Clarke Quay food gems for the hungry
Whenever “Clarke Quay” is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is clubbing. However, besides housing Zouk and F Club, Clarke Quay is also home to plenty of food gems. Besides the already famous Hai Di Lao, here are some Clarke Quay food gems to help you fuel up.
1. The Salted Plum
The Salted Plum serves up Taiwanese-inspired food with everything priced at multiples of five – $5+, $10+, $15+, $25+. Apart from their famous Lu Rou Fan ($10+), The Salted Plum also offers other types of rice bowls such as Burnt Chilli Chicken Rice ($10+) and Seared Salmon Bowl ($10+), which are only available during lunch hours. If you’re heading down for dinner, fret not as you can get sharing portions of the burnt chilli chicken and other delicious dishes such as Salted Pork ($5+). Not matter what you order, be sure to also get a bowl of their Shiny Rice ($0.50+) that is drizzled with lard and garlic oil.
Check out our full review of The Salted Plum!
Address: 10 Circular Road, Singapore 049366
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6260 0155
Following the popular food trends in Singapore, Foodsmith adds twists to the Western food they offer. One of them would be their Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Burger ($8.90), which features juicy deep-fried chicken thigh covered in thick salted egg yolk sauce. Joining in the fun is their Truffle Mushroom Beef Burger ($10.90). The mushrooms are cooked in a generous amount of truffle oil, which explains the burger’s strong fragrance.
Check out our full review of Foodsmith!
Address: 177 River Valley Road, #01-06, Singapore 179030
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12:01am to 11:45pm, Sun 11am to 10pm
3. Spice World Hotpot
With many ma la hot pot eateries around, feasting on ma la isn’t a novelty anymore. However, Spice World Hotpot is here to change the game with ma la stock that’s shaped like a teddy bear or Hello Kitty. They are left to melt in the pot, and eventually become a broth for your ingredients. Each block costs an additional $9.90++. Spice World Hotpot also serves slices of Australian M8 Wagyu Beef ($38.90++) that are clothed over a doll!
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Address: 3B River Valley Road, #01-06/07, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179021
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 10:30am to 4am, Fri-Sat 10:30am to 6am
Tel: 6265 9777
4. Ramen Champion
Ramen Champion serves bowls of their Special Tonkotsu Pink Ramen ($15.80++), with a pink broth that’s made up of beetroot and blueberries. The saltiness of the tonkotsu broth was lightened by the sweetness of both the beetroot and blueberries. And for something fiery to the taste buds, there’s the Magma Ramen ($14.80++). The name itself already sounds menacing, and the broth is made using capsicum peppers, Japanese black pepper, chilli padi, chilli oil, Korean chilli flakes, and Japanese chilli flakes. There are 20 levels of spiciness for you to choose from!
Check out our full review of Ramen Champion!
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-89, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
Tel: 6221 2156
5. Central Perk
Fans of the ‘90s TV series, Friends, look up! You can relive your good old days with the gang here at Central Perk. This cafe is modeled after the actual set and you can feel as though you are part of the sitcom as you dine. The dishes they serve are named after the characters’ quirks and personalities; think Rachel “Green” Salad ($13++), Ross’ Thanksgiving Sandwich ($18++), and Phoebe’s “I Can’t Eat Meat Steak” ($69++).
Check out our full review of Central Perk!
Address: 1 Magazine Road, Central Mall, #01-01, Singapore 059567
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
Tel: 9025 2524
6. Senor Taco
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Senor Taco is a chill restaurant and bar serving up a tantalising spread of Mexican dishes. Some of their recommended dishes include Fish Baja-style Tacos ($8++), which is beer-battered fish tacos, and Tenderloin Quesadilla ($12++) comprising juicy pieces of Angus beef topped with grilled cheese. This is a place to go to if you are looking for something satisfying and flavour-packed.
Address: 3A River Valley Road, #01-07-A, Singapore 179020
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 4pm to 3:30am, Sun-Tue 6pm to 1:30am
7. Tamoya Udon & Tempura
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Tamoya Udon & Tempura is one value-for-money Japanese restaurant specialising in udon. The most expensive bowl of udon you can get there is their Beef Udon that’s priced at $10.80. At this price, you can get a huge bowl of udon topped with a mountain of tender beef slices. You can also pick from a variety of tempura items such as kakiage ($2) and tempura prawn ($2) as you queue to make payment. Free-flow toppings such as tempura crumbs, spring onions, and kelp are provided as well.
Address: 177 River Valley Road, #01-32, Liang Court 1F, Singapore 179030
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6337 0301
8. Marutama Ramen
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When I was younger, I didn’t really like Japanese food. I recall my mother dragging me to Marutama Ramen in an attempt to change my perception of Japanese food and boy was she successful. I had their Katsuo Shoyu Ramen ($12++) simply because I was intrigued by the huge piece of seaweed in the picture. I got to thank that seaweed as I had my very first taste of what good ramen should comprise – a light savoury broth, springy noodles, and succulent cha shu. So if you’re craving for something filling before a night of partying, check out this place for a satisfying bowl of ramen!
Address: 177 River Valley Road, #02-01/02, Liang Court, Singapore 179030
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 10pm, Sun 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6837 2480
9. Da Miao Hotpot
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Da Miao Hotpot. While indulging in their wide variety of food, such as beef balls ($12++), Australian prime beef ($32++), and squid ink noodles ($8++), you can also catch a performance of their Sichuan “face-changing” opera. They also have 12 soup bases for you to choose from, so you’ll definitely be able to find something that tickles your fancy.
Address: 3C River Valley Road, #01-11, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
Opening hours: Sat-Wed 11:30am to 5am, Thur-Fri 11:30am to 4am
Tel: 6250 9969
10. Gangnam Corndog
The American-style corn dogs we are familiar with are made up of sausages surrounded by a thick layer of deep-fried cornmeal batter. However, the corn dogs over at Korea are different, which is what inspired stall owner, Minho, to open up Gangnam Corndog in Singapore. Some interesting flavours are Mozza Corndog ($4.90) and Squid Ink Corndog ($4.90). Both corn dogs contain melted mozzarella cheese that will leave you stretching your arm out and pulling your head back several times.
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #01-47, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
Tel: 8752 9419
Nothing beats Clarke Quay food
While most people go to Clarke Quay for clubbing and drinking sessions, I go there for food instead. Clarke Quay has too many good eateries and what’s best is that some of these food places open till late! For more food places near Clarke Quay, check out Chinatown Complex or Maxwell Food Centre!