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The 6 BEST local restaurants in Singapore.

There are so many tasty local foods in Singapore.

Recently, we can see many Singaporean restaurants in Tokyo such as Chicken rice and Bak Kut Teh.

This page will show you my recommendation for local restaurants(stalls), where actually I have been in Singapore.

Chicken Rice

Chicken Rice is one of the most famous and popular soul foods in Singapore.

Typical Singapore chicken rice is a steamed chicken with a dipping sauce made of ginger, dark soy sauce and chili sauce together with rice cooked with chicken broth soup.

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice


Recomendation Rate: ★★★★★

  • Cheap!Fast!Delicious!
  • Chicken is Springy and Resilient
  • You can feel atmosphere of local restaurant

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice is the most famous and popular chicken rice stalls in Singapore.

This is located in Maxwell Food Centre, which is a Hawker Centre, and it is really packed if you go there at lunch time.

The Hawker Centre is not huge place while you won’t find your destination stall when you go there at the first time.

Also, you will be a little bit confused to find your stall because there are couple of similar stalls.

I want to travel like locals so I pick up the busy time and see how it goes.

There were more than 20 people on the line when I got to the stall.

But the rotation of stall was very fast, so it would not take long.

Waited about 10 minutes and I just ordered normal Chicken Rice while there were many kinds of dishes on the menu.

Chicken Rice (M) $5.00

Appearnce is not good and you will think why always cucumber is on the side?

But you don’t have to worry anything about it, just taste it.

The texture of chicken is springy and resilient,

and rice is containing plenty of good flavor of chicken broth!!

I just fished it up in an instant… so goooood!!

This is very classic and authentic chicken rice and definitely you will be addicted!!

※It’s very hot in a Hawker Centre even though there are ceiling fans.

※It’s really hard to find the table when you visit at busy time.

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice

Business Hour:10:00-20:00
Access:MRT Chinatown St. 10 mins walk
Address:1 Kadayanallur St, #01-10/11 Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184
Phone:+65 9691 4852

Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice


Recomendation Rate: ★★★★☆

  • There are 3 types of chicken
  • It’s cozy restaurant compared to stall.

Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice is located in Marina Square, which is a huge shopping mall.

You can pick up from the 3 types of chicken: steamed chicken, roasted chicken, and chicken with soya sauce.

Roasted Chicken $4.8
Apparently cucumber is on the side

This chicken rice is served chicken and rice separately and with soup.

Chicken skin is Crunchy and Crispy, and sauce is very good with chicken!!

※There are only tables for groups, so little bit feel uncomfortable when you go there alone.

※It costs $0.20 for wet tissue so better decline if you don’t need it.

Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice

Business Hour:10:30-21:30
Access:MRT Promenade St. 6 mins walk, MRT City Hall St. 10 mins walk
Address:6, #04-102B Raffles Blvd, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Phone:+65 6333 9830

Bak Kut Teh

Bak Kut Teh is a pork rib dish cooked in broth with some species and garlic, popularly served in Malaysia and Singapore.

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh


Recomendation Rate: ★★★★★

  • The soup is plenty of rich flavor but light, and black pepper gives accent to the dish.
  • Satisfied with good volume of ribs.
  • Open air restaurant and feel locals.
3 pork ribs

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh was open from 9 a.m. in the morning when I visited.

Branch restaurant is located in couple blocks away from main one and atmosphere is different; main restaurant is open-air and local while branch one reproduce the old-style Chinese house with AC.

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh was founded in 1969. Since that time, they have only used fresh pork every morning.

That makes soup not only very rich flavor but also suppressing a smell of a pork.

Pork Ribs Soup $7.30
Plain Rice $0.80
Water $0.30
Wet Tissue $0.00

Pork ribs are tender and juicy, and make you satisfied with good portions!!

Soup is free refill so you can ask them as much as you want.

So here is my recommendation of how to eat:
①just enjoy pork ribs and normal soup with rice
②put red pepper into the soup.
③crush garlic in the soup and eat ribs and rice
④back to normal soup and bottoms up.

YOU will be addicted for SURE!!

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

Business Hour:11:00-21:00
Access:MRT Clarke Quay 3 mins walk
Address:11 New Bridge Rd, #01-01, Singapore 059383
Phone:+65 6533 6128

Founder Bak Kut Teh


Recomendation Rate: ★★★★☆

  • Clear and light soup
  • Enjoy with alcohol
  • Open from the morning to the late night, so you can go there after drink

Founder Bak Kut Teh, where I’ve been, is located in Hotel Boss.

This branch is closed to Arab street, so you can go when you come for sightseeing around here.

The owner run the hog farm and couldn’t satisfied with Bak Kut Teh on the market.
Then, the owner has devised the recipe and open the restaurant.

Founder Bak Kut Teh $9.80
Rice $1.00

Pork ribs are very tasty and exquisite!!

Soup is really clear with rich taste and less black pepper, so feel like I can refill any number of soups.

The restaurant opens from morning to very late night, so you can have Bak Kut Teh whenever you want.

Also, you can enjoy Bak Kut Teh or other many kind of dishes with alcohol.

Founder Bak Kut Teh

Business Hour:9:00-29:00
Access:MRT Bugis St. 8 mins walk
Address:01-09 Jln Sultan, 500, Singapore 199020
Phone:+65 6816 2582


Laksa is a spicy noodle soup, and Singapore Laksa is made by soup from shrimp and coconut milk with rice noodle.

You can enjoy it with sambal chili sauce if you like spicy.

In common, Laksa does not include pork so Muslims also can enjoy Laksa, and that’s why it is very popular in Singapore and Malaysia.

328 Katong Laksa


Recomendation Rate: ★★★☆☆

  • Classic and authentic Laksa
  • Rich and spicy soup

328 Katong Laksa is located in Katong area where are many Laksa restaurants around.

Laksa Small $5.50

It was my first time to try Laksa and I was surprised that there were not chopsticks; eating with spoon.

Soup is very rich flavor of shrimp and coconut milk and also spicy.

Noodle is not even noodle, very short and soft, so Laksa is more like a soup.


Watch out this sambal chili, seriously this is freaking hot.

328 Katong Laksa

Business Hour:10:00~22:00
Access:Opp Roxy Sq bus station 1 min walk
Address:51 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428770
Phone:+65 9732 8163

Marine Parade Laksa


Recomendation Rate: ★★★★☆

  • The birthplace of Laksa?
  • Mild and rich soup

Marine Parade Laksa is located in Roxy Sq. and near by 328 Katong Laksa.

Roxy Sq. is a small shopping mall but most of stores are closed…

The restaurant is not very clean… but you can see how to cook Laksa.

Laksa (S) $4.50

Soup is very rich and creamy, and total balance as a dish is great!!

Marine Parade Laksa

Business Hour:9:00-18:30(Sun16:30)
Access:Opp Roxy Sq bus station 2 min walk
Address:50 E Coast Rd, #01-64, Singapore 428769
Website: (tripadvisor)