Forget the big-name seafood restaurant chains dotted across the island: if you like your food served with a dose of authenticity, Hua Yu Wee Restaurant offers affordable seafood and assorted other tze char dishes in an old-school, Instagram-friendly setting. Housed in the same building since the 1970s, this is the last remaining seafood restaurant on a stretch previously brimming with them. Sink your teeth into the local favourites here, from the chilli crab to fresh, juicy steamed prawns and fish, tasty deep fried squid and more. Tip: it’s a BYO joint so bring along a bottle of wine and sit al fresco alongside the locals soaking up the buzzing, convivial atmosphere.
Away from the hubbub of the city centre and near the seafront, the tranquil Upper East Coast Road area offers a look into the typical Singaporean way of life – high-rise flats stand alongside terrace houses and condominiums, while stretches of shophouses play host to convenience stores, restaurants and all sorts of other service establishments.
Hua Yu Wee Restaurant | 462 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore | +65 6442 9313