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Eat Like A Local: 10 Best Must-Try Eats Around Tampines

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Hola foodies! We know that you guys are anticipating for some food news when you see us popping up on your feed but today, there’s no food news. Instead, we’ve cooked up a list, a curation of the 10 best eats in Tampines that you won’t wanna miss out on. Besides, there’s no better way to know about an area aside from trying all the delicious fares, right? So without further ado, let’s begin our food adventure across Tampines!

The 10 Best Eats Around Tampines You Should Try Out

1. Fu Yuan Teochew Bak Chor Mee

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The very first spot on our list of 10 Best Eats around Tampines is none other than Fu Yuan Teochew Bak Chor Mee. Everyone love themselves a good, hearty bowl of Bak Chor Mee, right? This is because it’s a simple bowl of noodle goodness that will never go wrong. Here at Tampines, there’s a really good Bak Chor Mee that will constantly keep you wanting more. It’s how the noodles and gravy go so well together and the loaded ingredients as excellent complements that unite this bowl of Bak Chor Mee. Also, the best part of this BCM at Tampines is how it is still $3 for a bowl. It’s truly a bowl of hearty BCM that will never burn any hole in our pockets.

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Address: 201C Tampines Street 21, Singapore 523201

Operating Hours: 6 AM – 2.30 PM | 5 PM – 8 PM (Opens Daily)

2. Soi 81 Mookata

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Any of you guys enjoy cooking your own food and eating them after like it’s an accomplishment that you get to savour? Well, if so, then this next spot is a must visit in Tampines. It’s none other than Soi 81 Mookata where you get to actually cook the food (and dip them in cheese) before savouring them. It’s an authentic Thai Mookata experience that’s really worth paying for. Also, if you enjoy some challenge to your tastebuds, try opting the prawn sashimi where you get raw prawns topped with garlic and in house chilli sauce. Definitely not for the faint of hearts.

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Address: Blk 823A Tampines Street 81, #01-02, Singapore 521823

Operating Hours: 4 PM – 11 PM (Opens Daily)

Social Media: Facebook

3. Ri Ri Sheng Mala Pot

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Before we talk about the Mala at this spot, can we get a show of hands from those who can have Mala for all 3 meals in a day? Well, if you’re one of them, then this Mala spot, one of the best eats in Tampines is also one that you should not miss out. Ri Ri Sheng Mala Pot is unlike other Mala spots whereby the ingredients are calculated individually and depends on the portion that you select. There are also plenty of ingredients that are available here such as sausage and the Maggi noodles that are thinner. Aside from that, the price here is affordable for the amount that you get.

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Address: 823A Tampines Street 81, #01-02 Food Park, Singapore 521823

Operating Hours: 11.30 AM – 9 PM (Opens Daily)

4. 802 Carrot Cake

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Residents around Tampines will definitely be familiar with this humble stall’s carrot cake. This hidden gem is not only famous for its white carrot cake but they are also known for the Hokkien Mee. In terms of taste, we reckon that once you guys try the white carrot cake here, there’s no going back. While you chew on the carrot cake, you will also be able to taste bite size radish in them that brings out a natural sweetness for the entire dish. Aside from natural sweetness in this carrot cake, you can also taste the wok hei that comes into frying this perfect carrot cake. Definitely one of the best eats that you must try when you’re around Tampines.

Address: TP 802 Food House, Blk 802 Tampines Avenue 4, Singapore 520802

Operating Hours: 4 PM – 11 PM (Opens Daily)

5. Teo Kee Mushroom Minced Pork Noodle

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The 5th best eats in Tampines that is too good to be missed out is this BCM that has a unique twist to it. It actually has a lot more than the usual minced meat and other ingredients. Additionally, while you’re lining up for a bowl of their BCM, you will notice that there are several pots of slow cookers with different braised meats such as pork ribs, chicken leg, chicken wing and egg. Also, the pork ribs have such a soft consistency that the meat falls off easily from the bone upon the first bite. If you wish to try a little bit of everything, you can order the Set Noodle at only $5 and you’ll get a piece of each ingredient alongside the noodle.

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Address: 137 Tampines Street 11, #01-05, Singapore 522137

Operating Hours: 6 AM – 2 PM (Closes on Mondays & Tuesdays)

6. Soi Thai Kitchen

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If you claim yourselves as ardent lovers of Thai Food, then Soi Thai Kitchen is definitely no stranger to you guys. This authentic Thai eatery has been around for 7 years and currently has 4 outlets across Singapore. Also, Soi Thai Kitchen differs from other Thai food eateries because of its authentic taste that is at the same time, friendly to our wallets. So, who says we can’t have a good meal with our burning any holes in our pockets? Must order: Pandan Chicken and Tom Yum Red Soup.

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Address: Tampines Street 81, #01-28 Block 824, Singapore 520824

Operating Hours: 11 AM – 2.30 PM | 5.30 PM – 10 PM

Social Media: Facebook

7. Amelia’s

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The 7th spot on our list of eateries around Tampines is a humble pastry shop known as Amelia’s. If you enjoy savouring desserts but are afraid of the health consequences that come with each bite, fret not. Amelia is an health enthusiast that is inspired by her father’s diabetes to bake desserts that everyone can consume without worrying about any adverse health effects. Her pastries use ingredients that are low in glycemic index and one of the signature items to try is the Apple Custard Pie.

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Address: Blk 820 Tampines Street 81 #01-524 Singapore 520820

Operating Hours: 9 AM – 9 PM (Opens Daily)

8. Sweet Monster

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Calling all ice cream lovers, this next spot is for you! Sweet Monster ice cream joint is from Korea and they literally save us from deciding between popcorn and ice cream. This is because they came up with popcorn soft serve ice cream so that we can savour both at the same time. Also, there are up to 26 joints across Asia and 4 joints solely in S’pore itself. In addition, the Popcorn Monster Ice Cream comes in a myriad of flavours such as Strawberry, Green Tea, Caramel, Choco and many more.

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Address: 1 Tampines Walk, #B1-K31 Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 528523

Operating Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM (Opens Daily)

9. Al Azhar Eating Restaurant

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Fancy a plate of Mee Goreng for dinner or perhaps a slice of Roti Prata for supper? Simply head over to Al Azhar Eating Restaurant. Since this eatery is also open for 24 hours, you can satisfy your midnight cravings here as well. Also, their extensive menu which includes Indian, Malay, Thai, South Indian, Western as well as Halal cuisine is a testimony of their effort to cater to everyone’s unique palates. So, take your pick among their delectable dishes such as the Chicken Briyani, Thosai, Cheese Naan and many more.

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Address: 201D Tampines Street 21 #01-1155 Singapore 523201

Operating Hours: 24 Hours

10. Al Mahboob Indian Rojak

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The final spot that will have you eating like a local Tampines heartlander is Al Mahboob Rojak. The Indian Rojak here is easily known as one of the best in Singapore. Also, there are plenty of fried ingredients for you to choose from that are not too oily. In addition, the stand out point of the Rojak here is definitely the peanut sauce that is a mix of both tangy yet savoury taste on your tastebuds. Finally, it’s good to note that weekends may have a large crowd that will increase the waiting time to approximately 30-45 minutes.

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Address: 300 Tampines Ave 5, Singapore 529653

Operating Hours: 12 PM – 9 PM (Opens Daily)

Eat Like A Local: 10 Best Must-Try Eats Around Tampines

So, with that, we’re at the end of our curation of the 10 best eats around Tampines. Let us know if we missed out any eats that you think deserve a spot on this list. Meanwhile, don’t forget to try out all that we’ve listed above. See you guys in the next writeup!

Also Read: MUST-TRY: 10 Best Malay & Indian Food At Geylang Serai Market

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