The taste of Fengshan is heavenly – this, many will know. Ask anyone where to find the best Bak Chor Mee, and many will say Bedok 85 Market (Though standards have dropped recently. Opps!)
Located at 85 Bedok North Street 4, Fengshan Market & Food Centre is better known as “Bedok 85”. The hawker centre is a go-to place for supper, buzzling with Singaporeans from all walks of life as the stalls open till late.
Supper-goers typically travel for Xi Ji Rou Cuo Mian or Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee, known for their soup version of the local Bak Chor Mee added with minced pork, meatballs and sliced chills. Chan BBQ, Chong Pang Huat, and Bedok 85 Fried Oyster Omelette are some of the other famous stalls.
However, there are actually several good stalls that are opened during the day, and we thought you know about them.
5 Things To Eat At Bedok 85, Other Than Those 2 Bak Chor Mee
Swatow Wanton Noodle #01-50
Opening Hours: 6:30am – 8:30pm, Closed Wed
I was pleasantly surprised by the Swatow Wanton Mee ($3.00), established since 1970 and cooked by Teochews.
The mee was springy with a nice chilli paste sauce that gave the noodle a real kick. The barbecued char siew was serviceable; and I just wished they had given a few more pieces.
The real winner was the wonton as the filling had little pieces of salted fish mixed into the pork, which turned the dumplings into little umami bombs when you bite into them.
Chai Chee Pork Porridge #01-64
Opening Hours: 5:30am – 3:30pm, Closed on alternate Wednesdays
(An alternate stall at the front will open during evening times till late)
Pork Porridge is real comfort food for me, and I would crave for a bowl once in a while.
Chai Chee Pork Porridge is one of those stalls that you would usually find people queuing at the market. In fact, they are so popular that they have 2 stalls – one which they open in the day, and the other at night till late. The earlier stall becomes a preparation stall for the night stall.
The Pork Porridge ($3.00) was cooked until it is thick and smooth with an almost gluey texture filled with yummy minced pork and lean pork meat, topped with you tiao and spring onions. Such a bowl of happiness.
Teo Hong Fish Ball Minced Meat Noodle #01-48
Opening Hours: 6am – 2pm, Closed Thurs
There are altogether 4 (or more?) stalls selling Bak Chor Mee aka Minced Pork Noodles at Bedok 85 market. Two are side by side in the outer row facing the police station, and Ah Poh Minced Meat Noodle at the back.
People usually venture to the ones at the front, but I have also heard that the stall in the middle and back were better.
We ordered the dry Bak Chor Mee ($3.00) at Teo Hong Fish Ball Minced Meat Noodle instead of the soup version most people talk about.
Overall, the Bak Chor Mee wasn’t oily, and sauce towards the bland side, probably to cater to the older crowd who frequent this stall.
Ah Balling Peanut Soup #01-25
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm
For dessert we ordered Sesame Paste Ah Balling in Ginger Soup ($2.00 for 4 pcs). I felt there wasn’t enough sesame paste in the Ah Balling and the skin was slightly thick.
However, the ginger soup was refreshing, and overall still a good bowl of dessert.
Blend Inc #01-66
Opening Hours: 4am to 2pm
Blend is not your typical drink stall that you find in a food centre. They specialize in coffees, teas and blended ice drinks – a cheaper version of Starbucks!
One of the best things about this stall is that they open at 4am! So if you cannot sleep and need you coffee fix, or have to wake up early for morning shifts or school, this is the stall to go to.
There were several drink items sold, including Iced Coffee Latte, Iced Tri-Colour Tea, Lemon Barley, Water Chestnut, Honey Almond and Honey Lemon. Prices between $1.20 and $2.00.
I ordered the Teh-C Peng ($1.30). The Teh-C was just the right mix of unsweetened milk and sugar. You could request for the drink to be blended with ice, making this a refreshing drink during the hot and dry weather.
85 Fengshan Market and Food Centre “Bedok 85”
Block 85 Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085
* Written by Benjamin Chia, edited by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary. Benjamin has been using a wheelchair since young. Despite the challenges, he has never let it stopped him from enjoying life. One of the most enjoyable things to him is to eat and share about GOOD FOOD!
Editor’s note: Special thanks to SPD Singapore (formerly known as Society for the Physically Disabled) for the link-up. Even though Benjamin has some challenges with limb functions which would affect moving around and typing, he is someone very positive, wiling to try, and loves to share about good food (He used to write a food blog!) We will next explore more cafes and restaurants who go the extra mile to help customers with physical needs. Do leave a comment if you know of any.