Authentic Teochew Restaurants in Singapore
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Too Good to Chew: Authentic Teochew Restaurants in Singapore

Teochew cuisine has deeply influenced Singapore’s hawker culture. Many iconic dishes in Singapore’s hawker centres have Teochew roots, such as mueh (porridge), braised duck rice, fishball noodles, and kway teow (flat rice noodles) soup.

This guide will look at the best authentic Teochew restaurants in Singapore that range from wallet-friendly hawkers to lavish fine dining spots. 

Teochew Huat Kee

Address: #02-01 RELC Building, 30 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258352 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6564234747

Hours: Daily, 11 AM–2.30 PM and 6–10 PM

Price: $$$


Huat Kee’s journey began as a modest street stall, evolving into a zi char outlet and relocating several times before establishing its current home on Orange Grove Road.

This family-run restaurant remains faithful to its origins, serving authentic Teochew classics prepared with traditional cooking techniques. Must-tries are its signature dishes like oyster omelette and sliced braised duck.

Pro-tip: For dessert, don’t miss the superb yam paste, served with pumpkin and ginkgo nuts.

Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine

Address: Orchard Turn, #03-05 ION Orchard, 2, Singapore 238801 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6567362118

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM–3 PM and 6–11 PM

Price: $$$


You can experience elevated Teochew cuisine at the one-Michelin-starred Imperial Treasure in Singapore. Here, traditional favourites shine alongside fine-dining interpretations. 

Don’t miss the tender duck and excellent marbled goby fish. Other signature dishes include fried wide rice noodles with diced Chinese broccoli, sautéed Iberico pork belly, and oyster omelette. 

Pro-tip: The signature Teochew dumpling is tasty with its fragrant filling of fried pork, mushrooms, and chives.

Chao Shan Cuisine

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Address: 17 Phillip Street #01-01/02 Grand Building, Singapore 048695 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6563362390

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM–2.30 PM and 5.30–10 PM

Price: $$


Chao San Cuisine, located in the CBD near the Yueh Hai Ching Temple, offers famous dishes like Teochew crispy prawn rolls and stir-fried chicken in pepper sauce.

Its sweet and sour prawn and fried dry mee sua (wheat flour noodles) are also best-sellers. Then end your meal with the not overly sweet yam paste dessert.

Pro-tip: The restaurant can fill up pretty fast, especially for dinner.

Chin Lee Restaurant

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Address: 115 Bedok North Rd, #01-285, Singapore 460115 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6564495454

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM–2.30 PM and 6–10.30 PM

Price: $$


Chin Lee Teochew Restaurant in Bedok North has been an old-school gem since 1973, offering amazing dishes at reasonable prices. Helmed by chef Eric Chua, it’s a beloved institution for locals.

Some of its bestsellers are its big and juicy oysters in an oyster omelette and its satisfyingly crispy pig trotters. For a contemporary twist, it also offers tender coffee pork ribs and plump homemade Teochew prawn balls served with a sweet sauce.

Pro-tip: There’s both indoor air-conditioned and outdoor seating.

San Shu Gong Private Dining

Address: 135 Geylang Rd, #01-01, Singapore 389226 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6567410344 

Hours: Daily, noon–2.30 PM and 6–11 PM

Price: $$


Located on the quieter side of Geylang, this inconspicuous restaurant surprises with three private rooms for up to 10 guests each!

San Shu Gong’s Oyster Omelette is fried to perfection. The oysters are juicy and have that fresh briny flavour we love.

And if you’re feeling extra-indulgent, have the Teochew style braised goose with its juicy, fragrant meat with tender, flavourful skin.

Pro-tip: The place can get fully booked for months, so try and reserve as early as you can.

Chui Huay Lim

Address: 190 Keng Lee Rd, #01-02 Chui Huay Lim Club, Singapore 308409 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6567323637

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM–2.30 PM and 5.30–11 PM

Price: $$


Chui Huay Lim is situated in the historic Chui Huay Lim Club, which is over 175 years old. The restaurant offers over 150 Teochew-style dishes!

If you don’t know where to start, try the Teochew classic platter, which offers a varied sampling of its meat highlights. But if you’re feeling confident ordering stand-alone dishes, you can’t go wrong with the cold crab, braised duck, and steamed pomfret.

Pro-tip: There’s a private dining area with a karaoke machine if you literally want to sing for your supper.

East Ocean Restaurant

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Address: 391 Orchard Rd, #05 – 08 / 09, Singapore 238872 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6562359088

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM–3 PM, 6–9 PM

Price: $$$


Since 1992, East Ocean has been serving classic Teochew cuisine. Its main focus is on preserving heritage with quality recipes and fresh ingredients. 

Some of the must-try dishes here are the steamed pomfret and double-boiled fish maw soup. The restaurant also offers delicious dim sum with a unique and frequently changing menu, featuring classic bites like siew mai (dumpling). 

Pro-tip: Kids will love the playful animal-shaped dim sum

Liang Kee Teochew Seafood

Address: 127 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 150127 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6593891193

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11 AM–2.30 PM and 5–10 PM 

Price: $$$


Liang Kee, originally founded in 1974 at Ellenborough Market, now resides in a small Bukit Merah coffee shop offering traditional and contemporary seafood dishes. 

Some of its classics include pomfret two ways, Teochew braised cabbage with dried scallop and braised duck with beancurd. But for more contemporary palates, there are menu items like pork ribs and salted-egg chicken, too.

Pro-tip: Service could be slow at times, so some patience is required. 

The Teochew Kitchenette

Address: 7 Tanjong Pagar Plz, #02-102, Singapore 081007 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6564433781

Hours: Daily, 11 AM–4 PM and 5–8.30 PM

Price: $$


Opened in 2018, this Teochew restaurant in Singapore has quickly become known for its authentic Teochew fish soup. The sweet broth and generous batang (Spanish mackerel) slices are perfect for rainy days.

Other must-tries at the Teochew Kitchenette are assorted braised pork belly, fried prawn rolls, and sesame chicken. As for the veggies, you can taste the freshness, thanks to their just-right half-cooked technique.

Pro-tip: The fried fish, served in a separate bowl, remains crispy even after soaking in the soup.

Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine

Address: 130/131 Amoy St, Far East Square, Singapore 049959 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6567883637

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM–2.30 PM and 5.30–11 PM

Price: $$$


Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine offers a classy dining experience within a heritage building at Far East Square. Its sumptuous menu features traditional Teochew fare including deep-fried liver rolls and pig trotter terrine (a sort of gelatinous dish).

Wok-baked mud crabs with fermented beans and garlic are also quite popular here. And it’s great that the restaurant offers pre and post-meal tea!

Pro-tip: The restaurant has high chairs and small cutlery for young diners.

554 Teochew Curry Rice/Porridge

Address: 554 MacPherson Rd, Singapore 368230 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6592280828

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10.30 AM–8.30 PM

Price: $


Teochew porridge at 554 Teochew offers comforting simplicity with fresh steamed fish and tasty minced pork accompaniments. It’s priced at around S$7 per bowl.

You can also opt for aromatic curry rice for a different flavour experience. Add a side dish of fresh fish cakes for a truly burp-worthy and budget-friendly Teochew meal.

Pro-tip: There are occasional queues, but they aren’t as long as other stalls’.

Yong’s Teochew Kueh 

Address: 150 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428837 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6563456798

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 8 AM–3 PM

Price: $


Yong’s Teochew Kueh was established way back in 1988. It offers traditional Chinese snacks with glutinous rice kueh as its bestseller. 

We like the savoury kueh options here that are filled with spring onion, coriander, dried shrimp, and glutinous rice. Its soon kueh (turnip cake) is stuffed with crunchy minced turnips and is satisfyingly plump.

Pro-tip: The shop also serves fried bee hoon for breakfast and yam paste for dessert.