6 best 24-hour eateries to satisfy you any time

6 best 24-hour eateries to satisfy you any time

SINGAPORE - A food paradise is no paradise if we are unable to satisfy a particular craving at our whim and fancy. Besides the reliability of taste and emotions evoked, comfort food should also always be available, whether it's a pick-me-up or simply to celebrate the most basic form of human catharsis-eating to live.

From late-night dim sum to airport mornings for the early bird, here are some restaurants that never sleep so you can fill your tummy at any time of the day.


For roti prata: Mr Prata

If there is ever a poll to nominate our national supper dish, roti prata should get our unanimous vote. There is something about tearing up a flaky, golden pancake and dunking it in rich, hearty curry that unites all night owls.

Mr Prata along Evans Road serves as a go-to pit stop for prata lovers. Its relative inaccessibility is no obstacle, with its premises flocked with diners from morning till the wee hours of the night. Besides the usual favourite prata flavours, those with a more adventurous palate can give their French Ice Cream Prata and Pineapple Prata a shot.

26 Evans Rd #01-02, Singapore 259367. Tel: 6235 6993


For Thai food: Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant

How often do we find ourselves longing for that piping-hot bowl of tom yum soup as we toss and turn in bed or hunch over our desks? Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant should be first on your list should the hunger pang strike.

Tucked away in Golden Mile Complex, the authentic Thai restaurant started out in the early 80s peddling Thai lunch boxes to Thai construction workers. Fast forward to today and it is an award-winning joint serving up signature classic dishes like catfish salad, pineapple fried rice, and of course, that tom yum soup you've been craving for.

#01-67/68/69, Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Rd, Singapore 199588. Tel: 6293 5101

For dim sum: Swee Choon Dim Sum Restaurant

The versatility of dim sum as both a wholesome buffet and delightful little pre-dinner snack makes it ideal for any time of the day. The good folks at popular dim sum joint Swee Choon know this and are serving their wide variety of authentic Shanghai and Hong Kong-style dim sum throughout the day to meet our insatiable dim sum needs.

Don't miss their signature Swee Choon onion pancake and salted egg yolk custard buns.

183-191 Jalan Besar, 208882. Tel: 6225 7788


For a Halal supper: Al-Azhar Eating House

Craving for halal food at the wee hours of the morning? Fret not, for Al-Azhar has your back.

A late-night shining beacon for the sleepless and supper-goers in the West, this eating house has been a common and trusty supper joint for the initiated, buzzing with activity from morning to night.

Don some casual wear, call up some night-crawling friends, and order any of their delicious Indian cuisines, from freshly made roti prata to one of the best mutton nasi briyani around. Wash these sinfully irresistible dishes down with a hot teh tarik to complete your nocturnal escapade.

11 Cheong Chin Nam Rd, Singapore 599736. Tel: 6466 5052

For dessert: Nunsongyee

The bingsu craze here has yet to die down (will it ever?), and with so many different stores to choose from, many are shaving it close to become the cream of the crop.

With six outlets around the island, the Korean dessert house is known for its cosy Korean cafe setting, sticky rice cakes, and of course its tantalising heaped bowls of bingsu. We find that there is always room for a bowl of these handmade sweeties, and with their 24-hour branches at Bukit Timah and Bugis, they've got your dessert fix covered.

534 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188749. Tel: 6268 8220


For a themed dining experience: Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Cafe

Fans of everybody's favourite mouth-less cat will rejoice at the prospect of dining in the midst of Hello Kitty's company any time of the day.

Located at the arrival hall of Changi Airport's Terminal 3, the Hello Kitty Orchid Garden Cafe has a well-curated menu serving all-day breakfast to afternoon tea sets-all with a touch of Hello Kitty charm.


Their 24-hour operating time suits the cravings of hungry passengers in transit, or the adoring palates of Hello Kitty fanatics looking to make their pilgrimage here. Try the Cowbunga Wagyu, which is the cafe's take on our local beef rendang.

65 Airport Boulevard, Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 3 Arrival Meeting Hall Central, #01-22, Changi Airport, Singapore 819663. Tel: 6241 6127

Like most calamities in life, hunger does not pick a convenient time to strike. In fact, it always seems to happen at the most unearthly of hours. So where will you be when these late-night hunger pangs decides to run wild on you?

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