This blog entry compiles all the food that I liked in Tampines. My preference is subjected to my own taste buds, budget and location of the stalls or restaurants. It may and may not be the best food in Tampines.
One of my favourites is the fish soup noodles from the Jia Kee zi char stall at Blk 144. It is located not far from the Tampines Round Market. I tried other fried noodles before, and they tasted okay. Only these fish soup noodles always bring me back to the stall.
For the yong tau foo soup or curry soup base, I think the stall at Our Tampines Hub Kopitiam, Jia Le Yong Tau Foo. It is a handmade kind of yong tau foo.
There are two ban mien stalls in Tampines Central that I liked most, one is at the Tampines One Food Tempo, L32 Handmade Noodle stall. Another one is at Our Tampines Hub Kopitiam food stall.
For chicken rice, I think the hawker stall at Tampines West is the most worthy when it comes to a trio combination of meats. If not mistaken, it serves with white rice. [Note: I tried the chicken rice before Malaysia announced the export ban of fresh chicken].
The chicken rice at the U-Taste shop near the Tampines MRT station is nice and economical too. However, over the years, the portion became lesser for a basic $2.00 chicken rice. Now, I am not sure if it still sells at the same price.
Another chicken rice stall at Block 505 is nice too, however, the portion of the chicken meat was reduced. I think it could be due to the limited fresh chickens in Singapore due to the export ban from Malaysia.
From the Google reviews’, this stall has 4.4 stars. I liked its noodle texture; cooked al-dente with a good mix of chilli paste and vinegar. The ingredients are much the same as normal BCM except it does not have the pork livers that I do not eat that much too. Overall, it is pretty delish, fulfilling and worth a try. IMHO, for this bowl of noodles during my visit deserved a 4.5 star.
Address: 824 Tampines Street 81, #01-38, Singapore 520824.
Economic Fried Bee Hoon
I would go to four places to get my fried bee hoon in Tampines. They are nice, economical, well-tasted and the right portion. First, two were the stalls from the nearby hawker stall where I used to stay for 6 years. First stall at the Everyday Come Coffeeshop. My usual ingredients are egg and vegetarian goose. I asked the vegetarian goose to be packed separately; it will not become soggy after getting home.
The second stall is not far away from the first coffeeshop, located at Henly Huat Coffeeshop. It is the mixed rice stalls that sell the fried bee hoon in the morning. The bee hoon goes with my preferred dishes.
The other two stalls are nearby to where I am currently staying, and I will pass by when I am on the way to work. The economic bee hoon stall at block 505 adds beansprouts into the noodles making it stands out among others. The stall name is called Holland Village Economic Bee Hoon. The fourth stall is at the bus interchange, U-taste.
Rumah Makan Minang
Just a few days ago, I shared with my aunt my favourite nasi padang and its dishes. So far, I still prefer the beef rendang from this restaurant. The second option I will go for Hjh Maimunah at Kopitiam, Tampines Mall.
I will update you more when I come across any delicious food in my neighbourhood.
All the addresses of the stalls that I mentioned above:
- Jia Kee: 144 Tampines Street 12, Singapore 521144.
- L32 Handmade Noodle: 10 Tampines Central 1, Food Tempo, Singapore 529536.
- Mee Hoon Kuah @Tampines Hub: Hawker Centre @ Our Tampines Hub, 495 Tampines Ave 5, Singapore 529649.
- Jia Le Yong Tau Foo: #01-32 Hawker Centre @ Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 529649.
- Roasted Chicken & Pork, Food Park Tampines West: 823A Tampines Street 81, Singapore 521823.
- JOFA Meepok: 824 Tampines Street 81, #01-38, Singapore 520824.
- Rumah Makan Minang, Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, #B1-47A, 528523.