Ghim Moh Food Centre stalls to start your day right
Oh how I miss those younger days when I was still filled with tons of energy despite getting a few hours of sleep. It was a routine of mine to wake up at 7am every Saturday morning to follow my parents to Ghim Moh for marketing. That routine carried on for a good number of years. Within that period, I managed to filter out all of my favourite food stalls out of the many at Ghim Moh Food Centre. So here I am to share my list of 10 favourite stalls located under the roof of Ghim Moh Food Centre.
1. Hin Fried Hor Fun With Prawn Beef Sliced Fish
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One of my main criteria for a good plate of hor fun is the wok hei. Hin Fried Hor Fun With Prawn Beef Sliced Fish offers that. Their Beef Hor Fun ($5) is their most popular dish. I am not a fan of beef but trust me when I say I always wolf down the entire plate of hor fun. The gravy is flavourful and light, while the hor fun is usually slightly charred, bringing out the wok hei flavour every good plate of hor fun should possess. And for those of you who have no feels for hor fun, Mui Fan ($5) with either beef, prawn, or sliced fish is also available here.
Unit number: #01-56
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am to 3pm, 5pm to 8pm
2. Xiang Ji Roasted Delight
With rows of char siew displayed at the storefront, it is never easy to resist a plate of Char Siew Rice ($3) from Xiang Ji Roasted Delight. The char siew has slightly charred edges, making the sides crispy and the meat succulent. And right after your teeth sinks into the meat, the layer of fat just melts in your mouth. If you do not want just char siew, top up another $1 for a generous plate of their Char Siew & Roasted Duck Rice.
Unit number: #01-60
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 4pm
Tel: 9792 4946
3. Teck Hin Delicacies
A stall that always sees long queues is Teck Hin Delicacies. This stall gets busy selling Cantonese cuisine. Well-received by many customers, including me, is their Century Egg & Pork Congee ($1.80). The congee is thick and contains an ample amount of century egg and pork to give off an addictive flavour. Do not be deceived by the size of the bowl. The amount of congee inside is more than enough to fill you up! However, no matter how full, most customers would still have space in their tummies for their delicious Chee Cheong Fun ($1.80). This stall is definitely worth a visit if you are looking for a delicious and filling, yet affordable meal.
Unit number: #01-30
Opening hours: Tue-Thur, Sat-Sun 5:45am to 12pm
4. Kong Shang Hua Wanton Noodles
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Kong Shang Hua Wanton Noodles is one of the pioneer stalls in Ghim Moh Food Centre. With only $3 in hand, you can have a delightful plate of their Char Siew Wanton Noodles. The noodles are firm, springy and moist as it soaks up the savoury soya sauce it is dunked in. They are generous with the amount of filling in their wonton. With just an additional $1, you can request for more dumplings if four is not enough!
Unit number: #01-05
Opening hours: Sat-Wed 6am to 1:30pm
5. Hai Nan Hometown Curry
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When it comes to my preferred form of carbs, rice would be one of my last few choices. But when it gets dressed with a scoop of piping hot curry, that is a whole different story. Being a huge fan of curry rice, Hai Nan Hometown Curry is one of the new stalls that caught my eye after the renovation at Ghim Moh Food Centre. Their Pork Cutlet Curry Rice ($5) is served in a generous portion. The pork cutlet was roughly the size of my hand! Do not be afraid to request for more curry gravy as the stall owners would not hesitate to accede to it. If you are not too big of an eater, perhaps you can get their Bread ($1) to dip into the curry instead.
For more places on curry rice stalls in Singapore, check out our list of famous curry rice spots!
Unit number: #01-49
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9am to 8pm
6. I Love Burger Lah!
A relatively new halal Western stall is I Love Burger Lah!. This stall sells unique combinations of both Western and local flavours. One that I tried is the Har Cheong Gai Burger ($5) which really brings out a taste that we Singaporeans are familiar with. The stall owner adds maple syrup onto the patty instead of using just BBQ sauce alone. Though it seems like a weird combination of both sweetness and saltiness, the flavours of everything go well together as it hits your taste buds layer by layer. Also, I Love Burger Lah! offers interesting flavoured fries like Salted Butterscotch Fries ($4). The taste reminds me of my childhood when I used to dip french fries into vanilla ice-cream.
Check out our full review of I Love Burger Lah!.
Unit number: #01-06
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 8pm
7. Hock Soon Carrot Cake
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Like any other carrot cake stalls, Hock Soon Carrot Cake sells both black and white carrot cake. Their Black Carrot Cake ($2.50) is moist and fried with a precise amount of dark soya sauce to create a flavourful yet not overly salty dish. If you’re not into the dark side, Hock Soon Carrot Cake is exceptionally generous with their eggs and chye poh when it comes to whipping up a plate of White Carrot Cake ($2.50). Besides carrot cake, Hock Soon also serves Otah ($1.10), Rojak ($3), and Satay ($0.60 per stick) as well.
Unit number: #01-29
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9am to 12pm
8. Wei Xiang Hokkien Prawn Mee
When I was younger, I used to frequent this stall every other week to the point that the stall owners recognised me. And yes, this is how long Wei Xiang Hokkien Prawn Mee has been around. Their broth remains to die for even after all these years. It is brewed together with prawns for a long period of time to give off a rich umami flavour. They also serve three versions of their Dry Prawn Mee ($2.50). You can choose to have it plain, with chilli, or with ketchup – whatever floats your boat!
Unit number: #01-50
Opening hours: Daily 5am to 1pm
9. Lucky Poh Hong Kong Noodle & Rice
Lucky Poh Hong Kong Noodle & Rice specialises in Hong Kong-style Soy Sauce Chicken Noodle ($3). Unlike some stalls that serve chicken breasts that are dry and tough, the chicken at Lucky Poh is exceptionally tender and juicy. The meat absorbs the soya sauce marinade well, giving it its distinct taste.
Unit number: #01-22
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 7am to 2pm
10. Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh
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The owners of Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh still practises the traditional method of frying their chye poh with pork lard instead of vegetable oil. The chwee kueh batter is made from scratch every day and then steamed in aluminium moulds. They would then be carefully scooped out by the owners and topped with chye poh from a pot heated over charcoal fire. Though sinful, it is worth trying the Chwee Kueh ($1.60 for four pieces) here at least once.
Unit no.: #01-54
Opening hours: Daily 6:15am to 7:30pm
Ghim Moh Food Centre keeps the hunger away
School and work may be tiring, but challenge yourself to wake up earlier on any day to munch on the food at Ghim Moh Food Centre and I guarantee you wouldn’t have any regrets doing so! For more hawker centres worth making a trip to, check out Old Airport Road Food Centre and Changi Village Hawker Centre!