The Great Eats
430 Upper Changi Road #01-06
East Village, Simpang Bedok
T: +65 6702 7707 (delivery)
M: +65 9833 7707 (enquiries)
It was out of the blue, a meeting was convened by my former classmates from Temasek Polytechnic Design School, and the venue was set before any consensus was taken. Not given much of a choice, I obliged to venture to this part of bedok; that I’ve not revisited since I graduated from Temasek Polytechnic in 1999.
Lo and behold, our dear Mr. Chin has finally played his enterprising card. He grew jaded of the rat race he’s been running for the last decade, and wanted to live life by his own terms. Together with is mom- who used to run decades of canteen operation in a local school, they opened this neo-retro, inside-out café restaurant.
They offer familiar dishes with familiar beverages, while the interior setup suggests; mojo van meets street side ingesting modus operandi, of Singapore’s pre & post-independence era. Their walls sprawled with permutations of modernism & post modernism posters with a local twist. Not to mention, one would line up for their order at the window that reminisces growing up moments in the school tuck-shop.
I was introduced to their hallmark dishes, and told to make a choice from the three. Well, in order to be fair, I have to try them all.
Mee Siam (dried)
Laksa (child friendly)
All in all, they’re not remotely different to what’s available out there. However, the key intent is not just about putting food in one’s mouth and down the gut, but rather to indulge for a moment in time, the ways of the old.
For all Muslim friends, be assured that The Great Eats is certified Halal by MUIS.
The Great Eats offers it premise for private functions/ events. Catering and pre-packed delivery services are also available, contact The Great Eats for details.