10 of the best hawker food stalls in Singapore
With hundreds of such hawker centers all over Singapore with thousands of stalls selling an array of different dishes, finding the gems amongst the thousands of stalls is a challenge.
Food blogger Dr. Leslie Tay has made it his personal mission to track down the best hawker fare.
Here, he shares the 10 best hawker foods that Singapore has to offer.
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1. Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee
Voted as serving the best hokkien mee by the ieatishootipost blog readers. Closes when everything is sold out, or when Uncle feels tired.
Old Airport Road Food Centre (Renovated), #01-32, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m (approximately).
2. Chuan Kee Satay
One of the best Hainanese-style satays in Singapore.
Old Airport Road Food Centre, #01-85, 6 p.m. until sold out around 10 p.m. Closed Monday and Thursday, Sunday opens at 1 p.m.
3. Toa Payoh Rojak
This rojak is so popular that it has a numbering system. The culprit? The uncle insists on charcoal grilling every You Char Kway before cutting it up and mixing it with the delicious rojak sauce.
Old Airport Road Food Centre (renovated), #01-108, 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Closed Sunday.
4. China La Mian Steamed Buns
They serve one tasty Xiao Long Bao, the soup in the bao is excellent and not oily. And the skin is thin enough to be able to see through but still not break when picked up.
Chinatown Smith Street Food Centre, Blk 335 Smith Street #02-135, +65 9743 5287, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Closed Thursday.
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5. Teochew Street Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle
One of the best minced meat noodle dishes around; watch closely as the hawker poaches the egg noodles and tests each batch with his fingers before topping it with a savory mushroom sauce, minced pork and boiled dumplings.
Chinatown Smith Street Food Centre, #02-023, Closed Monday - Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
6. Hai Seng Ah Balling
Singapore's version of the mochi. Each glutinous rice ball is filled with crushed peanuts or black sesame and served in a sweet pandan-flavored soup.
Stall 02-059, Chinatown Food Centre, Blk 335 Smith Street, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
7. Leng Heng BBQ Seafood
Auntie's black pepper crabs are guaranteed to clear your sinuses.
East Coast Lagoon Village Stall No. 6 (Near the beach), +65 6445 0513, 3:30 p.m. -11 p.m. Closed Thursday.
8. Ming Kee Satay Bee Hoon
The stall's success is a secret blend of peanut sauce that is not too spicy and served in liberal portions.
East Coast Lagoon Food Village, Stall 17, 6 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Closed Tuesday.
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9. Chin Huat Live Seafood Restaurant
Head here for an amazing crab feast, featuring crabs from around the world. Make sure to try the crab bee hoon.
Blk 105, #01-30 Clementi St 12 (Sunset Way), +65 6775 7348.
10. Geylang Lor 29 Fried Hokkien Mee
One of the best plates in Singapore, the noodles are well fried and the lard is crispy.
396 East Coast Road, 11.30 a.m. - 9.30 p.m. Closed Monday.
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