7 Amazing Cheap Places to Eat & Conquer Pokemon Go Gyms in Bedok
The Pokemon Go wave has finally hit the shores yesterday. This free augmented reality mobile game has become a global phenomenon since it was released in the United States. There is no need to travel far in search of Pokestops and gyms because there are probably many familiar signs and landmarks in your neighbourhood. If you are staying in Bedok, we have helped you plan your route to conquer Pokemon Go Gyms while trying some great places to eat.
Pokemon Go Gym 1: Bedok MRT
Alight at Bedok MRT and begin your day by trying to takeover the Gym located right here. Thereafter, head to the busiest hawker centre beside Bedok Interchange to enjoy breakfast.
One of the cheapest chwee kueh, Bedok Shui Guo has got pretty good radish (chye poh) and they are generous with it. It pairs well with the soft rice cakes that are steamed fresh daily. Don’t forget to add some chilli, level up!
Address: Bedok Interchange Food Centre, Blk 207 New Upper Changi Road #01-53, Singapore 460207
Opening Hours: 8am to 10pm daily
If you prefer somewhere air-conditioned, enjoy the soft and piping hot Steamed Custard Bun ($4.90) at Canton Paradise in Bedok Mall where you get that lava custard egg york that’s slightly gooey and creamy. There are other dim sum highlights such as Baked BBQ Honey Pork Bun ($4.50) and Fried Carrot Cake in XO Sauce ($7.80). Read about my bedok mall food options here.
Address: 311 New Upper Changi Rd, Bedok Mall #B2-10 to 11, Singapore 467360
Opening Hours 10:30am to 10pm daily
Pokemon Go Gym 2: Bedok Library
Have a bowl of Sarawak laksa at Red Hornbill for lunch. The owner brings in the laksa spices from his hometown. His version is much lighter and less punchy. For $5, it’s quite huge a portion. A drizzle of lime works wonders in uplifting the flavours of the smoky curry. We also tried their kolo mee which is decent (and overloaded with noodles).
Address: Blk 205 Bedok North Street 1 #01-357, Singapore 460205
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 11am – 2pm; 4pm to 8:30pm. Closed on Mondays
Pokemon Go Gym 3: Bedok Swimming Complex
Walk east to junction of bedok swimming complex to hit the gym, then reward yourself with Nangfa Thai Kitchen which is opened by ex-franchisee of Nakhon Kitchen in Bedok.
Stir-fried minced pork with hot basil leaves ($6) hits the right note of savouriness and spiciness. The minced meat was stir fried with crunchy bean sprouts, onions, red chillies and basil, it’s great with the rice. The Pad Thai ($5) with shrimp, tofu, bean sprouts and onion was also richly rewarding. It has a distinct sweetness and the noodles were as usual, springy to the bite. Click here to read full review.
Address: Blk 136 Bedok North Ave 3 #01-166, Singapore 460136
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun 12pm to 3pm; 5.30pm to 10pm
Take a break at Percolate with a cup of green tea latte. Or try their coco latte where the coconut oil is added. They use papa pahelta coffee beans and nylon coffee roasters. It’s well balanced with a hint of nutty flavours, it’s good to spend your Sunday afternoon chilling out here.
Address: Blk 136 Bedok North Ave 3, Singapore 460136
Opening Hours: Mon 10:30 am – 9:30 pm; Wed to Fri 10:30 am – 9:30 pm; Sat & Sun 9:00 am – 9:30 pm
Pokemon Go Gym 4: Blk 140 Bedok North Street 2
You have rested enough, move on to the next stop which is only 5 minutes walk.
Pokemon Go Gym 5: Bedok Blk 111
Good job, head to Bedok 85 now!
Pokemon Go Gym 6: Bedok 85
Bedok 85 is a supper paradise, and one of the must try stall is Seng Hiang Bak Chor Mee. Go early if you don’t have the patience to wait. Their soup is very flavourful, which is comforting especially at the end of the day. Those lard in the soup adds the oomph!
Address: 85 Bedok North Street 4, #01-08 Fengshan Centre, Singapore 460085
Opening Hours: 6pm to 3am
If you are too early, don’t worry! Have some Soon Kuehs and Ku Cai Kuehs from Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionery. The ladies make them fresh daily and when steamed, the skin was translucent and thin, packed with big fat fillings with no preservatives. Read the full story here.
Address: Blk 84 Bedok North St 4 #01-21, Singapore 460084
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 4am-6pm; Sun 4am-2pm
P/S Please do not drive or transgress while playing Pokemon Go.