp, pork or bean paste, you’ll find them everywhere in Singapore.

Popiah – Popiah is a crepe or a very thin pancake that is filled with bean sprouts, peanuts, egg and shrimp. Its roots can be traced to the Fujian Province in China. It is a different take on the spring roll, Spring rolls are deep fried but the popiah is not fried and served with various fillings all over Singapore (including a vegetarian version).

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Dim Sums - Best food in Singapore

Must Try Food in Singapore – Indian Influences

Roti Prata – Crispy Indian flatbread, which is usually served with lentil or fish curry, but you’ll find many other options such as with eggs or cheese and some even sell a sweet version.

Curry – Curry lovers prepare yourselves; you’ll find a great selection of Indian curries all over Singapore and especially in Little India, of course. There are so many different versions of curry, vegetarian or with meat, very spicy or mild, some are soupier than others, but all of them are heavily seasoned with a combination of spices and herbs. Curries are usually served with plain rice. What’s unique about Singapore is that they have their own version of curry – the fish head curry which is a combination of Chinese and Indian influences.

Must Try Food in Singapore – Malay Influences

Nasi Lemak –This Malay inspired dish is a combination of fragrant coconut rice loaded with different sides of your choice (chicken, prawns, cucumbers and more), accompanied by some hot chili paste and often served on a banana leaf. We love the fragrant rice which is cooked in coconut milk.

Must Try Food in Singapore – Indonesian Influences

Satay – Our go-to dish in Indonesia, skewered meat covered with delicious peanut sauce and served with rice cakes and some cucumber relish. Compared to other satay sauces we’ve had in the past, this one was a bit sweeter.

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Some More Must-Try Dishes in Singapore

Laksa – A spicy noodle soup made with coconut cream and spices; usually it contains chicken, prawn or fish. It is part of the Peranakan cuisine (people with Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage). You can find a few versions of this thick coconut-based soup all over town but the unique Singaporean version is called Katong Laksa, and it’s served with cut up noodles and can be eaten only with a spoon, no need for chopsticks.

Kaya Toast – This is probably the most popular breakfast or snack in Singapore. It’s coconut jam and butter spread over toasted bread and usually eaten with a boiled egg and a splash of soy sauce.

Chili Crab – You can’t visit Singapore without trying one of their famous chili crabs. The crab is cooked in a thick tomato-chili sauce and served with rice or even better, fresh buns to dip inside this addictive sauce. It is going to be messy, but you’ll love it.

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Dim sum in one of Singapore's restaurants

Where to Eat in Singapore – Best Restaurants and Coffee Shops

But enough with the foreplay, let’s cut to the chase – here are some of the best restaurants in Singapore – arranged by neighborhoods for your convenience:

Check out our Singapore Neighborhood Guide – attractions, tips and recommendations for hotels!

Singapore Foodie Guide - Little India

If you love Indian food as we do, you’ll find many options around Little India; from semi-fancy restaurants to simple street food stands that offer traditional Indian cuisine with lots of options for vegetarians and healthy dishes as well. Most of the eateries here are very simple and authentic so don’t expect any fancy styling or design, but the food is excellent.

Shish Mahal – We had our first meal in Singapore here, and it certainly was the best way to start our Singapore foodie quest here. We stumbled upon it by accident as we were walking back to our hotel. Our expert noses smelled something delicious, we had a peek at the outside tables that were filled with locals and our spidey sense or rather foodie sense started beeping. It is not a very fancy restaurant though it’s a bit fancier than others we’ve seen in this neighborhood, oh and have we mentioned that it has won a Bib Gourmands award by Michelin (recognition for restaurants that serve high-quality food at reasonable prices)? Always count on your foodie sense! Shish Mahal serves excellent Indian and Nepalese dishes with great choices for vegetarians. We loved their paneer and samosa. Their tandoori prawns and biryani rice with vegetables were delicious, and the service was excellent Address: 180 Albert Street, #01-20, Village Hotel Albert Court, Singapore 189971 

Best Foodie Choice For: Everyone! Especially if you love North Indian and Nepalese cuisine or you are vegetarians. Amazing food at reasonable prices!

Mustard – One of the best restaurant in the neighborhood which mainly prepares dishes from the Eastern Indian State of Bengal and the Northern State of Punjab. One of the recommended dishes is Prawn Curry. It’s not a fancy restaurant, and it’s pretty small so reserve your table in advance and note their opening hours (closed between 3 or 4 pm till 6 pm – depending on the day). Address: 32 Race Course Rd, Singapore 218552

Best Foodie Choice For: Lovers of Indian food from Bengal and Punjab. Lots of vegetarian choices as well and very reasonable prices.

The Banana Leaf Apolo – A very well-known Indian restaurant which is especially renowned for its curries. The fish head curry is one of the recommended dishes here, but there are many other options as well. What’s unique here is that the food is served over a banana leaf.
Address: 54 Race Course Rd, Singapore 218564

Best Foodie Choice For: Trying Singapore’s fish head curry!

Tekka Center – We can’t list great eateries in Little India without mentioning the local hawker centre. You won’t miss this colorful building which is located just next to Little India’s MRT. Here you’ll find a great selection of Indian street food stalls with lots of flavors and aromas from all over India. It is very hectic but one of the best places to have a taste of Little India and don’t forget to stroll around the wet market as well. Some recommendations: To satisfy your Briyani cravings head to Allauddin’s Briyani Pte Ltd (#01-229), for great prawn noodles check out 545 Whampoa prawn noodles (#01-326) (a favorite of Anthony Bourdain) and for Masala Dosa try Sri Tiffin Stall (#01-224). Address: Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore

Best Foodie Choice For: Sampling a variety of delicious and cheap Indian cuisine.

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Ehat to eat in Singapore - Little India
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Don't forget to visit one of the temples while in Little India

Where to Eat in Kampong Glam – From Turkish Fare to Healthy Food

From the aromatic Indian cuisine, we are heading to a Mediterranean concoction of flavors and aromas with a healthy mixture of traditional, trendy and healthy restaurants.

Alaturka Mediterranean & Turkish Restaurant – If you are craving some real Turkish food, head over to this great restaurant which has also won Michelin’s Bib Gourmands award. With lots of options for meat lovers and vegetarians, everyone can find something to eat here. The meat is cooked on a charcoal grill and everything is seasoned with authentic Turkish spices. Don’t forget to order the freshly baked Turkish bread to dip into your hummus or babaganush. The restaurant is located at a very touristy spot right near Masjid Sultan, so the area is hectic, and the prices aren’t cheap, but the food is great here! Address: 15 Bussorah St, Singapore 199436

Best Foodie Choice For: Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine

Maison Ikkoku – This restaurant/bar is one of the trendiest places in the Kampong Glam and the best part is the gorgeous views from the rooftop bar. Maison Ikkoku is renowned for its great cocktails (the owner/chef is known for his mixology skills). It is one of the most stylish places in Kampong Glam and it’s a great place to have a cocktail and a bite to eat (they serve European-Japanese delicacies), not to mention their excellent all-day breakfast and brunch menu during the weekends. Address: 20 Kandahar St, Singapore 198885

Best Foodie Choice For: Cocktails with a view or breakfast in a stylish and cozy setting.

Limaa – This small café is run by two young mothers who happen to be cousins. They decided to open this cute coffee shop to supply a healthy alternative to some of the eateries in the neighborhood. As young mothers, they are aware of how important it is to live a healthy lifestyle and prepare everything from scratch without any additives, and they strive to serve this kind of food in their small coffee shop. Also, they also have a small breastfeeding room for mothers, they hire mothers to work for them, and they sell all kinds of products made by, you’ve guessed it – mothers. The name Limaa means “five” since originally, they only had five categories on their menu. We had the healthy and colorful smoothie bowls, but you can also find here breakfast items, sandwiches, pasta, freshly squeezed juices, and some meat options. Everything is fresh, delicious and healthy! Address: 51 Haji Ln, Singapore 189244 Haji Ln, Singapore 189244

Best Foodie Choice For: Healthy food in Singapore.

Piedra Negra – Strolling through the famous Haji Lane this Mexican bar caught our attention. One of the favorite Instagram spots in Haji Lane, you’ll find here some gorgeous graffiti, but this place offers much more than street art and Mexican-style design, it serves one of the best guacamole we’ve ever tasted (made on the spot). It’s a fun place to sit at with a margarita and some nachos, but they also serve some unique and interesting dishes such as the cactus salad and jalapeño poppers. Address: Haji Lane (241 Beach Rd, Singapore 189753)

Best Foodie Choice For: Mexican food in Singapore

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The colorful and healthy smoothie bowls at Limaa
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Where to Eat in Chinatown – From Michelin Star Food Stalls to Healthy Food

Chinatown is one of the most hectic and interesting areas in Singapore and with a plethora of restaurants, food courts and hawker centres in the area, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.

Chinatown Food Street – This market-place style centre is located in Smith Street in the heart of Chinatown. Wander around the endless food stands and local shophouses under the familiar red lanterns, and have a taste of delicious and authentic food. From steamed dim sum to seafood noodles and Hainanese chicken rice, get intoxicated by the rich aromas of the best dishes in Singapore. This roofed venue has a cooling system so you can eat here anytime, rain or shine. The food is great, but it’s a bit pricier than in traditional hawker centres. Address: Smith St, Singapore 058938

Best Foodie Choice For: Chinese fare from different regions and people who think proper hawker centres are too hardcore for them.

Hawker Chan – Chan Hon Meng has been perfecting his famous Soya Sauce Chicken dish for years. What started as a humble food stall, has become an empire thanks to the worldwide fame his Michelin star has earned him. Most of the foodies who visit Singapore add this dish to the top of their foodie bucket list. The original food stall is still located at Chinatown Complex Food Centre, and you’ll usually find a long line of people waiting to try this famous “cheapest Michelin dish”. However, just meters away you’ll find his newer restaurant, Liao Fan Hawker Chan – a simple and small restaurant (that still provides take out services) where you’ll also be able to try the famous dish in an air-conditioned and more comfortable setting. The prices are a bit higher as well. Address: Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle: Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre, 335 Smith St, Singapore / Liao Fan Hawker Chan: 78 Smith St, Singapore

Best Foodie choice for: Patient foodies who want to cross it off their list

Maxwell Hawker Centre – One of the most popular hawker centres in Chinatown and in Singapore, with lots of food stalls that offer tasty and fragrant cheap authentic food. This place is the best place to come and sample some of the most iconic dishes of Singapore. The Maxwell Hawker Centre is always buzzing with excitement and full of tourists and locals alike. From dim sums and fish balls to chicken rice, the choices are endless. If you want to try just one hawker centre while in Singapore, this is the place to do it. Central location, low costs and a few very famous food stalls. This is a proper hawker centre though, meaning no air con. Must try dish at Maxwell Food Centre: The most famous food stall here must be Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice (stall 10 & 11). Here you’ll find the best Hainanese chicken rice in Singapore (according to the Michelin Guide, Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsay). Address: 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184

Best Foodie Choice For: Hawker centre lovers and celebrity chefs’ fans

Din Tai Fung – This popular chain store restaurant serves an enormous selection of dim sum and steamed buns. The towers of steamer baskets filled with buns and dim sum with different fillings arrive very quickly, and the place is always spotless and very efficient. You can find the Chinatown branch at 133 New Bridge Rd, #02-01 Chinatown Point but there are many branches all over the city.

Best Foodie Choice For: Dim Sum Lovers

PS.Cafe – Officially, it is located in Ann Siang Hill, just across from Chinatown, but it’s within a five-minute walk from the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and this area is lovely. What started as a small and cozy coffee shop within the Projectshop clothing store at Paragon Mall, turned into a trendy chain store with many branches all over Singapore. PS.Cafe branches are known for their stylish design, truffle shoestring fries and decadent desserts. But don’t worry, there is still plenty of healthy food on the menu. We had a couple of great salads and came back for more. The Ann Siang Hill branch is tucked away at the end of Ann Siang Rd. and the setting is such a refreshing change from the hectic Chinatown. Address: #02, 45 Ann Siang Rd, 02, Singapore 069719

Best Foodie Choice For: Healthy salads and lots of other great dishes, in a stylish setting but a bit of a higher price tag.

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Chinatown Food Street
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Foodie Guide for Tiong Bahru – From Traditional Food to a Healthy Bakery

Not very far from Singapore’s centre you’ll find one of the most charming neighborhoods in Singapore. Usually, it’s a very quiet neighborhood but during the weekends, young hip locals flock to this part of Singapore to feast their heart out in the trendy coffee shops and restaurants of Tiong Bahru. What’s so great about this neighborhood is the mixture of old and new. Here you’ll find one of the best hawker centres in Singapore, some of the hippest coffee shops, a few trendy boutiques near an old-school record store and some of the most unique murals in the city, created by Yip Yew Chong, a local artist who tried to bring to life his childhood memories of everyday lives in this neighborhood. 

Tiong Bahru Bakery – If you are lovers of French baked goods and you daydream about the perfect croissant, this is the place for you. This is the most famous bakery in the neighborhood, and it has a reputation for serving delicious pastries and desserts accompanied by an excellent cup of cappuccino. They do have some salads and other dishes, but most visitors just want to have a taste of the croissant, plain, sweet or served as an extremely rich and seductive sandwich. Address: 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-70, Singapore 160056 (they have other branches as well).

Best Foodie Choice For: Francophiles and pastry lovers

Merci Marcel – this café/restaurant is more of a French bistro with a touch of Bohemian chic. The setting is beautiful (a mixture of French/colonial elements with a touch of boho-chic), the food is delicious, and they have an excellent selection of French wine and cheese. From rich and decadent courses to healthy food and French desserts, they have everything. Address: 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-68, Singapore 160056 (they have another branch at Ann Siang Hill).

Best Foodie Choice For: Great food in a beautiful setting which attracts the trendy crowd

Plain Vanilla – We stumbled upon this cute bakery while wandering around Tiong Bahru, and though we were not very hungry, we just had to try one of their cupcakes. This local bakery is known for its delicious cupcakes (salted caramel, green tea, cinnamon & brown sugar and more). If you have a sweet tooth, pay them a visit. There are many kinds of baked goods here and some breakfast or light lunch options. Everything is baked on the same day, with the best ingredients possible, preferably from local suppliers and of course no preservation…. They also try to be as sustainable as possible with stainless steel straws, reduced usage of plastic packaging and more. As of April 2019, they are going to a cash-free establishment. Address: 1D Yong Siak St, Singapore 168641 (for more branches, check out their website).

Best Foodie Choice For: Satisfying your sweet tooth without any guilt, light and healthy breakfast or lunch and environmentalists

Tiong Bahru Market – This local Hawker Centre is considered as one of the best in Singapore. They have a really great interactive map on their site, where they list all the different food stalls. From oyster omelette and Pad Thai to Nasi Lemak and green curry, the choices are endless. If you’re looking for recommendations for what to eat in Tiong Bahru, check out Michelin Guide’s recommendations. Address: 30 Seng Poh Rd, Singapore 168898.

Best Foodie Choice For: Hawker Centres’ lovers, delicious and cheap food in Tiong Bahru.

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A healthy salad at Merci Marcel, Singapore
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Singapore Foodie Guide - the Quays – From Chili Crab to Healthy Gourmet

This area along Singapore River is a favorite spot for a night out. With so many restaurants and bars, it’s one of the busiest areas during the evenings. The promenade is busy with locals and tourists who are looking for a stylish place to have dinner, a trendy bar to have a drink or just stroll along the River.

Jumbo – At Jumbo we finally had a taste of the iconic Singaporean dish, chili crab, and what can we say, the long wait was well worth it. We’ve read reviews about this restaurant, so we didn’t let the long line of people deter us from our task and honestly, they are so efficient, we really didn’t have to wait that long. With our little bibs around our necks and crab crackers in our hands, we were ready to dive in. It was messy, really messy, and spicy and delicious and so addictive. The waiter had to keep bringing us these warm fluffy buns to dip in the intoxicating red chili sauce. We’ll spare you the before and after mugshots, but believe us; it is going to be messy. Unless you are a vegetarian/have a seafood allergy or any special diet requirements, you MUST try this dish. Jumbo has many branches all over town, but the one near the river also provides great views. Address: 30 Merchant Rd, #01-01/02 Riverside Point, Singapore 058282.

Best Foodie Choice For: Seafood lovers and people who aren’t ashamed of wearing ridicules little bibs for dinner.

Jypsy – The stylish and beautiful décor of this contemporary Japanese restaurant/bar won us over in a heartbeat. The beautiful fisherman-style lanterns dangling from the ceiling, the rustic setting with touches of Japanese motives and the calming coastal color palette sparked our curiosity and made us giddy with excitement for the food we were about to eat. We were not disappointed at all. The quality of food matched the stylish design to a T. One dish after the other, they were all artistically plated with a whimsical touch. We savored every bite, letting the unique combination of flavors dance around our mouths. A few recommendations for what to eat: we tried the yellowtail sashimi and beef tataki, the green tea noodle salad and the Jypsy salmon tacos. Our dessert, the apple pie cream puff sealed the deal for us, this was one of the most enjoyable foodie experiences in Singapore. Address: 38 Martin Rd, Singapore 239059.

Best Foodie Choice For: An upscale foodie experience and Instagram enthusiasts

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Jypsy salmon tacos
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beef tataki in one of the best restaurants in Singapore
Jypsy - One of the best trendy restaurants in Singapore

Where to Eat in Dempsey Hill – From Trendy Restaurants to Michelin Star Peranakan Dishes

This neighborhood is located quite far from the city centre, just next to Singapore’s Botanic Gardens. We heard about Como Dempsey from a friend who couldn’t stop raving about this stylish compound. The Como Dempsey food and retail zone is a compound filled with stylish concept shops, galleries and trendy restaurants. We arrived a bit late, so most of the shops were closed. However, a few art galleries and concept shops caught our eye, but since it was our last night in Singapore, we would have to come back here and explore some more. Nevertheless, we did find an excellent restaurant for dinner (and there are plenty of others in this large food, shopping and art complex.

The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar – this trendy bar/restaurant is the creation of Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a worldwide famous chef who holds three Michelin stars in his pocket (and this place was recognized by Michelin as well). We loved the mainly-white décor with a touch of green leafy plants and black and white tiled floor. The menu offers a good selection of fusion dishes with some creative flair and the cocktails are excellent. There is ample choice for vegetarians and meat lovers alike. Address: 17D Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249676.

Best Foodie choice for: An upscale foodie experience in a beautiful setting

Here are some more recommended restaurants in Dempsey Hill that we wanted to check out but ran out of time:

Como Cuisine – part of the Como Dempsey complex, this stylish restaurant offers a variety of items for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Candlenut – The first Peranakan restaurant to have won a Michelin star. The restaurant uses the traditional Peranakan flavors to create a more contemporary Peranakan cuisine.

Chopsuey Café – For gourmet style Anglo-Chinese cuisine, check out this stylish restaurant from the same people behind PS.Café.

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Plain Vanilla - One of the best bakeries in Singapore

Singapore Foodie Guide - More Healthy Food Restaurants and Cafes

As much as we love diving into traditional Asian dishes, after a while our palettes demand their fix of raw vegetables and a cleaner diet. Singapore has plenty of healthy restaurants which offers all-day breakfasts, smoothie bowls and tasty salads.

PS.Café – If you’ve skipped our Chinatown section, make sure to read our review of PS.Cafe. There are many branches all over Singapore.

Common Man Coffee Roasters – This trendy coffee bar serves all-day brunch and breakfast dishes inspired by flavors from around the world. From Turkish style breakfast to Eggs Benedict with a twist and delicious pancakes with caramelized bananas. They also have a lunch menu with some great food choices. This coffee shop is the place to be if you are a coffee lover, so don’t forget to try their amazing selection. In addition, Common Man Coffee Roasters has been going green, eliminating plastic straws, recycling, do their best to use plastic-free takeaway packaging and more. Address: #01, 22 Martin Rd, 00, Singapore 239058.

Best Foodie Choice For: coffee and breakfast lovers who cares about the environment.

The Social Place – There’s much more to this little coffee shop than meets the eye. Other than getting amazing smoothie bowls and open-face toasts, you can have your nails done (with non-toxic and cruelty-free products), browse through the many beautiful artifacts and products made by businesses with an ethical or environmental agenda and participate in one of the workshops that aims to teach about a more sustainable way of life. The owner’s vision is to promote a more sustainable way of life and to provide support for individuals who face a higher barrier to employment opportunities due to circumstances beyond their control. Oh, and did we mention the beautiful Balinese-inspired decor? The menu is simple but everything is fresh and made on the spot, no additive or preservers of course. Address: 333 Kreta Ayer Rd, #01-14, Singapore 080333.

Best Foodie Choice For: Healthy food lovers and people who want to learn about and support a more sustainable lifestyle.

This is it for out ultimate Singapore Food Guide. We hope we’ve provided plenty of foodie inspiration for traditional must try food and for healthy choices as well. We loved our time in Singapore and hope you would too! 

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6 thoughts on “Singapore Foodie Guide – From Traditional Dishes to Healthy Food in Singapore”

  1. This post is such a treat for my eyes and all other senses. I can almost feel the taste in my tongue. You have got such amazing pictures there. I am sure going to try some of these when I am in Singapore.

    1. Chasing Lenscapes

      Thanks so much, Soumya! If you felt hungry after reading this post, then we’d done our job. It took us long to write it cause we had to have snack breaks all the time 😉

  2. I loved Singapore’s food! Wish I would have had a comprehensive guide like this when I was there. Thanks for sharing–I’ll direct people here when they’re looking for a guide!

    1. Chasing Lenscapes

      Thanks so much, Alex, the food in Singapore is amazing! We tried writing the ultimate Singapore Foodie Guide, glad you’ve liked it.

    1. Chasing Lenscapes

      Thank you, Brittany! So happy you like it! We know we’ll be back there soon enough, our short taste of Singapore wasn’t enough 😉

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