20 Food Stalls At Block 16 Bedok South Market Food Centre You Must Try

Bedok South Market & Food Centre may not be the most well-known nor accessible hawker centres in Singapore, but it is always bustling with crowds from the neighbouring blocks for its variety of hawker fare. You will find many pocket-friendly options varying across vegetarian, halal and popular local dishes here – drop by for the authentic taste of local heartland food, and perhaps, get your grocery shopping done at the wet market as well!

#1 New Hong Kong Home Made Tim Sum and Pau (#01-51)

Nothing makes a better breakfast or snack than dim sum, which is quick, convenient and delicious. This stall offers an array of dim sum snacks, and they don’t skimp on the ingredients. Try their lor mai gai (glutinous rice with tender chicken) and a couple of steaming hot pau!

Opening hours:

Mon, Tue: 10am – 10pm

Wed – Sun: 8am – 10pm

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#2 Soon Yi Chicken Rice & Noodles (#01-30)

Get the quintessential local fare – chicken rice – here, with your choice of tender steamed chicken, or fragrant roasted chicken. If you’re one of the rare few who doesn’t fancy this dish, don’t worry! You can slurp on some wanton noodles, shredded chicken hor fun or other roasted fares like crispy pork belly and sweet char siew.

Opening hours: 9am – 7pm

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#3 Kai Xin Fish Soup Ban Mian (#01-31)

Looking for healthier options? Look no further – this stall has ban mian served in a simple yet flavourful broth, topped with salty fried anchovies,  vegetables and minced meat. For some lean protein, you can get fish soup and porridge as well. They also have dumplings, either fried or steamed, which give your meal a little more heartiness.

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#4 Original Changi Ten Mile Fried Carrot Cake (#01-32)

Nothing beats the experience of taking in the sight and aroma of soft, fluffy cubes of steamed radish cakes stir fried in smoking hot oil and fragrant preserved radish. The owner of this stall, Mr Quek Sio Tee and his family started selling carrot cake way back since the 1950s. Their wealth of experience has seen their business expanding to multiple branches around the Bedok area. Their chilli sauce is housemade, so be sure to try a spicy version of this dish!

Opening hours: 4am – 1pm

Closed on Mondays and Thursdays

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#5 Kun Ji Kway Chap (#01-35)

Pig offal might be off putting for some, but for those who appreciate the chewy, deep flavours of offal, you might find your next favourite here. Paired with silky smooth kway (flat rice noodles), a plate of sides comes with chewy intestines, savoury pork belly, qq pig skin and other braised ingredients. Dip into some spicy, sourish chilli sauce to cut through the heaviness, and you might end up getting another bowl of kway!

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#6 Ah Wah Rojak (#01-36)

Slices of turnip, cucumber, pineapple and pear are mixed, almost haphazardly, with crispy you tiao and taupok, crunchy bean sprouts in a sweet, salty sauce. Despite its appearance, rojak is a popular sharing dish in Singapore for good reasons – no lacking in flavour and crunch-factor, it is well-loved by locals across all ages.

Tues: 12 – 8pm

Wed – Sun: 12pm – 2pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm

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#7 Japanese House (#01-37)

Get a taste of Japan at pocket-friendly prices here, with local favourites like saba fish, ebi fry or tonkatsu. If you’re craving for some warm comfort food, get their Japanese curry rice or a piping hot bowl of udon.

Opening hours: 11.45am – 9.30pm

Closed on Saturdays

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#8 Rong Hua Yuan Cooked Food (#01-39)

Get a classic plate of roasted or steamed chicken rice here, this local comfort food can’t go wrong any day! Get their set meal for a plate of blanched vegetables in oyster sauce to make it a healthier meal.

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#9 Jia Hui BBQ (#01-40)

A sign of good food is the wafting aroma of meat roasting over charcoal fire. This seemingly unassuming hawker stall is a hidden gem in the neighbourhood, best known for the iberico bak kwa. Juicy, succulent and sweet, you can snack on this any time of the day, but be careful though, you might not be able to stop yourself!

Opening hours:

Wed – Sun: 10am – 8.30pm

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

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#10 Koon Kee Duck Rice (#01-47)

This is one of the more popular stalls in this hawker centre, known for their roasted duck and braised duck rice. Intensely savoury and tender meat is drenched in a sweet, savoury thick gravy that doesn’t overpower, but elevates the dish.

Opening hours:

Wed – Mon: 9.45am – 7pm

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#11 Korat Thai Food (#01-28)

Thai food is probably one of Singaporeans’ favourite cuisines, with many travelling to Thailand every year for a short getaway. Get a taste of Thailand here with their green curry fried rice, basil pork rice, and for the fish-fanatics, they also have whole deep fried fish that comes with a variety of flavours such as sweet and sour, and even mango salad!

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#12 Tong Ren Tong Xin Vegetarian Food (#01-52)

This stall is one of the more popular vegetarian stalls, according to locals living around this neighbourhood. They have an array of dishes including mock meat and tofu skin rolls to pair with a fuss-free stir-fried beehoon. With such variety, even non-vegetarians can enjoy the food here.

Opening hours: 6.30am – 1.30pm

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#13 Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice (#01-53)

This chicken rice brand has multiple outlets across the island, and here you can find silky tender steamed chicken, drizzled in a soy-based sauce. Don’t be deceived by the lack of colours, this dish is a perfect canvas for the accompanying sauces – dark soy sauce, garlic chilli and ginger – which serve to amplify its fragrance without overpowering it.

Opening hours: 11am – 7pm

Closed on Thursdays

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#14 Wong Porridge (#01-55)

A bowl of silky smooth Cantonese-style porridge is not only comforting on the stomach, but also for the soul as well. This stall has been around for over 40 years, and serves up a hearty bowl, topped with your choice of protein – chicken, fish, pork or century egg. Finished off with green onions, shallots and pieces of dough fritters for extra crunch and flavour, you will be sure to finish the meal on a happy note.

Opening hours: 11am – 10pm

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#15 Bedok South Niu Ji Prawn Noodle (#01-58)

Egg noodles are tossed in a mix of prawn broth, lard and potent chilli, and topped with generous servings of prawns and sliced pork. Every bite is packed with flavour, and it’s the kind of dish that you will keep coming back for. Even the soup version of this dish will not disappoint!

Opening hours: 7am – 2pm

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#16 Ji Shen Cooked Food (#01-60)

As simple as a plate of coconut rice or stir fried noodles sounds, the experience of picking your favourite side dishes is one that every Singaporean growing up in the heartlands would know of. Delicious yet economical, it is no wonder that stalls offering this dish has its place in almost every hawker centre.

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#17 Spinach Soup (#01-62)

Spinach soup is the go-to for many adults who’re looking for a high fibre, healthy meal. Enjoy with minced pork, fish or seafood, and this light dish will leave your tummy filled, and guilt-free.

Opening hours: 9am – 8pm

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#18 Xiang Xiang Chwee Kueh (#01-14)

This chwee kueh stall is a pretty popular one, having been featured on food blog Daniel Food Diary and local magazine Women’s Weekly. This stall offering this inexpensive breakfast food is popular for their homemade sambal chilli, which is painstakingly cooked with a mix of dried shrimps and shallots. It is not too oily either, perfect for the health-conscious eaters!

Opening hours:

Tues – Sun:  7am – 1pm

Closed on Mondays

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#19 Hock Seng Choon Fish Ball Kway Teow Mee (#01-50)

Their effort to hand make their own fish balls doesn’t come without acknowledgement, having been Michelin-recommended. This popular stall has been around for over 20 years, and their business naturally thrive with their signature bouncy fish balls – a rarity in today’s hawker scene. They are served together with springy noodles, coated in a sweet, salty tomato ketchup sauce that comes with a little tang to lighten this dish. Their chilli packs a punch, so proceed with caution!

Opening hours: 12pm – 8.30pm

Closed on Mondays

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#20 Yousheng Vegetarian Food (#01-02)

There’s a good variety of vegetarian dishes at this stall – beyond the usual fried beehoon and mock meat, you can get a variety of dishes such as crispy spring rolls stuffed with shredded turnips, stir fried vegetables and eggplants. For a quick snack, try their chee cheong fun or yam cake.

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Opening hours: 

Mon – Sun: 6am – 1pm

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#21 Blue Lagoon Western Food (#01-27)

A hawker-style Western food always hits differently, and this stall adapts it to today’s more health-conscious consumers with their healthier sides like broccoli and baked potatoes – but of course if you can’t give up some crispy fries, they have them as well! The portions are generous here, and you can choose from a variety of mains like chicken chop (with mushroom or black pepper sauce), pork chop, lamb loin or breaded chicken cutlet.

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#22 Hung Kang Fish Soup (#01-24)

Now taken over by the owner’s son, this stall sells batang fish (spanish mackerel) soup, topped with lettuce, tomatoes and bits of fried fish for extra flavour. If you’re craving something heavier to pair with this healthy bowl of soup, they have stewed duck – drizzle some of that braised soy sauce over a bowl of rice and you might find yourself getting another!

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#23 Xin Xi Chwee Kueh (#01-165)

Chwee kueh makes a quick and simple breakfast, and is definitely not lacking in flavours. The natural, slight sweetness of the steamed rice cakes complements the sweet-salty preserved radish (chai poh) and sambal chilli, coming together as a dish that’s delicious but not overwhelming on the taste buds. The textures of soft, slight chewiness and crunchiness are sure to satisfy hungry tummies. 

Opening hours: 7am – 3pm

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#24 Yong Hua You Tiao (#01-147)

The satisfying crunch from a well fried youtiao (dough fritters) brings any meal to the next level, whether with porridge, bak kut teh or soya bean milk. This stall has been around for four decades, so you know they’ve got their deep frying skills down. It’s best to have it fresh on the spot to enjoy the crispy outsides and fluffy centre!

Opening hours: 11am – 9pm

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#25 The Pancake Garden (#01-06)

Opened by a former financial consultant, Joseph may be relatively new to the hawker scene but is definitely not lacking in skills. Mee jiang kueh is a fluffy pancake, sandwiching various fillings such as peanut butter and shaved coconut. This stall’s pancakes have a distinctive chewiness almost like mochi, great for anyone who loves a QQ bite to their mee jiang kueh!

Opening hours: 

Tue – Fri, Sun: 8am – 1.30pm

Sat: 8am – 1pm

Closed on Mondays

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#26 Hill Street Fried Kway Teow (#01-41)

This stall may be tucked away in this lesser known neighbourhood, but their name is known island wide for offering arguably one of the best fried kway teow in Singapore. This sinful dish may be high in calories, but definitely give high returns – emotionally at least. Flat rice noodles are stir fried with dark soy sauce, bean sprouts, eggs and pork lard over high heat, giving this dish its signature wok hei.

Tue – Fri: 11am – 4.45pm

Closed on Sundays and Mondays

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#27 Enak

The signature dish here is nasi ambeng, a traditional Javanese dish that consists of steamed rice and several side dishes. If you’re someone who struggles with choosing cai png or nasi padang dishes, this dish has such a wide variety that you will be sure to find something you love. The sambal belacan adds a good spicy kick, and is definitely not for the faint-hearted! Besides nasi ambeng, they also have nasi lemak, mee rebus and mee soto.

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#28 abg.din (#01-01)

Craving for some savoury deep fried snack? Get a couple of crispy epok-epok here, which is a deep fried pastry stuffed with aromatic curry chicken and potatoes. 

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#29 Hock Seng Choon Fishball Kway Teow Mee (#01-50)

Fishball noodles are a common find in most of Singapore’s hawker centres and food courts, but one that’s known for their kway teow (flat rice noodles)? You don’t see that often. These chewy, slippery noodles are perfectly coated with the ketchup and chilli sauce, and comes with a bowl of soup with bouncy handmade fish balls and fish dumplings. Arrive early if you want to avoid finding yourself at the end of a snaking queue!

Mon: 11am – 8pm

Tue, Thu – Sun: 12pm – 11pm 

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#30 Wak Ana (#01-08)

When it comes to Malay food, bland will probably never come to your mind. Offering delicious home-style dishes like beef rendang, sambal sotong and nasi jeganan, your taste buds will be tingling with spice and flavours – yum!

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Opening hours: 6am – 2pm

Closed on Mondays

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#31 Noorul Afra (#01-12)

Who can resist prata? Not us! This crispy, fluffy and chewy fried dough is a sinful one, but definitely worth every calorie, especially when drenched in lots of curry. Indulge in a mee goreng and meat-stuffed murtabak, or go for the classic roti john. You will be spoilt for choice here, so get a friend or two to join you!

Opening hours:

Mon – Sun: 6am – 1pm

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#32 Peng You Chicken Rice & Noodle (#01-13)

Nothing beats a bowl of spicy curry noodles when you’re looking for Flavour. Whether you’re an egg noodle, kway teow or beehoon person, get slurping and enjoy the depth of flavours from spices, chillies and coconut milk. Feeling indulgent? Add on some charsiew or roasted pork belly!

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#33 Warong Jawa Muslim Food (#01-17)

This stall is one of the hidden gems in Bedok, sharing decades of history with locals around the neighbourhood. They are best known for their nasi lemak – steaming hot rice with a delectable fragrance of coconut milk paired with your choice of side dish, such as deep fried chicken wings, kuning, or crispy ikan billis (anchovies). Their pocket-friendly menu also includes mee siam, mee soto, gado gado and more. Expect a long queue, so be sure to arrive early to get what you are eyeing!

Opening hours: 7.30am – 1pm

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#34 Moli Food Stall (#01-18)

Traditional and hard-to-find Indian breakfast favourites can be found here, such as appam and putu mayam. For savoury meals, you can also get thosai, vadai or mee goreng. Dishes are light on the wallet, and this stall remains close to the hearts of residents around the area.

Opening hours: 7am – 12pm

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#35 Yuan Wei Kaya Toast (#01-19)

Kaya toast is one of Singapore’s iconic breakfasts, and besides offering this humble toast, this stall takes it to the next level by having over 15 flavours of toast! There’s sure to be a flavour for everyone, with the menu spanning from savoury ones like egg mayo to sweet ones like french toast. 

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#36 Tian Le Hong Kong Soy Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle (#01-22)

These Hong Kong-styled soy braised chickens are tender, succulent and makes a great pairing dish with rice.  They have wantons filled generously with pork and prawns, guaranteed to give a juicy burst of flavours when you sink your teeth into one. Do expect a queue here!

Opening hours: 7am – 2pm

Closed on Mondays

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#37 16 Bedok Minced Meat Noodle (#01-23)

Put Bedok and bak chor mee together, and you’d think of a bowl of soup noodles rather than a dry one. Possibly one of the most recognisable icons of Bedok, this dish consists of egg noodles in pork bone broth, paired with minced meat, bouncy meatballs, wantons and the signature sliced red chillies scattered on top. 

Opening hours: 6am – 2pm

Closed on Wednesdays

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