Singaporean Hawker Food: Your Essential Guide
Char Kway Teow
70 Zion Road
A must-try is the smoky char kway teow, flat rice noodles stir-fried with Chinese sausage, eggs, and chives. Head to No. 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow for an exceptional version.
No. 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow
70 Zion Rd, #01-17 Zion Riverside Food Centre, Singapore 247792
Hainanese Chicken Rice
1 Kadayanallur Street
This iconic dish features poached chicken, fragrant rice, and a medley of ginger, garlic, coriander, and soy sauce. Taste perfection at Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice in the Maxwell Food Centre.
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
1 Kadayanallur St, #01-10/11 Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184
166 Jalan Besar
Sample gooey, crispy oyster omelettes with chili sauce and lime, a Singaporean favorite. Try Lim's Fried Oysters in the Besar Food Centre for a standout version.
Lim’s Fried Oyster
166 Jln Besar, #01-32 Berseh Food Centre, Singapore 208877
281 Onan Road
Known as Singapore's favorite salad, rojak combines fresh sliced fruits, blanched vegetables, tamarind, chili paste, palm sugar, lime juice, and crushed peanuts. Look for it at Lau Hong Ser Rojak along Onan Road.
Lau Hong Ser Rojak
271 Onan Rd, #02-14 Dunman Food Centre, Singapore 424768
4 Woodlands Street
Satisfy your cravings with char siew, succulent boneless pork seasoned to perfection with five-spice, honey, bean curd, soy, and hoisin sauce. Fu Shi Traditional Roasted in the Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre serves up this sweet delight.
Fu Shi Traditional Roasted Wanton Mee
4 Woodlands Street 12, Singapore 738620
Fish Head Curry
808/810 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Dive into the intriguing world of fish head curry, an iconic Singaporean hawker dish. It features red snapper simmered in a fragrant coconut cream gravy infused with chili, cumin, curry leaves, and coriander. While influenced by Indian cuisine, the use of fish heads has Chinese origins. Try Karu's Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant along Upper Bukit Timah Road for an excellent rendition.
Karu's Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant
808/810 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 678144
Fried Carrot Cake (Chai Tow Kway)
115 Bukit Merah View
Experience a unique twist on carrot cake with Singaporean fried carrot cake, made from white Chinese radish, eggs, garlic, and preserved radish. There are two versions: the original and the black chai tow kway with sweet dark soy sauce. Head to Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake in the Bukit Merah View Hawker Centre for the best carrot cake in Singapore.
Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake 紅山景菜頭粿
115 Bukit Merah View, #01-37, Singapore 151115