The low-down on Yio Chu Kang lifestyle [Food Guide]

Yio Chu Kang is not renowned for its abundance of restaurants, cafes or other lifestyle options. Indeed, upon leaving the MRT station – YCK, as it is affectionately known by locals, is on the North-South Line – it does not look like it has much to offer a hungry or thirsty traveller at all. Like with many things in life, however, anything that you have to make an effort to find ends up being more rewarding more often than not.

1. Bgain 630 Eating House

Cross over Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, walk along the side of block 636, and there, opposite both the Chu Sheng and Swee Kow Kuan Temples, is a taste of what is to come. Bgain 630 Eating House is small, but has a nice range of stalls, including a popular Char Grill Bar, a rojak stall and economic rice stall Xiang Wei Qing.
Xiang Wei Qing has pride of place in the Bgain 630 Eating House. Credit: EdgeProp Singapore
Location: 630 Ang Mo Kio Street 61, Singapore 560630
Just a few metres further down Ang Mio Kio Street 61 towards block 639, there are more eateries, notably Yun Seafood Fish head Steamboat, Wan Yuan Vegetarian and Kungfu Roast, which offers whole succulent roast ducks for under $20.
If you head back up Ang Mio Kio Street 61, past Bgain 630 Eating House, you will reach what is probably the most celebrated of Yio Chu Kang’s culinary destinations – Ang Mo Kio 628 Market.

2. Ang Mo Kio 628 Market

Ang Mo Kio 628 Market. Credit: EdgeProp Singapore
With a reputation for tasty dishes, good-sized portions and low prices, the hawker centre in the market is popular with residents from all over Ang Mo Kio, not just YCK. Favourites include Foy Yin Vegetarian Food, which, despite simple ingredients, manages to create sumptuous flavours; Sumo Big Prawn, the stall with its very own...