Street food is sold almost everywhere in Malaysia, where vendors prepare the food and sell it on the spot. At night, Malaysia comes alive with various food markets like the Jonker Street Night Market, which is a colourful stretch of food and other stalls. If you think you’ve tried all the street food there is to try in Malaysia, why not take a challenge and try street food in Singapore instead?

Join a Food Tour

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VisitSingapore has a variety of food tours that start from SGD 100. We recommend the Wet Market Adventure Tour by Wok’n Stroll which takes you on a gastronomic journey through various hawker centres and finally, Little India’s Tekka Market. You’ll be able to try plenty of local street food as you eat your way through dishes like Laksa and Chicken Rice! Or, if you prefer to explore on your own, check out some of these street food haunts below: 

Geylang Serai Market

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Geylang Serai not only plays host to the annual Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar but also has some hidden gems! In Geylang Serai Market, there is no shortage of good street food. 

Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang

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Image Credit: Sinar Pagi Singapore

Sinar Pagi is an unassuming stall in Geylang Serai Market that is known for being one of the best Nasi Padang outlets in Singapore. With each bite, you’ll taste fluffy rice along with the rich, savoury taste of the home-cooked dish you pick. Other notable dishes include Sup Buntut(Oxtail Soup), and Assam Pedas Kepala Ikan (Fish Head With Assam Gravy). If you’re crazy about street food, you definitely have to try this stall!

Biryani Express

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Image Credit: Biryani Express

Another mouth-watering establishment in Geylang Serai Market is Biryani Express. Serving up freshly-made Briyani each day, it is extremely popular with the locals. It has also been featured by food bloggers like Seth Lui and various best biryani compilations. You’ll feel like you’re home when you taste this one!

Seah Im Food Centre

Aspirasi Chicken Rice

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Image Credit: Aspirasi Food Galore

Located in a hawker stall at Seah Im Food Centre, Aspirasi is one of the most talked-about names in Seah Im. As its name suggests, Aspirasi is most famous for its chicken rice, which comes with many sauces. You can ask for any chicken part, and they’ll be happy to make it for you! Other dishes include Tomato Fried Rice and more!

Thaksin Beef Noodles

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Bearing the name of one of the Former Prime Ministers of Thailand, Thaksin Beef Noodles doesn’t stray from the spotlight. It made the headlines just a year ago when two former Thai Prime Ministers visited the stall! They are famous for their signature Thai beef noodles, and fortunately for us, it is a Halal certified establishment. If you’re feeling brave, this is the right place.

Experience The Pasar Malam

The Pasar Malam, or as some other Singaporeans call it, the night market, appears in various areas of Singapore. Typically, a Pasar Malam is divided into three sections, food, clothes and miscellaneous stalls selling everything, and carnival games you can play for a small fee. 

The food, however, is the highlight of every Pasar Malam. Various food vendors take their stalls to the heartlands and sell food from Ramly Burgers to Fried Oreos. The locations of various Pasar Malams change from week to week, so you might just chance upon one without knowing!

Street Food — A Taste Of Home

The magical thing about street food is that you never know what you’re going to get. Hawkers peddle food from all kinds of cultures and countries, and you’re exploring a little more of the world through street food. Come down to Singapore today and get your halal street food fix with hundreds of street food stalls!

This article was produced in collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board.