Suppers have more or less crept into the daily schedule of the undergraduate, proving to be staples of the quintessential (Singaporean) college experience. Or maybe we just like our food… In any case, here is a list of supper hotspots!
- Zouk Hotdog Stand
17 Jiak Kim Street, Singapore, Singapore 169420
Located right outside Zouk, this hotdog stand will satisfy, or at least tempt, your hunger after a night of partying.
- The Beer Market
3B River Valley Road
#01-17/02-02 Clarke Quay
At the Beer Market, beer prices move according to demand as with a stock exchange. Their interesting concept aside, they serve a wide variety of beer from all over the world and a tantalising palette of finger foods, pizza and pasta! They’re open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Mondays to Thursdays, and 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Fridays to Sundays.
246D Upper Thomson Road
Monday to Thursday: 12 noon to 1 a.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and eve of PH: 12 noon to 2 a.m.
*Last order for pancakes and waffles:
Monday to Thursday: 12.30 a.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and eve of PH: 1.30 a.m.
Craving some ice-cream and waffles along the food haven that is Upper Thomson Road? Well, look no further! If nothing else, come here for the waffles–they are simply heavenly. If you want to hang out late, remember that this is the branch that closes the latest.
eM by the River
1 Nanson Road,
#01-05, The Gallery Hotel
Besides serving daily brunch, they’re open late–2 a.m. on weekdays and 3 a.m. on weekends! There is a 1-for-1 happy hour for Mojitos on Saturday nights (9 p.m. to 11 p.m.), so perhaps have some drinks before hitting Filter right next door!
- OverEasy Restaurant
1 Fullerton Road, #01-06,
One Fullerton Singapore
OverEasy not only offers a wide variety of Western fare like all-day breakfast, burgers and desserts, they also serve drinks into the wee hours in town! They’re open till 1 a.m. (last order 10.30 p.m.) on weekdays and 4.30 a.m. on weekends (last order 3.30 a.m.).
- Tom n Toms Coffee
12 Gopeng Street,
Icon Village (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Besides being a national favourite in South Korea, where it hails from, Tom n Toms operates 24-hours and serves filling pastries like filled pretzels and assorted thick toasts. If you’re near town, this café is a great alternative to the Starbucks for late-night studying and catch-ups.
- Wah Chee
5 Dover Crescent,
#01-02, Dover Court
Wah Chee is just a stop away from those living at UTown and serves all your delicious “zi-char” favourites! Popular dishes include their calamari with salted yolk and assorted variations of fried rice. Unfortunately, opening hours do not go beyond midnight.
- Kko Kko Nara Korean Fried Chicken
57 Tras Street,
Kko Kko Nara is located just along those shophouses near Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Nothing beats some cold beer and hearty Korean Fried Chicken! They’re open until 3 a.m. daily, with last orders at 2 a.m.
Swee Choon TimSum Restaurant
185/187/189/191 Jalan Besar
Swee Choon offers a sumptuous and arguably one of the most affordable array of dim sum from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily except Tuesdays. Favourites include the salted egg yolk custard buns (liu sha bao), prawn and banana fritters, fried custard pumpkin and Swee Choon mee-suah kueh.
- Chomp Chomp Food Centre
This hawker centre is probably one of the most famous in Singapore. Besides their famous BBQ stingray and oyster omelette (Ang Sa Lee Fried Oyster), the hokkien mee stall (Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Mee) is also popular amongst regulars. If you aren’t able to get seats, especially during peak timings, don’t despair! Walk over to Serangoon Gardens Food Centre just uphill and enjoy their famous kway chap, fried kway teow and even fish & chips (PK Xpress fish & chips) in a well-ventilated environment!
- Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
241/241A Holland Ave
Fancy a xiao long bao (pork dumpling) buffet late at night? Spend your night with a group of (hungry) friends at this Crystal Jade outlet at Holland Village! They operate until midnight, although reservations (which may take a few calls to make) are necessary. Besides the dumplings, they also offer steamboat buffets as part of the package for just about $30!
- En Japanese Dining Bar
207 River Valley Road
#01-57 , UE Square
En Japanese Dining Bar’s River Valley Branch has early bird discounts from 6-8 p.m., where you can enjoy 50% off any sushi, sashimi and handroll from the a la carte menu. They are open till 3 a.m. (last order 2.20 a.m.) during Friday and Saturday, and open till midnight on other days.
- Ameen Makan House
A favourite amongst those living in NUS, Ameen sells a wide variety of food ranging from local favourites like nasi goreng and naan (with steaming butter chicken) to Western fare!
- Jalan Kayu
Jalan Kayu houses arguably the most famous roti prata shops like Thasevi Famous Jalan Kayu Prata Restaurant and Jalan Kayu Cafeela Roti Prata. The former has been dethroned as the best roti prata in recent years as the young crowd turn to the latter. Still, it remains a popular favourite. Besides roti prata, they also serve Malay and Indian cuisine! Other shophouses along the stretch include California Pizza and Mad Jack.
For non-halal restaurants, Jerry’s offers good old American fare while Spizza houses my favourite stone baked pizzas, albeit a tad on the pricey side.
Spize Supper Club
Spize is probably the most popular shophouse in Simpang, especially for late night suppers! Their menu comprises all your local favourites like prata and nasi pattaya to Western food like cheese fries and burgers, and even dessert! Cheap, good and spacious with just the right amount of buzz, this is probably the perfect place for supper with friends. They have another branch at River Valley as well.