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20 Jalan Besar Food to Check Out in Town

20 Jalan Besar Food to Check Out in Town

Mention Jalan Besar and it’s impossible to not think about food. From the famous Swee Choon, Berseh Food Centre, hip cafes and other local eateries, Jalan Besar’s status as a foodie heaven draws in tourists and locals alike. Meaning ‘big road’ in Malay, the one-way street bordering Lavender and Little India was originally a track flanked by betel nut and nipah plantations. Now, it’s a conserved area full of beautiful shophouses. Looking to spend an afternoon here? Here are the top 20 Jalan Besar food that you have to check out!

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1 Tyrwhitt Bistro & Bar

With an industrial chic vibe, black and white decor, and clean lines greeting diners, 1 Tyrwhitt Bistro & Bar is Italian dining done right. Don’t expect gimmicky frills because this place is about two things: food and the drinks. So what you can expect and look forward to is delicious hand-tossed, thin crust pizzas crisped to perfection (we hear the Black Truffle Egg Pizza is a must-try), authenti...


Antea Social

Despite its name, Antea Social provides a cosy and tranquil space where you can relax and catch up with friends over a cup of tea. Bringing together old and new traditions, their signature is the Oolong collection which is primarily fruit and floral-based, and uses a special tea-making method that involves a two-month-long drying process. You’ll also find green, black, pu erh, and even caffeine-fr...


Authentic Mun Chee Kee

While people flock to Authentic Mun Chee Kee for their popular Pig Organ’s Soup, we highly recommend opting for the Braised Pork Rice instead of the white rice! The rice perfectly absorbs the delectable sauce, and chunks of braised pork belly covers the rice entirely. It complements the light-tasting soup here, which helps to cut through the richness of the rice. Address: 207 Jln Besar, Singapo...


Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice

This famous joint is one of the pioneers of Scissors Cut Curry Rice. And even though it is decidedly un-Instagrammable, fuss-free and no-frills, that’s where its charm lies. It’s hard to miss this spot as there’s bound to be a queue especially during peak hours. Popular options include the braised pork belly, chicken chop and cabbage. Generously drenched with a combination of Hainanese curry and b...


Brawn & Brains Coffee

Brawn & Brains is bigger and better with their outlet at Hamilton Road in Jalan Besar. With a carefully curated selection of roasted coffee, they are no stranger to coffee lovers. Their special house-blend cold brews remain as delicious as always. Steeped for 12-18 hours and slightly sweetened, their White Cold Brew dishes out bold notes of chocolate and nuts. They also have a selection of bites...


Butter Studio

Love cakes and pastries? Butter Studio is Halal-certified and the recipes were adapted from the owner’s grandmother. One of the signatures here is the Ispahan (Lychee Rose Cake) which is tender and moist, complemented by the scent of rose and sweetness of lychee. Other wonderful pastries to try include the Gula Melaka cupcake, Nutella Tart and Speculoos Cookie Butter Tart. If you have an upcoming...


Cheng Mun Chee Kee Pig’s Organ Soup

This is one of our favourite spots on a rainy day. The peppery and slightly tangy, clear soup is simply a delight to slurp up! Enjoy generous amounts of lean pork, meatballs, kiam chye (salted vegetables), liver, stomach and other off cuts. And sides like Hua Diao Wine Chicken perfectly complement the soup too. Not enough broth? Don’t worry – the stall offers free refills! Address: 24 Foch Rd,...


Chye Seng Huat Hardware

A former hardware store turned industrial-chic spot for gourmet coffee and eclectic eats, Chye Seng Huat is a familiar name in the local cafe scene. Whether you are into espressos, seasonal coffees or cold brews, its baristas know coffee inside out and will know what to recommend. Feeling peckish? Have your coffee alongside some All-Day Big Breakfast, Tempura Unagi Wrap and Oat Milk Muesli.


Dim Sum Haus

Our local dim sum enclave that is Jalan Besar also house another dim sum gem. Dim Sum Haus has been serving up affordable dim sum since 2017, and diners can look forward to an extensive menu filled with a variety of steamed, pan-fried, deep-fried, and baked dim sum dishes, alongside congee and noodles dishes! Must-try include the Steamed Charcoal Chicken & Shrimp Dumpling which is a different take...



Also adopting the name of its former tenant is Druggists. The quirky bar replaced a former Chinese TCM hall and now serves a different kind of therapeutics – the liquid kind. Expect craft beer, cocktails and natural wine on the menu, alongside yummy grub such as Kung Pao Chicken Poppers, Chili Crab Fries and Har Cheong Gai (prawn paste chicken). Address: 119 Tyrwhitt Rd, Singapore 207547 Openi...