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October 2017

24-hour Eating Places to Fulfil Those Nocturnal Preggo Cravings

Is it just us, or does being pregnant make you exceptionally prone to late night hunger pangs? Check out this round-up of 15 supper spots which will fulfil all your midnight pregnancy cravings

Being hungry in the middle of the night – and not having any food on hand – is one of the worst feelings on earth. Of course, you can always order takeout, but if you’re craving for something specific and don’t want to settle for a greasy pizza, what do you do? Head down to these supper spots, of course!


1. Swee Choon Tim-Sum Restaurant

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Think late night dim sum, and the first place to pop into your mind will probably be Swee Choon. Whilst this eatery used to only operate from 6pm to 6am, they’re now open during the day as well. Best-sellers include their Drunken Chicken in Shaoxing Wine, as well as the usual suspects such as the Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun, Siew Mai, and Har Kow.

Where 191 Jalan Besar
Opening hours Mondays to Saturdays: 11am-2.30pm & 6pm-6am; Sundays & public holidays: 10am-3pm & 6pm-6am; closed on Tuesdays

2. Na Na Original Thai Food

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It’s no secret that the best Thai food can be found in Golden Mile Complex (affectionately known as Little Thailand). One of our favourite haunts in Golden Mile? Na Na Thai. If you’re ordering their spicy dishes, such as the best-selling Fried Basil Pork and Tom Yum Soup, be forewarned: they don’t hold back on the spice, so be sure you have an icy cold − and preferably milky! − drink on hand.

Where #01-51/52/66C Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Road
Opening hours 24 hours daily

3. Ramen Keisuke Lobster King

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Is there anything more decadent than indulging in a huge bowl of ramen at 2am? Nope, we don’t think so. And just in case you’re wondering what sorcery makes the broth at Ramen Keisuke Lobster King so delicious, the answer lies in their laborious process of pan-frying rock lobsters, crushing them into fine bits, and simmering them for six to 10 hours. Now that’s commitment.

Where #01-07 The Cannery, Clarke Quay, 3C River Valley Road
Opening hours 6pm-5am daily

(See also: 22 Cafes That Open Before 9AM So You Can Head Down After Dropping Your Kids Off at School!)

4. Fei Fei Wanton Mee

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You can’t call yourself a true wanton (or wonton) mee connoisseur − or even a fan − until you’ve tried the legendary Fei Fei Wanton Noodles. This place is known for their extremely springy noodles, as well as the fragrant chilli sauce that adds more depth to the dish. If you’re hankering for more, they also do decent side dishes such as otak-otak and meatballs.

Where 73 Joo Chiat Place
Opening hours 24 hours daily

5. Ye Shang Hai Teochew Porridge

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If you’re craving comfort food late at night, make a trip down to Ye Shang Hai, which serves delicious Teochew-style porridge at wallet-friendly prices. Best-selling dishes include braised intestines, salted vegetables and minced pork. But be prepared to queue, because this is arguably the nation’s favourite spot for Teochew ‘muay’.

Where #01-387, 55 Lengkok Bahru
Opening hours 10.30am-5am; closed on Tuesdays

6. Founder Bak Kut Teh

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Step into Founder Bak Kut Teh, and you’ll be greeted with walls heavily adorned with pictures of celebrities who have paid them a visit. What’s their secret? Apart from the specially formulated broth consisting of a myriad of herbs and spices, we hear that the owners of the shop insist on using top quality ingredients, such as the freshest and meatiest pork ribs.

Where 347 Balestier Road
Opening hours 12pm-2.30pm & 6pm-2am; closed on Tuesdays

7. Beach Road Scissor-Cut Curry Rice

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Sometimes you’re peckish, and you just need to snack on something before you hit the sack. At other times, you have full-blown hunger pangs, and you need something substantial to fill your stomach. If you’re experiencing the latter, your best bet is Beach Road Scissor-Cut Curry Rice, where you’ll be able to get a heaping plate of curry rice with your ingredients of choice. Pick from crispy pork chop, braised pork belly, five-spice meat roll, and braised cabbage, among others.

Where 229 Jalan Besar
Opening hours 11am-3.30am daily

(See also: 37 Kid-Friendly Restaurants and Cafes every Parent in Singapore needs to know (updated for 2017!))

8. Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak

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Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak lives up to its name – its nasi lemak (and sambal chilli) definitely packs a punch. If you’re extra hungry, you can supplement your meal with more side dishes. Apart from the regular chicken wings, they also have popcorn chicken. All dishes are prepared fresh on the spot, and served piping hot.

Where #01-106 Boon Lay Place Market and Food Centre, 221 Boon Lay Place
Opening hours Mondays: 4.30pm-3.30am; Tuesdays to Sundays: 6.30am-3.30am

9. 2am:dessertbar

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If you’re big on aesthetics and you’re looking for a supper place where you can ooh and aah over your food before eating it, head on down to 2am:dessertbar. We’re not exaggerating when we say each and every one of Chef Janice Wong’s creations is a work of art in its own right. Although you can expect to shell out upwards of $20 for these plated desserts, the quality more than justifies the steep price.

Where 21A Lorong Liput, Holland Village
Opening hours Tuesdays to Fridays: 3pm-2am; Saturdays & Sundays: 2pm-2am

10. Rochor Original Beancurd

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We know that Laoban has its fair share of loyal fans, but if you ask us, the best ‘tau huay’ can still be found at Rochor Original Beancurd. Take it from us; you won’t be able to find a silkier, smoother rendition than the one they serve at this casual eatery. Go in a group, and order their Portuguese egg tarts, you tiao (fried dough fritters) and butterfly buns to share.

Where 2 Short Street
Opening hours Mondays to Thursdays: 11am-1am; Fridays: 11am-3am; Saturdays: noon-3am; Sundays noon-1am

11. Thasevi Food

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If the name doesn’t ring a bell, we’re referring to the 24-hour prata stall at Jalan Kayu, which most Singaporeans would have tried at least once or twice in their lifetime. Popular items at Thasevi include roti prata, Indian rojak and mee goreng. This place is always packed during supper time.

Where 239 Jalan Kayu
Opening hours 24 hours daily

(See also: 13 Droolicious Kids’ Menus that your Little Ones will Love at Cafes & Restaurants in Singapore)

12. Tian Tian Fatt Rice & Porridge

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Toa Payoh is a treasure trove of delicious food, and Tian Tian Fatt Rice & Porridge is just one of the many amazing hawker stalls that the neighbourhood has to offer. Be sure to come with an empty stomach. You’ll want to sample their long list of best-sellers, which include the Steamed Pomfret, Fried Egg, Black Sauce Chicken Wings, Braised Pork Belly, and many more.

Where 210 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh
Opening hours 1pm-1am; closed on Sundays

13. Seng Huat Bak Chor Mee

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Located just behind Bugis Junction, this eatery is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. We don’t know why Seng Huat Bak Chor Mee doesn’t appear more on listicles featuring the best BCM in Singapore, because it’s definitely a strong contender. Other than its namesake dish, this place also serves up a delicious bowl of tangy, vinegar-laden speciality Mee Sua.

Where 492 North Bridge Road
Opening hours 24 hours daily

14. Chicken Up

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Korean fried chicken is an excellent food option for any meal, but it’s somehow that much more satisfying to have it for supper. The chicken at Chicken Up is marinated for an impressive 12 hours in a secret sauce before deep-frying. It’s pretty dang flavourful, so don’t be embarrassed if you have a momentary lapse of control and end up eating double the amount than you intended to.

Where #01-01, 48 Tanjong Pagar Road
Opening hours Mondays to Thursdays: 5.30pm-2am; Fridays to Sundays: 5.30pm-3am

15. Haidilao Hot Pot

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A word of warning: it might not be the best idea to head to Haidilao if you’re ravenously hungry, because this well-known supper spot comes with notoriously long queues. You can expect plenty of entertainment (including free popcorn, games, even manicures!) during the wait though. Once you’re in, it’s time to start feasting. Spice lovers won’t want to miss out on the signature mala soup base. Do also order the handmade noodles if you want to witness an impressive table-side performance by the noodle master.

Where #02-04 Clarke Quay, 3D River Valley Road
Opening hours 10.30am-6am daily

(See also: The Fastest Food Delivery Services in Singapore)

You know what they say: go hard or go home. You’ll go to bed feeling miserable if you try to satiate your hunger pangs or preggo cravings by munching on dry biscuits, so you might as well head out for a properly satisfying meal!

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24-hour Eating Places to Fulfil Those Nocturnal Preggo Cravings