hawker centres: "the real good food" Singapore Restaurant Tip by pamychan

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ok although many of the famous foods are also served at restaurants in hotels, the creme de la creme is at the neighbourhood hawker centres. basically, when u arrive at a popular hawker centre, just go for the stall with the longest queues. sporeans are crazy abt food. they are willing to travel from the east to the west and queue for hours just to get that precious $1 yam cake.

some of the popular hawker centres include the smith street food centre and maxwell street food centre in the chinatown area. nearer to the residential areas are the coffeshops along geylang road and old airport road food centre. for the coffeshops along geylang road, look out for those with a lot of banners or newspaper cuttings displayed. these are the ones that are highly recomended by tv shows and food critics. some of these popular food stalls lose their standard once they get publicised but most of them still offer good value for money food.

some of the must-try foods in singapore are the chicken rice (although some stalls try to be healthy and offer versions with plain rice instead of the fragrant oily rice, personally i feel u might as well dont eat it if u dont eat the fragrant rice), laksa (a dish with noodles in a coconut gravy soup. a bit spicy and high in cholesterol so dont eat it everyday), rojak (raw veg and pineapple in a sweet sour prawn sauce), nasi lemak (coconut rice with fried chicken wing, otah, ikan bilis ans a sweet chili we call sambal. once again, just forget about the guilt and indulge in the cocnut rice. its worth the 10 km run later)..... the list can go on forever.

Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2004
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