11 Local favourite restaurants open till late

11 Local favourite restaurants open till late
November 27 08:08 2016

It’s late and you’re hungry, where do you go? McDonald’s is an easy answer, but we can save you from the morning after regrets and the dreaded 4am breakfast menu with these local favourite restaurants open till late!

1. Spize

This popular halal restaurant boasts a variety of cuisines, along with cosy interiors and breezy alfresco seating where you can have a pint of beer while enjoying the night breeze.

Spize serves up well-loved local dishes like Sambal Stingray, Roti Prata and Mee Goreng, along with Thai food like Pineapple Rice and Tom Yam Seafood, plus Western grub like burgers and steaks too.

Opening hours- Bedok outlet:
Weekdays 12pm- 2am
Weekends 12pm- 3am

2. Tim Ho Wan

Hong Kong’s famed Michelin-star dim sum restaurant has set up several outlets in Singapore, including one at Aperia Mall that opens till 3am in the morning for all the dim sum-loving night owls.

For the uninitiated, Tim Ho Wan’s signature dishes are the 4 Heavenly Kings: 1. the Baked Buns with BBQ Pork that feature a sweet pastry-like exterior and a savoury pork filling; 2. the Steamed Egg Cake that is warm and fluffy; 3. the Pan Fried Carrot Cake, a local favourite that’s actually made with turnip; and 4. the Vermicelli Roll with Pig’s Liver.

Opening hours: 9am-3am daily

3. Springleaf

Try The Ultimate Murtabak, a prata stuffed with tandoori chicken, mushrooms and cheese, as well as the Murtaburger, a prata with two mutton patties, egg, mayonnaise, chili or pepper sauce, and plenty of cheese. The latter is a cross between a murtabak and a Ramly burger, a well-loved local snack commonly seen at pasar malams (night markets).

Springleaf’s innovative specialty prata menu also includes dessert picks like the Red Bean Prata, which tastes like a prata version of red bean cakes that you get at Chinese dim sum restaurants. So whether you’re craving a sweet or savoury prata, hit up Springleaf for a late night fix in Singapore.

Opening hours- Jalan Tua Kong:
8am to 12am

Opening hours- Thong Soon Avenue:
7am to 12am

Opening hours- The Rail Mall
8am to 12am

4. Swee Choon

Before Tim Ho Wan broke into the local food scene, Swee Choon was the top place for late night dim sum and remains a popular spot today. With more than a 40 year heritage, this established dim sum eatery is one of Singapore’s best and oldest.

Standout picks on the menu include their signature Mee Suah Kueh that’s like a vermicelli version of a carrot cake, the Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun, and the gooey Yam Paste with Pumpkin and Gingko Nut.

Opening hours: 6pm to 6am daily, closed on Tuesdays

5. Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is a well-loved dish that locals eat at any time of the day, from breakfast to supper. It has rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf, fried chicken or fish, egg, cucumber slices, sambal chili and other ingredients.

One of the best places to taste this dish is Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak. A simple hawker stall serving up nasi lemak that packs a punch, the rice is soft and aromatic, the ingredients are fresh and the chili is spicily good with a hint of sweetness.

Opening hours: Mon 4.30pm to 3.30am, Tues- Sun 6.30am to 3.30am

6. Pints & Curries

A its name suggests, Pints & Curries is the place where locals go to have North-Indian curry and a pint of beer, an excellent combination for a restaurant opened until late. Fittingly, it’s located along the nightlife district of Clarke Quay, which sees a fair share of nocturnal party-goers looking for a satisfying supper.

Pints & Curries offers crowd-favourite classics like Tandoori Chicken, Fish Masala, and Butter Chicken, along with house specialties like the Chicken Vindaloo, with tender boneless chicken in an addictive spicy gravy. The latter pairs perfectly with a Peroni, a light Italian beer with a hint of sweetness.

Opening hours: 7pm- 4am daily

If its beer you love, check out our list of craft beers in Singapore!

7. Al Ameen Eating House

Serving up one of the best cheese pratas around, with generous fillings of melted mozzarella cheese, Al Ameen is particularly well-known for their briyani, pratas, and amazing naan.

Other than the well-loved cheese prata, highlights on the menu include creamy Butter Chicken, the Palak Paneer (pureed spinach with cottage cheese) and the fresh chewy naan.

Opening hours: 11am- 3am daily

8. Hai Di Lao

Hai Di Lao, a steamboat chain from China is known for its spicy yet addictive mala soup base, quality ingredients, and a complimentary manicure service at an in-house manicure room that may seem out-of-place but is popular nonetheless.

While the mala soup base is a must-try, for those who aren’t good with spice, the chicken broth is a tasty alternative. Large groups can try them both with a double flavour hot-pot too! Together with ingredients like beef slices, golden pomfret, bamboo shoots and more, the soups will taste amazing at the end of your meal.

Opening hours: Mon- Sat 10.30am to 6am, Sun 10.30am to 12am

Love Chinese food? There’s more to love in Chinatown!

9. Cafeela

Another humble hawker spot, Cafeela offers everything from Indian to Chinese to Malay cuisine. Whether you’re craving fish head curry or roti john, you’ll find it at Cafeela at any time of the night.

Standout picks on the menu include their pratas and nasi briyani. And spicy food-lovers, take a shot at their “scarily red” fried kuay teow, with enough chili to colour the noodles bright red.

Opening hours: 24hrs daily

10. G7 Sinma

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A roadside seafood restaurant, G7 Sinma is located along Geylang’s streets, which are filled with delicious local fare. Yes, while Geylang is known for being a red-light district, it’s also an area where foodies frequent for the best local eats.

G7 Sinma is famed for its chili crab and frog leg porridge. Trying the iconic chili crab is a given, but don’t be scared by the latter, frog leg may sound weird but it actually tastes just like chicken!

Opening hours: Mon- Sat 3pm to 3.30am, Sun 3pm to 12am

11. Chomp Chomp

Ending off with one of the most popular hawker centres in Singapore, Chomp Chomp probably has most of the local dishes you’re craving, making it a great all-in-one spot for a late night fix in Singapore.

Highlights include the BBQ stingray, oyster omelette, rojak, hokkien mee, satay, carrot cake and more. Oh, and don’t forget the huge glasses of sugarcane juice to wash it all down.

Opening hours: 5pm- 12am daily

Featured photo by Lynn Chan

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