PHOTO Ponggol Nasi Lemak
HE JIA HUAN BAN MIAN
Block 75 Toa Payoh Lorong 5 Food Centre, #01-14. Open daily, 3pm-3am.
“This is my go-to place for comfort food after midnight. The dry ban mian is super-tasty because every silky strand is coated with sauce.” – Michelle Tan, 25, marketing executive
PONGGOL NASI LEMAK CENTRE
965 Upper Serangoon Road, tel: 6281-0020. Open Fri-Wed, 5.30pm-2.30am.
“Crispy, succulent and piping hot, the fried chicken wings here are the real highlight.” – Sabrina Kim, 28, assistant manager
AL AZHAR EATING RESTAURANT
11 Cheong Chin Nam Road, tel: 6466-5052. Open 24 hours daily.
“Nothing beats the rich butter chicken and fluffy cheese naan here. I also like their plaster prata, crisp on the outside, with a runny egg yolk in the middle.” – Ng Jing Xiu, 25, associate psychologist
409 River Valley Road, tel: 6734-9194. Open weekdays, noon-6am; weekends, noon-6am.
“My friends and I usually round off a night out at Spize. The Indian-style chicken chop there comes in bite-sized pieces smothered in a sweet, mildly spicy sauce.” – Cheryl Leong, subeditor
LIM JOO HIN EATING HOUSE
715 Havelock Road, tel: 6272-9871. Open daily, 11am-4am.
“There’s something very comforting about slurping down Teochew porridge late at night. The cockles and fishcake are must-haves.” – Pamela Tan, 29, relationship manager
CÉ LA VI Singapore (rebranded from KU DE TA CLUB LOUNGE)
Marina Bay Sands Skypark, tel: 6688-7688. Sun-Tue, noon-2am; Wed-Sat, noon-5am.
“Munching on scrumptious fried chicken, croquettes and thin-crust pizza from the Bar Bites menu (available from 11pm-2am) while enjoying cool tunes and taking in the Singapore skyline is bliss.” – Serene Ang, 27, banker
Bak Chor Mee
YAN KEE BK Eating House
21 South Bridge Road. Open 24 hours, Mon-Sat.
“Thin and a little sticky with the spicy, vinegar-spiked sauce, the signature mee sua noodles with minced pork and crispy ikan bilis are best enjoyed in large mouthfuls.” – Jermaine Ong, 29, banker
Bak Kut Teh
OUTRAM PARK YA HUA ROU GU CHA
#01-05/07 Tanjong Pagar Complex, 7 Keppel Road, tel: 6222-9610. Open Tue-Sun, 7am-4am.
“The soup here is my favourite for its peppery kick, and it’s got that subtle sweetness from the pork bones.” – Shirin Wong, 25, superintendent
246F Upper Thomson Road, tel: 6753-1718. Open Sun-Thu, 12-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon to 2am.
“Of all the local ice cream parlours, this stays open the latest – great for night owls with a sweet tooth. Their frozen treats are light and not cloying, so I don’t feel guilty having them. The smooth, creamy avocado flavour is my favourite.” – Eunice Ng, 25, art director
EN GRILL & BAR
#01-60 UE Square, tel: 6732-6863. Open Mon-Thu, 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 6pm-3am; Sun, 6pm to midnight.
“I always order the wafu mentai pasta to satisfy my late-night pasta cravings.” – Mandy Lynn, 27, freelance writer
Cha Chan Teng
TANG TEA HOUSE HONG KONG CAFE
359 Bedok Road, tel: 6445-9100. Mon-Thu, 11-2am; Fri-Sun, 11-4am.
“The mi tiga bihun (three-flavour bee hoon) here never fails to fill me up. It’s a delicious mishmash of spiciness from curry and sourness from tamarind, followed by a sweet aftertaste.” – Azlinda Said, freelance writer
Chinese & Western
MAK’S PLACE THE HAWKERANT
401 Changi Road, tel: 6844-7656. Open Tue-Sun, 4.30pm-1am.
“The menu has a wide variety of both Chinese and Western halal dishes, but zoom in on the butter squid – it’s chewy, tasty and to die for!” – Simone Wu, beauty editor
SWEE CHOON TIM SUM RESTAURANT
191 Jalan Besar, tel: 6225-7788. Open Wed-Mon, 6pm-6am.
“The food isn’t the most refined, but it’s so hearty and affordable that I never leave unsatisfied. I must have the liu sha bao (custard buns with salted egg yolk), fried eggplant with pork floss, and xiao long bao (steamed pork dumplings) each time I’m there.” – Elsa Tan, 25, postgraduate student
FORDHAM & GRAND
43 Craig Road, tel: 6221-3088. Open daily, 5pm-3am.
“The cosy, dimly lit interior is perfect for late-night dates over drinks and nosh. Order the rich seafood bouillabaisse and linguini laced with ginger and chilli.” – Rachel Xie, consumer & lifestyle writer
This article was originally published in Simply Her, March 2015.