Eat at these Punggol food spots
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 10 Punggol food places that made me think my new hood isn’t so bad afterall.
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 on yakitori and other Japanese grub. Their Japanese BBQ is a must, and highly recommended are the Chicken Meat Skewer ($3) and the Chicken Skin Skewer ($3). For revelers, 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-Thur 5pm to 12am, Fri 5pm to 1am, Sat 1pm to 1am, Sun 1pm to 12am
Tel: 6384 1132
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2. Seoul Good
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 base bingsu ($17.90), where a mountain of milky shavings come 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: Sun-Thur 12pm to 10pm
All the way from Austria is Guschlbauer. This outlet in Punggol is the first in Southeast Asia, and the bakery is famous for their oozing cream cheese buns. The Cheese Buns Original ($5.50) was pillowy-soft and came slathered with creamy cheese that was salty and sweet. Another must-try is the Kissling ($8.80); a croissant-donut that had a tantalising aroma, which reminded us of garlic bread.
Check out our full review of Guschlbauer!
Address: 83 Punggol Central, #01-K16, Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
4. Big Fish Small Fish
Even on weekday nights, Big Fish Small Fish is always teeming with customers. When you’re here, order their Dory (6.90), which comes with a huge, chunky fish fillet and a paper cone overflowing with thinly cut potato crisps. If you are a fan of salted egg yolk, the Salted Egg Calamari with Bonito Flakes ($7.90) 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: Sun-Thur 12pm to 12am, Fri-Sat & eve of PH 12pm to 1am
5. Cartoon Network Cafe
If you’re a fan of We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 and Adventure Time, visit Cartoon Network Cafe! The food might not be decorated to showcase the cartoon characters well, but it’s vibrant interior makes up for it. Start your meal with the Powerpuff Potpie ($10.90++), which comes with Velvety Mushroom or Clam Chowder soups. A drink worth splurging on is the Finn & Jake Peanut Butter & Banana Freakshake ($16.80++).
Check out our full review of Cartoon Network Cafe!
Address: 83 Punggol Central, #B1-12, Waterway Point Mall, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 10:30am to 10pm, Fri 10:30am to 10:30pm, Sat 10am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6385 9254
6. Khaki Yong Tau Foo
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It may not be Fu Lin’s standard, but halal-certified Khaki Yong Tau Foo ($4.20 for six pieces) is a good alternative for when I want my gravy-laden YTF fix. The gravy is moreish, and feature bits of mushroom and chicken bits. They have a wide array of ingredients, all hygienically kept in a glass shelves and not left out in the open. Aside from their signature gravy version, they also offer tom yum and laksa flavour.
Address: 301 Punggol Central, #01-06, Fu Chan Coffee Shop, Singapore 820301
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 10pm
7. Inspirit House
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For a buzzing good time, check out Inspirit House at The Punggol Settlement. The gastrobar serves up Asian-Western nosh such as Pork Loin Steak ($18.90++). Sitting on a bed of fluffy mash and pear sauce, the succulent pork was grilled then baked, resulting in a buttery texture. An interesting dish is the Truffle Chow Mien ($10.90++) that uses KL noodles, which is coated in an earthy-spicy sauce.
Address: 3 Punggol Point Road, #01-05, The Punggol Settlement, Singapore 828694
Opening hours: Tue-Thur 3pm to 12am, Fri 3pm to 1am, Sat 9am to 1am, Sun 9am to 12am
Tel: 6920 6388
8. Whisk & Paddle
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Overlooking Punggol Reservoir is Whisk & Paddle. 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 common items such as Eggs Benedict ($14.80++) to more unique ones like Breakfast Quesadillas ($13.80++).
9. Dai Lou
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To get to Dai Lou in Marina Country Club, you need to drop off at Samudera LRT station. A Cantonese-style tze char restaurant, a dish to order is their signature Dai Lou’s Money Bag ($50.90), which is 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 al freso area facing the sea serving up lok lok ($0.50 per stick) and booze.
Address: #01-0R, Marina Country Club, 11 Northshore Drive, 828670
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2am
Tel: 6920 7494
10. Say Chiizu
Punggol might be far away from everything but at least we have Say Chiizu. The famous BKK cheese toast is only found at six places in Singapore, and we are glad that Waterway Point is one of them. Choose from Original, Chocolate or Charcoal, all priced at $3.80 each. The Hokkaido milk toasts is grilled upon order, and is stuffed to the brim with savoury-sweet cheese.
Read our full review of Say Chiizu here!
Address: 83 Punggol Central, #B1-K1, Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Visit these Punggol food gems
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!