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What you should order based on community favourites


From the Burpple community

My go-to breakfast item in Maxwell. The peanut pancake ($0.70) is reminiscent of a mee chiang kueh, just with a pandan twist! Fragrant, moist and chewy with the crushed peanut bits makes the pancake a great snack. For those who are not a fan of peanuts, there are other options; mung bean, red bean and coconut.

Besides the signature pancake, 翁 Pancake sells fried fritters such as ham ji peng, youtiao, sesame ball and butterfly dough fritter. All at the same price of $0.70 too. The sesame balls are soft and flavourful with generous fillings.

Popped by a relatively new stall, 亚忠烧腊 (#01-93), at Maxwell Food Centre for dinner, and the Char Siew and Roasted Pork Rice ($5) is surprisingly good and generous. Though the char siew is too lean for my liking, the roasted pork is crispy, juicy and flavourful. The sauce is on the sweeter side but it is balanced out by the tangy chilli that packs a punch. Exceeded my expectations:)

Gula Melaka Kueh - brown sugar kueh
This is the best kueh I ever ate! It has very strong aroma of gula melaka in each bite, but it doesn't overpower the kueh fragrance, which I enjoyed alot! Its the softest kueh I've ever ate, it almost melt in my mouth! This is a kueh that gives me happiness!

Tapioca Kueh - yellow rectangle
The tapioca is steamed instead of baked. The tapioca has a very pleasant fragrance. It's very soft but firm texture, not very sticky and served with grated coconut. It's so addictive that you can't stop taking one after another.

They are often sold out before their closing time 1.30pm! So go early if you want to grab some yummy kuehs!

Maxwell has the majority of typical Singapore dishes - Hainanese as well as Malay (ayam penyet) chicken rice, Nasi lemak, carrot cake, fish soup, peranakan, laksa, porridge, etc. Even western salads or ramen for unadventurous tourists. That’s why both ang moh (tipped by tourist guide books or travel websites) come here. Prices are reasonable, not cutthroat as in tourist ghettos like Newton Circus. Of course, Singapore street food being so plentiful, many dishes are not represented, eg. fish head curry, prawn mee, biryani, claypot rice, sup tulang, etc. My favs are Tian Tian chicken rice, China Fritters, and Fuzhou oyster cake (see reviews).

Most of the stuff here are hand made which is becoming a rarity among ngoh hiang stalls in Singapore. So many calories in this dish but every item here is so good.

Set B @$4.30 Nice sides but the noodles not full enough for me.