24 Hours in Singapore

Tony's first 24-hour layover lands him in Singapore, a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities that all come together over a national obsession with food. Tony's friends take him on a tour of the hyper-modern ...

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Tiong Bahru Market

Tony and K.F. Seetoh enjoy an inexpensive meal of steamed rice cakes and preserved pickles at an indoor food stand.

Tiong Bahru District, 83 Seng Poh Rd., Singapore

 
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Tony Also Recommends: Tanglin Halt Hawker Center

Tony suggests the original "peanut pancake" at the Tanglin Halt Hawker Center. Tony says, "These guys are famous for handpicking, roasting and grinding their own peanuts … something most other operations take a shortcut on."

1 Commonwealth Drive, Singapore 141001

 
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Chin Chin Eating House

Tony and his friend, TV producer Yin Pua, meet at this Hainanese restaurant for chicken rice, a famous dish that Tony discovered on his last visit to Singapore.

Colonial District, 19 Purvis St., Singapore

 
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Tony Also Recommends: Bismillah Biryani

"Chef Arif grinds his own spices fresh and procures his own supply of whole sheep."

50 Dunlop St., Little India, Singapore

 
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Samy’s Curry

Tony and celebrity photographer Russell Wong have fish head and rice at Samy's Curry that specializes in southern Indian cooking.

25A Dempsey Rd, Singapore 247691

 
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Tony Also Recommends: Kilo in Kallang

"People say nice things about Kilo. It's Italian-Japanese along the Kallang River. Younger, hipper, which kind of leaves me out of it."

66 Kampong Bugis, Singapore 338987‬

 
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Tony Also Recommends: Candlenut Kitchen

"It's a blend of Chinese and Malay, with spice blends and flavors from the whole China straits -- Indonesian, Malay -- and unique to this part of the world."

25 Neil Rd., Singapore 088816

 
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Geylang Claypot Rice

Tony and K.F. Seetoh head to the red-light district of Singapore to eat at Geylang Claypot. After meeting the chef-owner Ng Kim Hock and checking out the kitchen, Tony and Seetoh sit down to an amazing meal.

639, Geylang Rd., Lorong 33, Singapore 389570

 
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Tony Also Recommends: Bar Stories

"If it's drinks you're after."

57A Haji Lane, Singapore 189250

 

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