Chomp Chomp Food Centre at Serangoon Garden is popular as a supper place, good especially when you have occasional late-night cravings for Hokkien Mee, Satay and Chicken Wings.
So plan your visit as most of the stalls start their daily business from 5:30pm onwards.
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. Otherwise, cab or GRAB there, or find a friend who drives.
Something to note is many stalls serve similar hawker food, such as Carrot Cake, Oyster Omelette, BBQ Chicken Wings, BBQ Seafood, and Hokkien Mee. They all can be categorised ‘heaty’, and so quench your thirst with one of the many Sugar Cane juice stalls.
For a first timer, it can be hard to gauge which are the more note-worthy stalls, especially when there are no visual cues such as a queue. Food is generally sent to your table, but do sit somewhere near where you order.
After a poll done on @DanielFoodDiary’s Instagram and trying out most, here are the 10 recommended hawker stalls at Chomp Chomp.
Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Mee 亚福炒福建虾面
Stall #27, 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269
Opening Hours: 5:30pm – 12am (Mon, Wed – Sun); Closed Tues
Easily one of the most popular and known stall at Chomp Chomp. There is always a long queue here, so be prepared for the long wait of at least 30 – 45 minutes while uncle whips up your order.
Their Fried Hokkien Mee ($3, $4, $5) is a mixture of thick yellow noodles and thin bee hoon noodles combined with prawns and squid and simmered in a rich prawn-flavoured broth. Served with sambal chili (very delicious) and calamansi.
What I liked about the plate: The base was rich; the prawns fresh and you could still taste its natural sweetness.
If you love lard, you will be in for a shock since there are none of those crispy bits added.
I thought there could have been more wok-hei and so it lacked of that “wow” factor”. Perhaps it has to be with the hour I went – gone down quite late to avoid a long queue. Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Mee (Serangoon Garden)
Chia Keng Hokkien Mee
Stall #11, 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269
Opening Hours: 5pm – 1am (Mon – Sun)
There are fans who prefer Chia Keng’s version to Ah Hock’s. I can understand why.
This is a wetter and more saucy version, with the magic lying in the stock that imparts this sweetness to the dish. Eat it while it is hot, and you would appreciate its wok-hei. The chilli sauce was also quite delicious.
However, I tried it another time and the flavours were not as robust. Plus, the stall doesn’t seem to be opened everyday – as indicated on Google.
Servings are priced at $3.50, $4, $5, and $8 with generous ingredients of prawns, tender pork belly, and crispy pork lard.
Waiting time is about 20 to 40 minutes, and can be longer if you head down during peak hours.
Chomp Chomp Satay
Stall #34, 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269
Opening Hours: 5:30pm – 12am (Mon – Sun)
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.
Ang Mo Kio 409 Fried Carrot Cake
Stall #24, 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269
Opening Hours: 4pm – 11:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
This stall is famous for both its Fried Oyster ($5, $8, $10, $12), and Carrot Cake ($3, $4, $5).
While a number of online reviews sing praises of its Orh Luak (which I thought was more to the starchy side and would prefer more eggs), I thought that the more stand-out dish was its
Its Carrot Cake comes in both the white and black variety, and pay $5 and you can get a yuan-yang plate of half and half.
The white version had a slight crispy texture, contrasted with its soft and smooth radish cake which was quite pleasurable. The black version was also not bad, but I would prefer more distinct flavours of the sweet black sauce.
Ang Sa Lee Oyster Omelette
Stall #33, 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269
Opening Hours: 5pm – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
So in terms of Oyster Omelette, I personally prefer this stall. Its oysters were plump and juicy, and its sour-spicy chilli deserve a mention.
Ang Sa Lee stall serves up both Fried Oyster aka Orh Jian ($5, $8, $10) and Oyster Omelette ($6, $8, $10).
What I liked was the lack of excessive starch (which some hawker stalls can gear to), and it is generous with the among of egg.
However, its eggs were fried to the more ‘soggy’ style without those crispy edges as I would have preferred, and could be a little greasy.
Swee Heng Wanton Noodle
Stall #12, 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269
Opening Hours: 5pm – 1am (Mon – Sun)
This is a stall you might have missed as it is located at one corner. I noted it as out of so many fried noodle places HERE, this stands out. (Okay, a friend who grew up at Serangoon Garden told me this is the only thing he eats here. Opps.)
Swee Heng offers Wanton Noodles, Spinach Wanton Noodles, Chicken Feet Noodles, and Prawn Dumpling Noodles, priced at $4 or $5.
While the Wanton Mee ($4) is not considered spectacular if you compare to the famous stalls elsewhere, but it had an appealing old-school taste.
The noodles were springy, had good portion of char siew, and tasty soup.
It is quite affordable and filling, and you won’t have to wait too long to get a plate, as the serving is swift and efficient.
Stall #36, 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269
Opening Hours: 5:30pm – 12am (Mon – Sun)
Many people recommended “the Carrot Cake stall at the corner” when asked about Chomp Chomp.
Thereis no special name to this stall, with a white and red signboard that just states “CARROT CAKE”. It is hard to miss amidst a swarm of colorful signboards.
It serves up flavourful White and Black version of the Carrot Cake, BUT no mixed yuan-yang style.
The stall has a decent amount of crowd at all times, and you have to wait around 20 minutes to get served.
Go for the White Carrot Cake ($3, $4, $5) if you prefer SOME crispiness and chye poh which added a nice-savoury kick; but its Black version seems to be the more popular choice here with more intense flavours and hints of sweetness.
Chong Pang Huat
Stall #26, 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269
Opening Hours: 5pm – 12am (Mon – Sun)
So many BBQ Chicken Wings stall – which to choose? Many readers told me to go for Chong Pang Huat.
Chong Pang Huat specialises in barbecue items, namely Spring Chicken ($10) and Chicken Wings ($1.40 each, minimum order 2 pieces).
I thought that the Chicken Wings were indeed not bad, better than the average stall. The wings grilled till golden-brown were well marinated with tasty-savoury skin, matched with juicy meat. The chilli sauce while slightly diluted, packed some kick.
The aromatic charred fragrance may just make you hungrier.
Ah Mai Satay Bee Hoon, Hainan Beef Noodles
Stall #17, 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269
Opening Hours: 4:30pm – 11pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
The only stall at Chomp Chomp Food Centre that sells BOTH traditional Hainanese Beef Noodles ($6, $8, $10) and Satay Bee Hoon ($5, $7, $9).
Kind of strange, as I seldom see both sold at the same place.
Plus, they also serve up other interesting dishes such as Crispy Mushroom Platter ($18, $20), Fried Pumpkin ($6, $8, $10), Fried Chives Roll ($6, $8, $10), Crispy Chicken ($8, $10, $12), and Fried Wanton ($5). I suppose it is to satisfy Chomp Chomp customers’ penchant for fried/deep-fried food.
The Satay Bee Hoon had gravy with an interesting tang – was divided on it; though the peanuts were crunchy and aromatic.
Ayman Alam Desserts (Traditional Cheng Tng)
Stall #13, 20 Kensington Park Rd, Singapore 557269
Tel: +65 97865544
Opening Hours: 4:30pm – 12:30am (Mon – Sun)
For a food centre with so many ‘heaty’ dishes, I wonder why so few dessert stalls around.
Two interesting aspects to this stall: it serves up JUST Cheng Tng; and the stall is Muslim-owned.
Their Cheng Tng ($2.80) was indeed refreshing, and the perfect way to beat the heat of this food centre.
Also note-worthy is that the bowl was chock-full of ingredients, from candied winter melon to soft sweet potatoes. Thankfully, not overly sweet too.
The only thing I wished were that the cold version was served with crushed ice rather than ice cubes.