There is no shortage of good food in Jurong East, and you’ll find a treasure trove of them at Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre. Don’t confuse it with Yuhua Place Market & Hawker Centre – they are entirely different markets & food centres! Home to a number of incredibly popular hawker stalls, you’ll find that some of these them draw in long queues, and even sell out within hours of opening! Without further ado, we bring you a list of stalls that you ought to try at Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre.
For Michelin-approved roasted meats, join the queue at Fei Fei Roasted Noodle. With over 40 years of experience, the stall is only open for a few hours a day and sells out quickly. The roasted meats require an arduous preparation process that begins at 3 am and is roasted over a charcoal fire. The results are the likes of Char Siew and Roast Duck atop springy and al dente egg noodles or rice, accompanied by stuffed wontons, leafy greens and a powerful chilli sauce.
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-28, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 8:30–11:55 am Tues to Sat. Closed Sun & Mon
Serving up hearty bowls of porridge, Xiang Ji Cooked Food is another ridiculously popular stall in Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre, often selling out within mere hours. The porridge itself is neither too thick nor too watery. It has a nice heft that brings out the flavour of your choice of protein, and you would still find soft grains of rice within, unlike the usual Cantonese-style ultra-smooth congee. Each bowl of porridge is comforting, as though they were cooked at home by your grandma.
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-53, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 5:30–11:30 am Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Heng Heng Cooked Food has been around for over 30 years and their laksa comes highly lauded with a queue to prove it, The laksa broth is richer and thicker than most, with a good balance of coconut milk and shrimp paste. Each bowl also comes with a decent amount of fresh and plump cockles, fishcake and beansprouts. The spice levels are manageable, but you can add some sambal for more of a kick!
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-12, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 8 am–2 pm Fri to Tues. Closed on Wed & Thurs
Whether it’s rainy outside or you just want a simple, satisfying and soupy meal, you can’t go wrong with fish soup from Ron Sheng Fish Head Bee Hoon. Their speciality is the Fish Head Bee Hoon which comes with white bee hoon, fish head and fish meat swimming in a tasty broth. But if you’re not a fan of bones, they also serve Fried Fish Bee Hoon, Sliced Fish Bee Hoon, Tom Yum Seafood Soup, Fish Porridge and Ban Mian.
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-44, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 10 am–9 pm Wed & Thurs, Sat to Mon. Closed Tues & Fri
139 Hainan Chicken Rice is one of the popular chicken rice stalls in Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre, selling homey plates of chicken rice at wallet-friendly prices. You’ll find both the roasted or poached variety, served on some flavourful rice with sliced cucumbers and accompanied by a bowl of soup. Feel free to add on other ingredients including braised egg and roasted pork, and be sure to help yourself to their chilli sauce, which is robust and garlicky.
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-39, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 10:30 am–7 pm Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
Another popular chicken rice stall, Hup Hong Chicken Rice draws in the queue for its affordable and succulent tender chicken. What sets their Steamed Chicken Rice apart from other stalls boils down to a couple of aspects which include their fragrant, fluffy and garlicky rice, as well as the soft and tender chicken that is not too oily. It’s definitely worth the wait!
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-51, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 11:30 am–5:30 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
The owner of this stall is run by the younger son of Original Queenstown You Char Kway. crispy deep-fried items of You Char Kway, Hum Chim Peng, Butterfly Fritters and Jian Dui – a glutinous rice flour snack coated with sesame seeds. Perfect as a simple breakfast or a to-go snack, and best paired with a cup of kopi!
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-54, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 6 am–1pm Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
254 Fishball Minced Meat Noodle is a good option for those looking for simple fare, and they serve the best, if not one of the best Fishball Minced Meat Noodles in the West. Each bowl comes with a generous portion of noodles doused in a savoury-spicy sauce, along with minced meat, fishball, and fishcake slices. Although there are only three fishballs, they are huge with actual bits of fish in them!
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-32, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 8:30 am–9 pm daily
Find luscious plates of hor fun at Cai, with your choice of beef, fish or prawn. Each plate is well-portioned and blanketed in a thick, gooey and eggy sauce, and it has a good wok hei to make the entire dish sing. Other items to sample include the Stewed Rice – white rice with the same choices of beef, fish or prawns covered in a delicious, golden brown braised sauce – as well as the Supreme Pork Ribs Rice.
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-14, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 10:30 am–2:30 pm, 5–8:30 pm Tues & Wed, Fri to Sun. Closed Mon & Thurs
Find a whole range of Muslim delights which includes the likes of Nasii Biryani, Mee Goreng, Prata and many more at West Coast Arifin Ali. Their Chicken Biryani comes with a huge serving of basmati rice that’s cooked in aromatics and spices, plus a hunk of juicy chicken drenched in curry sauce. Also worth a try is their Mee Goreng which features bold and spicy flavours along with mutton chunks. Each mouthful carries a pronounced gamey flavour!
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-41, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 9 am–9 pm daily
Craving for a snack and not really in the mood for a full meal? Head over to Taste Min Jiang Kueh for a hefty slice of old-school Min Jiang Kueh with three variations – Red Bean, Coconut and Peanut. The exterior of the kueh is crispy, while the interior is satisfying moist and chewy in contrast.
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-38, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 8:30 am–3 pm daily
Handmade carrot cake are hard to come by in Singapore, but you can still find them at Seng Huat Homemade Fried Carrot Cake. Freshly prepared daily, the carrot cake is cut into big chunks and they have more of a soft and wobbly texture. Both the white and black versions are fried with a good amount of egg and wok hei!
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-48, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 7 am–12 pm, 5–9 pm daily
Previously located at Bukit Batok, Eng Kee Noodle House delivers the same great taste at Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre. They are popular for their Wanton Noodles, Chicken Feet, Mushroom, and Fried Dumpling Noodles. The star of the show is their egg noodles, which are springy and flavourful, and is said to remain just as good even if you order takeaway and leave them for two hours before eating!
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-10, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 6 am–7:30 pm Sat to Thurs. Closed on Fri
Check out Rong Cheng Delight for cheap and good tze char dishes in Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre. The Cai Po Steamed Fish is a star dish here, with fish head heavily covered with cut spring onions, chilli and cai po along with a sweet-savoury gravy. The dish is tantalising, sweet and fresh. They also do a great Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs that are well-fried and evenly coated with sweet and sour sauce. If you have more people, give the Meatball Soup and Crayfish a try as well, the latter of which is cooked in a chili crab sauce!
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-45, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 11 am–10 pm daily
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: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-24, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 5–10 pm Wed to Mon. Closed on Tues
A humble family business, We Porridge serves up a variety of porridge made with utmost care. The stall’s most popular dish is the Frog Leg Porridge. The portions are very generous and could easily be enough for two. You’ll also get the option to add on spice to your porridge in the form of dried chilli. Coupled with some sweet dark sauce, the tender and juicy frog legs become extra tasty and packed with flavour!
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-57, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 8:30 am–10 pm daily
Mr Chia is the second generation of Qing Xiang Cooked Food, a stall that has been established for more than three decades. Together with his wife, the duo starts preparation as early as 4.30 am! Their dishes include Stir-fry Fish Head with Bitter Gourd and Black Beans, Braised Pig’s Trotters, Bak Kut Teh, Sliced Fish Soup, Fried Hokkien Mee, and many more. It’s worth mentioning that the Hokkien Mee here is done KL-style, with a slurp-worthy dark black sauce!
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-56, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 7 am–2 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
With all the popular stalls at Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre, there is another lesser-known stall here that is slightly quieter but sees its share of constant regulars, and that’s Golden Star Homemade Carrot Cake. The couple behind the business has been here for over ten years, selling both black and white carrot cake. Their carrot cakes are all diligently made from scratch and steamed before being fried with plenty of eggs, garlic and chye poh!
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-04, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 10 am–1 pm Mon, 9 am–2:30 pm Tues, 7:30 am–2:30 pm Wed to Sun
Find Chwee Kueh with cai po that are perfect for a simple breakfast, as well as two different types of deep-fried carrot cake here! The fried carrot cake slices have rather nice flavours, and it has a soft interior with mild crispiness at the sides. They also have fried carrot cake sticks, that are crispy outside and well-seasoned, though they are a tad oily. The stall also has other local breakfast staples, such s Pumpkin Cake, Yam Cake and Chee Cheong Fun!
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-17, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 5 am–12:30 pm daily
Traditional pastries are becoming a rarity, but you can still find them at Mei Wei Snacks. The stall sells a variety of pastries such as Soon Kueh, Ji Dan Gao and Ondeh Ondeh. The Ondeh Ondeh is big and chunky, with skin that wasn’t too thick. It strikes a balance between being delightfully bouncy and soft to the bite, and they are also generously stuffed with gula melaka and coconut shreds! Another interesting offering worth trying is a fluffy green pancake-like disc filled with red bean paste.
Address: 254 Jurong East St 24, #01-59, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 10 am–7 pm Mon & Thurs, 10:30 am–8:30 pm Tues, Fri to Sun