EdgeProp Ultimate Serangoon Foodie Guide 2019

By Raquel Alexandria
/ EdgeProp Singapore |
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Living in a country built upon immigrants, food plays a huge role in connecting us to one another. Often, it is through food that we are able to introduce and share our culture and heritage as we embrace the differences between us.
This is even more so in a country like Singapore when food is so embedded into the culture, that eating has become a hobby. Over the years; Singapore has developed a reputation for being a Food Lover’s paradise and has garnered global recognition over it.
Therefore today at Edgeprop SG we will bring some of this spotlight right into District 19 of Serangoon. We are going to answer some of the most popular questions like: "Where to eat at Serangoon Gardens?" and "What are the must-eats in Serangoon?"
To also make it easier on our readers to navigate this guide and decide where to eat in Serangoon, we have broken it down into the various ethnic food cuisines such as Indian, Korean, Chinese, Thai and more for your pleasure.

Serangoon Ethnic Food:

Best Korean Food in Serangoon:

1) Hanwoori Korean Restaurant

FOOD GUIDE SERANGOON GARDENS - Hanwoori Korean Restaurant
Hanwoori Korean Restaurant. Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 76 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555972
Nearest MRT: Lorong Chuan (CC14)/Serangoon (CC13)
Operating Hours: 11.30am- 2.30pm, 5.30pm- 10pm. (Mon-Sat) 5.30pm- 10pm (Sun) Closed on Tues
Terrace houses within 500m: Serangoon Garden Estate
Hanwoori Korean Restaurant is one of the Top Spots in Serangoon when it comes to reasonably priced and authentic Korean food. They are known for not using any preservatives and for making fresh broths, bases and even kimchi daily. The friendly staff and generous portions served at this restaurant make it one of the must-eat spots in Serangoon Gardens.

2) Goki Day Korean BBQ

Goki Day Korean BBQ's choices. Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 19 Teck Chye Terrace, Singapore 545725
Nearest MRT: Serangoon (CC13)
Operating Hours: 24 Hours
Goki Day Korean BBQ is a no-frills restaurant that strives to serve authentic Korean BBQ food at economical prices. There is a whole rustic feel to the atmosphere with their out of date décor and constant smoky smell. However for those who are on a budget and want a taste of real Korean food, then this is the place to go. They serve a variety of marinated meats such as Pork Belly and the ever-popular Kimchi Fried Rice. For those who live nearby in the heartlands of Serangoon, Goki Day is a convenient stop to fulfil your Korean BBQ Cravings.

3) Yogiyo Chicken

Yogiyo's Korean Fried Chicken. Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 1 Maju Ave, Singapore 556679
Nearest MRT: Lorong Chuan (CC14)
Operating Hours: 10 am- 10pm (Mon- Thurs & Sun), 10am- 12am (Fri- Sat)
Sometimes you just get an intense desire for Crispy Fried Chicken and not just any Crispy Fried Chicken, it has to be the unami-like infused garlic and soy chicken that only Korean Fried Chicken can offer. Luckily for residents of Serangoon, this craving is easy to satisfy thanks to Yogiyo Chicken. With 5 different flavours to choose from Sweet Soy, Spicy Hot, Crispy, Sweet and Hot Soy, no matter what type of Korean Crispy Fried Chicken you are looking for, you have found your place.

Best Indian Food in Serangoon:

4) R. K Eating House

Tissue prata at R. K Eating House. Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 1 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557253
Nearest MRT: Lorong Chuan (CC14)
Operating Hours: 24 Hours
R. K Eating House is a 24 hours Muslim owned hawker stall that serves one of the tallest ‘Tissue Prata’ in Singapore. They are known for being crispy and affordable as it could take 3-4 people just to finish one tower. For those who want more than just a plain ole Prata, you are given the option to choose between adding Chocolate, Strawberry or even Honey Syrup that could satisfy any midnight sweet tooth craving.

5) Chindamani Indian Food Stall

FOOD GUIDE SERANGOON GARDENS - Chindamani Indian Food Stall
Prata Chindamani Indian Food Stall. Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 151A Serangoon North Ave 1, Singapore 551151
Nearest MRT: Bishan (CC15)
Operating Hours: 6 am to 6 pm
Chindamani Indian Food stall is another popular place for Prata for those who live in Serangoon. There is often a queue in the mornings for those who want some really thin and crispy satisfying Prata for breakfast. The most popular item here is the Plain Prata (also known as Kosong Prata) as it gives the crispiest crust. One set also comes with a plate of thick chicken gravy and a generous portion of tender cooked Chicken Thigh.

6) Shamiana Restaurant

Shamiana Restaurant's front desk. Photo Credit: Foursquare
Address: 24 Maju Ave, Singapore 556696
Nearest MRT: Lorong Chuan (CC14)/Serangoon (CC13)
Operating Hours: 11.30am- 2.30pm and 6pm -10.30pm (Daily)
Shamiana Indian Restaurant offers residents of Serangoon a different variety of Indian Food. Here, instead of the usual Prata and Mee Goreng, you get to eat some delicious North Indian Cuisine. Though this place offers some South Indian dishes, it is popularly known for its Northern cuisine. For those who have a craving for some Naan or Tandoor Chicken; this is definitely the place to go. If you want to get away from the heat and the usual Kopitiam crowd, the ambience of this place is what you need.

Best Chinese Food in Serangoon:

7) Swatow Garden

Swatow Garden's food. Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 22 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557271
Nearest MRT: Lorong Chuan (CC14)
Operating Hours: 11am- 2.30pm, 6pm- 10pm. (Mon- Fri) 5.30pm- 10pm (Sat-Sun)
Swatow Garden is the place to go if you are looking for authentic Teochew Cuisine. Conveniently located at Serangoon Garden Country Club; this is for those who want to delight their palate with the myriad of possibilities that range from seafood, vegetarian dishes to their famous Dim Sums. Crystal Dumplings are a must-try here as they are intensely complex and delicate to make, but the chefs here are definitely up to the task. You get a burst of flavour with each and every bite that is sure to take you to paradise.

8) Dian Xiao Er

Dian Xiao Er's food. Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 23 Serangoon Central, #02-09/10 NEX, Singapore 556083 (NEX Shopping Mall)
Nearest MRT: Serangoon (CC13)
Operating Hours: 11am- 2.30pm, 5.30pm- 9.30pm. (Mon- Fri) 11.30am- 9.30pm (Sat- Sun)
For those who are looking for a change from their usual dining spots and want to experience traditional Chinese delicacies, Dian Xiao Er might just be the choice for you. Designed to look like a Chinese Inn back in the days with the display of old lanterns and staff uniform you can be sure that you will get an immersive sensory experience here. Popular for their Herbal Roast Duck with its crispy skin and secret sauce, you can expect wait times up to an hour. Though the wait may seem long, after a bite you will sure to be hooked.

9) Lau Wang Claypot Delights

Lau Wang Claypot Delights' food. Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 263 Serangoon Central Dr, #01-43, Singapore 550263
Nearest MRT: Serangoon (CC13)
Operating Hours: 11 am- 9.15pm (Daily)
Sometimes nostalgia hits us at the oddest time and you have a craving for a steaming hot clay pot rice stuffed with delicious ingredients like chicken, egg and or fish. It takes you back to simpler times as a kid when you sit around and have meals together as a family, laughing and just talking about your day. Lau Wang Claypot Delights hopes to just bring back that feeling, with affordable prices and a home-cooked style meals. Being close to the ever-popular NEX Shopping centre, be sure to note that this place tends to be crowded during meal times; so plan accordingly.

Best Thai Food in Serangoon:

10) Soi Thai Kitchen - Serangoon Garden

Soi Thai Kitchen's food. Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 58 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555954
Nearest MRT: Lorong Chuan (CC14)
Operating Hours: 12pm- 3pm, 6pm- 10.30pm. (Mon- Fri) 12pm- 3pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm (Sat-Sun)
Terrace houses within 500m: Serangoon Garden Estate
If you can’t get to Phuket, perhaps you can get Phuket to come to you; in the form of delicious Thai food. Authentic Thai cooks will take you back to your blissful days by the beach, through their exquisite cooking. This inexpensive place right in the heartlands of Serangoon will positively send your taste buds into a frenzy with generous portions of seafood in their Tom Yum Soup and the side of chilli padi to amp up your spice levels. If you love Thai food, this is one place you must stop by.

11) Siam Society

Siam Society's food. Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 15 Jln Riang, Singapore 358987
Nearest MRT: Lorong Chuan (CC14)/Serangoon (CC13)
Operating Hours: 11.30pm- 3pm, 5.30pm- 10.30pm (Daily)
Siam Society is all about giving Thai food an elevated taste. Located in a charmingly tranquil place in Serangoon, Siam Society hopes to bring people and conversations together over tasty Thai Food. Though a bit on the pricier side, the atmosphere and generous portions more than make up for it. If you happen to be around the neighbourhood, make sure to drop by this place.

12) Bali Thai

Bali Thai's food. Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 23 Serangoon Central, #02-13, Singapore 556083 (NEX Shopping Mall)
Nearest MRT: Serangoon (CC13)
Operating Hours: 11.30am- 10 pm (Daily)
If you’re looking for Thai Food with a twist then Bali Thai would be your place to go. As the name entails, Bali Thai is a fusion between Balinese and Thai Food. For some, this is the best of both worlds as it combines the spiciness and varieties of Thai food with the creamy richness of Balinese food. Due to its location of being right in the Serangoon Nex Mall, this place tends to be a popular dining spot during meal times. Be sure to go early, if you want to give the crowd a miss.
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Best Desserts in Serangoon:

13) Wimbly Lu

Wimbly Lu's waffle ice cream. Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 1 Maju Avenue #01-09/10, Singapore 556679
Nearest MRT: Serangoon (CC13)
Operating Hours: Mon, Wed & Thurs 12pm - 10.30pm, Fri 12pm - 11pm, Sat 9am - 11pm, Sun 9am - 10.30pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Wimbly Lu is almost a household name for those who live in Serangoon Gardens, after all, it is where this whimsical cafe got its humble beginnings from. Known for their selection of chocolate desserts and waffles; it grew from a tiny dessert store and expanded into several outlets including a full-fledged cafe. Aside from the classics, the lemon meringue pie tends to be a hot favourite as well. Definitely, a must-try if you want something other than chocolate.

14) Baker and Cook

Baker and Cook's coffee. Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 87 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555983
Nearest MRT: Lorong Chuan (CC14)/Serangoon (CC13)/Kovan (
Operating Hours: 7.30am- 10 pm (Daily)
Landed homes within 500m: Serangoon Garden Estate
Baker and Cook is known to be Singapore’s only true artisan bakery and food store and is the brainchild of Dean Brettschneider; a celebrated global baker. Always known for having the freshest and quality ingredients, it is no doubt that this place is often bustling about. The ambience, friendly wait staff and being a pet-friendly place also adds bonus points to this place. If you are looking for a cafe, that makes you forget that you might be in Singapore; this might just be it.

15) The Plain Jane

The Plain Jane's swiss rolls. Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 87 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555983
Nearest MRT: Serangoon (CC13)
Operating Hours: Mon-Tues & Thurs 12pm- 8pm, Fri 12pm-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm.. Closed on Wednesdays.
Landed houses within 500m: Serangoon Garden Estate
Don’t be put off by the name, Plain Jane is anything but plain. This shabby chic styled cafe draws in crowds for its fresh and handmade swiss rolls. Often described as light, moist and fluffy by those who frequent the store, it is the number one pick. With a myriad of flavours ranging from Yuzu to Earl Grey to choose from you will hard-pressed to make a choice.

Best Pubs and Bars in Serangoon:

16) Plonk

One of the Plonk's food, Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 7 Maju Ave, Singapore 556685
Nearest MRT: Lorong Chuan (CC14)
Operating Hours: Mon- Thurs 11am - 11pm, Fri 11am - 12am, Sat 9am - 12 am, Sun 9am - 9pm.
If you’re looking for an Aussie-like laid back contemporary food and wine bar that will guarantee you a good time while you’re there- Plonk is the place to be. The entire concept of Plonk is to ensure that their customers have a good time and they do so by having weekly trivia night, eclectic wine, great music and most important of all, the mouth-watering dishes.

17) Grapevine Cafe Bar & Restaurant

FOOD GUIDE SERANGOON GARDENS - Grapevine Cafe Bar & Restaurant
Grapevine Cafe Bar & Restaurant. Photo Credit: Burpple
Address: 787 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534655
Nearest MRT: Kovan (NE13) /Serangoon (CC13)
Operating Hours: Mon- Fri 5pm-1am, Sat 5pm-2am, Sun 5pm-12am
A Quaint little alfresco place that serves drinks and delicious bar food at affordable prices. If you are looking to hang out with your friends and hear some retro and old school music, the DJ will be sure to take your requests. Known for their pizzas and friendly service, Grapevine is a favourite bar for those who live near this district.

Uniquely Serangoon Places to Eat:

18) Chomp Chomp Food Centre

Chomp Chomp Food Centre. Photo Credit: JtheJon
Address: 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269
Nearest MRT: Lorong Chuan (CC14)
Operating Hours: Tues-Sun 4pm-12.30am. Closed on Mondays.
Growing up in Singapore meant that you would have at least heard of this famous food centre at least once. Chomp Chomp Food Centre is probably as famous as Serangoon itself. Before there were malls and hipster cafes, Chomp Chomp was the iconic supper spot in Serangoon. Known for local delights such as Hokkien Mee, Wanton Noodles and even Michelin Starred Satay, it is no surprise to find long queues for some of the more famous stalls. An example would be Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Mee where wait times could be as long as 45 minutes for this plate of scrumptious noodles. Despite the ever-changing landscape of cafes and malls, Chomp Chomp forever remains a favourite amongst those who not only who live in Serangoon but all over Singapore as well.
With so much to offer, Serangoon Gardens is a food paradise of its own; from local delights like Char Kway Teow to Artisan Bakeries with Spelt sourdough bread, there is something for everyone.
We hope you enjoyed our ultimate Serangoon Gardens Foodie Guide and that we helped make it easier to pick a spot to eat. If you found a new place and would like us to add it to our list, feel free to reach out to us.
Note : We will update this post continuously/quarterly as new cafes and eateries start popping up in the area.
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