Northeast

The Northeast zone includes the newer HDB towns of Punggol and SengKang as well as the older Serangoon North, Serangoon Central and Hougang estates. A famous road in this zone is Upper Serangoon Road.

Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee (正宗)罗弄阿酥卤面

Block 105 Hougang Avenue 1
Hainanese Village Centre, Block 105 Hougang Avenue 1
Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee
Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee is located at the 2nd floor of the newly (2006) built Hainan Garden Market & Food Centre at Hougang Ave 1
lor mee
This is the $3 (large) serving of lor mee from Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee stall. Try the $2 order too as they're not stingy with ingredients

Categories: Chinese, Lor Mee, Noodles, Hawker

Located at #02-10 Hainan Garden Market and Food Centre, Block 205, Hougang Avenue 1., Singapore 530105
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This stall serves up lor mee with gravy that isn't too sticky, unlike what you find at most other stalls. The gravy isn't overly starchy and is good enough to slurp till the last drop. Yum yum :) The stall, which moved to the Old Airport Road Hawker Centre during the upgrading (of the Hougang Avenue 1 one), is quite generous with their portions of braised meat and other ingredients.
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Cheng Kee Beef Kway Teow 清记牛肉粿條

Hougang Street 21 Block 203
Block 203 Hougang Street 21 is located at the Hougang South Central and a minute's walk from Kovan MRT (NEL NE13) station.
beef noodles soup
Cheng Kee's beef noodles soup - pretty good still
cincalok sauce
The cincalok sauce (bottom) with shallots and vinegar was my favourite

Categories: Chinese, Beef Kway Teow, Hawker

Located at Block 203 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530203
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This stall used to be good and popular, lunch times saw long queues forming here. But it nows seems to have been handed over to employees or third party operators who continue to use the same name. Feedback has been that the standard has dropped much.

Update: I finally got round to eating this recently. Well, I've tried the previous version years back, of which I wasn't a big fan to start with, and found the latest quality to be quite good actually. I think the beef may not be as fresh (think pinkish-red) but the overall taste was in fact better than Ang Mo Kio Block 233's Hong Heng which I last tried not too long ago. I especially like the cincalok (fermented shrimps in brine) with shallots and lime/vinegar which you hardly find served by other such stalls. Lastly, the soup had a slight bitter tinge which I suppose comes from some of the herbs used.
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益食家熟食 Yi Shi Jia Shu Shi

Kovan Heartland Mall carpark
Hougang Street 21 Block 209 Market and Food Centre has two sections (lower and upper) and is adjacent to Kovan Heartland Mall and just a minute's walk from Kovan MRT (NEL NE13) station
Hougang South Central Street 21 Block 209 carpark
Ample parking space are all around block 209 food centre as there are 3 carparks around this hawker centre
Yi Shi Jia Shu Shi
Yi Shi Jia Shu Shi is located on the upper floor of the hawker centre near the former Hougang South Interchange. Opens from 9am to 5pm, closed on Sundays
wan tan mee
Their noodles has texture that is different from other run-of-the-mill wan tan mee stalls. The $2.50 set pictured here includes 5 chewy wan tans (dumplings) with soup.
wan tan
Close-up of my last wan tan ;D

Categories: Chinese, Wanton Mee, Hawker

Located at #01-57 Hougang Street 21 Block 209 Market And Food Centre, Singapore 530209
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Eddy Western Food

bak chor mee
Seen here is the $3.50 pork chop (a cutlet actually) with rice and egg - quite a generous serving for $3.50.

Categories: Chinese, Western Food,

Located at Kopitiam, Block 210 Hougang Street 21. (Near 7-Eleven / VideoEzy shop)., Singapore 530210
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Tucked away in a corner of a laid-back Kopitiam coffeeshop is this unassuming western food stall that is probably Hougang Kovan Central's best-kept makan secret, mostly known only to local residents and students. Prices are reasonable and you don't have to wait too long for your food.
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Hougang 6 Miles Famous Muah Chee

Hougang 6 Miles Muah Chee
The stall is located in a small corner of the coffeeshop
muah chee
The soft melty muah chee is coated with finely ground peanut and not overly sticky

Categories: Hawker, Mua Chee, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #01-346 Blk 682, Hougang Ave 8, Singapore 530682
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Suriya Curry House / Banana Leaf Restaurant

Suriya Banana Leaf Restaurant
Get your nasi brani, roti prata and teh tarik here.
Suriya Banana Leaf Restaurant
Strict house rules ! Suriya is open 24 hours daily except Friday noon-2pm for prayers
bee hoon goreng
Bee hoon goreng with egg. Slurpz !

Categories: Halal-Muslim, Teh Tarik, 24hrs, Roti Prata

Located at 536A Upper Serangoon Road., Singapore 534552
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Ponggol Nasi Lemak

Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre
The Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre occupies a shophouse at the corner of Florence Close and faces Upper Serangoon Road.
Upper Serangoon Road near Kovan MRT (NEL NE13) station
A long stretch of Upper Serangoon Road outside Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre. The shophouse is only a minute's walk from Kovan MRT (NEL NE13) station and Heartland Mall.
Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre
It only looks this quiet when the stall is closed. Otherwise, opening hours are from 6pm to 5am, and is closed on Thursdays.
Ponggol Nasi Lemak
There is ample seating but diners may still have to wait for seats during peak hours.

Categories: Chinese, Nasi Lemak (Chinese),

Located at Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre 榜鹅椰浆饭中心, 965 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534721
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Alishan Taiwanese Porridge 阿里山台湾粥

Alishan Taiwanese Porridge
Alishan Taiwanese Porridge is giving the nearby Teochew porridge and Hainanese curry rice shops a good run for their money

Categories: Chinese, Porridge

Located at 1008 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534746
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This is one of the better ala carte dish porridge options that is giving the nearby Teochew porridge shops a run for their money. It's a shame since this part of Upper Serangoon Road is in Hougang - a Teochew enclave that should really be seeing much better Teochew food shops - and the crowds seem to have voted with their mouths for the Taiwanese. Costs $5-10 per person depending on the dishes ordered, with the unlimited porridge/rice servings for $0.50 per person. Opens 11am till late (or should it be early morning ?) at 2am.
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Midnight Curry

Categories: Chinese, Hainanese Curry Rice,

Located at 1010 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534748
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Yong's Teochew Kueh

Categories: Cakes and Pastries, Teochew Kueh, Soon Kueh

Located at 1022 Upper Serangoon Road., Singapore 534760
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Offers a range of hand-made teochew kuehs (cakes) including ku chye kuehs, ou (yam) kueh and glutinous rice kuehs. Tel: 6287-4328.
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Al-Madinathul Munawwara Restaurant

Al-Madinathul Munawwara
Al-Madinathul Munawwara at Yio Chu Kang Road - or what I call YAPP (yet another prata place)

Categories: Halal-Muslim, Teh Tarik, 24hrs, Roti Prata

Located at 176-178 Yio Chu Kang Road., Singapore 545626
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This spacious 24hr prata/teh-tarik place is located at a stretch of Yio Chu Kang Road near the junction with Serangoon Garden Way. This one has a corner stall that sells satay and halal bbq seafood. You'll be spoilt for choice in this area as there are at least 3 other round-the-clock prata/Indian food eateries beside this one. The main grouse here is that there aren't much proper parking lots (double-yellow) at this stretch, although the TP tends to leave this relatively quiet place alone.
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福临海鲜餐馆

Categories: Chinese, Seafood

Located at Chang Cheng Mee Wah Serangoon Food House, Blk 151 Serangoon North Ave 2, Singapore 550151
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Jin Xing Hong Kong Roasted Meat 金兴香港烧腊

Jin Xing Hong Kong Roasted Meat
Jin Xing Hong Kong Roasted Meat occupies a normal stall unit in a corner coffeeshop facing the Serangoon Stadium
char siew rice
Think you know char siew ? Jin Xing's humble plate pictured here will change your mind about the dish

Categories: Chinese, Roast Meat (Chinese), Duck Rice

Located at #01-88 Block 214, Serangoon Avenue 4., Singapore 550214
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This otherwise non-descript outlet (other than the bright lighting on the hanging racks of meats) is found in a corner HDB coffeeshop opposite the Serangoon Stadium / Swimming Complex. I am usually indifferent to roasted meat especially many so-called Hong Kong style ones. This stall, however, changed my mind and set the benchmark, not only for HongKong style roasts, but roast meat in general. If you've been eating red-coloured char siew (叉烧) then you won't know what you've been missing all this while until you savour the superbly done honeyed char siew (密汁叉烧 - mi zhi cha shao) from this shop. The other winners here are the crispy roasted pork (脆皮烧肉), roast duck and fried chicken. They'll take orders (a few days in advance) for roast pigs as well. Tel: 6283-3695. Opens 830am to 8pm daily while stocks last.
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Dju Dju Indonesian Food

Dju Dju Indonesian Food
Dju Dju is found at a coffeeshop that was newly renovated in Aug 2006.
Curry nasi lemak with sotong
This nasi lemak rice combination includes a sweet sour chilli sotong(squid), curry vegetables and ikan bilis kachang. Total $4, seems a tad expensive, quite likely due to the sotong.

Categories: Indonesian, Curry Rice, Hawker

Located at #01-14 Blk 304 Serangoon Avenue 2, Singapore 550304
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Newton Circus Chao Guo Tiao

Serangoon Garden Market and Food Centre
Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre is just after the Shell petrol station
Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre
The airy high-ceiling'ed Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre as seen from the Garden Street Kway Chap stall

Categories: Chinese, Char Kway Teow, Hawker

Located at Stall 46 Serangoon Garden Market, 49A Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555945
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亚盛卤鸭饭 Ah Seng Braised Duck Rice

Serangoon Garden Market and Food Centre
Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre is just after the Shell petrol station
Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre
The airy high-ceiling'ed Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre as seen from the Garden Street Kway Chap stall
Ah Seng Braised Duck Rice
Ah Seng Braised Duck Rice is located near the corner Newton Circus 302 Char Kway Teow stall
braised duck rice
This duck meat and rice with braised hard-boiled egg combo costs $3.50

Categories: Chinese, Duck Rice, Hawker

Located at Stall 44 Serangoon Garden Market, 49A Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555945
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The rice here was clumpy and unimpressive. Although the duck meat was pretty good and fresh, the 'lor'(soya sauce) served with it was way too salty for my taste.
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Shukor Stall

Serangoon Garden Market and Food Centre
Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre is just after the Shell petrol station
Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre
The airy high-ceiling'ed Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre as seen from the Garden Street Kway Chap stall

Categories: Malay, Hawker

Located at Stall 30 Serangoon Garden Market, 49A Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555945
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Specializes in roti-john.
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Garden Street Kway Chap

Serangoon Garden Market and Food Centre
Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre is just after the Shell petrol station
Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre
The airy high-ceiling'ed Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre as seen from the Garden Street Kway Chap stall

Categories: Chinese, Kway Chap, Hawker

Located at Stall 21 Serangoon Garden Market, 49A Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555945
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Soon Huat Pig's Organs Soup 顺发猪杂汤

Serangoon Garden Market and Food Centre
Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre is just after the Shell petrol station
Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre
The airy high-ceiling'ed Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre as seen from the Garden Street Kway Chap stall
Soon Huat Pigs Organs Soup
Soon Huat Pig's Organs Soup is located 4 stalls away from the corner Newton Circus Char Kway Teow stall
Soon Huat Pigs Organs Soup prices
Nice food at rather reasonable prices here at Soon Huat Pig's Organs Soup stall. Not surprisingly, they've actually become more popular then Garden Street Kway Chap stall
pig's organs soup, trotters, innards
This combo of pig organs soup, braised trotters and miscellaneous innards cost $11.60 with 2 bowls of rice.

Categories: Chinese, Pig Organ Soup, Kway Chap, Hawker

Located at Stall 42 Serangoon Garden Market, 49A Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555945
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While not officially a kwap chap stall, this stall is a good alternative to the other (more famous) Garden Street Kway Chap stall at unit 21 if you're in the mood for pigs' innards and braised pork trotters.
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Borshch Steak House

Borshch Steakhouse
Borsh Steakhouse has been around for ages in this cosy shophouse at Serangoon Gardens.
Sushi Tei Serangoon Garden
Just a few units away is Japanese restaurant Sushi Tei.
Country Manna Serangoon Garden
Next to Sushi Tei is Country Manna Restaurant, a simpler alternative if Borshch is fully booked.

Categories: International, Steak, Russian

Located at 58 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555954
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Tel: 6280-4351. Get your russian food and drinks here.
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Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Mee/Noodles

Chomp Chomp
Chomp Chomp (Serangoon Garden Food Centre) by day. Most stalls only open in the late afternoon till late at night
Chomp Chomp
Chomp Chomp by night, bustling with diners till late

Categories: Hawker, Hokkien Mee, Noodles

Located at #01-27 Serangoon Garden Food Centre (Chomp Chomp), 20 Kensington Park Road, Singapore 557269
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忠忠海味园 Chomp Chomp BBQ Seafood

Chomp Chomp
Chomp Chomp (Serangoon Garden Food Centre) by day. Most stalls only open in the late afternoon till late at night
Chomp Chomp
Chomp Chomp by night, bustling with diners till late

Categories: Chinese, Seafood (BBQ), Hawker

Located at #01-01 Serangoon Garden Food Centre (Chomp Chomp), 20 Kensington Park Road, Singapore 557269
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Boon Tat Street Barbeque Seafood 文达街烧烤

Chomp Chomp
Chomp Chomp (Serangoon Garden Food Centre) by day. Most stalls only open in the late afternoon till late at night
Chomp Chomp
Chomp Chomp by night, bustling with diners till late

Categories: Chinese, Seafood (BBQ), Hawker

Located at #01-08 Serangoon Garden Food Centre (Chomp Chomp), 20 Kensington Park Road, Singapore 557269
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特制菜头粿 Carrot Cake

Chomp Chomp
Chomp Chomp (Serangoon Garden Food Centre) by day. Most stalls only open in the late afternoon till late at night
Chomp Chomp
Chomp Chomp by night, bustling with diners till late

Categories: Chinese, Carrot Cake, Hawker

Located at #01-36 Serangoon Garden Food Centre (Chomp Chomp), 20 Kensington Park Road, Singapore 557269
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Mellben Seafood

Mellben Seafood Ang Mo Kio
Mellben Seafood occupies a corner HDB coffeeshop in Ang Mo Kio block 233

Categories: Chinese, Crab, Seafood

Located at #01-1222 Block 232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 , Singapore 560232
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This shop is famous for their crab bee hoon / noodle soup. For reasons which I still have not ascertained, the name of this crab specialist has been spelt 'Melben' more often than the correct 'Mellben' which is what is used on their namecards. I myself am guilty of using the shorter form although I knew the spelling on the awning of the Ang Mo Kio outlet puts their name as 'Mellben' in large letters. It seems they made a name change some years back, and before the current location in Ang Mo Kio, they were situated in a Serangoon Central HDB kopitiam near the Lorong Lew Lian area. They have spun off a branch in Ang Mo Kio Block 233 (opposite the current one) called Uncle Leong's Seafood. Tel: 6285-6762.
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宏兴牛肉粉 Hong Heng Beef Noodles Soup

Hong Heng Beef Noodles Soup
Hong Heng Beef Noodles (and Katong Laksa) is located in Uncle Leong Seafood kopitiam.
beef noodle soup
Hong Heng's beef noodles soup isn't all that impressive considering that it was once voted a Yummy King No.1 favourite. This bowl will set up you back $3.50

Categories: Chinese, Beef Kway Teow, Hawker

Located at #01-1194 Blk 233 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 560233
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永记肉骨茶 Eng Kee Bak Kut Teh

Eng Kee Bak Kut Teh
Eng Kee Bak Kut Teh is in Teck Ghee Court Market and Food Centre opposite Bishan Park.
Bak Kut Teh
Eng Kee's bak kut teh has generous servings of pork rib meat and the soup is refreshingly peppery.

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, Soups

Located at #01-04 Teck Ghee Court Mkt and Food Centre, Blk 341 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore 560341
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卤面 Lor Mee

Categories: Chinese, Lor Mee, Hawker

Located at S11食艺美食屋, Blk 711 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8., Singapore 560711
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Rasa Sayang Western Food 啦莎沙央西餐

Rasa Sayang Western Food
Rasa Sayang is located at the S11 foodcourt in Ang Mo Kio Central

Categories: Chinese, Western Food, Hawker

Located at Stall 7 S-11 Coffeeshop, Blk 711 Ang Mo Kio Central Ave 8., Singapore 560711
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This stall serves up a wide range of western food choices. Food quality is pretty consistent and above average but nothing really impressive. Prices are higher than most other hawker center or open-air food courts - $5.50 for chicken chops, chicken cutlets, pork chops and $6.50 for lamb chops. The sirloin beef steak costs $7. Given these prices, I don't think they're value-for-money. Editor's note: watch for our future review of Botak Jones, a western food joint set up by a real 'western' guy, which is located at an ulu corner of Ang Mo Kio.
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37 Desserts

Categories: Chinese, Ice Kachang, Dessert

Located at #01-37 Ang Mo Kio Central Market & Cooked Food Centre, Blk 724 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.
NOTICE : This hawker centre is closed and undergoing upgrading (HUP)., Singapore 560724
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Chai Chee Noodle Village

Categories: Chinese, Bak Chor Mee, Noodles, Hawker

Located at #01-4236 Seafood Junction, Blk 727 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Singapore 560727
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夕阳炖品

Categories: Chinese, Soups, Hawker

Located at Blk 728 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Singapore 560728
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Seng Kee Bak Kut Teh 成记肉骨茶

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, Soups

Located at #01-06 Chong Boon Market and Cooked Food Centre, 453A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singapore 561453
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The bak kut teh here comes with bony pieces of pork and is really run-of-the-mill and disappointing. The braised pig trotters does better and is a more popular choice among diners. Don't confuse this stall with Eng Kee Bak Kut Teh, located at Block 341 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, which is a better choice by far.
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巴西立鱼粥 Pasir Ris Fish Porridge

Categories: Chinese, Fish Porridge, Teochew

Located at #01-91 Blk 453A Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, Singapore 561453
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Thasevi Food

Thasevi Jalan Kayu Roti Prata
Thasevi Food Original Roti Prata - still looks a lot like it used to over the years.

Categories: Halal-Muslim, Teh Tarik, 24hrs, Rojak (Indian), Roti Prata

Located at 237-239 Jalan Kayu., Singapore 799461
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I've not been frequenting this prata place since a few years back (~2005) because I somehow started liking the others at Casuarina Road (Shibly's my fav btw). Boy was I shocked when I came on a Sunday evening (~10pm) in March 2007. First thing that surprised me was the lack of a crowd. Only when I proceeded to order did I realize the teh tarik here is selling for $1 ! And that was before the GST increase in July'07 ! Another gripe is that you have to queue up to order and pre-pay at the counter - don't complain folks, no service charge here ! Stay tuned for my next update on this shop, maybe next year (2008) or 2009.
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Thohirah Restaurant

Thohirah Restaurant Jalan Kayu Prata
Thohirah Restaurant, the other Jalan Kayu prata place.
roti prata egg
Roti prata kosong and roti prata egg with the usual teh tarik

Categories: Halal-Muslim, Teh Tarik, 24hrs, Nasi Bryani, Roti Prata

Located at 258 Jalan Kayu., Singapore 799487
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This is the other major prata shop at Jalan Kayu. A decent place for a decent piece of prata, but not exactly one that I'll go out of the way for (and it IS out of the way unless you live nearby in Jalan Kayu, Yio Chu Kang Road or the recently populated Sengkang East / Fernvale HDB estates. There's an LRT station (Fernvale) nearby, probably 10 minutes' walk or more away. And it seems a future one (Thanggam) will be even closer. Go figure.
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Jerry's BBQ and Grill

Categories: International, Western Food,

Located at 277 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799505
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