City-Central

This is the area at the southern tip of mainland Singapore. It includes places like Tanjong Pagar, Raffles Place and Chinatown. Other places and roads included are the Havelock Road area, the Tiong Bahru Road area and surroundings of Redhill and Jalan Bukit Merah. A combination of densely populated residential and business buildings in this district inevitably gives it one of the highest concentration of low to high-end eateries in Singapore !

Koh Choon Seng Teochew Delicacies

Categories: Chinese, Soups, Teochew

Located at #01-32 China Square Food Centre, 51 Telok Ayer Street., Singapore 48441
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Don, Your Personal Pie Club

Categories: International, Cakes and Pastries,

Located at #01-01 25 China Street, Singapore 49567
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Tel:6536-0925.
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Gao Ji Niang Dou Fu Mian 高记酿豆腐面

People's Park Food Centre
People's Park Food Centre has a confusing address of 32 New Market Road when it is really located at Park Crescent. Just remember it is outside Chinatown MRT Station beside People's Park
Chinatown MRT Station NE4
Chinatown MRT Station (NE4) stops at the doorstep of People's Park Food Centre

Categories: Chinese, Yong Tau Foo, Tau Kwa, Noodles, Hawker

Located at #01-1114 People's Park Cooked Food Centre, 32, New Market Road., Singapore 50032
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I am putting this here because it was a former Yummy King #1 winner (taxi-drivers' vote category). Despite this, I have not tried it to-date, and the reason is that each time I'm here, I eat at the other stall, 永祥兴豆腐, located at unit#01-1084 (see other entry on this category).
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Yong Xiang Xing Dou Fu* 永祥兴豆腐

People's Park Food Centre
People's Park Food Centre has a confusing address of 32 New Market Road when it is really located at Park Crescent. Just remember it is outside Chinatown MRT Station beside People's Park
Chinatown MRT Station NE4
Chinatown MRT Station (NE4) stops at the doorstep of People's Park Food Centre
Yong Xiang Xing Dou Fu
Yong Xiang Xing Dou Fu has a perpertually long queue during lunch hour. So long you might wonder if they're giving food for free !
Yong Xiang Xing Dou Fu
Look at the concentration on the faces of these men ! The stall is a tightly run operation, so don't get turned off by the long queue. Order here, pay up and wait to be served at your table
yong tau foo
$3 for this bowl of soupy niang doufu ain't too much to ask for yeah ?

Categories: Chinese, Yong Tau Foo, Tau Kwa, Hawker

Located at #01-1084 People's Park Cooked Food Centre, 32, New Market Road., Singapore 50032
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* Editor's hanyu pinyin translation, this stall doesn't have a romanized/English name. According to my source, this stall has been around a long time. You can see why based on the long queue (which moves quite fast btw). Now I wonder it slipped past Makansutra's radar which recommended Gao Ji (see other entry this category) instead. For a sure-winner yong tau hu meal, this is the stall to go to. The soup is well-prepared and good to the last drop. $3 gets you ten solid pieces including 3 fishballs, minced meat beancurd and other variants of the white and fried beancurd. An interesting difference between this stall and many others is that they do NOT serve noodles, just the yong tau fu and soup (with chilli sauce of course), that's it. Closed by late afternoon or when stocks run out.
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Amoy Street Fried Oyster

People's Park Food Centre
People's Park Food Centre has a confusing address of 32 New Market Road when it is really located at Park Crescent. Just remember it is outside Chinatown MRT Station beside People's Park
Chinatown MRT Station NE4
Chinatown MRT Station (NE4) stops at the doorstep of People's Park Food Centre
bean sprouts cockles
The usual oyster omelette above, and the not-so-usual bean sprouts with cockles. Ai hum mai ? ai ai ai !
oyster fried kway teow mee
One day I must try this
fried oyster omelette
Fried oyster omelette, (a.k.a. orh luak) - the real thing
char kway teow mee
Char kway teow mee, not too oily, not too wet, not overly sweet

Categories: Chinese, Char Kway Teow, Fried Oyster Omelette, Hokkien Mee, Carrot Cake, Hawker

Located at #01-1016B* People's Park Cooked Food Centre, 32, New Market Road., Singapore 50032
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*This stall has another outlet at unit#01-1136 diagonally across the main dining area of the hawker center. Now if you happen to be eating the yong tau hu from 永祥兴豆腐 (which doesn't come with noodles, rice or other starchy gooey staple stuff like beehoon), then you might want to order some dishes from this stall which offers an interesting list of fried noodle variants - from the usual fried kway teow mee (a.k.a. char kway teow), carrot cake, hokkien prawn mee (福建虾面) and fried oyster omelette (蚝煎), to the Indonesian Fried Kway Teow Mee (which the man-in-charge told me is a salty version of the Singaporean one) to the strange combo of Bean Sprouts w/Cockles, and finally the one-day-I-must-try Oyster Fried Kway Teow Mee. Now talk about having an unhealthy fixation with mollusks.
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Hai Sing Ah-Balling 海星

Chinatown Complex Food Centre (temp)
Both the Chinatown Complex market and food centre have shifted to a temporary site near the Outram MRT (EW16, NE3) train station. It is a tight squeeze and much stuffier now.

Categories: Chinese, Ah Balling, Dessert

Located at #02-90 Chinatown Complex, Blk 335 Smith Street. NOTICE : This food centre is undergoing refurbishing and stalls have been temporarily relocated to a site near Outram MRT since Jul 2006., Singapore 50335
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Famous for their "Ah Balling" or "Ah Baoling" desserts which are glutinous rice balls with fillings of peanut, sesame seed paste or other ingredients such as red bean paste served in a sweet syrupy soup. This is a traditional Teochew dish which is really the equivalent of the Chinese tang yuan (汤圆).
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115 糖水 (Tang Shui)

Chinatown Complex Food Centre (temp)
Both the Chinatown Complex market and food centre have shifted to a temporary site near the Outram MRT (EW16, NE3) train station. It is a tight squeeze and much stuffier now.
115 Tang Shui
The 115 Tang Shui dessert soup stall is still a draw for customers at the hawker centre temporary site.
sesame paste dessert soup
115 Tang Shui's sesame paste dessert costs $1. I wasn't too impressed as it wasn't sweet enough for my taste, but hey, I suppose this is healthier than a syrup-laden ice kachang

Categories: Chinese, Dessert, Hawker

Located at #01-163 Chinatown Complex, Blk 335 Smith Street. NOTICE : This food centre is undergoing refurbishing and stalls have been temporarily relocated to a site near Outram MRT since Jul 2006., Singapore 50335
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Serves traditional Cantonese desserts of almond(杏仁糊), peanut(花生糊) and sesame(芝麻糊) cream soups. Specialties - walnut paste (合桃糊) and yam & corn (芋头玉米) and sweet potato & corn (金薯玉米) - are sold only on weekends.
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Lao Ji Cooked Food 佬记熟食

Chinatown Complex Food Centre (temp)
Both the Chinatown Complex market and food centre have shifted to a temporary site near the Outram MRT (EW16, NE3) train station. It is a tight squeeze and much stuffier now.

Categories: Chinese, Yam Cake, Hawker

Located at #02-14 Chinatown Complex, Blk 335 Smith Street. NOTICE : This food centre is undergoing refurbishing and stalls have been temporarily relocated to a site near Outram MRT since Jul 2006., Singapore 50335
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Niu Che Shui Famous Glutinous Rice 牛车水著名糯米饭

Chinatown Complex Food Centre (temp)
Both the Chinatown Complex market and food centre have shifted to a temporary site near the Outram MRT (EW16, NE3) train station. It is a tight squeeze and much stuffier now.
Niu Che Shui Glutinous Rice
Niu Che Shui (Chinatown) Famous Glutinous Rice stall's rice cakes are sold out by afternoon.

Categories: Chinese, Glutinous Rice Kueh, Hawker

Located at #02-11 Chinatown Complex, Blk 335 Smith Street. NOTICE : This food centre is undergoing refurbishing and stalls have been temporarily relocated to a site near Outram MRT since Jul 2006., Singapore 50335
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祥兴熟食蚝煎

Chinatown Complex Food Centre (temp)
Both the Chinatown Complex market and food centre have shifted to a temporary site near the Outram MRT (EW16, NE3) train station. It is a tight squeeze and much stuffier now.

Categories: Chinese, Fried Oyster Omelette, Hawker

Located at #02-16 Chinatown Complex, Blk 335 Smith Street. NOTICE : This food centre is undergoing refurbishing and stalls have been temporarily relocated to a site near Outram MRT since Jul 2006., Singapore 50335
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Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Fu 秀记江鱼仔酿豆腐

Chinatown Complex Food Centre (temp)
Both the Chinatown Complex market and food centre have shifted to a temporary site near the Outram MRT (EW16, NE3) train station. It is a tight squeeze and much stuffier now.
Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Fu
Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Fu occupies two stall units, and you can see why from the long queue that snakes around the surrounding tables.

Categories: Chinese, Yong Tau Foo, Hawker

Located at #02-220/1 Chinatown Complex, Blk 335 Smith Street. NOTICE : This food centre is undergoing refurbishing and stalls have been temporarily relocated to a site near Outram MRT since Jul 2006., Singapore 50335
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Joe Pork & Fish Porridge / Noodles 琼华猪肉粥

Chinatown Complex Food Centre (temp)
Both the Chinatown Complex market and food centre have shifted to a temporary site near the Outram MRT (EW16, NE3) train station. It is a tight squeeze and much stuffier now.

Categories: Chinese, Porridge,

Located at #02-069 Chinatown Complex, Blk 335 Smith Street. NOTICE : This food centre is undergoing refurbishing and stalls have been temporarily relocated to a site near Outram MRT since Jul 2006., Singapore 50335
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中中五香 Zhong Zhong Five Spice

Chinatown Complex Food Centre (temp)
Both the Chinatown Complex market and food centre have shifted to a temporary site near the Outram MRT (EW16, NE3) train station. It is a tight squeeze and much stuffier now.

Categories: Chinese, Ngor Hiang (Five Spices)

Located at #02-19 Chinatown Complex, Blk 335 Smith Street. NOTICE : This food centre is undergoing refurbishing and stalls have been temporarily relocated to a site near Outram MRT since Jul 2006., Singapore 50335
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联合本记煲饭 Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice

Chinatown Complex Food Centre (temp)
Both the Chinatown Complex market and food centre have shifted to a temporary site near the Outram MRT (EW16, NE3) train station. It is a tight squeeze and much stuffier now.

Categories: Chinese, Claypot Rice, Hawker

Located at #02-203/4 Chinatown Complex, Blk 335 Smith Street. NOTICE : This food centre is undergoing refurbishing and stalls have been temporarily relocated to a site near Outram MRT since Jul 2006., Singapore 50335
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好香居熟食

Chinatown Complex Food Centre (temp)
Both the Chinatown Complex market and food centre have shifted to a temporary site near the Outram MRT (EW16, NE3) train station. It is a tight squeeze and much stuffier now.

Categories: Chinese, Vegetarian (Chinese), Hawker

Located at #02-219 Chinatown Complex, Blk 335 Smith Street. NOTICE : This food centre is undergoing refurbishing and stalls have been temporarily relocated to a site near Outram MRT since Jul 2006., Singapore 50335
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Outram Park Roasted Meat 欧南园烧腊

Chinatown Complex Food Centre (temp)
Both the Chinatown Complex market and food centre have shifted to a temporary site near the Outram MRT (EW16, NE3) train station. It is a tight squeeze and much stuffier now.
Outram Park Roasted Meat
Outram Park Roasted Meat

Categories: Chinese, Roast Meat (Chinese), Hawker

Located at #02-15/28 Chinatown Complex, Blk 335 Smith Street. NOTICE : This food centre is undergoing refurbishing and stalls have been temporarily relocated to a site near Outram MRT since Jul 2006., Singapore 50335
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Hill Street Fried Kway Teow

Chinatown Complex Food Centre (temp)
Both the Chinatown Complex market and food centre have shifted to a temporary site near the Outram MRT (EW16, NE3) train station. It is a tight squeeze and much stuffier now.
Hill Street Fried Kway Teow
Hill Street Fried Kway Teow

Categories: Chinese, Char Kway Teow, Hawker

Located at #02-42 Chinatown Complex, Blk 335 Smith Street. NOTICE : This food centre is undergoing refurbishing and stalls have been temporarily relocated to a site near Outram MRT since Jul 2006., Singapore 50335
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Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck 金记潮州卤鸭(粿汁)

Chinatown Complex Food Centre (temp)
Both the Chinatown Complex market and food centre have shifted to a temporary site near the Outram MRT (EW16, NE3) train station. It is a tight squeeze and much stuffier now.
Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck
Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck offers a range of duck rice, noodles, porridge and kway chap dishes
braised duck kway chap
Jin Ji's braised duck meat and kway chap is one of the better ones in this area. The duck rice here is also one of the favourites of the more hurried
kway chap
The extremely thin and soft kway chap is very easy on the gullet. Slurp it up and it slides effortlessly down your throat. I ordered another bowl and it didn't leave me feeling bloated after my meal
chilli sauce
The secret here is really in the chilli sauce, a sourish concoction of minced chilli and garlic among other ingredients

Categories: Chinese, Duck Noodles, Duck Rice, Porridge, Kway Chap

Located at #01-162 Chinatown Complex, Blk 335 Smith Street. NOTICE : This food centre is undergoing refurbishing and stalls have been temporarily relocated to a site near Outram MRT since Jul 2006., Singapore 50335
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This unassuming stall serves up very thin and soft kway chap (flat rice noodles) unlike many others' thick noodle texture and often starchy taste. The braised duck is very well done without being overly salty. There is a choice of plain white or yam rice, as well as porridge or noodles if you're just going for duck dishes.
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Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee 欧南园炒粿条面

Outram Park Fried Kway Teow
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow is located at a corner unit of the 2nd floor of Hong Lim Complex Food Centre
char kway teow
This $2 plate of Outram Park Fried Kway Teow's char kway teow is served with the usual half-cooked cockles and comes with deep-fried crispy lard bits which they've managed to infuse with the seasoning

Categories: Chinese, Char Kway Teow, Hawker

Located at #02-18 Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Blk 531A Upper Cross Street, Singapore 51531
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This stall is a well-known fixture of the Chinatown area hawker foodscape. While the food isn't exceptional (how a simple dish like black-soya-sauced noodles could be is left to your imagination:), the combination of well-prepared ingredients, decent prices and efficient service has kept this stall popular over the years. Expect to wait half an hour or more during peak lunch hours when the queue lengthens.
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Mei Heong Yuen Desserts 味香园

Mei Heong Yuen
Mei Heong Yuen traditional desserts is at a corner shophouse of Temple Street
almond paste
Almond paste - a silky-smooth soupy concoction made from almonds. This bowl costs $2.

Categories: Chinese, Cheng Tng, Ah Balling, Dessert

Located at 67 Temple Street., Singapore 58611
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This shop located in one of the shophouses of the bustling food streets of Chinatown serves up the simplest of traditional Chinese soup desserts - almond cream, sesame paste soup and peanut paste - in rich creamy style. They also have a mango sago with pomelo dessert which is a more recent menu addition. Other items to go with your dessert/soup include steamed yam cakes(芋头糕), water chestnut cakes (马蹄糕) and other Chinese pastries. Prices are higher than those at hawker centres. For better value, try 115 糖水 (Tang Shui) at the Chinatown Complex Food Centre where prices of $1 per bowl of the almond, peanut or sesame paste are half those here.
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Lee Kui (Ah Hoi) Restaurant

Mosque Street
Lee Kui Restaurant is found at Mosque Street, about 5 mins walk from Chinatown MRT (NE4) station.
oyster omelette
Lee Kui Restaurant's oyster egg comes with a generous serving of oysters.
duck meat
The 'goose' meat dish which is really duck meat !
braised pig trotters with chestnuts
The $28 braised pig trotters with chestnuts. Rather expensive considering it was very average and weak-tasting. At this price, I'd rather go for a German deep-fried knuckle version.
pepper crayfish
Pepper crayfish. One of the better dishes. A pity we didn't try the (steamed) fishes, which should be the pride and highlight for any Teochew restaurant.

Categories: Teochew, Zhi Char, Cold Crab

Located at 8/10 Mosque Street., Singapore 59488
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This teochew restaurant has the usual dishes. However, note that the only crab dish here is the cold crab which is more expensive ($50/kg) than what you would be paying for a similar sized Sri Lankan chilli/pepper crab at other restaurants like Jumbo or Long Beach. Another traditional Teochew dish is the braised pig's leg with chestnuts (ter ka gao-luck) - which I find run-of-the-mill and expensive at $28 although it came as a rather large-sized one. You can get a similar half-sized braised pig trotter for about $5-10 at most bak kut teh or kway-chap hawker stalls.
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SG Kueh (www.sgkueh.com)

Categories: Chinese, Peranakan Nonya, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #02-122 Amoy Street Food Centre (Telok Ayer Street), 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 69111
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This stall offers one of the most popular hand-made oneh oneh together with other local kuehs like yam paste pudding (Teochew ou nee). It has also smartly used a dot-com name which is also its website name.
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Zhenjie Desserts

Categories: Chinese, Cheng Tng, Ice Kachang, Ah Balling, Dessert

Located at #02-113 Amoy Street Food Centre (Telok Ayer Street), 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 69111
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Located at Amoy Street Food Centre near the edge of the CBD and Chinatown, this dessert stall is a favourite among office workers. Try the yam paste with gingko nuts. Go between 9am-6pm on weekdays and 9am-3pm on weekends.
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Beng Hiang Restaurant Pte Ltd

Categories: Chinese, Hokkien,

Located at 112 Amoy Street, Singapore 69932
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This spacious air-conditioned restaurant is located at the end of Amoy Street in the Telok Ayer Conservation Area, and opposite Far East Square. Favourite dishes here include the sinfully tasty kong bak pau (braised pork belly with buns) and the non-oily oyster omelette that's fried to a nice flaky crispiness.
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卤面 Lor Mee

Categories: Chinese, Lor Mee, Hawker

Located at Blk 109 Bukit Purmei Rd, Singapore 90109
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AR & H Chicken Rice C*

Categories: Halal-Muslim, Chicken Rice, Malay

Located at #01-5134 Block 2, Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150002
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HDB block beside SAFRA Bukit Merah.
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Hong Heng Fishball Noodle 鸿兴鱼圆面

ABC Brickworks Market and Food Centre
The newly upgraded ABC Brickworks Market and Food Centre reopened in Nov 2006.
ABC Brickworks Food Centre carpark entrance
The entrance to ABC Brickworks food centre carpark is from Jalan Bukit Merah between HDB blocks 1 and 2, not far from the major Queensway-Alexandra road junction

Categories: Chinese, Fishball Noodles, Hawker

Located at #01-122 ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre, Block 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150006
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Guan Guan Claypot Rice 源源砂煲饭

ABC Brickworks Market and Food Centre
The newly upgraded ABC Brickworks Market and Food Centre reopened in Nov 2006.
ABC Brickworks Food Centre carpark entrance
The entrance to ABC Brickworks food centre carpark is from Jalan Bukit Merah between HDB blocks 1 and 2, not far from the major Queensway-Alexandra road junction

Categories: Chinese, Claypot Rice, Hawker

Located at #01-38 ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre, Block 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150006
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Yong Kee Famous Fishball Noodle 荣记驰名鱼丸面

ABC Brickworks Market and Food Centre
The newly upgraded ABC Brickworks Market and Food Centre reopened in Nov 2006.
ABC Brickworks Food Centre carpark entrance
The entrance to ABC Brickworks food centre carpark is from Jalan Bukit Merah between HDB blocks 1 and 2, not far from the major Queensway-Alexandra road junction
Yong Kee Famous Fishball Noodles
Yong Kee Famous Fishball Noodle opens from 7am to 2am daily. There is another fishball noodle stall next to it, but I doubt there's any real rivalry here
fishball noodles
Yong Kee's fishball noodles. This bowl is $3, the smallest and cheapest option at the stall. Only fishball die-hard fans and noodle purists need apply ;-)

Categories: Chinese, Fishball Noodles, Hawker

Located at #01-121 ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre, Block 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150006
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I must admit I'm not much a fan of fishball noodles, and am bemused at how foodie reviewers have gone ga-ga over some fishball noodle stalls. But as fate would have it, I finally decided to try this stall (a former Yummy King winner for fishball noodles), having had my choices narrowed down significantly at 2pm+ on Lunar New Year's eve - which is not the best of time to be out looking for Chinese food on a hungry stomach.
The verdict ? Well, I'm still not impressed with the fishballs (which an old aunt tells me is back-breaking work to make in the old days before the process was mechanized), but the saving grace here is the noodle which is light and quite fluffy. Can't complain, it's Lunar New Year's eve afterall.
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丽芳粥品 Li Fang Porridge

ABC Brickworks Market and Food Centre
The newly upgraded ABC Brickworks Market and Food Centre reopened in Nov 2006.
ABC Brickworks Food Centre carpark entrance
The entrance to ABC Brickworks food centre carpark is from Jalan Bukit Merah between HDB blocks 1 and 2, not far from the major Queensway-Alexandra road junction
Li Fang Porridge
Li Fang Porridge offers a wide range of porridge dishes as well as side dishes.
pork porridge with you tiao
This pork porridge with you tiao costs $2.50.

Categories: Chinese, Porridge,

Located at #01-45 ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre, Block 6 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 150006
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One of the better porridge stalls I've come across. The congee/porridge is cooked just right not being too soft/gelatinated. The you char kweh or you tiao(油条) provided was crispy and very munchy !
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如意园素食 RuYi Vegetarian

Block 80 Redhill Lane
Ruyi Vegetarian is located in a coffeeshop at this row of 2-storey Redhill HDB shophouses.

Categories: Chinese, Vegetarian (Chinese), Hawker

Located at Stall 4 Blk 80 Redhill Lane, Singapore 150080
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Wang Ji Fried Tau Kwa 皇记煎豆甘

Redhill Market & Food Centre
Redhill Market & Food Centre is just a minute's walk from Redhill MRT station. Could that be KF Seetoh on his scooter ? ;-D

Categories: Chinese, Tau Kwa, Hawker

Located at #01-61 Redhill Market, Blk 85 Redhill Lane, Singapore 150085
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Fu Ming Shu Shi 福明熟食

Redhill Market & Food Centre
Redhill Market & Food Centre is just a minute's walk from Redhill MRT station. Could that be KF Seetoh on his scooter ? ;-D

Categories: Chinese, Carrot Cake, Hawker

Located at #01-49 Redhill Market, Blk 85 Redhill Lane, Singapore 150085
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This stall has gotten some awards previously. The standard however seems to have dropped. No doubt the texture of the carrot cake is smooth and has a stronger flavour, but the frying didn't seem enough. Opens from afternoon till late (around 1 to 2am), so go only if you have sudden midnight pangs for carrot cake.
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Delicious Fried Carrot Cake

Redhill Market & Food Centre
Redhill Market & Food Centre is just a minute's walk from Redhill MRT station. Could that be KF Seetoh on his scooter ? ;-D
(RedHill) Delicious Fried Carrot Cake
Does Delicious Fried Carrot Cake live up to its name ? Try it and judge for yourself !
fried carrot cake
This $2.50 (50c for the egg) plate of black carrot cake comes with bean sprouts and spring onions.

Categories: Chinese, Carrot Cake, Hawker

Located at #01-33 Redhill Market, Blk 85 Redhill Lane, Singapore 150085
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This stall sells a so-called healthier version of chye(chai) tow kway (fried carrot cake), adding vegetables of tow gay (bean sprouts) and spring onions to the typical black or white version.
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荣光铁板烧鱼 Rong Guang Barbeque Seafood

Alexandra Village Food Centre Block 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Don't let the sleepy surrounding HDB shophouses fool you, Alexandra Village Food Centre comes alive at night and during lunch hours with the makan crowd.
Rong Guang BBQ Seafood
Rong Guang BBQ Seafood occupies three units (from #01-07) at Alexandra Village Food Centre Block 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1.
Rong Guang BBQ Seafood
Rong Guang BBQ Seafood opens for business from about 5pm till 11pm.

Categories: Chinese, Seafood (BBQ), Hawker

Located at #01-07/8/9 Alexandra Village Food Centre, Block 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 150120
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Try the barbeque stingray served in banana leaf and the deep-fried baby sotong (squid) here. The food is above average and $10 per person should be sufficient for a decent dinner here.
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老半斋烧腊 Roasted Duck Rice

Alexandra Village Food Centre Block 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Don't let the sleepy surrounding HDB shophouses fool you, Alexandra Village Food Centre comes alive at night and during lunch hours with the makan crowd.

Categories: Chinese, Roast Meat (Chinese), Hawker

Located at #01-20 Alexandra Village Food Centre, Block 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1., Singapore 150120
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德普路真善美砂煲叻沙 Zhen Shan Mei (Depot Road) Claypot Laksa

Alexandra Village Food Centre Block 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Don't let the sleepy surrounding HDB shophouses fool you, Alexandra Village Food Centre comes alive at night and during lunch hours with the makan crowd.

Categories: Chinese, Laksa, Hawker

Located at #01-75 Alexandra Village Food Centre, Block 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 150120
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Tiong Bahru Lien Fa Shui Jing Bao

Alexandra Village Food Centre Block 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Don't let the sleepy surrounding HDB shophouses fool you, Alexandra Village Food Centre comes alive at night and during lunch hours with the makan crowd.

Categories: Chinese, Soon Kueh, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #01-10 Alexandra Village Food Centre, Block 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 150120
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Keng Eng Kee Seafood

Keng Eng Kee Seafood
Keng Eng Kee Seafood occupies a corner coffeeshop of Block 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1.

Categories: Chinese, Seafood, Zhi Char

Located at Block 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 150124
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Kuehs and Snacks 老婶阿嬤潮州粿

Kuehs and Snacks
Kuehs and Snacks is at an HDB shophouse in Block 125, Bukit Merah Lane 1
Teochew glutinous rice kueh
Teochew glutinous rice kueh

Categories: Chinese, Cakes and Pastries, Teochew Kueh, Soon Kueh, Ang Ku Kueh

Located at #01-164 Alexandra Village, Block 125 Bukit Merah Lane 1., Singapore 150125
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This airconditioned shop sits among a row of quiet HDB shophouses facing Alexandra road, opposite Alexandra Hospital and Queensway Shopping Centre. It offers traditional kueh lovers a range of handmade kuehs and other pastries. Interestingly, the Chinese name of the shop is much more complex than its English name - it translates into Old/Grand Aunt & Mother Teochew Kuehs. The glutinous rice kuehs were cheap at 70c (5 for $3.50) but tasted quite bland and run-of-the-mill, compare this to Yong's which retail at 80c but is only slight tastier. If these traditional kueh houses do not improve/innovate this classic Teochew kueh with more ingredients like peanuts, shiitake mushrooms and meat slices, I'm afraid it will be a few more years before it is talked about only in a museum tour. The great discovery for this shop however, is that they've stucked to the tradition of making soon kueh (笋粿) with real bamboo shoots (笋). These tasted so good I forgot to snap photos before the pack of five ($6.50) I bought were all eaten up !
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Poh Cheu

Block 127 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Block 127 Bukit Merah Lane 1 is part of an old low-rise HDB shophouse and housing enclave also known as Alexandra Village. In the background is the AIA (Alexandra) Building
durian green bean ang ku kueh
Poh Cheu's ang-ku-kueh-style durian kueh (left) and green bean kueh (right)

Categories: Chinese, Soon Kueh, Cakes and Pastries, Teochew Kueh

Located at #01-230 Block 127, Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 150127
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Specializes in a wide range of handmade ang ku kuehs with different fillings (green bean, yam, peanut, even durian and others). Stall also has other traditional kuehs and pastries. Tel:6276-2287.
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Shun Xing 顺兴

Bukit Merah Central
Bukit Merah Central. Carparks are below the food centre itself, at the Surbana HDB buildings and near the Bukit Merah Bus Interchange where this photo was taken. Open air ones are season parking only

Categories: Chinese, You Char Kway, Hawker

Located at #02-46 Bukit Merah Central Food Centre, Block 163 Bukit Merah Central, Singapore 150163
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Sells other deep-fried food like green bean buns and coffee-flavoured buns.
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南兴海南鸡饭 Nan Heng Hainanese Chicken Rice

Bukit Merah Central
Bukit Merah Central. Carparks are below the food centre itself, at the Surbana HDB buildings and near the Bukit Merah Bus Interchange where this photo was taken. Open air ones are season parking only
Nan Heng Hainanese Chicken Rice
Nan Heng is located at a quiet corner of Jalan Bukit Merah Blk 163 Food Centre.

Categories: Chinese, Chicken Rice, Hawker

Located at #02-28 Bukit Merah Central Food Centre, Block 163 Bukit Merah Central, Singapore 150163
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翠园红山中

Bukit Merah Central
Bukit Merah Central. Carparks are below the food centre itself, at the Surbana HDB buildings and near the Bukit Merah Bus Interchange where this photo was taken. Open air ones are season parking only

Categories: Chinese, Rojak (Chinese), Hawker

Located at #02-20 Bukit Merah Central Food Centre, Block 163 Bukit Merah Central, Singapore 150163
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Wow Wow West

Block 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre
Block 115 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre
Wow Wow West
Wow Wow West ! nice western food, decent prices and friendly service
chicken chop
Chicken chop from Wow Wow West - thumbs up !

Categories: Chinese, Western Food

Located at #01-301 Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre, Block 115 Bukit Merah View, Singapore 151115
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This stall was discovered at an old hawker centre in the Redhill area, hidden away from the major roads (hope the map helps). It's one of the better western food stalls I've tasted recently, with friendly service to boot. The chicken chop portion was rather generous (for $4) and nicely grilled, and came with coleslaw and big crispy potato fries. This beats Uno Beef House's chicken chop. The stall also displays some large sausages (I suppose German frankfurters) in a display case with heating lamps... wowww.....maybe next time.
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Tian Tian Hainanese Curry Rice 天天海南咖哩饭

Block 116 Bukit Merah View
Block 116 Bukit Merah View

Categories: Chinese, Hainanese Curry Rice

Located at #01-253 Henly Huat Drinks Food Court, Block 116 Bukit Merah View, Singapore 151116
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No. 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow 炒粿条面

No.18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow
No. 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow is actually now located at stall 17, a corner unit near the exit facing Great World City
fried kway teow
Their char kway teow has no particular highlights although overall quality is pretty good. Worth a try if you're visiting this food centre near Havelock Road

Categories: Chinese, Char Kway Teow, Hawker

Located at Stall 17 Zion Road Riverside Food Centre, Zion Road, Singapore 160000
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Clementi Brothers Rojak 金文泰兄弟罗惹

Clementi Brothers Rojak
Don't be confused by the name, Clementi Brothers Rojak is found at the Zion Road Food Centre
Clementi Brothers Rojak bunga kantan
Check out the neatly stacked rows of mangoes,fruits, vegetables and taupok at the front of the stall. The pinkish bulbs seen here are bunga kantan, the flower bud of the torch ginger
tau pok you char kway rojak
Tau pok & you char kway rojak from Clementi Brothers, ...uhmmm.... what's a Lau Pa Sat plate doing from a stall in Zion Road Food Centre ? ;-)

Categories: Chinese, Rojak (Chinese), Hawker

Located at Stall 21 Zion Road Riverside Food Centre, Zion Road, Singapore 160000
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This rojak stall serves the usual Chinese-style rojak as well as other variations with grilled taupok & tauhu, bbq'ed dried cuttlefish and century eggs with ginger strips. Most of them come with separate saucers of chilli and sweet prawn paste sprinkled with crushed peanuts, so you can decide on the right amount of sauce-dipping with each bite.
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Red Star Restaurant

Categories: Chinese, Porridge, Cakes and Pastries, Dim Sum

Located at #07-23 HDB Block 54 Chin Swee Road., Singapore 160054
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This traditional no-frills Chinese restaurant is located in a kooky part of the seventh floor of an old HDB block near to Manhattan House and seems to have been around like forever. Ok not forever, but easily a few decades. It's popular for dim sum, and a favourite dish of mine here is the crispy roast pork cubes (also see entry for Crystal Jade Toa Payoh under dim sum category). Overall quality and service is nothing to shout about it continues to hold its own against fancy new players in the uppity newer malls. So try this out at least once before the unstoppable tide of upgrading (en-bloc!) closes it down some day.
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Jian Bo Shui Kueh

Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, rebuilt, re-opened in June 2006. The 1st floor has wet market stalls, sundry and clothes shops. Food stalls are on the 2nd floor, and a carpark above that.
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
The open-air section of the food centre offers al-fresco dining. The landscaped roof-top carpark on the 3rd floor provides much needed convenience for drivers.

Categories: Chinese, Chwee Kueh, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #02-05 Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, 84A Lim Liak Street, Singapore 161084
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This famous stall has been around since the late 50s. The chye poh (preserved radish) topping is mixed with sesame seeds to provide added flavour.
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Tiong Bahru Mian Jian Kueh

Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, rebuilt, re-opened in June 2006. The 1st floor has wet market stalls, sundry and clothes shops. Food stalls are on the 2nd floor, and a carpark above that.
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
The open-air section of the food centre offers al-fresco dining. The landscaped roof-top carpark on the 3rd floor provides much needed convenience for drivers.

Categories: Chinese, Mee Chiang Kueh, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #02-34 Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, 84A Lim Liak Street, Singapore 161084
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许兄弟猪什汤 Koh Brothers Pig Organ Soup

Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, rebuilt, re-opened in June 2006. The 1st floor has wet market stalls, sundry and clothes shops. Food stalls are on the 2nd floor, and a carpark above that.
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
The open-air section of the food centre offers al-fresco dining. The landscaped roof-top carpark on the 3rd floor provides much needed convenience for drivers.

Categories: Chinese, Pig Organ Soup, Hawker

Located at #02-29 Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, 84A Lim Liak Street, Singapore 161084
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中合鲁烧猪烧腊专卖店 Tiong Bahru Roasted Pig Specialist

Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, rebuilt, re-opened in June 2006. The 1st floor has wet market stalls, sundry and clothes shops. Food stalls are on the 2nd floor, and a carpark above that.
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
The open-air section of the food centre offers al-fresco dining. The landscaped roof-top carpark on the 3rd floor provides much needed convenience for drivers.

Categories: Chinese, Roast Meat (Chinese), Hawker

Located at #02-38 Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, 84A Lim Liak Street, Singapore 161084
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Tel:1800-386-8686. Website: www.tiongbahruroastedpig.com.sg.
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Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow

Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, rebuilt, re-opened in June 2006. The 1st floor has wet market stalls, sundry and clothes shops. Food stalls are on the 2nd floor, and a carpark above that.
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
The open-air section of the food centre offers al-fresco dining. The landscaped roof-top carpark on the 3rd floor provides much needed convenience for drivers.

Categories: Chinese, Char Kway Teow, Hawker

Located at #02-11 Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, 84A Lim Liak Street, Singapore 161084
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Tiong Bahru Teochew Kueh

Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, rebuilt, re-opened in June 2006. The 1st floor has wet market stalls, sundry and clothes shops. Food stalls are on the 2nd floor, and a carpark above that.
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
The open-air section of the food centre offers al-fresco dining. The landscaped roof-top carpark on the 3rd floor provides much needed convenience for drivers.
Tiong Bahru Teochew Kueh
Tiong Bahru Teochew Kueh is at unit 02, just after the escalator

Categories: Chinese, Teochew Kueh, Ang Ku Kueh, Soon Kueh, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #02-02 Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, 84A Lim Liak Street, Singapore 161084
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This traditional Teochew kueh stall sells a wide variety of hand-made cakes from the usual glutinous rice cakes, soon kueh (turnip fillings) and ku chye kueh (chives fillings) to ang ku kueh (red peanut/bean cakes) and ou kueh (black bean).
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Tiong Bahru Pau

Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, rebuilt, re-opened in June 2006. The 1st floor has wet market stalls, sundry and clothes shops. Food stalls are on the 2nd floor, and a carpark above that.
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
The open-air section of the food centre offers al-fresco dining. The landscaped roof-top carpark on the 3rd floor provides much needed convenience for drivers.

Categories: Chinese, Pao, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #02-18/19 Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, 84A Lim Liak Street, Singapore 161084
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Tiong Bahru Lor Mee

Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, rebuilt, re-opened in June 2006. The 1st floor has wet market stalls, sundry and clothes shops. Food stalls are on the 2nd floor, and a carpark above that.
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
The open-air section of the food centre offers al-fresco dining. The landscaped roof-top carpark on the 3rd floor provides much needed convenience for drivers.

Categories: Chinese, Noodles, Lor Mee

Located at #02-79 Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, 84A Lim Liak Street, Singapore 161084
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No.3 Crab Delicacy Seafood Restaurant

Outram Road
No.3 Crab is located among this row of shophouse eateries along Outram Road not far from Tiong Bahru
No.3 Crab Delicacy Seafood Restaurant
No.3 Crab Delicacy Seafood Restaurant has a choice of air-con indoor or alfresco dining options
claypot crab beehoon soup
Claypot Crab with Bee Hoon Soup. Both the soup and the bee hoon tasted rather bland
cereal fried prawns
Cereal prawns with curry leaves. Could have been spicier, but overall quite good
crab claw
A crab claw from the claypot crab soup dish. Meaty but lacking in taste. Hey, crabs are supposed to taste crabby, did this one take a bath before cooking ?

Categories: Chinese, Crab, Seafood

Located at 265 Outram Road, Singapore 169059
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This air-conditioned outlet, nestled among a row of other mostly Chinese food eateries along Outream Road, serves a range of Chinese and seafood dishes. The specialty, as the shop name indicates, is that favourite crustacean obsession of Singaporeans, crabs. You get your usual pepper/chilli crabs here, but also the crab bee hoon (thick rice noodles) in soup variety. However, the one that stands out is the curry crab which is kind of like the fish head curry pot dish, except that you get a crab in place of the fish head. I tried the pepper crab and it was passable or above average depending on which of my friends you asked - I thought it was quite good actually. The crab bee hoon soup, however, was a disappointment - the meat and the soup was rather bland. I've tasted better at Mellben. The cereal prawns we had were quite good - just not spicy enough for me in spite of the curry leaves. Fried prawns with cereal flakes, in my view, should have curry leaves fried together with chopped chilli padi(medium spiciness variety) - trust me, it tastes great together and makes a superb appetiser. Tel:6327-2148.
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Casa Bom Vento

Categories: Peranakan Nonya, Halal-Muslim

Located at Relocated to new address (2007): 32 Seah Street (formerly 467 Joo Chiat Road.), Singapore 188388
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This Peranakan restaurant offers a fusion of Nonya and Straits Eurasian / Portuguese food. They've now re-located from Joo Chiat to Seah Street, which is the small street beside the Raffles Hotel and opposite the Bras Basah Complex. Opens 11am to 8:30pm (last order). Tel: 6348-7786.
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Minced Meat Noodles

Sim Lim Square Food Court Minced Meat Noodles
Sim Lim Square food court's minced meat noodle stall. One of the better bak chor mee and dumpling soup noodles in the area.

Categories: Chinese, Bak Chor Mee, Hawker

Located at Stall 25 Basement Food Court, Sim Lim Square, 1 Rocher Canal Road., Singapore 188504
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重庆正宗老火锅 (Chongqing Original Old Hotpot*)

Sichuan mala spicy hotpot
Spicy hotpot Chongqing-style with super mala chilli soup and chicken broth soup !
Chongqing hotpot mutton beaf meats
Machine-sliced ultra-thin meats - mutton, beef, pork and chicken
Sichuan hotpot squid balls Fuzhou fishballs
Chongqing steamboat potpouri - squid balls, Fuzhou fish balls, button shrooms and lotus root. Peanut sauce dip sprinkled with sesame seeds. Be quiet my stomach !
Steamboat flower crab - fresh !
Steamboat flower crab - fresh !

Categories: Chinese, Sichuan/Hunan, Steamboat

Located at #01-02 Chye Sing Building, 87 Beach Road., Singapore 189695
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* Editor's translation.

Although I've known about this hotpot buffet shop and it's competitor-neighbours for some time, my friends and I finally made it here for dinner after the recent IT Show (Mar 2007) at Suntec. I was pleasantly surprised to find the quality of food and service to be quite excellent (note that this was a Thursday and we arrived at close to 9pm).
We went for the medium-spicy chilli soup on 1/2 the pot and chicken broth soup in the other half. The chilli mala soup (麻辣汤) was great and I liked the chicken soup too. The freshness of the meats and seafood was pretty obvious. The large flower crabs and juicy prawns were a delight, though my personal favourites were the thin-sliced meats - mutton, beef, pork - which were not over-marinated and went well with the mala soup. Also, this shop offers about 7 or 8 types of dip sauces - sesame oil, peanut, fermented beancurd, soya sauce - nice ! yumz !
All this for $15 flat ! Finally the most incredible thing I saw here - and this is something I've not seen in Singapore for a while - is that the shop workers were actually generously topping up the food at 10pm+ (officially their closing time) ! If you know of a place that beats this for value & quality, let me know !
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Ayam Bakar Ojolali

Categories: Indonesian, Gado Gado,

Located at #03-39/43 Lucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Road, Singapore 238863
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Features gado-gado (vegetable rojak with peanut gravy), grilled chicken (ayam bakar) and fried fish (ikan goreng kipas). Serves with traditional Indonesian chilli/belacan sauces as well as desserts like avocado juice. Tel: 6235-3597.
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