City Hall food galore
City Hall MRT station is right smack in the middle of the East-West line, making it one of the more convenient places to meet up with friends at. Peppered with malls, there is no shortage of City Hall food places to choose from. Look below for our round-up of food gems to check out when in the area.
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The rice bowls from Grillo are my go-to when I’m at Suntec City’s PasarBella. Savour The Truffle Short Rib Bowl at a reasonable price of $14.90. If the slices of beef are not enough for your ravenous appetite, add an extra serving for $6 more. Fans of the fatty fish must also order The Yuzu Salmon Bowl ($12.90). The skewered slabs of salmon are grilled till deliciously juicy.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-455-461, PasarBella @ Suntec City North Wing, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Instead of taking a plane to Japan to try Kichi Kichi’s omurice that went viral, head to OMU for the same lava-style egg and rice dish. For an addition of $2++, the omurice comes with a pouch of egg sitting gingerly on top of a bed of rice, instead of boring and ordinary omelette-wrapped rice. Our favourites include Mentaiko Cream Sauce Omurice ($13.80++) and Curry Sauce Omurice with Pork Cutlet ($13.80++).
Check out our full review of Omu Rice!
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-301A/301B West Wing, Suntec City, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
3. Boufé Coffee·Cakes·Croissant
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Salivate over Boufé Coffee·Cakes·Croissant’s beautiful desserts. Opened by the same people behind Boufé Boutique Cafe, this new cafe in Marina Square offers cakes with a wow-factor. The Rock ($8.50) is a chocolate mousse with rum syrup, salted caramel, and a swirly milk glaze, while the Gâteau Burger ($9) resembles an actual burger, with a chocolate mousse “bun”, mango jelly “cheese”, mint jelly “lettuce”, and raspberry “tomato”. Those looking for something savoury can check out their range of bread and sandwiches.
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-226A/226B, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10pm
4. Hup Lee Claypot Rice
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If you’re looking for something hearty and flavourful for lunch, Hup Lee Claypot Rice makes for a mouth-watering choice. Their Gongbao Chicken Rice ($5.80) is the most popular option. The claypot comes sizzling hot with dark soya sauce and sesame oil drizzled over diced chicken and lap cheong slices. Enjoy some crispy, charred rice by letting the dish sit for a few minutes before stirring it all up.
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #04-101, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
5. Supreme Pork Chop Rice
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Supreme Pork Chop Rice is a true food gem hidden a stone’s throw away from City Hall MRT station. For days leading up to payday, get a plate of their old-school Taiwanese-style pork chop and rice at only $4.30. Seasoned with black pepper and a delightful layer of fried batter, each mouthful of the pork chop is utterly delicious and moreish.
Address: 67 Beach Road, #B1-01, Bulkhaul House, Singapore 189688
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am to 8:30pm
6. Konjiki Hototogisu
Konjiki Hototogisu is a Tokyo Michelin Bib Gourmand-winning ramen restaurant located at CHIJMES. Unlike other restaurants in CHIJMES, they do not charge exorbitant prices even though they use quality ingredients. Shoyu Hamaguri Soup Signature ($14.90++) has premium toppings of black truffle paste and porcini flakes, and each spoonful of the broth is aromatic and chock-full of flavours.
Check out our full review of Konjiki Hototogisu!
Victoria Street, #01-17, CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6256 3155
7. Ninja Cut
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#Health never looked so good. Ninja Cut has a wide range of healthy and wholesome bowls, which will lift your spirits and delight your senses in terms of colour, scent and flavour. Build your own bowl or get their signatures such as Squid Fix ($18+) or What’s Your Beef ($18+). Another must-get is their Matcha Lava Pancake ($16+), which reminds me of a thick cake with a bittersweet molten green tea centre.
Address: 32 Seah Street, Singapore 188388
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 6pm
Tel: 6264 7727
8. Gudetama Cafe
With a cafe to its name, fans can finally meet their favourite unmotivated yet adorable character at Gudetama Cafe. Many have raved that the food offered here is tasty despite it being another character cafe. Watch Gudetama ooze sluggishly as you break the sunny side up in the Eggcited Cajun Chicken with Waffles ($23.90++). Also, try their Shoyu Ramen ($21.50++) for a mind-boggling Mont Blanc and chocolate dessert.
Check out our full review of Gudetama Cafe!
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-361, Suntec City Mall Tower 3, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 9am to 10pm, Fri-Sun 8am to 10pm
Tel: 6677 6195
The 90-minute Korean tteokbokki buffet ($18.80++ per person) at Dookki lets you craft your very own soup base for hot pot. The buffet spread also comes with a selection of eight different rice cakes with various shapes, textures and flavours such as sweet potato, cheese-filled tteok and even heart-shaped tteok.
10. Hvala CHIJMES
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If you are looking for somewhere to wind down on the weekends, head to Hvala CHIJMES. The cafe’s interior echoes the simplicity of their tea with clean lines and curves. You will be spoilt for choice with their extensive drinks and dessert menu. Get their Matcha Houjicha Latte ($5.80) for a delectable mix of matcha and houjicha in one drink, and their black sesame Goma Cake ($7.50) which has their cream-to-sponge ratio #onpoint.
Check out our list of new beautiful cafes in Singapore!
Address: 30 Victoria Street, #01-04, CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 9:30pm
Good food conveniently located
There’s somewhere to dine at for every occasion at City Hall. From wallet-friendly hawker options to Michelin Bib Gourmand-awarded ramen, there is no lack of choices.