10 best claypot dishes in Singapore
If you’ve never tried these Claypot dishes in Singapore, you are missing out on these wonderful delights. Add this to your “To-Eat-List” before 2015 ends. We got you covered from dawn to dusk, so fret not if the late night hunger pang strikes. Diet can wait till the New Year right?
Here is our list of 10 best claypot dishes in Singapore:
1.Kim Keat Claypot Hokkien Mee
Hokkien Mee is done two ways here- dry or wet. The latter ($10/ $15) comes in a claypot with rich broth, clams and crispy pork belly. This tasty noodles have been widely raved about and seen all over our Instagram feeds. Be prepared to wait over 40 mins for Kim Keat’s rendition on this local favourite. It’s also featured in our Hokkien Mee guide!
Opening hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Mon,Wed-Sun). Closed on Tues
Address: Toa Payoh Lor 4, Blk 92 #01-264, Singapore 31009
Contact: 9456 0413
2. New Lucky Claypot Rice
New Lucky is one of the few places that still cook their claypot rice the traditional way over a charcoal fire. With chunks of well-marinated meat and fragrant charred rice, what’s not to love! Give their popular Wu Wei Claypot ($10 for 2 person portion) a try. It is advisable to pre-order before you head down as the wait can be long.
Opening hours: Thurs to Tue: 11.30 am – 1.30 pm, 5 pm – 8.30 pm. Closed on Weds.
Address: Holland Drive Market & Food Centre, 44 Holland Drive #02-19 Singapore 270044
Contact: 6778 7808
3. Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa
Originally located in Depot Road, Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa ($3.50/ $4.50/ $5.50) is known for its thick, spicy lemak gravy. With the laksa served in a claypot, the heat is retained till your last bite. Move over Katong Laksa; here’s a brand new way to eat laksa.
Opening hours: 8:30am to 3:30pm Mon – Sat. Closed on Sun
Address: Alexandra Village, 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #01-40 Fine Taste Eating House Singapore 151119
Contact: 9088 9203
4. Lau Wang Claypot Delights
A popular spot among the residents of Serangoon, Lau Wang Claypot has an assortment of Claypot delights for all to savour with a bowl of white rice. Think Claypot versions of Zi Char. Their best selling Sesame Oil Chicken ($4.50/ $6.50) comes with boneless fragrant chicken chunks and rich gravy. Other dishes includes Sambal Kang Kong ($4) and Claypot Frog Leg Herbal Soup ($8/ $15). It’s the perfect place to bond over a meal with family or friends.
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm daily
Address: Blk 263 Serangoon Central Drive #01-43 Singapore 550263
Contact: 9001 0814
5. Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice
Handed down from one generation to the next, Lian He Ben Ji started in 1979. Run by sisters now, this Claypot Rice ($5/ $8/ $10/ $12) is cooked from scratch over the charcoal flame. Do call before heading down as the wait can take up till an hour. You could also enjoy their wide range of Double Boiled Soup like Watercress Pork Rib ($2.50 onwards) while waiting for your piping hot Claypot Rice. For more Chinatown eats, check out our Chinatown food guide!
Opening hours: 4:30pm to 10:30pm Sun – Wed. Closed on Thurs.
Address: Chinatown Complex Market Blk 335 Smith Street #02-198/199 Singapore 050335
Contact: 6227 2470
6. G7 Sin Ma Live Bull Frog Claypot Porridge
Fancy some Kung Po Deep Fried Frog ($8/ $16/ $22) with porridge to warm up your belly? This claypot frog porridge is a hit with late night supper goers who are craving for some comfort food in the wee hours. They offer other sides like their House Speciality Bean Curd ($5.50) to complement your meal too.
Opening hours: 12pm to 5am daily
Address: 267 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 088746
Contact: 6222 6797
7. Le Chasseur
What sets Le Chasseur’s Claypot Chicken Rice ($11/ $20) apart from the others is the use of basmati rice grains as compared to the ordinary short rice grains. Basmati rice is used for its aromatic scent and fluffier texture which enhances the flavour. Dishes like Coffee Ribs ($15) and Ngor Hiang ($5) are well received with diners here too!
Opening hours: 11am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 930pm daily
Address: 27 Eunos Road 2 Singapore 409387
8. Shi Sheng Claypot Frog Porridge
Also known as Lion City Frog Porridge, Shi Sheng is well known as the place to go for one of the best Claypot Frog Porridge in Singapore. Specially adjusted to suit the taste buds of Singaporeans, their signature Kung Pao Frog ($8/ $16/ $22) is cooked with a custom made sweet salty oyster sauce which goes well with their Congee ($2/ $3/ $4). A must try for both locals and tourists. For more eats in Geylang, check out our Geylang food guide!
Opening hours: 11.45am to 4am daily
Address: 235 Geylang Road, Lorong 9 Singapore 389294
Contact: 6746 8105
9. 76 Golden Mile Claypot Rice
Golden Mile is not only known for its Thai food but Claypot Rice too! This is another popular place to go to for amazing Claypot Rice ($5/ $10). Like the other Claypot Rice picks on this list, it’s prepared over a charcoal fire. The Chicken Chunks, Salted Fish bits and Chinese Sausage complement each other well with the dark sauce and oil doused all over.
Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs – Sun). Closed on Wed.
Address: Golden Mile Food Centre 505 Beach Road #01-65 Singapore 199583
10. Tiong Shian Porridge Centre
Know for their Claypot Frog Porridge ($8/ $16), this little coffee shop by the roadside never fails to pack the house. If you do not like Frog meat, try their other Claypot dishes like Dried Chili Fish Head ($8.50) or Dried Chili Pig Liver ($8.50). There is definitely something for all to go along with porridge here.
Opening hours: 8am to 4am daily
Address: 265 New Bridge Road, Chinatown, Singapore 088745
Contact: 6222 3911
11. Hong Ji Claypot Bak Kut Teh
If you prefer the dark herbal type of Bak Kut Teh instead of the usual peppery broth, Hong Ji is the ideal spot to get your Claypot Bak Kut Teh fix. The broth is brewed for over 6 hours with herbs like dang gui and liquorice root and is served with rice or noodles. Give their Herbal Bak Kut Teh Noodles ($4.50) a try for a change! You tiao, Braised Peanut and Salted Vegetables ($1 each) are available as toppings too!
Opening hours: 8am to 9:45pm daily
Address: Blk 19 #01-329 Marsiling Lane Singapore 730019 / Ang Mo Kio Street 11 Block 107
Contact: 9682 2614
12. Ga Hock Seafood Eating House
This is probably one of the best Curry Fish Heads I’ve had the pleasure of eating. The Nonya style hot and spicy Fish Head ($25) is not only fresh, it’s served with Fried Tau Kee (Beancurd Skin) on top which absorbs the aromatic curry gravy. All you need now is a bowl of rice to complete the package!!
Opening hours: 4pm to 11pm daily
Address: 794 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 678133
Contact: 6314 5725
Must Try Claypot Dishes
There you go! That’s a roundup of some must try Claypot Dishes. If you have other Claypot dishes to add to the list, comment down below!
Written by Feng Lin Soo