Aljunied food near the MRT Station
Just as I thought I was done checking out most food places around Geylang and Kallang, I was proven wrong when I stumbled upon that area once more while looking for Aljunied MRT Station last week. From zi char to Western food, here’s a list of Aljunied food places that are just minutes away from the MRT station.
1. Eastern House of Seafood
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Eastern House of Seafood’s Live Boston Lobster Hokkien Mee ($38.80) alone has been enough to draw a continuous crowd to the restaurant. Comprising an entire lobster, this huge plate of savoury Hokkien mee feeds up to three people. It is packed with flavours from the seafood and the generous scoop of sambal chilli on the side. For those on a tight budget, the restaurant has a lunch promotion that runs on weekdays. At $46.80, their set for four comes with Assam Fish Head, Hot Plate Beancurd, Stir Fried Vegetables with Garlic and Sweet & Sour Pork!
Address: 46 Lorong 23 Geylang, Singapore 388375
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 11pm
Tel: 9339 0714
2. Penang Seafood Restaurant
Sitting at a corner of Sims Avenue with a humongous signboard that stretches across four stalls, Penang Seafood Restaurant is one eatery that is hard to miss. Like many zi char restaurants, they serve an extensive variety of fried rice, noodles, and vegetables. What makes this restaurant stand out would be their Penang hawker fare. We were impressed by their Penang Fried Kway Teow ($5+) and Penang Assam Laksa ($4.80). To share, we also recommend trying their Fried Sotong With Salted Egg ($15+) and Fermented Pork Belly ($12+)!
Check out our full review of Penang Seafood Restaurant!
Address: 32/34 Aljunied Road, Singapore 389817
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11:55pm
Tel: 6841 3002
3. Ho Kee Pau
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When you’re craving dim sum or simply looking for a bao to go, Ho Kee Pau is found just two minutes away from Aljunied MRT Station. In this kopitiam, you can find an extensive list of dim sum including Har Gao ($3.60 for four pieces), Siew Mai ($3.60 for four pieces), and Char Siew Roll ($3.60 for three pieces). Their signature buns are not to be missed. Served in a basket of three, popular options are Char Siew Pau ($3) and Lotus Paste Pau ($2.40). This 24-hour eatery also offers mains including noodles and congee for hangry souls.
Address: 43 Geylang Lorong 27, Singapore 388176
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours
Tel: 6742 1468
4. The Skewer Bar
If Japanese craft beers and loads of meat sound like how you’d like to wind down a busy week with, hit up The Skewer Bar. Opened by a group of friends, this yakitori eatery serves up an extensive list of skewers including Teriyaki Pork ($1.20), Teriyaki Beef ($1.20), Handmade Chicken & Pork Meatballs ($2.40), and Enoki with Bacon ($1.50). The Whole Eggplant ($4.50) grilled with garlic chilli is also a noteworthy item popular with the crowd!
Check out our full review of The Skewer Bar!
Address: 489 Geylang Road, Singapore 389448
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 6:30pm to 1:30am, Fri-Sun 6:30pm to 2:30am
5. Collin’s Grille Bento
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The area near Aljunied MRT Station is pretty much a heaven for Chinese food but if you’re feeling up for some Western or Japanese fare, Collin’s Grille Bento is where you can go to satisfy those cravings. For wallet-friendly options, the eatery serves simple dishes such as Char Grilled Black Pepper Chicken ($5.50), Chicken Teriyaki Bento ($5.50) and Katsu Don ($5). With items such as Mixed Grill ($10.90), you can also get a hearty meal with different types of meat in one dish!
Address: 56/58 Lorong 25A Geylang, Singapore 388248
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 4am
6. Xin Ban Mian
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With a handful of outlets across the island, Xin Ban Mian is a noodle stall that is slowly making a name for their Pork Belly Ban Mian ($4.50/$5). While the broth looks light, it is packed with flavours from minced meat, egg, pork belly, and vegetables that fill the bowl. As with most ban mian stalls, they also serve other dishes including Tom Yum Ban Mian ($4) and Fried Dumpling Ban Mian ($4), which comes tossed in black sauce!
Address: 232 Sims Avenue, Singapore 387509
Opening hours: Daily 6am to 12am
7. Uncle San Eating House
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Just a minute’s walk away from Aljunied MRT Station is Uncle San Eating House. The zi char spot specialises in seafood dishes such as Mala Fish Head ($22), Sea Cucumber with Scallops ($20/$30/$40), and Braised Mixed Seafood in Claypot ($20/$30/$40). To switch things up a little, order some interesting dishes such as Cheese Bee Hoon with Prawn ($8/$12/$16) and Spaghetti with Minced Meat Sauce ($5/$9)!
Address: 45 Geylang Lorong 27, Singapore 388177
Opening hours: Daily 12:30pm to 11pm
Tel: 9385 5597
8. The Ranch Cafe
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Think of any Western dish, and you will probably find it at The Ranch Cafe. Found just a stone’s throw away from Aljunied MRT Station, this cafe serves a wide range of classics such as Grilled Dory Fish ($14.90), Ranch Pork Chop ($13.90) and Ranch Aglio Olio ($11.90). For more value-for-money deals, get one of their set meals, such as Set Salmon Steak ($14.90) and Set Sirloin Steak ($14.90), which come with mushroom soup and ice-cream. Their Set Dinner for 2 ($49.90) is a popular choice that comes with soup, spaghetti, and four types of meat of your choice!
Address: 71 Lorong 27 Geylang, Singapore 388191
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 12:30am
Tel: 6747 0788
Foodies, hit up these Aljunied food places
With so many zi char restaurants, each specialising in different dishes, you’ll surely find a place suitable for a meal at Aljunied. Bring your folks over for your weekly family dinners! For those craving for more wok hei goodness, check out Star Yong Kwang BBQ Seafood or GLC Restaurant. If Chinese food is not your thing, the Western food options can also fill your tummy well.