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15 Great Restaurants For The Best Local Food

Ban Leong Wah Hoe

chilli crab with fried buns
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Founded in 1986 by Teh Chor Joo, Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood Restaurant started as an economic rice stall for several years before taking the form of a tzechar stall. Through good food and word of mouth, the stall expanded into the whole coffee shop, and eventually a second. Its famous savoury dishes including chilli crab, black pepper crab, prawn paste fried chicken, and birthday noodles have delighted families for more than 30 years.

  • Address: 122 Casuarina Road, Singapore 579510

 

Chilli Padi Nonya Restaurant and Chilli Padi Noya Cafe

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The hit drama, The Little Nyonya shed light on how complex Peranakan dishes are. And Chilli Padi Nonya Restaurant strives to maintain the authenticity of these delicacies with the most traditional flavours for generations to come. While the restaurant serves up more savoury dishes, the Chilli Padi Nonya Cafe serves sweet delights of the Peranakan culture. Signatures like Ayam Bua Kuluak and Sayur Lodeh will surely spice up your appetite!

  • Address: 11 Joo Chiat Place, #01-03, Singapore 427744

 

 Four Seasons Durian

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Nothing screams Singapore more than a few good durians. Four Seasons Durians was established in the early ’70s along Thomson Road as a fresh fruit stall. In 2002, baking instructor Victor Chan decided to take over the company and revamped it as a thematic store, focusing on durian and durian infused dishers. They’ve recently set up a dedicated restaurant at Jewel Changi to spread the love of durian to locals and tourists who are looking for an adventurous food experience.

  • Address: Jewel Changi Airport – 78 Airport Boulevard, #B2 228, Singapore 819666

 

Old School Delights

coconut rice with omelette, fried chicken wing and ikan bilis
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There is no better way to relive the culinary history of Singapore than through authentic recipes that have been handed down through generations. Old School Delights prepares food in a traditional manner, giving their dishes an aromatic home-cooked fragrance. Using high quality, fresh ingredients, they create one of the best rempah around that has been cooked with spices and love for over 2 hours.

  • Address: 8 Raffles Ave, #02-25 Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802

 

Fook Kin

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In Mandarin, the word “福劲” translates to Fook Kin, meaning good fortune. Known for serving one of the best roasted meats in Singapore Fook Kin caters to diners of all generations. The restaurant is decorated with traditional gates at the entrance while its interior remains sleek and modern. Enjoy their classic roasted dishes like crispy skin roasted pork, roasted duck and char siew.

  • Address: 231 Bain St, #01-23, Singapore 180231

 

Urban Roti

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An Indian grill and bar located in the heart of Singapore, Urban Roti whips up a unique combination of dishes originating from across India. With an emphasis on North Indian cuisine, the chefs at Urban Roti innovate and use the finest ingredients to create authentic Indian cuisines.

  • Address: 18 Raffles Quay, # 01-96 Lau Pa Sat, Telok Ayer Festive Market, Singapore 048582

Kopifellas Cafe

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The fellas at Kopifellas Cafe love to make kopi for the fellas to love to drink it. Serving traditional beverages and breakfast in a contemporary manner has attracted the likes of the younger generation. Above all the kopi, the cafe also has some local classics like fishball noodles, laksa and lor mee, under the Noodleholic menu.

  • Address: 190 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #01-532, Singapore 310190

 

HolyCrab

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While Holycrab‘s signatures are the Orgasmic, Balsalmic, Succumb and Devil’s Crab, the Fried Hokkien Mee has stolen the hearts of many. With only 100 servings a day, we highly recommend making your reservations to secure your portion of Hokkien Mee.

  • Address: 2 Tan Quee Lan St, #01-03, Singapore 188091

 

Legacy Seafood

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A brand new dining concept that offers fresh, quality seafood in an exciting yet casual dining environment, Legacy Seafood is making its mark. Enjoy mouthwatering dishes made from the freshest ingredients available and indulge in their homely signature dishes. Make sure to try out their famous crab dishes too!

  • Address: 10 Science Centre Rd, #01-23, Singapore 609079

 

Segar Restaurant and Segar Village

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Segar Restaurant offers ‪Halal‬ Chinese cuisine at super affordable prices. The westies would know Segar as one of the many stations along the LRT line. Do try out the Fish Head Curry and Lemon Chicken for a delectable treat.

The Curry Wok

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The Curry Work specializes in home-style authentic ethnic cuisines like Peranakan, Hainanese and Teochew cuisines which oozes nostalgia. There is always a steady stream of regulars and new customers daily who swear by their curry fish head, braised pork knuckle, homemade Ngoh Hiang, and Sayur Lodeh.

  • Address: 5 Coronation Rd, #01-04 Coronation Arcade, Singapore 269406

 

Ah Hua Kelong

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A Singapore farm based in Pasir Ris and Sembawang that focuses on farming seafood, Ah Hua Kelong was recently featured by CNA as Singapore’s top 10 seafood restaurants. It is one of the only few in Singapore that owns and is supported by 2 fish farms. From seabass to lobsters, flower clams(lala) to XL cockles, Ah Hua Kelong captures and cooks fresh seafood into a myriad of Western specials for lunch and Chinese classics for dinner.

  • Address: 15-9 Jalan Riang, Singapore 358987

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Enjoy authentic Malay food at Padi which promises quality food and the perfect ambience for quality time. They are extremely passionate about everything they do, from serving customers with a smile to whipping up the best dishes, Padi guarantees that you will leave with a full stomach and an even fuller heart.

  • Address:  53 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199469

 

White Restaurant

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The Original Sembawang White Bee Hoon is considered as one of our uniquely Singaporean dishes that are part of our national identity, much like Hainanese Chicken Rice and Chilli Crab. At White Restaurant, they have developed this dish into an all-rounded dish that is jam-packed with flavour and tastes anything but common, fully deserving of its own identity.

  • Address: 30 Sembawang Drive, Sunplaza, #03-12, Singapore 757713

 

Wan Bar + Kitchen

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In the evenings, WAN Bar + Kitchen welcomes you to kick back with attractive happy hour promos. Get buzzed with hand-crafted signature cocktails and let your mouth-water with Instagram worthy Asian-inspired culinary treats that are not to be missed. WAN also doubles up as a nightclub and offers alcoholic bubble tea for the BBT-holics in you.

  • Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard #01-434, Singapore 038983

Featured Image Credit: Four Season Durian and WAN Bar + Kitchen

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