Chong Pang Market & Food Centre stalls
When I think of Chong Pang, I think of the famous Chong Pang Nasi Lemak. Just a short 500m away, across the road, lies Chong Pang Market & Food Centre—a treasure trove of hawker stalls that are close to the hearts of many Yishun residents. If you’re new to the area, or are looking for a meal after taking a soak at the Sembawang Hot Spring Park, here are 15 Chong Pang Market & Food Centre stalls to visit.
Table of Contents
- Chong Pang Market & Food Centre stalls
- 1. Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck
- 2. Yao Fa Teochew Mushroom Meat Noodles
- 3. Guan Heng Cooked Food
- 4. Ho Heng Kway Chap
- 5. Xiang Xiang Fishball Noodles
- 6. Super Penyet Singapore
- 7. Nee Soon Fish Head Mee Hoon
- 8. Hainan Zai
- 9. Nyonya Cendol
- 10. Pin Xiang
- 11. Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu
- 12. Lu Xiang Ji
- 13. Ji De Lai Hainanese Chicken Rice
- 14. Tian Ji Shu Shi
- 15. Old Chong Pang Wu Xiang
- What to eat at Chong Pang Market & Food Centre
1. Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck
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I regularly head to Ghim Moh Market for what is my favourite braised duck rice in Singapore; North-siders are lucky to have their very own branch of Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck in their ‘hood too at Chong Pang Market & Food Centre.
Prices here start from $5.60 for a set, which comes with seasoned rice, duck, tau kwa, peanuts, and a braised egg, drenched in a lushly viscous gravy. Otherwise, go for a Whole Duck ($43), with tau kwa, tau pok, and braised egg charged at $0.80 a portion.
Unit number: #01-161
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 9.30am to 8pm
Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Yao Fa Teochew Mushroom Meat Noodles
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At Yao Fa Teochew Mushroom Meat Noodles, the smallest bowl of dry noodles will set you back at just $3.80, while the soup version is priced from $3.50. Go for the latter to enjoy the old-school flavours of soupy bak chor mee, flavoured with lard and lots of fried garlic. There are braised mushrooms in this too, for extra texture and umami.
Unit number: #01-128
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 7am to 3pm
Yao Fa Teochew Mushroom Meat Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Guan Heng Cooked Food
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They may serve Mushroom Minced Meat Noodles ($3.50) and Fishball Noodles ($4), but what people really come for at Guan Heng Cooked Food is their Satay Bee Hoon (from $4). Fair warning: there’s only one pot of satay sauce, so when that’s sold out, that’s it for the day. Their rendition of the gravy is said to be thick and balanced, without being overly spicy or sweet.
Unit number: #01-146
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 5pm to 9:30pm
Guan Heng Cooked Food is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Ho Heng Kway Chap
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You can’t go wrong with placing an order at Ho Heng Kway Chap—all you have to do is tell them if you’re ordering for one ($3.80), two ($8), or three ($11) diners. Each portion comes with tau pok, braised egg, pork belly, and various well-prepared innards including pig stomach and intestines in a lightly herbal broth. Then, the kway, AKA squares of rice noodles, are charged at $0.50 or $0.80 for a small or large portion.
Unit number: #01-140
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 3pm
Ho Heng Kway Chap is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Xiang Xiang Fishball Noodles
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Michelin Plate-awardee Xiang Xiang Fishball Noodles is a whopping 40 years old this year, and is currently manned by second-gen owners. Expect to wait for your fishball noodles here; sometimes it can take up to 45 minutes to get your food.
Their fishballs are said to be made from either yellowtail fish or ikan parang, AKA xi dao fish, depending on what’s available. Tossed with a blend of soya sauce, ketchup, vinegar, pork lard, and chilli, you can expect a good old-fashioned bowl or noodles here, priced from $3.50.
Unit number: #01-177
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 6am to 4pm
Xiang Xiang Fishball Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Super Penyet Singapore
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Super Penyet, originally Warong Penyet, has been dishing up the East Javanese fried chicken dish for more than a decade now. You might have had their famous Nasi Ayam Penyet ($7.50) catered at events before; now you can get it anytime the craving hits from their stall at Chong Pang Market & Food Centre. Besides having it with plain rice, there’s Nasi Goreng Ayam Penyet ($8.50) that comes with fried rice. If you prefer, go for Ikan Penyet ($9). which has fried fish instead of chicken.
Unit number: #01-170
Opening hours: Tue 2pm to 6:30pm, Wed-Mon 7am to 6:30pm
Tel: 8548 1409
Super Penyet is a Muslim-owned eatery.
7. Nee Soon Fish Head Mee Hoon
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Nee Soon Fish Head Mee Hoon, in spite of its name, has been making mee hoon kway since 1995. Prices for their handmade noodles start from $4.50 a bowl, with some fans declaring it the best ban mian in the North.
Come in the morning and you’ll be able to satisfy your congee cravings here—a bowl of Mixed Pork Congee will set you back just $4, while Shredded Chicken or Pork Liver Congee are priced at $3 and $3.50 each. Of course, they’ve also got their fish soup options as well: Fried Fish Head Bee Hoon ($4.50), Seafood Soup ($5), and even Tom Yum Seafood Soup ($5.50).
Unit number: #01-154
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 6:30am to 8:30pm
Nee Soon Fish Head Mee Hoon is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Hainan Zai
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Another stall at Chong Pang Market & Food Centre that made it onto the Michelin Guide is Hainan Zi, or Hainan Zai in Chinese, who are the proud recipients of the Michelin Bib Gourmand award. The stall appears to be temporarily closed for now, but it’s one you should definitely have on your list.
Come here for what’s supposed to be a great rendition of local favourite dishes such as orh luah, fried Hokkien prawn mee, and char kway teow (from $3.50). The fried rice noodle dish is meant to be the one that stole the hearts of the Michelin inspectors with its wok hei, balanced flavours, and silky smoothness.
Unit number: #01-129
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am to 9pm
Hainan Zi is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Nyonya Cendol
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Nyonya Cendol sells just one item—chendol—in four variations. There’s the Original Chendol ($2) that has no red beans, Red Bean Chendol ($2.50), Sweet Corn Chendol ($2.50), and D2 Durian Chendol ($3.50).
If this stall’s signboard seems familiar, that’s because they have several other branches across the island. Standards are said to be inconsistent, but this sweet, icy treat laced with thick coconut milk and sticky gula melaka is a classic.
Unit number: #01-162
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9:30am to 9pm
Nyonya Chendol is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Pin Xiang
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One of about three stalls in this hawker centre that serve fried carrot cake is Pin Xiang, a stall that’s been raved about for their white carrot cake being of a similar standard to 618 Sim Carrot Cake but without the mountain of chye poh. If you can’t decide, order yourself both black and white chai tow kway ($5).
For something a little different, go for the Penang Fried Kway Teow (from $4) rather than the local-style CKT (from $3.50). Otherwise, there’s Punggol Mee Goreng (from $4) too!
Unit number: #01-143
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 9:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 9007 8898
Pin Xiang is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu
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Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu offers comforting YTF in a broth prepared with both ikan bilis and soya bean. If you’ve been to Nic & Tom Eatery, you’ll find the taste of this yong tau foo familiar. That’s because the Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu franchise is run by the very same Nic and Tom.
A fixed bowl of YTF is priced at $5.90, including Prawn, Pork, White, Black, Bitter Gourd, Meat Tenders, and Beancurd—White and Black referring respectively to fish and pork rolls. For $5, you can also get three whole fried chicken wings in the Chicken Wings Set that’s said to be pretty tasty too.
Unit number: #01-168
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 9pm
Tel: 6219 3633
Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. Lu Xiang Ji
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This one’s for the early risers: fishball noodle stall Lu Xiang Ji is only open from 4.30am each morning till 1.30pm or sold out. The true signature dish here, however, is Chicken Feet Noodle ($5), where collagen-y, gelatinously plump braised chicken feet are served atop your choice of noodle.
If you don’t like chicken feet, that’s alright, because the Minced Meat Noodle (from $3) is said to get the same beloved chicken feet zhup drizzled over your noodles too.
Unit number: #01-179
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 4:30am to 1:30pm
Lu Xiang Ji is not a halal-certified eatery.
13. Ji De Lai Hainanese Chicken Rice
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Tucked away in this corner of Yishun, Ji De Lai Hainanese Chicken Rice made a name for themselves with their hefty corn-fed chicken. In fact, they were recently added to the Michelin Bib Gourmand 2023 list!
A plate of Chicken Drumstick Rice is priced at $5.30, while a plate of Chicken Wings Rice costs $5.20. Then, there’s the Chicken Rice Set ($5.50), which includes a portion of oyster sauce vegetables. The rice here is purportedly on the greasy side of things, while the poached chicken is meant to have that coveted layer of gelatin under its skin.
Unit number: #01-152
Opening hours: Mon-Tue & Thur- Fri 7am to 6pm, Sat-Sun 7am to 6.30pm
Tel: 9798 8788
Ji De Lai Hainanese Chicken Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
14. Tian Ji Shu Shi
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A stall that attracts snaking lines here is Tian Ji Shu Shi, which specialises in prawn mee. A bowl of Supreme Pork Ribs Noodle costs $5, as does Pork Ribs & Prawn Noodle. They’re said to serve fresh, meaty prawns, and are liberal with the lashings of fried pork lard. If you have your noodles dry, it’s tossed with a dash of ketchup, even if you order it with chilli.
Unit number: #01-141
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 6am to 2pm
Tian Ji Shu Shi is not a halal-certified eatery.
15. Old Chong Pang Wu Xiang
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Old Chong Pang Wu Xiang has been serving their ngoh hiang since 1986, with all their items still made by hand today according to their family recipes! Queues at this popular stall can stretch up to an hour during peak periods, and with three decades of experience, it’s little wonder why. Everything is fried to order, and prices differ based on your choice of ingredients.
Unit number: #01-166
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9:30am to 10pm
Tel: 8295 7334
Old Chong Pang Wu Xiang is not a halal-certified eatery.
What to eat at Chong Pang Market & Food Centre
If you ever find yourself in Yishun, make a trip to Chong Pang Market & Food Centre to try some of these hawker gems out! For those in the vicinity, you can also check out Heng Hua Restaurant, a zi char restaurant with legit Putian lor mee and bee hoon. Otherwise, you can head down to Golden Mile Food Centre for chilli prawn mee, lava baguettes and more.
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