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10 Admiralty Hawker Food Gems That Prove This Neighbourhood Deserves More Attention

22nd February 2017

Admiralty hawker food gems you might have missed

Sandwiched between Woodlands and Sembawang, Admiralty is a neighbourhood you might not think much of. On the surface, Admiralty doesn’t seem to have much good food, but residents like me have some hidden gems up our sleeves. Here are a bunch of great food spots at Admiralty you can check out the next time you’re in the hood!

1. YCC Kitchen


Those who get hunger pangs at night can head to YCC Kitchen at 688 Eating House. Go for a plate of Salted Egg Yolk Calamari ($10) that remains crunchy despite being drenched in a generous serving of salted egg yolk sauce. For a cheaper option, dig into Seafood Fried Noodles ($4) that comes with squid, prawns, fish, and fried egg. On the flip side, you might have to wait quite a while for food to be served, so hangry souls should seek solace elsewhere.

Address: Blk 688 Woodlands Drive 75, Singapore 730688
Opening hours: Daily 5:30pm to 2am
Tel: 6464 7103

2. Peri Peri Grille Pasta

Peri Peri Grille Pasta has huge portions for very reasonable prices. Order Fiery Chicken with Spaghetti ($6.90) and you’ll receive a huge piece of chicken chop and a pile of pasta, as well as salad and corn on the side. Beef lovers, get your fix with Grilled Prime Ribeye Steak (200g) at $15.90. While the quality of the steak is not anything to shout about, it’s definitely a steal.

Address: 11 Woodlands Close, #01-46, Singapore 737859
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 3am

3. Indian Muslim Food


Indian Muslim Food at Woodlands 11 should be given an award for having the most straightforward name ever. This kopitiam stall is open all day, every day, so you can get your prata cravings satisfied no matter what time your tummy cries. What you should make a trip here for, however, is Maggi Goreng with Egg ($4). The instant noodles are coated in a delicious spicy sauce and wok-fried with a good portion of cabbage, spinach and crunchy onions.

Address: 11 Woodlands Close, #01-46, Singapore 737859
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours

4. Fork & Spoon Ban Mian

The secret to Fork & Spoon Ban Mian’s delicious Tom Yum Ban Mian ($4.30) lies in their use of generous portions of minced chicken instead of pork. To make things even better, the stall owners are not stingy with toppings such as shallots, anchovies, spring onions and seaweed. They pack the noodles and soup separately when you dapao so the noodles don’t get soft. It also surprisingly stays al dente for quite a while even after soaking up the soup. The only downside is that the soup is a little too salty for me, but the tom yum taste is great, so I just make sure I have a glass of water while eating.

Address: Blk 768 Woodlands Avenue 6, #01-32, Singapore 730768
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm

5. Hai Zhong Bao Seafood


Hai Zhong Bao is for nights you want an indulgent and filling dinner. Chilli Crab (seasonal price) here comes with gravy that’s thicker than usual and filled with sizeable chunks of egg and crab meat. I could eat the gravy by the spoonful, but it’s way better as a dip for hot fried mantous ($3 for six pieces) – my mouth waters just thinking about it.

Address: 11 Woodlands Close, #01-46, Singapore 737859
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 4:30pm to 12:30am
Tel: 6451 2140

6. Siam Square Mookata


Mookata is always a great way to bond with your friends, and Siam Square Mookata lets you do that all the way until 3am. They offer a good range of seasoned meats, seafood, vegetables and noodles at $2 to $2.80 per plate. If you and your buddies are gonna HTHT for hours, go for their buffet at $29 so you won’t feel hungry again by the time all your friends pour their sorrows out.  

Address: 11 Woodlands Close, #01-46, Singapore 737859
Opening hours: Daily 5pm to 3am
Tel: 8119 6664

7. Creamy Duck


Creamy Duck’s takeaway at the overhead bridge beside Admiralty MRT Station sells ice-cream, waffles, and takoyaki great for snacking on as you walk home or wait for the bus. Their hot and steaming waffles are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, and you can zhng it with a wide range of fillings. Interesting choices for your waffle include Butter Cinnamon ($1.70) and Nutella Banana ($2.50). Those who want something more can go all out and order a 3 Scoop Ice Cream Waffle for just $3.50!

Address: 70 Woodlands Avenue 7, Admiralty MRT Station (near Exit C), Singapore 738344
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 12am

8. Yu Kee Duck Rice


You know a duck rice stall is doing something right if they’ve expanded to become a chain with 24 outlets. Yu Kee Duck Rice is known for Specialty Braised Duck Rice ($4) that is packed with flavours and generous portions of duck and rice. Each plate also includes simple yet satisfying sides such as braised taukwa and egg.

Address: 768 Woodlands Avenue 6, #01-30, Koufu Food Court – Stall 24, Woodlands Mart, Singapore 730768
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6555 6992

9. Vegetarian stall

Found in Koufu at Woodlands Mart, this is one vegetarian stall I would encourage even meat lovers to try. Out of their wide variety of vegetables and mock meat, deep fried kang kong fritters are my favourite and I always pair them with piping hot curry and fried mock prawn rolls. In addition to their cai fan (mixed rice) you can also get Fried Rice ($4) that comes with crackers or Pineapple Rice ($4).

Address: 768 Woodlands Avenue 6, #01-30, Koufu Food Court, Woodlands Mart, Singapore 730768
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6506 0161

10. Traditional Penang Food

Traditional Penang Food is a restaurant at Toa Payoh, and they’ve got a small takeaway on the overhead bridge beside Admiralty MRT Station. They sell Penang Assam Laksa ($4) and Penang Char Kway Teow ($5), but my favourite is their Penang Chendol ($2.80). This dessert is a little savoury in a pleasant way, like salted caramel. The green pandan jelly is freshly made and has a really good texture. Even though I don’t usually like kidney beans, I enjoyed them in this chendol. This is definitely better than an average bowl of chendol you’ll find at kopitiams, so give it a try on a hot day.

Address: 70 Woodlands Avenue 7, Admiralty MRT Station (near Exit C), Singapore 738344
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10:30pm

Time to eat, Admiralty kids

Admiralty may be one of the smaller neighbourhoods in the North, but we’ve got everything we need, especially when it comes to food. Let us know if we missed your favourite eating spot in Admiralty!


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