10 makan places in Telok Blangah with food so good that you’ll never eat at Vivocity again


Last Updated on 2020-02-18 , 2:27 pm

Reader: *googles what to eat at vivocity* *comes across Goody Feed*

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Yes, indeed. You asked “what to eat at vivocity?” right? Well you’ve come to the right place. Let Goody Feed guide your mouth and stomach to the right places (and it won’t be Vivo City)

Situated at a peaceful corner of our island, Telok Blangah might just be the best place to go home to if you would like a neighbourhood that becomes a deafening silence by midnight.

Well, not only is it quiet, there’s also no need to queue at the MRT station, it’s super accessible, and most importantly – it’s filled with good food at affordable prices!

Here are 10 makan places that will open your eyes to this seemingly sleepy neighbourhood:

Telok Blangah Crescent (Block 11) Market & Food Centre
So you’re under the weather, or just not craving for anything in particular? Just get yourself some porridge and you’re good to go. And on other days when you’re feeling better, do check out the fried boneless chicken wings at Fei Lou Porridge. It’s a popular stall there – just be prepared to face a long dinner queue if you decide to go down late for supper.

Block 65 Telok Blangah Drive Kopitiam
The stall that sells Ban Mian here won’t disappoint you. Same goes to the tze char stall, with food that’s good and cheap you’d rather have dinner here than visit a seafood restaurant.

Reader: Wait I’m confused, I googled “what to eat at Vivocity”, why are you telling me about Telok Blangah?

Because everything at Vivocity is overpriced and not tasty.

Reader: I don’t care, give me what I want!


Block 78 Telok Blangah Drive Kopitiam
This is the kopitiam I visit most often, because seriously – it’s no ordinary kopitiam. It has a stall selling western food that is so good you’d think you just stepped into a western restaurant. If only it is air-conditioned…

Block 79 Telok Blangah Drive Market & Food Centre
A personal favourite place where I’ve grown to love. This place houses some of the famous stalls with the best dishes in my opinion.


Those worth mentioning (and you should really try) include: the well-known Hong Ji Mian Shi Jia (鸿记面食家) which serves springy wanton noodles, Cheng Fa (成发) which serves delicious prawn noodles, Tiong Bahru Wah Yuen Porridge & Chicken Rice (中峇鲁华园粥品鸡饭), Yuan Cheng Fried Carrot Cake (源成菜头粿), Tian Cheng Fishball Noodle & Laksa (天成鱼圆面·叻沙), Tiong Bahru Shark Lor Mee/Shark Curry Mee (中巴鲁鲨鱼卤面/咖喱面), and Xing Nasi Lemak & Fried Bee Hoon (兴 椰浆饭·炒米粉).

Block 36 Telok Blangah Rise Market & Food Centre
The best place to pig out after ‘trekking’ Mount Faber, or after an intense workout session at SAFRA Mount Faber because you totally deserve it after all the hard work right? Right.

Give the Hainanese Chicken Rice stall a try, you’re going to love it. Just remember to go early. It opens at 6.30 a.m. with a queue and closes at 9 a.m. because it’s that good.

Reader: Ok, I thought you were joking but are you really not going to tell me what to eat at Vivocity?

What do you think?


Block 46 Telok Blangah Drive Kopitiam
A small kopitiam but one with the best fried bee hoon stall in the area. The stall name is ijdij, and I swear by it because I grew up with this stall. A decent portion of fried bee hoon is sold at 70 cents, and you can add-on the classic luncheon meat and egg.

Bam! Your breakfast is served at just two dollars. Have a plate of bee hoon together with a bowl of porridge, it’s heavenly. Beside this kopitiam, there’s even an Italian restaurant, Al Borgo, quietly situated at one corner. Man, what else could you expect to see in this neighbourhood?

Yeo’s Building
Hidden in this commercial building is the phenomenal Sum Kee Food – a Chinese tze char restaurant serving dishes like prawn paste chicken, sambal prawns, and pork ribs. People like to have their lunch and dinner over here with their family or a group of friends. Another hidden gem in here is the New Gillman Seafood Restaurant, where their fried hor fun is something people are willing to wait for.

Reader: *exits Goody Feed, googles ““what to eat at Vivocity” and ends back at Goody Feed* WHAT IS THE INTERNET


SAFRA Mount Faber
Sports, entertainment, food–all in one! There’s an outlet of Astons Specialities here, where you can enjoy high-quality grilled meats, fresh seafood, and other Western-style offerings at generous servings for value-for-money prices.


Old Habits Boutique & Café

Image: Facebook (Old Habits)
Image: Facebook (Old Habits)

In the mood for café hopping? Look no further when you’re at Telok Blangah Rise. Old Habits Boutique & Café houses many artefacts of the bygone eras, so you can chill and relax with a cup of latte while appreciating the interior of this vintage café, instead of melting under the hot sun.

Blk 38 Telok Blangah Rise, #01-315, Singapore 090038 Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 9.30 p.m. (Tues – Thur, Sun) / 11 a.m. – 10.30 p.m. (Fri – Sat) Closed on Mon

San Laksa Steamboat Seafood Restaurant
And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can have your favourite steamboat sesh in this neighbourhood too! Located a couple of stops away from HarbourFront Centre and Vivocity, San Laksa Steamboat Seafood Restaurant does their soups really well so come try for yourself and I promise, you’re sure to be on your way back for more very soon!

404 Telok Blangah Road, Singapore 098840 Opening hours: 11 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. / 4.30 p.m. – 11 p.m.


Tell me, how can Telok Blangah not be awesome?! The next time your stomach is growling and you are nearby, stop by at one of the kopitiams here; trust me, it’s going to be worth all your time and money!