Jurong East food places to try
For some of us who grew up in the west, Jurong East was one popular hangout spot for its variety of dining options. Today, the neighbourhood boasts an even larger selection of foodie picks, with everything from old-school hawker delicacies, to newer cafes serving beautifully plated desserts. Here we round up 13 Jurong East food places to visit if you’re in the area!
1. Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh
Whether you’re Team Pepper or Herbal, the bak kut teh at Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh is worth trying. With over 30 years of history, the Michelin Bib Gourmand stall offers Teochew-style BKT in a casual setting. Sink your teeth into the Prime Ribs Bak Kut Teh ($8.50), which features two long and meaty pork ribs steeping in a potent, peppery broth. Those who love braised meat should try their Pig Trotters ($5.50), which sits in a rich lor bak sauce that has been painstakingly boiled for hours.
The coffeeshop is a short bus ride from Jurong East MRT Station. Alternatively, it’s a five-minute walk from Chinese Gardens MRT Station.
Address: Blk 349 Jurong East Avenue 1, #01-1215, Kai Xiang Food Centre, Singapore 600349
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 8am to 7:15pm, Sun 8am to 3:30pm
Tel: 9111 8129
Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. The Bread Gang
The Bread Gang is a Muslim-owned hawker stall known for their cheese-drenched roti john, hearty burgers, and shareable sides at wallet-friendly prices. A classic is the Roti John ($6.50) with your choice of beef or chicken. If you prefer something different, there’s also an extensive list of quesadillas and wraps to consider. For sides, check out the Beef Rendang Fries ($7.50) if you’re up for something meaty, or go for the Cuban Pulled Beef Fries for an indulgent treat.
The stall also offers burgers in the likes of Nacho Fish Burger ($6.90)—crispy fish fillet with lots of cheese, sandwiched between fluffy buns.
Read The Bread Gang review for the full list of must-tries!
Address: 235 Jurong East Street 21, Aiman Cafe, Singapore 600235
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
Tel: 8280 0084
The Bread Gang is a Muslim-owned stall.
3. Lai Heng Handmade Teochew Kueh
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Lai Heng Handmade Teochew Kueh is one spot to bookmark for the early risers, as this hawker stall opens from 6.30am on all days except Monday when it’s closed. They make their traditional Teochew kueh from scratch, and usually sell out by 2pm or earlier, so you should try to drop by as early as you can. Choose to get your kueh steamed or fried (top up $0.10); familiar favourites are the Png Kueh ($0.90/$1), Soon Kueh ($0.70/$0.80), and Chives Kueh ($0.70/$0.80).
Address: 347 Jurong East Avenue 1, #01-218, Yuhua Place, Singapore 600347
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 6:30am to 2:30pm (or till sold out)
Tel: 9455 6341
Lai Heng Handmade Teochew Kueh is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Yew Tee Feng Zhen Lor Mee
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Previously known as Feng Zhen Lor Mee, this lor mee stall has been in business since 1997. They have since changed their name to Yew Tee Feng Zhen Lor Mee. Their original stall is located at Choa Chu Kang, but they also have another outlet in Devan Nair Institute in Jurong East. If it’s your first time trying, get their Traditional Lor Mee ($6.50), which comes with toppings including fried meatballs, pork belly, and braised egg. Other variants include the Yuang Yang Fish Lor Mee ($7.50) and Crispy Chicken Cutlet Lor Mee ($6.50).
Address: 80 Jurong East Street 21, #01-05, Singapore 609607
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am to 3pm, Sun 7:30am to 1:30pm
Yew Tee Feng Zhen Lor Mee is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. King of Fried Rice
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With close to 20 outlets across the island, this fried rice mogul has become one of the most popular chains for Din Tai Fung-esque fried rice in Singapore. King of Fried Rice’s Jurong East outlet is located in Happy Hawker Coffeeshop, which is a brief three-minute walk from the MRT station.
They’re most known for their signature Egg Fried Rice ($6.50), which comes with your choice of pork cutlet or shrimp, but if you’re feeling adventurous, try their Mala Fried Rice ($7) or Tom Yum Fried Rice ($7) for a spicy kick.
Address: 132 Jurong Gateway Road, #01-271, Singapore 600132
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
King of Fried Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Shi Jian Hot Pot
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Shi Jian Hot Pot is a hidden gem in JCube that offers value-for-money hot pot meals in an air-conditioned setting. If you’re dining with friends, there are family set meals (from $68) to choose from. There’s also a 2 Pax Set Meal (from $35.90) with options of pork collar, mala chicken and more. Fans will attest to their varied selection of broths, from the popular Pig Bone Soup, to lesser known flavours such as the Wild Mushroom Soup.
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #02-19, JCube, Singapore 609731
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
7. Fong Sheng Hao
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For the uninitiated, Fong Sheng Hao is a popular Taiwanese franchise that does charcoal-grilled sandwiches. Their latest outlet at Westgate opens at 9am daily—just in time for you to grab a hearty brekkie before heading to work or school. A popular item is the Pork Egg and Cheese Sandwich ($6.30), which features marinated pork loin, along with fluffy egg and melty cheese. There is even an option to add their specially formulated chilli to give your sandwich an extra kick! Other than Westgate, there are two other outlets in Singapore: PLQ Mall, and NEX.
Address: 3 Gateway Drive, #01-08, Singapore 608532
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 8pm
Tel: 9757 8550
8. Tsui Wah
Popular HK cha chaan teng Tsui Wah has opened in the West! Located in JEM, the branch offers their signature Crispy Bun with Condensed Milk ($4++), best paired with a comforting cup of Hot Milk Tea ($3.50++). Also check out their afternoon tea sets for two, available on weekday afternoons from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Priced at $16.80++ and $19.80++, the sets feature classics including spam fries, King Prawns in Mala Soup with Mixian, and your choice of hot drink.
Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #01-38, Jem, Singapore 608549
Tel: 6250 9270
Tsui Wah is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Spicy food lovers should check out the famous Ayam Penyet chain D’Penyetz at Jem. The casual eatery imports its fiery sambal directly from Indonesia, offering you five spice levels from mild to dangerously spicy. On the menu are chicken, duck, fish, beef, and vegetarian options; signatures are the Ayam Geprek ($7.90) AKA smashed chicken, and Gado-Gado Surabaya ($7.50). If it’s all getting too spicy, wash everything down with the Ice Cendol ($4.50) or Ice Bandung ($2.50).
Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Road, Jem, #05-02 Singapore 608549
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
D’Penyetz is a halal-certified eatery.
10. Beng Hiang
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For authentic Hokkien fare to impress your parents or future in-laws, head to Beng Hiang, a seven-minute walk from Jurong East MRT Station. Open since 1978, this heritage restaurant is known for its old-school Hokkien delights such as Kong Ba Bao ($13.80+), alongside yummy modern dishes including Deep Fried Chicken Chop with Lychee ($18+), and Coffee Pork Ribs ($14+).
Address: 135 Jurong Gateway Road, #02-337, Singapore 600135
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Beng Hiang is not a halal-certified eatery.
For desserts in Jurong East, one popular hangout spot to bookmark is MADLYGOOD. Located right next to the ice rink in JCube, this cosy cafe constantly rolls out new items on the menu. From crepes to waffles and ice-blended drinks, there’s definitely something for everyone here.
Those who love all things matcha will go gaga over their Matcha Moments Set ($18.50), which comprises a Matcha Latte, Matcha Moments Waffles, and a scoop of Matcha Gelato. If you’re craving something more refreshing, their ice-blended drinks incorporate actual gelato, including the Mango Coco Frostie ($8.50), and Vanilla Espresso Frostie ($8.50)
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-12, JCube, Singapore 609731
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm to 9:30pm, Fri 12pm to 10:30pm, Sat 11:30am to 10:30pm, Sun 11:30am to 9:30pm
MADLYGOOD is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. Vivavox Cafe
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For a relaxed spot to unwind, away from the bustling malls, check out Vivavox Cafe, located a few bus stops from Jurong East MRT Station. Here you’ll find a mix of Western and fusion cuisine in a bright and breezy setting. Meat lovers can try their Crispy Panko Chicken ($16.90++): panko-crumbed chicken thigh with miso corn puree, charred cauliflower, crispy curry leaf, and spring onion oil. There’s also the Braised Beef Cheek ($21.90), which features tender beef cheek with sweet potato puree, roasted asparagus and lotus root chips, and the Pistachio Crusted Salmon ($19.90) for something on the lighter side.
Address: 3A International Business Park Rd, Icon@IBP, #01-10, Singapore 609935
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 9am to 6pm, Sat 9am to 4pm
Vivavox is not a halal-certified eatery.
13. Koung’s Wanton Mee
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Koung’s Wanton Mee has been in business for more than 50 years. Originally located in Sims Avenue, the heritage wonton mee stall opened its second outlet just last year in the air-conditioned basement food hall in JEM. The casual eatery is most popular for its Wanton Noodle ($4.80/$5.80), available in both soup and dry.
What makes this stall stand out is its handmade wonton, house-made chilli sauce, and six-hour-roasted char siew. For sides, order some Fried Wanton ($4/$5) and Fried Ngoh Hiang ($5.80) to share!
Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #B1-K14, JEM, Singapore 608549
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Jurong East food gems
We’ve barely scraped the surface, as Jurong East is home to an unending list of hawkers, restaurants, and international food chains. For more recommendations on where to eat in the west, check out our Lakeside food guide. Or if you’re somewhere more central, read our Plaza Singapura food guide for affordable tempura dons, Korean fried chicken and more.
Feature image adapted from Fong Sheng Hao
This article was originally written on 11 May 2018.