When in Singapore, join in the locals’ favourite pastime of hunting down great eats. With the release of the inaugural Michelin Guide Singapore, we share with you a few of our favourites – from hawker fare to fine-dining.
Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle
Blk 335, Smith Street #02-126,
Chinatown Food Complex, Singapore 050335
10.30am to 7pm (Weekdays except Wed)
8.30am to 5pm (Weekends)
Located at the second storey of Chinatown Food Complex, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle serves a dish close to every Singaporean’s heart. The store’s signature dish is the Soya Sauce Chicken Rice, which is an alternative to Hainanese Chicken Rice. The base of steamed rice was lightly topped with a spoonful of soya sauce, salty enough to sustain your appetite without being too oily; it added just the right amount of character to the authenticity of the dish. The stall serves Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle and Soya Sauce Chicken Hor Fun too.
Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
466 Crawford Lane, #01-12, Singapore 190465
Tel +65 6292 7477
9.30am to 9pm
Closed on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles is one of the cheapest Michelin meal you can get at SGD$5. It is commonly known as the best Teochew style Bak Chor Mee aka minced pork noodles in Singapore. Al dente springy noodles tossed in a savoury vinegary sauce, filled with tender pork and liver slices, minced pork, dumplings, and a sprinkling of fried sole fish.
The Song of India
33 Scotts Road, Singapore 228226
Tel +65 6836 0055
12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm (Daily)
The only Indian cuisine restaurant to make the Michelin list, this fine-dining establishment is the place to try modern Indian cuisine. It has an interior which is classically beautiful, with large framed drawings, big comfortable furniture, and golden curtains. Go for the lunch buffet, where the palate can be tempted and teased with its elaborately-spiced delicacies.
30 Victoria Street, #01-24 Chijmes Singapore 187996
Tel +65 6339 3822
11am to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm (Daily)
Lei Garden serves dim sum and Cantonese style dishes. This Chinese restaurant is part of a food empire that comprises 24 branches across Hong Kong, Macau, China, and Singapore. Signature dishes include the Peking duck and its range of double-boiled soups.
1 Scotts Road, #01-16 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Tel +65 6733 2225
12pm to 1.45pm, 7pm to 9pm (Mon to Thu)
12pm to 1.45pm, 6.30pm to 9pm (Fri to Sun)
Les Amis filled the void of fine-dining French restaurants in Singapore during the 1990s, and quickly became one of the most recognisable names in the industry. Chef de Cuisine Sebastien Lepinoy, who is protégé of Joël Robuchon, joined the restaurant in 2013. The Dinner Degustation Menu ($295) includes Oscietra Caviar from Kaviari with Cold Angel Hair and Sherry Vinegar, and Pan Seared Foie Gras and French River Eel accompanied by Cherry Fruits. A more affordable Lunch Express ($65) which can be served within 45 min is available.
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