Bedok food for the win
Bedok is not only known as the MRT Station you alight at when you visit East Coast Park. It is a hood that boasts both hipster cafes and hearty hawker fare. Easties always pride themselves on having the best food, but before we get serious about which side is the best side, here is our round-up of Bedok food places you must not miss.
1. Fat Bird
Singaporeans love their ma la xiang guo, period. But at more than $10 a pop, it hurts our wallet to constantly indulge in it. Offering a buffet option is Fat Bird’s outlet at Bedok. Feast as much as you want for 90 minutes, with seven types of pot bases and 36 ingredients, at just $15.90++ every Monday to Thursday and $18.80++ on Fridays and weekends.
Check out our full review of Fat Bird!
Address: 11 Bedok North Street 1, #01-24, Heartbeat @ Bedok, Singapore 469662
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 12am
Tel: 6284 0473
2. Super Bistro
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Helmed by the same people behind Super Penyet in Chong Pang Market, Super Bistro serves an extensive menu of local favourites. Highlights include Ayam Penyet Set ($7.50+) and Beef Rendang Set ($9+). Salted egg fans would also love their Ayam Bakar Saus Telur Asin ($9+), which features a generous piece of fried chicken thigh drenched in glorious salted egg sauce.
Address: 314 Bedok Road, Singapore 469478
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6702 0231
3. The Talking Cow
Jio your makan kakis down to The Talking Cow for some cheesy tom yum mookata. Their Combo Set goes at $13.80 per person and requires a minimum of two diners. The platter features an array of ingredients including black pepper beef, marinated sliced fish, scallops and more.
Check out our full review of The Talking Cow!
Address: 418 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-55, Singapore 460418
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 5pm to 11pm, Sat-Sun & PH 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 8139 4958
4. Plum and Rice
Pretty in pink is Plum and Rice, located at Bedok North Street 1 Market & Food Centre. It is rare to find such highly-Instagrammable yet nutritious nosh at a hawker centre. Plum and Rice serves umeboshi (Japanese pickled plum) rice and porridge sets at $4 and $6. Each set comes with a side dish, soup of the day, and a meat dish.
Check out our full review of Plum and Rice!
Address: Blk 216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-45, Bedok North Street 1 Market & Food Centre, Singapore 460216
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8am to 2pm
Tel: 9130 1200
5. Bedok Western Food
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Bedok Western Food is a hidden gem found at Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre. Open till midnight, this place is apt for a late-night Western food feast. Must-tries include Chicken Cutlet ($6.50) and Pork Chop ($6.50), which are doused with a delectable house-made sauce and generously speckled with garlic bits.
Address: Blk 208B New Upper Changi Road, #01-62, Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre, Singapore 462208
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11am to 12am
6. Hill Street Char Kway Teow
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There is always a queue at Hill Street Char Kway Teow. It is another one of those places to make a beeline to when the cravings call. A small plate sets you back $3.50, while a big one sets you back $4. The noodles are cloaked in wok hei, making every mouthful utterly delicious. It also comes with cockles and lap cheong, with pork lard thrown in for good measure.
Address: 16 Bedok South Road, #01-41, Bedok South Market & Food Centre, Singapore 460016
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am to 4pm
Tel: 9042 1312
7. Xian Jin Mixed Vegetable Rice
Xian Jin is the “Daiso” of hawker stalls. You can find bak kut teh, sliced fish soup, century egg minced meat porridge, sliced pork porridge, and more at only $2 each. This is the place to go for days leading up to payday. If you’re feeling generous, there are even sides such as braised peanuts, you tiao, pig’s skin and tau pok from $0.50 a portion.
Check out our full review of Xian Jin!
Address: Blk 216 Bedok North Street 1 #01-02, Blk 216 Bedok Food Centre And Market, Singapore 460216
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 4pm
8. Arnold’s Fried Chicken
Before Arnold’s Fried Chicken opened their first outlet at Jurong earlier this year, the 34-year-old fried chicken chain was only available in the East. Support your local fast food joint and get your fingers oily with their Spring Chicken Set ($12.80), which comes with a side of fries and coleslaw. If you’re eating with a friend, get the 2 Person Combo Meal ($24.80) that comes with five pieces of fried chicken, buns, fries, coleslaw, and drinks.
Check out our full review of Arnold’s Fried Chicken!
Address: 215 Bedok North Street 1, #01-83, Singapore 460215
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6481 9945
9. FATCAT Ice Cream Bar
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I first met Charles, owner of FATCAT Ice Cream Bar, at a gelato event in Singapore and was surprised that the Willy Wonka behind this whimsical ice-cream cafe was a young chap. Be impressed by eye-popping seasonal desserts including Chocolate Cigar ($12+) and Pandora Stones ($15+), or have a taste of both classic and wacky ice-cream flavours including Sea Salt Matcha, White Peach Sangria and Watermelon Soju from $3.90+ a scoop.
Address: Blk 416 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-25, Singapore 460416
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Thur 1pm to 10pm, Fri 1pm to 11pm, Sat 12pm to 11pm, Sun 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 6241 0830
10. Shubby Sweets
If gluttony is one of the seven deadly sins, Shubby Sweets will leave me dead with their beautiful display of cakes. Choose from six flavours – Speculoos Biscoff Blondies, Magic Fudgy Brownies, Red Velvet Brownies, Nutella Blondies, Salted Caramel PB Blondies, and Sticky Chewy Brownies – for a box of five at $7.50. Our favourite would be the Nutella Blondie. It is a crumbly vanilla pastry with an oozy Nutella core, making it ideal for some after-dinner indulgence.
Check out our full review of Shubby Sweets!
Address: 42 Chai Chee Street, #01-68, Singapore 461042
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 1:30pm to 6:30pm, Sat-Sun 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Tel: 8419 9614
Shubby Sweets is a Muslim-owned dessert shop.
Bedok food gems are aplenty
From Western food to Japanese food, savoury feasts to sweet treats, Bedok is peppered with interesting eats. Whether you’re a resident of the East, or just a Westie visiting the area, do check out these Bedok food places.