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Top 10 Best Eats at ABC Brickworks Food Centre

Singapore’s first hawker center was built in the 1970s along the downtown Jalan Bukit Merah neighborhood, and is known as ABC Brickworks Food Centre. They house many popular food stalls, but here’s the top 10 best eats based on user feedback and food blogger reviews.

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#1 – Jin Jin Dessert

Introduction:

Jin Jin Hot/Cold Desserts has a very nostalgic value to the residents of ABC Food Centre and Market. For some reason, the owner gave up the shop. However Jin Jin was later rekindled by two people from totally different world under a very “fated” and coincidental situation on 2nd June 2004.

These two people are Calvin Ho and Ewan Tang. Calvin is a matured and a cool-minded man who has been in the insurance industry for 15 years while Ewan is a young, fun-loving adventurous guy who used to be a DJ.

As both decided to venture out of their fields to do their own business, they became partners. Despite the extreme different character and personality, the chemistry works out perfectly between them when they became business partners is magical.

A beer garden was their initial choice of venture but Lady Luck wasn’t smiling at them. They encountered umpteen difficulties in getting a good location.

One day, something came by. Ewan’s friend introduced Jin Jin to them. They decided to give it a shot even though they have absolute zero knowledge of making desserts. Friends and families were worried with their courage. Lots of discouragement and doubts was faced by them. The more negative comments hit on them, the more it pushed these two fighters to prove the others were wrong.

With the passion and positive enthusiasm, Jin Jin Hot/Cold Desserts is BACK!

Menu Items:

  • Durian Mango Ice ( Price from $2 )
  • Power Chendol ( Price from $2 )
  • Volcano ( Price from $2 )
  • Penang Ice Kachang ( Price from $2 )

Kindly contact them for more information on pricing and etc via phone number below.

Location: 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-21, ABC Brickworks Food Centre, Singapore 150006

Contact: +65 90932018

Website: Website Link Here


#2 – Bao Zai

Introduction:

This stall has been around for over four decades and sells traditional hand-made baos. Highlights include their big bao (filled with pork), char siew bao and red bean bao. 

They also serve lor mai kai (glutinous rice), fan choy and siew mai. 

Being irregularly shaped, the buns aren’t exactly visually appealing or photogenic. But as with most things, it’s what is on the inside that counts.

Menu Items:

  • Big Bao ( Price from $1.60)
  • Red Bean Bao ( Price from $0.80)
  • Small Bao ( Pork) ( Price from $0.80)
  • Lotus Paste Bao ( Price from $0.80)

Kindly contact them for more information on pricing and etc via phone number below.

Location: 6 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-135 ABC Brickworks Food Centre, Singapore 150006

Contact: +65 91082749

Website: Website Link Here


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#3 – Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Mee

Introduction:

The chef in this locale is Mr Toh Seng Wang, who has been working here for 40 years. The only dish at Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Mee is Hokkien Mee, which costs $4 for a small portion, $5 for medium, $6 for large, and $8 for extra-large. Hokkien mee here sits just above the brothy side (in the realm of the soup), as shrimp and pork bone sauce is being splashed into the wok. Hokkien mee that’s slightly less than average thickness, and Chinese white beans and pale green bean sprouts are mixed together with yellow egg noodles. Pork lard is periodically ladled into the wok, giving it a delightful savory scent.

Menu Items:

  • Fried Hokkien Mee ( Price from $4, $5, $6 )
  • Wok-fried prawn noodles ( Price from $4, $5, $6 )

Kindly contact them for more information on pricing and etc via phone number below.

Location: 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-13, ABC Brickworks Food Centre, Singapore 150006

Contact: +65 9862 9296

Website: Website Link Here


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#4 – Jason Penang Cuisine

Introduction:

This Penang fried kway teow comes with prawns, lap cheong slices, bean sprouts wok fried with egg, and lard. There is no yellow noodles in this plate of fried kway teow. The fried kway teow has a lovely light savory taste. The prawn is decent and the lap cheong has a sweet taste. This plate of Penang fried kway teow is nice. We like this as well as their Penang Prawn mee.

Menu Items:

  • Penang Fried Kway Teow ( Price from $4.20 )
  • Penang Prawn Noodle Soup ( Price from $4.20 )
  • Penang Fried Beehoon ( Price from $4.20 )
  • Penang Fried Mee ( Price from $4.20 )
  • Penang Assam Laksa ( Price from $4.20 )
  • Penang Pork Rib Noodle Soup ( Price from $4.20/ $6.20 )
  • Penang Pork Rib + Prawn Noodle Soup ( Price from $4.20/ $6.20 )
  • Fried Rice with Egg ( Price from $4.70 )

Kindly contact them for more information on pricing and etc via phone number below.

Location: 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-112, ABC Brickworks Food Centre, Singapore 150006

Contact: +65 9849 5815

Website: Website Link Here


#5 – Wow Wow West

Introduction:

The fish cutlet had crispy batter on the outside with beautiful, flaky fish on the inside, and each bite rewarded me with an onomatopoeic crunch and moist meat. The sauce on top proved to enhance the crispy fish cutlet. A combination of chili and tartar sauce, it provided a sweet and tangy kick, unlike the ordinary fare of only tartar sauce.

Menu Items:

  • Fish and Chips ( Price from $8.50 )
  • Chicken Chop ( Price from $8 )
  • Beef Steak ( Price from $9 )
  • Pork Chop ( Price from $8 )
  • Pork Cheese Sausage Set ( Price from $5.50 )
  • Chicken Cheese Sausage Set ( Price from $4.50 )
  • Pork Cheese Sausage ( Price from $3.50 )
  • Chicken Cheese Sausage ( Price from $2.50 )

Kindly contact them for more information on pricing and etc via phone number below.

Location: 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-133, ABC Brickworks Food Centre, Singapore 150006

Contact: +65 9380 8571

Website: Website Link Here



#6 – Sheikh Indian and Pakistani Food

Introduction:

This stall also sells chapatis, tandoori chicken, tandoori fish, chicken biryani, and chicken kebab. The butter chicken seemed unpleasant and strange to me. It had awkward sweet flavor and just did not have enough spices. As for the chicken meat itself, there were moist pieces and others slightly dry.

Menu Items:

  • Butter chicken ( Price from $10-15 )
  • Naan ( Price from $2 )

Kindly contact them for more information on pricing and etc via phone number below.

Location: 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-12, ABC Brickworks Food Centre, Singapore 150006

Contact: +65 8287 1410

Website: Website Link Here


#7 – Yuan Yuan Claypot Rice

Introduction:

After 40 years, Yuan Yuan Claypot Rice has a new stall in the recently renovated and brightly-lit Mei De Coffeeshop in Bukit Batok. Founded initially by Uncle Seah at ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre in Bukit Merah in 1982, his son and second-generation owner, Raymond Seah, officially took over in 2019. Raymond then explored an apprenticeship model intending to preserve his father’s legacy.

Cooking with charcoal fire is not an easy skill, especially to master the different techniques required for cooking single pax claypots versus bigger claypots that serve 2 to 5 pax. Raymond focused on imparting the craft of cooking single pax claypots to his apprentices, and that is what you will find here in Bukit Batok, the first stall to be helmed by his trained apprentice chef. The chicken stock and homemade secret black sauce will continue to be made and supplied by Raymond.

Menu Items:

  • Claypot Rice ( Price from $8 )
  • Seasonal Vegetables ( Price from $4/$6 )
  • Deep Fried Prawn Rolls ( Price from $8 )

Kindly contact them for more information on pricing and etc via phone number below.

Location: 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-38, ABC Brickworks Food Centre, Singapore 150006

Contact: +65 6276 5259

Website: Website Link Here


#8 – Nusa & Tara

Introduction:

The menu’s Lontong gravy aided to comprehend why this Nusa & Tara best-seller had been so preferred. Beneath a mountain of sayur (vegetables) simmered till soft was a large piece of fried tau kwa (firm beancurd), homemade lontong (compressed rice cakes) and hard-boiled egg. The star, however, was the generous shavings of homemade serundeng.

Menu Items:

  • Lotong ( Price from $3 )
  • Lotong Kering ( Price from $4 )
  • Nasi Sambal Goreng ( Price from $4 )
  • Gado Gado ( Price from $3 )
  • Nasi Sambal Goreng ( Price $4 / $5)
  • Mee Hoon ( Price from $2 )
  • Mee Goreng ( Price from $2 )
  • Nasi Lemak ( Price from $2.50/ $3 )

Location: 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-22, ABC Brickworks Food Centre, Singapore 150006

Website: Website Link Here

 


#9 – Fatty Cheong

Introduction:

The char siu is fatty and meaty with honey-flavoured sweetness. The caramelised parts taste good. The roast pork has a savoury taste, well-flavored meat and well-marbled skin. These are served on a plate of soft white rice with a sweet and savory seasoning sauce. An optional chilli paste made using dried shrimp is also served.

This stall is one of the few hawker stalls in Singapore that I think is worth me queuing a long time for.

Just before the stall opened at about 11.00am on the Saturday I was there, there were already customers ‘prowling’ around, waiting to jump into action as they literally fixed their eyes on the stall. The moment the light bulb came on to indicate they were open for business, a long queue of over 20 people had already formed out of nowhere. Yes, it was that exaggerating, lol.

I usually get their standard shoulder cut char siew that is also sliced thickly with a meatier bite. It is a leaner cut with lesser fats compared to the armpit. A less sinful choice which I prefer. And what makes their char siew outstanding is the marinate that isn’t too sweet and it doesn’t overwhelm the natural flavour of the meat.

Menu Items:

  • Roast Pork Rice ( Price from $4.50)
  • Char Siew Rice ( Price from $4.50)

Kindly contact them for more information on pricing and etc via phone number below.

Location: 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-120, Singapore 150006, ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre

Contact: +65 9882 4849

Website: Website Link Here


#10 – Yuguo Curry Rice

Introduction:

Yuguo curry rice pork chop is a thin piece of pork that is deep fried crispy on the outside with delicious tender flavours within. Not the very lean pork chop around, but it still tastes good. The onion egg omelette and fried bean sprouts are typical nonetheless. The fried bean sprouts are crunchy with shredded carrots and green onions included.

Menu Items:

  • Mixed Curry Rice (Pork Chop – Price From $1.50)
  • Mixed Curry Rice (Fish & Chips – Price From $1.50)
  • Mixed Curry Rice (Belly Pork – Price From $1.50)
  • Mixed Curry Rice (Mince Pork – Price From $1.20)
  • Mixed Curry Rice (Chicken – Price From $1.50)
  • Mixed Curry Rice (Fish – Price From $2)
  • Mixed Curry Rice (Cuttlefish – Price From $2)
  • Mixed Curry Rice (Prawn – Price From $2)
  • Mixed Curry Rice (Mushroom Pork – Price From $1.50)
  • Mixed Curry Rice (Fungus Pork – Price From $1.20)
  • Mixed Curry Rice (Vegetable – Price From $0.70 / $1)
  • Mixed Curry Rice (Bean Curd – Price From $0.50 / $0.70)
  • Mixed Curry Rice (Egg – Price From $0.50 / $0.70)

Kindly contact them for more information on pricing and etc via phone number below.

Location: 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-138, Singapore 150006

Contact: +65 9386 5233

Website: Website Link Here

 


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