Wallet-friendly options in Choa Chu Kang
Whenever I jio my friends for a meal in the West, Choa Chu Kang is not a neighbourhood that immediately springs to mind. Yet, hidden within its charming rows of old-school HDB flats, is a myriad of affordable food options, which the estate prides itself upon. Here are eight Choa Chu Kang food spots worth visiting if you are in the district!
1. Jub Jub Mookata
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Jub Jub Mookata is a great option to satisfy your latest Mookata cravings without burning a hole in your wallet. A platter for four sets you back $40, with sides such as Smoked Duck Breast and Marinated Pork Belly. Jub Jub Mookata also serves Slipper Lobsters ($4.90) and Shishamo ($2.40). A must-have side is their Minced Pork ($2.90), beloved by many for its delightfully tender texture.
Address: Blk 810 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 7, Singapore 680810
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 5:30 pm to 10pm, Fri-Sun 5pm to 10pm
Jub Jub Mookata is not a halal eatery.
2. Kam Par Claypot Bak Kuh Teh and Chicken Rice
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Kam Par Claypot Bak Kuh Teh and Chicken Rice is a go-to place to cure your claypot cravings. Their Claypot Bak Kuh Teh ($6/$12/$18/$24/$30) is thoroughly infused with flavours from pork ribs and offal, leaving you instinctively reaching for a second scoop. The fragrant Claypot Chicken Rice ($6.50/$12/$15) delivers a robust flavour, owing to a potent combination of salted fish, dark soya sauce and sesame oil.
Address: 143 Teck Whye Lane, Singapore 680143
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 9639 3998
Kam Par Claypot Bak Kuh Teh and Chicken Rice is not a halal eatery
3. CCK 302 Food House Bak Chor Mee
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A stone’s throw away from Choa Chu Kang MRT Station, CCK 302 Foodhouse is a 24-hour joint famed among local residents. The springy mee pok and generous portions of minced meat of their Bak Chor Mee ($3.50) have earned it a loyal following through the years. Their sambal chilli, combined with a dash of vinegar, adds flavour to the noodle’s taste without being overwhelmingly spicy; perfect for those with a low spice tolerance.
Address: 302 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, #01-719, Singapore 680302
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours
CCK 302 Foodhouse Bak Chor Mee is not a halal eatery.
4. Hock Lian Huat Ngoh Hiang Prawn Cracker
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Another favourite at CCK 302 Foodhouse is Hock Lian Huat Ngoh Hiang Prawn Cracker. Their crunchy Prawn Crackers ($2) create a strong crackle the moment you sink your teeth into them. Infused with a buttery shrimp flavour, they complement the tangy sweet dipping sauce. Their house-made Ngoh Hiang ($1) is stuffed to the brim with minced pork, providing a firm texture, unmatched by factory-made ones.
Address: 302 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, Singapore 680302
Opening hours: Daily 1pm to 12am
Tel: 6445 5411
Hock Lian Huat Ngoh Hiang Prawn Cracker is not a halal eatery.
5. Ah Ma Lor Mee
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Under the third generation owners of the acclaimed Feng Zhen Lor Mee, Ah Ma Lor Mee delivers a hearty bowl of noodles which instantly impresses. Those going for the Traditional Lor Mee ($3.50) will find a generous serving of noodles, accompanied by house-made pork balls, fish meat, and pork belly. Their gravy, slow cooked for long periods of time, is reduced to an ideal consistency.
Address: Blk 810 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 7, Singapore 681810
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 7am to 2pm
Tel: 8288 0810
Ah Ma Lor Mee is not a halal eatery.
6. Hong Kiat Seafood Restaurant
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Hong Kiat Seafood Restaurant serves up zi char dishes at affordable prices in a comfortable, al fresco setting. The stall offers local favourites such as Yam Ring ($18) and Curry Fish Head ($25). Pork enthusiasts must try their Thai Style Pig’s Trotter ($25), which features a fried pork trotter coated in an enticing sauce mix of red chilli, shallots, onion and lime juice.
Address: 216 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1, Comfort Garden, Singapore 689477
Opening hours: Daily 4pm to 12:15am
Tel: 6763 0304
Hong Kiat Seafood Restaurant is not a halal eatery.
7. HEY SUGAR
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Located directly opposite Keat Hong LRT Station, HEY SUGAR is one of the few cafes that sprouted in Choa Chu Kang’s forest of HDB flats. With its All Day Set Menu ($9.90), which comes with a single waffle, ice cream, and ice brewed shaken tea, the cafe is an ideal retreat for any. Unique flavours worth trying include Gula Melaka ($3.80) and Honey & Figs ($3.80).
Address: 818 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1, #01-06, Singapore 680818
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 12:30am to 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 12:30am to 11:30pm
HEY SUGAR is a halal eatery.
8. Tasty Roti Prata
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Despite being located in a more secluded corner of Choa Chu Kang, Tasty Roti Prata at Berjaya Eating House is beloved by locals for its scrumptious prata at reasonable fares. The prata is both fluffy and crispy without being overly greasy. If you aren’t a fan of their Plain Prata ($1.10) or Cheese Prata ($2.00), Tasty Roti Prata offers Plain Thosai ($1.50) and Masala Thosai ($2.50) as well.
Address: Blk 253 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1, Berjaya Eating House, Keat Hong Shopping Centre, Singapore 680253
Opening hours: Daily 6am to 1pm
Tasty Roti Prata is a halal eatery.
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Give these Choa Chu Kang food gems a try the next time you are in the neighbourhood for its affordable and quality options! Drop us a comment if we have missed out on any great food spots in the area.