17 Ang Mo Kio Food Gems Including Cheesy Korean Corndogs And $1.30 Dim Sum
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17 Ang Mo Kio Food Gems Including Cheesy Korean Corndogs And $1.30 Dim Sum

8th June 2022

Ang Mo Kio food gems


Truth be told, I’d never ventured to Ang Mo Kio until I was attached to someone who lives in the area. Unbeknownst to me, this heartland is popping with eateries selling the likes of cheesy Korean corndogs, and $1.30 dim sum. Thanks to him, I have finally discovered these places. Plus, he has a big appetite, which means I get to order a variety of food. Here’s a list of Ang Mo Kio food gems to check out when you’re in Ang Mo Kio.


1. Bunsik


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Korean drama Start-up brought about a craze for Korean corn dogs. Here at Bunsik, you’ll be able to enjoy them alongside a selection of Korean snacks, including spicy rice cakes and flaky croffles. For those uninitiated to croffles, they are essentially croissant-meets-waffle, popularised by the Korean cafe scene. If you’re an injeolmi bingsu-lover, consider the Single Injeolmi Croffle ($5.50), dusted with soybean powder and chopped almond nuts.

For savouries, their Mozza Corndog ($5) is a must-try, filled with stretchy mozzarella cheese that makes for an IG-worthy cheese pull shot. Otherwise, their Ddeokbokki ($9.90) is great for sharing, loaded with chewy rice cakes and pieces of fish cake. You can customise the spiciness for this dish, with the highest option being level 3.

Check out our full review of Bunsik!

Address: 61 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Singapore 569814
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 9:30pm
Website

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2. Kuai San Dian Xin


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A short walk from OCD Cafe is Kuai San Dian Xin, a 24/7 dim sum joint which is incredibly wallet-friendly. With each item on their menu only setting you back $1.30, this hawker stall makes it easy to satisfy your dim sum cravings. You’re spoilt for choice with over 30 options to choose from. These include classics such as char siew pao and fried carrot cake, which has a subtle hae bee hiam flavour. Their HK Style Prawn Chee Cheong Fun is liberally stuffed with prawns and wrapped around a silky rice noodle sheet.

Check out our full review of Kuai San Dian Xin!

Address: 555 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singapore 560555
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours
Website

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3. Konomi Zen


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Japanese fare is known to be on the pricier side—it’s easy to burn a hole in your wallet after one meal. Thankfully, there’s Konomi Zen, which offers a no-frills menu, so you’ll be able to get your fill of their Japanese donburi at wallet-friendly prices. For a taste of the sea, get the Tendon ($5), which features lightly battered prawn tempura, tilapia fillet, and some vegetables. Meanwhile, if you’re a salmon-lover like me, consider the Salmon Bento Set ($6), which comes with a large slab of salmon, seared until nicely charred.

Check out our full review of Konomi Zen!

Address: 628 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, #01-59, Ang Mo Kio 628 Market & Food Centre, Singapore 560628
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11am to 2pm, 4:30pm to 7pm
Tel: 6901 1873

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4. Shanghai Renjia


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If Din Tai Fung is your bae for xiao long bao and la mian, then Shanghai Renjia can be your new side chick. The menu reflects this family-run restaurant’s awe for Shanghai cuisine, offering dishes such as Pan-Fried Buns ($6 for four) and Pork Chop Noodles ($6) that are freshly made in-house. Their Pan-Fried Buns are basically fried xiao long bao, which are crispy, golden-brown buns encasing a juicy pork filling. Mix the springy Pork Chop Noodles evenly to taste the sweet braised-meat sauce in each strand of noodles.

Check out our full review of Shanghai Renjia!

Address: 151 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, #01-3046, Singapore 560151
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6368 6927
Website

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5. Sumo Big Prawn


Ang Mo Kio - Sumo Big Prawn

Go big or go home with Sumo Big Prawn. This prawn noodle stall takes prawn mee to the next level with their Sumo Big Prawn ($8). Be sure to come with an empty belly as this massive dish comes with large, sweet prawns, a bed of plump clams, your choice of noodles, and their umami-rich soup. If you’re feeling fancy, go for their Lobster Bee Hoon Soup (from $25), which features luxurious Colombian lobsters. With a whole lobster, a pair of prawns, and a bunch of clams swimming in the robust prawn soup, this dish makes you feel like you’re dining at a seafood restaurant but at a fraction of the price.

Check out our full review of Sumo Big Prawn!

Address: 628 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, AMK 628 Market, Singapore 560628
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 9am to 7:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 7:30pm
Tel: 9299 2621
Website

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6. Hong Heng Beef Noodles And Laksa


Ang Mo Kio - Hong Heng Beef Noodles and Laksa

There are some great food pairings we get to enjoy in Singapore, such as oyster omelette and crab bee hoon. Now Hong Heng Beef Noodles and Laksa brings us another delicious duo—Mixed Beef Laksa (from $5). Instead of regular hum (cockles), this noodle stall swaps it for an assortment of beef—tender slices, chewy tendon, and tripe. There is also the option to stick to the original dishes. Their Dry Beef Noodles (from $5) is generously ladled with a thick and savoury sauce. Mix in the accompanying chilli for a fiery kick in the Fresh Cockles Laksa (from $4).

Check out our full review of Hong Heng Beef Noodles And Laksa!

Address: 226H Ang Mo Kio Street 22, #01-16, Kebun Baru Market & Food Centre, Singapore 568226
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 7:30am to 3:30pm
Tel: 6452 4017

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7. Fish & Chicks



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Fish & Chicks is a Western food franchise, with over 10 outlets peppered across Singapore, including one at Ang Mo Kio. Here you can expect fish and chips, chicken, pasta, and more, all zhnged-up with local twists. Their Fish & Chips With Salted Egg Sauce ($10.90) is one such example, with crispy skin and tender fish, slathered with a moreish salted egg sauce. There’s also the Fish & Chips With Chilli Crab Sauce ($10.90), with a bright red chilli crab sauce that’s laced with egg swirls.

Chicken-lovers can go for the Hawaiian Chicken ($9.50), which comes topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and pineapple chunks to create that likeliness to Hawaiian pizza. If you’re anti-pineapples on pizza, not to fret, as there are other chicken dishes available, such as the classic Chargrilled Chicken ($8.50) and crispy Half Spring Chicken ($7.90).

Address: Blk 531 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-2429, Singapore 560531
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 9828 3490
Website


8. Phuket Town Mookata


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Meat-lovers will surely enjoy Phuket Town Mookata, where you can get an XXL 1kg Meat Mountain ($39.90)—a gigantic heap of green curry chicken, tom yum pork collar, black pepper chicken, garlic pork collar, pork belly with signature sauce, and sesame chicken. The meats are well-marinated, and especially delicious when slightly charred. What’s more, the stall has an array of house-made sauces to pair with the meats, of which our favourite was the Original, as it added sweetness to the proteins.

This mountain of meat also comes with processed food items at the base, such as cheese tofu and crabsticks, that are great to cook in the broth around the skillet.

Check out our full review of Phuket Town Mookata!

Address: 340 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 560340
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 6pm to 12am
Tel: 8613 0826
Website

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9. SteakGrill


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If you’re craving for steak that doesn’t break the bank, check out SteakGrill, a Western bistro hidden within the AMK HDB estate. We recommend heading down for lunch, as all burgers, steaks, and pasta come with free-flow iced lemon tea!

Their NY Strip Steak ($17) uses the striploin cut, a lesser-known cut that’s no less juicy than its ribeye counterpart. It’s also served alongside fries and a salad, so you get your carbs and greens in as well. We actually enjoyed their Bacon Carbonara ($9.50) most, as it’s creamy without being jelak, topped with two slabs of tender bacon.

Check out our full review of SteakGrill!

Address: 408 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-783, Singapore 560408
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Tel: 8766 1412
Website

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10. Rahim Muslim Food


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Armed with over 60 years of history is Rahim Muslim Food, best known for their Power Mee Rebus that has drawn long queues to their humble stall. This dish has even gotten the approval of ex-prime minister Goh Chok Tong! Zhng-up the usual mee rebus with their Extra Special Mee Rebus ($6), which comes topped with a satay sauce-drenched chicken thigh, chicken drumstick, hard boiled egg, and beansprouts. The gravy was immensely rich, with nutty, sweet, and savoury flavours.

Apart from the mee rebus, we also recommend their Normal Bee Hoon Soto ($4.50), which highlights an aromatic broth that’s cooked with turmeric, ginger, garlic, and chicken parts.

Check out our full review of Rahim Muslim Food!

Address: 453A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-01, Chong Boon Market, Singapore 560453
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12:30pm to 7pm
Tel: 9786 7362
Website

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11. Abang Gemuk


Abang Gemuk is a halal Western food stall, started up by the same people behind Fatty Bom Bom. Their name translates to ‘fat bro’ in Malay, a cheeky title that suits the stall’s chubby chef logo. The portions here are big and sure to fill you up, as evident in their Brown Sauce Chicken Chop ($7.20) that comes alongside spaghetti, coleslaw, and a bun. We were particularly impressed by the aglio olio spaghetti, as it was cooked al dente and boasted a slight garlicky fragrance.

If you want something for the gram, consider the Cheesy Beef Burger ($8.20). This burger is drenched with nacho cheese, making for IG-worthy visuals. Taste-wise, the cheese can get overwhelming, so we recommend sharing the dish with a friend or two.

Check out our full review of Abang Gemuk!

Address: 446 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singapore 560446
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3:30pm, 4:30pm to 10pm
Website

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12. Yummy Western


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While recent Western stalls have been adding new and modern twists to their dishes, Yummy Western takes us back to good old times with their old-school Western fare. Each main comes with coleslaw, baked beans, crinkle cut fries, and a triangular buttered toast. We liked the Black Pepper Chicken Chop ($6.80) as it was succulent and juicy, drenched in a peppery brown sauce. Their Fish & Chips ($6.80) was also decent, with thick and flavourful fish meat that paired well with the accompanying tartar sauce.

Check out our full review of Yummy Western!

Address: 409 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-29/30, Singapore 560409
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 9003 6723

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13. Banh Mi Sai Gon


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From the outside, Banh Mi Sai Gon looks like an unassuming Vietnamese provision shop in an Ang Mo Kio HDB estate. But step inside and you’ll discover a banh mi takeaway kiosk that local and Vietnamese patrons are all raving about.

The quality of their sandwiches is, in the opinion of our writer who reviewed it, possibly only rivalled by those in Vietnam. Try the Banh Mi Thit Nuong ($7.90) or Banh Mi Pha Lau Heo ($7.90) and see for yourself.

Check out our full review of Banh Mi Sai Gon.

Address: 505 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Singapore 560505
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 9pm
Website
Banh Mi Sai Gon is not a halal-certified eatery.


14. Nian Nian Fa Dim Sum


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An earlier entry, Kuai San Dian Xin, may have surprised you with their super cheap dim sum, but here’s another place that’s even more affordable. Nian Nian Fa Dim Sum offers dishes such as Siew Mai, Char Siew Bao, and Sesame Fried Ball for just $1.10, while slightly more expensive items, including Chicken Glutinous Rice ($3), are still value-for-money.

Check out our full review of Nian Nian Fa Dim Sum.

Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-121, Cheng San Market and Cooked Food Centre, Singapore 560527
Opening hours: Daily 6am to 4pm
Nian Nian Fa Dim Sum is not a halal-certified eatery.


15. Nice Rice


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Nice Rice’s French-Japanese rice bowls are stunningly good for their price. Made by an ex-Michelin starred chef, the Cow Bowl ($11.50) features tender, juicy beef slices with subtle truffle notes, and rice pilaf that’s jam-packed with buttery flavour. Give the Super Bowl ($9.50) a shot, too, as it has fresh aburi salmon that’s enhanced by fun ebiko bursts.

Check out our full review of Nice Rice.

Address: 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, #03-12, AMK Hub, Singapore 569933
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 8pm
Website
Nice Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.


16. Magic Kitchen


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One of the best breakfast spots in Ang Mo Kio, Magic Kitchen serves up local fare that’s bound to warm the soul. For some hearty toast, try the Egg Mayo Thick Toast, which is loaded with generous amounts of egg mayo, all for the price of only $3. If you prefer some noodles for breakfast, go for the Laksa Chee Cheong Fun ($3.50), which comes with two rolls of chee cheong fun in a creamy and spicy laksa gravy.

Check out our full review of Magic Kitchen.

Address: 529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-2335, Singapore 560529
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 8am to 2pm
Tel: 6453 3781
Website
Magic Kitchen is not a halal-certified eatery.


17. Jian Zao Ipoh Curry Noodles


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For fans of Ipoh’s rich and creamy curry noodles, here’s a place to check out. Jian Zao Ipoh Curry Noodles manages to nail that style with dishes such as Signature Ipoh Curry Noodles ($5.50), with its slightly sweet and umami gravy that is oh-so-satisfying. You can also get them with some chunky char siew, should you order the Roasted Pork Roasted Char Siew Curry Noodles ($4.50). 

Check out our full review of Jian Zao Ipoh Curry Noodles.

Address: Blk 332, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore 560332
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 5pm
Tel: 8903 0877
Website
Jian Zao Ipoh Curry Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.


Food gems in Ang Mo Kio


This heartland is dotted with local cafes and hawkers which serve up an array of affordable and delicious spread, allowing you to spend an entire day touring this quaint neighbourhood with your belly!

For more food options nearby, check out our AMK Hub food guide for tendon, Korean BBQ, and more! Alternatively, if you’re looking to dine at more hidden food gems, check out our Chinatown food guide.

17 Chinatown Food Gems Including Noodles At $1 And A 100cm Food Platter

This post was originally published on 17 October 2019.

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