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The 12 Best Restaurants and Cocktail Bars in Singapore

Hong Kong is home to an enviable range of bars and restaurants, from cheap eats to splash-out affairs, and everything in between. But while we’re spoiled for choice, it can be difficult to branch out from your usual Friday night feasts and boozy brunches, so if you’ve got time on your hands, a quick plane ride to Singapore could prove just the cure for your restaurant rut. The city is a haven for foodies, with a huge array of creative cuisines on offer, from local bites bursting with flavours and “wok hey” (fire), to Michelin-star meals for under $15 at hawker centres, and refined 8-course tasting menus in the midst of Gardens by the Bay. To give you some inspiration, guest blogger lolleroll shares her favourite spots.



Restaurants 

1. Depot Road Claypot Laksa – Local Hawker Centre

Local food is generally cooked really well in a lot of hawker centres, but this bowl of clay pot laksa (rice noodles in a seafood and chicken coconut curry broth) at Alexandra Village Food Centre seriously stands out. The strong flavourful broth is unparalleled, although be warned: it’s quite spicy.

Alexandra Village Food Centre, 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore


2. Por Kee Eating House – Local Food

When it comes to sit-down restaurants with good local food, I always recommend Por Kee Eating House. The friends I take here always end up taking other friends – think plastic-covered outdoor tables and plastic stools. It’s hardly a fancy fine-dining experience, and not all visitors are up for that, but if you do make it here, make sure you order the Thai-style steamed fish (superbly cooked, with a delicious citrusy soup) and champagne ribs. I’m also personally a huge fan of the cereal prawns – they’re a little heavier with a sweet twist – and are devilishly good!

Por Kee Eating House69 Seng Poh Ln, #01-02, Singapore


3. Momma Kong’s – Local Chilli Crab

While the usual chilli crab recommendations (Jumbo, No Signboard, and Red House) are all good, I found the seafood at Momma Kong’s exceptionally fresh. In spite of being lathered in black pepper sauce, the fresh natural flavour of the crab is sweet and very prominent.

Momma Kong’s, 34 Mosque Street, Singapore

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