Feeling hungry after you finished a late night movie or karaoke session? Famished after finishing a really late shift that ended at 1am? Stomach growling after watching too many food videos on YouTube because you can’t sleep?
Here are 7 of our favourite late night supper places that will take you beyond McDelivery and instant noodles!
Beach Road Scissor-Cut Curry Rice
Beach Road Scissor-Cut Curry Rice is the go-to place when you’re craving for a huge plate of rice, heaving with a selection of fried and braised meats, all drowned in curry and a dark braised sauce. That might sound really specific right now, but once you’ve tried their scissor-cut curry rice, you’ll know what we mean.
It may not be the most Instagrammable, but there’s something comforting and satisfying about this chye png (mixed dishes with rice) style fare. For first-timers, stick with the classics like braised pork belly, crispy pork cutlet, chap chye (stewed cabbage), fried egg, as well as a copious amount of gooey curry and braised sauce.
The Hainanese style curry is light, slightly sweet, with just a hint of spice – very unlike the lemak (creamy, coconutty goodness) you would associate with a coconut-based curry. Best of all, it acts as a “glue” which binds all that fried and braised goodness, and makes it perfect for guzzling down at 1am in the morning. Walk it off at Mustafa Centre, which is just around the corner.
Opening Hours: 11:00am to 3:30am (Mon to Sun)
Find it at 229 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208905
Cr: Miss Tam Chiak
Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak
The ever-popular Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak always has a queue in front of the store so you might have to wait for a little to get your nasi lemak fix. But the good thing about such a rapid turnover is that you will almost always get a steaming plate of freshly cooked rice and sizzling hot, crispy chicken wings, just out the fryer!
We really like that Boon Lay Power is relatively affordable too, as a set meal starts at SGD$3.50. The chicken set, for example, will get you fragrant coconut rice, a fried chicken wing, one fried egg, peanuts and ikan bilis (dried anchovies), sliced cucumbers and their famous sambal chilli. Many would agree that the soul of a good nasi lemak is the sambal chilli, and Boon Lay Power’s has a punch with just the right amount of sweet.
For those who are too lazy to head out, fret not as Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak offers delivery till 2am. Delivery starts at SGD$5 for addresses within Jurong, and $10 for outside the Jurong area. For corporate events or really, REALLY ravenous individuals, you can place your orders online but there’s a minimum order of SGD$100. Power lah!
Opening Hours: 4:30pm to 3:30am (Mon); 6:30am to 3:30am (Tue to Sun)
Find it at Boon Lay Place Market and Food Centre, 221 Boon Lay Place, #01-106, Singapore 641221
Chicken Up (Tanjong Pagar)
Are you and your friends looking for a place that opens till late, serves drinks, and has great food as well? Why not try some chimaek (a portmanteau of chicken and maekju, Korean for beer) at Chicken Up? It’s so good that it just might become a Friday night tradition.
Twice fried to give it a crunchier skin with less grease (and less guilt), nobody does fried chicken better than the Koreans! Our favourites for supper (or anytime of the day) include the Yangnyum (a sweet and spicy sauce made with garlic, ginger, chilli, soy sauce, honey, and sesame oil) fried chicken, Kimchi fries (golden fries loaded with kimchi, drenched with cheese and mayo, shredded pork, onions, and jalapeños), as well as the UFO Bulgogi Stew (well marinated bulgogi with fresh vegetables and glass noodles on a hot skillet, surrounded by a trio of melted cheese, fried rice, and fluffy, cooked eggs).
After that decidedly decadent meal, Chicken Up has a variety of refreshingly, light bingsu (shaved ice dessert, topped with ingredients like mango, watermelon, and Oreos) to choose from, and they are all sized for sharing. Mmm… Mah sit sso yo (Korean for “Delicious”)!
Opening Hours: 5:30pm to 2:00am (Mon to Thu); 5:30pm to 3:00am (Fri to Sat); 5:30pm to 12:00am (Sun)
Find it at 48 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-01, Singapore 088469
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Bedok 85 Fengshan Market & Food Centre
You’re not really an Eastie until you’ve had at least one late night meetup at the famous Bedok 85 Fengshan Market & Food Centre.
From bak chor mee or minced meat noodles (Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian and Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee), to barbecued sambal stingray (Chan BBQ), to satay (Lin Yuan Satay), to fried carrot cake, oyster omelette, fried Hokkien noodles (Bedok North 85 Fried Oyster), and more… You’ll be spoiled for choice!
Pro tip: order a sugarcane juice with a wedge of lemon, for a drink that is rich in antioxidants and an excellent thirst quencher.
Opening Hours: Till late daily (varies from store to store)
Find it at 85 Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085
Siam Square Mookata (Golden Mile Tower)
For the uninitiated, mookata or mu kratha (Thai for “pork” and “skillet”) is Thai Barbeque Steamboat. As its name suggests, mookata is a delicious combination of barbecue and hotpot. And it is the perfect option for when you and your friends can’t decide whether you’d like some barbecue or a piping, hot bowl of umami-laden soup.
What differentiates Siam Square Mookata from other mookata places, is that their selection of ingredients is available in small servings – starting as low as SGD$1.80 per plate – rather than fixed sets. Siam Square Mookata also offers a specially created trio of nam chim (Thai for “dipping sauce”): one for seafood, one for meats, and one sweeter, less spicy sauce for those who can’t take the heat. Order the Cha Yen (iced Thai milk tea) to complete this truly authentic Thai experience!
Opening Hours: 3:00pm to 5:00am daily
Find it at 6001 Beach Road, #B1-63, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore (199589)
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Hai Xian Lao
Ideal for big groups with huge appetites and a limited budget, Hai Xian Lao offers Sichuan style steamboat with quality ingredients, all without the three-hour long wait you’ll experience at more popular steamboat places.
Choose from a variety of soups including the spicy and numbing Sichuan Ma La, as well as the rich and flavourful Healthy Collagen, which resembles a nourishing, thickened chicken soup.Must-orders include their Fried Fish Skin, which is best enjoyed when dipped into soup; the addictive Prawn Paste Chicken Wings; and the well-marbled Kurobuta Pork Belly rolls, which just melt in your mouth.
Service is attentive as they will clear your plates frequently and even offer to deshell your prawns if you do decide to order some!
When you’re done, head across the road for some cold soybean milk or a comforting bowl of hot tau huay (soya beancurd) at Rochor Original Beancurd, to end the night.
Opening Hours: 11:00am to 5:00am daily
Find it at 8 Wilkie Road, #01-21, Wilkie Edge, Singapore 228095
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Cr: Miss Tam Chiak
Serving Indian Muslim food 24 hours daily, Thasevi Food is home to THE original Jalan Kayu Roti Prata (yep… that claim is even on their signboard).
You might be wondering: so what makes Thasevi’s roti prata the quintessential Jalan Kayu Roti Prata?
Well, the prata is smaller and rounder in shape, and while it is crispy on the outside, it is flaky on the inside – perfect for mopping up the curry with. But most importantly, it goes tremendously well with a mug of teh tarik (pulled milk tea). Ah… The perfect end after a long shift or a night of mugging at the library.
It might be a little on the small side for those with larger appetites, but the good thing about that is you’ll have more room for other equally well-executed dishes like the murtabak, nasi briyani, as well as a tempting selection of Indian rojak.
If Thasevi Food gets too crowded, try Thohirah Cafeela Restaurant, which is just next door. The establishment offers an equally extensive (and mouth-watering) menu that covers all sorts of Indian Muslim food.
Opening Hours: 24 Hours daily
Find it at 237 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799461
Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant
Traditionally enjoyed in the day, but equally good (or better) in the middle of the night, dim sum is one of those foods that is well loved by hungry groups of friends, families, and late-night partygoers. And at 3am in the morning, no one does it better than Swee Choon, a dim sum specialist who offers a wide variety of Hong Kong and Shanghainese style fare, that is no frills and affordable.
Be sure to try their signature Mee Suah Kueh (deep fried vermicelli cake), Steamed Liu Sha Bao (salted egg custard bun), Shanghai Xiao Long Bao (steamed dumplings with meat and broth filling), and Prawn and Banana Fritters. Need something more substantial? The Dried Scallop and Egg White Fried Rice, Braised Beef La Mian (hand-pulled noodles), Crispy Pork Ribs with Salt and Pepper, and Hot and Spicy Ma Po Tofu are sure to hit the spot.
Opening Hours: 11:00am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 6am (Mon, Wed to Sat); 10:00am to 3pm, 6pm to 6am (Sun); closed on Tuesdays
Find it at 183-191 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882
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