As a lifelong Yishunite, Northpoint has always felt like a second home to me. Back in primary school, I would head to the mall everyday after class to shop for snacks or to have a quick lunch with my classmates and friends. Over the years, Northpoint has expanded into Northpoint City, one of the biggest malls in Singapore with two wings and over 1.3 million square feet in space.
Of course, Northpoint City’s size means that it can fit a huge variety of restaurants, cafes and eateries to satisfy all the foodies who forage into the North. Here is a list of 10 places to check out in Northpoint City when you are feeling hungry.
Located in the basement of Northpoint City, Pocha! is Singapore’s first K-food street dining concept. You’ll spot it when you look out for its bright red storefront and vibrant neon signage.
Pocha! adopts a communal-like style, with its menu being split into Mains, Rice, Jjigae, Noodles, Sides and Drinks. Classic Korean dishes include Bibimbab (S$8.90), Tteokbokki (S$10.90) and Jjajangmyeon (S$12.90).
Get the Kkochi if you are a fan of skewered meat. Each set consists of three sticks, with options like Pork Belly Zig Zag (S$5.90), Beef Belly Zig Zag (S$6.50) and Chicken Cocktail (S$5.50). Each piece of meat is extremely tender with a good ratio of fat to meat.
Why not opt for some Jjigae, aka, Korean stews? The Sundubu (S$14.90) includes ingredients like minced pork, tofu, clams, zucchini and enoki mushrooms, with a good depth of rich and savoury flavours, and a pleasant pepperiness that lifts up the entire soup.
2. The Kind Bowl (#B2-132)
Looking for a plant-based option to dine at while shopping at Northpoint City? The Kind Bowl offers vegan Vietnamese classics. The quaint space is located in the basement of the mall near one of the entrances by the MRT station, with a small yet enticing menu.
Choose from their mains, priced at S$10.80 each, like The Kind Pho, No Crab Noodle and Crazy Baguette, a vegan bánh mì. Their two sides, the Tropical Salad or Summer Roll, cost S$4.20 each.
I decided to opt for the set meal, which came with a main, a side and a drink. I elected for the Royal Spicy pho and a Summer Roll as my side. The set meal was priced at S$13.80, and I topped up S$1 to upgrade my drink to a Pomegranate Detox.
The Royal Spicy pho was incredibly impressive as it was bursting with lots of umami flavour. It was also topped with a variety of plant-based ingredients, like mushrooms, beancurd and even plant-based mock beef.
3. Sakon Thai (#01-129)
Sakon Thai‘s bright red sign is hard to miss when walking around the first floor of Northpoint City. This eatery offers all sorts of Thai classics, like Phad Thai Seafood (S$9.50), Pineapple Fried Rice (S$9.50), Mango Salad (S$7.50) and Thai Honey Chicken (S$9.80).
If you’re in Northpoint City on a weekday before 5pm, check out Sakon Thai’s affordable Lunch Set, which comes with one main and a drink. For S$8.90++, choose from options like Thai Basil Chicken w/ Rice, Thai Honey Chicken w/ Rice, Thai BBQ Beef w/ Rice and Sweet & Sour Sliced Fish Fillet w/ Rice. Meanwhile, their S$9.90++ options include their Tom Yum Seafood Soup w/ Rice or Stick Noodle and Green Curry Chicken w/ Rice.
I tried the Thai Basil Chicken w/ Rice, which was saucy and satisfying with a light sweetness. The Thai Iced Milk Green Tea that I ordered in my set was also sweet and refreshing, making for a delicious and affordable meal.
4. Tokyo Kitchen (#02-128/129)
I would consider Tokyo Kitchen to be one of Northpoint City’s more hidden restaurants, as it is tucked away deep within the second floor of the South Wing. This Japanese-Western restaurant offers fusion dishes like Teppan Napolitan (S$10.90), a spaghetti dish served on a teppan plate, and Mega Chicken Cutlet Omurice (S$15.90).
Other options are the Asakusa Style Chicken Rice Set (S$16.90), Beef Steak Rice Set (S$18.90) and Oyako Chicken Toji Udon (S$10.90).
Personally, my sweet tooth drew me to the selection of beautiful tarts displayed at the front of the store. Priced at S$10 per slice, the flavours available included Mango Strawberry, Chocolate Banana, Berry Berry, Mixed Fruits, Strawberry Tiramisu and Mango.
I got the Chocolate Banana Tart, which was piled high with cream and generous layers of soft bananas. The buttery and fragrant tart base especially outstanding to me.
If tarts aren’t your choice dessert, Tokyo Kitchen also has Espuma Waffles (S$12.90) in the varieties of Berry Berry, Chocolate Banana, Mango Yogurt and Lychee Rose.
+65 6252 8586
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
5. Devil Chicken (#B2-126)
Originating from Taiwan, Devil Chicken is a spot you must visit if you are a die-hard fan of Taiwanese fried chicken cutlets. Located in the basement of Northpoint City, this takeaway stall offers not just fried chicken, but side dishes like truffle fries and fried button mushrooms.
Their signature Devil Chicken (S$8.50) comes in four flavours: Original, Spicy, Plum and Seaweed. You can also choose from three spice levels if you pick Spicy. Meanwhile, their other products include Crispy Chicken Skin (S$5.50) and Truffle Tater Tots (S$5.50).
To get a taste of Devil Chicken’s different offerings, why not get one of their bundles? I got Bundle A (S$12), which came with a chicken cutlet and the choice of Chicken Skin, Truffle Tater Tots, Sea Salt Fries or Truffle Fries. I elected to try the Truffle Tater Tots, which were crispy with a strong truffle aroma.
The Devil Chicken cutlet was crispy and incredibly thick with a tender interior. Devil Chicken does not offer cutting services to retain the juiciness of the chicken, making it even more satisfying to chomp into the gigantic cutlets.
6. JiangHu Hotpot (#02-126/127)
Why choose between hotpot and BBQ when you can have both? JiangHu Hotpot offers a 90 minute Hotpot + BBQ 2-in-1 Buffet, allowing you to indulge in an unlimited quantity of both soupy and grilled dishes.
On weekdays from 11am to 4.30pm, adults can enjoy a buffet lunch at S$27.80++. If you’d prefer to dine during dinnertime instead, the buffet will be available to you at S$29.80++.
For S$2.80++ for a single flavour or S$3.80++ for two flavours, choose a soup base, including options like Signature Vegetable Spicy Soup, Tom Yum Seafood Soup, Silkie Chicken Soup, and Lung Nourishing Hylocereus Flower & Sea Coconut Soup.
Look forward to enjoying all sorts of condiments, cold dishes, fruits, desserts and ice cream as part of the Hotpot + BBQ 2-in-1 Buffet.
+65 9111 1820
Daily: 11am – 10pm
7. Yi Qian Ling Yi Ye Steamboat Buffet (#B1-184)
Why stop at just one buffet when you can have two? Yi Qian Ling Ye Steamboat Buffet, located in the basement of Northpoint City, lets you enjoy a 90 minute steamboat buffet for S$19.80++ during a weekday lunch or S$26.80++ during a weekday dinner or on weekends.
The extensive list of ingredients available during the buffet include Sliced Pork Belly, Mutton, Chicken, Pig Liver, Beef Manifold, Oyster, Scallop and Fish. Get your daily fibre intake with veggie dishes like Chinese Cabbage, Taro, Winter Melon, Bamboo Shoots, Lady’s Fingers and Spinach.
That’s not all: Yi Qian Ling Ye Steamboat Buffet offers even more dishes, such as White Oyster Mushroom, Black Fungus, Fried Tofu, Rice Cake and Sweet Potato Vermicelli. They even have dessert including Red Bean Dessert, Tremella Jujube Soup and Rice Wine Ball.
+65 6988 3962
Daily: 11am – 11pm
8. Skillet by the Fat Boss (#01-151)
Craving some Western food? Skillet by the Fat Boss has you covered. This eatery in Northpoint City offers salads, meat, pastas and more. As its name suggests, Skillet serves many of its dishes on a whole skillet!
Familiar dishes include Carbonara (S$13.90), Good Old Spaghetti Bolognese (S$13.90), Fish & Chips (S$14.90) and Prawn Aglio Olio (S$15.90).
Try the Signature Skillet’s Maple Roast Chicken (half) (S$17.90), a half chicken glazed with maple syrup and served with potato gratin, baby spinach and mushroom cream. They even offer a Skillet Seafood Paella (S$23.90), made with Arborio rice, seafood and sausages, perfect for two to share.
Meanwhile, vegetarian options include the Skillet Salad (S$8.90), Eggplant Parmigiana (S$10.90) and Wine & Truffle Lover Pasta (S$15.90).
+65 8757 7085
Daily: 10.30am – 10pm
9. Suparakki Ramen (#B2-154)
Who said ramen had to be expensive? Suparakki Ramen offers affordable ramen dishes that won’t burn a hole in your wallet. You’ll find this little eatery right opposite FairPrice in Basement 2 of Northpoint City.
Their ramen options are the Dry Truffle Ramen (S$6.90), Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen (S$8.90), Tonkotsu Black Garlic Ramen (S$9.90) and Tonkotsu Gyokai Ramen (S$8.90). How about getting some sides to go with your ramen? Add on side dishes like Chashu (S$1.50), Ajitama (S$1), Ebi Fry (S$4.90), Karaage (S$4.50) or Gyoza (S$5) to make your meal extra satisfying.
10. Nosignboard Sheng Jian (#01-137/138)
To satisfy your Chinese food cravings, Nosignboard Sheng Jian is a restaurant in Northpoint City to check out.
Their Signature Sheng Jian Baos come in three different flavours: Signature “Popping Juices” (S$5.80 for three pieces), Signature Chili Crab & Pork (S$6.80 for three pieces) and Vegan (S$5.30 for three pieces). To try all three flavours, opt for the Tricolor Sheng Jian Bao set (S$10.80), which comes with two pieces per flavour.
Fill yourself up with rice and noodle dishes like the Crispy Noodle with Seafood and Egg (S$15.80), Shanghai Shrimp Dumpling Noodle in Soup (S$11.80), Yangzhou Fried Rice with Chili Crab Meat Sauce (S$16.80) and Sichuan Spicy Chicken La Mian (S$12.80).
Don’t skip dessert, for Nosignboard Sheng Jian has sweet treats like Chilled Coconut Papaya Pudding (S$5 for three pieces), Mango Cream with Sago & Pomelo (S$5) and Deep-fried Red Bean Paste Pancake (S$6.50).
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