While tired souls are fast asleep after dark, night-clubbers and many others are out hunting for a food fix. Instead of the usual coffeeshops, there are many other eateries that serve up quick and satisfying bites along the Singapore River. Here’s a cruise down the various spots for a bite with a difference.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 11am-1am; Fri, Sat & PH eve: 11am-4am
Hot serves after dark: Making its debut in 2007, Streets Café brings over 100 Hong Kong, Chinese and Western dishes to the supper table. The outlet in Liang Court opens till late on weekends to cater to the night crowd. It has a trendy bright yellow interior and comfortable seating and an extensive menu, not to mention the familiar aromas and flavours. It is currently serving up a midnight promotion (Fri-Sun, PH eve & PH: 12am-4am) where the supper crowd can choose porridge, club sandwich or fish and chips with coffee or tea for only $6.80++. Other favourites at this hangout include thick toast for that really early morning breakfast, light fare for the night such as dim sum, wanton noodles and shrimp noodles.
Added sides: Air-conditioned comfort in a relaxing interior and an affordable extensive supper menu.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 5pm-12am; Fri & Sat: 12pm-1am; Sun: 12pm-12am
Hot serves after dark: Fancy a pot of mussels to finish off the day? Head down to Brussels Sprouts located at the end of Mohammed Sultan Road at Robertson Quay. The kitchen opens till late to dish out mussel madness to the supper crowd looking for something different on the late-night menu. Dig into favourites such as moules vin blanc, moules Brussels Sprouts special, moules marniere and moules tom yam. Prices are at $25++ for two pots of starter size or $50++ for 2 pots of main size mussels.
Added sides: Serenity by the river as you tuck into your nosh, without the over-spilling crowd jostling for a seat or the waiter’s attention at bak kut teh or porridge joints.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 6pm-2am; Sat & Sun: 6pm-3am; PH eve: 6pm- 5am
Hot serves after dark: Satay galore is back in Clarke Quay, with King Satay serving up a big menu of all-time local favourites in an outdoor and indoor setting. Feast on a variety of prata, mee goreng, chilli crab, black pepper prawns, crispy fried chicken and diners’ must-haves such as kambing soup and nasi goreng istimewa. Try the stall’s satay sets, starting from $18 onwards – each serving is enough to feed two or more people. For the really famished, order the set of 36, which comes with an assortment of satay meat and 10 skewered prawns at $60. All satay sets come with skewers of chicken, mutton, beef or prawns, grilled over charcoal and served with ketupat or rice cakes, a salad of onions, cucumbers and peanut sauce.
Added sides: There’s nothing like a cup of piping hot teh tarik after a long day!
Opening hours: Sun-Wed: 1pm-2am; Thurs-Sat: 1pm-5am
Hot serves after dark: Fancy a little bit of Mexican street food flavour for that late night treat? Stop over at Senor Taco, the Mexican joint in Clarke Quay, for tacos and more topped with meat, veggies and salsa. Dig into the combo meals at $20: 4 tacos al pastor, 3 tacos de bistek, any 2 quesadillas or the sampler with tacos and quesadilla.
Added sides: A seductive Mexican flavour that will liven up the supper mood.
Opening hours: Daily: 12pm-2am
Hot serves after dark: Yes, Burger King is raising the bar by going outdoors into the hot action at Clarke Quay with an all new burger dining concept. Feel like a whopping juicy burger for supper? Stop over at WHOPPER Bar for a personalised burger to suit your supper needs. This is how it works: you select from a whopper sandwich or the double whopper sandwich and pick from any 22 toppings such as thick and hearty steak sauce, smoked bacon, onions and guacamole. Undecided diners can get assistance from the WHOPPER-ista to put a burger together. Some favourites include the familiar mushroom Swiss and specials like angry whopper and sweet Mexicana.
Added sides: Have the burger your way and eat it too!