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38 Top NYC Chinese Restaurants

Chinese restaurants and the city’s Chinatowns have overcome a lot of challenges in the past year. Still, there’s renewed sense of vitality in many parts of New York, as smaller establishments have seen their carryout and delivery business expand, and larger restaurants have constructed handsome curbside dining areas and reopened dining rooms. Meanwhile, newer operations like Followsoshi in Flushing and Che Li in the East Village have kept our supply of Chinese restaurants on the upswing, even as earlier favorites such as Flushing hot pot hot spot HaiDiLao have swung open their doors anew.

Over the last decade, New York City has experienced a Chinese food renaissance. Never before have the city’s offerings been so diverse, with the debut of many regional restaurants and a new guard of fast-casual spots that have recast many dishes as rice or noodle bowls. Some spots, such as Nice Day, have given Chinese American food another spotlight, too. Even with all these newcomers, however, New Yorkers haven’t forgotten the long history of Chinese food in the city.

Here are 38 of our favorite Chinese restaurants.

The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask and vaccination requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.

For more New York dining recommendations, check out the new hot spots in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, and our guides to brunch spots, food halls, rooftop restaurants, and Michelin-starred restaurants offering outdoor dining.

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32 Best Chinese Restaurants In Singapore For Family Dinners, Gatherings & Dates

Despite the vast array of cuisines available in our saturated food scene, the one we always find ourselves returning to and the very same one that delivers comfort like no other, is Chinese food.

From the concept of communal dining around a table with a lazy susan right smack in the middle to expertly executed dishes that never fail to delight—whether it’s a steamed fish or even hearty double-boiled soups—Chinese dishes are what we consider the truest form of comfort food.

Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew or even the tastes of Sze Chuan, it doesn’t matter—they’re all darn delicious to us. If you are ready to dive into authentic Chinese cooking, here is our guide to 31 best Chinese restaurants in Singapore.


Situated at Alley on 25 within Andaz Singaporesi is Auntie’s Wok & Steam, an elegant Chinese restaurant that whips up a decadent array of comforting Szechuan-inspired fare that is not to be missed.

What’s more, this is where you can relish the gorgeous skyline of our city whilst eating to your heart’s content. Be sure to get a portion of their Crispy Squid along with a comforting bowl of Double Boiled Beef Short Rib Noodles!

5 Fraser Street
Level 25 Andaz Singapore
Singapore 189354
Tel: +65 6408 1288
Daily: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bugis


Bringing new age Chinese cuisine to the forefront Singapore’s dining scene, Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House at Quayside Isle is one that constantly pushes boundaries and experiments with a myriad of flavours, artfully blending them to present classic dishes in a contemporary way.

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31 Ocean Way
#01-13 Quayside Isle
Singapore 098375
Tel: +65 6339 0880 / +65 6910 0880
Mon to Fri: 6pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront


Boasting elegance with a touch of sexiness, this is one place you should definitely pay a visit to should you find yourself craving exceptional Chinese cuisine. There are no quirks nor fancy innovations here and that’s precisely why we love it.

290 Orchard Road,
#05-22 Paragon Shopping Centre
Singapore 238859
Tel: +65 6734 6866
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 10.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


Helmed by one of Singapore’s most highly esteemed chefs, Chef Sam Leong, Forest at Resorts World Sentosa astounds with its traditional Chinese dishes that boast Western-inspired presentation and flair.

This is one spot to pamper yourself should you desire a proper fine dining experience coupled with the authentic taste of Chinese cooking.

8 Sentosa Gateway
Level 1 Equarius Hotel
Resorts World Sentosa
Tel: +65 6577 7788
Daily: 7.30am – 10.30am, 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront


Golden Peony is an award-winning upscale Chinese restaurant located on the third level of Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel. The fancy establishment is helmed by celebrated Hong Kong native Chef Ku Keung who never fails to deliver perfection with his various takes on Cantonese classics.

2 Temasek Boulevard,
Conrad Centennial Hotel Level 3,
Singapore 038983
Tel: +65 6432 7482
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Esplanade / Promenade


A stalwart in the local dining scene, Hai Tien Lo at Pan Pacific Singapore sets high standards for quality Cantonese cuisine and remains one of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore.

Offering a plethora of gorgeous dim sum items as well as soul-boosting dishes, this is one restaurant that you can go for a fine yet casual luncheon with your business associates or even to celebrate a dear one’s birthday.

7 Raffles Blvd,
Singapore 039595
Tel: +65 6826 8240
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Esplanade / Promenade


Established in 1992, Orchard Hotel Singapore’s signature restaurant Hua Ting has built a firm reputation as one of the top Cantonese fine dining restaurants in Singapore. Many spirits were shaken at the news of its closure some months ago but finally, after an extensive four-month facelift, Hua Ting Restaurant returns with a sophisticated new look and an improved menu to match.

At the helm of this grande dame is Masterchef Chung Lap Fai, and along with his team of veteran Chinese chefs, a brand new menu is introduced—one that aims to impart traditional flavours in a contemporary fashion.

New to Hua Ting Restaurant’s menu is their Smoked Peking Duck infused with Aged Pu-Erh served with Yuzu Sauce. Aromatic, succulent and everything you could ever want in a Peking duck dish (and more), it is one of those dishes that you’ll find yourself hankering over for days.

Dishes that will rock your socks off include the Dong Xing Garoupa and Crispy Rice in Superior Stock as well as the Signature Baked Mango Chicken Tartlet—both of which are truly marvellous and unique.

442 Orchard Road
Orchard Hotel Singapore, Level 2
Singapore 238879
Tel: +65 6739 6666
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


Amongst all the Chinese cuisines out there, the Cantonese style is probably the most popular and diverse and Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine is one such place where diners are never disappointed.

We’ve dined at Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine many times over the years and the food is always consistently good.

10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands,
The Shoppes Atrium 2, L2-04, 018972
Tel: +65 6688 7788
Mon to Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Somerset


Despite its unassuming exterior, Jade Palace Seafood Restaurant at Forum the Shopping Mall is actually a hugely popular spot among customers because the food here is always consistent and delicious.

The claypot rice, in particular, is one of the best around and they also have one of the most impressive selections of wine around.

#B1-12, Forum The Shopping Mall
583 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6732 6628
Daily: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


Lei Garden prides itself on creating high-quality, delicious and memorable Chinese cuisine. With exquisite new dishes regularly added to the menu, diners can enjoy a taste of crisp and delicate flavours in a fine dining experience that’s nothing short of unforgettable.

And having won a Michelin star in both 2016 and 2017, you know you can’t go wrong here.

30 Victoria Street,
Singapore 187996
Tel: +65 6339 3822
Daily: 11.30am – 3.30am, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall


Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant at Sheraton Towers Singapore is renowned for its exquisite Cantonese cuisine.

The dining concept here harkens back to the days of grand Emperors in ancient China, so you can expect fresh ingredients and premium nosh to give you a taste of how dining like royalty used to be like.

39 Scotts Road,
Sheraton Towers Singapore
Singapore 228230
Tel: +65 6839 5623
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 10.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Newton


Located on the 3rd storey of Plaza Singapura is American-Chinese establishment Lokkee that is not just your ordinary Chinese restaurant. It is worth mentioning that the up-and-coming gourmet eatery is successfully pushing the boundaries of traditional Chinese cuisine – without compromising on key oriental ingredients – and introducing a tantalising variety of revamped Asian classics that will impress even the most discerning diners. Expect unique renditions of steamed baos, spicy Sichuan diced chicken and whatnot.

Lending flavours from all over the world, Lokkee exudes a subtle touch of the West, but its interior and food remain inherently Chinese. Our feast at Lokkee surprised us pleasantly from very start to the end, and we would gladly return in a heartbeat for the impressive food and sexy ambience.

68 Orchard Road, #03-01, Plaza Singapura
Singapore 238839
Daily: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut


Man Fu Yuan over at InterContinental Singapore has long seduced diners with its array of delectable Cantonese nosh that constantly evolves with the times. Their menu takes on a contemporary approach to fine Cantonese cuisine, suiting even the most discerning of modern palates.

But let it not be said that the restaurant totally ignores the classics, for that is where they excel most, so rest assured that they still serve perennial Cantonese dishes such as their Double-Boiled Chicken Consommé, Fish Maw, Conpoy as well as their acclaimed Smoked Kagoshima Pork Belly Char Siew.

The kitchen at Man Fu Yuan is helmed by none other than Executive Chef Eric Neo. Armed with decades of experience, a keen eye for detail and a knack for delving into the contemporary and the creative, what diners can expect is nothing short of grandeur from the interiors, the service and of course, the food.

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80 Middle Road,
Singapore 188966
Tel: +65 6825 1008
Mon to Sat: 11.45am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Bugis


Located in the elegant Goodwood Park Hotel, the award-winning Min Jiang features a repertoire of popular Sichuan and Cantonese dishes, as well as a delectable dim sum selection, served on trolleys for lunch daily.

The fine dim sum restaurant has an ambience fit for any occasion—be it small weddings, business meeting and other social events.

22 Scotts Road
Goodwood Park Hotel
Singapore 228221
Tel: +65 6730 1704
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


Among the numerous Chinese restaurants in Singapore, Mitzo is by far the sleekest and sexiest around, and sitting along Orchard Road makes it a convenient spot to satisfy those dim sum cravings after all your shopping is done.

Everything is exquisitely handcrafted with premium ingredients, and their house signatures, namely the Mitzo Special Barbeque Pork—probably the best char siew in Singapore—and Black Truffle Crispy Roast Duck come highly recommended.

Level 4 Grand Park Orchard
270 Orchard Road
Singapore 238857
Tel: +65 6603 8855
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat to Sun: 1.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Staion: Orchard/ Somerset


Since 1988, Mouth Restaurant is the go-to restaurant in Singapore’s Chinatown for yum cha.

For dim sum, they offer a wide selection of 100 mouth-watering handmade dim sum including some of the talk of the town choices such as the Rainbow Har Gao, Squid Ink Char Siew Bun and the ever popular Liu Sha Bao.

22 Cross Street #01-61
China Square Central South Bridge Court ShopHouse,
Singapore 048421
Tel: +65 6438 5798
Mon to Fri: 11. 30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 4.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Chinatown / Telok Ayer


A dining experience at Orchid Live Seafood is akin to teleporting yourselves back in time. While the old-school seafood restaurant is tucked away in a remote corner of Sembawang, its inaccessibility has not deterred loyal customers from patronising it.

Nobody leaves Orchid Live Seafood without ordering the signature Lobster Porridge so if you’re looking to indulge, this is one dish you should definitely get.

1 Bah Soon Pah Road
Singapore 769959
Tel: +65 6756 0311
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Khatib


Embracing the roots of Teochew cuisine with an emphasis on natural flavours, light seasonings and fresh ingredients in its preparation of dishes, Paradise Teochew features a menu of over a hundred dishes of Teochew-style signatures coupled with an array of dim sum offerings.

The restaurant’s talented kitchen team is helmed by Hong Kong-born Executive Chef Cheng Fa Kwan who has been exposed to and cooking Teochew cuisine for the past 34 years!

6 Scotts Road, #03-04 Scotts Square,
Singapore 228209
Tel: +65 6538 0644
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 10.30am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


Peach Garden focuses on bringing to diners impeccable Chinese cuisine with the freshest premium ingredients.

The view from its outlet at level 33 of OCBC Building is as impressive as their dim sum menu—especially their tasty Baked Egg Tarts and Steamed Shanghai Xiao Long Bao.

65 Chulia Street
#33-01 OCBC Centre
Tel: +65 6535 7833
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm to 11pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place


The birthplace of Singapore’s iconic chilli crab, Roland Seafood over at Marine Parade is where anyone yearning for authenticity should definitely check out.

While many other restaurants prepare a slightly sweeter variation of chilli crab to cater to tourists and the general masses, Roland keeps it as real to its roots as possible by serving it up spicy.

#06-750, 89, Marine Parade Central,
Singapore 440089
Tel: +65 6440 8205
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Eunos


Since it first opened back in 1996, Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Kitchener has been a haven for Sichuan and Cantonese fare, with a slightly heavier emphasis on Cantonese cooking.

We particularly love their Claypot Rice with Assorted Waxed Meat as well as their immensely comforting Braised Fish Maw, Abalone, Sea Cucumber and Conpoy in Brown Broth—both of which are part of their lineup of 18 new offerings that showcase the very best of Jiangnan Cuisine.

Level 3, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
181 Kitchener Road,
Singapore 208533
Tel: +65 6428 3170
Daily: 11. 30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest station: Farrer Park


Located on the second level of Mercure Singapore Bugis, this contemporary Cantonese restaurant astounds with its array of elaborate and mouth-watering dishes. Your taste buds are in for a tantalising treat of innovative creations such as Pan-seared ‘Otak’ Seafood Dumpling on Skewer, Baked Abalone Pastry and Deep-Fried Charcoal Chili Crab Meat Ball.

Helmed by Executive Chef Wong Shea Nung and Executive Dim Sum Chef Leung Chi Man—both of whom have decades of experience in Cantonese cooking in Hong Kong—what diners can look forward to is an impressive array of over 30 classic dim sum staples as well as some modern interpretations that are all carefully curated by the chef duo themselves.

122 Middle Road
Mercure Singapore Bugis
Singapore 188973
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bugis


Nestled in the heartland area of Toa Payoh, Swatow Seafood Restaurant is an old-school restaurant that gives us all that sense of familiarity the second we step foot inside.

Besides their array of seafood dishes—that we love too—they also offer handmade Hong Kong-style dim sum in the day.

181 Toa Payoh Lorong 4, #02-602
Singapore 310181
Tel: +65 6363 1717
Daily: 8am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Toa Payoh


Hailed as one of Singapore’s best Chinese restaurants, Taste Paradise is a favourite establishment amongst discerning diners.

Treat yourselves to Taste Paradise’s sumptuous dim sum and do make it a point to allocate stomach space for their best-selling Classic Shark’s Fin in Supreme Broth accompanied with a Crispy Spring Roll served in Japanese Stone Pot.

2 Orchard Turn
#04-07 Ion Orchard
Singapore 238801
Tel: +65 6509 9660
Mon to Fri: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sat to Sun: 11am – 4.30pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


Teochew Traditional Steamboat Restaurant is a no-frills and utterly unpretentious steamboat restaurant along Joo Chiat Road that stands out against all other places not just for the affordability of its food, but also the authenticity and marvellous quality of the Teochew fare. They stick to the tried-and-proven methods of keeping things simple, with a myriad of dishes suitable for casual dining and gatherings.

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– 30% off all steamboat orders (excluding seafood and beef) during lunch daily (not available on Mondays and public holidays).
– Free-flow live drunken prawns for every steamboat order during dinner from Mondays to Fridays (not available during weekends and public holidays). Do note that this is available while stocks last for the day.

176-178 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427447
Tel: +65 6348 8924
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm
Mon to Sun: 5pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar


TungLok Signatures has been around for a long time and has since branded itself as one of Singapore’s most established and well-loved Chinese restaurants for impeccable service and high quality food. The restaurant serves modern interpretations of traditional Chinese food, while still keeping traditional flavours intact, hence, appealing to both the older and younger generations.

TungLok Signatures’ cuisine concept is centred upon offering a menu which is planned and executed by Hong Kong-born Senior Executive Chef Li Man.

The restaurant features a unique combination of traditional Chinese cuisine, such as Cantonese Shanghainese and Sichuan dishes with a dash of modern innovation, all rolled out into one to deliver an arsenal of tantalising dishes that will not only appease the appetite but the eyes as well.

Orchard Parade Hotel #02-18
1 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247905
Tel: +65 6834 0660
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


One of our favourite Chinese casual dining restaurants in Singapore, TungLok Teahouse is known for their delectable, handcrafted dim sum.

The restaurant has implemented a new dining concept with its tray delivery system. Choose to sit where the action is at, the booths, which cater to group of four or six; or the round tables at the side of the restaurant which seat bigger groups.

The chefs will prepare the orders upon receiving the electronic orders made via an iPad at every table—this is to ensure that every basket and plate of dim sum is steamed to order and served fresh and piping hot.

This casual dining restaurant has extremely competitive prices—which means you can always pop by to satisfy your dim sum cravings even if you are on a budget!

10 Sinaran Drive
#01-73 Square 2
Singapore 307506
Tel: +65 6893 1123
Daily: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Novena


Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant in Carlton Hotel is one of the most well-known Chinese restaurants in Singapore—and for good reason. With a long list of awards to its name, Wah Lok is a popular destination for dim sum enthusiasts and excellent Cantonese food.

Some classic dim sum dishes to expect are their signature Baked Barbecue Pork Buns and Steamed Crab Meat & Egg White Dumplings.

76 Bras Basah Road
Carlton Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6311 8188
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm
Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: City Hall


Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant—an award-winning favourite at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel—offers a repertoire of well-executed, nutritious Cantonese delicacies.

If you are looking for exclusive dining experiences, there are four private rooms for hosting prestigious guests and family gatherings.

What we really love about the exquisite Cantonese delights in Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is the usage of fresh, premium ingredients. the executive chef believes in using minimal seasoning, and to bring out the essence of these ingredients because it is precisely their natural flavours that we should savour and appreciate.

320 Orchard Road
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Singapore 238865
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 11.30am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


Xiao Ya Tou, or better known as XYT,  is a modern Asian restaurant bar on Duxton Hill that serves up a plethora of playful and somewhat cheeky food and drink offerings—all of which find their inspirations stemming from cuisines that originate from all across Southeast Asia.

XYT’s food is loud, bold and in-your-face, and just looking at the restaurant’s menu—with all its quirky illustrations and cheeky puns—you can tell that this is a place worthy of bringing your friends for a good time out.

6 Duxton Hill,
Singapore 089592
Tel: +65 6226 1965
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 11pm
Fri: 12pm – 12am
Sat: 10am – 12am
Sun: 10am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Outram Park


Yàn is a sophisticated Cantonese restaurant that sits on the fifth floor of the stunning National Gallery Singapore, and we are completely in love with the restaurant’s chinoiserie-chic vibes and a menu of elegant Cantonese dishes.

Yàn does an excellent job in injecting new elements of surprises in its presentation of dishes without compromising on the key essences of authentic Cantonese recipes. The Dim Sum Combination Platter features six delicate bite-size treats, and is a great sampler if you cannot decide on which dim sum dish to order!

1 St. Andrew’s Road, #05-02
National Gallery Singapore
Singapore 178957
Tel: +65 63845585
Mon to Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall


This Chinese restaurant at The St. Regis Singapore is classy and exudes a note of understated elegance.

Prices are slightly steeper, but for its fine food, it has won fans from all over the region. If you are planning to have a dim sum brunch at Yan Ting on the weekends, reservations are highly recommended.

29 Tanglin Road
The St. Regis Singapore
Tel: +65 6506 6887
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

[Picture story] How Chinese food made its way all over the world, History News

(All photographs courtesy of Hsu Chung-mao unless otherwise stated, Chinese ink paintings by Tania Hsu.*)

Over its long history, China’s food culture has been passed down through the ages. Its main beverage is tea, with tea leaves a major export item. Trading teams from Central Asia traversed thousands of miles on camels through vast deserts and grasslands to come to China for its porcelain, silk, and tea. Chinese food is also well-known all over the world, but apart from the classic image of chopsticks, most foreigners know nothing about Chinese cuisine beyond the dishes offered at their local Chinatown, which are adapted to foreign taste buds. 

China is huge, with cuisine unique to each province. Nevertheless, put all this food beside one another, and one would still find a few standout dishes. Imagine putting together a state dinner, or a lavish wedding dinner, with ten to fifteen guests at each table. Each dish presented would have to look, smell, and taste perfect, and in ample portions — what Chinese call “main courses” (大菜).

Chinese New Year’s Eve meals are never complete without a fish dish symbolising a year of abundance. Steaming the fish also sounds like a Chinese saying that means to be on the ascendancy (蒸蒸日上). Everything from the technique used to clean the fish to the cooking temperature determines whether the end-result is a perfect dish full of umami.Cantonese sausage (lap cheong, 腊肠) is a must-have during Chinese New Year, as a gift or at the reunion dinner. As taste buds become more sophisticated, the flavours in lap cheong are becoming more varied. Pork is no longer the only option — fish or chicken lap cheong, or those with spices or alcohol, have opened up more possibilities.“Longevity greens” — a vegetable dish usually cooked with mustard greens or spinach along with carrots — is a staple dish during Chinese New Year, symbolising long life.Drunken chicken, or chicken cooked in Chinese wine, is a common dish during Chinese New Year. This dish from Jiangsu and Zhejiang is made by soaking the chicken in Shaoxing wine — which promotes blood circulation — and nourishing Chinese herbs, and then chilling it to be served as a cold appetiser. The aroma hits the nose pleasantly even before this simple and popular dish is eaten.Scallion fried with preserved meat is a classic home-cooked dish. Preserved meat is cured and usually eaten at the beginning and end of the lunar year. It is a staple during Chinese New Year and a “mandatory” purchase as a gift or to cook, with a strong New Year flavour in every sense.

Generally, China’s main courses consist of dishes from Guangdong and Sichuan, which are more richly flavoured. Sichuan cuisine is mostly about mala, and lots of chilli. One joke goes that children in Sichuan munch on chilli like it’s chewing gum; yes, they love their chilli there!

Guangdong or Cantonese cuisine is a blend of sour, savoury, and sweet. The flavours are rich and the ingredients varied, and it is possible to come up with large plates of tasty dishes in generous portions, which is why they are found as part of large-scale functions. By contrast, Jiangsu and Zhejiang cuisine is lighter, with many types of cold dishes and side dishes, and rice as the staple.

Guangdong and Fujian are the main tea-producing provinces in China, and a source of the world’s tea. The word 茶 (tea) is pronounced “cha” in Cantonese and “te” in Hokkien, and without exception, the word for tea in any language comes from one or the other of these.

In northern China, the main type of cuisine comes from Beijing, of which the best-known dish is Peking duck. Given the harsh winters there, people eat a lot of high-calorie or “heaty” food like grilled lamb and lamb hotpot, paired with strong alcohol and complemented with grain-based items such as noodles and buns, baked pastries (烧饼) and dumplings, which form the basis of northern Chinese cuisine. As for the border regions, Mongolia and Xinjiang have preserved the nomadic diet and flavours of the past, such as lamb kebabs and goat’s milk, and plenty of spices. Yunnan cuisine is similar to the food in Thailand and Myanmar, while Guangxi’s dishes are close to Vietnamese cuisine.

Rice dumplings are one of the best-known Chinese dishes. Each region has its own unique version, with the main ingredients being glutinous rice, salted egg yolk, and lean and fatty meat, along with peanuts, chestnuts, dried shrimp, and mushrooms, according to the usual methods in each region.The important thing in cooking braised pork with preserved mustard is to fry the pork belly meat over a medium fire until just slightly burnt, then use the lard in the wok to fry minced garlic, chopped shallots, and some red chilli to taste. Finally, put the pork belly in a bowl, filling up the gaps with the preserved mustard, then steam in an electric cooker; it will take about half an hour for the meat to absorb the flavours better. During the cooking process, the flavours of the preserved mustard and soy sauce seep into the pork belly, making a savoury and fragrant dish to enjoy with rice.

But even as various cuisines have their unique points and various fans, if one had to rank them, Cantonese cuisine would probably be the most popular and influential. One reason is that the Cantonese migrated all over the world, indirectly driving the globalisation of Cantonese cuisine. Second, Cantonese cuisine is not just about good food; it is a complete lifestyle, a culture of leisure and enjoyment of good food, as exemplified by the yum cha culture (饮茶, literally “drink tea”).

Guangdong and Fujian are the main tea-producing provinces in China, and a source of the world’s tea. The word 茶 (tea) is pronounced “cha” in Cantonese and “te” in Hokkien, and without exception, the word for tea in any language comes from one or the other of these.

The yum cha culture

The Cantonese love drinking tea, and enjoying a hearty breakfast — complete with tea — is known as 早茶 (zou cha, literally “early/morning tea”) or 饮茶 (yum cha). Cantonese-style eateries offering yum cha/zou cha are found throughout China, and are popular with local Chinese everywhere. The first question that servers ask is usually what tea the customer would like — the main choices are oolong, jasmine, pu-erh, or chrysanthemum. Then the servers move around between tables with push carts full of dim sum (点心, literally “dot the heart”, meaning small Cantonese dishes much like the Spanish tapas) and customers pick what they want.

Common dim sum dishes include siew mai (steamed pork wrapped in dumpling skin), har gow (steamed prawn dumplings), cheong fun (steamed rice rolls), steamed chicken feet, braised pork ribs, and radish cake (steamed or deep fried pieces of shredded radish with flour). Cantonese lifestyle culture is strong in China, and yum cha is a representative part of that culture.

Common types of Cantonese dim sum include siew mai, pork buns, chicken feet, and custard buns. Going by “fan” numbers, Cantonese-style yum cha dishes would likely rank among the top three most popular Chinese foods. A hearty breakfast makes for an energy-filled day, and Cantonese dim sum has become a meal option.Lin Heung Tea House, a well-known dim sum eatery in Hong Kong. (Wikimedia)

In the second half of the 19th century, Cantonese coolies (manual labourers) crossed the Pacific Ocean to North America to build the railways or to join the gold rush. After which, many of them flocked to big cities on the eastern and western coasts and took on low-level jobs to make ends meet, setting up small businesses such as laundry shops and Chinese restaurants. Laundry shops were low-cost — a washboard, soap, and iron, plus a small shop space was all that was needed. The hardworking Chinese would work around the clock, exercising thrift to save money for a home, or for the education of the next generation as the most effective way to change the destiny of the family.

Opening eateries in new lands as a means of livelihood

Restaurants called for kitchens, furnishings and simple decor, and the cost was higher, but the early Chinese migrants ran small and simple eateries. Many Chinese male migrants had no family with them and had to prepare their own meals, and some became good cooks, so setting up a restaurant to serve food from their hometowns became an obvious option.

As most early Chinese migrants to Europe and the US were Cantonese, Chinese restaurants offering Cantonese food flourished, serving affordable dishes such as roast duck and goose, soy sauce chicken, wonton noodles, Cantonese-style fried noodles, Cantonese-style wui fan/mui fan (烩饭, rice with gravy/sauce), and fried hor fun (flat rice noodles). Also, to cater to Western taste buds, Cantonese food overseas did not taste as rich; for example, tomato ketchup is used to create the flavours of sweet and sour pork. As for chop suey and fortune cookies, these were created by overseas Chinese, and are not found in China.

After communist China was established in 1949, traditional time-honoured restaurants gradually became state-owned, and many well-known dishes lost their original nuanced flavours. And with that, the restaurateurs who went to Hong Kong and Taiwan ended up inheriting the authentic tastes.


A “roast meat trio” (烧腊三拼) usually consists of barbequed pork (叉烧, char siew), roast duck, and crispy-skinned roast pork. The dips include honey, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and garlic slices. These meats are savoury but not cloying, which is the characteristic of Cantonese dishes.Guangdong roast duck is a well-known Cantonese dish. Many people cannot tell the difference between Guangdong roast duck and Peking duck, which are in fact prepared slightly differently; Guangdong roast duck is more refined in its flavour.


Chicken in scallion oil is another Cantonese-style dish. Southern Chinese like to marinate chicken then steam it to soften the meat, adding salt, white pepper, rice wine, and ginger to taste. This makes the chicken fragrant and tender and a good dish to eat with rice. The Cantonese way of cooking meat is very different from in northern China; southern Chinese like a clever blend of savoury and sweet flavours.

If most of the Chinese restaurants that opened overseas before World War II were just amateurs, the high-end Chinese restaurants opened after WWII by successful restaurateurs from Hong Kong and Taiwan who later migrated to Europe and the US were like major-league football cup finalists.

After communist China was established in 1949, traditional time-honoured restaurants gradually became state-owned, and many well-known dishes lost their original nuanced flavours. And with that, the restaurateurs who went to Hong Kong and Taiwan ended up inheriting the authentic tastes. In particular, when economic growth peaked in the 1970s, these restaurateurs started upgrading their restaurants or setting up high-end ones, creating a revolution in Chinese food and lifestyle enjoyment. 

Cantonese cuisine goes international

Guangdong is located near the sea. Its largest river, the Pearl River, experiences ample flow and is rich with marine life. Hence, it is not surprising that seafood is a key feature of Cantonese cuisine. Cantonese soups, with its fanciful varieties featuring rich ingredients, including a huge array of dried seafood and Chinese herbs, also features largely in the cuisine of the Cantonese. Not only that, the best dishes from other provinces are often included in the menu of these restaurants, such as kung pow chicken from Sichuan and General Tso’s chicken from Hunan.

When these restaurateurs brought their high standards to Europe and the US, they created a new brand of high-end Chinese restaurants. These establishments had top chefs, adopted Western-style implements, hygiene standards, and management styles, and presented delicious and refined cuisines in a comfortable and chic environment.

At the other end of the spectrum, there were the Chinese takeout joints which sprouted all over the West, in line with the Western penchant for fast food.

A US postcard from the 1930s, showing a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco called Shanghai Low (上海楼, literally Shanghai House). Generally, “Shanghai” was just a name tagged on, mainly because Westerners were more familiar with Shanghai — the place may not have offered Shanghai cuisine.A US postcard from the 1930s, showing a Chinatown scene. The sign outside the Chinese restaurant on the left shows “Chop Suey”, a creation by Chinese restaurants in the US catering to American tastes, showing the creativity of Cantonese restaurateurs.A US postcard from the 1930s, showing Chinatown in San Francisco. The large sign on the right advertises chop suey, practically the first Chinese dish for Americans.A US postcard from the 1930s, showing a Chinese restaurant offering free rice top-ups. The artist has drawn a little mouse in the lower right, a dig at the hygiene standards of Chinese restaurants. The queues sported by the Chinese are also a symbol of backwardness.A US postcard from the 1930s, showing the Chinese herbs and medicines sold in Chinatown in San Francisco. Many can also be used for cooking, and they were generally imported to the US from Hong Kong.A US postcard from the 1930s, showing a fruit stall in Chinatown.A US postcard from the 1930s. After the Pacific Railway was completed in the 19th century, most of the Chinese labourers who worked on it moved to the east and west coasts, and many started Chinese restaurants.

Within Asia, the Japanese have assimilated Chinese food as part of Japanese cuisine, most prominently in the form of gyoza (饺子, dumplings) and mapo tofu (麻婆豆腐, spicy tofu). However, the flavours tend to be a little muted. As for Taiwan, people from all parts of mainland China migrated there in 1949, which means one can find — and taste — cuisine from practically all over China. But because most migrants to Taiwan came from Fujian, Hokkien-style street snacks such as rice dumplings, fried oyster omelette, fried bee hoon (thin rice noodles), pork blood cubes in soup, and meatballs are popular. Of course, there is also fermented or stinky tofu, famous for being “smelly but tasty”.

A photo of Japanese sashimi don. Japanese and Chinese are Asians, but their eating habits are different. Japanese eat a lot of raw seafood, but Chinese do not like raw food, preferring to cook their food.A photo of assorted sashimi. Sashimi or raw fish is the best-known Japanese dish, which clearly shows the difference between Chinese and Japanese food. Japanese like the original taste of ingredients, while Chinese prefer to cook their food and add rich sauces.Fried oyster omelette is a famous must-try snack for many tourists to Taiwan.Braised minced pork rice is a classic Taiwanese snack dish. It is easy to make, and appeals to gourmets everywhere.

Most Chinese in Southeast Asia are migrants from Fujian and Guangdong, and they too developed their own everyday dishes, like Hokkien-style prawn noodles, Hainanese chicken rice, and bak kut teh (肉骨茶, pork ribs soup). As eateries in Singapore and Malaysia expanded operations, these Southeast Asian Chinese dishes have made their way back to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China, gradually finding a place on the mainstream menu.

Hawkers selling rice dumplings and other snacks in the 1960s, Singapore. Traditional Chinese food can often be found in Chinese communities. The early Chinese immigrants such as the coolies, brought with them their own food culture when they settled in Singapore. Some of these dishes evolved to suit local tastes, and became quite different from the original versions.Many people frequented such coffee shops for their meals in the 1950s, as seen here in Singapore. The elderly enjoyed having tea and chit chatting in such establishments, which was part and parcel of the local culture. In this photograph, a portrait of Mr Sun Yat-sen with his teachings hangs on the wall.A stall in Singapore selling beverages and desserts in the 1960s. Its sign lists items such as lotus seed congee, water chestnut flour, barley water, and steamed sponge cake, which were all popular desserts at the time.A salesperson in a cake shop in Singapore, handing out food samples in the 1960s. Cakes, biscuits and tarts are a traditional food item for the Chinese, and are often eaten as after-dinner dessert, and also given as gifts. Mooncakes and wedding pastries are part of important festivals and celebrations.Early hawker stalls along the streets in 1960s Singapore. As they tended to be unhygienic and had the potential to cause serious public health issues, the government stepped in to regulate and improve the situation. Hawkers then had to meet certain standards before they could obtain a license to operate a business.Female customers selecting live prawns at a stall in Singapore in the 1960s. As a port city, Singapore had access to freshly caught seafood all year round.Women weave through a market in Singapore to select ingredients for preparing meals at home in the 1960s. The market is a convenient one-stop shop where vegetables, meats and spices could all be bought in one place.A bustling market in Singapore in the 1960s, with all kinds of fruits, vegetables, and foodstuffs. Women regularly went to the market to select the ingredients they would use to prepare meals at home.

*The food illustrations in this article are Chinese ink paintings by Taiwanese young artist Tania Hsu. She graduated from the Department of Calligraphy and Painting Arts at Chang Jung Christian University and specialises in painting still lifes of international cuisine using traditional Chinese painting techniques. 

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Help me find food from every Chinese province in Singapore! : singapore

G’day Singapore,

Coming back after almost 10 years away, one thing that struck me is the proliferation of regional Chinese food. Mala everywhere is the most visible manifestation, but the southern Chinese dishes we all know and love have been supplemented by restaurants serving up more or less unadulterated dishes from northern, northeastern, western and central parts of China. Yet since they cater mostly to recent immigrants, many of them are nearly invisible on the English-speaking Internet: they’re rarely covered by local bloggers, mostly missing from delivery services and often not even listed on Google Maps.

With my travel plans to China scotched by COVID-19 for the foreseeable feature, I figured I’d set a goal for myself: trot out my 非常不好 Mandarin and try to explore the food of every one of China’s 34 provinces right here in Singapore. Easy enough for Shanghai or Hong Kong; a bit more challenging for Guizhou or Anhui.

Below is my current plan of action, noting dishes & drinks to try and places to try them. (Places/dishes marked with a * I’ve already been to/eaten in China itself.) All things considered, I’d prefer to eat everyday/street/”real” food instead of fancy 5-star hotel restaurant stuff, but I’m open to everything.

But obviously I’m not really familiar with the vast majority of this, so I need your help finding places to go and things to eat! In particular, I’m currently drawing a complete blank for these:

  • Anhui, Guangxi, Jiangxi, Jilin, Hebei, Liaoning, Ningxia

And if you’d like to offer your services as tour guide/translator/culinary consultant, I’d love to go eat with you, so please drop me a PM!

Without further ado (and here’s a Google Maps version):


Beijing cuisine 京菜

Beijing Roast Duck* 北京烤鸭 — not exactly street food…


  • Shou La Shou Beijing Restaurant 手拉手京华小馆, Jln Besar — looks legit, no duck?

  • Lao Beijing 老北京食堂, Novena — Tung Lok group, fusiony menu

  • Yan Palace Restaurant 燕阁大酒楼

  • Beijing Neng Ren Ju — CLOSED

Ergoutou* 二锅头 — Qingxiang (清香) “light aroma”

Yanjing Beer*


Pan-Baked Pork Fillet 锅塌里脊

Jianbing guozi 煎饼馃子

Laodoufu 老豆腐

Miancha 麵茶/chatang 茶汤



  • Tian Jin Fong Kee, People’s Park — mostly just dumplings?

  • 9Goubuli 狗不理包子, MBS — CLOSED

  • Tian Jin Guan, Raffles Place — CLOSED


“Donkey burgers” (Lurou Huoshao) 驴肉火烧

Can this be legal in Singapore?! Random thread from 2015 says yes, with useless instructions


Shanxi cuisine

Knife-cut noodles 刀削面

Inner Mongolia

Mongolian Boiled Lamb 手扒羊肉 — also claimed by Qinghai


Northeastern Chinese cuisine 东北菜 (Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning)

Fried Pork in Scoop/Sweet and Sour Pork 锅包肉


Steamed Whitefish 清蒸白鱼

Korean influence: Ginseng Chicken, Cold Noodles 冷面

  • Liu Da Ma 刘大妈, Geylang — Chinese lamb BBQ specialist, tagged as “Jilin” by Hungrygowhere? 羔羊肉 羊排油 烤茄子 锡纸金针菇


Liaoning cuisine

Braised Pork with Vermicelli 猪肉炖粉条

  • Tianfu Renjia 天府人家, Tiong Bahru — mostly mala hotpot but has braised pork with vermicelli; 天府 is in Sichuan tho?

Snow Beer* 雪花啤酒, of course!


Red Braised Pork 红烧肉


  • Xiang Yuan Ji 祥源记上海生煎, Jalan Besar

  • Shanghai Renjia, AMK — Been here already, excellent!


Jiangsu cuisine 苏菜


Stewed Pork Ball in Brown Sauce 红烧狮子头


Zhejiang cuisine 浙菜

Dragon Well (Longjing) tea 龙井

West Lake Fish in Vinegar Sauce 西湖醋鱼

Dongpo Pork 东坡肉


  • Gu Ma Jia Private Kitchen 姑妈家, Serangoon — looks Singaporean Chinese to me?

  • Jing Hua Xiao Chi 京华小吃 — mostly dumplings (XLB), Japanese chain!?

  • 江苏餐馆, Sims Ave — Closed


Anhui cuisine 徽菜

Huangshan Stinky Mandarin Fish黄山臭桂鱼

  • 一品轩, Geylang — Closed

  • Huang Shan, Joo Chiat — Closed


Fujian cuisine 闽菜 — “不汤不行”

Might need to do a few visits here since I really should cover Singapore-style Hokkien and Henghwa, as well as “modern” Fujianese

Fujian thick soup 羹

Rouyan 肉燕 dumplings

Buddha Jumps Over the Wall* 佛跳墙


Jiangxi cuisine

Steamed Pork with Rice Flour 粉蒸肉


Shandong cuisine 鲁菜

Zhajiangmian* 炸酱面

Braised Intestines in Brown Sauce 九转大肠

Tsingtao beer!


Henan cuisine 豫菜

Stewed Noodles 烩面 huìmiàn


Hubei cuisine

Mianyang Three Steamed Dishes 沔阳三蒸

Hot dry noodles 热干面

Hankow Er Kuang 汉口二厂 soft drinks

Guo kui


Hunan cuisine 湘菜

Steamed Fish Head with Diced Hot Red Peppers 剁椒鱼头

  • Hunan Cuisine Restaurant 密斯湘菜館, Chinatown

  • Chilli Up Hunan Cuisine 天天湘上湖南菜, Chinatown

  • Xiang Signature, Bugis

  • Old Yang Kee 老杨记湖南菜, Chinatown — CLOSED

Guangdong (Canton)


White Cut Chicken 白切鸡

Teochew, Hakka cuisine (as eaten in Singapore) are technically Guangdong?


Guangxi cuisine

Sanhuajiu (三花酒) — Mixiang (米香) “rice aroma”

Rice Noodles with Snails 螺蛳粉


Wenchang Chicken 文昌鸡 (white-cut chicken 白切鸡)

Jiaji Duck 加积鸭, Dongshan Lamb 东山羊, Hele Crab 和乐蟹

Hainanese herbal mutton soup?

  • Many localized Hainanese places…

  • Yet Con 逸群鸡饭, off Beach Rd — super old school

  • Mooi Chin Place 美珍苑, Bugis

  • British Hainan, Joo Chiat — looks much more British than Hainanese (o_O;



Mapo Tofu* 麻婆豆腐

Wuliangye 五粮液 — Nongxiang (浓香) “strong aroma”


Chongqing Spicy Chicken/Laziji 辣子鸡

Chongqing noodles 重庆小面



Guizhou cuisine 黔菜

Fish in Sour Soup 酸汤鱼

Kweichow Maotai — Jiangxiang 酱香 “sauce aroma” type


Crossing Bridge Noodles* 过桥米线

  • Yun Nans 云海肴, various outlets

  • XiangCao Yunnan Original Ecology Hotpot, Bugis — mushroom hot pot

  • Honguo — tried, was not impressed


Shaanxi cuisine

Pita Bread Soaked in Lamb Soup* 羊肉泡馍

Roujiamo* 肉夹馍

Liangpi* 凉皮

Ice Peak* 冰峰 — the Xi’an Triangle!


Tibetan Blood Sausage 藏族血肠 — blood products illegal in Singapore



Uyghur cuisine 新疆菜

Skewers, laghman noodles 手拉麵, Big Plate Chicken 大盘鸡

  • Aisyah, Telok Ayer — Jan 2021 — laghman and lamb kebabs 烧羊肉 quite good, heavy Sichuan influence on menu though (口水鸡 etc)

  • Alijiang, Vivocity — looks pretty, but menu sketchy AF (avocado, lobster noodles etc)


Stir-Fried Dough Slices with Mutton 羊肉炒面片

Beef Noodles 牛肉面


Lanzhou Beef Noodles 兰州牛肉面

“一清、二白、三红、四绿、五黄, meaning “one clear (soup), two white (radish), three red (chili oil), four green (leek) and five yellow (noodle).”

  • Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles 舌尖尖, various outlets

  • Western Mahua, Vivocity & PLQ — Chinese chain, same menu as Alijiang


Steamed Lamb 清蒸羊羔肉

Hong Kong*

Beef Balls 牛肉丸


Bacalhau 马介休

  • Tuga, Dempsey (Portuguese, but close enough?)

  • Macau Express — CLOSED (all outlets)


Three Cup Chicken 三杯鸡

Lu rou fan 卤肉饭

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America’s 50 best Chinese restaurants

(CNN) — Becoming a successful Chinese restaurant in the United States is tricky. You need to cater to the American palate, but still be authentic enough to be considered a reputable Chinese joint.

With more than 41,000 Chinese restaurants in the United States, it’s not easy picking a top 50. But, based on interviews with chefs and Chinese restaurant associations, surveys of local food writers and polls, and our own experiences, here are the 50 best Chinese restaurants in the country, arranged by state.


1. China Magic Noodle House, Chandler

Watch through a window as the noodles you just ordered are handmade and pulled for you. China Magic Noodle House serves outstanding beef noodles for less than $10. Huge portions and you can get them dry or with broth.

The egg rolls are a good appetizer, but spicy marinated pig ear is also on the menu. If that isn’t enough, they serve freshly squeezed juice and boba milk tea.

2015 N. Dobson Road, Chandler

2. Beijing Pie House, Monterey Park

The best Chinese pies.

Courtesy Ron Dollete/Creative Commons/Flickr

Beijing Pie House isn’t a traditional Chinese restaurant. No white tablecloths, moo shu pork or dim sum carts here. The place trumpets the glories of meat pies — flaky pies stuffed with searing hot pieces of meat. All for $7.

If you haven’t gotten your carnivore on yet, you can always pair your pie with a savory beef roll. Cash only.

846 E. Garvey Ave., Monterey Park

3. Chef Chu’s, Los Altos

Chef Chu’s dates back to 1970.

Courtesy Slippy Slappy/Creative Commons/Flickr

Extensive selection, big portions and reasonable prices. Chef Chu’s was opened in 1970 by Lawrence C.C. Chu himself. Since then the chef has made countless media appearances and become a best-selling cookbook author.

The Los Altos-based restaurant serves dishes covering all regions of China, but manages to cater to the American palate. Specialties are Peking duck (order four hours ahead) and a scintillating chicken salad with hot-mustard peanuts.

Notable diners include Bill Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter and none other than the Biebs, Justin Bieber.

1067 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos

4. Class 302, Rowland Heights

Class 302 is as close as you get can to authentic Taiwanese food outside Taiwan. The restaurant is structured like a traditional Chinese classroom.

The pork belly rice gets it just right and you know you’re in a solid place when you see customers flocking from all over Southern California just to get their tongues on the highly touted shaved snow (shaved ice). Cash only.

1015 S. Nogales St., No. 125, Rowland Heights

5. Del Mar Rendezvous, Del Mar

Located close to the ocean, Del Mar Rendezvous sports acclaimed and extensive gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan menus. The craft beer selection is also impressive.

With top-notch service and an inventive Chinese fusion menu — the duck breast Shangri-la with teriyaki glaze is superb — Rendezvous is a long-time favorite among locals.

The Xango dessert is a banana cheesecake wrapped in a cinnamon pastry topped with caramel and chocolate sauce. It’s like your cell phone — leave the restaurant without it and you’ll have to go back.

Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino Del Mar, No. 102, Del Mar

6. Dintaifung, Arcadia

Slurping encouraged.

Courtesy Kent Wang/Creative commons/Flickr

This dumpling house’s reputation stretches far and wide — especially in Taiwan, where it originated.

Dintaifung is known for its succulent xiaolongbao, or soup dumplings. The dumplings are tiny, but there are pocketfuls of juice in every bite. Definitely be prepared for a long wait. The restaurant is always busy. Additional location in Seattle.

1108 S Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

7. Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant, San Francisco

Best for veggies.

Courtesy angela n./creative commons/flickr

A veggie restaurant with two branches in San Francisco, Enjoy has vegan food that not only looks but tastes like real meat. Lots of gluten-free options and a fair selection of Americanized-Chinese food, such as sweet-and-sour chicken.

No MSG, garlic or onion in any dishes. Even meat eaters have become addicted to the place. Well, some.

754 Kirkham St., San Francisco

8. Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, San Mateo

Where to head for the best hot pot in town.

Courtesy Gary Stevens/Creative Commons/Flickr

With locations all over the world, including China and Japan, Little Sheep sets the standard when it comes to hot pot.

You can get different flavored broths, but the favorite tends to be the spicy one. You can also divide your pot in half if you have people in your party who can’t stomach lots of spice.

It’s family style, so this is a group event. You’ll walk out smelling like hot pot. Additional locations in Texas, California and New York.

215 S. Ellsworth Ave., San Mateo

9. San Tung Chinese Restaurant, San Francisco

Fried chicken at San Tung is sweet and tangy.

Courtesy Ernesto Andrade/Creative Commons/Flickr

The main attraction at San Tung is the dry-fried chicken wings — juicy wings lightly fried and drenched with a sweet and tangy sauce.

San Tung adopts the Shandong (the Chinese region known for its flour-based foods) style of cooking and so plays up the pot stickers and fresh noodles. The restaurant is usually packed, so be prepared for a wait.

1031 Irving St., San Francisco

10. Savoy Kitchen, Alhambra

Delicious meals on offer at Savoy Kitchen.

Courtesy LWYang/Creative Commons/Flickr

Savoy Kitchen is a hole-in-the-wall in Alhambra has developed a cult following for its Hainan chicken rice.

The chicken portions are substantial with much more meat than bone, with chicken-broth rice with ginger and an orange hot sauce on the side. Everything about the dish is well worth the money.

138 E. Valley Blvd., Alhambra

11. Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant, Rosemead

Don’t miss the egg custard tarts at Sea Harbor.

Courtesy Ron Dollete/Creative commons/Flickr

Located in the San Gabriel Valley, a Chinese foodie hotspot, Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant is a classic dim sum joint that’s always packed on weekends. There are no dim sum carts. Instead, you order from a checklist.

From the extensive dinner menu, the Hong Kong Dungeness crab is both a customer and L.A. food-critic favorite. With an amazingly flaky crust and hot egg-y center, the egg tarts are a dim sum dessert classic.

3939 Rosemead Blvd., Rosemead

12. Newport Tan Cang Seafood Restaurant, San Gabriel

Delicious shrimp dishes are a highlight of Newport Tan.

Courtesy T.Tseng/Creative Commons/Flickr

Newport Tan is one of the most acclaimed Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley, especially known for its house special lobster. It’s smart to come with a large group so you can order a variety of seafood, such as fish with basil-and-walnut shrimp.

If you’re craving red meat, the filet mignon cubes are outstanding.

518 W. Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel

13. R&G Lounge, San Francisco

Fried crab at the R&G Lounge is said to be outstanding.

Courtesy Yusuke Kawasaki/Creative Commons/Flickr

Heavily promoted by restaurant personality Anthony Bourdain, R&G Lounge in San Francisco constantly rakes in rave reviews. The salt and pepper crab is messy, but delicious.

The Peking duck is served Cantonese style, so you get buns instead of pancakes to go with your crispy duck slices.

631 Kearny St., San Francisco


14. Star Kitchen, Denver

Star Kitchen gets a shining star for its dim sum, which are priced around $3 a pop.

The dinner menu has a great seafood selection that comes from live tanks of fish, crab and lobster. The barbecue pork buns are memorable and you can get anything from tofu to goose intestine to frog from the hot pot menu.

2917 W. Mississippi Ave., No. 5, Denver


15. Tropical Chinese, Miami

A dim sum restaurant with a lot of class, Tropical Chinese sports a sophisticated decor. The restaurant’s website provides a good visual introduction to the upscale offerings.

Consistent favorites are orange beef, shrimp dumplings and egg tarts. For dim sum fans who don’t want to wait, there’s a take-out menu.

7991 S.W. 40th St, Miami


16. Canton House Chinese Restaurant, Atlanta

This Cantonese restaurant serves dim sum for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Talk about commitment to craft.

Tables near the kitchen are the best. You get front row seats and dibs on the carts of steaming dumplings rolling by. Impressively fast service, too.

4825 Buford Highway, Atlanta

17. Tasty China, Marietta

Once you’ve tried the spicy fried eggplant with the numbing beef roll at Tasty China, a Sichuan restaurant, you probably won’t have enough sensation in your tongue to go for more. Get some raw vegetables with this combo, as they will tone down the heat. You’re going to need them.

585 Franklin Road S.E., Marietta


18. Legend Seafood Restaurant, Honolulu

Legend is a Honolulu dim sum joint by day and by night a seafood restaurant that’s very popular with the locals. Seats fill up quickly. It’s best to arrive before 10 a.m. on weekends. Deep fried taro puffs should be ordered without a moment’s hesitation. They run out fast.

100 N. Beretania St., No. 108, Honolulu

19. Sweet Home Café, Honolulu

A Taiwanese BYOB joint, Sweet Home Café is constantly flooded with locals who come to get their hot pot fix. Hot pots are served family style and you get to make your own dipping sauce.

The restaurant is so crowded that there’s a 90-minute time limit to eat.

2334 S. King St., Honolulu


20. Lao Sze Chuan, Chicago

The meat dishes are great at Lao Sze Chuan, but this aubergine dish looks pretty tasty too.

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The spicy chicken at Chicago Chinatown’s Lao Sze Chuan will make your eyes water. It’s loaded with red-hot chili peppers. Despite the burning sensation, you’ll probably keep reaching for more because it’s absolutely addictive.

The Peking duck is perfectly cooked and served with the usual condiments. Go ahead and suck on the bones — they’re just that good.

2172 S. Archer Ave., Chicago

21. Sun Shui, Arlington Heights

Mixed genres are normally a red flag, but Sun Shui is a Chinese restaurant with a sushi bar that delivers high quality.

It’s a classy and inexpensive venue for a date. The “Dinner for Two” option comes with soup, a starter, two entrees and dessert. This the American heartland, so General Tso’s chicken is a popular pick.

155 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights


22. Trey Yuen, Mandeville

Fancy a bit of alligator? Head to Trey Yuan.

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Talk about adaptation. Trey Yuen is a Chinese restaurant that serves Cajun-influenced dishes. Sichuan flavorings are added to alligator and crawfish to create the ultimate Louisiana-meets-China cuisine.

600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville


23. China Bistro, Rockville

China Bistro is dumplings depot. It’s a mom-and-pop shop with no more than a couple tables, but each dumpling is handmade and served fresh. Mama’s Special is a unique blend of pork, shrimp, chive and nappa. Refreshing bubble tea is also served.

755 Hungerford Drive, Rockville


24. Gourmet Dumpling House, Boston

Don’t just eat a dumpling, have a gourmet dumpling.

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In Boston’s Chinatown this one is, obviously, known for dumplings. The crispy scallion pancakes pair perfectly with xiaolongbao (soup dumplings).

The restaurant combines northern and southern Chinese flavors and serves an assortment of Taiwanese appetizers, such as oyster pancakes and stinky tofu.

52 Beach St., Boston

25. Taiwan Cafe, Boston

Taiwan Cafe has the best soup dumplings in Boston and a wide variety of Taiwanese specialties, such as oyster pancakes and pork over rice.

Nothing extraordinary about the venue or location, but the Chinatown restaurant is probably the closest thing to Taiwan in Massachusetts.

34 Oxford St., Boston


26. Best China, Canton

Best China really is the best in Michigan. With less than a dozen tables, it’s a hole-in-the-wall, but the Shanghai-style rice cakes (nian gao) achieve the perfect level of chewiness without being gummy. There are two menus — Chinese and English. As at any authentic Chinese place, adventurous eaters can ask for the Chinese menu (they’re usually differ slightly from the English menu) and get recommendations from waiters.

7233 N. Lilley Road, Canton


27. Little Szechuan, St. Paul

Expect generous portions at Little Szechuan.

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Little Szechuan’s mapo tofu and typically spicy Sichuan fare will leave your taste buds screaming for water, but don’t worry; there are plenty of milder options.

For those unfamiliar with authentic Chinese foods, pictures are provided on the menu. Entrees tend to be larger than expected. We’re not complaining.

422 University Ave. W., St. Paul


28. Joyful House, Las Vegas

No fusion or Americanized dishes at Joyful House, a Las Vegas favorite. Just consistent and authentic Cantonese selections from a Hong Kong-trained chef.

The honey-walnut shrimp is a treat — not too heavy on the mayo glaze, good shrimp-to-walnut ratio and expertly cooked. The restaurant is located near Chinatown. Picture menus make it easy to order.

4601 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas

29. Wing Lei, Las Vegas

Inside this imposing casino is Michelin-starred Wing Lei restaurant.

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A Michelin-starred restaurant inside The Wynn casino on the strip, Wing Lei’s decor offers a twist on French-influenced Shanghai. The food is as classy as the atmosphere, with prices on most dishes starting at around $30.

Peking duck is the house specialty. It’s carved whole next to your table and served two ways, with steamed buns and hoisin sauce, and also diced in a lettuce cup.

Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas

New York

(See also Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot in the California section)

30. Excellent Dumpling House, New York

The name tells it like it is.

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It says it on the tin: this is a great spot for melt-in-your-mouth dumplings, which go for about $4.95 each. Excellent Dumping House is in a prime spot in SoHo and perfect for feasting on delicious Chinese treats.

111 Lafayette St, New York

31. Joe’s Shanghai, New York

Authentic local favorite Joe’s Shanghai in NYC.

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Specializing in wonderful soup dumplings, Joe’s Shanghai is a local favorite has three locations: Midtown, Chinatown and Flushing. The crab and pork dumplings with a plate of scallion pancakes could make this your new favorite Chinese place. Dumplings come in sets of eight and average around $5 per set.

Midtown: 24 W 56 Street, New York

Chinatown: 9 Pell St., New York

Flushing: 136-21 37th Avenue, Flushing

32. East Dumpling, New York

You’d be hard pressed to get a better dumpling deal anywhere in the United States. And the dumplings aren’t only cheap, but tasty.

The restaurant sits on the former site of legendary Prosperity Dumpling and offers $3 for 10 dumplings. Best deal ever this side of Shanghai.

46 Eldridge St., New York

33. Xi’an Famous Foods, New York

Muslim-inspired dishes from Western China on the menu here.

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Xi’an Famous Foods serves Muslim-inspired dishes that taste as good as they do in western China. Lamb burgers are the highlight of this very authentic establishment. You can watch as they hand pull noodles right in front of you.

88 E. Broadway, No. 106, New York

North Carolina

34. Gourmet Kingdom, Carrboro

With more than 150 dishes on the menu, Gourmet Kingdom doesn’t lack in variety. Prices average around $15 per dish, but you get a hearty amount, so drag along friends.

The lunch special is a steal, with choice of appetizer (the eight-piece dumpling order is a good option) paired with an entree such as the highly recommended take on the old standby kung pao chicken.

301 E. Main St., Carrboro


35. Sichuan Bistro, Mason

Sichuan Bistro is as close as you’re going to get to China in Ohio. The servers are Chinese and the menu is in Chinese (English translations provided). Cumin lamb is a customer favorite that will have you returning for more.

No worries for those who can’t stomach the authenticity. Sichuan Bistro divides its menu into traditional Chinese and American-friendly Chinese.

7888 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason


36. Shandong Restaurant, Portland

Shandong offers “a new look at classic dishes” in a pleasant though simple dining room.

The ginger-infused, hand-rolled pot stickers are large and one of the best-selling items. There are also freshly hand-pulled noodles and a unique deep-fried pork dish cooked in a cherry and ginger sauce. Cheap happy hour appetizers, such as pan-Pacific wontons, Chilean rock crab and shiitake dumplings, are available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Is this the cutting edge of Chinese cuisine? A growing number of devotees think so.

3724 N.E. Broadway, Portland

37. Wong’s King Seafood Restaurant, Portland

Wong’s is an authentic dim sum joint in an Asian strip mall where you can get the whole carts-piled-with-steamed-buns-and-dumplings experience. Dim sum hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the weekends.

No reservations available during dim sum hours and Sundays tend to be packed to the brim.

Despite the long lines, servers are friendly, the food emotes pure Hong Kong goodness and there’s no rushing you out the door, an unfortunate practice in too many popular dim sum places. The pork shu mai and steamed buns are customer favorites.

8733 S.E. Division St., Portland


38. Han Dynasty, Philadelphia

Tasty treats at Han Dynasty.

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The glaring red of Han Dynasty’s storefront suggests tongue-numbing spice and the place definitely doesn’t disappoint heat-seekers.

Dan dan noodles are a customer favorite. They’re silky and soaked in flavorful pork broth. Most selections are drenched in chili oil or fried with Sichuan peppercorns. Approach with caution.

Han Dynasty, 108 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

39. Yangming, Bryn Mawr

In Bryn Mawr, Yangming is an Asian-fusion joint, catering to a mostly American crowd.

That’s not a complaint. The golden crabmeat purse appetizers, shrimp coconut soup and lemongrass sake shrimp are all noble and tasty twists on Chinese cuisine. Chocolate-covered fortune cookies come at the end of every meal. How’s that for Asian fusion?

1051 Conestoga Road, Bryn Mawr

South Carolina

40. Red Orchid’s China Bistro, Charleston

Red Orchid is an Americanized Chinese restaurant, but that doesn’t mean it’s not delicious. The barbecue pork buns are fantastic and the dumplings are one of the most frequently ordered times.

Matching the expertly crafted and presented food is a pleasing ambiance and contemporary decor.

1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston


See also Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot in the California section.

41. Asia Cafe, Austin

Authentic duck tongue in Austin.

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You know you’ve stepped into an authentic place when the menu on the restaurant whiteboard is completely in Chinese. Don’t let language barrier or its location in an Austin strip mall deter you. Asia Cafe serves remarkable Sichuan, such as spicy fish soaked in oil and pepper flakes, and the best mapo tofu in Texas.

8650 Spicewood Springs Road, Number 115, Austin

42. First Chinese BBQ, Austin

Leave it to Texas to have a top-notch Chinese restaurant that centers around barbecue dishes. First Chinese BBQ has a row of roasted duck carcasses hanging from the ceiling.

This Texas chain serves authentic Chinese, with marinated meats as the specialty. Roasted duck and barbecue pork are reliable bets for first-timers.

10901 N. Lamar Blvd., No. 401, Austin


43. Little World Chinese Restaurant, Salt Lake City

Cheap food, big portions, fast service. As the name suggests, the restaurant is small, cramped and doesn’t have more than a couple of tables. But the flavor eclipses the hassle.

The pork and eggplant hot pot is heavenly, with a large serving of eggplant and finely cut strips of pork. The eggplant is flash fried before being transferred into a pot with broth, scallions and cabbage.

1356 S. State St., Salt Lake City

44. Red Maple Chinese Cuisine, West Valley City

Great service and good dim sum often don’t come hand-in-hand, but Red Maple is one of those rare places where they do. Dim sum carts are filled with the usual fare and there’s a decent seafood selection.

You can’t go wrong with Singapore noodles and honey-walnut shrimp.

3361 S. Redwood Road, West Valley City


45. Single Pebble, Burlington

Single Pebble’s specialty is a mock eel: shiitake mushroom braised in a ginger sauce.

Owned by Chiuho Duval, a Taiwanese photojournalist-turned-chef, Single Pebble is all about authenticity and flavors from Taiwan, Hong Kong and regions of China, including Sichuan and Chengdu. The eight-course Chef Tasting menu is well worth a long dinner event with a group.

133 Bank St., Burlington


See Washington, D.C.


See also Dintaifung in California section.

46. Chiang’s Gourmet Restaurant, Seattle

Chiang’s is a pure Chinese joint in Seattle located in an awkward spot off the freeway. We can’t rave about the service or location, but the food is authentic and cheap, with most dishes under $10.

The restaurant has a vegetarian menu (rare for most authentic Asian places) and a Sichuan menu, catering to those with a spicier palate. The stinky tofu is the real thing here, a pungent offering that divides any table into lovers and haters.

7845 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle

47. Facing East, Bellevue

Facing East’s Taiwanese pork burgers are simple. They’re made with a large piece of fatty pork sandwiched in a bun with salted vegetables, chopped nuts and cilantro. They’re also the reason why there’s always a long line at this authentic Taiwanese joint.

You can get two for around $4.

There’s good shaved ice for dessert.

1075 Bellevue Way N.E., B-2, Bellevue

48. Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon, Seattle

Get the hand-rolled noodles.

Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon was started up by none other than Judy Fu, an immigrant from the northern Chinese city of Tsingtao. Her noodles are rolled and cut upon order and you can get them sautéed or served in flavored broth. The dumplings are another customer favorite that you can also buy frozen to make at home.

Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon, 8917 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle

Washington, D.C.

49. Harmony Café, Washington D.C.

A vegetarian cafe, Harmony is a homey Georgetown place that offers Chinese food with delicious fake meat. They have an awesome lunch deal for $5.95 that comes with salad, spring roll, white rice and an entree.

Customer favorites include the crispy shiitake mushroom and mock chicken with cashews.

3287 M St. NW, Washington, D.C

50. Peking Gourmet Inn, Falls Church

It’s not every day you can dine in a restaurant visited by generals, diplomats and presidents. Peking Gourmet Inn has an impressive clientele list.

As the name suggests, the star attraction is the Peking duck.

The duck comes out perfectly bronzed and crisp and is hand-carved in front of you. Complimentary pancakes, cucumber strips, scallions and hoisin sauce are provided.

Reservations strongly recommended.

6029 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Va.

Editor’s note: This article was previously published in 2012. It was reformatted and republished in 2017.

7 ‘Hipster’ Asian Restaurants In Singapore For Your Next Date Night

The next time you and your SO are stuck, be sure to surprise them by suggesting these wacky East-meets-West fusion places.


Western or Asian? Pizza or Ramen? How about both? This will resolve the age-old couple squabble of “Where do you want to eat?”

The next time you and your Significant Other are stuck, be sure to surprise them by suggesting these wacky East-meets-West fusion places. Their playfully innovative dishes and desserts will definitely please both parties. Well it wouldn’t be a fun date night without a few surprises.

1. Lokkee

The moment you get seated, you will realise that Lokkee is not an atypical Chinese joint. A piece of wet tissue set on the table is in a package that would make many blush. The packet cheekily plays on the restaurant’s name as an innuendo, telling you to ‘Get Lokkee’.


The restaurant by Tung Lok group has an American-Chinese concept, with a cheeky, playful and naughty Western take on its seemingly traditional Chinese dishes and decor. We are talking about a head bust of Chairman Mao with Mickey Mouse ears (Mickey Mao?) and paintings of Storm Troopers as Terracotta Warriors.

Their innovative dishes on the menu are also incredibly Instagram-worthy. Their ‘Awesome Flaming Pineapple Beef’ features coconut braised beef served in a pineapple on fire.


‘Firecracker Chicken Nest’ features an all-time favourite chicken dish is presented with numbingly hot Szechuan chilli surrounded by cool mango puree to quell the heat from the spicy chilli.

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The restaurant then takes one last stab at being cheeky with the fortune cookie, a Western tradition in Chinese restaurants, with their troll fortunes. It would definitely make for an interesting and fun dinner date.

Lokkee Restaurant
Plaza Singapura, #03-01, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839

2. Restaurant Labyrinth

Restaurant Labyrinth re-interprets traditional recipes and local flavours and cultures into contemporary charm. The Mod-Sin joint has an innovative menu (think Chendol Xiao Long Baos), and it won the Best Asian Fine Dining in the Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) Epicurean Star Award 2015. ‘Mod-Sin’ is a term coined by homegrown chef Willin Low from Wild Rocket to describe Modern Singapore or contemporary local cuisine.

Labyrinth’s creations are deceptively creative, their mango sticky rice dessert comes in the form of a ‘soft boiled egg’, complete with ‘soy sauce’ on the top.

Another dish masquerading to be a local favourite is this Hokkaido Scallops ‘Bak Chor Mee’. The chef actually uses thin slices of squid infused with saffron for noodles, that ‘fish cake’ is deep fried scallops, and the ‘minced meat’ is actually anchovy and tapioca powder.


The next time you tell your date you are bringing them for some ‘bak chor mee’, it’s by no means a humble affair.

8 Raffles Ave, #02-23 Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore 039802

3. Folks Collective

This hipster Thai restaurant Folks Collective draws you in with their decor; the China Square outlet has the charm of a vintage shophouse, with old-school phones, retro TVs and old-fashioned irons  decorating the shelves on the wall.

The food is quite typical Thai cuisine like green curry and Thai fish cakes, but it is popular among the CBD folks for their affordable set lunches and their cute concept of the Thai food served in tiffin carriers (or as your mum would call it, tingkat).


Folks Collective has different outlets, with a different theme for each. While the China Square branch models a vintage shophouse, the Asia Version has the luxe of a grand brasserie with a shimmery chandelier. The ‘oriental outpost’ at Capital Square has a Ming-inspired theme and has an exclusive menu to this outlet as well as a fine selection of craft beers and ciders. This is one  perfect place for a great date! whichever floats your date-vibe!


Folks Collective
8 Marina View, #01-01 Asia Square Tower 1, Singapore 018960

4. Xiao Ya Tou

At one glance, it may look like an olden-day Chinese restaurant, but you know Xiao Ya Tou is far from it when it calls itself ‘naughty Asian cuisine’. The decor is interestingly nostalgic with retro posters and lanterns decked out in the restaurant.


It jazzes up typical Vietnamese fare like Pho noodles by adding Wagyu striploin, and serves a unique East-West blend with dishes like Tofu and Century Egg Salad, Otak-Otak Aglio Olio, and Truffle Pork Dumplings.

A popular dish is their Unagi Benedict, a new take on brunch with the Japanese eel served atop fried mantous.

Xiao Ya Tou
6 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089592

5. Baba Chews

There aren’t many spots like this one; Baba Chews is a quaint restaurant within Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong with a modern Peranakan charm. The bar and eatery serves up Peranakan dishes with a modern flair, with bites like Chilli Crab Cake with Fried Mantou Chips and Foie Gras Tau Kwa Pau.


They are quirky with their cocktails too, like their signature drink Chews Laksa, which contains Bacardi White, Malibu, pineapple juice, coconut cream, Gula Melaka syrup, Laksa-infused whipped cream


Kueh Durian, the chef’s modern interpretation of the usual Kueh Dadar, is durian mousse and grated coconut tucked inside pandan crepes and topped with gula melaka ice cream.

Baba Chews Bar and Eatery
86 East Coast Road #01-01 Katong Square Singapore 428788

6. redpan

If the sound of Char Siew Chili fries and Satay Beehoon Pasta whets your appetite, redpan is the place for you. DP Architects, a homegrown architecture firm, and GRUB, a young Singapore culinary company, teamed up to birth this Design X Food brainchild, reinterpreting local cuisine.


Some of their redesigned food items are Mexican street snack meets Asian flair, like the Salted Egg Prawn Taco,Beef Rendang taco, and meat-free Tauhu Telor Taco.


Their Baked Durian Alaska dessert features durian ice cream in a blow-torched meringue, which vaguely reminds you of our favourite durian building aka The Esplanade.

6, Raffles Boulevard, #02-03/04 Marina Square, 039594

7. Chop Suey

Chopsuey Cafe is actually PS Cafe’s first foray into Asian cuisine, inspired by Westernised Chinese food. Set in a black and white decor surround by the lush greenery of Demsey Hill, it is perfect for that #couplegoals shot.


They reinvented Asian dishes like Snapper and Tofu ‘Lagsana’, and Crispy Duck Pow Pockets. A bestseller is their adorable-looking Pumpkin and Cod Dumplings, which features three mini pumpkin-shaped buns with mashed cod.


The place is like zi char-style meets cafe vibe, rosti meets boiled soup. Definitely great when you and your date want some comfort food, but still keeping it classy.

Chopsuey Cafe
10 Dempsey Road, #01-23, Singapore 247700

Lee Kuan Yew: authoritarian creator of the Singapore miracle

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Lee made Singapore prosperous and practically free from corruption

“Father of the Singapore nation” Lee Kuan Yew has passed away Sunday evening at 92nd year of life. Lee has ruled the island as prime minister for 31 years, since Singapore gained independence in 1959.

A calculating strategist and ruthless pragmatist, Lee Kuan Yew has transformed Singapore from a tiny island with no natural resources to a thriving economy.

He successfully rallied Singaporeans to achieve what is often called an economic miracle, a combination of private and public capitalism.

Lee made Singapore prosperous, modern, efficient and virtually free of corruption – and foreign investors flocked there.

But while admiring his economic success, many are skeptical about what became of Lee Kwang Yew’s human rights record.

Study in Cambridge

Lee Kuan Yew was born on September 16, 1923 in Singapore, in a family of the third generation of Chinese immigrants.

His upbringing was under strong British influence, and his grandfather called him Harry Lee – by this name he was known in his youth.

Lee was sent to an English school in Singapore, but his further education was interrupted by the Japanese occupation, which began in 1942.

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Lee Kuan Yew in the 1958 Singapore elections

For the next three years he traded on the black market and, thanks to his good English, got a job in the Japanese occupation propaganda department.

After the war he ended up briefly at the London School of Economics before transferring to Cambridge where he earned a double degree in jurisprudence.

During his time in England, Lee became a devoted listener to BBC radio and even took part in the campaign of his fellow university student who was competing for a seat in the Devonshire Parliament.

Since his student days, Lee considered himself a consistent socialist, therefore, upon returning to Singapore, he did not hesitate to join the trade union movement and eventually became one of the main trade union lawyers.

With and without Malaysia

In 1954, Lee Kwang Yew founded the Popular Action Party (MHP) and became its general secretary. He will hold this position for the next forty years.

IPA won the majority of parliamentary seats in the 1959 elections – Singapore had already gained de facto independence by that time, becoming a self-governing state within the British Empire.

And Lee Kuan Yew himself is the prime minister.

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In 1969, Lee Kuan Yew (center) took part in the BBC’s Panorama program

In 1963, Lee enters into an agreement on the merger of Singapore with Malaysia, but this union did not last long.Ideological contradictions and a series of violent clashes between ethnic groups led to the expulsion of Singapore from the federation and its acquisition of full-fledged independence.

This was not an easy decision for Lee, as he hoped that an alliance with Malaysia would help Singapore overcome the legacy of its colonial past. He called this decision a “harrowing choice.”

However, commercial and military ties remained between Singapore and Malaysia, and Britain agreed to maintain its military base here as a guarantee of the security of the two states.

Lee embarked on an ambitious reform program that would transform Singapore from a “dump of squalor and degradation,” as it was described in the local press at the time, into a modern industrialized state.

Price of reform

For the sake of economic reform, Lee Kuan Yew introduced under strict control all other spheres of life of the city-state, and above all politics. Singapore is still one of the most regulated societies in the world.

Li’s opponents were imprisoned without trial, the press was gagged and access to information from abroad was restricted, and many journalists were arrested.

“Freedom of the press, freedom of the media, must be subordinated to the overriding needs of the integrity of Singapore,” Lee said.

Photo author, AFP

He justified his actions by the fact that the newspapers were financed by Singapore’s foreign ill-wishers.

Lee believed that in a developing country some freedoms should be sacrificed. The alternative to anti-communism was communism, and there was simply no room left for the Western concept of liberal democracy, in Lee’s view.

However, some of his critics argue that a majority in parliament would have provided him with a sufficient level of security anyway, without the need for repressive measures.

A staunch anti-communist, Li was accused of using communist-style methods, but unlike them, the people of Singapore at least benefited financially from his rule.

From 1960 to 1980, Singapore’s gross national product per capita increased 15 times.

According to the Israeli model

An example was Israel, surrounded at that time by hostile Arab states. “Like Israel, we had to jump over the rest of the region and attract international companies,” Lee said.

He understood the importance of establishing good neighborly relations with China, and in this he was helped by his personal friendship with the Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping.

Photo author, AFP

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Over the years of Lee Kuan Yew’s rule, Singapore turned into a wealthy, industrialized state

Deng Xiaoping, who visited Singapore in 1978, expressed his admiration for Lee’s economic policies; in turn, Li was impressed by Deng Xiaoping’s reforms in China.

Lee instituted the toughest anti-corruption measures that had been an integral part of the past colonial economic model, and embarked on a program of low-cost housing, job creation and industrialization.

At the same time, he pursued a policy of bringing the various ethnic groups of the island closer together in order to create a new unique identity for the people of Singapore based on multiculturalism.

“Three Unforgettable Strikes”

He also believed in the effectiveness of corporal punishment, having experienced it himself during his school years.

“I leaned over the chair and, just as I was, in my pants, I received three unforgettable blows in the same place,” Lee later recalled.

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From 1960 to 1980, Singapore’s GDP increased 15 times

“I never understood why Western educational methodologists oppose corporal punishment. It’s okay with me and mine. schoolmates did not happen, “- the Prime Minister of Singapore was surprised.

By the time Lee left office, corporal punishment had become an integral part of the Singapore judiciary and was sentenced under more than 40 articles of the local criminal code.

Li also introduced birth control and family planning measures by imposing an additional tax on those with more than two children.

Nation of Nanny

Later he tried to increase the attractiveness of family formation among educated girls by exempting them from the child tax that their less educated sisters had to pay.

The entire population of Singapore seemed to be at school again.

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Lee Kuan Yew pursued a policy of rapprochement between the various ethnic groups of the island

Singaporeans were taught how to be polite, how to be less noisy, how to flush the toilet after themselves, and that chewing gum is bad.There was not a single graffiti in the city because the government decreed that there should be no graffiti.

“We were called a nation of nannies,” Lee once said in an interview with the BBC. “But as a result, we are better behaving today and living in a more pleasant place than 30 years ago.”

Nevertheless, despite higher living standards and growing wealth, young voters opposed Lee Kuan Yew and sided with the main opposition party.

In January 1985, he brought young technocrats into the cabinet, and this allowed Lee to win another convincing victory in the elections, although the economy was going through difficult times.

Seven electoral victories

In total, Lee won seven consecutive electoral victories with his party, and only resigned in 1990, setting the world record for the longest tenure as prime minister.

However, after that he continued to actively participate in politics, leading a campaign to promote the study of Chinese by Singaporeans – along with English.

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After his resignation, Lee Kuan Yew continued to actively participate in the politics of Singapore

During his reign, Singapore turned from a developing country into one of the leading industrial powers in Asia.

There are those who believe that the success of the reforms was bought at the cost of personal freedoms and the persecution of critical media.

He himself formulated his philosophy for the future of Singapore in an interview he gave to Chinese television in 2005.

Li said: “In the new world, we must find a niche for ourselves, small corners, where, despite our small size, we can play a role that will benefit the whole world.”

Features of life in Singapore │

What’s the weather like in Singapore?

Singapore is a tropical island with hot and humid weather all year round. The air temperature is from 26 -34 degrees Celsius, and the humidity is about 75% -85%. There is no clear dry or wet period, intermittent rains occur here almost every second day in the afternoon and early evening. Singapore has two monsoon seasons: December to March and June to September. More details about the weather in Singapore.

How many people in Singapore speak English?

Yes, English is widely spoken and this is one of the advantages in areas such as work, life and business.English is the primary language in Singapore, with the other three official languages ​​being Chinese, Malay and Tamil. In most schools, the language of instruction is English.

How well do people of different races and religions live in Singapore?

One of the advantages of living in Singapore is that this country is open and respects all people, regardless of their religion or ethnicity. It doesn’t matter who you are and where you are from, you will be treated with respect and warmth.Thanks to the diverse population of Singapore, holidays such as Chinese New Year, Easter, Christmas, Wesak, Deepavali (festival of lights), Hari Raya Puasa (Muslim holiday in honor of the end of the holy month of Ramadan) are celebrated. The Singapore government is thereby underscoring the unity of the people. You can read more about Singapore holidays in the article All holidays and festivals in Singapore.

What accommodation is available for foreigners in Singapore?

Singapore Condominiums: are the most common type of private property in Singapore.These multi-storey buildings are equipped with a swimming pool, gym, tennis court, barbecue area, etc. and are located in the downtown area or in the suburbs. The average rental price in the suburbs is 3 thousand Singapore dollars per month, the rent plan in areas such as Bukit Timah, Newton, Orchard can be up to 6 thousand dollars. The most popular condominium locations are on the east and west coasts and in the downtown areas.

Private Apartments in Singapore: are very similar to condominiums, but they are smaller in size and do not have such a developed infrastructure.Most apartments have plunge pools. In the suburbs, the average rental price is from 2,000 to 4,000 Singapore dollars per month, and in more expensive areas from 4,000 to 6,000 Singapore dollars.

Private houses in Singapore: There are few such houses to be found in Singapore, the rental price is very high from 6 to 11 thousand Singapore dollars.

Public housing in Singapore: 80% of Singapore’s population live in such houses. Unlike other countries, if you live in a government house, this is not associated with a low standard of living.Most of these houses are located in autonomous areas close to schools, medical centers, train stations, etc., apartments can have anywhere from two to four bedrooms. All houses have a common playground and basketball court. Depending on the location, infrastructure, the average rent ranges from $ 1,000 to $ 2,500 per month. By the way, there are also exclusive public housing, similar to condominiums, and the rental price will be higher.

What Are the Most Popular Areas in Singapore for Expatriates?

Popular Places for Expats to Live in Singapore:

Orchard (City Center): If you are on a budget and want to live in the heart of the action and visit some of the best shopping malls in Singapore, then this is the place for you.You can rent a three-bedroom apartment in a condominium from S $ 6,000 to S $ 9,000.

River Valley (South Orchard): Beautiful scenic area next to the Singapore River. Suitable for expats with a large budget, because the rent here is as high as in the center of Orchad. Some of the most expensive and prestigious apartments can be rented in this area.

Newton, Novena, Thomson (North Orchard): Newton is a fairly old residential area in a quiet and green area.In the Newton area, there is a lot of private property near international schools, so rents can be high. There are many condominiums and private apartments in the Novena area, and only a small part of the state houses. One of the largest hospitals in Singapore, Tan Tock Seng Hospital is located in the area. Located on the outskirts of Thomson, it is a busy and bustling area. Here you can find hotels, apartments and shopping centers. The rent will be high, but still less than in Orchard Center.

Tanglin, Holland, Bukit Timah (Northwest Orchard): Tangil is a green area that houses a number of embassies, consulates and ministries. Here you can find a huge number of hotels, shopping centers, hospitals and apartments. Holland is a trendy suburb with condominiums close to international schools and a business center. Bukit Timah is home to some of the richest expats in Singapore. Some of the best schools are also located here. The houses in this area are large and expensive.

East Coast: is the most popular place to live for expats due to its close proximity to the business center, airport, beach and sea views. In addition, in the area you can rent housing at an affordable price, a three-bedroom condominium from S $ 3,500. East Coast Park is Singapore’s premier leisure destination for rollerblading, picnics, and water sports. There is also a huge number of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can have a good time.

Woodland (North): is a popular destination for expats from the United States because this is where the American school is located. It is worth noting that Woodland is located on the northern outskirts of the city, far from the city center, and the trip to the center will take about 45 minutes.

West Coast: West of Singapore is home to a number of educational institutions such as the National University of Singapore, INSEAD Business School, Singapore Polytechnic University, etc. It is also close to the Jurong industrial center.Expatriates who are not averse to the 30-minute train ride to the city center are renting an apartment in this area.

Marina Bay (South): is a wonderful place to enjoy panoramic views of the bay. A number of prestigious commercial, residential and entertainment venues will soon be located here. The Sail Marina Bay residential project is highly anticipated and is rumored to be one of the most sought after and expensive places to live in Singapore.

You can learn more about the cost of housing in Singapore in the article Singapore “cheese”: expensive and tasty, or how to rent a house in Singapore

90,000 Best Western Restaurants – Affde Marketing

Published: 2021-10-01

  • What is Western Food?
  • Western Food Tradition
  • Coating and Serving
  • Nordic Footprints
  • Western Food – Typical
  • European Food – Tradition and Evolution
  • Western Food in Singapore
  • Approximate Prices for Western Food in Singapore

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Do you like Western food? Western food quickly spread throughout the world.

French fries are a staple in Western cuisine.

Many cuisines were European and continental. However, Western food spread like fire around the world.

Many people around the world adore Western food, and fast food chains, especially American food franchises, have spread all over the world. Global chains include MacDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut.

Western Food Tradition

Much of Western cuisine is based on classic French dishes.

The modernization of classic French culinary techniques by Auguste Escoffier serves as the foundation of the culinary world.

Today its adaptation includes 5 main sauces:

Bechamel (or white sauce)

Even with the fact that more and more sauces are created for Western dishes these days, it is not difficult to understand that root sauces are the backbone of these creations. For example, white wine sauce and mushroom sauce are derived from velut.

Cover and portions

Despite the changeable shape, Western cuisine adheres to certain rules that remain true to European traditions.

The coating, for example, has not changed much.

You can still regularly see a plate of protein (meat, fish or poultry) combined with a starchy side (potatoes, rice or pasta) and some vegetables as a main course.

Soups and salads are still served as appetizers, and dinner continues to end with a dessert.

Nordic footprints

These days the focus has shifted to Scandinavian countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland as they focus on regional ingredients and cuisine.

As people become more involved and interested in the origins of their food, this Scandinavian trend is affecting Western cuisine around the world with its culinary ideologies and cooking methodology.

From fermenting and marinating foods to curing fish, the definition of Western cuisine is being revolutionized again and evolving to encompass a wider range of ingredients, styles and techniques than is traditionally defined, even with Eastern and Persian influences in mind.

Address 9

Western Restaurant

Wine Connection Bistro

Specialty Wine Connection Bistro is a restaurant and integrated wine shop in Vivo City that serves affordable alcoholic drinks. He has a set-price lunch for just $ 14.90. Salmon fillet, duck leg confit, grilled lamb cutlet, homemade foie gras, cold cuts, cheese platter, Basquiat chicken breast, hamburgers, spaghetti bolognese.
Services: Salmon fillet, duck leg confit, grilled lamb, foie gras, Basquiat chicken breast.
Pricing $ 6- $ 38 per dish
1 Harbourfront Walk, # 01-152 / 153/154 Singapore 098585
Phone +65 6873-0490
Operating hours 11:00 to 22:00

Western Restaurant

Rebel Rebel Wine Bar

Specialty The Rebel Rebel Wine Bar opened around July 2020.Since this is a wine bar, the wines at Rebel are a highlight. German Riesling – admire the 2018 Schloss Lieser Riesling Trocken ($ 76). Jamon de Bellota and Jesus du Pays Basque ($ 24) are impressive succulent ham. The octopus dish is juicy. Cheese platter ($ 24) rich.
Services: churros, cheese platter, wild octopus salad, bellot ham, pork sausage.
Pricing $ 6- $ 38 per dish
Website https: //
Address 14 Bukit Paso Road Singapore 89828
Telephone +65 6224 5466
Tue: 9017 Tue:

Tue hours 9017 00 to 23:00

Western Restaurant

Nicolas Le Restaurant

Specialty Nicolas Le Sayk Restaurant is a cozy french restaurant road.Nicolas Le is a Michelin listed restaurant. Fresh pasta. The Toulouse sausage is juicy. Lamb rack, pork Iberico juicy. Tasmanian lamb is delicious, tender. The sauces are impressive. Tiramisu, chocolate cake, delicious sweet dessert.
Services: Tasmanian lamb, Obsiblue shrimp, Japanese scallop, seafood pasta, Iberico pork, Wagyu beef tenderloin.
Pricing $ 48- $ 88 for set menu
Website http: //
Address 10 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088386
phone (+65) 6224 2404
Opening hours

Opening hours

14:30, from 18:30 to 22:00

3 9032

Western Food Restarant

Verkz Grill


2 9032 Grill This is a western food stall located inside the 7 Stars coffee shop in Dover Crescent.Nourishing mushroom cream. Norwegian Grilled Salmon ($ 12.80) – Fresh. The Combo Mixed Grill ($ 15.80) is juicy. Seafood Spaghetti with Arrabbiata Sauce ($ 6.90) is delicious. Air Flown New Zealand Rib Eye Steak ($ ​​19.80) is juicy.
Services: Grilled Salmon, Mixed Grill, Ribeye Steak, Seafood Spaghetti, Mushroom Soup.
Pricing $ 4 to $ 19.80 per dish
Website https: //
Address 28A Dover Cresent # 01-92 Singapore 131028
Email address [Email protected 907]

From 11:30 to 22:30

Western Restaurant

El Carbon Grill House

Specialty Carbon3 Western kitchen at affordable prices.They use a Mibrasa charcoal oven to give a rustic, slow roast flavor. The signature roast half chicken ($ 9.50) is juicy. Haddock Fish ‘N’ Chips ($ 7.50) are tender. Angus Ribeye ($ 13) is juicy. Grilled Japanese Squid with Pickup Manis ($ 9.50) are delicious.
Service: Forrest mushroom soup, fried chicken, fish and chips, Japanese squid, Angus ribeye.
Pricing $ 3 to $ 13 per dish
Website https: //
  • Blk 721 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 # 01-2823, Food Loft Singapore 560721
  • 717 Yishun Street 71, # 01-335 S (760717)
Contact page
Opening hours 11:30 to 21:00 for flights 721 and 717

Western Restaurant

Binomio Spanish Restaurant

Specialty Binomio Spanish Restaurante is named to symbolize the fusion of two bars and a casual dining area …Padron pepper ($ 14) and baby squid ($ 26) are exotic. Veal cheeks ($ 19) are juicy. Grilled Iberian Pork Chops ($ 32) – amazing taste. Vanilla Ice Cream Chocolate Pie ($ 7) is delicious.
Services: fried calamari, veal cheeks, Iberian pork chops, tapas, wines.
Pricing $ 9- $ 86 per dish
Website https: //
Address 20 Craig Road Singapore, Singapore 089692
Opening hours 18:00 to 22:30


2 C until 21:30

Western Restaurant

Big Fish Small Fish

Specialty Big Fish Small Fish is a fish and chips shop.There are grilled or fried cooking options with different sides. Options: grilled chicken. Fried fish in batter or grilled fish are different cooking methods, from halibut, haddock to sea bass and dori. Big Fish Small Fish offers set meals.
Services: Halibut, Salmon, Haddock, Cod, Dory
Pricing $ 11.54 to $ 18.36 for set menu
Website https: //
Address 200 Victoria Street # 04-05 Singapore 188021
phone + 65-6904 8386
Opening hours

Opening hours

Western Restaurant

La Scala Ristorante

Specialty Italian restaurant in honor of the Kempinski Theater in honor of the Capitan Theater …Italian food such as appetizers, soups, pastas, pizzas, desserts, delicious and reasonably priced. Fried sea bass, braised lamb shank. Grilled octopus is juicy. Proscuitto and Funghi Pizza – true Italian flavor. The wines are affordable, decent.
Services: snacks, soups, pastas, pizza, desserts.
Pricing $ 6- $ 32 per dish
Website https: // / en / singapore / the-capitol-singapore / dining / arcade-at-the-capitol-kempinski / la-scala-ristorante
Address 13 Stamford Road Singapore, Singapore 178905
phone + 65-6715 6877
Opening hours 11:30 to 14:30, from 18:00 to 21:00


Western restaurant Cuisines

El Teatro Tapas

Specialty El Teatro Tapas Spanish Restaurant in Capitol Kempinski Singapore serves decent Spanish cuisine.On weekdays, they serve a two or three course lunch menu for $ 19 ++ and $ 24 ++. Croquetas De Pollo, Champinones, Gambas (chicken, mushroom and shrimp croquettes) are delicious. Gambas Al Ajillo (garlic shrimp) is a delight. Tomato soup, churros are satisfying.
Services: tapas, churros, croquettes, soup, seafood.
Pricing $ 19 to $ 24 for a set meal
Website the-capitol-kempinski / el-teatro-tapas /
Address 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906
Phone + 65-6715 6879
Opening hours 14:30, 18:00 to 22:00

Western Restaurant


Specialty the Frieda restaurant is real German.Pork knuckle, German sausages and schnitzel are just a few of the German favorites on the menu. Be sure to try the oven-baked pork knuckle. Assorted grilled sausages and meatloaf – bona fide German. Veal schnitzel from Vienna is delicious.
Services: pork knuckle, German sausages, schnitzel, beef brisket, beef consommé.
Pricing $ 17 to $ 22 for set menu
Website https: //
Address 13 Stamford Road Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski # 01-87 and # 01-K1, K2, 178905
phone + 65-6715 6873
Working hours 11:30 to 14:30, 18:00 to 22:00

Western Restaurant

Berthold Delicacy

Specialty Delightful German Kemp Cafe at Capitol.This is a cozy, compact baker’s cafe. The coffee at Berthold Delikatessen is excellent. A wide selection of smoked salmon sandwiches, sliced ​​meatloaf, German salami, beef pastrami, Virginia ham, mozzarella cheese, smoked chicken breast, croissants on a very tasty menu.
Services: coffee, croissants, pastries, sandwiches, cakes.
Pricing $ 3.50 to $ 14 per dish
Website https: //
Address 13 Stamford Rd, # 01-84 Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski Singapore 178905
Phone + 65-6715 6872
Opening hours 8am to 8pm


Western Food

Broadway American Diner

Specialty Broadway American Diner is located at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski.The menu features familiar American dishes such as juicy burgers with homemade pies and freshly baked buns without chemicals, hot dogs, milkshakes, ice cream, desserts. Vinyl booths, checkered floors, tiled walls, and vibrant red leather seats are reminiscent of a real old-school American diner.
Services: hamburgers, milkshakes, hot dogs, ice cream, desserts. Pricing $ 4- $ 32 per dish Website https: // Address 13 Stamford Rd, # 01-84B Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski, Singapore 178905 Phone + 65-6715 6874 Hours of Operation 11:30 to 21:00

73 9000

Western Restaurant

Fish & Chicken

Specialty Fish & Chicks has revamped Western cuisine with salted egg fish and fried potatoes.They currently have 4 stores in Ang Mo Kyo, Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Commonwealth, Bedok. Whole Lobster ($ 26.90) – A true Boston lobster. Tomum Pasta ($ 9.50), Fish & Chips ($ 10.50), and Green Curry Chicken Cutlet ($ 10.50) are delicious.
Services: lobster, fish and chips, pasta, chicken cutlets, dori in batter. Pricing $ 9.50 to $ 26.90 per dish Website http: // Address Blk 531 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, # 01-2429 Happy Hawkers, 560531 Phone + 65-9828 3490

903 From 11:00 to 21:30


Grain Café Central.They have a Mediterranean-themed menu – mostly daily breakfast and brunch. Pastries and cakes are served. All Day Breakfast Section – Croque Monsieur ($ 13), Terrific Tuna Melt ($ 11). Americano – $ 4, cappuccino – $ 6. Delicious ham and cheese sandwiches.

Services: Breakfast all day, brunch, sandwiches, pastries, cakes, coffee.

Western Restaurant

Grain Alley

Themed Specialty

Pricing $ 4 to $ 29 per dish
Website https: //
Address # 01-10 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896
Phone +65 316 5335
Hours of Operation 9am to 11pm

Specialty 9019 Shake 9019 Shake 9019 Specialty 9019 fast food restaurant on Neil Road, Orchard and Changi Jewel.Shackburger ($ 9.20), SmokeShack ($ 10.90), Cheese Fries ($ 5.90), and Strawberry Shake ($ 6.90) are affordable and delicious. Smokeshack contains sliced ​​bacon with a crispy texture and smoky sauce. Shackburger contains meat, cheese and vegetables, standard American burgers. Adding cheese costs $ 1.50.
Services: Shackburger, SmokeShack, cheese fries, milkshakes, beef and bacon burgers.

Western Restaurant

Shake Shack

Shake Shack

Pricing $ 5.90 to $ 10.90 per dish
Website http: //
Address 541 Orchard Road # 01-01 Liat Towers Singapore 238881
Email address [email protected]
Opening hours From 11:00 to 22:00

903 hours

903 hours

Western Restaurant

Gaig Spanish Restaurant

Specialty At Teklo A

, Spanish Restaurant serves authentic Catalan cuisine.The traditional cannelloni gaiga stuffed with beef and pork ($ 16.50) is a delicious minced pasta. Chicken croquettes ($ 9) Jamon croquettes ($ 12) are delicious. Pork meatballs and squid stew are rare treats. Charcoal-grilled octopus with cauliflower turns out juicy and delicious.
Services: tapas, seafood, pasta, red meat, alcohol.
Pricing $ 7.50 to $ 78 per dish
Website https: //
Address 16 Stanley St, Singapore 068735
Phone + 65-6221 2134
Opening hours

Western Restaurant

Tuga Dempsey Restaurant

Specialty Tuga Dempsey Restaurant serves a variety of Portuguese wines.Garlic tiger prawns ($ 20) and asparagus and chorizo ​​scrambled eggs ($ 18) are fresh, distinctly Mediterranean. Octopus ($ 65), pork and shellfish ($ 33) are delicious dishes. Monte Cascas Reserva 2016 ($ 51) has a creamy texture with hints of pineapple, creating a refreshing fruity aroma.
Services: seafood, shrimp, octopus, Portuguese wines, red meat.
Pricing $ 18- $ 65 per dish
Website https: // /
Address Dempsey Hill, Block 8 # 01-15 Singapore 247696
Phone + 65-8129 9122
Opening hours 9017 until 23:00

Western Restaurant


Specialty Collin’s was founded in 2012 by Chef Collin’s …Western dishes such as pizza, pasta, duck confit, sausages, chicken chops and grills are available at prices. Crispy chicken cutlet ($ 15) and alio olio spaghetti ($ 15) delight. Alio olio with shrimps and mushrooms is good for the price.
Dishes: Signature crispy chicken cutlet (16 dollars) and trio of mushrooms Aglio Olio (13 dollars).
Pricing $ 4- $ 45 per dish
Website https: //
Address COLLIN’S has 12 restaurants throughout the island. For a complete list of locations, visit here: collins-Restaurants.
phone + 65-69702195
Opening hours From 10 to 23 hours

Western restaurant 9032
Specialty There are 13 Jack’s Place outlets in Singapore.New Zealand Ribeye Steak Set Menu ($ 24.08 + $ 2.50 extra for lobster bisque) and Striploin Chicken Set Meal ($ 22.79) are now 40% off. Creamy mushroom soup. Lobster bisque, fat. Striploin and chicken are tender. NZ Ribeye Steak is standard, not bad.

Services: fried lobster, fried chicken, fish and chips, rib eye steak, sirloin steak.

Pricing $ 4.28 to $ 32.64 per dish
Website https: //
Address 123 Defu Lane 10, Level 2 Singapore 539232
Phone + 65-6282 1311
Opening hours 9017 : 00 to 22:30

Western Restaurant

PS Cafe

Specialty The chain of home cafes began its activities in 1999.PS.Cafes branded diagonal magazines adorn the walls of their cafes. Granola with almond and chia seeds ($ 12) and egg bacon with bacon ($ 10). The cappuccino ($ 6.50) is delicious. Granola is flavored with fruit and coconut pulp. Bunwich with egg and bacon. The cappuccino and coffee are impressive.
Services: muesli, coffee, sandwiches, brunch, pastries.
Pricing $ 5.50 to $ 32 per dish
Website https: //
Address 290 Orchard Rd, # 03-41 / 42 Level 3 Paragon Shopping Center, Singapore 238859
Phone +6567089288
Hours 9:30 to 22:00

Western Cuisine – Typical


French fries are a Western food that is considered fast food and is one of the most popular and common Western dishes worldwide.

Hot dogs

Hot dogs are a very popular dish in Western culture.

This can be a beef roll or bacon roll that can be served with other delicious fillings to complement a meal.

Sausages are often served with breakfast.

Bacon sausages can be found all over the world, except in Arab countries where bacon is prohibited by religion.


Pasta as a Western food has gained worldwide acceptance despite its potential health side effects from cancer fermentation.

It is prepared simply and quickly when the accompaniment is usually acceptable. It can be served with a sauce made according to different recipes in a particular region.


Pizza is common in fast food establishments, especially where travelers gather for fast food, although many Chinese citizens do not like it.

Significantly, over the past two decades, pizza has gained popularity thanks to an increase in the number of restaurants and tourist destinations around the world.

Baked Rice

Among all foods in the world, cooked rice is considered the most common and consumed Western food.

This is the dish that most people on the planet eat than any other type of food.


Bread is a Western dough that is best eaten for your morning breakfast with tea, coffee or milk.

People around the world have adopted this dish as a morning meal, not only in restaurants but also at home.

European Cuisine – Tradition and Evolution

Western food has spread widely around the world, mainly thanks to tourism, and this information tends to publish this information.

Different restaurants often advertise different cuisines on the menus, mainly due to the different nationalities of the guests who come from different parts of the world.

Gradually, most food products are gaining global acceptance as an alternative to cultural products in every region.

The cuisines of Western countries are diverse, although there are common features that distinguish them from the cuisines of other regions.

Compared to traditional East Asian cuisine, meat is served in more generous portions and is the centerpiece.

Steak and cutlet are common dishes in the West. Western cuisine also makes extensive use of red wine and sauces as condiments, condiments, or side dishes (in part because the condiments do not penetrate well through the more generous and plentiful portions of meats used in European cuisine).

Several dairy products are used for cooking. There are hundreds of varieties of cheese and other fermented milk products.

White bread made from wheat flour has historically been the main starch, but historically most people have consumed bread, tortillas, or porridge made from rye, spelled, barley and oats.

The upper class also consumed and mass-produced pasta, dumplings and baked goods.

Potatoes became a coveted starch component in the diet of Europeans and their diaspora after the European colonization of America.

Corn is relatively rare in the diet of Europeans than in the Americas; however, cornmeal (polenta or mamaliga) is the main ingredient in Italian and Balkan cuisine.

Although tortillas (especially with fillings such as pizza or flambie tart) and rice are consumed in Europe, they are only staple foods in certain regions concentrated in southern Europe.

Salads are an integral part of European cuisine.

Western food in Singapore

Western food ranges from fast food like Burger King and Pizza Hut to fine dining.

Gourmet Tapas & Paella at Les Amis Group’s Spanish Restaurant La Taperia on Scotts Road.

Dallas Restaurant on Boat Quay: Meat Platter in Dallas for two ($ 70) – This is a huge portion of pork ribs, lamb cutlets, grilled chicken and ribeye steaks.

Approximate prices for Western food in Singapore

Collin’s Restaurant: Crispy Chicken Cutlet ($ 18), Tender Grilled American Beef Ribs ($ 22), Grilled Tiger Prawn Pasta ($ 23).

Fish and Chicken: Salted egg fish and fried potatoes (US $ 10.90). Other dishes include Chili Crab Pasta (US $ 9.50), Assorted Fish and Chicken Mix (US $ 29.90).

Wildfire Chicken & Burgers: Classic Cheeseburger ($ 9), Fried Chicken 3 ($ 11), Burnt Cheesecake ($ 6 per slice).

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90,000 Moscow restaurants with Pan-Asian cuisine


Gogolevsky blvd., 33/1, _

Dr. No opened in September 2016 and positions the menu as a combination of Pan-Asian cuisine and grilled dishes. Indian chef Rajesh Thapliyal has combined the authentic flavors of China, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, India and Japan with the Western cooking techniques he learned in Michelin-starred restaurants in France and Denmark.

Tandoori chicken, salmon teak marinated in yoghurt and king prawns are cooked on a Japanese robata grill.Classics like Thai tom yam, Vietnamese spring rolls, sashimi, dim sum and seafood salads are also on the Dr. No. Cocktails “Okinawa Syringe”, “China Old Fashion” and “Sakura Sour” were invented by the chef bartender Ivan Sablin.


“Near East”

Tverskoy boulevard, 15, bldg. 2,

The conglomerate of Japanese and Russian Far Eastern cuisine in Nedalny Vostok began with Kamchatka crab. A truly Russian delicacy from Sakhalin Island has become a totem for the restaurant: crab meat is added here to soups (even borscht), gazpacho, salads, dim sum, dumplings and rolls, combined with mango and tomatoes, steamed and wok.The crabs are taken out of the aquarium and butchered in the open kitchen in the middle of the room.

Barramundi with tomatoes and olives, salmon in banana leaves, Peking duck and branded rolls with smoked eel and Philadelphia cheese are also prepared here. The menu is regularly updated.

The wine list in Nedalny Vostok, as in other establishments of Novikov Group, is diverse and strives for impeccable. The sommelier selects an accompaniment to any dish.



Malaya Bronnaya, 26, / GutaiMoscow

A small Pan-Asian gastrobar with minimalistic interiors is located on Patriarch’s Ponds. The head of the kitchen, Igor Su, prepares Japanese, Korean and Thai dishes in an original way.

Rice cushions covered with slices of baked tuna fillet like a blanket – the chef’s signature sushi. According to rumors, Yukkedian soup saves you from a hangover, and the Korean Kimbap rolls with meat and vegetables are Igor Su’s variation on the theme of autumn. Good wontons with mushrooms, shrimp or duck, salad with shrimp, kimchi, spinach and poached egg, and generous portions of noodles.


Mr. Lee

Kuznetsky Most, 7,

In the center of the hall Mr. Lee is a wooden pagoda half a man’s height – it was brought from Singapore by Arkady Novikov. The pagoda was supposed to replenish the personal collection of the restaurateur, but in the end it ended up in the new Novikov Group restaurant.

Ambitious Australian chef Jonathon Curtis specializes in Chinese cuisine, with a large part of the menu dedicated to her.The rest of the positions were taken by dishes from Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Frequent guests Mr. Lee highly recommends seabass dim sum, chicken, shrimp and pomelo salad, authentic hot and sour soup with sea cocktail.



Petrovka, 20/1,

Gastropub chef Pavel Dzyublo travels around Asia and brings recipes with unusual combinations of coconut milk and mango to Moscow Roni Japanese miso with truffle.Dishes are cooked on a Japanese robata grill. You can choose ingredients and sauces for almost all items on the menu yourself, and then watch how they make an original Pan-Asian mix of them. Among the most popular dishes is the crispy duck salad.

In summer, Roni cooks noodles in a street wok.



Kutuzovsky prospect, 17,

A small stylish cafe Mahjong on Kutuzovsky was opened in April 2016 by the rationalist restaurateur Kirill Gusev, the owner of a successful Indian restaurant.Indian cuisine plays first violin in Mahjong as well. Palak paneer with spinach and murg masala – chicken meat in tomato-nut curry are good.

Over a plate of Vietnamese pho soup or a kaleidoscope of dim sums, you can play real mahjong. Chef Pavel Kirillov recommends udon noodles with vegetables and a signature dish – Thai sea bass with chili and lemongrass.

The loft-style interior is decorated with the famous graffiti from the artist Banksy’s maid.



Smolenskaya sq., 3,

Pan-Asian project from the creators of White Rabbit, restaurateur Boris Zarkov and brand chef Vladimir Mukhin, announced in the gastrobistro format and promises a creative presentation – it is here. The “Zodiac” prepares the author’s cuisine of Japan, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Korea. The chefs treat traditional recipes with delicacy – this is the concept of the restaurant.

The story of how the chef once ate seven kilograms of noodles at a time to choose the right one is known to all employees as “Our Father”.To test the legend, try beef and teriyaki soba or Singapore-style chicken and seafood rice noodles.

Vladimir Mukhin recommends Japanese cold soba with Dashi broth and truffle. And the chef bartender Oleg Reshetnyakov came up with cocktails for each sign of the zodiac.


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Singapore is … What is Singapore?

The Republic of Singapore, a city-state in Southeast Asia, part of the Commonwealth led by Great Britain.The country’s territory includes the small island of Singapore (42 km long and 23 km wide), as well as several neighboring islets located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Total area – 648 sq. km. Population 3 million 164 thousand people (1998). Singapore is a relatively wealthy country; the annual per capita income is approx. $ 22.5 thousand, and the country’s gold and foreign exchange reserves exceed $ 97 billion (1996).

Nature. Singapore Island is separated from the Malacca Peninsula by the Johor Strait just over 1 km wide.The straits are connected by a bridge. The climate of the territory is humid tropical, with high temperatures throughout the year. The average annual temperature is 26 ° C, and the temperature difference between the coldest (January) and the warmest (May) months does not exceed 1 ° C. The average annual precipitation is 2400 mm.

Population. The indigenous inhabitants of the island are Malays. After the founding of the British colony, thanks to the development of trade, a large number of immigrants from Europe, China, India and other countries settled here.
Currently, 76.7% of the population are Chinese, 14% are Malays, 7.9% are Indians, 1.4% are Pakistanis, Sri Lankans and others. The official languages ​​of the country are Malay, Chinese, Tamil and English. Religiously, 32% of believers are Buddhists, 22% are adherents of Taoism, 15% are Muslims, 13% are Christians, 3% are Hindus (1996). Almost the entire population lives in the capital of the country – the city of Singapore

Singapore is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The population density is 4884 people per 1 In the early 1960s, there was a very high birth rate, but thanks to the family planning program carried out by the government, the birth rate has almost halved (15 per 1000). The population in July 2003 was 4609 thousand people. Population growth – 3.42%. The birth rate was estimated at 12.75 per 1000 inhabitants, and the death rate at 4.31 per 1000 inhabitants. Life expectancy in Singapore for 2003 is 77.46 years for men and 83.6 years for women.

State system. Singapore is a republic. The country has the 1959 constitution, which has been amended (the latest in 1996). The head of state is the president, who has been elected since 1993 in a general election for a term of 6 years. Since 1999, Sellapan Rama Nathan has held the presidency, which is mainly of representative importance.

The current head of state, Indian by birth, was born in 1924, studied at the University of Malaya and in 1955-1979 worked in government agencies in Singapore (in 1965-1971 – in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).In 1982-1988, he managed the affairs of the newspaper concern “Straits Times”, in 1988-1990 he was an adviser to the government on Malaysian issues, and in 1990-1996 he represented his country at the UN. In 1996-1999, he headed the Singapore Institute for Defense and Strategic Studies.

Legislature – Parliament, consisting of 93 deputies. 84 of them are elected by popular vote on the British model for a term of no more than 5 years on the basis of the majority system. Participation in elections in Singapore is compulsory.9 deputies are appointed by the president.

Executive power is exercised by the government, headed by a prime minister with broad powers. Until 1990, the post of prime minister for more than 30 years was held by Lee Kuan Yu. Since 1990, the head of government is Go Chok Tong. Chinese by birth, born in 1941, he studied economics in Singapore and the United States, worked in the Ministry of Finance and in the administration of a shipping company. In 1976 he was first elected to parliament and since 1977 he has held various ministerial posts.In 1990, Lee Kuan Yew gave him the post of prime minister, and in 1992 – general secretary of the ruling People’s Action Party.

Administratively, the country is divided into 5 districts.

Singapore is a member of the British Commonwealth, the United Nations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). He declares his commitment to the ideas of non-alignment, but is bound by military agreements with the United States, Malaysia and the UK.

Has diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation (established with the USSR in 1968).
Political parties. People’s Action Party (PAP) is the largest political party in Singapore, which has been in power since 1959. It was formed in 1954 by a group of left-wing political and trade union leaders and sought the country’s independence. Officially declares its adherence to the ideas of democratic socialism, joined the Socialist International.

In the early 1960s, in the MHP, divisions widened between the moderate leadership led by Prime Minister Lim Yoo Hock and the left-wing opposition, which called for more decisive efforts to pursue independence and develop relations with the PRC.In 1961, the left withdrew from the MHP and, together with a group of trade union activists, formed a new party – the Socialist Front (Barisan Sosialis). The MHP leaders managed to stay at the head of the party, putting forward the popular slogans of entry into Malaysia and the industrialization of Singapore.

The ruling IPA is pursuing a semi-authoritarian course. In domestic politics, it strictly regulates public life; in the field of economics, it focuses on the broad development of private entrepreneurship, while retaining significant control and regulatory functions for the state.
The opposition and human rights circles accuse the country’s authorities of suppressing dissent, prosecution, indefinite imprisonment without charge (based on of the Internal Security Act , preserved from the time of the British Raj) and the use of physical measures on prisoners. The IPA regime tightly controls union activities, censors the press, and discourages foreign publications that criticize the Singapore government.
In 1968-1984, the MHP was the only party represented in the country’s parliament. Thanks to the majoritarian electoral system, she still has an overwhelming majority of seats in the legislature. In the last general election in 2001, the MHP won 75.3% of the vote and won 82 of 83 seats.

Workers’ Party (RP) – formed in 1957 by breakaway members of the Labor Front, headed by the former head of the Singapore government, David Marshall. The party maintains links with the trade union movement and declares its commitment to democratic socialism.She demanded the withdrawal of foreign military bases and unification with Malaya. The party appeals to the “little man” exploited by “big business and privileged groups.” Calls for the development of ties with neighboring countries and the establishment of relations with the PRC.

The guiding principles of the Republic of Poland are freedom, parliamentary democracy, socialism. The party stands for “the elimination of the exploitation of man by man”, the implementation of the principle of universal equality, ensuring equal opportunities for the free development of every person, racial equality, political, economic and social liberation of the people of Singapore.However, the specific requirements of the RP are relatively moderate: the adoption of a new constitution, the democratization of the state, the preservation of a market economy with developed social guarantees and participation of workers in profits. The party is in favor of cutting government spending and making the public sector cheaper. It allows for the introduction of a tax on “capital gains”.

In 1988, the Socialist Front Party (Barisan Sosialis) joined the Republic of Poland. In the 2001 elections, the RP won 1 seat in parliament and is currently the main opposition party in the country.
Democratic Party (DP) – was founded in 1980. It stands for strengthening parliamentary democracy, ensuring political and economic stability in the country while respecting the rights of foreign investors. In the field of economics, he defends a free market system with minimal state participation in business. In 1988-1997 it was the leading opposition party, since 1997 it has no representation in parliament.

Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) is a bloc formed in the late 1990s by the National Solidarity Party (centrist), the People’s Party (liberal), the Justice Party and the Singapore Malay National Organization.In the 2001 elections he won the 1st seat in parliament.

Economics. An important strategic location at the crossroads of shipping routes between Europe, Asia and Australia, Singapore has developed into one of the world’s leading trade centers. In relation to other countries of Southeast Asia, it traditionally plays the role of a “marketplace” – goods produced in neighboring countries, for example, rubber and tin from Malaysia, rice from Thailand, come here, which are then sent to other regions.At the same time, manufactured goods from the USA, Europe, Japan are brought here and distributed between neighboring countries. When these countries began to build seaports suitable for ships with deep draft, Singapore’s importance as a reseller diminished. To compensate for the losses, the country’s government began to stimulate the development of its own industry, attracting foreign direct investment for this. Since Singapore does not have natural resources, it has developed mainly manufacturing industries, as well as the assembly of products from imported finished parts.The chemical, oil refining, electronic assembly, radio and electrical engineering industries, as well as shipbuilding are of great importance. The tin-smelting industry and rubber processing have retained their importance on a regional scale. In the 1980s, Singapore began to develop knowledge-intensive industries, specializing in advanced technologies not only in manufacturing (upper levels of mechanical engineering), but also in the field of intellectual services (information, financial, technological, medical).Despite the availability of highly qualified and educated local personnel, there are relatively few national entrepreneurs in the country. Almost all investment and business initiatives come from abroad. Foreign investors are attracted by the availability of a highly skilled workforce, weak trade unions and political stability. The leading role in the development of a development strategy and control over the implementation of indicative plans remains with the state.

Singapore has become a major financial center and a source of technical and commercial information for neighboring countries.After the discovery of oil and natural gas on the shelf off the coast of the Malacca Peninsula, the headquarters of energy companies were located in Singapore.

In 2002, the GDP in Singapore was estimated at USD 112.4 billion. US $ 25,200 per capita. GDP is divided by sector: industrial sector – 33%, other services – 67%.

Singapore is one of the world’s largest ports (the second largest in the world in terms of cargo turnover). It is equipped with berths for vessels of various types, serves 250 lines and receives 150 vessels daily.Singapore Airport is a major hub for international airlines and is equipped for 24/7 flights in all weather conditions. It is one of the most modern and comfortable airports in the world, and Singapore Airlines is trusted by passengers around the world. Singapore receives 6-8 million tourists annually.

Society and culture. Several ethnic groups with different cultures coexist in Singapore, but open racial conflicts are rare. The leading posts in the ruling party are held mainly by Chinese, but when selecting ordinary members of parliament, they try to comply with the principle of proportional representation and other groups.The government officially promotes “universal human values” as a state ideology, such as loyalty to one’s country, respect for order, economic self-discipline, and religious and racial harmony.

The cultural life of Singapore is not very rich in events that usually coincide with government campaigns. Exemplary order is maintained on the streets, and quite often citizens are subject to significant fines for minor violations (for example, crossing the street at a red light).The authorities urge residents to be friendly towards each other, to speak a more correct Mandarin dialect rather than their native Chinese dialect, etc. At the government level, a number of sociological campaigns are being carried out with the aim of broadening the study of the English language and the destruction of the Chinese education system; an increase in the birth rate in certain groups of the population and its decrease in other groups. An extensive urban beautification program since 1965 has demolished slums that huddled together an ethnically homogeneous population.Their inhabitants were relocated to new multi-storey buildings with a mixed population. Education in Singapore is prized as a way to gain a higher position in society. Schooling is not compulsory, but most children complete the full course of primary school. There are the National University of Singapore, several higher technical and humanitarian colleges. The country has a state health care system.

History. The island of Singapore has been known since antiquity as Tumasik (“seaport”).The first mentions of a Malay settlement that existed on it date back to the 7th century. The inhabitants were engaged in fishing and trade. At the end of the 13th century. a descendant of the Maharajas of the Sumatran state of Srivijaya, Sri Tri Buana, settled on the island. During his reign, the city of Singapore – “Lion City” was built. In the 14th century. Singapore has become the busiest maritime and commercial center in the Strait of Malacca. The city center was on the slopes of a hill dominating modern Singapore, temples and public buildings were located here; in the Lower City, surrounded by a palisade and a moat, the common population lived.The rajis of Singapore fought against the expansion of the Thai state and in 1349 defeated the Thai fleet. But during the reign of the raja Sri Pikram Vira (1347-1362), the city lost its independence. He rejected the demand of the Javanese state of Majapahit for vassalage and payment of tribute and first repulsed the attack of the Javanese. However, then the city was besieged by the huge army of Majapahit and, with the help of the betrayal of one of the nobles, was taken by storm. The prosperous center was completely destroyed, and its population was massacred.

Over the next four centuries, the island experienced decline, although from time to time Indonesian and Malay rulers tried to settle on it.In the 1390s, Paramesvara, a descendant of the Maharajas of Srivijaya, killed Prince Tumasik and began to rule on the island, but already in 1398 his town was attacked by the army of the Malay principality of Patani. Paramesvara and the population of his possession were forced to move to the new capital – Malacca, located on the territory of the Malacca Peninsula. In subsequent centuries, the island was under the rule of Malacca, and after its capture by the Portuguese in the early 16th century. – Malay Sultanate of Johor. At the beginning of the 19th century. only a few fishing families lived there.
In 1819, Thomas Stamford Raffles, a representative of the British East India Company, concluded an agreement with the Sultan of Johor to establish a British trading post on the island. In 1824, Singapore officially became the possession of the British crown. Taking advantage of the advantageous geographical position of the island, Great Britain has turned Singapore into its main stronghold in the Far East. In 1826 it was incorporated into the Colony of Straits Settlements, which united the British possessions on the Malacca Peninsula, and in 1832 became the center of this colony and the gateway of Great Britain to Malaya.In 1867, the Straits Settlements received crown colony status.

The development of Singapore was promoted by the fact that the colonial authorities declared it a free port. Chinese and Indian workers were brought into Malaya through the city; some of them settled on the island. Between 1850 and 1860 the population increased by 1.5 times and reached 82 thousand people, of which 61% were Chinese. By 1891, 182,000 people lived in Singapore. At the beginning of the 20th century. the population of the city increased several times again.

After the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, the city found itself at the center of all trade between Europe and the Far East.New port facilities and manufacturing facilities were adapted for the primary processing and export of raw materials from Malaya and other British colonial possessions to the metropolis.

Singapore was a stronghold for Chinese Republican revolutionaries and Indian nationalists who were active among the local population. Since 1912, a branch of the Chinese Kuomintang Party operated on the island, and in 1915 an uprising of Indian soldiers broke out here, which was suppressed with difficulty by the British authorities.Malay nationalist organizations also began to emerge. In the 1920s, trade unions began to work in Singapore; the Kuomintang, anarchists, and from the second half of the 1920s, were strongly influenced by the Chinese of the island. In 1934–1937, powerful anti-colonial demonstrations took place under their influence.

The Colony of Straits Settlements was led by a governor who chaired the executive council. The Legislative Council, which discussed the budget and legislation, was also appointed by the governor.

In 1921, the British government decided to establish a military base in Singapore, the construction of which was completed by 1938.It was considered an impregnable fortress and was the mainstay of the defense system of the British possessions in this part of the world. However, in February 1942 it was surrendered to the Japanese troops without a fight after they cut the water supply that supplied Singapore with water.

The Japanese authorities renamed Singapore Shonan and made it the center of their administration in Malaya and Sumatra. However, in August 1945, a communist-led anti-Japanese armed uprising broke out in Malaya, and Japanese troops surrendered.In September 1945, British troops landed in Singapore again, and British power was restored. The organizations of the Communist Party and the trade unions led by it were defeated and began an armed struggle against the British authorities on the territory of Malaya, demanding the independence of the country. Until 1948, the rebels tried to lead it in Singapore as well. The authorities have enacted state of emergency laws.

Great Britain reorganized its colonial administration. In 1946, she abolished the Straits Settlements colony and divided it up: Penang and Malacca were incorporated into the Malay Union, and Singapore was made a separate colony.Political life in Singapore in the early years was dominated by the moderate Progressive Party, which won all 6 elected seats in the Legislative Council in 1948 and 6 out of 9 seats in 1951.

In the 1950s, new parties emerged on the political scene to declare their commitment to democratic socialism – the Labor Front (TF) and the Popular Action Party (MHP), which relied on trade unions. In 1953, the British authorities drafted a constitution that provided for the creation of a Legislative Assembly in Singapore, 25 of whose 32 members were popularly elected.The leader of the party that won the majority in the elections became the chief minister – the head of the government. The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, Finance and Foreign Affairs were under the authority of British representatives responsible to the Governor. The very first elections to the assembly in 1955 brought victory to the left-wing parties – the TF won 10 seats, the PND – 3. The moderate Progressive and Democratic Party won 6 seats, the Singapore branch of the Alliance (a coalition of Malaya’s leading parties – the United Malay National Organization, the Chinese Association and the Indian Congress of Malaya ) – 3, independent – 3 places.
The Singapore Council of Ministers is chaired by TF leader David Marshall. He began negotiations with Great Britain on the granting of self-government, but the metropolis refused to make concessions. In 1956, Marshall resigned under pressure from the right wing of his own party; he was replaced by Lim Yoo Hock, who made concessions to Britain and launched a crackdown on the MHP and the unions under its influence.

In 1959, under the terms of a new agreement with the metropolis, Singapore received the status of a “self-governing state” within the British Commonwealth.The issues of defense, foreign relations and internal security remained in the hands of Great Britain. She could suspend the constitution if she believed that the internal situation in Singapore jeopardized the fulfillment of British obligations in the foreign policy and military fields. Great Britain retained its military base on the island.

Elections in 1959 ended in complete victory for the opposition MHP, which came out under the slogan of “an independent, democratic, non-communist, socialist Singapore.”She won 43 of 51 seats in the Legislative Assembly, and her leader, Lee Kuan Yew, became prime minister. The People’s Union of Singapore, created from the Lim Yoo Hock group and right-wing parties, won 4 seats, the Alliance 3, and the Independent 1.

Almost immediately after coming to power in the ranks of the MHP, internal divisions escalated. The situation in Singapore was dire. Unemployment exceeded 10%, workers’ earnings and living standards remained low. The country was rocked by strikes; capital outflow began.
The left wing of the PNM, led by Lin Qi Xiang, demanded radical reforms, nationalization, orientation towards the PRC, etc. But Lee Kuan Yew preferred to pursue a moderate policy. In 1961, a split occurred in the PND: the leftists emerged from it and created the Socialist Front (Barisan Sosialis). The front demanded full independence for the country. The authorities began repressions against the new organization and oppositional trade unions. To strengthen his position, Lee Kuan Yew tried to achieve the unification of Singapore with Malaya.He agreed with the Prime Minister of the Malay Federation Abdul Rahman on the entry of Singapore into the newly created Federation of Malaysia while maintaining autonomy in matters related to education, health care, labor policy, etc. In 1962, the unification plan was approved by the people of Singapore in a referendum.

In the Federation of Malaysia, officially established on August 31, 1963, Singapore received state rights; he had to deduct 40% of his tax revenues to the federal government. Singapore’s ruling circles hoped that its entry into Malaysia would lead to the development of foreign trade and facilitate access for Singaporean goods to the Malaysian market.In addition, Lee Kuan Yew hoped to rally the Chinese of Malaysia, and his MHP aspired to power at the level of the entire federation. In the wake of these expectations, the MHP managed to win elections to the Singapore Legislative Assembly in 1963, with 47% of the vote and 37 seats. The Socialist Front won 35% of the votes and 13 seats. The Allied Party, formed on the basis of the Alliance, did not receive a single seat. A front-proclaimed general strike was suppressed, party activists were arrested, and the Singapore Union was banned.The repression of the Socialist Front continued as its leaders pledged support for Indonesia’s anti-Malaysian campaign.

During 1961-1965, the government of Lee Kuan Yew was able to achieve significant success: about 100 new enterprises were put into operation, a large number of jobs were created. At the end of 1963, a five-year industrialization program was put forward. However, not all the hopes of the Singaporean authorities associated with the creation of Malaysia have come true. The federation government has imposed quantitative restrictions and protectionist duties on a number of Singapore-made industrial products; the issuance of licenses for the construction of new enterprises in Singapore was slowed down.Singapore was asked to integrate its development plans into the general Malaysian one. The central government pushed for an increase in the share of state revenues allocated to the needs of the federation. The Singaporean side complained of discrimination within Malaysia: the granting of Singaporeans to Malaysian citizenship was limited, and the state received a disproportionately small representation in the federation legislature.

The MHP tried to expand its activities throughout Malaysia, demanding its democratization and greater equality for the Chinese population.In 1964, Lee Kuan Yew put forward a program to unite the forces of “democratic socialism” throughout the federation and create a single Malaysian nation. These actions have caused sharp discontent in the ruling circles of Malaya. For its part, the ruling Union Party in Malaya sought to expand its work in Singapore and accused the Lee Kuan Yew government of discriminating against Malays. In the summer of 1964, bloody Malay-Chinese clashes took place in Singapore, more than 20 people were killed; the authorities introduced a state of siege in the state.
In 1965, the MHP began to create a Malaysian coalition of opposition parties under the slogan of creating a “democratic Malaysian Malaysia” as opposed to the existing “Malaysian Malaysia”. In these conditions, the central government of the federation hastened to get rid of the obstinate state. The leaders of Malaysia and Singapore signed a formal agreement on the withdrawal of Singapore from the federation, and on August 9, 1965, it officially became an independent republic. A “customs war” began between the two countries, which did not subside for a number of years.
The government of independent Singapore has taken vigorous measures to stimulate economic development. Since 1966, the authorities have provided significant tax incentives to industrialists whose enterprises produced export products. Incentives were introduced for industrial investors and exporters. Rapid economic growth began in the country, which allowed it to become the most economically developed in Southeast Asia. By the 1990s, Singapore had become a major regional and international center for trade, finance, marketing, services, and the development of the latest technology.In terms of the level of computerization, it ranks second in Asia after Japan.

The domestic policy of the government of the country remained tough. The MHP held power firmly in its hands. In the elections of 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980, she received all the seats in parliament. In the 1980s and 1990s, the share of votes it received declined slightly (from 72–78% to 61–65%), but the party still retained the overwhelming number of parliamentary seats: 77 out of 79 in 1984, 80 out of 81 in 1988. 77 out of 81 in 1991 and 81 out of 83 in 1997. The opposition had only a few mandates: for example, in 1984 the Labor and Democratic parties received one seat, in 1988 only one Democratic deputy got into parliament, in 1991 – three Democrats and one member of the Republic of Poland, in 1997 – one deputy each from the Republic of Poland and the People’s Party.
In 1990, there was a change in the country’s leadership. Permanent Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew has ceded his post to Go Chok Tong.

In 1996, amendments were made to the current constitution, which limited the powers of the president of the republic. Parliament received the right to override the president’s veto with a two-thirds majority. The government could enact laws through a referendum.

At the turn of the 21st century, the Singapore authorities undertook renewed efforts to restore economic growth and address the country’s demographic problems.In 1999, the government launched an education development campaign with US financial support to develop a skilled workforce in computer science and biotechnology. In 2001, measures were introduced to encourage the birth rate.

Parliamentary elections in November 2001 again brought success to the ruling MHP, which garnered more than 75% of the vote and won 82 of 84 parliamentary seats.


Singapore. Reference . M., 1988

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Singapore Botanical Garden. This magnificent 150-year-old (since 1859) rainforest, located in the heart of the city, has over 10,000 plant species and is one of the most impressive orchid gardens in the world (over 3,000 species). Enjoy their beauty on a romantic stroll through the park’s shady alleys.
Address: 1 Cluny Road, 259569 Singapore,

Sentosa Island. Situated just 500 meters from the coast of Singapore, a former British military fort (1880 BC)) has now been transformed into a giant theme park with luxury resorts, an impressive aquarium, bird watching area, butterfly garden, fabulous spas and of course Universal Studios, the Asian version of Disneyland and the gem of the island. Hop on the funicular that connects Singapore to the island – the view from the suspended cabin is amazing!
Address: Sentosa Island, 098269 Singapore,

Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. This zoo is considered the best in Asia with lush tropical vegetation and more than 2,500 species of animals that are found in their natural habitat. In addition to a large colony of orangutans and working elephants from Thailand, the zoo is known for a special area – a park of nocturnal wild animals. In the dark, a special atmosphere reigns here, you will find amazing encounters with tigers, lions and huge bats flying right over your head.
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, 729826 Singapore,

Peranakan Museum
. The fascinating museum is dedicated to the unique civilization, customs and lifestyle of the Peranakans, the descendants of Chinese and Malay immigrants, which are unusual for us. The museum has 10 permanent collections on, among other things, the Peranakan food culture and the traditional 12-day wedding.
Address: 39 Armenian Street, 179941 Singapore,

Chinatown Cultural Heritage Center.
This unique museum uses photographs, dioramas and models of the houses and shops of the first Chinese immigrants to provide a realistic view of Chinese life in Singapore.
48 Pagoda Street, 05920 Singapore,

Singapore Ferris Wheel.
This giant Ferris wheel rises 165 meters above the beach on Raffles Avenue, offering visitors an unforgettable experience. Take one of the leisurely moving glass booths to take in the stunning skyline of Singapore.
Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, 039803 Singapore,

Baba House
. Impressive Peranakan house from the beginning of the last century. Completely restored, this fascinating museum now provides a glimpse into the lives of ordinary Singaporeans during the time of the country’s maritime power. You will be enchanted by the deep blue façade and the pintu pagar front doors, adorned with gilded ivory inlay.
Address: 157 Neil Road, 088883 Singapore,

Sri Mariamman Temple . The oldest temple in Singapore (1827), located in the heart of Chinatown, is a place of worship for Tamil Hindus. Every year in October-November they gather here, celebrating Deepavali – the “Festival of Lights”. Above the entrance to the temple, attracting attention, rises a bright tower, consisting of several tiers of multi-colored Hindu deities.
Address: 244 South Bridge Road, 058793 Singapore,

Thian Hok Keng Temple (“Temple of Divine Bliss”).This one of the oldest (1842) and most important Hokkien temples in Singapore is dedicated to Mazu (goddess of the sea), from whom Chinese immigrants asked for protection when going on sea voyages. Built in a traditional style, this masterpiece of stone, tile and wood architecture is adorned with exquisite bas-reliefs and sculptures. In 1973 it was included in the list of monuments of national importance.
Address: 158 Telok Ayer Street, 068613 Singapore,

National Museum of Singapore.
Singapore’s oldest museum (1887) housed in a magnificent building that combines neo-Palladian and Renaissance elements. With the help of the latest audiovisual tools, you can trace the entire path that Singapore has traveled: from a small agricultural island to a modern high-tech metropolis of the 21st century.
Address: 93 Stamford Road, 178897 Singapore,

90,000 without gum and with gallows

Artist: Dmitry Kiselev

On March 23, the founding father of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, passed away.He remained the head of state for 31 years and first of all built not democracy, but a society traditional for his people and a prosperous economy. But now there are no complaints about the Singaporean model of democracy. His own quotes speak better than any stories about Lee Kuan Yew.

“Democracy does not work in conditions of chaos. Do you know the English expression” law and order “? Law does not work when there is no order.”

“The most important thing is to have a clean central government.If the people at the top are not the model and example of the moral standards that they are gradually introducing into the lower levels of government, it is very difficult to do anything. “

Confucian values ​​such as loyalty to parents, loyalty and fairness, hard work and frugality, sincerity towards friends and loyalty to the country are important pillars of the legal system. that contradicted them. “

“We started by educating our people. After we convinced most of them, we started making laws to punish a minority of people who deliberately broke the rules. This made Singapore a more enjoyable place to live.”

“Western liberals have argued that a completely free press will expose corruption and make government clean and fair. Until now, a free and independent press in India, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan has failed to stop the proliferating and deep-rooted corruption in these countries. “

“First of all, we made people understand that if we do not go our own way, we will not survive.”

How does it all work in Singapore and what came of it?

Author: Alisa Romanova

This is his goodbye to all of Singapore. Ahead – 15 kilometers across the city. The procession begins at the parliament. People stood in line for the body of Lee Kuan Yew for 8 hours for the entire mourning week. The sidewalks along the route had been occupying since the night.Tens of thousands of Singaporeans in the pouring rain. When a coffin, wrapped in a Singapore flag, drives by in a glass sarcophagus, many shout his name and salute. So here they responded to the call to postpone the phones and simply, without video and photos, remember this day. Sirens throughout the country announce a minute of silence.

The presidents of Indonesia, South Korea, the premiers of Australia, India and Japan came to honor the memory of the first prime minister. Russia was represented by First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, the USA – by Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.They were friends with Lee Kuan Yew. Long before his death, the Singaporean politician left all posts, but many world leaders were looking for his advice on how to build a great power out of the former colony.

It took Lee Kuan Yew only one generation, some 30 years, to change Singapore beyond recognition. But not all Singaporeans who stand in the crowd to say goodbye to their first prime minister remember what one of the embankments looked like. Now it is a financial center, and a few years before Lee came to power, it was a colonial backwater: port mud, fishing boats.Of course, no skyscrapers.

“My father landed in this harbor. He was a laborer from a poor Chinese village, but then he found freedom and began a new life,” recalls Kok Muay Li, the owner of the restaurant.

In her childhood, in the late 50s, when Lee Kuan Yew barely became prime minister, there is still nothing in Singapore, not even drinking water from Malaysia.

Ms. Li is now the owner of a brewery on the same riverbank that her father descended on. House with history, still British. Profitable business.And she knows who to say “thank you” for all this.

“Lee Kuan Yew has created a transparent system of doing business. I have been to many places and I know that in some countries you have to pay, say, under the table, to even get a license. It’s impossible here,” said Ms. Li.

When Singapore was kicked out of Malaysia for independence in 1965, the prime minister cried on the air. But no one regretted that divorce anymore. Whether he was a dictator or an experimenter, his reforms were ruthless and effective.From a rosewood rostrum, he declared war on the triads of the Chinese mafia and Asian bribery. “Place ten ministers – the rest will understand,” he said. Someone, after talking with him, poisoned himself.

No presumption of innocence – the official lived beyond his means, which means he took bribes. The “Anti-Greed Agency” – as the bureau, which investigates corruption cases, was popularly called – did not spare the ministers. With checks came to the prime minister himself.

“Lee Kuan Yew dressed in all white on the day of his appointment, as if to say that you need to be clean.Years passed and the World Bank recognized Singapore as the easiest country to do business. This reputation attracts capital, “said David Lau, Chief Specialist of the Center for Online Accounting Services.

Singapore also holds on to the capitals. The prime minister managed to lure all the leading corporations in the world. Singapore is now in third place in terms of per capita income. He raised the salaries of officials to the level of top managers, and to himself – to several million, so as not to lead the official into temptation. There is no one to pay bribes in Singapore.Everything is online. Business registration – via the Internet.

Ekaterina Drozdova launched a Russian language center without leaving her home. I paid the state duty by card. “Singapore is 50 this year. We got a 50% tax discount. Imagine what gifts the state makes!” – said Ekaterina.

Law and order, incorruptible police. Bunches of surveillance cameras. Singapore is called the nanny state, a greenhouse in which it is clean, safe and everything is under a hood. But Lee Kuan Yew repeated: a developing state needs not democracy, but discipline.

“If you want chewing gum, go to Malaysia. You can buy it there. If you bring it here, you will get a fine of a thousand dollars,” said one of the street vendors.

For spitting past an urn – 500 local dollars. You cannot feed birds, gather for demonstrations, draw graffiti. Even foreigners cannot escape punishment. In March, two Germans were sentenced to nine months in prison and three blows with a stick for painting a train carriage. Flogging is punishable for robbery and rape. For drug dealing – the gallows.

“There is no such freedom of speech that is interpreted in Western democracy, but business loves peace, security and confidence in the future,” explained Alex Cano, General Representative of the Russia-Singapore Business Council.

Singapore has four official languages. To make Singaporeans feel like a single nation, Lee Kuan Yew obliged to observe the national proportion at all levels. The owner of one of the ateliers is Indian, which means that the workers must be Malays and Chinese.

For all the adoration, there is not a single monument to Li Kuan Yew. He did not allow a cult to be created around him, although his criticism is ruled out in the media. No street named after him, no portrait on banknotes.

Lee Kuan Yew was Singapore itself. Deng Xiaoping admired him. After his visit in 1978, by chance or not, a policy of reform began in China. Already in retirement, the ex-prime minister advised leaders on how to build a second Singapore.

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