It’s never too late… for food.
If a good Mexican joint begins with a wicked tortilla, then it’s surely going well for these guys, who – get this – have their own a tortilla factory in Singapore. Surely zesty street eats like their signature Tacos Al Pastor, spit-roasted pork marinated with a special recipe of herbs and spices, will satisfy your midnight cravings.
#01-07 Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Rd, Singapore 179020
Until 1.30am Sun-Tue, until 3.30am Wed-Sat
NEXT: PS. Cafe →
Is there anything on the menu that isn’t spectacular? In case you’re not following, it’s a rhetorical question. Can’t resist the waft of truffle fries? You won’t regret yielding to temptation. Follow up with the Spicy King Prawn Aglio Olio and Green Goddess Pesto Penne (pictured), and the decadent Sticky Date Pudding with lashings of toffee sauce to finish.
28b Harding Rd, Singapore 249549
Until 11pm Sun-Thurs, until 1am Fri, Sat & PH
NEXT: Keisuke Ramen Lobster King →
Lobster ramen? Traditional ramen is typically prepared with pork broth, but think of this rendition as a cross between French-style lobster bisque and Japanese ramen soup base – an ode to ramen king Keisuke Takeda’s French culinary roots without taking away from the essence of ramen.
#01-07 The Cannery, 3C River Valley Rd,Singapore 179022
Until 5am daily
NEXT: G7 Sin Ma Frog Leg Porridge →
The thought of eating frog might be off-putting, but it’s worth the effort trying to get over it. Once you do, we promise this Singaporean favourite (like a chicken and a fish made a baby, is how they’d describe it), coated in a viscous spring onion and ginger sauce, will have you wanting more.
#01-01/02, 161, 163 Geylang Rd Lorong 3, Singapore 389239
Until 3.30am daily
NEXT: District 10 Bar & Restaurant →
The night is still young, but even if your body isn’t, this gastrobar’s signature Kopi Singapura, a whiskey-based cocktail, will keep you going. Plus, an extensive menu of pizzas and pastas, bar bites and more. Try the Asian-inspired Pizza with Wagyu Beef Cheek Rendang.
#01-15/16/16 UE Square, 81 Clemenceau Ave, Singapore 239917
Until 12am Mon-Thurs & Sat, until 1am Fri & PH eve, until 11pm Sun & PH
NEXT: VLV →
They say divide and conquer; VLV divided – it’s a dim sum parlour, a Chinese restaurant, a club and a bar with a live band all at once – and they’ve conquered it all. Must-tries: The namesake VLV Beggar Chicken, the Black Truffle Roasted Duck, and the Crispy Five Spice Sea Prawn.
#01-02 Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Rd, Singapore 179020
Until 2am Sun-Thurs, until 3am Fri-Sat
NEXT: Tim Ho Wan →
This Michelin-starred establishment hailing from Hong Kong attracted queues that went on for hours when it first settled in Singapore. The queue has subsided, but favourites are still favourites – no table goes without their signature Baked Bun with BBQ Pork (pictured), sweet-savoury char siew in the embrace of a unique, crispy bun.
#01-01/02/03 Aperia, 12 Kallang Ave, Singapore 339511
Until 11pm Sun-Thurs, until 3am Fri, Sat & PH eve
NEXT: Swee Choon Tim Sum →
At Swee Choon Tim Sum, it’s a common sight to have baskets after baskets of dim sum, from Shanghai Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings) to Carrot Cake to Siew Mai, sparing no space at each table. Late night comfort food of your dreams. Except you’re awake. Even better.
183-191 Jln Besar, Singapore 208882
Until 6am daily, closed Tues
NEXT: 2am:dessertbar →
Self-explanatory: A dessert bar that’s open till 2am. But it’s not just any post-meal afterthought – Chef Janice Wong, crowned best pastry chef in Asia, her progressive masterpieces continually push the boundaries of desserts.
Holland Village, 21A Lorong Liput, Singapore 277733
Until 2am daily, closed Mon
NEXT: Boon Tong Kee →
Chicken Rice is often hailed as the king of Singaporean dishes, and Boon Tong Kee the king of Chicken Rice. So imagine that. At this time-tested classic, tuck into succulent, silky-smooth chicken dressed in a zingy soy sauce, best paired with fragrant chicken rice.
425 River Valley Rd, Singapore 248324
Until 3am daily
NEXT: Barashi Tei →
Japanese food hasn’t been the most popular option when it comes to late night dining, but Barashi Tei is about to change that. Order yourself a Chirashi Don, a rice bowl with thick-sliced sashimi piled atop. And the contemporary, texture-rich sushi rolls (pictured) for the table to share, of course.
266 Middle Rd, Singapore 188991
Until 2am Mon-Sat, until 10pm Sun
NEXT: Rochor Beancurd →
There’s no time of day – or night – not meant for this. The delicate soya beancurd has a gentle bean taste that’s easy on the palate; less sweet than some of the brand’s counterparts. Pair this with a you tiao (dough fritter) that some like dipped into their beancurd.
2 Short St, Singapore 188211
Until 3am Fri-Sat, until 1am Sun-Thurs
NEXT: Chicken Up →
Louisiana, you’ve got competition. There’s a whole art behind Chicken Up’s celebrated Korean Fried Chicken – juicy, tender meat coated in an addictively crunchy exterior, double deep-fried and blissfully smothered in their signature sticky, savoury-sweet YangNyum sauce. You’ll want to get your fingers dirty for this.
#01-01, 48 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088469
Until 2am Mon-Thurs, until 3am Fri-Sun
NEXT: Spruce →
Specialising in American and Italian comfort classics, faves include the Firestation Fish & Chip, the namesake Spruce Burger and more. They’ve got a dedicated late night supper menu, too, with bites like Truffle Bernaise Fries, pizzas and more. P.S. Happy hour runs till 12 midnight on Tuesdays to Thursdays and Sundays!
#01-01, 260 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 588190
Until 12.30am daily
NEXT: Na Na Original Thai Food →
Set in Singapore’s “Little Thailand”, this no-frills eatery is by no means fancy. In fact, the uninitiated might not even give it a second glance. But it’s only so because the focus is on the food – authentic Thai fare done just like you’d find at the street stalls in Thailand. Food coma guaranteed.
#01-51/52/66C Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Rd, Singapore 199588
Open 24 hours
NEXT: Nunsongyee →
But first (or last), dessert. This Korean dessert parlour serves bingsu, a popular Korean shaved ice dessert generously topped with various ingredients like sweetened condensed milk, fruits, cereal flakes and ice cream. Nunsongyee’s bingsu is made from smoothly shaved ice milk for an extra dose of decadence.
534 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188749
Open 24 hours
NEXT: Señor Taco →
By Pinky Chng, August 2017
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