Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and while there are so many food choices in Singapore to go to for dinner, supper or even just for a pleasure of a dessert, here are four of the ‘Happy Eats’ we’ve had visited within the last four weeks, and we want to recommend them to you.
The following places are not those fancy ones often recommended by travel magazines or travel guides; but each has its own distinct character, energy, vibe and simplicity. We have included the complete addresses, so whether you’re driving or taking a public transport, it’ll be easy for you to locate them.
We call them ‘Happy Eats’ simply because our experience with each of these featured places were very much so–no frills, just happy food for any happy foodie. Go ahead and try them, together with friends or with your special someone, and let us know how happy it made you.
Ye Shang Hai Teochew Porridge 夜上海潮洲粥
Boyang Coffee Shop, Blk 116 Bukit Merah View #01-217 S151117
Operating Hours: 24 Hours
Orders: Braised Pork Belly, Teochew Porridge, Otak-otak, Minced Pork with Ginger, Lap Chong (Chinese Sausage), Lady Fingers/Okra
Tajimaya: Authentic Japanese Charcoal Grill Yakiniku
VivoCity 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103 Vivocity Singapore 098585
Telephone: 6377 0070
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday: 12:00pm to 3:00pm; 6:00pm to 10:00pm; Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: 11:30am to 4:00pm; 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Order: Pork Ishiyaki Don
Xin Wang Hong Kong Café
Marina Square 6 Raffles Boulevard #01-04 Singapore 039594
Telephone: 6337 5297
Operating Hours: 11am to 2am Daily
Orders: Papaya Soup with Chicken Cutlet, Curry Chicken with Bread, Mango Sago and Pomelo Ice Cream, Rainbow Sprite
Black Ball – Taiwanese Grass Jelly Dessert
Harbour Front Centre, 2 Maritime Square, 02-01/02, Singapore 099255
Telephone: 6243 5606
Operating Hours: 11am to 10pm Daily
Order: Wintermelon Icy Dessert
Credits: A very special shout-out goes to, Derrick! A fellow foodie who helped take some of the photos–such a fun and sweet host, too. Many thanks again for the introduction to these ‘Happy Eats!’