Best Filipino food in Singapore
From their warm company to crazy celebrations, there is much to be loved about our Filipino friends—and their food is surely one that tops the list. With a few restaurants specialising in Filipino food, Lucky Plaza has always been my go-to area to satisfy the lechon crave. But I’ve recently uncovered many other eateries around Singapore that whip up these delicious Filipino fares. Here are 10 Filipino eateries for you to get your hands on legit lechon, refreshing halo halo, and more!
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1. Don Lechon
Lechón is a Spanish word referring to the famous Filipino roasted suckling pig, and it is also the signature dish at Don Lechon. Served with a heap of rice, their Chopped Lechon ($11) comprises fat and plump chunks of pork that are well-marinated with herbs such as lemongrass and garlic. It even has a faint coconutty taste! Other dishes that we enjoyed at Don Lechon include Lechon Sisig ($11), which is the same lechon chopped up and fried with onions and chillies, and Bopis ($7) featuring beef lungs and pork hearts simmered in a bevy of herbs.
Check out our full review of Don Lechon!
Address: 511 Guillemard Road, #01-52, Grandlink Square, Singapore 399849
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 9788 9737
Don Lechon is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Inasal Restaurant
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Inasal Restaurant at Lucky Plaza is where you can find cheap and good Filipino fare. In fact, they serve some of the best Chicken Inasal ($11) in town. You can find other classic Filipino dishes here, such as Sisig ($13.50) and Longsilog ($10). While you’re there, don’t leave without trying the famous Filipino desserts such as Halo Halo ($5.50) and Leche Flan ($2.70), which is also known as the Filipino creme brûlée!
Address: 304 Orchard Road, #04-49/50/51, Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 8:15pm
Tel: 8722 5433
Inasal Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Gerry’s Grill
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For grilled Filipino food with a fun setting, Gerry’s Grill is the place to hit up. Boasting two outlets at Cuppage Road and Raffles Avenue, Gerry’s Grill is a restaurant that specialises in char-grilled meat such as Pork BBQ ($12), Chicken Kebab ($12), and Inihaw Na Pusit ($19), which is grilled squid. For something saucier, get their meat on hot plates, with varieties including Sizzling Pork Sisig ($15) and Sizzling Gambas ($15).
Address: 51 Cuppage Road, Starhub Centre, Singapore 229469
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6720 1412
Gerry’s Grill is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Kabayan Filipino Restaurant
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Kabayan Filipino Restaurant serves Filipino food cai png style. You can choose from a spread of more than 15 dishes, or get set meals such as their Tapsilog ($8), which satisfies with a hearty portion of fried rice, fried egg, and meat. Be sure to complete your meal with a dessert such as the Biko ($2.50), which is glutinous rice cooked with milk and sugar.
Address: 304 Orchard Road, #03-25, Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 9pm
Tel: 6235 8456
Kabayan Filipino Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Iskina Cebu Singapore
Founded by a former insurance agent who left his job to start Iskina Cebu Singapore, this stall at Timbre+ draws a large crowd with their Sizzling Lechon (from $8.50). Sticking to the traditional ways of roasting the suckling pig using charcoal, the lechon here is not only fragrant from the spices but also has an addictive charred flavour. For lunch, they also serve affordable meals such as Inasal na Manok (from $6), which features grilled pork and grilled chicken with rice.
Address: 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, #01-27, Timbre+, Singapore 139957
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 9:30pm
Iskina Cebu Singapore is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Tapa King
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Tapa King is a fast food restaurant with more than 100 stores in the Philippines. The signature dish of the stall is Tapa King ($7.20), which is a set meal comprising garlic rice, egg, and grilled beef. The dish comes with four flavours—Original, Sweet & Spicy, Sweet, and Bacon. For those on an even tighter budget, you can also find value meals—all served with garlic rice and egg—such as Chicksilog (from $5.20) and Hotsilog ($5.20).
Address, 304 Orchard Road, #B1-038, Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 9pm
Tel: 6734 4080
Tapa King is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Kuya’s Kusinang Pinoy
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For homely Filipino food that’s extra satisfying, try Kuya’s Kusinang Pinoy. Fans rave about their Bulalo Special ($28), which is a beef soup that’s filled to the brim with parts such as bone marrow and shank. If you’re not a fan of such parts, then you can go for the safer Sizzling Sisig ($15), which is said to be full of smoky and porky flavour.
Address: 420 North Bridge Road #01-06 North Bridge Centre, 188727
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 12pm to 8pm
Kuya’s Kusinang Pinoy is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. El Mesa Clarke Quay
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El Mesa doesn’t exclusively serve Filipino food—it also serves local tapas. The Filipino fare it does serve, however, is said to be excellent. Pares Retiro ($24), for instance, is a beef stew with garlic fried rice that is said to be highly delectable. There’s also the Crispy Pata ($38), which consists of succulent deep-fried pork knuckles served with a soy-vinegar dip.
Address: 3E River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-07, Singapore 179023
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm to 2am, Fri-Sat 12pm to 3am
Tel: 6837 2938
El Mesa Clarke Quay is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Kubo Woodfired Kitchen
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Helmed by the former head chef of Meatsmith Little India, Kubo Woodfired Kitchen offers forward-thinking dishes inspired by the flavours of Filipino cuisine. Mains such as the Barramundi ($38++) have clear Filipino influences in the form of the bagoong dressing, which is used to enhance the juicy sea bass. A must-try is the restaurant’s Sisig ($25++), served with foie gras and salted egg.
Address: 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, #01-12, The Pier at Robertson, Singapore 239013
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 5:30pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 9645 8436
Kubo Woodfired Kitchen is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. La Café & Bar
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La Café & Bar offers a mix of Filipino and Western fare. If you’re here exclusively for the former, though, go for the Lechon Kawali ($7.90++), which gets you a plate of ultra crispy deep-fried pork belly. The Bistek ($7.90++) also comes highly recommended—it’s a Filipino-style beef steak served with rice.
Address: 103 Irrawaddy Road, #01-06, Royal Square @ Novena, Singapore 329566
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 12am, Sun 11am to 12am
Tel: 6909 6238
La Café & Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.
Where to go for Filipino food
The Phillipines’ crackling and juicy lechon makes it difficult for any meat-lover to not fall in love with their cuisine. If you are looking to switch things up a little, try Omar’s Halal Thai Beef Noodles or Papa Ayam for a level 27 sambal fried chicken rice!