BreadTalk & Toast Box
Toast Box, all about the coffee and toast concept, is from Singapore. Offers authentic Nanyang Kopi coffee, thick-cut toast, soft-boiled eggs, laksa, traditional kaya toast as well as pandan cake. It’s a good spot for breakfast or afternoon tea. Shop G18, G/F, Silvercord, 30 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, no phone.
This restaurant is tiny, but the smiling guy at the door is always happy to find a spot for you to squeeze into. The menu offers an array of laksa, noodles and side dishes that are well seasoned, making the flavours linger on your palate.Shop D1, G/F, 155 Jaffe Rd, Wan Chai, 3168 2478. $100.
Given the name, it’s surprising that laksa is not the star attraction. But for a mere $20 you can get their freshly made roti prata with tomato curry sauce. Another twist on the classic is the kaya roti prata and potato rotic prata. 26 Tai Tsun St, Tai Kok Tsui, 2789 9930. $40.
Man Wah Chicken RIce
Newly opened by Singaporeans, Man Wah’s tasty Hainan chicken rice has people lining up to get a seat in this small establishment. Except to share your table with fellow diners. Shop D, Austin Mansions, 15A Austin Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2301 4266. $40.
PappaMia Coffee Restaurant
Beware of the lines here during dinner time. This place serves up standard Singaporean grub, alongside sublime coffee buns. Crispy on the outside with melted butter in the middle, these buns are well worth the visit. 1/F, Dorfu Court, 5-6 Hau Fook St, Tsim Sha Tsui. $100.
Yes, it says Malaysian in its name, but they also have Singaporean dishes that will have you coming back again and again. Hainan chicken rice, roti prata, satay, gado gado, badong beef... the list continues, whether your stomach can take it is the issue due to the generous portions. G/F, Shop 4-5, 98-102 Jaffe Rd, Wan Chai, 2143 6626. $130.
Until the 12th of September, Satay Inn has a special menu to celebrate the Singaporean National Day with bak kut teh, spicy crab, satay and Hainan chicken rice. If seating inside gets a little cramped, opt for the outside space.Shop 3, Tower 1, Podium Level, The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers, China Hong Kong City, 33 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2738 2368. $200.
Touted as the best Hainanese chicken rice by many, the small stall in a food court has become a foodie pilgrimage for tourists and locals alike. The chicken is so smooth, it deserves its own adjective, and the rice so buttery sweet you can eat it alone and feel satisfied. Food Republic, CityPlaza, Taikoo Shing, no phone. $40.