8 Hidden Makan Places in Tiong Bahru People Staying There Don’t Want You to Know

Last Updated on 2017-05-28 , 11:50 am

When it comes to Tiong Bahru, the food selections are aplenty – especially with the new Tiong Bahru Plaza opening at the end of this year! Other than hipster cafes, there are countless of hidden gems located at Tiong Bahru waiting to be found.

If you are one who stays in the East or are thinking of heading down to Tiong Bahru anytime soon, here are some of the places you can consider for lunch! 

1. Havelock Road Cooked Food Centre

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Here, you can find lots of food at affordable prices – including dishes from tze char stores and the famous fried fish soup from You Yi Fish Soup! Not only are they affordable, the quality is also not compromised – think good old duck porridge that only cost $3! While you are there, don’t forget to buy the Tu Tu Tueh from the famous Tan’s Tu Tu Kueh too!

Address :
22A Havelock Rd
Singapore 161022

2. Heng Heng Cooked Food



For a starting price of $2.50, their carrot cake tastes heavenly. The stall offers both the white and black variation of the carrot cake as well as other local favourites like Hokkien Mee and Char Kway Teow. Our recommendation? Just go straight for the carrot cake. 

Beo Crescent Market & Food Centre
38A Beo Cres
Singapore 169982

3. Tiong Bahru Yong Tao Fu


Tiong Bahru Yong Tau Fu is one of the longest-standing traditional Yong Tau Fu stall. Here, you get to choose between the dry or soup version, with the yong tau fu ingredients already pre-selected for you. The chilli and sweet sauce used here sets it apart from other Yong Tau Fu stalls in Singapore! 

#01-46, 56 Eng Hoon St
Singapore 160056

 4. Leung Sang Hong Kong

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Whenever I’m at Tiong Bahru, I will always make it a point to visit this Hong Kong pastry shop to purchase their egg tarts – sweet morsels of heaven that makes them the ideal afternoon snack.

This traditional Hong Kong bakery specializes in the good old Hong Kong dim sum and pastry which are also available at affordable prices! 

#01-06, 18 Jln Membina
Singapore 164018

5. Bigmama Korean restaurant 

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Korean food is all in the hype now, and Big Mama was set up by a former caretaker who strives to not only satisfy our bellies but also benefit our health. Big Mama is known for serving authentic, yet creative, Korean food suited to the Singaporean tastebuds using traditional Korean recipes. 

2 Kim Tian Road
Singapore 169244

6.Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry


Situated at Tiong Bahru Road, you can choose from a plethora of old-school delights – from traditional Nonya pastries and kuehs to traditional Chinese New Year snacks! As you step into the store, you can catch a whiff of pandan in the air, making it absolutely tempting to just buy one kueh and try it on the spot. 

Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Rd #01-39
Singapore 160055

Opening Hours:
Tues to Sun: 10am – 8:30pm
Closed on Mondays

7. Tiong Bahru Lien Fa Shui Jing Pau


You know a food is good when you have to make reservations for it an hour in advance. Their signature crystal dumplings have been famed for their delicate and chewy translucent skin that brings about a glossy texture.

Alexandra Village Food Centre,
120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-10
Singapore 150120

8. Sin Ho Sai Eating House


If you are around Tiong Bahru and are looking for a place to have food tze char, you can consider Sin Ho Sai Eating House which is possibly the oldest restaurant in the area. The restaurant serves authentic, local tze char dishes and are always swamped with customers, so do remember to make a reservation before you head down! 

Block 55,Tiong Bahru Road, #01-59
Singapore 160055

9. Tan Tu Tu Kueh


Located at Beo Crescent Market, this tutu kueh stall is famed for their palm-sized tutu kuehs that are extremely chewy and addictive. Every piece of tutu kueh is sufficiently stuffed with the filling of your choice. They are always sold out before 1pm, so do remember to head down early! 

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This article was first published on Goodyfeed.com

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