Best Hainanese Village Food Centre stalls
Also known as Lorong Ah Soo Market, Hainanese Village Food Centre is one of the best hawker centres in the North-East. This hawker centre sits about a kilometre away from Kovan Market and, just like the latter, houses cheap and good food including duck rice, fried carrot cake sticks, and lor mee. If you’re unable to settle on a stall to try, then our best Hainanese Village Food Centre Stalls listicle will come in handy!
Table of Contents
- Best Hainanese Village Food Centre stalls
- What to eat at Hainanese Village Food Centre
1. Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee
To get your hands on Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee’s Lor Mee (from $4.50), be prepared to stand in line for at least 30 minutes. Besides receiving good reviews for the taste, they also draw a crowd with their generous portions. You can expect every bowl of noodles to come brimming with ngoh hiang, braised egg, fishcakes, braised pork belly, and even shredded duck meat. While the gravy is thick and flavour-packed on its own, I’ll recommend adding bits of chopped chilli padi into the bowl for an additional oomph.
Read our Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee coverage.
Unit number: #02-51
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 3:30pm
Lorong Ah Soo Lor Mee is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Ming Fa Duck Rice
With just the words “Ming Fa Ya Fan” printed on a plain white background, Ming Fa Duck Rice’s sign board will not be the thing that attracts your attention. What will draw you to check them out would be the unceasing long queue. Sold at $3.50 and $4.50, their duck rice comprises yam rice and lean duck meat drenched in a generous amount of dark sauce. When you’re there, remember to help yourself to sambal chilli that is tossed with ikan bilis!
Read our Ming Fa Duck Rice review.
Unit number: #02-01
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 7am to 12pm (or sold out)
Tel: 8278 1251
Ming Fa Duck Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Punggol Noodles
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For bak chor mee that offers more than just minced meat and noodles, hit up Punggol Noodles. Their Signature Noodles ($4) come with handmade meatballs that are tasty and bouncy. If the meatballs got you hooked, get an additional bowl of Meatball Soup ($4.50) that comes with an addictive garlicky broth. The best thing about this stall is that they offer free-flow fried pork lard for you to help yourself to!
Unit number: #02-24
Opening hours: Tue-Thur, Sat-Sun 8am to 3pm
Punggol Noodles is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Apollo Western Food
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From thick crinkle-cut fries to baked beans and cucumber slices, Apollo Western Food checks all the elements of an old-school Western food stall. Simple but satisfying, their grilled Chicken Chop ($6.50) is juicy on its own and complemented by light mushroom sauce. For an even more value-for-money deal, try their Fish & Chips ($6), which comes with two big pieces of nicely fried fish fillet. Those craving more premium cuts can try their Grilled NZ Sirloin Steak ($13) or Ribeye Steak ($13).
Unit number: #02-32
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 9pm
Apollo Western Food is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Yi Liu Xiang Nasi Lemak
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The menu at Yi Liu Xiang is straightforward, with only three nasi lemak sets—A, B, and C—available. Priced from just $3, these sets come with simple ingredients such as omelette, ikan bilis, and sambal chilli. The sets differ in the main ingredient, where you can choose to get kuning fish, fish fillet, or fishcake. For a hearty meal, top up an additional $1 and you can choose two out of the three main ingredients!
Unit number: #02-30
Opening hours: Tue-Wed 6:30am to 12pm, Fri-Sun 6:30am to 12pm
Yi Liu Xiang Nasi Lemak is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Blue Star Fried Hokkien Mee
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Blue Star Fried Hokkien Mee serves up a mean plate of the hawker classic it gets its name from. Filled with various seafood, wok hei-infused noodles, and a heap of piquant sambal belachan, the Hokkien Mee (from $4) has earned itself plenty of fans among those who frequent this hawker centre. Some reviews have even gone as far as to say that this is one of the best hokkien mee stalls in Hougang.
Unit number: #02-26
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 10:30pm
Blue Star Fried Hokkien Mee is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Yong Seng Teochew Fishball Noodle
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Though there are many noodle stalls in Hainanese Village Food Centre, Yong Seng Teochew Fishball Noodle always manages to stand out. The long queues for the stall during lunchtime are testament to their solid Mee Pok Dry (from $4.50), featuring a pile of messy flat noodles soaked with chilli and vinegar, mushrooms, minced meat, fishballs and more. You can also go for their Laksa (from $4.50), a decent rendition of the spicy noodle soup dish.
Unit number: #02-47
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 6:30am to 3:30pm
Yong Seng Teochew Fishball Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Chai Chee Nasi Lemak
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Another highly rated nasi lemak stall in Hainanese Village Food Centre, Chai Chee Nasi Lemak offers a plethora of delectable ingredients for you to have with coconut rice. Some of those include the beef rendang, which many have praised for its wonderful fragrance and flavour, and the chicken wing, a crispy and juicy meat option. If you’re not sure which ingredients to choose, though, you can opt for some of their sets, such as the Nasi Lemak Set A, which comes with chicken wings and ikan kuning.
Unit number: #02-47
Opening hours: Thurs-Tue 6:30am to 3:30pm
Chai Chee Nasi Lemak is a Muslim-owned eatery.
9. Moh Seng Teochew Porridge and Mixed Rice
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If you’re looking for comforting teochew porridge in the North-East, know that few do it better than Moh Seng Teochew Porridge and Mixed Rice. Most of the dishes here are your humble, traditional Teochew porridge dishes done right. If you’re eating with a group, you can perhaps order dishes such as braised pork, fish cake, omelette, cabbage and more to go with the watery mui. The total cost will depend on how many dishes you order.
Unit number: #02-02
Opening hours: TBD
Moh Seng Teochew Porridge and Mixed Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Wang Jiao Shu Shi
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Wang Jiao Shu Shi’s Wanton Noodles (from $3.50) is as old school as it gets. Sliced char siew, chye sim, noodles drenched in chilli sauce, and of course, meaty wonton are enough to make a plate of this dish scrumptious and satisfying. While many have noted that the char siew is nothing special, the springy noodles have received plenty of praise. If you’re a fan of chicken feet, you can request to have some on your plate, too.
Unit number: #02-41
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8am to 3pm
Wang Jiao Shu Shi is not a halal-certified eatery.
What to eat at Hainanese Village Food Centre
Forget about heading down to Hainanese Village Food Centre if you cannot drag yourselves out of your bed before noon. Most of the stalls here open till early afternoon but their food tends to sell out way before that, so make sure you head down early!
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