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Top 15 Best Food Stalls at Old Airport Road Hawker Centre [2021 Edition]

Built on the runway of Singapore’s old Kallang airport, Old Airport Road Food Centre is a favourite hawker centre for locals to get their fix of cheap good hawker food. There are over 150 stalls to choose from on the first level, and more sundry shops on the second level. Before you pay the famed hawker centre a visit, why not take a look at the Top 15 Best Food Stalls at Old Airport Road Hawker Centre.


1. Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong Lor Mee 新美香正宗卤面

Introduction:

Lor Mee 卤面, Hokkien-based’s sticky street food with thick flat yellow noodles may not be everyone’s favorite dish.

Some people say it’s starchy, filling, and a little bland. But finding a good bowl can be a comforting and satisfying treat.

I don’t like eating Lomian that much, but after trying Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong Lor Mee 新美香卤面, I might be a convert.

This popular stall at Old Airport Food Centre is often lauded for its Lor Mee done right.

Located near MRT Mountbatten or Dakota MRT Station (Circle Line), Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee attracts queues of diners eager to taste and re-taste their famed Lor Mee.

Especially during peak hours, you could spot the line even from the main road.

In addition to being recognized by the Michelin Guide (it has a Michelin plaque), another highlight is the Ctrip Food List Award. In the city’s street vendors’ food search event in 2018, it was also rated as the people’s choice for local food.

Offerings:

  • Lor Mee (S$4/small, S$5/medium, S$6/big)

Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-116 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051

Opening: 6 am – 2 pm (Sunday to Tuesday), 7 am – 2 pm (Wed to Saturday), Closed on Thursday

Website: https://www.facebook.com/xinmeixianglormee/


2. Roast Paradise 烧味天堂

Introduction: Indulge in caramelised KL-style Char Siew at Roast Paradise. The owners, Randall and Kai, started the stall when they were in their 20s. Yet, they have been roasting the finest of meats for years.

Offerings:

  • Roast Pork and Char Siew Rice and Noodles ($4 – $5.50)
  • Hakka Noodles ($4.00)
  • 300g Char Siew (S$15)

Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-121 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051

Opening:  11:30am – 3:30pm (Mon), 11:30am – 6pm (Tues – Sat), 11:30am – 5:30pm (Sun)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Roastparadisesg


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3. Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wanton Mee 華記后港祖傳馳名雲吞麵

Introduction: Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wan Ton Mee is indeed one of your best bet for wanton mee over here at Old Airport Road Food Centre & Shopping Mall, that is unique in its very own way!..Located on the very front row, all the way to the extreme end of the food centre, this stall would mostly be distinguished by its long line of customers, as it “battles” its existence along with neighbouring stall that are selling the same dish. it is indeed one of your best bet for wanton mee over here at Old Airport Road Food Centre & Shopping Mall, that is unique in its very own way!

Offerings:

  • Hua Kee’s Wanton Noodles (S$3.50/S$4/S$5)
  • Wanton Soup ($3.50/$4/$5)
  • Dumpling Soup ($3.50/$5)
  • Fried Wanton ($3.50/4/$5)

Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-02 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051

Opening: Tue-Sun 11am to 10.30pm. Closed on Mondays

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hua%20Kee%20Hougang%20Famous%20Wanton%20Mee/339877276789522/

4. Wang Wang Crispy Curry Puff

Introduction:

Just when I thought I had tried all the must-see stalls on Old Airport Road, I found another one! When I said that this might be the flaky curry I have eaten, I didn’t exaggerate it. The position is run by the husband and wife, they produce batch after batch of shortcrust pastry.

They have been doing it for seventeen years. But before that, this guy used to be a chef in a big hotel! Their skillful and dexterous way of doubling the puffs is a testament to their years of experience. Both of them make filling and double puffs look easy. I’ve tried making dumplings at home before, and I know that bending something like this requires some serious skills. If not folded correctly, the filling will explode during frying, causing a mess. Coupled with the speed at which they did this, I was totally mesmerized!

During the time chatted with them, they had probably completed two full trays. Their day usually starts around 7 in the morning, where they make everything from the dough to the fillings. These are not made in advance, but are made every day, right in the store. Most importantly, puffs are constantly being prepared and fried in small batches to ensure its freshness.

Offerings:

  • *Prices range from $1.40 to $1.60
  • Chicken Curry Puff
  • Black Pepper Chicken Curry Puff
  • Sardine Curry Puff

Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-126 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051

Opening: 10.30am – 11pm (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mon

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Wang-Wang-Crispy-Curry-Puff-1554535518137473


5. Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun

Introduction: Cheap and good food may be the new normal in times when there are worries about jobs and income. Fortunately, we have places like Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun @ Old Airport Road where we can get delectable food for only a few dollars. The hawker stall run by 2 sisters in Old Airport Road Food Centre sells congee and the humble rice rolls with a wide variety of feelings starting from $2.50 per roll.

Offerings:

  • Pig Liver Chee Cheong Fun (S$2.50)
  • Century Egg Chee Cheong Fun (S$2.50)
  • Otah Chee Cheong Fun (S$2.50)
  • Prawn Roll (S$6/S$8/S$10/S$12)

Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-155 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051

Opening: Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Daily)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Freshly%20Made%20Chee%20Cheong%20Fun/184374052473203/


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6. Toa Payoh Rojak

Introduction:

Toa Payoh Rojak has implemented a system that can get a queue number to place an order, this is how they are known to be doing serious things. They used to be located in the center of the HDB floors, they moved in and opened a store in the Old Airport Road Food Center.

The sauce is sweet and creamy, with a strong shrimp paste flavor. One interesting thing they add to their redks is … spinach. I had never eaten spinach and my rojak before, and was skeptical about it, but after trying it it took away all my fears, because it works well together.

Spinach helps balance the strength of the sauce and provides an overall refreshing and sweet experience.

Offerings: Rojak with bean sprouts, spinach, tau pok, and youtiao, topped with crushed peanuts (S$4)

Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-108 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051

Opening: 11am – 10pm (Thu to Tue), Closed on Wed

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toa%20Payoh%20Rojak%[email protected]%20Old%20Aiport%20Road/213535585336718/


7. Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow

Introduction:

Char Kway Teow is fried noodles, a type of local street vendors. As I grow older, I appreciate it more and more.

One dish, with different tastes and styles.

You will never get the same type of fried kway teow between locations. And since most owners (usually older uncles) fry them plate by plate, even if you return to the same location, you may not even feel the “same taste”. Sometimes it depends on the mood of the uncle (or aunt). That is what gives it personality.

The list is, of course, questionable, but it is undeniable that the queues have been gradually lengthening in recent months. Named as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the famous comic character from Hong Kong, Lau Fu Zi is a Char Kway Teow stall owned and run by Mdm Kuah for more than 3 decades Up to now, you may see a pair of “Lau Fu Zi” or Old Master Q figurines placed at the entrance of her stall, a holiday souvenir from her friend.

Mdm Kuah learned to fry kway teow from his teacher, who once owned a stall on Old Airport Road. In the end, he set up his booth.

Offerings: Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow ($4)

Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-12 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051

Opening: 11.30am – 11pm (Mon to Fri), 10am – 11pm (Sat & Sun)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lao%20Fu%20Zi%20Fried%20Kway%20Teow/207228269310211/

8. Famous Old Airport Road Oyster Omelette 驰名旧机场炒蚝煎

Introduction:

Having a degree in marketing does not make me less susceptible to marketing skills, and I am always attracted to street vendor stalls with so-called old-school logos/designs, especially those with the word “famous” .

When I saw the sentence “Buy genuine, say no to copy”, I couldn’t help it! This must be shit, if you give this famous old airport fried oyster vendor a chance, that’s okay. That’s it. From its appearance, I can roughly estimate the texture that should strike a good balance between crunchy and sticky.

Conclusion: Deep frying is inconsistent with the crisp part and the very soft and sticky part. However, it has a high concentration of eggs, which I like very much because I don’t like oysters. The subtle oyster flavor and distinctive aroma are still necessary for the special charm of fried oysters. Fortunately, this dish is rich in “oyster” essence.

Offerings:

  • Fried Oyster Omelette (S$4/S$6/S$8)
  • Fried Prawn Omelette (S$4/S$6/S$8)
  • Fried Cuttlefish Omelette (S$4/S$6/S$8)
  • Fried 3-in-1 Omelette (S$8/S$10)

Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-154 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051

Opening: Opening Hours: 11am – 2pm & 5.30pm – 9.30pm (Mon, Wed to Fri), 11am – 9.30pm (Sat), 4.30pm – 9.30pm (Sun), Closed on Tues

Website: N/A


9. Homemade Springroll • Springroll Skin 富城食品自制薄饼•薄饼皮

Introduction:

On days when you want to eat something lighter than a bowl of noodles or rice, Old Airport Road Homemade Spring Rolls, Spring Roll Wrappers, Homemade Fucheng Food Pancakes, Pancake Wrappers, roll up some delicious and easy pancakes for eat them.
Wrapped in a thin transparent pancake crust. Strips of cucumber, jicama and other vegetables are covered with chopped peanut flour and filled with the pancake (S $ 1.70). The
The roll looks small, but the filling is very fresh and crisp. The Sweet Peanut Nut Butter is light and nice, but still satisfying. In any case, you can ask for another one at any time.

Offerings:

  • Popiah (S$1.70)
  • Kueh Pie Ti (S$3.50)
  • Muah Chee (S$2.50)

Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-94 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051

Opening: 8.30am – 11pm (Daily)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/%E5%AF%8C%E5%9F%8E%E9%A3%9F%E5%93%81%20Homemade%20Springroll%20%E2%80%A2%20Springroll%20Skin%[email protected]%20Marine%20Parade%20Hawker%20Centre/211103743119250/photos/


10. Albert Street Prawn Noodles 亞峇街大蝦麵

Introduction:

Old Airport Road Market & Food Center has two famous prawn noodle stands: Albert Street Prawn Noodle, which dates back to 1963, and the Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodle that we just reviewed. Sadly, the only Albert Street branch on Lavender Food Court has closed its shutters, and recently the food center has also closed.

A bowl of soup is dark red in color, it does not have a strong taste, it is almost artificially sweet. Compared to the other shrimp we’ve tried, the flavor of the shrimp here isn’t that obvious, for example. Beach Road Prawn Noodles, Blanco Court Prawn Noodles, and Jalan Sultan Prawn Noodles, to name a few. In general, we found that the broth is better than Whitley Road Prawn Noodles a few stalls away, but it also lacks the surprise effect of seafood flavor.

The prawn meat is sweet and elastic, the ribs are fat but not greasy, but the bite is very tender. Mee comes with curry powder, put on a spoon to increase the flavor, you can add it to soup or noodles to enhance the flavor.

The texture of the noodles is good, but the seasoning sauce is a huge disappointment, we have reservations about the mild taste of the Whitley Road Prawn Noodles, but Albert Street seems to have suffered the same fate, if not worse. Although there were fried shallots and extra chili powder, all these efforts proved to be in vain. Finally, this is a simple and frustrating shrimp dish.

Overall, compared to Whitley Road Prawn Noodles, Albert Street Prawn Noodles offers more generous prawn noodles and more delicious soup, although we still wouldn’t call it impressive.

Offerings:

  • Prawn Noodle (S$5.50/regular, S$8.50/large)
  • Pork Ribs Noodles ($5)
  • Big Prawn Noodle (S$10/S$15/S$20)

Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-10 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051

Opening: 8.30am – 11.30pm (Tuesday to Sunday), Closed on Monday

Website: https://www.facebook.com/albertstreetbigprawnnoodle


11. Rong Yi Local Handmade Pau 榮意本地手工包點

Introduction:

Hidden in a corner of the street vendor center, Rong Yi Local Handmade Pau (榮意本地手工包點)’s local hand-made buns serve hand-made dim sum. They have five branches all over the island, mainly in Bedok.

As expected, the chicken was juicy and juicy. Not only that, but it also has an umami flavor that balances out the subtle sweetness of the bun skin. In Pau, there is also a hard-boiled egg, which for me is an essential ingredient in all of Pau.

Offerings:

  • Da Pau(S$1.60)
  • Coffee Pau (S$0.80)

Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-01 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051

Opening: 7am – 10pm (Daily)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Rong-Yi-Kee-Pte-Ltd-%E8%8D%A3%E6%84%8F%E8%AE%B0%E7%A7%81%E4%BA%BA%E6%9C%89%E9%99%90%E5%85%AC%E5%8F%B8-1549983051903862/

 


12. Hua Ji XO Fish Head Bee Hoon 华记XO鱼头米粉

Introduction:

Walking through the rows of stalls, I was drawn to Hua Ji XO Fish Head Bee Hoon 华记XO鱼头米粉, all because it attracted so many queues.

Its bright yellow sign is not hard to miss. I also noticed that everyone in line had the same dish on their trays: a bowl full of fish head noodle soup.

Portion is large, and the Beehive Fish Head Soup (S $ 6) is about the length of a ruler. The milky white soup almost overflowed from the bowl and tower of fried fish. A delicious lunch or dinner awaits you.

Flashfried to crisp brown, slightly crispy, with just the right texture. I managed to dig out a meaty steak, and I am glad to see its elasticity.

Offerings: Fish Head Bee Hoon Soup (S$6)

Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-118 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051

Opening: 12.30pm – 10pm (Fri – Wed), Closed on Thu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/%E5%8D%8E%E8%AE%B0xo%E9%B1%BC%E5%A4%B4%E7%B1%B3%E7%B2%89/243138246052962/


13. Pasta Risotto

Introduction:

 Italian food twists in our hearts, and we’re happy to let it stay there forever. Pasta Risotto not only promises to provide our beloved Italian carbs, but also at an affordable price. Husband and wife run this business which has been in business for about five years. They pride themselves on serving only pasta, especially risotto.

Offerings:

  • Funghi Risotto With Cream Sauce (S$6.50)
  • Seafood Spaghetti Aglio Olio (S$6.50)

Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-09 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051

Opening: 11.30am – 9.30pm (Fri – Wed), Closed on Thu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Pasta-Risotto-112902070368527


14. Yan Ji Seafood Soup

Introduction:

Yan Ji seafood soup yak her old airport airport airport. Dark horse. I have two little crabs, two shrimp, minced meat and short fish.

Seafood and soup soup over low heat were very rich in depth of flavor and delicious. Torcid meat is also marinated with Hua Diao wine and salted fish mixed in the pasta. Unfortunately, I will raise the soup and I will let myself say a more diluted version of the soup, so let’s say what it has in a small bowl that is boiled and cooked over low heat.

Offerings:

  • Crayfish Seafood [S$12/14/16/18]
  • Red Grouper Seafood [S$12/14/16/18]
  • Seafood Soup [S$6/8/10/12].

Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-122 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051

Opening: 11am – 3pm & 5pm – 8pm (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mon

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yan%20Ji%20Seafood%20Soup/309179986125311/


15. J. & J. Special Beef Noodles

Introduction: J. & J. Special Beef Noodle (J.J. Beef Noodle) offers high-quality beef and veal noodles at affordable prices. The braised beef slices and beef tendon are mouth-watering. In addition, they even serve Wagyu beef with noodles or rice! Yes, Wagyu.

Offerings: Braised Beef Noodle (S$5.50/regular, S$7.50/large)

Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-122 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051

Opening: 10.30am – 9pm (Tue to Sun), Closed on Mon

Website: https://www.facebook.com/jnjbeef162


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