11 Dining Destinations In Jem Including Korean BBQ, Fried Chicken & Bubble Tea


Since opening their doors to the public in 2013, Jem has become one of the go-to shopping malls in the West of Singapore.

Directly connected to Jurong East MRT interchange, and home to over 240 retail and F&B outlets across six levels, Jem is an all-in-one destination that offers you everything.

There was a major revamp at Jem’s B1 food mall since March 2019 and they have since reopened with more exciting food offerings.

Whether you’re craving a cup of bubble tea, Taiwanese fried chicken, or in the mood for a legit Korean BBQ meal, here is our Jem food guide featuring 11 dining destinations in the mall.

Tae Ppong Nipong Naepong


Nipong Naepong has been satisfying the cravings of numerous Korean food enthusiasts with their take on Chinese-Korean cuisine. Known as Singapore’s first “ppong” specialty restaurant, Nipong Naepong has seamlessly fused globally inspired flavours into delicious bowls of jjamppong.

Cha Ppong Nipong Naepong

Jjamppong is a Korean noodle dish that is typically served with either spicy meat or seafood.

Those unfamiliar with the dish should start off with the top-selling Cha Ppong (S$15.80), which is touted as the traditional and original form of jjamppong that consists of a flavourful broth, jjolmyeon (Korean wheat noodles), and ingredients such as mussels, squid, prawn and quail eggs. The dish comes with the ability to choose between Level 1 and Level 2 for the spiciness of your Cha Ppong.

Other notable dishes to consider include the Spicy Keu Risotto (S$16.90) that is cooked using the restaurant’s own Keu cream sauce with assorted seafood, spinach and chili oil; the Vongole Ppong (S$17.90) with briny clams, white wine and fragrant garlic; the Tom Yum Ppong (S$15.90) with assorted seafood and the house jjolmyeon, and the Sweet Potato pizza (S$17.90), that comes with a baked tortilla base that’s topped with sweet potato puree and fluffy whipped cream.

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#01-16 Jem
Singapore 608549
Sun to Thu: 11am – 9.30pm
Fri and Sat: 11am – 10pm
Nearest station: Jurong East

Monga Fried Chicken Group Shot


Founded by Taiwanese celebrity and comedian Nono, the much-anticipated Monga has finally opened its first-ever local outlet in Jem, serving up thick, fresh and juicy fried chicken cutlets!

With over 45 outlets in Taiwan, Monga’s fried chicken delivers on taste through their usage of gigantic slabs of fried chicken cutlets which are coated with interesting seasoning powder. The flavours offered in Singapore are namely The King (salt and pepper), the mildly spicy Hot Chick (chili paprika) and The Taiker (Okinawa seaweed powder) – each sold at S$6.90.

Monga Fried Chicken and Drinks

Unlike most traditional Taiwanese fried chicken, Monga uses chicken filet cutlets which are at least a minimum of 2cm thick for the retention of the meat’s juices even after it is deep-fried. In place of the typical sugar marination, Monga uses honey to marinate their chicken, which helps to tenderize the meat before it’s coated with buttermilk batter and double-fried with minimum grease.

Monga also offers three impressive tasting drinks which are the refreshing Orange Green Tea (S$4.50), Grapefruit Green Tea (S$4.50), and the fragrant Osmanthus Oolong Tea (S$3.30), to help quench your thirst after your satisfactory fried chicken snack!

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#B1-K10 Jem
Singapore 608549
Daily: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest station: Jurong East



With an extensive all-day menu which offers a range of HK classics such as their roast specialties to the traditional dim sum and delectable wok-fried dishes, Enjoy the best of Hong Kong in an oriental chic setting at Canton Paradise.

Canton-Paradise-Piggy-Bun Dim Sum

One of the must-try dim sum dishes at Canton Paradise is the Steamed Molten Salted Egg Yolk Piggy Bun (S$6.40 for 3pcs). While it does look too cute to consume, the adorable piggy bun hides a lava-like salted egg yolk filling that is a perfect combination of savoury and sweet. Pair the buns with a cup of Hot and Iced Milk Tea (S$3 / S$3.90), and make it a truly complementary dim sum affair!

Other popular dishes include the BBQ Combinations 3 Varieties – Crispy Roasted Irish Duck, BBQ Pork Belly with Honey Sauce, Steamed Kampong Chicken in Canton Style (S$30.80), and the Wok-Fried Carrot Cake in XO Sauce (S$9.20).

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#B1-11 Jem
Singapore 608549
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: 10.30am – 10pm
Nearest station: Jurong East



Indulge in affordable and remarkable offerings at LeNu, a casual Chinese noodle bar which strives to serve up delicious delights in every bowl of noodle.

Known for their hearty braised beef broth, which is prepared for 18 hours using only the freshest beef marrow, bones and other premium ingredients, LeNu takes the preparation of their Braised Wagyu Beef Noodle (S$15.90) seriously so as to ensure that the rich authentic taste of beef is evident with each mouthful.

LeNu-Beef Noodles

If you prefer a lighter broth that isn’t too rich, consider the Braised Pork Rib with Dry Scallion Noodles (S$10.90), which offered a savoury yet light aftertaste.

In addition to the main bowls of noodle, you can also complete your meal with a side dish to share. A popular dish that would come highly recommended is the Pork Wanton in Chilli Vinaigrette (S$6.50 for 5pcs), which packs a flavourful punch.

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#B1-11 Jem
Singapore 608549
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: 10.30am – 10pm
Nearest station: Jurong East

R&B Tea Group Shot


With the tea trend still going strong in Singapore, R&B Tea has continued to satisfy our tea cravings with their selection of flavours available.

R&B Tea Brown Sugar Boba Milk with Cheese Brulee

The Brown Sugar Boba Milk with Cheese Brûlée (S$4.80) is one of the popular signature drinks from R&B Tea which includes pearls that are cooked in brown sugar and poured in together with the chilled milk before it’s topped with cream cheese and torched for a layer of caramelized crust.

Other signature drinks include the Milk Tea with Brown Sugar Pearls (S$3.60 for Regular, S$4.30 for Large), the Roasted Oolong with Tea Cream (S$3.80 for Regular, S$4.50 for Large), and the Mighty Luffy (S$6.80) which is a thirst quencher filled with an assortment of tropical fruits such as watermelon, lime, lemon and freshly-squeezed oranges in Hawaiian Red Tea that’s served in a XL cup.

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#B1-15 Jem
Singapore 608549
Daily: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest station: Jurong East

rumah sayang group shot


Anyone who has dined at Rumah Sayang will never fail to sing praises about its myriad of Nasi Padang dishes (such as Assam Fish Pedas, Otah and crispy Fried Chicken) and local favourites such as the Mee Rebus and Curry Fish Head. They are a delectable yet extremely affordable dining option for families and the ever-bustling office crowd.

Savour the best of Peranakan cuisine with their Curry Fish Head Set (S$20.90) that comes with two plates of rice, one plate of Tahu Goreng and a claypot of indulgent Curry Fish Head. If you feel like having something milder, try their Mee Rebus (S$4.80). You can have some satay along with your Mee Rebus at S$6!

rumah sayang chendol

Rumah Sayang also serves up a refreshing icy Chendol (S$4) if you’d like to beat the sweltering Singapore heat or just have a delicious sweet treat to end off your meal. Topped with coconut ice cream and chocked full of pandan jelly, shaved ice and palm sugar, this local dessert is one you should definitely try!

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#B1-41/42 Jem
Singapore 608549
Daily: 8am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Jurong East

Seorae Signature BBQ Meat


Established in South Korea in April 2007 as a leading brand for Galmaegisal or skirt meat, Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ pride themselves in presenting diners with the original taste and traditional Korean cuisine and BBQ.

With two outlets in Singapore, Seorae is the ideal dining location when you’re hungry for some good ol’ Korean BBQ. Seorae’s signature meat is their Galmaegisal (S$21.90 for 170 grams), a meat that was typically reserved for the palates of monarchs and royal families in Korea. Not only does the meat deliver on taste with a perfect combination of tender and juiciness, it also comes with a minimal amount of fat!

Seorae Samgyeopsal

Pork lovers will also enjoy the premium pork belly or Seorae Samgyeobsal (S$24.90 for 250 grams) and the Hanjeongsal (S$19.90 for 150 grams), which is a juicy US pork jowl that’s full of collagen and grilled to perfection.

Complete your meal with the chef recommended Sundubu Jjigae (S$14.90), which is a spicy soft tofu stew with minced pork, clams, fresh vegetables and egg as well as the Subak (Watermelon) Cocktail (S$25.90), or the Pineapple Cocktail (S$22.90).

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#B1-10 Jem
Singapore 608549
Sun to Thu: 11.30am – 10pm
Fri, Sat and Public Holiday: 11.30am – 11pm
Nearest station: Jurong East

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh Pork Ribs Soup


Having been around since the 1960s, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh has become a household name in Singapore for a solid bowl of Bak Kut Teh.

The signature Pork Ribs Soup (S$7.60) is a wholesome bowl of flavourful and spicy-peppery hot soup that has been simmered with fresh ingredients such as garlic, white pepper and high quality pork ribs which are tender and easy to peel off the bone.

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh Drinks and Ngoh Hiang

Pair it with the Homemade Ngoh Hiang (S$9.10) that is made using marinated minced meat, prawn and vegetables, hand-wrapped in beancurd skin and deep fried till crispy.

Other dishes to complement your meal include the Braised Large Intestine (S$8.20), and the Braised Pig’s Trotters (S$7.60). Don’t forget to balance your meal out with a cup of King’s Garden Tea (S$1.90 for cold brew, S$5 for Kung Fu Tea) or their seasonal special Yuzu Fizzy Drink (S$3) and Hot Yuzu Tea (S$2).

50 Jurong Gateway Road
Singapore 608549
Daily: 10.30am – 9.30pm
Nearest station: Jurong East

starker group shot


Thirsty tipplers, this is for you! Stärker Bistro is a cosy bistro, located on the first floor of Jem, serving up some delicious bar-grub and fresh brews. Stepping into Stärker, you’ll be enchanted by its enchanted tavern-like interior, sporting olden day bar decor that sets the mood for some good food and drinks!

Their extensive menu, ranging from addictive finger foods to indulgent mains, will whet your tastebuds. Savour the Stärker Traditional Pork Knuckle (S$43.80++) – a whole crackling pork knuckle accompanied with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and a generous bed of deep-fried onions. Pour some of that rich beer gravy for added “oomph”.

If you’re up for some finger food, try their Ocean Catch Pizza (S$24.80++) topped with a medley of fresh seafood or the Stärker’s Favourites Platter where you get to choose 3 bar-grub snacks to customize this platter – think German sausages, chicken wings and sweet potato fries!

Starker Beer

Beer fanatics can enjoy an ice-cold pint of Stärker’s signature fresh brews. If you like hearty stouts, try their Dunkel Beer (S$16.90++ for a pint) for a rich, malty beer. If you prefer something lighter and more refreshing, try their Lychee Beer (S$16.90++ for a pint)! The fresh punch of lychee is delightful and gives the beer a sweet note!

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#01-05 Jem
Singapore 608549
Mon to Thu: 11am – 12am
Fri: 11am – 1am
Sat: 10am – 1am
Sun: 10am – 12am
Nearest Station: Jurong East

xiaoer niuda


Serving traditional Chinese Cuisine, Xiao Er Niu Da is a casual dining restaurant that packs a punch of spice into all their dishes. If you’re a spice lover and want some hearty dishes with a kick, Xiao Er Niu Da will be your new go-to dining spot at Jem!

One of their signature dishes has to be the Premium Beef La Mian (S$8.80). Silky hand-made noodles are steeped in an ultra-flavourful broth, then topped with house chilli and melt-in-your-mouth slices of beef! If you’re not into soupy noodles, you can choose their Stir-Fried Spicy Beef La Mian (S$11.80). Savoury and spicy beef chunks and peppers are fried with thick noodles to create this fiery dish.

Also try their Potato Beef Rice (S$8.80) for a comforting rendition of a home-cooked Chinese meal. Tender potatoes, peppers and generous chunks of beef are stir-fried and accompanied by fluffy white rice.

xiaoer niuda chicken

For a more interesting dish that’s definitely good for sharing with friends, you can get Xiaoer Niuda’s Saute Spicy Chicken (S$18.80). Tender chicken thigh meat is stir-fried in a numbing spicy sauce with potatoes, onions and vibrant spicy peppers. It’s then set atop some hand-cut thick noodles. A unique dish that is mind-numbingly spicy but still oh-so-satisfying!

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#05-02 Jem
Singapore 608549
Nearest Station: Jurong East

yu kee specialities group shot


Savoury, umami dark sauce and succulent braised meats and kway chap are what Yu Kee Specialities does best! Despite only recently opening in the newly revamped Jem basement, there are already crowds swarming to get a taste of their dishes!

For first-time patrons, you have to try their Specialty Braised Duck Rice (S$5). Silky slices of braised duck sit atop a bed of their special gravy-drenched rice. It comes with a side of braised tofu, egg and veggies.

yu kee braised duck rice

If you’re looking to share, try their Teochew Braised Set (S$8 for 1 pax, S$16 for 2 pax) or the Yu Kee Set (S$7 for 1 pax, S$14 for 2 pax). The sets come with generous portions of braised meats, egg, tofu or innards and fishcakes. You can choose to have rice, noodles, kway chap or porridge with these sets!

Yu Kee Specialities also has a Kway Chap Set (S$5.50) to make your mouth water! It comes with pork belly, fishcakes, innards and a braised egg! It’s the perfect hearty meal that will satisfy any cravings.

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#B1-K13 Jem
Singapore 608549
Nearest Station: Jurong East

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