City-West

This zone covers the locations around the western perimeter of the city centre. Places and roads include the Pasir Panjang area, South Buona Vista, Commonwealth Avenue, Dover Road, Ghim Moh estate, Tanglin Road and the expatriates' favourite enclave of Holland Village.

Hai Kee Teochew Cha Kua Teow 海记潮州炒粿条

Commonwealth Avenue (Margaret Drive) Food Centre
Commonwealth Avenue Cooked Food Centre is actually closer to Margaret Drive and near the Queenstown Library.
Commonwealth Avenue (Margaret Drive) Food Centre
Some people refer to this food centre as the 'Margaret Drive' food centre, this photo I took shows the official name and clears the confusion once and for all !
Hai Kee Cha Kua Teow
Don't be fooled by the serene quietness around Hai Kee Cha Kua Teow's stall in the afternoon. This stall packs in the crowd when it opens for dinner in the evening.
Hai Kee Cha Kua Teow
The action starts at 5pm
char kway teow
Hai Kee's char kway teow

Categories: Chinese, Char Kway Teow, Hawker

Located at #01-550 Commonwealth Avenue Cooked Food Centre (Margaret Drive), Block 40A Commonwealth Avenue, Singapore 140040
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This stall is so popular, you'll not miss the long queue when it opens in the evenings. In fact, I was there at 5pm on a Saturday and the queue was already 4-5 persons long !
For $2.50, you have a really big generous plate of char kway teow loaded with cockles and deep-fried lard. The thing about me is, I prefer my plate of fried kuay teow sweetened with lotsa stickily-sweet-type black soya sauce. But Hai Kee's version was e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y light on this. Blame it on the characteristic Teochew habit of light seasoning - the signboard did, afterall, warn 'Teochew' :). So try Hai Kee if you don't care much for your char kway teow's sweetness, or lack of it. Go also, to be entertained by the owner's 'power-kungfu' style of frying his noodles - I don't know how to better describe it - just go see, or should I say hear, it.

Opens from 5pm and closed on Sundays.
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如意园素食 RuYi Vegetarian

Categories: Chinese, Vegetarian (Chinese), Hawker

Located at Beng Sin Eating House, Block 46-1 Commonwealth Drive (near Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre)., Singapore 140461
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Tanglin Halt Original Peanut Pancake

Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre
Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre is located in an old HDB neighbourhood. The hawker centre is relatively small, but you'll find other eating options nearby at blocks 1,2,3 and 46-1.

Categories: Chinese, Mee Chiang Kueh, Cakes and Pastries

Located at Stall 16 Tanglin Halt Market, 48 Tanglin Halt Road, Singapore 142048
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Delicious Duck Noodle

Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre
Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre is located in an old HDB neighbourhood. The hawker centre is relatively small, but you'll find other eating options nearby at blocks 1,2,3 and 46-1.

Categories: Chinese, Duck Noodles, Hawker

Located at Stall 23 Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre, 48 Tanglin Halt Road, Singapore 142048
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Wei Yi Laksa & Prawn Noodle 唯一辣沙

Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre
Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre is located in an old HDB neighbourhood. The hawker centre is relatively small, but you'll find other eating options nearby at blocks 1,2,3 and 46-1.

Categories: Chinese, Laksa, Hawker

Located at Stall 20 Tanglin Halt Market, 48 Tanglin Halt Road, Singapore 142048
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Magic of Chongqing Hot Pot

Magic of Chongqing Hotpot entrance
Magic of Chongqing Hotpot entrance
Chongqing Hotpot
The hotpot has two partitions, one for the chilli spicy soup and another for the non-spicy chicken soup
8 Treasures Tea
This tea consists of a brew of ginseng, winter melon sugar and chinese wolfberry

Categories: Chinese, Sichuan/Hunan, Steamboat

Located at #04-06/07 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road., Singapore 247909
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Spicy and non-spicy dishes. A choice of dishes including an a la carte buffet. Tel: 6734-8135.
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My Cosy Corner

Categories: Chinese, Popiah, Laksa, Peranakan Nonya

Located at #02-02 Coronation Plaza, 587 Bukit Timah Road., Singapore 269707
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Piper's Pies

Categories: International, Cakes and Pastries,

Located at 787 Bukit Timah Road., Singapore 269762
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Australian-style pies that come with short-crust pastry bottoms and puff pastry tops. Comes in a variety of meat(beef, lamb, chicken) and vegetable(even avocado) and cheese fillings. Tel:6463-8348.
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可顺记小吃店 (肉骨茶 Bak Kut Teh)

Ke Shun Ji Bak Kut Teh
Ke Shun Ji Bak Kut Teh is at Turf City's central entrance.
bak kut teh
$4.50 for this bowl of bak kut teh with rice.

Categories: Chinese, Bak Kut Teh, Soups

Located at #01-53 Turf City, 200 Turf Club Road., Singapore 287994
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This nondescript open-air bak kut teh stall/shop was discovered near the central entrance of Turf City shopping mall. Serves up a decent bowl of pepper-garlic-style pork ribs soup for $4. Also sells braised pig trotters (卤猪脚).
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