To some, traveling can really be a little bit overwhelming. This is the reason why it’s best to have things planned way before embarking on a trip. This involves your itineraries, the hotel you will be staying in, the transportation you would have to book and familiarize yourself, and especially the food you have to eat!
Here, we have compiled a list of five friendly stalls, shops, and restaurants in Chinatown below S$10! Whether you are a tourist or a local, this guarantees you to save a lot while in the area without having to sacrifice a great food experience. So, what to eat in Chinatown?
Located in between Chinatown and the MRT Station at Tanjong Pagar, this is a hawker famous for its wide selection of local dishes from Hainanese Chicken Rice to healthy juices and smoothies. Try the Tian Tian Chicken Rice which may start at S$3 only and up on the average!
Address: 1 Kadayanallur St, Chinatown, Singapore
Open: Weekdays at 12AM–2AM, Weekends 8AM–2AM
Despite the long queue, waiting in line would still be worth the wait for authentic Chinese dim sum! This stall is known for its Char Siew Baos that can be served for three servings for only S$2.30!
Address: 335 Smith St, #02-097, Singapore 050335
Open: Wednesday-Sunday 11AM-5PM
Enjoy protein bowls at a reasonable price at Beng Who Cooks, wherein they offer a basic Hawker Bowl for only S$6. This dish already includes a generous serving of complex carb with one protein, two sides, and an add-on!
Address: 39 Neil Rd, Singapore 088823
Open: Tuesday-Saturday 12–3PM, 5–10:30PM
This stall has been recognized by the Michelin Bib Gourmand since 2016, which proves it is one of the many food stops you cannot miss. As their name suggests, they are known for their signature Asia Delight Laksa that may be served with crayfish for only S$5 to S$9.
Address: 531A Upper Cross Street #02-66 HONG LIM FOOD CENTRE, Singapore 051531
Open: Monday-Saturday 10:15AM-3PM
Experience the taste of Taiwan without having to leave the country! This bakery first opened in 2018 where tourists and locals order their S$3 best-selling Hokkaido Cream Puffs. It is nearly impossible if you’d resist the fluff inside that ‘caramelized meteorite.’
Address: Hong Lim Complex, 531 Upper Cross St, #02-57A, Singapore 059413
Open: Monday-Sunday 11AM-7:15PM
So, have you decided where to dine while making your way to Chinatown? Make sure to include these spots in your next food stop!
And worry not if you find yourself a bit short of savings to have a taste of this place, as there are affordable loans from a moneylender near Chinatown.