Geylang food places to check out
We’ve all seen Geylang supper guides featuring 126 Dim Sum and frog porridge spots. But there’s a whole uncharted territory that hasn’t been covered ─ round-the-clock dining in the red light district.
Compared to the bustling scene at night, Geylang is like a ghost town in the day, which makes it perfect for foodies to explore. Here’s a guide for people who want to explore this treasure trove of Geylang food haunts beyond just suppertime.
Please note that opening hours may differ due to current restrictions.
1. Penang Seafood Restaurant
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If you love Penang food as we do, head down to Penang Seafood Restaurant and try their Assam Laksa (from $4.80) or Penang Char Kway Teow (from $6). The tangy fish gravy starts off with an explosive burst of flavour and mellows into a mild heat that will leave you wanting more. The char kway teow, on the other hand, is made in true Malaysian fashion and is laced with smoky, moreish wok hei.
Check out our full review of Penang Seafood Restaurant.
Address: 32 Aljunied Road, Singapore 389817
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 12am
2. BBQ Box
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If you’re new to the world of Chinese barbecue skewers, there’s no better place to get acquainted than BBQ Box. They offer a variety of meats from chicken wings to pork intestines and beef tendon. These meats are seasoned with a spicy Chinese spice rub and skewered before they are grilled to perfection over a charcoal fire. Other classic skewers you shouldn’t miss out on include enoki mushrooms, mantou, and asparagus. Skewers start at $1, so feast away on these affordable skewers and wash everything down with a bottle of Tsingtao!
Address: 103 Geylang Road, Singapore 389212
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 2pm to