5 West Side Food Places You Must Try

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Trust me, they’re delicious.

Soon Lee Porridge @ Clementi Food Centre

Nothing gimmicky about this unassuming stall and its food, just straight up a delicious warm bowl of savoury goodness. While I’m not one to crave porridge much, when I do, this is my go-to place. This stall serves hearty bowls of traditional Hainanese porridge, choose from the pork, chicken or fish options. I’ve tried all three of them before and all I can say is, you can’t go wrong with any choice here at Soon Lee. Just remember to add an egg to your porridge – it elevates the dish even more.

Address: Blk 448 Clementi Ave 3 #01-50 S120448

Operating Hours: Mon – Fri: 6am-9pm, Sat: 6am-5pm, closed on Sundays

Hock Lian Huat @ CCK 302 Foodhouse

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If you’re having a late night beehoon/ngoh hiang craving, head on over to Hock Lian Huat at Choa Chu Kang. This stall offers a wide range of ingredients to go with your fried beehoon. The ingredients are deep fried so do expect them to be quite oily but apart from that, it tastes good. I highly recommend pairing your dish with their homemade chilli sauce with crushed peanuts, it enhances the flavours and completes the meal.

Address: 302 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #01-719 S680302

Operating hours: 1pm -12am daily

Karu’s Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant

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My all-time favourite place to enjoy delicious Indian cuisine. Pick from a wide selection of ingredients to go with their free-flow fragrant biryani rice crispy papadums served on a banana leaf. Be sure to try their famous fish head curry, it’s a harmony of flavours.

*Although it’s located at Upper Bukit Timah Road, I would say it’s closer to Bukit Panjang

Address: 808 Upper Bukit Timah Road S678144

Operating hours: Tues – Sun:11:15 am – 09:30 pm

Habib Family Restaurant

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This Muslim-owned restaurant serves up tasty halal bak kut teh and it’s the only one I’ve tried that actually stands out – more as its own delectable dish than a halal version of the Chinese dish. I see why it’s their signature dish. The beef is so tender and the soup is a great balance of herbs and spices, perfect on a rainy day.

Address: 374 Bukit Batok Street 31 S650374

Operating hours: 7am – 12am daily


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For anyone with a sweet tooth, this cafe will satisfy your sugary cravings. Their Nutella Brownie Crepe is truly a dessert lover’s dream. The menu is packed with a variety of waffle, pancake, waffle-wich creations – you’re bound to find one that you’ll fall in love with.

Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1 #03-12 JCube S609731

Operating hours: Mon -Thurs: 12:30pm – 9:30pm, Fri: 12:30pm – 10:30pm, Sat: 11:30am – 10:30pm, Sun: 11:30am – 9:30pm

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