20 Ang Mo Kio food places to eat like a heartlander

Ang Mo Kio Town is a mature satellite town in Singapore’s North-East, a place that carries plenty of rich history and memories. Its 10 avenues are home to several wet markets and their adjoining food centres, which feature some stellar hawker food. In recent years, Ang Mo Kio has also seen a rise in small startups by young foodie entrepreneurs, bringing residents exciting and foreign flavours.

I had the fortune of trying plenty of the food it had to offer, so I decided to compile a list of good eats in Ang Mo Kio. From humble local fare to newer cafe nosh, here are 20 Ang Mo Kio food places to eat like a heartlander.

1. Shinjitsu Ramen

Photo of Shinjitsu Ramen’s Clear Chicken Broth

Being on the thrifty side, I had always shunned away from paying premium prices at ramen restaurants. This was when Shinjistu Ramen’s bowls of slurping goodness caught my eye, as I was pleasantly surprised at how affordable their prices were.

However, this is not your ordinary bowl of ramen— check out the Clear Chicken Broth Ramen (S$5.90), which actually comes with an entire torched chicken drumstick. Get ready to sink your teeth into tender and juicy chicken, paired with hearty chicken broth that is perfect for the soul.

Photo of Shinjitsu Ramen's Red Spicy Tonkotsu

On the other hand, if you are feeling a lil’ spicy, go for their Red Spicy Tonkotsu (S$8.90). Packed with a pile of spicy minced pork and slices of chashu, this serves as an irresistible combination that will leave you licking your lips in satisfaction. Where else can you find such value-for-money ramen that looks like something out of a restaurant’s menu?

332 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, #01-1879, Singapore 560332
+65 9199 7932
Daily: 10.30am – 9pm
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2. Xi Xiang Feng Yong Tau Fu

Stall front of Xi Xiang Feng Yong Tau Fu at Ang Mo Kio
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My siblings adore Xi Xiang Feng Yong Tau Fu. That, and the endlessly long queue at the stall, attest to the goodness of their grub. I personally adore their Yong Tau Fu Soup (from S$3), which is boiled with soybean and dried fish, infusing the soup with a good deal of flavour without the need for any MSG.

A bowl of Yong Tau Fu Soup from Xi Xiang Feng Yong Tau Fu
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Their Dry Yong Tau Fu (from S$3) sauce is sweet and tangy, and goes superbly with bee hoon. Xi Xiang Feng Yong Tau Fu also gives customers the option of having their yong tau fu ingredients with chee cheong fun instead of noodles, which is quite a delightful change from what we normally get in hawker centres. 

Block 724 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, #01-23, Singapore 560724
+65 9635 3203
Mon to Sat: 7am – 7pm
Closed on Sun
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3. Lao San Kway Chap

Exterior of Lao San Kway Chap

Lao San Kway Chap and its trademark green bowls fill my heart with joy and my stomach with soup. Their ingredients are fresh and most importantly, devoid of that weird grimey intestine taste, while their thin sheets of silky smooth kway glide around in a warm bowl of dark, meaty broth.

A plate of Kway Chap from Lao San Kway Chap
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They’ve been around for as long as I can remember and have consistently cooked up good fare. A basic set of Kway Chap starts at S$4, so take my word and satisfy your kway-vings at Lao San Kway Chap.

Block 232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, #01-1196, Singapore 560232
+65 9487 0693
Fri to Wed: 8am – 8pm
Closed on Thu
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4. Eng Ho Fried Hokkien Mee

I enjoy a good plate of Hokkien mee and whenever I’m around Ang Mo Kio, I always get mine from Eng Ho Fried Hokkien Mee. As a whole, Eng Ho Fried Hokkien Mee’s Hokkien Mee (S$4) is decently good, and it is their use of thick prawn stock and thin bee hoon that have me constantly going back for more.

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The thin bee hoon soaks up the prawn gravy, so each mouthful of noodles is an umami-heaven. The faint wafts of wok hei also impart a delicious charred flavour to the mee, winning the heart of lovers of smoky flavours like myself. 

Blk 409 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-34, Singapore 560409
+65 9888 4105
Wed to Sun: 4pm – 11pm
Closed on Mon & Tue
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5. Yunos N Family

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Tipped by many as the stall that sells the “best mee rebus in Singapore”, Yunos N Family has been running its operations since 1960. Helmed by a pair of brothers, the stall has been extremely committed to serving the Ang Mo Kio residents with affordable yet delectable Malay food. 

Make sure to opt for their crowd-pleaser, Mee Rebus (S$3.50), which you can customise with their wide selection of meat choices. Do not miss out on their Satay sticks as well (S$0.70 per stick), available in Beef, Button, Chicken, and Tripe. This is your sign to indulge in the food served by one of our pioneering hawkers! 

724 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, Ang Mo Kio Market and Food Centre, #01-01, Singapore 560724
Tues to Sat: 11am – 9pm
Closed on Sun & Mon
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6. Chef Wei HK Cheong Fun

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Helmed by ex-Peach Garden Chef Thoo Chang Wei, it is no wonder that this stall constantly draws snaking queues. Take your pick from his four variations of chee cheong fun, namely Plain Cheong Fun (S$3), Mushroom Cheong Fun (S$4), Char Siew Cheong Fun (S$4), and Prawn Cheong Fun (S$5).

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Each element of the dish, from the chee cheong fun to the sauce, is freshly made from his stove. You’ll be able to witness the translucent rice rolls being handmade right in front of you – and that sight is enough to make anyone drool. Be sure to check out this quality dim sum staple, but do be prepared for long queues.

338 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, #01-1639, Singapore 560338
Daily: 7am – 8.30pm
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7. Bedok Chwee Kueh

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I’m not crazy about chwee kueh, but on occasion a craving strikes, I always head to AMK 628 Market to get my fill of Bedok Chwee Kueh.

Priced from S$1 for two pieces of Chwee Kueh, their golden-brown chai poh is the perfect medley of sweet, savoury and crunchy. Paired with the soft, starchy white kueh, the combination is truly sublime.

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On greedy days, I like to have their Chwee Kueh alongside two soft boiled eggs. Spooning runny yolk and dark soya sauce over your Chwee Kueh makes for a satisfying and mind-blowing breakfast.

628 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, AMK 628 Market, #01-96, Singapore 560628
Daily: 6.30am – 9.30pm

8. Hong Heng Beef Noodle Soup & Laksa

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Hong Heng Beef Noodle Soup & Laksa has been featured on media platforms on several occasions, so they’re quite a well-known stall. My whole family would frequent the hawker back when it was still at Ang Mo Kio Block 233, so when they moved, I had to follow them to their new location at Kebun Baru Market and Food Centre.

A bowl of Beef Noodle Soup
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While the stall serves unique variations like mixed beef in laksa, their Beef Noodle Soup (from S$4.50) is the go-to order. Here, the beef soup is robust and flavourful. A match made in heaven, especially when savoured together with their noodles, tender slices of beef and firm, tasty meatballs.

226H Ang Mo Kio Street 22, Kebun Baru Market and Food Centre, #01-16, Singapore 568226
+65 6452 4017
Tue to Sun: 7.30am – 3.30pm
Closed on Mon

9. Penang Delights

A bowl of Penang Delights’ Prawn Mee
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Penang DelightsPrawn Mee (S$4.50) has been featured in numerous newspapers and magazine articles in the past. Their noodles’ most striking feature is its rich prawn broth— the result of boiling pork bones, prawn shells, and prawn heads for long hours, a sure-fire umami fix for all our fellow soup lovers.

A bowl of Penang Lor Mee

Prawn Mee aside, the stall also sells Penang Lor Mee (S$4), an intense yet comforting bowl that comprises a bed of flat yellow noodles drenched in a sour and spicy gravy. What makes their Penang Lor Mee stand out from its local counterparts is its slightly watery sauce. With the liberal amount of minced garlic and chilli added, just be sure you are not planning on a date after a meal here! 

711 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Jubilee Square, #01-3501, Singapore 560711
+65 8149 6255
Tues, Wed and Fri: 9.30am – 8.30pm
Thurs: 10.30am – 8.30pm
Sat and Sun: 9.30am – 8pm
Closed on Mon
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10. Hong Ji Claypot Herbal Bak Kut Teh

Stall front of Hong Ji Claypot Herbal Bak Kut Teh at Ang Mo Kio

Tucked in a rather secluded area of Ang Mo Kio, Hong Ji Claypot Herbal Bak Kut Teh resides at a neighbourhood coffee shop— perfect for residents around the area looking to patronise the stall on a rainy day.

Original Claypot Bak Kut Teh from Hong Ji Claypot Herbal Bak Kut Teh at Ang Mo Kio

Still bubbling when it was served, the Original Claypot Bak Kut Teh (S$5.50) came piping hot, with a light, herbal aroma wafting from it. With lettuce, mushrooms, tau pok and bak kut (pork ribs) thrown into the mix, the soup was cooked and served in a claypot— a refreshing change from the porcelain bowls at commercial bak kut teh joints. 

For a change, why not opt for their Plain Mee Sua Soup (S$1.50) to go with your soup? Smooth and slurpable, this bowl of mee sua will surely win your heart with its intense flavour and velvety texture.  

107 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 Street 11, #01-138, Singapore 560107
+65 9682 2614
Daily: 9am – 9pm
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11. Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

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What’s better than winning the Michelin Bib Gourmand? Winning it six times. That’s exactly what Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice has achieved, and now Ang Mo Kio residents don’t have to go far to enjoy this legendary dish.

I am a big fan of this iconic local dish, and this brand provides a pocket-friendly version yet delicious edition of it. For just S$3.50, their White Steamed or Roasted Chicken Rice are absolute steals to me considering the generous portions that they dish out. You could opt for Duo Chicken Rice (S$5) if you prefer a combination of both. However, I have to say that the Roasted Chicken Rice packs more flavour and succulence as compared to its white counterpart.

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Having said that, the chicken slices are laid nicely on a steamy bed of fluffy ginger rice, which complements it perfectly. The dish is also generally not very oily. 

107 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, Food Loft, Singapore 560107
+65 8809 8834
Daily: 10am – 9pm
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12. 82 Bunsik

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Corn dogs, croffles, tteokbokki… It’s the Korean craze! A quaint and cosy cafe located at the heart of Ang Mo Kio, here’s a place where you can indulge in all your favourite Korean street food— 82 Bunsik.

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Get ready for that satisfying crunch as you bite into the various corn dogs on offer, ranging from your classic Original (S$4.50) to the more adventurous Cereal rendition (S$5). Not only can you enjoy the crunchy and satisfying exterior, but the stretchy cheese pull can also serve as the latest update to your Instagram feed.

Besides that, don’t miss out on their Korean Chicken, doused in sweet and sour sauce (S$9.90) as well as their various drinks on offer.

61 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Jubilee Square, #01-13, Singapore 569814
Daily: 11am – 10pm
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13. Fish & Chicks

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Judging by the exponential increase in Fish & Chicks queue, I’m sure by now everyone has heard about their The Best Of Both Worlds – Fish & Chips (S$13.90), a combination that comes with a choice of two different sauces, drizzled over golden-fried dory fish.

A plate of The Best Of Both Worlds – Fish & Chips

For a unique contrast, try their Salted Egg Yolk Sauce and Chilli Crab Sauce. The rich and savoury Salted Egg Yolk Sauce was great with the freshly-fried dory fish. Not only that, the Chilli Crab Sauce’s tangy spicy flavour helped to undercut the richness of the other half of this duo. Thick and sweet, this was indeed a power duo that will wake up your tastebuds with its amazing flavours. 

531 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Happy Hawkers, #01-2429, Singapore 560531
+65 9828 3490
Daily: 11am – 9.30pm
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14. The Workbench Bistro

Exterior of The Workbench Bistro

Known for their creative fusion dishes and value-for-money desserts, The Workbench Bistro is a hip little cafe that is no stranger to the neighbourhood.

A serving of Mala Wings

Kick-start your appetite with a serving of Mala Wings (S$11.90), a juicy double-fried plate of delight that despite its menacing look, turned out to be lip-numbing yet not as spicy in flavour. For those who can’t handle your heat well, it will be perfect. But for full-on mala lovers, we reckon it’ll just be a walk in the park.

A serving of 忘不了 Waffle

For a sweet treat, the cafe’s 忘不了 Waffle (from S$9.50) is certainly an unforgettable plate that tastes as good as it looks. Prepared using half red velvet and half blue velvet batter, the waffle came with melted marshmallows, condensed milk, and grated parmesan cheese. You can also choose to add on scoops of your favourite ice cream as we did!

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332 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, #01-1881, Singapore 560332
+65 6452 0810
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 10pm
Fri: 12pm – 11pm
Sat: 11am – 11pm
Sun: 11am – 10pm
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15. Takagi Ramen

Exterior of Takagi RamenFounded in 2015, Takagi Ramen started off as a humble canteen stall in National University Singapore. Since then, it has won the hearts of many Singaporeans and has grown to a chain local ramen stall with numerous outlets islandwide. 

A slice of char siew from Takagi Ramen

Named after the shop, Takagi Ramen (S$6.90) showcases their signature tonkotsu pork broth that has been boiled for up to 12 hours, resulting in a full-flavoured and almost creamy base. Despite its rich, milky colour, it was surprisingly smooth and light on the palate making it very slurpable together with the ramen.

A serving of Karaka-men

If you fancy a little fierceness and heat in your bowl of noodles, then opt for the Karaka-men (S$7.50). With the addition of a special blend of red chillies, you will surely break a sweat whilst savouring this bowl of noodles. Magically, despite the spice, we could still taste the fragrance and flavours of the pork in the broth— a definite plus point for all ramen lovers. 

51 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, 51 @ AMK, #01-01C, Singapore 569922
+65 9170 7870
Daily: 24 hours
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16. Soi 19 Thai Wanton Mee

Soi 19 Thai Wanton Mee cooks up seriously shiok bowls of Thai-style Wanton Mee (from S$4).

Stall front of Soi 19 Thai Wanton Mee

If you don’t take my word for it, I’m sure you’ll be persuaded by the results of the AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards 2016, where first-time finalist Soi 19 Thai Wanton Mee snagged the ‘Best Hawker Stall’ award.

A plate of Thai wanton mee

The Wanton Mee here is prepared using thin, fragrant egg noodles and is full of ingredients such as fried wantons, char siew and greens. There’s also free-flow pork lard and an array of condiments which you can add to your bowl of Wanton Mee for extra ‘Thai’ flavour.

Do avoid visiting the eatery during peak hours, as the wait for your bowl of noodles can get quite crazy.

151 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, Singapore 560151
+65 8756 7919
Tue to Sun: 7am – 4pm
Closed on Mon
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17. Belinda’s Traditional Pancake

Belinda’s Traditional Pancake is a stall located at Teck Ghee Court Market & Food Centre, specialising in peanut pancakes.

A crispy cone from Belinda's Traditional Pancake
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One interesting offering they have is their Crispy Cone (S$1.20), a paper-thin pancake rolled into a cone and filled with a filling of your choice: Red Bean, Peanut, Chocolate, and the list goes on. Thin and crisp, this Crispy Cone is the epitome of a perfect snack that you can enjoy with a cup of kopi or teh any time of the day. 

A serving of Putu Mayam
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Peanut pancakes aside, the hawker also sells a stellar version of Putu Mayam (S$1.60), a Tamil rice-flour cake bearing an uncanny resemblance to bee hoon. Nutty, fragrant and filled with sweetness from the bright orange palm sugar, this makes for a delectable breakfast option for those of you looking for something light to fill your belly early in the morning.

341 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Teck Ghee Court Market & Food Centre, #01-27, Singapore 564341
+65 9684 6155
Tue & Wed, Fri to Sun: 6am – 12pm
Closed on Mon & Thu

18. Rahim Muslim Food

My favourite Malay dish is probably a plate of mee rebus and a hawker that serves up a stellar version of this Malay classic is Rahim Muslim Food.

A plate of Extra Special Mee Rebus from Rahim Muslim Food

Unlike its counterparts, Rahim Muslim Food’s Extra Special Mee Rebus (S$6) stood out with an additional ladle of satay sauce and an additional piece of chicken. The satay sauce not only made the dish look more appetising, but it also added a distinctively nutty flavour which I particularly enjoyed.

Complementing the satay sauce was the gravy of the Mee Rebus— a rich and thick concoction that was packed with flavour. Made with a base of potatoes, do not expect this to be a dish that’s light on the palate. It was intense with a hint of spice from the chillies, hot yet not too overwhelming.

453A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Chong Boon Market, #01-01, Singapore 560453
+65 9786 7362
Mon to Sat: 12.30pm – 7pm
Closed on Sun
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19. Long Kee Carrot Cake

Stall front of Long Kee Carrot Cake

Located at 409 AMK Market & Food Centre, Long Kee Carrot Cake is a stall with consistently long queues even though they only have one dish on the menu.

Unlike most stalls serving up white carrot cake, Long Kee Carrot Cake doesn’t make an egg crust for its version of white carrot cake. Instead, the auntie who owns the stall stir-fries everything like she would for black carrot cake.

A serving of Carrot Cake

Here, a plate of signature Carrot Cake (from S$2.50) always comes straight from the wok, with an unmistakable mouth-watering aroma. With noticeable dark-brown char marks, it’s no wonder each mouthful had a prominent wok hei flavour. In contrast, the radish cakes were soft and pillowy on the inside. Each piece melted slowly in my mouth with a tinge of sweetness from the black bean sauce.

409 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, 409 AMK Market & Food Centre, #01-10, Singapore 560409
Daily: 8am – 12pm

20. S$1.30 Dim Sum

Signboard for S$1.30 dim sum at Ang Mo Kio

Just a short walk away from Cheng San Hawker Centre, S$1.30 Dim Sum should be on your list of supper places. Unlike your normal hawker stall, this dim sum place is open for 24 hours a day, so you can visit them for a hearty breakfast or for supper with your friends and loved ones.

Just as its name suggests, the eatery sells every dish at S$1.30, which makes it incredibly affordable for diners. 

A serving of HK Style Prawn Chee Cheong Fun

Besides their Century Egg Pork Porridge (S$1.30), we also enjoyed S$1.30 Dim Sum’s HK Style Prawn Chee Cheong Fun (S$1.30), a treat that was smooth in texture and savoury in taste. 

A serving of Fried Carrot Cake

Steamed dishes aside, their Fried Carrot Cake (S$1.30 for two pieces) and Fried Beancurd Skin Roll (S$1.30 for two pieces) also make for satisfying treats that will fill you up without burning a hole in your pocket!

555 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singapore 560555
Daily: 24 hours
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