14 Best Sengkang Food Places For Korean BBQ, Ice Cream Waffles And More

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Best food to eat in Sengkang

Having lived and grown up in Sengkang my entire life, you can be certain of my recommendations on the best grubs to get here! Though it is located far up the North East Line, the food scene in the area is far more vibrant and exciting than what most people expect it to be. As a proud native of this neighbourhood, here are the 14 best Sengkang food spots you shouldn’t miss!

1. Zoey’s Diner

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Zoey’s Diner is well-known among Sengkang residents for their affordable yet creative burgers. Their signature burger is a fusion of Chinese bao and a Western burger, which they have affectionately named “Baobae”. A popular pick is their Buttermilk Fried Chicken ($8.90), which has crispy fried chicken sandwiched between fluffy Baobae buns. Another bestseller is Zoey’s Classic Cheese Burger ($9.90), a succulent beef patty layered with house-made Zoey’s Burger Sauce. 

Read our review of Zoey’s Diner here!

Address: 1 Sengkang Square, #01-01, Compass One, Singapore 545078
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 9159 7074
Zoey’s Diner is not a halal-certified eatery.

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2. Michin Korean BBQ And Hotpot

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Earlier this year, you may have seen TikTok users hanging onto pull-up bars for free fooda challenge that was started by Michin Korean BBQ And Hotpot. Apart from their creative challenges, they serve one of the most affordable Korean BBQ and hotpots in Sengkang, with their 90-minute buffet starting from just $22.95++! Choose from six soup bases and indulge in a spread of more than 40 different ingredients, including Australian Wagyu, Spanish Iberico pork, and even Japanese snow crab! 

Check out our full review of Michin Korean BBQ And Hotpot!

Address: 473 Fernvale Street, #01-05, Singapore 790473
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 5pm to 10.30pm
Michin Korean BBQ And Hotpot is not a halal-certified eatery.

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3. Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

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Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice is your safest pick if you ever struggle with deciding what to eat in Sengkang. The steamed Chicken Rice ($4.50) comprises fragrant rice and succulent kampung chicken, drizzled with aromatic sesame oil. Pro tip: Dip the chicken in their garlic chilli or ginger sauce for extra savouriness!

Address: 21 Sengkang West Avenue, #03-25, Fernvale CC Hawker Centre, Singapore 797650
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 8pm
Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice is not a halal-certified eater

4. Jun Yuan House of Fish

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If you are looking for some comfort food, look no further than Jun Yuan House of Fish, a Michelin Bib Gourmand awardee in 2021 and 2022.  Well known for the quality ingredients used in their dishes, they recently opened their new store at Sengkang Square in October this year. 

I highly recommend going for their signature Herbal Seafood Soup ($6), a rich broth containing pork, seafood, and a combination of herbs which are meant to be immunity-boosting. Otherwise, their X.O. Fried Batang Fish Soup ($6) is a superb choice as well. For extra flavour, dip your fish in their house-made chilli, which is made with a fermented bean base. 

Address: 10 Sengkang Square, #01-59, Sengkang Kopitiam Square, Singapore 544829
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 8161 8825
Jun Yuan House of Fish is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

5. Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop

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Nestled within the quiet estate of Jalan Kayu, Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop whips up modern tuckshop food with a sense of nostalgia. Their Honey Glazed Roast Spring Chicken is said to be tender and well-roasted, a popular pick with diners. 

If you can’t decide between fish or chicken, the Super Feesh and Chic ($12.90) gives you the best of both worldsbesides the hand-battered cherry snapper here, you get a side of crispy chicken skin instead of the usual fries!! For an interesting local twist, have a shot at their Asian fusion pasta menu which comprises Laksa Prawn Spaghetti ($10.90) or Chilli Crab Pasta ($10.90).

Check out our full review of Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop here!

Address: 246 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799470
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 11pm, Sat-Sun 830am to 11pm
Tel: 9779 9477
Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop is a halal-certified eatery.

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6. Jerry’s BBQ and Grill

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Another hidden gem in Jalan Kayu, Jerry’s BBQ and Grill pride themselves on their Memphis-style BBQ. You definitely have to try their house speciality Baby Back Pork Ribs, which come in either a Half ($$24.95) or Full ($36.95) slab. The pork ribs are said to be ‘dry barbecued’ in Memphis fashion and slathered with a tangy vinegar-based sauce for a richer flavour. As for side dishes, the Buffalo Wings (from $15.95++) and Truffle Fries ($14.95++) are perfect for sharing if you’re here in a group. 

Address: 277 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799505
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 8pm
Tel: 6484 0151
Jerry’s BBQ and Grill is not a halal-certified eatery.

7. Yakiniku Like

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If you love Japanese BBQ as I do, you’ll be pleased to know that you can satisfy your cravings at Yakiniku Like, located conveniently in Compass One. They’re especially popular with students for their wallet-friendly set meals at nett prices, such as their Karubi Set ($10.80 for 100g) and Pork and Chicken Set ($9.80 for 100g). Their a la carte items are also incredibly affordable, including Karubi Beef Short Plate ($3.50 for 50g) and Chicken Thigh ($2.90)

Check out our full review of Yakiniku Like here!

Address: 1 Sengkang Square, #04-06, Compass One, Singapore 545078
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6993 7250
Yakiniku Like is not a halal-certified eatery.

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8. Armenian Street Fried Kway Teow

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The story behind Armenian Street Fried Kway Teow dates back to 1949, when its owner Mr Tan Chong Chia first started his business in a coffeeshop at Armenian and Loke Yew Street. Today, his famous stall is located in the heart of the Sengkang neighbourhood, with patrons including Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong!  

Their simple yet delicious Char Kway Teow ($4) has long been loved for its sweet and savoury flavours. It’s stir-fried with fresh ingredients such as pork lard, egg, bean sprouts, cockles, and fish cake.

Address: Block 303 Anchorvale Link, Singapore 540303
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 11:30am to 8pm
Armenian Street Fried Kway Teow is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. Thunder Tea Rice

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Thunder Tea Rice, at Fernvale Hawker Centre, serves just that: thunder tea rice, AKA lei cha fan━a low-fat, low-cholesterol option for health-conscious diners. First-timers can start with their Signature Thunder Tea Rice ($5.90/$6.90), which starts with a base of brown rice, topped with assorted vegetables, tau kwa, peanuts, and ikan bilis, over which a herbaceous tea soup is poured. If you prefer, there’s the option of having this with brown rice bee hoon instead. 

Address: 21 Sengkang West Avenue, #03-18, Fernvale CC Hawker Centre, Singapore 797650
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am to 8pm
Thunder Tea Rice is not a halal-certified eatery, but does not serve pork or lard.

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10. Thasevi Food

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I’ll never forget the days when my friends and I would head to Thasevi Food for late-night supper after watching movies at Seletar Mall. Thasevi Food is open 24 hours, which makes it a great dining spot throughout the day. My standard pairing here is Egg Prata ($2.60) and Roti John Chicken ($6.70), served with curry on the side, and washed down with a cup of warm Teh Tarik ($1.80).

Address: 239 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799463
Opening hours: Daily 24 hours
Tel: 6481 1537
Thasevi Food is a halal-certified eatery.

11. Roast Paradise

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For some KL-style roast meat, Roast Paradise is now in Sengkang, located in a coffeeshop at Compassvale Link! Opt for the classic Roast Pork or Char Siew Rice, with prices starting from $4.50. You can get this with noodles too. If you’re only looking to get the roast meat, approximately 100g of either char siew or siew yoke costs $6.50. This goes up to $12 for 200g, and $18 for 300g.

All the meats at Roast Paradise are roasted fresh in the stall every day, so we highly recommend pre-ordering your items to ensure you get to enjoy your share of roasted meat—just in case they run out.

Address: 267 Compassvale Link, Singapore 540267
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9pm
Tel: 9786 7396
Roast Paradise is not a halal-certified eatery

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12. Munchi Pancakes

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Ever since Munchi Pancakes opened at Fernvale Hawker Centre, I can never leave the area without my mother asking me to buy some of their pancakes before heading home. Munchi Pancakes serves traditional min jiang kueh in a variety of flavours, ranging from peanut, black sesame to even biscoff! You can choose from three pancake flavours: Original, Charcoal and Matcha.

Of their signature pancakes, my personal favourite is the Belgian Chocolate Munchi ($1.80), with rich Belgian chocolate sandwiched between the fluffy pancake. Other interesting flavours here include Oreo Cheese ($1.80) and Thai Milk Tea ($1.80).

Check out our full review of Munchi Pancakes here!

Unit number: 21 Sengkang West Avenue, #03-04, Fernvale CC Hawker Centre, Singapore 797650
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 8:30pm
Tel: 8312 6203
Munchi Pancakes is a halal-certified eatery.

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13. The Apricus Coffee & Food Co.

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The Apricus Coffee & Food Co. debunks any myths that Sengkang is a dead zone for classy cafes. Founded by the same team behind The Populus, The Apricus Coffee & Food Co. serves delightful brunch treats and desserts. The Apricus French Toast ($22+) will please dessert lovers with its fluffy vanilla brioche toast, topped with roasted rice soft serve. Rather than the cafe-standard truffle fries, they’ve got a Crispy Potato Stack ($12+). This is a fried, confit cube of thinly sliced potato with a crisp exterior, and buttery, melt-in-the-mouth centre.

Check out our full review of The Apricus Coffee & Food Co. here!

Address: 248 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799472
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 9am to 6pm
Tel: 6904 1175
The Apricus Coffee & Food Co. is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

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14. Cold Flings

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Get your ice cream and waffles fix at Cold Flings, where they serve up unique gelato, waffles and acai. Be spoilt for choice with their extensive selection of flavours, including Oolong Osmanthus, Chocolate Indulgence, and even Red and Green Apple Yakult! ‘Premium’ flavours start from $4.50 a scoop, while the more exotic ‘Gold’ flavours are priced from $5.50

As for the Waffles ($6), you can pick your preferred flavour from either buttermilk or pandan. Cold Flings is open till 2am daily, so night owls can busk in the store’s peaceful ambience while enjoying their sweet treats late into the night.

Address: 21 Fernvale Road, #01-05, High Park Residences, Singapore 797637
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 5pm to 2am, Sat-Sun 12pm-2am
Cold Flings is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Where to eat in Sengkang

Besides this list of amazing places in Sengkang, you can find another food haven in Punggol, conveniently located one MRT station away! Check out our One Punggol food guide for more hawker delights at this new hawker centre, including ah balling and ayam penyet, or our Punggol food guide for more eats in the ‘hood.

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This post was originally written on 23 January 2017.

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