What to eat at Seah Im Food Centre
Seah Im Food Centre has been a food haven for visitors to Sentosa, nearby residents, and workers for over 30 years, before they took a six-month break for renovations. The food centre officially reopens today, with spanking new floors, amenities, and 38 returning favourites. If you’ve not visited before, here are some of the best Seah Im Food Centre stalls to try out.
Do note that prices, opening hours, and store numbers will be updated once we get more information.
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Started in 2002, Aspirasi is famous for their tasty variations on chicken rice. Their bestselling Chicken Rice (Penyet) comes with rice, deep-fried chicken, house-made sambal, cucumber, and a bowl of soup. The crunchy battered chicken marries well with the sweet and spicy sambal. Customers can also help themselves to free-flow golden brown crispy crumbs—a perfect addition to the dish!
Previously, other popular options included Chicken Rice (Lemon) and Chicken Rice (Sweet & Sour). Let’s hope that all these will still be available on their menu!
Unit number: #01-45
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 7pm
Tel: 6278 8780
Aspirasi is a Muslim-owned eatery.
2. Shi Ji Noodle Stall
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Another crowd favourite at Seah Im is Shi Ji Noodle Stall, previously known for their low prices and generous servings. Their starch-laden Braised Duck Lor Mee is served with a variety of liao such as sliced duck meat, fishcake, ngoh hiang, braised egg and more. Enjoy their flat yellow noodles coated with the thick and savoury gravy, and add in vinegar if you’d like more tang. Otherwise, they also have Prawn Noodle which is said to have fresh prawns and a tasty broth.
Unit number: #01-56
Opening hours: Mon-Wed, Fri, Sun 10am to 6pm, Thurs 8am to 6pm
Shi Ji Noodle Stall is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Thaksin Beef Noodle
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If you’re craving a warm and hearty dish, Thaksin Beef Noodle might just be what you’re looking for. This halal-certified Thai stall specialises in Beef Noodle. Each bowl is served with steaming hot broth, flat white noodles, and chunks of beef. Enjoy the silky noodles and fork-tender beef with the herby and savoury broth. Otherwise, try out their popular Beef Pad Thai as well. Add this stall to your list of to-have Thai food when your cravings hit!
Unit number: #01-44
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 9666 1234
Thaksin Beef Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Farasha Muslim Food
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Another stall whose return is highly anticipated is Farasha Muslim Food. Celebrity Chef Bob’s first visit to the stall created a lot of buzz among the Malay community, and they’ve enjoyed regular long queues since. Get their bestselling Maggie Goreng Tom Yum, served with a huge deep-fried chicken thigh. Alternatively, try their Nasi Goreng Ayam Sambal that’s packed with spice.
Unit number: #01-31
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 8pm
Farasha Muslim Food is a Muslim-owned eatery.
5. Cheng Ji Chao Xia Mian Hao Jian
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Cheng Ji Chao Xia Mian Hao Jian may have appeared on Channel 8 show Just Noodles, but not many know about them. Their Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee is value-for-money and great for those who love the wet version. The dish includes a generous amount of squid and prawns as well. Squeeze the lime all over and give it a good mix to cut down on the yellow mee’s alkaline taste and you’re good to go. The sambal has a spicy kick which goes well with the wok hei in this dish. If you love orh luak, give their Oyster Omelette a try as well!
Unit number: #01-59
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 1pm to 5pm, Sat 11am to 8:30pm, Sun 8:30am to 9pm
Cheng Ji is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Cai Ji Boneless Duck Rice Porridge
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Seah Im Food Centre is home to many underrated stalls, and Cai Ji Boneless Duck Rice Porridge is one of them. Choose to have your plate of Boneless Braised Duck Rice with either fragrant yam rice or white rice. The duck meat is tender, moist, and flavourful, and comes drenched in its rich braising zhup. You’ll wipe out your plate before you know it.
True to its name, the stall also sells porridge with Duck and Chicken. You can then order a Platter of braised duck, pig skin, pig’s ears, and innards to have with your carbs!
Unit number: #01-58
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 11am to 7pm
Cai Ji is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Tian Ji Niang Dou Fu
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Unlike your regular yong tau foo (YTF) stall, Tian Ji Niang Dou Fu serves bowls with fixed ingredients so you don’t have to fret about what to choose. You can opt for dry or soupy Yong Tau Foo here. They don’t skimp on veggies so that’s a plus point for those of us looking to load up on greens. Choose from mee pok, mee kia, bee hoon, and yellow noodles to go along with your YTF! Their queues are usually long but you know what they say, good things come to those who wait.
Unit number: #01-52
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 9pm
Tian Ji is not a halal-certified eatery.
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MakanBoleh is popular for their fried fritters that sell out by the afternoon. Definitely go for their Epok-epok! These have shatteringly crispy, buttery crusts, and generous spicy fillings of your choice of either sardine or potato. Otherwise, they have Jemput-jemput, AKA fried banana balls, which are said to be super fragrant and fluffy.
If you plan your visit accordingly, you can also try their cooked dishes that are rotated around different mealtimes. Try Lontong that’s said to have a creamy gravy, or Nasi Campur for a spicy curry.
Unit number: #01-36
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 6am to 9pm
MakanBoleh is a Muslim-owned eatery.
9. Fried Kuay Teaw Mee
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Don’t be fooled by Fried Kuay Teaw Mee’s lack of reviews online. They were even named one of Singapore’s Best Foods by Best Foody SG in 2021! Get their bestselling dish, Fried Kway Teow Mee, which is packed with wok hei. They don’t add Chinese sausage and chye poh here, but the deceptively simple dish is still said to be delicious.
While you’re here, definitely order their black Fried Carrot Cake. This has radish bits that vary in size, fried with a dark, sweet-savoury sauce.
Unit number: #01-26
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 8:30pm
Fried Kuay Teaw Mee is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Mohamed Arafat Muslim Food
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Mohamed Arafat Muslim Food has less commonly found Indian rojak. Unlike the typical rojak, you can customise your Indian rojak by choosing from a variety of ingredients including prawn fritter, tofu, fish fillet and more. The offerings are briefly deep-fried, before they’re served with slices of pineapple and cucumber, and a side of peanut gravy dip. Do note that you have to order a minimum of four items per plate.
Unit number: #01-48
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 10pm
Mohamed Arafat Muslim Food is a Muslim-owned eatery.
11. Kheng Nam Lee Curry Rice
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Kheng Nam Lee Curry Rice’s famous Hainanese curry rice has been widely featured online. They’re known for their super long queues and reasonably priced curry rice. Their light curry gravy is said to be sweet and mildly spicy, and pairs well with crispy pork chop and tender pork belly. Many also love the assam fish here that’s said to be cooked with very fresh fish.
Unit number: #01-53
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 3pm
Kheng Nam Lee is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. Daliman’s Korner
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Daliman’s Korner is a sister stall of Farasha Muslim Food, adding to the variety of Muslim food available at Seah Im Food Centre! You’ll want to try the multiple dishes here that have been highly rated, including Mee Rebus Satay, starring char-grilled satay with the Malay noodle dish.
Another bestselling dish is Gado Gado, AKA an Indonesian lontong salad that has bean sprouts and keropok, drenched in peanut gravy. Alternatively, get their Lontong dish that sees shredded coconut and soft rice cakes in a light curry gravy.
Unit number: #01-32
Opening hours: Mon-Tue, Thurs 9am to 8:30pm, Wed, Fri-Sun 10am to 8:30pm
Daliman’s Korner is a Muslim-owned eatery.
Best Seah Im Food Centre food stalls
Refer to this list the next time you’re at HarbourFront with your friends or family and are unsure of what to eat! For more hawker stall recommendations, read our guide to Empress Market. Alternatively, for more food in the hood, check out our guide to the best food spots in VivoCity!
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