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The Best Restaurants In Jalan Besar, Singapore

Spider Pig Burger | Courtesy of Hungry Heroes
Spider Pig Burger | Courtesy of Hungry Heroes
When in Singapore, Jalan Besar is the perfect neighborhood to visit when you’re hungry but not yet sure what you want to eat. Tucked in between Little India, Farrer Park and Bugis, this neighborhood offers up dining options to fit every taste and budget. Here’s our selection of the best restaurants in Jalan Besar to feed your appetite.

AEIOU Café

On the surface, AEIOU seems like yet another vintage café in Singapore. It’s true, these cafés have become a dime a dozen across the island. However, AEIOU has a level of authenticity that other cafés have not managed, in part thanks to the owners salvaging and repurposing much of the furniture and decorations inside. The café is easy to miss, because the storefront sign is in fact still the one from the old antique shop that was housed there the 1970s. The menu is more sophisticated than your standard vintage café, with offerings such as beef cheek and pan seared sea bass. They are most famous for their avocado coffee, which is served in a repurposed Absolut vodka bottle.

Lighthouse Bistro + Bar

Bar, Bistro, Seafood, Pub Grub, European, Wine, Beer, $$$
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Fishermen's Angel Hair
Fishermen's Angel Hair | Courtesy of the Lighthouse Bistro + Bar
The Lighthouse Bistro has been serving up delicious, maritime-inspired meals to the Singapore Maritime Officers Union for the last decade. Their commitment to having the freshest selection follows a maritime concept that will please anyone who loves to eat seafood. For the widest variety, start with their Fisherman’s Board, which offers a selection of tiger prawns, Batavia squid, Atlantic dory and blue mussels. The Fishermen’s Angel Hair, a spicy fusion dish, has consistently been one of their most popular dishes.
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Mon:
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue:
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed:
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu:
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat:
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Bao Makers

The Bao Makers take the classic Singapore bun snack and modernize it with successful results. Their main focus is mantou buns, either steamed or fried, with different fillings including the classic pork belly, a Korean-inspired bulgogi, the ever-popular salted egg shrimp and the classic Singaporean flavor, chili crab. Besides bao, they also offer a menu of both Asian- and Western-inspired sides and main dishes, such as fish and chips and yakiniku don, a rice bowl with stir-fried beef slices and an onsen egg.
The Bao Makers Café and Bakery, 78 Horne Rd, Singapore, +65 6291 2330

Rice Bowls Courtesy of The Bao Makers