17 2015 Mar

Hawker Center Eats

SingaporeTagged food, hawker center, lavender, local eats, summary report

I spent a week in Singapore. This time around, I focused on work. I mean focus focused. I barely had time to visit friends let alone venture out. The heat didn’t help encouraging me to explore. So this report is primarily around highlights of the local eats I had. And boy did I go local. That was all I ate which was pretty scary. For all those thinking these portions at hawker centers won’t affect your weight, well you’d be wrong. They cook with the real deal. Fat, lard, deep fried pork skins, everything your doctor warned you about, was probably in there. And you won’t care because you’d love it!

Enter the places to eat. I don’t think some of these places count for actual hawker centers. Not the big ones you read about. Nope, these were what I found around my hotel building nearby Lavender. Enjoy!

Hainan Chicken Rice @Nam Heng

By checking street view on Google Maps, this little make-shift hawker centre around Block 71 was new. There were about eight different vendors and of course, I went for chicken rice. Here you can get a soy egg for an extra $.50. I needed it since the rice didn't brim with chicken goodness I was expecting. Overall the combination wasn't too bad. However, Tian Tian still holds the bar.

It's around...
71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore


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Nasi Lemak @Changi Village Cooked Food

I stumbled upon the Bendemeer Market and Food Centre near my hotel during lunch time. After a brief stroll around the place I noticed this vendor with a moderate looking line. After a short wait in the heat, I got my order of fried chicken, otah (cooked fish paste cake), and a greasy but delicious, fried egg. A very hearty lunch. Yet, I'm still not a fan of the otah. Can't comprehend what the fuss is all about. Oh well, got coconut rice and chicken stuffs to get me stuffed.

Changi Village Cooked Food
#01-45, Bendemeer Market and Food Centre
Blk 29 Bendemeer Road

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Bak Chor Mee @Tai Hwa Pork Noodle

By far one of my favorite noodle dishes here in Singapore. And to think it was close by my hotel. I could have had this all week. It does have that unique taste. A touch of vinegar in the broth really makes a difference. This place does it yum! Look at all the toppings, wontons, post, minced pork, pork meatballs, liver, dried fish, and best of all, the chewy noodles. No wonder theres always a line.

Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
#01-12, Tai Hwa Eating House
466 Crawford Lane


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Fried Oysters @Katong Keah Kee

I was going through Chinatown looking for some grub to go with my happy hour drinks. What more can you ask for then a oyster omelet with a side of tangy hot sauce. A bit on the pricey side, but what isn't in the Chinatown area. It's set up for tourists to give us a glimpse of what clean street food eating looks like. Hmm, I may have to pass given the real deal tastes much better.

Katong Keah Kee
Chinatown Food Street
335 Smith St, Singapore


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Laksa @Sungei Road Laksa

Nearby in Jalan Berseh was this wonderful place that focuses on one thing and boy do they deliver. At this price I was surprised to get the bold flavors you'd find in the best laksa's. I had to get two because they are on the small side and the line was long. Be prepared to wait because everyone, and I mean everyone, was ordering more than one bowl. Get here if you can, this would be good local eating.

Sungei Road Laksa (Jalan Besar)
Blk 27 Jalan Besar #01-100, Singapore


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The OxPosted March 17, 2015 By the hungry ox

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