East

The East zone comprises many interesting areas. Famous are the Katong and Joo Chiat districts. Major roads in this zone are New Upper Changi Road, which runs through the Kembangan residential estate and Bedok HDB housing estate, and Geylang Road (one-way westwards towards the city) which runs parallel to Sims Avenue (one-way eastwards away from the city).

Cheok Kee Duck Rice 作记鸭饭

520 Macpherson Road
Cheok Kee Eating House is located along Macpherson Road opposite the Caltex petrol station.
Cheok Kee Eating House
Cheok Kee Duck Rice occupies a shophouse along Macpherson Road.
Cheok Kee Duck Rice
Cheok Kee has one of the most nicely braised ducks that I know of - not over-done nor salty. Under the skin is a layer of fat to seal in the flavour of the duck meat
braised duck meat with rice
One of the more delicious braised duck meat eateries around. Try their other dishes like lotus root soup as well.

Categories: Chinese, Duck Rice, Hawker

Located at Cheok Kee Eating House, 520 MacPherson Road. (Opp Caltex Petrol Station)., Singapore 368213
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Tanglin Tong Huat Seafood Satay Steamboat

seafood steamboat
Tanglin Tong Huat Seafood Satay Steamboat offers fresh healthy fare at affordable prices with no-frills alfresco seating
seafood steamboat
An order of about 10 dishes ranging from beef to cockes and enoki mushrooms (enough for 4 persons) cost $46.

Categories: Chinese, Steamboat, Seafood

Located at #01-532 Blk 79 Circuit Road, Singapore 370079
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This steamboat stall at this old hawker centre serves range of usual steamboat fare - prawns, fish head meat, tofu, pig liver, beef, chicken, enoki mushrooms(the Chinese call them golden needle mushrooms, 金针菇) and vegetables - and comes with a small pot of satay sauce dip. However, be warned that everything here has very light, if any, seasoning. The soup (and the satay) is quite bland. Then again, the fact that the stall dares keep the seasoning light, does indicate its confidence in the freshness of the food, and you can be sure that they've skipped the MSG and tongue-numbing salt/chilli sauces.
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建裕蚝煎

Categories: Chinese, Fried Oyster Omelette, Hawker

Located at #01-548 Circuit Road Hawker Centre, Singapore 370079
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Colocated with 建裕五香虾饼.
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妙善素食小吃 Miao Shung Vegetarian Food

Categories: Chinese, Vegetarian (Chinese), Hawker

Located at #01-672 Circuit Road Cooked Food Centre, Blk 79A Circuit Road, Singapore 371079
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Kampong Chai Chee Restaurant

Kampong Chai Chee Restaurant
Kampong Chai Chee Restaurant is at a shophouse along Changi Road opposite the junction with Telok Kurau.
Kampong Chai Chee Restaurant (aircon)
It actually occupies 2 shop units, one of them being air-conditioned.
Changi Road - Telok Kurau junction eateries
Across the road, there is no lack of eateries as well. One of the more well-known, for Indian curry fish head, is Thondamans Restaurant.
fried calamari (sotong) rings
Kampong Chai Chee Restaurant's generous serving of fried calamari (sotong) rings

Categories: Zhi Char, Chinese, Crab, Seafood, Halal-Muslim

Located at 303 Changi Road (near Lorong Sarina)., Singapore 419781
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This halal zhi-char (Chinese-style ala carte stir-fried dishes) eatery used to be located at Tampines Telepark building where it had a popular following. They've since moved to this shophouse along Changi Road next to a pet provisions shop. One of the few halal coffeeshop-style zhi-char eating places.
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Wantan Mee

Tembeling Road Wantan Mee
To get to the coffeeshop, take the left turn at this junction into Tembeling Road from Koon Seng Road (coming from the direction of Joo Chiat Road). In the background is Haig Girls' School.

Categories: Chinese, Wanton Mee, Noodles

Located at Hock Sing Hin Coffeeshop, 128 Tembeling Road., Singapore 423638
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Lau Hong Ser Rojak

Dunman Food Centre
Dunman Food Centre is located at the junction of Onan Road and Pennefeather Road.
Lau Hong Ser Rojak
Lau Hong Ser Rojak is just after the front stairs on the upper deck of Dunman Food Centre. Don't go in the day as they only open after 5pm till late. Closed on Sundays.

Categories: Chinese, Rojak (Chinese), Hawker

Located at #02-14 Dunman Road Food Centre, 271 Onan Road, Singapore 424768
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With nicely grilled tau pok (fried beancurd) with cuttlefish, fresh vegetables and crispy doughstick fritters, this is one of the most popular Chinese rojak around the east/Katong area (perhaps Singapore as well). Opens from 5pm till late past midnight.
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Ken's Delights 真好吃

Dunman Food Centre
Dunman Food Centre is located at the junction of Onan Road and Pennefeather Road.
Ken's Delights
Ken's Delight is located at the basement (unit#01-01) of Dunman Food Centre.
chendol
Get this bowl of chendol for $1.50.
chendol
...or this bowl of cocktail jelly ($1.50).

Categories: Chinese, Cheng Tng, Ice Kachang, Soya Bean Curd/Milk, Dessert

Located at #01-01 Dunman Road Food Centre, 271 Onan Road, Singapore 424768
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Get your big bowl of dessert from this dessert and drinks stall. If you're on a walking tour of the area, remember to ask the owner for the tourist brochures of Joo Chiat as well.
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Kway Guan Huat

Kway Guan Soon Popiah Skins
Kway Guan Soon (popiah) is opposite the Masjid Khalid (mosque) and about 5 minutes walk in from Joo Chiat Complex.

Categories: Chinese, Popiah, Cakes and Pastries

Located at 95 Joo Chiat Road., Singapore 427389
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This popiah (spring roll) shop has been in business since 1938. Varieties include popiahs made from turnips, carrots, tau kwa (dried beancurd/tofu) and crab meat. Also has kueh pie tee (a nonya snack made like a crispy little cup with turnip and other ingredients).
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Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant

Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant
Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant right near central part of Joo Chiat Road near the Joo Chiat Lane junction.
Ceylon Lane
Consider parking at Ceylon Lane pictured here.
Hotel 81 Opera at Joo Chiat
Nearby are two Hotel 81 budget hotels, Sakura and Opera (photo).

Categories: Peranakan Nonya,

Located at 214 Joo Chiat Road., Singapore 427482
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Tel:6344-2761. This restaurant is well-known for its Peranakan-Nonya fare and has been operating in Joo Chiat since 1953.
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Nam San

Nam San Mackerel Otah
Nam San Mackerel Otah
Nam San Mackerel Otah
Nam San Mackerel Otah
Nam San Mackeral Otah
Most of the otah varieties cost about $1 each.

Categories: Nasi Lemak (Halal Malay), Otah, Halal-Muslim

Located at 267 Joo Chiat Road., Singapore 427521
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This shop is famous for their mackeral otah and banana leaf nasi lemak. Provides more than 8 types of otah including non-spicy(white meat), fish roe, prawn, sotong, Thai (extra spicy), mackeral, vegetarian, big prawn (seasonal) and crayfish (seasonal). Islandwide delivery (free for $60 and above). Tel:6345-5542.
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Emperor's Soups 御用汤之家

Emperor's Soup Restaurant
Emperor's Soup Restaurant

Categories: Chinese, Soups, Cantonese

Located at 348 Joo Chiat Road., Singapore 427597
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Tel:6440-8348. This restaurant is set up by a former head of the Pine Court restaurant at Mandarin Hotel, which perhaps explains the reason for the name Emperor.
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Joo Heng Restaurant 裕兴菜馆

Joo Heng Restaurant
Joo Heng Restaurant is situated near the central part of Joo Chiat Road.

Categories: Chinese, Zhi Char, Hawker

Located at 360 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427605
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AB & ABC Restaurant

AB & ABC Restaurant
AB & ABC Restaurant is at a corner shophouse of Joo Chiat Road and Duku Road.
AB & ABC Restaurant
You can get a range of Malay-Indian food and snacks here.
masala tea
Not your usual teh tarik - try the masala tea (teh masala or masala chai) which is made with a blend of spices including cloves and cinnamon.

Categories: Halal-Muslim, Nasi Bryani, Roti Prata, Teh Tarik, 24hrs, Mutton Soup (Indian Muslim)

Located at 365 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427610
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This is a cozy Indian-Muslim tea and makan place nestled among the shophouses of Joo Chiat. One of the few roti-prata-teh joints that serve masala tea (chai) in Singapore.
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Peng Lai Ge Taiwan Delight

True Blue Cuisine
Peng Lai Ge Taiwanese Restaurant is opposite the Joo Chiat Community Club.
True Blue Cuisine
Peng Lai Ge Taiwanese Restaurant advertises their 'authentic Taiwanese' smelly tofu (chou doufu) on their front signboards.

Categories: Chinese, Porridge, Chow Tau Foo, Noodles

Located at 456 Joo Chiat Road., Singapore 427669
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This Taiwanese food eatery is set up by a Taiwan-born family. Popular dishes here include beef soup noodle, pork chop rice and chau toufu otherwise known as smelly beancurd (臭豆腐). Tel:6478-1787.
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Kim's Place (Seafood)

Kim's Place Joo Chiat
Kim's Place seafood coffeeshop is located at the junction with Tembeling Road.

Categories: Chinese, Hokkien Mee, Seafood, Crab

Located at 37 Joo Chiat Place., Singapore 427761
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This seafood shop is famous for their cheese crab and fried hokkien mee (noodles). Tel:6742-1119.
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飞飞云吞面 Fei Fei Wan Tan Noodles

Fei Fei Wantan Mee
Fei Fei Wanton Noodles is found at this old coffeeshop near the junction with Everitt Road.

Categories: Chinese, Wanton Mee, Hawker

Located at Sin Wah Coffeeshop, 62/64 Joo Chiat Place., Singapore 427785
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Fei Fei Wantan Noodles

Fei Fei Wantan Mee
Fei Fei Wanton Noodles at 72 Joo Chiat Place occupies a corner coffee-shophouse at the junction with Everitt Road.
wantan mee
This bowl of noodles costs $2.50. It has nothing much to offer other than a few slices of charsiew and some small meat dumplings (wantans).
wantan mee
Errr these aren't the biggest wantans (meat dumplings) I've eaten). Looks like it's a lot more noodles than wantons and charsiew for me !

Categories: Noodles, Wanton Mee, 24hrs, Chinese

Located at 72 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427789
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This stall opens 24 hours everyday and is an alternative option when the original Fei Fei Wanton Noodle shop across the road is too crowded or closed.
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Eng Seng Restaurant

Joo Chiat Place
Eng Seng Restaurant is an old kopitiam located at the junction of Still Road and Joo Chiat Place

Categories: Chinese, Crab, Seafood

Located at 247/249 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427935
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This old shabby-looking single-storey coffeeshop is one of the favourite crab eateries in the area. They are popular for their pepper crabs. You can't miss it when passing by Joo Chiat Place as the queue outside the shop will start forming around 6pm till 7/8pm. The kopitiam is not very small, so the main reason the queue forms, I believe, is due to their limited stock of crabs. The stall opens from 5pm till 9-10pm, but don't be surprised if you find the crabs sold out by 8pm on busy days!
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True Blue Cuisine

True Blue Cuisine
True Blue Cuisine is along East Coast Road near the junction with Joo Chiat Road.
True Blue Cuisine
The restaurant has a policy of not allowing children below 10 years old.

Categories: Chinese, Peranakan Nonya,

Located at 117 East Coast Road., Singapore 428805
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Fine dining style. Dishes include ayam buah keluak (chicken stew with black nuts), bakwan kepiting (meatball soup), udang masak nanas (prawns with pineapple), Nonya chap chye (stewed mixed vegetables), pulut hitam (black glutinous rice) .Tel:6440-0449.
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Glory Catering

Glory Catering Katong
Glory Catering's restaurant outlet at Katong near the junction of Joo Chiat Road and East Coast Road.
Glory Catering Katong
The shopfront displays a wide range of kuehs, agar-agar, coconut pastries and snacks.

Categories: Cakes and Pastries, Nasi Padang, Peranakan Nonya, Malay Kueh, Popiah, Halal-Muslim

Located at 139 East Coast Road., Singapore 428829
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This is the Katong outlet and restaurant of Glory Catering which makes a wide range of traditional confections, kuehs, and festive snacks. The shop is a mini-restaurant (air-con) where you can savour nasi padang and curries. The front of the shop displays and sells a wide range of fresh kuehs, agar-agar (seaweed jelly), glutinous rice dumplings (bak chang) and packaged festive cookies and snacks (peanut biscuits, pineapple tarts, egg rolls and tarts etc). All the food is halal including the bakchang, so you only get chicken meat in the meat version of the dumplings.
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Yong's Teochew Kueh

150 East Coast Road
Yong's Teochew Kueh at its Katong branch shophouse.

Categories: Cakes and Pastries, Teochew Kueh, Soon Kueh

Located at 150 East Coast Road., Singapore 428837
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This is the Katong branch of the original shop at Upper Serangoon Road (Hougang). Offers a range of hand-made teochew kuehs (cakes) including ku chye kuehs, ou (yam) kueh and glutinous rice kuehs. Tel: 6287-4328.
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Sin Hoi Sai Eating House 新海山菜馆

Sin Hoi Sai Eating House (Zhi char)
Sin Hoi Sai Eating House opens from 5pm till past midnight

Categories: Chinese, Zhi Char, Hawker

Located at 187 East Coast Road., Singapore 428893
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Five Star Hainanese Chicken Rice 五星海南鸡饭

Categories: Chinese, Chicken Rice, Hawker

Located at 191 East Coast Road, Singapore 428897
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Chin Mee Chin Coffee Shop and Cakes Shop (Confectionery)

204 East Coast Road
Chin Mee Chin Cake Shop is at this corner shophouse beside the Church of the Holy Family Katong.

Categories: Chinese, Cakes and Pastries, Kaya Roti

Located at 204 East Coast Road., Singapore 428903
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Operating out of an old corner shophouse next to Chapel Road. This shop is famous for its puffs, sugee cakes (made with ground almond and cashew nuts) and kaya butter bread buns.
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Ampang Niang Tou Fu 安邦酿豆腐

225 East Coast Road
Ampang Niang Tou Fu is in a shophouse along East Coast Road. Opens from lunch onwards.

Categories: Chinese, Yong Tau Foo, Hawker

Located at 225, East Coast Road., Singapore 428922
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Mei Yuen Restaurant

233 East Coast Road
The roast duck and meat stall in Mei Yuen Restaurant, a shophouse coffeeshop along East Coast Road near the Esso petrol station.

Categories: Chinese, Roast Meat (Chinese), Duck Rice

Located at 233 East Coast Road., Singapore 428928
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Check out the roast duck meat here.
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Chai Chee Noodle Village 菜市肉脞面

Chai Chee Noodle Village Parkway Parade
Chai Chee Noodle Village (Parkway Parade) is at the basement Treats food court
bak chor mee
This bowl of minced meat noodles costs $3.50

Categories: Chinese, Bak Chor Mee, Noodles, Hawker

Located at #B1 Treats Food Court, Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road, Singapore 449269
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Chai Chee Noodle Village has set up various branches around the island. This stall in Parkway Parade seems to have kept up its standard. You would have expected good bak chor mee noodles to come mostly from the seasoned hands of a middle-aged or even ah pek, but this stall was manned by a young chap barely out of his 20s who was cool and steady despite the longish queue even at 230pm on a weekday. Quite impressive !
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Wah Kee Cooked Food 华记鱿鱼蕹菜

Bedok South Block 16 Market and Food Centre
Bedok South Block 16 Market and Food Centre

Categories: Chinese, Cuttlefish Kangkong, Hawker

Located at #01-193 Bedok South Road Block 16 Market & Food Centre, Block 16 Bedok South Road, Singapore 460016
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Closed on Mondays.
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Hill Street Fried Kway Teow

Bedok South Block 16 Market and Food Centre
Bedok South Block 16 Market and Food Centre
Hill Street Fried Kway Teow
Hill Street Fried Kway Teow
char kway teow
Hill Street (Bedok) branch's lacklustre fried kway teow was a disappointment

Categories: Chinese, Char Kway Teow, Hawker

Located at #01-187 Bedok South Road Block 16 Market & Food Centre, Block 16 Bedok South Road, Singapore 460016
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Despite all the hype - being recommended by Makansutra and written about by Anthony Bourdain (chaperoned, oops I mean tour-guided by Makansutra's Seetoh, no less) - I didn't find anything outstanding about the fried kway teow on a weekday lunch trip here. No, it wasn't bad at all, it was quite well done - everything fell into place, the ingredients, the hums and stuff. But in the end, I just wasn't impressed. It's worth noting there's another stall named 'Hill Street Fried Kway Teow' in the Chinatown Complex Food Centre which, it seems, is run by the same family. No prizes for guessing how that one fared in my little black book as well. Opens lunch till dinner.
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Hock Seng Choon Fish Ball 福成春鱼圆果条面

Bedok South Block 16 Market and Food Centre
Bedok South Block 16 Market and Food Centre

Categories: Chinese, Fishball Noodles, Hawker

Located at #01-211 Bedok South Road Block 16 Market & Food Centre, Block 16 Bedok South Road, Singapore 460016
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Xing Ji Ruo Cuo Mian 兴记肉脞面

Xing Ji Ruo Cuo Mian
Xing Ji Ruo Cuo Mian is next to the other famous Seng Hiang bak chor mee stall

Categories: Chinese, Bak Chor Mee, Hawker

Located at #01-07 Market & Food Centre, Block 85, Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085
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Seng Hiang Food Stall 成香食摊肉脞面

Seng Hiang Food Stall
Seng Hiang is next to the other famous Xing Ji Ruo Cuo Mian bak chor mee stall
Bak chor mee
Seng Hiang's bak chor mee
Bak chor mee soup
The minced pork is served in the soup rather than with the noodles

Categories: Chinese, Bak Chor Mee, Hawker

Located at #01-08 Market & Food Centre, Block 85, Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085
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Chan BBQ

Categories: Chinese, Seafood (BBQ), Hawker

Located at #01-258 Market & Food Centre, Block 85, Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085
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勿洛北菜头粿 Bedok North Fried Carrot Cake

Fried oyster omelette
The fried oyster omelette seemed mass-produced on a Saturday night

Categories: Chinese, Carrot Cake, Hawker

Located at #01-51 Market & Food Centre, Block 85, Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085
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Occupies side-by-side units #01-49 and #01-51. Also sells fried kway teow, fried oyster (蚝煎) and hokkien prawn mee.
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菜市猪肉粥 Chai Chee Pork Porridge

Categories: Chinese, Porridge,

Located at #01-250 Market & Food Centre, Block 85, Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085
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Also has a unit at #01-210.
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Lin Yuan Satay 林园沙爹

Satay
Lin Yuan's satay was tasty but didn't seem extraordinary

Categories: Chinese, Satay, Hawker

Located at #01-53 Market & Food Centre, Block 85, Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085
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Siang Siang Chwee Kueh

Categories: Chinese, Chwee Kueh, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #01-247 Market & Food Centre, Block 85, Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085
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加东大肥坤 Katong Tua Pui Koon

Katong Tua Pui Koon
Katong Tua Pui Koon's stall is next to the famous Xing Ji Ruo Cuo Mian bak chor mee stall

Categories: Hokkien Mee, Fried Oyster Omelette, Char Kway Teow

Located at #01-06 Market & Food Centre, Block 85, Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085
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Cooked by the man Tua Pui (or Fatty) Koon himself, this stall serves the four major fried hawker dishes - fried oyster omelette, carrot cake, fried kway teow and hokkien mee. I slightly prefer this stall to the other stall selling similar dishes a few units further.
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Bedok Chwee Kueh

Categories: Chinese, Chwee Kueh, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #01-53 New Upper Changi Road Cooked Food Centre, Blk 207 New Upper Changi Road., Singapore 460207
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Charlie's Corner

Changi Village Market and Food Centre
Changi Village Market & Food Centre up ahead, as seen when walking in from Changi Village Road
Changi Village Market & Food Centre
Changi Village Market and Food Centre Block 2, where most of the food stalls are located.
Charlie's Corner
Charlie's opens late for lunch and only on Tuesdays to Fridays. Dinner is only on Saturdays and Sundays and Mondays are fishing days as Charlie proudly proclaims.

Categories: International, Western Food, Hawker

Located at #01-08 Changi Village Market & Food Centre, Blk 2 Changi Village Road, Singapore 500002
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Sri Sujana

Changi Village Market and Food Centre
Changi Village Market & Food Centre up ahead, as seen when walking in from Changi Village Road
Changi Village Market & Food Centre
Changi Village Market and Food Centre Block 2, where most of the food stalls are located.
Sri Sujana (Nasi Lemak)
Sri Sujana is one International Food Stall's worthy competitors and located diagonally oppposite them.
nasi lemak
Sri Sujana's nasi lemak gives the other stalls a good run for their money

Categories: Hawker, Nasi Lemak (Halal Malay), Halal-Muslim

Located at #01-54 Changi Village Market & Food Centre, Blk 2 Changi Village Road, Singapore 500002
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This stall was one of the first competitor to be located close to International Food Stall (IFS). It is diagonally opposite IFS and sells its nasi lemak set for $2 vs IFS's $2.50. I think it's quality is in fact on par with (or even better than) IFS's.
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International Food Stall

Changi Village Market and Food Centre
Changi Village Market & Food Centre up ahead, as seen when walking in from Changi Village Road
Changi Village Market & Food Centre
Changi Village Market and Food Centre Block 2, where most of the food stalls are located.
International Food Stall (Nasi Lemak)
International Food Stall occupies a corner unit in Changi Village Food Centre

Categories: Halal-Muslim, Nasi Lemak (Halal Malay), Hawker

Located at #1-57 Changi Village Market & Food Centre, Blk 2 Changi Village Road, Singapore 500002
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This stall is one of the most popular nasi lemak stalls in Changi Village. Expect long queues during meal times. There are three other competitors within its vicinity of six adjacent units !
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Mizzy's Corner

Changi Village Market and Food Centre
Changi Village Market & Food Centre up ahead, as seen when walking in from Changi Village Road
Changi Village Market & Food Centre
Changi Village Market and Food Centre Block 2, where most of the food stalls are located.
Mizzy's Corner
Mizzy's Corner is next to Sri Sujana, another nasi lemak stall and opposite the famous International Stall.
nasi lemak
Mizzy's nasi lemak comes in a large bowl-like plate (or is it plate-like bowl ?) with lotsa chilli gravy.

Categories: Hawker, Nasi Lemak (Halal Malay), 24hrs, Halal-Muslim

Located at #01-55 Changi Village Market & Food Centre, Blk 2 Changi Village Road, Singapore 500002
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Another competitor to International Food Stall (IFS). It is diagonally opposite IFS and next to Sri Sujana, also a nasi lemak stall. The quality of the nasi lemak here is quite good as well, and lunch time sees office staff from the nearby airport/cargo complexes and aviation parks ordering take-aways of tens of packets. $2.50 gets you a rather large bowl-like plate of coconut-flavoured rice and a meaty chicken wing with a generous dollop of fragrant chilli sauce !
The stall is open 24hrs, which seems to be the only one to do so among the Changi Village nasi lemak stalls.
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Bismillah Sarabat Stall

Changi Village Market and Food Centre
Changi Village Market & Food Centre up ahead, as seen when walking in from Changi Village Road
Changi Village Market & Food Centre
Changi Village Market and Food Centre Block 2, where most of the food stalls are located.
Bismillah Sarabat Stall
Bismillah Sarabat Stall is the only teh tarik stall open in the pre-dawn hours at Changi Village Food Centre

Categories: Halal-Muslim, Teh Tarik, Cakes and Pastries, 24hrs, Sarabat

Located at #01-68 Changi Village Market & Hawker's Centre, Block 2, Changi Village Road, Singapore 500002
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Not exactly 24 hours, but this stall opens around 4am everyday till late at night. A fishball noodle stall opposite them is one of the few other food stalls at this hawker centre that were open at 5am when I visited on a weekday.
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大巴窑淉汁 Toa Payoh Kway Chap

Categories: Chinese, Kway Chap, Hawker

Located at BLK 826, Tampines Street 81., Singapore 520826
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Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee (正宗)罗弄阿酥卤面

Block 105 Hougang Avenue 1
Hainanese Village Centre, Block 105 Hougang Avenue 1
Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee
Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee is located at the 2nd floor of the newly (2006) built Hainan Garden Market & Food Centre at Hougang Ave 1
lor mee
This is the $3 (large) serving of lor mee from Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee stall. Try the $2 order too as they're not stingy with ingredients

Categories: Chinese, Lor Mee, Noodles, Hawker

Located at #02-10 Hainan Garden Market and Food Centre, Block 205, Hougang Avenue 1., Singapore 530105
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This stall serves up lor mee with gravy that isn't too sticky, unlike what you find at most other stalls. The gravy isn't overly starchy and is good enough to slurp till the last drop. Yum yum :) The stall, which moved to the Old Airport Road Hawker Centre during the upgrading (of the Hougang Avenue 1 one), is quite generous with their portions of braised meat and other ingredients.
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Cheng Kee Beef Kway Teow 清记牛肉粿條

Hougang Street 21 Block 203
Block 203 Hougang Street 21 is located at the Hougang South Central and a minute's walk from Kovan MRT (NEL NE13) station.
beef noodles soup
Cheng Kee's beef noodles soup - pretty good still
cincalok sauce
The cincalok sauce (bottom) with shallots and vinegar was my favourite

Categories: Chinese, Beef Kway Teow, Hawker

Located at Block 203 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530203
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This stall used to be good and popular, lunch times saw long queues forming here. But it nows seems to have been handed over to employees or third party operators who continue to use the same name. Feedback has been that the standard has dropped much.

Update: I finally got round to eating this recently. Well, I've tried the previous version years back, of which I wasn't a big fan to start with, and found the latest quality to be quite good actually. I think the beef may not be as fresh (think pinkish-red) but the overall taste was in fact better than Ang Mo Kio Block 233's Hong Heng which I last tried not too long ago. I especially like the cincalok (fermented shrimps in brine) with shallots and lime/vinegar which you hardly find served by other such stalls. Lastly, the soup had a slight bitter tinge which I suppose comes from some of the herbs used.
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益食家熟食 Yi Shi Jia Shu Shi

Kovan Heartland Mall carpark
Hougang Street 21 Block 209 Market and Food Centre has two sections (lower and upper) and is adjacent to Kovan Heartland Mall and just a minute's walk from Kovan MRT (NEL NE13) station
Hougang South Central Street 21 Block 209 carpark
Ample parking space are all around block 209 food centre as there are 3 carparks around this hawker centre
Yi Shi Jia Shu Shi
Yi Shi Jia Shu Shi is located on the upper floor of the hawker centre near the former Hougang South Interchange. Opens from 9am to 5pm, closed on Sundays
wan tan mee
Their noodles has texture that is different from other run-of-the-mill wan tan mee stalls. The $2.50 set pictured here includes 5 chewy wan tans (dumplings) with soup.
wan tan
Close-up of my last wan tan ;D

Categories: Chinese, Wanton Mee, Hawker

Located at #01-57 Hougang Street 21 Block 209 Market And Food Centre, Singapore 530209
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Eddy Western Food

bak chor mee
Seen here is the $3.50 pork chop (a cutlet actually) with rice and egg - quite a generous serving for $3.50.

Categories: Chinese, Western Food,

Located at Kopitiam, Block 210 Hougang Street 21. (Near 7-Eleven / VideoEzy shop)., Singapore 530210
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Tucked away in a corner of a laid-back Kopitiam coffeeshop is this unassuming western food stall that is probably Hougang Kovan Central's best-kept makan secret, mostly known only to local residents and students. Prices are reasonable and you don't have to wait too long for your food.
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Hougang 6 Miles Famous Muah Chee

Hougang 6 Miles Muah Chee
The stall is located in a small corner of the coffeeshop
muah chee
The soft melty muah chee is coated with finely ground peanut and not overly sticky

Categories: Hawker, Mua Chee, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #01-346 Blk 682, Hougang Ave 8, Singapore 530682
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Suriya Curry House / Banana Leaf Restaurant

Suriya Banana Leaf Restaurant
Get your nasi brani, roti prata and teh tarik here.
Suriya Banana Leaf Restaurant
Strict house rules ! Suriya is open 24 hours daily except Friday noon-2pm for prayers
bee hoon goreng
Bee hoon goreng with egg. Slurpz !

Categories: Halal-Muslim, Teh Tarik, 24hrs, Roti Prata

Located at 536A Upper Serangoon Road., Singapore 534552
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Ponggol Nasi Lemak

Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre
The Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre occupies a shophouse at the corner of Florence Close and faces Upper Serangoon Road.
Upper Serangoon Road near Kovan MRT (NEL NE13) station
A long stretch of Upper Serangoon Road outside Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre. The shophouse is only a minute's walk from Kovan MRT (NEL NE13) station and Heartland Mall.
Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre
It only looks this quiet when the stall is closed. Otherwise, opening hours are from 6pm to 5am, and is closed on Thursdays.
Ponggol Nasi Lemak
There is ample seating but diners may still have to wait for seats during peak hours.

Categories: Chinese, Nasi Lemak (Chinese),

Located at Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre 榜鹅椰浆饭中心, 965 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534721
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Alishan Taiwanese Porridge 阿里山台湾粥

Alishan Taiwanese Porridge
Alishan Taiwanese Porridge is giving the nearby Teochew porridge and Hainanese curry rice shops a good run for their money

Categories: Chinese, Porridge

Located at 1008 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534746
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This is one of the better ala carte dish porridge options that is giving the nearby Teochew porridge shops a run for their money. It's a shame since this part of Upper Serangoon Road is in Hougang - a Teochew enclave that should really be seeing much better Teochew food shops - and the crowds seem to have voted with their mouths for the Taiwanese. Costs $5-10 per person depending on the dishes ordered, with the unlimited porridge/rice servings for $0.50 per person. Opens 11am till late (or should it be early morning ?) at 2am.
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Midnight Curry

Categories: Chinese, Hainanese Curry Rice,

Located at 1010 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534748
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Yong's Teochew Kueh

Categories: Cakes and Pastries, Teochew Kueh, Soon Kueh

Located at 1022 Upper Serangoon Road., Singapore 534760
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Offers a range of hand-made teochew kuehs (cakes) including ku chye kuehs, ou (yam) kueh and glutinous rice kuehs. Tel: 6287-4328.
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*Happy Steamboat* I've found

*Happy Steamboat*

I've found a new steamboat place at Sempang Bedok (At Shop & Save Supermarket). They serve 2 base soup, (chicken & tom yum) both unique and tasty.

Their handmake meatballs, thin-sliced beef and pork are tasty (Steamboat & BBQ) and able to make me crave for more.

Their seafoods are fresh especially their prawns are extremely fresh and crunchy!

Delicious in-house chilli sauce go well with all their dishes!

They even import Japanese Wok for BBQ! Thumbs UP!

Really recommendable!

Gd food at economical price!

I wish I have photos to post it all!

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