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27 Punggol Food Places Including Salted Egg Yolk Zi Char And Korean Smashed Burgers

27th May 2022
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Punggol food guide

Born and bred in Bedok, I was surrounded by a bunch of great eats for close to 25 years. Seriously, my house was directly opposite Fengshan Bedok 85 Market, while my school was just two bus stops away from Simpang Bedok and all these Tanah Merah food places. So when I moved to Punggol, I was ready to eat home-cooked food daily. That was until I found out about these 27 Punggol food places that made me think my new hood isn’t so bad after all.

1. Izakaya 95

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Hidden at the second storey of Punggol Settlement is Izakaya 95. The no-frills izakaya allows you to bask in the gorgeous sunset while savouring yakitori and other Japanese grub. For revellers, they have a selection of sake and Japanese whiskies to go with your meal.

Address: 3 Punggol Point Road, #02-05, The Punggol Settlement, Singapore 828694
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 5:30pm to 11:30pm, Fri 5pm to 12:30am, Sat 3pm to 12:30am, Sun 2pm to 11:30pm
Tel: 6384 1132

2. Xian Dan Chao Ren

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Diehard members of the salted egg yolk bandwagon will enjoy the fare at Xian Dan Chao Ren, as the whole takeaway stall is dedicated to all things salted egg yolk.

Choose from five main items on their menu: Chicken ($5.90)Fish ($5.90)Lotus Root ($4.90), Pumpkin ($4.90), and Man Tou ($4.90), individually, or in a set. These are named Dynamic Duo ($7.90) if you mix two items, Terrific Trio ($9.90), for three items, and the Ultimate Team-Up ($15.90) for a platter of all five.

Top up $2 to also make your choice into a meal, complete with rice and a sunny-side-up.

Check out our Xian Dan Chao Ren review.

Address: 83 Punggol Central, #B1-K4, Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 9618 9069

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3. White Restaurant

White Restaurant
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White Restaurant has come a long way since starting out as The Original Sembawang White Bee Hoon in Sembawang. The former zi char eatery has since rebranded themselves as a slightly more upscale restaurant, but still serves up delicious plates of their famous white bee hoon.

Apart from takeaway, White Restaurant also does islandwide delivery if you order from their website. Delivery is free with a minimum spend of $50.

Address: 83 Punggol Central, #B1-12 Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6702 2002

4. Georges by the Bay

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Inspired by Balinese bistros, Georges by the Bay is a casual bistro pub that serves up hearty fare at reasonable prices. It offers a breathtaking view of the Punggol waterfront, making it a nice place to chill out with your family and friends over the weekend. For food options, make sure to include a portion of the Guinness Beef Stew ($22.90++). This British classic features slow-cooked beef cubes that are tenderly braised together with a potent brew of Guinness stout. 

Address: 500 New Punggol Road, #02-12, Singapore 828617
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 3pm to 12am, Sun 3pm to 10:30pm

5. Trunk 95 at Bay Seaside Thai Cuisine

Punggol Food Trunk 95 at Bay Seaside Thai Cuisine
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Trunk 95 at Bay Seaside Thai Cuisine serves up Thai food in a lush and comfortable setting. It’s also awarded the “Thai Select” award, a prestigious seal of approval by the Thai Government after their representatives have anonymously dined at the restaurant. The Red Base Tom Yum Soup ($16++) lets diners choose from prawn, seafood, or chicken, and comes with a tangy and spicy kick that’s oh-so-addictive.

They also have delivery available, between 5pm to 11pm on weekdays, and 12pm to 11pm on weekends. Order via WhatsApp at 8161 3229 or their website, or on GrabFood if you’re within proximity. Delivery is $5 for orders below $60 if you use their in-house service, or free if you spend above $60.

Address: 500 New Punggol Road, #02-06, Singapore 828617
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm to 11:30pm, Fri 5pm to 12:30am, Sun 2pm to 11:30pm

6. Huang Hong Ji Porridge

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Food in Punggol does not have to be gimmicky, there are still a couple of value-for-money places that offer the same no-frills experience. Huang Hong Ji Porridge is one of them and their Signature Porridge ($5) is pretty special, thanks to the addition of crispy deep-fried pork intestines. They also have an economical bee hoon section that promises a filling breakfast or lunch. 

Address: Blk 269A Punggol Field, #01-197, Singapore 822269
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am to 3pm, 5pm to 8pm, Sat-Sun 7am to 3pm
Tel: 9006 1071

7. BBBurger

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A hidden gem behind Punggol Plaza is BBBurger, which makes Korean smashed burgers to order. Choose from flavours such as their Gochujang Chikin’ Burger ($10.80) if you’d like to enjoy a fried chicken sandwich with a spicy-sweet Korean twist. Another favourite is the BB-BUL-GO-GI ($10.50), where marinated Korean beef and caramelised onions are sandwiched between brioche buns.

You can opt for takeaway from their kiosk, or alternatively, find them on food delivery platforms such as GrabFood, FoodPanda, and Deliveroo. If you’re out of range on those platforms, then BBBurgers also does islandwide delivery via their website.

Address: 168 Punggol Field, #B1-05 Punggol Plaza, Singapore 820168
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am to 9:30pm, Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat 10:30am to 10pm, Sun 10:30am to 9:30pm

8. Tampopo

Punggol Food Tampopo
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Tampopo is an established Japanese restaurant with four outlets that are all conveniently located in the center of Singapore. However, they also have a branch that’s housed inside the modern Oasis Terraces. Their Hokkaido Spicy Ramen ($17.90++), a must-order, is a well-balanced meal that comes with a thick slab of pork tonkatsu.

You can order online for home delivery via their website too.

Address: 681 Punggol Drive, #02-24, Oasis Terraces, Singapore 820681
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 9pm
Tel: 6909 7850

9. Rise & Grind Coffee Co.

Punggol Food Rise & Grind Coffee Co
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Those looking for a cuppa coffee or a spot to chill out over the entire afternoon should put Rise & Grind Coffee Co. on their list. This cosy cafe serves up locally roasted coffee and a variety of Western fare such as burgers and pizzas. Their mains such as Mushroom Chicken Chop ($11.90+) come in large portions, and features a side of fries and salad to go with the juicy piece of boneless chicken thigh. 

Address: 681 Punggol Drive, #01-06, Oasis Terraces, Singapore 820681
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 9pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 9pm
Tel: 9866 2020

10. Lao Jiang Superior Soup

Punggol Food Lao Jiang Superior Soup
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Those who visit Malaysia often might be familiar with the comforting seafood soups that the locals enjoy. Lao Jiang Superior Soup offers the same experience and pushes out bowls of their seafood-based soup at Oasis Terraces. The Superior Ipoh Horfun ($9.50) might sound a little pricey, but comprises seven different ingredients that include the likes of grouper slices, fish maw, and even abalone.

Address: 681 Punggol Drive, #01-42/43, Singapore 821669
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 9am to 9pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6244 0219

11. Seoul Good

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Punggol East’s container park is a gem for good food. And one store to look out for is Seoul Good. The Korean eatery comes with scrummy K-dishes such as Beef Spicy Bulgogi Fries ($7.90+) and Myeongdong Chicken Balls with Rice ($9.90+).  For dessert, cool down with their Oreo With Ice Cream Milk Nase Bingsu ($17.90+), where a mountain of milky shavings comes crowned with Oreo crumbs, banana slices, a scoop of chocolate ice cream, and an Oreo biscuit.

Check out our full review of Seoul Good!

Address: 50 Punggol East, #01-K36, Singapore 828826
Opening hours: Daily 3pm to 10pm

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12. Big Fish Small Fish

Punggol Food Big Fish Small Fish

Even on weekday nights, Big Fish Small Fish is always teeming with customers. When you’re here, order their Dory ($12.90+), which comes with a huge, chunky fish fillet and a paper cone overflowing with thinly cut potato crisps. If you are a fan of crispy calamari rings, the Fried Calamari ($8.80+) might interest you. Be sure to help yourself to the free-flowing sauces available, including cheese and salted egg!

Check out our full review of Big Fish Small Fish!

Address: 50 Punggol East, #01-K36, Singapore 828826
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 9:30pm

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13. Whisk & Paddle

Punggol Food Whisk & Paddle
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Overlooking Punggol Reservoir is Whisk & Paddle. An established joint for Punggol food, whether it’s brunch or dinner, this space is a hot spot among those living in the North-East thanks to its gorgeous view and delicious food. From their all-day breakfast menu are items such as Eggs Benedict ($14.80++) and Waffle With Sea Salt Butter And Syrup ($10.80++).

Address: 10 Tebing Lane, Singapore 828836
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 12pm to 10pm, Fri 12pm to 10:30pm, Sat 9:30am to 10:30pm, Sun 9:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6242 4617

14. Uncle Leong Seafood

Punggol Food Uncle Leong Seafood
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There are several seafood zi char stores in Punggol, but Uncle Leong Seafood at Tebing Lane is widely recognised as one of the better ones. Prices here are reasonable, and they are particularly known for whipping up a tasty serving of Chilli Crab (seasonal price). There’s also another fancier outlet at Waterway Point called Uncle Leong Signatures, but the one at Tebing Lane is more affordable and offers the same dishes.

Address: 6 Tebing Lane, #01-03, Singapore 828835
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 4:30pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 4:30pm to 11pm
Tel: 6441 1848

15. Jollibee

Punggol Food Jolibee
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The fried chicken scene in Singapore hasn’t been the same since the Philippines’ largest fried chicken chain, Jollibee, entered in 2003. Since then, they have expanded across the island and Punggol is the only outlet that’s on the North-East line. Their juicy and amazingly crispy fried chicken is a hit among all ages, and popular sets for single diners include the 2-pc Chickenjoy w/Rice set ($6.95) and 1-pc Chickenjoy w/Jolly Spaghetti set ($6.95)

Address: 83 Punggol Central, #B2-06, Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm

16. Buddy Hoagies Cafe & Grill

Punggol Food Buddy Hoagies Cafe & Grill

Located on the top floor of Punggol Waterway Point, next to the mall’s playground that has both a wet and dry zone, Buddy Hoagies Cafe & Grill offers a simple and uncomplicated Western dining experience. Hearty and meaty mains are the name of the game here, and dishes such as Mushroom Steak ($16.50++ for 180g, $19.50++ for 250g) and Ribeye Steak ($17.50++ for 180g, $21.50++ for 250g) are hot favourites. The latter is a value-for-money option that lets you choose two free sides from a decent selection of coleslaw, onion rings, fries, baked potato, and vegetables. 

Address: 83 Punggol Central, #02-22, Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6385 8328

17. Genki Sushi

Punggol Food Genki Sushi

Genki Sushi is by far, the most popular eatery at Waterway Point. Its affordable sushi tends to draw a long line at any time of the day, and they’re especially popular among the younger crowd. My go-to dish here is the Dai Man Zoku range of sushi. They’re approximately 1.5 times bigger than the regular ones, making it a fun experience to pop everything in one bite. Each piece is priced at $1.90++, and some of my favourites in this range include the Jumbo Ebi Fry and Maguro Tataki.

Islandwide delivery is available with charges from $5, with a minimum spend of $35 when you order off their website. Alternatively, opt for self-pickup, or order from Foodpanda or Grabfood.

Address: 83 Punggol Central, #02-23, Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm

18. Dai Lou

Punggol Food Dai Lou
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Food in Punggol can also be found in Marina Country Club. You’ll need to drop off at Samudera LRT Station to get to Dai Lou. This Cantonese-style zi char restaurant is known for their signature Dai Lou’s Money Bag ($53.90). It’s an Asian-spin on the Cajun seafood dish, with prawns, mussels, clams, crab meat, and corn, doused in black pepper, salted egg yolk or tomato sauce. They also have an alfresco area facing the sea serving up Lok Lok ($0.50 per stick) and booze.

Address: 11 Northshore Drive, #01-0R, Marina Country Club, Singapore 828670
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2am
Tel: 6920 7494

19. Maruhachi Donburi & Curry

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Run by a chef with decades of experience working in a popular tonkatsu restaurant, Maruhachi Donburi & Curry has recently opened in Punggol with the aim to offer restaurant-quality katsu to the masses.

Their signature item is the Iberico Pork Katsu ($14.80), served with a side of Japanese rice and miso soup, but there are also slightly more affordable options in the form of their Una Tama Don ($11.80), where unagi cubes meet dashi-laced eggs and Japanese rice.

Address: 671 Edgefield Plains, Happy Hawkers, Singapore 821673
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Tel: 9176 5750

20. Sumang Pancake

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Get min jiang kueh from $1, available in a whole variety of flavours at Sumang Pancake. All pancakes are made fresh to order, and are filled with your usual peanut, coconut, and red bean. Otherwise, spend a little extra and enjoy a choice of unique fillings including durian and hae bee hiam, both of which cost $1.50 each. The min jiang kueh here lean towards the crispy end, rather than the soft and fluffy pillows one normally associates with local-style pancakes.

Address: 312A Sumang Link, Singapore 821312

21. Sushiro

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Sushiro is one of Japan’s most popular kaiten sushi restaurants, and they have opened in Waterway Point late last year. With a huge variety of sushi starting from just $2.20, the menu will leave you and your loved ones spoiled for choice.

Address: 83 Punggol Central, #01-31/32 Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6970 6885

22. Fat Po

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Fat Po serves local favourites with a fusion twist, with influences from local, and Southeast Asian cuisines. Expect to find dishes such as Thai Basil Pork Pasta ($17.90), Prawn Soba Aglio Olio ($18.80), and more on the menu. A popular item is their Angus Beef Rice Bowl ($21.80), where succulent wagyu beef is served alongside chargrilled mushrooms, leeks, and fried garlic chips.

Address: 10 Tebing Lane, #01-05/06, Singapore 828836
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 12pm to 10pm, Fri 12:30pm to 10pm, Sat 9:30am to 10:30pm, Sun 9:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6244 4505

23. Sugartown

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If you live near Kandaloor LRT Station, put Sugartown on your to-dine list when you have a dessert craving. This gelato and waffles cafe is typically open till 11:30pm, making them a great pick for that late-night, sweet-toothed itch. Best part: prices are very affordable too. A single scoop starts at $3.90, and you can enjoy that scoop on a plain waffle for an additional $3.90. There are also sets where you get a single waffle-and-scoop combo, plus an iced or hot tea, from $10.90. Gelato flavours are very unique too. Don’t miss their hjordes, laced with actual shavings of the prized ingredient.

Read our Sugartown review.

Address: 658 Punggol East, #01-08, Singapore 820658
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 6pm to 11pm, Fri 6pm to 11:30pm, Sat 11am to 11:30pm, Sun 11am to 11pm

24. Gram Cafe & Pancakes 

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Gram Cafe & Pancakes opened their flagship in VivoCity to much fanfare in 2019, with hordes queuing for these famed Osakan souffle pancakes. Last year, they established their second outlet in Singapore at Waterway Point, so those living at the start of the purple line won’t have to take the train down to Harbourfront just to get their hands on these fluffy stacks. Their Premium Pancakes ($17.90++) come with three wobbly pancakes, a dollop of cream, butter, and maple syrup. The ‘cakes are made to order, and take up to 30 minutes to prepare, so be warned that there might be a bit of waiting involved.

Read our Gram Cafe & Pancakes review. 

Address: 83 Punggol Central, #01-64, Waterway Point West Wing, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm

25. Ajumma’s

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Popular fast-casual eatery Ajumma’s draws long queues at their Waterway Point outlet for their authentic Korean menu and affordable prices. Their Crispy Samgyeopsal with Creamy Scrambled Eggs ($13.90++) is a must-order if you love both pork belly and Korean steamed eggs. Else, get the Army Stew ($14.90++), which comes loaded with toppings, from spam to tofu, and tteokbokki pieces. Another bestselling snack is their Fried Chicken & Crispy Toppoki ($10.90++), which gives you the best of both chewy rice cakes, and crunchy, double-fried chicken in a spicy glaze.

Address: 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 9:30pm, Mon 12pm to 9pm

26. ChikSoo Korean Kitchen

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Sort out your Korean BBQ and army stew cravings at ChikSoo Korean Kitchen, an affordable buffet restaurant at Oasis Terraces. Lunch buffet prices start at $22.90+ on Monday to Thursday, from 11am to 4pm, and $24.90+ on Friday to Sunday, at the same time. Dinner costs $29.90+ throughout the week. For the price, you get all-you-can-eat meats, as well as a piping hot army stew pot that you can enjoy with a variety of toppings.

Address:  681 Punggol Drive, #01-07 Oasis Terraces, Singapore 820681
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 9329 2195

27. Ponggol Seafood 

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Ponggol Seafood has been a fixture in the area since 1969. Located by the waterfront, Ponggol Seafood has always prided themselves on serving up fresh seafood and zi char, in a restaurant setting reminiscent of post-independence Singapore. Famous dishes include their Signature Mee Goreng (from $8.80++) is fried with chunks of squid and prawn, in a moreish tomato-based sauce, and their variety of steamed fishes, available at seasonal prices. The crabs here are also often on promotion.

Address: 500 New Punggol Road, #01-08/09, The Punggol Settlement, Singapore 828617
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30 to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6448 8511

What to eat in Punggol

Whoever said Punggol doesn’t have any food hasn’t really searched the area yet. Grab a bike and cycle around this neighbourhood for great eats!

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This article was originally written by Katie Boon and published on 4 December 2018.

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