Curry chicken noodles around Singapore
Once upon a time, somebody decided that rice and bread weren’t good enough to accompany the glorious chicken curry, and decided to use noodles as a primary carb instead. And the rest is history. Unlike typical curry chicken, the curry in this dish also serves as a soup, and has to be toned down somewhat. Additional ingredients in the broth include taupok and fishcake, turning it into what some might call a laksa-esque dish. These people have no idea what they’re talking about. Here are some of the best places to get a curry chicken noodle fix.
1. Da Po Hainanese Chicken Rice And Noodles
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Da Po is worthy competition to the more famous stalls at Hong Lim. What sets their Curry Chicken Noodle ($4) apart though, is the addition of pig’s skin and liver! Garnish it with some parsley to feel slightly better about your diet for this. This stall also uses their poached chicken to serve up a mean chicken rice.
Address: 505 Beach Road, #B1-53, Golden Mile Food Centre, Singapore 199583
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 9:30pm, closed on alternate Mondays
Tel: 9848 9949
2. Heng Kee Curry Chicken Noodles
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Found on the first floor of Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Heng Kee Curry Chicken Noodle has been around for decades. Their Curry Noodles ($5) come with bee hoon and thick yellow noodles, and it is topped with fishcake, potatoes, taupok, and a serving of poached chicken. But what sets them apart is their handmade chilli, which is limited to one saucer per customer. Queues here move at a snail’s pace, so pack your patience, and start queuing early!
Address: 531A Upper Cross Street, #01-58, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Singapore 051531
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10am to 3pm
3. Ah Heng Curry Chicken Noodles
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Directly above Heng Kee is Ah Heng Curry Chicken Noodles. While they might use similar white bowls, Ah Heng is the far bigger operation. For one, it’s got two other branches, with one located at Golden Shoe, and the other at Queen Street. Their Curry Chicken Noodles ($4.50) comes with the usual suspects – poached chicken, taupok, potatoes, and fishcake, with additional toppings at an extra $1.
4. Cantonese Delights
Also located in Hong Lim, this is a very different dish from its neighbours’. First of all, mee kia is used in their Fried Chicken Cutlet Noodle ($4), and the chicken thigh is served fried instead of poached. The curry here is lighter and more like a vegetable curry, but that just makes it less jelak.
Check out our full review of Cantonese Delights!
Address: 531A Upper Cross Street, #02-03, Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Singapore 051531
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8:30am to 3pm
5. Hock Hai Curry Chicken Noodle
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You can’t miss the long queues for Hock Hai at Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre. This bowl of Curry Chicken Bee Hoon Mee ($4) is filled to the brim with ingredients and soup, and just the cheapest bowl is bound to fill you up. Despite its angry red colour, the soup is only mildly spicy, so add some of their free-flow sambal chilli for an extra kick of spiciness.
Address: 208B New Upper Changi Road, #01-58, Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre, Singapore 462208
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 11pm
6. Inle Myanmar
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This dish is quite unlike any others on this list. Turns out curry chicken noodles is also a Burmese favourite, and Inle Myanmar serves up a solid rendition. Oun Nau Khau Hswe ($11++) features bits of chicken and egg, and it is finished off with raw onions and crackers. The soup is distinctly coconutty, and not all that different from the Singaporean version.
Address: 111 North Bridge Road, #B1-07, Peninsula Plaza, Singapore 179098
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6333 5438
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PappaRich’s Dry Curry Noodles with Steamed Chicken ($9.90++) is made with a thick curry sauce blended with black sauce. The result might look like a drier version of mee rebus, but is probably healthier for you. The steamed chicken is thoughtfully served on the side, along with a chicken rice-esque soy-sesame sauce. This is one for a quick curry noodle fix without the queues.
Curry chicken noodles paradise
While stalls specialising in curry chicken noodles might be relatively rare in Singapore, the dish is far more popular in Malaysia, where toppings such as pig’s blood are commonplace. For more hawker food guides, check out our lists of prawn mee and nasi lemak!