When traveling to a destination, all you need is “good food at a good price”. A trip in Singapore would be a bad memory if you do not know those worth trying food courts. These are the top 5 hawker centers in Singapore that we have picked to ensure you have the best experience while staying here.
1. OLD AIRPORT FOOD ROAD CENTER
During a trip to Singapore, this food court is the best choice if you go in a large group. This is the top hawker center in Singapore that has existed for a long time, and as a result, generations of Singaporeans regard this place as iconic.
The common rule here is long lines in front of the stalls equals excellent food awaits. And this scene usually happens in front of the soya beancurd stores – which prove to be the best on this island. Two famous stores are Lao Ban Soya Beancurd and 51 Soya Beancurd. Original flavor has a price of S$1.50 per bowl and S$2.00 per bowl for almond flavor.
2. MAXWELL ROAD HAWKER CENTRE
If you prefer a place which is comfortable and not so overly touristy, Maxwell road is a place that suits your needs. But it is still the top place in Singapore that offers the best cuisine. No one who comes here can forget the warm, fluffy Tian Tian Chicken Rice; thick and dense porridge of Zhen Zhen porridge and others which are always in people’s top favorites.
It is also situated in the great location of Chinatown. It lies right opposite the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, which makes itself an ideal place on a way of exploring Chinatown.
3. CHINATOWN COMPLEX FOOD CENTRE
This is a must-go place if you travel to Singapore. No denying that this biggest hawker center (over 260 food stalls) offers the best local dishes at a competitive and reasonable price. If you stay in Singapore for a limited amount of time and have to choose among various hawker centers, this one is always proven as the best choice in terms of cuisine mix and authentic experience.
Some must-try foods during a trip in Singapore are: chilli crab, char kway teow, bak kut teh, Xiao Long Bao, Cheng Teng, And Yam Paste,… A plate of chicken rice or a bowl of lasker can be enjoyed at only S$2.50 to S$3.00.
4. CHOMP CHOMP FOOD CENTRE
If you ask me for some tips in Singapore, Going to Chomp Chomp food centre is definitely on the list. This hawker center is unique as it only opens from 18:00, which is suitable for people who enjoy the attraction of late night with a vibrant atmosphere.
Chomp Chomp is called the satay mecca of the country. The meat is succulent and the sweet taste gives this dish a divine feeling and once you travel to Singapore and try its satay, this feel is unforgettable.
5. TIONG BAHRU MARKET HAWKER CENTRE
This place has been under renovation recently. No doubt it is the top clean and spacious hawker centers in Singapore. Each stall is equipped with the latest mechanical exhaust system and its open-air was smartly utilized.
As situated on the second floor, it is convenient for you to also enjoy the famous Tiong Bahru Wet Market on the first floor. The combination of these activities will give you a distinctive experience. And if you love Chwee kueh, the stall Jian Bo Chwee Kueh here will not be a disappointment.