Although we do stick our neck out once in a while, simple comfort takeaway food is what we go back to most of the time. Familiarity may breed contempt in some cases, but the wonderful char siew from One Bowl Restaurant is always appreciated, especially when it is delivered to the comfort of our home.
It is late in the night and hunger strikes or you need solid sustenance after another late evening in the office. Where can you find late night food places that serve good food? Fortunately, Singapore has a lively and exciting late night dining scene. Here are a few eateries in the city area that remain open after 9 pm, with a number of them opening till early in the morning. Do check with the dining establishments as closing times can change; and online reservations are possible with a few of these late night food places.
The Dim Sum Place
The Dim Sum Place at North Bridge Road is where you can have your fill of dim sum late at night. On Friday and Saturday, it stays open till 5 am in the morning. It has a rather extensive menu and one of its unique features is that the dim sum does not have pork.
There are many recommendations when it comes to the must try iconic dishes of Singapore. Chicken rice, chilli crab, laksa, roti prata and nasi lemak are among the usual dishes listed. We think the humble scissor-cut curry rice may be most representative of Singapore’s multi-ethnic culture. An eat like a local meal at 美芝律剪刀剪咖喱饭 Beach Road Scissor-Cut Curry Rice restaurant at Jalan Besar may perhaps be the most authentic way to experience the unique culinary heritage of Singapore.
The variety and sheer number of dim sum restaurants in Singapore is a good indication of the depth and diversity of Singapore foodscape. Dim sum in Singapore can be enjoyed in a luxurious Michelin-starred restaurant like Summer Pavilion, a hip creative restaurant like Janice Wong or in one of the many food courts and HDB kopitiams. For a uniquely Singapore dim sum experience, a visit to Swee Choon Tim Sum is probably one of the best options.