10 Restaurants that Will Leave You Craving for Something Purely Singaporean

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Singapore has its fair share of distinct attractions, such as Sentosa, a go-to location ideal for an entire family to undertake their June holiday adventures. Of course, a holiday is not complete without sumptuous food to accompany it.

Here are 10 of Singapore coast’s best restaurants and the dishes to try in each one. Each plate or bowl showcases the island’s rich multi-ethnic culture and heritage, creating a uniquely Singaporean cuisine suitable for every craving.

1. Hokkien Prawn Mee at Bedok Corner Food Centre

Craving stir-fried noodles? Try the Hokkien prawn mee at Bedok Corner Food Centre. The hawker stall features noodles well-soaked in strong stock and accompanied by sambal belachan and the dish definitely holds its own.

2. Laksa at Katong Laksa

What’s Singaporean cuisine without laksa? Visit Katong Laksa along East Coast Road to get a taste of the rich noodle dish with the perfect balance of coconut milk and local spices.

3. Chilli Crab at Blue Lotus – Chinese Eating House

If your family would rather have seafood, go for the sweet and spicy notes of chilli crab at Blue Lotus – Chinese Eating House in Quayside Isle. Food critic Wong Ah Yoke has nothing but praise for the restaurant’s renowned dish, as mentioned on Straits Times.

4. Fish Head Curry at Na Na Homemade Curry

Singapore is a proud cultural melting pot—best captured in the fish head curry, a dish that combines South India’s curry with China’s fish head delicacy. Try the flavourful stew at Na Na Homemade Curry. It currently has four outlets including the ones at Bukit Merah View and Bedok North, and all maintain the authenticity of the original stall.

5. Chicken Rice at The Big Bird

Hainanese chicken rice is undoubtedly the most famous food in the island so you wouldn’t have difficulty finding it. Superstar Stefanie Sun suggests trying the chicken rice at The Big Bird at Balmoral Plaza. The restaurant cooks it to perfection, she says. Although the restaurant isn’t near the coast, it’s still worth checking out.

6. Nasi Lemak at The Coconut Club

If you feel like indulging in a savoury and spicy dish, go for nasi lemak at The Coconut Club. The restaurant uses quality ingredients to create culinary masterpieces that you’ll want to indulge in.

7. Fried Carrot Cake at Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao

Don’t let the name fool you—fried carrot cake does not actually contain carrots. It actually uses white radish which some people consider as “white carrot”. Go to Song Zhou Luo Bo Gao for a traditional take on it.

8. Kaya Toast at Killiney Kopitiam

Treat family members with a sweet tooth to kaya toast from Killiney Kopitiam. It has numerous branches, but the one on Killiney Road is the oldest Hainanese coffee shop in the island. Rest assured that they have perfected their kaya toast over the years.

9. Rojak at Mohamed Arafat Muslim Food

Rojak stalls are common across the island because locals cannot get enough of the sweet yet savoury salad. Have some of it from Mohamed Arafat Muslim Food in the Seah Im Food Centre. The stall is famous for generous yet affordable selections.

10. Roti Prata at Niqqi’s – The Cheese Prata Shop

Roti prata is a classic South Indian dish that has found its way in Singapore culture. Try the variations at Niqqi’s – The Cheese Prata Shop for a cheesy take on the dish.

Visit one (or more) of these restaurants and hawker stalls for an unforgettable dining experience near the coast. The entire family will love the gastronomic tour after a fun-filled adventure in Sentosa.