Last Updated: January 30, 2018
Being a nation of foodies, we do have an endless list of places to go to. It’s not gluttony but we do eat a lot. At work, in school, along the street, you will always see someone with some form of food in their hand.
So with an endless list of eateries, you think you are all set but what happens when you have a craving for food at 2am? Will it be McDelivery or instant noodles? Never fear. With this list of ultimate late midnight supper spots, your growling stomachs will not bother the neighbours after 12am.
Here’s my list of the places you should go for supper around the island.
Perhaps this is Singapore’s most famous tau huay, known for silky smooth beancurd. Next door neighbour and rival, Beancurd City, also serves equally good beancurd. Both owners are brothers after all, just not on speaking terms. Rochor Original Beancurd also has egg tarts which makes a nice accompaniment to soybean milk and tau huay.
Address: 2 Short Street, Singapore 188211 | Tel: +65 6334 1138
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 11am – 1am, Friday – Saturday, 11am – 3am
Ask any Singaporean what Jalan Kayu is famous for and you are likely to hear “Jalan Kayu Roti Prata”. Jalan Kayu has Thasevi and Cafeela which has its fans alike. Cafeela has the upper hand with it being situated next to the public carpark. Do try the Nasi Briyani and Roti John, one of better ones around. Thasevi is otherwise a bit more pricey, but nonetheless still good.
Address: 254 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799481 | Tel: +65 6483 5477
Opening hours: 24 Hours
Feng Shan Food Centre aka Bedok Block 85 is known for its atmosphere of buzz and good grub among the east-siders. Must eats at Block 85 are the soup based Bak Chor Mee (Ah Poh Minced Meat Noodle, Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian, Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee), Sambal Stingray (Chan BBQ), Hokkien Prawn Mee, Satay, Chicken Wings, and Oyster Egg.
Ah Poh Minced Meat Noodle: Blk 85 Bedok North Street 4 #01-18, Singapore 460085
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 6pm – 3am, Sunday 6pm – 12 am, Closed on Monday
Bedok North 85 Fried Oyster: Blk 85 Bedok North Street 4 #01-09/10, Singapore 460085
Opening Hours: 4pm – 2am Daily
The world’s cheapest one Michelin Star restaurant has a couple of outlets in Singapore. The latest one at Aperia in Kallang even opens till 3am on some days. So if you dread queuing during the waking hours of normal people, this is your best bet. Don’t expect it to be of similar standards to the original Hong Kong outlet though.
Address: 12 Kallang Avenue, #01-01/02/03 Aperia, Singapore 339511 | Tel: +65 6684 2000| Website
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 9am – 11pm, Friday – Saturday 9am – 3am
For the eastsiders, there’s the trio of nasi lemak stalls at Changi Village. For the westsiders, there’s the one and only Boon Lay POWER Nasi Lemak. A very satisfying plate of nasi lemak, be prepared to queue when you go supper hunting for this stall.
Address: Blk 221B Boon Lay Place, #01-106, Singapore 642221 | Tel: +65 6266 4466 | Website
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 6.30am to 3.30am, Monday 4.30pm – 3.30am
One of my favourite places for Bak Kut Teh, the pigs trotters have lots of yummy fat collagen and the braised intestines are pretty soft. The pork soup has a very unique peppery taste that makes you want more after downing the first bak kut teh. Detractors will beg to differ but it’s a pretty decent place if you are looking for Bak Kut Teh after most of the other stalls shutter for the night. There is ample parking and space as well, so no queuing needed.
Address: 7 Keppel Road, 01-05/07, PSA Tanjong Pagar Complex, Singapore 089053 | Tel: +65 6222 9610
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 7am to 3pm and 6pm – 4am, Sunday 7am – 3pm and 6pm – 12am (Closed on Monday)
A favourite among NUS students residing in Eusoff Hall (just minutes walk away), Fong Seng has decent nasi lemak at relatively affordable prices. For those who drive, just park legally at the NUS carpark and walk over. The LTA wardens are ever ready to pounce on the errant parkers.
Address: 22 Clementi Rd, Singapore 129757 | Tel: +65 6774 1429
Opening hours: 6am to 4am Daily
If you are looking for something heartier for a late night meal, check out Spruce. Late night supper is served from 10pm to 11.45pm.
Address: 260 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #01-01, Singapore 588213 | Website
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday 5.30pm – 1am, Thursday – Friday 11.30 am – 1 am, Saturday – Sunday 9am – 1am
Related Guide: Must Try Places to Eat in Bukit Timah
If Jalan Kayu is too inaccessible for you, check out Mr Prata instead. They have 3 outlets – Bedok, Tampines, and Botanic Gardens. Try the Maggi Goreng Prata (Maggi Noodles in a Prata) – it’s really good.
Address: 26 Evans Road, #01-02, Singapore – 259367 | Tel: +65 6235 6993 | Website
Opening hours: 24 hours Daily
If you are looking for an authentic retro Hong Kong dim sum dining experience, 126 is the place to go. The vibe of the sleaze from the neighbouring units is as close as you can get to Hong Kong’s Portland Street. Do try the beancurd rolls and scallop porridge.
Address: 126 Sims Ave, Singapore 387449 | Tel: +65 6746 4757
Opening hours: 24 hours Daily
Related Guide: Best Dim Sums in Singapore History
Ponggol in name but far from it, Ponggol Nasi Lemak has never been in Ponggol. Such an irony. One of the more popular Chinese-style nasi lemaks, you can pretty much customize you own meal. Just be prepared to empty the wallet as prices are much higher compared to alternatives such as Chong Pang Nasi Lemak, which is also not too bad a spot for late night nasi lemak.
Address: 965 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534721 | Tel: +65 6281 0020
Opening hours: 5.30pm to 3am (Closed on Thursday)
Address: 2 Parkstone Rd, Singapore 437649 | Tel: +65 6287 0020
Opening hours: 5.30pm to 2.30am (Closed on Thurday)
Before Tim Ho Wan, Swee Choon was the name to go to for midnight dim sum and it still probably is. If you are looking for good dim sum without breaking the bank, Swee Choon is the place to be at. If you are still feeling peckish after all the fried and steamed goodies., there are some other zi char dishes available on the menu as well.
Address: 191 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882 | Website
Opening hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm and 6pm – 6am (Closed on Tuesday)
There are many Bak Chor Mee stalls in Singapore but few are open at 3am in the morning like Ming Fa when you need your fix. If Upper Thomson is too far from where you are, you can always try Seng Huat opposite Bugis Junction which also opens as a midnight supper alternative.
Address: 246B Upper Thomson Road Singapore 574370 | Tel: +65 6455 4890
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 4.30am Daily
If you’re up late at night craving for some warm soup, Beauty in The Pot would be a great fix. Open till 3am, foodies in the east can head over to OneKM Mall for some night-time nourishment with their collagen-based broths.
Even the ingredients are assured to be of high quality and are mostly handmade from scratch. The dining experience will be top-notch too as each table is served attentively by their experienced in-house hotpot masters.
Address:11 Tanjong Katong Road, #02-21 OneKM, Singapore 437157 | Tel: +65 6702 2542 | Website
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 11am-3.30pm and 5.30pm-1am, Friday – Sunday 11am – 3am
Do you love crowded places? Natural smokey scents? Limited seating? Then Chomp Chomp is just the place for you. Eating here is indeed an experience. For fans, this is arguably the best place on the island for sambal stingray, satay, oyster egg, chicken wings and hokkien mee. For others, this is overhyped and just makes your hair smell like BBQ. What’s your take?
Carrot Cake 菜頭粿 (that’s the literal name of the store): 20 Kensington Park Road, Chomp Chomp Food Centre, Singapore 557269
Opening hours: 2pm – 12.30am (closed on alternate Tuesday)
Ang Sa Lee Oyster Omelette: 20 Kensington Park Road, Chomp Chomp, Singapore 557269
Opening hours: 2pm – 12.30am (closed on alternate Wednesday)
Chomp Chomp Hai Wei Yuan Seafood Barbecue: 20 Kensington Park Road, Chomp Chomp, Singapore 557269
Opening hours: 2pm – 12.30am
With the new Beauty World MRT Station (DT5) up and running, this stretch of shophouses have been seeing an increase in patrons once again. Indian food from Al-Azhar or Al-Ameen (the former is better), frog porridge from G7 Sin Ma or freshly grilled burgers from Tenderfresh Classic are all good choices.
Al-Ameen: 4 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599729 | Tel: +65 6465 1000
Opening hours: 11am – 3am (Daily)
G7 Sin Ma: 5 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599730 | Tel: +65 6467 7317
Opening hours: 12pm to 3am (Daily)
Tenderfresh Classic: 9 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599734 | Tel: +65 6762 2661
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 11.30am – 11.30pm, Friday – Saturday 11:30am – 12.45am
Al-Azhar: 11 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599736 | Tel: +65 6466 5052
Opening hours: 24 hours (Daily)
Located along the popular midnight eateries of Upper Serangoon Road, Heng Long has seen an increase in queues for its popular midnight Teo Chew Porridge, as well as an increase in price. One of my favorite hot spots for supper since I stay nearby, they have quite a large variety of comforting dishes to choose from.
The spicy minced pork, braised duck, fish cake and cabbage (高麗菜) are some of my standard accompanying orders, along with a bowl of braised sauce (卤汁). If the queue is too long, there is another porridge stall called Ah Li San right beside Heng Long as well which also serves as good a Teochew porridge.
Address: 1006, Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534744
Opening Hours: 10am – 4am Daily
Recently expanding very aggressively in Singapore, Chicken Up at Tanjong Pagar is a good spot for some midnight chicken cravings. A very popular Fried Chicken Buffet is also available at $25+, but be wary that each order is freshly fried, so it takes some time to prepare in-between orders. The fried chicken here is also picked by SPH’s writer as the best Korean fried chicken in a blind taste testing among a few of the other prominent brands.
Address: 48 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-01, Singapore 088469 | Various outlets
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 5.30pm – 2am, Friday – Saturday 5.30pm – 3am, Sunday 5.30pm – 12am
Large homemade peppery fish balls, Finest Song Kee has a pretty long wait and erratic opening hours. There is only 1 aunty cooking at the opposite speed of light at any time, so be prepared to wait around 30 to 45 mins for your noodles. Just take a queue number and relax at the tables.
Address: 532 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534547 | Tel: +65 8838 3532
Opening hours: 6pm- 2.30am Daily (Closed on Wednesday)
Want to have extremely spicy sze-chuan peppers at 3am in the morning? What could possibly go wrong? Ma La Hui Cui Guan offers a la carte as well as a buffet menu for their Ma La hot pot, guaranteed to numb your taste buds. When I had it, there was so much chilli peppers I could barely see the soup. Also, as a personal note, combining this spicy broth with late night drinking will result in very active bowels the next day.
Address: 260 Middle Rd, Singapore 188988 | Tel: +65 6333 5535
Opening Hours: 11am – 5.30am Daily
Tired of regular ol’ hotpot? Try Miss Lok for some swanky contemporary hotpot inspired by the street food of our familiar neighbours – Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Thailand and China.
Lok Lok style hot pot with 8 different broths – including Singapore Laksa, Bak Kut Teh and something called the Asari Clam Sake Soup. Like many other hotpot places, you can concoct your own dipping sauce freely. They do have sauces of their own like their signature salted egg yolk sauce or Chinchalok etc.
Other than hotpot ingredients, they also offer noodles that change seasonally. They have had flavours like green tea soba, Ma La Mee Tai Mak and squid ink laksa. Take note that noodles are only available for lunch.
Address: 5 Magazine Road #01-01 Singapore 059571 | Tel: +65 6604 8814 | Website
Opening hours: 6pm – 2am Daily (Closed on Sunday)
Sure it’s another prata place but does your regular prata place sell Crispy Red Bean Prata, Eggs Ben Prata or even Prata Goreng? I’m sure they don’t. Eggs and oily food are also said to be really good hungover foods and I may or may not thoroughly agree with that.
Apart from the 2 more popular outlets – Upper Thomson and Tua Kong, Springleaf has recently opened another outlet at Rail Mall.
Conveniently located at CCK 302, the 24 hours kopitiam where you can always satisfy your crazy char siew rice craving anytime. The delicious Xiang Ji is here to save you. Have your favourite roasted meat then a good night’s sleep.
Address: Block 302, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, Singapore 680302
Opening hours: 24 hours Daily
Hearing the name ‘Black Chicken Herbal Soup‘ might make you think it’s one of those claypot soups where the black chicken sits quietly in the herbal stew, waiting for you to savour it.
This is not the case for Seng Kee, their herbal soup is actually the soup base for their noodles. They are highly known for their Pig Liver Herbal Mee Sua that people flock from different corners of Singapore for. Only the main branch at Changi opens till 4am.
Address: 475/477 Changi Road, Singapore 419885 | Tel: +65 6746 4089 | Website
Opening hours: 11am – 4am Daily
I absolutely love Jalan Besar‘s Scissors Cut curry rice.
You’ll be so confused by the uncle’s need to use his scissors on everything – your chicken chop, and basically almost every other dish you add, into thin bite sized pieces. But after confusion, mesmerisation sets in – how does one cut everything so precisely in a seemingly dance-like process of choppy popping-locking or should I say snipping-snapping?
Pouring a ladle-full of braised sauce and another of curry makes your rice deliciously goopy. Coupled with chicken chop and cabbage, you’re pretty much set. This is one of the popular supper spots for nightcrawlers so you might expect some waiting.
Address: 229 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208905 | Tel: +65 9826 1464
Opening Hours: 11am to 3:30am Daily
Everyone knows this—it’s like if I don’t write it down, some idiot’s going to go “ How bout SPIZE?” Geez louise, calm down. Do you see me saying McDonalds? Obviously not.
(Spize is a really popular halal Indian-Malay-Western food place that almost always has a queue. Although their menu is pretty similar to other prata places, their prices are a tad higher. )
Address: 336 Bedok Road, Singapore 469512 | Tel: +65 6337 7493 | Website
Opening hours: 10.30am – 4am Daily
Don’t be surprised to see drunk people here as well because Hai Di Lao opens until 6am. Of course it isn’t the cheap kind of supper like Curry Rice or Prata, so the people eating there are probably ballers LOL.
Perhaps the wide variety of food and superb service can make you look past the price. Hai Di Lao provides fuzzy soft home slippers for you to rest your feet after a long night out, freak those heels (but please remember to bring them back don’t forget your beloved heels, ladies).
Best part, if someone gets really drunk, they have a wheelchair to wheel you out. So no worries, you’re compleeetely covered.
Address: Clarke Quay, 3D River Valley Road,#02-04, Singapore | Tel: 6337 8626 / 6337 8627 | Website | Hours: 10:30am-6am
There’s 89.7 Supper Club, Satayhood and plenty of other kopitiams or food courts that open till late so yeah. Pretty much the stretch of Changi Village would be a good bet if you’re looking for something for supper. Best part is, there are many prata places in addition to 89.7 and satayhood which are all halal.
Changi Village: Changi Village Road, Singapore 500002
Yes, I’ve added Char-grill Bar. But, I don’t see anything wrong with Char-Grill—they are actually pretty decent (at least at the outlets I’ve patronised). The prices are really affordable and there’s a wide variety to choose from – you can have fried fish, grilled meats, fries, pasta salad, baked potatoes; they all sound like really good food for midnight snacking!
Note: While some outlets close at 11pm, other outlets open till late, like Yishun, Clementi West, Marine Parade, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 – check their website for various outlets’ opening hours.
Address: Bukit Batok Street 34, #01-25, Singapore 650347 | Website
Opening Hours: 11am to 3am Daily
Sick of prata, rice, noodles or basically all the usual supper foods? Try Mexican.
Consider having some hearty Mexican street food like tacos, quesadillas and antojitos for supper. Mexican food is already a great beer go-with so if you’re around the area drinking, head down to Senor Taco to fill your bellies.
Address: 3A River Valley Road #01-07-A, Singapore 179020 | Tel: +65 6336 1734 | Website
Opening hours: Wednesday – Saturday 4pm – 3.30am, Sunday – Tuesday, 6pm – 1.30am
Related Guide: Best Breakfast Places in Singapore Better Than Brunch
Editor’s end notes
You may well disagree with me on my supper list. Nonetheless, do share your thoughts and comments as well as more suggestions where else I can eat at 2am in the morning—I would be most interested to read them.