Food Hunt! - Dinner places to eat in the East

East Coast Lagoon by the City Nomads

If you live in the East, you may be familiar with the many food options that are offered here.

Picture of the Sunset in Changi Village by Tripzilla

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Want to find out the best places to eat in the East? Read on to find out the top places to eat in the East when you are hungry!

Tamp West 888 mookata

Address: 820 Tampines Street 81, Singapore 520820

Phone: 6841 6897

Opening Hours: 24/7 daily.

Price: $5- $10

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/89.7SupperClub/

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 The owners posing at the 888 Mookata Tampines BranchSource: Miss Tam Chiak

If you live in the East in Tampines West, you might be familiar with 888 Mookata. Situated right opposite Tampines West CC, the coffeeshop that 888 Mookata is in is packed with people wanting to get the taste of the succulent meat that they prepared from scratch

Did you know? Dennis and Chew Chor Meng, who are Mediacorp artistes who have acted in many Mediacorp dramas are founders of this popular food establishment.

Mediacorp artistes Chor Chew Meng and Dennis Chew posing in front of their store, 888 Mookata

Source: 888 Mookata’s Facebook page

So, for those who haven’t been. Why is 888 Mookata so crazily popular?


888 Mookata has two platters to choose from, if you’re eating with another friend or in groups of 4. The platter for 2 is $26 and the platter for 4 is $45.

888 Mookata's Menu with bundles

Source: Sukamin

The two person platter which costs $26 contains meat like chicken thigh, pork collar and belly, prawn, as well as scallops, mussels, fishballs, fishcakes and vegetables. Main carbohydrates like the staple white rice and Maggie Mee are also available.

The four person plater which costs $45 contains extra sides like Oyster Mushroom, Hotdog, Tang Hoon (Glass Noodles) and egg, so you can have even more of a gastronomical experience with your friends or family.

Love eating prawn but hate the mess that comes with de-shelling the prawn? At 888 Mookata, the prawn is already deshelled so you can enjoy the succulent taste of prawn once you cook it- without having to worry about dirtying your fingers.

If you feel like the bundle you are having does not fill you up, then you can consider adding on mushroom platter, vegetable platters and meat platters, which consist


You will be served with 2 sauces, both are sweet chilli sauces sprinkled with sesame seeds. The sweet and slightly sour chilli sauce brings a whole new level to the meat and whatever you dip into the sauce- leaving you feeling satisfied as the spice and savoury sensations melt in your mouth.

Professionally done shot of 888 Mookata's Chilli with chilli pieces and a black background

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Of course, do be warned that you will leave with both a full stomach and the smell of grilled meat sticking on you. Also do note that as pork and lard are used in cooking, 888 Mookata is also not halal.


East Coast Lagoon Food Village

Address: 1220 ECP, Singapore 468960

Opening Hours: 5pm to 12am, 12pm to 12am (Saturdays)

East Coast Lagoon Food Village

Source: The Ordinary Patrons

Located along the beach and cycling path of East Coast Park it is a great dining place to go with friends and family after a day of cycling or chilling at the beach. Home to a large number of drink stalls selling sugarcane, coconut and grass jelly. A refreshing drink to enjoy under the tropical warm weather in Singapore.

East Coast Lagoon Village has many tables of different sizes making it a good place for dinner gatherings. After the new reopening of East Coast Lagoon, the environment is definitely more spacious, cooler and cleaner. You will definitely be spoilt for choice, having many different hawker stalls selling a variety of delicious dishes. East Coast Lagoon has a noisy and vibrant atmosphere, the sound of sizzling food on the pan, and spatula cooking away. There’s the smell of flaming woks and long-simmering broths, air is filled with a mixture of all the delicious aromas of food. You can also hear the sounds of serving spoons clattering and constant chatter of customers and stall owners shouting taking orders. Spoilt for choice? Let us recommend some popular stores located inside this food centre!


Song Kee Fried Oyster

Song Kee Fried Oyster with a customer

Source: Danielfooddiary

One of the popular stalls in East Coast Lagoon, Song Kee serves up oyster omelette or known as ‘Orh Luak’ and oyster egg. If you enjoy the texture of tapioca starch and egg, come and try their oyster omelette. They serve up generous amounts of oysters, tucked away into the fluffy and fragrant fried egg, with a little bit of tapioca starch. Garnished with a bit of parsley sprinkled over the omelette. They also offer oyster egg, but no starch is added. It is really up to your personal preference on how to like your fried oyster to be. Song Kee’s spicy-tangy chili helped to bring out the flavours of the oyster packing a nice punch. Do check this stall out and choose which style of fried oyster you prefer.

A plate of Fried Oyster Egg, shot by Danielfooddiary

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Ah Hwee BBQ Chicken Wing & Spring Chicken

Want something to go with your main course at East Coast Lagoon? We recommend you to try the BBQ chicken wings. Flavorful marinated chicken meat with the fragrance of barbecue cooked over a strong charcoal flame. Paired with lime and chilli on the side that enhances the wings bringing out all its flavours! Come and try Ah Hwee BBQ Chicken Wing & Spring Chicken. The wings are perfectly cooked chicken, the skin of the wing has a crispy texture.

 Ah Hwee BBQ Chicken Wing & Spring Chicken at East Coast Lagoon

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Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre

Address: 110 Pasir Ris Central, Singapore 519641

Opening Hours: 7am to 10pm

Pasir ris central hawker centre

Source: Best in Singapore Blog

Looking for unique food? This Hawker Centre is a great place for all ages, Pasir Ris Hawker Centre is home to both traditional hawker food and hipster food options. It is divided into 2 levels, the first level consists of familiar hawker food such as bak chor mee, fish soup, Lor Mee and many more! What makes it even more interesting is the second level called fareground which houses many different stalls runned by mostly young hawkers. Cooking up instagram worthy dishes, having a wide variety of unique food options to try out! Let us share some stores for you to look for!


Lukhon Thai BBQ & Steamboat

Located in: Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre

Opening Hours: 1pm to 9pm, Closed on Mondays and Tuesday


Mookata is basically pork skillet. It is a form of thai style barbeque popular with families and friends making it the most ideal choice for gatherings and events. To enjoy Mookata, resembles a combination similar to korean barbeque and hot pot. Craving for mookata? To get started, Lukhon Thai BBQ & Steamboat is located in Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre. What’s more, Lukhon Thai is a Halal certified so everyone can come down and enjoy their mookata. For the portions that you get it is both delicious and value for money. They offer platter sets as well as giving you the option to order off their a la carte menu. Having a wide variety of marinated meats, such as black pepper beef, garlic beef, tom yum chicken and garlic chicken and also offering seafood and other ingredients like fish balls, cheese tofu and more! The seats outside the store are spacious and well ventilated with tables suitable for all group sizes.

Lukhon Thai BBQ & Steamboat Mookata Hotpot

Source: Eatbook


Located in: Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre

Address 110 Pasir Ris Central, #02-11, Singapore 519641

Opening Hours:

1130am to 3pm, 5 to 9pm

Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Daburu is a new generation hawker, hoping to serve the general public a wide assortment of grilled meat and their hot buns, sizzling on hot plates. Daburu believes in ‘go big or go home’ serving quality and hefty portions, making it worth the money. Come check out their chops and platters. Daburu is popular for their large portions, for example The Daburu’s Champion Chicken Chop is something to look out for, the meat is marinated in their in-house unami, served with pasta and salad.

Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre's Daburu Champion Chicken Chop

Source: Eatbook

Apart from their Champion Chicken Chop, Daburu cooks up a number of different meat options for you to choose from, serving up chicken, pork, lamb, beef and salmon. Having something that is sure to satisfy your western cravings. They also sell the Meat Lovers Platter consisting of chicken chop, pork belly and japanese-style hamburg.

Marketing poster by Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre's Daburu

Source: DaburuSG

Pasir ris central hawker centre is another reason for you to go down to the far end of Singapore. Here’s a tip for you! Do come down early to try out these hawker stalls, as they sell-out fast and may close earlier than their stated timings.


Seng Kee Black Chicken Herbal Soup Pte Ltd

Address: 467 Changi Road, Singapore 419887

Phone: 6746 4089

Opening Hours: 11am to 4am

Storefront of Seng Kee Black Chicken Herbal Soup Pte Ltd

Source: Danielfooddiary

Do you enjoy Mee Sua? Opened throughout the day, this is a great spot for dining in. Popular among the people in the East, Seng Kee is known for their wide spread of zi char and signature black chicken herbal soup, pork kidney mee sua soup. Served in a red bowl containing a thick dark coloured soup with an aroma of the herbal broth. When scooped up, there were generous portions of sliced kidney and tender lean pork slices. The kidney pieces are cooked to perfection with no lingering taste of organ parts that you may find from some other pig organ dishes. The noodles are cooked to perfection, silky smooth and not overcooked till mushy like some mee sua stalls that you may have come across. The Herbal Kidney mee sua soup is perfect to enjoy in the cold rainy weather.

Seng Kee Black Chicken Herbal Soup's Herbal Kidney mee sua soup

Source: Seng Kee Black Chicken

Seng Kee also offers a wide variety of zi char dishes that you can try, serving crispy bee hoon, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Generous amounts of ingredients tucked under the “chao ta” noodles. The crispy prawn paste chicken, white beehoon with clams, prawn and sotong, if you’re looking for hot soup. For those who enjoy drinking herbal soup, Seng Kee also offers their popular Black Chicken Herbal Soup, with tender chicken and herbal soup taste.

Seng Kee is also conveniently located near the MRT (Kembangan), right beside the park connector. Take a walk down the park connector and you would see Seng Kee Black Chicken Herbal Soup. If you’re considering driving down, there is limited parking near the shop, so you may have to walk a bit more.

Seng Kee Black Chicken Herbal Soup's signature Crispy Bee Hoon


Don’t live in the East or can’t enjoy the places in our list? Here at the Kettle Gourmet, we bring the flavours of the East to you.


How, you may ask?

The Kettle Gourmet offers local popcorn in Singapore, for example, we have nostalgic coffeeshop kaya butter toast perfect for those who enjoy the classic Eastern "kopitiam" (Coffeeshop) breakfast paired with a cup of hot coffee and soft-boiled eggs. Looking for something spicy? To all chilli crab lovers, we also offer our iconic chilli crab. Enjoy chilli crab without going through the hassle of removing the crab's tough shell before getting to enjoy the taste of the tangy chilli sauce and juicy crab meat, just like the de-shelled prawns at Tampines West’s 888 Mookata branch.

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The best thing is that we offer free delivery right to your doorstep, so you get to enjoy the food without even leaving your couch.

Looking for a snack that is so good it’ll make you go Eureka? Try out our Crazy Asian 6-pack bundle now!


Written By: Ng Kai Jie & Yip Weng Kit

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