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13 Old-School Western Food Stalls In Singapore For XXL Chicken Cutlet And Fish And Chips From $6

16th November 2022

Best Western food stalls in Singapore


Western food stalls are a dime a dozen in most food courts, but their heritage counterparts are harder to come by. These old-school stalls are blasts from the past still going strong, serving up nostalgic, XXL chicken cutlets, chicken chops, fries, and the quintessential gravy we all know and love. 

If you want to revisit your childhood, head down to any of these best Western food stalls for your lunchtime fix. Some of these have been around for decades!


1. Wow Wow West 


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Wow Wow West at ABC Brickworks Food Centre draws its fair share of loyal customers, who flock to the stall for their huge portions under $8. Though the stall isn’t technically a heritage eatery as it’s run by a young couple, the menu nonetheless pays homage to old-school Western food. Try the Fish & Chips ($8), where a massive deep-fried fish cutlet is topped with crispy fries, baked beans, and slaw.

Read our Wow Wow West review.

Address: 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-133, ABC Brickworks, Singapore 150006
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10:30am to 2pm, 4:30pm to 8pm
Tel: 9380 8571
Website
Wow Wow West is not a halal-certified eatery.

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2. Chef Hainanese Western Food 


Queenstown Food - Chef Hainanese Western Food

The popular Chef Hainanese Western Food is quite an elusive stall to dine at, especially since the stall only opens for two hours a day. They specialise in Hainanese-style Western grub that fans tout as truly nostalgic. Try their Mixed Grill ($10) for an all-in experience. This is served with chicken sausage, fish fillet, chicken chop, pork chop, a fried egg, and a medley of sides, including baked potato. Otherwise, the other mains on the menu are priced from $5.

Read our Chef Hainanese Western Food review.

Address: 38A Margaret Drive, Singapore 142038
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 7pm to 9pm
Website
Chef Hainanese Western Food is not a halal-certified eatery.

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3. Western Barbeque 


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Nestled amongst the Old Airport Road Food Centre sprawl is Western Barbeque, a stall that has been around since 1974. Long queues are to be expected here, as many fans come for the popular Chicken Chop ($7), which is served with a garlic sauce instead of your usual brown gravy. The garlic sauce is made with more than 10 ingredients, from a secret recipe that has been around for decades. The chicken itself is marinated well too, so it remains juicy even after cooking.

Read our Western Barbeque review.

Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-53, Singapore 390051
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
Tel: 8890 0353
Western Barbeque is not a halal-certified eatery.

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4. Ye Lai Xiang Tasty Barbeque


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Maxwell Food Centre’s flagship old-school Western stall is so well-loved, some dub it the best Western food in Singapore. Ye Lai Xiang Tasty Barbeque has been around since 1976, and has been serving up XXL portions of their Hainanese-style Chicken Chop ($8.50) and Pork Chop ($8.50) since their heydays. The recipes here hail from when the founding owner was a cook in the British Navy, so expect rich gravy, marinated meats grilled with just the right amount of char, and generous servings of sides. 

Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street, #01-94, Singapore 069184
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12pm to 2pm, 6pm to 8:30pm
Ye Lai Xiang is not a halal-certified eatery.

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5. Apollo Western Food 


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Diehard chicken cutlet lovers should try out the dish from Apollo Western Food. The stall has been running for 35 years now, and their Chicken Cutlet ($7) remains a best-seller. Though deep-fried to shatteringly crisp ends, the cutlet still manages to remain tender in the middle. The crinkle-cut fries and baked beans make for simple sides, along with the house-made sweet buns that aren’t also deep-fried, so you keep the jelakness at bay.

Address: 105 Hougang Ave 1, #02-32, Hainanese Village Centre, Singapore 530105
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 12pm to 9pm
Apollo Western Food is not a halal-certified eatery.


6. Tip Top Western Food 


Tip Top Western Food - Flatlay

Tip Top Western Food is a family-owned hawker business that is now three generations strong. The recipes have all remained in the family across the generations, though the menu has had updates since its early days in the form of their Prawn Aglio Olio Spaghetti with Mushroom ($5.50), and Cheese Fries ($3.50). Order their Steak if you’re looking for value for money, as this hefty cut of meat goes for just $9.50, with fries and coleslaw on the side.

Read our Tip Top Western Food review.

Address: 84 Marine Parade Central, Singapore 440084
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 8750 0720
Tip Top Western Food is not a halal-certified eatery.

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7. No 1 Western Food 


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Another old-school Western food gem is No 1 Western Food, which has been running for almost 50 years now. The large plates here are served simply with one main protein, baked beans, fries, tomatoes and cucumbers. There are only six items to pick from, of which their: Chicken Chop ($6.50) and Chicken Cutlet ($6.50) are the two most popular. The gravy here is also tomato-based, so it is much sweeter than your usual brown sauce. 

Read our No 1 Western Food review.

Address: 38A Margaret Drive, #02-30, Singapore 140238
Opening hours:  Mon, 11am to 2pm, 5pm to 7pm, Tue 11am to 3pm, Thurs-Sun 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 7pm
No 1 Western Food is not a halal-certified eatery.

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8. Rasa Sayang 


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Whether you call it the S-11 AMK Western Food Stall, or Rasa Sayang Western Food, there’s little doubt that this hawker gem is beloved by Ang Mo Kio residents. The stall constantly attracted long queues during their prime, but after a change in owners, the food just didn’t taste the same.

The OG owners have recently returned, though, and reopened another Rasa Sayang outlet at Ang Mo Kio Blk 347, operated by the same old staff, with the same delicious recipes. 

Address: Blk 347 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, ST31 Coffee House, Singapore 560347
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Rasa Sayang is not a halal-certified eatery.

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9. 5 Star Corner 


Western Stalls - 5 Star Corner

If it’s XXL portions you’re after, then dine at Hougang’s 5 Star Corner. The stall offers homely dishes loaded with sides, at very affordable prices. The Chicken Cutlet is the signature, where for $6.50, you can get a cutlet larger than your hand, accompanied by chunky cut fries, a heaping mound of slaw, garlic bread, and baked beans. 

Read our 5 Star Corner review!

Address: 805 Hougang Central, #01-116, Singapore 530805
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 10pm
5 Star Corner is not a halal-certified eatery.

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10. Holy Grill


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If you’re team pork chops, then Holy Grill should be on your radar. The old-school Western food joint is located at Old Airport Road and serves up a slew of value-for-money dishes. Their France Pork Chops ($9) comes with a generous portion of tender pork, well-seasoned before it hits the grill. You get to pick two sides off quite an extensive menu, spanning coleslaw and potato salad to french fries. Chicken Chop ($8) lovers will be equally spoiled for choice here with the multiple sauce options available, including Hickory BBQ and Teriyaki.

Address: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-27, Singapore 390051
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 11:30am to 8pm
Tel: 9009 7762
Holy Grill is not a halal-certified eatery.


11. 168 Western Food 


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168 Western Food is a hidden gem of a stall nestled deep in the Bedok South heartlands. The dishes here are fuss-free and kind on the wallet: you can get a whole Spring Chicken for just $12, for example, or a sizeable chicken cutlet for only $7.50. What makes this stall a standout, though, is the fact that they also serve a house-made Beef Stew ($7.50), complete with fork-tender beef cubes and a comforting gravy, as well as Western breakfast items, such as Ham, Sausage & Egg Set, for only $5.

Address: 168 Bedok South Ave 3, Singapore 460168
Opening hours: Daily 6am to 11:30pm
Tel: 6243 5830
168 Western Food is not a halal-certified eatery


12. Seng Huat


seng huat - best western food singapore
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Seng Huat may not be as well known as the other heritage stalls on the list, but they’ve got decades to their name. The stall has been open since 1986, serving up all the classic Hainanese Western dishes we know and love. For a little bit of everything, try their Mixed Grill ($9.50), guaranteed to leave you stuffed. Other bestsellers include their Chicken Chop Rice ($4), and Chicken Cutlet Rice ($4), both of which come with a huge slab of grilled or fried chicken thigh, served atop wok hei-rich egg fried rice.

Address: 70 Zion Road, #01-12, Singapore 247792
Opening hours: Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 11:30am to 3pm, 4pm to 8:30pm
Tel: 6733 7386
Seng Huat is not a halal-certified eatery.


13. Tiong Bahru Hot Plate Western Food


best western food singapore - tiong bahru hotplate
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Getting your food served to you on a hot plate is peak nostalgia for some of us who grew up dining at spots like Jack’s Place or have been to Taiwanese eateries that plate their dishes the same way. This Tiong Bahru stall recreates that experience for diners and has drawn a fair few fans for their juicy Pork and Chicken Chops, both priced at $5.50. Each plate comes sizzling hot with your protein of choice, a sunny-side-up egg, fries, and baked beans. 

Address: 30 Seng Poh Road, #02-54, Singapore 168898
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 3pm
Tel: 9382 0954
Tiong Bahru Hot Plate Western Food is not a halal-certified eatery.


Western food stalls in Singapore


If you have a craving for the Western dishes from your childhood, then visit these old-school stalls. For more hawker eats, check out our lor mee guide, and our chicken rice guide!

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