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Top 10 Best Eats at Ghim Moh Food Centre

Ghim Moh Food Centre, which began its operations in 1972, remains a popular spot for many. Now almost half a century old, a number of stalls here have gone through facelifts and change of hands, but one thing remains: no frills, just well-made, good food. Check out these 10 best eats (based on our research) at Ghim Moh.

Ghim Moh Food Centre

#1 – Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck

Introduction:

It is owned and operated by Huang Ming Yu, who began the stall when he was just 23. At 15, he left school and worked for his cousin at He Ji Braised Duck at Clementi.

That was where he learned how to cook braised duck. He then created his own recipes for Chuan Kee, which up to now remain a well-kept secret within the family.

Today, Chuan Kee has a 2nd stall at Yishun’s Chong Pang Market and Food Centre, which is run by his wife. He personally braises the duck at both stalls.

Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck is one of the most popular stalls at Ghim Moh Market and Food Center and Chong Pang Food Center (and other branches as well), and has received a Michelin Bib Gourmand. Its features braised duck coated in a dark and luscious sauce, topped over fluffy rice cooked in a Hokkien style of lor (sauce) thickened with a little starch.

Menu Items:

  • Chuan Kee Duck Rice (Price $3.50, $4.50, $5.50)
  • Duck Porridge (Price $3.50, $4.50, $5.50)
  • Duck Noodles (Price $3.50, $4.50, $5.50)

Location: 104 Yishun Ring Rd, #01-161, Singapore 760104

Contact:  NIL

Website: Website Link Here


#2 – Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow

Introduction: Established in May 1969, Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow started out as a street stall at the current Thye Hong Centre (Leng Kee). In 1978, due to government regulations to improve the environment in Singapore, Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow moved to where it is right now; Ghim Moh Food Centre. This stall was once awarded in the Channel U television programme, which propelled its fame further.It has the longest queue and it is surely one of the gems of Ghim Moh.

A few things to note: The stall is only opened 3 days a week (Tues, Wed, Sat) for short window period of 7:30am to 2pm.

Menu Items:

  • Fried Kway Teow (Price $3/ $4/ $5))

Location: 20 Ghim Moh Road #01-19 Ghim Moh, Singapore 270020

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here


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#3 – 興 Hin Fried Hor Fun

Introduction: The beef hor fun can be done in both the wet version or the dry version. The precooked hor fun is wok fried again, served on a plate with beef slices and vegetables added. The beef slices comes marinated in nicely seasoned sauce, and is soft and tender. The seasoning sauce from the beef slices makes for a dry fried hor fun not that dry. If hor fun isn’t to your fancy, Hin Fried Hor Fun serves its rice equivalent mui fan is available as well.

Menu Items:

  • Fried hor fun with Beef (Price $6)
  • Fried hor fun with prawn (Price $5)
  • Fried hor fun with beef and fish (Price $6)
  • Mui FAN with Prawn (Price $5)

Location: 20 Ghim Moh Rd, #01-56, Singapore 270020

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here

 


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#4 – Jiu Jiang Shao La (Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre)

Introduction: Nestled amongst the many food stalls in Ghim Moh Food Centre lies Jiu Jiang Shao La—a food stall that specialises in roasted meats, and is especially known for their roasted duck meat.

The duck meat was excellent, considering rather dry. The duck might have been cooked a bit longer so it could attain an even more flavourful and crispy skin. The duck skin was so addictive that after eating all the meal, still craved some more. However, the star of the show was the glistening char siew meat. It was well-marinated but not too salty, and charred to perfection. The sweet caramelization on the exterior of the succulent meat was the cherry on top of the cake.

Menu Items:

  • char siew rice (Price $5)
  • duck rice (Price $5)
  • duck drumstick with rice (Price $5.30)
  • half a Roasted Duck (Price$16)

Location: 20 Ghim Moh Road Market & Food Centre

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here


#5 – Kong Shang Hua Wanton Noodles

Introduction: Right here on the menu are simple dishes that include Noodles with Mushrooms, Horfun of Chicken Feet, Noodles with Chicken and Horfun, and Soaked Noodles with Wanton Mee. These perfectly prepared dishes bring customers from all over the town. The noodles were delightfully springy, and had a nice balance of slight sweet and savoury aftertaste after coated with the sauce.

A single serving of the Wanton Mee ($3, $3.50, $4) comes with thin noodles tossed in generous amount sauce.

Menu Items:

  • Wanton noodle
  • Dumpling noodle
  • Dumpling soup
  • Chicken feet noodle
  • Mushroom Noodles

Location: #01-05 Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre, Singapore 270020, Singapore

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here

 



#6 – Lao Chao Zhou

Introduction: Contrary to its name, Lao Chao Zhou does not sell teochew porridge or cuisine. Instead, it sells satay bee hoon, a dish that I love but not commonly available at hawker centers in Singapore because I heard that a lot of work is required to make the sauce. 

A lot of preparation time is required to prepare the sauce for Satay Bee Hoon , generously laden with cockles, kang kong, pork liver, lean pork slices, taupok and uttlefish in a nutty and smooth textured peanut sauce. For $6, it can add more bee hoon and prawns.

The sauce was thick and creamy, neither too heavy nor too sweet. The fact that the sauce wasn’t too grainy, a sign that efforts were put in to ensure a smooth consistency.  The sheer amount of sauce ensured that the vermicelli won’t dry up as fast as they would have. But those with a preference for richer, spicier flavors might find this slightly bland. 

Menu Items:

  • Satay Bee Hoon (Price $4, $6)
  • Mee Siam (Price $3)

Location: #01-18, Block 20 Ghim Moh Road, Singapore 270020

Contact: +65 98931948

Website: Website Link Here


#7 – Ghim Moh Carrot Cake

Introduction:

Carrot cake connoisseurs would know this place in a heartbeat. So, it needs no introduction. With two outlets under their belt, one at ABC Brickworks Market and Food Centre and the original at Ghim Moh Road Market & Food Centre, there is always a snaking queue for their homemade carrot cake. 

The Black Carrot Cake (S$3/S$4/S$5) here is sweeter than most I’ve tried, but it’s probably due to the generous amount of dark soy sauce added. Radish bits that can be found were slightly salty but I felt like they brought a good contrast against the sweetness from the dark soy sauce. Personally, I’d love for the spring onions to be a tad bit crunchier. 

We were delighted by the appearance of their white carrot cake. It was soft but lumpy. The owners of this stall make their own radish cake from scratch, which means that when you taste their carrot cake, it has its own unique flavour. As for the black version, a generous amount of black sauce was added to it, just enough to give it a slightly sweet taste which does not overpower the mild saltiness of the radish.

Menu Items:

  • Black/ White Carrot cake (Price $2.50, $3, $4 and $5)

Location: 20 Ghim Moh Rd, #01-16, Singapore 270020

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here


#8 – Tom’s City Zoom Mee Pok Tar

Introduction: Even though Tom’s City Zoom Mee Pok Tar’s name can be read as “The Stall of Tom’s City,” it offers lots of noodle options for customers’ tastes. You can have kway teow soup if you so wish. I chose to have your thermometer, a regular $3.50, the soup was attractively garnished with a number of toppings. Two fishballs and some small cut-up pork float in the soup bowl.

Menu Items:

  •  Signature Mee Pok Tar Set ($3.50)
  • Fishcake ($1.40)

Location: 20 Ghim Moh Road, stall #01-11, Singapore 270020

Contact: +65 9742 0865

Website: Website Link Here


#9 – Teck Hin Delicacies

Introduction: Undaunted by only one item on the menu, there s usually a lengthy line waiting for their chee cheong fan fix at Teck Hin Delicacies every morning. Business starts at 6:30 AM and the line continues until 10 AM when business is at its peak. Go to Teck Hin Delicies anytime after 10AM at time of the day and you will encounter a queue or they will sell out.

Menu Items:

  • Pork Congee ($1.80)
  • White Bait and Pork Congee ($1.80)
  • Chee Cheong Fun ($1.80)

Location: 20 Ghim Moh Road, stall #01-30, Singapore 270020

Contact: NIL

Website: Website Link Here


#10 – Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh

Introduction: The stall is also listed in the Singapore Michelin Guide with the L’Assiette Michelin or Michelin Plate (but not Bib Gourmand yet). The texture of the Chwee kueh was soft yet slightly firm, and so not overly-wobbly, that was good enough to eat with just a dab of cai po and chilli.

Menu Items:

  • Chwee Kuehs ($0.50 each) minimum order of 4 pcs

Location: 20 Ghim Moh Rd, #01-54, Singapore 270020

Contact: +65 9176 6850

Website: Website Link Here


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