6 Favourite Supper Spots
Where to go for main meals, light bites, and sweet treats
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, supper – the locals’ love for food knows no bounds. If your clients are curious to see just how bustling some eateries can get past 10pm, consider taking them to these popular places that are great for large groups.
Hai Di Lao
Hai Di Lao
Hai Di Lao is one of Singapore's most famous hotpot restaurants and communal dining spots. With a total of four outlets located around the country, Hai Di Lao offers several soup bases for diners to dip and cook vegetables, seafood and other ingredients. Options include Chinese
mala (a spicy broth of Sichuan peppercorn, chilli pepper, and other spices simmered with oil) and milder flavours like tomato,
laksa (a coconut milk-based gravy), and chicken.
All outlets, except the one in IMM which closes at 4am, are open from 10:30am to 6am daily. While waiting, customers are treated to complimentary drinks and snacks, and can even opt for a manicure. Plus, there is free Wi-Fi access for all. All Hai Di Lao outlets accept bookings for Mondays to Fridays before 6pm, and Saturdays and Sundays before 5pm. It’s recommended to call one week in advance for dinner bookings for Mondays to Thursdays (three days in advance for lunch on weekdays), and three weeks in advance for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday bookings (both lunch and dinner).
Clarke Quay – Address: 3D River Valley Road, #02-04, Tel: +65 6337 8626
313@Somerset – Address: 313 Orchard Road, #04-23/24 313@Somerset, Tel: +65 6835 7227
VivoCity – Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-09 VivoCity, Tel: +65 6250 7667
IMM – Address: 2 Jurong East Street 21, #03-01 IMM, Tel: +65 6896 4111
Spize is part of a restaurant chain that serves Halal-certified Western and Asian cuisine till the wee hours of the morning. The menu at all outlets is extensive, with over 50 food and drink options that include salads, grilled meats, pastas, noodles, seafood dishes, and desserts. Value-for-money is also why Spize is such a crowd favourite; many dishes, such as
nasi goreng ayam (fried rice with chicken) cost less than S$10, and even sharing platters (ideal for big groups and families) are affordable, like the barbecued stingray served on a hot plate at just S$23.50 for a large portion.
River Valley – Address: 409 River Valley Road, Tel: +65 6337 7493 (10- to 15-minute drive to nightlife hotspot Clarke Quay; Mon-Fri: 12pm to 5am; Fri-Sat: 12pm to 6am)
Bedok – Address: 336 Bedok Road, Tel: +65 6734 9194 (Mon-Fri: 12pm to 2am; Sat-Sun: 12pm to 3am)
Bukit Timah – Address: 131 Rifle Range Road, #03-04, Tel: +65 6337 7493 (Mon-Fri: 8am to 11pm; Fri-Sat: 8am to 11pm)
Lau Pa Sat
An intriguing combination of history, architecture and food,
Lau Pa Sat was established in the 19th century and gazetted as a national monument in 1973. This food court-cum-hawker centre in the Telok Ayer precinct is equally busy at night as it is in the day; once the sun goes down, the crowd switches from business executives working in the nearby Central Business District to tourists exploring sites in the vicinity, such as
Thian Hock Keng (one of Singapore's oldest temples, situated on Telok Ayer Street) and Chinatown.
Lau Pa Sat has stalls that sell local, regional, Western, Halal, and even vegetarian delights at wallet-friendly prices (averaging less than S$10 per dish), and late at night, Boon Tat Street on one side of the iconic food centre comes alive. The main highlight of this large outdoor area is the 10-odd stalls that sell items like satay (grilled skewered meat) and barbecued chicken wings. Lau Pa Sat operates 24/7, though certain stalls close before 10pm. Most tables here are large enough to accommodate six to eight people.
Address: 18 Raffles Quay
LIGHT BITES & DESSERTS
Yong He Eating House
Yong He Eating House is a long-standing establishment in the Geylang district. It’s open 24 hours, seven days a week and serves light bites like traditional
tauhuay (beancurd with sugar syrup, a vegetarian-friendly supper option) as well as a variety of other snacks, like
mee sua (thin wheat flour noodle in soup) and
you tiao (fried dough fritters). These dishes cost as little as S$5. Note that the tables outside can accommodate larger groups (about seven diners) compared to the tables indoors.
If your clients are interested in a cultural tour around Geylang (and discovering why it’s so “infamous”), sign them up for
Secrets of the Red Lantern tour by Journeys – refer to
Address: 458 Geylang Road, Lorong 24A, Tel: +65 6745 5682
Shades of Purple, 2am:dessertbar [Photo: 2am:dessertbar]
Two-time winner of the Asia's Best Pastry Chef award in the prestigious San Pellegrino Asia's 50 Best (2013 and 2014),
Janice Wong is known for creating
edible art and prettily-plated, innovative sweet treats at her contemporary dessert bar.
2am:dessertbar in popular enclave Holland Village, features an open-concept kitchen that lets patrons watch the preparation and plating process, and even interact with chefs, before tucking into treats like Chocolate H20 (72% dark chocolate, salted caramel, Evian, and yuzu sorbet) and the locally-inspired Shades of Green, consisting of pistachio sponge, cocoa mousse, and pandan
gula melaka (palm sugar) custard. As its name suggests, the dessert joint operates till 2am daily (closed on Mondays); it can accommodate large groups, and special deals and arrangements can be made for trade.
Address: 21A Lorong Liput; Tel: +65 6291 9727; Email:
Tang Tea House Hong Kong Cafe
Tang Tea House Hong Kong Cafe’s menu, prepared by Shanghainese chefs, showcases Halal dim sum (bite-sized food served in steamer baskets or on small plates), including chicken
pau (steamed bun), pan fried dumplings, and carrot cake. Most individual items don’t cost more than S$5 and
dim sum is ideal for large groups as everyone can try a variety of dishes. Other options like rice, noodle, and seafood dishes are also available. This eatery has several outlets around Singapore: Bedok, Jalan Kayu, and Changi Village outlets stay open past midnight.
Jalan Kayu – Address: 242 Jalan Kayu, Tel: +65 6483 2298 (Mon-Sun: 12pm to 2am)
Bedok – Address: 357/359 Bedok Road, Tel: +65 6445 9100 (Sun-Thu: 11am to 2am; Fri, Sat, and PH: 11am to 3am)
Jurong West – Address: 414 Jurong West Street 42, #01-783, Tel: +65 6493 2522 (Sun-Thu: 11am to 11pm; Fri-Sat: 11am to 12am)
Changi Village – Address: 57 Lorong Bekukong, Tel: +65 6386 4859 (Sun-Thu: 11am to 12am; Fri, Sat, and eve of PH: 11am to 2am)