Hardly anyone is a stranger to 85 Fengshan Centre in Bedok, or commonly referred to as Bedok 85 Food Market. This hawker centre is a dinner and supper hotspot in the East that packs a huge array of local delights—from addictive bowls of bak chor mee, barbecued seafood that will have you yearning for more to even humble bowls of flavourful pork porridge for days when you crave comfort.
Home to more than 50 food stalls—most of them good—, the food options here are endless. To say that you’d be spoilt for choice at Bedok 85 Fengshan Centre would be a huge understatement. Here are some of our favourites at Bedok 85 Fengshan Centre that you seriously ought to check out—if you haven’t yet already.
75 AH BALLING PEANUT SOUP
For traditional Chinese delicacies, head over to 75 Ah Balling Peanut Soup where you can get your hands on comforting soups and tangyuan—a chewy glutinous rice ball with various fillings inside.
Diners get to choose between 5 tangyuan fillings and 3 types of soups. If like us, you wish to taste the different tangyuan flavours that they offer, opt for 6 pieces of tangyuan in their peanut soup (S$2.80) which sees a substantial helping of soft peanuts swimming alongside the tangyuan.
Sun to Thu: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Fri & Sat: 11.30am – 11.30pm
CHAI CHEE PORK PORRIDGE
At 2am, sometimes all you are craving is a comforting bowl of pork porridge. If you happen to be in the East, Chai Chee Pork Porridge would be the perfect spot to satisfy any of such cravings.
Their classic pork porridge (S$3) comes served with crispy youtiao on top and a generous helping of pork pieces mixed in. Boasting a consistency that can only be achieved after hours of boiling, every bowl of porridge you get over at Chai Chee Pork Porridge is soft, thick and almost gooey.
Daily: 12pm – 2.30am
Known to be one of the must-order items for regular patrons of Bedok 85 is the Sambal Stingray (S$10 for small) from Chan BBQ.
Whipping up a myriad of seafood items and zi char dishes, Chan BBQ is most popular for their sambal stingray. Huge portions at reasonable prices, fresh stingrays and tasty sambal sauce slathered over the meat are what you can expect should you dine here.
Daily: 5pm – 1am
A stall that guarantees properly cooked, succulent barbecued chicken wings is Chong Pang Huat. They have several outlets located which speaks volumes about the demand for their mouthwatering barbecued delights.
Their chicken wings (S$1.30 each) boasts a smoky fragrance and a slight char on the skin, while each satay stick (S$0.60 each) has just the right amount of lean meat to fat ratio.
For unpretentious, no-frills local delights, head over to Oyster Omelette where you can get your hands on a variety of savoury treats such as carrot cake, fried kway teow and of course, oyster omelette (S$5/8).
Fried till each piece of omelette has a crispy edge to it, the oyster omelette here boasts an amazing ‘wok hei’ aroma and the flavours are further enhanced when you dip it into the slightly sweet and tangy chilli sauce at the side.
Daily: 4pm – 2am
SENG HIANG BAK CHOR MEE
Seng Hiang Bar Chor Mee is the stall that needs no further introduction. No matter it is the west of Singapore or the East that you reside in, Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee is known to be so good that foodies from all over our red dot will travel to Bedok for.
A small portion will set you back by just S$2.50, while the larger portion (S$3) comes with a more substantial helping of egg noodles and meatballs. An affordable yet satisfying option for comfort food, we reckon that the waiting time of up to 30 minutes during peak hours is definitely worth the wait.
Daily: 5pm – 1am
XING JI ROU CUO MIAN
Situated right next to Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee, Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian serves the exact same dish, confusing the crowd and battling it out to take the cake as the original, authentic BCM over at this food centre.
For those who prefer a lightly seasoned broth with more emphasis on pork flavour, the minced meat noodles over at Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian (S$3) will be the stall to hop over to the next time you are in the area.
Fri to Wed: 12.30pm – 12.30am
(Closed on Thursdays)
SHI WEI DA SATAY BEEHOON
Awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand Award in 2018, Shi Wei Da Satay Beehoon over at Bedok 85 Fengshan Centre is one messy plate of goodness you mustn’t miss out on.
For S$3, you get a generous helping of pork slices, pork liver, tau pok, greens and smooth bee hoon and while all of this is delicious, the chunky, nutty satay sauce coated over this layer is the element that truly seals the deal.
85 Fengshan Centre
85 Bedok North Road
Nearest Station: Bedok