Yishun is more than just its infamous reputation of cat killers and drug dealers! One of the newest hawker centres in the north, Yishun Park Hawker Centre houses 43 old and new-generation hawkers coming together to serve a wide range of well-loved hawker fare. We’d happily run the risk of encountering some strange events just to satisfy our love of good food. Here are 20 stalls to check out at Yishun Park Hawker Centre!
Fried chicken in a hawker centre? Ah Tan Wings is started by a young hawker who surprisingly has no prior experience and is driven purely by his love for fried chicken. He and his brother spent over a year trying over 800 variations before nailing the recipe. Specialising in har cheong gai (prawn paste chicken), they are so popular it’s not unheard of for them to sell out way before closing time. Think a fragrant, crunchy prawn paste batter and succulent chicken meat. Best with some of their tangy, homemade chilli sauce, or make it a meal with rice and a sunny-side-up!
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-40, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 11 AM–9 PM Sun & Mon, Wed to Fri, 10:30 AM–9 PM Sat. Closed on Tues
The usual white bee hoon gets jazzed up at Xin Long Xing, where the dish is cooked in a flavourful pork bone and chicken stock that’s been stewed for more than 10 hours. Besides white bee hoon, which comes in variations of seafood such as sea prawns, lala, crayfish and lobster, the stall also offers a menu of 40 tze char items, which includes their own-developed recipes such as the Chilli Crabmeat Seafood Hor Fun. While it might be pricey for a hawker dish, you’ll surely get your money’s worth with the abundance of fresh crayfish!
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-28/29, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 11:30 AM–9:30 PM daily
Nanyang Curry serves up delicious curry dishes. Run by a husband-and-wife duo, the stall has your usual curry dishes such as Curry Fish Head and Curry Chicken, as well as more unique ones like Curry Pork Rib and Curry Mutton. For fans of scissors-cut rice, the Curry Chicken Chop Rice here is one you simply must try! The curry is flavourful and has the perfect amount of kick to it, and the overall dish is homey and comforting.
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-26, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 11 AM–8 PM Tues to Thurs, Sat & Sun. Closed Mon & Fri
Using a fishball recipe handed down by his grandmother, young hawker Douglas dominates the scene with another Fishball Story franchise. Look forward to freshly handmade fishballs, made using 100% yellowtail fish meat without any flour added! For just S$3.50 a bowl, you have fishballs, fishcakes and a good amount of mee pok tossed with sambal chilli and lard oil. A simple but enjoyable meal, the fishballs are bouncy and the noodle are al dente with a QQ texture!
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-27, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 8 AM–10 PM daily
The signature dish here is the Hakka Tofu Rice Bowl, a combination of the owner’s grandmother’s decades-old Hakka yong tau foo recipe, lei cha (thunder tea rice) and the Japanese donburi. In this creation, tofu and taupok are stuffed with minced pork belly, deep fried, and then served on warm Japanese short-grain rice. They are accompanied by manicai (sweet leaf) and long beans, drizzled with a soybean-based sauce.
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-08, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 11 AM–8:30 PM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Helmed by a former interior designer whose father used to sell handmade wanton noodles at a coffee shop at Temple Street, Jim has taken up the ropes to make wanton noodles from scratch. The entire process of transforming flour and eggs into dough and then kneading and pulling them to form noodles takes two days before they can be served to hungry diners! The noodles have a lovely eggy flavour and none of the unpleasant alkaline taste. It is served with shrimp wantons in a bowl of clear broth, and you can also opt to enjoy your noodles with some tender beef brisket.
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-12, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 9 AM–8:30 PM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
At Munchi Delights, the min jiang kueh crusts come in not one, or two, but three flavours: original, matcha and charcoal! These can be mixed and matched with a dizzying array of fillings ranging from traditional ground peanuts, red bean paste and shredded coconut, to non-traditional ones like strawberry cream cheese, oreo cheese and chocolate, to name just a few!
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-43, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 7 AM–10 PM daily
A blend of Malay nasi lemak and the Indonesian ayam taliwang, the Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang brings the best of both worlds. Their signature dish features aromatic coconut rice served with Lombok-style marinated and grilled chicken. If you love your spice, you’ll be spoilt for choice here with a choice of either sweet chilli or spicy chilli.
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-33, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 7 AM–7 PM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
The trick of Smokin’ Joe’s great dishes is in its Josper grill, which uses 100% charcoal to produce smoky, rustic flavours in meats. The BBQ Boneless Chicken Leg is a reliable option, but if you’re feeling adventurous or especially indulgent, try the Honey Sriracha Citrus Norwegian Salmon, or Barbecued Wagyu Grade 5 Ribeye Steak that’s served with salad and fries!
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-37, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 1–10 PM Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
Visit 51 Noodle House for top-quality minced meat noodles with a modern twist. Get a taste of everything with the Signature Noodles which comes with your choice of noodles tossed in a secret sauce mix, with slices of house-made cha shu, fishballs, meatballs, minced meat, liver slices and a perfectly sous vide egg. You can also top up to change your noodles to udon imported from Japan!
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-27, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 7:30 AM–9:30 PM daily
Nothing beats a comforting bowl of porridge when it’s a rainy day outside. Li Fang Porridge offers all varieties of porridge, even a premium Seafood Congee with calms, prawns and a whole crayfish! If you are feeling a little more thrifty, the Mixed Pork Congee should satisfy you all the same with slivers of pork liver, offal and tender pork loin slices. Another popular pick is the Frog Leg Porridge, and every order comes with crispy youtiao that you can dip into your porridge.
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-25, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 7 AM–2 PM Mon to Sat, 7 AM–9 PM Sun
A mother of three, Mdm Kalsom is up at 5 am every day to prepare the curry puffs by hand. The variety was relatively wide for curry puffs and you can find beef rendang, beef, mutton, chicken, potato, sardine and vegetables. They are also always coming up with new epok epok flavours to keep up with the trend and demand! Size-wise, they are also larger than the usual epok epok that you get elsewhere. We love the flaky pastry that perfectly encompass the fillings!
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-01, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 10 AM–5 PM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Hhefty servings of biryani are what you’ll find over here. If you have friends and family with you, consider getting the mighty Combo Platter Dulang which is composed of a mountain of different types of aromatic basmati rice topped with various meats – mutton, lamb shank and chicken marinated in an array of fragrant spices. Solo diners, fret not, for they also offer biryani in individual servings.
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-05, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 11 AM–8 PM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Helmed by a husband-wife duo, the stall serves prawn noodles in soup and dry versions. Their menu also includes noodles with braised pork soft bones and braised pork tails. Their broth is the result of eating their way through countless bowls of prawn noodles across Singapore, and it is a rich, complex and addictive broth flavoured by fresh sea prawns, pork bones, dried prawns and herbs. They continue to fine-tune their recipe, inching closer and closer to that elusive guzao wei that Singaporeans loved in the past!
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-21, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 7:30 AM–8 PM Wed to Mon. Closed on Tues
Headed by S-League and national football player, Juma’at Bin Jantan, 4 Hands Cooking is a family-run business bringing home-cooked traditional Malay cuisine to Yishun Park Hawker Centre. Their recipes have been passed down from generations and improved through the years. You’ll find traditional favourites like Mee Rebus, Nasi Lemak Ayam, Sotong Nasi Gambal Goreng, and a signature Soto Kentang Ball (minced meat mashed potato ball), a popular dish in Indonesia!
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-03, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 8 AM–4 PM daily
Da San Yuan is run by a third-generation hawker serving mushroom minced meat noodles, fishball noodles and laksa. As the name implies, Da San Yuan serves noodles with three types of ball-shaped bites to suit the taste of the young and old. Their signature dish, Da San Yuan Mini Wok, sees a mini wok of flavourful soup topped with fishballs, fish roe balls, pork balls, marinated minced meat, fish cakes and egg, together with a bowl of dry-tossed noodles that are coated in chilli paste and fried lard.
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-15, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 7 AM–9 PM Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
GoPizza was born out of the frustration of being unable to enjoy a suitable and affordable portion of pizza for one. Once a small food truck in Korea, today the brand has made its way onto Singapore shores. Unlike other pizza chains here, GoPizza serves on-the-go, single-pax fire-baked pizza. For those here alone, this is the perfect solution! Every order is made fresh, thanks to their specially patented oven that is able to churn out six pizzas in less than five minutes. Try their Korean Bulgogi Pizza, or the Bacon Potato Pizza which sounds like the ultimate comfort food. Besides pizzas, there are also pasta and sides dishes such as tteokbokki and fried chicken on the menu.
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-36, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 11 AM–8 PM daily
Wee Kim Chicken Rice serves both Hainanese poached chicken and roasted chicken.The chicken is cooked to perfection, with tender, juicy meat accompanied by fragrant, flavourful rice. The dish is served with a side of chicken feet peanut soup, and the accompanying chilli sauce and ginger dip add a unique zing to the dish. A solid plate of chicken rice that won’t disappoint!
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-32, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 10 AM–8:30 PM Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
End off your meal at Yishun Park Hawker Centre on a sweet note. From Bo Bo Cha Cha to Cheng Tng, Ice Kachang to Durian Chendol, here you’ll find a wide range of hot and cold desserts to suit your every mood and appetite!
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-23, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 10 AM–9 PM Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
For your BBQ stingray fix, go for the BBQ Hotplate Stingray from Jiao Cai Hotplate BBQ. Served on a sizzling hot pan, a fresh, thick piece of stingray is slathered with rich sambal chilli. It is moist, smoky, fresh and well-marinated. Other dishes include the Stir Fried Kang Kong as well as the BBQ Squid which is just as satisfying as the BBQ Stingray. Almost everything here is cooked in their special house-made sambal chilli, so a fiery meal is what you are looking for, Jiao Cai Hotplate BBQ is the place to be.
Address: 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-39, Singapore 768867
Opening Hours: 11 AM–10 PM daily