Part 1: Exploring the Culinary Delights of Kovan 209 Market & Food Centre in Singapore

November 14, 2023

Kovan 209 Market & Food Centre in Singapore is a culinary treasure trove that offers an authentic and diverse array of local hawker fare. Here's a glimpse into some of the must-try stalls at this bustling food centre:

Yi Shi Jia Wanton Mee

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A decades-old stall, they serve both soup and dry versions of wanton noodles. The Soy Sauce Wanton Mee, accompanied by char siew and vegetables, is a simple yet satisfying dish. Despite a slightly dry char siew, the overall experience is worth repeating

Hougang Hainanese Curry Rice / Economic Bee Hoon

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Popular for its Hainanese Curry Rice, this stall serves a satisfying plate with stir-fried long beans and Hainanese pork chop, albeit the pork chop could be crisper

Fatt Soon Kueh

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Known for their delicate and chewy kueh skin, this stall offers a selection of three kuehs for just S$3. Their Rice Kueh, Ku Chai Kueh (Chives), and Soon Kueh (Turnip) are especially popular

Chun Fu Fishball Minced Meat Noodle • Laksa

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A notable stop for anyone exploring the culinary landscape of Singapore. Known for its Curry Chicken Noodle, this dish has garnered acclaim as one of the best of its kind. The addition of chili to the broth elevates the flavor, creating a taste sensation described simply as 'Shiok!' This culinary experience is not just about the taste but also about the bustling atmosphere of Kovan 209 Market, where food lovers line up for their favorite dishes. Chun Fu's Curry Chicken Noodle is a must-try for those seeking an authentic and flavorful Singaporean dish

Mei Wei Dessert

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Escape from Singapore's heat with its array of ice-shaved desserts. A standout is the Aloe Vera Jelly, priced at S$2.50, featuring shaved ice topped with aloe vera and aiyu jelly, complemented by a squeeze of lime for a refreshing zing. For those seeking a twist on the traditional ice kachang, the Gula Melaka Ice Kacang, at just S$2.20, is a must-try. This dessert features a mountain of shaved ice drizzled with gula melaka syrup and sweet corn, hiding treasures like grass jelly, agar agar, and atap chee underneath. This enhanced version of ice kachang is the perfect treat for a hot afternoon, showcasing the innovative spirit of Singapore's culinary scene【36†source】.

Each stall in Kovan 209 Market & Food Centre showcases the rich and diverse flavors of Singapore's hawker culture, offering a glimpse into the heart and soul of local cuisine.

Kovan 209 Market & Food Centre

209 Hougang St 21, Singapore 530209

Cover Photo: Danny Chan

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