13 must-try stalls at Bedok 85 Fengshan Food Centre for the best supper ever

As the unrivalled supper spot in the East, Bedok 85 (which is actually called 85 Fengshan Food Centre) is well-known for its wide variety of barbecued food, such as satay, chicken wings and stingray. More than that, locals know this hawker centre as the home of the illustrious bak chor mee rivalry, which draws crowds from all over Singapore.

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As an Eastie, I’m proud of Bedok 85, and for reasons that go far beyond being the home of the original soup-style bak chor mee. To me, this is the perfect supper spot that has a little bit of everything that Singapore has to offer. 

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From satay, ngoh hiang, orh luak and stingray to share with friends and family, to individual bowls of pork porridge or bak chor mee, and of course, a good ‘ol bowl of tang yuan to end the night on a fabulous note, here are 13 must-try stalls at Bedok 85 Fengshan Food Centre for the best supper ever.

1. Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian (#01-07)

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Can you truly say you’ve eaten at Bedok 85 without having a taste of its famed soup-style bak chor mee? You’ll notice two stalls lining the front of the hawker centre selling this dish, both of which have the words “authentic” and “肉脞面” (aka bak chor mee) on its storefront. Frankly, it’s confused plenty of people for ages— which is the real soup-style bak chor mee?

Let’s start off with the stall on the left. Sporting a bright yellow signboard, Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian differentiates itself from its rival as it only offers the soup-style bak chor mee. You’ll recognise it for its porcelain bowls with floral motifs, which gives it that nostalgic tinge.

Note that out of the two bak chor mee stalls, Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian was the one listed in the MICHELIN Guide!

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A bowl of Minced Meat Noodles (S$3.50/S$4.50) comes with yellow mee pok noodles, minced meat, meat balls, fried lard, chopped red chilli, and clear soup that was light in texture but full-bodied and robust in taste. 

Despite its unassuming and no-fuss appearance, it’s comforting, nostalgic and absolutely hits the spot, especially when you’re craving something warm and soupy.

Fri to Wed: 12.30pm – 11.30pm
Closed on Thu
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2. Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee (#01-08)

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The second soup-style bak chor mee stall can be found right beside Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian. Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee is easily identifiable with its red signboard, but those familiar with Bedok 85 will know this stall for offering both soup and dry versions of bak chor mee in its iconic purple bowls.

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Similar to its rival, Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee’s Minced Meat Noodles (Soup) are priced at S$3.50/S$4.50, and come with the same types of ingredients— yellow mee pok noodles, minced meat, meatballs, chopped chilli and pork lard. The difference lies in its soup, which is said to be more garlicky and flavourful, and thus might suit customers who prefer stronger taste profiles. 

If you’re up for something different, try its Minced Meat Noodles (Dry) (S$4.50/S$5.50), which has a spicy kick from the sambal

Just a note that though these two soup-style bak chor mee stalls are the most popular, there’s one rising contender that several customers have been raving about— Ah Poh Minced Meat Noodle (#01-18), a bak chor mee stall with a pink signboard that’s located one row behind.

+65 8022 3018
Thu to Tue: 4pm – 12am
Closed on Wed
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3. Shi Wei Da (#01-41)

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Even before Shi Wei Da officially opens at 4pm, you’ll notice a string of customers already lining up for a taste of its MICHELIN-approved satay bee hoon.

This stall is single-handedly helmed by Ng Kim Siong, who makes his satay bee hoon gravy from scratch. This painstaking process includes roasting, peeling and grinding the peanuts, before cooking it over a stove with other ingredients.

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Regulars come to Shi Wei Da for one dish only— Satay Bee Hoon (S$3/S$4). Despite its affordable price, what I received was a generous plate of bee hoon slathered in a thick satay sauce, and peeking underneath the luscious brown sauce were your usual satay bee hoon ingredients— kang kong, beansprouts, pork slices, liver and tau pok.

In a bid to keep his satay bee hoon affordable, Mr Ng’s satay bee hoon omits cuttlefish and cockles. Yet, this was one plate of satay bee hoon that I’d highly recommend because the satay sauce was legit. It was rich, nutty and gritty, with none of that wateriness or oiliness that spoke volumes about how authentic the satay sauce was.

Wed to Mon: 4pm till sold out
Closed on Tue
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4. Chomp Chomp BBQ (#01-44)

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Though there are plenty of barbecue stalls in Bedok 85 that seem to offer the same type of items, Chomp Chomp BBQ is where you head to if you’re looking for a stellar plate of freshly cooked sambal stingray.

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A plate of Hotplate BBQ Stingray (S$12/S$15/S$20) is a must-order whenever you’re at Chomp Chomp BBQ. It arrives sizzling hot, and the fragrant aroma of freshly cooked stingray and sambal will make you want to dive right in. Be sure to squeeze the lime prior to eating, and make full use of the stall’s chilli for maximum shiokness!

For those who might not be able to handle their spice, you can try Chomp Chomp BBQ’s other non-sambal dishes, such as its Butter Garlic BBQ Crayfish (S$6 per 100g).

+65 9786 4736
Daily: 5pm – 12.30am

5. Chai Chee Pork Porridge (#01-23 & #01-64)

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Loyal fans of Bedok 85 will usually go for one of two main dishes whenever they’re here. The first, being the famed soup-style bak chor mee (from whichever stall you want to support), and the second being a bowl of piping hot porridge from Chai Chee Pork Porridge.

Note that there are two stalls under the same name. They’re both run by the same people, but there’s one near the front (#01-23) that operates during dinner and supper, and you’ll find another one nestled further inside the hawker centre (#01-64) that operates during breakfast and lunch.

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Its Pork Porridge (S$3.50) is a must-try, as it features silky smooth porridge with a sticky, almost gooey like texture that resembles congee. The bowl of comforting porridge comes with pork slices or meatballs. The stall also has other types of porridge, such as Century Egg Porridge (S$3.50), Cuttlefish Porridge (S$3.50), or Mixed Porridge (S$4.50) if you’d like a mix of everything.

Be sure to top up S$0.50 to add an egg to make your porridge extra luscious and creamy!

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Thu to Tue: 7am – 3.30pm
Closed on Wed

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Tue to Sun: 4.30pm – 2am
Closed on Mon

6. 75 Ah Balling Peanut Soup (#01-25)

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Did you know that 75 Ah Balling Peanut Soup can be traced back to 1947? That’s when the founder and owner, Mr Aw Kim Chye, used to sell his handmade tang yuan with peanut soup in a pushcart along Jalan Sultan.

In 1975, Mr Aw moved to an actual hawker stall in Golden Mile Food Centre. Inspired by the year in which they moved in, as well as its unit number (#01-75), he decided to call the business 75 Ah Balling Peanut Soup. Since then, the business has since expanded to a total of three outlets: its original stall at Golden Mile Food Centre, one at Chinatown Complex, and one at Bedok 85.

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At Ah Balling, prices are based on how many tang yuans you’d like to get. 3 pieces cost S$2.20, while 4 pieces go for S$2.40. There are also bowls of 5 pieces (S$2.80) and 6 pieces (S$3.20), and if you don’t want the tang yuans, they even offer a bowl of Soup (S$1.80) on its own!

There are five tang yuan filling flavours: Peanut, Sesame, Red Bean, Yam Paste and Green Tea, and you can pair that with your soup of choice: Peanut, Ginger and Almond Milk

Purists will go for the Peanut or Sesame with Peanut Soup. Personally, my go-to order is the 5 pieces with one of each tang yuan filling, so that my friends and I can pick our favourites.

+65 6293 8702
Daily: 11am – 10.30pm or till sold out
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7. 85 Bedok North Fried Oyster (#01-09 & #01-10)

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Come for the one thing 85 Bedok North Fried Oyster is named after— its Oyster Omelette (S$6/S$8/S$10)

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What I’ve always enjoyed about this stall was how they fried the Oyster Omelette. Together with large pieces of fresh oysters, there are always little crispy bits of flour and egg which are crunchy on the outside but chewy on the inside, making it a sinful indulgence that I’ll gladly partake in. Be sure to pair it with the tangy chilli sauce as that’ll help to cut through the oiliness from the dish.

Take note that online reviews have mentioned that consistency is not this stall’s best forte, with the quality of food depending on which chef is cooking that day. Despite that, I’d say that a visit to Bedok 85 isn’t complete without a customary order of orh luak to share with your dining companions.

+65 8180 7751
Daily: 2pm – 2am

8. 85 Big Prawn Noodles (#01-26)

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85 Big Prawn Noodles is run by the same folks behind the well-loved Loyang Way Big Prawn Noodle, so you won’t need to travel all the way to Loyang Industrial Estate to have a taste of its umami-filled prawn noodles!

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A bowl of Big Prawn Noodles is available in both Soup (S$5.50/S$7.50) and Dry (S$6/S$8), and you can also choose to add on Pork Ribs (S$2) if you’re feeling extra hungry. 

If peeling prawns isn’t your forte, you’re in luck! 85 Big Prawn Noodles offers Shelled Prawn Noodles (S$4.50 for soup, S$5 for dry), so you won’t have to get your hands dirty. 

Thu to Tue: 9am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 8pm
Closed on Wed

9. Fu Zhou Oyster Cake (#01-39)

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If you’re looking for an authentic taste of oyster cakes, Fu Zhou Oyster Cake is your best bet. It’s been making traditional oyster cakes since 1982, making it a stunning 40 years since they first opened. 

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The stall offers a total of nine different types of oyster cakes, ranging from the Original (S$3.50), which includes oysters, prawn and pork, to other unique flavours like Salmon + Pork (S$4) and Seafood Special (S$4), which has scallop, crab, oyster, prawn and pork!

Each oyster cake is painstakingly handmade from scratch, so there’s a limited amount of oyster cakes that they can produce each day. Be sure to ask the stall which varieties are still in stock, and come early to avoid being disappointed!

+65 9139 5713
Tue to Sun: 8am to 6.30pm or till sold out
Closed on Mon
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10. Sin Bedok North BBQ Chicken Wings (#01-12)

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Apart from sambal stingray, orh luak and bak chor mee, chicken wings are the next essential item to complete your supper night. While there are plenty of stalls selling chicken wings, Sin Bedok North BBQ Chicken Wings sells them for S$1.50 each!

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There’s really nothing better than chicken wings that are freshly grilled, juicy and tender, and beautifully charred. Pair it with a sprinkling of lime or dip it in the provided chilli sauce for that extra zesty kick.

We hear that they also offer Nasi Lemak (S$1.30) and Otah (S$3 for 5 pieces) which get sold out pretty quickly, so swing by early!

Tue to Sun: 3pm – 12am
Closed on Mon

11. Shanghai Xiao Long Bao (#01-16)

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These are probably the cheapest xiao long baos you’ll ever have. Shanghai Xiao Long Bao sells a basket of 6 xiao long baos for S$6, making it S$1 each!

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Apart from handmade xiao long baos, Shanghai Xiao Long Bao also sells other classic Chinese fare, such as Zha Jiang Noodle (S$4), Sour & Spicy Noodle (S$4) and Pork Ribs Noodle (S$4.50)

If you’re ordering to share with your friends, you can also consider getting its Hometown Dumpling (S$5 for 9 pieces) or Pan-Fried Dumplings (S$5 for 9 pieces). Not only is it incredibly affordable, its dumplings (both fried and steamed) are said to be filled with a generous amount of ingredients, making this a real hidden gem.

+65 9389 6195
Tue to Sun: 8am – 9pm or till sold out
Closed on Mon

12. 85 Ngor Hiang Hei Biar (#01-14)

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Bedok 85 is a pretty popular supper spot, but if you’re dropping by for breakfast or lunch, be sure to try 85 Ngor Hiang Hei Biar. This stall sells authentic ngoh hiang, which goes fabulously with a plate of bee hoon.

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This stall offers a total of 23 ingredients to pick and choose from, including its famed Ngoh Hiang Roll (S$2) and Crispy Prawn Cracker (S$2)

Complete the meal with its Chinese Sausage (S$3), Sotong You Tiao (S$2), Handmade Fish Cake (S$1.50), and of course, a plate of Bee Hoon ($1/S$1.50) and you’ll be all set.

+65 8468 0928
Fri to Wed: 11am – 11pm
Closed on Thu
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13. Swatow Wanton Noodle (#01-50)

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Swatow Wanton Noodle needs no introduction, having been dishing out quality wanton mee since 1970. This family-run stall spans two generations, with its recipes being passed down from the stall owner’s mother.

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Get its Wanton Noodle (S$3.50/S$4.50/S$5.50), which is available in both dry and soup versions, or if you’re a fan of chicken feet, you should try its Mushroom Chicken Feet Noodle (S$3.50/S$4.50S$5.50).

Swatow Wanton Noodle also sells à la carte servings of Homemade Fried Ngoh Hiang (S$3) and Mushroom Chicken Feet (S$3/S$5), so that you can order and share with your dining companions. Be sure to order its Fried Wanton as well, which come in three sizes: S$2/S$3/S$5.

+65 9220 1929
Thu to Tue: 7am – 9pm
Closed on Wed
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