For those times you’re feeling hungry in the middle of the night, here are the best places to eat in Singapore. From street food to dim sum and burgers, there’s never a shortage of food here.
This no-frills Hong Kong-style dim sum restaurant offers delish midnight munchies like pork belly buns and locally-inspired man tou with chilli crab sauce. Located in Geylang, land of late-night eateries, among glaring neon lights and plastic chairs, 126 Dim Sum is a solid option. Open 24 hours daily.
If you’re in the CBD and need a solid place for a bistro-style meal, head here. The menu comprises light bites like crostini with Iberico ham, sliders, charcuterie platters and plates of calamari and beef tartare.
This popular chicken rice stall has tons of outlets islandwide and for good reason. They make legit white chicken rice on top of other Chinese-style dishes like oyster sauce kai lan and braised tofu. Stick to the basics by ordering a portion of chicken rice loaded with lots of ginger and chilli sauce. Although the original Balestier outlet is open the latest (they close at 4:30am), the River Valley one (425 River Valley Rd.) may be more convenient and is open until 4am
The new Highlander outlet in Chijmes is open until 6am, so it’s no wonder they’ve got a complete “Wee Bites” supper menu in tow. Since it’s basically open until dawn, there are still delicious menu items like scotch eggs and potted crab with truffle butter you can order to get you through the night. Don’t miss their interesting list of light whisky cocktails and the whisky-doused prawns.
Who can resist the call of Korean fried chicken late at night? Just think of those glazed and juicy morsels that come steaming hot to your table after a night out. Whether you choose the hot & spicy rendition (bool dak) or the sweet & spicy versions, there’s no going wrong. Plus, you can also just get traditional ramyun noodles or bibimbap. They’re open daily until 4am making this a solid CBD bet.
The London burger joint is a good bet if you want greasy, fuss-free and downright delicious burgers until 2 or 3am. Not only are the burgers grilled to perfection, you can get equally satisfying sides of huge onion rings, sambal fries and chicken wings. Plus, the raucous place churns out huge glasses of cocktails like the House Grog Slushy.
This old-style-grandma’s-cooking restaurant is known for its delicious Dinosaur prawn noodles. Whether you have it dry or with soup, the huge prawns, pork bone and springy egg noodles make an addictive mix. They’ve also got a pretty extensive zi char-style seafood menu with offerings like squid, prawns, clams and stingray cooked in a spicy paste, steamed or in one of their signature sauces. Plus, they’re open until 4am, which makes this a perfect foodie nightcap.
After a heavy night of partying, sometimes all you want is to tuck in to a hearty meal. This Mexican place has it all figured out when it comes to post-drink grub with piping-hot marinated meat tacos or a beer-battered fish tacos with chipotle-mayo sauce. As they typically close at 2am, and if you want to continue drinking, they’ve got a Corona-rita, which is a mix of two beloved Mexican exports – the margarita and Corona beer.
If you don’t know about Spize, there must be something missing in your night owl routines. Touted as the go to place for prata and mee goreng, all cuisines from Indian to Mediterranean to Western are pretty much covered here. Don’t stray too far from their street food forte and opt for pratas, curries and mees. Not only is the place affordable, it’s also open until 6am (or 7am on Fridays and Saturdays). Just beware of drunken clubbers straying over from Zouk (while it’s still there).
The rum bar and grill debuts a supper menu with a succinct but delicious-sounding dishes like country pate with homemade pickles, bone marrow with onion marmalade and the much-awaited (and raved about) Sugarhall ramen brimming with pork belly, kimchi bacon, egg and garlic confit. Available from 10pm to midnight, it goes best with their Ron Negroni cocktail.
Carrying both Hong Kong- and Shanghai-style dim sum, there’s an extensive menu of steamed favorites at this late-night joint. Open until 6am daily, except on Tuesdays, sink your teeth into classic dishes like siew mai, har kow and the famous Swee Choon big pau. On the Shanghainese front, they’ve got plenty of dumplings like chive pork dumplings and xiao long paus. If you fancy something heavier, there are also la mian and rice options, too.
Any late-night foodie list is incomplete without some spicy Indian food. This Serangoon eating house has an extensive menu, so you’ll be hard-pressed to not find anything you like. Whether you’re more of a chicken tikka with butter naan kinda person or prefer seekh kebab, this place packs a spicy punch to clear the sinus and get your blood flowing.