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Singapore Polytechnic Food Guide: 10 Places For Affordable Ayam Penyet, Lu Rou Fan And More

15th April 2024

Singapore Polytechnic food guide

With the new academic year kicking off, you may be wondering what’s good to eat at your school. This Singapore Polytechnic food guide is a compilation of recommendations from existing students as well as alumni throughout the years. As a former SP kid myself, the bragging rights are real; our food options on campus are pretty solid. Here are the best eats across the six food courts (FCs)!


1. Japanese Curry 

Singapore Polytechnic Food Guide Japanese Curry
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Claud Zhang

Located within SP’s Design School, FC1 has a stall that is worth the trek to the edge of the campus. Fans of the Japanese Curry stall claim that their offerings are comparable to the popular Monster Curry chain, at a fraction of the price. It even has Monster Curry’s signature chilli sauce hearts! And with prices from $4 for big portions of rice and Japanese curry with proteins like Cheese Omelette, Fish Katsu, and Tempura Prawn, we certainly wish we were students again.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm, Sat 8am to 1pm
Japanese Curry is not a halal-certified eatery.


2. Indonesian Express

Singapore Polytechnic Food Guide Ayam Penyet

Indonesian Express has amassed a legion of fans over the years with their Ayam Penyet ($4.50). Ask any SP alumni and they’d probably tell you that this is one of the dishes they miss the most. At such an affordable price point, it comes with a smashed chicken drumstick that’s crispy outside and juicy within, fried beancurd, fresh veggies to offset the heaviness, and rice drizzled with curry. Beware of the chilli; it’s super tasty but also scorching hot.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm
Indonesian Express is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

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3. Chinese Cuisine

Singapore Polytechnic Food Guide Dumplings

Authentic Chinese delicacies aren’t usually the first thing that come to mind when you think of campus food. But SP students have it good, with a Chinese Cuisine stall serving steamed and pan-fried Dumplings ($5.60 for eight), AKA jiao zi and guo tie respectively. These tasty morsels filled with meat and chives go great with vinegar and shredded ginger.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am to 8pm, Sat 6:30am to 2pm
Chinese Cuisine is not a halal-certified eatery.

4. SP Mini Wok

Singapore Polytechnic Food Guide Salted Egg Chicken Rice
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Yong Jun Xian

A beloved fixture since 2016, SP Mini Wok is known to attract snaking queues, and be sold out well before their closing time. It’s a good thing they’ve split their operation into two shifts, with a new batch of tasty dishes whipped up in time for their afternoon opening. Folks who love a hearty plate of salted egg goodness will appreciate their budget-friendly Salted Egg Chicken Rice ($4.50). For a kick of spice, we hear that their Mala Chicken Rice ($4.30) hits the spot.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am to 3 pm, 4pm to 7 pm, Sat 11am to 1:45pm
SP Mini Wok is not a halal-certified eatery.

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5. Crumbz Up

Singapore Polytechnic Food Guide Acai
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Acai bowls arent the most budget-friendly treat there is, so imagine how envious we are of SP students for getting to enjoy quality acai from just $2.50 for a plain scoop. For $3, you can also get crunchy Coco Pops, a drizzle of honey, and your choice of fruit as the topping. Options include kiwi, bananas, blueberries, and strawberries. Besides original acai, they also have flavours like Cocoa, Earl Grey, and seasonal specials like Thai Coconut and Mango.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 5:30pm
Crumbz Up is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

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6. Mr Pasta

Singapore Polytechnic Food Guide Cream Pasta
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When you need to carbo-load in between classes, head to Mr Pasta. Students recommend the Cream Pasta especially, which costs $6 and comes with your choice of veggie and protein. Options include mushroom, corn, and broccoli, and ham, sausage, prawn, and smoked salmon respectively. Tip: top up $0.50 for a jiggly sous vide egg. Bursting it and coating your pasta in egg yolk elevates the entire dish with a velvety richness.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm
Mr Pasta is not a halal-certified eatery.


7. Taiwanese Cuisine

Singapore Polytechnic Food Guide Lu Rou Fan
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You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Lu Rou Fan ($4.80) from FC4’s Taiwanese Cuisine stall came straight out of a restaurant. The rice bowl is heaped with braised pork that has a good balance of lean and melt-in-your-mouth fatty bits, preserved greens, a braised egg, and pickled veggies for a dash of acidity. For a fuss-free study snack, you can’t go wrong with their classic Taiwanese Chicken Cutlet ($4.20). It’s sprinkled with chilli powder, and very addictive.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm
Taiwanese Cuisine is not a halal-certified eatery.

8. Happiness Sunbo 

Singapore Polytechnic Food Guide Chicken Rice
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For $3, I’d assumed that the Chicken Rice from Happiness Sunbo would taste meh, and just be a cheap stomach filler. It ended up ranking among the tastiest chicken rice dishes I’ve had, with a rice base that was deeply savoury and aromatic. The chicken was soft and tender, which is much appreciated because nothing ruins a plate of chicken rice quite like tough meat that’s a chore to chew. And to tie it all together: their tangy and punchy garlic chilli sauce.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm
Happiness Sanbo is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

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9. Brunch Cafe

Singapore Polytechnic Food Guide Donburi
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FC5 doesn’t just house Subway, KFC, and Starbucks, mind you. Don’t sleep on Brunch Cafe, which serves quality donburi under $10. Their Japanese rice bowls come with corn, an onsen egg, furikake, and your choice of proteins. These include Pork ($6), Beef ($6.50), and Salmon ($7.50). The pork and beef variations are especially popular, with succulent slivers of meat cooked in a sukiyaki-style sauce, complete with caramelised onions.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
Brunch Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.


10. Creamy Duck

Singapore Polytechnic Food Guide Waffles

FC6, often referred to as the Hilltop Canteen, is home to Creamy Duck. The stall sells an assortment of light bites which are perfect for a quick energy boost. The most popular pick here is their waffles, which come in unique flavour combos like Butter Cinnamon ($1.70) and Milk Cereal ($2.40)—be sure to eat the latter pronto before the crunchy cornflakes turn soggy. For a savoury option, the stall also makes Takoyaki ($2.90 for four) fresh upon order. Fillings include chicken jam, crabstick, prawn, and octopus.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm
Creamy Duck is not a halal-certified eatery.

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What to eat at Singapore Polytechnic

No matter what course you’re in, one thing’s for certain: you won’t run out of good food to eat at Singapore Polytechnic. From hearty meals to on-the-go bites, the six food courts across campus will have your stomach well looked after. We also have a video version of this Singapore Polytechnic food guide:

Students Recommend: SINGAPORE POLY! | Eatbook Food Guides | EP 60
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Students Recommend: SINGAPORE POLY! | Eatbook Food Guides | EP 60

Another major bragging right for SP kids is that our school is directly connected to Dover MRT Station. From there, it’s one stop to Clementi, and two to Jurong East—unlocking even more food options. So when you have time to kill in between classes, or are having an after-school hangout, check out our Clementi food guide and Jurong East food guide.

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Feature image adapted from Yong Jun Xian.

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