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7 Best Zi Char Stalls and Restaurants in Singapore Worth Queuing For

Looking for the best zi char Singapore has to offer to satisfy your craving for your favourite fried rice, bee hoon, hor fun and many more dishes? Then you’ve gotta check out the list of zi char eateries below.

Sik Bao Sin

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Do you love steamed fish head as part of your zi char dishes? You can get Steamed Fish Head to go along with your white rice at an average cost of $23.

Desmond’s Creation can be found as 13 dishes in this restaurant. Among the 13 dishes, about 10 are all-time favourites. This is certainly a high percentage! The Steamed Pork with Salted Fish is also another favourite as it is neither oily or salty and it blends well with the rice. Other favourites also include the Ginger Chicken and Tofu Prawns.

New Ubin Seafood – Tampines

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You might have heard or known about zi char as the typical individual meat or vegetable dishes that go along with white rice, or fried rice. But have you heard of Western food that is part of zi char? US Ribeye is the hot favourite meat dish in this restaurant. It has become so well known as this restaurant has been nicknamed the ‘ang moh’ zi char restaurant. There are other popular dishes, such as the Heart Attack Fried Rice, Masala Chicken, Chili Crab, Crispy Pork Knuckles (German originated food) and Chocolate Alexander. Enjoy this Western and Chinese fusion in the cuisine when you dine here!

Mellben Signature

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Do you love chilli crabs and a whole lots of them? Creamy butter ones indeed! Part of zi char dishes do include crabs for your feasting pleasure. For CBD workers, this is one good eatery you should explore! This restaurant is one of Tanjong Pagar’s best food, read more about it.

Keng Eng Kee Seafood

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Hor Fun dishes are the typical zi char food. But how about something more classy – Moonlight Horfun? Keng Eng Kee takes pride in its excellent service standards. The owner is a Malaysian who learn the trade from a Hainanese relative and cook them in Cantonese style. Besides the Moonlight Horfun, there are other good dishes, such as the Mingzhu Roll, Coffee Pork Ribs (must try), Marmite Chicken, Yam Basket and Prawn Roll. Especially the Mingzhu Roll, which is the most talked about dish here, it is fried tau pork filled with various ingredients like the prawn, ham, salted egg yolk, parsley and mushroom. You can eat them with sweet cream sauce.

Diamond Kitchen

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This zi char restaurant is a classic mix of Singapore meets Malaysian cuisine together. As it name suggests, there are good dishes that you should try very much – Diamond Gan Xiang Crab, Champagne Pork Ribs, Sauna Prawns, Garlic Steamed Bamboo Clams and Salted Egg Sotong. The last mentioned dish is the killer. It is crispy deep fried with some spicy powder dust and mixed with salted yolk. It is not taste so chewy very much and is still a good delicacy to go with the rice.

Ka-Soh Restaurant


Admittedly, this restaurant may not be your typical zi char restaurant. It serves mainly fish ingredients in the dishes. As it serves one of the best fish soup in Singapore, read more about this.

JB Ah Meng

Do you love to eat zi char cooked the JB style from Malaysia? JB Ah Meng is popular just across the causeway and you can now have it here. The White Pepper Crab is the signature dish of the restaurant. With chunks of meat laced with pepper, well it is certainly yummy, isn’t it?

Have you tried any of the zi char eateries listed above? What do you think of their food quality, ambience and customer service? Or do your choices differ from ours? 

Whatever your thoughts are on our list of the best zi char Singapore has to offer, let us know what you think and comment below!

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