Midnight hunting for delectable cuisines has got to be one of our favourite hobbies. Odd hours and delicious food just go hand-in-hand. Here are some of our top recommendations when it comes to supper.
333 Bak Kut Teh
I personally think 333 Bak Kut Teh (333 Balestier Road, tel: +65 6352 6192) is the best bak kut teh (pork rib soup) in Singapore. Order the signature soup, which comes with a generous serving of tender ribs, salted vegetables and steamed peanuts. Have these with steamed white rice drizzled with dark soya sauce paired with cut chilli padi (bird’s eye chilli).
This 24-hour eatery has a little of everything – Indian, Thai, Western, etc – and is fantastic when you are in a group all craving different cuisines. I usually order the sweet and sour chicken dish to go along with sambal (chilli paste) fried rice. I like my food spicy so I always ask the chef to turn up the heat.
Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant
Big on variety and with reasonable pricing, the atmosphere at this Jalan Besar mainstay (main photo) is friendly and casual. The salted egg yolk custard bun (above), with its creamy sweet-savoury custard that oozes out as you tear the bun open, is the perfect ending to a meal here.
Ramen Keisuke Lobster King
Always a great spot to eat at after hours, as they open till 5am. Try the Lobster Broth Ramen with Rich Creamy Soup – it is the perfect meal before heading home to catch up on sleep.
Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice
Like its name implies, the server behind the Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice (229 Jalan Besar, tel: +65 9826 1464) counter will use a pair of scissors to cut up the fried items that you choose from a selection of meat and vegetables laid out in front of you. Ask the server to pour a mix of sticky curry gravy and sweet sauce over your rice – delicious!
No Signboard Seafood
Open until 1am, popular seafood restaurant No Signboard Seafood in Geylang is a great spot for black pepper crab and butter squid.
The kebab set at King Kebabs (14 Circular Road, tel: +65 6532 1110) is good. Instead of being served in a wrap, the meat comes paired with rice. Choose the chicken or lamb.
Cheng Mun Chee Kee Pig Organ Soup
The soup at Cheng Mun Chee Kee Pig Organ Soup (24 Foch Road) is flavourful and they are generous with the well-cooked ingredients, including liver, kidney and intestines. The soup is refillable, so you can have as much as you want.
Yan Kee Noodle House
The bak chor mee (minced meat noodles) at Yan Kee Noodle House (21 South Bridge Road), which is located within the popular BK Eating House, never fails to satisfy my late-night cravings. Not only do I enjoy this Singapore hawker staple, I also consider it an excellent counterpoint to any alcohol I may have been drinking.
My favourite item at The Double, 1880’s very own bar, is the crispy squid that is served sprinkled with togarashi (a powder comprised of seven types of spices) and a dip of harissa paste, which gives the snack a great spicy punch. The bar opens till 2am, but you’ll have to be a member to get in – or get a member to sign you in.
This article was first published on Silverkris.