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15 ABC Brickworks Food Centre Stalls For Famous Hokkien Mee, Assam Laksa And More

13th December 2023

Best ABC Brickworks Food Centre stalls

My family lives in the East and there is plenty of good food where we live. So the fact that ABC Brickworks Food Centre is one of our favourite places to eat at—and you must know it takes us at least 40 minutes to travel there━shows how much we love the food at this market! If you find yourself in the area or just need good food, keep reading, for we will introduce you to the 15 best ABC Brickworks Food Centre stalls.

1. Fatty Cheong

ABC Brickworks Food Centre - Fatty Cheong
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Thick cuts of char siew over rice drenched in sweet, dark gravy are Fatty Cheong’s claim to fame. It’s said to be one of the best roast meat stalls in Singapore. The lean char siew is tasty and tender with just the right amount of char, but we recommend requesting for their speciality bu jian tian char siew, a cut from the pig’s armpit. Its translucent layer of fat dissolves into juicy, meaty goodness on the tongue, and is what makes the char siew here worth the hype. Prices start at $4 for a plate of char siew or roasted pork rice.

Unit number: #01-120
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 11:30am to 8:30pm
Fatty Cheong is not a halal-certified eatery.

2. Nusa & Tara

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Nusa & Tara is another stall with an unending stream of customers. The Lontong ($3) with gravy here is a crowd-favourite. It has all the ingredients a bowl of lontong needs, including rice cakes, egg, tau kwa, and a sprinkling of serundeng, AKA fried coconut flakes, all drenched in a gravy that is packed with spices and flavour. They also serve Nasi Sambal Goreng ($4.50/$5.50) if you’re still feeling hungry after all that food.

Unit number: #01-22
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 6am to 1:30pm
Nusa & Tara is not a halal-certified eatery.

3. Ah Er Soup

ABC Brickworks Food Centre - Ah Er Soup
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Ah Er Soup was awarded a Bib Gourmand title in the 2017 Michelin Guide, an award that recognises hawker stalls serving affordable and delicious food. This stall is actually a franchise of the original at Yuan Ching Road. Buddha Jumps Over The Wall ($7) is the most luxurious option on their menu. The soup is robust with a rich thickness, and it is served with abalone slices and fish maw. The stall offers eight kinds of soups, but they all sell out pretty quickly, so head down early.

Unit number: #01-141
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 8pm
Ah Er Soup is not a halal-certified eatery.

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4. Bao Zai

ABC Brickworks Food Centre - Bao Zai
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As much as I love kaya toast, there’s something about having a soft, steaming bao for breakfast that makes me excited to get out of bed in the mornings. Char Siew Bao ($0.80) is the one thing you must get from Bao Zai as it is made with the stall’s house-roasted char siew. These are generously stuffed but are bite-sized, so be sure to order a few. The buns from this stall are handmade and have delicate, thin skin.

Unit number: #01-135
Opening hours: Fri-Tue 11am to 7pm
Tel: 8163 3384
Bao Zai is not a halal-certified eatery.

5. Sheikh Indian and Pakistani Food

ABC Brickworks Food Centre - Shiekh Indian and Pakistani Food
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Though North Indian food is usually less commonly found in hawker centres than South Indian cuisine, there are a couple of stalls selling North Indian dishes at ABC Brickworks Food Centre. Sheikh Indian Pakistani Food is one of them. Their signature Tandoori Chicken Briyani ($6.50) features fragrant briyan with a huge tandoori chicken piece, served with palak gravy and dahl. Enhance your meal with some Naan, which start from just $1.20.

Unit number: #01-12
Operating hours: Daily 9:30am to 9pm
Tel: 8287 1410
Sheikh Indian Pakistani Food is a Muslim-owned eatery.

6. Wow Wow West

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I remember watching Wow Wow West being featured on a TV programme when I was younger and even now, years later, it is still pulling in the crowd. They serve good ol’ hawker Western fare; the food doesn’t taste exceptional, but what keeps customers returning are their huge portions, affordable price, and consistent quality. Classics such as Chicken Chop ($8) and Fish and Chips ($9) are simple and satisfying. Those with larger appetites can also get a Pork Cheese Sausage ($3.50) as an add-on.

Read our Wow Wow West review.

Unit number: #01-133
Opening hours: Tue 10:30am to 2pm, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Tel: 9380 8571
Wow Wow West is not a halal-certified eatery.

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7. Jason Penang Cuisine

ABC Brickworks Food Centre - Jason Penang Cuisine
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Jason Khaw, the chef behind Jason Penang Cuisine, was the British High Commissioner’s resident chef for 14 years—a testament to his culinary expertise. He was born in Penang and serves some of the better Penang food in town. A few popular dishes are Penang Pork Rib and Prawn Noodles ($4/$6), Penang Assam Laksa ($4), and Penang Fried Kway Teow ($4), which is said to have a hit of wok hei.

Unit number: #01-112
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11am to 2pm, 5:30pm to 8pm
Jason Penang Cuisine is not a halal-certified eatery.

8. Jin Jin Dessert

ABC Brickworks Food Centre - Jin Ji Dessert
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Icy desserts have increasingly become must-haves in the current heat. At ABC Brickworks Food Centre, Jin Jin Desserts is my go-to stall for something cool. I usually order Gangster Ice ($3.50), which comes with sizeable mango chunks over crushed ice, topped with a scoop of icy durian puree. Power Chendol ($2.50) is another popular choice, but I find the coconut milk less creamy and the green jelly less flavourful than I would like.

Unit number: #01-21
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 9093 2018
Jin Jin Desserts is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. Project Penyek

Project Penyek-Shot of seafood platter with rice

Project Penyek may be known for their Nasi Ayam Penyek ($6.50), but few are aware of their Seafood Platter ($69.90)—a platter of squid, tiger prawns, an entire pomfret and flower crabs so massive that you need to order it one day in advance. The components are deep-fried before serving, which explains the crispy, golden exterior they all possess. Each item was done just right, with the squid not being too rubbery, and the fresh prawns packing punches of juicy flavour.

Unit number: #01-25
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10:30am to 6pm
Tel: 8689 3747
Project Penyek is a Muslim-owned eatery.

10. Yuan Yuan Claypot Rice

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One of the few stalls synonymous with the name ‘ABC Brickworks’ is Yuan Yuan Claypot Rice. Cooked over a charcoal stove, each Famous Claypot Rice ($15/$20/$25/$30) has pieces of marinated chicken, lup cheong, and salted fish, with a distinct wok hei taste. They only open for the dinner service, so don’t head down too early.

Unit number: #01-38
Opening hours: Fri-Mon 4pm to 9pm
Tel: 6276 5259
Yuan Yuan Claypot Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.

11. Ong Khim Popiah

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With only one item on the menu, Ong Khim Popiah makes ordering fast and simple. Each Popiah is stuffed with turnip, jicama, hard-boiled eggs, crab meat, parsley, and the essential ground peanuts and fried shallots for crunch. At $2 each, many people opt for ordering two or more.

Unit number: #01-124
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 12pm to 7pm, Sat 11am to 8pm
Ong Khim Popiah is not a halal-certified eatery.

12. Dong Ji La Mian Xiao Long Bao 

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If you’re craving some juicy XLB but don’t wish to pay restaurant prices, Dong Ji La Mian Xiao Long Bao will do just the trick. Amongst the variety of dumplings and noodles served here, the most popular items here are the handmade Shanghai Xiao Long Bao ($4.50 for six) and Zha Jiang Noodle ($4). Many describe the soup in the XLB as flavourful, and the noodles as chewy with a QQ texture.

Unit number: #01-19
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 8:30pm
Tel: 9374 9670
Dong Ji La Mian Xiao Long Bao is not a halal-certified eatery.

13. The Bowl Story

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The Bowl Story offers Japanese donburi at affordable prices. The Chicken Katsu Don ($5.50) and Pork Katsu Don ($5.50) are solid renditions of these classic dishes, featuring crispy and juicy meat on top of fluffy Japanese rice and a bowl of miso soup on the side. If you enjoy sweet and savoury Japanese curry, opt for dishes such as the Ebi Fry Curry ($5.50), Karaage Chicken Curry ($5.50), and Fish Katsu Curry ($6).

Unit number: #01-04
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:45am to 7pm
The Bowl Story is not a halal-certified eatery.

14. Sin Thor Eunos Bak Kut Teh

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Sin Thor Eunos Bak Kut Teh offers, as you’d expect, a delicious bowl of Pork Ribs Soup (from $6). The peppery soup and juicy pork ribs, along with a bowl of rice, are an excellent choice for lunch. However, this bak kut teh stall is unique in that it also offers Kway Chap (price varies according to order) and Pig’s Organ Soup (from $5). There’s also the Seafood Bak Kut Teh ($8), which adds fresh prawns to your peppery pork bone broth.

Unit number: #01-04
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 7am to 2pm, 5pm to 9pm
Sin Thor Eunos Bak Kut Teh is not a halal-certified eatery.

15. Soon Huat Teochew Satay Beehoon

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Satay bee hoon may be a fading dish in Singapore, but that doesn’t mean there are no stalls left that do the dish justice. One such stall is Soon Huat Teochew Satay Beehoon. A plate here starts from $6, which gets you a messy plate of bee hoon, kang kong, cuttlefish and more, all smothered with a thick and nutty peanut sauce. If you’re especially ravenous when you’re there, you can opt for the largest plate of satay bee hoon, which will set you back $12.

Unit number: #01-47
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 2pm to 9pm
Soon Huat Teochew Satay Beehoon is not a halal-certified eatery.

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What to eat at ABC Brickworks Food Centre

This list contains some of my favourite stalls at ABC Brickworks Food Centre. The market may be a little hard to get to as it’s a bit of a walk from the nearest MRT stations, but I say it’s worth it and I hope you’ll feel the same.

For a food guide to the latest hawker centre in Buangkok, read our 10 best Buangkok Hawker Centre stalls listicle. For a guide to Pek Kio Food Centre, read our 15 best Pek Kio Food Centre stalls listicle.

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Feature image adapted from @widjajas, @a.sp00nful,, @reemuuh.eats, and Julian Chow.

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