In this food guide, we’ll be showing you how to have a delicious and enjoyable day spent at Tiong Bahru Market in Singapore. This historic market has been around since the early 1900s, and is full of life – especially when it comes to food! Here are some of our favourite picks for what to eat while exploring this vibrant neighbourhood.
Tiong Bahru Market – a Singapore food guide
If you want to experience some of the best food that Singapore has to offer, then a visit to Tiong Bahru Market is a must. This market is located in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown and is known for its fresh seafood, meats, and produce. There are also a number of hawker stalls which sell delicious local snacks and meals.
Here are some of the things you can expect to find at Tiong Bahru Market:
Seafood: The seafood here is fresh and reasonably priced. You’ll find all sorts of seafood on offer, from prawns and crabs to fish and squid. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try one of the exotic shellfish on offer?
Meat: There’s a great selection of meat available at Tiong Bahru Market, including chicken, beef, pork, and lamb. You’ll also find game meat such as venison and ostrich if you fancy something different. All the meat is halal-certified so it’s suitable for Muslim diners.
Produce: In addition to meats and Seafoods, you’ll also find a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables at Tiong Bahru Market. The prices are very reasonable so it’s a great place to stock up on your favourite healthy foods.
Hawker Stalls: There are over 60 hawker stalls at Tiong Bahru Market selling everything from local snacks like satay ( skewers) to more substantial dishes such as noodles or rice plates with chicken or beef curry . Be sure to try the famous CHicken Rice which originates from this neighbourhood! Prices start from around $3 SGD per dish so it’s very affordable.
How to get to Tiong Bahru Market
Tiong Bahru Market is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore. If you are looking to spend a day at this market, here is a guide on how to get there.
To get to Tiong Bahru Market, you can take the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train or bus. The nearest MRT station is Outram Park, which is about a 5-minute walk from the market. If you are taking the bus, alight at the Tiong Bahru Road bus stop. From there, it is only a 2-minute walk to the market.
What to eat at Tiong Bahru Market
If you’re a fan of hawker food, Tiong Bahru Market is the place to be. This iconic market located in the heart of Tiong Bahru estate is host to a wide variety of local cuisine, and is definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for a taste of Singapore.
Here are some of the dishes that you can try at Tiong Bahru Market:
- Chicken Rice from Hainanese Delicacy
Chicken rice is one of Singapore’s national dishes, and there’s no better place to have it than at Hainanese Delicacy. The chicken here is cooked to perfection – juicy and tender, with just the right amount of savouriness. Make sure to try their ginger sauce as well – it pairs perfectly with the chicken rice!
- Nasi Lemak from Bismillah Biryani Stall #01-05A
Nasi lemak is another popular Singaporean dish, and Bismillah Biryani Stall does it justice. The nasi lemak here comes with fragrant coconut rice, a variety of side dishes (including curry chicken, rendang beef and anchovies), and best of all – a generous portion of sambal chili sauce that gives it just the right amount of spice. It’s no wonder this stall has been around for over 30 years!
How to spend a day at Tiong Bahru Market
Tiong Bahru Market is one of the most popular markets in Singapore. It is known for its wide variety of food and its vibrant atmosphere. The market is open every day from 7am to 10pm, and it is located at 32 Seng Poh Road, in the Tiong Bahru estate.
If you are visiting Singapore for the first time, or if you are looking for a place to eat on a budget, then Tiong Bahru Market is the perfect place for you. There are over 100 stalls selling different kinds of food, so you will definitely be able to find something that you like. The most popular dishes at the market include chicken rice, noodles, curries, and satay.
When you first arrive at the market, it can be a bit overwhelming because of all the stall owners calling out to you and trying to sell their food. However, if you just take your time and browse through the different options, then you will eventually find something that looks good to eat. Once you have found a stall that you would like to try, make sure to bargain with the owner before buying anything. This is because many of the prices at the market are negotiable.
After bargaining for your food, head over to one of the tables outside and enjoy your meal! If it’s a hot day, then I recommend getting an ice cold drink from one of the many bubble tea stalls in the market.
What to do after a day at Tiong Bahru Market
Assuming you’re looking for food-related activities:
- Head to a local cafe for breakfast/brunch
Start your day off right with a hearty meal at one of the many popular cafes in Tiong Bahru. Some of our favourites include Flock, Tiong Bahru Bakery and Forty Hands. If you want something a little more unique, check out Artichoke or the Book Cafe.
- Do some grocery shopping at the market
After fuelling up, it’s time to do some grocery shopping at the market itself! Tiong Bahru Market is well-stocked with all sorts of fresh produce, seafood and meat. You can also find household items, beauty products and clothes here. Be sure to bargain for the best prices!
- Relax in a park or go for a walk/jog around the neighbourhood
Once you’re done with your shopping, take some time to relax in one of Tiong Bahru’s parks – namely Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park or Henderson Waves Bridge. Or if you’re feeling active, go for a walk or jog around the quaint neighbourhood streets lined with terrace houses and art galleries. Don’t forget to stop by Haidilao Hot Potfor dinner before heading home!