The Ultimate CBD Food Listing

Do you work/intern/study in the CBD but always end up eating at the same place during lunch time? Have you run out of places to dine at? Or do you simply have decidophobia (i.e. the fear of making decisions), like me? I have been looking for the ultimate CBD Food Listing for a while, and since I have not managed to find one that is suitable to my liking, I decided to make my own listing!

This is a non-exhaustive list of places which I have tried OR recommended by reliable sources online. Since I intended to make this a full listing for: (1) Places I have tried; and (2) Places to try in the end future; it would be good if readers can leave their comments on whether the places listed deserve to stay on the list. Alternatively, I will constantly update this list for better dining options.

Last Updated on: 1/4/2015

Legend
$ = each $ represents a recommended budget of S$10
V: Vegetarian Options available
H: Healthier Option
HGW*: Rating of more than 80% on Hungrygowhere
FSB*: fatsgboy’s favourite

Area: Tanjong Pagar/Chinatown

Hawker Centres
1. Maxwell Food Centre ($)
See ieat’s posts on Maxwell FC here;
肥仔 Caifan: FSB*
Fruit King Fruit Juice: FSB*
Hup Kee Ngo Hiang: ieat
Lai Xiang Tasty BBQ: Official Website
Laoban Soya Beancurd
Lei Cha (擂茶): V
Lim Kee Banana Fritters: ieat; HGW*
$2.50 Mee Siam/Mee Rebus
China Street Hainanese Curry Rice: HGW*
Senat Issan Thai: UPDATE: Previous chef has left, so standards have dipped: see RERG and HGW.
Tian Tian Chicken Rice: Website; HGW*
Weng’s Coconut Pancake: Review; FSB*
(Orange Signboard) Vegetarian (closed): FSB*; V
Zhen Zhen Fish Porridge: ieatHGW*

2. Amoy Street ($) [temporarily under renovation]
Famous Yuan Chun Lor Mee (Closed on Mon/Tue) (2/Floor): ieatHGW; FSB*
Piao Ji (标记)Fish Porridge (2/F): ieat; HGW
Han Ji (汉记)Fish Soup: FSB*
Zhi Yi Vegetarian (1/F): HGW; V
Healthy Organic Vegetarian (1/F): Review; V/H
Jin De Yun HK Food: Review
Noodle Story (1/F): FSB*
Rafee’s Corner (Singapore’s best Ginger Tea) (1/F): ieat; HGW*; FSB*
Zhen Jie Hakka Niang Toufu (2/F): HGW; Review
Zhen Jie Desserts (2/F): ieatHGW

3. Chinatown Complex/Smith Street Food Centre ($)
Hong Kong Soy Sauce Chicken Rice (Closed on Wed): ieatHGW
Kazan Japanese: FSB*
Lamian Xiao long Bao: ieat; FSB*
Lian He Ben Ji (联合本记)Claypot Rice: ieat
老火汤 (Original Stall):FSB*

4. Hong Lim Food Centre ($)
See ieatishootipost’s posts here
Ah Kow Bak Chor Mee (2/F): MissTamChiakHGW
Tai Hwa Bak Chor Mee (2/F): Soshiok; FSB* (I prefer the one made by the elder son)
Outram Park Char Kway Teow (2/F): ieatHGW*; FSB*
Ji Ji Noodle Specialist (山仔顶基记面家) (2/F): HGW*; FSB*
Tuck Kee Ipoh Crayfish Horfun (2/F): ieatHGW*
Heng Kee Curry Noodle (1/F): ieat; HGW*
Sungei Road Laksa (2/F): DanielFoodDiary; HGW*
Teo Heng Teochew Porridge: ieat
Barcook Bakery: Official WebsiteHGW*; FSB*

Cafes/Restaurant
Korean
Todamgol: Facebook; HGWFSB* ($$-$$$)
Kko Kko Nara: HGW; ladyironchef  ($$$)
2D1N Soju Bang: FacebookHGW
Manna: HGW
Cho Won Garden: HGW
Super Star Korean
Han Kook Gwan
Manbok BBQ
Su Pulae korean

Vietnamese
Pho Stop (Closed on sun)
Pho 99 (beside Amoy): HGW

Chinese
京华小吃
黎三元 Loy Sum Yuan ($$)
Dong Heng Tarts ($)
Mouth Restaurant
Silk Road @ Amara Hotel: Official Website

Japanese
Teppei: FSB* ($$-$$$)
Hachi Tei
Izakaya Raku Raku Japanese Dining
Kki Sweets: FSB ($$)

Middle Eastern
Fill a Pita (Shenton House, opp. SGX Building): FSB*

Western
Shots
PS Cafe
Sophie’s Bakery: FSB* ($)
Kaixo
Munch Salad
Market Grill
Pasta Brava: FSB* ($$$)
The Rotisserie
Club Street Social
Selfish Gene: FSB* ($$)
Otto Ristorante @ Red Dot Traffic Building: Official Website ($$$$)
SmokeShack: Facebook
SPR Market: Website
Beaujolais: Review
The Muffinry

Vegetarian
Genesis: FSB* ($-$$)
O’Bean: FSB* ($$)
Whole Earth

Area: Raffles Place/MBFC
Hawker Centres/Food Courts
1. Lau Pat Sat
Maguroya
Xiao Long Bao
Koo Kee Yong Tau Foo

2. Hong Leong Building Basement Food Court
Yong Taufu

3. Golden Shoe
Ayam Penyat
Popiah (3/F)

4. Kopitiam

5. Clifford Centre
Yong Taufu
Fish Soup Bee Hoon

6. Asia Square / Westin
Ippudo Express
Aston’s Express
Jewel Coffee (for coffee addicts)
Manna Korean
Imperial Treasure (Asia Square Food Court)
Imperial Treasure Peking Duck

Cafes/Restaurants
Asian Kitchen (Marina Boulevard)
Absolute Thai  (MBLM)
Ichiban (MBLM)
Level 33 @ MBFC
Forlino: Website; $$$$
Aussie Roll: Review
Baguette Viet Deli
Paul
Paradise Inn $$
Paradise Pavillion $$$
Pappamia
SSAM Mexican / Korean: FSB*
Rocks Urban Grill & Bar: Website
Osvaldo Ola-Cocina Del Mar @ MBFC: Website
Nude Seafood $$: FSB*
VeganBurg $$
Harry’s
Akari Japanese

Buffet
Todai

Western
The Green Bar
The Salad Stop
UpperCrust
Zafferano: Review; $$$$

Japanese
Kinki: Website
Misaki (Japanese) $$$

Area: City Hall/Suntec City
Hawker Centre
1. Gluttons Bay

Cafes/Restaurants
Tom’s Palette
Lei Garden @ CHIJMES
Chef’d Table @ CHIJMES: FSB*
Recipes – A Bistro by SHATEC: FSB*
Summer Pavillion @ Ritz Carlton: Website

Funan DigitaLife Mall
A-Roy Thai
Bah Kut Teh at first floor: FSB*
KFC
Nalan Purely Vegetarian: V*
Subway
TCC
Food Court at 5/F: Herbal Soup with Buddha Jumps over the Wall, Muslim, Japanese, Fish Soup, Chinese Tze Char

Raffles City Basement
Asian Kitchen
Bibigo: FSB
Gong Cha
MOS Burger
Osaka Gyoza
Tiong Bahru Bakery
Ben and Jerry
Tony Romas

Area: Bugis

Cafe/Restaurants
J’s
Saveur
Ah Qiu Dessert
Garibaldi: Website; $$$$
Tess Bar: FSB*
Zam Zam Murtabak

Read More
Comprehensive Raffles Place Food Listing: link
Health Eats around CBD: link

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3 thoughts on “The Ultimate CBD Food Listing

  1. Hello
    Do give a try to recently opened Latin American buffet
    The Latin quarter
    63 chulia st 01-03
    A la carta and take -away also available :)

  2. Pingback: Cheap Food Challenge in CBD - www.hardwarezone.com.sg

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