Changi Village Hawker Centre food worth the travel
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 to satay bee hoon and ayam penyet, the food here at Changi Village Hawker Centre will definitely make your journey to this ulu part of Singapore worth it.
1. Weng Kee Ipoh Hor Fun
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Priced at $3.50 a plate, the noodles at Weng Kee Ipoh Hor Fun have never failed to draw crowds at Changi Village Food Centre. 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: Mon-Fri 10:30am to 11pm, Sat-Sun 8am to 12am
Tel: 6545 6425
Weng Kee Ipoh Hor Fun is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Changi V. Dessert House
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If you don a red beret, chances are you’ve probably had the Commando Dessert ($2.30) at least once during your two-year stint in Hendon Camp. Essentially a bowl of shaved ice topped with red tea jelly and longan, Changi V. Dessert House serves up this dessert that’s inspired by the SAF Commandos. Other popular desserts here include the Red Ruby ($2.80) and Power Cendol ($3).
Unit number: #01-66
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 11:30am to 10:30pm
3. Makan Melaka Cendol
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Another dessert spot at Changi Village Hawker Centre, you can also choose to finish your meal on a sweet note with a bowl of chendol. What makes Makan Melaka Cendol‘s chendol sell out fast is the ingredients in it that are freshly made daily. You can get their original Cendol Melaka ($1.70) or add toppings such as sweet corn, glutinous rice, red bean, and durian.
Unit number: #01-2046
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am to 10pm
Makan Melaka is a Muslim-owned eatery.
4. Ho Guan Satay Bee Hoon
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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 ($4/$5/$6) 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
Ho Guan Satay Bee Hoon is not a halal-certified eatery.
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 ($35) 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 La La Crayfish White Beehoon ($10/$20/$30).
Check out our full review of Woon Woon Pek Beehoon!
Unit number: #01-52
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 9pm
Tel: 9451 1633
6. Charlie’s Corner
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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: #01-70
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 2:30pm to 11pm, Sat-Sun 12:30pm to 11pm
Tel: 6543 1754
Charlie’s Corner is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Here’s another stall selling delicious 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: Wed-Mon 11am to 10pm
Amigo is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Guang Xing Original Taste Fish Head Bee Hoon
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Guang Xing Original Taste Fish Head Bee Hoon sells tasty Sliced Fish Soup ($5/$8/$10) that comes with a broth that is thick, rich, and flavourful. Besides the soup, their Fish Head Fried Bee Hoon ($18/$23) 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: #01-13
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am to 8pm
Tel: 9186 9313
Guang Xing Original Taste Fish Head Bee Hoon is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Mei Xiang Goreng Pisang
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Mei Xiang Goreng Pisang’s Goreng Pisang ($1.50) 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 potato, and cempedak. All their fritters are made using their own recipe, and prices range from $0.80 to $1.50.
Unit number: #01-51
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10:30am to 8pm
10. Jason’s Place
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A trip to Changi Village Hawker Centre without having barbequed chicken wings and satay is almost sacrilegious, so don’t miss out on Jason’s Place. Though they’ve shifted from their previous stall in the same food centre, they still sell the same BBQ Chicken Wing ($1.40 per piece, minimum two pieces) and Satay ($0.70 per piece, minimum 10 pieces) in Pork, Chicken and Mutton flavours. The highlight here however is their Pork Belly Satay ($1.30 per piece), which has a caramelised exterior and a remarkably juicy interior.
Unit number: #01-66
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 8100 8823
Jason’s Place is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. International Muslim Food Stall Nasi Lemak
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Of course, an article about Changi Village’s food wouldn’t be complete without a mention of nasi lemak. Hand $4.50 to the makcik at International Muslim Food Stall Nasi Lemak and you’ll get their Chicken Set which is a plate of fluffy coconut rice with 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.
Check out our recommendations for the best nasi lemak in Singapore!
Unit number: #01-03
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue, Tue 7am to 2pm, 6pm to 12am, Wed 6am to 2pm, 6pm to 12am
Tel: 8400 6882
Affordable food in Changi Village Hawker Centre
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!
If hawker food is not your cup of tea, get a cuppa at these 15 cafes in the East instead. Don’t miss out on Fei Gong Cart Noodles, which is a new Hong Kong-style cart noodles with over 20 ingredients for you to choose from!