HOME > Chowhound > China & Southeast Asia >

Singapore for a first timer!!!

josephml1 Aug 19, 2012 08:34 PM

Hello everyone

First thank you for taking the time to read and post in this thread.

I am looking for an advice about where I should eat in Singapore.

I am looking for the kind of places you most go... and do not miss there.

I am wide open for suggestions.

You can provide me advice about most go, fast food for hurry days and also nice places too (romantic, a good experience place etc) Maybe a good market.

Thanks again!!!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. josephml1 RE: josephml1 Aug 31, 2012 10:28 PM

    what about a good public market?

    1. boogiebaby RE: josephml1 Sep 1, 2012 01:40 PM

      There are a number of threads here regarding first visits to S'pore and what to eat and where. Have you looked at those yet? Also, it may be helpful to tell us what you'd like to try, what area you will be in, what your budget is, etc. Singapore is a food paradise, and there are thousands of options for eating out.

      As for a public market, are you referring to a wet market, produce market, grocery store type market or what?

      4 Replies
      1. re: boogiebaby
        josephml1 RE: boogiebaby Sep 17, 2012 04:35 PM

        Hey. Thank for you reply, we will be there 3 days arriving on a cruise...

        I am looking for the kind of food I should try in my visiting in Singapore, the kind of do not miss.

        A market with cheap good food is great for us...

        Also the money is not s problem if you have a suggestion for a specific restaurant. Please let me know.

        again. thank you very much for taking the time to post in this thread.


        1. re: josephml1
          M_Gomez RE: josephml1 Sep 18, 2012 07:06 AM

          'A market with cheap good food is great for us...'

          Try Tekka market, also known as KK (Kandang Kerbau) market in Little India. It's got a well-known briyani rice stall called Alauddin.

          1. re: M_Gomez
            klyeoh RE: M_Gomez Sep 19, 2012 03:12 AM

            Aah, Tekka Market - *this* is where I come to buy "live" Sri Lankan crabs. Also has the largest selection of "buah keluak" in Singapore ... and Malaysia. I know of Malaccan restaurateurs who come all the way here to get their supply of "buah keluak", such is the variety.

            1. re: M_Gomez
              josephml1 RE: M_Gomez Sep 22, 2012 11:18 AM

              I am taking notes, definitive I will be there thanks for sharing!!!

        2. c
          cacruden RE: josephml1 Sep 20, 2012 04:29 AM

          Usually when I am visiting Singapore I will be taken to "Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Hawker Centre" (I believe - it was one that just underwent some major renovations) and find a wide selection of vendors and food there. Not sure if it is the best, but my friend assures me that people come from a fair distance to go back to that Hawker area.

          1 Reply
          1. re: cacruden
            josephml1 RE: cacruden Sep 22, 2012 11:21 AM

            It looks great... I think i saw that market on the Tv ;) well I am not sure hehe.
            Excellent choice...

            Thank you very much for sharing and for taking the time to post in this thread.

          Show Hidden Posts