Simpang Bedok Food Centre
Bedok Simpang Food Centre is popular food hangout for many living in the east. There are many types of cuisine both Halal and non-Halal. Its opened in the day but its most popular during the night for dinners and suppers. Dining options include Spize Supper Club (generally Western cuisine), New Hawa Restaurant (fusion of Chinese-Malay cuisine) and Simpang Kitchen.
What i like about Enak Enak is that the environment is clean. Note that the boss there is super friendly as well. If you've got any complains or dissatisfaction with the food or environment, you can inform the uncle or the workers there and you'll get a new plate of food served to you for free. Their services are very customer oriented. Where else to find a place with all kinds of food, with good customer services and a clean environment in the middle of the night?
I strongly recommend anyone who have not been there before to give it a try for at least once. You can get dim sum, spaghetti and even prata at the same place.
I would actually recommend that you give the ubiquitous prata a complete miss and try the Roti John instead. I say this because I reckon that good prata can be found easily around Singapore whereas good Roti John are few and hard to come by. And having tried the dish at more than store here, I can safely say that this is my favorite place for Roti John.
The prices are slightly the same as a normal food court. Some would not see the reason for paying more with the same setting of a coffee shop, but I think the key draw is that it still bustles with activity even past midnight. Thus, you won't have to worry about feeling like an alien when you are hungry in the night.
There is also a LAN shop nearby, where I went for overnight LAN once. Thus, you will not have to worry about having nothing to do if you are with a group of friends. This place is simple and sometimes simple is good.
Nonetheless, Simpang Bedok is an option for me if I don't wish to drive far and more especially so if I'm joining a group of Malay friends for many of the food variety here are Halal.
It might seem a little scary the first time you're there, as you're walking pass the row of food stalls and the staff appear to be touting their own (like I've first experienced). However, fret not for they have seemed to adopte a common understanding, that is to allow consumers to sit anywhere and you can order food from the variety of stalls (mix and match).
The food prices tend to be a little expensive, especially given the settings (plastic chairs and tables set up along the road) and the food are nothing to die for but it still constitutes to be a viable place for people to gather and chat late at night, with the opportunity to satisfy your midnight craving.
The food served is of decent quality - no complains. I often have my supper from 'SPIZE' where they serve really nice avocado and chicken salads. One of the must tries in Simpang, is definitely their preparation of local drinks such as Milo/Horlicks Dinosaur and their Bandung - Sinful but soooo worth it! The stallholders are also really friendly, despite the huge crowd.
The place is generally quite clean, although I must comment that the ventilation isn't too good because there are so many stalls, cooking up delicious food for us. With all that heat and crowd during the weekends, it gets a little warm. Despite that, I'll still head down once a week because the atmosphere gives off a really cozy and local feeling - especially when there are large, happy families sitting around your group of friends.
Definitely a place for me to catch up with friends over good local delicacies, and for those soccer fanatics, they do screen matches on a regular basis!
To start off, if you are driving, make sure that you have parking coupons. Do not try to leave your vehicles without one. This place is "haunted" with plenty of "hantu" in white, if you know what I mean.
You could find a decent variety of food here. Me, a Muslim would patronise the Halal stalls naturally. I'd go to Ali's for their grilled seafood. They have a mean sambal that many would try to imitate but could never replicate its flavour.
My wife and kids love the satay from Satay Solo. I have to agree that their satay is so good, the gravy is unnecessary. There is a Char Kway Teow stall there which I quite like, though the quality depends on the mood of the cook that day. If he had a bad night before with the wife, then good luck to you.
There is a chng tng stall that people would queue up for. Go for the special. It's worth the money, time and effort.
The place is generally pretty clean, the stall holders....I have yet to come across a nasty one. But if you make the effort to be nice to them, you can be sure that they'll be nice to you too.
I'm going to go there this weekend!
There are a few food stalls at the stretch and they mostly sell Malay or Indian food. The food quality is not bad but the service is not very good as the place is so packed it is easy to be overlooked.
Within the compound itself, there is a wet market on the second floor and there are more food stalls surrouding it. In the morning, TuaKong Bak Chor Mee stall opens and at night, the food stalls at the roadside take over.
The food here is alright, nothing too spectacular. Although the selection is diverse - you can choose anything between roti john to chicken rice - it is not a place where you expect to be bombarded with delicious food. If anything, it would probably serve as a rest stop; where you just fill your tummy up and leave, maybe after a cup of tea with your buddies.
I personally like the Fish N' Chips here at the Western stall. Although a tad pricey at $11 per plate, I find that it's purely fresh made from the freshest ingredients and their coleslaw is unbelievably good! Most of the food here is halal as well.
I recommend this place for anyone looking for a good place to have supper and chill out and catch up with friends.
There are not much people around during the day so the surrounding is generally quieter and we get to have alot of spaces to ourselves! Due to small flow of customers in the day, the tendors tend to come forward and recommend their dishes to whoever walk pass their stalls. It is especially prevalent to stalls just beside the walkway. So you can get "grab" once you enter the centre. It made me feel a little uncomfortable sometimes when I have to reject their kind offers. Well, it is our consumers' rights to decline, so we do have to be brave enough or we will have to settle with something we are not looking for! At least it's a good thing for us tired cyclists (a little lazy) to conveniently order drinks!
I think the price of the food is considered a slightly on the high-end considering the food we get. The average portion is quite little and I felt that there is nothing special or outstanding. I will not have my meals there unless neccessary. It is just a convenient rest stop for me.