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12 Best Yishun Hawker Stalls You Must Try—928 Yishun Laksa, Nasi Lemak And More

16th February 2023

Best Yishun hawker food gems

Even though Yishun has a reputation for bad news – think cat killer and creepy deaths – some good does come out of this neighbourhood. This is especially in terms of food, because Yishun is home to the famous Chong Pang Nasi Lemak, Block 925 Chicken Rice, and the huge Yishun Park Hawker Centre. Here’s a list of 12 Yishun hawker food gems to check out if you ever find yourself in this neighbourhood.

1. Mr Teh Tahrik Eating House

yishun hawker gems - Mr Teh Tahrik Eating House
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Finding a halal zi char place is tough enough, much less one that opens 24/7. Besides being a 24-hour halal coffee shop opposite Khatib MRT Station, Mr Teh Tarik also offers affordable prices. A wide range of crabs from black pepper to salted egg are available. Of course, you can get good ol’ chilli crab as well. Prices for crabs are subjective to market price.

If you’re not a fan of seafood, try the Fried Wanton Noodle ($4) and Chicken Banmian ($4.80), two popular dishes that usually sell out fast. Then, complete your meal with their famous Teh Tahrik ($1.90), or get the upsized “dinosaur” version at $2.70.

Address: Block 846 Yishun Ring Road, #01-3603, Singapore 760846
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours
Mr Teh Tahrik Eating House is a halal-certified eatery.

2. Smokin’ Joe

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Tucked away in the furthest row of Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Smokin’ Joe captured the hearts and tummies of residents with their restaurant-quality fire-grilled steaks, lamb chops, and humongous burgers. The menu even features atas ingredients such as Wagyu and foie gras!

Some of their most popular orders include the New Zealand Lamb Rack ($26), comprising two flame-grilled lamb chops served alongside mashed potatoes and salad, and the smoky Iberico Secreto Pork Steak ($18), which comes with a side of thick gravy. Burger fans can also try the Double Cheese Burger w/ Bacon & Egg ($18), featuring two Wagyu patties packed with cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and a fried egg.

Address: 51 Yishun Avenue 11, #01-37, Singapore 768867
Operating hours: Daily 12pm to 9pm
Smokin’ Joe is not a halal-certified eatery.

3. Pak Mandor Nasi Lemak

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While Pak Mandor Nasi Lemak has not been covered much online, Yishuners have touted this Muslim-owned stall as the best nasi lemak stall in the neighbourhood and possibly, in the North.

For just $3, you can enjoy a plate of fragrant pandan nasi lemak that comes with a crispy chicken wing, kuning fish, an egg omelette, anchovies, cucumber, and peanuts. Their house-made sambal chilli is also said to be a showstopper with a satisfying balance of sweet and spicy notes.

Due to its popularity, the stall usually sells out by 12pm, so be there early if you don’t want to be disappointed.

Address: 645 Yishun Street 61, #01-320, Singapore 760645
Operating hours: Sat-Thurs 7:30am to 1pm
Pak Mandor Nasi Lemak is a Muslim-owned eatery.

4. Curry Yong Tau Foo

yishun hawker gems - Curry Yong Tau Foo
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If you’re heading to a yong tau foo store because you’re trying to be healthy, don’t bother coming to the curry yong tau foo stall at block 848. The fried ingredients at this YTF stall are re-fried to crispy deliciousness, and separated when ordering laksa or soup-based yong tau foo. 

Their house-made items such as yam and stuffed tofu are key things to note when you’re standing with those tongs, deciding on which ingredients to pick. Going at $3.60 for five pieces with noodles and $4.20 for a laksa base, this hearty meal will definitely be a treat for your taste buds.

Address: Blk 848 Yishun Ring Street 81 #01-122, Singapore 768688
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours
Curry Yong Tau Foo isnot a halal-certified eatery.

5. 928 Yishun Laksa

yishun hawker gems - 928 Yishun Laksa
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Started 17 years ago, 928 Yishun Laksa is a short stroll away from Yishun MRT Station. Upon reaching their store, you’ll see their distinct red bowls around the coffee shop. While the 20-minute wait for a bowl of laksa ($2.80/$3.30) might turn some off, it will definitely be worthwhile. From their generous servings to their savoury and spicy soup, you’ll find yourself slurping this laksa up. It is definitely worth sweating bullets for.

Address: Blk 928 Yishun Central 1, #01-155, Singapore 760928
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7:30am to 7pm
Tel: 9731 9586
928 Yishun Laksa is not a halal-certified eatery.

6. Oh My Don

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Founded by an ex-hotel chef, Oh My Don offers hearty bowls of Japanese donburi including Japanese Curry Meatball Don ($8.90), Beef Steak Don With Truffle Ponzu ($10.90), and Salmon Don With Mentaiko Sauce ($8.90). Patrons also have the option to top up $2.90 for a more complete meal with a bowl of miso soup and your pick of one side dish: cheese balls, chicken karaage, or tempura ebi.

Other unique items on the menu include the Tempura Soft Shell Crab ($5.90) and Salmon Miso Soup ($3.90), both of which are not included in the set meal options but are still worth a try. The owner is looking to expand the menu in the future, so be sure to keep tabs on this stall for more yummy dishes!

Address: 431 Yishun Avenue 1, #01-01, Singapore 760431
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 11am to 9pm
Oh My Don is not a halal-certified eatery.

7. Qing Xiang Prawn Noodle

yishun hawker gems - Qing Xiang Prawn Noodle
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Even though block 925 at Yishun Central 1 is known for chicken rice, the Prawn Mee ($3.50) at Qing Xiang Prawn Noodle is the next best thing at this block. Qing Xiang Prawn Noodle boils their soup with prawn shells and pork bones, giving off their signature fragrance. With such tender pork ribs and fresh prawns, you might find yourself coming for seconds!

Address: 925 Yishun Central 1, Singapore 760925
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours
Qing Xiang Prawn Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.

8. Bei Sheng Taste of Thailand

yishun hawker gems - Taste of Thailand
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Thai food has been trending for the longest time. Many may have heard of Nakhon, but that isn’t the only place around the North that serves good Thai food. Bei Sheng Taste of Thailand offers unique dishes such as Deer Meat With Ginger & Spring Onion (from $18) and Thai Style Chilli Cuttlefish from $12. They also have Thai Chilli Crab, Salted Egg Crab, and Pepper Crab with prices that vary according to market rates.

Address: Block 701A Yishun Avenue 5, #01-01, Singapore 761701
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 11:30am to 2pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6756 4883
Bei Sheng Taste of Thailand is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. 761 Fishball Noodle

yishun hawker gems - 761 Fishball Noodle
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This shop’s best sellers would be the Bak Chor Mee ($3.50) and Fishball Noodles ($3.50). Their noodles are neither too hard or soft and served with the right amount of minced pork that comes with an additional fu pei guen (beancurd skin roll). People living around block 761 would know that there is a 20-minute wait and even before lunchtime, their bowls would often be sold out.

Address: Blk 761 Yishun Street 72, Singapore 760761
Opening hours: 6:30am to 8:30pm
761 Fishball Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.

10. 632 Wanton Noodle

yishun hawker jems - 632 Wanton Noodle
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In a quiet neighbourhood, the queue for this stall doesn’t go unnoticed. Their best seller, of course, is the Wanton Mee ($5). However, their Chicken Feet Noodles ($3) are a big hit too. While we’re catching up on lost sleep, these babies sell out as early as 8:30am on weekends. They are more generous with char siew than other stalls so you’ll get your money’s worth here.

Address: Block 632 Yishun Street 61, #01-14, Singapore 760632
Operating hours: Daily 7:30am to 8pm
632 Wanton Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.

11. Old World Bakuteh Fried Porridge

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Old World Bakuteh Fried Porridge’s first stall was founded in 2019 at Hiap Hoe Eating House, and they’ve since expanded into outlets at Tampines and Bedok. As per their name, the stall is famous for their yummy bowls of bak kut teh, which are priced at $9 each. The owner uses a traditional Teochew recipe, which gives the clear broth a mild, peppery kick.

Other unique dishes on their extensive menu include the Mixed Pig’s Organ Fried Porridge ($6), Sliced Pork Braised Mee Sua ($4), and their popular Braised Pork Knuckles ($6), which is said to be so soft it melts in the mouth.

Address: Yishun Street 72, Singapore 760747
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10:15am to 8:30pm
Tel: 9388 5288
Old World Bakuteh is not a halal-certified eatery.

12. Coba Coba

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Get your Indonesian food fix here at Coba Coba, which specialises in nasi padang and nasi ambeng. The stall offers a selection of over 15 different dishes that are rotated daily, with large portions that can easily be shared with friends and family.

If you’re with a group, get the Deluxe Nasi Ambeng (from $32.90), which feeds up to three people. It comes with 14 different ingredients served on a giant platter with the likes of sambal goreng, bergedil, beef rendang, and ayam lemak.

Those looking for an individual meal can try the Nasi Ambeng Solo Beef Rendang ($10.80) or Nasi Padang Sambal Sotong ($7.40), which comes with tempeh, fried fermented soybean cake, spongy tofu beancurd cubes, and string beans, served together with a mildly spicy coconut curry and chilli gravy.

Address: 156 Yishun Street 11, #01-106, Singapore 760156
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 8am to 7:15pm
Tel: 6382 2622
Coba Coba is a halal-certified eatery.

Yishun hawker food guide

Before you start labelling Yishun as a ‘no man’s land’, this curated list will prove to you that Yishun is as legit as everywhere else. You’d be pleasantly surprised to realise that a bunch of crowds queuing up for these stalls aren’t people living in the neighbourhood.

For great cafe food in the area, have a look at our North cafes food guide. Those who are looking for decent food options in Northpoint City can read our Northpoint City food guide.

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