Last updated on December 21st, 2023 at 06:59 am
As a local, I get how we get a sudden craving for Singaporean food when we are away from our home city. The hawker fare, the smell of Char Kuey Teow with the wok hei, that shiok feeling when we tuck into our comfort food.
But it sucks when we get that craving and don’t know where to get our craving fixed.
This guide is specially created for overseas Singaporeans or curious foodies who are looking for Singaporean food outside of Singapore.
If you’re new to this cuisine, here’s something you should know about our heritage food. (If not, scroll down for the list of eateries and restaurants).
- What is Singaporean food?
- Where to eat Singaporean food in New York?
- Where to get Singaporean food in Paris?
- Where to eat Singaporean food in Hong Kong?
- Where to eat Singaporean food in Taiwan?
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What is Singaporean food?
Singaporean food is a cuisine made of diverse multicultural flavors with mainly Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Peranakan influences. Each reflects its rich cultural heritage.
Our hawker centers are always bustling with activities, offering iconic dishes like Hainanese Chicken Rice, Laksa, Roti Prata and Char Kway Teow.
These are some of our heritage food that are not only delicious, economical, but also shares a part of our nation’s history from a small trading post to a thriving global city.
With so many varieties, Singaporean food not just is a cuisine that you have to try once, but also many times in your lifetime.
Where to eat Singaporean food in New York?
Located in the heart of New York City, this is where you can find Singapore flavors. This is the first of its kind in the United States where UNESCO hawker centers of Singapore are featured and represented in cuisines like Chinese, Malay, Peranakan, Indian, Southeast Asian and more.
Where to get Singaporean food in Paris?
The Hood Paris
Co-founded by a Singaporean based in Paris, The Hood Paris is all about food, coffee, music, community and creativity at heart.
From Sambal Stingray, Chicken Rice to Pandan Chiffon Cake and Milo Dinosaur, they pride themselves as the best kopitiam in town. Possibly the only kopitiam too. 😉
I personally want to check out both Urban Hawker (NYC) and The Hood Paris (Paris) when I visit these cities!
Address: 80 Rue Jean Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris
Where to eat Singaporean food in Hong Kong?
Craving for Prawn Noodles, Nonya Laksa Lemak or Dry Laksa in Hong Kong? You’re at the right place. This is where you can enjoy nonya flavors and have a Pai Tee with Kopi.
You can’t miss this eatery. The rich aroma of its delicious broth will lure you in from the street.
Address: G/F, 18 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
While it’s not called Cafe Singapore, this is a comfort spot for many Malaysians and Singaporeans in Hong Kong. Its menu consists of a wide variety of Malaysian and Singaporean food and drinks.
Address: 508 Queen’s Road West, Western District, Hong Kong
Dignity Kitchen is social enterprise originated from Singapore with 60% of full time staff from marginalized communities in Hong Kong. This hawker-style eatery has a good range of SIngaporean food from Kaya Toast and Prata to Bak Kut Teh and Kueh Lapis.
Do good. Be good!
Address: 2/F, 618 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Singaporean-Malaysian restaurant by Singaporean chef Francis Chong. According CaN LaH’s website, the ingredients are locally sourced and imported from Singapore and the dishes must be pre-ordered and are subjected to air-freight availability. Wah, zhun bo?
Address: Shop 3075, ifc mall, Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Return of Lemak
Fro Nasi Lemak and Sotong Youtiao to Michael Jackson drink, this is where you can get Singaporean and Malaysian food in a trendy venue.
Address: Basehall @ Jardine House: Basehall Food Court, LG, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
Gourmet Singaporean and Malaysian hawker food in a luxury hotel by Malaysian chef Ng Tzer Tzun.
Address: The Langham, Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Modern Singaporean dishes that are catered to Hong Kong local palate. Guess it’s more for Hong Kongers?
Address: 7 Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Originated from Singapore, this Hong Kong outpost serves its iconic chicken rice and other Singaporean dishes in a posh shopping mall.
Address: B110, Level B1, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Address: Dragon Rise, 9-11 Pennington Street Unit B1-3, 1/F, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Rated as Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand, this eatery offers Singaporean and Malaysian dishes that owners Fanni and Lico enjoy. If you enjoy Singaporean Bak Kut Teh without MSG, this is the place to try.
Address: 29 Kam Ping Street, North Point, Hong Kong
Website: No website.
This is a one Michelin starred fine dining restaurant in Hong Kong where you get to enjoy Modern European cuisine with Singaporean influences by Singaporean chef Barry Quek.
Address: UG/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Where to eat Singaporean food in Taiwan?
JL Studio is the world’s first Singaporean restaurant with three Michelin stars.
While you can’t get hawker food here, you’ll be treated to a modern Singaporean cuisine through the multi-course tasting menu by Singaporean chef Jimmy Lim.
Address: 2nd F, No. 689, Yifeng Road, Section 4, Nantun District, Taichung City, Taiwan
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