Just arrived in Singapore and not sure where to hang out with friends? No fear! We’ve compiled these 5 supper spots for you to hang out at night for their cheap and good food! From Dim Sum to Fishball noodles to BBQ seafood, you will be spoilt for supper choices at these top spots we have shortlisted!


1. Chomp Chomp

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First up, there’s Chomp Chomp Food Centre! It’s located at Serangoon Garden, and opened till 12.30am daily, except for Mondays. There are many stores here selling a variety of local food such as Fried Carrot Cake, Hokkien Mee, Satay and BBQ seafood. Most like to try the sambal stingray here as it’s really worth the price! My personal favourite is the new Korean BBQ store as they season the different types of food, such as enoki mushrooms, broccoli, bacon and sausages all differently, giving each a unique taste. Accompanied with the sesame sauce they provide, I’d say it’s one of the best stores around!

2. Swee Choon

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Next up, we have Swee Choon Tim Sum restaurant, opened till 6am daily, except for Tuesdays. It’s along Jalan Besar, so to get there, one might have to share a grab with friends. They have a wide variety of Tim Sum, so coming with a group of friends would be advised as to try more of the delicious Tim Sum available! One of my favourites would be the classic Xiao Long Pau, sold in fours! Other popular Tim Sum are the Steamed Salted Egg Custard Bun, which has to be eaten carefully in order not to burn your fingers and fried prawn dumpling with mayonnaise. Other than Tim Sum, the restaurant also serves dishes such as Hor Fun and Fried Rice in case you are feeling extra ravenous!

3. Ah Chew Desserts

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Ah Chew’s Dessert is located along Liang Seah Street, together with most of the hotpot shops. After a sweltering day, you may feel like having a refreshing and cool dessert. Ah Chew’s is one of the favourites as it has an extensive range of Chinese desserts, such as Mango Sago, Egg Pudding, Durian Sago, Yam Paste and many others. In addition, the prices are reasonable, an average of $4-$5 per dessert. The area though is always crowded so prepare to queue in line for a while before you get a seat! 

4. Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant

5 Cheap and Good Supper Spots in Singapore

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Al-Azhar is located in Tampines area and it operates 24 hours, so you can get food any time of the day there! The pratas there are very reasonably priced, a Plain Prata is $1.10 only. Other than pratas, they have Mee Goreng too, and some must try dishes would be their chicken satay, thosai, chicken Biryani and Cheese Naan! They also have many drinks available and though they are quite sweet, it’s a good boost after a long, tired day.  It’s definitely a worthy store to try out the local indian food if you’re in the Tampines area!

5. Ming Fa Fishball 

Fuzhou Fishball Noodles!!!

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Ming Fa Fishball is located on the supper stretch on Upper Thomson Road. It serves delicious Bak Chor Mee and has a long history going back to 1946. Bak Chor Mee is one of the most classic dishes local likes and Ming Fa serves one of the best Bak Chor Mee in my opinion! After having noodles, one can also go to the ice cream shops around it such as Udders or Salted Caramel to have a complete course of supper and dessert! 

I hope all of you will enjoy the delicious food from the stores above as much as I did!

Cheers, Claire!

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