Other than Yishun Park Food Centre, Chong Pang Food Centre is a popular hawker centre at Yishun which is home to 50 plus local food stalls.
It does get very packed and challenging to navigate during mornings and weekends, so going at slightly off-peak may help.
You can find stalls such as Pow Hua Tim Sum, Lu Xiang Ji, Taiwan 8 Treasure Tau Huey, Ding Hao Cooked Food, Pin Xiang, Shun Ji Braised Duck Rice, Bai Nian, Sinar Suria at Chong Pang, and here are 10 more:
Xiang Xiang Fishball Noodles
Chong Pang Market and Food Centre #01-177
Opening Hours: 6am – 4pm or sold out (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
If you love old-school, affordable Fishball Noodles, make your way here. Xiang Xiang has been operating since 1982 (perhaps older than many of you), and business has been passed down to the 2nd generation.
Items sold included Fishball Noodles, Fishball Kway Teow Soup, Mixed Mee Pok or Mee Kia. Each bowl is only priced at $3 or $3.50. Fresh fishball are also available for sale at $2 for 9 pieces. Note that food can sometimes be sold out by late lunch around 2pm.
When I was amazed was the amount of ingredients given for a $3 bowl. For the mixed bowl, there were two fishballs, two meatballs, a beancurd skin roll, and slices of fishcake.
They continue to keep the prices low because many of the customers belong to the older generation, regulars of their traditional Fishball Noodles since decades ago.
This hawker stall has also been featured in the most recent Michelin Guide with a ”Michelin Plate”.
Read more at: Xiang Xiang Fishball Noodles (Chong Pang)
Ji De Lai Hainanese Chicken Rice
Chong Pang Market and Food Centre #01-152
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Mon – Sun)
The stall is found right smack in the middle of a super-crowded food centre with narrow walking paths that would require some patience navigating around.
The basic Chicken Rice starts from $3.50 per portion, $4.80 for Chicken Drumstick Rice. There are also plates for 1 pax ($4.50), 2 pax ($9), and 3 pax ($14).
Customers can choose to add on Oyster Sauce Vegetables ($3.50, $4.50), Bean Sprouts ($3.50, $4.50), and Chicken Innards ($0.50).
Accordingly, Ji De Lai procures chicken which weights at least 2 kg, fed with corn (so that it is richer tasting), cooked with a later of gelatine just below the skin.
The rice was a tad on the greasy side though I didn’t quite mind that, fragrant and fluffy.
Read more at: Ji De Lai Hainanese Chicken Rice (Chong Pang)
Hainan Zi 海南仔
Chong Pang Market and Food Centre #01-129
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Of all the 9 new hawker entrants to Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore 2021, Hainan Zi 海南仔 at Chong Pang Market and Food Centre is probably the stall least heard about to the general public.
Hainan Zi serves up a variety of fried local food. These include Fried Kway Teow ($3.50, $4.50), Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee ($4, $5, $6), Carrot Cake ($3, $4, $5), Fried Egg with Oyster or Prawn ($6, $8, $10), Fried Oyster ($5, $8, $10) and Fried Prawns ($5, $8, $10).
The stall serves up a not-bad rendition of Fried Kway Teow ($3.50, $4.50) which was rather sweet-saucy, semi-wet style, well coated with sauces, with ingredients of cockles and lup cheong (Chinese sausages).
There was a touch of wok-hei but won’t say it was overly strong.
Compared to some of the other famous Char Kway Teow, this version may lack some unique characteristic; but it is decent choice if you happen to have cravings in Yishun.
Read more at: Hainan Zi 海南仔 (Chong Pang Food Centre)
Wan Xing Nasi Lemak
Chong Pang Market and Food Centre #01-133
Opening Hours: 6:30am – 9pm or sold out (Mon – Sun)
A Nasi Lemak stall which serves up fragrant pandan-rice paired with various ingredients starting from an affordable $2.80.
There are various sets to be included with fried chicken wing, luncheon mee, fried egg, fried fish fillet, kuning fish, sausages and more.
Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck
Chong Pang Market and Food Centre #01-161
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
Chuan Kee is owned and operated by Huang Ming Yu, who began the stall when he was just 23. At 15, he left school and worked for his cousin at He Ji Braised Duck at Clementi.
That was where he learned how to cook braised duck. He then created his own recipes for Chuan Kee, which up to now remain a well-kept secret within the family.
While the first stall is located at Ghim Moh Food Centre, Chuan Kee has a 2nd stall at Yishun’s Chong Pang Market and Food Centre, which is run by his wife. He personally braises the duck at both stalls.
Specialising in Teochew-style braised duck only ie there is no roast duck nor other roast meats in the menu, Chuan Kee serves all duck boneless but you can request it bone-in should you prefer.
Its signature dish Chuan Kee Duck Rice ($3.50, $4.50, $5.50) features braised duck coated in a dark and luscious sauce, topped over fluffy rice cooked in a Hokkien style of lor (sauce) thickened with a little starch.
Meng Kee Cooked Food
Chong Pang Market and Food Centre #01-144
Opening Hours: 3am – 11am (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
Wait, I am slightly confused. I think this stall used to be called “Bee Kee” but has recently changed name to “Meng Kee”. The Chinese name 明记熟食 remains.
There are quite a number of Fried Carrot Cake stalls in this food centre by the way, each with its own regulars.
Meng Kee’s Carrot Cake ($3, $4, $5) arrived rather eggy-looking, a fairly-decent plate of soft radish cubes, but could have more crisp and chai poh flavours.
Tian Ji Shu Shi
Chong Pang Market and Food Centre #01-143
Opening Hours: 6am – 2pm (Tues – Thurs), Closed Wed
A variety of Prawn Mee items from Prawn Noodles ($3), Pork Ribs & Prawn Noodles ($5), Supreme Pork Ribs Noodles ($5), and Pork Ribs & Pig’s Tail Noodles ($5).
Customers can add on other ingredients such as Fishballs ($1 for 3 pcs), Cuttlefish ($1, $2), Century Egg ($1), to You Jia Kueh ($1.20).
Ho Heng Kway Chap
Chong Pang Market and Food Centre #01-140
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 3pm (Mon – Sun) (may close on occasional days)
A popular old-school Kway Chap stall serving portions from $3.80 for 1 pax, $8 for 2 pax, to $11 for 3 pax.
Chong Pang Market and Food Centre #01-170
Opening Hours: 7am – 6:30pm (Mon – Sun), Closed Alt Fridays
A popular Muslim stall known for its long queue and items of Nasi Ayam Penyet ($5.50), Nasi Goreng Ayam Penyet ($6.50), and Nasi Lemak ($3.50).
Haji Ali Cooked Food
Chong Pang Market and Food Centre #01-171
Opening Hours: 6am – 9pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
Another well-loved Muslim stall in this food centre serving Satay in beef, mutton or chicken ($0.60 to $0.80 each), Lontong ($2.50), Gado Gado ($3), Mee Siam ($3), Nasi Lemak ($3), Mee Rebus ($3) and Mee Soto ($3).
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