Best East Village food places
East Village isn’t actually a village, but a small mall in Simpang Bedok with a surprisingly large variety of food options to choose from. From homely Indian food to snazzy bars, here are the 10 best East Village food places to fulfil any craving at any time of day.
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1. Dalcomhan Bam Korean Restaurant
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Dalcomhan Bam Korean Restaurant offers Korean food at extremely affordable prices and huge portions. From 11:30am to 2:30pm on weekdays, get dishes such as Beef Bulgogi BBQ, Kimchi Soup, and Jokbal Rice for just $9.90+. Otherwise, go for the fan-favourite Ginseng Chicken Soup ($25), with tender chicken in a strong, flavourful soup. It can get crowded during peak hours, so do call their number and make a reservation before heading over.
Unit number: #01-66
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6214 0886
Dalcomhan Bam Korean Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery
2. Indian Tandoor
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Serving up homely North Indian cuisine in a casual environment, Indian Tandoor’s extensive menu will leave you spoilt for choice. Popular dishes here include the moreish Tandoori Chicken ($9/$16/$30) and the rich Butter Chicken ($17.90). Pair the latter with a Naan Basket ($14.90), which includes an assortment of plain, butter, garlic, and peshawari naan to mop up every last drop of sauce with for a truly satisfying meal.
Unit number: #01-65
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30 pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6909 3543
Indian Tandoor is not a halal-certified eatery.
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There’s really nothing more shiok than wallet-friendly Thai food. At GreaThai, get your favourite Thai dishes such as Phad Thai ($11.90+), Tom Yum Soup ($9.90+/$13.90+) and Basil Chicken ($9.90+) without worrying about breaking the bank, and finish up with colourful Thai-inspired desserts such as Pandan Sticky Rice With Mango ($6.90) and Black Sticky Rice with Ice Cream ($6.90+).
Unit number: #01-06
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 9:45pm
Tel: 6702 7707
GreaThai is a halal-certified eatery.
4. Ramen Ya
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A true hole-in-the-wall eatery run by a single Japanese chef, Ramen-ya has been gathering rave reviews ever since it opened a few months ago. With an intimate, izakaya-style set-up, you get to watch your choice of shio or tonkotsu ramen be prepared in front of you. A popular choice here is the Tonkotsu Special Ramen ($12.80), with umami broth, bamboo slices, an egg, and thick slices of cha shu that melts in your mouth.
Unit number: #01-03
Opening hours: Tue to Sun 11:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 9450 0178
Ramen Ya is not a halal-certified eatery
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A more spacious spot for Japanese food in the mall is Ikura. Come during lunch to enjoy their daily lunch promo with prices starting from $10.90++ for a variety of bento sets, donburi, and ramen. Depending on the day of week, there are also special one-for-one promos available, such as Bara Chiraishi Don ($18++ ) on Wednesdays and Japanese Oysters ($2.50++) on Thursdays!
Unit number: #01-01
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6909 5606
Ikura is not a halal-certified eatery
6. Mrs Hen
This is for those people who claim they “jia la” at the mala stall, as the Indonesian-style sambal served at Mrs Hen is seriously no joke. The stall is known for the Ayam Geprek Sambal Signature ($8.60), which has smashed fried chicken topped with their signature super spicy sambal served alongside some white rice and achar. We also recommend the Terong Geprek Sambal Platter ($8.50), which has the signature red chilli, green chilli, and Balinese lemongrass chilli atop a hefty slab of fried eggplant.
Check out our Mrs Hen review!
Unit number: #01-43
Tel: 6208 2082
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Mrs Hen is a halal-certified eatery.
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For a place to chill and enjoy some drinks after work, hit up D’Bar, which has tasty mains, light bites, and alcohol prepared by friendly staff who would book a cab home for you if needed. Popular here is the Smoked Duck Spaghetti ($16.90), a tomato-based pasta served with spinach, cherry tomatoes, and tender slices of duck smoked to mouth watering perfection. For smaller bites to go with your drink, treat yourself to some Satay ($10.90) or Chicken Wings ($12.90).
Unit number: #01-10
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 12am
Tel: 8020 0070
D’Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.
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If you’ve heard of the famous Katong Mei Wei Boneless Chicken Rice, you might be interested to know that K.T.M.W, aka Katong Mei Wei is set up by the hawker’s son! They only offer steamed chicken rice with the price dependent on the part of the chicken you want, from Chicken Breast ($6.50) to Chicken Drumstick ($7.90). You can also choose from a number of sides to round out your meal, from crunchy sweet and sour Achar ($3) to some Fried Chicken Wings with Korean Sweet Soy Sauce ($6.60).
Unit number: #01-07
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 11am to 9pm
Tel: 8020 0070
K.T.M.V is not a halal-certified eatery.
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The pasta and pizza at Maggiano are all made from scratch! Get the signature Maggiano ($25++), a calzone or folded pizza that’s stuffed with truffle cream and pulled beef, topped with slices of parma ham and served with a side of rocket salad. Alternatively, try their Carbonara ($19++), which is done without the cream—it’s a simple, savoury classic with spaghetti, bacon, and egg yolk dusted all over with Parmesan cheese.
Unit number: #01-45
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 8020 0070
Maggiano is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Hong Kong Street Family Restaurant
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For a casual dinner with the fam, check out Hong Kong Street Family Restaurant, which serves up no-frills zi char dishes such as Har Cheong Gai ($14++/$20++/$25++), Hotplate Tofu with Minced Meat ($15++/$23++), and popular Coffee Pork Ribs ($16/$26). They also have a small selection of frog dishes available, including Fried Frog with Spring Onions and Ginger ($20++/$30++) and Frog in Herbal Soup ($26++/$36++).
Unit number: #01-67
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 6245 3881
Hong Kong Street Family Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
Best East Village food places in the mall
It’s surprising how much food haunts a single, tiny mall can hold. But if none of these food places float your boat, there’s a whole list of good food options you can check out in our Bedok food guide. You can also check out the nearby Bedok Marketplace for some decent upscale hawker food including Mr. Kneady’s and Fatty Patty.
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