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Cheap and Good Breakfast Places in Kovan, Hougang, and Jalan Selaseh

Mornings are usually quite a bit of a rush for us, as we have to drive C to work, come home, get ready for school, then head out again to Noah’s school. However, we do try to have breakfast together if possible, and here are four of our favourite places to eat, even on weekends.

Being Teochew, I grew up eating Teochew Kuehs from Yong’s Teochew Kueh, and I honestly haven’t found any other stall that sells kuehs that taste as good. All the kuehs are handmade by the workers in the shop, and you can see them working busily in the kitchen behind, while the kuehs are snapped up by the customers. They’ve got a small variety of kuehs, and our favourite is definitely the png kueh. Noah absolutely loves it, and won’t even eat png kuehs from other stalls because they’re just “not nice”.

Apart from kuehs, they also have fried bee hoon, glutinous rice, fried popiah, and yam paste. All are really yummy, but don’t take my word for it. Go try it for yourself!

Yong’s Teochew Kueh


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He loves Yong’s Png Kueh!


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Yong’s Teochew Kueh 1022 Upper Serangoon Road, 534760 Tel: 62874328 Closed on Mondays

We recently discovered this Dim Sum stall in the Kovan Hougang Market and Food Centre, and found that the quality of the dim sum is pretty decent. Don’t expect Tim Ho Wan standards of course, but if you’re looking for a quick and cheap dim sum breakfast in the Kovan Hougang area, this is the place to go. Noah and I like the congee and pau set, which is only $2.50, while C usually has the Loh Mai Gai, Har Gao, and Siew Mai, all at $2.80 each.

Xin Si Dim Sum


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Congee and Pau set


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Xin Si Dim Sum Kovan Hougang Market and Food Centre Blk 209 Hougang Street 21 #01-59 S530209 Facebook Page HERE Closed on Mondays

If you count fried bee hoon as one of your favourite breakfasts, then you have to try the fried bee hoon from 327 Fried Bee Hoon. It’s seriously one of the best bee hoons we have ever had, and their fried luncheon meat is excellent. Yes I know we are supposed to cut out processed meats, but once in a while should be fine, right? Just make sure you go early, before 9 or 10am if possible, because the queue is really long, and they close for the day quite early, usually by 11am.

327 Fried Bee Hoon


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My fav combi: fried bee hoon mixed with maggi mee, egg, and tau kwa


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327 Fried Bee Hoon Blk 327 Hougang Ave 5 #01-156 S(530327) Tel: 9758 2693 Opening hours: 5am to 11am Facebook page HERE

Lastly, we love a good bowl of wantan mee, and the one at Jalan Selaseh’s Seletar Corner Coffeeshop is unique because they serve it with black sauce, like in Malaysia. In fact, C says the noodles are pretty close to what he used to eat in KL when he was growing up. His brother was the one who first “discovered” this stall, as they live nearby, and after they introduced it to us, we have been going there at least once a fortnight. It’s that good, seriously! Noah enjoys it too, though I usually wash away some of the black sauce before giving it to him.

Jalan Selaseh Wantan Mee


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Seletar Corner Coffeeshop 36 Handmade Yun Tun Noodle 2, Jalan Selaseh S808433 Closed on Tuesdays

So there you have it, our four favourite breakfast places, and all are very reasonably priced too. Enjoy!

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