Being the country’s largest historic district, Chinatown is home to hundreds of restaurants and food stalls – both old and new. Whether you like Chinese food or are in the mood to try something new, Chinatown has a lot of mouth-watering offers that can satisfy whatever craving you have for the day.
Here are 5 Chinatown Hidden Food Gems you should try for an awesome day of gastronomic discovery.
The boldness, spiciness, and pungent flavours of garlic and chilli peppers, are what make Sichuan cuisine distinct and hard to forget. Known for their good service and affordable delicious food, SiChuan restaurant will give you the most authentic Sichuan dining experience.
Enjoy their Signature Grilled Fish topped with a generous amount of garlic and chilli pepper for $22 per serving.
Location: 72 Pagoda St, Singapore 059231
Hours: Monday to Sunday – 10:30 am to 11:30 pm
With its minimalist exterior and cosy interior design, BBQ Box is an inviting and instagramable food hub. Aside from the flavours that are coming out of their marinated meat, well-seasoned seafood, and fresh veggies that are grilled to perfection, their skewers are just so convenient to eat. Just grab a stick and bite, and you’ll find yourself satisfied.
BBQ Box also provides a hot plate to keep your skewers warm while you catch up with your loved ones. Expect to spend $30 per person as you might find it hard to resist ordering more.
Location: 262 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058811
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday – 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight | Friday and Saturday – 12:00 noon to 1:30 am
Kra Pow Thai
Born out of the theory that spicy noodles should be eaten with an ice-cold beer, Pad Kee Mao’s literal translation is Drunken Noodles. And Kra Pow Thai is the best place where you can devour this spicy noodle goodness.
Another belief that surrounds this dish is that it is known to cure a very bad hangover. And it makes a lot of sense because the spiciness towards the end will surely awaken your senses.
Enjoy a bowl of Pad Kee Mao for only $9!
Location: Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Rd, #02-39, Singapore 059413
Hours: Monday to Sunday – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Japanese are very passionate about their chosen craft and the people behind Tsukado Nojo are proof of that. Tsukado Nojo takes pride in offering their specialty hotpot called Bijin Nabe with their tasty and healthy collagen soup slow-cooked with “Jidori” chicken for more than 8 hours.
Jidori is a very valuable kind of chicken in Japan – raised in an organic way, and away from the noise of the city.
Enjoy their set for only $25!
Location: 133 New Bridge Rd, 02-37 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
Hours: Monday to Friday – 11:30 am to 3 pm; 5pm to 9pm | Saturday and Sunday – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm; 5:00 pm to 9:00pm
When it comes to Bak Kut Teh, Song Fa is the standard. But what makes this dish so special? Made with high-quality pork, this dish is simmered with various spices like fresh garlic and white pepper for long hours. Bak Kut Teh may sound like a simple pork dish but the cooking method makes it one-of-a-kind.
Enjoy a bowl of their pork ribs soup for less than $10.
Location: 133 New Bridge Rd, #01-04, Singapore 059413
Hours: Monday to Wednesday – 11:00 am to 9:00 pm | Thursday and Friday – 11:00 am to 9:30 pm | Saturday and Sunday – 10:30 am to 9:00 pm
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