Xie Lao Song 蟹老宋
79/81 Pagoda Street Singapore 059238
Chinatown MRT Station
How to choose a Chinese restaurant in Singapore’s Chinatown? We say follow the crowd, and many of the mob head straight for the Smith Street premises of Xie Lao Song, that got the people’s vote in 2015 as the best restaurant in the area. Housed in a classic shophouse adorned in deeply lucky Chinese style, Xie Lao Song’s mascot, emblazoned on the shopfront, is a giant crab – giving you a good idea of the restaurant’s signature dish. Other seafood delicacies on offer include seasonal crayfish hot pots, and if you get in at the right time you can expect a big discount on luxury numbers like this. Book ahead – Xie Lao Song’s small footprint is sought after.