Where to eat the next time you’re out grocery and baju kurung shopping in one of Singapore’s oldest Malay settlements.



This relatively new joint offers a selection of both Asian and Western food, including pizza, pasta, roast chicken and several different types of fried rice.

Arnold’s (City Plaza)

Arnold's Fried Chicken (City Plaza)

Needing no introduction, Arnold’s a good option for a quick, but hearty dinner of chicken and biscuits - if you manage to snag a table. Book early or failing that, get on the waitlist for either of the two iftar sessions scheduled each night.

Curry Times (One KM; top photo) 

As its name suggests, this one’s for the curry superfans. Bread buns, fish, chicken, ramen and more get the rich curry treatment from this specialty chain by Old Chang Kee.

Encik Tan (One KM)

Encik Tan fried fish soup

Craving Chinese comfort food? Get your fix of fried fish soup, fried carrot cake, oyster omelette, popiah basah and wanton noodles at one of Encik Tan's six Singapore outlets. 

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Hjh Maimunah

Another business that speaks for itself, Hjh Maimunah is located right across Joo Chiat Complex so you can be sure of a full stomach before you head for home with your shopping.

Home of Seafood

Home of Seafood black pepper crab

This halal Chinese restaurant’s been getting a fair bit of love over the past year with its award-winning renditions of Singapore’s beloved crab and other mouthwatering seafood dishes.

Killiney Kopitiam (One KM)

There’s not a lot on the menu, but if you’re feeling peckish or crave something familiar, Killiney does the trick. Tuck into one of Singapore’s favourite breakfasts - toast and soft-boiled eggs - or order something heavier, like a mee siam or laksa.

Old Town White Coffee (One KM)

One of our best gifts from across the Causeway, Old Town serves favourites like curry, nasi lemak, pan mee, prata, wanton noodles and of course, cendol.

PappaRich (One KM)

PappaRich nasi lemak

The variety at this Malaysian food chain means there’s something for everyone, from nasi lemak and chicken rice sets to Penang assam laksa and Ipoh kway teow soup. Want breakfast food for dinner? PappaRich’s got some tasty toast sets.

Penyet Town (One KM)

If you really need to fuel up, the smashed chicken or fish with rice here is hard to beat. Mind the sambal, though One KM is probably the best place to be in the area if you’re suffering an Indo chilli aftermath.

Tenderfresh Classic (One KM)

Tenderfresh Classic spring chicken

You may be an unwavering Arnold’s fan, but when the waitlist there gets too long and you need a back-up option, come here. There’s quality Western comfort food in the form of barbecue and roast chicken, at least three types of grilled fish and pasta items like chilli crab spaghetti and smoked duck penne.

Thai to Go

If the food tastes great when it’s delivered, one can only imagine how much more satiating it is straight out of the kitchen. For those who love fuss-free Thai food, the popular halal delivery site’s 30-seater restaurant is located at Guillemard Road, 10 minutes from Paya Lebar MRT station and even closer to the annual Geylang Ramadan Bazaar.

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