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20 Best Sengkang Food Places For Taiwanese Dishes, Ice Cream Waffles And More

31st December 2023

Best Sengkang food places

Having lived and grown up in Sengkang my entire life, you can be certain of my recommendations on the best grub to get here! Though it is located far up the North East Line, the food scene in the area is far more vibrant and exciting than most expect. As a proud native of this neighbourhood, here are 20 best Sengkang food spots you shouldn’t miss!

1. Zoey’s Diner

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Zoey’s Diner is well-known among Sengkang residents for their affordable yet creative burgers. Their signature burger is a fusion of Chinese bao and a Western burger, which features a selection of Asian-inspired fillings sandwiched between fluffy brioche buns. A popular pick is the Kampong Bird ($8.90) burger, featuring a crispy fried chicken thigh slathered with a spicy sambal mayo sauce, sandwiched between brioche buns. Besides burgers, they also have a range of pasta to choose from. There’s Mala Chick Pasta ($9.50), which comes with diced chicken in house-made mala sauce, topped with parmesan cheese and parsley.

Read our review of Zoey’s Diner here!

Address: 1 Sengkang Square, #01-01, Compass One, Singapore 545078
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 9:30pm
Zoey’s Diner is not a halal-certified eatery.

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2.  Eat 3 Bowls


Fans of Taiwanese cuisine can head to Eat 3 Bowls, a modern and wallet-friendly Taiwanese cafe conveniently located in Compass One. Go for the 3 Bowls Signature Trio Combo ($12.90) for their signature Braised Pork Rice, Oyster and Pig Intestine Mee Sua, and Shredded Chicken Rice all together. For sharing, a must-try is their Crispy Fried Chicken & Crispy Mushroom Platter ($7.50) featuring well-seasoned, crispy oyster mushrooms and chicken. Otherwise, their Hashbrown Egg Crepe Roll ($7.30) is a great choice as well!

Read our review of Eat 3 Bowls here!

Address: 1 Sengkang Square, #B1-17, Compass One, Singapore 545078
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 9:30pm
Eat 3 Bowls is not a halal-certified eatery.

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3. Paradise Hotpot



Also located in Compass One is Paradise Hotpot, a hotpot buffet restaurant under Paradise Group, the same organisation that houses Beauty In The Pot. Their prices here are kept affordable and won’t break the bank, with prices starting at just $18.90++ for their Value Set. This set comes with a soup base of your choice and hotpot essentials such as pork, beef, and chicken. Otherwise, choose from unique offerings such as the Alaskan Crab Sticks and Pork and Chive Dumplings. If you’re feeling extra bougie, top up $6++ for the Premium Set, which includes additional ingredients such as Sliced Lamb and Fresh White Sea Prawn.

Find out more about Paradise Hotpot here!

Address: 1 Sengkang Square, #03-05, Compass One, Singapore 545078
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6386 4838
Paradise Hotpot is not a halal-certified eatery.

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4. Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

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Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice is your safest pick if you ever struggle with deciding what to eat in Sengkang. The Steamed Chicken Rice ($3) comprises fragrant rice and succulent kampung chicken, drizzled with aromatic sesame oil. Otherwise, if you’re team roasted, go for their Roasted Chicken Rice ($3) instead! Pro tip: dip the chicken in their garlic chilli or ginger sauce for extra savouriness!

Address: 21 Sengkang West Avenue, #03-25, Fernvale Hawker Centre & Market, Singapore 797650
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 7:30pm
Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.

5. Jun Yuan House of Fish


For more comfort food, look no further than Jun Yuan House of Fish, a Michelin Bib Gourmand awardee in 2021 and 2022. They are best known for the premium ingredients used in their dishes, in particular, the signature Herbal Seafood Soup (from $6). This bowl features a rich broth made with pork, seafood, and a combination of herbs which are meant to be immunity-boosting. Otherwise, their X.O. Fried Batang Fish Soup ($6) is a superb choice as well with its firm and thick fish slices. For extra flavour, dip your fish in their house-made chilli that’s made with a fermented bean base.

Address: 10 Sengkang Square, #01-59, Sengkang Kopitiam Square, Singapore 544829
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 8:30pm
Jun Yuan House of Fish is not a halal-certified eatery.

6. Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop

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Nestled within the quiet estate of Jalan Kayu, Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop whips up modern tuckshop food with a sense of nostalgia. Their Honey Glazed Roasted Half Spring Chicken ($10.50) is a popular pick with many diners, said to be tender and well-roasted. If you can’t decide between fish or chicken, the Super Fresh and Chic ($12.90) gives you the best of both worlds—besides the hand-battered cherry snapper here, you get a side of crispy chicken skin instead of the usual fries! For an interesting local twist, have a shot at their Asian fusion pasta menu which comprises Laksa Prawn Spaghetti ($10.90) and Chilli Crab Pasta ($10.90).

Read our review of Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop here!

Address: 246 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799470
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am to 10pm, Fri-Sun 11am to 11pm
Tel: 9779 9477
Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop is a halal-certified eatery.

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7. Jerry’s BBQ and Grill

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Another place in Jalan Kayu is Jerry’s BBQ and Grill, which prides themselves on their Memphis-style BBQ. A must-try is their house specialty, the Baby Back Pork Ribs, which come in either a Half ($$25.95++) or a Full ($38.95++) slab. The pork ribs are said to be ‘dry barbecued’ in a Memphis fashion for up to five hours and slathered with a tangy house-made BBQ sauce for a richer flavour. As for the side dishes, their Buffalo Wings (from $12.95++) and Truffle Fries ($14.95++) are perfect for sharing if you’re here in a group. 

Address: 277 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799505
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 6484 0151
Jerry’s BBQ and Grill is not a halal-certified eatery.

8. Yakiniku Like

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If you love Japanese BBQ as I do, you’ll be pleased to know that you can satisfy your cravings at Yakiniku Like, located conveniently within Compass One. They’re especially popular among students for their wallet-friendly set meals at nett prices such as the Karubi Set ($10.80 for 100g) and Pork and Chicken Set ($9.80 for 100g). Their a la carte items are also incredibly affordable, including Karubi Beef Short Plate ($3.50 for 50g) and Chicken Thigh ($2.90 for 50g)

Read our review of Yakiniku Like here!

Address: 1 Sengkang Square, #04-06, Compass One, Singapore 545078
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6993 7250
Yakiniku Like is not a halal-certified eatery.

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9. Armenian Street Fried Kway Teow

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The story behind Armenian Street Fried Kway Teow dates back to 1949, when its owner Mr Tan Chong Chia first started his business in a coffee shop at Armenian and Loke Yew Street. Today, his famous stall is located in the heart of the Sengkang neighbourhood, with patrons including Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong!  

Their simple, yet delicious Char Kway Teow (from $3.50) has long been loved for its sweet and savoury flavours. It’s stir-fried with fresh ingredients such as pork lard, egg, bean sprouts, cockles, and fish cake.

Address: Block 303 Anchorvale Link, Singapore 540303
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 11:30am to 8pm
Armenian Street Fried Kway Teow is not a halal-certified eatery.

10. Thunder Tea Rice

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Thunder Tea Rice, at Fernvale Hawker Centre, serves just that: thunder tea rice, AKA lei cha fan━a low-fat, low-cholesterol option for health-conscious diners. First-timers can start with their Signature Thunder Tea Rice ($5.90/$6.90), which starts with a base of brown rice, topped with assorted vegetables, tau kwa, peanuts, and ikan bilis, over which a herbaceous tea soup is poured. If you prefer noodles, there’s the option of having this with brown rice bee hoon instead. 

Address: 21 Sengkang West Avenue, #03-18, Fernvale Hawker Centre & Market, Singapore 797650
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11:30am to 8pm, Sat 10am to 3pm, Sun 10am to 8pm
Thunder Tea Rice is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork, lard, or alcohol.

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11. Thasevi Food

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I’ll never forget the days when my friends and I would head to Thasevi Food for late-night supper after watching movies at Seletar Mall. Thasevi Food is open for 24 hours, which makes it a great dining spot throughout the day. My standard pairing here is the Egg Prata ($2.60) and Roti John Chicken ($6.70), served with curry on the side, and washed down with a cup of warm Teh Tarik ($1.80). Otherwise, they also have rice dishes such as biryani and nasi lemak for you to choose from.

Address: 239 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799463
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours
Thasevi Food is a halal-certified eatery.

12. Selegie Soyabean

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Wash down the grease and have some dessert at Selegie Soyabean after a heavy meal! Here, you can get soya milk, beancurd, fried fritters, and muffins. A popular pick is the Grass Jelly with Tapioca Cubes ($3.90), which comes with grass jelly, and their house-made taro and sweet potato tapioca balls. Otherwise, go for the regular Classic Beancurd ($1.70), which you can pair with various toppings. Options include Gingko Nut ($2.60), Black Sesame, Peanut, or Red Bean Glutinous Rice Ball ($2.70), Fresh Pearl ($2.60) and more.

Address: 247 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799471
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 10:45pm
Tel: 6758 5658
Selegie Soyabean is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork, lard, or alcohol.

13. Roast Paradise

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For some KL-style roast meat, Roast Paradise is now in Sengkang, located in a coffee shop at Compassvale Link! Opt for the classic Roast Pork or Char Siew Rice, with prices starting from $4.50. You can get this with noodles too. If you’re only looking to get the roast meat, approximately 100g of either char siew or siew yoke will set you back at $6.50. This goes up to $12 for 200g, and $18 for 300g.

All the meats at Roast Paradise are roasted fresh in the stall every day, so we highly recommend pre-ordering your items to ensure you get to enjoy your share of roasted meat—just in case they run out.

Read our review of Roast Paradise here!

Address: 267 Compassvale Link, #01-02, Singapore 540267
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 8pm
Tel: 9786 7396
Roast Paradise is not a halal-certified eatery.

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14. Munchi Pancakes

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Ever since Munchi Pancakes opened at Fernvale Hawker Centre, I can never leave the area without my mother asking me to buy some of their pancakes before heading home. Munchi Pancakes serves traditional min jiang kueh in a variety of flavours, ranging from peanut and black sesame to even biscoff! You can choose from three pancake flavours: Original, Charcoal, and Green Tea. Of their signature pancakes, my personal favourite is the Belgian Chocolate Munchi ($2.20), with rich Belgian chocolate sandwiched between the fluffy pancake. Other interesting flavours here include Oreo Cheese ($2.20) and Thai Milk Tea ($2.20).

Read our review of Munchi Pancakes here!

Address: 21 Sengkang West Avenue, #03-04, Fernvale Hawker Centre & Market, Singapore 797650
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 8:30pm
Tel: 8312 6203
Munchi Pancakes is a halal-certified eatery.

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15. The Apricus Coffee & Food Co.

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The Apricus Coffee & Food Co. debunks any myths that Sengkang is a dead zone for classy cafes. Founded by the same team behind The Populus, The Apricus Coffee & Food Co. serves delightful brunch treats and desserts. The Apricus French Toast ($22+) will please dessert lovers with its fluffy vanilla brioche toast, topped with house-made maple granola, seasonal berries, butterscotch and a roasted rice soft serve. Rather than the cafe-standard truffle fries, they’ve got a Crispy Potato Stack ($12+). This is a fried, confit cube of thinly sliced potato with a crisp exterior, and buttery, melt-in-the-mouth centre.

Read our review of The Apricus Coffee & Food Co. here!

Address: 248 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799472
Opening hours: Mon 11am to 6pm, Wed-Fri 11am to 9pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 9pm
Tel: 6904 1175
The Apricus Coffee & Food Co. is a Muslim-owned eatery, but it is not halal-certified.

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16. Cold Flings

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Get your ice cream and waffles fix at Cold Flings, where they serve up unique gelato, waffles, and acai. Be spoilt for choice with their extensive selection of flavours including Oolong Osmanthus, Chocolate Indulgence, and even Green Apple Yakult! ‘Premium’ flavours start from $4.50 a scoop, while the more exotic ‘Gold’ flavours are priced from $5.50. Pair your gelato with their buttery Waffles ($7), a tried-and-tested delicious combination. Cold Flings is open till 2am daily, so night owls can busk in the store’s peaceful ambience while enjoying their sweet treats late into the night.

Address: 21 Fernvale Road, #01-05, High Park Residences, Singapore 797637
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 6pm to 1am, Fri 6pm to 2am, Sat 12pm to 2am, Sun 12pm to 1am
Tel: 8886 4095
Cold Flings is not a halal-certified eatery.

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17. Old Bugis Kway Chap

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My go-to choice when having supper at Kopitiam Square is Old Bugis Kway Chap which opens till 1am. A must-order is the Kway Chap Set ($5) that’s good for one, which comes with the usual pig intestines, pig skin, braised tau pok, tau kwa, and pork belly doused in their savoury, spiced gravy. Get this with their Kway ($0.70) or White Rice ($0.50). Otherwise, the Old Bugis Rice ($4.50) is a great option too━a bowl of fatty pork belly slices, tau pok, and preserved vegetables.

Address: 10 Sengkang Square, #01-38, Sengkang Kopitiam Square, Singapore 544829
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am to 1am, Sat-Sun 7am to 1:30am
Old Bugis Kway Chap is not a halal-certified eatery.

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18. Mohamed Javed Indian Muslim Food

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Established in 2016, Mohamed Javed Indian Muslim Food is well-loved for their crispy and buttery prata, so much so that they earned the title of Best Prata at the Halal Awards 2022 in Singapore. The prata here is served with three types of curry: Chicken, Mutton, and Fish. Choose from a variety of prata, from classic options such as the Plain Prata ($1.20) to other variations such as Tissue Prata ($3), Cheese Prata ($2.20) and many more. Besides prata, they are also known for their Nasi Briyani ($7), featuring a generous serving of fragrant and fluffy basmati rice, a whole chicken leg, a large fried papadum cracker, and a bowl of chicken curry on the side. Get this with your choice of protein: chicken or mutton.

Read our review of Mohamed Javed Indian Muslim Food here!

Address: 473 Fernvale Street, Singapore 790473
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 8684 1377
Mohamed Javed Indian Muslim Food is a Muslim-owned eatery.

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19. JIN Kimchi Express

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If you’re craving Korean food, head down to JIN Kimchi Express, a Korean-run stall with an extensive menu including bibimbap, naengmyeon, and K-BBQ. The Jin Signature Kimchi Stew Set ($6) is a bestseller here, boasting a sweet broth that’s not too spicy with thick slices of pork belly, served with white rice and house-made cabbage and cucumber kimchi. If you’re not a fan of kimchi, go for their Icy Mul Naengmyeon ($8.80) instead. This is a refreshing dish starring buckwheat noodles in a beef-based broth topped with a halved boiled egg, shredded cucumber, and pickled white radish.

Read our review of JIN Kimchi Express here!

Address: 21 Sengkang West Avenue, #03-22/35/36/37/38, Fernvale Hawker Centre & Market, Singapore 797560
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 8:30pm
Tel: 8438 5076
JIN Kimchi Express is not a halal-certified eatery.

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20. Sweet Reservations

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A hidden gem nestled in the heartlands of Sengkang is Sweet Reservations, a dessert shop with bingsu, waffles, and thick Shibuya toasts. Choose from 16 different varieties of bingsu including Oreo ($7.20), Strawberry ($7.80), and Injeolmi ($7.50). They also offer other interesting flavours such as MSW Durian ($9.90), Bubblegum ($7.60), Earl Grey BBT ($7.50) and more. If you prefer waffles, there’s Ondeh Ondeh Pandan Waffle with Coconut Ice Cream ($12.20) as well!

Address: 118 Rivervale Drive, #01-K20/K21, Rivervale Plaza, Singapore 540118
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 8699 9707
Sweet Reservations is not a halal-certified eatery.

Where to eat in Sengkang

Besides this list of amazing places in Sengkang, you can find more delicious food one MRT station away at Punggol or Buangkok! Check out our Punggol food guide or our list of the best Buangkok Hawker Centre stalls, both home to many great eateries.

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