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What to Eat at Tiong Bahru Singapore

What to Eat at Tiong Bahru Singapore

With its charming fusion of old and new, Tiong Bahru offers a rare glimpse into Singapore’s past. Singapore is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches, its food, and its culture. Tiong Bahru is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Singapore. It is known for its hipster cafes, vintage shops, and art galleries. Wanna know what to eat at Tiong Bahru? Try these ten joints.

What to Eat at Tiong Bahru Singapore

#1 – BAKALAKI Greek Taverna


BAKALAKI embodies the merging of Greek traditions and culture; the ‘Bakaliko’ (μπακάλικο) is a traditional neighbourhood store full of flavours, scents and colours, while ‘Meraki’ (μεράκι) represents the love, spirit and soul in everything we do.

This deep-rooted connection to their ancestry leads our creativity in the kitchen and ignites the passion to share their Hellenic culture with you.

Menu Items:

  • Tzatziki -Refreshing Greek yoghurt mixed with cucumber, garlic & Bakalaki Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($15.90)
  • Horiatiki – Traditional Greek Salad of Tomato, Cucumber, Green Pepper, Onion, Oregano, Kalamata olives, Feta cheese & Bakalaki Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($22.90)
  • Briam- Oven baked vegetables with dill & Bakalaki Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($18.90)
  • Kalamaki merida- Grilled skewers (2) served with tomato, onion, tzatziki & pita bread

Location: 3 Seng Poh Road, Singapore 168891

Contact:  +65 6836 3688

Website: Website Link Here


#2 – Merci Marcel Tiong Bahru


A bohemian style cafe offering a French Balinese vibe featuring a lush glasshouse garden patio, a main dining area designed with a vivid citrus-toned palette and mustard mosaic tile flooring to lift anyone’s mood and a nice roadside terrace for an end of the day apéro

Menu Items:

  • Homemade granola (Price $18)
  • Benedict eggs (Price $23)
  • Marinated crab tartine (Price $21)
  • French toast (Price $18)

Location: 56 ENG HOON STREET #01-68 SINGAPORE 160056

Contact: +65 6224 0113

Website: Website Link Here


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#3 – Jian Bo Shui Kueh


Jian Bo Shui Kueh is a Singapore home-grown heritage brand selling traditional local food. Established in 1958, the brand has delighted Singaporeans from all walks of life with its robustly flavoured shui kueh dish – Steamed rice cakes with preserved radish and dried chilli paste as toppings.

The brand has grown over the years and currently has one of the largest number of stores islandwide. Its outlets are also delightful centres for other traditional local dishes like yam cakes, chee cheong fun, glutinous rice and assorted kuehs and snacks.

The brand diligently adhered to time-tested recipes, uncompromising quality of ingredients and preparation techniques to create a memorable taste experience. For 2 consecutive years, Jian Bo Shui Kueh has been awarded the highly acclaimed Bib Gourmand in Michelin Guide Singapore (2021/2022).

Menu Items:

  • Jian Bo Shui Kueh
  • Glutinous Rice
  • Png Kueh
  • Nyonya Zhang

Location: 8A Admiralty Street #03-15, FoodXChange @ Admiralty, Singapore 757437

Contact: +65 6753 7588

Website: Website Link Here



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#4 – The Butcher’s Wife

Introduction: The Butcher’s Wife is that rare thing: a cosy backstreet bistro that delivers hearty modern European dishes. Best of all – it’s gluten free.

Menu Items:

  • LAMB PICANHA (Price $38)
  • CHICKEN THIGH DOSA (Price $28)
  • SEAFOOD MOQUECA (Price $38)

Location: 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650

Contact: +65 6221 9307

Website: Website Link Here


#5 – Prive Tiong Bahru


Located in the hip Tiong Bahru enclave, Privé is a great place to have a bite from breakfast all the way to drinks and desserts. Privé also has a strong skew towards plant-based food options that will satisfy even the most die-hard carnivore. So come and hang out at our relaxed indoor or alfresco terrace and bring your children, everyone is welcome!

Menu Items:

  • Ultimate Big Breakfast (Price $25)
  • Middle Eastern Avocado Toast (Price $21)
  • Singapore Chilli Crab Spaghetti (Price $28.5)
  • Truffled Mushroom Swiss Burger (Price $24)

Location: 57 Eng Hoon St, #01-88, Singapore 160057

Contact: +65 6776 0777

Website: Website Link Here


#6 – Fairytail Bar


Fast forward today, bird-keeping is almost a long lost tradition and hobby only taken up predominantly by the senior citizens who have experienced the Kampong days of Singapore – when the skyline was not defined by skyscrapers. Fairytail represents the days of Singapore’s bird-keeping past. Perched at the rooftop and located in Tiong Bahru itself, come enter the world of these flying creatures and have a bird’s eye view of Singapore’s formidable skyline, while sipping a non-alcoholic craft cocktail and immersing in the time when the birds sang their songs of togetherness.

Menu Items:









Bespoke Drinks


Location: 231 Outram Rd, Singapore 169040

Contact: +65 6595 1380

Website: Website Link Here


#7 – Forty Hands


A Lighthouse is a beacon of guiding light and hope for seafarers

As a social arm of Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union, Lighthouse Bistro is a meeting place that has been serving seafaring members, distressed seafarers, the maritime community and the general public with an array of innovative fusion cuisine since 2003.
Using the freshest ingredients and an eclectic blend of herbs and spices, our team of chefs has ventured beyond the norms of conventional food to create a carefully curated menu.
We’d tell you more, but why not find out for yourself through a dining experience that is distinctly Lighthouse’s.

Menu Items:


  • Medley Of Mushroom
  • Tomato Soup with /without Crab Meat in Double Cream
  • Prawn Bistro with Golden Prawn


  • Spicy Garlic Prawn
  • Mullard Foie Gras with Caramelised Apples
  • Trio Scallops & Gumin Squid
  • Fisherman’s Board


  • Lighthouse’s Mornington Sala
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  • Chicken
  • Smoked Duck Breast
  • Breef
  • Lobter
    Choices of Dressing
  • Spicy Balsamic
  • Honey Mustard
  • Japanese Seasame


  • Milk Battered Squid
  • Crispy FIsh Fingers
  • Golden Chicken Cubes
  • Truffle Sweet potato Fries
  • Parmesan Cheese Garlic Bread (6 pieces)


  • Panna Cotta with Salted Cashew Nuts & Berries Compote
  • Pisang Island
  • Salted Caramel Chocalate Lava Cake
  • A la Glace Vanilla Cinnaamon Toast & Wild Berries
  • Affogato


  • Cocktails
  • Apples Candy
  • Black Cat
  • Blue Harbour
  • Caostal Buoy


  • Aqua Marine
  • Beach Bottom
  • Fly Me to The Moon
  • Lighthouse Sling
  • Lychee Smash
  • New Horizons

Ice Cream

  • Cinnamocha
  • Frozen Espresso
  • Matcha Addict
  • Mocha Nuts
  • Missy MInt
  • Smooth A la Fraise


  • Apple
  • Cranberry
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Orange


  • Aqua Panna
  • San Pellegrino

Soft Drinks

  • Coke
  • Ginger Ale
  • Ginger Beer
  • Soda
  • Sprite
  • Tonic


  • Chocolate Aux Noisettes (hot/Iced)
  • Chocolate De Menthe (hot/Iced)
  • Tresor De Chocolate (hot/Iced)


  • Corona Extra
  • Erdinger Dunkel
  • Erdinger Weissbier
  • Hoegaarden
  • Tiger

Location: 75 Jellicoe Rd, #01-00 Wavelink Holdings Pte Ltd,

Contact: +65 6390 1699

Website: Website Link Here


#8 – Lor Mee 178


Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre is one of the most popular hawker centres in Singapore, located in the serene neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru, one of the oldest housing estates in Singapore.

Aside from the roast meats and chwee kueh, this hawker place is known for its Lor Mee with two stalls famous for it – Lor Mee 178 (#02-23) and Tiong Bahru Lor Mee (#02-80). Both have equally long queues.

Another interesting thing is there is a “Tiong Bahru Lor Mee” found at Old Airport Road Food Centre.

Lor Mee 178 has been listed in the Singapore’s Michelin Guide with a “Michelin Plate” (not “star”) for quite a number of years, previously also frequently featured in local television food programmes.

If you are a Lor Mee connoisseur, this should be in your radar.

There is usually a moderately long queue though, with about say a 15 – 20 minutes’ wait. The stall often sells outs before its indicated closing time of 2:30pm as well.

Lor Mee 178’s signature Lor Mee ($3.00) is a bowl of thick, flat yellow noodles in viscous gravy (the lor).

Unlike the ones in other Lor Mees, its flavourful gravy is not too starchy and has a good consistency to it. You could finish slurping a bowl without feeling too full.

Menu Items:

  • Lor Mee
  • crispy fried shark fritter
  • braised egg
  • fishcake

Location: 30 Seng Poh Rd, #02-23, Singapore 168898

Opening Hours: 7am–2:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Website: Website Link Here


#9 – Lucca’s Trattoria

Lucca’s Trattoria is inspired after a visit to Lucca, Italy. Lucca is charming and idyllic, with its 500-year-old city walls lovingly preserved and transformed into a lush park for the locals and visitors. Being located in Tuscany, the food is made from fresh produce and of a rustic and unpretentious style. It is on these historical city walls that the Owner and Chef discussed and decided upon setting up Lucca’s Trattoria.

Lucca City – home of Hand Made Pasta
Enjoy Cucina alla casalinga (home cooking) and hand made pasta at Lucca’s Trattoria. We serve several signature Tuscan dishes and our menu creations are based on what we ourselves will eat daily, using premium ingredients mostly from Italy.

Lucca City Square – where you can eat hand made pasta
Lucca City Square – where you can eat hand made pasta
Hand made Pasta using Natural Ingredients
A generous selection of pizza, pasta, lasagne and ravioli are on-hand to whet your appetite. We believe in cooking our food from scratch, using natural ingredients. For example, our pizza dough is made using special grade flour imported from Italy to give you that perfect match of texture and taste. Our ravioli is hand made within our store. All these can be observed in our open kitchen concept, including our Pasta Making corner, where we make fresh pasta on a solid Oak table top. Over at our Pizza creation kitchen, our Chefs hand-open the pizza doughs instead of using machines. Similarly, gelato is made freshly within the store and not from powder mixes.

Menu Items:

Antipasti (Appetizer)

  • Garlic Bread
  • Truffle Fries
  • Calamari Fritti
  • Mushroom Fritti
  • Gamberi Alla Busara
  • Burrata

Insalata (Salad)

  • nsalata Di Cavolo Nero E Gorgonzola
  • Asparagi Alla Griglia
  • Caesar

Primi (Soup)

  • Calzone
  • Diavola
  • Carne
  • Salmone E Spinaci


  • Aglio e Olio
  • Semplici
  • Pappardelle Con Il Coniglio
  • Bolognese
  • Carbonara Guanciale
  • Polpo Alla Grigla

Home-Made Pasta

  • Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli
  • Tordelli Lucchese
  • Beef Lasagne


  • Funghi
  • Granchio E Gamberi
  • Veal Cheek

Meat & Fish

  • Bistecca Alla Florentina
  • Filetto Di Manzo
  • Merluzzo Al Forno
  • Iberico Pork
  • Ossobuco Alla Milanese


  • Lucca’s Gelato
  • Piccolo/ Classico
  • Piccolo/ Classico (Sicilian Bronte Pistachio)
  • Lucca’s Tiramisu
  • Limoncello Tart
  • Torta Al Cacao

Location: 77 Tiong Bahru Rd, Singapore 168727

Contact: +65 6223 2301

Website: Website Link Here


#10 – Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow


This hawker stall serves up one of the cheapest Fried Kway Teow in Singapore.

This used to cost $2, but have increased to $3. However, portions are considered quite generous, with cockles, sliced fish cake and Chinese sausage, matched with a tinge of spicy chilli sauce.

Occasionally, you would spot a 90+ year old uncle at the front of the stall, and if he is doing the frying, you are in luck. Uncle keeps his kway tiao quite ‘unoily’, better for them who wants a ‘healthier’ and drier version.

The recipe of their traditional and tasteful Fried Kway Teow has been passed down to the next generation.

It has a rather old school taste and noodles had a nice and moist texture and was completely soaked in sweet and savoury flavours.

Menu Items:

  • Fried Kway Teow

Location: 30 Seng Poh Rd, #02-11, Singapore 168898

Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Tues, Fri – Sun), Closed Wed, Thurs

Website: Website Link Here


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Jotty is an experienced traveler who enjoys visiting new places and learning about different cultures. She loves the arts and enjoy exploring different museums and galleries when she is in a new city. She has a strong interest in history and enjoy learning about different cultures through their art, music, food, and traditions. Jo is also an avid photographer and often use her photos to capture memories of her travels.

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