Street Food - Uttappam

Street Food - Uttappam

Also Known As:
Uttappam, Uttapam, Uthappa, Ooththappam

Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $2 - $5

Uttappam is a type of South Indian bread, from Tamil Nadu, which resembles a pancake or pizza.

Uttappam is made with black gram bean flour (Vigna Mungo / Urad) and boiled rice, normally a long grain rice like Basmati.

The combination results in a batter, which is cooked on a griddle or cooking pan. This results in Uttappam having a crisp exterior, with a fluffy and soft interior.

While Uttappam can be eaten plain, stalls often offer a choice of other ingredients to include, much like a pizza. These ingredients can be stuffed within the Uttappam, or as a topping on the exterior.

Uttappam ingredients can include tomatoes, onions, garlic, capsicum / bell peppers, chili, coconut, cabbage, egg, mushrooms, potatoes and more.

Uttappam is often served with various types of chutney, and can be eaten on its own, or with a curry.


Uttappam is quite an uncommon dish in Singapore, typically only sold at South Indian stalls.

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Uttappam in Singapore.


Gayatri Restaurant
@ 122 Race Course Road
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 10.30pm Daily

@ Concorde 100 Orchard Road #01-02
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 11.30am - 8.30pm, Sat 11.30am - 6.30pm Closed Sun

@ 212 Telok Ayer Street
Opening Hours: 8am - 10pm Daily

@ The Central @ Clarke Quay 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #01-67
Opening Hours: 12pm - 9pm Daily


@ 66 Race Course Road
Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm Daily

@ 151 Dunlop Street
Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm Daily

@ 88 Syed Alwi Road #01-01
Opening Hours: 11am - 3am Daily


Casuarina Curry
@ 136 Casuarina Road
Opening Hours: 7am - 12am Daily

@ 187 MacPherson Road
Opening Hours: 10am - 12am Daily