Changi Village food that’ll make your trip here worth it
For those who cringe at the thought of heading to Changi Village, you’re missing out. Changi Village Hawker Centre is filled with stalls that offer delicious dishes, and no, it’s not just nasi lemak that’s good here. From Western food to satay bee hoon and ayam penyet, the hawkers here confirm plus chop can make your journey to this ulu part of Singapore worth it.
1. Weng Kee Ipoh Hor Fun
Priced at $3.50 a plate, the noodles at Weng Kee Ipoh Hor Fun have never failed to draw crowds. A must-order here is their Chicken Chop Hor Fun. This comes with pieces of crispy, fried chicken crowning a mound of slippery rice noodles that’s covered in a dark, slightly tangy, gravy.
Unit number: #01-18/19
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 10pm
2. Ah Hwee BBQ Chicken Wings & Spring Chicken
Ah Hwee BBQ Chicken Wings & Spring Chicken has two outlets, one at East Coast Lagoon Food Village and the other at Changi Village Hawker Centre. Their BBQ Chicken Wings ($1.30 per piece) are freshly grilled, tender, juicy, and complete with a skin that has a slight crisp. There’s a minimum order of three pieces required, but that’s not going to be a problem given how good these are. Be prepared to queue if you’re ordering your wings from here!
Unit number: #01-14
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 4pm to 11pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 12am
3. Cendol Melaka
Finish your meal on a sweet note with a bowl of cendol. What makes Cendol Melaka’s cendol sell out fast is the ingredients in it that are freshly made daily. You can get their original cendol ($1.50) or add toppings such as sweet corn, glutinous rice, red bean, and durian.
Unit number: #01-2046
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10:30am to 10pm
4. Ho Guan Satay Bee Hoon
The old couple manning Ho Guan Satay Bee Hoon has been at this food centre for 40 years. They make their satay sauce with freshly ground spices and peanuts that are cooked for long hours over the fire. Each plate of Satay Bee Hoon ($3.50) is drenched in a generous portion of delicious satay sauce, so you won’t have to worry about not having enough of it to go with your bee hoon.
Unit number: #01-61
Opening hours: Thur-Mon 11am to 9pm
5. Woon Woon Pek Beehoon
At Woon Woon Pek Beehoon, seafood is first stir fried to create a wok hei fragrance, before being simmered in a umami broth. Their Seafood Platter ($30) is a gigantic bowl of seafood white beehoon that’s meant for three to four people. Each portion includes slices of fish, prawns, crayfish, la la, and a mountain of bee hoon. They also offer dishes that come in smaller portions, such as Lala Slice Fish White Beehoon ($5/$8/$12) and Crayfish White Beehoon ($10/$15/$20).
Check out our full review of Woon Woon Pek Beehoon’s Seafood Platter!
Unit number: #01-52
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 9pm
6. Charlie’s Corner
Situated at a corner of the food centre, Charlie’s Corner serves up unpretentious, Hainanese-inspired Western fare along with a wide range of beers and ciders. They are known for their Fish & Chips ($12.90) that is made using a family recipe, which has been passed down through generations. For something lighter, give their Grilled Fish & Chips ($12.90) a go instead!
Unit number: #01-08
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 12am, Sat-Sun 6pm to 12am
Here’s another stall selling dee-lish Chicken Chop Hor Fun ($3.50) you’ll gladly queue for. This dish lets you bite into tender, fried chicken wrapped in a crisp batter, and slurp up smooth rice noodles doused in a dark, starchy gravy. Don’t forget to ask for chilli to get an extra kick! Besides hor fun, they also have a variety of noodle dishes including fish ball noodles and laksa.
Unit number: #01-34
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10pm
8. Guang Xing Original Taste Fish Head Bee Hoon
Guang Xing Original Taste Fish Head Bee Hoon sells tasty Fish Soup ($4/$5) that comes with a broth that is thick, rich, and flavourful. Besides the soup, their Fried Fish Head Bee Hoon ($10/ $15/ $20) also packs a punch. The owner sells it with black bean sauce or with sambal depending on the time you order it. It’s hard to say when he sells which, so cross your fingers when you head down!
Unit number: #01-31
Opening hours: Tue-Thur 12pm to 3pm, Fri-Sun 12pm to 7pm
9. Mei Xiang Goreng Pisang
Mei Xiang Goreng Pisang’s goreng pisang ($1) features crispy, golden brown batter encasing a piece of piping hot, sweet Pisang Raja banana. They sell a selection of fried fruits and tubers including yam, tapioca, sweet potatoes, and coconut. All their fritters are made using their own recipe, and prices range from $0.70 to $1.20.
Unit number: #01-51
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 11am to 9pm
10. Sari Bistari Changi Village
If you’re up for some fried food, check out this stall to satiate your fried chicken cravings. Don’t miss out on their Ayam Penyet ($4), which comes with chicken that is crispy on the outside but tender and juicy on the inside. Each portion gets you a bowl of fragrant rice, soup, a piece of smashed, deep-fried chicken, and a heaping tablespoon of house-made sambal. Go for their Nasi Ikan Penyet ($6) if you feel like having fish instead!
Unit number: #01-71
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 8pm
BONUS: International Muslim Food Stall Nasi Lemak
Of course, an article about Changi Village’s food wouldn’t be complete without a mention of nasi lemak. Hand $3.50 to the makcik at International Muslim Food Stall Nasi Lemak and you’ll get a plate of fluffy coconut rice, a cucumber slice, fried egg, fried chicken, fried ikan billis, and their highly raved sambal chilli. While their fried ingredients are not the best, their sambal and fragrant rice are still worth queuing for.
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Unit number: #01-03
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 3pm, 6pm to 12am, Sat 9am to 7pm, Sun 10am to 12am
Hit Changi Village up for loads of grub
Despite it being pretty inaccessible without a car, the delicious and affordable food here is definitely a good enough reason for you to head down. Don’t forget to bring along your kakis because more people = more stomach space = more food to share!