What to Eat in Tampines, Bedok, and Joo Chiat: A Guide to All The Best Food in The East

Wonderful food from East Singapore to savour
Bedok Jing Long Seafood Restaurant Kota88 Restaurant Nangfa Thai Kitchen
Joo Chiat Chilli Padi Nonya Restaurant Joo Chiat Popiah
Tampines Butter Studio Rumah Makan Minang

The East of Singapore is home to tons of great food. But for those who live far away, trips there might be infrequent. With islandwide delivery available on Oddle Eats, however, you can enjoy delicious fare from the East regardless of where you live. Here’s our list of the what to eat in Tampines, Bedok, and Joo Chiat!

1. Butter Studio

Butter Studio’s 7″ Biscoff Burnt Cheesecake ($52)

You’ll find all manner of delightful cakes and bakes at Butter Studio. From gooey burnt cheesecakes and signature tarts to themed cupcakes and artisanal gelato, this place is heaven for those with a sweet tooth. They even have locally-inspired creations, like the Ondeh-Ondeh cake ($48), which pairs fluffy pandan layers with gula melaka-infused cheese cream frosting.

For a perfect afternoon snack, share the TeaTime BakeBox ($30) with your family or friends. It features 1 Signature Tart, 1 Burnt Cheesecake slice, 2 Lemon Loaf Cake slices, 1 muffin, and 1 brownie. If you’re wondering about what to eat in Tampines, Butter Studio is your must-try for great bakes.

2. Chilli Padi Nonya Restaurant

Chilli Padi Nonya Restaurant’s Ngoh Hiang ($10.80)

An authentic spread of Peranakan classics await you here at Chilli Padi Nonya Restaurant. Don’t miss bestsellers such as the Ngoh Hiang ($10.80), a fried pork & chicken meat roll wrapped in crisp beancurd skin.

Spice lovers will enjoy the Nonya Curry Chicken (from $13.80) and Sambal Sotong (from $13.80). The former features fresh chicken braised in a house blend of spices, while the latter comprises juicy squid rings stir-fried in fiery sambal rempah.

Meat aside, you can also choose from their impressive array of vegetables, seafood, soup, noodles, and fried rice.

3. Jing Long Seafood Restaurant

Jing Long Seafood Restaurant’s Prawn Paste Chicken Wings (from $10.80)

For comforting, delicious zichar, you should order from Jing Long Seafood Restaurant. From their humble beginnings at a small coffeeshop in 1999, they’re now one of the best seafood restaurants in Bedok.

A must-have is their signature Black Pepper Crab ($72), featuring live crab coated in an addictive black pepper gravy. They’re also famous for their Coffee Pork Ribs (from $15.80), starring succulent pork ribs in an addictive, bittersweet marinade.

4. Joo Chiat Popiah

Joo Chiat Popiah’s DIY Standard Set ($68)

For almost 80 years, Singaporeans have enjoyed Joo Chiat Popiah‘s delectable, fuss-free popiah and kueh pie tee. Here on Oddle Eats, you can get their DIY sets and have fun making them with your family. The DIY Standard Set ($68) comprises 20 skins, seafood filling, and heaps of condiments and garnishes. There’s the familiar black sweet sauce you’ll enjoy, and a chilli padi paste if you’re keen on a fiery roll. The DIY Vegetarian Set ($68) replaces seafood with tofu, and is garlic-free for those who don’t take alliums.

5. Kota88 Restaurant

Kota88 Restaurant’s Mie Keriting Babi Komplit Spesial ($11.88)

Delight in a showcase of Indochinese cuisine at Kota88 Restaurant in Bedok. They sell BBQ delights like Cha Sio ($22.88) and Sio Bak ($22.88), which are Indochine variations of the Cantonese roast meats we’re all familiar with.

Another crowd-favourite is the Ikan Goreng Asam Manis ($16.88), also known as sweet and sour fish. For mains, choose from their range of wok-fried rice and noodles. The Nasi Goreng Special Kota88 ($14.88) is highly recommended, with tons of meat combined with flavourful rice and wok hei aroma.

6. Nangfa Thai Kitchen

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Amongst the crowd of Thai restaurants in Singapore, Nangfa Thai Kitchen is a standout. Whet your appetite with their Tom Yum Seafood Soup Clear ($6.50), and enjoy classic dishes like Pandan Leaf Chicken ($6.50), bursting with juicy flavour.

You’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to their mains, with options like Phad Thai Noodle ($6.50) and Olive Fried Rice with Chicken ($6.50). With affordable prices and generous portions, we can easily see why this is one of Bedok’s best restaurants.

7. Rumah Makan Minang

Rumah Makan Minang’s Ayam Rendang (from $12)

Specialising in Indonesian Minangkabau cuisine, Rumah Makan Minang is famous for its quality nasi padang. It’s a great option when you can’t think of what to eat in Tampines or Haji Lane, as they have outlets at both locations

Those who want to enjoy a fragrant feast from home can also opt for delivery. Choose from their Nasi Padang Combo Sets ($14.40), with options of beef rendang, ayam gravy, or fried fish belado. Each comes with rice, vegetables, begedil, and a bottle of teh.

A la carte selections for sharing include the tender Paru Belado ($7.20)—fried beef lung with chilli sauce. Complete your meal with sumptuous portions of Sambal Goreng ($5.40) and the ever-delightful Sotong Sambal ($7.20)

Thanks to Oddle Eats, you won’t need to make a trip down to the East to enjoy its best restaurants! Discover more recommendations on what to eat in Tampines, Bedok, and Joo Chiat when you download the Oddle Eats mobile app.