It’s the early morning and you’re wondering what to get for a good yet affordable breakfast to fuel up for the day. Wouldn’t economic bee hoon be an excellent choice? It’s affordable with an array of sides to choose from, and it comes in a generous portion – what’s not to love? While it’s a dish that can be commonly found, not all of them are ranked equal. Here are 15 economic bee hoon stall for a great breakfast!
Situated in the West near Pioneer MRT, Bai Li Xiang is a popular choice for the NTU students in the vicinity to satisfy their supper cravings or breakfast after pulling an all-nighter. Food is always served piping hot as new batches are constantly being prepared, and you’ll be spoilt for choice by the number of side dishes they have. The bee hoon here is also not too oily, making it the perfect meal to wolf down in a jiffy.
Address: Blk 651 Jurong West Street 63, Singapore 640651
Opening Hours: 6 pm–11 am daily
Yan Fried Bee Hoon shot to fame a few years ago when PM Lee was spotted queuing up for their chicken wings! Come prepared to wait for up to half an hour, because that’s just how popular their chicken wings are. There are also other side dishes as well: ngor hiang, fish cake, sausage and luncheon meat. And of course you have to pair it with some bee hoon to make it a complete meal!
Address: 85 Redhill Ln, #01-19, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–8 pm Mon to Fri, 9 am–6 pm Sat
Nestled within Hougang, 327 Fried Bee Hoon is a Michelin-listed stall that’s known for their bee hoon and fried chicken thighs, instead of the usual chicken wings. They start serving as early as 5am, so you do need to crawl out of bed early for this! Apart from their fried bee hoon that’s cooked to springy perfection, the stall also serves a smooth and aromatic coconut rice.
Address: 327 Hougang Ave 5, #01-156, Singapore 530327
Opening Hours: 5–11 am Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
Holland Village is a popular destination for locals and foreigners thanks to its many cafes and food offerings. One of the most affordable dining spots here is Holland Village Fried Bee Hoon. What’s different about their fried bee hoon is that they use a special self-made lard, which imparts a fragrant savouriness to the dish. Side dishes include fried eggs, luncheon meat, stir fried cabbage, deep fried meat roll and fried chicken cutlets.
Address: 1 Lor Mambong, Singapore 277700
Opening Hours: 6 am–1:30 pm daily
The best thing about Hup Lee is not only that they have several outlets across Singapore, but their overall consistency in quality! You can’t go wrong with either kway teow, fried noodles or fried bee hoon. Pair it with sides such as stir fried cabbage, spring rolls, fish cake, fish fillet, fried tofu, luncheon meat, sausages and chicken wings. Their bee hoon is on the oilier side, but other than that there’s nothing not to love.
Address: Multiple outlets
The famous fried chicken wing brand was established in 1989, and has since expanded to three other outlets. They’re best known for their chicken wings that are crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside. They are well-seasoned with an extra crispy batter that’s not too oily. Other than chicken wings, there is economic bee hoon here (of course) as well as other sides that are typical of most economic bee hoon stalls – long beans, otah, hot dog and ngoh hiang.
Address: Multiple outlets
“Mei wei” stands for delicious, which is an accurate description of the food here. The stall has been around for over 20 years, serving up perfectly seasoned bee hoon alongside glistening trays of luncheon meat, hot dog, sotong balls, fried eggs and flavourful chicken wings. There are only limited quantities each day and the stall closes once they sell out, so this is where “the early bird catches the worm” really applies here!
Address: 13 Old Airport Rd, #01-49, Singapore 390013
Opening Hours: 7:30 am–2 pm daily
For a different kind of fried bee hoon, find delicious servings of pig trotter bee hoon at this stall in the CBD to go alongside your choice of ingredients like luncheon meat, fish fillet, fried egg, fish cake and more. Despite its appearance, the bee hoon is incredibly flavourful, full of umami and great on its own. Laced with chunky pieces of meat, it is also topped with fried pork lard for the ultimate indulgence. Definitely not the healthiest breakfast, but simply delicious!
Address: 11 Collyer Quay, #01-08, Singapore 049317
Opening Hours: 7 am–5 pm Mon to Fri, 7 am–1 pm Sat. Closed on Sun
The name of this stall translates to “unique fragrance” in English, and true enough, their noodles are real fragrant. Located in Kebun Baru Food Centre, Qi Xiang always has a queue whether it’s the weekdays or weekends. Apart from their fried bee hoon, they also serve bee tai bak and kway teow that are both great options too and has a fragrant wok hei. If you are lucky, you might even be able to get a taste of their fried chicken and fish with Thai sauce!
Address: Blk 226H Ang Mo Kio Street 22, #01-27, Singapore 568226
Opening hours: 7 am–2 pm Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
Local taxi drivers are not just experts at getting you where you want to go, they’re also known to be food gurus. And with taxis everywhere in the carpark of Yip Economic Bee Hoon, you know this place comes with many stamps of approval. They’re known for cooking their ingredients with a twist – for example, soaking luncheon meat into beaten eggs before frying! It’s not unheard of for them to sell out by 10 am, so come early to avoid disappointment.
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-33, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 4:30 am–1 pm daily
Sengkang residents can get their fix at Happy Go Nasi, which sells great bee hoon and nasi lemak for breakfast. While bee hoon is not a difficult dish to make, the consistently long queue tells you that this is not your average breakfast stall. Expect fragrant bee hoon and fresh ingredients made in small batches to ensure freshness. The most popular side dish here are the fried chicken wings – crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside!
Address: 267 Compassvale Link, #01-02, Singapore 540267
Opening Hours: 6 am–8:30 pm Tues to Sat, 6 am–2 pm Sun. Closed on Mon
Run by an elderly couple that’s been serving affordable old-school breakfast items for the past 42 years, you’ll find dishes like Peanut Porridge, Glutinous Rice, White Bee Hoon, Chee Cheong Fun and of course, Fried Bee Hoon on the menu. Portions are generous, but don’t let your bee hoon go lonely and pair it with sides such as ngoh hiang, luncheon meat and stir-fried cabbage. If you still have some stomach space, the Glutinous Rice is completely handmade and comes highly raved!
Address: 665 Buffalo Rd, #01-284, Singapore 210665
Opening Hours: 8 am–2 pm Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
Find well-executed bee hoon (and a long queue!) at Aunty Yong Economical Bee Hoon. The wait will be well worth it, as you’ll be treated to a hearty breakfast with your choice of sides like Taiwanese sausage, luncheon meat, fried egg and veggies. The fried eggs have a consistently runny yolk and the chicken wings are well-seasoned, crispy and succulent. If you love your spice, you’ll also be glad to find that the chilli here is zesty and packs a punch!
Address: 19 Toh Yi Dr, Singapore 590019
Opening Hours: 5:30 am–1 pm daily
While Hock Lian Huat Prawn Cracker and Ngoh Hiang serves ngoh hiang and fried fritters in the afternoon, in the morning there is fried bee hoon to satisfy hungry tummies. Their sides are perfectly fried to a delicate crisp that is ASMR-worthy when you bite into them. It goes without saying that their ngoh hiang is a must-try!
Address: 302 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, #01-719, Singapore 680302
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Unlike the usual economic bee hoon stalls, you won’t get your food immediately after you order them here. What’s special about Richton Cafe is that they deep fry the ingredients after you order, which makes them extra fresh, hot, and crispy. Fried with garlic, the bee hoon is good enough to eat on its own, but simply perfect when paired with the ingredients. Apart from bee hoon, the stall also serves tze char dishes come the afternoon.
Address: 476A Pasir Ris Drive 6, #01-600, Singapore 511476
Opening Hours: 7 am–10 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon