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24-hour supper spots around town if late-night hunger pangs hit

Mad for midnight munchies.

When it comes to food, Singaporeans are known to take their passion seriously. For many, eating isn’t just a necessity; it is practically a national pastime. Thus, it is not surprising to find locals enjoying a meal well past their typical bedtime and into the wee hours of the morning.

Whether you’ve just wrapped up a night out with friends, can’t seem to sleep, or simply crave some late-night indulgence, Singapore has a treasure trove of 24-hour supper spots to quell those midnight hunger pangs.

Here, we have compiled a short list of 7 (there are actually more but let’s not get too greedy) supper spots in and around town that ensure you are never left hungry or disappointed by closed doors. Let’s dive in!

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1. Mosanco Enchanted Café The Fairytales Gardens

Among our list of supper spots, Mosanco Enchanted Café stands out as a 24-hour Instagrammable haven. From its name, you already know that the café is inspired by fantasy themes, aimed at transporting you to a fairytale-like setting. There is even a birdcage area that you can dine in for an extra touch of whimsy.

Mosanco Enchanted Cafe

Though relatively small, the café is perfect for late-night meet-ups with friends. The menu offers a wide range of cuisines, from all-day brunches to Western mains and Korean bites. We tried the spicy Korean Chicken with Linguine and the pasta had a nice al dente bite to it. The Beef Pie with Mash and Double Cheese was suitable filling without the cheese overwhelming the dish.

Mosanco Enchanted Cafe

The real stars are the desserts and drinks. Check out the cold brew coffees and teas with names such as The Enchantress Potion and Pixie Dust, in line with the fairy tale theme.

Address: 88 Rangoon Road, #01-04, Singapore 218374 (Google map)
Parking: Street parking nearby

Balestier Bak Kut Teh

2. Balestier Bak Kut Teh

Mention bak kut teh or pork rib soup, and Balestier will come to mind. This historic area used to be a sugarcane plantation, and it is also rumoured to be where the first tiger in Singapore was spotted.

So, if you hear the roar of your hungry stomach, drive over to the simply named Balestier Bak Kut Teh. This Teochew-style restaurant has a history dating back to 1966. Their peppery and garlicky broth sets them apart, incorporating whole blocks of sugarcane (a nod to the area’s history) that add a subtle sweetness to the dish.

The menu also includes zichar dishes to pair with your bak kut teh. This makes Balestier Bak Kut Teh perfect for late-night supper runs with big groups. You can choose to sit at the original al fresco corner kopitiam side or dine in air-conditioned comfort in the unit beside it.

Address: 365 / 369 Balestier Rd, Singapore 329785 (Google map)
Parking: Along small roads and lanes in the area, and in Shaw Plaza

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3. Al-Jilani Restaurant

Located along Bencoolen Street, Al-Jilani Restaurant is an unassuming Indian-Muslim eatery that caters to all-night diners. It is famous for its wide variety of food including roti prata (always a favourite), murtabak, biryani, and maggi goreng. You won’t find alcohol here but there is an extensive hot and cold drinks menu. We even found the increasingly rare Horlicks here!

Maggi goreng

Al-Jilani - mixed rice

Al-Jilani is lovingly called the “mamak place” by its regular patrons, especially dancers looking for fuel after grooving in the dance studios in the area. Unsurprisingly, it is often packed to the brim during supper hours. Despite the crowd, the service is generally quick and friendly, the food is both cheap and good, and the portions are generous. Good old school vibes!

Address: 127 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189637 (Google map)
Parking: Along Prinsep Street, in nearby Hotel G and Burlington Square.

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4. Da Lian Traditional Noodles

Housed in a corner shophouse in the Jalan Besar area, Da Lian Traditional Noodles is a regular haunt for supper folks. Their signature minced pork noodles are a must-try, boasting springy noodles, delectable sauce, and an assortment of toppings including fishballs, fish cakes, fish dumplings, mushrooms, meatballs, and minced pork. Chilli lovers can opt for the spicy version that includes their secret chilli paste recipe.

Curry yong tau foo from Da Lian Restaurant

Other noteworthy dishes at this long-standing stall of over 30 years are the satay beehoon, yong tau foo and laksa. If you are hungry for more, there are neighbouring stalls that serve otah and chicken wings. It’s a culinary corner that hit all the right spots!

Address: 216G Syed Alwi Road #01-03, Singapore 207799 (Google map)
Parking: Along the small roads and lanes in the area

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5. Adam’s Corner Seafood Restaurant

Craving halal porridge? Look no further than Adam’s Corner, where you can savour burbur Taiwan. This hard-to-find-in-Singapore dish comes highly recommended by many patrons.

Beyond porridge, this unassuming eatery in an art decor Bendemeer shophouse boasts a wide and varied menu. This includes Chinese, Thai, Indian, Muslim, Western dishes and more. Regulars often order their nasi goreng and roti john. Also tasty is their chicken rice (only the roasted version is available).

Prices are reasonable – between S$6 and S$10 – and portions are known to be generous. Perfect if you have a hearty appetite!

Address: 324 Lavender Street, Singapore 338822 (Google map)
Parking: Public car park nearby and along Kempas Road

Zamas River Valley

6. Zamas River Valley Restaurant

You can’t miss Zamas River Valley Restaurant (photo from Facebook) with its brightly lit sign and interior. This popular supper spot is always crowded even late at night but don’t let that stop you from heading down for a great meal.

Regulars swear by its roti prata and mutton biryani. The restaurant also offers a diverse range of cuisines from Asian to Italian, Mexican and even Latin America-inspired dishes. Try the different biryani and wash it down with teh tarik to warm your tum-tum.

Prices might lean to the higher side, but the food quality and friendly service are worth it.

Address: 429 River Valley Road, Singapore 248328 (Google map)
Parking: Street parking nearby or Great World City

Prawn Mee

7. Hock Prawn Mee*

Inside Shing Boon Hwa Food Centre, a corner coffee shop along Jalan Besar, you will find the 24-hour Hock Prawn Mee stall. What is amazing about this stall is that it has been delighting diners with its prawn noodles for two decades!

Based on various reviews, it seems most patrons prefer the dry version of their prawn noodles. Though they commented on the small slivers of prawns in the bowl, the consensus is that the soup delivers an umami kick. Have it in a separate bowl; it is most slurp-worthy! Stir in their homemade chilli into the noodles for an extra kick.

The stall also offers pork rib noodles if you prefer something meatier as the dish comes with pork slices and intestines together with the ribs.

*Please note that the stall is closed on Sunday nights.

Address: 43 Jln Besar, Singapore 208804 (Google map)
Parking: Sim Lim Tower car park, or along the nearby lanes if you’re lucky

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