There is so much more to Balestier than the usual chicken rice, bak chor mee, and beef kway teow. For food lovers, rejoice! We’re here to share five hidden food gems of Balestier with you so that you can get your fill of unique and delicious food without having to travel too far.
There is nothing more rewarding than finding something that is good for the soul amidst the norm of over-hyped and overcrowded restaurants around Singapore. Get ready to go on a food adventure!
1. Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee
The concept of the modern hawker stall has been taken up a notch with this new restaurant. With prices starting at $6 for your regular bowl which is filled to brim with chunky fish meat and pork belly.
The braised egg sauce has an adequate sticky consistency without being too gooey or thinning out as soon as it’s eaten. Once you get a taste, you’ll want to keep coming back!
Location: 586 Balestier Rd, #01-01, Singapore 329898
Opening Hours: Daily 9AM–9PM
2. Cavemen Restaurant & Bar
The dining experience at Cavemen Restaurant & Bar is nothing short of incredible. With an array of dishes to choose from, including beef, mutton and pork prepared in various ways; it’s hard not to be satisfied with your meal! The wide selection of wines is perfect for pairing up any dish you enjoy.
Location: 1 Jln Dusun, #01-08, Singapore 329363
Opening Hours: 3–10:30PM Weekdays, 10AM–10:30PM Weekends, Closed on Mondays
3. Whampoa Keng Fish Head Steamboat
Whampoa keng offers a variety of set meals starting from $80 for two, which comprise fish head soup and prawn paste chicken. The fried meat was moist while the tofu was alright. You can get the soup refilled.
If you love steamboats, you’re going to love this place! It’s probably the best fish head steamboat on the island.
Location: 556 Balestier Rd, Singapore 329872
Opening Hours: Daily 11AM–11:30PM
4. Viio Gastropub Restaurant & Bar
Located in the quiet little spot along Balestier road, you can try their tasting platter for $45. For the price, you can choose 1 tapas, 1 main, and 1 pasta dish as well! Top up another 7 dollars if you want to have dessert. The food is pretty good. You’ll also find they have a great selection of alcohol and beers!
Location: 520 Balestier Road #01-01 VIIO@Balestier, Singapore 329853
Opening Hours: Daily 12–9:30PM
5. Chuan Yang Ji Mutton Soup Steamboat
The food at this restaurant is very good. They have a variety of dishes to choose from including cold ones like vinegar black fungus and cucumber, which we recommend you try! The fried mutton pie scene maybe your favorite part about it though–it’s truly delicious (and cheap!). As for prices, they’re reasonable enough.
Location: 432 Balestier Rd, #01-434 Public Mansion, Singapore 329813
Opening Hours: Daily 11:30AM–11PM
And there you have it, the hidden food gems of Balestier. With so many options to choose from, you can now have a proper meal for a fraction of the price. Bon appetit!
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