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13 must-try stalls at Bedok 85 Fengshan Meals Centre for the very best supper ever

Because the unrivalled supper spot within the East, Bedok 85 (which is definitely referred to as 85 Fengshan Meals Centre) is well-known for its broad number of barbecued meals, akin to satay, hen wings and stingray. Greater than that, locals know this hawker centre as the house of the illustrious bak chor mee rivalry, which pulls crowds from throughout Singapore.

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As an Eastie, I’m happy with Bedok 85, and for causes that go far past being the house of the unique soup-style bak chor mee. To me, that is the right supper spot that has just a little little bit of all the pieces that Singapore has to supply. 

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From satay, ngoh hiang, orh luak and stingray to share with family and friends, to particular person bowls of pork porridge or bak chor mee, and naturally, ‘ol bowl of tang yuan to finish the evening on a superb observe, listed below are 13 must-try stalls at Bedok 85 Fengshan Meals Centre for the very best supper ever.

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Are you able to actually say you’ve eaten at Bedok 85 with out having a style of its famed soup-style bak chor mee? You’ll discover two stalls lining the entrance of the hawker centre promoting this dish, each of which have the phrases “genuine” and “肉脞面” (aka bak chor mee) on its storefront. Frankly, it’s confused loads of folks for ages— which is the true soup-style bak chor mee?

Let’s begin off with the stall on the left. Sporting a vibrant yellow signboard, Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian differentiates itself from its rival because it solely provides the soup-style bak chor mee. You’ll recognise it for its porcelain bowls with floral motifs, which supplies it that nostalgic tinge.

Observe that out of the 2 bak chor mee stalls, Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian was the one listed within the MICHELIN Information!

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A bowl of Minced Meat Noodles (S$3.50/S$4.50) comes with yellow mee pok noodles, minced meat, meat balls, fried lard, chopped crimson chilli, and clear soup that was mild in texture however full-bodied and sturdy in style. 

Regardless of its unassuming and no-fuss look, it’s comforting, nostalgic and completely hits the spot, particularly once you’re craving one thing heat and soupy.

Fri to Wed: 12.30pm – 11.30pm
Closed on Thu

2. Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee (#01-08)

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The second soup-style bak chor mee stall might be discovered proper beside Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian. Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee is definitely identifiable with its crimson signboard, however these conversant in Bedok 85 will know this stall for providing each soup and dry variations of bak chor mee in its iconic purple bowls.

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Much like its rival, Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee’s Minced Meat Noodles (Soup) are priced at S$3.50/S$4.50, and include the identical forms of elements— yellow mee pok noodles, minced meat, meatballs, chopped chilli and pork lard. The distinction lies in its soup, which is alleged to be extra garlicky and flavourful, and thus may go well with prospects preferring stronger style profiles. 

In the event you’re up for one thing completely different, strive its Minced Meat Noodles (Dry) (S$4.50/S$5.50), which has a spicy kick from the sambal

Only a observe that although these two soup-style bak chor mee stalls are the preferred, there’s one rising contender that a number of prospects have been raving about— Ah Poh Minced Meat Noodle (#01-18), a bak chor mee stall with a pink signboard that’s situated one row behind.

+65 8022 3018
Thu to Tue: 4pm – 12am
Closed on Wed

Shi Wei Da - storefront

Even earlier than Shi Wei Da formally opens at 4pm, you’ll discover a string of consumers already lining up for a style of its MICHELIN-approved satay bee hoon.

This stall is single-handedly helmed by Ng Kim Siong, who makes his satay bee hoon gravy from scratch. This painstaking course of contains roasting, peeling and grinding the peanuts, earlier than cooking it over a range with different elements.

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Regulars come to Shi Wei Da for one dish solely— Satay Bee Hoon (S$3/S$4). Regardless of its reasonably priced value, what I acquired was a beneficiant plate of bee hoon slathered in a thick satay sauce, and peeking beneath the luscious brown sauce had been your common satay bee hoon elements— kang kong, beansprouts, pork slices, liver and tau pok.

In a bid to maintain his satay bee hoon reasonably priced, Mr Ng’s satay bee hoon omits cuttlefish and cockles. But, this was one plate of satay bee hoon that I’d extremely suggest as a result of the satay sauce was legit. It was wealthy, nutty and gritty, with none of that wateriness or oiliness that spoke volumes about how genuine the satay sauce was.

Wed to Mon: 4pm until offered out
Closed on Tue

4. Chomp Chomp BBQ (#01-44)

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Although there are many barbecue stalls in Bedok 85 that appear to supply the identical kind of things, Chomp Chomp BBQ is the place you head to if you happen to’re in search of a stellar plate of freshly cooked sambal stingray.

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A plate of Hotplate BBQ Stingray (S$12/S$15/S$20) is a must-order everytime you’re at Chomp Chomp BBQ. It arrives scorching scorching, and the aromatic aroma of freshly cooked stingray and sambal will make you wish to dive proper in. Remember to squeeze the lime previous to consuming, and make full use of the stall’s chilli for optimum shiokness!

For many who may not be capable of deal with their spice, you may strive Chop Chomp BBQ’s different non-sambal dishes, akin to its Butter Garlic BBQ Crayfish (S$6 per 100g).

+65 9786 4736
Day by day: 5pm – 12.30am

5. Chai Chee Pork Porridge (#01-23 & #01-64)

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Loyal followers of Bedok 85 will normally go for one in all two principal dishes every time they’re right here. The primary, being the famed soup-style bak chor mee (from whichever stall you wish to assist), and the second being a bowl of piping scorching porridge from Chai Chee Pork Porridge.

Observe that there are two stalls underneath the identical title. They’re each run by the identical folks, however there’s one close to the entrance (#01-23) that operates throughout dinner and supper, and also you’ll discover one other one nestled additional contained in the hawker centre (#01-64) that operates throughout breakfast and lunch.

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Its Pork Porridge (S$3.50) is a must-try, because it options silky clean porridge with a sticky, virtually gooey like texture that resembles congee. The bowl of comforting porridge comes with pork slices or meatballs. The stall additionally has different forms of porridge, akin to Century Egg Porridge (S$3.50), Cuttlefish Porridge (S$3.50), or Combined Porridge (S$4.50) if you happen to’d like a mixture of all the pieces.

Remember to high up S$0.50 so as to add an egg to make your porridge additional luscious and creamy!

Thu to Tue: 7am – 3.30pm
Closed on Wed

Tue to Solar: 4.30pm – 2am
Closed on Mon

6. 75 Ah Balling Peanut Soup (#01-25)

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Do you know that 75 Ah Balling Peanut Soup might be traced again to 1947? That’s when the founder and proprietor, Mr Aw Kim Chye, used to promote his handmade tang yuan with peanut soup in a pushcart alongside Jalan Sultan.

In 1975, Mr Aw moved to an precise hawker stall in Golden Mile Meals Centre. Impressed by the yr during which they moved in, in addition to its unit quantity (#01-75), he determined to name the enterprise 75 Ah Balling Peanut Soup. Since then, the enterprise has since expanded to a complete of three shops: its unique stall at Golden Mile Meals Centre, one at Chinatown Advanced, and one at Bedok 85.

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At Ah Balling, costs are based mostly on what number of tang yuans you’d prefer to get. 3 items price S$2.20, whereas 4 items go for S$2.40. There are additionally bowls of 5 items (S$2.80) and 6 items (S$3.20), and if you happen to don’t need the tang yuans, they even provide a bowl of Soup (S$1.80) by itself!

There are 5 tang yuan filling flavours: Peanut, Sesame, Crimson Bean, Yam Paste and Inexperienced Tea, and you’ll pair that together with your soup of selection: Peanut, Ginger and Almond Milk

Purists will go for the Peanut or Sesame with Peanut Soup. Personally, my go-to order is the 5 items with one in all every tang yuan filling, in order that my pals and I can choose our favourites.

+65 6293 8702
Day by day: 11am – 10.30pm or until offered out

7. 85 Bedok North Fried Oyster (#01-09 & #01-10)

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Come for the one factor 85 Bedok North Fried Oyster is called after— its Oyster Omelette (S$6/S$8/S$10)

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What I’ve all the time loved about this stall was how they fried the Oyster Omelette. Along with giant items of contemporary oysters, there are all the time little crispy bits of flour and egg that are crunchy on the skin however chewy on the within, making it a sinful indulgence that I’ll gladly partake in. Remember to pair it with the tangy chilli sauce as that’ll assist to chop via the oiliness from the dish.

Take observe that on-line evaluations have talked about that consistency shouldn’t be this stall’s finest forte, with the standard of meals relying on which chef is cooking that day. Regardless of that, I’d say {that a} go to to Bedok 85 isn’t full and not using a customary order of orh luak to share together with your eating companions.

+65 8180 7751
Day by day: 2pm – 2am

8. 85 Large Prawn Noodles (#01-26)

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85 Large Prawn Noodles is run by the identical of us behind the well-loved Loyang Manner Large Prawn Noodle, so that you received’t must journey all the way in which to Loyang Industrial Property to have a style of its umami-filled prawn noodles!

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A bowl of Large Prawn Noodles is accessible in each Soup (S$5.50/S$7.50) and Dry (S$6/S$8), and you too can select so as to add on Pork Ribs (S$2) if you happen to’re feeling additional hungry. 

If peeling prawns isn’t your forte, you’re in luck! 85 Large Prawn Noodles provides Shelled Prawn Noodles (S$4.50 for soup, S$5 for dry), so that you received’t must get your arms soiled. 

Thu to Tue: 9am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 8pm
Closed on Wed

9. Fu Zhou Oyster Cake (#01-39)

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In the event you’re in search of an genuine style of oyster desserts, Fu Zhou Oyster Cake is your finest wager. It’s been making conventional oyster desserts since 1982, making it a shocking 40 years since they first opened. 

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The stall provides a complete of 9 several types of oyster desserts, starting from the Authentic (S$3.50), which incorporates oysters, prawn and pork, to different distinctive flavours like Salmon + Pork (S$4) and Seafood Particular (S$4), which has scallop, crab, oyster, prawn and pork!

Every oyster cake is painstakingly handmade from scratch, so there’s a restricted quantity of oyster desserts that they will produce every day. Remember to ask the stall which varieties are nonetheless in inventory, and are available early to keep away from being dissatisfied!

+65 9139 5713
Tue to Solar: 8am to six.30pm or until offered out
Closed on Mon

10. Sin Bedok North BBQ Rooster Wings (#01-12)

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Aside from sambal stingray, orh luak and bak chor mee, hen wings are the following important merchandise to finish your supper evening. Whereas there are many stalls promoting hen wings, Sin Bedok North BBQ Rooster Wings sells them for S$1.50 every!

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There’s actually nothing higher than hen wings which can be freshly grilled, juicy and tender, and superbly charred. Pair it with a sprinkling of lime or dip it within the offered chilli sauce for that additional zesty kick.

We hear that in addition they provide Nasi Lemak (S$1.30) and Otah (S$3 for five items) which get offered out fairly rapidly, so swing by early!

Tue to Solar: 3pm – 12am
Closed on Mon

11. Shanghai Xiao Lengthy Bao (#01-16)

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These are most likely the most affordable xiao lengthy baos you’ll ever have. Shanghai Xiao Lengthy Bao sells a basket of 6 xiao lengthy baos for S$6, making it S$1 every!

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Aside from handmade xiao lengthy baos, Shanghai Xiao Lengthy Bao additionally sells different traditional Chinese language fare, akin to Zha Jiang Noodle (S$4), Bitter & Spicy Noodle (S$4) and Pork Ribs Noodle (S$4.50)

In the event you’re ordering to share with your mates, you too can think about getting its Hometown Dumpling (S$5 for 9 items) or Pan-Fried Dumplings (S$5 for 9 items). Not solely is it extremely reasonably priced, its dumplings (each fried and steamed) are stated to be crammed with a beneficiant quantity of elements, making this an actual hidden gem.

+65 9389 6195
Tue to Solar: 8am – 9pm or until offered out
Closed on Mon

12. 85 Ngor Hiang Hei Biar (#01-14)

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Bedok 85 is a fairly common supper spot, however if you happen to’re dropping by for breakfast or lunch, be sure you strive 85 Ngor Hiang Hei Biar. This stall sells genuine ngoh hiang, which matches fabulously with a plate of bee hoon.

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This stall provides a complete of 23 elements to choose and select from, together with its famed Ngoh Hiang Roll (S$2) and Crispy Prawn Cracker (S$2)

Full the meal with its Chinese language Sausage (S$3), Sotong You Tiao (S$2), Handmade Fish Cake (S$1.50), and naturally, a plate of Bee Hoon ($1/S$1.50) and also you’ll be all set.

+65 8468 0928
Fri to Wed: 11am – 11pm
Closed on Thu

13. Swatow Wanton Noodle (#01-50)

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Swatow Wanton Noodle wants no introduction, having been shelling out high quality wanton mee since 1970. This family-run stall spans two generations, with its recipes being handed down from the stall proprietor’s mom.

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Get its Wanton Noodle (S$3.50/S$4.50/S$5.50), which is accessible in each dry and soup variations, or if you happen to’re a fan of hen ft, you need to strive its Mushroom Rooster Ft Noodle (S$3.50/S$4.50S$5.50).

Swatow Wanton Noodle additionally sells à la carte servings of Do-it-yourself Fried Ngoh Hiang (S$3) and Mushroom Rooster Ft (S$3/S$5), as a way to order and share together with your eating companions. Remember to order its Fried Wanton as effectively, which are available in three sizes: S$2/S$3/S$5.

+65 9220 1929
Thu to Tue: 7am – 9pm
Closed on Wed

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