Looking for food in the West of Singapore?

The Clementi Mall connected right next to Clementi MRT station is a six-storey shopping mall, home to several popular restaurants, cafes and food kiosks.

Some of the food highlights include Boleh Boleh! – a Halal-certified food concept offering Southeast Asian delights, JINJJA Chicken, Sushi Express, Ha Jun, and Ichiban Sushi.

Head down to the basement and you can find popular kiosks such as Shake Shake In A Tub, Stuff’d, Just Dough, Lao 2 Soup, Mr. Coconut, and more.

Here are 10 more tantalising food choices at The Clementi Mall:

Ramen Ichiro
The Clementi Mall #B1-34
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Ramen Ichiro, located at the basement of The Clementi Mall, offers a variety of ramen selection at affordable pricing.

You are looking at $12.90 value sets which include a 5-Pc Cha Shu Ramen with Gyoza (4 pcs) and Houji Tea; or Chicken Karaage Tsukemen with Gyoza (4 pcs) and Houji Tea.

Their specialty is the Cha Shu Ramen ($10.90) served in light milky tonkotsu soup, paired with long and thin Hakata style noodles, further topped with seasoned Cha Shu marinated in-house.

If you prefer other toppings, there are always options of pork chop, corn, spicy meat, pork shabu, scallops, yakibuta, and more.

Don’t miss their complimentary special: Umami Tare is provided for diners to add to their ramen. This Umami Tare concocted by the Japanese head chef enhances the soup with a spicy and savoury taste profile.

Go for the Yakibuta Pot Pie Tsukemen ($13.90)
Also notable is the Tsukemen with a creative twist which features the dipping broth served in a pot-pie featuring a light crispy pastry dome over the bowl.

This is like European-meets-Japanese style of eating. (This quirky way of presentation once won the title of “New Wave Ramen” on a famous Japanese TV programme.)

Choose from original rich tonkotsu soup or spicy tonkotsu soup served pot-pie style. Note that the dipping sauce is not meant to be drank, but for dipping of the housemade noodles.

Oh yes, the noodles can be upsized up to 3 times, for free.

Soup Restaurant
The Clementi Mall #03-62
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri), Sat – Sun/PH- 11:30am – 10pm (Sat – Sun), Last order 30mins before closing

The 30-year-old home-grown brand Soup Restaurant is known for its repertoire of homespun dishes as well as double-boiled soups.

The must-have signature dish is the familiar Samsui Ginger Chicken (from $20.90), traditionally consumed by nation-building Samsui women in Chinatown.

You get a platter of beautifully arranged steamed chicken with minimal seasoning along with sliced cucumber. All you need to do is to dip those succulent chicken pieces into the fragrant ginger sauce to appreciate the savoury flavours.

The other step is to wrap the chicken in lettuce, to savour the contrast between the moist chicken and crunchy vegetables.

Go for the Hometown Tofu ($11.90)
One of the other popular dishes to try at Soup Restaurant is the Hometown Tofu – handmade till smooth and silky and freshly prepared daily.

Other favourites include the Traditional Boiled Soup of the Day. Prepared with a medley of the freshest ingredients, each bowl of soup is boiled and simmered over low heat, making this a nourishing accompaniment on any day.

Comforting options include Lotus Roots with Pork Ribs Soup, Trio Carrot with Pork Ribs Soup, Sweet Corn with Pork Ribs Soup and more.

Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen
The Clementi Mall #03-54
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Last order 9:30pm (Mon – Fri), 10:30am – 10pm Last order 9:30pm (Sat, Sun, PH)

A name that needs little further introduction – Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen is well-loved for its extensive repertoire of classic and inventive Cantonese dim sum, roast meats, noodles and congee, wok-fried specialities, as well as comforting home-style dishes.

Some of the best-selling dishes here include Crystal Jade Signature Pork Belly ($18.80 for regular), Chilled Marinated Turnip with Plum ($5.30), Crispy Homemade Organic Tofu with Preserved Vegetable & Prawn ($16.80 for regular), Poached ‘Long Hu’ Garoupa Fillet with ‘Yunnan’ Ham in Thick Soup ($30.80 for regular), Fried Brown Rice with Black Bean Dace Fish & Egg White ($16.80 for regular), and Classic Hong Kong Egg Noodle with Shredded Char Siew & Superior Soya Sauce ($9.80 per person).

For Dim sum lovers, there is a range of tempting Hong Kong dim sum and pastries available for lunch, from Steamed Siew Mai with Fish Roe ($6.30 for 4 pcs), Baked Egg Tart ($5.30 for 3 pcs), to Steamed Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun ($5.80 for 3pcs) which envelopes luscious sweet and savoury salted egg yolk fillings.

Go for the Live Prawn Congee with Salted Egg served in Claypot ($23.80, good for 2 persons)
This is one of the latest additions to the current range of Cantonese style-congee, and has quickly landed to be one of my favourites at Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen.

The velvety-smooth congee is laboriously slow cooked with top quality grain rice, served in a claypot that keeps every mouthful warm and comforting.

The pot is also brimming with quality ingredients of live prawns and salted egg which adds that touch of savouriness to the nourishing mix.

Ideal for sharing among two to three diners.

The Clementi Mall #03-53
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Last order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Ootoya 大戸屋 is known to serve up family-favourites Teishoku 定食 or set meal in the menu. Teishoku is a standard for the Japanese eating experience, which includes a main item, bowl of rice, miso soup and some Japanese pickles, usually served all together on a rectangular platter.

Their home-style food is cooked without added preservatives and flavourings, which also taste healthier and lighter on the palate.

Some of the recommended main dishes include Steamed Pork & Vegetables, Tori Kurozu (Chicken), Tara Kurozu (Fish), Grilled Chicken, Grilled Pork Belly, Saba, and Salmon.

I enjoyed the Crispy Fried Chicken and Ample Vegetables with Black Vinegar Sauce ($12.50 ala carte, $17.50 for set) with the set featuring generous portion with rice, miso soup, pickles and even chawanmushi. Value-for-money indeed.

Special mention goes to Ootoya’s black vinegar, which is made by fermenting pure brown rice over a long period, which gives an appealing sweet and sour taste when mixed together with ingredients.

Go for the Simmered Thinly Sliced Vegetables (Japanese Sukiyaki) in a Hot Pot ($21.00 ala carte, $26.00 for set)
A wholesome treat especially during cold weather days, the cooking broth is prepared using natural flavours of meats and vegetables.

The set comes with generous slices of beef, accompanied by vegetables and various other ingredients, all cooked in a rich, sweet broth.

Pick up the tender slices of beef to dip into the onsen egg for a further delicious sticky coating.

So Pho
The Clementi Mall #04-34
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Last order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

At So Pho, you can savour a medley of authentic and traditional Vietnamese street food that are also Halal-certified.

The casual restaurant offers classics from Vietnamese pho, Banh Mi, Summer Rolls, Spring Rolls, to Banh Xeo, so that you can enjoy inexpensive Vietnamese cuisine right here in sunny Singapore.

The Pho Noodle Soup with Slice Beef, Beef Ball, Brisket and Tendon ($12.50) is a complete meal in itself with its flavourful soup, smooth rice noodles, thin slices of beefs, bouncy beef balls, brisket, soft tendon, and fresh greens.

The deep flavour of the broth comes from long hours of simmering bones with a mixture of herbs for more than 10 hours. Available in spicy and non-spicy versions.

There are also condiments such as beansprouts, lime wedges, mint and chilli padi which you can add to taste.

Go for the Mixed Appetisers ($13.50)
This plate comes with 3 classic Vietnamese street food – Prawn Cake with Sugar Cane, Summer Roll with Prawn & Chicken, and Fried Spring Rolls.

Great for those who want to savour the taste of Vietnam all-in-one dish.

The Clementi Mall Promotion:
Weekday Bundle Deals at $14.80. Choice of one main dish (differs every day) + appetiser (Summer Roll & Spring Roll) + 1 Drink (Iced Lemongrass Tea or Lychee Iced Tea)

ENG’s Heritage
The Clementi Mall #04-33A
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)

ENG’s Heritage is where you can get many local favourites and beverages at one space, featuring the specialty Wantan Noodle, Ngoh Hiang with Bee Hoon, Local Coffee and Tea.

Talking about local kopi, look out for their 50 cents tea-time special from 3pm to 5pm. The iced versions are also affordably priced at a dollar.

ENG’s Wantan Noodle ($4.50, $5.50) should be a recognisable plate to many, known for its springy noodles ($4.80) tossed in fiery-spicy sauce, along with nicely-charred char siew, wantan and free-flow crackling fried pork lard.

Go for Zhong Zhong Ngoh Hiang
Zhong Zhong Ngoh Hiang serves a wide variety of freshly prepared ngoh hiang items to go along old-school style fried bee hoon.

Popular items to get include Prawn Fritter, Ngoh Hiang Roll, Beansprout Fritter, Pork Sausage, Liver Roll, Vegetable Spring Fritter, Spring Roll, Seafood Roll and Chestnut Pancake.

The Ngoh Hiang is prepared using the traditional five spice-powder (cinnamon, clove, peppercorns, ground fennel seeds, 8-star anise) to season, that helps retain that familiar heritage flavour.

The Clementi Mall Promotion (Weekday Special):
10am – 12pm: $1 for second cup of coffee/tea onwards (per cup)
3pm – 5pm: $0.50 per cup of coffee/tea

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert
The Clementi Mall #04-19
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Always leave some room for desserts and sweet treats. Mei Heong Yuen Dessert味香园甜品 which was founded in 2002 at Temple Street in Chinatown, has another outlet at The Clementi Mall.

If you love desserts, then there is a huge variety from Yam Paste aka Orh Nee ($3.50), Almond Paste ($3.50), Egg Pudding with Ginger ($3.50), Milk Pudding ($4), Herbal Jelly ($3.50), Almond Paste ($3.50) to Walnut Paste ($3.50).

A refreshing popular choice will be the Mango Pomelo Sago aka Yang Zhi Gan Lu ($5.50) with a tangy blend of cool mango puree, pomelo and sago – just right for the warm day.

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert is also known for its melt-in-your-mouth Taiwanese style snow-ice desserts, with huge range of delectable offerings from Mango Ice ($5.50), Sesame Ice ($4.50), Chocolate Ice ($5.50) to Chendol Ice ($6.50).

Go for the Peanut Paste ($3.50)
The brand’s roots can be traced back to the iconic Farmer Brand Peanuts which is used to prepare this signature dessert bowl.

Its peanut paste is fragrant and delicately grounded to give a smooth texture such that you won’t find any presence of any peanut bits.

Eighteen Chefs
The Clementi Mall #05-16
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm Last order 9pm (Sun – Thurs, PH), 11:30am – 10pm Last order 9:30pm (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH)

It is not wrong to say that Eighteen Chefs have been part of many Singaporeans’ growing up and student years.

Customers go for their extensive range of western food at affordable prices, from Prawn Aglio Olio ($15.80), Truffle Cheese Fusilli ($12.80), Tom Yum Seafood Fusilli ($13.80), Striploin ($16.80) to BBQ Chicken ($10.80).

The best-selling dishes includes their Legendary Burgers, Be Your Own Chef series, and Heart Attack Fried Rice.

Their famed Heart Attack Fried Rice can be included with ingredients of Grilled Chicken ($12.80), Tempura Fish Fillet ($16.20), Striploin ($17.80), Striploin Steak with Black Pepper Chicken Sausage ($18.80), to Ribeye Steak with Black Pepper Sausage ($20.80).

Go for the “BYOC” Be Your Own Chef
This is where you can customise your own meal with oozy goodness of melted cheese paired with your favourite choice of carbs, a selection of 7 sauces and 13 ingredients.

Starting from $9.20, first pick the choice of Baked Rice or Pasta, sauces (including black pepper, spicy garlic, Japanese curry, creamy white), and ingredients from grilled chicken, grilled fish, sliced beef steak, salmon, seafood and more.

Student Meals are available from $8.80 under the Be Your Own Chef category – all-day weekdays and from 11:30am to 5pm weekends.

HotPot by Seoul Garden Group
The Clementi Mall #05-18
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)

HotPot by Seoul Garden Group features an array Korean Personal Hot Pots served piping-hot in generous portions, fulfilling a well-balanced diet with many other Korean dishes such as Bibimbap, Korean Juk (Congee) and Banchan (sides).

Need something for the cold weather?

Then their Soon Dubu Seafood Hot Pot ($17), Braised Beef Army Stew Hot Pot ($16), and Kimchi Seafood Hot Pot ($16) should comfort. There is even a Chaeshik IMPOSSIBLE™ Beef Hot Pot ($20) for a meat-free option.

The must-try signature item in HotPot by Seoul Garden Group is their Ginseng Chicken Hot Pot ($18). This includes a scrumptious serving of a fresh quarter chicken thigh double-boiled up to 5 hours using fresh ginseng roots.

The ginseng is said to be an anti-ageing and energy boosting ingredient which helps to boost the immune system. Note that there is limited serving of 30 portions daily.

Go for the NEW Juk Series (Korean Congee)
The Korean Juk or congee here is simmered in a dried scallops congee base, for a rich and flavourful finish.

On top of that, each pot of Juk is topped with premium ingredients along with wolfberry, sliced ginger, seaweed and dough fritters. This is further paired with kimchi pickle for a tangy and savoury balance.

There are options of Collagen Umami Juk ($18) with sea cucumber and fish maw, Scallop Umami Juk ($18), Abalone Umami Juk ($18), and IMPOSSIBLE™ Beef Umami Juk ($15).

Yakiniku Like
The Clementi Mall #05-35
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Known as the first ‘Fast-Food Style’ Japanese Yakiniku BBQ restaurant in Singapore, Yakiniku Like has opened at The Clementi Mall.

What you get are individual electric smokeless grills or “hitori yakiniku” (one-person barbecue), in which diners can grill good quality meats at reasonable prices.

A quick-service concept, the restaurant can serve each order within three minutes. Also, you won’t get that lingering ‘fragrance’ on your clothes.

There are 10 set meals (including promotion sets) to choose from, with the all-time favourite Karubi Set ($9.80 for 100g) being the most popular. The beef short plate set comes with tender slices of beef, a bowl of soup, rice and a choice of salad or kimchi.

Also go for their Wagyu Set ($19.80 for 120g, $29.80 for 180g) with meats imported from Australia – the beautifully marbled steak that promises a depth of flavour and tenderness.

This is to be dipped in their proprietary in-house sauces such as LIKE Original BBQ Sauce, Garlic Soy Sauce, Sea Salt Sauce, and Spicy Miso Sauce.

Go for the Yakiniku Like’s Garlic Butter
The restaurant’s famed Garlic Butter dipping sauce is back by popular demand, heat up the fragrant dipping sauce on the grill, wait for the butter to melt and dip the tender meats in to enjoy.

Available while stocks last.

* This entry is brought to you in partnership with The Clementi Mall.


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