15 best places for Taiwanese food in Singapore serving authentic street food, breakfast staples & more

by Christabel Tan

Although we won’t be jetting off to Taiwan and eating our way through the night markets (full of affordable yet incredibly delicious street food) anytime soon, there’s at least one consolation. You have to admit that Singapore is home to numerous eateries, restaurants, and breakfast bars serving authentic Taiwanese fare.

Looking for the best lu rou fan (braised pork rice), oyster mee sua, and XXXL chicken cutlet, or want to expand your tastebuds by exploring alternative options like Taiwanese-style zi char? Here are 15 spots where you can find the best Taiwanese food in Singapore — compiled for your convenience.

1. Eat 3 Bowls 呷三碗

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One of the most popular spots to get authentic Taiwanese food in Singapore is Eat 3 Bowls, which has two themed outlets — one in Crawford Lane (modelled after a classroom straight out of a Taiwanese drama), and another in Pasir Panjang (a train station).

Most tend to go for the signature Eat 3 Bowls Set (S$18), mini bowls of Braised Pork Rice, Chicken Rice, and Oyster Intestine Mee Sua, which gives you the best of all worlds.

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???? 462 Crawford Ln, #01-61, Singapore 190462
???? 11am–9pm (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mon

???? 103 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118531
???? 11am–9pm (Wed to Mon), Closed on Tue

2. 八度空間 8 Degrees Taiwanese Bistro

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Fans of Jay Chou should’ve heard of 8 Degrees Taiwanese Bistro by now — it’s named after one of the King of Mandopop’s early albums.

The eatery, which has outlets in Serangoon, Jalan Besar, and Sembawang, boasts an extensive menu featuring classics such as the Signature Pork Belly Rice (S$6) and Scallion Oil Chicken Rice (S$6), alongside an assortment of sides like Scallion Pancake (S$5.20), Cheese Mantou (S$5), and Eggroll w Pork Floss (S$7).

End your meal on a sweet note with bubble milk tea, grass jelly, or Brick Toast in flavours like Honey Butter (S$5) and Peanut Chocolate (S$6).

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3. Tai One Wei

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Although you can enjoy a good bowl of melty lu rou fan for just S$3 at Tai One Wei (or ‘taste of Taiwan’), the homely eatery near Bugis also specialises in hard-to-find Taiwanese-style zi char.

Round up your friends and feast on Stir-Fried Cabbage with Sakura Ebi ($10), Deep Fried Pork Intestines (S$10), and Taiwan Preserved Radish Omelette ($10), or treat yourself to something extra special, like the Crispy Fried Oyster (S$18) and Three Cups Squid (S$18).

If you’re planning to visit during the weekend, look out for specially imported vegetable dishes like Stir-Fried Water Lotus and Stir-Fried Fern with Cordia Dichotoma (prices vary accordingly).

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???? 751 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198719
???? 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon to

4. Want Food Taiwanese Delights

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Want Food Taiwanese Delights is a cosy little Taiwanese cafe along Cross Street with nostalgic old-school vibes and authentic Taiwanese fare prepared using ingredients imported from Taiwan.

Dig into generously portioned classics like the Taiwanese Braised Minced Pork Rice (S$7.90) and Taiwanese Salty Crispy Chicken Rice (S$9.90), or the Signature Oyster Intestine Mee Sua (from S$6.90) — it’ll almost be like you’re sitting in a little eatery in Ximending enjoying your yummy GST-free meal.

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???? 153 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058729
???? 9.30am—8.30pm (Mon to Thu), 9.30am—9pm (Fri and Sat), Closed on Sun

5. Abundance

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Putting a contemporary spin on Taiwanese food in Singapore is Abundance, a restaurant-bar in Redhill serving trendy Taiwanese fusion fare like baos loaded with braised pork belly and crispy chicken, Mentaiko Fish Fried Rice (S$13.90), and Prawn Toast (from S$6).

Don’t forget to order the Peanut Ice Cream Roll (S$6.90), the restaurant’s take on the iconic night market dessert, and knock back a couple of craft beers while you’re at it.

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???? 63A Lengkok Bahru, #01-378, Singapore 151063
???? 11am–3pm, 4pm–10pm (Mon to Thu), 11am–10pm (Fri to Sun)

6. Breakfast Hola

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Breakfast options in Chinatown may be aplenty, but those looking for a wholesome start to the day can hit up Breakfast Hola, a quaint little Taiwanese-run eatery.

Instead of the usual Braised Pork Rice (from S$5.50), why not go for the variety of Taiwanese breakfast staples like Egg Crepe Rolls from S$4.50 in flavours like TunaSpicy Cai Poh, and Ham, and wash everything down a hot soy milk (doujiang) or two?

There are also plenty of toasts and club sandwiches to choose from, with interesting picks like the Strawberry and Egg Toast (S$4.80) and Bacon and Peanut Butter Club Sandwich (S$9.80). 

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???? 280 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058829
???? 8.30pm–5.30pm (Daily), Closed on Tue

7. +886 Bistro

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Get ready for an indulgent experience at +866 Bistro, a modern Taiwanese cafe in Jalan Besar that whips up a mean Ah Bao Braised Pork Rice (S$5.80), featuring super fatty and melt-in-mouth pork belly (with no minced pork in sight) atop a bed of premium Japanese rice.

Those who adore all things deep-fried, golden brown, and crispy can go for the Imperial Pork Chop (S$8.80) or the Honey Glazed Crispy Chicken (S$8.80) — both of which come highly recommended.

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???? 407 Jln Besar, #01-01, Singapore 209012
???? 11.30am–3pm, 5pm–9pm (Mon to Fri), 11.30–9pm (Sat & Sun)

8. NiuNiu Tea & DuDu Rice

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Run by a Singaporean with Taiwanese heritage and his Chinese-Korean wife, NiuNiu Tea & DuDu Rice, a former home-based business, specialises in hearty Taiwanese dishes and Korean street food prepared using family recipes.

Other than the usual Braised Pork Rice (S$4.70) and Taiwanese Mee Sua with Shredded Chicken & Oyster (S$4.70), the hawker stall in Whampoa Drive Food Centre also sells Oden (S$1.50 for 3 pieces), which includes the likes of Assorted Eomuk (Korean fish cakes), Daikon, and Konjac dunked into either mala or original broth.

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???? Blk 90 Whampoa Dr, #01-82, Singapore 320090
???? 12pm–9.30pm (Mon to Fri, Sun), Closed on Sat

9. Isshin Machi

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The title for “most accessible Taiwanese food in Singapore” goes to Isshin Machi, which has a whopping six outlets islandwide. Although the extensive menu may leave you feeling spoilt for choice, you won’t go wrong with the Hakka-style Braised Meat Rice (S$9) and Taiwanese Braised Beef Boodles (S$12).

You can also find the classic combination of pork chop with noodles or fried rice a la Din Tai Fung — ideal for picky eaters.

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10. Wen Li Taiwanese Food

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Ever since its first outlet at Golden Mile Food Centre, Wen Li Taiwanese Food has come a long way, with two more outlets in Bedok and Boon Lay.

If you’re looking to enjoy some of the most value-for-money Taiwanese food in Singapore, go for the stall’s hearty and pocket-friendly set meals. The Braised Pork Rice Set (S$6.80), for instance, consists of the quintessential lu rou fan, alongside Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken, Soft Boiled Egg, and Chilled Cucumber Salad.

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11. MONKI 台灣小吃部

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Opened by a Taiwanese mother, MONKI is your go-to for home-style Taiwanese fare in Buona Vista. The likes of the standard braised pork rice, mee sua, and fried food are joined by a unique line-up of nourishing soups — we love the sound of the Taiwan Pineapple Mushroom Bittergourd Chicken Soup (S$11) and bak kut teh-esque Taiwan Herbal Pork Rib Soup (S$13).

If you’re visiting on a hot day, cool down with a Snowflake Dessert (from S$7), shaved ice with sweet toppings like Mango, Matcha Azuki, and Black Sesame.

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???? 1 Vista Exchange Green, #01-41 The Star Vista, Singapore 138617
???? 10.30am–9pm (Mon to Thu), 10.30am–9.30pm (Fri to Sun)

12. True Breakfast

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Although the original Cuppage Plaza outlet is still undergoing renovations, fans of Taiwanese eatery True Breakfast can get their fix at Capitol Singapore. Come breakfast time, take your pick from a selection of Taiwanese omelettes, toast (both the regular and thick versions), and even Carrot Cake (S$4.80).

Drop by in the evening for more substantial mains like Minced Pork Rice (S$6.80) and Guo Shao Egg Noodles (S$7.80), alongside Milk Tea (S$2.50) and Black Tea with Soybean (S$3.50).

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???? 13 Stamford Road #01-21, Capitol Singapore, Singapore 178905
???? 8am–8pm (Daily)

13. Emo Snacks饿魔小吃

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You may have come across Emo Snacks at some of the many night bazaars, food fairs, and events taking place around Singapore, but did you know that they have a physical stall in Sengkang?

Taiwanese street snacks like the XXXL Chicken Chop (S$7) and Crispy Shiitake Mushroom (S$4) take centre stage here, but you can also find Japanese-style Nabeyaki (an udon soup dish) and mee sua with your choice of toppings, from the usual Oyster (S$5) to the more unconventional Hokkaido Scallop (S$8.90) and Razor Clam (S$7.90).

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???? 338 Anchorvale Crescent, Singapore 540338
???? 11am–9pm (Daily)

14. Lee’s Taiwanese 

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Lee’s Taiwanese along Faber Hill may be a little out of the way, location-wise, but the authentic Taiwanese street fare (inspired by the famous Keelung Temple Street night market) served here is worth the drive down.

Go for the comforting Pig Intestines Mee Sua (S$8.80), Soybean Paste Noodle (S$8.80) and even the nostalgic Railway Bento (S$12.80), comprising pork chop coated in a sweet and savoury dark sauce, braised egg, beancurd, greens, and pickles on rice.

???? 112 Faber Dr, Singapore 129424
???? 12pm–9pm (Mon to Fri), 11.30am–9pm (Sat & Sun)

15. Hei Lun Shi Tang

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Run by the folks behind Sunya & Satya Co. (also located in the same mall), the tiny and relatively hidden Hei Lun Shi Tang dishes up homely, no-frills Taiwanese fare — the kind a Taiwanese mum would make at home.

Head straight for the selection of bento (from S$5.50 for small) served in old-school tin lunchboxes. We hear the signature Braised Pork, which boasts tender, flavourful, and not-too-oily minced pork, is a must-order.

???? 1 Queensway, #02-47, Queensway Shopping Centre, Singapore 149053
???? 12pm–8.30pm (Daily)

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