Your Favorite Place In Singapore To Eat ___?
Chicken and/Mutton Biriyani
Kaya Toast and Coffee
Hubby, the kiddos, and I are headed to Singapore and Malaysia for 2 weeks in June for my cousin's wedding and would love to try some new places. I tend to frequent my favorite haunts each trip, so I'd like to branch out and try some new places for my favorite foods. We'll be staying in Queenstown and Pasir Ris, if that makes a difference.
Murtabak-can't recommend since I am not a fan of local murtabak.
Chicken Rice- Chatterbox at Meritus Mandarin Hotel. But if you are staying near Queenstown, you may want to try Sun Kee at Commonwealth Crescent Market Centre #02-84. There is a big following for this chicken rice stall and you get the feel of the atmosphere of local hawker center. Tian Tian is also well known, review recently: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/474938
Chicken and mutton Briyani- Lucky Prata at Lucky Plaza #01-42.
Wanton Mee- Kok Kee at Lavender Food Centre. Graffiti Cafe at The Hereen #05-29 in Orchard Rd is pretty good too.
Ice Kachang- Singapore Island Country Club, but this is for members only. Maybe you can try at Newton hawker centre.
Kaya Toast- Ya Kun Kaya Toast Chain has many locations around Singapore. http://www.yakun.com/ya_kun_singapore...
I've been to the Commonwealth Crescent Market Centre, just after they remodeled, before but don't remember if I've tried the chicken rice there.
Ya Kun is where I usually get my kaya toast if I'm out and about, otherwise I get it from a little shop just near my grandmother's house. I'll have to try the toast at Killiney -- I've had their coffee before but don't think I've had their toast.
Keep the recs coming -- thanks! :)
re: Hot Chocolate
For the best prawn mee, in my opinion, is Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee at No.2 Jalan Ayer (off Gelyland lor 1), opposite Kallang MRT, and opened only from 8am to 3pm, and closed on Tuesday. The location is at the beginning of the long stretch Geylang Road. It is not in hawker centre, but a kopitiam (meaning coffee shop like atmosphere in local language). Location is not that convenient compared to the other well known hawker centres that are popular in Chow. Very huge crowd during lunch hours. And don't forget to include the Pork ribs and tail in the mix. There is also a very good Ngor Hiang store there as well. Ngor Hiang store sells a mix varieties of bean curds, fish balls, prawn crackers etc in supposedly five spices.
My favorite place for kaya toast is Chin Mee Chin bakery/coffeeshop in Katong (opposite the Holy Family Catholic Church). But it operates only till 2pm thereabouts (earlier if their kaya runs out). Unlike Ya Kun or Killiney Road, Chin Mee Chin never opted to franchise their business, or branched out to other parts of Singapore, so you need to traipse all the way down to Katong for your cuppa. Their kaya is served on toasted buns (instead of sliced bread).
Honestly I like to go to food republic - hope this doesn't cause booing loudly .. :-) My logic is that they have so many varieties and I can stay for the whole afternoon just eating. If you have a big party and everybody want to try something different that's a safe bet. Any hawker center will do too of course, but I like the air conditioning ... :-)
just a little update and some of my own advice:
Wanton Mee- Kok Kee at Lavender Food Centre (my fave, but only open for dinner). Graffiti Cafe at The Hereen #05-29 in Orchard Rd is pretty good too. (did not like this but anyway they are no longer there)
Other places I will bring my friends from out of town:
- Chilli crab and tze char at No Signboard Seafood (prefer the Geylang branch)
- BBQ seafood, fried hokkien mee, bbq chicken wings, fried oyster omelette at Chomp Chomp Food Centre near Serangoon Gardens
- Indian food at The Banana Leaf, Apolo at Race Course Road near Little India
- Nasi Lemak at Stall no. 2, Adam Food Centre (do not go too late.. before 7pm, long Q and food gets snapped up)
- Fried kway tiao at Amoy Food Centre
- Chinatown Market at Smith street (the hawker centre has just reopened after a year plus of upgrading, great variety of hawker fare there)
- rochor beancurd near selegie road
- crispy roti prata at The Roti Prata House at upper thomson road
p/s: this is a filtered version, my other favourites are localised taste and normally located in sleepy neighbourhood, mostly flooded and patronised by locals staying nearby :p