Singapore has pretty high standards when it comes to Chinese cuisine and it is the most frequently patronized cuisine in the Lion City. This is no surprise as roughly 3/4 of the population here have Chinese ancestry. Chinese cuisine is also quite diverse – with regional subspecialties such as Teochew, Cantonese, Shanghainese and in the local context, even the Singaporean Chinese culinary style.
For the upcoming Mid-Autumn festival, you can also check out my Mooncake 2021 guide featuring top Chinese restaurants.
Chinese food is so much more than your sweet and sour pork, dimsum or Peking duck. Thus, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly which is the best Chinese restaurant in Singapore. That being said, if you expand it to a list of about a dozen or so establishments – you will find some commonly cited names and that is what I aim to show here. This list is not ranked in order but you will find establishments which are usually regarded as among the outstanding Chinese restaurants in Singapore, catering to all sorts of budgets. This will also be a dynamic list – with restaurants added and even removed, depending on ever-changing menus as well as other deserving establishments that pop up in the scene.