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When you’re craving a late-night bite, there are plenty of options in Singapore. One of our favourite places to check out is Tiong Bahru, home to the island’s trendiest cafes and Highline Residences, a premium condominium development by Keppel Land.

But the neighbourhood is more than just a hipster hangout. As one of Singapore’s oldest estates, it has plenty of old-world charm and traditional yummy eats – especially after dark!

Here are some of our top picks:

1.    Ah Chiang's Porridge

There are few things more comforting than a bowl of delicious, hot savoury congee. At this old-school shop located in Tiong Poh Road since 1971, Ah Chiang’s Porridge serves up a variety of Cantonese-style congee dishes (such as fish, century egg, etc), including a vegetarian “Buddhist” porridge as well. You can add an egg to your porridge at no extra charge!

Ah Chiang’s Porridge
65 Tiong Poh Road, #01-38
Singapore 160065
Opening hours: 6am to 11pm

Photo source: Instagram @sa.tio

2.    Soon Li Yong Tau Foo

Only about a 10-minute walk from Tiong Bahru MRT, this shop only opens at midnight and sells out by 3am. Queues start forming around 11pm so be sure to get there “early”, so to speak. The ingredients are homemade and amazingly fresh – though, fans might tell you the real star is their soup base, cooked with fried ikan bilis and pork belly.

Soon Li Yong Tau Foo
Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre
115 Bukit Merah View, #01-78
Singapore 151115
Opening hours: Midnight to 3am

Photo source: Instagram @fellylicious

3.    Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh

Another soupy favourite in the neighbourhood, this restaurant is operated by the family who owns the famous Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh in the nearby Outram Park. You’ll love the clean-tasting peppery broth, made with fresh – not frozen – pork from Indonesia, Sarawak white pepper, and plenty of old garlic. You also can’t go wrong pairing the soup with the restaurant’s popular fried dough sticks, or you tiao. As far as late-night meals go, these freshly fried, made-to-order munchies combined with the spicy broth will be sure to wake you up!

Tuan Yuan Bak Kut Teh
127 Kim Tian Road, #01-01
Singapore 160127
Opening hours: 11am to 1am

Photo source: Instagram @enchantingliz

4.    Sin Ho Sai Eating House

If you can’t make up your mind about what to eat, this is a great place to try a variety of local Chinese dishes. Opened in 1978, the coffee shop serves a delectable menu including some must-try dishes such as its fried rice, pork ribs and curry fish head. It’s also the perfect place for a late-night meal because of its curb-side ambience. With minimal traffic in the wee hours of the morning, this supper location is full of nostalgia and old-world charm.

Sin Ho Sai Eating House
55 Tiong Bahru Road, #01-59
Singapore 160055
Opening hours: 5pm to 5am


Photo source: Instagram @lostguides