Changi City Point is also known as the “mega sale mall”, as it has many factory outlets selling products at a marked down price. Some popular sports brands include NIKE United, ASICS, Adidas and Puma, making it the perfect mall to visit if you’re looking for discounts on your favourite sports apparel.
Accompanying the wide variety of fashion and sports apparel stores is an equally vast range of food options, which span from the well-loved mala tang to cafes, and even udon restaurants. I mean, you’ve got to fuel that shopping adventure with good grub, am I right?
Without further ado, we’ve trawled the mall to present to you the top 10 must-try food spots in Changi City Point to fuel your next shopping trip.
1. Ba Wang Cha Ji (#B1-04)
As someone who used to drink bubble tea on a weekly basis, trust me when I say that Ba Wang Cha Ji is worth the visit.
Also known as CHAGEE, Ba Wang Cha Ji originated from Yunnan and represents a new wave of bubble tea aficionados— one that’s dominated by traditional Chinese tea culture rather than sweet syrups.
For those visiting Ba Wang Cha Ji for the first time, I recommend you go for its premium brewed tea series. Some popular items include the signature Da Hong Pao (S$5.80), a fragrant and rich brewed tea, and the Forever Spring Oolong (S$5.50), which is lighter yet mildly sweet.
Milk tea fans definitely won’t be disappointed with Ba Wang Cha Ji’s classic Tie Guan Yin Milk Tea (S$6.80), which is my personal favourite, as well as the White Peach Oolong Latte (S$6.60). Those looking for a modern twist can try the unique Tangerine Pu Er Snow Top (S$6.40), which is topped with fresh New Zealand cheese snow.
2. Canopy (#01-70/71)
You might recognise Canopy as that pet-friendly garden cafe which found success at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and HortPark.
Newly opened in Aug 2022, Canopy’s third outlet at Changi City Point features a stunning amount of lush greenery, making it an idyllic place to rest your feet while taking a well-deserved break from shopping. Pets are also welcome at its alfresco terrace!
This garden-in-a-cafe offers a classic Western menu and select tapas dishes. Brunch favourites such as Classic Eggs Benedict (S$20) and Grilled Breakfast (S$20) are available till 2pm daily, while burgers and pizzas like Black Angus Cheeseburger (S$25) are available after 11.30am.
Exclusive to its Changi City Point outlet are tapas items like the Grilled Octopus Leg (S$36), Prawns Al Ajillo (S$25) and Cauliflower Steak (S$23). If you’re up for a pint or two, be sure to check out Canopy’s happy hour promotion (12pm to 8pm on weekdays only), where full pints of Guinness, Heineken Silver and Erdinger go for S$12 each.
3. Gong Yuan Mala Tang (#B1-51/52)
Did you know that Gong Yuan Mala Tang is a 100% locally owned brand? Ever since it sprung up in 2017, this casual eatery quickly grew to fame for its fuss-free mala soup that came in a variety of flavours such as tomato, mala and pickled vegetable soup.
Most will know it from some of its more popular locations, such as Suntec City’s basement and Funan Mall, but you can also find this stall at the basement of Changi City Point.
As with most mala xiang guo or mala tang shops, feel free to pick from a wide range of meat, seafood and vegetables. At Gong Yuan Mala Tang’s Changi City Point outlet, all ingredients are priced at S$2.98 per 100 grams (before 7% GST), so depending on the ingredients of choice, your bowl of mala tang might come up to an average of S$10 or more.
Apart from the classic soup options, there are also dry options such as Hot and Sour Mala Dressing and Chinese Sesame Dressing. You can also pair your mala with a bowl of White Rice (S$1), or add a Beaten Egg (S$1) for that extra luscious touch.
4. Idaten Udon (#B1-12/13)
I fell in love with Idaten Udon ever since I first dined at its NEX outlet years ago, as this udon speciality concept restaurant allows you to mix and match your choice of udon, side dishes and tempura. What I didn’t know was that Idaten Udon also has an outlet in Changi City Point’s basement!
The first step to building your own udon meal is to pick your choice of udon. There’s the classic Original, while seasonal flavours such as Togarashi (Pepper) and Matcha (Green Tea) are available at an additional S$1. I’ve also tried their limited Yuzu flavour before, so be on the lookout for any new udon types!
Next, pick your udon style. This is where you can go for fan favourites like the Beef Udon (from S$8.90) or try other creations like the Beef Curry Udon (from S$9.90) and Beef Curry Rice (from S$9). Don’t be afraid to go for the ever-so-simple Kamatama Udon (from S$6.90), which comes dry and is topped with a soft egg, or the Kake Udon (from S$5.90), which is plain udon soup, and jazz it up with a myriad of tempura options.
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5. Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen (#B1-26/27)
Run by Arteasiq Group (yes, the same folks behind the art jamming cafe), Paper Rice Vietnamese Kitchen offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine from its lavishly decorated space in Changi City Point.
Paper Rice pays tribute to the rich gastronomic history of Vietnam through its extensive menu, which covers traditional favourites like Sliced Beef Pho (S$13.90) and grilled meats such as the Hanoi Pork Skewers (S$10.90), as well as uncommon items like traditional Egg Coffee (S$4.80) from Hanoi.
Ordering to share? Paper Rice also offers authentic specialty dishes that incorporate ingredients found by the Mekong River, such as the Grilled Spicy Seafood Platter (S$28.80) and Bamboo Shoot Aubergine Skewers with Spicy Tamarind Sauce (S$6.90).
6. Seoul Garden HotPot (#01-18/19)
If you’ve come across Seoul Garden HotPot, know that it’s not the same restaurant as Seoul Garden, the Korean BBQ and steamboat buffet chain. Instead, this halal-certified brand specialises in soups and stews, as well as other à la carte Korean dishes like bibimbap!
I absolutely love Seoul Garden HotPot’s Soon Dubu Beef Hot Pot (S$15). Not only is it served bubbling hot, it’s also incredibly savoury, delicious and packed with ingredients. Though these are individual hotpots, the portions are quite large, making it ideal for sharing between two persons (especially if you’re not that hungry or have small appetites).
There are also non-spicy stew options like the Doenjang Salmon Hot Pot (S$17), which uses Korean soybean paste, and the Duyu Meat-Free Hot Pot (S$14), which features soy milk-based soup.
7. Tamago-EN (#01-35)
At Tamago-EN, it’s all about the eggs. Specifically, this egg-centric specialty restaurant uses only the freshest eggs imported directly from Okinawa. Each egg goes through a thorough 9-stage process before landing in your dish, including an extensive UV sanitisation, resulting in eggs so fresh that you can eat them raw.
A must-try when you’re at Tamago-EN is the Ultimate TKG (from S$6.50). TKG is an acronym for tamago kake gohan, a traditional Japanese breakfast item that comprises white rice and a raw egg. While the egg is most commonly eaten entirely raw, Tamago-EN jazzes it up by whipping the egg white into a fluffy cloud-like texture.
You can enjoy the tamago kake gohan in its simplest form, or go for zhng-ed versions with toppings such as Salmon Avocado (S$14.50) and Salmon Flake Ikura (S$12.50), or add on toppings such as Saikoro Steak (S$5), which is diced beef.
8. The White Tiffin (#01-44)
Taking you back to the 1960s is The White Tiffin. All the way from its mosaic-tiled countertop and vintage memorabilia, this nostalgic eatery oozes retro vibes and serves traditional local fare that’s meant to remind you of grandma’s home-cooked food in the good ‘ol days.
Huge enough to feed a family of 4, the Nasi Lemak XXL (S$59.90) comes with 4 lobster halves, curry chicken and battered fish fillet. Sitting in the centre of the giant plate is a conical tower of blue coconut rice, which is surrounded by sides like hard-boiled eggs, achar, ikan bilis, roasted peanuts, salted egg fish skin crackers and papadums.
If you’re looking for individual meals, there’s a wide variety of local classics such as Tiffin’s Lu Rou Fan with Egg & Rice (S$9.90) and Fish Maw Seafood Soup with Rice (S$12.90). Don’t forget to try The White Tiffin’s house made desserts such as Chendol Ice Cream (S$3.90), Pulut Hitam (Hot) (S$2.50) and Durian Pengat (S$6.50)!
9. LiXin Teochew Fishball Noodles (#B1-50)
LiXin Teochew Fishball Noodles was founded by Mr Lim Lee Seng in 1968. Back then, Mr Lim would sell handmade fishball noodles from a pushcart. It was a tedious process— he would travel all the way to the fishery port in Jurong to buy freshly caught yellowtail fish, and would spend 6 painstaking hours scraping fish meat off the bones and hand-kneading the fishballs one by one.
Soon, Mr Lee’s hard work paid off, and their first stall in now-defunct Bendemeer Road Hawker Centre was where they made a name for themselves. Today, LiXin Teochew Fishball Noodles can be found all over Singapore— from the basement food court in ION Orchard to Changi City Point.
When you’re here, the all-time favourite Fishball Noodles (S$5) or Fish Cake Noodles (S$5.50) is a must-try.
Alternatively, those looking for a spicier kick can try LiXin Teochew Fishball Noodles’ Laksa (S$5.50), while those craving a meatier bite can go for the Fishball Minced Meat Noodles (S$5.50) or Fish Roll Noodles (S$6).
10. BLVD (#01-72/73)
A 3-in-one cafe, bar and deli, BLVD is a casual restaurant that serves classic Western fare with a touch of Italian influence, so you can expect to find all-time favourites like the BLVD Fish N Chips (S$20) and at the same time, sharing platters like the Hummus Bread & Dip (S$28).
Whether or not you’re here for date night or simply looking to wind down after a long shopping session, BLVD’s wide range of food will ensure that there’s something for everyone.
A must-try are BLVD’s pizzas, which are made from stone-fired ovens made from beechwood and stone. Options range from the classic Prosciutto di Parma (from S$30) to dessert pizzas such as the Nutella Pizza (from S$26). You can also Create Your Own Large Pizza (S$65), where you can pick 4 flavours from the pizza list!
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