Singapore's Chinatown is one of its most famous and popular districts. Technically located in the Outram area, it has a character and atmosphere all its own, and a fascinating history. Apparently dating back almost a thousand years, the Chinese community was organised into a kampung by the British in the 19th century. After that, different neighbourhoods developed, with Hokkien, Teochew and Cantonese communities spread across the area. And where these groups settled, they brought fantastic restaurants. Nowadays Chinatown is a superb dining destination, offering great cuisine from all over China.
If you are visiting Singapore and intend to tour the shophouses and markets of Chinatown, book restaurants with Quandoo and make sure you don't miss out. When you do, you'll be able to choose between an array of Chinese styles. For instance, there are plenty of Cantonese eateries which serve up typical dishes like chilli crab or honey pork ribs. If you love meat or fish, you'll be in gastronomic paradise - all within walking distance of the area's tourist attractions. So, when you've seen the Sri Mariamman Temple or checked out the stalls on Trengganu Street, there will be plenty of dining options nearby.
Chinatown restaurants are just as good for professionals. Whether you are established in Singapore and want to impress contacts with your dining knowledge, or you are flying in for a week of meetings and want to explore the city's dining scene, restaurants in Chinatown will be the perfect location. If you have a few days, check out exotic lunchtime options like yong tau fu (soy parcels filled with meat or vegetarian mixtures) or double-cooked Chinese buns with stir fried pork. It's a wonderful area for culinary explorers and social get togethers, so have a look at the selection of Chinatown restaurants on Quandoo.
In recent years, Chinatown's restaurants have moved up a notch, moving well beyond Cantonese or Sichuan cuisine. These days you'll find Spanish tapas bars, trattorias offering the finest Italian dishes, Korean bibimbap specialists, elegant French brasseries and fish restaurants too. Chinatown has become a much more cosmopolitan place, and Singapore's gourmet dining fans are feeling the benefits. You'll find all the best dining spots on Quandoo, so join the fun.