6 of the best Singaporean restaurants in Singapore

by Singapore n Beyond | September 10, 2017 12:57 am

New to Singaporean food? Or simply looking for new restaurants to try? Here are some of the best places to indulge in local Singaporean flavours! Our list of the best Singaporean restaurants in Singapore. 

1. Best Singaporean Restaurants in Singapore: The Peranakan

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Image credit: The Peranakan Facebook[1] 

A homely establishment along Orchard Road serving up authentic Straits cuisine, the dishes on The Peranakan[2]’s menu are made from Peranakan recipes handed down by past generations of the chef’s family.

This includes dishes like the traditional Ngoh Hiang, which are handmade meat rolls with prawns, minced pork and water chestnuts; the aromatic Kaki Babi Pong Teh, made with slow cooked pork leg with sauteed onions and fermented beans; the mouthwatering Ayam Buah Keluak, a classic Peranakan dish stewed with chicken.

Remember to visit the Peranakan Museum[3] to find out more about this unique culture. Or explore one of the Peranakan heritage hotels[4] on your stay.

Address:442 Orchard Road, Level 2 Claymore Connect, 238879

Opening hours:

Mon to Sun 11am-10pm

2. Best Singaporean Restaurants in Singapore: Candlenut

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Image credit: Candlenut Facebook[5]

Candlenut[6] is the world’s first Michelin[7]-starred Peranakan restaurant, offering traditional Straits Chinese cuisine with a contemporary touch, using the freshest seasonal produce. This classy restaurant makes all of their spice pastes from scratch to ensure the most authentic Peranakan experience.

On the menu are a range of local Peranakan fare, from homemade Kueh Pie Tee with turnip and prawns, to Pong Tauhu Shellfish Bisque, to the Grilled Local Chicken Leg with turmeric candlenut broth.

Address: 17A Dempsey Road, 249676

Opening hours:

12-3pm, 6-10pm daily

3. Best Singaporean Restaurants in Singapore: Labyrinth

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Image credit: Restaurant Labyrinth Facebook[8]

Another one Michelin-starred[9] restaurant, Labyrinth [10]is an elegant establishment that showcases the best of local flavours, serving up recipes with a homely touch of nostalgia.

Their menu takes well-known Singaporean dishes up a notch with their creations like Nasi Lemak Chwee Kueh, Rojak Puffs, Teh Tarik Meringue, and even Chili Crab Ice Cream.

Address: 8 Raffles Ave, 02-23, Singapore 039802

Opening hours:

Tues to Fri 12-2.30pm, 6.30-11pm

Sat 6-11pm

4. Best Singaporean Restaurants in Singapore: Creatures

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Image credit: Creatures Facebook[11]

Located along Desker Road, one of Singapore’s culturally rich heritage[12] enclaves, Creatures[13] provides an atmospheric dining experience, serving up a range of comfort food with an Asian flair.

On the menu are mouthwatering dishes like the Creatures Laksa, Cream of Pork Rib Tea, Rendang Lamb Shank, along with nostalgically-named creations like the Ah Gong Fried Chicken & Ah Ma Noodles.

Address: 120 Desker Road, 209639

Opening hours:

Sun, Tues to Thurs 12-10.30pm

Fri & Sat 12-11.30pm

5. Best Singaporean Restaurants in Singapore: National Kitchen

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Image credit: National Kitchen Facebook[14]

Within the historical City Hall building, National Kitchen[15] celebrates the flavours of local Peranakan food in a classy setting. Visitors can choose between the restaurant’s elegant grand hall or the scenic veranda to enjoy their meal.

Aside from their lunch and dinner menus, they also have a high tea set with a combination of sweet and savoury bites like the pulled beef sambal bao, the kueh lapis sago, hae bee hiam sandwich and dry laksa.

Address:1 St. Andrew’s Road #02–01, National Gallery, Singapore 178957

Opening hours:

12-3pm, 6-11pm daily

6. Best Singaporean Restaurants in Singapore: JUMBO Seafood Restaurant

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Image credit: JUMBO Seafood Singapore Facebook[16]

A well-known local seafood restaurant that has even expanded to China, JUMBO Seafood[17] is probably one of the most popular spots for a taste of Singapore’s iconic Chili Crab. It’s flagship outlet is the one at East Coast, a breezy seafront restaurant that’s loved by locals and tourists alike.

Along with other crab dishes like the Black Pepper Crab and Alaskan Crab with Egg White, they have a variety of fresh seafood such as the Geoduck Clam Salad, the Herbal Drunken Live Prawns, and the Wok Fried Cod Fish with Chef’s Special Spicy Sauce.

Various locations, more information here[18].

Rather be cooking at home? Here are some great places to buy fresh groceries[19] in Singapore. 

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  1. The Peranakan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePeranakanSG/photos/a.1925902390985730.1073741832.1709751445934160/1925902884319014/?type=3&theater
  2. The Peranakan: https://www.theperanakan.com/
  3. Peranakan Museum: https://www.singaporenbeyond.com/peranakan-museum/
  4. Peranakan heritage hotels: https://www.singaporenbeyond.com/10-peranakan-heritage-hotels-penang/
  5. Candlenut Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candlenut.sg/photos/a.556403911051960.151488.131730566852632/1553250528033955/?type=1&theater
  6. Candlenut: http://comodempsey.sg/restaurant/candlenut
  7. Michelin: https://www.singaporenbeyond.com/5-michelin-star-eats-40-singapore/
  8. Restaurant Labyrinth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RestaurantLabyrinth/photos/a.388427731292420.1073741827.388416917960168/824259934375862/?type=1&theater
  9. Michelin-starred: http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/food/chefs-arrive-at-gala-ceremony-for-singapore-michelin-guide-2017
  10. Labyrinth : http://labyrinth.com.sg/
  11. Creatures Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortheloveofcreatures/photos/a.482428748571352.1073741828.470707353076825/890918171055739/?type=3&theater
  12. heritage: https://www.singaporenbeyond.com/explore-singaporean-regional-culture-10-must-see-museums/
  13. Creatures: http://www.creatures.com.sg/
  14. National Kitchen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VioletOonSingapore/photos/a.146429558827001.30556.146417065494917/633387303464555/?type=1&theater
  15. National Kitchen: http://violetoon.com/national-kitchen-by-violet-oon-national-gallery-singapore/
  16. JUMBO Seafood Singapore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JUMBOSeafood/photos/a.184936144965363.38706.131109790347999/1242204479238519/?type=3&theater
  17. JUMBO Seafood: https://www.jumboseafood.com.sg
  18. here: https://www.jumboseafood.com.sg/en/our-outlets
  19. fresh groceries: https://www.singaporenbeyond.com/7-great-places-buy-fresh-groceries-singapore/

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