One such coffeeshop is FoodHub at 59 New Upper Changi Road that houses three of such stalls, namely Rong Cheng Rou Gu Cha, Chef Kin HK Wanton Noodle and Old Airport Road Western Barbeque.

Firstly, Rong Cheng Rou Gu Cha has a history that dated back over 45 years ago and was founded by Uncle Lim Hai Chay who coincidentally was the pioneer in creating the clear peppery broth for bak kut teh. In addition, he was the first to introduce loin ribs to go with the broth instead of the usual pork ribs. By using the loin ribs aka dragon ribs, it gives it a nice drumstick way of eating whereby you can just bite the meat off the bone easily. The fat ratio on it also gives it a nice complement to the leaner parts. Uncle Lim originally retired in 2016 due to health issues but came out of retirement recently to continue his bak kut teh legacy and the brand is definitely taking strides forward with another outlet opening in Tampines soon.

Secondly, Chef Kin HK Wanton Noodle has grabbed the headlines recently when the first outlet opened in Yishun back in September which commanded almost 2-hour long queues and this second outlet opened on 26 November. Besides the plump and juicy wantons filled with pork and prawns, people are willing to queue in line for the beef brisket noodles. Chef Kin himself was an ex-Crystal Jade chef and upon seeing that the hawker food scene is lacking an affordable Hong Kong-styled wanton noodle option, he decided to open Chef Kin HK Wanton Noodle to fill that void.

Lastly, Old Airport Road Western Barbeque is started by the second generation of the popular western food stall in Old Airport Road Hawker Centre. Famed for their garlicky sauce which is slathered generously onto the grilled meats, this old school Hainanese western food has a certain charm and nostalgia to it with the sides of soft bread, coleslaw, fries and fried egg.
✨ Rong Cheng Rou Gu Cha
✨ Chef Kin HK Wanton Noodle
✨ Old Airport Road Western Barbeque
📍 59 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 469059
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