Punggol Container Park

If you’re not too keen on squeezing with the crowds at shopping malls and want to go someplace out of the ordinary, hop down to Punggol Container Park – an Artbox-esque eating spot nestled in the heartland of Punggol East.

From classic Korean grub to sinful deep-fried fish and chips, here are some highlighted eat you can expect to find:

1. Seoul Good

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If binge-watching It’s Okay Not To Be Okay has got you in the mood for some hearty Korean food, Seoul Good serves up authentic Korean dishes that will get you queuing for seconds.

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For your main dish, you can try their Spicy Beef Bulgogi Rice ($15.30) or Chicken Korean Jajangmyeon ($12) – these come highly recommended by diners who have been there. If you’re a party of two, order the crowd-favourite Special Chicken Wings ($10.90) which features wings marinated in honey, soy and garlic as a sharing option. To complete your meal, satisfy your sweet tooth with their range of highly sought-after milk-based Bingsu options ($17.90).

Address: 50 Punggol East, #01-K36 Punggol, Singapore 828826
Opening hours: 3PM-10PM, Daily
Seoul Good website

2. Big Fish Small Fish

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Fish lovers, this is a piece of heaven on earth for you. I have personally been to Big Fish Small Fish and can vouch for the wide selection of seafood available from Halibut and Hoki to Alaskan Pollock, Cod and Salmon. The Classic Fish and Chips (from $10.80) comprises a battered fish fillet and a choice of two sides alongside their chunky skin-on fries.

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Appetisers include calamari, a seafood sampler, 8-inch cheese sticks, fried calamari, wafer-thin potato crisps amongst other offerings.

The DIY concept of the eatery is quite interesting, allowing you to pick up paper sheets for you to throw in all of your chips and seafood in the middle as a sharing platter. They also have their iconic free-flow sauce station including the Salted Egg Yolk and X-Oh Sauce.

Address: 50 Punggol East, #01-K35, Singapore 828826
Opening hours: 12PM-10.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 9438 7623
Big Fish Small Fish website

3. Pump Station 1965 Bar & Bistro

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It might be designed to mimic a run-down gas station in the American Midwest, but Pump Station 1965 Bar & Bistro will give you total Rod Fai Train Night Market vibes with its upper-deck seating and mixture of neon and fairy lights. Serving up over 100 varieties of wines, beers, cocktails and shooters in a quaint breezy alfresco setting, the bar makes quite the statement spot for your HTHT sessions with friends.

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We all know that we shouldn’t drink on an empty stomach, so you can fill your tummies with a host of main dishes as well. Zoom staight in for the chef’s recommendation, Chicken Carbonara ($15.90), or opt for the Mixed Platter ($31.90) of Pump Wings, calamari and salmon sticks if you’re in a group.

Address: 50 Punggol East, #01-K32, Singapore 828826
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs 5PM-1AM | Fri – Sat 5PM-2AM | Sun 3PM-1AM
Telephone: 6592 1956
Pump Station 1965 website

4. D’Grill

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D’Grill will remind you of a hip zi char joint with its well-lit alfresco-style seating area. Most of D’Grill’s dishes are prepared on a grill and served on a hot plate, this even includes their Grilled Hot Plate Sambal Stingray ($16) and Hot Plate  Sambal Sotong ($15).

They also serve up sharing plates – such as the Jumbo Platter ($28) that comprises cuttlefish, prawns, mussels, baby octopus and fries for up to two or three pax to snack on.

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Try their Secret Garden Chendol

Thereafter, cleanse your palate with their Secret Garden Chendol ($6.80) which is served in a young coconut shell with a heaping pile of chendol jelly and red beans.

Address: 50 Punggol East, #01-K38, Singapore 828826
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 4.30PM-12AM | Fri & Sat: 4.30PM-1AM
Telephone: 9670 9279
D’Grill website

5. L’Chaim Bistro

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Sporting a laid back ambience, L’Chaim Bistro, which translates into a toast which means “to life” in Hebrew, is an ideal place to grab some beers with the kakis after a hectic day at work. 

Locally-brewed Archipelago beer at L'Chaim
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Serving up locally-brewed beer by Archipelago at $8/half pint and $16/full pint, they also offer up mains like Carbonara ($13.30) and Fish and Chips ($15.30). For finger food, opt for their highly-rated Mid Wings ($8.30) to accompany your choice of drinks.

By dining there, you’ll also be supporting their social mission of “enabling equal opportunity”. L’Chiam Bistro works closely with women’s group AWARE and focuses on offering job opportunities to single mothers, while also working to minimise food waste by adapting their menu and portion sizes to fresh produce available on the market on the day itself.

Address: 50 Punggol East, #01-K37, Singapore 828826
Opening hours: 5PM-12AM, Daily
Telephone: 8589 6797
L’Chiam website

Getting to Punggol Container Park

Hop on to the Punggol LRT East Loop and alight at Riviera station, before making your way on foot to the Punggol Container Park just 5 minutes away. Alternatively, you can take bus services 3, 83 and 85 from Punggol Temporary Interchange at alight at Riviera Station Exit A.

If you’re in search of a respite away from the hustle and bustle of the city and wouldn’t mind travelling a little further into ulu Punggol, the Punggol Container Park serves up an array of delectable dishes for a casual chill night with your pals.

Image adapted from: TheSmartLocal and Eatbook