Boon Lay may be in the far West of Singapore, but we know that many foodies are more than happy to travel for great food. Established in 1976, many vendors have called Boon Lay Place Food Village home for decades. Conveniently located at the heart of Boon Lay Central, this food centre is a favourite among Westies for its mouth-watering eats. From the renowned nasi lemak to prata, fish soup and duck noodles, here are some of the hawker delights to try at Boon Lay Place Food Village!
The most famous tenant here at Boon Lay Place Food Village is probably Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak. Fans of this joint always look forward to a solid plate of nasi lemak, from the tender coconut rice to the juicy chicken and the sweet-spicy sambal chilli. Open until 3.30am daily, the queue gets long during peak hours and after 10pm too, with plenty of NTU students coming over to get their nasi lemak fix. The line does move rather quickly, but come early if you’d like to beat the crowd!
Address: 221A Boon Lay Pl, #01-106, Singapore 641221
Opening Hours: 6:30–3:30 am daily
Despite its stall name, the fried oyster is the main star here with its juicy and briny oysters, plus an ample amount of egg that imparts both crispy and fluffy textures to the dish. Apart from the fried oyster, their fried kway teow is also worth a try with its extraordinarily rich flavours, fresh cockles and which is neither too wet or dry.
Address: 221A Boon Lay Pl, #01-111, Singapore 641221
Opening Hours: 12–10 pm, Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
Love BBQ seafood? Then you should make a beeline for this stall. Their sambal stingray is firm and tender all at once, with a crispy and charred outer layer that’s blanketed in a generous amount of sambal sauce. All the key components are done right and the dish is simply perfect with some rice. Also on the menu are the likes of sotong, prawns, clams, sambal kangkong and more.
Address: 221A Boon Lay Pl, #01-161, Singapore 641221
Opening Hours: 4:30–9:30 pm, Wed to Mon. Closed on Tues
Earning the approval of many food bloggers, Ho Huat Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee is another crowd favourite at Boon Lay Place Food Village. Their hokkien mee leans towards the wetter side, with a generous portion of yellow noodles and thick bee hoon combined with prawns, sotong and eggy bits. The gravy has a lovely depth of flavour, and don’t forget the sambal and a good drizzle of lime before you dig in!
Address: 221A Boon Lay Pl, #01-125, Singapore 641221
Opening Hours: 9 am–10 pm daily
Want something hot for a rainy day or just craving for something to warm up the soul? Go for a nourished bowl of fish soup. The soup here is the perfect balance of sweet and savoury, while the fish slices are generous and delightfully fresh alongside leafy greens, fried garlic and coriander. Pair it with some rice or noodles of your choice, and make sure to pair it with some of their tangy housemade chilli!
Address: 221A Boon Lay Pl, #01-195, Singapore 641221
Opening Hours: 8 am–5 pm, Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Run by a Chinese couple, Boon Lay Satay is one of the few satay stalls that sells pork satay. Although the wait may be up to an hour during peak hours, that doesn’t deter loyal customers from coming back for more. You can also choose from other options such as chicken and mutton. The mouthwatering grilled sticks are savoury, tender and juicy, and the rich and fragrant satay sauce just ties it all together!
Address: 221A Boon Lay Pl, #01-146, Singapore 641221
Opening Hours: 3:30–11:30 pm, Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Xin Sheng Ngor Hiang Prawn Cracker is a stalwart here and has been around since Boon Lay Place Food Village opened in the 1970s. Their ngor hiang and prawn fritters are the crowd favourites here, but they also have other ingredients to choose from such as fish balls, fish cakes and taukwa. You can pair it with some beehoon to make it a full meal too!
Address: 221A Boon Lay Pl, #01-164, Singapore 641221
Opening Hours: 11 am–11 pm, daily
If you’re craving for nasi lemak but find the queue over at Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak too long, then check out Banana Leaf Nasi Lemak. This lesser-known stall serves up pretty delicious nasi lemak too! The rice here is imbued with a rich coconut fragrance, and the ingredients are fresh and delicious. While the fried chicken wing isn’t as hot and crispy as their competitor’s, this still makes for a really satisfying plate of nasi lemak!
Address: 221A Boon Lay Pl, #01-132, Singapore 641221
Opening Hours: 9 am–10 pm, Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Head over to Boon Lay Fried Carrot Cake & Kway Teow Mee if you have a craving for fried carrot cake. Available in both white and black versions, both are gussied up with egg and preserved radish. The white carrot cake is rich and varied, but the black is also tasty with a sweetness to it thanks to the addition of dark soy sauce. Meanwhile, the fried kway teow also packs a satisfying wok hei, and you can even request for less oil and more vegetables!
Address: 221A Boon Lay Pl, #01-125, Singapore 641221
Opening Hours: 8:30–11:30 am, 5:30–9 pm daily
Tuck into some hot, crispy prata and saucers of curry at this popular family-run stall, which has been around for over four decades. The roti prata is prepared from scratch each day and hits the spot every time with its crispy exterior and chewy interior! If you’re looking for something more filling, they also do a solid biryani.
Address: 221A Boon Lay Pl, #01-104, Singapore 641221
Opening Hours: 4 am–10 pm daily
Heng Huat Boon Lay Boneless Duck Noodles is another popular stall at Boon Lay Place Food Village, and it’s not unheard of for their ducks to be sold out by 9am! The most popular item here is the braised duck noodles, and there are also a variety of toppings such as duck wing, duck gizzard, duck liver, and roasted pork. The duck meat is tender and juicy without a gamey taste, and it is rich and savoury with a subtle herbal fragrance. And the delicious herbal soup is the perfect way to wash down all these goodness!
Address: 221A Boon Lay Pl, #01-140, Singapore 641221
Opening Hours: 6–10 am, 5–7 pm Tues to Sat, 6–10 am, Sun. Closed on Mon
Ma Bo Lor Mee is a famous lor mee stall in Singapore with many outlets across the island including one at Boon Lay Place Food Village. If you can brave the queue, you’ll be treated to a mouthwatering spread of fried dory fish nuggets, fish cakes, ngoh hiang, braised eggs, and braised pork belly. The luscious gravy is also cooked to perfection, neither too thick or mild with just the right consistency.
Address: 221A Boon Lay Pl, #01-165, Singapore 641221
Opening Hours: 6 am–9 pm daily
Chong Pang Huat certainly needs no introduction. With multiple outlets across Singapore, it’s a tried and tested pick for when you want some delectable BBQ chicken wings. Expect fragrant, crackly and caramelised skin and a succulent interior that’ll have you licking your fingers in glee. Don’t forget the lime and chilli sauce!
Address: 221A Boon Lay Pl, #01-127, Singapore 641221
Opening Hours: 4:30pm–10 pm daily
One of the newer chicken rice stalls at Boon Lay Place Food Village, Kim Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice stays true to the Hainanese tradition with only white chicken rice and oyster sauce vegetables. The steamed chicken is tender, juicy, and savoury, and the rice is imbued with a rich chicken fragrance and a smooth oily texture that is not cloying.
Address: 221A Boon Lay Pl, #01-117, Singapore 641221
Opening Hours: 9 am–7 pm daily
Boon Lay Lu Wei serves up delicious braised meat dishes you cannot miss. One of the must try items you should get is the braised pork rice which has just the right ratio of fats to meat, and the braised duck rice which is tender and juicy with no gamey odour. The braising sauce also has pleasant herbal notes which goes nicely with the rice. The kway chap is also worth a try! Did we also mention that they’re open all night and all day?
Address: 221A Boon Lay Pl, #01-118, Singapore 641221
Opening Hours: 24 hours daily