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Everything is made from scratch at this famous popiah spot along Joo Chiat Place. Three generations of the Quek family have managed this diner for over 70 years, but their Popiah remains a classic. Bite into crisp, well-seasoned turnips encased in a chewy wrap cooked fresh every day.
Restaurants, hotels, and locals from around the city buy their popiah skins here, so drop by anytime between 9:00AM and 2:00PM to score a bundle for yourself.
Sometimes, the best breakfast is the simplest, like a Kaya Toast with Kopi Gu You (Bulletproof Coffee) at Heap Seng Leong. The old traditional Singaporean breakfast of coffee with milk, sugar, and butter paired with fluffy toast is more than enough to wake you up on most days.
Next time you order the signature Nasi Lemak at The Coconut Club, get it with a side of their Otah. Their recipe is slightly spicier than usual, which adds a nice kick to accompany their Coconut Rice. Try to come in earlier since their handmade Otahs are made daily and typically sells out by lunchtime.