Located at the far northeast of Singapore just off Yio Chu Kang Road, Jalan Kayu is a slim two-lane road, with eateries lining both sides. The once quiet estate is now bustling with hungry diners coming from all over the island.

Jalan Kayu is not only best known for its roti prata. From mouthwatering Ba Kut Teh to a cold bowl of Tauhuay, explore these 10 food places all below $15! Sit tight, looking at these food pictures will definitely leave you drooling!

1. Savoury

If you are looking for a place to chill and spend your evening reading some books or having a good cup of coffee with ice cream and waffles, look no further.

Savoury’s Signature Gelato Waffle will keep you wanting for more! Fresh fruits are cooked in cinnamon sauce drizzled with chocolate syrup. Add 1 scoop of gelato of your choice at $14.

Most importantly, no service charge is added and the cafe is halal-certified!

Address: 246 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799470
65 6752 9288
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 5:30pm to 11pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 11pm

2. El Cubanos

Over the past few years, Jalan Kayu is not only known for good prata but many yummy halal dining options has also sprouted in the area. One of the most recent additions is El Cubanos.

Opened in October last year, El Cubanos specialises in Cuban sandwiches. Take your pick from their extensive selection of cubanos. They’ve received rave reviews for their speciality Pulled Beef Brisket – tender strips of beef are braised and sandwiched in between panini-grilled bread ($7.50). If you are a meat lover, this is a must try!

El Cubanos
Address: 244 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799468
9162 5540
Opening Hours: Tue-Thu 4pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 4pm-1am, Sun 4pm-11pm
Halal dining

3. Tang Tea House


Located right beside El Cubanos, sits Tang Tea House, another halal eatery establishment. With mouth-watering dim sums and traditional Chinese cuisine prepared by their experienced Shanghainese chefs, you can now satisfy your late night dim sum cravings!

Tang Tea House is famed for its fresh ingredients and authenticity of halal dim sums ranging from chicken pau, har kow, siew mai to steamed chicken dumplings. Prices for their dim sums are affordable and range from $2.80 to $6.80.

Their signature dishes include Deep Fried Crispy Bee Hoon ($5.80) and Chicken Rice ($4.20).

Tang Tea House
Address: 242 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799466
65 6483 2298, 65 6483 2284

Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-12am, Fri-Sat 12pm-2am
Halal dining

4. Selegie Soya Bean (Jalan Kayu)


Promising to serve only the freshest desserts and food snacks, Selegie’s soya bean proves to be perfect cold dessert for the hot weather! For $1.20, you can enjoy soft and silky smooth beancurd that melts in your mouth and glides down your throat. Three glutinous balls (peanut) with beancurd cost $2.

Selegie Soya Bean
Address: 247 Jln Kayu, Singapore 799471
65 6758 5658
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 7:30am-12am, Fri-Sat 7:30am-1am

5. Blanco Prawn Noodle House

Blanco Prawn noodle house
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For those looking for prawn mee soup in a less hectic environment, visit Blanco Prawn Noodle House at Jalan Kayu! With an aromatic bowl of prawn noodles with fresh sweet prawns and flavours all embodied in its thick and brown broth, this classic prawn mee soup is the place to go.

If you are looking for a quick and affordable breakfast or lunch, do drop by Blanco Prawn Noodle House for its prawn noodles at $4.50 or if you’re in for some jumbo prawns and ribs, get it at $8.

Blanco Prawn Noodle House
Address: 235 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799459
65 6853 4426, 9634 3456 (Susan)
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 7am-4.30pm; Closed on Tue

6. Cafeela Seafood Restaurant

Thohirah Cafeela
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A popular spot for late night suppers or for cyclists en route to other destinations, Cafeela Seafood Restaurant is the ideal pit stop. If you are looking for a quick fix of Nasi Briyani, their Chicken Briyani ($7.50) is pretty decent with achar on the side. Their Roti John is also one of the better ones around.

This air-conditioned halal certified eatery also serves steamboat and Chinese dishes. Parking is relatively easy to find as there is a big open space car park just right beside!

Cafeela Seafood Restaurant 
Address: 254 Jln Kayu, Singapore 799481
6483 5477
Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours
Halal dining

7. New Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh

burpple bkt
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New Soon Huat serves up Malaysian-style herbal Bak Kut Teh at affordable prices. Try their dry version of Bak Kut Teh for a new, unique taste, with a dark thick sauce that goes amazingly with rice!

With no additonal GST and taxes, New Soon Huat is the place to go for your evening hunger pangs. $6 for the herbal soup version and $7 for their dry version. Add some you tiao ($1) or a bowl of braised tau pok ($0.70) for a more complete meal.

New Soon Huat Ba Kut Teh
Address: 257 Jln Kayu, Singapore 799485
65 6484 3224
Opening Hours: Daily 10am-10pm

8. Le Steak by Chef Amri

Le steak
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Hands up for affordable steak and western food! Opened by Chef Amri, a regular face on MediaCorp’s Suria channel, fans and viewers have been hopping by his new restaurant at Jalan Kayu. Le Steak by Chef Amri is a family-friendly halal steakhouse which serves quality western food at wallet-friendly prices.

With its Grill Chicken ($8.90), Grilled Fish ($9.90), and its specialty items such as Sirloin Steak ($14.90), and Beef Burger with Fries ($12.90), Le Steak is the perfect place for an affordable meal with your family and friends. If you’re up for some deserts, their Bread Pudding or Crème Brûlée are a hit at just under $10 each.

What we love about this place is that all prices are nett. What you see is what you get!

Le Steak by Chef Amri
Address: 248 Jalan Kayu Singapore 799472
65 6556 3588
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 3pm-11pm, Sat, 12pm-12am, Sun 12pm-11pm
Halal dining

9. Thasevi Food

jalan kayu prata burpple
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Last but not least, yes, the famous Jalan Kayu Prata! Prata and Teh Tarik for breakfast anyone? Though their Prata has shrunk over the years, reviews have headed south, and prices have gone up, it still remains as a popular hang out spot, especially at night and for supper.

Plain Prata ($1), Egg Prata ($1.80).

Thasevi Food
Address: 239 Jln Kayu, Singapore 799463
6481 1537
Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours
Halal dining

10. Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafè

Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafè
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Alright, we admit, this place isn’t really at Jalan Kayu. It’s about a 5 minutes drive away, and totally worth checking out! Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafè opened its doors on 2nd November last year. If you prefer to dine far from the crowd and watch private planes take off and land, Soek Seng is the place to visit. Located at Seletar Aerospace, this hipster cafe has 20-odd bikes hanging around. Restored by the cafe owner, Mr Poon, these bicycles are still in perfect working condition.

Their menu includes local fare such as Mee Goreng ($5.50) and western food such as Sirloin Steak ($10.50), Chicken Chop ($8.50) and Beef Kebab ($13.80). If you are looking for a unique cafe experience, cycling here will work up a mighty appetite and is well worth the trip.

Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafè
Address: 80 Seletar Aerospace View #01-01
Tel: 65 6659 6124
Opening Hours: Tue-Wed 10am-10pm; Fri-Sat 10am-11pm; Sun 10am-10pm

With so many food eateries to visit at Jalan Kayu, you’ll never find yourself tiredly searching for a place to eat. If you are planning a cycling trip at the north eastern part of Singapore, or simply live in the area, Jalan Kayu is the stop to fill your hungry tummies!

(Header image: panoramio, words by writer)

Also read: 5 Best Places To Try Famous American-Chinese Dishes In SG

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