Arguably the best spot for foodies, the East definitely harbours some good eats. Whether you are looking for good Bak Chor Mee or mouthwatering Indian Rojak, the neighbourhood of Tampines has it all!

Be spoilt for choice as you attempt to choose from simple dining options to luxurious dinners. To save you some trouble, here’s our list of recommended awesome affordable eats below $10!

1. Xing Yun Kway Chap

Xing Yun Kway Chap
Image credit: misstamchiak
Xing Yun Kway Chap
Image credit: misstamchiak

Open only during the weekends (Fri-Sun), a bowl of Kway Chap makes the perfect brunch. The pig’s intestines offered at Xing Yun are braised to perfection where they are tender and flavourful. The kway pairs just as well with other ingredients such as pork belly tau pok and more. For under $10, get ready to enjoy a hearty bowl of kway and all the above-mentioned ingredients!

Do however note that queuing can sometimes take as long as 45 mins and remember to arrive as everything is usually sold before 1pm!

Xing Yun Kway Chap
Address: #
01-14 Tampines Round Market & Food Centre, Blk 137 Tampines Street 11, Singapore 521137
Opening Hours: 
Fri-Sun 8am-1pm

2. 137 Lor Mee Prawn Noodles

137 Lor Mee Prawn Mee
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If you’re looking for a less dense version of Lor Mee, 137 Lor Mee Prawn Noodles is just the thing. Its stall owners are generous with ingredients which include eggs, a slice of pork belly, wu xiang and fish cake. The best part has to be its fried fish, a side dish that spots a beautiful crispy golden brown. The fish comes in generous portions and remains its crispiness despite being soaked in gravy.

With just $3, you are able to get a bowl of decent Lor Mee. If that’s too small a portion, simply pay a dollar more to fully satisfy your tummy!

137 Lor Mee Prawn Noodles
Address:
#01-09 Tampines Round Market & Food Centre, Blk 137 Tampines Street 11, Singapore 521137
Contact:
9365 2219
Opening Hours:
Daily 6.30am-3.00pm

3. Teo Kee Mushroom Minced Pork Noodle

Teo Kee Mushroom Minced Pork Noodle
Image credit: Instagram user @sgfoodfinder

How can one resist this mouthwatering bones? At Teo Kee, its pork ribs are braised to perfection – tender, bursting with flavour and melts in your mouth. The stall also uses special egg noodles that are surprisingly chewy. Pair the noodles with some green chilli for that tinge of sourness that blends perfectly with the savoury dish for just $4! So if you’re looking for some tasty pork rib noodles at bargain prices, Teo Kee is the stall to visit.

Teo Kee Mushroom Minced Pork Noodle
Address:
#01-09 Tampines Round Market & Food Centre, Blk 137 Tampines Street 11, Singapore 521137
Contact:
9365 2219
Opening Hours:
Daily 6.30am-3pm

4. Yummy Sarawak Kolo Mee   

yummy sarawak kolo mee
Kolo Mee. Image credit: misstamchiak
Sparerib noodles
Spare Rib Noodles. Image credit: justeatla

Fancy some Kolo Mee? With Yummy Sarawak Kolo Mee, you no longer have to travel across the causeway for this dish. Here at Tampines Round Market, you can find an equally satisfying rendition of this dish. This dish is dry-tossed with different sauces and must-have ingredients such as minced pork, char siew, vegetables and wontons or sui gao, Kolo Mee is sort of like a luxurious version of Wanton Mee. The difference is that the noodles used for Kolo Mee are made with only egg whites, making them a shade lighter and a tad healthier.

A plate of Kolo Mee costs $3 to $5 whilst a set with additional pork ribs will set you back at $3.50. If you’re in the mood for something different, feel free to try the Chicken Feet Spare Ribs Noodles ($4). The spare ribs are well braised and flavourful!

Yummy Sarawak Kolo Mee
Address:
#01-45 Tampines Round Market & Food Centre, Blk 137 Tampines Street 11, S521137
Contact:
9885 5513
Opening Hours:
Daily 5am-3pm

5. Chai Chee Pork Porridge

chaichee pork porridge
Image credit: Instagram User @tame_bunny

The go-to food for any rainy day, Chai Chee Pork Porridge, similar to the above-mentioned Kolo Mee, is also located at Tampines Round Market. With chicken, fish, pork and century egg to choose from, order your favourite porridge at just $3 per bowl! Our favourite combination will have to be the minced pork porridge with century eggs topped with you tiao. Chai Chee Pork Porridge is rumoured to serve the best Cantonese congee in Eastern Singapore where their thick congee is packed full of ingredients.

However, we are unsure of this stall’s opening hours, so do arrive early to avoid disappointment!

Chai Chee Pork Porridge
Address:
#01-45 Tampines Round Market & Food Centre, Blk 137 Tampines Street 11, S521137

6. Fu Yuan Minced Pork Noodle

fu yuan minced pork noodle
Image credit: misstamchiak

Similar to Tai Hwa Minced Pork Noodle, this stall serves good Bak Chor Mee at just half the price. Located at Tampines Street 21, the owner of Fu Yuan Minced Pork Noodle formerly had, as a young boy, worked as an assistant at Tai Hwa. Now you know why there’s a familiar taste to Fu Yuan’s Bak Chor Mee.

At just $3 per bowl, you get a good mixture of minced pork, liver, pork balls and springy noodles, all tossed in Fu Yuan’s special vinegar-based sauce. If you’re coming for lunch, do note that the stall’s closing time is at 2.30pm and will only reopen for dinner at 5pm.

Fu Yuan Minced Pork Noodle
Address:
Blk 201C Tampines Street 21
Contact:
65 6337 2201 (from 5pm)
Opening Hours:
6am-2.30pm; 5pm -8pm, closed every 2 weeks on Wed

7. L32 Handmade Noodles

L32-famous-handmade-noodles
Image credit: ieatandeat

With L32 Handmade Noodles located at the food court of Tampines 1, you no longer have to travel to Geylang Lor 32 to get your Ban Mian fix.

For its soupy version, an egg is cracked into its flavourful soup for a sweet aftertaste. The noodles are thin and chewy whilst the minced pork/chicken is seasoned nicely with the aroma of sesame oil. The dry version is similar to the soup version, but it is slightly tastier due to an additional secret sauce (we have no idea what it is).

Do note that the queue during lunch time is pretty long. For $4.20 per bowl, we’ll say the dish is worth queueing for.

L32 Handmade Noodles
Address: 
Tampines 1 shopping mall, 10 Tampines Central 1,  #05-05 Kapitans Food court
Opening Hours:
Daily 10am-9.30pm

8. Al Mahboob Indian Rojak

Al Mahboob Indian Rojak
Image credit: Yelp

With good Indian Rojak getting difficult to find, this stall at Tampines is a blessing to all.

One of the best Indian Rojak stalls in Singapore, Al Mahboob‘s fiery red gravy is made from mashed sweet potatoes and spiked with chilli powder. Select from its wide array of ingredients before dipping them into its lip-smacking gravy! Prices depend on how many items you pick but the cost will definitely be below $10 (unless you pick fifty pieces or something). Besides the Indian Rojak, the other signature dish of this stall has to be its Sup Tulang ($6 for 4 pieces).

Al Mahboob Indian Rojak
Address:
Blk 506, Tampines Ave 4, #01-361, S520506 
Opening Hours:
12.30pm-8pm (Closed every alt Wed)

With a great variety of cheap eats at Tampines, remember to bring along an empty stomach when exploring this neighbourhood! Let us know in the comments below if there are more worthy cheap eats in Tampines!

(Header image by Miss Tam Chiak)

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