Let’s face it, Singapore’s a foodie paradise and it can get kinda hard to decide where to go and what to eat. We got some local famous faces – Jianhao Tan, Night Owl Cinematics (NOC), The Sam Willows (TSW), Nathan Hartono, Dee Kosh and more – to dish on their favourite eating spots. Who knows, you just might spot ’em the next time you dine there!
SHIGGA SHAY recommends:
“Swee Choon Dim Sum, [because you] can’t go wrong with the best dim sum in Singapore.” Plus, this wordsmith loves his Kopi Peng (iced coffee), coffee shop style!
Nathan Hartono recommends:
“Crawford Lane Bak Chor Mee, Enaq Prata at Jurong East and Katong Laksa. I feel like those three things are just so insanely unique. Even if you’ve had them in other countries, they’ve got nothing on these gems. Also, the mere thought of those three dishes just makes me smile.” We hope Nathan’s not missing these dishes too much, seeing as he’s overseas for Sing! China right now!
Jianhao Tan recommends:
“Firstly, Teowchew porridge at Redhill. The otah is amazing and it opens till 4am. Second, Kith at Sentosa Cove, because it’s really beautiful, and they serve breakfast until 5pm.”
“Pek Kio Market. It’s the best hawker centre with the best chee cheong fun, peanut pancake and carrot cake. Also, D’s Joint. I’m a huge fan of Chef Damien D’Silva. Amazing gourmet nasi lemak with no frills. And Park Bench Deli. [They serve the] best sandwiches in the world. I go there for my grilled cheese fix – it’s my comfort food!”
Sylvia from NOC recommends:
“Lor Mee from Old Airport Hawker Centre is a must, because we’ve been to so many SEA countries and [yet] our style of Lor Mee is not found anywhere else. Also, claypot laksa from Alexandra Village which gives a yummy twist to the usual laksa. And finally, comfort food – claypot rice from Holland Drive.”
Aylna from NOC recommends:
“ABC food centre for prawn noodle, chicken rice from Serangoon garden, and fish head curry from Taiseng!”
Sikeen from NOC recommends:
“Chicken rice from Block 304 in Woodlands, and Upper Thomson Road’s Bak Chor Mee. Those are my all-time favourites!”
Ryan from NOC recommends:
“Beach Road Prawn Mee, Union Farm, and Rubato!”
Michelle from NOC recommends:
“Chicken rice at 925 Chicken rice in Yishun and Big Prawn Noodles at Adam’s Road – doing it the hawker centre style. And Indian food at Khansama Restaurant @ Science Park. That’s the beauty of Singapore, you get to [eat] multi-racial cuisine conveniently and easily!”
Dee Kosh recommends:
“Rochor Beancurd is for sure in my top few places. When friends come to Singapore, I also always head to Hai Di Lao in the middle of the night for some real good soup and steamboat.”
Benjamin from TSW recommends:
“Keppel’s bak kut teh, Adam Road’s maggie goreng pattaya, and anything from Sin Lee Foods.”
Jon from TSW recommends:
“Black pepper crab at Long Beach!”
Check out the rest of their interviews – where they show more #SGPride, reminisce their teenaged years and more – in our August 2016 issue, out on news stands now!