What to eat at Pasir Panjang Food Centre
There was a period of time after my O level exams when I visited my auntie and uncle’s house almost every week, and they’ll always drive me around to grab some good food in the vicinity. One place that we would always head to is Pasir Panjang Food Centre. Pasir Panjang Food Centre consists of rows of interesting food stalls, with grub ranging from salt-baked crabs, to char kway teow topped with a mountain of green vegetables. Without further ado, here are some delicious food stalls from Pasir Panjang Food Centre that will leave you with a satisfied tummy.
1. Meng Kee Seafood
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I didn’t think much of Meng’s Kee Seafood’s Salt Baked Crab (from $40), but my auntie and uncle complemented this dish so much that I finally decided to give it a try. Though the dish is simple, I have to say that the crabs here are absolutely fresh. Juice streams down your arm as you savour the solid crab meat. The size of the crab is also something worth talking about. Underneath the shell is a chunk of crab meat waiting for you crab lovers to wolf it down.
Unit number: #01-30/31
Opening hours: Thur-Mon 5pm to 10:45pm
Tel: 9670 0410
Meng Kee Seafood is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Yusoff Haji Jalal Satay
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As my uncle placed a plate of satay right in front of me, he told me how Yusoff Haji Jalal Satay was once known as “Satay Club” back when he was 10 years-old. Till this day, the flavour of their satay remains the same, and it brings back a lot of memories for him. Coming in chicken, beef, and mutton, the Satay ($0.80 per stick) is grilled till they are slightly charred on the edges. The oil-coated meat was tender and marinated well. Their rich, thick, and creamy peanut sauce is an essential dip to give the satay a boost in flavour.
Unit number: #01-21
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 6pm to 10pm
Yusoff Haji Jalal Satay is not a halal-certified eatery, but it is Muslim-owned.
3. 216 Choa Chu Kang BBQ Chicken Wings
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I still remember eyes looking in my direction as I easily devoured 10 pieces of Chicken Wings ($1.40 per piece) all by myself. It was hard to stop myself from constantly grabbing the wings from 216 Choa Chu Kang BBQ Chicken Wings piece after piece. Crispy, well-marinated, tender, juicy, and smoky, these wings are truly worth every penny. Dip those flavourful pieces of chicken wings in chilli to turn up the heat!
Stall number: #01-23
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 5pm to 10:30pm
216 Choa Chu Kang Chicken Wings is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Heng Huat Fried Kway Teow
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Heng Huat Fried Kway Teow puts a “vegetable farm” on top of your Char Kway Teow (from $3). From the appearance itself, you can probably tell that this is healthier and less oily as compared to other plates of char kway teow out there. The stall owner does not use pork lard to fry this plate of goodness. Even so, this dish still brings out wok hei, along with a slightly sweet and addictive flavour. Once the noodles, bean sprouts, and hum are fried to perfection, this dish is completed with a mountain of boiled chye sim capped over the char kway teow.
Unit number: #01-36
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 11am to 8pm
Heng Huat Fried Kway Teow is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. K S Fruit Rojak
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The Fruit Rojak (from $3) at K S Fruit Rojak comes with you tiao, apples, cucumber, bean sprouts, and guava, nestled below a generous amount of rojak sauce and peanuts. The fresh fruits provide sweetness and crunch to the entire dish. Unlike the crispy you tiao found at most rojak stalls, the pieces here are soft and chewy.
Unit number: #01-45
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12:30pm to 8pm
7. Ivy’s Hainanese Herbal Mutton Soup
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Ivy’s Hainanese Herbal Mutton Soup was actually one of the last stalls I wanted to eat from as I am not a fan of mutton. But I was still made to try it when my aunt ordered that for herself. After a mouthful, I immediately understood why this stall invites such a long queue at any time of the day.
In the Herbal Mutton Soup (from $13), there are lamb ribs, tau pok, black fungus, wolfberries, and spring onions. The broth was rich with herbs, giving the broth a deep flavour that’s not overwhelming on your taste buds. Also, the lamb ribs were tender and marinated till there’s no pungent smell. Customers can feel free to top up $1 to add on mee sua for a full meal.
Stall number: #01-14
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 8:30pm
7. Al Ehsan
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Get your fix of nasi padang and lontong at the decades-old Al Ehsan in Pasir Panjang Food Centre. The humble stall is known for their ultra-crispy fried chicken and flavourful curry, which you can enjoy as part of their nasi lemak or nasi padang set, as well as their creamy lontong, with a rich coconutty gravy. Prices start from $2!
Unit number: #01-01
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 5am to 2pm
8. Bua Siam Thai Seafood
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If you’re on the lookout for legit Thai food in Pasir Panjang, then pay a visit to Bua Siam Thai Seafood. The hawker stall serves up authentic Thai fare cooked with dishes that don’t skimp on the spice. Aside from your usual Pad Thai (from $5) and Pineapple Fried Rice (from $5), the stall serves up a range of Thai zi char seafood dishes, from Steamed Spicy Prawns ($28) to Steamed Fish with Lemon ($25).
Unit number: #01-07
Opening hours: NA
Tel: 8387 4338
9. Chong Jia Food
Chong Jia Food is known for its affordable Taiwanese braised pork dishes, served either with noodles, or on rice. Their signature Taiwanese Braised Pork with Rice or Noodle ($5) comes highly recommended—each serving features fatty pork belly cubes braised in a dark soya sauce-based gravy till tender, served with a hard-boiled egg and stewed peanuts. Add on their pickled Mirin Cucumber Salad ($2) for something that’s refreshing, with a sweet-savoury kick.
Unit number: #01-11
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8am to 8pm
10. Xin Fu Ji
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Pasir Panjang is home to a number of grilled seafood stalls, but Xin Fu Ji remains one of its most popular. They’ve got a variety of crab dishes, including their popular Salt-baked Crab (seasonal price), as well as other seafood options, from fish to sotong. Don’t miss their popular grilled Stingray ($16), served with aromatic house-made sambal.
Unit number: #01-15
Opening hours: Daily 5:30pm to 11:30pm
Tel: 9069 8931
11. Alan Banana Leaves BBQ Seafood
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Alan Banana Leaves BBQ Seafood is a great option for diners looking to have a zi char family meal. They’ve got a wide range of wok-fried and grilled seafood dishes, priced from $15, but also a medley of carbs to round off the meal, from Mui Fan ($5) to Mee Goreng ($5).
Unit number: #01-24
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 5pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 8738 5131
The best hawker stalls at Pasir Panjang Food Centre
Here are all the stalls in Pasir Panjang Food Centre worth travelling to the neighbourhood for.
For more food places in the vicinity, check out our review on Uncle Ho Tuckshop and our list of Pasir Panjang food gems.
Address: 121 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118543
Nearest MRT Station: Pasir Panjang
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