An idyllic village in the pre-war years, Changi Point was turned into a resort destination after World War II in order to give the district a new lease of life. Part of this new plan was to build a new housing estate at Changi Village with a modern market and hawker centre, which was completed in 1975. By the 1980s, the new hawker centre was most crowded during lunch time, thronged by soldiers and air force personnel from nearby camps, workers from the airport and the Loyang Industrial Estate. Today, Changi Village Hawker Centre has become a dining spot set within a laid-back environment, where patrons come for its popular cuisine including the famous nasi lemak. In the evenings, nearby residents gather to hang out. Despite renovations over the years, the hawker centre has retained its old charm and laid-back atmosphere. Without further ado, here are 15 stalls you must try!
Changi Village Hawker Centre is best known for its array of famous nasi lemak, and one of them is Mizzy Corner. They’re known for their basmati coconut rice, sweet sambal, and signature marinated chicken wings. Prices start at $3.50 and there are six different sets to choose from. Other add-ons include begedil, hotdog, otah, fish fillet, chicken wings and drumstick, kembong fish, beef rendang and sotong.
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-26, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: 24 hours daily
Originated in 1976, Weng Kee Ipoh Hor Fun is one of Changi Village Hawker Centre’s most famous stalls. The signature dishes here are the Ipoh Hor Fun and Chicken Chop Hor Fun, which comes with pieces of crispy, fried chicken atop a mound of rice noodles that’s covered in a dark gravy. Other yummy noodle items include Fishball Noodles and Wanton Noodles.
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-19, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: 10:30 am–11 pm, Mon to Fri. 8 am–12 am, Sat & Sun
International Muslim Food Stall is another nasi lemak at Changi Village Hawker Centre that comes out on top. Get your fill of five different sets from an inexpensive $3.50. Queues can get long especially during peak hours, but their sambal and fragrant, fluffy coconut rice are very much worth the wait.
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-03, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: 7 am–2 pm, 6 pm–12 am, Tues to Sat. Closed Sun & Mon
The old couple at the helm of Ho Guan Satay Bee Hoon has been here for over 40 years, and they make their satay sauce with fresh peanuts and ground spices cooked for long hours. Each plate of Satay Bee Hoon comes with beansprouts, pork liver, cuttlefish, tau pok, and cockles, and they are all generously drenched in the delicious sauce that’s an elevation of the usual satay sauce we know.
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-61, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: 11am–9pm, Thurs to Mon. Closed Fri to Sun
Run by two young hawkers, Woon Woon specialises in white beehoon and fresh seafood. The Seafood Platter is perfect for sharing between friends and contains fish, shrimp, lala, crayfish, and flower crab over heaps of springy bee hoon. If not, go for their individual-sized Crayfish White Beehoon or Lala Slice Fish White Beehoon!
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-52, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: 11 am–9 pm, Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Another stalwart of Changi Village Hawker Centre, Million Star is famous for its fried raja banana, a large, custardy variety that is rolled in batter and fried to a crisp. Other crowd favourites are green bean cake, yam, sweet potatoes and tapioca. They also have other less commonly found items such as cempedak, and all their fritters are made using an original recipe!
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-49, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: 11 am–7 pm, Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
One of the many snaking queues you’ll witness at Changi Village Hawker Centre, Guang Xing Original Taste Fish Head Bee Hoon sells tasty Sliced Fish Soup that comes in a broth that is thick, rich, and flavourful. Besides the soup, their Fish Head Fried Bee Hoon is also a popular option. It is made with black bean sauce or sambal depending on the time of day. There’s no telling when the owner will prepare which, so enjoy the surprise element!
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-31, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–4 pm, Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
Another well-known stall for nasi lemak at Changi Village is the Changi Famous Nasi Lemak. There are five sets available here, and the fried ingredients are very tender and well-seasoned. And also, if you don’t like your nasi lemak sambal to be too spicy, then you will love the subtle sambal here that is towards the sweet side and not too spicy.
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-28, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: 24 hours daily
This plate of hokkien mee leaned towards the slightly wetter side, and the noodles are perfectly cooked and silky smooth with a nice bite. Each mouthful was flavourful as they had been soaked in the broth, with a distinct wok hei. Chunks of fried egg also add texture and fragrance to the dish, along with ingredients such as pork belly, prawns and sotong.
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-53, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: 11am–9:30pm daily
Amigo Noodles is another stall selling Chicken Chop Hor Fun in Changi Village Hawker Centre. Bite into tender, fried chicken and slurp up smooth rice noodles doused in a dark, starchy gravy. Don’t forget the chilli for an extra kick! Besides hor fun, they also have a variety of noodle dishes including fishball noodles and laksa.
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-34, Singapore 500002
Charlie’s Corner serves up unpretentious, Hainanese-inspired Western fare along with a wide range of beers and ciders. They’re best known for their Fish & Chips that’s made using a family recipe, which has been passed down through generations. The stall is also one of the pioneers to offer brews other than commercial lagers, with options ranging from English-style bitters to Belgian abbey beers.
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-70, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: 2:30–11 pm, Tues to Fri. 12:30–11 pm, Sat & Sun. Closed on Mon
Don’t miss out on the barbecued chicken wings and satay at Jason’s Place, which comes in pork, chicken and mutton. The highlight here however is their Pork Belly Satay, which uses a traditional Hainanese recipe that includes marinating the meats with aromatic spices. The meat melts in your mouth and is remarkably juice with a smoky taste and sweet caramelisation. The satay sauce here also has pineapple paste mixed in, giving the sauce a tangy flavour which cuts through the grease.
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-66, Singapore 500002
Opening hours: 12pm–9:30pm, Mon to Fri. 11:30am–10pm, Sat & Sun
One of the newer hawker stalls here, King Grouper Fish Soup is the dining arm of a grouper farm operating off the Changi coast. Served sliced or as a fish head in soups, the fish is impossibly fresh, as they are harvested and delivered to the stall within five hours. You can also opt to add on additional ingredients like bitter gourd and fish maw!
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-64, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: 9:30 am–9:30 pm
Changi V. Dessert House has a special dessert not found anywhere else in Singapore – the Commando Dessert that is inspired by the SAF Commandos, and if you wear a red beret you’ve no doubt had this at least once in your stint in Hendon Camp. Essentially a bowl of shaved ice topped with red tea jelly and longan, Changi V. Dessert House also has other popular desserts including the Red Ruby and Power Cendol which is topped with ice cream.
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-08, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: 11:30am–10:30pm, Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
Another dessert spot at Changi Village Hawker Centre, you can also choose to end your meal on a sweet note with a bowl of cendol. What makes Makan Melaka Cendol so popular is the ingredients in it that are freshly made daily. You can also add toppings such as sweet corn, glutinous rice, red bean, and durian!
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-2046, Singapore 500002
Opening Hours: 8:30am–10pm daily