Residents of Ang Mo Kio would know that there are actually a lot more to explore in the neighbourhood besides the AMK Hub and the already-bustling town centre! Located along Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, Cheng San Market & Cooked Food Centre offers great local food at affordable prices including chicken rice, dim sum, lor mee and much more. The next time you’re in the area, make sure to check out these 15 stalls!
Another stall with decades of history behind them, Mun Fu Chicken Rice will not disappoint if you’re craving for a good plate of chicken rice. Some even say they have the best chicken rice in Ang Mo Kio! The stall serves both roasted and steamed chicken with fragrant rice cooked in a flavourful chicken stock. The chicken is juicy and tender, and they will debone it for you too!
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-110, Singapore 560527
Opening Hours: 11 am–7:30 pm Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
Ying Yi Kway Chap Braised Duck Rice Noodles has been in business for about 30 years, serving up yummy plates of braised duck rice and kway chap. Made of a variety of herbs, the braising sauce is flavourful while the kway swims in a light herbal soup with garlic oil. The duck is tender and juicy without any gaminess, and the intestine parts are well cleaned. Come ready to queue, especially during peak hours! Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-145, Singapore 560527 Opening Hours: 7 am–3 pm Sat to Tues & Fri. Closed Wed & Thurs
Similar to chicken rice, scissors cut rice was borne out of Hainanese immigrants who arrived in Singapore. While it may seem like a mess with white rice blanketed by curries and topped with a crown of meats and veggies, it is a glorious mess indeed. At Hainanese Curry Scissors Cut Rice you can either pick your dishes ala carte, or go with one of the five available sets: Curry Chicken Set, Pork Chop Set, Braised Meat Set, or the 4 Types Set that includes both curry chicken and pork chop alongside egg and veggies. Finally if you’re feeling extra ravenous, the 5 Types Set is similar to the 4 Types Set except that it comes with braised meat as well.
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-119, Singapore 560527
Craving for something comforting? Look no further than Hong Kong Porridge. Expect silky smooth Cantonese congee with options such as Century Egg with Pork or Fish, where the rice-to-stock ratio is on point, giving everything a rich and creamy consistency. Add on an egg to give an extra touch of creaminess!
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-114, Singapore 560527
Song Kee Fish Ball Noodle is another popular stall at Cheng San Market & Cooked Food Centre. You can order their fishball noodles in soup or dry, and take your pick of noodles, including mee pok and mee kia. Your bowl of noodles will come with handmade fishballs and tau pok, and the fishballs here are of great quality – they are bouncy with a good bite and no hints of fishiness!
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-123, Singapore 560527
Opening Hours: 4:30 am–1 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
The Satay Taste specialises in Chinese-style satay but sells different items in the morning and night. In the daytime, enjoy delights such as Lontong, Mee Siam and Mee Rebus. In the evening, the satay becomes available with options such as pork, chicken and mutton. We hear that the pork satay are a must-try! The skewers are well-marinated and grilled to perfection, and are simply delectable with the thick and rich peanut sauce.
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-116, Singapore 560527
This famous lor mee chain also has an outlet at Cheng San Market & Cooked Food Centre, and you really get your money’s worth with strips of stewed pork belly, fried battered fish, stewed egg and fish cake slices. The gravy isn’t too thick or too starchy, and it clings to the flat noodles nicely, ensuring maximum slurpability. Don’t forget to add in some house-made chilli and chopped garlic for more heat and flavour!
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-107, Singapore 560527
Opening Hours: 6:30 am–2pm Wed to Mon. Closed on Tues
Ann Hoo has a faithful following for their classic Teochew porridge fare such as soya braised pork, homemade fish cake, salted vegetables, omelette with chye poh, steamed fish, minced pork and many more. The handmade fish cake comes highly recommended, and it is simply a delight when eaten with the chilli sauce and fermented bean sauce provided. Not to mention, a meal here is easy on the wallet especially when compared to other Teochew porridge joints!
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-126/127, Singapore 560527
Opening Hours: 11 am–9 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Now run by the third generation, Gik Gik Heng serves traditional prawn noodle and lor mee made with recipes handed down from their grandmother. With a thick and flavoursome gravy, the Lor Mee comes with ample ingredients like fishcake, pork belly, ngoh hiang and egg. The Prawn Noodles is equally as enticing, with prawns, pork ribs and pig skin. The noodles are perfectly cooked and mixed with a flavourful spicy sauce, and it comes with a broth that is umami with unparalleled depth. For connoisseurs of prawn noodles, this is a must-visit spot that will surely impress.
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-129, Singapore 560527
Opening Hours: 3:30 am–12:30 pm Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
Look no further to find your favourite local breakfast for a hearty fix. With a history dating back to 1993, Delisnacks does a variety of fried dough snacks like you tiao, ham chim peng, butterfly bun, goreng pisang and more. We can’t turn back time, but these fried fritters fondly savour the past. Best paired with a cup of kopi or soya bean!
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-138, Singapore 560527
One of the few halal stalls at Cheng San Market & Cooked Food Centre, you can find Malay favourites such as Mee Siam and Lontong. The Mee Siam is appetising with a mildly spicy and slight acidic kick, and you’ll also find classic snacks such as Kueh Lapis and Curry Puff if you’re not up for a full meal!
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-102, Singapore 560527
Fu Hua Soya Bean sells really smooth and fragrant soya bean milk with just the right consistency – neither too thick not too watery. They also have more modern renditions of the drink, such as Peppermint with Pearl Soya, Soya Milk with Gula Melaka, and Fresh Pearl Bandung Soya Milk. If what you’re craving for is a bowl of dessert, the stall also has soya beancurd and grass jelly with an assortment of toppings!
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-108, Singapore 560527
Opening Hours: 6 am–10:30 pm daily
In our opinion, Kim Huat Fried Kway Teow is an underrated char kway teow stall. Masterfully fried, this plate of char kway comes with the usual suspects of lup cheong, fishcake, cockles, beansprouts and also some greens. With a good wok hei, the dish is wonderfully aromatic and well worth all the calories.
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-111, Singapore 560527
Opening Hours: 11 am–7:30 pm Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
Run by an elderly couple, the most popular dish here is the Mushroom Shredded Chicken Noodles. Apart from shredded chicken and braised mushrooms, the bowl of noodles also comes with plump wantons swimming in a side of soup. They are generously stuffed with a meat filling, and the noodles are tossed in a chilli and ketchup mixture. Fans love it for their old school taste and there’s always a queue especially on weekends!
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-122, Singapore 560527
Opening Hours: 6:30 am–12:30 pm Sun to Thurs. Closed Fri & Sat
Helmed by a husband-wife duo who’ve been serving affordable dim sum since 1999, Nian Nian Fa Dim Sum sells classic dim sum fare like Siew Mai, Char Siew Bao and Har Gow, as well as fried items such as Turnip Cake, Sesame Ball and Beancurd Skin Roll. If you want something other than dim sum, the stall also has porridge and double-boiled soups on the menu!
Address: 527 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-121, Singapore 560527
Opening Hours: 6 am–4 pm daily