Ever been to Simpang Bedok? Head down to this understated corner of Singapore, a food haven with multiple gems to be discovered.
If you’re an eastie, you’ve probably hit up Simpang Bedok at least once in your life. It’s a veritable foodie haven with tons of breakfast and lunch options during the day. At night, it turns into a supper hot spot bursting with life. This is where you come to for fuss-free dining options. Whether it’s modern Italian fare or local dishes from hawkers, there’s something for everyone in Simpang Bedok.
All the good eats in Simpang Bedok
1. Mr. Kneady’s
For anyone that adores the bakes from Mr. Kneady’s at Maxwell, we’re happy to report that easties can now enjoy great sourdough bakes in Simpang Bedok! The pizzas here are top- notch. Ingredients like pork sausage, lamb, and smoked chicken sit on crispy sourdough pizza bases toasted to perfection. While you can get a classic loaf of sourdough to go, we highly recommend trying the limited flavours. Previous flavours that will hopefully make a comeback are black pepper and smoked mozzarella, emmental cheese and oregano, and dark chocolate and mint.
Mr. Kneady’s, #02-24, The Bedok Marketplace, 348 Bedok Road, Singapore 469560
If there’s any place you need to go to for late-night supper, it’s Mahamoodiya. It serves up some of the crispiest pratas we’ve ever had. A must-order is the plaster prata, which comes with a runny egg in the middle. Cut through that and you’ve got a perfect mix of textures. Dip it into the savoury curry and you’ll get the perfect bite. The best part? It’s open 24 hours. So no matter what time it may be, if your hunger pangs are calling, you know where to get your food fix.
Mahamoodiya, 335 Bedok Road, Singapore 469510
3. Selegie Soyabean
There’s nothing quite like a bowl of silky smooth soya bean pudding to get you through your day. Selegie Soyabean has outlets all around the island, and we love the one at Simpang Bedok. Besides the classic beancurd, you can also get honeydew soya pudding, mango soya pudding, and grass jelly with various toppings. Don’t forget to order some crispy you tiao so that you can dip it into the soya bean. And if that doesn’t strike your fancy, there are plenty of traditional and modern bakes you can get. From peanut fritters and fried butterflies to blueberry muffins and Portugese egg tarts, the choices are endless.
Selegie Soyabean, 320 Bedok Road, Bedok Shopping Complex, Singapore 469487
4. Mummy Yummy
This cosy little vegetarian restaurant has a special place in our hearts. Located in a quiet corner, the first thing you might notice is that the menu has no prices. Here, it’s pay as you wish. Order whatever you want, and pay as your heart dictates. It’s the way Mummy Yummy aims to give back to the community. Besides running this humble joint, they also deliver free meals and offer free tuition for underprivileged families. You can support them by volunteering or sending over a donation.
Mummy Yummy, 20 Jalan Pari Burong, Singapore 488686
5. The Naughty Chef
Affordable Italian food within a hip hawker concept? Yes, please. The team at The Naughty Chef love anything and everything Italian. You can expect homemade bakes, sauces, and desserts here made with fresh ingredients. The Simpang Bedok outlet has an extensive menu of pizzas for you to choose from. Get it either as a hand stretched pie or as a calzone in flavours like margherita, Hawaiian, or with guanciale covered in white sauce. There’s a great variety of pasta too. You’ve got pasta options like linguini, gnocchi, and tortellini to go with vodka, pomodoro, or truffle mushroom sauces.
The Naughty Chef, Level 2, The Bedok Marketplace, 348 Bedok Road, Singapore 469560
6. Fatty Patty
Fatty Patty is a burger and grill hawker store with an adorable fat cat for a mascot. Brought to you by the team behind Homeground Grill and Bar, this modern hawker has a delish variety of charcoal grilled meats on its menu. The team believes that food should be fun, indulgent and not taken too seriously. Whether you order the Signature Fatty Beef Burger or ribeye marinated in whisky, the star of the show is the homemade sauce. There are alcohol-infused creations like brown butter vodka sauce and smoky bourbon sauce. But the non-alcoholic varieties like cajun mayo are just as delectable.
Fatty Patty, #02-09, The Bedok Marketplace, 348 Bedok Road, Singapore 469560
7. Smitten Ice Cream Bar
This ice cream bar is aptly named because you will be absolutely smitten with what it has to offer. You won’t miss this ice cream shop with its bright pink neon sign. You cannot leave without getting some piping hot waffles to go with the ice cream. Choose from flavours like hazelnut cookie dough, black sesame, and the signature mao shan wang durian flavour. We love the baked-to-order croffles too. And if you adore the ice cream, you can even buy it by the tub to bring home with you!
Smitten Ice Cream Bar, #01-11, Bedok Shopping Complex, 348 Bedok Road, Singapore 469560
8. Nyonya Taste
Peranakan food is the name of the game at Nyonya Taste. You can thank its avid fanbase who keep coming back for the selection of traditional dishes to go along with select brews. Since then, the bar has transformed into a full-fledged Peranakan restaurant. The Nyonya family behind this hidden gem keeps the passion alive with heirloom recipes passed down from generations. You can get dishes like ayam buah keluak, nyonya chap chye, and assam pedas to share. Order some beers on tap and that’s your dinner party sorted.
Nyonya Taste, 6 Jalan Pari Burong, Singapore 488672
9. KL Damansara Chilli Ban Mee
It’s highly recommended that you visit this place, noodle lover or not. It’s a not-so-secret gem in this neighbourhood. The springy noodles pair well with a spicy sauce and gets loaded up with minced meat and seafood. For a deluxe treat, go for the lobster, scallop, and abalone combo. And if you’re not a fan of spice, don’t worry because they offer plenty of options sans the chilli. There are even other noodle options like laksa, fish soup, and fried kway teow on the menu!
KL Damansara Chilli Ban Mee, Bedok Shopping Complex, 314 Bedok Road, Singapore 469478
Make a date with these spots in Simpang Bedok and you won’t go hungry!