By Angela Tan
There’s nothing more satisfying than a hearty breakfast to kick-start the working day. What’s your go-to option for the most important meal of the day? We ask a few colleagues to share with us their favourite choices around SingHealth Connection in Bukit Merah!
Executive, Group Allied Health
“Porridge or chee cheong fan are my typical items for breakfast. I usually grab them on my way to work and the best part is – both are affordably priced at below $2!”
Yip Economical Bee Hoon
115 Bukit Merah View Hawker Centre #01-33
Price: $1.00 per bowl of porridge ($1.20 for take away)
Fill your tummy with a comforting hot bowl of peanut and silver fish porridge that is smooth and fragrant. Or for something more filling to tide you to the lunch hour, there’s the economical bee hoon, with various side items such as chicken wing, luncheon meat and more.
Joo Chiat Kim Choo Traditional Rice Dumplings
115 Bukit Merah View Hawker Centre #01-58
Price: $0.90 per roll of chee cheong fan
Other than tasty savoury rice dumplings, this stall also sells hot steaming chee cheong fan.
Executive, Strategic Human Resource (Learning & Development)
“Sandwiches are one of my favourite items for breakfast. They are convenient, versatile and most importantly, mess free!”
162 Bukit Merah Central #01-3547
Price: $5.50 for a breakfast set
The ham, egg and cheese flatbread combo is a must-try. Paired with hashbrowns and a cup of fragrant white coffee (or tea if you prefer), the breakfast set is a great start to a busy day ahead!
Manager, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHIS)
“I rely on a good cup of coffee from my favourite stall to get my ‘engine’ going each morning!”
33 咖啡 Coffee
163 Bukit Merah Central #02-33
Price: $0.80 for a cup of kopi
Great, aromatic Hainan kopi made by the skillful uncle, whose stall used to be named “海南咖啡” (Hainan Coffee) before the hawker centre was renovated. Highly recommended for those in need of a kopi fix before work!
Manager, Development Office (Group Comms and Service Quality)
“I’m a local at heart, so local breakfasts are my cup of tea!”
Lim Kee Carrot Cake
163 Bukit Merah Central #02-43
In our previous article Returning hawker delights at the Bukit Merah Central Food Centre, Lim Kee’s black carrot cake didn’t particularly impress our reviewer. However, Jenny shares that their white carrot cake is traditional tasting, crisp and not too oily. The serving size is also just right for breakfast –good enough to fill the tummy without an overdose of calories.
Other breakfast options in Bukit Merah:
169 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-21
Han’s is quite a household name in Singapore with its range of menu options from local to western delights. Other than the usual cakes and pies, breakfast go-ers at Han’s also recommend their scrambled eggs (with ham or sausage) and range of sandwiches with white and wholemeal bread options. We tried their Tuna-Mayo & Cheese sandwich and loved it!
Hoo Kee Bak Chang
161 Bukit Merah Central #01-3735
Hoo Kee is known for their Hokkien rice dumplings (“bak chang”). We tried their “bak chang” with salted egg yolk – wrapped and cooked in bamboo leaves. The glutinous rice dumpling was soft and moist, and filled with a savoury blend of tasty meat and chestnuts. For those who are not a fan of salted egg yolk, their original or mushroom versions of “bak chang” are worth a try!
168 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-05 Surbana One
Jans has a good range of halal local delights, such roti prata, chapathi and chicken curry with bread. We tried their mee soto and it was pretty good!
Sandfee & Co
168 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-04 Surbana One
Price: $1.50 for a chicken bao; $1.20 for a cup of Teh-O; $3.60 for this plate of bee hoon and sides (chicken fillet, egg, cabbage)
On a typical working morning, this café has a snaking queue of people waiting for their coffee/tea, as well as their kaya toast, French toast, sandwiches or Chinese bao. For those who prefer a heavier breakfast, there is also fried bee hoon with choices of side items such as fish/chicken fillet, egg, vegetables and more.