Punggol Food Guide – 10 Places To Prove That Even Ulu Places Can Be Food Heaven

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For those who have always had the notion that Punggol is nothing but an ‘ulu’ place, here is when you might be wrong. Alongside the multitudinous activities that you can indulge in, Punggol is also home to many restaurants, cafés, local food stalls as well as bars and bistros you never knew about.

Yes, it is a misconception that Punggol is just a neighbourhood that is far away from civilisation and nothing else.

Here, we share with you a comprehensive guide to the best places to go to in Punggol that will prove that even ulu places can be food heaven.


Today, Punggol is a bustling neighbourhood that is great for cafe hopping or family meals. You would be surprised to know that Waterway Point, as well as The Punggol Settlement area, has an extensive list of F& B establishments that is worth the long drive to Punggol.

Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu Ebi Tendon


Award-winning tempura and tendon eatery from Asakusa, Tokyo has opened recently in Punggol Waterway Point, gathering snaking queues during dinner time. If you are craving some deep-fried goodness, be sure to head over to Waterway Point for a bowl of Akitmitsu Don’s tendon!

83 Punggol Central, #01-65
West Wing, Waterway Point
Singapore 828761
Daily: 12pm – 9.30pm
Tel: +65 63858795
Nearest Station: Punggol

Big Fish Small Fish Group Shot


As their name suggests, Big Fish Small Fish specialises in everything, well, fish. If you are a seafood lover, you ought to give this place a shot. Their variety of battered fishes may be somewhat limited but they certainly do not compromise on quality. Oh, and did we mention that prices are rather affordable too?

50 Punggol East, #01-K35,
Singapore 828826
Tel: +65 9438 7623
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 12am
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Punggol

Georges by the Bay


This Balinese-themed bar in The Punggol Settlement, Georges by The Bay offers a spectacular array of grilled meats and bar bites. What you can expect are dishes such as Fish and Chips for a substantial meal and Golden Buffalo Wings if you are looking for something lighter.

3 Punggol Point Road
#02-12, The Punggol Settlement
Mon to Thu: 4pm – 1am
Fri: 3pm – 1am
Sat: 3pm – 2am
Sun: 3pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Sam Kee (Punggol LRT)

White Restaurant


White Restaurant is renowned for their Signature White Beehoon which will change your impression of the otherwise, plain bee hoon and they also delectable serve side dishes perfect for sharing amongst a group.

Should you wish to give White Restaurant a visit, be sure to call up to make a reservation or head there early because the queues are crazy long!

3 Punggol Point Road
#01-10, The Punggol Settlement
Daily: 11.30am – 2pm, 5pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Riviera (Punggol LRT)

Whisk & Paddle - Mac & Cheese


Whisk & Paddle has got to be one of the most popular cafés around the area. They serve a variety of items on their menu—from breakfast dishes such as the classic Eggs Benedict to heartier and sharing mains including the likes of Ham & Pineapple Pizza and their renowned Mac and Cheese.

10 Tebing Lane #01-01
Tue to Fri: 3.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 9.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Riviera (Punggol LRT)


While Singapore’s culinary scene has no lack of posh restaurants, nothing can beat local fare and cheap eats in our hearts. Punggol is where you can find a wide range of comforting local grub worth returning for.

Boon Chiang Chicken Rice Punggol
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Although Boon Chiang Hainanese Chicken Rice may not take the cake as the most outstanding chicken rice in Singapore, they definitely serve a decent plate of chicken rice that will satiate your cravings for this iconic local dish.

Blk 303B Punggol Central
Singapore 822303
Nearest Station: Punggol/ Damai (Punggol LRT)

Huang Hong Ji Porridge
Photo Credit: triggerfish73


Only Punggol residences will know of this small eatery that is situated on the first floor of an HDB.

Huang Hong Ji Porridge serves authentic Cantonese-style porridge with over 40 years of experience. They open at 7am and close just after lunch hours so you have to be an early bird to catch this worm!

Blk 269A Punggol Field, #01-197
Singapore 822269
Daily: 7am – 2pm
Tel: +65 9006 1071
Nearest Station: Punggol/ Damai (Punggol LRT)

Bangkok Street Mookata


Bangkok Street Mookata has got several outlets islandwide and they are best known for the authenticity of their Mookata and it certainly doesn’t hurt that prices are kept low too. This place may just be your new hangout spot if you are looking for a place to feast like a king with your mates without burning a hole in your wallet.

Blk 312A Sumang Link #01-05
Singapore 821312
Daily: 5pm – 11pm
Tel: +65 9222 8837
Nearest Station: Soo Teck (Punggol LRT)


Night life is not completely non-existent in Punggol even though it is a peripheral area. If you live in the neighbourhood, here are 3 bars and bistros for your next drinking session that will save you a trip to Clarke Quay and Prinsep Street. You are very welcome.

L'Chaim Bistro


Featuring a rather impressive range of craft beers on tap in the likes of Bohemian Lager, Summer IPA and more, L’chaim Bistro is one of the best places along the area to have a beer to cool off the heat.

Have some bar bites such as buffalo wings and thai fish cake to go along with the refreshing brews

50 Punggol East #01-K37
Singapore 828826
Daily: 5pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Riviera (Punggol LRT)

OBAR Punggol Interior
Photo Credit: OBAR


OBAR is undoubtedly one of Punggol’s best-kept secrets. Offering a variety of entertainment from live music to karaoke, OBAR is THE place to go to if you happen to be in Punggol and the night is still young.

Booze, live music, dart stations and karaoke—OBAR checks off everything you would expect of a good place to chill and have fun.

11 Northshore drive
Singapore 828670
Mon, Wed: 12pm – 12.30am
Tue, Thu & Sun: 5pm – 12.30am
Fri & Sat: 5pm – 1.30am
Tel: +65 9797 1799
Nearest Station: Nibong LRT/ Punggol Point LRT