There are many places where you can sample local food, but not all of them are as accessible or have a huge amount of variety as the very popular Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre. This place is practically just next to a bus interchange and the MRT station so you can get really easily.
The Bedok Interchange Hawker Center is located at 207-New Upper Changi Road and boasts seemingly endless options for dining. It was renovated recently and is extremely spacious and airy for a local hawker centre. Since there are plenty of options to choose from, it doesn’t matter if you’re looking for vegetarian, halal, noodles, rice or finger foods, you’ll surely find something for yourself.
Here is a list of our best food stalls but each one deserves a try.
Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian was started in the year 1968 by Mr Sim Geok Him. This place has gained a legendary cult-status in the heart of locals, and this is mainly due to the one dish. The Bak Chor Mee Soup is the one dish that you absolutely can never miss. If you’re thinking that this is the usual dry noodles, with minced pork, well you’re dead wrong.
These noodles come with the most flavorful broth ever and are super thin and chewy. The broth is a strong pork one and just seeps into the noodles, making them impossible to resist.
They say that the basics are the hardest to get right, and noodles are the perfect example. But these noodles are the perfect amount of chewiness and springiness.
The meatballs are super bouncy and delicious too, and the minced pork adds a depth of texture to the dish. Can’t forget to mention the red chilli either. This is the best bak chor mee in Singapore and trust us, you’ll be coming back for seconds and thirds Super affordable too at only $3.
|Block 85 Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085
|2:30 PM – 1:30 AM (Daily, except Thursdays)
Closed on Thursdays
One of the most popular Chwee Kueh stalls, this is one of the very few stalls that is awarded the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand and the first one that serves chwee kueh. They serve nothing but this and some chai-po (preserved radish) but you won’t need anything more because your mind is gonna be blown.
You need to order a minimum of two pieces which start at $1 for two pieces, $1.50 for three pieces and $2 for 4 pieces, with the minimum order of four pieces if you want the chwee kueh and chai-poh to be separate.
The chai-po is definitely the best portion of the dish and is served as a topping which adds a bit of crunch to the usually soft chwee kueh. Don’t worry about the amount of chai-po being too less, they tend to serve a pretty good portion.
For takeaways, you’ll need to pay an extra $0.30. Take some home as everyone can enjoy a good chwee kueh, even the elders because it’s so soft.
|208 New Upper Changi Road, #01-19 Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre, Singapore 460207
|6.30am – 10:30 pm (Daily)
This is one of the few food stalls that are right at the corners, and it serves a delicious curry chicken noodle (which is apparent from the name). The bowl has pretty generous servings, and the toppings seem to overflow. This is another stall that has been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand. Even the aroma that seems to surround the stall is enough to allure anyone.
These noodles are served piping hot and are kind of spicy, making them such a treat on those cold days. When it comes to the broth, it is not that flavorful and is actually kind of mild and is on the sweeter side. However, it actually compliments the noodles and the ingredients which soak it up. The chicken is super tender, and other ingredients include potato (actually the highlight of the dish), fish cakes, noodles of your choice, etc.
Each bowl retails for $5 and is something that you shouldn’t miss out on.
|208 New Upper Changi Road, Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre, #01-58 Singapore 462208
|9:00am – 11:00pm (Daily)
There are very few dishes that can invoke a sense of warmth in your heart with every bite, and the song zhou luo buo gao is definitely one of them. We’re sure that everyone has their own personal favourite one but this is one of the food stalls that serve a super delish fried carrot cake. Although they would originally serve a white carrot cake, they started frying them to appeal more to the younger crowd but this soon too over.
This dish is on the wetter side and has a strong aroma. Pieces of garlic and chai-poh are stir-fried and then the carrot cake is added to it. This is followed by the addition of sweet black sauce, fish sauce and egg batter. The eggs add a much-needed savoury taste that compliments the sweetness of the black sauce. You can even add prawns or squids to this dish. This dish normally costs $3.5 for a plate, a $4 if you want extra eggs and $5 for the prawn and squids.
The dish has a great crunch to the bite, and the portions are pretty decent.
|#01-37 Bedok Interchange Food Centre, 207 New Upper Changi Road, 460207
|6:30am – 10:00pm (Daily except Sundays)
Closed on Sundays
A good bowl of ban mian is something that everyone adores and enjoys, and this stall serves the best one in Bedok. The portions are plentiful and the taste is also super satisfying. Even the cost is super affordable, with each plate costing $3.50.
The noodles are made by hand, and the broth is very homey which makes the bowl of noodles very hearty and welcoming, exactly like the one that your grandmom would make for you. The seasoning is done to perfection, and sure to please everyone. They serve the ban mian in a yellow bowl which has become their signature. The ban mian also contains a runny egg, fresh vegetables, and super tender minced pork.
Plenty of people also rave about the service of the owner of the store. Try letting the noodles soak in the broth before you start, that way you’ll enjoy the full flavor. It may be tough with the smell tempting you, but you’ll thank us later.
|207 New Upper Changi Road #01-17 Bedok Interchange Food Centre, Singapore 467345
|9am – 11pm (Daily except Tuesdays)
Closed on Tuesdays
Don’t be fooled by the sight of this counter-serving stall. It might not have the high-end atmosphere, but it surely has the bold flavours to make your day. If you’re a fan of Lor Mee and Prawn Noodles, then it is the stall that you need to head to. It’s really easy to spot it too; you just need to look for the longest line.
The most popular dish, the lor mee comes with thick and flat noodles, pork bellies, fish nuggets, fish cakes that come in a dark, gravy. But what really steals the show are the garlic, chilli sauce and celery which add some much-needed tanginess to the dish. It doesn’t have the usual ngoh hiang and braised egg, but this dish still has the ability to steal your heart and soul. A single bowl costs around $3, but we can also get a $4 or $5 variant.
Being one of the top ten lor mees in Singapore, this food stall can’t be missed.
|Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre, Blk 208B, New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 460207
|6am to 3pm (Daily)
7. Teo’s Noodle
One thing that all of us can unanimously agree on is that there is seldom anything that can comfort us more than a bowl of fish-ball noodles with minced meat. So when Teo’s comes along and begins to serve delicious bowls of fish-ball noodles with minced meat, and that too at affordable prices, it’s not tough to figure out why it’s one of the most popular food stalls.
If there’s a list of what a good fish-ball noodle should have, we’re certain that Teo ticks off all of them and more. Even their location is perfect, and is only just a few minutes away from Bedok MRT station, making it an ideal place to visit when cravings for the promisingly awesome bowl begin to act up. The fish-ball noodles are served either dry or with soup, with the prices starting from $3. They add things like fishballs, meatballs, mushrooms, seaweeds, and even fishcakes so it’s very filling.
So be sure to stop in if you’re looking for a fix of hand-pulled noodles, soups, and more. One of the best bargain-deals in the centre.
|207 New Upper Changi Road, Bedok Interchange Market 01-02
|8.00am – 2pm (Daily except Sundays)
Closed on Sundays
The Inspirasi is famous for its Soto Ayam, which is super clear and contains cakes of compressed rice, and noodles. But you need to try it out with the famous signature chilli that they make at home. Other dishes that are recommended are the Mee Rebus, Soto Ayam, Mee Soto, and Chicken Porridge. All of these dishes are priced at $2.50, which is really affordable.
Another top-notch dish is the Mee Rebus, which comes with thick delicious gravy, and contains a wide array of flavours from savoury to sweet to even spicy. The freshly chopped green chillies add a punch to the dish, which seems surprisingly refreshing.
|208B New Upper Changi Road #01-11 Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre, Singapore 462208
|11am – 11pm (Daily)
The next time that you start craving chicken rice, you should give Jefri The Original Botak Chicken Rice a try. The Nasi Ayam Goreng is prepared using plenty of spices, so it has an unusual hue of nuclear orange. It’s very flavorful, and you won’t be able to stop eating it once you’ve had a bite. Along with that, they also serve a portion of roasted chicken.
This chicken comes atop a hill of vermillion rice. This one is surely for the spice-lovers. Besides all of these dishes, they also serve several other dishes like Mee Soup for $3, the Mee Hong Kong also for $3, and the Mee Bandung for $3.50.
|208B New Upper Changi Road, #01-07 Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre, Singapore 462208
|10am – 10pm (Daily)
10. Mala Xiang Guo
Is it any wonder that Mala dishes are taking over Singapore? They’re really addictive, and leave explosions of flavour in your mouth. Two dishes, the Mala Hot Pot and Mala Xiang Guo (Stir-fry) will leave you craving for the spiciness. The fiery and tongue-numbing mala will hit the spot, and become one of your favourites. This is one of the food stalls that you surely can’t miss because of the huge queues.
Most Mala food stalls tend to charge prices according to the weight of the ingredients, but this one uses a portion system instead, offering a fixed charge for portion. This makes them much more affordable than the other Mala food stalls. Besides these two delicacies, there are plenty of other dishes that you won’t find anywhere else.
Of course, they do serve the usual typical rice and instant noodles, but they also serve man tou buns and quail eggs. These are really uncommon in Mala cuisine and you’ll be shocked at how well it pairs with the sauce. Prices range from $5 to $15.
|2208B New Upper Changi Road #01-48 Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre, Singapore 462208.
|10am – 10pm (Daily)
That ends our list of the best food stalls in Bedok. You need to taste them all, so be sure to get some exercise in so that you can enjoy your food guilt-free. Here’s a list of the best treadmills to help you start exercising.
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