Kok Sen Restaurant – Michelin Bib Gourmand authentic Singapore ‘local’ food

Kok Sen Restaurant is a Singapore zi char outfit that was named a Singapore Bib Gourmand restaurant in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Singapore Michelin Guide.  Located in the Keong Saik dining enclave, the humble Kok Sen restaurant ticks all the boxes of what makes a good local restaurant in Singapore – traditional coffee shop atmosphere, good food, friendly service and fairly priced. Being air-conditioned is a bonus.

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Zai Shun Curry Fish Head – Steamed fish paradise in Jurong East

Zai Shun Curry Fish Head Curry 载顺咖喱鱼头 in Jurong East received official recognition of their culinary prowess when they were listed as a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in the 2017 Singapore Michelin Guide. But fans of high quality steamed fish have known this restaurant for years. It is located at the western part of Singapore – in Jurong East, near Yuhua Food Village. Zai Shun opens from 7 am in the morning and there is usually a full house at lunchtime.

Zai Shun Curry Fish Head 载顺咖喱鱼头

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Ghim Moh Porridge & Rice – Comforting Teochew porridge

Nothing is as well qualified to be considered “comfort food” than Teochew porridge. There are two good teochew porridge stalls in the Ghim Moh market and food centre.  Ghim Moh Porridge & Rice is one of them. Both are popular with Ghim Moh residents as well as the Mount Sinai private estates nearby. Office workers travel from Biopolis and Fusionopolis to eat here. For more food options at Ghim Moh you can read our summary of the hawker food that we have in this post.

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Malaysian Food Street RWS – affordable food in Sentosa

The Casino and Universal Studios are the main attractions of Singapore integrated resort, Resorts World Sentosa.  Another attraction, which is more appealing to us, is the wide collection of dining options. In addition to the celebrity restaurants with multiple Michelin Stars, there are some affordable food places at RWS. The Malaysian Food Street RWS is one of them.

Malaysian Food Street RWS

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松發肉骨茶 Song Fa Bak Kut Teh at Chinatown Point

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

松發肉骨茶 Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, which traced its beginnings to a pushcart in Johor Road in 1969, tries to bring back memories of street side dining in the 60s at its Chinatown Point outlet. Old coffeeshop furniture is part of the interior decorations and there is even a replica pushcart at the entrance. The air-conditioned premises are however too modern to give it the good old days atmosphere, even though it can be very crowded and noisy at times. Nevertheless, you can still get good old Teochew style bak kut teh at Song Fa Bak Kut Teh Chinatown Point.

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh at Chinatown Point

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Lengkok Bahru Fishball Noodles

Inspired by the Straits Times story by Rebecca Lynne Tan: Cheap & Good: Wholesome, comforting fishball noodles at Redhill,  I looked out for the Seng Hong coffee shop in Block 58 Lengkok Bahru when I was at the area recently.  This area has changed quite a bit since the last time I was there. Some of the old blocks look familiar but many new flats and structures have been added. In my hunt for the famous Lengkok Bahru fishball noodles, I was unable to find any signboard but concluded that this coffeeshop must be it as it was the only one I spotted at Block 58.

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