Boycott McDonald’s and burn your stash of instant noodles
You do not need them anymore.
During the public holidays, almost every place imaginable will be closed. Sometimes it can get really bad on festive occasions like Chinese New Year or Christmas, where your hawker aunties and uncles are off for a break too.
But that doesn’t mean you have to force down unhealthy fast food during the holidays.
Have no fear, here is a little guide showing you fifteen yummy places to eat at regardless the occasion and all you have to do is visit with an empty stomach and they will welcome you with open arms!
1. Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood
At Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood, you have to check out their chef recommendations – roasted pork, baby squid, sambal cuttlefish, crispy duck, Thai style dried bean curd, just to name a few. Usually on a Saturday evening their restaurants will be packed with customers so be sure to either make reservations or queue early!
122 Casuarina Road
Tel: +65 6452 2824
Daily: 5pm – 1.30am
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio/Yio Chu Kang
2. The Roti Prata House
Be it the public holidays or a zombie apocalypse, the ever popular Roti Prata House will be open just to satisfy your grumbling tummy at any time of the day. Be adventurous and try their Prata House Special like honey prata or bomb cheese prata!
The Roti Prata House
246M Upper Thomson Road Singapore
Daily: 24 hours
3. Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe
Of course, how could we forget Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe that is always there with us till the wee hours of the morning. The best part is that there are many outlets island-wide which are convenient to get to so just hop on down to the nearest one near your place.
Be sure to check out the Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe page for more information regarding outlet locations and operating hours!
4. The Ramen Stall
Mmmm Japanese ramen.. who knew there would be a place like this open during the holidays and on top of that, halal certified?
They serve a variety of Japanese dishes – from sushi ($7.90 – $17.90) to squid legs ($8.90) to cola chicken wings ($7.90), the list is endless! Besides that, the cost of each dish is reasonably priced; you do not have to splurge just to have good food!
6 Short Street, Singapore 188213
Mon to Fri – 5pm to 6am
Saturday, Sunday & P.H – 12pm to 6am
5. Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak
Craving for some aromatic coconut rice and fried food? Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak is open no matter the weather or occasion! They are well-known for their fragrant and spicy chili and also their fried chicken wings so be sure to stop by.
2 Changi Village Road
#01-26 Changi Village Food Centre
Daily: 24 hours
6. Old Town White Coffee
If you need to have your daily kopi fix coupled with toast bread, Old Town White Coffee is open during the public holidays! This rustic place also (surprisingly) serves full savory meals for lunch and dinner! Their menu includes their signature dry chicken hor fun, prawn mee, signature nasi lemak with fried chicken and many more.
No 2, Jurong East Central 1, #01-19 JCube, Singapore 609731.
Mon to Fri – 10.00am to 10.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH – 8.00am to 10.30pm
Yew Tee Point
21, Choa Chu Kang North 6, #B1-28 Yew Tee Point, Singapore 689578
Tel: 65-6468 7228
Mon to Fri – 10.00am to 10.00pm
Sat, Sun & PH – 8.00am to 10.00pm
7. Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant
Any Thai restaurants situated at Golden Mile Complex, also known as Little Thailand, is definitely the real deal!
Check out Diandin Leluk’s Pad Thai ($4), Thai Mango Salad ($6), and Green Curry Chicken ($10) are a few dishes from their inexpensive and comprehensive menu!
Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Road, 199588
Tel: 6293 5101
Daily: 24 hours
8. 1983 Taste of Nanyang
Go on a historical journey with food ranging from Mee Rebus, Penang Assam Laksa and not forgetting their signature sweet and spicy sambal and pandan coconut rice!
The best part is that the outlets are conveniently located near MRT stations Jurong East and Bayfront! You don’t have to trudge under the blazing sun just to get a taste of good food although the prices might be a little pricey.
50 Jurong Gateway Road
#05-01 Singapore 608549
Daily: 8am – 11pm
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue
#B1-01 Singapore 018972
Daily: 7am – 11pm
This restaurant is no surprise to many of us Singaporeans because not only is it affordable, the taste is quite on point (not forgetting complimentary side dishes? We’re sold!).
You wouldn’t believe how surprised we were when we realised that most of the Astons outlet will be opened this Chinese New year and other festive holidays as well.
YAY for cheap and tasty food!
Check out the Astons webpage for all information regarding outlet location and opening hours!
10. Casuarina Curry Restaurant
Casuarina Curry Restaurant opened in 1992 and has been serving many delighted customers ever since. Be sure to check them out as they provide a variety of Indian food from briyani ($5 – $6) to roti paper ($1.10)!
138 Casuarina Rd, Singapore 579526
Daily: 7am to 12am
11. Jumbo Seafood
Treat yourself and your family to a hearty seafood meal with Jumbo Seafood! Their signature dish the chili crab has won the hearts of many Singaporeans and even the people of Mumbai!
Remember to make reservations in advance, because this restaurant is a popular place for family gatherings on festive occasions.
30 Merchant Road, # 01-01/02 Riverside Point, 058282
20 Upper Circular Road, #B1-48 The Riverwalk, 058416
NSRCC’s Changi Clubhouse
NSRCC SAFRA Resort, 10 Changi Coast Walk, 499739
11 Dempsey Rd, 249673
12. JPOT – Hotpot Singapore Style
Get into the festive mood with your loved ones by enjoying a large bowl of hotpot.
Not only is it a great place to bond with your family and friends, they also have an exhaustive menu ranging from dim sum specialties to live seafood.
1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-53 Lobby F
Tel: 6273 3536
8 FEB 2016 from 5pm
13. Ju Bao Hong Kong Cuisine
This is definitely a must-try cuisine with former renown chef from Lei Garden. Be sure to try their authentic Cantonese food – wasabi prawns, sweet and sour pork, pen cai (consisiting of abalone, shark fin and many other goodies) and many more.
This is yet another popular place for family gatherings so be sure to make your reservations early!
435 Sembawang Road, 758398
Daily: 11.30am to 11.30 pm
Tel: +65 62802208