Hawker Fare

Hawker Fare

Featuring Timbre+, Ri Ri Hong Mala Xiang Guo (People's Park Complex Food Centre), Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre, ENG's Wantan Noodle (Tanjong Katong), Yan Kee Noodle House (Circular Road), Holland Village Market & Food Centre, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao 上海拉面小笼包 (Alexandra Village Food Centre), The Original Katong Laksa - Janggut Laksa (Roxy Square), Prawnaholic (Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre)
Nelson Tan
Nelson Tan

Ordered a medium-sized portion. Sorry other laksas, but I’m team @janggut_laksa. Broth is not overly thick, and of course you can enjoy the dish with just a spoon.

A familiar name (probably) for office workers in the CBD area, hungry stomachs after a few drinks at the pubs, or just supper-goers. Went straight for their minced pork noodles, which at $4, is very affordable. You’ve got your usual toppings of minced and lean meat, meatballs, and a mushroom (😐). The addition of ikan bilis was a new thing for me but it certainly added some crunch to the dish. Noodles were well-cooked, but I felt that the sauce wasn’t vinegary enough (compared to Ming Fa, or even the airport’s T3 Kopitiam’s ba chor mee). Although it’s a ‘lighter’ version of the ba chor mee that I know, I still wouldn’t mind enjoying it.

Prices start from $3, and like all other chicken rice stalls, you can add different kinds of meat as well. My meal was a total of $6 as there’s an additional $1 for roasted pork. Chicken breast was a little dry for me. Chilli was good but probably a little too tangy for me. Rice was quite fragrant and the grains were well-cooked aka not soggy.

I’ve never had wanton mee for supper but there’s always a first. Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wan Ton Mee at Old Airport Road’s hawker centre. I chose the $5 portion (because it’s me). Springy noodles, great sauce, loads of ingredients, for only $5. Char siew can be more moist but my stomach approves. Oh, if you love soup, you can request for a bigger bowl of soup, and don’t be shy about it.

$4.50 for a small, $5.50 for a large. Springy noodles and it is quite light. Highly recommend the chilli for an extremely good kick!


Three prices: $3, $3.50, $4. I chose the $4 portion naturally. Generous slices of char siew, well-cooked noodles, and flavoursome wanton. The noodles have a much lighter flavour compared to others that I’ve tried before. Overall an affordable and good meal.


Well-cooked noodles tossed in the stall’s own concocted sauce - lard, chilli, fried shallots are just some of the ingredients - topped with juicy prawns, vegetables, and slices of flame-seared Kurobata pork belly that is sweet, succulent, and smoky.


Also known as “Sichuan Fish with Pickled Mustard Greens”, this dish features a hot and sour broth with a whole fish immersed in it. Fresh fish, an amazingly light broth (could be less salty), all in a deep metal tray placed on a mini stove. Goes well with white rice too!


No. 1 Western Food is run by an elderly couple and this stall has a long history with Tanglin Half! The huge portion of chicken cutlet boasts a crispy skin and a juicy interior. It comes with a side of baked beans, sliced cucumbers, fries, and their own special sauce!

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Jia Le Yong Tau Foo. The yong tau foo is made to order and deep fried till crispy. Yes, crispy BUT not greasy. $6 for a small (not that small) portion, $8 for a large. Chilli is slightly tangy so it helps to cut through the greasiness.

These pan fried dumplings (also known as 锅贴) from Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao are filled with well-marinated minced pork and chives. Extremely juicy inside with a crispy layer outside. Dip it in vinegar, drape on some julienned ginger, and you get a wonderful mix of salty, sour, and gingery goodness.

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Hor Fun Premium is quite a popular stall in Alexandra Village Food Centre well-known for its hor fun dishes.
We were here for lunch and I finally had the chance to try their Sliced Beef Hor Fun.
This dish, which consists of wok-fried kway teow, vegetables, beef slices, and smothered with a robust eggy gravy, is only assembled when you order. Beef slices were cooked tender while the vegetables were done just right, with a nice crunch. The gravy was not as starchy as compared to others hence it was pretty light. Also, the noodles were probably on another level. Believe me when I say that the wok hei from the noodles could be smelt the moment you start mixing the dish - wok hei explosion 🤯 if you will! At $4.50, this is definitely worth a try! End off the meal with a nice cup of avocado milk 🥑!

Satisfying my tummy one dish at a time. Instagram: @nelsonutella

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