Hawker centers are ubiquitous to Singapore, where the best of truly authentic local eats come to life. In Hong Kong, few places hit the spot for delicious Singaporean food nostalgia, but we’ve made it easier for you. Here are the best places to get Singaporean food in Hong Kong that won’t leave you disappointed.
Rempah – meaning spice in Malay – is the backbone for pretty much all Asian food, especially southeast Asian cuisine. Paying tribute to Nonya delights, Rempah Noodles serves traditional flavors with a modern mix. Come here to try the signature laksas – since there’s only three main dishes to choose from on the menu. Don’t forget to add on a kopi for the full experience!
G/F, 18 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, 3618-4863. Open Monday to Saturday 11:30am to 8:00pm.
Chef Francis Chong Wui Choong takes the reigns at this IFC joint devoted to authentic Malaysian-Singaporean delicacies. Its sleek interiors and location make it a sophisticated backdrop for higher-end dining, while its friendly service and budget-friendly prices say otherwise. Expect classic dishes like Kuih Pie Te for nibbles and the Sambal fish updated with turbot in lieu of stingray.
Shop 3705, Podium Level 3, ifc mall, Central, 2802-9788. Open every day 11:30am to 10:30pm.
Probably the closest resemblance to a hawker market, J.A.M. stands for Joint Asian Market and showcases Korean, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Singaporean eats at different stations. Although it’s more modern than traditional in terms of setting, the food is authentically local to its region and delightful particularly during lunch hour. Order a hefty set and prepare to leave feeling full and satisfied.
Lobby, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road, Central, 2808-1086. Open every day, times vary.
Celebrating street food, Return of Lemak brings classic flavors, textures and aromas from Malaysia and Singapore. From the same brains behind Cô Thành’, the menu spans from scrumptious Nasi lemak to rich beef rendang.
F & Shop 4A Basement, Jardine House, Shops 9A, 9B and 9C LG, 1 Connaught Place, Central. Open Monday to Saturday 11:00am to 10:00pm.
It may seem like an oxymoron to have hawker food at a luxury hotel, but The Langham, Hong Kong makes it work somehow. Chef Ng at Palm Court updates Singaporean classics with gourmet ingredients without straying from its authentic cooking roots. For example, the beef rendang uses succulent wagyu beef cheek while the Singaporean laksa adds indulgent Boston lobster to its recipe.
The Langham, Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2375-1133. Available daily 12:00pm to 3:00pm.
In K11 MUSEA, Chatterbox Cafe continues its Singaporean legacy with its flagship opening in the region in 1971. The Hong Kong outpost impresses with its award-winning legendary mandarin chicken rice and signature salted egg yolk wings.
B110, Level B1, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Open every day 11:00am to 10:00pm.