Where to eat at Punggol?
Just a few years back, many will be reluctant to travel to Punggol for entertainment and food. Located away from the city center with limited choices in Waterway Point, even residents living around the area will travel out for the weekend. But now, it’s a different story.
The 7-story Oasis Terraces, launched by the Housing and Development Board (HDB), is the first new generation neighborhood center. Situated conveniently right next to Oasis LRT station, it holds 47 shops (to date Apr 19), including an NTUC Fairprice supermarket, a 24hours Anytime Fitness gym and a polyclinic. What about food-wise? Fear not, with the wide variety of cuisines available in the mall, we have picked out some of the popular ones that will lure you over in no time.
Western Cuisine – Rise & Grind Coffee Co
If you’re into cafe hopping, then hop your way over to Rise & Grind Coffee Co. Due to popular demand, the team has decided to open its second branch right next to the Punggol neighborhood. With their expanded menu, it is not only a good place for breakfast and brunch but even lunch and dinner! Must try to include their signature Pulled Pork Benedict and Seafood Tom Yum pasta.
Korean Cuisine – ChikSoo
Korean food has been a big hit ever since the first K-wave. Fried chicken and bingsu are definitely among our favourite, and ChikSoo specialises in just that. The wings come in 3 flavours: soya sauce, sweet chilli and hot & Spicy. If you are up for something more filling, they also offer classic korean dishes like Army Stew, Bibimbap and Ginseng Chicken Soup.
Japanese Cuisine – Tampopo
Tampopo stand strong since 2005 with their reputation in providing quality meals in all outlets. It was the first to introduce Kurobuta (black pig) into Singapore and is still well-known for their kurobuta specialities. Though their price range is slightly higher compared to other Japanese restaurants around the Punggol area, it’s worth the quality.
Dim Sum – Dim Sum Inc by Crystal Jade
Dim Sum Inc is a new concept by Crystal Jade, striving to provide a ‘meeting’ point for everyone, a destination for both hearty and light meals. Though designed to provide quick service, be assured that the quality is up to beat with their brand. Their signature dim sum include animal shaped bun, siew mai with fish roe and salted egg yolk custard bun.
Steamboat – King of Hot Pot
Not even the hot weather can stop us from enjoying steamboat. Say hello to another addition of high-end steamboat and words are spreading that their soups and meat quality are comparable to HaiDiLao’s. It is open until 2am daily so late-night hotpot session? You know where to go.
Drink – R&B Tea
Take a step back from the mainstream bubble tea brands such as KOI, Gong Cha and LiHo, and you’ll see other brands worth trying. Launched by 2 Taiwanese founders in 2017, this newly established R&T Tea has since opened a total of 6 branches around Singapore. Their signature tea include Brown Sugar Boba Milk with Cheese Brulee and brown Sugar Boba Milk.