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Top 10 Best Eats at Commonwealth Crescent Food Centre

Known for its wave-like roof and canvas cruise exterior, the Republic Crescent Market & Food Centre is a tiny yet popular establishment nestled between the develops estates of Queenstown as well as Republic. First opened up in 1969, the structure went through a significant change in 1998, developing into a two-storey market as well as food centre. The outside is brilliant and also uplifting which offers a ‘festive’ environment, while the distinct roof covering design mimics ornamental banners as well as flags of a carnival. Here’s the top 10 best food stalls at Commonwealth food centre.

Commonwealth Crescent

#1 – Liang Liang Fried Carrot Cake

Introduction: The carrot cake was nice and serviceable, with good sweetness, char and wok hei, and good soft texture with some crispy parts. The only thing missing was the caramelisation and chao ta of the egg, and that perhaps it was a bit too sweet. The carrot cake was soft and sweet – softer and sweeter than most of the famous ones. There was a slight seared char on the surface of the carrot cake giving it a subtle toasty (wok hei) taste. The egg was fluffy, light and soft like a good scrambled egg. There’s chai poh for umami, garlic for aroma (pang 香 ) and scallion for a green taste.

Menu Items:

  • Carrot Cake (White) $3/$4
  • Carrot Cake (Black) $3/$4
  • Fried Oyster $3/$5
  • Oyster Omelette $5/$8

Location: Commonwealth Crescent Market & Food Centre, stall #02-69, Singapore 149644

Operation Hour: 9:00am – 1:00pm (Mon & Tues off)

Website: Website Link Here


#2 – Henry’s Chicken Rice

Introduction: Located in the Commonwealth Crescent food center (10 minute walk from Commonwealth MRT station), Henry’s is a local establishment. When he’s open, he has a line…always. It’s worth a wait (never more than a few minutes, thankfully). Henry’s is worth a trip if you’re interested in seeing a more local, less tourist-oriented food center. There’s also a vibrant wet market at the food center, which is usually closing down soon after lunch.

Menu Items:

  • Chicken Rice ($2.50/$3)
  • Chicken Feet ($2/$3/$4)
  • Chicken Wing ($1.50)
  • Chicken Drumstick ($3.50)

Location: Commonwealth Crescent Market & Food Centre
Blk 31 Commonwealth Crescent #02-84, Singapore 149644

Operation Hour: Fri – Wed: 9am till sold out
Closed: Thu

Website: Website Link Here


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#3 – Hong Kee Porridge

Introduction: Stall proprietor Mr. Hui, 75 currently, has actually been running Hong Kee for almost half a century. He has fish, fish head, pork, cuttlefish and century egg porridge. The porridge was thick and all the rice grains inside were nearly entirely dissolved by lengthy boiling as well as simmering. Really smooth however neither creamy neither silky – we really favor Hong Kee’s appearance as it really felt much more fascinating. The gruel tasted mouth-watering wonderful from sauces, pork, liver, and likewise the all-natural taste of rice.

Menu Items:

  • Pork Porridge With Century Egg ($4)
  • Sliced Fish Porridge ($4)
  • Fish Head porridge ($4)

Location: 31 Commonwealth Crescent, stall #02-89, Singapore 149644

Contact: +65 9067 5755

Operation Hour: 6:00am – 2:30pm

Website: Website Link Here


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#4 – Jian Kang Noodles

Introduction: Jian Kang Noodles is where you’ll find another hawker favourite, wanton noodles. Here at Jian Kang Noodles, you’ll find old school wanton noodles that are supposedly healthier. The char siew was surprisingly moist and tender and there was a larger serving of veggies – which aligns with the stall’s brand name of serving healthy meals. Two thumbs up!

Menu Items:

  • Wantan Noodle ($3/$4)
  • Dumpling Noodle ($3/$4)
  • Pork Rib Noodle ($3.50/$4.50)
  • Dumpling Soup ($3)
  • Wantan Soup ($3)

Location: Commonwealth Crescent, 117 Commonwealth Dr, #02-77 Hawker Centre, Singapore 140117

Operation Hour: Thurs – Tues: 7am – 1.30pm (Wed off)

Website: Website Link Here


#5 – Hammee’s

Introduction: What you like about the burgers is that they are simple as well as straightforward. There are no fancy add-ons, simply a well burnt and flavorful beef patty made from numerous specially chosen cuts of beef with melty cheddar cheese on the top and also sandwiched in a nice soft bun with some lettuce, pickles and also tomatoes to puncture the fat. The timeless, $6, must satisfy those with a small cravings. If you have a larger craving, there is the option of updating to “premium” which has a 120g patty for $8 and if you want much more oomph, to include a piece of smoked bacon for an additional $2.

Menu Items:

  • Classic Beef Cheeseburger ($7.50 for single, $11 for double)
  • Crispy Fried Chicken Burger ($7)
  • Hand Battered Fish Burger ($7 for single, $9.50 for double)
  • Extra toppings such as American cheese ($0.70) and smoked pork bacon ($2)

Location: 31 Commonwealth Cres, #02-93 Market & Food Centre, Singapore 149644

Contact: +65 9818 8014

Operation Hour: 11am to 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday

Website: Website Link Here

#6 – Chinatown Ah Po Braised Duck Rice

Introduction: The skin of the duck wings was gelatinous, and had absorbed a lot of the braising sauce. The sauce had layers of flavours, with various herbs, and a nice balance of sweetness and savouriness. This was very nice sauce.

Menu Items:

  • Braised Duck Rice
  • Braised Egg
  • Tau Pok

Location: 31 Commonwealth Crescent #02-95 Commonwealth Crescent Market & Food Centre, Singapore 149644

Operation Hour: Thu to Tue: 10am – 12:30pm (Wed off)

Website: Website Link Here


#7 – Salai by Meatdrop

Introduction: Get intricated by SALAI by MeatDrop at Commonwealth Crescent Market & Food Centre, which markets premium steak dishes at relatively budget friendly costs. Having access to costs meat normally means SALAI by MeatDrop uses more than your typical Western hawker stall. Every piece of meat served at SALAI is independently marinaded, packed and also sous vide prior to it is either smoked or grilled. Those complicated prep work as well as food preparation techniques are what you ‘d typically get out of a restaurant, and also not typically from a hawker stall.

Menu Items:

  • Smoked Lamb Ribs (Start from $12)
  • Grilled Chicken ($10 for half, $17 for full)
  • Grilled Angus Minute Steak ($15)
  • Grilled Wagyu Steak ($17)
  • Wagyu Pulled Beef Burger ($11)
  • Wagyu Burger ($14)

Location: #02-71, 31 Commonwealth Cres, Market, Singapore 149644

Contact: +65 8874 5690

Operation Hour: 12pm to 8pm (Tue-Wed), 12pm to 6pm (Thur), 5pm to 10pm (Fri), 12pm to 10pm (Sat-Sun)

Website: Website Link Here

#8 – Huang Da Fu

Introduction: Huang Da Fu is one of the more preferred noodle delay at Commonwealth Crescent Market & Food Centre. Run by a young couple, the stall serves minced meat noodle (bak chor mee) that come in three dimensions. A dish of bak chor mee features a considerable amount of mee kia and also a charitable offering of components such as slivers of mushroom, minced pork, pork pieces, pork sphere, pig’s liver. Dressings such as springtime onions, reduced chili, black vinegar as well as pork lard are put outside the delay so you can aid yourself to it. Their pork lard is fresh and crispy without stale oil scent.

Menu Items:

  • Minced Meat Noodle ($2.70/$3.50/$4.50)
  • FishBall Noodle ($2.70/$3.50/$4.50)

Location: Commonwealth Crescent Market & Food Centre
Blk 31 Commonwealth Crescent #02-94
Singapore 149644

Contact: +65 8444 4981

Operation Hour: Mon – Sun: 8am – 5pm

Website: Website Link Here


#9 – Xi Le Ting

Introduction: Finish your dish with a wonderful treat from Xi Le Ting, where timeless Chinese desserts are offered by a cute senior owner. Go straight for the trademark cheng tng, which is just $1. Your order will certainly be provided in a blue-and-white bowl loaded with dried longan, dried persimmon, white fungus, barley and sago drifting in a pleasant liquid. Other offerings consist of eco-friendly bean soup, red bean soup and wonderful wheat porridge– the last is quite difficult to find nowadays, so do take the chance to try it below.

Menu Items:

  • Cheng Tng ($1)
  • Red Bean Soup ($1)
  • Green Bean Soup ($1)
  • Sweet Wheat Porridge ($1)

Location: Commonwealth Crescent Market & Food Centre
Blk 31 Commonwealth Crescent #02-70
Singapore 149644

Operation Hour: Thurs – Sun: 10am – 2pm

Website: Website Link Here


#10 – Asip Drinks

Introduction: Aunty Mei operates the stall with her spouse, Uncle Gin. The couple considers themselves raw in the field, with a little over four years of opening. The couple boasted about the nutrients in cold-pressed juices, as well as have no agitations on trying out various fruits and vegetables. Think you understand your vitamins? Reconsider. Aunty Mei may be no nutritional expert, however she’s most definitely a supporter for healthy mixtures.

Menu Items:

  • ABC Yakult ($3.30)
  • Aircon ($2.50)
  • Oriental Surprise ($5)
  • Rainbow ($6.50)

Location: Commonwealth Crescent Market & Food Centre
Blk 31 Commonwealth Crescent #02-85
Singapore 149644

Contact: +65 9452 6777

Website: Website Link Here


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