10 Food In Bukit Merah So Good That They’ll Make You Weep Tears Of Joy

We’ve always harbored the assumption that Bukit Merah was a ghost town with little or nothing to offer. We had no idea what started it but my oh my, how foolish we were. Turns out, Bukit Merah is home to so many great places that offer quality food.

With this, Discover SG has completed yet another food listicle that takes you on a foodgasmic tour of the best spots to grab an affordable meal (under $15) at Bukit Merah.

  1. Tian Tian Curry Rice

It’s hard to walk by Tian Tian without passing a look at all its endorsements displayed at the stall front. Boasting at least 6 different types of curries to suit your palate, enjoy a collision of sweet and savoury gravies together with your standard cai fan fare.

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Hainanese Pork Chops + Pork Belly + Stewed Cabbage with Rice ($5)
No curry, no honey! A mouthful of pork chop and rice slathered with curry is the best way to kick-start a sloppy morning!
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Tian Tian Chicken Rice
Address:
#01-253, Blk 116, Bukit Merah View, S 151116
Opening Hours: Daily: 10am – 10pm
Tel: 9109 6732

  1. Wow Wow West

Aside from generous portions at bargain prices, this Western food stall has a unique story. Ex-owner Eric is part of the Yellow Ribbon Project and he hires ex-convicts to run his stall. So yea, the food here is prepared by people with criminal records. But as the saying goes: don’t judge by a book by its cover, because the food here is fantastic.

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Chicken Chop ($6)
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Fish & Chips ($7)
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Wow Wow West
Address:
#01-133, ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre, 6 Jalan Bukit Merah Lane 1, S 150006
Opening Hours: Tues – Sat: 10.30am – 7.30pm
Tel: 9380 8571

  1. Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake

Meh, what’s so special about carrot cake? Don’t they all taste the same? Well, this 60+ year old stall nestled in the heart of Bukit Merah is probably the last of its kind in Singapore that serves true blue carrot cake. What we mean is, they actually mill their own rice to make the fried radish cake we all so fondly love. That’s maybe why they taste so much better.

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Black Carrot Cake ($2.50)
Crazy good carrot cake at even crazier prices!
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Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake
Address:
#01-279, Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre, 115 Bukit Merah View, S 151115
Opening Hours: Daily: 7am – 2pm; 6pm – 1am
Tel:

  1. Yan Fried Bee Hoon

Remember when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was photographed queuing for chicken wings? Yup, this is the one! Don’t be deceived by the stall’s ordinary exterior. It may seem like any other typical Nasi Lemak stall, but beneath the façade is one of the juiciest, crispiest, and finger-licking chicken wings you can find at a hawker centre. PM Lee approves!

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Chicken Wings ($1.20) + Bee Hoon ($0.60)
 A simple meal for the complex tummy!
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Deep-fried Chicken Wings that will make Colonel Sanders proud!
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Yan Fried Bee Hoon
Address:
#01-09, Redhill Food Centre, 85 Redhill Lane, S 150085
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun: 3pm – 10pm
Tel:

  1. Stew Küche

Pronounced Ku-Shay, not Ku-chi, this German (yes, German!!!) food joint is a Bukit Merah gem at the very hip and atas coffee-shop Salut. Served with authentic German flair, some dishes are approaching the expensive threshold. But still, it is really affordable compared to other German food joints like Brotzeit.

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Spaghetti with Sausage ($11.50)
Juicy sausage on a bed of al dente pasta – magnifique!
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Pork Knuckle ($15)
Well-marinated & herb-infused, a meal for champions!
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Stew Küche
Address:
#01-40, Salut Coffeeshop, 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1, S 151119
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun: 11.30am – 3pm; 5.30pm – 10pm
Tel: 6276 6445

  1. Keng Eng Kee Seafood

Award-winning Keng Eng Kee is a specialist seafood eatery serving local zi char dishes. Most patrons go in groups to bask in the joys of eating a cooked crustacean together. Not to worry though, they also serve meal-sized dishes such as the fan-favourite Moonlight Hor Fun (why moonlight? Check out the picture, no explanation needed!)

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Moonlight Hor Fun ($8)
Tip: break the yolk and fold it with the hor fun to make the dish smoother and tastier!
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Mingzhu Roll ($9)
Fried beancurd skin wrapped with egg, ham and mushrooms! Wew!
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Keng Eng Kee Seafood
Address:
#01-136, 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, S 150124
Opening Hours: Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm; 5pm – 10pm
Tel: 6272 1038

  1. Joe’s Kitchen

With a name like Joe, you’d probably expect the owner to be a Singaporean. But nope, Thai blood runs in his veins. So don’t worry that the food about the food being unauthentic. Here you’ll find the mandatory dishes like Green Curry, Phad Thai, Basil Leaf Pork, Tom Yum… we could go on, but we won’t because our tummies are already starting to growl.

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Authentic Thai Cuisine
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Dry Curry Chicken ($10.90)
Spicy, creamy, and thick, pair it with a bowl of rice and you get a delicious meal!
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Joe’s Kitchen
Address:
#01-182, 125 Bukit Merah Lane 1, S 150125
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am -3pm; 5pm – 10pm
Tel: 6270 8484

  1. Butterscotch

Heading into café territory now, let’s begin with this Muslim-owned café. As its name suggests, the menu consists of quite a number of butterscotch-infused dishes. Together with aesthetically appealing desserts, they also serve some of the most creative halal mains you can find at the heartlands.

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Chili Crab Burger
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Ramly Meets Wendy Burger ($14)
The popular Pasar Malam burger is given the atas treatment!
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Smoked Salmon on Brioche Toast with Poached Eggs
Pavlova
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Butterscotch
Address:
#01-3625, 164 Bukit Merah Central, S 150164
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 10am – 10pm
Tel: 6271 1164

  1. The Bakery Chef

The Bakery Chef is one of the best cafes in Singapore specialising in your favorite baked goods drizzled with your favourite sauces. Making the rounds on Instagram are their picture-perfect desserts that will make you wish you could grab food out of the screen.

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Charcoal Custard Toast with Matcha Ice Cream ($12.80)
Oh my goodness :O
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The Bakery Chef
Address:
#01-3711, 161 Bukit Merah Central, S 150161
Opening Hours:
Tues – Thurs: 10am – 7pm
Fri – Mon: 10am – 9pm
Tel: 6273 9211

  1. Pan Delights

The décor is clean, simple, and white. There are beautifully drawn pictures on the wall. That’s Pan Delights for you, a café that serves quality food at reasonably wallet-friendly prices. On weekdays, you can indulge in the pleasure of pasta sets at $12. For food that yummy, it’s daylight robbery!

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Feeling Like Crispy Chicken ($14.50)
Yep, we definitely feel it too!
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Squid Ink Pasta & Prawns
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Pan’s Salmon
A hint of sweet and sour!
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Pan Delights
Address:
#01-3725, 161 Bukit Merah Central, Bukit Merah Estate, S 150161
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11.30am – 3.30pm; 5.30pm – 9pm
Tel: 6377 4009

Bukit Merah is the undervalued neighbourhood with food so good, even PM Lee approves. Teeming with delicious hawker and cafe favourites, you’ll certainly regret not visiting and trying the food here. If this is already your go-to place for good food, did we miss out anything? Let us know!

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