Lau Pa Sat food guide
Since its establishment in 1824, Lau Pa Sat has undergone numerous major renovations and was also given a facelift in 2014. Besides the impressive new architecture and famous satay stalls, Lau Pa Sat has much more to offer. Whether you’re looking for a place to bring your tourist friends, a newbie in the CBD looking for good lunch grub, or simply a hungry soul, here are 20 stalls in Lau Pa Sat to check out!
1. Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh
Unlike their Hokkien and Teochew counterparts, Cantonese-style herbal bak kut teh can be hard to come by in Singapore. With six outlets islandwide, Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh is a popular option for those craving this dish.
Try their classic Herbal Bak Kut Teh ($8.50) for a heady bowl of herbal soup, pork ribs and tau kee, or order the Mixed Pig Pork Organ Fried Porridge ($7.50) for something more hearty.
Unit number: 27
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 10pm
Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow
One of the few Michelin-recognised char kway teow stalls in the country, Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow has an outlet in Lau Pa Sat as well. The CKT here is said to have wonderful wok hei, and is filled with fresh and flavourful ingredients.
A plate here starts from $7.50, and you can choose between the black and white versions of the dish. The stall also offers a hearty bowl of Laksa ($7.50), and some Boiled Cockles (from $10).
Unit number: 74-75
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Thunder Tea Rice
If you’ve never tried this Hakka dish, Thunder Tea Rice may be a good place to start! The classic Thunder Tea Rice ($6.20) features chopped greens, peanuts and fried anchovies along with your choice of brown or white rice.
For those who cannot go a meal without meat, try their Thunder Tea Special ($9.90), which features the usual thunder tea rice set with your choice of a fish fillet, chicken patty, or prawn meat roll.
Unit number: 12
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 11pm
Tel: 8887 0859
Thunder Tea Rice is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
4. The Warung Bali
The Warung Bali was born out of a love story—a local lawyer fell in love with a Balinese diving guide, and together they opened a food stall in Lau Pa Sat.
Dishes such as Ayam Betutu Original Set ($8.90), with its aromatic, juicy chicken leg, sate lilit, and pile of fragrant rice, is an example of the kind of legit Balinese food you’ll find here. If you can’t get enough of sate lilit—Bali’s version of satay—you can add more to your order at $1.80 a piece.
Unit number: 63
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 8pm
The Warung Bali is not a halal-certified eatery.
A venture by wine bar and restaurant The Vermilion House, Flames is where you can get high-quality dishes, fresh seafood, and Italian wines in Lau Pa Sat. If you’re dining in a group, you can consider feasting on the Ocean Platter ($70), which gets you lobsters, mussels, king prawns and more, served with three sauces.
If, however, you’re just looking for a satisfying individual meal, you can build your own rice or pasta bowl here with a variety of ingredients such as Beef Bolognese ($3) and Smoked Salmon ($5).
Unit number: 36
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm
Tel: 6908 6800
Flames is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. LiXin Teochew Fishball Noodles
LiXin Teochew Fishball Noodles is no stranger to most Singaporeans. With many outlets across the country, and the Michelin Bib Gourmand to its name, the franchise is serving up solid fishball noodles at its Lau Pa Sat outlet as well.
A classic bowl of Fishball Noodles, with a messy pile of chilli-and-vinegar noods and fresh handmade fish balls, will set you back $6. For a version of the dish with a more diverse range of ingredients, including egg, minced meat and fried beancurd, go for The Folks’ Favourite ($8.90) instead.
Unit number: 32
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 9pm
Tel: 9689 4143
LiXin Teochew Fishball Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang
Another Michelin-recognised franchise, Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang’s excellent rice dishes grace Lau Pa Sat till midnight each day.
Go for the titular Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang ($7.80). Starring piquant sambal chilli, a juicy chicken leg, fragrant coconut rice, ikan bilis and more, this hearty and moreish rendition of nasi lemak is likely to impress. The stall also offers curry rice, such as the Chicken Fillet Curry Rice ($5.90), featuring crispy chicken fillet along with rice drenched in a fragrant curry.
Unit number: 71
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 12am
Tel: 8750 5240
Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang is a halal-certified eatery.
8. Mr Rice Pao Fan & Fried Rice
Rice lovers can head over to Mr Rice Pao Fan & Fried Rice for a range of rice-based dishes. We recommend the Seafood with Poached Crispy Rice ($8.90), which comprises white rice submerged in a flavourful broth topped with crispy, deep fried rice grains and a selection of seafood.
Another must-try item is the Lotus Leaf Baked Seafood Fried Rice ($8.90), which is said to boast a fragrant and smoky wok hei.
Unit number: 18
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 10pm
Mr Rice Pao Fan & Fried Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Seng Kee Local Delights
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A one-stop to satisfy all your cravings with Fried Kway Teow ($4.80), Laksa ($6), and Hokkien Mee ($6) would be Seng Kee Local Delights. One of their best-sellers is the laksa, which stars spicy seafood and a punchy coconut broth. Having been in Lau Pa Sat for many years, the stall sees a steady stream of loyal customers every day, so be prepared to wait in line if you are planning to pay them a visit!
Unit number: 10
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 1am
Seng Kee Local Delights is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Qiu Lian Ban Mian
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Qiu Lian Ban Mian is a popular ban mian stall with multiple outlets across the island. You can have a taste of their signature Qiu Lian Ban Mian here for $5.90, or opt for a spicy alternative by ordering the Tom Yum Ban Mian ($6.40). If you’re not a fan of ban mian, you can choose from a wide variety of noodles including you mian, mee hoon kuey, and yi mian. Otherwise, try the Dry Noodles, which features la mian with either fish fillet, big prawns or braised meat for $7.
Unit number: 16
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 8pm
Tel: 6220 7397
Qiu Lian Ban Mian is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. Rokus a.g.b.
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Owned by a young, third-generation hawker, Rokus a.g.b. specialises in Korean fusion cuisine, with a menu comprising rice bowls, burgers and snacks. The menu has unique mains such as Tteokbokki Burger ($13.90), featuring tteokbokki as a burger topping, and the Jumeokbap Ricebowl ($8.90), which is a deconstructed Korean rice ball. Those who are still feeling peckish can snack on the Folded Kimbap ($5.90), which is a gimbap presented in a sandwich-like form.
Unit number: 24
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10:30pm
Tel: 8448 0707
Rokus a.g.b. is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. iEat Kitchen
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iEat Kitchen’s menu sees an array of stir-fried dishes served in mini woks. Their signature item is the Salted Egg Creamy Dice Chicken Rice ($6.80), comprising diced chicken cubes coated in a layer of fried batter and salted egg sauce atop a bed of white rice. If you prefer noodles, try the Chicken Cutlet Hor Fun ($6.80) instead for a bowl of starchy hor fun and crispy chicken cutlet.
Unit number: 56
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
iEat Kitchen is not a halal-certified eatery.
13. Kallang Airport Wanton Noodle
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Boasting a whopping seven outlets islandwide, Kallang Airport Wanton Noodle is another stall well-known to Singaporeans. Those who haven’t tried their Signature Wanton Noodle ($5.80) can order it here at Lau Pa Sat, along with side dishes such as Fried Wantons ($4/$6) and Fried Chicken Wing ($6.80 for four pieces). Big eaters can also top up $1.30 for additional noodles or ingredients in their wonton mee!
Unit number: 57
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10:30pm
Kallang Airport Wanton Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.
14. Ri Ri Hong Mala Hot Pot
A mainstay of People’s Park Food Centre in Chinatown, Ri Ri Mala Hot Pot is known for its value-for-money ingredients and fragrant garlicky flavour. With their new outlet, you can enjoy your favourite mala ingredients such as kang kong, beancurd skin, Chinese sausage and tang hoon here at Lau Pa Sat too!
Read our Ri Ri Hong Mala Xiang Guo Review.
Unit number: 61-62
Opening hours: TBD
Ri Ri Hong Mala Hot Pot is not a halal-certified eatery.
15. Swatow Bai Le Braised Duck
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Swatow Bai Le Braised Duck has been operating out of a small family-owned coffee shop in Geylang since the 1970s. Now, you can now enjoy their signature items here in the CBD! Must-try dishes include the Classic Braised Duck Rice ($5) and Braised Duck Noodle Set ($5.50), which feature their famous braised duck and braising gravy atop a carb of your choice. They also recommend their Kway Chap Set ($5.50), which stars tau pok, tau kwa, braised egg, pork belly, crispy duck skin, and small intestines alongside a bowl of kway teow.
Unit number: 9
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 12:30am
Tel: 6841 4019
Swatow Bai Le Braised Duck is not a halal-certified eatery.
16. Su Xiang
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Vegetarians at Lau Pa Sat can check out Su Xiang for their delectable plant-based dishes. Get their Pickled Vegetable And Mushroom Mian Xian ($7.80) for a comforting bowl of noodles and broth, or order the Vegetarian Fried Seafood Udon ($8.80) to try their imitation seafood. If you’d like something more customised, they also have a cai fan-style option where you can pick from an array of ingredients displayed at the counter to pair with plain, brown, or fried rice.
Unit number: 46
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 9:30pm
Su Xiang is not a halal-certified eatery.
17. Maya’s Veggie Delight
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Another vegetarian option on this list, Maya’s Veggie Delight has a menu comprising North Indian dishes. Their Vegetarian Biryani ($7) is a fan favourite, featuring soy-based imitation meat, fragrant spices and basmati rice. It’s also served with a side of rich, flavourful daal and crispy papadum for a satisfying meal.
Unit number: 47
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10pm
Maya’s Veggie Delight is not a halal-certified eatery.
18. Munchi Pancakes
Beloved min jiang kueh brand Munchi Pancakes is here at Lau Pa Sat! Enjoy a classic slice of min jiang kueh with unique flavours such as Black Sesame ($2) and Biscoff ($2.50), or go old-school with Peanut ($1.60) or Coconut ($1.60) filling. You can also opt for their Munchi Pancakes, which are min jiang kueh presented in a smaller, dorayaki-like form for a more convenient on-the-go snack. These mini delights come in a variety of flavours too, including Strawberry Cheese ($2.20), Oreo Cheese ($2.20) and Thai Milk Tea ($2.20).
Read our Munchi Pancakes review.
Unit number: 61
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 8:30pm
Tel: 8312 6203
Munchi Pancakes is a halal-certified eatery.
19. Project Acai
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Established in 2015, Project Acai is one of Singapore’s OG acai brands. Get your acai fix at their Lau Pa Sat outlet by ordering their signature Original Flower Bowl, priced at $7.50 for a “handy”-sized cup, $9.90 for a medium-sized bowl, and $15.60 for a large serving. You’ll get a variety of fruits, superfoods, and granola beautifully arranged atop a blended acai base. Those craving a refreshing drink can have a Yogi Wannabe-rry ($9) smoothie instead, which features apple juice, banana, blueberries, strawberries, and bee pollen blended with organic acai.
Read our best acai bowls guide!
Unit number: 2
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 8pm, Sat 11:30am to 6pm
Project Acai is not a halal-certified eatery.
20. Butter & Cream Bakery
After your meal, consider heading to Butter & Cream Bakery for tasty desserts such as egg tarts, muffins, or their unique doughnut-muffins, AKA doffins. The sweet and milky Hokkaido Doffin ($2.60) is one of their signature items, alongside the gooey Salted Egg Lava Tart ($2.60) and hearty Apple Crumble Muffin ($2.60).
Read our Butter & Cream review!
Unit number: 5-6
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 10am to 9pm, Fri 10am to 10pm, Sat 10:30am to 10pm, Sun 10:30am to 9pm
Tel: 8040 0283
Butter & Cream Bakery is not a halal-certified eatery, but uses no pork or lard.
Best food to eat at Lau Pa Sat
Since their revamp, Lau Pa Sat has added a range of new hawkers, brands and cuisines to their roster. From hawker classics such as laksa and char kway teow to trendy cafe favourites including acai and lava tarts, Lau Pa Sat is where you can find something for everyone!
If you have tourist friends visiting Singapore, consider planning an itinerary around the 10 best hawker centres in Singapore. Otherwise, drop by Tom’s Palette, one of Singapore’s OG ice cream cafes, for unique gelato flavours and Belgian waffles.