Thank God after 2,5 years stuck in my own country, finally I got a chance to visit my neighbor and all time favorite country, Singapore.  I am a big fan of Singaporean foods, no doubt. All the flavor, mixing between Chinese and Peranakan cuisines into one big plate. It's all beautiful - all the savory foods are tasty and all the desserts/cakes are not really sweet. Perfect.

Last time I visited Singapore, it was June 2019. Not pretty much different, only a more strict immigration. But it was all smooth. I did not have any specific agenda in Singapore. What I did only food hunting. So here below are 5 Must Eat Foods in Singapore based on me. Check it out!


1. Champion Bolo Bun

This place steals a lot of people's attention lately. Located in the middle of Korean foods restaurants in Tanjong Pagar, this place sells Hongkong Bolo Buns and the beverages. It's only a small shop, you even have to queue along the neighbors to get your fresh Champion Bolo Buns. Both takeaway and dine in is available, the dine in area is on the second floor.

I ordered Classic with Butter (S$5), tasted really delicious, I cannot even said a word when I ate it. It is basically only a bolo bun with a pack of cold butter inside it. If you are a big fan of butter, you can also add more butter by adding S$0,50 each. I highly recommend you to eat directly as it's freshly baked from the oven. Feeling crunchy outside, but really moist inside. The buttery bun tastes perfectly with the cold butter.

Champion Bolo Bun
Address: 92 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088513
Opening Hours : Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 11 am - 7 pm | Sat-Sun 8.30 am - 7 pm

2. Sim 618 Carrot Cake

When you visit Singapore, eat like locals. The locals are not always eating at malls or fine dining restaurants, but also at food courts, whether it's on the office building, market, or apartment/neighborhood. Sim 618 Carrot Cake is one of them. It is located in block 618 Yishun Ring Road food court, a place where the local living to get their daily meals. You won't meet so many tourists there, but believe me their foods are so good.

If you think about carrot cake, you probably think about a slice of vegetable cake layered with cheese cake on top? Right? Yes you're not wrong, but Carrot Cake in Singapore is a bit different with what you imagine. Carrot cake is actually a rice flour pancake, stirred with toppings. The toppings itself can be seafood, beef, pork or whatever. It will also served together with the special sticky sauces and lots of spring onion on top of it.

I ordered carrot cake with prawns (S$ 5,50). The prawn were diced into small pieces as the topping, and mixed perfectly together with the eggs and flour. And the interesting part is actually the sticky sauces. I don't know what it was actually, but it somehow remembers me into gochujang, but it's not. But the texture and taste slightly the same, with less spicy. This portion fits for 1-2 person. You can also order the larger size that can be for 2-3 person. Overall I give my 5 out of 5 for this food, like it so much. You should try!

If you want to order some drink and curry puffs, you can also order it from the neighbors. Taste not bad, perfectly match with the carrot cake.

618 SIM Carrot Cake
Address: 618 Yishun Ring Rd, Singapore 760618
Opening Hours : Everyday (Except Tuesday) 6.30 am - 1.30 pm

3. Heap Seng Leong

If you are googling Coffee Shop in Singapore, it will definitely pop up all the trendy cafes, with a very modern coffee maker machine and all the handsome baristas. But do you know how and where the Singaporean enjoying the real coffee and breakfast?

Heap Seng Leong is one of them. An old school coffee shop located in North Bridge Road, established in 1950s. With his hunchback, the owner himself will directly serve makes and serves your coffee and foods.

Just like the other local Coffee Shop / Kopitiam, this place sells a classic breakfast set like Coffee (Coffee with butter, Black coffee and Milk coffee), Boiled Eggs and Toast. If you don't drink coffee, you can also order milk tea here. I ordered two portion of this classic breakfast set, it costed around S$ 8,90. I personally like the kaya toast, tastes perfectly especially when we eat it together with the boiled egg. Taste very humble yet satisfying.

Heap Seng Long
Address: 10 North Bridge Rd, #01-5109, Singapore 190010
Opening Hours : Everyday 5 am - 4 pm
Phone: +65 6292 2368

4. Newton Hawker Centre

Have you ever watched Crazy Rich Asians movie? It's definitely one of my most favorite movies. And yes, this hawker centre is one of the shooting location of Crazy Rich Asians. Actually there are lots of hawker centre like this in Singapore. Basically hawker centre is an open air food court, consisted various of food stall with various cuisines.

Newton Hawker Centre is only one station away by MRT from Orchard, so it's located in the middle of the city. This place is so huge, it can accommodate so many visitors here. It's open from lunch to dinner time, but usually it gets packed somehow during dinner time. There are lots of cuisines here, from seafoods, Chinese foods, Indian foods, and any other Asian Foods in here. But here are 4 foods that I ordered.

(Left-Above) Carrot Cake with Oyster : Taste good, somehow the oyster taste a bit fishy but it was blended with all the savory flavor of the overall taste. I like 618 Sim Carrot Cake better, but I think this OK lah for late night snacking.

(Left-Below) Chicken Wings : Very tasty! Really well seasoned, I think it was marinated first before fried. My most favorite foods in here.

(Right-Above) Chicken & Pork Satay : It's a bit different with Indonesian satay. The sauces tastes a bit flavorless compare to what I usually eat in Indonesia. The chicken is just so-so, but the pork one is good. Overall I can eat it of course, but just not my cup of tea.

(Right-Below) Singaporean Hokkien Mee : Love the noodle texture, it's a combination between yellow noodle and kind of rice noodles. A bit tasteless but I think that's the way Singapore Hokkien Mee is.

To be honest, I don't remember from what stall I ordered these foods above but overall each stall sell the same menus. I think it all tastes quite similar, so just pick crowded one, I think that's the most popular one lol. Overall I have a very great experience eating in here. You can enjoy so many different cuisines.

Newton Hawker Centre
Address : Food Lane (MRT Station Newton)
Opening Hours : Everyday 12 pm - 2 am

5. Ji Ji Wanton Noodle Specialist

The one that definitely cannot be missed during your trip to Singapore. Since I am a big fan of noodle, this place is really comforting for me. No wonder it gets Michellin Guide strike from 2016 to 2022. Ji Ji Noodle House is located in Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, it's only a block away from Chinatown MRT station, really easy to access.

It has 4 size of portion, cost on S$ 4,50 / S$ 5,50 / S$ 6,50 / S$ 8,50. It comes with some different menus. I personally ordered the classic one, of course Ji Ji Signature Wanton Noodle. I also ordered a bowl of Mom's Curry Chicken Noodle. Both in S$ 5,50 size.

First impression, they're all tempting (I still can feel the taste of the noodle as I write this post lol). I really love the noodle texture, very thin yet chewy. Combine altogether with Chasiu, it's really delicious. And the Mom's Curry itself, turned out it was also good! I didn't expect much actually because it's not its signature dishes. But yet it tastes really good. The curry is not very thick yet tastes still rich. It also comes along with 4 slices of chicken, what a generous portion!

Overall, what I really like about this noodle is actually the soup. So a portion of noodle will come along with a small bowl of clear broth, which consisted of Chinese spices. Tastes soooo good! Very light and rich of spices. Two thumbs up!

Ji Ji Wanton Noodle Specialist
Address: Block 531A, Upper Cross Street, Level 2 #02-48-49, Hong Lim Food Complex, Singapore
Opening Hours : Everyday (Except Thursday) 9 am - 7 pm
Phone: +6532 2886


So, which one you want to try first? Please comment below!

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