Singaporean restaurants in Bangkok
Singapore’s food culture is one of the most vibrant in the region – the island state’s cuisine has influences from India, Malaysia, and China, and even Western tastes, giving birth to a combination of flavours so unique.
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1. Baba Thai Restaurant – authentic Peranakan dishes
Baba Thai Restaurant is a restaurant located around Asoke area – their Nasi Lemak and Laksa.
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Their Laksa Noodles ฿220 (~USD6.60) are a great introduction for newbies to get to know the flavours of Peranakan relishes in Singapore – this bowl of noodle soup is mildly spicy and sweet from the addition of coconut milk, similar to Khao Soi Gai with coconut milk.
Baba Thai offers 8 different types of Nasi Lemak. Pictured: Chicken wing, luncheon meat and fish crisp Nasi Lemak
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They’ve also got Nasi Lemak that customers can order with various combos that come with different toppings. These are just like those you find at Singapore’s hawker centres, such as luncheon meat and crispy fried chicken wings.
The store’s sambal is mild in its spiciness, which is suitable for beginners and those who can’t handle the heat. You can order directly from their website and enjoy Baba Thai’s promotions and discounts.
Baba Thai Restaurant
Address: 45 Soi Sukhumvit 23, Klongtoei Nua, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun 10AM – 8PM (Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Train Station: MRT Sukhumvit, BTS Asoke
Website | Google Maps
2. So Shiok – Traditional Teochew dishes
Their menu changes every week, which means their dishes are always different. Their weekly dishes and their prices are usually announced on their Facebook page several days before the weekend.
Traditional Malaysian Chinese dry noodles, Kolo Mee that has gained popularity in Singapore
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Malaysians who are also missing a taste of home can go for their Kolo Mee – noodles topped with roasted marinated pork slices, minced pork, vegetables, fish cakes and fried wontons. It also happens to be one of So Shiok’s signature dishes, making it the ultimate place for roasted pork noodle enthusiasts.
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3. Eats Payao Home-Bar & Kitchen – fresh seafood with sambal upon request
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Eats Payao Home-Bar & Kitchen is a small bistro that started off serving northern Thai cuisine, which now also serves some iconic Singaporean dishes like Chilli Crab and Pepper Crab dishes for ฿1,800 (~USD59.33).
For those who haven’t tried Singapore’s remarkable chilli crab, you’re missing out. The fresh crabs are smeared in a thick and sweet marinade made from sambal and eggs. The dish is finger-licking good as the sambal’s vivid flavours bring out the sweetness of the crab.
Eats Payao Home-Bar & Kitchen specialise in seafood dishes, so depending on the type of sambal visitors are craving – Eats Payao Super Hot sauce and Eats Payao Anchovy Sambal – they can call and pre-order their choice of seafood like mussels or scallops at least 2 days ahead of time. Customers can also get both sauces (250ml each) for ฿250 (~USD8.23), which you can use to whip up dishes on your own at home.
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Besides their delicious crabs, they also got Sambal Giant Tiger Prawns for ฿1,500 (~USD49.44).
The juicy prawns come loaded with sauce to give it an extra sensational bite; this is a treat for prawn lovers who love sweet, savoury and spicy sauces with seafood.
Eats Payao Home – Bar & Kitchen
Address: Khwaeng Chong Nonsi, Khet Yan Nawa, Bangkok 10120
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun: 12PM – PM, 6PM – 9PM (Closed on Mondays)
Website | Google Maps
4. Pui Peng Bak Kut Teh Singapore – Pork
Literally translated, Bak Kut Teh means ‘meat bone tea’; the dish is traditionally pork ribs, but can be cooked with chicken, beef and even seafood.
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The soup at Pui Peng comes with an extra garlicky and peppery flavour as well as an umami taste, along with the meat being succulent and soft.
This eatery offers three different sizes of Bak Kut Teh; small sized with three pieces of pork rib for ฿200 (~USD6.59), a medium sized bowl with five pieces for ฿300 (~USD9.88), and big sized with ten pieces ฿590 (~USD19.43).
You can order as a set with rice and Soy Milk as well for ฿405 (USD13.35) excluding delivery fees. However, their prices will vary depending on the delivery courier services that they’re partnered with – their food can be ordered through Grab Food, GoJek, Robinhood, and Lineman.
5. Old Street Bak Kuh Teh – Dry Bak Kut Teh
Old Street Bak Kut Teh Thailand is a Bak Kut Teh franchise that’s straight from Singapore. They’ve got a couple of branches but the one in Bangkok’s city centre, Siam, is one of the most popular due to its convenient location.
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They’re known for their delicious claypot pork rib dark and dry Bak Kut Teh – in contrast to the soup Bak Kuh Teh, the dryness of this claypot meal adds an extra smack of soy sauce and herbs.
The pork ribs are marinated in a variety of herbs, and condensed with soy sauce. For those who aren’t enthusiastic about spice, do note that the dish comes with chilli peppers – so be sure to let the restaurant know that you’d like a mild serving.
It comes with two sizes; small for ฿200 (~USD6.59) with three pieces of pork ribs and big for ฿250 (~USD8.24) with five pieces.
Old Street Bak Kut Teh
Address: Level G, Zone C, MBK Center, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM
Nearest Train Station: BTS National Stadium
Website | Google Maps
6. Boon Tong Kiat – Hainanese Chicken Rice
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Boon Tong Kiat is a Hainanese chicken rice restaurant that’s conveniently located in the fancy neighbourhood of Thong Lor – the establishment is known for their budget-friendly servings of what may as well be Singapore’s national dish.
Their steamed and juicy chicken rice come with a bowl of soup and three different sauces you can choose from – sour sauce, soy bean curd and shredded ginger.
Even though their Hainanese Chicken Rice ฿65 (~USD2.15) may look simple, the meat is super tender, and when combined with the rice that’s cooked traditional style with garlic, can be really filling.
In addition to Hainanese Chicken, Boon Tong Kiat also serves Roasted Duck and Char Siew with Steam Rice ฿80 (~USD2.64) – the roasted duck has that fragranced soy sauce texture and the charred fatty pork slices practically melt in your mouth.
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Their Chicken, Honey Roasted Pork Ribs and Crispy Pork with Steamed Rice ฿75 (~USD2.48) is for those who love crispy pork – their crispy pork is soft, quite crispy, and low in grease.
They also have Bamboo Pulp Soup ฿60 (~USD1.98), that’s cooked with Chinese medicinal herbs that give it hearty and somewhat peppery taste to it. The bamboo pulp is scrumptious and those who love Bak Kut Teh will enjoy this soup.
7. Jumbo Seafood – Chili crab in XXL sizes
Jumbo Seafood is a Singaporean franchise that was established in Bangkok, and it’s conveniently located at the luxurious mall of ICONSIAM.
If you’re a seafood fanatic and enjoy it with a large variety of spices mixed with it, get ready to indulge in XXL-sized seafood: their award winning dish is the 800g Chili Mud Crab that costs ฿1,760++ (~USD58.11). The price of each dish varies, but typically start at ฿240 (~USD7.90) per gram of seafood.
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For those who aren’t necessarily craving close to a kilogram of crab, Jumbo Seafood also has the Chilli Crab meat sauce served with crispy mantou buns for ฿288 ++ (~USD9.48). The deep fried buns dipped in the sauce will give you a sensational chunky and saucy texture.
No Singaporean chilli crab experience is complete without a side of deep-fried mantou
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They’ve also got a medium sized Mee Goreng for ฿438 (~USD14.43) that can feed up to 5-6 pax. These fried noodles have a delicious wok hei taste to it and is mildly spicy and sweet, and is just as loved by locals like Pad Thai.
JUMBO Seafood Bangkok
Address: ICONSIAM (Ground Floor, ICONLUXE ZONE) 299 Soi Charoen Nakhon 5, Charoen Nakhon Road Khlong Ton Sa, Khlong San Bangkok, Thailand
Opening Hours: Sun – Mon: 11AM – 9.30PM, Fri: 11.00AM – 2.30PM
Nearest Train Station: BTS Charoen Nakhon
Website | Google Maps
8. Chuan Kitchen Muang Thong Thani
Chuan Kitchen Muang Thong Thani is a restaurant located in Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi and is spacious and suitable for big family gatherings. Bonus: there’s ample parking space in the front.
Many Thais love to indulge in Xiao Long Bao ฿120 (~USD3.97) – more commonly known as soup-dumplings, the bao is stuffed with steamed meat and rich broth.
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Shiu Mai ฿50 (~USD1.65), that’s packed with shrimp and pork has a dryer texture than the Xiao Long Bao and wafting aromatic smells of fresh shrimp
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Besides the dumplings, you can order Satay Moo ฿80 (~USD2.64), which is favourite to many Thais and Singaporeans. Their extra-charred satay might make you feel like you’re back in the hawker centres of Singapore. The peanut sauce is also different from its Thai counterpart due to less sweetness and more chillis.
*Bonus* Makan Makan – Western fusion dishes
Malaysian cuisine is highly popular in Singapore – especially with so many overlapping classics from both countries. Even expats from the Island City in Bangkok seek out a taste of it. Makan Makan is a Malaysian restaurant located in between BTS Asok and BTS Phrom Phong
And even if you’re craving for Mediterranean or Mexican-fusion flavours, they’re able to fulfill those needs.
Sambal Prawn or Pumpkin Quesadilla (฿168, ~USD5.53) (Left) & Devil Roti Roll (฿168, ~USD5.53) (Right)
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Their tangy Sambal Prawn Quesadilla is somewhat a reminder of thick and soft naan stuffed with sambal sauces – comparable to a rolled pizza with prawns.
The Devil Roti Roll can be comparable to curry puff, because of its aromatic, thick, chunky and crunchy dough that’s oozing with the namesake Eurasian devil curry-marinated meat – almost comparable to a thick burrito.
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Besides their fusion dishes, they also Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee ฿220 (~USD7.25) – rice vermicelli noodles served in tangy and flavourous prawn broth, topped with eggs, bean sprouts, and slice of pork.
Address: 168/1 Sukhumvit Soi 16, Khlong Toei, Khlong Toey, Bangkok, 10110
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun: 11AM – 10PM (Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Train Station: BTS Phrom Phong
Website | Google Maps
Bon appetit for Singaporean flavours
These eateries are to fulfill your needs to have a taste of Singapore, and it’s at your convenience to grab a munch on either of these. For those who haven’t tried or been to the Lion City yet, bookmark these eateries in preparation for a future trip once travel is allowed once again.
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