Makan trail: Katong

In the first in a series featuring the cuisines of major precincts in Singapore, we explore eateries that exemplify the variety and vibrancy of Katong's culinary heritage.

Nam San Otah

Nam San Otah has been a well-known name for more than 15 years, especially for its spicy Mackerel Otah.

You must try the new savoury White Fish (non-spicy) Mackerel Otah, which is soft and smooth. Each otah is freshly made and individually handwrapped at its kitchen.

Nasi lemak is another Nam San speciality. Both items are based on its Peranakan recipes and only the best ingredients are used.

Address: 261, Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427515

Tel: 6345-5542

Mookata Traditional Thai BBQ

This traditional Thai barbecue chain offers diners well-marinated meats which are cooked on sizzling dome-shaped pots which makes for a delicious barbecue experience.

Address: 103, East Coast Road, Singapore 428797 (flagship outlet)

Tel: 6344-2985

Ponggol Nasi Lemak

This eatery is known for its crispy and juicy chicken wings. Its nasi lemak has a good blend of fragrance and spiciness. It is open until 2.30am.

Address: 238, Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437026

Tel: 6287-0020

Malaysia Local Delights

This eatery offers lok lok, a delicacy where food is skewered on satay sticks and dipped into soups such as tom yam, Penang prawn and ma la (a spicy Chinese sauce).

Address: 224, Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437014

Tel: 6440-8378

Bruno's Pizzeria & Grill

Bruno's Pizzeria is known for its handmade pastas and pizzas. Its owner-chef oversees the cooking, preparation and serving of the dishes.

Address: 344, Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437113

Tel: 6440-4525

Miki Snacks

Miki Snacks has many dishes, but the tangy and spicy fish head curry stands out. It is served with side dishes such as ladies' fingers.

Address: #B1-127/128, Katong Shopping Centre, 865, Mountbatten Road, Singapore 437844

Tel: 6440-4913, 6440-1318

Five Star Hainanese Kampong Chicken Rice Restaurant

Five Star Hainanese Kampong Chicken Rice uses healthier and leaner kampong chicken, which is low in cholesterol, has less fat and more fibre, served with fragrant rice.

Address: 191, East Coast Road, Singapore 428897

Tel: 6777-5555

This article was first published on March 25, 2016.
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