Panda Picks: Best Food Stalls To Try In Blk 216 Bedok Food Centre & Market
Generation Coffee Roasters (Bedok)
A modern third wave coffee brand established since November 2020, Generation Coffee Roasters first started out at Tekka Centre before opening its second outlet in Bedok early this year. The brand does its own coffee roasting, and the USP is that it offers both specialty coffee and local kopi. Long Black for S$3.10 and Flat White for S$3.60, the coffee here is robust, and I really enjoyed it.
Address: 216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-32, Singapore 460216
Chris Kway Chap
Another hot favourite stalls here, this is easily my go to kway chap spot in the east. Expect to queue for more than 30 minutes, and make sure you get a bowl of kway each. Chris does a very well-balanced bowl of kway, with the savoury broth not too sweet or salty. The rice sheet texture is rather soft, yet not too clumpy. For the mains, this is really up to personal preference since innards is not to everyone’s liking. Go for the Braised Pork Belly, Braised Egg, Braised Beancurd, ‘Tau Pok’ and the most important item for me, Pig Skin! Again, Chris does the ingredients without the thick viscous sauce (aka chap, or also known as zup in local lingo), but the light and well-seasoned soy braised broth is on point.
Address: 216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-80, Singapore 460216
Lim Hai Sheng Carrot Cake
With two outlets currently in Ang Mo Kio and Bedok, Lim Hai Sheng Carrot Cake started off back in the 1980s and is now also a core supplier for other carrot cake hawkers in Singapore. The unique part of the stall for me is that it offers a ‘Yuan Yang’ option where you get both white and black fried carrot cake on the same plate, ideal for those who are undecided to go for black or white. The fried carrot cake here spots a fresh flavour and even though it is does not belong to the super crispy style, I still find it a very competent plate of this classic Singaporean hawker dish.
Address: 216 Bedok North Street 1, 01-49, Singapore 460216
Sin Ho has been famous for its Prawn Paste Chicken (aka ‘Har Cheong Gai’), where you can expect your daily zi-char fares, although Sin Ho operates as a fish soup store in the day, before it transpires to their evening menu with various seafood and fish-based items. Other than prawn paste chicken, expect dishes like Crayfish Seafood Soup & Sambal Lala. [Read more here…]
Address: 216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-75, Singapore 460216
Joo Chiat Chiap Kee
A stall with a history as far back as 1965 (yes, also the year Singapore gained independence), it is no surprise that this is one of the most popular stalls in this food centre with a perpetual queue for its fishball noodles. The fishballs are the main draw for me, springy and fresh as it is homemade. The chilli packs a punch on the noodles, so go easy if you cannot handle spice well.
Address: 216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-31, Singapore 460216
Prawn & Mee
A modern style prawn noodles stall, the menu at Prawn & Mee is minimalist where you choose from Prawn Noodle or Pork Ribs Prawn Noodle in dry or soup versions. The delicious broth is flavourful and is prepared from a mix of pork broth and prawn shells. The ingredients like the pork ribs are tender, while the prawn is fresh. Overall, it is a competent bowl of prawn noodles.
Address: 216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-45, Singapore 46021
Kim Hwa Coffee Stall
Just few units down from Chris Kway Chap is this popular corner coffee stall, Kim Hwa Coffee Stall. I was introduced to this stall by my mum who had it before, and I enjoyed the Kopi O Kosong I had which is strong enough for me with a smooth taste. You know how some of the local coffee could taste a tad too rough in texture, this stall serves really smooth coffee. Bonus points for the friendly uncle too.
Address: 216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-82, Singapore 460216
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