Ang Mo Kio food gems
During my secondary school days, I got pretty well-acquainted with Ang Mo Kio’s food. My school was situated right in the heart of Ang Mo Kio, and after lessons, my father would pick me up and take me to his favourite haunts for lunch. Our little food escapades made me realise just how many good eats this neighbourhood has to offer. So without further ado, here’s my list of Ang Mo Kio food gems that are worth a visit.
1. Fish and Chicks
Fish and Chicks is a hawker stall serving up seafood dishes with mouthwatering sauces such as salted egg yolk, chilli crab and green curry. Get their popular Salted Egg Fish and Chips ($7.90) if you want something that’s good and doesn’t break the bank. They’re known to switch up their menu once every few months, so follow their Facebook Page to keep up with the latest menus. Some seasonal dishes they’ve had include Tom Yum Pasta ($10.50) and Lobster Mentaiko Pasta ($16.90).
Check out our full review of Fish and Chicks!
Address: 531 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-2429, Singapore 560531
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
2. Sumo Big Prawn
Apart from noodles with huge prawns as its name suggests, Sumo Big Prawn also offers Lobster Bee Hoon Soup ($18.90) and Crayfish Soup ($13). Their aromatic broth is made by boiling prawn shells and pork ribs, and contains fragrant hints of Chinese cooking wine. Each bowl also comes topped with a handful of clams. For something more simple and classic, get their Prawn Bee Hoon Soup at just $5.
Find out more in our full review of Sumo Big Prawn!
Address: 628 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, #01-72, Singapore 560628
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 8:30pm
Tel: 9299 2621
3. Shanghai Renjia
Shanghai Renjia, which specialises in Shanghai cuisine, is like the more affordable alternative to Din Tai Fung. They offer Sheng Jian Bao ($6 for four), which is the pan-fried, doughier version of our beloved xiao long bao. We also recommend their Braised Pork Buns ($2.50 for one, minimum two pieces), which come with a stuffing of fatty pork belly and flavourful preserved vegetables. Another yummy dish to try is their Pork Chop Noodles ($6), although we feel it could come with a greater serving of meat.
Find out more in our full review of Shanghai Renjia!
Address: 151 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, #01-3046, Singapore 560151
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 3pm, 6.30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6368 6927
4. Mei Ming Taiwan Delicacy
If you’re obsessed with Taiwanese cuisine like me, you’re bound to take a liking to Mei Ming Taiwan Delicacy! We loved their Braised Pork Rice ($3.80), which tasted home-cooked and wholesome. A unique dish sold by the stall is their Da Chang Bao Xiao Chang ($6.60), consisting of sweet Taiwanese sausage, peanuts, carrots and salted vegetables wrapped in glutinous rice. It’s a popular street snack in Taiwan, but really rare in Singapore!
Check out our full review of Mei Ming Taiwan Delicacy.
Address: 159 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, Stall 6, Block 159 Coffee Shop, Singapore 560159
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 8pm
Tel: 9728 7035
5. Konomi Zen
Konomi Zen is probably one of the cheapest Japanese hawker stalls out there. Every dish on their menu is $6 or less! We loved their simple Oyako Don ($3.50), a chicken rice bowl topped with simmered egg and a seaweed garnish. We also tried their Tendon ($5), which includes prawn tempura, tilapia fillet, carrot and shiitake mushroom. Dishes that are more filling but equally as savoury include their Salmon Bento Set ($6) and Chicken Teriyaki Bento Set ($5).
Read on in 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: Mon-Sat 11am to 8pm
Tel: 9734 8875
6. Hong Heng Beef Noodles and Laksa
If you love both beef noodles and laksa, prepare to get blown away by the Mixed Beef Laksa ($5.50) down at Hong Heng Beef Noodles and Laksa. Tender slices of beef soak up the creamy, coconut broth, resulting in a euphoric burst of flavour in your mouth. We loved the chilli dip too, which gave the dish an extra spicy kick. Opt for the Dry Beef Noodles ($4.50/5/6/7) instead, if you prefer your soup base thicker and less spicy. We recommend squeezing in some lime as well, to add a sourish punch to your meal.
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 11am to 3pm, 6.30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6368 6927
7. Eng Kee Bak Kut Teh
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Eng Kee Bak Kut Teh holds some really fond memories for me. I used to come here most often with my father after school for lunch. If you asked me if I have a go-to for good bak kut teh in Singapore, this place would be it. Surprisingly, Eng Kee Bak Kut Teh is perhaps more loved for their delicious Pig’s Trotters ($5) than their Bak Kut Teh ($6) itself. Nevertheless, I highly recommend you bring your friends or family here, so you guys can savour a little of everything. You’ll likely have to queue, but the staff are so efficient, you’ll have your food delivered to your table in no time.
Address: 341 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, #01-04, Teck Ghee Court Market and Food Centre, Singapore 560341
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10am to 3pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 3pm
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You might’ve heard of GRUB before. It’s a popular cafe in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park serving Western fusion food, and its extensive menu has more than earned it a spot on this list. This place has the most mouthwatering dishes you can imagine, from Mentaiko Fries ($9.50++) to juicy Har Cheong Gai Burger ($14.80++). Save some stomach space for dessert – you’re gonna want to try their special Milo Godzilla Churros Sundae ($9.80++). It comes with churros, banana slices and ice-cream blanketed by a sprinkling of Milo powder and almonds. If this doesn’t get you drooling, I don’t know what will.
9. Penang Delights Prawn Mee
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Come to Penang Delights Prawn Mee for one of the best prawn noodles in Ang Mo Kio. A bowl of Penang Prawn Mee ($4/5) comes topped with plump and de-shelled prawns, thinly sliced pork, fish cake, vegetables and a dollop of chilli sauce for that extra oomph factor. For something a little more sourish and dense, get their Penang Lor Mee ($3.50/4.50), which comes with one whole braised egg, instead of just half.
Find out where else to get die die must try prawn mee!
Address: 711 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, #01-08, S-11 Food Centre, Singapore 560711
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9:30am to 11pm
10. You Ma You La
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You Ma You La is the ideal spot for that long-awaited catch-up with some old friends. Hop on the ma la bandwagon and indulge in a large, piping hot bowl of Ma La Xiang Guo with your pals. Your food will be priced according to its weight. Prices vary from $2.20 to $4.20 for every 100g or 200g of an item.This place opens till late, so you guys can head on down for dinner or even supper. The ma la xiang guo here is both fragrant and well-fried. Savour this dish at full effect with zhong la (medium spice level), as it is just the right amount of shiok, minus the painful urge to drown your mouth with a glass of cold water.
Address: 51 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, S-11 Food House, Singapore 569922
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
Get your fix of Ang Mo Kio food today
Ang Mo Kio food makes me nostalgic. If you’re in the vicinity, do take the chance to stop by one of the places listed above and enjoy a good meal! I’m certain it’ll be worth your time.