Craving for some good food? You’ll find hawker fare honed to perfection and other delicious dishes within the vicinity of Tanah Merah. Here are some sumptuous spots to check out!

A delicious start to your day

Starting from the Tanah Merah MRT Station, head west along New Upper Changi Road and walk for about 10 minutes, and you’ll come across The Marketplace @ 58, a hawker centre filled with tasty and familiar dishes. The stand-outs that attract long queues include the laksa at stall 01-176, which is called Amy’s Laksa

Feast on local favourites

After you’ve sampled the hawker fare there, head north along Bedok North Road and a 10-minute walk will bring you to the famous Fengshan Market and Food Centre at Block 85 Bedok North Street 4. The fried oyster omelette at stall 01-09, called Bedok North 85 Fried Oyster, comes with a unique chilly gravy that has had many customers returning for more. 

The bak chor mee at stall 01-07, called Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian, is also not to be missed. The springy noodles are steeped in a sweet and flavourful broth prepared using pork bones, and the dish is topped off with nuggets of fried lard. The business has been around since 1968, a testament to its popularity. 

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(Photo source: Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian & Instagram @chocolatebasil)

Try some laksa spaghetti

To continue on your makan trail, head east on Bedok North Avenue 4 until you reach the Bedok Park Connector. Turn right and stroll along this pleasant walkway until you arrive at Upper Changi Road. Another right turn here will bring you to Bedok Road. This easy 20-minute walk will help you to get ready for a smorgasbord of delicious dishes.

At 344 Bedok Road, you’ll find Usman’s @ Bedok, which plates up Pakistani and North Indian dishes such as the uncommon spicy chicken karahi and bhuna mutton. Wholly Crab, an eatery that serves Louisiana seafood with a local twist, is also located nearby at The Bedok Marketplace, 332A Bedok Road, stall 02-10. Try its laksa spaghetti or the seafood bucket with sambal sauce.

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(Photo source: Wholly Crab)

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Do some good with food

Just a little farther down the road is the Jalan Tua Kong Lau Lim Mee Pok Kway Teow Mee at 306 Bedok Road. The noodle stall has so many fans that queues are common throughout the week. The mee pok is served with a spicy chilly sauce, large bouncy fish-balls and slices of tender pork and fishcake. 

If you’re still hungry, head over to Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh at 302 Bedok Road. The food shop not only serves the pork ribs in a tasty peppery herbal soup, but also employs ex-convicts to help them reintegrate into society. Order a meal here and you’ll get some delectable food and do good at the same time.

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(Photo source: Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh)

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Dishes at your doorstep

After you’ve had your fill, head south along Bedok Road, turn left when you reach New Upper Changi Road and you’ll reach Tanah Merah MRT Station again. During the 10-minute walk, you’ll see a stunning condominium on your left. That’s The Glades at Tanah Merah, a residential property by Keppel Land and China Vanke.

If you’re looking for a place to live in the east, pick The Glades at Tanah Merah and all of the places in this trail guide will be pretty much at your doorstep.