Food at Tanglin Halt Market
Not to be confused with Tanglin Halt Food Centre, Tanglin Halt Market is the smaller hawker centre located just a stone’s throw away from the former. Though smaller, Tanglin Halt Market houses many popular stalls. If you happen to be in the area, check out these must-visit stalls at Tanglin Halt Market!
1. Jiu Ye
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While Hong Kong-style chee cheong fun is already an uncommon find at a hawker centre, what makes Jiu Ye even more unique is that their rice rolls are freshly made. A must-have would be their Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun ($2.50), which comes packed with lean meat. Their Fresh Prawn Chee Cheong Fun ($2.80) is a lighter option that is equally popular. For an additional $0.80, you can also get yourself a bowl of tasty porridge to go with the chee cheong fun!
Unit number: #01-09
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 6am to 10am
2. Tian Shui Hainan Ji Fan
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Fans of steamed chicken feet will have to give Tian Shui Hainan Ji Fan a try. This stall specialises in Crystal Chicken Feet ($3), which comes with gelatinous chicken skin doused in a thick savoury sauce. Other than the regular Steamed or Roasted Chicken Rice ($3), the stall also offers Yong Tau Fu Soup ($2.50) that comprises ingredients such as stuffed beancurd, fish balls, and vegetables.
Unit number: #01-21
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9am to 8pm
3. Mai Jia Fried Bee Hoon
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Mei Jia Fried Bee Hoon is where you can go to get a hearty breakfast. At just $0.80, you can get a big portion of noodles, with choices such as fried bee hoon, vermicelli, and kway teow. Ingredients such as fried chicken wing, fried egg, and luncheon meat are also available as add-ons at $1. To add a punch to the noodles, get a spoonful of sambal chilli and toss them all up with the noodles!
Unit number: #01-18
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 3pm
4. Weiyi Laksa & Prawn Noodle
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Weiyi Laksa & Prawn Noodle can be easily spotted thanks to its never-ending queue. Their Laksa ($3/$5/$8) comes in various combinations of ingredients. Those who like seafood can go for the one with prawns and cockles, while those who prefer something simpler can choose the one with prawns, chicken and tau pok. The stall only opens on four days, and it is also always swamped with people during peak hours, so be sure to pick the right timing to head down for a taste of this.
Unit number: #01-20
Opening hours: Tue-Wed 5:30am to 7pm, Sat-Sun 5:30am to 2pm
5. Cheng Mei Shi Lor Mee
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The biggest selling point of Cheng Mei Shi Lor Mee would be the generous amount of ingredients they give. A bowl of Lor Mee would only set you back $2.50 or $3, and it comes brimming with toppings such as braised egg, fried wonton, fried fritters, shredded chicken, and braised pork. The only downside would be that the stall closes at 2pm – get there early so you don’t miss them!
Unit number: #01-14
Opening hours: Fri-Tue 7am to 2pm
6. Indulgence @ Tanglin Halt
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Indulgence @ Tanglin Halt is the place to go if you are looking to load up on the carbs. Priced at $8 is their Carbonara, which comes in a mountain of cream-coated spaghetti loaded with thick strips of bacon. For another $4, you can also add on a side of pork chop or chicken chop to go with your pasta. One thing to take note when you’re there is to abide by the ‘warning’ signs hung at the storefront; it asks customers to wait to be called before placing their orders instead of bugging for their attention.
Unit number: #01-06
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 5:30pm to 9pm
7. No. 1 Western Food
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An alternative to Indulgence@Tanglin Halt is No. 1 Western Food – another stall that you can check out for equally good Western food. The two elderly folks running the stall have been in this business for many years, serving up classic Western dishes such as Chicken Chop ($5), Fish & Chips ($5), and Lamb Chop ($6). At $6, they also serve Beef Steak, which comes with a side of fries and canned beans.
Unit number: #01-13
Opening hours: Mon 4pm to 9:30pm, Thur-Sat 4pm to 9:30pm, Sun 1pm to 9:30pm
8. Tanglin Halt Original Peanut Pancake
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You’ll have to rise early to get your hands on the min jiang kueh from Tanglin Halt Original Pancake. Opened from 5am to 11am, this famous stall sells thick and chewy Peanut Pancakes ($0.80) that come generously filled with crushed peanuts and sugar. At $1.20, you can also get their round pancakes that comes with flavours such as yam, black sesame, green bean, and red bean.
Unit number: #01-16
Opening hours: Tue-Thur 5am to 11am, Sat-Sun 5am to 11am
Food gems at Tanglin Halt Market
Unless you live around the area, you probably haven’t heard of most of the stall names in this list. Drop by for a visit,and you will not only be surprised by how popular they are but also how much you have been missing out all these years! Once you are done checking out this hawker centre, hit up Ghim Moh Food Centre and other food places at one-north as well!
Address: 48A Tanglin Halt Road, Singapore 148813
Nearest MRT Station: Commonwealth (EW20)