Singapore is a foodie’s paradise, and it all starts the moment you set foot in Changi Airport. True to Singaporeans’ insatiable love for food, there’s an array of local and international cuisines in the transit areas to satisfy all hungry travellers. Here's a breakdown for you so the next time you’re here at Changi, you’ll know exactly where to find both local and international versions of what you’re craving for. Here we go!
Kick-start your day with an international breakfast staple
Nothing beats good ol’ bread for breakfast. For authentic French breads, baked goods, pastries and sandwiches, head straight to PAUL to get your carb fix and a good cuppa joe. But if traditional flavours are what you’re craving for, then Ya Kun Kaya Toast with their char-grilled toast and homemade kaya, is the place to be.
PAUL (T1 Departure Transit), Ya Kun Kaya Toast (T1 & T2 Departure Transit)
Spilling the beans on top renditions of a fragrant cuppa
Will it be a freshly brewed cappuccino, or an aromatic kopi-o? Get your caffeine fix at Hudsons Coffee, an Australian chain known for 100% premium Arabica bean coffee concoctions. Or, have your kopi with a side of soft-boiled eggs and toast at the ever nostalgic Kedai Killiney Kopi. This heritage chain had its humble beginnings as a coffee shop along Killiney Road, and is now one of Singapore’s best known kopi spots.
Hudsons Coffee (T3 Departure Transit), Kedai Killiney Kopi (T2 Departure Transit)
The meat-lover’s universal comfort food – chicken
Satisfy your craving for chicken in two ways: fine dining or old-school. The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck offers a Western twist on Asian fare such as their Spicy Chicken Potstickers and Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings, among other tantalising dishes. If you’re looking for spicy local delights, Curry Times won’t disappoint with their succulent chicken simmered to perfection in a rich curry broth.
Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck (T3 Departure Transit), Curry Times (T3 Departure Transit)
Chow down on the springy goodness of noodles
Feel like slurping on some noodles? Go Japanese at world-acclaimed ramen emporium Ippudo Express where their signature tonkotsu broth and al dente noodles will leave you smacking your lips in satisfaction. If you’re looking for something local, the rich and spicy laksa at Wang Café will definitely hit the spot. Wash it down with an iced Kopi or Teh and you’re good to go.
Ippudo (T2 Departure Transit), Wang Café (T2 Departure Transit)
Cheers to the good times, and many more to come!
Don’t worry if you haven’t had your fill of local beer before leaving – head to Tiger Den to enjoy a pint of ice-cold Tiger Beer served fresh from a custom-built draft beer system, alongside unique bar bites featuring street food around Asia. For a wide variety of non-local beers and cocktails, make yourself comfortable at Harry’s and order up some bar bites – we recommend the Laksa Popcorn Chicken – as well!
Tiger Den (T4 Departure Transit), Harry's (T3 Departure Transit)
So, will it be Asian or Western? Rice or noodles? Whether you’re about to embark on an overseas adventure, yearning for a last fix of local delights, or reminiscing the distinct taste of a past trip abroad, Changi will leave you with tummies filled and hearts full. With a wide range of food and beverage options right here in Changi Airport, the choices are indeed endless.
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