Chinatown Singapore offers an excellent variety of restaurants, ranging from outdoor diners where you can sample some of the city’s best street food to places that frequently make lists of the world’s very best restaurants. Whether you’re looking to spend a couple of dollars or a few hundred, there’s something for everyone.

Chinatown Food Street Singapore is a great place to eat cheap, tasty and authentic local food in Singapore. Renovated in 2013, with a brand new roof and cooling system it’s a perfect all-day dinging spot in Chinatown regardless of the weather. The emphasis here is firmly on the Chinese flavors like roasted duck with rice or noodles. However, satay skewers as well as grilled meat and seafood are also popular. The crowd is quite touristy so expect to pay a bit more than in your average hawker center in Singapore.

Open: 11:00-23:00 Address: 335 Smith Street, Singapore

Short stroll from Chinatown Food Street is Maxwell Road Food Centre, one of the oldest hawker centers in Singapore. Picking a dish here can be difficult, there are over 100 stalls and everything looks really tempting, so bring your appetite! The locals flock here for some of the best hawker food in town such as chicken rice, tapioca pastries, meat fritters and pork porridge. Tian Tian Chicken Rice is said to be one of the best versions of this Hainanese favorite in the city. You probably won’t pay much more than $S4 for a plate of rice and chicken or bowl of noodles, or $S8-10 for grilled meat and specialty seafood. Lunchtime can be really busy here with long queues for food and limited seating, so avoid peak hours if you can.

Open: 08:00 – 22:00 Daily Location: Corner of Maxwell Road and South Bridge Road

There are quite few food centers like these around Singapore. They offer diverse spread of local delights with iconic food from local cultures, all in one place. So whether you are here for shopping, vacation or just happen to have an extra-long layover don’t forget to stop by and enjoy some of the best street food Singapore has to offer.