Chomp Chomp Food Centre at Serangoon Garden is considered a popular hawker centre in Singapore, yet not much has been written about it.
This is perhaps because many stalls sell similar food such as BBQ items, satay, chicken wings and fried food of Char Kway Teow, Oyster Omelette, Hokkien Mee, boosting few individual ‘star’ shops with notable names.
Located closest to the MRT Lorong Chuan station, Chomp Chomp Food Centre is commuter-friendly and is also accessible via bus (73,136,315,317). Walking from Exit A of Lorong Chuan will probably take you about 20 minutes.
This hawker centre is recommended for late dining, but unlike other hawker centres, it also opens till midnight and beyond.
Plan your visit as stalls start their daily business at 5:30pm onwards.
For a first timer there, some of the popular choices include Chia Keng Hokkien Mee, Chong Pang Huat Chicken Wings, Chomp Chomp Fried Kway Teow Mee, Hai Wei Yuan BBQ, Ang Sa Lee Fried Oyster, and Ang Mo Kio 409 Fried Carrot Cake.
Two stalls are listed in the Singapore Michelin Guide with a “Michelin Plate”, which are Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Mee and Chomp Chomp Satay.
Priced at $0.70 per stick, the satay is available in pork, chicken, beef and mutton or ketupat, served with pineapple peanut sauce.
I ordered a combination of pork and chicken, and their well-marinated skewered satay meats are not overcooked so they turn out still tender and succulent.
Their charred exterior added a nice smoky taste that complemented the accompanying traditional peanut sauce.
I particularly liked the chicken satay which had slight sweet-honeyed coating, and was relatively juicy. My friend said it reminded of satays when he had as a child.
The mildly spiced satay sauce was thick as it should be, and tasted sweet from the added pineapple puree – which is not that commonly found of late.
If you stay near Chomp Chomp, your occasional late-night craving for satay is solved.
Chomp Chomp Satay
20 Kensington Park Road, #01-34 Chomp Chomp Food Centre, Singapore 557269
Opening Hours: 5:30pm – Late about midnight (Mon – Sun)