Day 1

Chin Mee Chin Confectionary
1 Chin Mee Chin Confectionery

9am: There’s no better way to kickstart your day than with a big, satisfying breakfast – Singapore style. Chin Mee Chin Confectionery is a charming bakery located in an old shophouse and it offers the morning meal staple of kaya (coconut jam) toast – toasted bread spread with sweet kaya and a dollop of butter. Order a kopi (coffee) to go with your grub.

328 Katong Laksa
2 328 Katong Laksa

12pm: Down the road from Chin Mee Chin Confectionery is 328 Katong Laksa – a popular eatery that serves piping hot laksa (white rice noodles with prawns and cockles in a rich, spicy coconut-based broth). Pro tip: Try using nothing but a spoon to slurp up the noodle dish. Challenging, but fun nevertheless (definitely avoid wearing white for this)!

3 Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant

7pm: Make your way to Guan Hoe Soon, one of Singapore's oldest nonya restuarants in Singapore, for a scrumptious feast. The menu's extensive so take the time to choose from a wide array of Peranakan (Straits Chinese) delights, from itek tim (duck and salted vegetable soup) to beef rendang (spicy, slow-cooked meat dish).

Day 2

Prata Saga Sambal Berlada
4 Prata Saga Sambal Berlada

9am: Aside from kaya toast, prata (Indian flatbread) is another well-loved breakfast option. Drop by Prata Saga Sambal Berlada for their great rendition of prata  – here it’s always crispy on the outside yet pillowy inside. Comes served with curry so don’t be afraid to use your hands to tear up the prata to mop up every last bit of the fiery gravy. 

Boon Tong Kee
5 Boon Tong Kee

12pm: You can’t leave Singapore without trying chicken rice – one of the nation’s most iconic dishes. Have lunch at Boon Tong Kee; this long-standing restaurant serves Hainanese chicken rice, which consists of tender chicken meat on fragrant rice infused with garlic, ginger and chicken fat.

Restaurant Andre
6 Restaurant ANDRE

7pm: End your day with a bang and indulge in a fancy dinner at Restaurant ANDRE. Helmed by chef/owner André Chiang, this acclaimed restaurant sits in an intimate space in a three-storey shophouse and serves exquisite French food.

Day 3

Tiong Bahru Market
7 Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre

9am: One of the city’s most popular hawker centres, Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre is the perfect spot for your morning feast. Here, several stalls put out excellent breakfast foods such as lor mee (yellow noodles in a starchy gravy) and chwee kueh (steamed rice cakes with preserved radish) so take a walk around before deciding what you want to chow down on

Hajah Maimunah
8 Hajah Maimunah

12pm: After eating your heart out and exploring Tiong Bahru, make your way to the Kampong Glam area. Here you’ll find Hajah Maimunah, a well-established Malay eating spot that's known for its nasi padang, that’s steamed white rice served with meat and vegetable dishes, such as beef rendang (braised beef) and ikan bakar (grilled fish) – a fabulous lunch option. The teh tarik (hot milk tea) is also to die for!

No Signboard Seafood
9 No Signboard Seafood

7pm: Last but not least, a scrumptious seafood dinner at No Signboard Seafood – an absolute must. It’s essential that you try chilli crab – juicy crab in egg-tomato gravy – this is another one of Singapore’s iconic creations and this well-known seafood eatery serves a mouth-watering version of it. Don’t forget to sop up the sauce with golden fried mantou (buns).