18 Tai Seng, a mixed development with a small retail centre, opened in 2017. There has been a significant turnover of F&B tenants since but in 2022 the mall still has an interesting range of restaurants, cafes and eateries.
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 F&B establishments. Cuisines representing diverse regions of the world, beer, specialty coffee, 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 in 2022.
Huggs Coffee #01-K1 – Serves coffee and a range of beverages, including local kopi O, as well as wraps, cakes and pastries.
Veggie House #01-K2 – offers a range of vegetarian-friendly dishes including laksa and tom yum bee hoon.
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.
Ramen Tenji #01-01 – they make their own noodles and pair different noodles with different broths to ensure that each affordable bowl of ramen is an enjoyable experience.
Liao Fan Hawker Chan #01-02 – Hawker Chan Hong Meng of Chinatown, which was the first-ever hawker stall to be awarded one Michelin star, has an outlet in 18 Tai Seng. Read the post about our lunch at Hawker Chan Restaurant.
Gong Yuan Ma La Tang
Gong Yuan Ma La Tang 宫源麻辣烫 #01-03/04 – choose your ingredients and choose your soup base (MaLa, Pork Broth, Pickled Vegetables), and they will prepare a delicious bowl on the spot for you.
The Hainan Colony
The Hainan Colony #01-26 – serves British-Hainanese heritage cuisine including Hainanese Pork Chop, Fish & Chips and Beef Oxtail.
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.
Blanco Court Beef Noodles
Blanco Court Beef Noodles #01-30 – This popular noodles chain is now serving their satisfying bowls of traditional Hainanese beef noodles in Tai Seng.
Kinzan-Ya #01-33 – Japanese restaurant offering the usual Japanese staples.
Took Lae Dee
Took Lae Dee #01-34/35/K9 is one of the most popular restaurants in 18 Tai Seng. It is easy to understand why – cheap and good Thai food. Read about our visit to Took Lae Dee.
Tim Ho Wan
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.
Other F&B outlets on the ground level of 18 Tai Seng will include MOS Burger, Jalan Kayu Prata Cafe and Long John’s Silver.
MOS Burger #01-05/06 | Website
Jalan Kayu Prata Cafe #01-29 | Facebook Page
Fun Toast #B1-01 – serves local coffee and hot food such as mee siam and chicken cutlet. | Website
nonVnom #B1-02 – Serves vegetarian burgers and desserts. | Website
Sunny Korean Cuisine #B1-03 – A wide variety of affordable Korean dishes, including a kimchi hotpot for 2. We liked their hot plate beef and Korean Abalone Porridge.
Other F&B Outlets in the basement of 18 Tai Seng include LiHo, Mr Bean, My Little Coconut and Red House.
Red House Nasi Lemak #B1-10
Mr Bean #B1-12 | Website
LiHo #B1-11 | Facebook Page
My Little Coconut #B1-17 | Facebook Page
A bakery, food court and supermarket are also in Basement One of 18 Tai Seng.
Bakery Cuisine #B1-08/09 | Website
Lets’ Eat Food Court #B1-14 | Website
NTUC FairPrice Supermarket #B1-13 | Website
Based on MUIS Website, halal-certified eating establishments in 18 Tai Seng include Long John Silver’s and Rocky Master.
18 Tai Seng Car Parking
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.
Shoppers can enjoy free car parking at 18 Tai Seng on weekdays (5 pm – 11.59 pm) and on weekends and Public Holidays (6 am – 11.59 pm) – subject to changes by the management.
18 Tai Seng is connected to the Tai Seng MRT Station via an underpass.
Lots to eat at 18 Tai Seng
Eat at 18 Tai Seng can mean dim sum, roti prata or fish & chips, local, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Western, or British-Hainanese dishes; and there are vegan-friendly and halal options. 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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