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Ask any Singaporean where to find the best local food and they’ll most probably point you to their favourite hawker centres.
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Most Singaporean households will be familiar with food ambassador Violet Oon – and this is where to go for true blue Peranakan fare. Robust flavours infuse dishes like Buah Keluak Ayam (a spicy chicken stew) and Beef Rendang (beef in a tangy Tamarind gravy).
#02-01 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrews Rd, 178957
The Quarters serves up locally inspired dishes, and is known for sweets like The Wonderffle, a waffle topped with gula melaka (palm sugar), lemongrass and pandan ice cream.
Icon Village, 16 Enggor St, #01-09, 079717
Try this respected resto‘s fusion of Portuguese, Indian, Chinese and Malay cuisines, which has resulted in eclectic recipes like Devil’s Curry. Finish with the Sugee Cake, made with butter, almonds and semolina flour.
Level 1 Eurasian Community House, 139 Ceylon Rd, 429744
It can be hard to decide what to eat sometimes. Solve that by heading to this bombastic buffet, where you can sample local classics including Nasi Goreng (fried rice), Laksa and plenty more.
Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Rd, 228211
JUMBO seafood is one of Singapore’s most recognisable home-grown restaurant brands, and rightly so. Die, die must-try dishes: the Steamed Bamboo Clams, Fried Prawns with Cereal and more.
#01-16 Blk 11 Dempsey Rd, 249673
At Restaurant Labyrinth, Chef LG Han showcases local Singaporean flavours and culture encapsulating his roots and memories of growing up in Singapore, combining them with culinary techniques from across the globe.
#02-23 Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Ave, 039802
For a restaurant so named, they’re promising a lot. And they deliver – try their signature Black Pepper Crab, a succulent crustacean doused in viscous, fragrant black pepper sauce.
1 Joo Chiat Place, 427739
Despite its name, New Ubin Seafood offers much more than just seafood, including US Angus Ribeye Steak. Its all-rounded menu makes it an incredibly family-friendly option.
Level 6 Canteen, 63 Hillview Ave, 669569
This gem goes way back (to 1956!), and it’s a familiar place for locals for family gatherings even today. Classics like Sri Lankan crab can be prepared in 11 different ways, while signatures like the Honey Tangy Fish is great just the way it is.
#01-09 One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Rd, 049213
By Joshua Tan and Pinky Chng, The Finder, last updated May 2019
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