Wait ah, I don’t even stay anywhere near Ang Mo Kio, so it is a surprise (to myself) I managed to put this together (after multiple trips up North).
I realised there were not many listicles on this 726 Ang Mo Kio Food Centre anyway, but I did find a few interesting stalls there like the super popular stall with interesting system (talking about Xi Xiang Feng Yong Tau Foo 喜相逢.)
Before you scream, ”Where’s my Vincent Western Food?”, I heard good things about it but didn’t get to try it despite many visits. I don’t want to use screen-grab photos from random IG accounts just to include it in.
Here are 10 stalls you MAY want to try at Ang Mo Kio Central Food Centre: (I generally went for those with semi to long queues.)
Xi Xiang Feng Yong Tau Foo
724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, #01-23, Singapore 560724
Opening Hours: 7am – 6:30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
First things first, if this is your maiden visit to the stall, do NOT join the long line YET but instead choose the Yong Tau Foo food items first. (Also read: 10 Must-Try YONG TAU FOO In Singapore)
So yes, pick your food before queueing up.
There are a few styles you can choose here: dry, soup or laksa. Other than mee hoon and noodles (additional $0.50), there is also the choice of chee cheong fun ($0.80).
The wait was about half an hour for me.
I tried both the Laksa and the Soup versions, and my vote would definitely go for the Laksa – rich, coconuty-creamy, and when you eat towards the end there would be ‘sediments’ of dried shrimp.
Plus the bowl came added with quail eggs, remained piping hot and considered quite shiok to slurp. I agree that one or two of the deep-fried items could have tasted better if freshly-fried, but no major complaints. Xi Xiang Feng Yong Tau Foo 喜相逢 (Ang Mo Kio)
Yunos N Family (Ang Mo Kio)
724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #01-01, Singapore 560724
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
It took me a while to decide which Mee Rebus I should put at the top of this list (since there are all very close), but Yunos N Family is that one plate I would most like to have again.
With a history of over 39 years of scrumptious goodness, this stall had a humble start at Hashtings Road before moving to Ang Mo Kio during 1979. The recipe and taste of their dishes are said to have remained unchanged since the good old days.
The Mee Rebus can be added with several options of meats such as chicken, wing, drumstick, ekor (oxtail) and babat (tripe). The stall also serves well-grilled satay, and this is another item you should include for a heartier meal.
On the note of satay, do order the Mee Rebus Tarik ($4.80) which includes satay sauce and meat. “Tarik” means “pull” in Malay, and so three sticks of satay would be ‘pulled’ into the sumptuous bowl.
When you get that bowl of Mee Rebus with indulgent thick and nutty gravy with a touch of sweetness, you know you are in for a good treat. I found the gravy smooth yet multi-layered, departing from just an ordinary bowl.
Hup Hup Minced Meat Noodle
724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #01-39, Singapore 560724
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 8pm (Mon – Sun)
Hup Hup Minced Meat Noodle is known for its old-school Bak Chor Mee topped with round-shaped crackers.
I combed through reviews, even those left in 2009, and found a disparity. It seemed that something happened along the way, and both food and service was not quite like in the past.
This Bak Chor Mee stall DID get listed in the Singapore Michelin Guide under “Michelin Plate”. Which got me wondering – did the inspectors queue and experience this “service” as well?
If you are expecting the usual Bak Chor Mee with vinegar and all that, this is not quite the norm.
There was that strong ketchup taste beneath, which reminded me of noodles I had when I was still schooling. For purists who love your vinegar, then you are likely to frown upon this.
Noodles were slightly starchier and thicker than the usual mee kia, but that probably worked well with the sauces.
The savoury braised sliced mushrooms and four pieces of round crackers which added some crisp (somewhat like wanton skin) were the highlight. Hup Hup Minced Meat Noodle (Ang Mo Kio)
Ang Mo Kio Char Kway Teow
724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #01-28, Singapore 560724
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 4pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
This Char Kway Teow stall is seldom written about (compared to those Zion Road, Hong Lim and Bedok South), but it sure has quire a fanbase and you often spot a moderate queue here.
The line can be long, but the hawker is considered fast in dishing out the plates.
The stall just serves up Fried Cockle Kway Teow ($3.50), added with Chinese sausages and quite a bit of crunchy pork lard.
The texture is slightly to the soft and wet side (but not overly as compared to Apollo’s) and I thought the magic is in its smokiness and robust flavours that permeated throughout.
It was slightly on the sweet side due to the dark sauce added, so can be jelak (rich) after a while. Get someone to share this, and you should love it.
Centre Satay Bee Hoon
724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #01-12 Singapore 560724
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm (Wed – Mon), Closed Tues
If you are visiting Ang Mo Kio, there are two stalls in the same food centre which serves up Satay Bee Hoon – Centre Satay Bee Hoon and Chiok Seng.
Being around since 1979, Centre Satay Bee Hoon boasts of more than 40 years of experience in cooking the dish, meticulously perfecting the preparation from the satay sauce to each ingredient.
The Satay Bee Hoon ($4, $5, $6) comes with plenty of rice vermicelli along with chewy-delicious cuttlefish, kangkong, fresh prawns and cockles, sliced pork, and tau pok.
Accordingly, the peanuts were dry-roasted first, then added to the sauce which had to be cooked for a laborious long period of time.
There was a pleasant nutty flavour to the sauce which was generous and coated the bee hoon nicely. If I were to nit-pick, I thought that the pork slices were slightly on the tough side.
Lim Hai Sheng Cooked Food
724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #01-09 Singapore 560724
Opening Hours: 8am – 4pm (Mon – Sun)
The one thing you would notice is the stall still sells Carrot Cake for $2 (with $3 and $4 options).
But you can tell my $2 portion was really quite small – good as a ‘snack’ I suppose.
Between the White and Black, it seems they are better known for their White Carrot Cake, reviewed to have a “nice crispy” layer. (Appears they used to only sell the White in the past.)
There were some parts which were crispy, but I suspect they used to be much better.
Seng Bee Chicken Rice
724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #01-31 Singapore 560724
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
If you just judge by Chicken Rice alone, then this stall can be said to be pretty much average, though they have been featured in “Where The Queue Starts” on MediaCorp Channel 8.
My AMK friend described this as ”not like super duper nice, but it is categorically nice chicken rice.”. I kind of agree.
The thing special is they also serve up other variants, such as Lemon Chicken Rice ($3.80), Thai Chicken Rice ($3.80), Chicken Wing Rice ($3.30), Curry Chicken Mee ($5.00), along with sides of Crispy Tofu ($4.50).
Other than the typical red chilli sauce and dark sauce soy, there is also the option of a green chilli garlic sauce.
The deep-fried chicken cutlet was quite crispy though not life-changing; and the rice on the slightly greasy side but still considered flavourful.
Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle
724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #01-41, Singapore 560724
Opening Hours: 10:15am – 8:45pm (Mon – Sun)
This is one of those ‘not-famous’ random stalls that I tried, but it turned out to be not too bad and so I decided to include it here.
The non-descript stall serves up Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles ($3.50 onwards), Fried Carrot Cake ($2 onwards), and Oyster Omelette.
The Hokkien Mee was of the wetter style; while it could do with more wok-hei and ‘stickiness’, there were tasty flavours of the seafood broth you could taste within. Portion is not bad for its price as well.
Ban Chuan Duck Rice
724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #01-19, Singapore 560724
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 7:30pm (Mon – Tues, Thurs – Sun), Closed Wed
There are two relatively famous Duck Rice here – one is Sin Choon Braised Duck (unfortunately always closed when I visited), and Ban Chuan Duck Rice. Sin Choon appears to be the stall with the better rating.
Ban Chuan serves up Braised Duck Rice ($3, $4), Duck Meat Noodles ($3, $4), Kway Chap ($3.50, $7), and Braised Intestines ($4).
The portion was considered generous with soft braised peanuts, and they also offer yam rice. People may like the side serving of hot herbal soup, though I found it on the sweet side.
It was a decent plate of Duck Rice – meat appropriately tender though could do with more robust flavours.
Four Seasons Cendol 四季煎蕊
724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 #01-34, Singapore 560724
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Four Seasons Cendol is commonly recognized by many to serve the one of the best cendols in Singapore. Other than an outlet at Toa Payoh Lor 8 (the more popular outlet), I just discovered a branch at Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 Food Centre.
Keep your expectations high when you visit this place for a rich and creamy bowl of sugary delight.
Every bowl is prepared on order and swiftly put together within a minute so you don’t have to wait too long. It is exceptionally tasty and the presentation is also Instagram worthy (shoot your photos fast in this hot weather though).
I got myself a bowl of Cendol for $2.20. The bowls already have attap seeds and red beans, filled up with thick green jelly and ice shavings in adome of deliciousness.
The gooey Gula Melaka topping gave the cendol an appeasing, sweet lingering aroma. Special mention goes to the big red beans which were very soft (there are no small red beans by the way.)
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