Best curry rice stalls in Singapore
Since young, I have never been a fan of rice because of its tastelessness, and none of the Chinese superstitions about not finishing my bowl of rice could scare me into eating it. The flavour-packed Hainanese curry rice, however, is my only exception. Mostly known for the generous curry gravy poured over a messy plate of goodness, this list of famous curry rice places will leave your belly and wallet happy.
Table of Contents
- Best curry rice stalls in Singapore
- 1. Eleven Fingers (Eu Kee) Scissors Curry Rice
- 2. Hong Seng Curry Rice (Redhill)
- 3. Scissors Cut Curry Rice
- 4. Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice
- 5. Yuguo Curry Rice
- 6. Beo Crescent Curry Rice
- 7. An Lock Curry Rice
- 8. Sin Chie Toke Huan
- 9. Hai Nan Hometown Curry
- 10. Supercurry
- 11. Tian Tian Curry Rice
- 12. Havelock Hainanese Curry Rice
- 13. Long Xiang Hougang Hainanese Curry Rice
- 14. Victory Hainanese Curry Rice
- 15. Golden Mile Curry Rice
- Where to eat Hainanese curry rice
1. Eleven Fingers (Eu Kee) Scissors Curry Rice
Eleven Finger Scissors Curry Rice is tucked away at the back of a kopitiam at Queen Street but despite its location, the stall can be easily spotted by the long queue snaking out during lunchtime. Along with four different types of curry sauce, a plate of rice with chicken wings, pork cutlet, and braised cabbage would cost you about $4. Besides the curry sauces, they also have a simmering pot of braising sauce if you’d like an even more intense and savoury kick to your dish.
Address: 269B Queen Street, #01-235, Rong Liang Ge Eating House, Singapore 180269
Opening hours: Sat-Thurs 11am to 6:30pm, Fri 11am to 2pm
Eleven Finger Scissors Curry Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Hong Seng Curry Rice (Redhill)
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Hong Seng Curry Rice at Redhill Food Centre is a curry rice institution. As with other stalls of its kind, it has an extensive spread of dishes for you to choose from. But if you can’t decide, we recommend the 4 Heavenly Kings Meal ($7), which comes with crispy pork cutlet, curry chicken, braised pork belly, and cabbage.
Address: 85 Redhill Lane, #01-74, Redhill Food Centre, Singapore 150085
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 10:30pm, Sun 9am to 10:30pm
Tel: 9876 2288
Hong Seng Curry Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Scissors Cut Curry Rice
With all the hype surrounding this famous brand, Scissors Cut Curry Rice is no stranger to curry lovers. Found in Jalan Besar, the stall serves plates of rice coated with thick, sticky curry that is made of four different sauces─chilli sauce, chilli oil, braised gravy, and curry. Heaps of ingredients including fried fish, pork cutlet, and braised pork belly are displayed at the storefront. You’re charged per ingredient that you choose here, and you know the curry is good when there are signs telling you it’s not for sale separately.
Address: 229 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208905
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 3am
Tel: 9826 1464
Scissors Cut Curry Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice
If you’re a Tiong Bahru regular, you’ll recognise Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice for the perpetual long queues at the corner shop that sometimes spill onto the narrow road. They’ve been in business since 1946, making the same traditional Hainanese curry for the past 75 years. Each batch of curry here takes three days to prepare! If you go for the basic Chap Chye ($1) and Pork Belly ($2), you’ll be able to eat on a budget, but pick the seafood items, and your bill will inevitably go up. It’s worth it, though, because their seafood is fresh, and well-done.
Check out our full review of Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice.
Address: 30 Seng Poh Road, #02-67/68, Tiong Bahru Market, Singapore 168898
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 8am to 2:45pm
Tel: 9617 0052
Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Yuguo Curry Rice
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Besides the impressive list of stalls that received the Bib Gourmand award in ABC Brickworks Market Food Centre, another reason to visit the hawker centre would be for the cheap and good Yuguo Curry Rice. With a large variety of ingredients, you can get a hearty meal of vegetable, egg, and meat at $4. You can also help yourself to free egg drop soup to complete your meal!
Address: 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-138, ABC Brickworks, Singapore 150006
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am–8:30pm
Tel: 9386 5233
Yuguo Curry Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Beo Crescent Curry Rice
Beo Crescent Curry Stall is the unofficial name of this curry rice shop that has been around since 1990. The stall has no official name or signboard, so it’s simply known by where it’s at. They are popular for their twice-fried crispy pork, which is served in shatteringly thin slices. Aside from your typical ingredients, the elderly owners also whip up giant pork balls, pork belly, and fried prawns on a daily basis.
Read our full review of No Name Hainanese Curry Rice!
Address: 40 Beo Crescent, Singapore 160040
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 6:30am to 2pm
Beo Crescent Curry Stall is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. An Lock Curry Rice
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Another curry rice stall that constantly draws a long queue is An Lock Curry Rice, which is located in North Bridge Road Market Food Centre. Among the many curry stalls in Singapore, An Lock Curry Rice is probably one of the most affordable places to go to. For a usual plate of curry rice with one meat and one vegetable side, you will be paying around $3 to $4.
Address: 861 North Bridge Road, #01-109, North Bridge Road Market & Food Centre, Singapore 198783
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 5pm
An Lock Curry Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Sin Chie Toke Huan
For those looking to satisfy your midnight craving for curry rice, Sin Chie Toke Huan at Upper Serangoon Road opens till 2:30am. Their Har Cheong Gai chicken wings are well-fried, and you get to choose between braised or fried pork to go with your supper. Queues form pretty quickly the moment the stall opens, so be prepared to wait a little before you get your hands on the curry rice.
Address: 1018 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534756
Opening hours: Daily 5pm to 2:30am
Tel: 9003 5337
Sin Chie Toke Huan is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Hai Nan Hometown Curry
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A popular stall at Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre, Hai Nan Hometown Curry tops their rice with rich and slightly spicy chicken curry. Unlike the rest of the curry rice stalls on this list, you don’t get to pick the sides you want with your curry rice. Their Hainan Curry Chicken Cutlet Rice ($5) comes as a fixed plate, with rice, curry, potatoes, and plenty of chicken that’s fried to order. If you prefer, you can also get just a bowl of Curry Chicken (from $6) to go with rice (from $0.70) or a loaf of fluffy bread ($1).
Address: 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-49, 20 Ghim Moh Road Market & Food Centre, Singapore 270020
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10:30am to 7:30pm
Hai Nan Hometown Curry is not a halal-certified eatery.
The hypebeast-inspired Supercurry serves up unique curry rice. Located at Telok Ayer, the stall offers interesting toppings such as sambal sotong and corn fritters. The must-get set here is the Curry Chicken ($7.80), which comes with a generous serving of braised vegetables, onion omelette, fried tau kee, and of course, curry chicken. There’s also the popular Fried Chicken ($7.80) set, which gets you cuts of crispy, succulent chicken to go with your curry rice.
Read our full review of Supercurry!
Address: 121 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068590
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 4pm
Supercurry is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. Tian Tian Curry Rice
Tian Tian Curry Rice at Redhill has been around since 1973, and yet patrons of the stall always talk about how the taste has remained mostly consistent over the years. You can get plenty of dishes to share like in the picture above, but if you’re just getting one plate of rice, we recommend you go for Set 1 ($4), which comes with their signature pork chop and vegetables.
Address: 116 Bukit Merah View, #01-253, Singapore 151116
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am to 9pm
Tian Tian Curry Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. Havelock Hainanese Curry Rice
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A stall that’s almost half a decade old, Havelock Hainanese Curry Rice at Sims Vista Market & Food Centre is a reliable place to get some curry rice. With its thin yet piquant curry and scrumptious dishes—including Pork Cutlet ($2.50) and Prawns ($2.50)—Havelock offers a charmingly old-school take on the dish. You may have to queue for a bit, but it’s gonna be worth the wait!
Address: 49 Sims Place, Sims Vista Market & Food Centre, Singapore 380049
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 6:30am to 3:30pm
Havelock Hainanese Curry Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
13. Long Xiang Hougang Hainanese Curry Rice
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Long Xiang Hougang Hainanese Curry Rice is one of the most popular stalls at Kovan 209 Market and Food Centre, and it’s easy to see why. With many delectable dishes to choose from, such as braised pork belly and fried batang dish, the curry rice here can be both hearty and satisfying. A typical plate, with two meats and one vegetable dish, will set you back around $4.
Address: 209 Hougang Street 21, #01-25, Kovan 209 Market and Food Centre, Singapore 530209
Opening hours: Sat-Thurs 8am to 10pm
Long Xiang Hougang Hainanese Curry Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
14. Victory Hainanese Curry Rice
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At Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre, Victory Hainanese Curry Rice is the reigning curry rice stall. It offers your usual range of dishes, including fried pork cutlet and pork ball, but has notably fresh and delicious fish as well. The curry is said to be highly aromatic, too, with nice coconutty notes. A plate here should set you back around $4 to $5.
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru, #01-40, Geylang Bahru Market and Food Centre, Singapore 330069
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 10pm
Tel: 9339 0300
Victory Hainanese Curry Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
15. Golden Mile Curry Rice
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While Golden Mile Food Centre is home to many interesting eats, Golden Mile Curry Rice offers something comfortingly familiar—excellent curry rice. Get dishes such as braised pork belly, fried pork cutlet, and chap chye to go along with the fragrant curry rice. After eating to your heart’s content, you’ll find that you’ve spent around $5 on your plate.
Address: 505 Beach Road, #01-110, Golden Mile Food Centre, Singapore 199583
Opening hours: Daily 10:45am to 7:15pm
Golden Mile Curry Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
Where to eat Hainanese curry rice
Nothing quite beats indulging in a plate of warm rice overflowing with a ladle full of curry gravy, and with this list of places for curry rice in Singapore, you can enjoy without having to worry about making a hole in your wallet! If curry rice is not quite your thing, we also have a list of cheap nasi lemak for you to enjoy a similarly hearty experience.
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