Another 9 Reasons to Visit Faraway Woodlands!

Sean Ng
Sean Ng
September 05, 2019

Woodlands may sound really far away (it is, actually), but there’s actually quite a number of hidden food gems here! Here are 9 eateries that are worth travelling to “almost Malaysia” for.

Sin Kee


Found adjacent to the popular Hong Ji Bak Ku Teh is Sin Kee Seafood Soup, which serves seafood that bears a striking resemblance to Yan Ji Seafood and Shun Feng. The Crayfish With Batang (mackerel) Fish ($12) is packed with minced pork, mackerel fish slices, and two halves of baby crayfish. The separate elements were well-executed. The batang was fresh and clean-tasting, and we enjoyed the savoury minced pork which is made by hand with solefish , pork and dried scallops. The crayfish was firm but not tough. If you desire a nutritious soup to treat yourself, go to Sin Kee!

Sin Kee Seafood Soup

Address: 19 Marsiling Lane, #01-329 Teo Chap Bee Eating House, Singapore 730019

Phone: 92250168

Opening Hours: 10.30am to 8.30pm daily. Mondays closed.


Nasi SG Power


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chicken-5When we discuss supper spots in Woodlands, Al-Ameen and Mr Teh Tarik are some of the usual suspects that come to mind. Talk to anyone working night shifts and they’ll share otherwise. Nasi SG Power, which sits in a secluded corner, is well loved by many cab drivers and police officers roaming the streets of remote Woodlands. The Mee Rebus ($3) was coated with a luscious gravy that we all loved and the Nasi Lemak ($3) was a hit! The rice isn’t as lemak as expected, but it’s great for supper since it isn’t as rich. Just a heads up : Nasi SG Power is purely a takeaway concept, so don’t expect any seating.

Nasi SG Power

Address: 883 Woodlands Street 82, Singapore 730883

Phone: 8283 8971

Opening Hours: 11pm to 1pm daily. Sundays closed.


Black N White Rojak



Who doesn’t love a good rojak? It’s a good snack to have anytime of the day. All them northern heartlanders are aware of 515 KPT Eating House, which is home to one of the best rojak stalls. However, it only opens in the evening. Don’t fret, for Black n White is opened in the day to satisfy our cravings for the Singaporean salad. There’s a black (shrimp paste), and white (plum sauce) version, and we opted for the former ($3/$4/$5). The mark of a delicious rojak lies in its black sticky dressing, and Black n White Rojak’s sweet, tangy and spicy sauce was ace.

Black N White Rojak

Address: 302 Woodlands Street 31, S11 Coffee Shop, Singapore 730302

Opening Hours: 1pm to 9pm daily. Closed on certain days.

Kuai San Dian Xin 块三点心



$1.30 for EVERY dim sum? Unbelievable. Nestled in Primz Bizhub’s coffee shop, the stall specialises in dimsum. We liked the Ha Gow which had a good amount of shrimp. We thought that most of the dim sum options were quite mediocre in terms of quality and taste. But hey, what it lacks in taste is made up for by its affordability. The queue here can get really long during peak hours, so if you don’t want to queue, come for supper because it’s open 24/7!

Kuai San Dian Xin 块三点心

Address: 21 Woodlands Close, Primz Bizhub Coffeeshop, Singapore 737854

Opening Hours: Opened 24 hours daily.

Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant

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Rasa Istimewa Waterfront offers a unique seaside dining experience. The journey here may deter interested diners, but I promise you that the view is worth the occasional visit. Rasa Istimewa serves Halal Chinese cuisine. They have a la carte options and set menus as well. We opted for the set menu 2 ($88++), which comprised my favourite Rasa Istimewa Curry Fish Head. The delicate flesh of the snapper head was complemented beautifully by the thick, milky, and spicy curry.

Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant

Address: 6A Admiralty Road West, Singapore 757445

Email Address:

Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 12pm to 12am daily.




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Melvados is your one-stop shop for Halal meals and desserts at wholesale prices. Four slices of luscious brownies for $11? A pint of premium Mao Shan Wang ice cream for only $9? It is THAT affordable! Melvados regulars love the Blueberry cheesecake ($11.50). For a decadent treat, grab a pack of Double Chocolate Brownies ($11.50). When microwaved and eaten with ice cream, these babies are amazing!


Address: 26 Woodlands Terrace, Singapore 738449

Email Address:

Opening Hours: Weekdays 10am to 4.30pm, Saturdays 9am to 12.30pm. Sundays closed.


Ivan’s Carbina



For those who do not live in Woodlands, you will need lots of help finding this place. The coffeeshop is situated in the middle of a block of flats (Block 354/355). Tons of choices are available, and we eventually settled with the Rosti with Cheese sausage ($7.20) and Fried Chicken Cutlet ($6.50). The mains come with 2 sides — choose from garden salad, french fries, butter rice etc. We chose the butter rice and fries as accompaniments to the chicken cutlet. Read more here.

Ivan’s Carbina

Address: Woodlands Ave 5, Blk 354A, #01-01 Lucky Star Coffeeshop, Singapore 731354

Mobile: 9048 0333

Area: Woodlands

Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm daily, closed on Mondays

Cuisine: Western


S&W Malay Food Stall

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The working crowd around Causeway Point considers Fairview food court a lunch haven. One of the coffeeshop’s pull factors has to be the Nasi Goreng Ayam ($4) from S&W Malay Food Stall. Do not be fooled. Although the fried rice looks basic, it’s delicious. Look forward to a combination of extremely flavourful rice, savoury chicken drumstick and fiery sambal here,

S&W Malay Food Stall

Address: 371A Woodlands Ave 1, Fairview Food Court, Singapore 731371

Opening Hours: 11am to 7pm daily.

Banana Leaf Pork Briyani


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Woodlands is home to the ONE AND ONLY pork briyani ($8). Pretty unusual, eh? While the pork rib was huge, it was cooked well and was soft and tender.  The special Rainbow Prata(from $1.50 onwards), which is available only between 8am – 11am and 4pm – 8pm, is very unique. It may not be the best-tasting prata but it was at least crispy.

Banana Leaf Pork Biryani

Address: 71 Woodlands Industrial Park E9, Singapore 757048

Phone: 9321 8081


Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm daily.


There are actually a lot of hidden food gems in Woodlands. Why not skip the day trip to Johor Bahru, and come try some of the delicious food here for a change?

READ MORE: 11 Delicious Cheap Eats To Try In Woodlands – Below $10, Tried & Tested! made anonymous visits and paid its own meals at the stalls featured here.

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