Tiong Bahru is one of Singapore’s oldest neighbourhoods, however, it has recently undergone revitalization. At Bahru there are many restaurants, cafes and other eateries where tourists and other visitors can indulge to cure their hunger and cravings. There are several food places in Tiong Bahru. Traditional Chinese dishes like prawn noodles and buns, as well as Western delights like cakes and desserts, are all possible. At the same time, ancient local favourites have held their ground, resulting in Tiong Bahru’s distinctive East-meets-West, tradition-meets-innovation trendy vibe.
Here are some of Tiong Bahru’s best restaurants, where locals and visitors alike enjoy dining:
In Singapore, Bakalaki is a renowned Mediterranean restaurant. The restaurant serves Greek favourites such as grilled fish, meat skewers, and mezze platters. The menu also includes a large assortment of Greek wines and liqueurs. Bakalaki’s Greek coffee and herbal teas, as well as traditional pastries and sweets, are worth trying even if you’re not a drinker.
Cheng’s @ 27
Tiong Bahru is known for its zichar booths, which sell a variety of cooked foods. Cheng’s @ 27 is unusual in that it specialises in Hainanese cuisine. The Hainanese pork chop and noodles dishes are popular at this simple Kopitiam. It also has bakes that are worth tasting. The pandan chiffon cake with gula Melaka here is regarded as one of Singapore’s best.
Breakfast, drinks, and retail therapy are all available at this French cafe. Tartines, Tarte flambees, and rillettes are among the bistro favourites, and the wine list is reasonably priced. Merci Marcel’s wide selection of European cheeses is certainly worth checking out.
Sin Hoi Sai
One of Tiong Bahru’s oldest seafood zichar diners, it continues to attract new and old customers. Because it is open till late, Sin Hoi Sai is a popular supper spot for cooks and celebrities alike.
The Tiong Bahru Club
pot of culinary delights. Diners will find a vast range of Indian, Chinese, Malay, and Eurasian cuisines here. It also has a craft beer bar and a cocktail bar.
Bincho at Hua Bee
During the day, Hua Bee Kopitiam attracts swarms of regulars for their famous mee pok noodles and iconic kaya toasts. At night, the 70-year-old coffee shop transforms into Bincho, a modern Japanese yakitori-ya. Customers are welcomed inside an industrial-styled chamber with copper accents and low lighting after 6 p.m. through the backdoor.
House of Peranakan Petit
Chef-owner Bob Seah’s family recipes are used to prepare Nyonya cuisine at this cosy cafe. Diners can choose from a selection of classic and inventive meals. Must-orders include ngoh hiang and babi ponteh.
This quaint cafe is another favourite spot for cupcakes, breakfast, and coffee. If you’re looking for something savoury, try the soups, sandwiches, and freshly baked quiches. Brief meetings or quiet reading are suitable in the open, Scandinavian-style room.
The Butcher’s Wife
One of Singapore’s first gluten-free eateries was The Butcher’s Wife. Despite the label, this restaurant has demonstrated that it can provide tasty gluten-free choices. The chestnut pappardelle with braised ossobuco ragu is one of our favourites.