East Coast Lagoon Food Village is the place to fuel up after a long day frolicking at East Coast Park. Aptly nicknamed the “Newton Circus of the East”, it is home to everything from grilled seafood, hokkien mee, carrot cake, BBQ chicken wings and many more. Several stalls are also open till late too, making it an ideal spot to satiate your supper cravings. If you can never make up your mind on what to eat, let us help you out with these 15 stalls to try at East Coast Lagoon Food Village!
Can never make up your mind when it comes to carrot cake? That’s alright, because Lagoon Carrot Cake offers the best of both worlds on one plate. Having operated for 55 years, you can trust that they’ve perfected the craft, with the carrot cake fragrant with wok hei. If you still have the stomach space, make sure to also try their award-winning popiah – generously filled with a good combination of textures, each element of the popiah was done perfectly, even the chilli!
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-40, Singapore 468960
Opening Hours: 12–10 pm Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri, 8:30 am–10 pm Sat & Sun. Closed on Tues
There isn’t a better way to end a day at East Coast Park than to have your table filled with BBQ seafood. Purportedly the food centre’s very first BBQ seafood stall, Stingray Forever BBQ Seafood serves up delectable stingrays which you can choose to be slathered in either garlic butter or sambal sauce. The more popular option seems to be the sambal, which is barbecued together with the stingray rather than spreaded on top later. Flaky, soft and dangerously addictive, don't forget the cincalok to tie it all together!
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-43, Singapore 468960
Opening Hours: 4–11:30pm daily
You’ll find multiple vendors specialising in BBQ chicken wings at East Coast Lagoon Food Village, but Ah Hwee BBQ Chicken Wing & Spring Chicken stands out not just because of its long queue, but because its chicken wings are delightfully crispy and charred, while the meat remains juicy and moist. It has a delicious smokiness from the charcoal, and with a little squirt of lime and dip in the homemade chilli, this is world-class hawker food.
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-14, Singapore 468960
Opening Hours: 3–10 pm, Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
Song Kee Fried Oyster is highly recommended and is one of the most popular stalls at East Coast Lagoon Food Village, having been featured in the Michelin Guide for its oyster omelette. Serving up delicious fried oysters, the orh jian here is fluffy and flavourful with a great wok hei, and achieving a crispy and gooey balance between the eggs and the tapioca starch. Each serving comes with plenty of fresh, plump and creamy oysters that taste of the sea, along with a spicy and tangy chilli that enhances the dish’s flavour.
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-15, Singapore 468965
Opening Hours: 1pm–1am daily
Han Jia Bak Kut Teh & Pork Leg stall has been around since 1963, when it first started somewhere in the back alleys of MacPherson. Now run by the second generation, the stall continues to serve up piping hot bak kut teh and pork trotters. A bowl of their classic bak kut teh comes with three pork ribs swimming in a peppery broth, and you can also choose to add-on ingredients such as Chinese greens, tau kwa, preserved vegetables and pig intestines. The braised pork trotters are also something to shout about, having simmered and bubbled for hours on end, they are super tender and almost melt-in-your-mouth.
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-42, Singapore 468965
Opening Hours: 10 am–8:30 pm Mon to Fri, 9 am–8:30 pm Sat & Sun
Not to be confused with Cheok Kee, Zuo Ji Duck Rice is one of the most famous duck rice stalls in Singapore. Here, you can tuck into scrumptious plates of duck rice and piping-hot bowls of duck porridge. The duck is deboned and drenched in thick, gooey braised gravy, along with cucumber and coriander for good measure. They also offer two different chillies – a watery, bright red one that’s sharp and piquant, and a thick, dark red sambal.
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-29, Singapore 468960
Opening Hours: 11 am–7:30 pm Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri, 9:30 am–7:30 pm Sat & Sun. Closed on Tues
Helmed by a mother-daughter duo, Choon Hiang serves up yummy plates of wok-fried dishes like hokkien mee and char kway teow. Each plate of char kway teow is packed with egg, fishcake, beansprouts and Chinese sausage, while the Hokkien Mee is chock-full of juicy seafood pieces. And of course, they are not complete with some characteristic wok hei! Other than char kway teow and hokkien mee, you’ll also find mee goreng and fried rice on the menu.
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-46, Singapore 468960
Opening Hours: 12–10:30 pm daily
Another stall serving up BBQ seafood and tze char dishes, BBQ Seafood Kitchen specialises in a wide variety of seafood dishes, such as sambal stingray, butter crayfish, cockles, lala, gong gong, and deep-fried silago. You’ll be spoilt for choice here with their wide menu, but make sure to try some of their sambal stingray which is super juicy, tender, and meaty. The kick of that sambal hits you in just the right spot, but you can up the ante even more with a dip in their homemade chilli sauces.
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-03/04, Singapore 468960
Opening Hours: 2 pm–1 am daily
With over 20 years of experience the husband-wife duo behind Eastern Red Seafood have been running their own tze char stall at coffeeshops before moving to East Coast Lagoon Food Village in 2013. One of their bestselling items is the curry fish head. The curry was thick and the fish was fresh and tender. Other ingredients in the curry include lady’s fingers and vegetables, and this yummy dish is perfect for sharing when you’re here with a big group!
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-37, Singapore 468960
Opening Hours: 4 pm–12 am Tues to Fri, 12 pm–12 am Sat & Sun. Closed on Mon
Satay isn’t hard to find in Singapore, but Haron Satay has been here at East Coast Lagoon Food Village for 40 years, so it’s no surprise that their satay is highly lauded. No matter if it’s chicken, mutton or beef you like, the juicy meat sticks with chunky peanut gravy will keep you coming back for more.
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-55, Singapore 468960
Opening Hours: 1pm–8pm Wed & Thurs, Sat & Sun, 1pm–11pm Fri. Closed on Mon & Tues
Most of us might be more acquainted with the Hainanese style of beef Noodles that comes in a thick brown gravy, but Lagoon Leng Kee Beef Kway Teow serves up a Teochew style – and only in a soup version! It’s clean tasting, with a broth that’s made with beef bones simmered with ginger, salt, and gula melaka. A comforting option when you’re not that keen on the other greasier food served in this food centre!
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-33, Singapore 468960
Opening Hours: 4–8:30 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Head over to Hwa Kee BBQ Pork Noodle to get your wanton mee fix. At Hwa Kee, they do something a little different where they spoon a ladle of char siew sauce over the wanton mee. The sauce clings to the perfectly springy noodles, and the star of the show here is the char siew. Prepared Cantonese style, it is characterised by a bright red edge, coated with a sweet honeyed glaze with some caramelised charred bits to it. All in all, a very satisfying plate of wanton mee that quells the cravings!
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-45, Singapore 468960
Opening Hours: 5 pm–12 am Mon, Tues & Thurs, 5 pm–12:30 am Fri & Sat, 12 pm–12 am Sun
The sister stall of the satay bee hoon stall in ABC Brickworks, Soon Huat sells satay bee hoon and cuttlefish kangkong. Every plate is made fresh to order, and you can also choose to add on extra ingredients like prawns, lala, pork ribs, cuttlefish, kang kong or just more bee hoon. Their satay bee hoon sauce is so good, they even sell the paste separately so you can enjoy it in the comforts of your own home!
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-17, Singapore 468960
Opening Hours: 4pm onwards daily
Another great option for hokkien mee, you’ll get a distinct, classic flavour here that can only come from the charcoal fire preparation of this famous dish. Other ingredients include prawns, beansprouts, sotong, lard and spring onions. Make sure to get a dollop of the sambal chilli sauce and drizzle some lime juice before tucking in!
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-32, Singapore 468960
Opening Hours: 4–9 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
If you’re just looking for a small snack to tide you through while you continue cycling or skating at East Coast park, make sure to check out Lagoon Chicken Curry Puff. Even though the uncle is already well over 70, he still insists on making everything from scratch. The curry puff is filled with a flavourful filling that oozes out when you bite into it, and inside is a plentiful amount of potato and chicken, all encased in a light, buttery and golden-brown pastry crust.
Address: 1220 ECP, #01-28, Singapore 468960
Opening Hours: 12–8 pm Wed to Mon. Closed on Tues