Other than being known for its central location with quick and easy access to everywhere, eating in Ang Mo Kio we’ve constantly fallen back onto the basics – McDonald’s, Subway and the Singaporean way of the “nearest Kopitiam”. We’ve done our research and found these hidden gems that are definitely worth the trip even if you stay in Jurong or Pasir Ris.
1.Fish and Chicks
Caught up in the recent “salted egg yolk” everything frenzy? Fish and Chicks have revolutionized the classic fish and chips, and offers the options of either a salted egg yolk or chili crab fish. For those who are torn between the 2, get the “best of both worlds” at only $13.90 and decide for yourself the better of the options! Do take note they currently only accept cash payments for now so head to the ATM before making your way down to avoid disappointment.
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday 11am-2pm, 5pm-8pm
Address: 531 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singapore 560531
Voted “The Best Fish and Chips” in the United Kingdom, Murphy’s has found its way into the heartlands of Singapore before settling down in Ang Mo Kio. For just $16, you can have a taste of this delectable plate as well; and like any award-winning establishment, they do their utmost best to keep up with the trends and have not missed out on the salted egg yolk craze. Try their “Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Chop” for just $18, or their appetizing platter with the salted egg yolk sauce!
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday 11am-3pm, 5pm-10pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-10pm
Address: 532 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 #01-2495, Singapore 560532
3. Rainbow Cottage Café
Famed for their dainty deserts amongst which lie the renowned Paddlepop Cheesecake and unorthodox Blue Velvet cake, Rainbow Cottage Café is the perfect place for a catch up with old friends over deserts that make for an Instagram-worthy picture; plus point for all the ladies out there! If you’re looking for a pretty sweet treat as a gift, birthday celebration, or mass orders for wedding door gifts or things of that sort, Rainbow Cottage Café is the go-to place with decadent cakes and petite macaroons that are pleasing to the eyes and taste buds.
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday 11am-9:30pm
Address: 452 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singapore 560452
4. 21 CUBE Artisan Ice Cream
21 CUBE has revolutionized the ice cream world, breaking away from the alternative of serving soft-serve or the healthier frozen yogurt to offer you a creative twist on your ice cream cones. Bringing to you stir-fried ice cream rolls and marshmallow-coated cones topped with chunky ice cream, 21 CUBE is a must-try for all of you out there with a sweet tooth.
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday 12pm-10pm
Address: 710A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 #01-2631, Singapore 561710
5. Double Scoops
The name on its own is self-explanatory – you definitely need a double scoop of this sweet, creamy goodness to satisfy your dancing taste buds. Also available served atop the famous Shibuya Honey Toast birthed in the teenage-frequented Bangkok in Thailand, Double Scoops has been named as one of Singapore’s best ice cream parlor by top food bloggers like LadyIronChef and Seth Lui.
6. Twenty Grammes
Presenting a wide array of aesthetic pastries and cakes that are both pleasing to the eye and stomach, from Chocolate Domes known for being a challenge even for world-renowned chefs to carefully prepared cups of cappuccino art. Enjoy classics like buttermilk waffles, or the more recently inducted onto the “wall of fame” in food’s charcoal waffles and/or salted egg yolk sauce.
Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday 12pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm-1am
Address: 529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singapore 560529
7. Workbench Bistro
The workbench bistro has broken tradition and created history for themselves, being well-known by past patrons for both delicious mains and delectable deserts. Try their Chocolate S’moreffles that have received nothing but raving reviews. For those with a savory preference, the salted egg yolk craze has definitely not been missed by this group of talented in-house chefs. Try their salted egg yolk chicken burger; it’s a far cry in all the best possible ways from the one McDonalds has recently released.