This Ulu Italian Hawker Stall in Tiong Bahru is So Good You’ll Go There Even If You Don’t Have a Car


When we hear ‘hawker stall’, we probably think of the normal fare like char kway teow or zi char, but I’m sure you probably haven’t heard of this stall that sells Italian food.

Yes, tucked away quietly in a rather ulu location in Tiong Bahru, Ah Bong’s Italian offers Italian dishes at extremely affordable prices for everyone.

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Image: Facebook (Ah Bong Italian)


Three to four dishes a day

Although the environment is definitely not like the air-conditioned restaurants and cafes that you might be used to, the quality of the food more than makes up for it. They only offer three to four dishes a day, which is unusual for a food establishment but don’t worry because every single dish is delicious and you won’t be disappointed.

Additionally, their dishes are served on a nostalgic rooster plate and even though yes the presentation might not be as impressive or Instagram-worthy, you’ll be so distracted by the smell that you won’t have time to stop and take photos!

The noodles are cooked to al dente perfection and the sauces are delightfully flavourful, especially those with tiny shreds of black pig bacon that lend a unique fragrance and mouth-watering aroma to the dish. Each mouthful is an explosion of flavours that really makes you wonder why such good food is from a small corner hawker stall instead of a famous cafe.

There’s no watery sauce or overcooked, mushy pasta business here. You can taste the skill and care put into every serving and that makes it so much harder to not come back again.

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Image: Facebook (Ah Bong Italian)

They don’t serve the same dish every day

Since their menu changes every day, make sure to check out their Facebook and Instagram Page before you head down. Actually, no you don’t have to because everything on their menu is great and you can always try something new!

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How to get there

Located at 56 Eng Hoon Street, it’s pretty far from an MRT but in the vicinity of the famed Tiong Bahru Bakery. Just look out for a quiet hawker centre and you’ve probably got the right place.

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