Food from Haig Road Market & Food Centre
Haig Road Market & Food Centre may not be one of the largest hawker centres in the area, but there’s certainly a lot of quality dishes. Some of Singapore’s most well-known hawkers selling putu piring and wanton mee are found right in this very precinct. Here are 13 stalls to check out at Haig Road Market & Food Centre!
1. Warong Sudi Mampir
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Warong Sudi Mampir is one of the few stalls here that’s adorned with multiple certifications. The satay ($0.60 per stick) here come in chicken, mutton, and beef. Marinated with a variety of spices and lemongrass, the meat is flavourful, tender, and nicely charred on the outside. Another highlight is their peanut sauce which is thick and rich, with a nice crunch from the peanut bits!
Unit number: #01-19
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 10:30am to 7pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 5pm
Warong Sudi Mampir is a halal-certified eatery.
2. T.G Fish Porridge
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One of the few stalls to withstand the test of time, T.G Fish Porridge has been run by an elderly couple for many years and specialises in Fish Soup ($5/$7). At first glance, the bowl of clear soup looks deceivingly bland. However, those who have tried it will know that it is well-flavoured and even has a tinge of sweetness from the seafood.
The thick and smooth layers of fish slices also do not disappoint both in terms of taste and portion. Other varieties offered by the stall include Seafood Porridge ($5/$7), Fish Head Porridge ($5/$7), and Seafood Bee Hoon ($5/$7)!
Unit number: #01-50
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 3pm
3. Afandi Hawa & Family Mee Rebus
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Here at Afandi Hawa & Family Mee Rebus, the Mee Rebus ($3) gravy is stewed with mutton and seafood for extra umami. You know that your bowl of noodles is going to be good when the stall not only has a heritage that dates back to 1967, but also has snaking lines every mealtime.
If you’ve still got space in your stomach after the Mee Rebus, chase that with a piping hot bowl of Soto Ayam ($3). The soup here is packed with the essence of chicken meat without being too oily. Add a small pinch of their housemade chilli to imbibe some sweetness to the broth!
Unit number: #01-21
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 10:30am to 8pm
4. HJ Waliti HJ Mazuki
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Situated right opposite of Afandi Hawa and Family Mee Rebus is veteran stall, HJ Waliti HJ Mazuki that’s been around for more than 50 years. One of the most popular dishes here is Soto Ayam ($3), which comes with a yellow chicken broth, shredded chicken, lontong cubes, and bean sprouts. Though on the lighter side, the broth doesn’t skimp on the flavours and has a kick from chilli padi that is mixed with soy sauce. Other dishes include Mee Rebus ($3), and Bubur Ayam ($3).
Unit number: #01-18
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 6pm
HJ Waliti HJ Mazuki is a Muslim-owned eatery.
5. Hougang Jing Jia Mutton Soup
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The warmth you need on a rainy day can be found at Hougang Jin Jia Mutton Soup. The mutton soup here comes with a herbal broth that is fragrant yet not too overwhelming. The most popular dish here, Mixed Mutton Soup ($6/$8), is chock-full of protein including mutton meat slices, ribs, stomach, and tendon—all in generous portions that make your money worth. Both the meat slices and ribs are tender, while the stomach offers chewiness that will not tire the jaw. Add a bowl of rice ($0.50) to accompany the peppery broth and complete the set.
Unit number: #01-44
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
6. Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring
Featured on Netflix’s Street Food, Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring is often spotted with a queue that doesn’t seem to end. The Original Putu Piring ($2.50 for five pieces) here doesn’t disappoint; the rice cake is soft and crumbly, encasing a sweet gula melaka filling that oozes out upon the first bite. The cakes are also made to order, so be ready to wait for a while. For more flavours such as Coconut, Chocolate, and Durian flavours, visit their other location in a nearby Geylang Serai coffeeehop!
Unit number: #01-18
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9pm
Tel: 9797 5635
Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring is a Muslim-owned eatery.
7. Zhenguang Wantan Noodles
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Previously located at the now-defunct Hin Hollywood Canteen, Zhenguang Wantan Noodles is another old-timer that has been serving up its signature Wantan Noodles ($3/$4) for over 50 years. The sauce here is multi-dimensional, bearing the fragrance of peanut oil, fried lard, garlic, and scallion combined into one. The char siew has a dark char to it while the dumplings are full and meaty. The store operates from 6am to 3pm, but you still have to head down early as their noodles usually sell out by noon!
Unit number: #01-67
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 6am to 3pm
Tel: 9190 8533
Zhenguang Wantan Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Rosy & Nora
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Rosy & Nora is said to sell one of Singapore’s best Roti John. Slices of buttered French loaves are cooked with a layer of the omelette in between, encasing the minced lamb and chopped onions that rest comfortably on the bed of egg.
The bread is crisp on the outside, and one bite is all it takes to reveal the fluffy, savoury goodness within. Each serving costs $4 and makes for a satisfying meal. Be sure to also try the Kentang Ball ($4)—a deep-fried potato ball mashed together with minced beef, and served in a beef broth.
Unit number: #01-15
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 2pm to 7pm
9. V2 Claypot Corner
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Calling all claypot lovers, V2 Claypot Corner is the place to visit with its range of cheap and good claypot dishes. Its signature Claypot Rice ($4/$8) comes with a good portion of rice, chicken cubes, Chinese sausage slices, and vegetables. A generous amount of dark sauce is mixed with the rice; its sweetness complements the bitter wok hei and burnt crisp bits found on the edges. Other claypot dishes include Claypot Bak Kut Teh ($4), Claypot Noodles ($3), and Claypot Braised Pig’s Trotters ($4)!
Unit number: #01-52
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 7pm
V2 Claypot Corner is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Lin Yu Mei Kolo Mee
Kole mee is a rare dish in Singapore, and Lin Yu Mei Kolo Mee is one of the few places to find this unique Sarawakian dish. Each bowl of Kolo Mee ($4/$5) comes with char siew, minced meat chunks and fried shallots atop a bed springy noodles. Another dish not to be missed is their Sarawak Laksa ($6). It may be on the pricey side but the broth is prepared with coconut milk and tamarind paste, resulting in a unique flavour.
Unit number: #01-33
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 9am to 8pm
Lin Yu Mei Kolo Mee is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. Soon Lee Cooked Food
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Soon Lee Cooked Food is where you can get your fried oyster and carrot cake fix. The Oyster Omelette ($6/$8/$10) comprises a fluffy omelette that has been fried till crispy with a reasonable amount of juicy oysters. Don’t forget to dip it into the tangy chilli sauce for a zesty kick. Both black and white versions of Carrot Cake ($3/$4/$5) are available here, but the latter stands out with its generous amount of chye poh (preserved radish).
Unit number: #01-57
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9pm
12. Anisah’s Curry Puff
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At Anisah’s Curry Puff, the handmade Curry Puff goes for $0.60 a pop, or $2 for four, with the same prices applying to the Sardine Puff as well. The good folks here have been selling their deep-fried snacks since 1986, so you can rest assured that they’ll taste good!
Unit number: #01-08
Opening hours: Fri-Tue 11am to 8pm, Wed-Thurs 11am to 8pm
13. Chef Chik
Only available on three days a week, the food at Chef Chik is as elusive as it is delicious. All the dishes here are prepared singlehandedly by Chef Chik himself, a Hong Kong native with an illustrious career as a hotel chef. Try the Steamed Threadfin Belly (seasonal price), AKA ngor her, which is steamed with a light soy sauce dressing. Though the fish has a delicious fat to meat ratio which keeps the meat moist, it is the sweet, umami gravy here that enhances the dish.
Other than the steamed dishes, you would do well ordering a bowl of Cordyceps White Fungus Steamed Chicken Soup ($6). Double-boiled with precision to extract the essence of the herbs and chicken, the soup is moreish and chock full of ingredients.
Check out our review of Chef Chik.
Unit number: #01-36
Opening hours: Wed-Thurs, Sat 11:30am to 2:30pm
Tel: 9011 8979
Chef Chik is not a halal-certified eatery.
Good food at Haig Road Market & Food Centre
A 10-minute walk from Paya Lebar MRT Station is all it takes for you to get your hands on all these food found at Haig Road Market & Food Centre. You can also hop on the Circle Line and visit other tasty eateries nearby such as Billion Bowls near Macpherson and Fei Zhu Lok Lok near Tai Seng MRT Station!
Address: 14 Haig Road, Haig Road Market & Food Centre, Singapore 430014
Featured image adapted from @sgteddypapa‘s post.
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