(text from The Nee Soon Link Issue 8, a publication of Nee Soon Town Council)
Our residents shared with us the food that they love around Sembawang Road.
1. Chong Pang Nasi Lemak
Our first stop took us beside Khatib Camp along Sembawang Road and the aroma of nasi lemak wafting through the air greeted us. Residents, along with some army boys who have just booked out have started queuing at the Chong Pang Nasi Lemak Shop. The owner, Mr Lee Shin Chin, 54, revealed on some days, cyclists would gather and order many packets at one go. The food is cheap and there are a variety of dishes to choose from.
2. Sembawang White Bee Hoon You Huak Restaurant
Next stop was the Sembawang White Bee Hoon You Huak Restaurant, a favourite amongst working adults. The owner, Mr Tay King Huak, 69, shared that he uses fresh ingredients for his bee hoon. He added, “People can park, buy and drive off. It is very convenient.” Prices too remain affordable.
3.Gin Thye Cake Maker
The third stop was the Gin Thye Cake Maker, a traditional cake shop operating since 1964. It offers a wide variety of confectionary. Followers of Chinese customs can find traditional cakes and pastries associated with various occasions and rituals. They have cakes for almost any occasion; weddings, baby showers, baby full month or even for the birthday of senior members of the family.
4. RoyceMary Café
For the young and the young at heart, RoyceMary Café at Jalan Legundi offers a variety of cakes, cookies, sandwiches and signature coffees. The chic-relaxed setting is a natural magnet for many young couples. This is certainly a place to wind down after a day’s work or for friends to chill out.
All these restaurants are easily accessible by buses from Yishun Interchange. Check out this stretch of Sembawang Road when you can!