Swinging by Boon Keng for good food? Here’s the lowdown on the best spots for delish nosh in this ‘hood.
If you’re a self-proclaimed foodie looking for good food to enjoy in Singapore, you’ve got to drop by the ‘hood of Boon Keng. This food haven near Kallang is teeming with dishes to satisfy any craving. Think springy noodles, peppery bowls of bak kut teh, fragrant coffee, and fluffy waffles. Not sure where to start? Don’t fret. This guide to the best food in Boon Keng has you covered.
Best cafes and food stalls in Boon Keng
Do we really need another minimalist cafe? Absolutely. Slickshots serves up delish coffee and bites for the peckish customer. You’ve got to have a slice of its super moist banana bread. Or, if you’re looking for something savoury, we find the ham and cheese toastie (that comes with gooey ajitsuke eggs) hits the spot. Don’t forget to try its gelato on warm waffles – there are twelve flavours that range from cereal milk to hojicha to cinnamon brown bread.
Slickshots, #01-35, 34 Whampoa West, Singapore 330034
2. Bendemeer Prawn Noodle
This prawn noodle stall is a favourite food spot in Boon Keng, recommended by several who live in the area. Make a pit stop here for a comforting bowl of prawn noodles that come in two versions: soup or dry. We like ours topped with the stall’s punchy sambal chilli and fried shallots.
Bendemeer Prawn Noodle, #01-42, Bendemeer Market & Food Centre, 29 Bendemeer Road, Singapore 330029
3. Original Simon Road Hokkien Mee
You know a food stall is good if it has more than one outlet in Singapore. And Original Simon Road Hokkien Mee has loyal customers all across the island. Outside of Boon Keng, its two other locations can be found in Hougang and Admiralty. We love that its piping hot hokkien mee comes wrapped in classic brown paper packaging, locking in all that mouthwatering flavour.
Original Simon Road Hokkien Mee, Chang Sheng Eating House, 6 Saint George’s Road, Singapore 328025
4. Platform 1094
Any wizarding world fans in the house? Get a dose of magic at this Harry Potter-inspired cafe down at Boon Keng. You can tuck into generous servings of crab meat aglio olio, dragon milk cheese sticks, juicy burgers and pork ribs. But the real winner here is the Goblet of Fire cocktail that bursts into flames before your eyes.
Platform 1094, 1094 Serangoon Road, Singapore 328192
5. Xing Hua Family Restaurant
Sure, cafes are great and all. But some of the best food in Boon Keng can be found in the most unassuming restaurants and food stalls. For example, this Chinese restaurant doles out authentic Heng Hua cuisine from Fujian, China. Pop down for plates piled high with braised noodles, fragrant shrimp rolls and crispy beancurd fish.
Xing Hua Family Restaurant, #01-274, 102 Towner Road, Singapore 322102
6. White House Teochew Porridge
Hankering for something warm on a rainy day? This joint has perfected the humble Teochew porridge, complete with a dizzying array of flavourful side dishes. Think braised duck, stir-fried clams and minced pork with black bean. Did we mention it’s only 60 cents a bowl?
White House Teochew Porridge, 1096 Serangoon Road, Singapore 328193
7. Lau Ah Tee Bak Kut Teh
Ahh yes, we all love an old school bowl of bak kut teh. If you’re dreaming of tender pork ribs in a garlicky-peppery soup, that’s exactly what you’ll find here at Lau Ah Tee. Still feeling hungry? Order the steamed Teochew fish to share – you won’t regret it.
Lau Ah Tee Bak Kut Teh, #01-67, 34 Whampoa West, Singapore 330034
8. Casper Seafood
If you’re craving a bowl of fish head bee hoon soup, Casper Seafood is the place to be. This stall originally opened at Golden Mile Tower in 1985 before making its home here in the Boon Keng ‘hood. If fish head bee hoon isn’t your jam, that’s no problem. Get the hor fun with assorted meat – we hear the wok hei flavour is highly raved about.
Casper Seafood, #01-65, 34 Whampoa West, Singapore 330034
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