Changi Village food places
When people think of Changi, the airport usually comes to mind. But many of us forget that it’s also home to a variety of good food. From tasty, old-school hawker fare, to affordable cafes and restaurants, you’ll be spoiled for choice in the area. So here are 15 Changi Village food places that you can consider trying on your next trip to the East.
1. Changi Village Carrot Cake
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I’m an absolute sucker for carrot cake, so this entry should come as no surprise. Changi Village Carrot Cake only serves Black Carrot Cake ($3/$4/$5) instead of the white version I prefer, but that doesn’t mean I’d give the store a pass when I’m in the area. The uncle running the stall has managed to perfect the art of making black carrot cake after over 30 years of hard work.
Interestingly, he adds the egg after frying the radish cubes in soya sauce, resulting in a black carrot cake that is a little lighter in colour than usual, but still bursting with savoury-sweet flavour and packing a spicy kick from the added chilli. Good news for chye poh fans, each plate of this carrot cake comes filled with the ingredient.
Address: 2 Changi Village Road, #01-13, Changi Village Hawker Centre, Singapore 500002
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 7am to 3pm, Sat-Sun 7am to 3pm
Changi Village Carrot Cake is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Mizzy’s Corner Nasi Lemak
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Changi Village Food Centre is a common rest-stop for people taking the ferry to Pulau Ubin, but its other claim to fame is being the spot for nasi lemak in Singapore. One of the stalls upholding the hawker centre’s reputation is Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak, serving up plates of Nasi Lemak with a quality that has stayed consistent since it opened in 1997. Their six Nasi Lemak Sets start from a wallet-friendly $3.50, featuring their signature coconut-infused basmati rice. They also have a Surprise Me Set for the adventurous, which gets you a random dish of their choice for just $5.
Check out our guide to more must-try nasi lemak in Singapore.
Address: Block 2 Changi Village Road, #01-23/26, Changi Village Hawker Centre, Singapore 500002
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours
Tel: 9816 4419
Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak is a Muslim-owned eatery.
3. Woon Woon Pek Beehoon
For a dish that will soothe the soul and the stomach, head to Woon Woon Pek Beehoon. They may be famous for their impressive Seafood Platter ($35) which is a giant plate of fish prawn crayfish and lala, but their regular portions are just as satisfying for an everyday meal.
Their Lala Slice Fish White Beehoon ($5) has a generous serving of white beehoon that has been cooked in a rich, seafood stock. The stewed cabbage, clams and sliced fish add even more sweetness to this otherwise savoury dish. Each plate comes topped with deep-fried pork lard for that extra crunch.
Check out our Woon Woon Pek Beehoon review.
Address: 2 Changi Village Road, #01-52, Changi Village Hawker Centre, Singapore 500002
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 9pm
Tel: 9451 1633
Woon Woon Pek Beehoon is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. International Muslim Food Stall
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Also known as International Nasi Lemak, International Muslim Food Stall was once known as the king of nasi lemak in Changi Village in the 90s, though some say Mizzy’s Corner has snatched the title since then. Still, you can expect super sedap Nasi Lemak for $3.50, with fluffy coconut milk-infused rice, sliced cucumbers, a fried egg, sambal chilli, and tender, juicy chicken fried for a crisp golden-brown skin. The hawkers are up as early as 1:30am everyday to make their signature sambal chilli sauce, which is a spicy and aromatic affair that has fans coming back for more.
Address: 2 Changi Village Road, #01-03, Singapore 500002 (Changi Village Hawker Centre)
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 7am to 2pm, 6pm to 12am
Tel: 8400 6882
International Muslim Food Stall is a Muslim-owned eatery.
5. Chock Full Of Beans
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Apart from your regular cafe fare, Chock Full Of Beans serves up specialty coffee with the most adorable 3D latte art on request! For food, you have the classic Eggs Benedict ($13) on the brunch menu, available till 5pm. Also, check out their premium daily specials such as Tuesday’s Beef Bourguignon or Wednesday’s King Snapper Fish And Chips for just $16.
Address: 4 Changi Village Road, #01-2090, Changi Village, Singapore 500004
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 12 to 8:30pm, Fri 12 to 10pm, Sat 9:30am to 10pm, Sun 9:30am to 8:30 pm
Tel: 8428 8203
Chock Full of Beans is not a halal-certified eatery.
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The Thai-owned Pranakorn offers homey and affordable Thai zi char dishes. One speciality here is the Moo Daeng, a handmade meatball you’ll find in the Egg Toufu Soup With Homemade Minced Pork ($10.50). There’s also a Homemade Pork Cake With Century Egg ($5.80) that’s their unique take on a Scotch egg, as well as other classic Thai fare.
Address: 4 Changi Village Road, #01-2086, Changi Village, Singapore 500004
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30 to 9:45pm
Tel: 6214 1897
Pranakorn is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Tiong Bahru Boneless Hainanese Chicken Rice
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An offshoot of the original, Michelin Bib Gourmand Tiong Bahru Boneless Hainanese Chicken Rice, this is the perfect solution if you’re an Eastie and aren’t a fan of picking meat from bone. A plate of Small Steamed Chicken Rice is $3, while its Roasted counterpart costs $3.50 with free flow soup. If you’re looking for sides to go with the chicken rice, they’ve got items such as Salad You Tiao ($4.50) and Lemon Chicken Cutlet ($6). The stall also offers chicken Gizzard and Liver for $1 each if you’re a fan of offal.
Check out our list of the best chicken rice in Singapore.
Address: 5 Changi Village Road, #01-2037, Singapore 500005
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 9pm
Tel: 6545 1142
Tiong Bahru Boneless Hainanese Chicken Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Makan Melaka
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For a cool treat on a hot day, get a bowl of Makan Melaka’s famous cendol. Their Melaka-style Chendol ($1.70) is made without coconut milk, which makes it less jelak and more refreshing. For those who love their chendol with lots of toppings, get their Cendol Melaka with Red Bean + Corn ($2.30). If you’re a big fan of durian, their Cendol Melaka Durian ($3) is a must-try. The creamy durian adds a robust flavour to the already mouth-watering dessert! Other than dessert, they also offer mains such as Nasi Lemak ($4) and Soto Melaka ($4.50).
For more chendol goodness, check out our guide to the best gula melaka desserts in Singapore.
Address: 1 Changi Village Road, #01-2046, Singapore 500001
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am to 10pm
Tel: 9363 1379
Makan Melaka is a Muslim-owned eatery.
9. Wing Kee Original Taste Ipoh Hor Fun
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Since we’re on the topic of Malaysian cuisine, you might as well get a plate of Chicken Chop Hor Fun ($3.50) from Wing Kee Original Taste Ipoh Hor Fun. This may not be the prettiest meal, but don’t let appearances fool you. This satisfying dish is made with silky smooth kway teow soaked in a dark, savoury gravy. All of this goodness is topped off with a crispy fried chicken chop. Remember to mix in the sambal chilli paste for a spicier kick.
Address: 2 Changi Village Road, #01-18/19, Changi Village Hawker Centre, Singapore 500002
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am to 11pm, Sat-Sun 8am to 12am
Tel: 6545 6425
10. Andes By ASTONS
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Andes is always a reliable place to go for gatherings. The halal arm of ASTONS has a pork- and lard-free menu, with mains starting from just $10.90. Options here include Teriyaki Chicken, Fiery Chicken, and Lemon Lime Chicken. Those who want a lighter option can order the Grilled Fish with Herbs ($12.50), or ASTONS’ famous steaks and lamb. Each dish comes with two sides, with a variety of choices such as Mac & Cheese, Onion Rings, Garden Veggie, and a Baked Potato.
Address: 5 Changi Village Road, #01-200, Singapore 500005
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6542 0302
Andes is a halal-certified eatery.
11. Mr Mamak
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Down the road from Andes is Mr Mamak, where the extensive menu spans a wide range of affordable Indian, Malay, and even Thai Muslim dishes for you to choose from. Try their popular Hyderabadi Dum Biryani with your choice of tender Chicken ($6.90), Mutton ($7.90), or Fish ($7.90). Along with your order, you also get an egg, a bowl of curry, and a small cup of yoghurt, which makes it pretty value-for-money! That’s not all━for $8.90 you can choose from their Naan Sets, such as Set 1 which has two pieces of soft, fluffy Naan ($2) and a side of Butter Chicken.
Address: Block 5 Changi Village Rd, #01-2019, Singapore 500005
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 10:30am to 12:01am, Fri-Sat 10:30am to 1am
Tel: 6384 4424
Mr Mamak is a Muslim owned eatery.
12. Ho Guan Satay Bee Hoon
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The elderly couple behind Ho Guan Satay Bee Hoon have been in Changi Village Food Centre since the very beginning, over 40 years ago! They are one of the few hawkers left that are still making Satay Bee Hoon ($4/$5/$6), a labour-intensive and rare hawker dish in Singapore.
Their version, said to have a notable old-school flair, features blanched bee hoon mixed with lean pork, pork liver, tau kwa, cuttlefish, kang kong, beansprouts, and cockles coated in a robust, nutty satay sauce. You can also swap out the bee hoon for yellow noodles or kway teow.
Read our article that digs into the history of satay bee hoon in Singapore.
Address: 2 Changi Village Road, #01-61, Singapore 500002
Opening hours: Thurs-Mon 11am to 9pm
Ho Guan Satay Bee Hoon is not a halal-certified eatery.
13. Ciclo e Caffe
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From the amount of bicycles, tools, and cycling merchandise on display, you might mistake Ciclo e Caffe for just another bicycle shop, but it doubles as a pretty popular cafe in the area. Get creamy artisanal Gelato and Sorbet at $5 a scoop, with flavours such as Tiramisu or Yuzu Mint, or cakes ranging from classic Blueberry Cheesecake ($7.50) to an uncommon Indonesian Cheesecake ($7.50). Also known as bolu keju, it is a vanilla cream sponge cake with grated cheese on top.
They also have a fantastic dark roast coffee, which you can have as an Espresso for $3.50. Cute 2D latte art is available as well on their White Coffee ($5), which you can admire along with the impressive collection of retro bicycles and memorabilia on display.
Address: Block 1 Changi Village, #01-2052, Singapore 500001
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 9am to 11pm, Sat-Sun 7am to 11pm
Tel: 6208 8999
Ciclo e Caffe is not a halal-certified eatery.
14. King Grouper Fish Soup
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With 18 outlets islandwide, King Grouper Fish Soup is a popular fish soup franchise that notably uses giant Grouper from their own fish farm in Changi. The fish are caught and delivered to each stall fresh every day, with the goal of making the expensive, premium Grouper more affordable and accessible to Singaporeans.
Get their Teochew Steamed Grouper ($12/$18), which comes with the choice of the head, or as thick slices of boneless, tender meat. For a more wallet friendly option, get their Grouper Fish Soup ($6/$8), which is a clear, full-bodied brother with lettuce, tomatoes and soft tofu. You can also add noodles or rice for $0.50, with the rice served separately and the noodles served in the bowl of soup.
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-64, Changi Village Food Centre, Singapore 500002
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 8am to 10pm
Tel: 8222 6824
King Grouper Fish Soup is not a halal-certified eatery.
15. Jacob’s Cafe
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Jacob’s Cafe sells homely Hainanese-style Western food, as well as European-style, hearty Western food. Started by two former engineers over 20 years ago, try their traditional Hainanese Mutton Stew ($15) or Hungarian Beef Goulash ($19.50) for something to warm you up during the rainy season. The cafe is also child-friendly, with kid menu options such as Junior Spaghetti Bolognese ($8.90) and family-sized meals including an Oven Roasted Stuffed Whole Chicken ($41.90) meant for sharing!
Address: 5 Changi Village Rd, #01-2049, Singapore 500005
Opening hours: Sun-Mon 10:30am to 10:30pm, Wed-Thurs 10:30am to 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am to 11pm
Tel: 6542 7500
Jacob’s Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.
What to eat at Changi Village
Changi Village, a popular pitstop for many cyclists, is full of affordable dining options. Alternatively, check out our Changi Village Food Centre guide for more hawker food in the area that isn’t just nasi lemak. If you’re in the airport, consider reading our WOKE Ramen review and stopping by for some adorable ramen before that flight.
This post was originally published on 12 July 2018.
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