My son has just returned from four weeks in Singapore, a place he once lived. He is impressed by the changes since he was last there (about six months ago) and has some new suggestions on places to eat street food.
I will incorporate most of this into the 2015 update of Experience Singapore but here is the information within a few days of his return.
- Behind the Raffles Hotel are two famous Hainanese Chicken Rice Restaurants. The first one is on Seah St and is called “Swee Kee” and the 2nd one is on Purvis Street and is called “Chin Chin Eating House”.
- In the Westgate Shopping Centre in Jurong East there are a few food speciality restaurants on floor B2 of note. Two that I particularly like are “Hajjah Mariam Cafe”, which has a very nice Ambend Daging set for 2 people, (a large Malay plate dish with either Chicken or Beef Rundung and Malay condiments and vegetables), and an outlet of the famous “328 Katong Luksa” restaurant.
- Behind IKEA in Queenstown, just off Jalan Bukit Merah Road you can find the ‘ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre’ and they have a dessert shop that the Singapore Prime Minister lines up for. It is called “Jin Jin Dessert” and the “Chendol” and “Ice Kachang” are very good. The “Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee” from the ‘Tiong Behru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee’ stall is also very good.
- The “Tiong Bahru Market” has some good food and in Eng Hoon Street there are two restaurants of note; the “Tiong Bahru Club” and the “Tiong Bahru Bakery”. (A second Tiong Bahru Bakery outlet is in the basement of Raffles City).
- In Bugis, there are a few nice options; on Baghdad Street is a popular cafe, “Kampong Glam Cafe”, and on Haji Lane there are two nice options, “I am” a local hamburger shop, and “Shop Wonderland” a cafe.
- In Little India, on Clive Street I enjoy “Mubarak Restaurant”, the Tea Tarik is great and the Roti Prata, Fried Chicken and Mutabak is superb.
- In the ‘Chinatown Complex Food Hall’ there is the “Heng Ji Chicken Rice” stall which is good.
- While in China Town you should try the “Bakkwa”, a traditional delicacy at Chinese New Year. The most famous shop is “Lim Chee Guan” on Eu Tong Sen Street.