Working overtime can be inevitable, and there’s nothing worse than going home on an empty stomach when you’re already so tired. Plus, with so many well-loved supper spots closing early because of Covid-19, it can be hard to find something to eat late at night when the area feels like a ghost town.
To help you with your OT woes, here are eight supper spots in the CBD from Korean BBQ to Thai desserts to help you satisfy your cravings after a long day at work.
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If you’re eating with a larger number of fellow OT buds, it can be hard to accede to everyone’s food requests, which is why a restaurant like Hao Lai Wu Steamboat & BBQ is a godsend. Serving both steamboat and BBQ, everyone can find a method of cooking that they enjoy.
At only $21.80+ per pax for a buffet dinner, this spot is an affordable option if you feel like feasting after a long day at work. With interesting soup options from mala to chicken herbal soup, and a wide variety of ingredients to choose from – whole crab included – you will be spoilt for choice. Plus, they even serve China-style lok lok from as low as $1 per skewer.
Location: 175 Bencoolen Street, #01-57 Burlington Square, Singapore 189649
Opening hours: 11AM-3AM, Daily
Volcano Ramen at The Ramen House
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There’s nothing better to fill your stomach late at night than a comforting bowl of noodle soup. However, rather than cooking up a pack of instant noodles in your office pantry, The Ramen House is a delicious and healthier alternative.
Serving all sorts of authentic and affordable Japanese dishes, this supper spot is sure to leave your tastebuds satisfied. Try their Volcano Ramen ($11.90+) with three different spice levels and a 30-hour boiled broth, or their Teppanyaki Giant Hokkaido Scallop ($16.90+) with five large and juicy scallops.
Location: 6 Short Street, Singapore 188213
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11AM-3AM, Fri-Sat 11AM-5AM
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Anyone who has eaten KBBQ for lunch before knows the pain of smelling like a smokehouse for the rest of the day, which is why it’s the perfect choice for supper so you can head straight home for a relaxing shower. Located in the heart of Tanjong Pagar, Supulae Korean BBQ serves cheap and authentic Korean food with free-flow side dishes you can eat to your heart’s content.
There are four affordable sets available on the menu ranging from Pork Set A ($38.80+) to Pork Set D ($$58.80+) which all serve around 2-3 pax, so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank for some delicious BBQ with your colleagues.
Location: 80 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088501
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 5PM-1AM, Fri-Sat 5PM-4AM
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With a whole slew of cafes in Singapore, it’s no wonder that cafe-hopping is such a popular weekend brunch activity. With Wan Wan Thai Cafe, you can have desserts until 3AM any day of the week.
From their Thai Milk Tea Bingsu ($10.90+) to their Shibuya Toast inspired Kaya Toast ($8.90+), you can feast on their many desserts amid a forest worth of fake plants and insta-worthy glowing neon signs. Conveniently located at Bencoolen, this spot is easy to get to for those working around the Dhoby Ghaut and Bugis area.
Location: 127A Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189637
Opening hours: 12.30PM-3AM, Daily
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Korean fried chicken is one of the most sinful foods to eat – and after a long and tough day hitting your deadlines, busy bees deserve to treat themselves to some delicious fried chicken.
A fan-favourite Korean chicken spot, Chicken Up serves classic dishes like their sweet and tangy YangNyum Chicken Wings ($12.00+) as well as interesting twists on regular Korean foods like their Bulgogi Fries ($18.00) which come loaded with seasoned meat and sauce. Plus, Chicken Up even provides disposable gloves so you won’t have to worry about getting your hands dirty.
Location: 48 #01-01 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088469
Opening hours: 3PM-12AM, Daily
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All mala lovers know that cravings can hit at any random time, and there’s nothing more agonising than not being able to satisfy it at once. Thankfully, Jin Jin Eating House stays open 21H – meaning you’ll be able to quell those hunger pangs even in wee hours into the morning.
And if you can’t take the heat, there are still plenty of authentic Chinese dishes to choose from like their Mild Braised Beef Shank Noodle (S$5.50+) and Authentic Tan Tan Noodle (S$4.50) that won’t leave your tongue burning.
Location: 496 North Bridge Road, #01/01, #02-01, Singapore 188739
Opening hours: 6AM-3AM, Daily
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Italian food may not be the most conventional late-night supper food when you think of our usual faves like roti prata and kopitiam fare, but if you’re around town, 49 Seats is a great place to go if you’re feeling a little fancier.
With large food portions and no GST or service charge, this place serves up western food inspired by local and Asian flavours. Some popular dishes include their Salted Egg Popcorn Chicken ($9.90) and Tom Yum Seafood Pasta ($14.90) which even has a level 49 spice level made with loads of chilli padi if you’re up for a good challenge.
Location: 176 Orchard Road, #01-49 The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843
Opening hours: Mon- Sat 11.30AM-2.30AM |Sun 11.30AM-11PM
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A supper spot list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the iconic 24H BK Eating House. Conveniently located at South Bridge Road, hungry office workers can easily get here no matter where in the CBD you’re working.
While the famous Yan Kee Noodle House and its bak chor mee have since moved across the street, you can still find all sorts of local dishes here from cai fan to mee siam ($3+) that’s served all through the night
Location: 21 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058661
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 24H (Closed on Sundays)
No matter what you may be craving, the central business district has plenty of supper spots for you to enjoy. While most dinner spots may close early, you can hopefully find some new favourites from this list that will please both you and your wallet, giving you something to look forward to after late nights in the office.
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