Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre – 8 Cheap But Good Places For A Satisfying Meal
All the way in the far west of Singapore, lies Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre.
This five-storey building holds some of Jurong’s best food. There are just so many stalls to choose from, and the many levels can be daunting. But not to worry! We are here to introduce some of our top picks that are not only wallet-friendly but also delicious!
58 Minced Meat Noodles
58 Minced Meat Noodles Taman at Jurong Food Centre is very popular. It was started in 1973 by Deon’s father and Deon has been helping out since his teenage years. Deon took over the business about 15 years ago and continues serving hundreds of bowls of noodles daily.
Each bowl of Bak Chor Mee (from $3) includes minced meat, pork slices, pork lard, mushroom and pig liver. The lightly cooked pork slices and liver pieces were tender. The noodles, which were not too soft and had a nice bite, were dressed in an addictive sauce that comprised pork lard and chilli sauce. The noodles were then topped off with sliced mushrooms. Deon still sticks to using porcelain bowl to serve all their noodles.
58 Minced Meat Noodle
Address: 3 Yung Seng Road, Taman Jurong Food Centre #03-150, Singapore 618499
Opening Hours: Thur-Mon 6am - 230pm, closed on Tues and Wed
Tien Lai Rice Stall
Tien Lai may probably be common knowledge to only those who live in the west but the stall sure deserves islandwide attention. I’ve never seen the stall without a queue.
Tien Lai offers the usual variety of roast meats — char siew, sio bak, roast duck and even soya sauce chicken. I usually get the Char Siew Rice but decided to treat my partner to a Combination of the 4 meats for 2 pax ($14). A plate of rice costs $0.50.
I simply couldn’t resist the char siew. It was beautifully charred, and just melted in my mouth. The sweet marinade, together with the smokiness made this char siew one of the best I’ve ever had. The roast duck at Tien Lai Rice Stall was also incredibly fatty and tender. The seasoning, which was more palatable than usual, complemented the natural flavours of the duck.
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Tien Lai Rice Stall
Address: 3 Yung Sheng Road, #02-66 Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre, Singapore 618499
Opening Hours: 9.30am to 1pm Daily, Closed on Saturdays
The owners of ButterNut, Darren and Vivian, created the extensive menu from scratch based on Darren’s two years of experience in the F&B industry. The food items constantly rotate and change as the couple continually tweak their recipe according to feedback received.
At ButterNut, everything — from the pizza dough to the house made sauces — is prepared from scratch. We had a go at some of their signature dishes, most of which are rarely seen at hawker stalls! The ButterNut Chicken Pizza ($9.90) is a popular option. Those who fancy a lighter meal can opt for the customisable ButterNut Salad ($7.80). The Sweet Potato Fries with Mix Cinnamon Seasoning ($5.60) is also special. You don’t usually see cinnamon with fries!
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Our first stop of the day was at Tom’s Kitchen. They are known to serve big portions at a very decent price! We decided to get the Grilled Sirloin Steak ($8.50). The plate was indeed huge! The beef came slathered in your standard mushroom sauce. We sliced into our first piece of beef rather easily and got a cut of tender juicy meat. However, the cook on our next piece of steak was a little too well done and was quite tough to chew. That aside, the beef was seasoned sufficiently with black pepper and was delightful.
The beef came with a side of crispy crinkle-cut fries, flavoured with a special chipotle seasoning. The flavour was so addictive and all of us could not help reaching out for more!
Tom’s Kitchen dishes out quality food in generous portions at affordable prices. You would definitely get your money’s worth here!
Address: Yung Sheng Rd, #03-130 Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre, Singapore 618499
Phone: 6588 4444
Opening Hours: 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 8.45pm daily. Closed on Mondays and Thursdays.
The sambal stingray ($10) here comes coated with sambal chilli and slices of raw red onions, served with a kaffir lime at the side. As a rule of thumb when eating sambal stingray, you have to squeeze the lime all over the fish before you eat.
The stingray was so soft, tender and juicy, with the smoky barbecue flavour permeating through the meat. It was as though the fish had been cooked in an outdoor barbecue under an open flame. The sambal chilli was fragrant but not too spicy. The flavour of the sambal and the smokiness of the fish worked hand in hand to make this a great dish.
The onion dipping sauce had a sweet, onion flavour, contrary to the norm of tangy sauces. It really brought out the flavour of the fish. Also, if you are not afraid of onion breath, go ahead and have the fish with the raw onions. This combination introduces a different flavour profile to the fish. Delicious!
Address: Yung Sheng Rd, #03-178 Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre, Singapore 618499
Opening Hours: 3pm to 8.30pm daily. 12pm to 12am on Saturdays and Sundays.
Xin Sheng Gor Hiong Prawn Crackers
You can mix and match whichever ingredients you want on your plate. You definitely have to get the prawn crackers, which are the signatures of Xin Sheng For Hiong Prawn Crackers. They were wonderfully crispy although the bits of prawn imbedded in the cracker did remind me a tad of fossils.
The ngoh hiang was chewy with a five spice aroma. I actually really enjoyed it, alongside the prawn pancake that was just as flavourful. Add on a plate of bee hoon to complete this meal!
Xin Sheng Gor Hiong
Address: Yung Sheng Rd, #03-163 Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre, Singapore 618499
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 9pm daily.
When at Taman Jurong, you cannot miss out on Sikkander’s Briyani. Their chicken briyani ($3.50) comes with fragrant long-grain basmati rice, crispy fried chicken, pickled cucumbers, and a bowl of curry. At first taste, the rice on its own, was not that impressive. The curry too, was only decent at best. However, when we ate them together, the aromatic rice and flavourful curry somehow worked so well together to create a perfect harmony!
Unfortunately, the skin of the chicken was not crispy anymore. They did however give some additional crumbs which made up for the lack of crunch. The meat itself was tender and juicy. It is no wonder this briyani has been raved about by many!
Address: Yung Sheng Rd, #02-100 Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre, Singapore 618499
Opening Hours: 5am to 7pm daily.
Leng Huat Fishball Noodle and Laksa
No hawker centre is complete without a famous fishball noodle stall. And Leng Huat Fishball Noodle and Laksa, is the best one here. The Teochew style fishball noodles ($3) (kway teow for me!) came with fish balls, fish cake, slices of lean pork, lettuce, and lard.
The noodles were flavourful especially after being tossed in the chilli, and were a little tangy from the vinegar. That helped to whet our appetites and we all finished our individual bowls despite eating so much before. The fishballs too were really bouncy and QQ- the mark of a good fishball. My colleague who loves fishball noodles gave this bowl her seal of approval.
Leng Huat Fishball Noodle and Laksa
Address: 3 Yung Sheng Rd, #02-89 Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre, Singapore 618499
Opening Hours: 6am to 2pm, 6pm to 11pm daily. Closed on Tuesdays
Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre is the place to go if you are in the west! Do stop by for a meal and let us know which stall was your favourite!
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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