10 best neighbourhood food you have to try in the west or your life isn’t complete


Last Updated on 2016-06-23 , 12:26 pm

With all the hype of hipster cafes and Michelin star restaurants sprouting up all over Singapore in recent years, we have unknowingly been spending a large part of our paychecks on over priced food.

And in the process of doing so, we might have forgotten the iconic food culture that made us become known to the world as a food haven. Are you doing the same?

Fret not, though! Below are 10 neighbourhood foods that promise to be as good as the ones served in restaurants and cafes but at a much more reasonable and less cardiac arrest inducing price.

Joo Seng Porridge and Rice
Address: 14 Cheong Chin Nam Road Singapore 599738
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun, 9.30am to 4am

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Image: soshiok.com

Opened till 4am from Monday to Sunday, this Teochew porridge stall has a wide variety of side dish choices that beat most other Teochew porridge stalls. Their food may be slightly pricier but the taste more than makes up for it. Try their boneless duck which is tender, lean and well seasoned. Have your porridge doused with their braised sauce to make it the ultimate bowl of comfort food!

A Rashid Khan Mee Siam
Address: Ayer rajah Food Centre, Stall 58, 503 West Coast Drive, Singapore 120503
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun, 8am to 1.30am

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Image: soshiok.com

The Mee Siam here is slathered in a slightly sweet, peanut-flavoured gravy and comes either with or without mutton cubes at $5 and $3.50 respectively. Light and not too jelat, it makes for a good meal at any time of the day.

Queenstown You Char Kway
Address: Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre, Blk 254 Jurong East Street 24, #01-54 Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 4.30am to 2pm daily

Formerly at Margaret Drive Food Centre, this store’s owner, Mr Lee, has been making such delicious deep fried dough fritters using his father’s recipe for decades that it has continuously left us wanting more.

Offering only four items, the You Tiao has a crispy and chewy bite to it which goes perfectly with a bowl of soya beancurd or a glass of soya bean milk. The other items available are the sweet and salty Hum Chim eng and the Butterfly fritter which cost 50 cents each.


Chai Ho Satay
Address: Clementi central Market & Hawker Centre, Blk 448 Clementi Ave 3, #01-10 Singapore 120448
Opening Hours: Wed to Sun, 3pm to 9pm

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Image: opensnap.com

At only 38 cents per stick, this has got to be the cheapest non-halal satay stalls in Singapore. With the succulent and smoky pork satay meat combined with the fragrant peanut gravy, this dish is definitely worth queuing up for.

Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak
Address: Boon Lay Food Village, Blk 221B Boon Lay Place, #01-106 Singapore 642221
Opening Hours: 5pm to 2am

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Image: sg.openrice.com

This dish is the real deal and really “power”. Their chicken wings are freshly fried and crispy and this served together with their fragrant coconut rice and awesome chilli, is to die for.

Kok Kee Wanton Mee
Address: Jurong West Food Centre, 505 Jurong West Street 52
Opening Hours: 7am until sold out, usually at around 12.30pm. Closed on alternate Weds.

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Image: sg.openrice.com

When cravings for a good plate of wanton mee comes up, think of Kok Kee! The QQ noodles are worth the wait and  yes, they have another branch in Jurong West!

ENAQ Restaurant
Address: Blk 303 Jurong East Street 32, Singapore 600303
Opening Hours: 6am to 11pm

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Image: hungrygowhere.com

How can we miss out one of our favourite late night supper dishes? ENAQ’s pratas are served hot and crispy with a special ikan bilis chilli. They also serve other dishes like biryani, murtabak, thosai, and much more.

Nasi Padang
Address: Alexandra Village Food Centre, Blk 120 Bukit Merah Lane 2 #01-65 Singapore 150120
Opening Hours: 7am to 3am, closed on Sun.

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A straight forward and simple stall name, their nasi padang is a force to be reckoned with. Their signature dishes include Fried Long Beans with Tempeh, Brinjal with Sambal, Beef Rendang and assam Fish. Prices are reasonable for the nasi padang but if you prefer noodles, they have a pretty tasty mee rebus too.


Hock Sin Kee Tze Char
Address: Alexandra VillageFood Centre, Blk 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-02 Singapore 150120
Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 9.30pm

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Image: sohcheng.com

Serving up old school delights for decades, their dishes elicit nostalgia such as the Pork Chop which is tossed in a slightly tangy and sweet ketchup-based sauce, Sweet and Sour Whole Fish and a fried egg omelette that is doused in a thick homemade sauce.

Zai Shu Curry Fish Head
Address: Blk 253, Jurong East Street 24, #01-205 Singapore 600253
Opening Hours: 7am to 3pm

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And how can we forget fish head curry? The fish here is fresh and can be done in two ways – Curry Fish Head style or steamed. The portions are generous so be prepared to order more rice to go with it.

This article was first published on goodyfeed.com



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