Are you looking for a property? Whether it is for own stay or for investment purpose, property in the central business district such as Orchard can be really unaffordable, especially to young working adults. Perhaps young working adults can look into a quieter district such as Bukit Panjang. It is less busy and more of a residential area as well. There are also many HDB available such as Bukit Panjang HDB. Although being a quieter area, Bukit Panjang has a lot to offer. This article will guide you through some food places to visit in Bukit Panjang.
1. 169 Fish Soup
169 Fish Soup serves fresh and thick slices of fish with no fishy taste or smell. Their portions are generous and a bowl of fish soup noodle is priced reasonably. Most of the health enthusiasts prefer eating fish soup noodles as they are healthier as compared to other dishes. If you prefer something more than just the clear soup, go for the Tom Yum Soup base to give your taste bud a kick.
2. Yu Kee Duck and Noodle House
Yu Kee Duck and Noodle House is well known for their braised duck. There is a wide variety of dishes for customers to choose from, ranging from rice to noodles, as well as kway chap. Their braised duck and pork innards go well with their rice, noodles or kway chap.
3. Million Fishball Noodle
The owner decided to name the stall Million Fishball Noodle because the owner is said to sell over a million fishballs in a year. There is even a newspaper article to back up the claim. Million Fishball Noodle is no stranger to those who have been residing in Bukit Panjang for a long time. Choose your preferred noodles, Mee Pok or Mee Kia and the owner will blend them in a mixture of chili sauce and a sweet sauce as the base flavour for your noodles. The fishball noodle is also served with a generous amount of firm chewy bouncy meatballs.
Plus point – the stall is opened 24 hours. Good for those who go for late supper all the time.
4. Lian Soon Huat Seafood Restaurant
Lian Soon Huat Seafood Restaurant is a Zi Char stall located at Kim Sam Leng Food Center. Lian Soon Huat Seafood Restaurant serves a wide variation of seafood other than the common Zi Char dishes, such as Hokkien Mee, Hor Fun, Ee Mee and Mui Fan. There are the steamed dish, deep fried large intestine stuffed with spring onion, sambal kangkong, 3 cups chicken and the must order prawn paste fried chicken. All these dishes are really affordable and do not cause a hole in your wallet.
5. Xin Ban Mian
Ban Mian (wheat noodles) often comes off as a type of comfort food, especially for those who are sick or during the rainy cold days. Xin Ban Mian offers a bowl of hearty piping hot soup with ban mian, pork innards, minced pork, vegetables and topped with crispy fried anchovies. The soup stock is slow simmered to achieve the natural sweetness from the pork bone, ikan bilis and purple onions. In addition, the ban mian served at Xin Ban Mian is very affordable as well. This is absolutely a perfect meal for rainy days or the sick. Do try on one of their best sellers, Pork Belly Ban Mian if you crave for Ban Mian.
There is also a dry version of ban mian that you can choose from if you do not like soupy noodles.
6. You Xiang Teochew Noodles
You Xiang Teochew Noodles is famous as you can notice from the queue at their stall in the Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre & Marketplace. They have been operating since 1985 by selling fishball noodles and prawn noodles. Their menu has now expanded and now includes Bak Chor Mee (Minced Meat Noodles), Fishball Noodles, Taiwan Meatball Soup and side dishes such as Ngoh Hiang (Five Spiced Meat Roll), Fishcake, Seafood Beancurd Roll and Taiwan Meatballs.
7. Like Pudding
Like Pudding is a dessert place located in Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre & Market. They have an extensive menu where you will be spoilt for choice. Like Pudding specialises in Taiwan style flavoured dessert puddings with toppings that are homemade. Do try on their Signature Egg Pudding with Fillings if you are a pudding lover. In addition, other than puddings, they serve local delights as well such as Tao Suan and Cheng Tng at really affordable price. Make sure you grab yourself a serving of their pudding as dessert after you finish you main meal.
In conclusion, Bukit Panjang has a lot more to offer. It might not be as hipster as other neighbourhood, such as Tiong Bahru, but it has its own uniqueness that you will have to slowly find out and explore yourself.