Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Q: What type of food do you feature on this site ?
Q: Define 'hawker' food.
Q: What's your definition of a restaurant ?
Q: Why do I see so many restaurants featured ?
Q: Why didn't you feature a particular popular food stall ?
Q: I can't find a category/dish in your list !
Q: I tried the address you listed, but the shop isn't there anymore !


Q: What type of food do you feature on this site ?

Ans: We mostly feature streetfood, otherwise known as 'hawker' food. Some restaurants or high-end eating places are also featured due to the uniqueness of some of their dishes or simply because they are well-liked for their food.
Q: Define 'hawker' food.

Ans: We classify the following as hawker food :
  • food served in one of the many open-air government-built food centres (some still retain the name 'hawker centre').
  • food served in an open-air food-shop, coffee-shop or stall.
  • food served in an air-conditioned food court that is similar to those at traditional food centres.
Q: What's your definition of a restaurant ?

Ans: GoodFood.SG defines a restaurant generally as an air-conditioned eating place where waiting service is rendered together with levy of a service charge (typically 10% or more). Some restaurants are known not to charge the service fee though.
Q: Why do I see so many restaurants featured ?

Ans: Many of the bigger food stalls name themselves as "...Restaurants" but are really operating in open air coffeeshops or shophouses.
Q: Why didn't you feature a particular popular food stall ?

Ans: Probably because we haven't heard of it ! Contact us!
Q: I can't find a category/dish in your list !

Ans: Some names have many variations and may be transliterated into other languages/dialects. GoodFood.SG uses one name which we think is the most popular as the main category name, but the variations are listed in the category's page itself. Doing a Search on your version of the name will turn up the page if there's a match. If you still can't find it, contact us or post a comment in the Forum.
Q: I tried the address you listed, but the shop isn't there anymore !

Ans: We strive to keep our database updated, changes and movements of shops may take time to be updated to us. Help us keep updated by contacting us or posting at the Forum.