As an active cyclist and someone who loves food I’ve found myself searching out many cool and interesting places to eat when I’m riding around Singapore on my micro foldable bike, CarryMe. Here are just a few of those places which I truly love eating at and have no problem bringing my CarryMe into the food centres and kopitiams.
Fishball noodles (Song Kee Fishball Noodle)
My CarryMe folding bike is the smallest and most compact foldable bike I can find in Singapore. So when I take in out on my bike adventures, this micro foldable bike is able to wheedle through small roads and narrow lanes to get to yummy food haunts like Song Kee Fishball Noodles at Joo Chiat!
Famed for its handmade fish dumplings, I like to stop by the newly relocated Song Kee Fishball Noodle place for lunch in the Joo Chiat area after a long ride on my micro foldable bike.
In fact, you don’t have to worry about finding a spot to park your travel bike elsewhere as there is ample space in the coffee shop for you to do so.
If you love a good broth, opt for the soup version. For a more traditional eating experience, go with dry noodles (don’t forget to say yes to the chilli).
Next, choose how much ($4 for small, $6 for medium and $8 for big) and what kind of noodles (mee pok, mee kia or kway teow) you are in the mood for.
Pro-tip: order extra portions of fish dumplings. You’ll thank us later.
Location: 128 Tembeling Rd, Singapore 423638.
Open daily from 11.30 am to 9.30 pm.
Famous Chicken Rice (Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice)
I will cycle far for a good plate of chicken rice and this is a good place to start. An iconic Singaporean dish made with poached chicken and seasoned rice, this comfort food is hugely popular with locals and tourists alike.
Recognised in the Michelin Bib Gourmand List, the owner of Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice uses a “secret technique” to keep his chicken silky and tender. He also adds onion, a secret ingredient, to boost the sweetness of the rice.
Okay, Tiong Bahru Market is crowded during lunch time and weekends. But I never fret because my CarryMe is very compact and folds in a smallest package for me to roll to my all-time favourite chicken rice.
Pro-tip: Go early as the stall will close after they sell out their daily quota of 40 to 50 steamed chickens.
Location: Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, #02-82. Open from 10 am to 8 pm daily (closed on Mondays).
With Novena and Toa Payoh being the nearest MRT stations, Wheeler's Yard is also located right along the Whampoa Park Connector, which definitely makes it a very ideal and convenient place to stop at during my cycling jaunts.
I enjoy the scenery as I cycle along the park connectors and I find it quite easy to fold my CarryMe and carry it onto the overhead bridge as it is only 8.4 kg. Thank goodness it packs into a small compact fold and I carry it with one hand!
Wheeler's Yard may be a café that sells food and beverages, but they’re also a retail store selling different types of bicycles and bike accessories. The Wheeler’s Yard café is known for its ‘Instagram-worthy’ garage-like appearance on the outside, and their very exotic and delicious meals served inside.
A perfect place to bring your compact CarryMe foldable bike along to and snap up some #bikelife Instagram photos to post. Just simply park your little bike at the premises of the café, or fold it up and bring it in if you’ve got the cute CarryMe.
Two Wheels Good
Sometimes, I don't cycle all the way to makan. Instead I take the MRT and cycle the last mile to the makan place. I fold my CarryMe, roll into the MRT station and into the train and no one even realise I have a compact foldable bike with me! This micro bike takes up such a small footprint in the train while I stand with it that no one even looks at me!
When I take the MRT with my CarryMe to go to the West, I like to visit Two Wheels Good café that is located right beside Jurong Point.
If you are living in the West or are having a cycling trip towards the west, then this has got to be your pitstop for the day. Two Wheels Good is considered a ‘hidden gem’ in the cycling community. Unlike the majority of cycling cafes in Singapore that sell Western food and beverages, Two Wheels Good offers customers local dishes instead.
Popular Singaporean dishes like Teochew noodles, Char Kway Teow and Satay are some of the various dishes they sell which are popular amongst Singaporeans, or even tourists who want to try something new.
Together with the local dishes, this café also sells a huge variety of accessories to customise your bike. You’ll have to park your bikes at Boon Lay MRT before taking a short walk towards Two Wheels Good.
Here's to many more new adventures with your bike!