Toa Payoh

Food shops and eating places found in and around the central HDB town of Toa Payoh.

阿泉蚝煎 Ah Chuan Fried Oyster Omelette

Categories: Chinese, Fried Oyster Omelette, Hawker

Located at #01-25 BLK 22, Toa Payoh Lorong 7 Hawker Centre, Singapore 310022
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海南星洲牛肉粉 Hai Nan Xing Zhou Beef Noodles

Categories: Chinese, Beef Kway Teow, Hainanese

Located at #01-06 Blk 22, Lorong 7, Toa Payoh., Singapore 310022
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Uno Beef House

Uno Beef House
Uno Beef House occupies a colourful corner unit HDB shophouse
black pepper chicken chop
Uno's black pepper chicken chop costs $5 and comes with a butter-flavoured mashed potato ball

Categories: Chinese, Western Food, Hawker

Located at #01-60 Block 51, Toa Payoh Lorong 6., Singapore 310051
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This stall has been mentioned in the papers before. But I had heard about it some years back when it was already popular and pulling in the crowds at its previous address across the road at block 55. This location is more spacious and Uno occupies its own shop unit space although it is colocated beside a coffeeshop (you can cross-order drinks/food from there). Also, the bigger HDB carpark at this current address is a bonus to drivers. I tried the black pepper chicken chop which was quite good and not too oily, although it was not griled as hot as I would have liked it. Most of the dishes(chicken chop/cultet, porkchop, fish and chips, and yes, even seafood spaghetti !) cost $5, the lamb chops cost $6, but the star dishes seem to be the beef steaks - black pepper sirloin, rib eye, tenderloin - which cost from $9 upwards.
If you're wondering about the name, well, 'uno' is Italian for the numeral one. Do they live up to their name ? Try and decide for yourself.
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芳园沙爹 Fang Yuan Satay

Categories: Chinese, Satay, Hawker

Located at #01-344M Food Centre, Blk 75 Toa Payoh Lorong 5., Singapore 310075
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淉汁 Kuey Chap

Toa Payoh Blk 93 Food Centre
Toa Payoh Blk 93 Food Centre

Categories: Chinese, Kway Chap, Hawker

Located at #01-198 Hawker Centre, Blk 93, Toa Payoh Lorong 4., Singapore 310093
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93 五香虾饼 93 Wu Xiang Xia Bing

Toa Payoh Blk 93 Food Centre
Toa Payoh Blk 93 Food Centre

Categories: Chinese, Ngor Hiang (Five Spices),

Located at #01-202 Hawker Centre, Blk 93, Toa Payoh Lorong 4., Singapore 310093
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Good Year Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls

Chang Cheng Mee Wah Restaurant Toa Payoh
The coffeeshop occupies a corner of Toa Payoh HDB block 111

Categories: Chinese, Chicken Rice

Located at 长城美华美食中心 Chang Cheng Mee Wah Restaurant, Block 111, Toa Payoh Lorong 1., Singapore 310111
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Fong Kee Roasted Duck 芳记烧腊饭

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

Located at #01-459 Lek Chew Restaurant(coffeeshop), Block 124, Toa Payoh Lorong 1., Singapore 310124
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Teochew Hand-made Pau

Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre
Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre is located in an old neighbourhood bordered by Lorongs 1, 1A, and 2.

Categories: Chinese, Pao, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #01-627B Toa Payoh 127 Market & Food Centre, Block 127, Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 310127
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Come Daily Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee 天天来炒福建蝦麵

Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre
Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre is located in an old neighbourhood bordered by Lorongs 1, 1A, and 2.

Categories: Chinese, Hokkien Mee, Hawker

Located at #02-27 Toa Payoh 127 Market & Food Centre, Block 127, Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 310127
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This stall used to be at the corner of old block 135 (before the double-storey food centre, block 127 was built). Back then, seating was alfresco and tables overflowed onto the open area outside the hawker centre. Business was good and so was the hokkien mee. When I had my hokkien mee here in this replacement centre (under HUP), something seemed to be lacking although the same guy was doing the cooking. Was it the food or the atmosphere ? I wasn't totally sure. Perhaps it was purely psychological - the old hawker centre had a look similar to the Commonwealth Avenue (Margaret Drive) hawker centre. The laid-back feeling of having your noodles under the stars has somehow been lost to this spanking new food centre.
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青山菜头粿 Chey Sua Carrot Cake

Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre
Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre is located in an old neighbourhood bordered by Lorongs 1, 1A, and 2.

Categories: Chinese, Carrot Cake, Hawker

Located at #02-30 Toa Payoh 127 Market & Food Centre, Block 127, Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 310127
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Fishball Noodles 鱼圆面

Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre
Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre is located in an old neighbourhood bordered by Lorongs 1, 1A, and 2.

Categories: Chinese, Fishball Noodles, Hawker

Located at #02-11 Toa Payoh 127 Market & Food Centre, Block 127, Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 310127
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顺兴罗惹 Soon Heng Rojak

Categories: Chinese, Rojak (Chinese), Hawker

Located at #01-176 Blk 177 Toa Payoh Central., Singapore 310177
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Hock Kee (Lor 8) Bak Kut Teh 福记(八巷)肉骨茶

bak kut teh
A bowl of pork ribs soup from Hock Kee at Block 210 Food Centre, Toa Payoh Lorong 8
pig's innards
Mixed plate of pig's tripe, intestines and innards, braised eggs, taupok and doufu
braised pig trotter
A very meaty piece of braised pig trotter.

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, Soups

Located at #01-115 Market & Food Centre, Block 210 Toa Payoh Lorong 8., Singapore 310210
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The bak kut teh here is the clear and peppery type, although the spiciness of the peppercorns used is very mild and weak. The pork rib meat was done just right, tender (seemingly from long slow-cooking) and not overly stiff like what you usually get at the Balestier Road stalls. Overall, this stall is one of the better choices for BKT and braised pork trotters in and around the Toa Payoh region. $30+ will get you and 3 companions a full meal - a generously-sized braised pork trotter; 4 bowls of pork rib soup; a plate of mixed pig tripe/intestines/innards, tofu and braised eggs; one plate of steamed peanuts; a plate of garlicky (lightly) salted vegetables; and rice per pax. Incredible value for money !
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Guan Kee Kway Chap 源记淉汁

Categories: Chinese, Kway Chap, Hawker

Located at #01-07 Hup Huat Coffeeshop, Blk 211, Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310211
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Mellben Seafood

Mellben Seafood (Toa Payoh)
Mellben Seafood has opened a branch at Toa Payoh Block 211.
pork ribs
Hmmm.... yummy pork ribs king. I forgot if this is the coffee version. It sure looks heavily honeyed and sweet
golden sand oat crab
This is the Golden Sand Crab dish. The 'sand' is really oat flakes, and the crab is doused with a creamy peppercorn-laden cheesy sauce - phew ! as much a mouthful to describe as it was to eat
crab bee hoon soup
Crab in Bee Hoon Soup, their signature dish. Still a notch better the others I've tried
crab shell
Leave no shell unturned

Categories: Chinese, Crab, Seafood

Located at #01-11 Block 211 Toa Payoh Lorong 8., Singapore 310211
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This is the third branch of the original outlet at Ang Mo Kio Block 232. They are well-known for their crab bee hoon / noodle soup. The second branch is in Ang Mo Kio Block 233 (opposite the current one) and called Uncle Leong's Seafood. As I mentioned in the remarks about the main shop, the name Mellben often continues to be misspelt 'Melben' throughout the web. This branch's tel: 6353-3120.
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Ocean Curry Fish Head 海洋咖哩鱼头杂菜饭

Categories: Chinese, Fish Head Curry, Hawker

Located at #01-53 BLK 212, Toa Payoh Lorong 8., Singapore 310212
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Crystal Jade Kitchen (Toa Payoh)

Crystal Jade's Toa Payoh branch
Crystal Jade's Toa Payoh branch
Xiao long bao (little dragon dumpling)
Xiao long bao (little dragon dumpling)
water chestnut cake
Ma Ti Gao (water chestnut cake) - a must-order item for tim sum time !
crispy roast pork
Now repeat after me in french, le pièce de résistance - the 3x3 crispy roast pork cubes, served with mustard cream. Tic tac toe anyone ?
prawns salted egg yolk
Prawns with salted egg yolk - nothing I'd ga-ga over.

Categories: Chinese, Cantonese, Noodles, Porridge, Roast Meat (Chinese), Dim Sum

Located at #01-70 470 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 (Next to HDB Hub)., Singapore 310470
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This is my first entry for the popular Crystal Jade chain of dim sum and Chinese/Cantonese restaurants. I wouldn't normally want to add these type of outlets/restaurants here, but I've recently been coming here a few times and enjoying the food, so I thought I'd break with good ol'tradition and put this one in. To get an idea of what order, here's a hint: I never fail to order the crispy roast pork cubes (脆脾烧肉) which goes very well with the mustard sauce (drool now, you wasabi lovers). You can also get this same dish at the Red Star Restaurant which is at HDB block 54(or 53?) Upper Cross Street in Chin Swee Estate near Manhattan House. Another dish I tried (see photo) was the Deep Fried Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk and the roasted duck meat. All pretty decently prepared and cooked I must say. Advance reservation is advisable for Crytal Jade Toa Payoh - Tel: 6397-2383.
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Sims Place Chwee Kueh

Categories: Chinese, Chwee Kueh, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #01-55 Food Centre, Blk 22 Toa Payoh Lorong 7., Singapore 311022
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Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Mee 来兴香菇肉脞面

Categories: Chinese, Bak Chor Mee, Hawker

Located at #01-368 BLK 85C, Toa Payoh Lorong 2., Singapore 313085
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