Get to know what to eat at Changi village


Changi village is a less touristy destination that is well known to the locals. It has a mix of food vendors, shopping stalls, hawker centers, and places where you can grab a drink. However, You need to know what to eat at Changi village when you go there and it is not one of the places where you can just roam around and try the food as it is!

1. Satay

Satay is a dish that many Singaporeans love to eat at every opportunity they have. You could get satay at any hawker center in Singapore, but try this popular stall at Changi Village Food Centre. There are two stalls that serve satay; one is the original stall, and the other has been set up by a member of the family who wanted to start his own business. Satay is normally eaten with pieces of satay dipped in a spicy peanut sauce. It is best to try it with rice instead. This food is cheap, but one piece costs between 12-15 Singapore dollars (SGD).

2. Yong Tau Foo

Yong tau foo (also known as ‘fishball’) is a dish commonly found in hawker centers around Singapore. It is sold at many of Changi Village’s hawker stalls. Yong tau foo consists of vegetable fillings wrapped in tofu skin, which is then deep-fried or boiled. It can be eaten with sweet and sour sauce or chili sauce, which is why it is sometimes called ‘fishball’ as the fishball has the same ingredients. Yong tau foo can cost about SGD 2 for one piece.

3. Rojak

Rojak (pronounced as ‘rojak’) is a blend of different ingredients such as vegetables, fruits, and shrimp paste that are mixed with a sweet and spicy sauce. It is a popular dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and is most commonly found in hawker centers. The dish has different forms such as slices, strips, and balls as well as in different colors. Just like the pineapple fried rice from the past, rojak was also introduced to Singapore by migrant workers from Malaysia.

4. Nasi Lemak

Nasi lemak is a dish that originates from Malaysia and Indonesia and is traditionally eaten for breakfast or lunch. It consists of rice cooked in coconut milk with dried red chili sambal (known as ‘sambal’ in English) added on top. Nasi lemak is also known as ‘rice with curry’ in English, and it is one of the most popular dishes in hawker centers. There are different types of nasi lemak based on the sauce used for it such as ‘red’, ‘white’, ‘coconut’, and ‘egg’. Just like rojak, there are different varieties depending on the sauce which makes it a popular choice for breakfast or lunch.

5. Mee Siam

Mee Siam is a dish that originates from Thailand and is made with thin rice noodles. It can be eaten cold or hot depending on your taste preference. Mee Siam can be eaten with a variety of sauces such as sweet, sour, and tangy. Mee siam is one of the most popular dishes from hawker centers in Singapore and is also sold at Changi Village. It is available in different flavors such as ‘Mee Siam’ (made with fried chicken), ‘Mee Siam Daging’ (meatballs), ‘Mee Siam Goring’ (pork), ‘Mee Siam Pedas’ (Thai curry) and many others. Prices start from about SGD 3 for one plate at the stalls offered by vendors.