18 Tai Seng, a mixed development with a small retail centre, has an interesting range of restaurants, cafes and eateries. 18 Tai Seng food options are diverse and include brands with Michelin Star pedigree, like Tim Ho Wan and Hawker Chan.
18 Tai Seng Food Options
Tai Seng had a colourful history. However, from the 1970s, the residents of Kampong Tai Seng were resettled and the area became a light industrial estate. With the opening of the new Tai Seng MRT station and several new developments around the station, the food scene in Tai Seng became vibrant again. 18 Tai Seng, connected directly by an underground pedestrian link to Tai Seng MRT station, is the most popular F&B destination in the area.
The retail centre of 18 Tai Seng comprised the ground level and basement one. There is a good variety of retail and F&B amenities. Cuisines representing diverse regions of the world, beer, specialty coffee, contemporary vegetarian food, bubble tea and popular local hawker fare are among the food and beverage options available. Here is a quick look at some of 18 Tai Seng food and dining options.
Huggs Coffee #01-K1 – Serves coffee and a range of beverages as well as croissants, cakes and pastries. A cappuccino was $4.50.
Jia Xiang Sarawak Kuching Kolo Mee 家香kolo面 #01-30 – This growing wanton noodles chain is now serving their kolo mee in Tai Seng. Their menu offers rice or noodles with wantons as well as fish, prawns, curry chicken and even abalone. Facebook Page
Kinzan-Ya #01-33 – Japanese restaurant offering the usual Japanese staples.
Liao Fan Hawker Chan #01-02 – Hawker Chan Hong Meng of Chinatown one Michelin star Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle has a new outlet in 18 Tai Seng. Read the post about our lunch at Hawker Chan Restaurant.
Tim Ho Wan #01-34 – Tim Ho Wan, started by Chef Mak Kwai Pui and Chef Leung Fai Keung with a 20-seater dim sum restaurant in Mongkok, has won a Michelin Star and millions of fans worldwide. The popular dim sum chain has a new outlet in 18 Tai Seng.
Rocky Master #01-28 – Casual diner and cafe serving gourmet coffee and Western food as well as Asian favourites like Laksa Supreme, Curry Chicken, Biryani Rice and Pan-fried Carrot cake. See our post on our visit to Rocky Master.
Harry’s #01-K4/23-25 – a place for after office drinks as well as a wide range of food like Sausage Platter, Chicken & Beef Satay, Sriracha Seafood, Chicken Tandoori Skewers, Pasta and Burger.
Other F&B outlets on the ground level of 18 Tai Seng will include MOS Burger, Jalan Kayu Prata Cafe, Long John’s Silverand 18’Grill Tex Mex Restaurant.
Sunny Korean Cuisine #B1-03 – A wide variety of affordable Korean dishes, including a kimchi potpot for 2. We liked their hot plate beef ($7). The Korean Abaolne Porridge ($5.50) was not bad too.
nonVnom #B1-02 – Serves vegetarian burgers and desserts.
Fun Toast #B1-01 – serves local coffee and hot food such as mee siam and chicken cutlet. www.funtoast.com.sg
Other F&B Outlets in the basement of 18 Tai Seng include LiHo, Mr Bean and Red House.
Red House Nasi Lemak #B1-10
Mr Bean #B1-12 www.mrbean.com.sg
A bakery, food court and supermarket are also in Basement One of 18 Tai Seng.
Bakery Cuisine #B1-08/09
Lets’ Eat Food Court – #B1-14 letseat.com.sg
NTUC FairPrice Supermarket #B1-13
There is a multi-storey car park in 18 Tai Seng. Car park fees are currently $1 per 30 minutes on weekdays till 5 pm.
Until further notice, shoppers can enjoy free car parking at 18 Tai Seng on weekdays (
18 Tai Seng is connected to the Tai Seng MRT Station via an underpass.
It might have been a problem previously finding a place to eat in Tai Seng. With the interesting and diverse options at 18 Tai Seng, deciding what to eat in Tai Seng may be the new problem.
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