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24th November 2023

Best Yio Chu Kang food places

A quiet suburban area in the North-East of Singapore, Yio Chu Kang may not be the first place that comes to mind when you’re eating with your buddies. However, amidst the lush greenery and HDB estates, the estate has an array of interesting food options. From large pizzas for $20 to comforting pasta dishes, here are some of the best Yio Chu Kang food to try.

1. L’Rez

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A training restaurant set up by Nanyang Polytechnic, L’Rez offers fine dining options prepared by students at only $18 for a three-course meal. Final-year students of the Diploma of Food and Beverage Business are tasked to run the restaurant and develop their own food menu items.

 Affordable, restaurant-quality mains include Beef Ragu Cannelloni, Confit Duck Leg, and Tuna Tataki served alongside avocado, yuzu pickled vegetables, and fried taro. As this is a student-run restaurant, do note that it is only open during the school term.

Address: 180 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Level 3, Block F, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore 569815
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm
Tel: 6550 1263
L’Rez is not a halal-certified eatery.

2. Ho Bee Roasted Food

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An old-school hawker stall situated at Ang Mo Kio 628 Market & Food Centre, Ho Bee Roasted Food serves plump and juicy duck that’s sure to satisfy you. The roasted pork here is worth mentioning too, and features a beautiful meat-to-fat ratio with crackling skin. For a taste of everything, we recommend getting the Each Person Set ($8.50), which has a mix of roasted duck meat, roasted pork, and BBQ pork laid on a bed of white rice

Address: 628 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, #01-84, Singapore 560628
Opening hours: Thur-Tues 11am to 9pm
Tel: 9227 5608
Ho Bee Roasted Food is not a halal-certified eatery.

3. Soi 19 Wanton Mee

Yio Chu Kang Food Soi 19 Wanton Mee

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Soi 19 Wanton Mee is no stranger to the masses. Bursting into popularity two years ago, their Thai-style wonton mee is both affordable and yummy. Tossed in an addictive dry sauce and dressed with crispy wontons, char siew, and crackling pork lard, the otherwise plain-looking noodles are both springy and flavourful, with just a hint of MSG. We recommend getting their Signature noodles, priced at $5.50 for dry or soup.

Address: 151 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, Stall 5, Singapore 560151
Opening hours: Tues-Sun 7am to 4pm
Tel: 8756 7919
Soi 19 Wanton Mee is not a halal-certified eatery.

4. Pietro Ristorante Italiano

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Pietro Ristorante Italiano is an Italian restaurant located just off Yio Chu Kang Road, opened by an ex-Raffles Hotel chef who honed his skills in Italy. This semi-fine dining restaurant dishes out a wide variety of homey Italian dishes, including freshly made pasta dishes such as Linguine al Cartoccio ($32.90+)—a crayfish and seafood pasta baked in parchment paper—and Spaghetti Vongole ($22.90+), a classic pasta dish infused with garlic, parsley, and white wine. Their oven-baked pizzas are not to be missed as well; Bismark ($26.90+) is a thin-crusted pizza topped with feta cheese, honey-baked ham, rocket salad, mozzarella, and a sunny-side up.

12 Jln Kelulut, Singapore 809030
Opening Hours: Monday 11:00 a.m - 02:30 p.m  Show More Timings 

Pietro Ristorante Italiano is not a halal-certified eatery.

5. Teck Kee Cooked Food


Teck Kee Cooked Food gets the stamp of approval from the older generation. Marked by its long queues and snaking lines, this stall is famous for their Sheng Mian (from $4), which consists of springy noodles served with fish balls, fresh pork, and liver. Sheng mian is a tricky dish to perfect. Overcook the noodles and you’ll get a sticky, gooey mixture, with a strong alkaline aftertaste; undercook it and you’ll get a bite of raw, floury noodles. Here, the noodles are cooked beautifully, and are paired with a clear, robust soup and fresh ingredients.

Read our Teck Kee Cooked Food review.

Address: 226H Ang Mo Kio Street 22, #01-23, Kebun Baru Market & Food Centre, Singapore 568226
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 6am to 1:30pm
Teck Kee Cooked Food is not a halal-certified eatery.

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6. Kow Loon Hong Kong Dim Sum

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Taking up three stalls at a coffee shop in Ang Mo Kio, Kow Loon Hong Kong Dim Sum sells a wide range of handmade dim sum such as Special Dairy Salted Bun ($4.50) and Shrimp Dumplings ($4.50). Their Pan Fried Turnip Cake ($3.80) comes with a slightly charred exterior that gives the dish a satisfying bite, and their Enoki Mushroom Cheong Fun ($3.50) is an innovative dish with enoki mushrooms wrapped in chee cheong fun.

Address: 151 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, #01-3030, Singapore 560151
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 8pm
Tel: 9685 9371
Kow Loon Hong Kong Dim Sum is not a halal-certified eatery.

7.  Yun Seafood Fish Head Steamboat

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Yun Seafood Fish Head Steamboat serves piping hot zi char dishes that can be paired with their signature Fish Head Steamboat. You can choose either pomfret or grouper as your protein, with prices ranging from $35 to $60. The soup is flavourful from the addition of plums, dang gui AKA female ginseng, and yam, and will leave you slurping up the very last drop. 

Address: 632 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, #01-948, Singapore 560632
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 8112 8352
Yun Seafood Fish Head Steamboat is not a halal-certified eatery.

8. La Pizzaiola

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La Pizzaiola is a humble Italian restaurant serving Neapolitan pizzas freshly baked in a wood-fired pizza oven. Their Rucola Parma Pizza ($25.90++) comes with generous slices of parma ham, while their La Pizzaiola Speciale ($25.90++) is a fancy affair consisting of mozzarella, roast beef, parmesan, Italian rockets, and a drizzle of truffle oil. Another noteworthy dish is the Polpo e Patate ($29.90++)—octopus leg served with mashed potato and Italian parsley sauce.

19 Kalidasa Ave, Singapore 789398
Opening Hours: Monday 07:30 a.m - 07:30 a.m  Show More Timings 

La Pizzaiola is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. Gim Tim Restaurant

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A restaurant dishing out Hokkien and Cantonese cuisine since 1989, Gim Tim Restaurant is perfect for a traditional dinner with your family. This restaurant serves affordable dishes such as Crispy Sotong Paste Chicken (from $18+), Wasabi De-Shell Prawn (from $22+), and Coffee Pork Ribs With Almond Flakes (from $16+).

They also have Deep Fried Vanilla Ice Cream ($2.80+) that holds a crispy, golden brown exterior, with a beautiful vanilla ice-cream core that doesn’t melt even after frying. This is a must-try for those who have never tasted fried ice cream!

Address: 157 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, #01-546, Singapore 560157
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6459 7766
Gim Tim Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.

10. Ishiro

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If you’re looking for oishii Japanese fare without breaking the bank, Ishiro is a great option. The stall is located at Nanyang Polytechnic’s food court, so it isn’t exactly suitable for date night. Nonetheless, this hawker stall dishes out scrumptious bowls of donburi at a fraction of the price of rice bowls served at a restaurant. Prices start at $8.90 a bowl, and you can expect protein options such as beef, chicken, and unagi. The set comes with a molten egg, miso soup, and a piece of fruit. We recommend the Iberico Pork Bowl ($8.80), as the meat comes in generous portions, and is well-marinated to mask any porky flavour. It is also cooked with slices of onion for a mild sweetness.

Address: 180 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Singapore 569830
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 7pm, Sat 9am to 1:30pm
Tel: 8298 5157
Ishiro is not a halal-certified eatery.

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11. Kin Sen Thai Noodle


Here at Kin Sen Thai Noodle, it’s all about their khao soi, a type of Thai curry noodle dish that has its roots in Chiang Mai. The hidden gem is run by a Thai native and serves tasty mains and shareable sides, such as Deep Friend Chicken Tenders ($5.50) and Deep Fried Pork Skin ($2). Get their Thai Chicken Curry Noodle ($6), comprising preserved greens, raw red onions, egg noodle strips, and a thick, full-bodied gravy. The Thai Noodle Clear Soup ($5.50) is also a popular dish and features a lighter broth.

Read our Kin Sen Thai Noodle review.

Address: 181 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, #01-2922, Singapore 560181
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 8:30pm
Tel: 8810 4763
Kin Sen Thai Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.

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12. Song Kee Fishball Noodle

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Nestled in a Song Kee Eating House along Yio Chu Kang Road, the namesake Song Kee Fishball Noodle is one of the biggest fishball noodle brands in Singapore. Here, you can get their yummy handmade fish dumplings with your noodles, which comprise minced meat enveloped in a delicate fish paste skin. Priced from $5, the noodles are available dry or with soup, and come with the stall’s piquant house-made chilli sauce.

Read our Song Kee Fishball Noodle coverage.

Address: 100 Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore 545576
Opening hours: Fri-Wed, 11:30am to 8:45pm
Tel: 9336 2745
Song Kee Eating House is not a halal-certified eatery.

13. Infusion Roastery Cafe

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Infusion Roastery Cafe, formerly known as Urban Table, transports diners to a cafe in Korea with its well-lit interiors and industrial-chic design. The cafe even has a micro-roastery where they roast their own beans! Try their Filter Coffee ($7.30), or consider getting the Cafe Latte ($6.60) for something milky. You can also complement your coffee with their pastries, such as the Maple Pecan Croissant ($4.50), or order a bowl of Bulgogi Beef (Ribeye) Deopbap ($18.90) for something more hearty.

Address: 10A-E, Yio Chu Kang Road, ICB Shopping Centre, Singapore 545524
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am to 8pm
Infusion Roastery Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

14. Eleven Strands

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Eleven Strands, situated off the beaten track along 66 Yio Chu Kang Road, specialises in French and Italian cuisine. The spacious cafe can accommodate up to 70 people, making it a suitable spot for weekend brunch, date nights, or celebratory birthdays. A standout dish is the Truffle Mushroom Cream Pasta ($28.08), featuring a medley of mushrooms, truffle cream sauce, sous vide egg, garlic, onions, and parsley. If you’re looking to splurge, order the Grassfed Ribeye Steak ($36.72) instead, which comes with fries, salad, and red wine sauce on the side.

Eleven Strands
66 Yio Chu Kang Rd, Singapore 545568
Opening Hours: Monday 07:30 a.m - 07:30 a.m  Show More Timings 

Eleven Strands is not a halal-certified eatery.

15. Mad Charcoal

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Located at Orange Point Kopitiam, Mad Charcoal offers charcoal-grilled Western mains at affordable prices. A substantial plate of Chicken Chop costs $7, while their Pork Belly is priced at just $8. If you’re feeling fancy, consider ordering their Beef Brisket ($14.50), which is prepared by rubbing the brisket with coriander powder and spices before smoking it over lychee wood and charcoal. The result is an evenly charred brisket with a fragrant, beefy aroma that’ll leave you craving more.

Read our Mad Charcoal review.

Address: 3 Ang Mo Kio Street 62, #01-38, Orange Point Kopitiam, Singapore 569139
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 9pm
Tel: 8878 0280
Mad Charcoal is not a halal-certified eatery.

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16. Raku Inu Bistro & Bar

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Raku Inu Bistro & Bar specialises in Thai food and serves familiar favourites such as Pad Thai ($7), Tomyam Fried Rice ($6.50), and Pineapple Fried Rice ($6.50). If you’re dining on a budget, order their rice sets with options such as Basil Pork, Basil Beef, and Chicken In Thai Sauce. Priced from $6.50, each set comes with a bowl of white rice.

The eatery is also pet-friendly and offers a curated dog menu with $10 meals such as Pork Kra-Pow and Beef Kra-Pow.


Raku Inu Bistro & Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.

17. Common Folks & Bar

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The menu at Common Folks & Bar focuses on comfort food such as pizza and pasta. The latter seems to be popular among regulars, with the Carbonara ($6.30) and Squid Ink Pasta ($7.30) being commonly ordered dishes. Other highlights include Aglio Olio ($5.30) with chicken ham, and seafood Vongole ($7.30). Save room for dessert and treat yourself to their waffle sets paired with artisanal gelato—get a single scoop for $3.10, or double up for $5.30. Flavours include Pistacchio, Caffe, and the candy-inspired Tutti Frutti.

Address: 190 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, #01-01, The Grassroots Club, Singapore 568046
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 9237 6650
Common Folks & Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.

Where to eat in Yio Chu Kang

The next time you are in the neighbourhood, do give these food gems around the area a try, as Yio Chu Kang has plenty of affordable and delicious food to go around! For more food nearby, read our Serangoon cafes food guide or check out our list of best North-East cafes between Serangoon and Punggol.

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