Pasir Ris food worth the distance
I used to live in Pasir Ris when I was younger, and I always think back to this neighbourhood fondly. Although I practically live at the other end of the country now, rediscovering the food scene over at Pasir Ris makes me want to move back there. Without further ado, here’s a list of Pasir Ris food places I’ve gathered that will make your stomach growl.
1. The Humble Burger
The burgers over at The Humble Burger are far from humble. Take their Chicken Rice Burger ($5.50) for instance. Sandwiched between two crispy, battered rice buns are tender bits of chicken piled high and drizzled in savoury sauces. They also offer other unique dishes such as Sio Bak Burger ($5.50) flavoured with mustard, and everybody’s favourite Twister Fries ($1.50/$3)!
Check out our full review of The Humble Burger for more details!
Address: 110 Pasir Ris Central, #02-22, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, Singapore 519641
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 12pm to 9pm
2. The Basil Inn
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I consider it mandatory to hunt down the best Thai eatery in every neighbourhood I scour for good eats – which is why I’m so glad to have found The Basil Inn! Some people have even compared this place to Nakhon, in terms of its taste and pocket-friendly prices. A plate of Phad Thai ($6.50) is served deliciously stir-fried and fresh off the wok. A must-try would be their Tom Yum Goong ($6), with its sour hints of lemongrass and tongue-numbing spices.
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 9:45pm
Tel: 9751 2023
3. Cottage Pies Cafe
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The mouthwatering pies at Cottage Pies Cafe are a perfect example of how appearances can be deceiving. Encased within freshly baked, flaky, golden puffs are juicy fillings. One to try would be their Chicken Ham and Egg Pie ($5.10), which tastes like Hawaiian pizza! Apart from pastries and puffs, they also sell Cheezy Hearts ($11 for 10 pieces, $21 for 20 pieces), more commonly known as jelly hearts. This popular cheesecake topped with strawberry jelly has become a rare find these days, so head on over here when the cravings strike!
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Central Street, #01-01, Singapore 518457
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7:30am to 10pm, Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6585 1741
With the K-pop wave crashing over our shores, it’s little surprise Korean eateries such as Mukshidonna have popped up alongside it. This place specialises in halal Korean army stew! We got the original Budae Teokbokki ($13.90), together with Cheese Tteokbokki ($13.90) and Ramyeon ($3), which all came simmering together in a giant pot. Some ingredients you’ll find in your stew include rice cakes, Korean fishcakes, and veggies.
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, #02-324, E!Avenue, Singapore 519599
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
5. Wild Olives
No food guide is ever complete without hearty Western dishes like the ones you’ll find at Wild Olives. We loved their Grilled Chicken with Mushroom Sauce ($5.70). It came with a side of mushroom rice and grilled herb potatoes. Their succulent Chilled NZ Sirloin Steak ($10.90) is also worth a try. We sliced it up to reveal a tender, pinkish centre that got us smacking our lips.
Address: 110 Pasir Ris Central, #02-19, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, Singapore 519641
Opening hours: Wed-Thur 12pm to 3:30pm, 5pm to 9pm, Fri-Mon 12pm to 3:30pm, 5pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 9684 0689
6. Ju Ju Pokebowls
If your taste buds are a little more hipster, you’ll likely take a liking to Ju Ju Pokebowls. As the stall’s name suggests, they offer mouthwatering poke bowls, as well as pizza and salad. Try their Hawaiian Smoked Salmon Poke Bowl ($6.90). If you’re eating clean, you might want to swap white rice out for brown rice.
Address: 110 Pasir Ris Central, #02-08, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, Singapore 519641
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10:30pm
If you’ve already tried The Humble Burger, why not try Burgernomics next? Get their Crispy Chicken Burger ($6.50), our favourite of the lot. Enveloped by two toasty buns was a huge slab of crispy buttermilk fried chicken topped with moist apple and red cabbage slaw. Another interesting and popular burger worth trying would be their Beef Rendang Burger ($7.50). Surprisingly, the star of the show was the Chilli Cheesy Beef Fries ($4)! The crisp, thick fries came slathered in three delectable sauces: nacho cheese, tomato ground beef and mayonnaise.
Address: 110 Pasir Ris Central, #02-03, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, Singapore 519641
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 8pm
Tel: 9151 8134
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Take dessert to Binggo! Beat the heat with Binggo’s bingsu that go at $6.90 each! You can get the classics here, such as Green Tea Pat Bingsoo, which comes with rice cakes and a side of condensed milk, so you can capture its slow drizzle over your ice mountain for the ‘gram. If you’re more adventurous, give their Cotton Candy or Apple Crumble bingsu a try instead.
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3, #02-K5, White Sands, Singapore 518457
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 11am to 9:30pm, Sat 11am to 10pm
Tel: 9235 8884
9. Tasty Street
Tasty Street is one for grain bowl lovers. We tried their Asian Black Pepper Wagyu Beef Bowl ($6.50), a giant rice bowl with smoky charred vegetables and pink wagyu slices neatly arranged on top, finished off with a jiggly onsen egg right smack in the centre. Another dish recommended by the owner would be their Iberico Lor Bah Bowl ($6.50), which came with fatty pork belly that seemed to melt in our mouths.
Address: 110 Pasir Ris Central, #02-16, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, Singapore 519641
Opening hours: Thur-Tue 11am to 2pm, 5pm to 9pm
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If you’re feeling up for Chinese food, give Manle a try! This Chinese eatery is actually brought to us by the brains behind Western food chain Astons. Feel right at home when you indulge in their Teochew Porridge Lunch Buffet ($12.90+), where more than 30 Teochew dishes will be spread out for your choosing. They even have a Manle Hotpot Buffet ($28.80+), with over 100 ingredients available.
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, #02-344-#02-348, Singapore 519599
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 6386 5332
Pasir Ris has both traditional and hipster food
The food scene over at Pasir Ris has made this sleepy, distant ‘hood become attractive. If I had the time, I’d willingly change the three MRT lines just to have some good food there. For more good eats in the East, check out these Tampines cafes or our Tanah Merah food guide that includes cheese-drenched takoyaki!