13 Iconic Singaporean Dishes to Celebrate National Day With

Iconic Singaporean dishes to discover, all with pickup and delivery!
Chinese: • Founder Bak Kut Teh‘s Bak Kut Teh • Swee Choon‘s Dim Sum • Keng Eng Kee Seafood‘s Moonlight Hor Fun • Yun Nans‘s Pao Fan • Ann Chin Popiah‘s Popiah • Kok Kee‘s Wanton Noodle
Malay: • The Coconut Club‘s Nasi Lemak • [email protected]‘s Nasi Padang
Indian: • My Briyani House‘s Briyani • The Banana Leaf Apolo‘s Fish Head Curry
Uniquely Singaporean: • Roland Restaurant‘s Chili Crab • The Original Katong Laksa since 1950s, Janggut Laksa‘s Laksa • White Restaurant‘s White Beehoon

Singapore is known for its multi-racial harmony and vibrant food culture (especially when it comes to hawker food). As we come together to celebrate Singapore’s 56 years, Oddle Eats has curated the top 13 iconic Singaporean dishes for you and your loved ones. Celebrate Singapore’s F&B with your National Day food delivery order!

Just pick up your favourite Singaporean dishes from these restaurants, and celebrate while you watch the NDP programme at home! Plus, with some of them offering self pick-up promos, here’s to more food for a great time. #EveryMealMatters

This Phase 2, Oddle Eats is here as your trusted food discovery platform. Discover (or rediscover) quality meals and have the best of Singapore’s F&B scene delivered to your doorstep, anywhere and everywhere.

1. Bak Kut Teh: Founder Bak Kut Teh

Premium Ribs by Founder Bak Kut Teh, delivered islandwide in Singapore, powered by Oddle.
Premium Ribs ($11.80)

As one of the best Bak Kut Teh restaurants in Singapore, Founder Bak Kut Teh will never disappoint. The secret to their quality is their use of only the freshest meaty pork ribs, simmered in a specially formulated broth of herbs and spices. In fact, the broth is created using a recipe created by the founder, Mr Chua himself, and perfected over many years of serving the wonderfully peppery dish. Take your pick from their soup with Premium Ribs 长排骨 ($11.80), Premium Short Ribs 小排骨 ($10.80), or the Founder Popularity Bak Kut Teh 人气肉骨 ($7.80).

What’s more, enjoy $5 off your self pick-up order with min. $50 spend when you check out with the promo code “5OFF”. Or if you’re having a mini gathering with your closest ones (with safety measures in place, of course), enjoy a free can of Baby Abalone on them with min. $200 spend.

2. Briyani: My Briyani House

Lamb Shank Briyani

Mutton Briyani

Prawn Briyani

Vegetarian Briyani

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Who doesn’t love a good plate of Briyani? My Briyani House is the place for authentic, delicious and affordable Halal-certified Indian cuisine, with their wide range of Briyani! Treat yourself to their weekend-exclusive Prawn Briyani ($13.50), as well as their Vegetarian Briyani ($8.50) and Lamb Shank Briyani ($15.50). For gatherings, they also have different sharing bundles for you to enjoy with your loved ones, while you catch the National Day Parade show.

Plus, enjoy $5 off your first order when you checkout with the promo code “MBH5”.

3. Chili Crab: Roland Restaurant

Starting as a seafood restaurant along the Kallang River with just a couple of kerosene lamps, wooden tables and stools, Roland Restaurant and Singapore’s iconic Chili Crab were born. Yes, you heard that right! This restaurant is the birthplace of the famous Chili Crab ($98 for 2 x 500g).

Chili Crab from Roland Restaurant, delivered islandwide in Singapore, powered by Oddle.
Chili Crabs ($98 for 2 x 500g)

Elevate your National Day food delivery feast even further with their other zi char specialities, like Black Sauce Prawns ($34), Crispy Baby Squid ($15), Spicy Fragrant La La ($18.80), and many more. Here’s to a joyous seafood packed feast, surrounded by people who truly matter.

4. Dim Sum: Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant

Established in 1962, Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant has a long history of serving quality dim sum in a quaint and casual coffee-shop style setting. The restaurant’s popularity stems from its use of top-grade ingredients and its extensive menu, consisting of Hong Kong and Shanghai-style dim sum. With signatures like their Swee Choon Mee-Suah Kueh 瑞春招牌面线果 ($5.60 for 4 pcs), Bento Sets, their online-exclusive Dim Sum Party Sets and many more, take your pick.

Swee Choon's dim sum, delivered islandwide in Singapore, powered by Oddle. For National Day food delivery.
Gather your closest loved ones for a Swee Choon dim sum feast.

To sweeten your meal even further, take 15% off all pickup orders. Do note that there are 2 outlets at Tampines and Jalan Besar. Or if you’ve never tried Swee Choon, enjoy $5 off your first with min. $60 spend, just by applying promo code “ILOVESWEECHOON” at checkout.

5. Fish Head Curry: The Banana Leaf Apolo

In 1974, Apollo 11 brought humans to the moon. 5 years after, The Banana Leaf Apolo opened its shutters. Inspired by the spaceflight saga like nothing else throughout human history, the founder, Mr Chellappan, hoped that his humble venture would take-off, too. Clearly, The Banana Leaf Apolo’s signature Fish Head Curry is testament to the restaurant’s success!

Apolo Fish Head Curry by The Banana Leaf Apolo, delivered islandwide in Singapore, powered by Oddle. For National Day food delivery.
Apolo Fish Head Curry (from $24)

Take comfort and indulge in their must-try Apolo Fish Head Curry (from $24). Sink your teeth a bite of their fresh red snapper fish head, which is cooked with more than 20 spices & assorted vegetables including okra, tomatoes and eggplants, and submerged in a robust curry that you won’t be able to get enough of. Trust me, you will not regret spending your calories on this dish!

6. Laksa: The Original Katong Laksa Since 1950s, Janggut Laksa

If you still don’t know what Laksa is, it’s time to learn about it today. The Original Katong Laksa Since 1950s, Janggut Laksa, was the beginning of it all. Back in the 1940s, the brand’s founder carried a pole with metal buckets over his shoulders, and sold bowls of the noodles around the Marine Parade area. And now, here they are, with 5 outlets islandwide.

The Original Katong Laksa Since 1950s, Janggut Laksa, delivered islandwide in Singapore, powered by Oddle. For National Day food delivery.
Janggut Laksa (from $6.50)

If nostalgic flavours are your thing, you will not want to miss their famous laksa, served in a rich and spicy coconut-milk based soup with a generous serving of prawns. Moreover, if you’re living near Chinatown, enjoy 10% OFF self pick-up order with promo code “10OFF” for their Chinatown outlet only. Else, get a free Family Set Muah Chee on them with min. $70 spend. No promo code is needed.

7. Moonlight Horfun: Keng Eng Kee Seafood

Back in the 1970s, Keng Eng Kee Seafood was a small stall in Old Havelock Road Hawker Centre. With 40 years of heritage and history, you know their food is confirm shiok! Plus, did you know that KEK received the coveted MICHELIN Plate from 2016 – 2018, and was ranked 28th in 2017’s list of the Top 50 World Street Food Masters?

Moonlight Horfun by KEK, delivered islandwide in Singapore, powered by Oddle. For National Day food delivery.
Signature Moonlight Horfun (from $9)

With all these awards, you would definitely not be disappointed, especially with their Signature Moonlight Horfun (from $9). Tantalise your tastebuds with this wok-fried Seafood Horfun, complemented with Chinese Sausages and a moon-like raw egg on top, which is how the dish gets its name.

Additionally, they have a special deal! Pick up your order to take 10% off your bill. No promo code is needed. Do note that this promo is not applicable on public holidays, but you can still order a zi char feast over the National Day long weekend!

Want to read more about KEK? Check out their story here.

8. Nasi Lemak: The Coconut Club

The Coconut Club's Signature French Poulet Leg Set, delivered islandwide in Singapore, powered by Oddle. For National Day food delivery.
Signature French Poulet Leg Set ($18.50).

Say nasi lemak, and The Coconut Club is the first name that comes to mind. This traditional Malay dish is often eaten for breakfast in Singapore, and across the causeway, too! Savour the taste of heritage in a bite of fragrant, pandan-infused coconut rice, and top it off with delicious chicken in the Chicken Breast Berempah Set ($16.30) or the ultra-luxe Signature French Poulet Leg Set ($18.50).

Feeling up for nasi lemak this National Day? Enjoy $10 off your first order with min. $80 spend with promo code “FIRST10”.

9. Nasi Padang: [email protected]

While Nasi Padang traditionally refers to cuisine from the Padang and Minangkabau region in Indonesia, it has become equated with traditional Malay food in Singapore, featuring a heaping amount of steamed rice paired with an assortment of dishes. For this occasion, treat yourself and your loved ones to authentic, Halal-certified goodness from [email protected]. Beef Rendang ($7.40), Siput Sedut (from $8.80), Serunding ($3.40) or fried coconut flakes are among the must-haves!

Ambeng Package from Padi@Bussorah, delivered islandwide in Singapore, powered by Oddle. For National Day food delivery.
Ambeng Package ($80 for 4 pax)

If you love Nasi Padang, you’ll love Nasi Ambeng, too. For hassle-free feasts, have the Ambeng Package ($80 for 4 pax), which includes an Ambeng Platter to feast and bond over, plus Iced Teh Tarik, and 2 Ondeh Ondeh Cakes for a complete National Day worthy feast.

In addition, for all self pick-up orders, take 10% off your purchase. No promo code is needed.

10. Pao Fan: Yun Nans

Yun Nans opened the first of its overseas outlet in Singapore. The brand originated from a casual Yunnan cuisine chain with over 150 outlets, better known as Yun Hai Yao in China. Today, it is home to the well-loved and trendy Pao Fan, or poached rice.

Yun Nans' Pao Fan, delivered islandwide in Singapore powered by Oddle. For National Day food delivery.
Golden Poached Rice with Seafood in Prawn Broth ($21.80)

Along with fresh seafood such as clams and prawns, the rice is cooked with Yun Nans’ signature prawn broth and topped with crispy rice pops. Their Signature Golden Poached Rice with Seafood in Prawn Broth ($21.80) promises an interplay of flavours and texture with every bite, from the sweetness and freshness of the seafood to the savoury punch and crunch of the crisp rice puffs. What’s more, you’ll get to take 15% off your self pick-up order, for even more reason to celebrate.

Check out Yun Nans’ episode in our Humans of F&B series here.

11. Popiah: Ann Chin Popiah

Listed in the MICHELIN Guide Singapore as a MICHELIN Plate awardee, you know that Ann Chin Popiah, founded in 1958, has one of the best popiahs in Singapore. Be sure to try them out, especially with their freshly hand-made popiah skin, a rarity these days! What’s more, they don’t use any pork, lard or seafood in their products.

Ann Chin Popiah, delivered islandwide in Singapore, powered by Oddle. For National Day food delivery.
Popiah DIY Party Set ($35 for approx. 18 rolls)

With the restrictions in place now, what better way to spend time with your loved ones than making rolls of snacks with the Popiah DIY Party Set ($35 for approx. 18 rolls)? For a family of 3 to 4, opt for their Fun Sized Popiah Set ($25 for approx. 10 to 11 rolls). Both sets include freshly hand-made popiah skin, cooked turnip with sliced carrots, garlic, chili padi paste, and more popiah essentials, so you don’t have to worry about missing the full experience even at home.

12. Wanton Mee: Kok Kee Wanton Noodle

What is the heaviest food? Definitely Wanton (one ton) Mee! With Kok Kee Wanton Noodle, established in 1985, you can get your cravings for Wanton Mee fixed, anywhere and everywhere you are. Plus, this restaurant is known as one of the best Wanton Mee restaurants in Singapore, a go-to for a nostalgic plate of wanton mee that’ll remind you of decades past.

Take your pick between the Signature Set Wanton Noodle Set A ($8.80), which includes your choice of dry or soup Wanton Noodle and Signature Vegetables, as well as the Signature Set Wanton Noodle Set B ($8.80), which replaces the greens with Fried Wanton instead.

13. White Bee Hoon: White Restaurant

First opening its shutters as a hawker stall at Chong Pang Market in 1999, White Restaurant has become THE restaurant for the well-known White Bee Hoon. Invented and popularised by White Restaurant’s founder, Mr. Tay King Huak, The Original White Bee Hoon (from $7.70) is a uniquely Singaporean dish. It includes rice vermicelli, which is soaked in their signature rich and thick broth and comes with ingredients like seafood, egg and vegetables.

The Original White Bee Hoon from White Restaurant, delivered islandwide in Singapore powered by Oddle. For National Day food delivery.
The Original White Bee Hoon (from $7.70)

Moreover, with an option of 3 sizes and up to 10 add-ons including Lala, Prawns, Pork Slices, you can customise the dish based on your liking. Up your festive spirit even more with 10% off your self pick-up order. Plus, check out their feature in our Humans of F&B series here.