Buey Tahan See-Food, Punggol: Coffee shop stall sells S$7 café-style English breakfast sets

Whenever someone mentions heading out to get a plate of an all-day American breakfast, it’s almost always at a café. And it doesn’t sit well with me because deep down, I love my heartland coffee shops. So, imagine my surprise when I heard of Buey Tahan See-Food— a quaint seafood stall located at Foodgle, 308C Punggol Walk, that sells halal all-day English breakfast sets. 

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Surrounded by dilapidated HDB apartments, eerily resembling the Russian Khrushchyovka, Buey Tahan See-Food surely is a hidden gem. After what seemed like an eternity of walking around the dull-coloured buildings, my partner and I finally found Foodgle coffee shop. 

What I tried

We ordered two breakfast sets: Chicken Sausage (S$7) and Champion’s Breakfast (S$11.50). Upon ordering, I noticed that the supposed ‘all-day’ breakfast is only available from 7.30am to 1pm. Strange. 

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The Chicken Sausage breakfast set comes with two chonky cocktail sausages, two triangular hashbrowns, a slice of buttered toast, fluffy scrambled eggs, right-out-of-the-can baked beans, and garden salad, atop a flat plate. Not going to lie, I was a tad bit threatened by the number of dishes on my plate. 

Visually, I was impressed. However, I felt like they could have done away with the flat plate because everything on it was close to spilling off; especially the baked beans. 

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The chonky sausages were char-grilled to perfection and if not for the other dishes on the plate, I wouldn’t have stopped munching on them. Alas, I had to do what I came here for and have a bite of everything else on my plate. 

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Real talk, I don’t think it’s humanly possible to screw up frying hashbrowns and as a potato lover, these golden triangles brought me immense joy.

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They were neither undercooked nor overcooked, and were well-deserving to be in the running for my imaginary ‘Best Potato Award’.

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If I were to be honest, there’s not much to rave about here. The slice of buttered toast wasn’t to my liking as it could have been toasted a bit longer for that ASMR crunch. However, if you aren’t fussy with your slice of toast, it’ll do just fine. 

Close-up of baked beans

Right off the bat, the baked beans didn’t sit well with me because of its intense iron-esque aftertaste. My love for baked beans, like potatoes, is immeasurable, so I was pretty disappointed.  

Pro tip: leaving the baked beans to simmer in a pot for a few minutes or pan-frying it with the addition of herbs and seasoning will help rid the beans of the unsettling flavour. 

The garden salad, on the other hand, is essentially a medley of garden greens and tomatoes. No complaints from me as it gave the plate a splash of colour and my body the necessary greens.

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Saving the best for last— the incredibly fluffy scrambled eggs. I was impressed with how the egg was airy yet full of flavour. 

I was tickled upon taking this shot because the egg was so bouncy it couldn’t keep still. Tastewise, the scrambled egg was well-seasoned, creamy, buttery, and very light. 

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Like its name, the Champion’s Breakfast set was loaded with a chock-full of dishes. In addition to the same dishes from the Chicken Sausage set, there’s also mushrooms, turkey bacon and chicken ham. 

Collage of meat

As a fan of pork bacon and pork ham, this set is one I’d avoid. However, the floppy bacon and ham addition would do the trick if you’re looking for a proper breakfast or brunch meal to fill you up till dinner time.

Final thoughts 

If I lived around the area and was too lazy to whip up something in the morning, I’d hop on over to Buey Tahan See-Food to get my breakfast fix. It certainly kept my tummy full till the evening.

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This is one place that will easily miss your radar if you don’t live within the vicinity. It screams ‘hidden gem’, and the crowd here is a healthy mix of cyclists and heartlanders. Despite the minuscule misses, if I was craving a filling and affordable English breakfast, I would cycle over from Pasir Ris to fuel up. Besides, it’s not every day you find a hearty spread at a coffee shop; that too for just S$7!

Expected damage: S$7 per pax 

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Buey Tahan See-Food Punggol

308C Punggol Walk, Foodgle, #01-308, Singapore 823308

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Buey Tahan See-Food Punggol

308C Punggol Walk, Foodgle, #01-308, Singapore 823308

Operating Hours: 11.45am - 10.30pm (Daily)

Operating Hours: 11.45am - 10.30pm (Daily)
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