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Tiong Bahru is very famous for the quality and range of the local food fare. In particular, Tiong Bahru market boasts some of the best hawker stalls in Singapore that tops the country’s eatery charts regularly. It is not uncommon for people living in other parts of Singapore to come all the way to Tiong Bahru to enjoy a simple meal of Char siew rice, stir-fried prawn noodles, and other local culinary delights. In a city-state abound with food courts, hawker centers and other eateries, this bears testament to the delectability and popularity of the food in Tiong Bahru.

Top 10 Best Eats at Tiong Bahru Food Centre

Tiong Bahru is very famous for the quality and range of the local food fare. In particular, Tiong Bahru market boasts some of the best hawker stalls in Singapore that tops the country’s eatery charts regularly. It is not uncommon for people living in other parts of Singapore to come all the way to Tiong Bahru to enjoy a simple meal of Char siew rice, stir-fried prawn noodles, and other local culinary delights. In a city-state abound with food courts, hawker centers and other eateries, this bears testament to the delectability and popularity of the food in Tiong Bahru.

Tiong Bahru is very famous for the quality and range of the local food fare. In particular, Tiong Bahru market boasts some of the best hawker stalls in Singapore that tops the country’s eatery charts regularly. It is not uncommon for people living in other parts of Singapore to come all the way to Tiong Bahru to enjoy a simple meal of Char siew rice, stir-fried prawn noodles, and other local culinary delights. In a city-state abound with food courts, hawker centers and other eateries, this bears testament to the delectability and popularity of the food in Tiong Bahru.

#1 – Jian Bo Shui Kueh

Introduction: A traditional breakfast meal or all-day snack, friends and families have bonded with each other and made memories over a dish of Jian Bo Shui Kueh for close to 65 years. Singaporeans love Jian Bo Shui Kueh for its assuring familiarity; first time gourmands will be delighted with its explosion of flavours.

The most distinctive feature of Jian Bo Shui Kueh is the irresistible fragrance of its specially prepared preserved radish (chai poh) topping – it draws everyone’s attention and peaks the appetite with its promise of a richness of flavours awaiting every bite.

The complex flavours perform on a stage of smoothly-textured, plain-tasting rice cakes; a combination which brings both delight and warm comfort to the soul.

Menu Items:

  • 楗柏水粿 Jian Bo Shui Kueh
  • 猪肠粉 Chee Cheong Fun
  • 芋头糕 Yam Cake
  • 笋粿 Soon Kueh
  • 韭菜粿 Ku Cai Kueh
  • 糯米饭 Glutinous Rice
  • 肉粽 Bak Zhang

Location: Location Here

Contact: +65 6753 7588

Website: Website Link Here


#2 -Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow (Tiong Bahru Market)

Introduction:

This stall has been around for the last 25 years and they are likely to be the only stall that is still selling their fried kway teow at just $2.00. If you visit during lunch, you could see a short queue forming right in front of their stall. 

The owner, Mr Tay Soo Nam, 87 years old was there when i visited. He started frying the kway teow when he was 24 years old on a push cart along Kim Poh Road before moving into old Tiong Bahru Food Centre in 1968. He has not been doing much of the cooking these days but i was lucky to have my plate of kway teow done by him. 

He has already handed over the stall to Madam Tay Li Hwa, his daughter, this stall is now manned by Madam Tay and her husband since 16 years ago. This is good at least such taste is still going to be around for a while longer unlike some of those pioneer hawker stalls that have been forced to cease operation as they do not have anyone to takeover. Their fried kway teow has a rather old school taste and is served with ingredients like chinese sausage, fishcake, cockles and beansprouts. Its texture is moist with a sweet-savory flavor and is satisfying. How do they make such simple food taste so memorable? 

Menu Items:

  • Fried Kway Teow (Price $3/4)

Location: 30 Seng Poh Rd, #02-11, Singapore 168898

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here


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#3 – Tow Kwar Pop Rojak

Introduction:

It started by 2 brothers in 1965 and it has been around for more than 50 years since then. This stall serves Rojak set at $4.00 and $5.00.  It consists of their signature Tow Kear Pop, Cuttlefish, Fried Dough Fritter, Pineapple, Turnip, Green Papaya and also slices of Apple. It was served with 2 types of sauces separately in the saucers, the dark sweet sauce that tasted a little sourish and a rich and fragrant Shrimp Paste. I enjoyed dipping those pieces of the Rojak into the sauces. I could decide the amount of sauce that I liked in such a way and by serving the sauces separately, the Tow Kwar Pop and Cuttlefish would not get soaked in it and it will remain crisp to the last bite. 

The Tow Kwar Pops were freshly toasted over the charcoal, it was meticulously grilled by flipping around to make sure every side was toasted to a slight crisp in a traditional way before cutting it up and adding in to be part of the Rojak. Each Tow Kwar Pop was stuffed with blanched bean sprouts and shredded cucumber. 

Menu Items:

  • You Tiao (Price $1)
  • Dried Fish Fillet (Price $2)
  • Cuttlefish (Price $5)
  • Tow Pok( Price $1)

Location: 30 Seng Poh Road #02-06, Singapore, Singapore

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here


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#4 – Lor Mee 178

Introduction: Lor Mee 178 has been listed in the Singapore’s Michelin Guide with a “Michelin Plate” (not “star”) for quite a number of years, previously also frequently featured in local television food programmes.

Menu Items:

  • Lor Mee (Price $4)
  • Add deep-fried shark nuggets (Price $5)
  • braised egg (60 cents) 
  • fishcake (80 cents)

Location: 30 Seng Poh Rd Singapore, Singapore 168898

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here


#5 – Min Nan Pork Ribs Prawn Noodle

Introduction:

He started Min Nan Pork Ribs Prawn noodle in 1995 and have been mending his stall for 25 years now. This business was started by his father and given his love and passion for food and cooking, He decided to follow in his footsteps of becoming a hawker stall owner.

Being a hawker owner definitely entails challenges and one of it is ensuring that they have sufficient manpower at hand to run the stall operations. These days, it is getting increasingly hard to hire people who are willing to work as hawker stall assistants as the role is very physically taxing. Many young people would prefer taking on an office job instead and governmental grants are angled at hawker stall owners (not assistants). He is hoping that in the future, the government can do more to incentivize people to become hawker stall assistants. With the Covid situation now, our orders have also taken a hit. I usually reach the stall at about 6am every morning and spend about 2 hours setting up the stall and doing some food preparation. Between 8am to 11am, we are involved in service as well as continued food preparation. Our lunch service is from 11am-2pm and our dinner service is from about 6pm-7pm. We then begin to close our stall for the day at 8pm.

As a hawker, He feel very pleased when he receive praises about his food from his customers! When he receive kind appreciation from his customers, it makes him feel like all his effort put in for preparing his food is worth the while!

Despite him tough lifestyle, he still motivated to work hard. He enjoy what he was doing and more importantly he work hard because he want to be able to provide a comfortable life for his family and himself.

Menu Items:

  • Pork Ribs Prawn Noodle soup or dry (Price$4.50/$5.50)
  • Pig Tail Soup (Price $4/5)
  • Prawn Noodles soup or dry (Price$3/$4)

Location: 30 Seng Poh Rd, #02-31, Singapore 168898

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here



#6 – Liang Liang Garden

Introduction: The most popular flavor of Ice Kachang at Liang Liang Garden Desserts is the Milo Dinosaur Ice Kachang ($3). The Ice Kachang consists of heaps of milo powder, similar to the beverage version of the Milo Dinosaur, which includes a pile of milo powder. The Milo Dinosaur Ice Kachang also comprises gula melaka (palm sugar) and chocolate sauce, which makes it very sweet.

Menu Items:

  • Dinosaur Ice Kachang (Price $2.30)
  • Cheng Tng (Price $2)
  • Mango & Durian Ice Kachang (Price $2.30)
  • Ice Jelly Peach (Price $2.30)

Location: Tiong Bahru Road, 30 Seng Poh Rd, #02-75 Market, Singapore 168898

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here

 


#7 – Tiong Bahru Fishballs

Introduction: Here at Tiong Bahru Fishball, we offer you more than fresh fishballs. With over more than 5 decades worth of experience, we promise to deliver fresh, delicious, tasty and bouncy homestyle fishballs.

Tiong Bahru Fishball was originally located at the old Tiong Bahru Market.

Founded by Mr Loh since 1962, Tiong Bahru Fishball has been bringing joy to our consumers and it is absolutely heartwarming to see generations of families coming back for our fishballs!

What might be our secret you wonder? It is none other than the usage of the freshest Wolf Herring fish. (More commonly known in Singapore as Ikan Parang or Sai Tor Her)

Menu Items:

  • Premium Fried Fishballs for 4 pieces (Price $1)
  • Mixed Vegetable Chilli Fishball Per Piece (Price $0.50)
  • Xi Dao Handmade Large Fishball Per Piece (Price $1.20)
  • Cuttlefish Ball Per piece (Price $0.50)
  • Mixed Vegetable Chilli Handmade Fishcake Per Piece (Price $0.50)
  • Surimi Fishcake Per Piece (Price $1.20)
  • Otah Per Piece (Price $1)
  • He Chor Per Piece (Price $2)
  • Flat Ngoh Hiang Per Piece (Price $1)
  • Fried Bean Curd Roll With Fish Paste Per piece (Price $1)
  • Fried Tai Fu With Fish Paste Per piece (Price $0.80)
  • Fish Roll Per Piece (Price $2)
  • Four Colour Roll Per Piece (Price $3)
  • Mixed Chicken Fish Ngoh Hiang Per piece (Price $1)

Location: 30 Seng Poh Road #02-20, Tiong Bahru Market, Singapore 168898

Contact: +65 9754 4853

Website: Website Link Here

 


#8 – Tiong Bahru Pau

Introduction: Huge selection of dim sum at highly affordable price. One of our favourite got to be their porridge priced at $1.50 and was very flavourful with generous ingredient , chicken feet was braised really well and soft which was one of my hit and we will reorder that. Moving to char siew bao it is not the best, can skip that.. but saw that many actually got the big bao which probably would be a more popular choice. Long queue will be expected on weekends. This dim sum place is worth a try if around the area!

Menu Items:

  • Char Siu Pau (Price $1.20)
  • Char Siu Fan Choy (Price $2)
  • Dou Sha Pau (Price $0.80)
  • Luo Bo Gao (Price $1.20)
  • Lian Rong Pau (Price $0.80)
  • Curry Pok (Price $1.20)
  • Xiao Ji Rou Pau (Price $1.20)
  • Wu Gok (Price $1.20)
  • Da Ji Rou Pau (Price $2)
  • Dan Ta (Price $1.20)
  • Da Rou Pau (Price $2)
  • Jian Dui (Price $1)
  • Sui Mai (Price $0.80)
  • Char Siu Sou (Price $1.20)
  • Har Kau (Price $1.20)
  • Phoenix Egg (Price $1.20)
  • Ma La Gao (Price $1.20)
  • Char Siu Bo Lo Bread (Price $1)
  • Lo Mai Gai (Price $2)

Location: 30 Seng Poh Road #02-18/19, Tiong Bahru Market, Singapore 168898

Contact: +65 9346 0659

Website: Website Link Here

 


#9 – Hwa Yuen Porridge

Introduction: We are not sure how long Hwa Yuen Porridge has been operating but it seems that it dated back to the old Tiong Bahru market days, which means it has over 50 years of history. From research online, it seems that after the founder has passed away, the younger son has taken over the stall at Tiong Bahru while the the elder one has moved on to open Tiong Bahru Wah Yuen Porridge at Telok Blangah Drive. The porridge here is the Cantonese congee style, which is smooth and creamy type.

Menu Items:

  • Mixed Pig’s Organ Porridge (Price $4)
  • Fried Intestine Porridge (Price $5/ $7)
  • Pork Porridge (Price $3)
  • Fish Porridge (Price $4)
  • Fish Belly Porridge (Price $4)
  • Shredded Chicken Century Egg Porridge (Price $3)
  • Frog Leg Porridge (Price $6)
  • Ikan Parang Raw Fish (Price $6)

Location: Tiong Bahru Food Centre 30 Seng Poh Road #02-74 Singapore 168898

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here

 


#10 – Hui Ji Fishball Noodle And Yong Tau Foo

Introduction: Tucked in the middle of a long line of other well-established stalls is Hui Ji Fishball Noodle and Yong Tau Foo, which has been around since the 1970s. In that time, it has built up a loyal clientele, who can’t seem to get enough of its specialty fishball noodles (with handmade fishballs!), or its other hawker centre staple, the ever-reliable Yong Tau Foo.

Menu Items:

  • Fishball Noodle (Price $3/ $4)
  • Yong Tau Foo (Price $3/ $4)

Location: Tiong Bahru Food Centre 30 Seng Poh Road #02-44 Singapore 168898

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here

 


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