Bring a (mer)Lion’s appetite
Singapore is one of the most popular vacation destinations for Filipinos, second only to Hong Kong. The small but progressive country has a rich and diverse heritage that is still evident today, especially in its culinary scene–all the more reason for us to visit!
But if you still don’t have the funds or the time for a trip to Singapore, don’t you worry, you can still taste SG’s famous dishes right here in the metro!
Shiok Shiok – Banawe
Hefty plates of hearty Singaporean dishes await at Shiok Shiok, a restaurant in QC that recalls the famous hawker food. This place is the top option for families or large group of friends seeking comfort food.
We recommend: Char Kway Teow (P220), Shiok Shiok Laksa (P295), Satay BBQ Set (P420)
Nanyang – multiple branches
Nanyang serves traditional and nostalgic Singaporean food that never fails to delight the modern palate. Find Singaporean classics like Laksa, Hainanese Chicken Rice, traditional toasts, and of course, Kopi and Teh.
We recommend: Nonya Kaya Traditional Toast (P70), Iced Kopi Melaka (P120), Laksa (P268)
Roti Shop – Rockwell
True to its name, Roti Shop offers a variety of roti dishes! Present on their menu are Asian food favorites like Hainanese chicken, mee goreng, satay, and even desserts!
We recommend: Basic Roti Prata with Curry Sauce (P150), Chicken Satay (P160), Beef Rendang (P395),
Tiong Bahru – multiple branches
If authentic Singaporean cuisine is what you’re after, Tiong Bahru won’t let you down. Each and every dish is cooked with real Singaporean spices and quality ingredients. You may find their prices a bit on the expensive side, but you will taste that every peso is worth it.
We recommend: Roasted Chicken (P540), Fish Head Curry (P888),
Insider Tip: They have branches in Pasay, Makati, BGC, and Quezon City! Check out their Facebook page for more info!
Banana Leaf – multiple branches
Banana Leaf is an Asian restaurant that offers a wide variety of cuisines such as Singaporean, Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and even Indian food.
We recommend theRoti Canai (Php 88) Penang Char Kway Teow (Php 188), Deep Fried Pandan Chicken (Php 168).
Hainanese Delights – multiple branches
Hainanese Delights serves Singaporean dishes at affordable prices. They have chicken rice, laksa, dumplings, and more.
Insider Tip: Their soup and hainanese rice are refillable!
101 Hawker Food House – Makati
101 Hawker Food House is a Asian-inspired food joint serving typical dishes found in Singaporean hawker centers.
We recommend ordering theri specialty dishes like chicken rice, char kway teow, nasi goreng, laksa and more.
Wee Nam Kee – multiple branches
Wee Nam Kee is one of the most popular and most loved Singaporean restaurants here in the Philippines. It’s popular for their Hainanese chicken that comes either steamed or roasted.
We recommend: Signature Hainanese Chicken (250)
Bugis Singapore Street Food – Banawe
Like the popular shopping street, food hub and tourist spot in Singapore it was named after, Bugis serves Singaporean hawker-style street food favorites such as Hainanese chicken, their signature steamboat Laksa soup, fish tofu and curry balls.
We recommend: their Nasi Goreng Rice, cereal prawns, and salted egg beef.
Insider Tip: They have a second branch in San Juan!
Hawker Chan – multiple branches
Hawker Chan is known for serving the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred meal. The franchise from Singapore was brought here by the Foodee Global Concepts group (of Todd English, Pound, llaollao and FOO’D by Davide Oldani).
We recommend the soya chicken, char siew, and roasted pork. Insider Tip: Prepare to queue! It seems everyone can’t wait to get a taste of this affordable Michelin experience.
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