Best myVillage food places
A small, cosy mall located near the iconic Chomp Chomp Food Centre, myVillage has been a convenient go-to for Serangoon Garden residents since 2013. Whether you’re a first-time visitor looking for something to eat or a seasoned regular wanting to try something new, here are 10 food places in myVillage for you to check out!
1. Big Mouth Mala Hotpot
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With four locations islandwide, Big Mouth Mala Hotpot is no stranger to mala lovers in Singapore. Known for their relatively affordable prices, punchy flavours and fresh ingredients, Big Mouth Mala Hotpot is definitely a place you can head to to satisfy your mala cravings. If you’re just feeling peckish, you can order side dishes such as xiao long bao, dubbed Shanghai Juicy Steamed Buns ($6 for five pieces), or Pork and Cabbage Dumplings ($7 for 10 pieces).
Unit number: #B1-25
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Big Mouth Mala Hotpot is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. ICG Chicken & Burger
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ICG Chicken & Burger is a Korean fried chicken and burger franchise that first opened in 2016. Priced from $9.90 for six pieces, their classic Korean fried chicken comes in flavours such as Spicy Gangjung, Cheese and Garlic Soy. Those feeling more adventurous can try the Jalapeno, which is a Mexican-inspired sauce served with pickled chilli slices. If you’d like something with more carbs, have their Garlic Soy Burger ($7.50), or Incredible Chicken Rice ($7). While the former stars a garlic soy fried chicken patty, chopped lettuce, pickles and onions sandwiched between two fluffy burger buns, the latter features chicken chunks in the flavour of your choice and scrambled eggs, served atop a bed of white rice.
Unit number: #B1-23-24
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:15pm
ICG Chicken is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. East Bistro
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Helmed by Chef Tony Wong, former head of Michelin-starred Lei Garden, East Bistro serves up authentic Hong Kong dim sum and Cantonese cuisine. A must-try is Crispy Rice with Crab in Superior Soup (market price), a pao fan dish which comprises rice and a whole crab submerged in a rich seafood broth. Many also rave about their Sweet And Sour Pork On Ice ($20++), where stir-fried pork and vegetables are served hot atop a bed of ice. Interestingly, this forms a thin candied layer around the pork for extra crunch! Those craving dim sum can also try the “Mushroom” Char Siew Bao ($4.80++), featuring char siew bao made to look like mushrooms.
Unit number: #2-01/02/19/20/21
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm
East Bistro is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Waa Cow! Yakiniku
Waa Cow! Yakiniku is a grill-it-yourself concept by long-standing local gyudon restaurant Waa Cow. Similar to their donburi chain, their yakiniku concept boasts a variety of quality beef cuts at relatively affordable prices. Sample a range of cuts with their value-for-money combo plates such as Karubi and Striploin ($15.90++) and Karubi and Gyutan ($17.90++), or add the Pork and Chicken ($9.90++) for some variation. To make your meal even better, enjoy these meats with their Signature All Dips Platter ($3.90++), which comprises seven different sauces including Garlic Butter Teriyaki, Ponzu Negi, Mentaiko and Sweet Sukiyaki With Raw Egg. Diners can also top up $5++ to make the meal a set, which comes with one bowl of rice, a spicy miso and leek relish, and a drink of their choice.
Read our Waa Cow! Yakiniku review.
Unit number: #02-10/11
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 9836 0693
Waa Cow! Yakiniku is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. The Kind Bowl
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The Kind Bowl offers Vietnamese fare made entirely from plant-based ingredients. One recommended dish is their vegan-friendly banh mi, the Saigon Delight ($17.20). The star of this sandwich is the OMNI luncheon meat, paired with cold-cut faux Vietnamese ham, a barbecued soy slice, house-made walnut mushroom paste, and fresh pickles and herbs. Those who are craving noodles can order The Kind Pho ($11.80) instead, which puts a vegan spin on classic pho. Instead of beef slices, you get marinated seitan “chicken” and slices of oyster mushrooms!
Unit number: #B1-03
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 9711 7572
The Kind Bowl is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
6. Hajime Tonkatsu And Ramen
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Hajime Tonkatsu and Ramen is operated by Chef Tan-San, pioneering chef of tonkatsu restaurants Tampopo and Tonkichi. A must-try here is the Nagoya Miso Fillet ($16.90++), which stars air-flown Japanese pork fillet coated in freshly made bread crumbs, dressed with a sauce made from Nagoya-imported miso paste. This dish is served alongside a bowl of fluffy Niigata rice, a small serving of tonkotsu broth, two slices of watermelon, and a saucer of pickled vegetables. If you prefer ramen over rice, get the Tonkatsu Ramen ($16.90++) instead, as it swaps out rice and miso sauce for spicy broth and ramen noodles.
Unit number: #02-07/8/9
Opening hours: Daily 11:30 am to 2:45 pm, 5 to 9 pm
Tel: 6509 9952
Hajime Tonkatsu And Ramen is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Bella Italia
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Established in 2010 in Batam, Indonesia, Bella Italia focuses on serving traditional Italian cuisine that also appeals to the local palate. Find classic pasta dishes such as Lasagna ($18++), Spaghetti Bolognese ($18++) and Carbonara ($20++), as well as familiar pizza options including Prosciutto e Parma ($32++) and Margherita ($20++). After savouring your main course, pick from a selection of Italian desserts such as Panna Cotta ($10++) and Affogato ($10++) to end your meal on a sweet note.
Unit number: #02-12/13
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30 am to 3 pm, 5 to 10 pm
Tel: 6610 7789
Bella Italia is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Little Farms Bar & Grill
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Many of us might only know Little Farms as an atas grocer, but they also have a bar and grill concept! At Little Farms Bar & Grill, expect to find delightful dishes made from the same all-natural ingredients that you find at their grocery next door. Brunch-goers can consider getting the Shakshuka ($20++), which is served with two slices of sourdough. Otherwise, have a serving of classic Steak And Eggs ($26++) from their charcoal grill instead.
Unit number: #01-12 to 19
Opening hours: Daily 8.30am to 9pm
Tel: 3158 7041
Little Farms Bar & Grill is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Tanamera Coffee
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Coffee lovers visiting myVillage can check out Tanamera Coffee, an award-winning Indonesian coffee brand that prides itself on serving high-quality specialty coffee as well as delicious Indonesian fare. If you’re just feeling peckish, have some Pisang Goreng ($9.80+), AKA banana fritters, with a cup of their iconic Cold Brew ($7.50+). Alternatively, go for something heartier such as their signature Nasi Goreng Tanamera ($20.80+), which comprises shrimp paste fried rice, fried chicken, chicken skewers, and sunny-side up with a side of sambal.
Unit number: #01-26/27/28
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 9pm
Tel: 8208 9338
Tanamera Coffee is a Muslim-owned eatery.
10. Acai Collective
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If you’re looking for dessert, head to The Acai Collective for a refreshing sweet treat. Choose from an array of superfood bowls, including their signature Acai Collective ($8.50) or Spirulina Power ($9.50). While the former features a layer of maple granola and an organic acai base topped with blueberries, banana slices, kiwi, dragon fruit, and strawberries, the latter swaps the acai out for a frozen spirulina base instead.
Read our guide to the best acai bowls in Singapore!
Unit number: #01-08
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 10:30pm
Acai Collective is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
What to eat at myVillage
Now that you know the best food places to try at myVillage, save this list for the next time you’re in the neighbourhood! Serangoon is also home to many brunch and dessert cafes, so you can check some of them out if you’re in the area. Alternatively, travel one MRT stop down to Kovan for cheap rosti from Picky Snout!