What to eat in Eunos
In the East district of Singapore, Eunos is admittedly a less scoured area compared to popular spots like Joo Chiat or Katong. From Chinese zi char to Western delights, Eunos actually houses many hidden gems that we may be missing all this while. Here is a round-up of 10 Eunos food places to check out when you are in the vicinity.
1. Le Chasseur
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Don’t be misguided by its name, Le Chasseur is not a French restaurant. Located in the industrial area of Eunos, Le Chasseur actually serves up local delicacies. From Curry Chicken ($7++) to Coffee Pork Ribs ($15++), the variety offered here will leave you spoilt for choice.
Their signature Claypot Rice ( $11++ for small,$20++ for big) is definitely one to try. They use basmati rice here – unique to other stalls selling claypot rice, which typically use normal short grain rice. Take note that the claypot rice is cooked upon order and the wait is about 20 minutes. So do come only when you have enough time to spare waiting for the food!
Address: 27 Eunos Road, Singapore 409387
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6337 7677
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VeganBurg is a well-known vegan burger joint that has gained much popularity for its taste and portion size.. Offering a range of hearty burgers, they have unique Singaporean flavours, such as Char-grilled Satay ($8.30), and Western ones such as Avocado Beetroot ($10.90).
Complete your meal by adding on a side,, including BBQ Franks with Ranch ($5.90) made of tofu and Creamy Garlic Fries ($8.90) drizzled with dairy-free garlic mayo then topped with minced garlic.
3. Neuvo Cafe
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Nestled within an industrial area, Nuevo Cafe resides in the ground floor of the building where many would be shocked to know a cafe like this exists here. Food here includes all-day breakfast, brunch favourites and Japanese-inspired rice bowls. Rice bowls here are affordable and start at $8.50 for a very generous portion.
The Yakiniku Beef Striploin with Sous Vide Egg ($8.50) is served on a bed of warm Japanese rice topped with juicy beef strips, sous vide egg and pickles. If you are not a fan of beef, you can also swap the meat for Teriyaki Chicken. The adventurous ones should order the Bacon Century Egg Linguine ($12) – creamy like a carbonara but with a strong taste of century egg.
Address: 115 Eunos Avenue 3, #01-01, Singapore 409839
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10pm
Tel: 9632 6045
4. Leng Leng Ice Cream
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Opened in early 2017, Leng Leng Ice Cream is a humble dessert shop that screams Singaporean. The menu here combines the aesthetic cafe experience with heartland pleasures,producing items like Milo Godzilla (from $4.20) and Horlicks Ice-Cream with Sugee Waffle ($3.90). You can choose whatever flavour to go along with your waffle, but the most popular option is Horlicks.
What stands out here are the free toppings that you usually wouldn’t find at a dessert parlour. Look forward to old-school snacks such as iced gem biscuits and wafers. If you prefer having a drink, I recommend giving their one-of-a-kind Pulut Hitam Milkshake ($7.80) a try!
5. Fresh Fruits Lab
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On top of its colourful and eye-catching interior, Fresh Fruits Lab prides themself on serving up comfort food that is not only generous in portion but also flavourful.
The weekends are especially crowded for the brunch options offered. The Messy Breakfast ($17) is a popular brunch option, featuring truffle-infused scrambled eggs and bacon-wrapped pineapple. If you are not a fan of truffles and prefer your eggs poached, go for their Blackstone ($14) instead. If you are here on the weekdays, their Soft Shell Crab Burger ($19) is worth a try. The slight heat in the sauce adds a nice kick to the dish.
6. Hei Kim Cafe
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Tucked away in a quiet place along Changi Road, Hei Kim Cafe is an aesthetic lifestyle cafe that sells items tote bags, handphone covers, accessories and inspirational cards – produced by local designers.
The Scrambled & Toast ($7) is an all-time favourite here. Afterall, what’s not to love about creamy eggs on toast? Putting an Asian twist to the traditional scrambled eggs and toast is the Furikdao & Ramen Egg Toast ($12).To complete your meal with a sweet treat and drink, go for their Chilli Chocolate Tart ($4) and Rose Latte ($4).
Address: 285 Changi Road, Singapore 419764
Opening hours: Mon-Tue 10am to 7pm, Thurs-Sun 10am to 7pm
Tel: 9475 8397
7. Goldhill Hakka Restaurant 1997
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Goldhill Hakka Restaurant 1997 features Hakka cuisine that stays true to their local flavours. There are only six items on the menu, along with their signature Yong Tau Foo which starts from $5 for seven ingredients. Ingredients to add include silken tofu, tau pok, green chilli, red chilli, fish ball, bitter gourd and fish fingers.
Another popular order here is the Yam Abacus – essentially the Hakka version of yam cake that’s topped with fried hae bee hiam, salted fish and dried squid. Not many people are fans of Hakka cuisine, but a taste of the food may just change your mind about it.
Address: 299A Changi Road, Singapore 419777
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am to 4pm
Tel: 6842 4283
8. Jia Yuen Eating House
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At Jia Yuen Eating House, there is one item on the menu that is all the talk – the Salted Egg & Buttermilk Chicken Rice ($9.90). Coated with generous slathers of salted egg and buttermilk, the fried chicken pieces practically melt in your mouth. The ordering process here is easy, because this dish is literally the only thing people come for.
Other options include Cereal Chicken with Rice, Creamy Butter Chicken with Rice and Salted Egg Chicken with Rice – all priced at $9.90. If you’re a sucker for anything salted egg, you definitely have to give this place a shot.
Address: 13 Crane Road, Singapore 429359
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 9712 0259
9. APSN Mystical Café for All
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Launched by the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN), the 56-seater APSN Mystical Café for All serves Singaporean delights with a twist. Meals here are all prepared by friends from APSN Centre for Adults, and mains are served from 11am to 3pm. The menu is constantly changing, and they now offer the unique Hebi Hiam Spaghetti ($6), which is essentially spaghetti stir-fried with spicy dried shrimp sambal.
Dessert options are also available here. The Lemon Meringue ($5) is light and refreshing – a good ending to your meal.
Address: 11 Jalan Ubi, #01-31, Block 4, Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub, Singapore 409074
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am to 4:30pm, Sat 9:30am to 2pm
Tel: 6346 2425
10. Hong Ho Phang Hong Kong Tim Sum
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As you can guess from the name, Hong Ho Phang Hong Kong Tim Sum serves Hong Kong dim sum. Food here is affordable, and most importantly, tasty.
The most popular dish here is the Lor Mai Gai ($1.50). It has been praised for its well-balanced flavours from the tender chicken and slightly sweet turnip. The Char Siew Pau ($0.80) is another crowd-favourite. The generous pork filling is sweet and unctuous, and is enveloped in a fluffy and soft bun skin that is deliciously addictive. They also sell other familiar dim sum items such as Chicken Feet ($1.80) and Soon Kueh ($0.60).
Address: 5 Telok Kurau Road, Singapore 423758
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 7:30am to 4pm
Hidden gems you never knew of in Eunos
Though not a popular area in the food scene, Eunos still boasts a number of quality food places that is worth a try. For more good food in the area, you can check out our list of Bedok food places or Kembangan food spots to satisfy your rumbling tummies.