All along, I have had the impression that Kopitiam only offers Singaporean delights which are familiar and close to our hearts. However, I was living under a rock. These days, the popular food court chain leaves you spoiled for choice with their multi-regional cuisine selection that includes Korean, Indonesian and even Turkish. We’re really blessed!
Our Muslim friends can also enjoy Cantine which provides Halal-certified hawker fare as well as international options.
We Singaporeans love deals, don’t we? Read on for the 4 newly-opened Kopitiam stalls giving away exclusive stall eVouchers with great offers till 16 Jun 2023 (you don’t want to miss them).
Join me as we explore these new and existing stalls at Kopitiams around Singapore that will blow your mind.
1. Turkish Kebab Corner
Turkish Kebab Corner is nestled within Cantine on the 2nd floor of Northpoint City‘s South Wing. The food court houses a wide selection of Halal stalls which include nasi padang, Thai food and Japanese cuisine.
Chef Hajaji Jamal has 20 years of experience in the F&B industry, including 18 years at the now-defunct Deli Moroccan on Arab Street. In 2020, he made the move to the basement of Northpoint City, operating a takeaway booth before recently transitioning to Cantine.
Everything from the pita to the pide (Turkish pizza) dough is hand-stretched on order using special flour and then baked fresh.
Indulge in soft and airy pita that’s absolutely divine. Have something light like the Cheese Pita (S$4.90) or go all out and order the Beef Pita (S$7.90), which utilises slow-cooked meats that burst with juiciness. They are served with a side of fries and come stuffed with salad, cucumber, tomatoes, minced beef patty, yoghurt and chilli sauce.
Exploding with cheesy goodness, their range of pide includes Spinach (S$10) and Beef (S$12), and will surely hit the spot.
If you’re in a group and are yearning for something spicy, the Peri Peri Whole Chicken with 4 side dishes (S$30) will do just the trick. It comes with fries, salad, butter rice and pita— a sumptuous feast, indeed!
Exclusive Stall Deal
From today until 16 Jun 2023, Turkish Kebab Corner is giving away 1 free pita for every 3 pitas purchased.
2. Chop Chop Curry Rice
The Kopitiam Food Hall @ Jurong Point houses Chop Chop Curry Rice which is set up by Mr Liu who was left in awe after experiencing delicious old-school authentic curry rice in Johor, Malaysia. Leaving his business and family for 3 months, he embarked on an apprenticeship with the stall owner to learn the ropes.
The curry rice stall emphasises on nostalgic flavours from the 90s and has a whole repertoire of dishes from meats to curry dishes and stir-fried veggies.
The massive floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow tons of natural light to seep through the space as you dine here during lunch.
Take your pick from various sets like Set A (S$7.80) which comes with pork chop, egg, vegetables and soup (seaweed egg drop soup, pickled vegetable tofu soup or cabbage tofu soup).
I tried the aromatic Curry Chicken and it had a well-rounded flavour with a spicy kick at the end— it was genuinely solid in my books!
The Mami Chicken reminded me of char siew at first, but after finding out more from the chef, I learnt that it’s a sweet and sour sauce with touches of sugar and vinegar— simply delicious.
Exclusive Stall Deal
From today until 16 Jun 2023, Chop Chop Curry Rice is offering a S$1 promotion for the Mami Chicken + Rice + Vegetable and Curry Chicken + Rice.
1 Jurong West Central 2, Kopitiam Food Hall @ Jurong Point, Stall 10, #03-42, Singapore 648886
Daily: 8am – 8.30pm
3. QQ Rice
QQ Rice was founded in 2010 and focuses on serving healthy food for vegetarians and the health-conscious. It recently opened an outlet at Kopitiam @ Hillion Mall as opposed to their other takeaway booths around Singapore, allowing customers to dine in air-conditioned comfort.
Approach the ‘cai fan‘ section and customise your meal whichever way you want. Have it with Plain Rice (S$1), QQ Oat Rice (S$2), Kway Teow (S$1.50) or Bee Hoon (S$1.50) and add-on Tofu (S$1.20), Vegetables (S$1.20) and Mock Meat (S$1.50 – S$2).
If you’re seeking something substantial, their massive Rice Roll (S$6.20) lets you choose between brown rice, purple rice or mixed grain stuffed with 5 fillings— you can even combine 2 varieties at no additional charge.
Mind you, there are about 14 or more delicious ingredients that you can have fun mixing and matching. They include cheese, dou miao, burdock, shimeiji mushroom, wakame and many more.
If you’re pressed for time and are looking for a convenient and tasty treat on-the-go, their range of Snack Roll (S$3.20) like Emperor Vegetable, Assorted Mushroom and Wakame is compact enough to fit into your bag.
Exclusive Stall Deal
From today until 16 Jun 2023, QQ Rice is offering a S$3.80 promotion (U.P. S$5.20) for the Rice Roll (Healthy Rice + 5 standard fillings) or Mixed Rice (White Rice + 2 Vegs + Egg).
4. Jing Chicken Pot 菁雞公煲
Located at Kopitiam @ Plaza Singapura, Jing Chicken Pot 菁雞公煲 blends dry pot cooking methods together with the quintessence of Chongqing hotpot to allow diners to have a dual-eating experience.
The Signature Chicken Pot (S$9.80/S$14.80/S$19.80) allows you to customise the spice level (non-spicy to hot) and features tender braised chicken pieces drowned in a viscous and delicious broth.
This soup base originates from an exclusive secret recipe that’s created with 10 kinds of medicinal herbs and spices from Shanghai with local flavours incorporated into it.
Enjoy the scrumptious meats with a bowl of Plain Rice (S$1) first before opting to add on ingredients (+S$1.50 each) like quail egg, lotus root, Maggi mee and cabbage for a heartwarming hotpot session.
You can take it up a notch by adding some meats like Pork Belly (+S$2.80) and Luncheon Meat (+S$2.80) or be adventurous and try some Chicken Giblets (+S$3.80).
If you love intestines from kway chap, you must try the Braised Pork Intestine Noodle (S$8.50) or go for the Burning Noodle (S$7.80) for a spicy and tangy impact on your taste buds.
Exclusive Stall Deal
From today until 16 Jun 2023, Jing Chicken Pot is having a 30% off promotion on selected noodles.
5. Penyet King
Enjoy an assortment of tantalising and mouth-watering authentic Indonesian dishes that don’t disappoint. Penyet King, located at Cantine @ Causeway Point offers an assortment of grilled and smashed meats served together with their delectable sambal.
My go-to dish here is definitely the Bawal Sambal Hijau w Rice (S$9.50). The aromatic sambal made with chunky green chillies provides a subtle heat that complements the crispy fried pomfret really well. Finish it off with some pillowy-soft fried tau kwa and crunchy raw cabbage to reduce the jelak-ness.
There’s also Ayam Bakar w Rice (S$7.80) and Empal Bakar w Rice (grilled marinated beef) (S$9). If you’re a spice fanatic, challenge yourself and savour the Dendeng Sambal Belado w Rice (S$9) or Ayam Sambal Belado w Rice (S$7.80).
Watching your calories? No problem. The stall offers Mee Bakso (S$6) which is a healthier choice.
1 Woodlands Square, Cantine @ Causeway Point, Stall 6, #07-03, Singapore 738099
Daily: 8am – 10pm
6. I LIKE CHICKEN 爱喜鸡
Established in 2018, the founder of I LIKE CHICKEN 爱喜鸡 has a decade of catering experience in a famed Korean fried chicken brand. Putting down roots at Kopitiam @ Tampines 1, the stall specialising in Western delights offers its patrons 12 varieties of Korean boneless fried chicken.
Treat yourself to classics like Original (S$4.50/S$10.80/S$15) and Garlic Soy (S$8.50/S$12.50/S$18) or try their range of interesting flavours such as Jalapeno (S$4.50/S$12.50/S$18) and Creamy Onion (S$4.50/S$12.50/S$18).
I’m very intrigued by how the Durian (S$4.50/S$12.50/S$18) will taste like— it’s a wacky flavour on the menu, that’s for sure!
The menu also features a line-up of burgers such as the Sweet Garlic Fried Chicken Burger (S$7.50), Spicy Gangjung Fried Chicken Burger (S$7.50) and Beef Burger (Double) (S$9.50).
10 Tampines Central 1, Kopitiam @ Tampines 1, Stall 2, #05-05/06/07 Singapore 529536
Daily: 10am – 10pm
7. Penang Cuisine (Kopitiam @ VivoCity)
If you’re heading to Kopitiam @ VivoCity, be sure to visit Penang Cuisine for their smorgasbord of dishes like Penang Fried Kway Teow (S$6.80/S$8.50) or Kampung Fried Rice (S$7.50). But I’m going to stop you in your tracks and shift your attention to their tempting display of golden-brown fritters instead.
Perfect for breakfast, a midday snack or just something to ease the hunger pangs, the Pisang Goreng (banana fritter) (S$0.80 per piece/S$3.80 for 5 pieces) and Keledek Goreng (sweet potato) (S$0.90 per piece/S$2.50 for 3 pieces) is crispy and flaky on the outside and delightfully sweet inside.
You will not go wrong with the trustworthy combination of a hot and crispy You Tiao (S$1.20 per piece) or Butterfly Bun (S$1.20 per piece) together with a cup of Fresh Soya Bean Drink (S$2.30).
This stall even sells my favourite Epok-Epok (Malay version of curry puff) (S$1.20 per piece) and Bakwan Udang (prawn meatball) (S$2 per piece).
1 Harbourfront Walk, Kopitiam @ VivoCity, Stall 11B, #B2-39, Singapore 098585
Daily: 7am – 10pm
8. Wei Dao (味道)
Wei Dao (味道) is located at Kopitiam @ Paya Lebar Quarter and was inaugurated in 2019. The head chef has over 20 years of experience in the catering industry and specialises in stir-fried dishes and broths. Relish in his dishes which carry traditional flavours from the past that will invoke nostalgic memories from your childhood.
For those who haven’t visited Penang in a while, you must try the Penang Fried Kway Teow (S$6.50) which is cooked over extremely high heat to add loads of wok hei to the dish.
Also not to be missed is the Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle (S$6.50) which has a rich and piquant broth to allow the noodles to fully absorb its robust flavours.
The signature dish over here, the Big Prawn Pork Ribs Noodle (S$8.50) comes in either dry or soup versions. Picture a bowl of yellow noodles served with soft and succulent pork ribs, naturally sweet red prawns, crispy fried onions, savoury onion oil and green veggies— my tummy is already rumbling.
10 Paya Lebar Road, Kopitiam @ Paya Lebar Quarter, Stall 14, #04-11, Singapore 409057
Daily: 8am – 10pm
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