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Ngee Ann Polytechnic Food Guide: 10 Places For Affordable Korean, Fried Rice And More

3rd April 2024

Ngee Ann Polytechnic food guide


Ngee Ann Polytechnic is home to many food options, with three different canteens and student-owned businesses across the whole campus. Since the polytechnic semester is starting again in early April, here are some best Ngee Ann Polytechnic food places to help you get through the semester! 

 


Munch (Block 73)


1. Korean


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This Beef Soup with Rice ($5) from Munch’s Korean stall is said to be a wonderfully comforting dish that comes with generous amounts of beef, Chinese cabbage, vermicelli, and a separate bowl of rice. The tender and easy-to-chew beef contrasts the crunchy cabbage, adding different textures to the dish. We also recommend adding kimchi to the soup—it provides an extra spicy kick! They also have other offerings such as Kimchi Fried Rice ($3.80), Chicken Ramen ($4.50), or Hotplate Chicken Katsu ($4.80) for you to choose from.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 6pm
Munch Korean Food is not a halal-certified eatery. 


2. Claypot 


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Claypot fans, you have to try this Seafood Tomyum Claypot ($7.80), which is served with QQ noodles, egg, and a variety of seafood in a steaming hot Tomyum broth. You can also opt to DIY your claypot dish, with prices starting from $6.50: simply choose the type of broth you want along with ingredients such as chicken, beef, and seafood. Alternatively, they also have Nonya Curry (from $6.50) or side dishes such as Fried Takoyaki ($6 for 10 pieces)

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 6pm
Munch Claypot is not a halal-certified eatery.


3. Padang Express 


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Padang Express at Munch serves authentic Indonesian food, such as Nasi Padang (from $3) and Ayam Penyet (from $4.50). For the former, they offer a wide variety of ingredients such as chicken, fish, and beef, and have a daily rotation of vegetables for students to choose from. The ayam penyet is served with a glorious amount of crispy fried chicken and sambal, paired with chicken curry and lime. The sambal is also said to be incredibly spicy, so beware if you decide to try this!

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 6pm
Padang Express is a halal-certified eatery.


Makan Place (Block 51)


4. Ma La Xiang Guo


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The Ma La Xiang Guo stall at Makan Place is said to have the best mala on campus as it offers a good balance of both spiciness and numbness. The added garlic bits also make the dish more fragrant! Additionally, ingredients such as mushrooms and proteins are all affordably priced under $2.50, allowing you to fix your Ma La cravings without breaking the bank. 

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 6pm
Makan Place Ma La Xiang Guo is not a halal-certified eatery.


5. Ban Mian Fish Soup


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Back when I was a student, my go-to shop was the Ban Mian Fish Soup, because where else can you find a satisfying bowl of Ban Mian for just $2.50? My favourite thing about their ban mian is the soup—they always provide a generous amount of crispy and savoury ikan bilis, which makes the soup extra umami. Besides the standard ban mian, there is also Tom Yum Ban Mian ($3.50), Hot & Spicy Ban Mian ($3.80), and Zha Jiang Mian ($3.70). The stall also sees snaking queues during peak periods, so be prepared for a longer waiting time!

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 6pm
Makan Place Ban Mian Fish Soup is not a halal-certified eatery.


6. Good Day Cafe


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Good Day Cafe is another spot that was highly recommended. The Omelette Melt Toast ($4) was a delicious choice: they used buttered brioche buns to hold the contents, which included omelette, cheese, ketchup, chicken ham, and pickled onions! We also got the Ice Blended Strawberry Yoghurt ($5.50) that came with strawberry bits. This is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a mid-day pick-me-up, as it is very refreshing and not too sweet! 

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 6pm
Good Day Cafe is a halal-certified eatery.


Food Club (Block 22)


7. Dan Lao


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Fans of Hong Kong-style scrambled egg rice bowl, rejoice! Dan Lao has recently announced that they’ve opened in Food Club, bringing their food to students. Each bowl comes with a silky, creamy scrambled egg layered over fragrant jasmine rice, topped with ingredients of your choice. The menu is the same as the other outlets: you’re able to get the best-selling Chicken Cutlet Scrambled Egg Rice ($6), Char Siew Scrambled Egg Rice ($6), or the Tomato Scrambled Egg Rice ($4.50)

Check out our Dan Lao review!

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 6pm
Dan Lao is not a halal-certified eatery.


8. Ayam Penyet


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This Ayam Penyet is arguably the best on campus, attracting snaking long queues daily during breaks. Priced at $4.50, this dish comes with fragrant turmeric rice, house-made sambal belacan, keropok, cucumbers, and some crunchy fried chicken skin for added texture. Chicken curry is also doused over the rice, providing a hot and piquant flavour. If you’re not a fan of spice, do be careful when you eat this! 

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 6pm
Food Club Ayam Penyet is a halal-certified eatery.


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9. Acai Den


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Combat Singapore’s heat by treating yourself to Acai Den’s house-made desserts! They have nine different acai options such as Going Bananas, Pink Pitaya, and Mad Mango, to name a few. Prices start at $5.60, making them quite affordable. You can also choose what sauce to have with your acai, including cookie butter, peanut butter, and Nutella. Besides acai, they also have smoothies including the popular Mango Berry Tango ($4.90), Acai Grove ($5.50), and Banana Pump ($5.50)

Address: #02-05
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm
Acai Den is a halal-certified eatery.


10. Oishii Daily


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Helmed by three student-entrepreneurs, Oishii Daily serves Japanese sushi rolls, desserts and drinks at affordable prices! Try their Chicken Little ($3.80) which comes with teriyaki chicken, yellow pickles, and cucumbers, or opt for their Traffic Light ($3.50) which includes cucumber, egg, and crabstick. If you’re craving something sweet, try their house-made Matcha Warabi Mochi ($3) or their Yuzu Tea ($1.50)

Address: #02-05A
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm
Oishii Daily is not a halal-certified eatery, but uses no pork or lard. 


What to eat at Ngee Ann Polytechnic


Next time you’re on campus and thinking of where to dine during your breaks, be sure to check out this guide for the best Ngee Ann Polytechnic food options! We’ve also got a YouTube video version of this guide:

Students Recommend: NGEE ANN POLYTECHNIC! | Eatbook Food Guides | EP 58
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Students Recommend: NGEE ANN POLYTECHNIC! | Eatbook Food Guides | EP 58

If not, check out our Beauty World food guide if you’re in the area, or take a look at our Mentai Sens review if you’re looking for affordable Japanese dons! 

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Feature image adapted from @danlao_sg, @acaidensg and @oishiidaily

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