You’re overseas, surrounded by plenty of goodies from their local cuisine. Your friend asks you what you want.
But all you can think to yourself now is, “I want some char kuay teow now.”
Here, we have 3 must-try places if you’re looking for the comforts of Singaporean food. Steeped in tradition and family recipes passed down from generations, they’re the perfect places to satiate any cravings.
Haikee Brothers is where old meets new and communes as one. The brand traces its beginnings back to Hainan, when founder Mr Wong Si Han came to Singapore in 1959 and started selling his signature soy sauce chicken rice. Over time, popularity grew and he has since passed the business down to his siblings. Signatures include their soy chicken ramen, and soy sauce chicken. They can be found along New Bridge Road in Chinatown
It all started in 1956, where they pioneered Singapore’s most iconic curry puff. From there, as they say, the rest is history. Today, they’ve taken their signature curry and branched out into bringing the best curry dishes to Singaporeans. Located across the island, Curry Times’ must-try dishes here include curry fish head, curry chicken cheese baked rice and their iconic curry chicken, which is the restaurant’s signature dish.
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Rong Hua began in the 1920s when coolie Chua Ah Hua found energy in the bak kut teh he consumed every morning. He became a kitchen apprentice to a Teochew bak kut teh stall ran by Uncle Rong, who helped develop his culinary skills. The result of many years of refinement is what diners enjoy at Rong Hua today. Aside from their signature bak kut teh, try also the braised pig trotters and handmade fried prawn roll, which complements the signature soup well.