A hidden gem, Teban Gardens Market & Food Centre is a small hawker centre with just 28 stalls, and only known to those staying in the West or working in the Penjuru industry area. Built in 1976, it also serves the needs of the residents here as well as those from the nearby Pandan Gardens. If you find yourself in the area looking for a bite to eat, or just willing to travel for food, make sure to check out these 12 stalls at Teban Gardens Market & Food Centre!
With a history dating back to 1988, the prata at Haji E-Moiden Food Stall is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Some say they can really taste the difference, as the prata dough here is freshly made everyday! The absolute must-try here is the Prata Kosong, but if you’d like more flavour or a heavier meal there’s also the usual fare like Egg Prata, Egg Cheese Prata, Mee Goreng and the likes. Be prepared to be disappointed if you come late as they’re often sold out by 10 am!
Address: 37A Teban Gardens Food Centre, #01-28, Singapore 601037
Opening Hours: 5–10 am Tues & Wed, Fri to Sun. Closed Mon & Thurs
The second outlet of the famed chicken rice stall at Serangoon Gardens, Poh Poh Roasted Chicken Rice enjoys the same popularity at Teban Gardens Market & Food Centre and is easily the most popular stall here. Apart from roasted and steamed chicken rice, you’ll also find char siew, roasted pork and roasted duck rice here. The chicken is tender and juicy, and similarly other meats are also well marinated and flavourful. You’ll definitely get a satisfying meal here!
Address: 37A Teban Gardens Food Centre, #01-15, Singapore 601037
Opening Hours: 7:30 am–8:30 pm Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
JH Fishball Noodle has been selling fishball noodles for more than 40 years now. Prices start from just $2, and they continue to keep their prices low to provide affordable food for the neighbourhood. There’s only Fishball Noodles Dry, Soup, or Fishball Soup on the menu. The dry version comes in a medley of sauces with vinegar, light sauce, sesame oil and chilli. Garnished with minced meat on top, you’ll also get some bouncy fishballs and slices of fishcake. While it might not make the list for the best fishball noodles in Singapore, it sure makes a simple and decent meal!
Address: 37A Teban Gardens Food Centre, #01-07, Singapore 601037
Opening Hours: 5 am–2 pm Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
Craving for some Nasi Ayam or Mee Soto? Head down to Teban Gardens and try out Wasimon and Hajjah Sumanah Stall. Now helmed by Madam Noriza who took over the stall when her mother passed away, the food is still made according to well-guarded family recipes. The Nasi Ayam is one of the most popular dishes here with tender chicken, moist rice, and an addictive sambal.
Address: 37A Teban Gardens Food Centre, #01-25, Singapore 601037
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: 37A Teban Gardens Food Centre, #01-20, Singapore 601037
Opening Hours: 6 am–1 pm daily
For the days when you just need a morning snack, Granny’s Pancake specialises in min jiang kueh, a traditional Chinese pancake. Take your pick of flavours from chocolate, peanut, coconut, red bean and peanut butter. The filling is just the right amount of sweet, and perfectly sandwiched between the chewy pancake. Apart from min jiang kueh, the stall also sells Indian Putu Mayam garnished with sweet orange coconut. Best enjoyed while they’re still warm!
Address: 37A Teban Gardens Food Centre, #01-11 Singapore 601037
Opening Hours: 6 am–1 pm daily
Haris Sharif Pte Ltd isn’t in Teban Gardens Market & Food Centre per se, but is right next to it instead. However, it’s famed Chicken, Mutton and Fish Briyani deserves a mention! The stall only opens at 10:30 am, but are often sold out by 1 pm – a true testament to their popularity. Cooked with spices like star anise, cumin and cloves, the rice is fragrant and buttery, while the proteins are tender and flavourful. Pair it with some of the curry that comes alongside and you truly have a delicious bite.
Address: 37 Teban Gardens Rd, #01-303, Singapore 600037
Opening Hours: 5:30 am–3:30 pm daily
Quan Soon Wanton Noodle is helmed by Madam Wong, who has been serving plates of this delicious and wallet-friendly wanton mee for over 40 years. The plate of noodles includes slices of char siew, vegetables and wantons which are stuffed with a mix of minced pork and water chestnut. Apart from wanton mee, the stall also has other items such as Laksa, Prawn Noodle and Dumpling Soup.
Address: 37A Teban Gardens Food Centre, #01-04, Singapore 601037
Opening Hours: 6 am–7:30 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Happiness Healthy Fish Meat Soup is also another popular stall with a long queue during lunchtimes. Its menu is impressive with Batang Fish Soup, Fried Fish with Bitter Gourd, Seafood Soup, Fish Maw Soup, Red Grouper and more. And a unique feature about this stall is that it offers fried beancurd as an add-on item! It soaks up the soup easily, making every bite tasty with a burst of soup. The stall will definitely make your day if you’re looking for a simple, satisfying and comforting meal.
Address: 37A Teban Gardens Food Centre, #01-09, Singapore 601037
Opening Hours: 7 am–8 pm daily
Popular in the morning with many patrons queuing up to pack some food to work, Feng Cheng Hup Lee Economic Bee Hoon has been selling affordable Economic Noodles and Nasi Lemak for years. The bee hoon here comes in a generous serving and it is moist and tasty, and you can pick from a variety of ingredients like fried egg, chicken wing, cabbage and more. Feeling like rice instead? Then go for one of the nasi lemak sets!
Address: 37A Teban Gardens Food Centre, #01-21, Singapore 601037
Opening Hours: 6 am–1 pm daily
Another halal stall, the Lontong at Salbiah Malay Stall comes highly raved. It doesn’t skimp on the flavours and the lontong cubes are chewy and satisfying. You can also add on ingredients like begedil which we highly recommend! Other dishes such as Nasi Padang, Ayam Penyet and Mee Rebus are worth trying too.
Address: 37A Teban Gardens Food Centre, #01-05, Singapore 601037
For some braised delights, head over to Tan Hock Seng Cooked Food where you’ll be able to get a great bowl of kway chap alongside ingredients like braised eggs, tau kwa, tau pok, pig’s skin and intestines. The intestines are well cleaned and the kway comes in a light herbal and garlicky broth. If you’re not feeling kway chap, then go for their duck noodles or duck porridge instead. Their signature braised duck is tender, juicy and delightful.
Address: 37A Teban Gardens Food Centre, #01-08, Singapore 601037
Opening Hours: 9 am–8 pm Sun to Fri, 6:30 am–8:30 pm Sat