From all time favorite Krispy Kremes, to made to order fritters with hot chocolate dip, and even donut-croissant hybrids modelled after the cronuts from Dominque Ansel Bakery in NYC, here’s our guide to the best fried dough specimens in Singapore.


Dolcetto by Basilico
Try the giant bombolone (Italian donut; $4) with fillings including cioccolato (chocolate).

The donuts with lemon curd ($12) make for a good end to your meal at this small-plates joint.

Overeasy Bar & Diner
Their donut balls with warm chocolate fondue ($12) are the perfect riverside nibble.

Keong Saik Snacks
The hot donuts with cinnamon ($8) at this collab by British celeb chef Jason Atherton and local hotelier Loh Lik Peng are a prime pick for dessert.

Krispy Kreme (Basement, Tangs Orchard, 310 Orchard Rd.)
The light-as-air donuts—which inspire fanatical enthusiasm (folks lug boxes of the stuff home from overseas branches)—are finally set to arrive in Singapore on October 12.

Tanjong Beach Club
Snack on hot cinnamon donuts with Nutella fondue ($14), which are part of the brunch menu at this slick seaside venue.


At this Italian bakery, the crisp and flaky cronuts come in three flavors—vanilla, chocolate and nutella—and go for $4.50/piece.

Da Paolo Gastronomia
When picking up their crodos ($4), you've got two options: cream-filled or chocolate glazed.

Patisserie G
Called the Gnut ($5), these are filled with either zippy lemon or creamy chocolate cream.

Spathe Public House
Lots of sprinkles and adornments make their take on the snack ($5.50) real pretty.


This colorful stand specializes in cinnamon-coated Spanish donuts. Choose either regular churros ($2.50) or bite-sized Churros Bites (from $3.20/cup), which you can order with toppings ($0.50) such as chocolate or dulce de leche.

Their churros ($8) come just not with the usual chocolate dip but also smooth crème anglaise.

My Little Spanish Place
Generously sized, these stellar churros ($12) are a favorite both at brunch and as an after dinner treat.

Sabio Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Served in a cool curved pipe-like dish, these addictive churros ($9) come with some seriously dark chocolate sauce, with a good bittersweet edge.


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A smart pick for F1 season—you get to watch the race away from the hoi-polloi— these fine-dining establishments offer clear views of the Marina Bay track and city skyline.

Hai Tien Lo
Perched on the 37th floor, the view at Hai Tien Lo is gorgeous—affording panoramic views of the city skyline and Marina Bay on a clear day. This Cantonese maestro is still as classy and its cuisine, as tasty as ever. Have a go at scrumptuous dishes like the cod fillet with Japanese sake sauce; and pan-fried foie gras flambed with red wine. Book way in advance for a table with a view.

Perched atop the 70th floor, this is one of our go-to spots when we truly want to impress; the view is breathtaking. But it’s not just the view that’s striking, the elegant ambiance and spot-on service also serve to make any culinary experience here a winner. The real highlight though, is the well thought out and beautifully presented creations made with top-notch seasonal produce.

At the heart of the CBD, at the top of the OUE Bayfront Building, this restaurant boasts a great view of Marina Bay, and—designed by Japanese architectural firm, Super Potato—it’s slick enough to leave an impression. The name of the establishment, “ME” is short for MediaCorp and the project is a joint venture by the media company, OUE and Food Junction. Food will come care of three culinary names: one-starred Michelin chefs Masayasu Yonemura (Japanese fare) and Laurent Peugeot (French cuisine), as well as Chinese chef Justin Hor.

Sky on 57
Perched atop Marina Bay Sands, this is just the spot to get a culinary high, with a view that’s sublime. Helmed by chef Justin Quek who put Les Amis on the gourmet map years ago, the menu clearly pays homage to local cuisine and Asian flavors, while still exhibiting his classically trained culinary roots. Humble dishes are elevated by the use of premium ingredients, as showcased in JQ’s foie gras xiao long bao, roasted crackling suckling pig with yuzu pepper, Maine lobster ravioli with braised leeks and laksa emulsion and charcoal-grilled Australian grain-fed lamb loin with sesame cream.

Stellar at 1-Altitude
This offering from the 1-Rochester folks is all about good food and a great view. Perched atop the 62nd floor, the clean lines and minimalist décor ensure your attention isn’t distracted from what it should be focused on: The food, of course. The menu, designed by chef Christopher Millar, features delectables such as pan-seared foie gras with pear carpaccio and jamon cream and a charcuterie taster spread including jamon, prosciutto and chorizo. They also offer truffled risotto with Maine lobster, slow-roasted suckling pig with crackling and four hour-roasted Wagyu rib eye with foie gras sauce.

An Italian restaurant at the top floor of Ocean Financial Centre, Zafferano offers 270 degree views of the island. Head chef Fabio Cucchelli puts out dishes like squid ink risotto ($24), herb crust roasted salmon ($35) and desserts like tiramisu ($18). To go with the food is a selection of 40 wines by the glass and total collection of over 200 Italian and premium labels displayed in custom-designed, temperature-controlled wine cabinets.


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