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Suggestions for a Foodie Family Visiting Singapore?


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Suggestions for a Foodie Family Visiting Singapore?

Doorkeeper | | Aug 11, 2012 06:03 PM

Hi there!

My family, my partner, and I will be visiting Singapore next week. It will be the first visit for most of us (My mother visited 10 years ago for all business). Considering that we're a family that loves to eat and explore, I figured this would be a great place to post to see if anyone has recommendations for restaurants for us to go to during our 5 day stay.

I've read over many of the previous posts in this forum on Singapore, but I wanted to get updated suggestions for my situation. We will be spending 4 nights in the city and 1 day in Sentosa. We don't have hotels yet, but it will be at least a 4 star location (for if they congregate in certain areas of the city to help narrow down your choices). We're amenable for a bit of a trip if something is a must have. We're up for any style of food, but we don't really need any celebrity off-shoots. We're from NYC so we've been to many of the best this city has to offer, and we don't need to repeat those same places in Singapore. This being said, if something is a particular standout at a celebrity offshoot (The pizza at Pizzeria Mozza any good?) we're happy to go there.

As for price points, we would like to have one meal that is around S$150-200, and the rest around S$50-100 (or cheaper). We're not a big wine family, so that will be all for food. Please highlight any local or "institutional" dining spots if you can think of any.

As I said, I've looked at previous threads so I have a rough list of places I may want to go to. They include:

-Restaurant Andre, Iggy's, or Jaan for high-end [Andre might be a little too much $, but I hear great things about it]
-Cocotte, Gunther's, Luke Mangan's Salt, Pamplemousse Bistro for medium-end
-Crystal Jade Palace for Dim Sum
-Imperial Treasure for Peking Duck
-Jade Palace for Catonese
-Hajjah Mainnunah, Jalan Pisang, or Warung M Nasir for Malay

Is there anything I'm missing from this list that is a "must go to"? I'm sure Chili Crab is a bit of a cliche for those of you who live there, but is there any place that does it really well? Does anyone recommend a particular Hawker Center for a Westerner that's unfamiliar with them?

[Also, if anyone has any suggestions for cool places to go or see that I can't find through a Google search, it would be much appreciated]

Thank you in advance for any and all suggestions! I wish Yelp was in Singapore already!

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