Cheap & Yummy Food In Infamous Yishun From As Low As S$1.70

21 November
Cheap Yishun Eats

Yishun has developed a reputation for bad and somewhat weird news as of late, but does it really deserve the reputation? With so much controversy surrounding Yishun, it is understandable as to why people would feel apprehensive about the place. However, for fearless foodies like us, we believe that nothing can stop us from visiting a place, especially not if there are lots of good food spots to uncover–even if it means going to Yishun.

With so many cheap and delicious food options to choose from, we think that it is enough to make Yishun a better place again. Here are 8 places in Yishun that offers cheap and delicious hawker food that is definitely worth the trip and will make you willing to face your fears of the place.

928 Yishun Laksa


928 YISHUN LAKSA


928 Yishun Laksa is a well-known laksa stall located a stone’s throw away from Yishun MRT station. Having been around for more than 20 years, this place is a hot-favourite among the residents living nearby and their laksa would always sell out before their closing time.

Each small bowl (S$2.80) is generously filled with ingredients such as cockles, fishcakes and tau pok—soaked in thick and creamy laska gravy before being topped with a hard-boiled egg and a generous handful of bean sprouts. The laksa gravy is immensely flavorful and you can drink it without feeling sick of it. Definitely, one of the better laksas we have ever had.

928 Yishun Central 1
#01-155 Singapore 760928
Tel: +65 9731 9586
Mon to Sat: 8.30am – 7pm (or until they sell out)
Closed on Sundays
Nearest Station: Yishun

618-Sim-Carrot-Cake
Photo Credit: Celestina Lim


618 SIM CARROT CAKE


Nestled in a quiet corner of Yishun estate, 618 Sim Carrot Cake serves really flavourful and interesting carrot cake. Fans of black carrot cake might be disappointed to know that their main focus is on its white counterpart.

Fried with garlic, eggs and a huge amount of preserved radish is served on the side, this simple yet satisfying dish is one that never fails to delight. The omelette is soft on the inside, crispy and savoury on the outside, and the preserved radish is crunchy, and not overly salty—just perfect for our taste buds.

618 Yishun Ring Rd
Singapore 760618
Wed to Mon: 7am – 2pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Nearest Station: Khatib

Ah Tan Wings Atas Wing Meal


AH TAN WINGS


Har Cheong Gai—also known as shrimp paste chicken—are usually found in zi char stalls. Ah Tan Wings, however, serves one of the tastiest and crispiest har cheong gai in a hawker centre setting, at Yishun Park Hawker Centre. As the focus is on the chicken, their menu is not overly extensive as they only feature their signature har cheong gai (S$1.70 per piece) as an a la carte item or as a meal that comes with aromatic rice and a sunny side up egg.

The chicken wings are marinated for 2 days to ensure that the flavours are fully absorbed. The wings were fragrant and juicy, but what caught our attention was how tender the meat was, despite being double fried using two different batters.

Yishun Park Hawker Centre #01-40
Singapore 768867
Tel: +65 9173 4250 (SMS for orders over S$40)
Tues to Sun: 11am – 3pm
4pm – 9pm
Closed on Mondays
Nearest Station: Yishun

Arnold's Fried Chicken


ARNOLD’S FRIED CHICKEN


It is undeniable that fried chicken is everyone’s favourite guilty pleasure snack. Nothing beats having a good crispy fried chicken as a comfort food that makes you forget about all the diet and cholesterol. Arnold’s Fried Chicken has been in business for 30 years and it is one of the pioneer Halal eateries in Singapore.

The moment you step into the restaurant, you will already be able to smell the aroma of the fried chicken—which is an excellent lead-up to the actual eating of said fried chicken. It was crispy on the outside and the tender meat on the inside was soft and well marinated. It is just the epitome of awesome and we can swear by our caloric gain.

51 Yishun Central 1
Yishun 10 Cinema Cineplex #01-04
Singapore 768794
Tel: +65 6757 7732
*Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Yishun

(Arnold’s Fried Chicken has multiple outlets)

Bei Sheng Taste Of Thailand
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BEI SHENG TASTE OF THAILAND


Just a stone throw away from Chong Pang Food Centre, Bei Sheng Taste Of Thailand is a family friendly restaurant that caters to people who want to have a good hearty meal with their family and friends. Although there is always a long queue during dinnertime, you don’t have to wait long because their service is prompt and food arrives almost immediately after you settle down.

At Bei Sheng Taste Of Thailand, you have to try their signature crispy fried fish. It is deep-fried to perfection and we are not kidding when we say that you can literally finish the whole dish bones included—it’s that crispy. Paired with their delicious special chilli sauce, this dish is enough to keep us going back for more.

#01-01, 701A Yishun Ave 5
Singapore 761701
Tel: +65 6756 4883
Wed to Mon: 11.30am – 2pm
5.30pm – 10pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Nearest Station: Yishun

Chong Pang Nasi Lemak


CHONG PANG NASI LEMAK


Established in 1973, Chong Pang Nasi Lemak is one of the best nasi lemak in Singapore. Appearing in almost every nasi lemak guide there is, this place sure does not disappoint. They serve freshly cooked dishes prepared under rigorous control for freshness and quality. This has earned them a loyal customer base, but what keeps customers going back is definitely the taste of the stunning dish.

The coconut rice is really fragrant and not too oily. Their marinated chicken wings are fried to juicy crispiness but what keeps customer asking for more is definitely their signature chilli sauce that is sweet and spicy which goes well with all the other sides.

447 Sembawang Road
Singapore 758404
Tel: +65 9655 1868
Daily: 5pm – 7am
Nearest Station: Yishun

Shami Banana Leaf Delights
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SHAMI BANANA LEAF DELIGHTS


Originally located at Northpoint Shopping Centre, Shami Banana Leaf Delights has expanded its eatery by setting up a restaurant along Sembawang Road. It is a great place for people of all age groups to enjoy some of the best forms of Indian cuisine in Singapore.

Indulge in their signature chicken biryani that features pull-apart tender chicken and a curry sauce that is not overly spicy yet hits all the right spots flavour-wise. The biryani rice tends to be a little bit dry on its own, but is an issue easily solved with a few dollops of their tasty curry.

349 Sembawang Rd
Singapore 758356
Tel: +65 6754 3898
*Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Yishun

(Shami Banana Leaf Delights has multiple outlets)


YISHUN 925 CHICKEN RICE


Yishun 925 Chicken Rice is hard to miss thanks to the long queues that form up outside the stall during lunch hours.

The rice is fragrant and the meat here is cooked to perfection with a coat of soy sauce that makes every bite simply mouthwatering. And the best part? All the chicken meat comes deboned for hassle-free consumption.

5 Jalan Legundi
(Opposite Sembawang Shopping Centre)
*Singapore 759269
Tel: +65 6481 0208
Mon to Sun:11am – 10pm
Closed on every Thursday
Nearest Station: Yishun

(Yishun 925 Chicken Rice has multiple outlets)

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