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The 7 most popular places to eat in Katong and Joo Chiat

From mackerel otah from Nam Sam Otah, juicy chicken wings and fragrant coconut rice at Ponggol Nasi Lemak, to a sizzling Thai feast at Mookata Traditional Thai BBQ.
 

best places to eat in katong and joo chiat - nam san mackeral otah

Photo: Nam San Otah

NAM SAN OTAH

Nam San Otah has been a well-known name for more than 15 years, especially for its spicy Mackerel Otah.

You must try the new savoury White Fish (non-spicy) Mackerel Otah, which is soft and smooth. Each otah is freshly made and individually handwrapped at its kitchen.

Nasi lemak is another Nam San speciality. Both items are based on its Peranakan recipes and only the best ingredients are used.

261 Joo Chiat Road, tel: 6345-5542

 

best places to eat in katong and joo chiat - mookata

Photo: Mookata Traditional Thai BBQ

MOOKATA TRADITIONAL THAI BBQ

This traditional Thai barbecue chain offers diners well-marinated meats which are cooked on sizzling dome-shaped pots which makes for a delicious barbecue experience.

103 East Coast Road(flagship outlet), tel: 6344-2985

Also read: How to cook the famous Founder Bak Kut Teh Restaurant's bak kut teh

 

best places to eat in katong and joo chiat - ponggol nasi lemak

Photo: Ponggol Nasi Lemak

PONGGOL NASI LEMAK
This eatery is known for its crispy and juicy chicken wings. Its nasi lemak has a good blend of fragrance and spiciness. It is open until 2.30am.

238 Tanjong Katong Road, tel: 6287-0020

 

best places to eat in katong and joo chiat - lok lok

Photo: Kjetil Kolbjornsrud

MALAYSIA LOCAL DELIGHTS

This eatery offers lok lok, a delicacy where food is skewered on satay sticks and dipped into soups such as tom yam, Penang prawn and ma la (a spicy Chinese sauce).

224 Tanjong Katong Road, tel: 6440-8378

Also read: Authentic laksa recipe by a Penang hawker

 

best places to eat in katong and joo chiat - bruno's pizzeria and grill
Photo: Bruno's Pizzeria & Grill

BRUNO'S PIZZERIA & GRILL

Bruno's Pizzeria is known for its handmade pastas and pizzas. Its owner-chef oversees the cooking, preparation and serving of the dishes.

344 Tanjong Katong Road, tel: 6440-4525

 

best places to eat in katong and joo chiat - miki snacks - fish head curry

Photo: Miki Snacks

MIKI SNACKS

Miki Snacks has many dishes, but the tangy and spicy fish head curry stands out. It is served with side dishes such as ladies' fingers.

#B1-127/128 Katong Shopping Centre, 865 Mountbatten Road, tel: 6440-4913, 6440-1318

 

best places to eat in katong and joo chiat - five star hainanese chicken rice

Photo: Five Star Hainanese Chicken Rice

FIVE STAR HAINANESE KAMPONG CHICKEN RICE RESTAURANT

Five Star Hainanese Kampong Chicken Rice uses healthier and leaner kampong chicken, which is low in cholesterol, has less fat and more fibre, served with fragrant rice.

191 East Coast Road, tel: 6777-5555

 

This article was first published in The New Paper, March 29, 2016.

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