The east of Singapore contains so many dining options and good food. *envious*

Right beside Tampines MRT is Tampines 1, the mall with international fashion brands and wide ranging food concepts (check out the restaurant list at the bottom of this guide). On a side note, do you know that there is a rooftop playground above the 5th level as well? (Note: The playground is undergoing maintenance now.)

Readers from recently went for a food tour at Tampines 1, and here are some of the places we checked out.

The Tampines 1 Food and Restaurants Guide

MOF @ My Izakaya 04-15
Tel: +65 6784 5156
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm

MOF @ My Izakaya serves up literally more than over a hundred Japanese dishes, from hotstone rice, sukiyaki, bento sets, Toji dishes and cannot-be-missed desserts.

One of their signature dishes is the Unagi Hot Stone Rice – grilled eel on seaweed-topped warm rice drizzled with specially blended sauce. Leave the rice in the bowl for a while, and a layer will turn crispy and golden brown from the heat.

The other dish we recently discovered was the Beef and Pork Kurobuta Ishiyaki set, a combination of slices of ribeye steak, tender Kurobuta loin and assorted vegetable served on sizzling hotplate with sauce of your choice. Great for sharing.

Thai Express Bistro 04-09
Tel: +65 6786 0998
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm, Last order 9:45pm

Do you know that the Thai Massaman Curry was once ranked as the Number One dish in the World’s 50 most delicious food?

This curry is not commonly found in Singapore as preparation is labour intensive and requires more than 20 ingredients to cook the curry base. You can try it at Thai Express Bistro. The curry is part spicy, salty with a touch of sweetness, best dipped with some crispy pancakes on the side.

End the meal with a Thai classic dessert dish, the Khao Niaow Ma Muang Mango Sticky Rice.

Dian Xiao Er 04-07/08
Tel: +65 6783 6068
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Reserve Online

Dian Xiao Er’s signature dish is the Ten Wonder Herbs Roast Duck, where the herbs is said to revitalize energy and relief mental stress. Woh.

The ducks (which are naturally bred Cherry Valley ducks of the finest quality) are first marinated with a myriad of herbs and spices for hours, thereafter roasted at the right temperature to retain its juices.

To best savour the tender flesh, you must sweep the meat across the secret-formulated herbal sauce, then eat it together with that golden brown skin.

Miam Miam B1-05
Tel: +65 6634 5518
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm
(Reserve Online)

Miam Miam is a Japanese-French café with offerings of pasta, baked rice, pancake, soufflé, matcha latte, and hand-dripped iced coffee. The kind of place to spend a lazy afternoon.

THIS. Miam Miam’s Souffle Au Curry, Japanese curry baked rice in a fluffy cloud of egg and cheese soufflé. Yes, that is the yellow covering you see there.

Many of their dishes have this East-meet-West quality, such as the Miam Miam Spaghetti. Not just your usual pasta. It is sautéed with frankfurters, tomatoes, baby spinach and bacon, tossed with French butter, broth and shoyu. Break the egg, and mix it all around.

Milk Cow B1-K17
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9:30pm

The Korean organic soft serve ice cream. Milk Cow’s soft serves are made from organic milk from grass-fed cow free of preservatives, and honey combs are sourced from farms in Tasmania Australia. I would describe it as smooth, white and clean.

The popular flavours include the Milk Cube ($5.90) added with organic natural honey comb, Snow Drop ($5.90) which has an instagram-worthy cotton candy topping (which really ranges in portion), Milky Shot ($6.50) with a single shot of espresso, and Mocao Dream ($6.50) with handcrafted macaron and almond flakes.

Usually I would order in a cup (because it will not be as messy), but also discovered the joys from having Milk Cow from a cone – crunchy and soft at the same time. But you must eat the soft serve ASAP as it can melt quite fast in this weather.

Readers of satisfied after their Milk Cow fix.

Some other food places at Tampines 1
4 Fingers Crispy Chicken 01-39/40
Aone Claypot House 05-04
Awfully Chocolate 03-21
Blackball 02-k2
Chabuton Ramen 02-09/10
Dian Xiao Er 04-07/08 (Reserve Online)
Fish & Co 04-11
Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert B1-K12
Imperial Treasure Nan Bei Restaurant 02-04
JPot Hotpot Singapore Style 03-16
Kapitans Food Court 05-05/07
LENAS 03-K1/K2
Miam Miam B1-05 (Reserve Online)
MOF @ My Izakaya 04-15
O’ Coffee Club 01-17/18
Proofer Boulangerie B1-30
Ssiksin BBQ 04-22/23
Subway B1-03
Sushi Express B1-08
Sushi Tei 04-13
Thai Express Bistro 04-09
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 03-K3/K5
Toast Box B1-K1

Tampines 1
10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536
Tel: +65 6572 5522
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

BY MRT: Tampines MRT Station (EW2)
BY BUS (To Tampines Bus Interchange)
3, 8, 10, 18, 19, 22, 23, 28, 29, 31, 37, 38, 39, 65, 68, 69, 72, 81, 291, 292, 293

* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Tampines 1.


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