City-North

This area includes places around the northern edge of the central business and shopping district. It includes Orchard Road, the Newton Road area, Balestier Road as well as the HDB township of Toa Payoh.

Xing Ji Goose & Duck Rice 兴记鹅鸭饭

Tekka Market and Food Centre
Tekka Centre comprises a market and food centre. It is located next to the busy road junction of Sungei Road and Serangoon Road, opposite the Tekka Mall shopping centre.
Tekka Market and Food Centre
Tekka Centre has a good mix of Chinese, Malay and Indian food. Walk further into the centre, and you'll find the wet market selling meats, seafood, spices and fresh vegetables
Xing Ji Goose and Duck Rice
Xing Ji Goose and Duck Rice is found at a corner unit of Tekka Food Centre
duck rice
Xing Ji Duck Rice's $3 plate of bony duck rice had good soya sauce seasoning and chilli. Pity the meat was not up to par for my taste

Categories: Chinese, Duck Rice, Hawker

Located at #01-406 Tekka Market and Food Centre, Block 665 Buffalo Road, Singapore 210665
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Despite its recommendation by Makansutra some years back, the braised duck meat of this stall is disappointingly second rate. The saving grace was the chilli sauce and lor(soya sauce seasoning) which still could not hide the fact that the bony duck meat didn't taste very fresh. With this standard for the common duck, I won't be venturing into goose territory.
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Yan Sen Cooked Food & Carrot Cake 炎成粿品菜头粿

Tekka Market and Food Centre
Tekka Centre comprises a market and food centre. It is located next to the busy road junction of Sungei Road and Serangoon Road, opposite the Tekka Mall shopping centre.
Tekka Market and Food Centre
Tekka Centre has a good mix of Chinese, Malay and Indian food. Walk further into the centre, and you'll find the wet market selling meats, seafood, spices and fresh vegetables
Yan Sen Cooked Food and Carrot Cake
Yan Sen Cooked Food and Carrot Cake stall sells mainly traditional kuehs although they were voted best in Singapore for their carrot cake !

Categories: Chinese, Carrot Cake, Soon Kueh, Teochew Kueh, Hawker

Located at #01-389 Tekka Market and Food Centre, Block 665 Buffalo Road, Singapore 210665
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This shop was voted by the public as one of the most popular carrot cake stalls in Singapore in Yummy King. The carrot cake is of the black (soy sauce) variety. You wouldn't know at first glance because the stall front display overflows with a range of traditional teochew kuehs (glutinous rice kueh, ou kueh, ku chye kueh and soon kueh) and other snacks. Looks like we've finally found the missing link between kueh and kway (as in chye tow kway a.k.a. carrot cake) ;-)
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Rong Ji Cooked Food

Tekka Market and Food Centre
Tekka Centre comprises a market and food centre. It is located next to the busy road junction of Sungei Road and Serangoon Road, opposite the Tekka Mall shopping centre.
Tekka Market and Food Centre
Tekka Centre has a good mix of Chinese, Malay and Indian food. Walk further into the centre, and you'll find the wet market selling meats, seafood, spices and fresh vegetables

Categories: Chinese, Chwee Kueh, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #01-373 Tekka Market and Food Centre, Block 665 Buffalo Road., Singapore 210665
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The favourite chwee kueh (水粿) stall of many nearby folks, this stall also offer other varieties of pastries - pumpkin(金瓜糕) and yam(芋头糕) cakes. Go before lunch or risk leaving the stall empty-handed.
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A M Mohamed Haniffa Hot & Cold Drinks

Tekka Market and Food Centre
Tekka Centre comprises a market and food centre. It is located next to the busy road junction of Sungei Road and Serangoon Road, opposite the Tekka Mall shopping centre.
Tekka Market and Food Centre
Tekka Centre has a good mix of Chinese, Malay and Indian food. Walk further into the centre, and you'll find the wet market selling meats, seafood, spices and fresh vegetables

Categories: Halal-Muslim, Sarabat, Teh Tarik

Located at #01-320 Tekka Market and Food Centre, Block 665 Buffalo Road, Singapore 210665
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This is one among the many stalls that serve masala tea (chai masala) in Tekka Food Centre. I've tried a few stalls but this one is my preferred. The tea comes with a generous scoop of masala powder and isn't too sweet unlike that from stall #01-327. In total, I counted 4 drinks shops - #320, 322, 325 and #327 - all selling teh masala and ginger tea (teh halia) within the same row of stalls. This must undoubtedly be Singapore's Masala Tea Row ! The other shops in the row are all halal food stalls selling mutton soup, chicken/mutton bryani, mutton chops, tulang (mutton bone with marrow), roti prata, Indian rojak and other local Malay/Indian dishes. Just this row of hawker stalls alone makes it worth your while to visit Tekka Market & Food Centre.
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Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles 华记大虾面

Pek Kio Market & Food Centre
Pek Kio Market & Food Centre, as seen here from the HDB carpark across Owen Road
Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles
Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles, starts to wind up after 2pm
prawn noodles
This bowl of prawn noodles soup will set you back by $3 (the smallest size available)

Categories: Chinese, Prawn Mee/Noodles, Hawker

Located at #01-15 Cambridge Road Market & Cooked Food Centre, Blk 41A Cambridge Road, Singapore 211041
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Pek Kio Seafood Delight

Pek Kio Market & Food Centre
Pek Kio Market & Food Centre, as seen here from the HDB carpark across Owen Road

Categories: Chinese, Soups, Seafood

Located at #01-35 Cambridge Road Market & Cooked Food Centre, Blk 41A Cambridge Road, Singapore 211041
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This stall sells seafood but specializes in fish soups. Popular dishes here include the standard fish soup (batang fish) and the red grouper fish head soup.
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Lai Hiang Pork Ribs Prawn Mee 来香排骨虾面

Pek Kio Market & Food Centre
Pek Kio Market & Food Centre, as seen here from the HDB carpark across Owen Road
Prawn mee
This $3 bowl of prawn noodle had all the usual ingredients. The soup was alright but could have had a stronger flavour and come in a bigger bowl !
Prawn mee with pork lard
But the best part of the deal was the deep-fried pork lard that was crispy and twisted like a curly fry, absolutely sinfully heaven !

Categories: Chinese, Prawn Mee/Noodles, Hawker

Located at #01-41 Cambridge Road Market & Cooked Food Centre, Blk 41A Cambridge Road, Singapore 211041
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Komala Vilas Restaurant

Komala Vilas Restaurant
Komala Vilas Restaurant is located along Serangoon Road right smack in the middle of little India and near the famous Tekka market
bhattura (batura)
A bhattura (bhatura) is served puffed up with steamy hot air.
bhattura (batura) with dal
The dish comes with chickpeas or channa(chana) dal, fresh onions (really crunchy ones), green chilli and a slice of lemon.
hot milk tea
Hot milk tea served up in a stainless steel cup. You also have a choice of other teas such as masala tea and ginger tea.

Categories: Indian, Vegetarian (Indian), Roti Prata, Teh Tarik, Vadai, Thosai

Located at 76 Serangoon Road, Singapore 217981
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This is a no-frills air-conditioned shop that has been around for decades. Offers a wide variety of vegetarian Indian dishes such as chapati, poori (puri), masala thosai (dosai), parota (prata), mango lasi (yoghurt drink), bhattura (or batura) (see photo) and vadai. The shop also sells a variety of Indian sweets (mithai). On a good day, the hot tea here can be really good. It may have spawned a fast-food chain bearing the same Komala name, but this shop is the original and serves up the real thing !
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Azmi Muslim Restaurant, Chapati (Norris Road).

Categories: Indian, Chapati, Halal-Muslim

Located at Thye Chong Restaurant, 170 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 218052
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This shop is located at an old dingy coffeeshop at the corner of Norris Road and Serangoon Road, and seems to have been operating forever. Seeing the crowd here gives you an indication of the popularity of the chapatis here, and they sure didn't seem to mind the environment !
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Komala's (Fast food) Restaurant

Komala's at 332 Serangoon Road
Another one of Komala's chain of fastfood restaurants. The one pictured here is located at the junction of Serangoon Road and Kitchener. In the background is New Park Central Hotel
bhattura and masala tea
Komala's Restaurant produces this bhattura ($3.70) in a matter of minutes. The masala tea costs $1.60

Categories: Indian, Vegetarian (Indian), Vegetarian

Located at 332 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218114
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This is the fast food version of the original Komalas Vilas. Eat in air-conditioned comfort here just as in the original shop. The famous Mustafa's department store is just a minute's walk away. Delivery orders are available at telephone 6392-2224 (9am to 9pm).
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正芒加腳老招牌炒福建蝦麵 Original Serangoon Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee

Categories: Chinese, Hokkien Mee, Hawker

Located at 龙山咖啡店 Long San Eating House, 566 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218181
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阿南虾面 Lam's Prawn Noodles & Crab Noodles

Categories: Chinese, Prawn Mee/Noodles, Crab Noodles

Located at 83 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218369
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黄亚细肉骨茶餐室 Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup Eating House

Hong Building
Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Soup is located in a corner of Hong Building near the end of Rangoon Road.
Hong Building
By 3pm, Ng Ah Sio is closed for the day
Ng Ah Sio wireless PDA
My my, look at uncle's shiny gargantuan gold ring. Oh btw, the nifty gadget with the flip is an HP PDA which zips your order over Wifi to the kitchen. Cool eh ?
bak kut teh
The ensemble of traditional bak kut teh dishes - the ribs soup, braised groundnuts, youtiao and vegetables
fragrant chinese tea
Try the chinese tea which is not the usual tiekuanyin but a fragrant brew that leaves a sweet aftertaste

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, Soups

Located at Hong Building, 208 Rangoon Road., Singapore 218453
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This is the famous stall that made the headlines in Singapore and Hongkong in July 2006, when it refused to open beyond its usual operating hours to serve Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang. It made the news again in January 2007, when ex-Prime Minister of Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra, 4 months after his ousting in a military coup, made his way here for lunch in a visit to Singapore. He reportedly ate with an entourage of 17 and after that gave the thumbs up to Mr Ng, the shop owner. What more can I say ? And where else can you pay less than $10 for a meal and maybe get to eat beside the movers and shakers of Asia ? Right here at this little corner of Rangoon Road.
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Heng Hwa Cze Cha

Categories: Chinese, Zhi Char, HengHwa

Located at Extra 1 Eating House, 276 Race Course Road, Singapore 218628
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阿泉蚝煎 Ah Chuan Fried Oyster Omelette

Categories: Chinese, Fried Oyster Omelette, Hawker

Located at #01-25 BLK 22, Toa Payoh Lorong 7 Hawker Centre, Singapore 310022
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海南星洲牛肉粉 Hai Nan Xing Zhou Beef Noodles

Categories: Chinese, Beef Kway Teow, Hainanese

Located at #01-06 Blk 22, Lorong 7, Toa Payoh., Singapore 310022
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Uno Beef House

Uno Beef House
Uno Beef House occupies a colourful corner unit HDB shophouse
black pepper chicken chop
Uno's black pepper chicken chop costs $5 and comes with a butter-flavoured mashed potato ball

Categories: Chinese, Western Food, Hawker

Located at #01-60 Block 51, Toa Payoh Lorong 6., Singapore 310051
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This stall has been mentioned in the papers before. But I had heard about it some years back when it was already popular and pulling in the crowds at its previous address across the road at block 55. This location is more spacious and Uno occupies its own shop unit space although it is colocated beside a coffeeshop (you can cross-order drinks/food from there). Also, the bigger HDB carpark at this current address is a bonus to drivers. I tried the black pepper chicken chop which was quite good and not too oily, although it was not griled as hot as I would have liked it. Most of the dishes(chicken chop/cultet, porkchop, fish and chips, and yes, even seafood spaghetti !) cost $5, the lamb chops cost $6, but the star dishes seem to be the beef steaks - black pepper sirloin, rib eye, tenderloin - which cost from $9 upwards.
If you're wondering about the name, well, 'uno' is Italian for the numeral one. Do they live up to their name ? Try and decide for yourself.
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芳园沙爹 Fang Yuan Satay

Categories: Chinese, Satay, Hawker

Located at #01-344M Food Centre, Blk 75 Toa Payoh Lorong 5., Singapore 310075
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淉汁 Kuey Chap

Toa Payoh Blk 93 Food Centre
Toa Payoh Blk 93 Food Centre

Categories: Chinese, Kway Chap, Hawker

Located at #01-198 Hawker Centre, Blk 93, Toa Payoh Lorong 4., Singapore 310093
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93 五香虾饼 93 Wu Xiang Xia Bing

Toa Payoh Blk 93 Food Centre
Toa Payoh Blk 93 Food Centre

Categories: Chinese, Ngor Hiang (Five Spices),

Located at #01-202 Hawker Centre, Blk 93, Toa Payoh Lorong 4., Singapore 310093
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Good Year Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls

Chang Cheng Mee Wah Restaurant Toa Payoh
The coffeeshop occupies a corner of Toa Payoh HDB block 111

Categories: Chinese, Chicken Rice

Located at 长城美华美食中心 Chang Cheng Mee Wah Restaurant, Block 111, Toa Payoh Lorong 1., Singapore 310111
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Fong Kee Roasted Duck 芳记烧腊饭

Categories: Chinese, Roast Meat (Chinese), Duck Rice

Located at #01-459 Lek Chew Restaurant(coffeeshop), Block 124, Toa Payoh Lorong 1., Singapore 310124
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Teochew Hand-made Pau

Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre
Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre is located in an old neighbourhood bordered by Lorongs 1, 1A, and 2.

Categories: Chinese, Pao, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #01-627B Toa Payoh 127 Market & Food Centre, Block 127, Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 310127
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Come Daily Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee 天天来炒福建蝦麵

Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre
Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre is located in an old neighbourhood bordered by Lorongs 1, 1A, and 2.

Categories: Chinese, Hokkien Mee, Hawker

Located at #02-27 Toa Payoh 127 Market & Food Centre, Block 127, Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 310127
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This stall used to be at the corner of old block 135 (before the double-storey food centre, block 127 was built). Back then, seating was alfresco and tables overflowed onto the open area outside the hawker centre. Business was good and so was the hokkien mee. When I had my hokkien mee here in this replacement centre (under HUP), something seemed to be lacking although the same guy was doing the cooking. Was it the food or the atmosphere ? I wasn't totally sure. Perhaps it was purely psychological - the old hawker centre had a look similar to the Commonwealth Avenue (Margaret Drive) hawker centre. The laid-back feeling of having your noodles under the stars has somehow been lost to this spanking new food centre.
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青山菜头粿 Chey Sua Carrot Cake

Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre
Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre is located in an old neighbourhood bordered by Lorongs 1, 1A, and 2.

Categories: Chinese, Carrot Cake, Hawker

Located at #02-30 Toa Payoh 127 Market & Food Centre, Block 127, Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 310127
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Fishball Noodles 鱼圆面

Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre
Toa Payoh Block 127 Market and Food Centre is located in an old neighbourhood bordered by Lorongs 1, 1A, and 2.

Categories: Chinese, Fishball Noodles, Hawker

Located at #02-11 Toa Payoh 127 Market & Food Centre, Block 127, Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 310127
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顺兴罗惹 Soon Heng Rojak

Categories: Chinese, Rojak (Chinese), Hawker

Located at #01-176 Blk 177 Toa Payoh Central., Singapore 310177
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Hock Kee (Lor 8) Bak Kut Teh 福记(八巷)肉骨茶

bak kut teh
A bowl of pork ribs soup from Hock Kee at Block 210 Food Centre, Toa Payoh Lorong 8
pig's innards
Mixed plate of pig's tripe, intestines and innards, braised eggs, taupok and doufu
braised pig trotter
A very meaty piece of braised pig trotter.

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, Soups

Located at #01-115 Market & Food Centre, Block 210 Toa Payoh Lorong 8., Singapore 310210
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The bak kut teh here is the clear and peppery type, although the spiciness of the peppercorns used is very mild and weak. The pork rib meat was done just right, tender (seemingly from long slow-cooking) and not overly stiff like what you usually get at the Balestier Road stalls. Overall, this stall is one of the better choices for BKT and braised pork trotters in and around the Toa Payoh region. $30+ will get you and 3 companions a full meal - a generously-sized braised pork trotter; 4 bowls of pork rib soup; a plate of mixed pig tripe/intestines/innards, tofu and braised eggs; one plate of steamed peanuts; a plate of garlicky (lightly) salted vegetables; and rice per pax. Incredible value for money !
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Guan Kee Kway Chap 源记淉汁

Categories: Chinese, Kway Chap, Hawker

Located at #01-07 Hup Huat Coffeeshop, Blk 211, Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310211
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Mellben Seafood

Mellben Seafood (Toa Payoh)
Mellben Seafood has opened a branch at Toa Payoh Block 211.
pork ribs
Hmmm.... yummy pork ribs king. I forgot if this is the coffee version. It sure looks heavily honeyed and sweet
golden sand oat crab
This is the Golden Sand Crab dish. The 'sand' is really oat flakes, and the crab is doused with a creamy peppercorn-laden cheesy sauce - phew ! as much a mouthful to describe as it was to eat
crab bee hoon soup
Crab in Bee Hoon Soup, their signature dish. Still a notch better the others I've tried
crab shell
Leave no shell unturned

Categories: Chinese, Crab, Seafood

Located at #01-11 Block 211 Toa Payoh Lorong 8., Singapore 310211
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This is the third branch of the original outlet at Ang Mo Kio Block 232. They are well-known for their crab bee hoon / noodle soup. The second branch is in Ang Mo Kio Block 233 (opposite the current one) and called Uncle Leong's Seafood. As I mentioned in the remarks about the main shop, the name Mellben often continues to be misspelt 'Melben' throughout the web. This branch's tel: 6353-3120.
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Ocean Curry Fish Head 海洋咖哩鱼头杂菜饭

Categories: Chinese, Fish Head Curry, Hawker

Located at #01-53 BLK 212, Toa Payoh Lorong 8., Singapore 310212
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Crystal Jade Kitchen (Toa Payoh)

Crystal Jade's Toa Payoh branch
Crystal Jade's Toa Payoh branch
Xiao long bao (little dragon dumpling)
Xiao long bao (little dragon dumpling)
water chestnut cake
Ma Ti Gao (water chestnut cake) - a must-order item for tim sum time !
crispy roast pork
Now repeat after me in french, le pièce de résistance - the 3x3 crispy roast pork cubes, served with mustard cream. Tic tac toe anyone ?
prawns salted egg yolk
Prawns with salted egg yolk - nothing I'd ga-ga over.

Categories: Chinese, Cantonese, Noodles, Porridge, Roast Meat (Chinese), Dim Sum

Located at #01-70 470 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 (Next to HDB Hub)., Singapore 310470
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This is my first entry for the popular Crystal Jade chain of dim sum and Chinese/Cantonese restaurants. I wouldn't normally want to add these type of outlets/restaurants here, but I've recently been coming here a few times and enjoying the food, so I thought I'd break with good ol'tradition and put this one in. To get an idea of what order, here's a hint: I never fail to order the crispy roast pork cubes (脆脾烧肉) which goes very well with the mustard sauce (drool now, you wasabi lovers). You can also get this same dish at the Red Star Restaurant which is at HDB block 54(or 53?) Upper Cross Street in Chin Swee Estate near Manhattan House. Another dish I tried (see photo) was the Deep Fried Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk and the roasted duck meat. All pretty decently prepared and cooked I must say. Advance reservation is advisable for Crytal Jade Toa Payoh - Tel: 6397-2383.
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Sims Place Chwee Kueh

Categories: Chinese, Chwee Kueh, Cakes and Pastries

Located at #01-55 Food Centre, Blk 22 Toa Payoh Lorong 7., Singapore 311022
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Lai Heng Mushroom Minced Meat Mee 来兴香菇肉脞面

Categories: Chinese, Bak Chor Mee, Hawker

Located at #01-368 BLK 85C, Toa Payoh Lorong 2., Singapore 313085
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Ah Hock Fried Oyster 亚福蚝煎

Temp Whampoa Food Centre 90,91
The temporary Whampoa Market and Food Centre Block is not the most comfortable of places
fried oyster omelette
This plate of Ah Hock Fried Oyster's omelette costs $4 ! not exactly the best of value.

Categories: Chinese, Fried Oyster Omelette, Hawker

Located at #01-111 Whampoa Food Centre (temp site replacing former Blocks 90 & 91), near Block 90, Whampoa Drive, Singapore 320090
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I tried Ah Hock's some years back and it left a good impression at the time. If my memory serves me right, the father was still involved in running the stall then. This time round, the result was disappointing - the oyster omelette was fried too dry, the oysters seemed 2nd rate and the eggs just didn't give the fresh mushy aroma that I remembered from long ago. All this would have been excusable if it was a $2/$3 plate from any hawker stall, but $4 (the lowest-priced plate) for a tweeny portion served in a sweaty cranky makeshift hawker centre just didn't cut it for me. I'll stick to Chomp Chomp and even Beng Hiang at Amoy Street where the value per-dollar beats this hands-down.

Don't take my word for it though, go check it out yourself :- Opening hours 12pm - 12am midnight, closed on Wednesdays.
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Loy Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice 黎记海南鸡饭

Temp Whampoa Food Centre 90,91
The temporary Whampoa Market and Food Centre Block is not the most comfortable of places
Loy Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice
Loy Kee's stall at Whampoa, you can see the Yummy King poster on the right

Categories: Chinese, Chicken Rice, Hainanese, Hawker

Located at #01-567 Whampoa Food Centre (temp site replacing former Blocks 90 & 91), near Block 90, Whampoa Drive, Singapore 320090
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This stall has branched out into many outlets throughout Singapore including West Mall, Eastpoint and Marina Square among others. It also has a corner coffeeshop-style eatery along Balestier Road. I ordered a roast chicken rice packet here on a Sunday (Mar 2007), and the rice and chicken meat were both not up to par. It was totally unexpected considering that this stall was once a Yummy King awardee (you see the placard on their stallfront) and endorsed as "Chicken Lickin Good" by Margaret Chan in the Sunday Times (marketing blurb on their white styrofoam packets). Truly, another stall/chain that has fallen victim to the curse of the foodie award and chain expansion. I can't say for the other outlets, but for this one: not worth your trip at all.
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Chye Lee Fishhead Steamboat 财利鱼头炉

Temp Whampoa Food Centre 90,91
The temporary Whampoa Market and Food Centre Block is not the most comfortable of places

Categories: Chinese, Fish Head Steamboat, Hawker

Located at #01-107 Whampoa Food Centre (temp site replacing former Blocks 90 & 91), near Block 90, Whampoa Drive, Singapore 320090
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Xin Heng Feng Fishball Noodles (day) and Fishhead Steamboat (evening) 新恒丰粿条摊(夜市鱼头炉)

Temp Whampoa Food Centre 90,91
The temporary Whampoa Market and Food Centre Block is not the most comfortable of places

Categories: Chinese, Fish Head Steamboat, Hawker

Located at #01-78 Whampoa Food Centre (temp site replacing former Blocks 90 & 91), near Block 90, Whampoa Drive, Singapore 320090
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333 肉骨茶 Bak Kut Teh

333 Bak Kut Teh
333 Bak Kut Teh is open 24-hrs and located in front of a bus-stop
bak kut teh
The standard bowl costs $4.50
spare ribs bak kut teh
The spare ribs soup bowl costs $6.50 - very sparing indeed !
chilli xiao bai cai
Slurp ! The stir-fried xiao bai chai with chilli was quite tasty

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, 24hrs, Soups

Located at 333 Balestier Road., Singapore 329765
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This 24-hours bak kut teh shop is found next to a bus stop along Balestier Road. I found prices here quite unjustified when benchmarked against Founder's (unit 347 a minute's walk away). The usual BKT bowl costs $4.50 and the not-so-generous spare ribs soup cost $6.50. The chye buay (preserved vegetables) costs $2 - double that of Founder's (as at this time - early 2007). To be fair, most of the side dishes were rather well-cooked and tasty. Would I come again ? not likely given the many other BKT choices in this area. Also, I'd rather try the late-night porridge supper buffet at Quality Hotel not far from here.
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Founder Rou Gu Cha Cafeteria 发起人肉骨茶餐馆

New Orchid Hotel
New Orchid Hotel is next to Goodwill Mansion, and where Founder Bak Kut Teh is located
bak kut teh
The standard bak kut teh serving is $5 (excl. rice). Quite reasonable considering that meat portions are above average and you get to eat in air-conditioned comfort

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, Soups

Located at 347 Balestier Road (New Orchid Hotel), Singapore 329777
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Located at the first floor of a budget hotel and opposite the Shaw Plaza, this air-conditioned pork ribs soup restaurant is popular with food lovers and the queue starts forming from dinner time until as late as 10pm, even on weekdays. Overall quality has been maintained over the years. Go also to see the photo posters of movie stars and celebrities from Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan having their food at this restaurant. Tel:6352-6192.
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