A mouth-watering alfresco experience awaits at this heritage dining spot

It’s a tradition for many in Singapore to visit Chinatown during the Chinese New Year period, be it to buy festive goodies, decorations or just to soak in the lively atmosphere.

Even though there won't be a festive bazaar this year, we can at least head to Chinatown Food Street which has reopened with new stalls and a refreshed look. 

Stuff yourself silly with six new steamboat and BBQ ala carte buffet stalls. From Chinese to Korean to Japanese, diners are spoilt for choice at this refreshed alfresco-style heritage food and dining spot.

Hongdae Korean BBQ

Nabemono Shabu Shabu offers Japanese-style steamboat with free flow of garlic fried rice and braised pork belly; Hongdae Korean BBQ has free flow of tteokbokki (stir-fried rice cakes) and kimchi pancakes; S88 Mookata Steamboat will satisfy Thai food cravings with unlimited chicken drumlets, spring rolls and Thai fish cakes; and Chinatown Laksa Steamboat brings local delights to the table with free flow of Hainanese poached chicken.

Lao Dong Bei Shao Kao has a wide variety of ingredients for you to barbecue, including marinated meats, seafood, offal and vegetables. Feel free to also indulge in unlimited servings of Sichuan chicken and wantons in chilli oil.

Mala fans can get their fix at Mala Steamboat (She Jian Shang Mala Huo Guo) which offers a steaming pot of spicy-numbing soup filled with seafood and meats and free flow of fried gyozas and boiled dumplings. 

No need to worry about the weather here, as the street’s newly constructed high-ceiling glass canopy shelter and internal spot cooling system allow diners to enjoy the food rain or shine.

Chinatown Food Street is open from 11am-11pm daily (steamboat and BBQ stalls only open from 5pm-11pm). More information available here.