I wrote about Singapore restaurants a while back, see Singapore Restaurants: A Local’s Favorite, based on my friend Elizabeth’s Lian’s time there. Two local Twitters gave me tips on where to eat in their city.
@DrAlisonEyring said Makansutra is a good local publication. top rating is: "die die must try" Their site adds, “The 7th Edition of Makansutra Singapore is now out. It is the meanest, freshest and thickest by far - with over 1,100 eateries, all newly reviewed and rated and with over 200 photo illustrations. Read, see and taste why they said what they did about us…Singapore is known for its hawker food…The Michelin Guide will be out of its league in this. For cheap, good and nice, the home grown Makansutra is as good a guide as any, for locals as well as visitors seeking out the authentic Singapore”
@SameerPatel offered some specific suggestions.
Jumbo Seafood (chilli crab), “Apart from classic Jumbo specialties like Chilli and Pepper crab, Jumbo Seafood Gallery will also serve Lamb Chops, Roasted Duck served 2 ways, Fresh Oysters and BBQ delicaies like BBQ King Prawns, BBQ Red Tilapia, Satay and Otah.” 20 Upper Circular Road #B1-48 The Riverwalk Singapore 058416 Tel: 6534-3435.
Wing Seong Fatty's (Albert) Restaurant Trip advisor says. “Been eating at Fatty's since it was in a shophouse at Albert Street in the 70's. try the deer meat (venison) with ginger and scallions and the braised fish head (heung sheu tao), the sweet and sour pork is always good more.” Address: 175 Bencoolen Street, Singapore, Singapore Phone: 63381087
Newton Circle hawkers – “Eating out at hawker centers is part of Singapore's culture. Newton Circle food center is probably better known to frequent Singapore visitors. On weekend evenings, it is usually very crowded.” Here are some pictures. Elizabeth Lian said, “Do try the great popiah at #68 – it lives up to its reputation. It is located at Scotts Road and Bukit Timah Road.”