What to Eat at Telok Ayer, Vivo City and More- A Guide to Good Food in South and Central Singapore

Pick-me-up options (pun intended) in South and Central Singapore to power through the work week
Telok AyerMiznonLai Huat Signatures Wild Child Pizzette Queic by Olivia
Tanjong PagarThe Feather BladeThe Blue Ginger
Vivo CityDancing CrabDian Xiao ErPenang Culture

Whoever said that the sky’s the limit must have been inspired by Singapore. With endless food options across our tiny island, deciding on what to eat is almost impossible. Whether you are working in Telok Ayer or wondering what to eat at VivoCity, we’re here to help you out with a list of our favourite restaurants in South and Central Singapore!

1. Miznon

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Miznon Singapore (@miznonsg)

Straight from the streets of Tel Aviv, Miznon is the brainchild of Israeli “Masterchef” Eyal Shani himself. The joint offers a modern take on Israeli street food, with a whole assortment of pita wraps and mezze platters, perfect for sharing.

Enjoy their delectable dishes in the comfort of your home. Their signature, the Pita Candy Brisket ($24), features overnight brisket seared and caramelised over hot steel, while the ABU Kebab ($25) sees lamb and beef wrapped in a pita with tahini, pickles, and more flavourful garnishings. Vegetarian items like the Lavan ($16) are also available, made with roasted cauliflower, tahini, salsa, chilli, and spring onion.

Where: 6 Stanley Street #01-01 Singapore, 068725

2. Lai Huat Signatures

Lai Huat Signature’s Sambal Fish ($43.70)

This zichar favourite, conveniently located at Telok Ayer, is famed for their Signature Lai Huat Sambal Fish ($43.70). Made with a recipe passed down through 3 generations, the dish features a deep-fried pomfret loaded with house-made sambal chilli.

If you’re ordering in, don’t miss their versatile Family Sets (from $78.21), which offer you a myriad of options to choose from. The Family Set C is good for 6 ($147.21), and comprises their signature sambal fish, along with your choice of chicken, crayfish, pork, and vegetable dishes. 

 Order in today or book a table on Oddle Eats!

Where: 23 China Street, #01-01, Singapore, 049565

3. Wild Child Pizzette

Wild Child Pizzette’s Quattro Bundle Set ($118)

The latest concept by the Cicheti Group, Wild Child Pizzette occupies an enviable location at Raffles Place, near the Singapore River.

The restaurant specialises in wood-fired pizzette (10”), ideal for the solo diner or small groups. Try out their newest creation, the Bella ($28.50), which presents a beautiful combination of cherry tomatoes, Parma ham, and Stracciatella cheese. If you’re feeling adventurous, their Crispy Fried Margherita ($24.50) uses fried pizza dough as a base, with semi-dried San Marzano tomatoes, basil, and aged Parmigiana.

Where: 50 Circular Rd, Singapore, 049405

4. Queic by Olivia

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by queic (@queic.singapore)

Tucked away in the cozy neighbourhood of Kreta Ayer is Queic by Olivia. Their Signature Cheesecake (from $16.50) has won them legions of fans, and for good reason. Sink your fork past the caramelised exterior, and you’ll find an irresistibly creamy centre made with savoury blue cheese.

Other delectable options include the Basque Burnt Cheesecake, Chocolate Coulant Cheesecake, and Apple Cheesecake, made with cream cheese and caramelised apple on a crisp croissant base.

Make sure you have room for dessert, because you’re definitely going to want seconds (and thirds, and fourths).

Where: 41 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore, 089003

5. The Feather Blade

The Feather Blade’s Gyūdon w Foie Gras ($33)

No one does steak like The Feather Blade. Evolving past their humble beginnings as a pop-up store, the brand has now found a permanent home in Tanjong Pagar.

Elevate your next gathering with their TFB Feast 2 ($150). Perfect for 4-5, the bundle includes your choice of 4 mains, 4 sides, and house-made sauces. Options include the Steak & Mashed Potatoes ($23 a la carte) and Gyūdon ($18 a la carte). The former features 200g of Feather Blade Steak with smoked salt, laid on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes, while the latter comprises 100g of sukiyaki-marinated steak over fluffy Japanese rice, topped with caramelised onions, garlic chips, and onsen egg.

6. The Blue Ginger

This Michelin-certified Straits restaurant innovatively incorporates modern elements into traditional Peranakan dishes. Choose from their Bundle Sets A or B (for 4-6 pax, from $140), and tuck into dishes like Ikan Masak Assam Gulai ($26 for a la carte) and tender Beef Rendang ($27 for a la carte).

Have room for more? Indulge in sharing plates like Otak Otak ($4.80), Ngo Heong ($16), and deep-fried Ayam Goreng Kunyit ($17).

Enjoy 10% off your first delivery or pick up purchase with The Blue Ginger using promo code <10OFF>. 

Thinking of dining out? Reserve a table on Oddle Eats now.

Where: 97 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore, 088518

7. Dancing Crab

Dancing Crab’s Bundle Set C ($369.10)

Dance along to the sweet taste of seafood at this restaurant in VivoCity. Serving up American-style seafood with a local twist, get ready to get your hands dirty when you dig into their amazing crab bundles!

Don’t miss Dancing Crab’s Bundle Set C ($369.10), good for 4 to 5 persons. The set comes with 1 Live Crab, 1 Live Boston Lobster and other exciting side dishes on their menu.

If you’re all about local flavours, opt for their Singapore-style crabs – the Chilli Crab Bread Bowl ($137) and Black Pepper Crab ($137), both of which are good for 2 to 4 persons. 

Where: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-10, Singapore, 098585

8. Dian Xiao Er

Dian Xiao Er’s Duck Roasted with Angelica Herb (from $20.97)

Thinking about what to eat at VivoCity? Dian Xiao Er is the go-to for family meals, and their hearty dishes make for the perfect meal after a stroll on the Sentosa boardwalk.

Get their Signature Duck Roasted with Angelica Herb (from $20.97) to start, then fill the table with crowd-favourite dishes like Marmite Chicken Thigh (from $17.12) and Tofu with Seafood in Claypot ($21.51).

End your lunch or dinner with a comforting bowl of soup. Selections include the Double-Boiled Black Chicken Soup with Astragalus & Codonopsis Root ($8.45), or Fish Maw Thick Soup with Seafood (from $20.22).

Dian Xiao Er also offers delivery and pick up, so swing by to grab dinner for the whole family, or place your orders from the comfort of home!

Where: 1 HarbourFront Walk, #02-138/9, Singapore, 098585

9. Penang Culture

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Penang Culture (@penangculturesg)

The next time you’re looking for what to eat at VivoCity, make sure to drop by this Halal-certified restaurant, well-known for their authentic Penang fare.

Share some delicious Penang Lor Bak ($9) with your friends, or dig into their Claypot Assam Curry Fish Head ($38), which offers a satisfying spicy-sour kick. Their fragrant Penang Fried Kway Teow, wok-fried with prawns, cockles, beansprouts and eggs, is sure to leave you feeling satisfied as well. 

First time trying Penang Culture? Get 10% OFF your first order (min. spend $80) when you order on Oddle Eats. Otherwise, reserve a table at this street food paradise.

Where: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #B2-23E, Singapore, 098585

Oddle Eats is constantly on the lookout for the best dishes to bring to your table. Explore our full range of restaurants here, with island-wide delivery, pick up, and reservations available!