Top 10 Best Food In Singapore

This compilation is gathered from the posts I have eaten and/or blogged since my return to Singapore in mid February 2013. It may not be the best for many Singaporeans but the reasons why they have made into my Top 10 list is simple; these were food and beverages that have found their way to my tummy and are still committed to my memory as yummilicious!

Most of these items are found in food courts, kopitiams and small eateries and the price starts from S$2. Relatively cheap… Definitely value for my money 😀

These are some of my favourite food and drinks listed in random order.

Click on the photos to be redirected to the linked posts for more details (if I had done one on them).

Guangdong Mian Shi

Who: Guangdong Mian Shi.
What: Wanton Mee.
Where: 48A Tanglin Halt Road.
#01-04, Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre.
Singapore 148813.
Opening hours: 5.30pm to 3am (Tuesdays to Saturdays).
Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Why: Although the noodles are not very QQ, the overall mouthfeel and tasty treat somehow makes me yearn for it (not immediately perhaps, but whenever I have a craving for wanton mee, this place pop into my mind).
I have been eating and buying take-aways from this place for decades.

In my humble opinion, this is best that you can get in Singapore, after having this dish at several places before. The ingredients in this bowl were very generous!Loved it, loved it, loved it!

Who: Kun Shu Food Stall 根叔美食世家
What: 荔枝湾艇子粥 (Hong Kong’s Lychee Wan’s Teng Zai Jook)
Where: Unit 01-03, Blk 74,
Toa Payoh Lorong 4.
Singapore 310074.
Closed on Mondays.
Why: The price may be a little steep considering it is in a heartlander’s estate but this stall-holder, Kun Shu, operates at a higher rental from his neighbours being a new kid on the block so to speak.
However, the quality and quantity of the ingredients used more than makes up for it.
I loved everything about this porridge especially the “coarser” texture of the congee.
Eating this doesn’t make me feel like a convalescent, lol…
The cook, by the way, is a former chef at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.
To me, a chef will always be a chef, hotel or not!

The beef broth was simmered for at least 2 - 3 hours, according to the vendor but I suspect more.

Who: Chinatown Beef Noodle.
What: Hainanese Beef Noodle.
Where: Lavender Food Court
380 Jalan Besar.
Singapore 209000.
Why: Tender meat/offals and rich stock.

IMG_3234Soup Master1©BondingTool

Who: Soup Master.
What: Buddha Jump Over The Wall 佛跳墙.
Where: 200 Jalan Besar,
Singapore.
Tel: +65 63966864
Why: Judging from the ingredients used, one can tell that Buddha Jump Over The Wall is a very nutritious soup.
This is a cheaper version of the luxurious soup which can cost up to a few hundred dollars.
The portion shown here feeds 3-4, so it is quite a savings.
You can top-up the soup once (or twice if the staff is feeling generous).
This has been guaranteed to contain no msg by the manager of the shop at Jalan Besar.
I only go to this shop whenever I eat at Soup Master (many outlets).

Who: The Big Bird Chicken Rice. What: Roast Chicken Rice. Where: 271 Bukit Timah Road. #01-07, Balmoral Plaza. Singapore 259708. Tel: +65 67346022. Other recommendations: Beef Noodle Soup and Wanton Mee.

Who: The Big Bird Chicken Rice.
What: Chicken Rice.
(My children preferred Roast Chicken, I eat both roast and white).
Where: 271 Bukit Timah Road.
#01-07, Balmoral Plaza.
Singapore 259708.
Tel: +65 67346022.
This is neither Hainanese nor Cantonese Chicken Rice.
This is their own version after years of cooking experimentation.
Indeed the price at S$6 for a standard packet is steep but I had a taste-test session with two friends blindfolded and surprise, surprise (to them, not me), this chicken rice came out tops! (The one we had taste-test was from the Goldhill Centre branch).
Other recommendations: Beef Noodle Soup.

IMG_0214©BondingTool

Who: Uncle Leong Seafood.
What: Signature Hor Fun 招牌河粉.
Where: Blk 15, Toa Payoh Lorong 8 (Braddell Tech)
Singapore 319262.
Tel: 6554 3453.
Why: Very good wok hei and the hor fun’s ingredients were fresh and generous.
Other recommendations: Salted Egg Yolk Prawns and Sambal Nai Bai.

Who: Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh 順發肉骨茶 What: Fried Tau Kee. Where: 302 Bedok Road (Simpang Bedok). Singapore Tel: 62733338 Why: I love Tau Kee in all kinds of cooking so this dish already had me at hello. What is fantastic about this dish is the texture and the well executed sauce. Other recommendations: Bak Kut Teh which is a unique blend of Malaysian and Singapore style.

Who: Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh 順發肉骨茶
What: Fried Tau Kee.
Where: 302 Bedok Road (Simpang Bedok).
Singapore
Tel: 62733338
Why: I love Tau Kee in all kinds of cooking so this dish already had me at hello.
What is fantastic about this dish is the texture and the well executed sauce.
Other recommendations: Bak Kut Teh which is a unique blend of Malaysian and Singapore style.

Levin warned Zexsen that the filling was hot and to be careful not to get scalded by the flowing "lava".

Who: Victor’s Kitchen.
What: Golden Egg Yolk Lava Bun 黄金流沙包.
Where: #01-21, Sunshine Plaza,
91 Bencoolen Street.
Tel: 98382851
Closed on Mondays.
Why: Just by looking at the photo, you should know why I love it.

Who: Cafe de Hong Kong What: French Toast Where: #01-01, 586 Balestier Road (Eastpac Building) Singapore 329898. Why: Eggy fragrance enveloped the peanut buttered sandwiches fried till golden. Crisp on the outside, fluffy inside. The syrup and butter complemented this simple dish well.

Who: Cafe de Hong Kong
What: French Toast
Where: #01-01, 586 Balestier Road (Eastpac Building)
Singapore 329898.
Tel: 6255 3865
Operating hours: Closed on Mondays
Lunch: 11.30am – 3pm
Dinner: 5.30pm – 12mn
Why: Eggy fragrance enveloped the peanut buttered sandwiches fried till golden.
Crisp on the outside, fluffy inside.
The syrup and butter complemented this simple dish well.
Other recommendations: Charcoal Tofu and Mango Pudding.

Vietnamese Coffee at Pho Stop, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore.

Who: Pho Stop.
What: Vietnamese Coffee.
Where: 21 Tanjong Pagar Road.
Singapore 088444.
Tel: (+65) 6221 4001.
Other recommendations: Beef Pho.
Why: As good as I can get that’s near the Vietnamese taste when I was in Ho Chin Min.

I don’t really fancy Cheng Tng but this really struck me as good, I’m surprised it’ll come to mind whenever someone eats cheng tng and I will get a taste from them for comparison. This is still best to me so I am adding it as a bonus find to the Top 10 food list.

Name of Food: Cheng Tng 清汤. Name of Stall: Four Seasons Ching Teng. Address: #01-34, Blk 210, Toa Payoh Lorong 8. Singapore 310210.

Who: Four Seasons Ching Teng.
What: Cheng Tng 清汤.
Where: #01-34, Blk 210, Toa Payoh Lorong 8.
Singapore 310210.
Why: The amount of ingredients used is generous and sweetness is just right.
I liked the dried persimmons and the chewy sago balls.
Not a fan of Cheng Tng until I had it at this stall.
Delightful!

Look out for tomorrow’s post on Top 10 Restaurants In Singapore.

Happy discovering 🙂

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Comments
6 Responses to “Top 10 Best Food In Singapore”
  1. I just bookmark this post non my laptop n my iphone, i’m trusted you with your recomendation Sam,
    I’m going to visit Spg next march…..

    • Sam Han says:

      Great Dedy! Hope you enjoy the food. Let me know when you come and see if we can catch up if your schedule allows.
      Happy New Year to you and your family in advance!

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    These look good. Thank you for the recommendations. And Happy new year. Hope you’re celebrating in style !

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