Famous for being a treasure trove of good food in Singapore, Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre is housed within a five-story car park. There is a wet market on the first floor, while the hawker stalls are located on the second and third floors. The stalls here have become household names all across Singapore, where you can find delicious renditions of beloved local delicacies such as Hokkien Mee, Fried Kway Teow, and Biryani, served at some of the most affordable prices in the country. If you’re looking for some great eats on a lower budget, Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre would definitely be worth a visit! List Thumbnail: Source
Helmed by a young couple, Yang Jia Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee serves smooth and generous plates of Fried Hokkien Noodles ($4, $5, $6, $7) in Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre. Although a relatively new hawker stall, they are extremely popular among patrons, so beware of the long queues! However, if you can wait, you will be rewarded with a fragrant, steaming plate of Hokkien Noodles enveloped in Wok-Hei (a charred and smoky aroma) that would leave you craving for more.
A roast meat stall famous for their delicious char siew, Tian Lai Rice Stall is so popular customers even start queueing before they are open! The char siew here is melt-in-your-mouth and beautifully charred. Together with the smokiness and sweet marinade, it’s not hard to see why fans regard it as some of the best char siew in Singapore. The roast pork with its crackly skin is delicious too, as is the roast duck that is flavourful and has no gamey odour at all!
Address: 3 Yung Sheng Rd, #02-66, Singapore 618499
Opening Hours: 9:30am - 1pm, Sun to Fri. Closed on Sat
Owned by a Eurasian of Portuguese, Indian, and Chinese descent, the stall serves a fusion of Asian and Western dishes (with no use of pork or lard). Apart from the unique twist of serving rosti with an assortment of toppings like chicken chop, he offers Portuguese Flavoured Rice as an alternative, which comes with the same topping options. On top of that, he also sells family-sized sharing plates for larger groups. Perfect for group outings, this is a great choice if you’d like to try something different from standard hawker fare.
Located on the third floor of Taman Jurong Food Centre, Ng Kee Teochew Fish Ball Kuay Teow Mee is run by a trio of brothers. If old-school, greasy, slurpy noodles are your idea of comfort food, then you will most certainly enjoy this. However, this is a popular stall, so be prepared to wait during peak hours. Cooked perfectly with just the right amount of bite, the noodles are certainly the highlight of the dish. Each of the strands are nicely coated with the sauce, giving them a silky texture. The handmade fishballs are also bouncy with great elasticity in every bite! And along with the handmade fish dumplings, sliced fishcakes, pork liver and pork slices, it makes for a truly great meal.
Address: 3 Yung Sheng Rd, #02-64, 618499
Opening Hours: 6am - 2pm, Tues to Fri. Closed Sat to Mon
Yong Sheng offers classic fried hawker fare like their signature Fried Kway Teow and Fried Oyster Omelette — a good treat once in a while if you’re craving something greasy. Their widely popular White and Black Carrot Cake also has patrons joining long queues during peak hours, but it is definitely worth the wait to give this a taste!
Established in 1973 and also located on the third floor, 58 Minced Meat Noodle sure has lots of loyal fans. The soft mee pok noodles are smothered in a robust and complex sauce that’s savoury, spicy, and tangy, and generously topped with minced pork, pork slices, pork liver, stewed mushrooms, and lard croutons. Served in porcelain bowls, they ooze of nostalgia and a must-try if you love a good bowl bak chor mee.
Address: 3 Yung Sheng Rd, #03-150, Singapore 618499
Opening Hours: 8am - 2pm, Thurs to Mon. Closed Tues & Wed
A Michelin Plate stall, there are several Feng Zhen Lor Mee run by children and grandchildren of the matriarch. However, this stall at Taman Jurong is the grandmother's stall and it’s been around for nearly 50 years. The sumptuous bowl of Lor Mee comes with generous toppings of pork belly, fish cakes, fried pork balls, and braised egg. And instead of the usual doughy fish nuggets, Feng Zhen gives hand pulled shreds of fried fish instead. The sauce is thick and luscious and perfect for slurping down.
Address: 3 Yung Sheng Rd, #03-146, Singapore 618499
Opening Hours: 5:30am - 2pm, Tues to Sat. Closed Sun & Mon
When it comes to the Hong Kong-style soy sauce chicken in Singapore, De Ji definitely holds its own. Tender, moist and succulent poached chicken is infused with savoury soy sauce flavours. Other items on the menu includes roast duck, roast pork and char siew, which can be had with your choice of rice, noodles or hor fun.
Address: 3 Yung Sheng Rd, #02-85, Singapore 618499
Opening Hours: 6.30am - 2.30pm, Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
One of the most popular stalls at Taman Jurong Food Centre, 7 B.B.Q. Seafood is touted for serving one of the best sambal stingray dishes in Singapore. Apart from their signature Sambal Stingray ($10/13), they also offer Sambal Crayfish (3 for $15), Sambal Sotong ($12), Prawns ($15), and a variety of Fish (white fish, rabbit fish, and red snapper). The vegetable dishes available include Sambal Kangkong ($7) and Sambal Petai ($7). This is the perfect place to bring the family or a large group of friends for a hearty BBQ meal, but be sure to expect a long queue during dinner time!
Previously a tenant at Hong Kah Point, JJ Sarawak Noodle serves up Sarawak Noodle and Sarawak Laksa, which uses spices different from the laksa that we usually see here in Singapore. It’s milder-tasting and more coconut-y – try it for yourself and see if you like it! The Sarawak Noodles have a delightful springiness to them that is a delight to slurp up, and it includes ingredients like slices of char siew, minced pork, and crispy fried wantons.
Address: 3 Yung Sheng Rd, #03-127, Singapore 618499
Opening Hours: 7am - 6pm daily
It can get a little difficult to find healthy food in a hawker centre, and many of us do not have the habit of eating fruits on a daily basis. Ye Lai Xiang Fruit Juice sells a simple selection of fruit juice to accompany your meal, and they also have whole coconuts that you can sip from, which are especially sweet and refreshing in Singapore’s sweltering heat.
Make sure not to miss out on Sikkander’s Briyani when you’re at Taman Jurong Food Centre. The Chicken Briyani comes with fragrant spiced basmati rice, fried chicken, archar (pickled vegetables), and a small bowl of curry. The aromatic rice and flavourful curry somehow work together to create a perfect harmony, and you only have to try it to know what the hype is all about.
Address: 3 Yung Sheng Rd, #02-100, Singapore 618499
Opening Hours: 9am - 7pm, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun. 9.30am - 8pm, Mon & Thurs
Where you can find smooth and refreshing Bubble Tea, 7 TEA Cafe features a wide selection of toothsome and thirst-quenching drinks, offering more than 40 items on the menu! They are well-known among patrons for their delicious and affordable bubble tea. Featured in their Top 10 menu are the classic Milk Tea ($2.20), flavourful Hazelnut Milk Tea ($2.50), and the sweet and explosive Passion Fruit Ai-Yu QQ ($2.50). With prices and tastes like this, who needs any of the famous bubble tea chains?
Originally a stall in Tanjong Pagar Food Centre run by two sisters, a family feud saw the stall splitting into two, with one of the sisters moving to Taman Jurong Food Centre. The soup is wonderfully umami thanks to the addition of ikan bilis, and there’s a decent array of ingredients that were all fresh and tasty. The combination of soup, variety of ingredients and yummy sauces make this a very satisfying meal. No wonder they’re regarded as one of the best YTF in Singapore!
Address: 3 Yung Sheng Rd, #03-120, Singapore 618499
9am - 2.30pm, Wed & Thurs, Sat to Mon. Closed on Tues & Fri
The heat in Singapore can get unbearable at times. To combat the humid weather, the idea of relishing a cold Ice Kachang is simply too enticing to resist for many! The Dessert House boasts an impressive selection of traditional, Asian old-school desserts like Chendol, Grass Jelly, and Longan Jelly that some of us might find nostalgic. You can also request for a customised order to your liking, by adding ingredients that you prefer over what is showcased on the fixed menu!
Now run by the second-generation, Xin Sheng Gor Hiong Prawn Cracker sells handmade ngoh hiang items such as prawn cracker, fried chicken wing, squid, century egg, fried beancurd, fish cakes and more. Pick and choose your favourite ingredients and you can also opt to have them with bee hoon to make it a complete meal. With the many media features and accolades, the stall has definitely come a long way since its pushcart beginnings.
Address: 3 Yung Sheng Road, #03-163, Singapore 618499
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 9pm daily
Run by a single stall owner, Nourishing Mini Hotpot serves affordable and nutritious Hot Pot meals starting from just $5! With six different types of meat and seafood to choose from, this stall offers a wide range of not just dishes, but also fragrant soups — including the classic Chicken Soup, a tantalising Tom Yam Soup, and their nourishing Herbal Soup. A perfectly balanced meal with a meat choice and a variety of other ingredients like Cabbage, Hotdogs, and Enoki Mushrooms all under $7 is not just great for your wallet, but also for your body and soul. However, this stall is hugely popular so prepare to wait during peak hours!
Tom’s Kitchen dishes out quality Western food in generous portions at affordable prices. Everything is under $10 and you’ll definitely get your money’s worth here! Run by an ex-hotel chef, the most popular items here are the grilled sirloin steak and grilled chicken chop which comes with a savoury mushroom sauce. Other yummy options include grilled salmon grilled pork chop, grilled lamb chop and pork cutlet.
Address: 3 Yung Sheng Rd, #03-130, Singapore 618499
Opening Hours: 12pm - 2.30pm, 5pm - 8.30pm, Mon to Wed, Fri & Sat. Closed on Thurs & Sun
Hougang Jing Jia Mutton Soup serves mutton soup in different ways and provides an interesting gastronomic experience for those who are slightly more adventurous: Their menu items include Mutton Tendon Soup, Mutton Meatball Soup, Mutton Rib Soup, and Mixed Soup, served in small ($4), medium ($5), and large ($6) bowls. The rich soup is brewed with an assortment of different herbs, giving it a unique and fragrant flavour!
Rojak is a dish close to the hearts of Singaporeans — what’s not to love about this delicious concoction of fruits, vegetables, and dough fritters covered in sweet black sauce and chopped peanuts? Specialising in Rojak, this stall boasts nothing but that on their menu, and they serve this classic favourite especially well (at only $2.50, $3, $4, or $5 per plate). Oriental Rojak toasts their Tau Pok and You Tiao before serving them, and you can also choose to add dried cuttlefish, at an additional charge.