Joo Chiat / Katong

This area covers Joo Chiat Road, Joo Chiat Place, Tembeling Road, Onan Road, East Coast Road and places in the vicinity of the Katong area. Traditionally a Peranakan/Nonya (or Straits-born Chinese) enclave, this area is filled with old 2-storey shophouses and almost all of the eateries are found on the first floors of these shophouses. Parking along the main roads of Joo Chiat Road and East Coast Road may be difficult during weekends and dinner times, but there are several URA carparks and, if you're willing to walk a bit, many side roads and lanes with parking lots as well.

Wantan Mee

Tembeling Road Wantan Mee
To get to the coffeeshop, take the left turn at this junction into Tembeling Road from Koon Seng Road (coming from the direction of Joo Chiat Road). In the background is Haig Girls' School.

Categories: Chinese, Wanton Mee, Noodles

Located at Hock Sing Hin Coffeeshop, 128 Tembeling Road., Singapore 423638
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Lau Hong Ser Rojak

Dunman Food Centre
Dunman Food Centre is located at the junction of Onan Road and Pennefeather Road.
Lau Hong Ser Rojak
Lau Hong Ser Rojak is just after the front stairs on the upper deck of Dunman Food Centre. Don't go in the day as they only open after 5pm till late. Closed on Sundays.

Categories: Chinese, Rojak (Chinese), Hawker

Located at #02-14 Dunman Road Food Centre, 271 Onan Road, Singapore 424768
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With nicely grilled tau pok (fried beancurd) with cuttlefish, fresh vegetables and crispy doughstick fritters, this is one of the most popular Chinese rojak around the east/Katong area (perhaps Singapore as well). Opens from 5pm till late past midnight.
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Ken's Delights 真好吃

Dunman Food Centre
Dunman Food Centre is located at the junction of Onan Road and Pennefeather Road.
Ken's Delights
Ken's Delight is located at the basement (unit#01-01) of Dunman Food Centre.
chendol
Get this bowl of chendol for $1.50.
chendol
...or this bowl of cocktail jelly ($1.50).

Categories: Chinese, Cheng Tng, Ice Kachang, Soya Bean Curd/Milk, Dessert

Located at #01-01 Dunman Road Food Centre, 271 Onan Road, Singapore 424768
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Get your big bowl of dessert from this dessert and drinks stall. If you're on a walking tour of the area, remember to ask the owner for the tourist brochures of Joo Chiat as well.
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Kway Guan Huat

Kway Guan Soon Popiah Skins
Kway Guan Soon (popiah) is opposite the Masjid Khalid (mosque) and about 5 minutes walk in from Joo Chiat Complex.

Categories: Chinese, Popiah, Cakes and Pastries

Located at 95 Joo Chiat Road., Singapore 427389
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This popiah (spring roll) shop has been in business since 1938. Varieties include popiahs made from turnips, carrots, tau kwa (dried beancurd/tofu) and crab meat. Also has kueh pie tee (a nonya snack made like a crispy little cup with turnip and other ingredients).
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Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant

Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant
Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant right near central part of Joo Chiat Road near the Joo Chiat Lane junction.
Ceylon Lane
Consider parking at Ceylon Lane pictured here.
Hotel 81 Opera at Joo Chiat
Nearby are two Hotel 81 budget hotels, Sakura and Opera (photo).

Categories: Peranakan Nonya,

Located at 214 Joo Chiat Road., Singapore 427482
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Tel:6344-2761. This restaurant is well-known for its Peranakan-Nonya fare and has been operating in Joo Chiat since 1953.
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Nam San

Nam San Mackerel Otah
Nam San Mackerel Otah
Nam San Mackerel Otah
Nam San Mackerel Otah
Nam San Mackeral Otah
Most of the otah varieties cost about $1 each.

Categories: Nasi Lemak (Halal Malay), Otah, Halal-Muslim

Located at 267 Joo Chiat Road., Singapore 427521
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This shop is famous for their mackeral otah and banana leaf nasi lemak. Provides more than 8 types of otah including non-spicy(white meat), fish roe, prawn, sotong, Thai (extra spicy), mackeral, vegetarian, big prawn (seasonal) and crayfish (seasonal). Islandwide delivery (free for $60 and above). Tel:6345-5542.
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Emperor's Soups 御用汤之家

Emperor's Soup Restaurant
Emperor's Soup Restaurant

Categories: Chinese, Soups, Cantonese

Located at 348 Joo Chiat Road., Singapore 427597
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Tel:6440-8348. This restaurant is set up by a former head of the Pine Court restaurant at Mandarin Hotel, which perhaps explains the reason for the name Emperor.
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Joo Heng Restaurant 裕兴菜馆

Joo Heng Restaurant
Joo Heng Restaurant is situated near the central part of Joo Chiat Road.

Categories: Chinese, Zhi Char, Hawker

Located at 360 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427605
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AB & ABC Restaurant

AB & ABC Restaurant
AB & ABC Restaurant is at a corner shophouse of Joo Chiat Road and Duku Road.
AB & ABC Restaurant
You can get a range of Malay-Indian food and snacks here.
masala tea
Not your usual teh tarik - try the masala tea (teh masala or masala chai) which is made with a blend of spices including cloves and cinnamon.

Categories: Halal-Muslim, Nasi Bryani, Roti Prata, Teh Tarik, 24hrs, Mutton Soup (Indian Muslim)

Located at 365 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427610
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This is a cozy Indian-Muslim tea and makan place nestled among the shophouses of Joo Chiat. One of the few roti-prata-teh joints that serve masala tea (chai) in Singapore.
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Peng Lai Ge Taiwan Delight

True Blue Cuisine
Peng Lai Ge Taiwanese Restaurant is opposite the Joo Chiat Community Club.
True Blue Cuisine
Peng Lai Ge Taiwanese Restaurant advertises their 'authentic Taiwanese' smelly tofu (chou doufu) on their front signboards.

Categories: Chinese, Porridge, Chow Tau Foo, Noodles

Located at 456 Joo Chiat Road., Singapore 427669
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This Taiwanese food eatery is set up by a Taiwan-born family. Popular dishes here include beef soup noodle, pork chop rice and chau toufu otherwise known as smelly beancurd (臭豆腐). Tel:6478-1787.
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Kim's Place (Seafood)

Kim's Place Joo Chiat
Kim's Place seafood coffeeshop is located at the junction with Tembeling Road.

Categories: Chinese, Hokkien Mee, Seafood, Crab

Located at 37 Joo Chiat Place., Singapore 427761
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This seafood shop is famous for their cheese crab and fried hokkien mee (noodles). Tel:6742-1119.
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飞飞云吞面 Fei Fei Wan Tan Noodles

Fei Fei Wantan Mee
Fei Fei Wanton Noodles is found at this old coffeeshop near the junction with Everitt Road.

Categories: Chinese, Wanton Mee, Hawker

Located at Sin Wah Coffeeshop, 62/64 Joo Chiat Place., Singapore 427785
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Fei Fei Wantan Noodles

Fei Fei Wantan Mee
Fei Fei Wanton Noodles at 72 Joo Chiat Place occupies a corner coffee-shophouse at the junction with Everitt Road.
wantan mee
This bowl of noodles costs $2.50. It has nothing much to offer other than a few slices of charsiew and some small meat dumplings (wantans).
wantan mee
Errr these aren't the biggest wantans (meat dumplings) I've eaten). Looks like it's a lot more noodles than wantons and charsiew for me !

Categories: Noodles, Wanton Mee, 24hrs, Chinese

Located at 72 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427789
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This stall opens 24 hours everyday and is an alternative option when the original Fei Fei Wanton Noodle shop across the road is too crowded or closed.
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Eng Seng Restaurant

Joo Chiat Place
Eng Seng Restaurant is an old kopitiam located at the junction of Still Road and Joo Chiat Place

Categories: Chinese, Crab, Seafood

Located at 247/249 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427935
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This old shabby-looking single-storey coffeeshop is one of the favourite crab eateries in the area. They are popular for their pepper crabs. You can't miss it when passing by Joo Chiat Place as the queue outside the shop will start forming around 6pm till 7/8pm. The kopitiam is not very small, so the main reason the queue forms, I believe, is due to their limited stock of crabs. The stall opens from 5pm till 9-10pm, but don't be surprised if you find the crabs sold out by 8pm on busy days!
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True Blue Cuisine

True Blue Cuisine
True Blue Cuisine is along East Coast Road near the junction with Joo Chiat Road.
True Blue Cuisine
The restaurant has a policy of not allowing children below 10 years old.

Categories: Chinese, Peranakan Nonya,

Located at 117 East Coast Road., Singapore 428805
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Fine dining style. Dishes include ayam buah keluak (chicken stew with black nuts), bakwan kepiting (meatball soup), udang masak nanas (prawns with pineapple), Nonya chap chye (stewed mixed vegetables), pulut hitam (black glutinous rice) .Tel:6440-0449.
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Glory Catering

Glory Catering Katong
Glory Catering's restaurant outlet at Katong near the junction of Joo Chiat Road and East Coast Road.
Glory Catering Katong
The shopfront displays a wide range of kuehs, agar-agar, coconut pastries and snacks.

Categories: Cakes and Pastries, Nasi Padang, Peranakan Nonya, Malay Kueh, Popiah, Halal-Muslim

Located at 139 East Coast Road., Singapore 428829
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This is the Katong outlet and restaurant of Glory Catering which makes a wide range of traditional confections, kuehs, and festive snacks. The shop is a mini-restaurant (air-con) where you can savour nasi padang and curries. The front of the shop displays and sells a wide range of fresh kuehs, agar-agar (seaweed jelly), glutinous rice dumplings (bak chang) and packaged festive cookies and snacks (peanut biscuits, pineapple tarts, egg rolls and tarts etc). All the food is halal including the bakchang, so you only get chicken meat in the meat version of the dumplings.
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Yong's Teochew Kueh

150 East Coast Road
Yong's Teochew Kueh at its Katong branch shophouse.

Categories: Cakes and Pastries, Teochew Kueh, Soon Kueh

Located at 150 East Coast Road., Singapore 428837
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This is the Katong branch of the original shop at Upper Serangoon Road (Hougang). Offers a range of hand-made teochew kuehs (cakes) including ku chye kuehs, ou (yam) kueh and glutinous rice kuehs. Tel: 6287-4328.
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Sin Hoi Sai Eating House 新海山菜馆

Sin Hoi Sai Eating House (Zhi char)
Sin Hoi Sai Eating House opens from 5pm till past midnight

Categories: Chinese, Zhi Char, Hawker

Located at 187 East Coast Road., Singapore 428893
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Five Star Hainanese Chicken Rice 五星海南鸡饭

Categories: Chinese, Chicken Rice, Hawker

Located at 191 East Coast Road, Singapore 428897
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Chin Mee Chin Coffee Shop and Cakes Shop (Confectionery)

204 East Coast Road
Chin Mee Chin Cake Shop is at this corner shophouse beside the Church of the Holy Family Katong.

Categories: Chinese, Cakes and Pastries, Kaya Roti

Located at 204 East Coast Road., Singapore 428903
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Operating out of an old corner shophouse next to Chapel Road. This shop is famous for its puffs, sugee cakes (made with ground almond and cashew nuts) and kaya butter bread buns.
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Ampang Niang Tou Fu 安邦酿豆腐

225 East Coast Road
Ampang Niang Tou Fu is in a shophouse along East Coast Road. Opens from lunch onwards.

Categories: Chinese, Yong Tau Foo, Hawker

Located at 225, East Coast Road., Singapore 428922
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Mei Yuen Restaurant

233 East Coast Road
The roast duck and meat stall in Mei Yuen Restaurant, a shophouse coffeeshop along East Coast Road near the Esso petrol station.

Categories: Chinese, Roast Meat (Chinese), Duck Rice

Located at 233 East Coast Road., Singapore 428928
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Check out the roast duck meat here.
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