13 food spots in Jem to feast on the best of the West

Jurong East is one of the greatest areas for shopping and dining in Singapore, with the plethora of malls surrounding its vicinity. Of all the malls, Jem is a particularly noteworthy place to enjoy the best food, as it boasts 6 levels of retail space and restaurants ranging from Asian to Western and more.

Here are 13 food spots to check out in Jem to feast on the best of the West.

1. Nipong Naepong (#01-16)

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Nipong Naepong is Singapore’s first fusion jjamppong specialty restaurant. Located on the first floor of Jem, the restaurant offers Korean ppong noodles fused with flavours of different cuisines, including Thai, Chinese and Italian.

Nipong Naepong’s selection of noodle dishes include Mala Ppong Dry (S$18.90), served with sliced beef or pork belly, Tom-Yummm… Ppong (S$18.90), featuring assorted seafood, and Vongole Ppong (S$20.90), which is cooked with clams, white wine and garlic.

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I ordered the K-urry Ppong (S$19.90), which came with chicken chunks, Thai-inspired yellow curry cream sauce, spinach and mozzarella cheese. The dish was incredibly creamy and cheesy, and the generous portions of the ppong noodles made it an ultra-satisfying meal.

You can also get Nipong Naepong’s popular pizzas, which are served with whipped cream! The Ni Pizza – Sweet Potato (S$20.90) is a unique dessert pizza featuring sweet potato puree baked on a tortilla base.

+65 6816 8061
Sun to Thu: 11am – 9.30pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 10pm
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2. iSTEAKS (#01-08/09)

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Craving for some juicy steak? iSTEAK has got you covered. This steak specialty restaurant is located on the first floor of Jem, where you can feast on steaks from all over the world, including Japan, Germany, USA, New Zealand and more. Each steak dish is served with the choice of 2 sides.

Their pasture-fed steaks are lean, beefy and nutty, and include the New Zealand Silver Fern Char-Grilled Ribeye ($25.50 for 200g), Steakhouse Char Tenderloin (S$36 for 200g, S$49 for 300g) and Steakhouse Char T-Bone (S$48 for 400g).

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Meanwhile, the grain-fed steaks are tender with good marbling and buttery sweet hints of grains. The options range from the cheapest Char-Grilled Ribeye (S$29 for 200g, S$35 for 350g) to the luxurious Wagyu MS 9+ Tajima Steakhouse Char Striploin (S$108 for 300g).

Daily: 11am – 10pm
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3. Kanada-Ya (#03-09)

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Ramen lovers have to check out Kanada-Ya on the third floor of Jem, an award-winning Japanese restaurant specialising in ramen. Their ramens come in 3 variations: Basic, Regular and Special, which offer a varying amount of toppings.

Their famous Truffle Ramen Special (S$26.90) is served with 3 slices of truffle belly chashu, black truffle jelly, asparagus, a hanjuku egg and 1 piece of tokudai nori.

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Not a truffle fan? Opt for Kanada-Ya’s other ramen flavours, like Kanada-San‘s Original Recipe (S$14.90 / S$16.90 / S$18.90), Black Garlic Ramen (S$16.90 / S$18.90 / S$20.90) and Spicy Yuzu Ramen (S$17.90 / S$19.90 / S$21.90).

They also have donburi for those who prefer rice, such as Gyu Don (S$14.90), Chashu Don (S$15.90), Chicken Nanban Don (S$13.90) and Chicken Teriyaki Don (S$13.90).

+65 6926 0505
Daily: 11am – 10pm
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4. Kenny Rogers Roasters (#B1-37/38)

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Kenny Rogers Roasters is a Western restaurant co-founded by American singer Kenny Rogers. Their dishes are primarily chicken-based, and the restaurant is even halal-certified for Muslim diners to enjoy.

Dig into their famous roasted chicken, which is served in dishes like Kenny’s Quarter Meal (S$14.90), Kenny’s Half Meal (S$20.90) and Kenny’s Chicken & Pasta Meal (S$16.90).

Pasta fans can opt for the Spaghetti Bolognese Pasta (S$10.90), Chicken Aglio Olio (S$10.90) and Spicy Tomato Cream Pasta (S$12.90).

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Kenny Rogers Roasters offers a healthier version of fried chicken with their OMG Chicken, which are crispy chicken pieces that are not fried. I got the OMG Chicken 2pc Meal (S$15.90), served with 2 pieces of OMG Chicken, 2 sides and a home-made muffin.

While the OMG Chicken skin was a bit too tough for my liking, the chicken meat was incredibly well-seasoned and marinated and burst with flavour. Side options include Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad, Macaroni & Cheese and French Fries.

On weekdays from 11am to 4.30pm, you can even enjoy a lunch special where you can top up S$1 to enjoy a drink and Cream of Mushroom soup with the order of selected mains.

+65 6694 5073
Daily: 11am – 9.15pm
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5. SIMPLEburger (#01-08/09)

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Did someone say burger? SIMPLEburger offers classic American-style burgers, and true to its name, their burgers are straightforward and simple. Each burger is served with a slice of cheddar cheese and a secret house-made savoury jam. Burger options include Chicken (S$7.50), Pork (S$8), Beef (S$8.50) and Double Bacon & Cheese (S$18.50).

Choose as many garnishes as you want, with a selection consisting of chopped lettuce, baby spinach, sliced beetroot, onions, coleslaw, relish and more.

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If you aren’t in the mood for a burger, why not have the SIMPLEdrumettes (S$6.50 for 4 pieces), available in the flavours of Turmeric, Spice, Buttermilk and Curry? The SIMPLEdog is another option to consider, with the Chili Cheese Dog (S$9.50) being served with chicken cheese sausage, chopped lettuce, beef chili con carne and cheddar.

Daily: 10am – 10pm
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6. Shaburi & Kintan Buffet (#03-11/12)

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There’s honestly nothing more satisfying than a hearty all-you-can-eat buffet, and Shaburi & Kintan Buffet is the perfect spot in Jem to indulge as much as your heart desires for 90 minutes. The Regular Buffet (S$27.80 for weekday lunch, S$36.80 for dinner, weekends and Public Holidays) entitles you to free-flow Yakishabu, Pork Shoulder, Pork Belly and other meats, as well as dishes like Bibimbap, Yakisoba and Tonkotsu Ramen.

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Craving something a little more? The Kintan Buffet is a little pricier, coming in at S$36.80 for a weekday lunch and S$46.80 for dinner, weekends and Public Holidays. Look forward to more premium meats such as Angus Beef Sukiyaki, Diamond Karubi and Harami Steak.

They even have a Premium Wagyu Buffet that starts from S$59.80!

+65 6262 4329
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
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7. Kogane Yama (#01-16)

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Jem is rife with great Japanese restaurants, and Kogane Yama is another one to add to the list. Kogane Yama specialises in Japanese rice bowls topped with ingredients ranging from salmon to Wagyu beef.

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If you like beef, try their Volcano Gyu Don (S$18.90), topped with flame-grilled gyu slices, spicy chilli sauce, carrot, cabbage and furikake, or have the Wagyu Truffle Don (S$24.90), consisting of Wagyu beef grilled with their in-house shoyu blend, truffle sauce blend, pickles, braised shimeji mushrooms and a hanjuku egg.

Seafood lovers should go for the Negitoro Salmon Ikura Don (S$22.90), which comes with minced tuna belly, diced salmon, ikura, cucumber, tamago and furikake. Alternatives would be the Pan-Fried Salmon Mentai Don (S$19.90) and Grilled Unagi Don (S$20.90).

+65 6931 6279
Sun to Thu: 11am – 9.30pm
Fri & Sun: 11am – 10pm
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8. Tipsy Bunny (#01-05)

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Now here’s a spot in the West for the alcohol lovers: Tipsy Bunny, located right at the entrance of Jem, offers both delectable mains and a huge range of alcohols for you to dine and drink into the late night.

Dig into their signature XO Fried Rice Mui Fan (S$32), a premium dish made using dried scallops, chicken stock and seafood stock extracted from abalone. Other unique takes on local dishes are the Truffle Moonlight Hor Fun (S$25) and Fried Kway Tiao with Chilli Crab Sauce (S$23).

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Definitely give their artisanal hand-stretched pizzas a go too, such as the Guanciale Truffle Pizza (S$23), Char Siew Pizza (S$23) and the super unique Hazelnut Pumpkin Pizza (S$23).

Ready for a drink? Select from cocktails like Mo-Jessie-To (S$18), made with white rum, merlot, strawberries, mint and sugar, or the Johnnie Walker Black Lychee Coconut (S$18), containing Johnny Walker black, homemade lychee coconut syrup and soda.

They also have a variety of whisky, gin, cognac, bourbon and more!

+65 8028 0093
Daily: 12pm – 1am
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9. Soi Thai Soi Nice (#03-21)

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Sawadee ka! Feed your Thai cravings at Soi Thai Soi Nice, which offers all the classic Thai dishes you could want. Located on the third floor of Jem, you can enjoy dishes like Basil Minced Pork with Rice (S$8.90), Pineapple Fried Rice (S$8.90 / S$16.90) and Seafood Phad Thai (S$9.90 / S$18.90).

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Gather your friends to enjoy some of the sharing dishes, like the Braised Pork Knuckle (S$20.90), Waterfall Deep Fried Pork Belly (S$15.90) and Thai Gong Bao Chicken (S$15.90). Seafood lovers can look forward to the Grilled Whole Squid (S$17.90), Thai Style Chilli Lala (S$15.90), Thai Style Steamed Seabass (S$36.90) and more.

Bring a plus-one to savour the Royal Thai Hot Pot (S$43.80), Royal Thai Fish Head Hot Pot (S$43.80) or Royal Thai Seafood Porridge (S$43.80), which are made to feed 2 pax.

+65 6339 1391
Daily: 11.30am – 9.30pm
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10. At Tea 署茗職茶 (#B1-15)

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Ah, bubble tea, the hallmark of every mall in Singapore. At Tea 署茗職茶 is another bubble tea shop to add to your list of thirst-quenchers. Founded by Taiwanese singer Jam Hsiao, At Tea 署茗職茶 offers fragrant and quality brewed tea. They even have Singapore-exclusive drinks!

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I loved the Passionfruit Green Tea with Oolong Jelly (S$6.50), which was aromatic and refreshing with generous cubes of silky oolong jelly. Those who prefer milkier options can go for Jam’s Oolong Milk Tea (S$3.80 for medium, S$4.30 for large), French Earl Grey Tea Latte (S$5.20) or Jam’s Oolong Tea Au Lait (S$4.80 for medium, S$5.30 for large).

Why not try their Singapore-exclusive teas, like the Genmaicha Cane Roasted Milk Tea and Chrysanthemum Pu-Erh Milk Tea? Both drinks cost S$4.50 for medium and S$5 for large.

They also have 2 tea-flavoured gelatos at S$4.90 each: Jam’s Oolong Tea Gelato and Cane Roasted Tea Gelato.

Daily: 11am – 10pm
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11. Windowsill Pies (#B1-K25)

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It’s time for dessert, and what better way to satisfy that sweet tooth than with some pie? In my opinion, Windowsill Pies has some of the best pies in Singapore, and I’m always impressed by their buttery crusts and thick, rich fillings.

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My personal favourite is the S’mores Pie (S$7.80 for a slice, S$67 for whole), which comes with chocolate filling, graham crackers and marshmallows. The Strawberry Lemon Meringue Pie (S$7.30 for a slice, S$65 for whole) is another great flavour as it is refreshing and tangy.

Try the alcoholic flavours, like the Apple Frangipane Rum Pie (S$7.30 for a slice, S$65 for whole) or Banana Almond Brittle (S$7 for a slice, S$63 for whole) if you’re looking for a more adult option.

+65 9772 5629
Daily: 11am – 9pm
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12. MUSUBI Japanese Tapas & Seiro Gohan (#04-13/14)

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MUSUBI Japanese Tapas & Seiro Gohan offers a bit of a unique take on Japanese cuisine. Instead of the usual ramens and dons you may find at most other Japanese restaurants, MUSUBI’s menu consists of unique sides and Seiro Gohan, a dish served with fluffy flavoured rice and savoury toppings. Some of the toppings include Shio-koji Aomori Salmon (S$16.50), Lemon-koji Chicken (S$14) and Beef & Unagi Mix (S$17).

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Try their signature MUSUBI Komachi Zen (S$25), a platter consisting of your choice of rice, mini chawanmushi, tonjiru miso soup and six small dishes. The MUSUBI Komachi Zen is only available during lunch with limited sets daily.

The MUSUBI High-Tea Set (S$18), on the other hand, comes with a combination of small dishes, small desserts like Matcha Burnt Cheese Cake and Kukuto Pudding and a choice of a drink, for those who prefer a lighter meal.

+65 6334 1084
Daily: 11am – 10pm
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JEM

50 Jurong Gateway Road, Singapore 608549

JEM

50 Jurong Gateway Road, Singapore 608549

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Operating Hours: Daily: 10am – 10pm

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