A popular and flavorful noodle dish in local and Malay cuisine, mee siam is known for its tangy and slightly spicy taste. The name “mee siam” actually translates to “Siamese noodles,” which suggests its historical connection to Thai cuisine. However, over time, it has evolved to become its own unique dish in Singapore. Today, we’ve sourced out 20 different spots that sell great mee siam for all you foodies out there to try out!
Good food often draws a long queue, and it’s no exception at Old Teochew Mee Siam Satay Bee Hoon. Their mee siam comes with bee hoon, a boiled egg, tau pok, beansprouts, ku chye, a dollop of sambal chilli, and dried Japanese shrimps for extra umami. The bee hoon is perfectly cooked and the mixture of textures has a pleasant mouthfeel, while the broth is just the right balance of sweet and sour!
Address: Multiple outlets
Housed inside Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre, this stall consistently draws a long line with only three items – Mee Rebus, Lontong and Mee Siam. The latter features a rich, orange broth that’s concentrated with coconut milk and comes with a generous portion of bee hoon, egg and tau pok. Don’t forget a liberal squeeze of lime to tie it all together!
Address: 6 Tanjong Pagar Plz, #02-02, Singapore 081006
Opening Hours: 8 am–2 pm Fri to Tues. Closed Wed & Thurs
The Royals Cafe is a popular Halal bakery famous for their Nyonya Mee Siam. The former is made with at least 10 different spices and slow-cooked for maximum flavour, then served with bee hoon, prawns, tau pok and some sambal. They also have a dry fried version that is just as yummy!
Address: 19 Upper E Coast Rd, Singapore 455209
Opening Hours: 9:30 am–9 pm daily
Instead of the typical mee siam with white bee hoon, Qi Ji uses brown rice vermicelli instead, which is a healthier option. You’d hardly tell a difference as it as brown rice vermicelli whas the same mouthfeel and springiness in texture, and it even soaks up the gravy a tad better than normal bee hoon. The gravy here is rich and smooth, and the bowl comes with tau pok, bean sprouts, as well as a hard-boiled egg and a wedge of lime.
Address: Multiple outlets
If you enjoy a delicious plate of mee siam for breakfast, head over to Hup Hup Mee Siam, which is constantly rated as one of the best spots for mee siam in Singapore. A perfect blend of sweet, sour and savoury, the bowl is filled with bee hoon, taupok, hard-boiled egg, beansprouts, and some spicy sambal belachan. They do a great lor mee and laksa as well, and the portions are generous considering how affordable it is.
Address: 80 Circuit Rd, #02-14, Singapore 370080
Opening Hours: 6 am–2:30 pm Wed to Sun. Closed Mon & Tues
With a history of over half a decade, the 3rd generation owner continues to serve up mee siam, lontong and nasi lemak having inherited the family recipes from her mother. The must-try mee siam comes with a myriad of ingredients atop the bee hoon, such as hard-boiled eggs, tau pok, flour puffs, fried ikan billis, a dollop of chilli and homemade shallot oil. Once you taste the soup gravy, you’ll be able to tell why it’s so popular. Some may find this more tangy than average, but it is exactly where the allure is.
Address: 85 Redhill Ln, #01-35, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–6 pm Mon, 11:30 am–6 pm Tues & Wed, 11 am–8 pm Thurs to Sun
IAAI sells traditional Malay food including curry puffs, lontong, mee rebus, mee siam, mee soto and nasi lemak. The mee siam comes with a generous amount of ingredients such as beansprouts, hard boiled egg and tau kwa, instead of the usual tofu puffs. The mee siam also has similar ingredients, but it is made with yellow noodles bathed in a thick gravy that is flavourful but not too oily, salty or sticky. The dishes here taste homely and they often sell out by 11 am, so make sure to get here early!
Address: 22A Havelock Road, #01-23, Singapore 161022
Opening Hours: 7 am–9 pm daily
We all know this stall for their laksa, but they also serve an interesting Fruit Juice Mee Siam. As its name suggests, fresh fruit juices are used to make the mee siam gravy instead of the usual tamarind paste. This not only cuts through the richness of the gravy, but also lends a fruity fragrance to the dish. Ingredients-wise, it comes with the usual suspects of bee hoon, beansprouts, fried beancurd puff, egg and chicken.
Address: 531A Upper Cross Street #02-66, Singapore 051531
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–4:30 pm Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
Aziz Jaffar Muslim Food has been around since 1968 and they are known for their yummy bowls of mee siam, which features springy bee hoon swimming in a sweet-spicy gravy that’s topped with tau pok, a hard-boiled egg, chopped chives, lime and some chilli on the side. If you’re not feeling mee siam, the stall also dishes out yummy lontong and mee rebus!
Address: 335 Smith St, #02-70, Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: 7 am–12 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
A Rashid Khan may be famous for their mutton soup, but did you know that they also serve a delectable Indian mee siam? The gravy of their mee siam is nutty and leans towards the sweeter end and not as spicy. Along with bee hoon, it also comes with a hard-boiled egg, tofu pieces, spring onions with chilli and lime!
Address: 503 W Coast Dr, #01-58, Singapore 120503
Opening Hours: 8 am–11 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Grandma Mee Siam is another popular option for mee siam in Singapore, thanks to a recipe that’s been handed down for generations. The gravy for here is lighter than others but still a good combination of tangy and and sweet that complements the rest of the ingredients well. What’s also special is that you can choose to have your mee siam with yellow noodles or bee hoon, and you can order ngor hiang to go with your meal!
Address: 665 Buffalo Rd, #01-311, Singapore 210665
Opening Hours: 8 am–3 pm Mon, Wed to Sat. Closed Sun & Tues
Tucked away in a corner at Shunfu Mart Food Centre is a humble-looking stall Dapur Asiah prepares wholesome, one-dish meals like Mee Siam, Lontong, Gado Gado, Nasi Lemak, Soto Ayam and Mee Rebus. Their mee siam is on the sweeter side but mixed well with the other ingredients to create a well-balanced, flavourful dish. And the best part? Everything goes for just $2.50! Try to get here early if you’re planning to get a taste their mee siam, as they usually sell out by 2 pm!
Address: 320 Shunfu Rd, #02-29, Singapore 570320
Opening Hours: 7.30 am–2 pm daily
Robert Mee Siam at Whampoa Food Centre offers comforting, value-for-money mee siam. Spicy and sweet with a sourish tinge of assam, the savoury orange gravy complements the fine bee hoon, egg and tau pok very well. While it looks paler than other mee siam out there, it definitely doesn’t lack in flavour!
Address: 91 Whampoa Dr, #01-43, Singapore 320091
Opening Hours: 7:30 am–2 pm Tues & Wed, Sat & Sun. Closed Mon, Thurs & Fri
Shi Xian has been drawing long queues consistently for over 40 years for its assam-rich mee siam and housemade chilli. While the plate looks simple in presentation, it was anything but. The flavoursome gravy is incredibly rich and fragrant, and the bee hoon soaks up all the yummy goodness.
Address: 409 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-24, Singapore 560409
Opening Hours: 7 am–12:30 pm Wed to Sun. Closed Mon & Tues
96 Kwai Luck has been providing some the best mee siam experience since 1979, and fans praise it for its rich, coconut-y gravy with pronounced notes of tamarind, belacan, and fermented bean paste. Each bowl also comes with bee hoon and a hard-boiled egg all swimming in their signature aromatic gravy.
Address: 453A Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-20, Singapore 561453
Opening Hours: 6:20 am–12 pm Tues, 4 am–1 pm Wed to Fri, 4 am–2 pm Sat & Sun. Closed on Mon
Step into the tuckshop-style interior of Old School Delights and savour the comforting taste of home, with local dishes like laksa, mee siam and nasi lemak. The mee siam here is made with a 30-year-old recipe that involves a secret blend of 11 different spices, which means their gravy packs a powerful punch and is a flavour bomb. The dish is topped with half a hard-boiled egg, tau pok, and garnished with green onions along with a wedge of lime for some extra zest!
Address: 8 Raffles Ave., #02-25, Singapore 039802
Opening Hours: 12–9 pm Wed, Fri to Mon. Closed Tues & Thurs
Low Seng Kim has been around since 1973, specialising in mee siam and mee rebus. Amongst all the stalls with a long queue, it’s easy to miss Low Seng Kim. Mildly spicy with an acidic kick, the mee siam tastes just as good as many famous Malay stalls out there. To make it more substantial, add on a piece of fried tofu or fried fish cake!
Address: Multiple outlets
Enyyah Enak serves up basic but bagus mee siam with a gravy that is spicy, tangy, sweet and savoury all at once. Topped with an egg and fried tau pok, it also packs extra flavour with tau cheo (fermented soya bean), ground peanuts and sambal!
Address: 50 Jurong West Street 61, #02-15, Singapore 648202
Opening Hours: 7:30 am–8 pm Wed, Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
This mee siam has bee hoon with some bean sprouts soaked in a bowl of nicely flavoured gravy that is slightly spicy and zesty, and its flavours are lighter than the Malay variations. It also comes with egg slices and small pieces of tau pok that thoroughly soaks up the flavours of the gravy, and the accompanying chilli paste has a hint of shrimp.
Address: 335 Smith St, #02-095, Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: 7 am–2 pm Tues to Sat. Closed Sun & Mon
A well-known local coffee chain in Singapore, Killiney also sells traditional Singapore food. The mee siam here is straightforward yet flavourful. The broth is tangy and sweet, with just the right amount of spiciness to it. Topped with the usual ingredients of spring onions, hard-boiled egg, tau pok, and a wedge of lime, drop in a dollop of their sambal chilli if you like things a little more spicy!
Address: Multiple outlets