Beauty World food guide
Having been a Hillview resident for the past 20 years, I’ve come to discover a good number of things to eat around the vicinity. Separated by one MRT stop, Beauty World is my go-to spot for delicious grub at any time of the day. Here are some of the best Beauty World food places that are worth travelling down for.
Table of Contents
- Beauty World food guide
- 1. Sin Chew Satay Bee Hoon
- 2. Top 1 Home Made Noodle
- 3. Seng Heng Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice
- 4. Pink Candy
- 5. Mong Kok Dim Sum
- 6. Nonya Delicatessen
- 7. Revelry
- 8. No. 5 Sin Ma Bukit Timah Live Bull Frog Claypot Porridge
- 9. FlagWhite
- 10. BIG BOYS Sizzling
- 11. You Peng Noodle Dumpling House
- 12. He Zhong Carrot Cake
- 13. Joo Seng Teochew Porridge
- 14. Joomak Korean Restaurant
- 15. The Signature Patisserie
- 16. Micasa Kitchen & Bar
- 17. Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant
- 18. Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle Rice
- 19. Buta Kin Ramen
- 20. Mentai SENS
- 21. Eng Kee Chicken Wings
- 22. Syiok
- 23. Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh
- 24. That’s My Pizza
- 25. Ajiya Okonomiyaki
- Beauty World food gems
1. Sin Chew Satay Bee Hoon
One of the best satay bee hoon stalls in Singapore is surely Sin Chew Satay Bee Hoon. Located in Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre, the stall is only open four days a week and draws some of the longest queues in the hawker centre. They only sell two dishes: Satay Bee Hoon and Cuttlefish Kang Kong, in $4, $5, and $6 portions. Here, the satay bee hoon is drowned in a generous amount of fragrant, rich sauce that’s the star of the show.
Address: 51 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #02-162, Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre, Singapore 588215
Opening hours: Wed-Thurs 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 8:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 8:30pm
Tel: 9826 0782
Sin Chew Satay Bee Hoon is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Top 1 Home Made Noodle
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Top 1 Home Made Noodles has been operating in Beauty World Food Centre for as long as I can remember. From $4.50, choose your handmade noodle, your soup base, and ingredients, or go with their standardised offerings such as the Sliced Fish Home Made Noodle ($5.50). The piping hot soup, QQ noodles, and extremely potent chilli has won this stall quite a loyal following, so be prepared for long queues during lunch hours.
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-44, Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 11:30am to 7pm
Tel: 8338 4483
Top 1 Home Made Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Seng Heng Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice
Beauty World isn’t short of chicken rice; there’s a Boon Tong Kee, Five Star Chicken Rice, and a Jew Kit Chicken Rice outlet all within walking distance of the MRT station. For a local favourite, check out Seng Heng Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice in Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre, a stall that dates all the way back to the OG street hawkers along Bukit Timah canal. While they sell both roast and steamed Chicken Rice ($4), this is one of the few stalls this steamed chicken lover would go for roast instead, due to how juicy and flavourful Seng Heng’s rendition is. Come early, as they tend to sell out just after lunch.
Address: 51 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #02-177, Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre, Singapore 588215
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 2pm (or sold out)
Tel: 9662 4263
Seng Heng Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Pink Candy
Located on the rooftop of Beauty World Centre is Pink Candy, an alfresco, rooftop Korean hawker stall that also turns into a bar at night. Helena, the friendly Korean owner, aims to offer “homemade-style Korean food” at Pink Candy, from her unique Apple Kimchi ($8) to a heartwarming Ginseng Chicken Noodle Soup ($10.90/$22.90). Their bestseller is the fried chicken, which comes in flavours such as Soy Sauce, Original, or Spicy Sauce ($14.90 for nine pieces).
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-60, Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10:30am-2:30pm, 5pm to 9:30pm, Tue 5pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 9170 2365
Pink Candy is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Mong Kok Dim Sum
I often head to Mong Kok Dim Sum whenever the dim sum cravings arrive. They are well-known for their dim sum such as theCustard Bun ($4.50), Spinach Dumpling ($4.50), and House Special Prawn Dumpling ($4.80). Don’t ignore their range of zi char dishes that have customers coming back for more, such as the Geylang Lor 9 Beef Hor Fun ($7.50) which is imbued with an intense wok hei flavour.
Address: 8 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599733
Opening hours: Sun 11am to 12am, Mon-Thurs 12pm to 12am, Fri-Sat 11:30am to 12:30am
Tel: 8686 8829
Mong Kok Dim Sum is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Nonya Delicatessen
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Nonya Delicatessen is a humble stall specialising in Peranakan cuisine, known particularly for its tasty Mee Siam ($6.50) and Nonya Laksa ($6.50). The former contains a broth that is both light and refreshing, while the latter has just the right amount of coconut milk added to it. Besides their noodle dishes, Nonya Delicatessen also offers my all-time favourite Nasi Kunyit ($7.50). The yellow basmati rice has a strong ginger fragrance, and the huge tender chicken leg that comes with it is soaked in a lemak curry sauce.
Address: 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, #B1-K69, Bukit Timah Plaza, Singapore 588996
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 6pm
Tel: 6469 1166
Nonya Delicatessen is not a halal-certified eatery.
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With a fun, circus-themed interior, free WiFi, and crispy waffles, Revelry is a popular hangout spot in Lorong Kilat offering waffles with a variety of toppings. Get the crowd-favourite classic Chicken & Waffles ($20.30), with juicy fried chicken on top of a buttery, crisp waffle, salad, and maple syrup. Revelry’s other classics include their Signature Burffle ($20.30), a waffle-cheeseburger fusion with beef patties sandwiched between two Belgian waffles, and On Cloud Nine ($17.20), which has creamy ice cream on a bed of strikingly blue cotton candy and torched marshmallows.
Address: 21 Lorong Kilat, #01-22, Singapore 598123
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 10am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 10pm
Tel: 9278 0466
Revelry is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. No. 5 Sin Ma Bukit Timah Live Bull Frog Claypot Porridge
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It’s said that No.5 Sin Ma Claypot Live Frog has some of the best Frog Leg Porridge (from $8) around! The frog meat is not only fall-off-the-bone tender, but also flavourful from soaking up the dark soya sauce gravy it’s been simmered in. As a kid, I had been too picky to eat the frog legs, but the extremely thick, creamy Porridge ($3) spiced up with ginger and mixed with the frog gravy made for a satisfying meal by itself.
Address: 5 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599730
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 3am
Tel: 6467 7317
No.5 Sin Ma Claypot Live Frog is not a halal-certified eatery.
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When FlagWhite first opened, my friends and neighbours were all buzzing over the cool new minimalist, pet-friendly cafe in the neighbourhood. Even now, it’s still a favoured hideaway for a lazy weekend brunch. The Western brunch menu is available all-day at Flagwhite, and includes fan-favourite dishes such as the Chicken Parmigiana ($17), where a reliable duo of gouda and mozzarella cheese complements the tomato concasse, elevating the simple breaded chicken thigh to the next level.
Address: 106 Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598604
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10am to 9pm
FlagWhite is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. BIG BOYS Sizzling
Also known as BIG BOYS Sizzling, BIG BOYS Western at Beauty World Food Centre churns up an array of Western mains with hulking portions that leave one sizzling with excitement. And with a former Ritz-Carlton chef in the kitchen, you can be pretty confident about the quality of their dishes. Encased in a shatteringly crispy crust, their well-executed Cornflake Chicken ($10.40) is a potent medley of savoury and buttery flavours. Ridiculously sinful, but also lip-smackingly addictive.
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-25, Beauty World Food Centre, Singapore 588177
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 11am to 8:45pm, Thurs 11:45am to 8:45pm
Tel: 9383 7475
BIG BOYS Western is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. You Peng Noodle Dumpling House
Some of us have that one stall to return to for cheap and delicious xiao long bao. For me, that spot would be You Peng Noodle Dumpling House. Not only are their Shanghai Fresh Meat Juicy Buns painstakingly prepared from scratch daily, but they are also priced affordably at $9 for 10 pieces, with each dumpling packing a generous amount of soup within their thin, delicate skins.
Address: 44 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-23, Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 10am to 9pm
Tel: 9239 1598
You Peng Noodle Dumpling House is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. He Zhong Carrot Cake
As a white carrot cake connoisseur who has waited an hour just to try a Michelin-approvevd white carrot cake in the past, He Zhong Carrot Cake is the one stall I find myself constantly returning to, and not just because it’s in my ‘hood. With nearly a century’s worth of history and three generations’ worth of skill at the helm, He Zhong’s uniquely blocky White Carrot Cake ($3/$4/$5) is a must-try in the hawker centre, especially with the stall’s savoury, spicy chilli smeared over the top.
Read our He Zhong Carrot Cake review!
Address: 51 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #02-185, Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre, Singapore 588215
Opening hours: Sat-Tue 6am to 8pm, Wed 6am to 1pm, Thurs-Fri 6am to 8:30pm
Tel: 8498 9211
He Zhong Carrot Cake is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
13. Joo Seng Teochew Porridge
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Opening till four in the morning, Joo Seng Teochew Porridge is the place for a taste of homely, old-school Teochew food. Drizzled with a dash of braised sauce, their warm bowls of porridge offer a much-needed pick-me-up after a seemingly endless day.
While they have a huge selection of dishes on offer, you must try their succulent, braised duck leg coated in a savoury-sweet sauce. I’m also a fan of their hae bee hiam and lap cheong. Do note that the stall doesn’t list prices of their dish, and only accepts cash. That being said, meals here are rather affordable so you can expect to pay only about $10 per person for a good selection of dishes.
Address: 14 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599738
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 4am
Tel: 6463 0768
Joo Seng Teochew porridge is not a halal-certified eatery.
14. Joomak Korean Restaurant
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From Kimchi Soup ($15+) to Jjamppong Stew ($45+), Joo Mak Korean Restaurant serves up a wide selection of Korean dishes that would easily find its place in the restaurants of Insadong. If you stop by, be sure to get their Seafood Pancake ($20+). Fluffy without being overly airy, this pillowy pancake leaves a seafood-like sweetness that lingers on the tongue.
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-01, Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 6pm to 10:30pm, Fri-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:20pm
Tel: 6466 7871
Joomak Korean Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
15. The Signature Patisserie
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While most fans flock towards The Signature Patisserie for fluffy muffins, others return for the lesser-known—yet equally impressive—selection at their cafe. Whether it’s The Breakfast Burger ($20++) or The French Toast ($18++), their menu comfortably matches up to the expectations set by their signature muffins. Lunchtime dining is also available—order tortilla pizzas, pasta, and sides for a nice midday pick-me-up.
Address: 21 Lorong Kilat, #01-01, Sun Court, Singapore 598123
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9am to 5pm
Tel: 6463 0919
The Signature Patisserie is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
16. Micasa Kitchen & Bar
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The chef behind Micasa Kitchen & Bar was a Temasek culinary grad who went on to work in top establishments all the way in Europe! With legit food in a cosy, intimate environment, it’s hard not to take the Spanish phrase “mi casa es su casa” to heart here.
Rest assured that their menu is made with the freshest locally-sourced produce, such as the signature Seafood Paella (from $31++), which includes generous servings of mussels, prawns, and chorizo. While the seafood injects a crustacean richness to the paella, a smattering of raisins brings a much-needed balance with bursts of fruity sweetness.
Address: 102C Jalan Jurong Kechil, #01-01, Singapore 598602
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 6pm to 9:30pm, Fri-Sun 11:30am to 2pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6463 0263
Micasa Kitchen & Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.
17. Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant
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Al-Azhar Eating Restaurant is a familiar name for Westies; many of us have probably dragged ourselves there in the wee hours to satisfy our supper cravings. With more than 100 different mains and sides on their menu, it’s probably difficult to single out a particular dish, but most fans swear by their Butter Chicken Masala ($8.90). Rich, slightly sweet, and oh-so-creamy, this full-bodied masala simply invites you to mop it up with a plate of Garlic Naan ($3.20).
Address: 11 Cheong Chin Nam Road, Singapore 599736
Opening hours: Mon to Thurs 8am to 1am, Fri to Sun 8am to 2am
Tel: 9015 1040
Al Azhar Eating Restaurant is a halal-certified eatery.
18. Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle Rice
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Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle Rice may not have a Michelin star to their name, but their Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle ($4) tastes just as good as those made by Liao Fan Hawker Chan. Flavoured with rose wine, soy sauce, and various herbs, the meat carries hints of sweetness to its umami-rich sauce. Their meticulous preparation also ensures that the chicken packs a tender and succulent bite, supplying a delightful contrast of texture against the springy noodles.
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-48, Beauty World Food Centre, Singapore 588177
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 12pm to 7pm
Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Noodle Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
19. Buta Kin Ramen
Restaurant-quality ramen under $10 is the reason why Buta Kin remains a popular choice for ramen in Singapore. Choose from their rich Special Tonkostu Ramen ($7.50), where the umami pork broth is the star, or their Black Ramen ($6.70), which is absolutely packed full of garlic flavour. They also have Japanese curries on the menu if you prefer some spice for your meal.
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-28, Beauty World Food Centre, Singapore 588177
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 9pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 9pm
Buta Kin is not a halal-certified eatery.
20. Mentai SENS
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Another option for affordable Japanese food in the Beauty World ‘hood is Mentai SENS. They serve up mainly mentaiko-dressed donburi bowls, priced from $5.70 with chicken. They also sell a decadent Cheese Gyuniku Don ($6.50), and an Unagi Don that goes for just $9.
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-K1, Singapore 588177
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 8:30pm
Tel: 9820 6216
Mentai Sens is not a halal-certified eatery.
21. Eng Kee Chicken Wings
The famous Eng Kee Chicken Wings first opened in 1989, and has since expanded to six other outlets all over the country. As the name suggests, they’re most known for their chicken wings, affordably priced at $1.20 per piece. Each piece is crispy on the outside, with tender and juicy meat within. Fans love that the wings are consistently well-seasoned and lightly coated with an extra crispy batter that’s not too oily. Besides the chicken wings, you can also tuck into other deep-fried snacks commonly offered at most economical bee hoon stalls.
Read our Eng Kee Chicken Wings review!
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #04-46, Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 9am to 4pm, Sat-Sun 8am to 3pm
Tel: 9233 9330
Eng Kee Chicken Wings is not a halal-certified eatery.
For freshly baked pies, tarts, and puffs that don’t break the bank, check out Syiok, located on the fourth floor of Beauty World Centre. Here you’ll find a wide assortment of bakes, including Burbur Chacar Mochi Puff ($2.50), Tuna Puff ($1.50), and Orh Nee Egg Tart ($1.80). You can also combine your favourite items and save more with their $4 for three pieces promotion!
Read our Syiok review!
Address: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-59, Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177
Opening hours: Tue to Sat 9am to 4pm, Sun 9am to 3pm
Syiok is not a halal-certified eatery
23. Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh
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Famous BKT chain Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh recently opened at a single storey shophouse along Jalan Jurong Kechil, a five-minute walk from Beauty World MRT Station. Founded in 1973, the eatery serves clear and peppery bak kut teh, alongside other dishes such as Teochew Steamed Fish (market price) and Silky Steamed Egg ($5.90).
A must-try is the Pork Rib ($8.90), which goes well with your choice of carb: rice ($1) or mee sua ($2.50). Those who love innards can also go for the Intestine Soup ($7.50) or Liver & Kidney Soup ($7.90).
Address: 100 Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598601
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 8874 7863
24. That’s My Pizza
Specialising in hand-stretched pizzas, That’s My Pizza offers a range of unique flavours such as Mala Smoked Duck ($17.90) and Japanese Chashu ($22). Fermented for 48 hours, the dough is uniquely light and chewy with a nice hint of smokiness, and the huge range of pizzas available means that you’ll definitely be able to find one that is to your taste.
Address: 51 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #02-198, Singapore 588215
Opening hours: Sun-Mon 5pm to 8pm, Thurs-Fri 5pm to 8pm
Tel: 9753 1577
That’s My Pizza is not a halal-certified eatery.
25. Ajiya Okonomiyaki
Over at Ajiya Okonomiyaki, you get to cook and eat your own okonomiyaki. The okonomiyaki at Ajiya comes in four different types, though we recommend Meat Lovers ($16+) and Ajiya’s Combo ($17+). If you are not confident in your cooking skills, you can always get the staff to help you. The exterior of the okonomiyaki is grilled till crispy and brown, whereas the interior is relatively softer. Besides okonomiyaki, Ajiya offers other grub such as Potato Cheese Mentai ($11+), a dish I would highly recommend as well.
Address: 104 Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598603
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6463 3461
Ajiya Okonomiyaki is not a halal-certified eatery.
Beauty World food gems
There is bound to be delicious Beauty World food up for grabs within walking distance from their MRT station. For more places around the area, check out our list of Bukit Timah Korean restaurants and our list of Hillview food places!
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