4 Tasty Snacks in Potong Pasir [Must Try]

Potong Pasir is a mature Singaporean housing estate, unique among local HDB neighbourhoods for its sloping roofs. Potong Pasir’s name was derived from a Malay phrase that means “cut sand”, a reminder of when the area was known for its sand quarries more than a century ago. Despite its good position and proximity to the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) and Central Expressway (CTE), the area has only recently welcomed its first shopping mall, Poiz. Potong Pasir is also home to The Tre Ver, August 2018’s top-selling project. It is also where places of worship such as Sri Siva Durga Temple (which moved to Potong Pasir in 1982), and the lovingly restored St Andrew’s Village, comprising primary, secondary, and junior college institutions, are located.
Many HDB blocks in the estate celebrate their 35th birthday this year, although the neighbourhood’s unofficial town square — stretching from blocks 146 to 148 and located opposite the Potong Pasir Community Club — is only turning 21. These blocks hold delicious treats for the hungry wanderer. Better yet, many of these tasty treats won’t dramatically lighten your coffers. Here are four spots within the neighbourhood that can scratch that snack itch.

1. Broadway at 147 Potong Pasir Avenue 1

for $3.50 popcorn chicken (comes with thick-cut fries!)
Location: Block 147 Potong Pasir Avenue 1, Singapore 350147
Broadway (Potong Pasir) Review. Credits: Screenshot via Burpple.
If you’re coming from Potong Pasir MRT Station, this is the first snack stop on our list you’ll see. Recently renovated, the revamped Broadway coffeeshop exudes an edgy eclectic vibe. Its numerous industrial fans and light fixtures keep the expansive rectangular dining area very well-ventilated and brightly lit, while the high ceilings and feature wall tiling add an old-school, almost colonial, touch to the premises. Stalls here cover just about the entire local cuisine spectrum. Find the promised popcorn chicken and thick-cut fries at Alps Western & Salad Bar. There are more fries than popcorn chicken, but it’ll fill you up with deep-fried goodness. The stall also has $1.50-apiece chicken wings and luncheon meat fries for $4.80.
The newly renovated Broadway coffeeshop was re-opened on May 1, 2019. Photo credit: Loh Xiu Ruth