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Maxwell Food Centre

Why It's #3

This historic spot housing some of Singapore's best-loved street food was opened in 1928 as Maxwell Market. Newly renovated, it is one of the country's largest and most centrally located food havens.

What's Good

This is battleground Chicken Rice with no less than 6 stalls proffering their versions of one of Asia's most famous dishes. We love the full-bodied Kway Chap and Foochow oyster cake which sadly is such a rarity in Singapore today.


Hong Lim Food Centre

Why It's #2

This wonderful hawker centre was built in 1978 and houses several superlatives that draw queues from as early as 9am daily. Many of the stalls have been here since the beginning.

What's Good

Mention Hong Lim and locals will immediately attest to the curry noodles this food centre is famous for. Many also come here for the fishball noodle and Char Kway Teow.


Tiong Bahru

Food Centre

Why It's #1

One of Singapore's most cherished food neighbourhood, Tiong Bahru once housed the zinc roofed Seng Poh market back from 1951 till 2004 when it was completely rebuilt and renamed. Many of the hawkers here have been plying their trade for over half a century. Sadly, many of them have since retired.

What's Good

The Char Kway Teow, pig offal soup, fishball noodle and roast meat stalls are some of the original players from this beloved institution, as is the highly popular chwee kuey stall, which one simply has to try for the taste of nostalgia.