There’s a few interesting food clusters in Singapore, which are good places to eat/chill/pit stop for road trip. Here’s a few places to check out (not an extensive list):
- Holland Village
This one needs no introduction. I’m sure everyone knows/heard of Holland V before. After all, there’s the Singlish term “Hor Lan” i.e. getting lost which is derived from “Holland”
- Rochester Park
This place is pretty near Bouna Vista MRT, but hidden in a cluster of colonial buildings. Looks atas, should check out some day!
- Chip Bee Gardens
This cluster is just opposite Holland Village. Never really been there before.
- Greenwood Avenue
This cluster is quite ulu, near Bukit Timah Road. Never been there before.
- Sunset Way
This is along Clementi Road, very near NUS, and also where the abandoned railway track is. Never knew there are so many restaurants there!
Another cluster of old colonial barracks converted to many restaurants such as P.S. Cafe, Ben and Jerry’s, and many bars and pubs. Been there a few times.
- Serangoon Gardens
Famous for Chomp Chomp, it also has various other cafes and bars, and is the Holland V of the northeast =)
- Jalan Kayu
Used to be famous for Roti Prata, but now is just a cluster of many malay/indian restaurants and some others.
- Upper Thomson Road (near Sin Ming Road)
Now this is famous for Roti Prata, with Prata House and a few other stuff, and the Longhouse Food Centre nearby.
- Geylang / Sims Avenue (from Lor 11 to Lor 21)
There’s the Wen Dao Shi dim sum, lots of durian stalls, a branch of Rochor Soya Bean, and various coffeeshops.
- The Rail Mall
A strip mall located along Upper Bukit Timah Road, overlooking one of the railway bridges. I heard Cafe Epicurious is nice.
- Bukit Timah Road (from Farrer Road to Coronation Walk)
Firstly, there’s Serene Center where Island Creamery is. Then there’s the famous Adam Road Hawker Centre across. Then in the various buildings scattered here, there’s my favourite Sogurt frozen yoghurt, Mad Jack, Starbucks, NTUC Fairprice and various other eateries.
- Upper Bukit Timah Road (opposite Beauty World)
Various Roti Prata/Malay/Indian-Muslim shops, some hotpot, Udders ice cream, and a few other eateries.
- Upper Serangoon Road (from Tampines Road to Hougang St 31)
This place is a stone’s throw from Kovan MRT, used to be my church’s favourite hangout. There’s Punggol Nasi Lemak, various coffeeshops, midnight curry, Dominic’s Pizza, a branch of Selegie Soya Bean, and many other stuff.
- Teck Chye Terrace (near Upper Serangoon Road / Upper Paya Lebar Road junction)
I can’t remember what’s here, but I always pass by on the bus and saw various restaurants and durian.
- Playground @ Big Splash (East Coast Park)
A nice claypot place, Oldtown, Carl’s Junior, some seafood restaurant and some bars
- Siglap Road / East Coast Road
Many eateries like HK Cafe, Udders, Starbucks, the Holland V of the east.
I think there’s definitely more. Mental note to myself: should check out Republic of Singapore Yacht Club too.