Amoy Street Food Centre – 12 Delicious Hawker Dishes
Amoy Street food centre & market is situated at 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111, junction of Amoy street, Cecil Street and Telok Ayer Street. It is just five minutes walk away from Tanjong Pagar MRT Station. Nearby food and vicinity include International Plaza, Icon village, 100am Mall, Maxwell Food Centre, Lau Pa Sat, OUE Downtown shopping mall, Downtown Mrt Station, Raffles Mrt Station, Cross street, Shenton Way, Anson Road, Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the bay and more. This food centre just reopens on 11 Jan after 3 months of closure for renovation and redecoration works by NEA.
Amoy Street Food Centre & market is homed to 134 Hawker stalls and 1 Market Stall, is definitely one of the cheapest and best hawker centre in Central Business District (CBD) with Six Michelin Recommended stalls, serving high-quality street food at affordable price. From traditional local treats to new-generation booths, this two-story complex houses every hawker staple you could want.
Here is the list of 12 Best Stalls at Amoy Street Food Centre & market to satisfy your meal craving.
Hong Kee Beef Noodle (Michelin Bib Gourmand)
Hong Kee Beef Noodle, which has moved from Tanglin Koek Road to Cuppage Centre to its current location at Amoy Street Food Centre, is reported to have been around for more than 60 years. It has been awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore for many years.
This ‘uncle-auntie’ couple’s Hainanese style Beef Noodles were available in dry and soup variants, with prices ranging from $4 to $6. A delightful bowl was constructed with gooey sauce, succulent beef pieces, slippery kway teow, and a dusting of salty veggies. The starch gravy that coated the smooth rice noodles that could just slip down your throat was the winning portion. It was appetizing but not overly salty.
Hong Kee Beef Noodle Address : Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, #01-42, Singapore 069111 Operating Hours: 1130am – 730pm (Mon - Fri) & 9am to 230pm (Sat & Sun)
Quan Ji has been around in Amoy Street Food Centre since 1955 and is now run by third-generation hawker Tony Liew. San Lao Hor Fun, Crispy Noodles, Fried Bee Hoon, Beef Horfun, Fried Fish Bee Hoon, Fish Head with Bitter Gourd, Kailan with Sliced Fish, Braised Bean Curd, Prawn Paste Chicken, Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs, and Prawn Roll are just a few of the standout dishes.
For lone eaters, the Beef Hor Fun ($5.50) is a great option. Tender beef slices are blended with vegetables and wok-fried kway teow in a thick brown peppery sauce. The black bean sauce was the clear winner here. Garnished with some chilli for greater pleasure.
Quan Ji Address : Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, #01-56, Singapore 069111 Operating Hours: 11am – 1015pm (Wed - Fri) & 330pm to 930pm (Sat & Sun) (Close on Mon & Tue)
Hoo Kee Bak Chang (Michelin Bib Gourmand)
Hoo Kee Bak Chang, Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, serves authentic Chinese dumplings or Bak Chang in the Hokkien style. All of their dumplings are handmade and resulted in a superior quality dumplings that machines cannot replicate. Sticky glutinous rice filled with chunks of lean tender meats, complemented with chestnuts and mushrooms to make a hearty breakfast. These dumplings are available in four types – Original, Salted Egg Yolk, Mushrooms and Deluxe, an all-in-one version that comprises salted egg yolk and mushrooms.
Hoo Kee Bak Chang / Hoo Kee Rice Dumpling Address : Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, #01-18, Singapore 069111 Operating Hours: 9am – 3pm (Closed on Sunday)
Fried Kway Teow
This Fried Kway Teow is a fantastic lunch with a nice wok hei, charred tips, and a savory sauce to boot. The usual serving size of Char Kway Teow costs $4 and is pretty generous and filling. Nothing beats the taste of this less sweet version of char kway teow. Loaded with lots of spicy, pork lards and fishcakes, this dish will definitely make all those gym hours worthwhile.
Fried Kway Teow Amoy Street Address : Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, #01-01, Singapore 069111 Operating Hours: 930am – 230pm (Closed on Sunday)
Li Xing Nasi Lemak
Chicken wings, luncheon meat, ngoh hiang, fish cake, fillet, fish, otah, or egg are all available at this renowned Nasi Lemak stall, with prices ranging from $0.80 to $1.50. There is typically a line here, which is owing to its affordability, with a basic set starting at $3.
The rice was fluffy and fragrant with coconut milk, and the chicken wings were simple yet delicious. Nothing too fanciful, but just a simple taste that is pretty similar to the old-school classic.
Li Xing Nasi Lemak Address : Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, #02-81, Singapore 069111 Operating Hours: 7am – 1:30pm (Closed on Saturday & Sunday)
Han Kee Fish Soup
How about a steaming bowl of delicious fish soup to warm you up on a wet day? Han Kee Fish Soup appears to be everyone’s go-to for a bowl of sliced fish soup, as seen by the long lines that form throughout lunchtime. Han Kee’s fish soups begin at $5, $7 for medium and works up to $9. They also provide fish head soup, which is a dollar more pricey. The fish meat was fresh, and the broth was light and transparent with a tinge of sweetness.
Han Kee Fish Soup Address : Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, #02-129, Singapore 069111 Operating Hours: 11am – 3pm (Closed on Saturday & Sunday)
Wah Kee Noodle
Wanton Noodles ($3.50, $4.50), Dumpling Noodle ($3.50, $4.50), Mushroom Noodles ($3.50, $4.50), and Shredded Chicken Hor Fun ($3.50, $4.50) are among the distinctive dishes served by a Cantonese-speaking couple. The noodles are light, QQ-springy, and have a pleasant bite that is just nice. Their char siew was delicious despite slicing them thinly.
Wah Kee Noodle Address : Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, #02-125, Singapore 069111 Operating Hours: 7am – 230pm (Closed on Saturday & Sunday)
Madam Leong Ban Mian
Madam Vivian Leong started this business in order support to her daughter in the early years. Aside from Mee Hoon Kway ($4, $5), Ban Mian ($4, $5), and Tom Yum Ban Mian ($5.50, $6.50), the Dry Chilli Ban Mian ($4.50, $5.50) came highly recommended. The sauce had the normal sweet-sour flavor found at many booths, but flavours was lifted when dry chilli was added inside. The mushrooms were a worthy addition, cooked softly as if in a bowl of delicious Bak Chor Mee.
Madam Leong Ban Mian Address : Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, #02-109, Singapore 069111 Operating Hours: 10am – 2pm (Closed on Saturday & Sunday)
Yuan Chun Famous Lor Mee (Michelin Guide)
Yuan Chun specializes in Lor Mee ($4, $5, and $6) and stall offers nothing else. A basic bowl cost $4 and you can add in extra topping like deep-fried pork balls. The perfect combo is to use thin white bee hoon with yellow flat noodle, garnished with ngoh hiang (meat roll), braised pork belly, bean sprouts, and fried crispy fritters. Something unique is that stall use steam fish meat instead of fried fish fritters.
The most distinguishing feature is the gravy, which is thick but not starchy, fully packed with lots of unami flavours. Garnished with some Sliced chilli for greater enjoyment.
Yuan Chun Famous Lor Mee Address : Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, #02-79/80, Singapore 069111 Operating Hours: 730am – 230pm (Closed on Thursday & Friday)
J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff (Michelin Bib Gourmand)
J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff is another must-try at Amoy Street Food Centre. Lee Meng Li and Wu Jing Hua, a husband-and-wife partnership, are known for their golden, flaky Michelin Bib Gourmand curry puffs. Crispy Curry Chicken Puff (S$1.40), Crispy Sardine Puff (S$1.40), and Crispy Black Pepper Chicken Puff (S$1.60) are the three flavors available from J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff. The famous Crispy Curry Chicken Puff (S$1.40) is always a winner, being crispy after hours and stuffed with savoury chicken curry.
J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff Address : Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, #01-21, Singapore 069111 Operating Hours: 8am – 3pm (Closed on Saturday & Sunday)
Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodles (Michelin Guide)
Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodles was founded in 1950s and started their stall in Maxwell food centre. It was later shifted to Amoy Street food centre in 2003 and managed by his son.
The two success factors for the popularity of this stall is due to their bouncy and delicious medium size homemade fishball made daily with fresh saury fish in the early morning and special sauce blended with 7 ingredients stir continuously for hours.
To order, you have to choose from 8 types of noodles and decide whether you want a small, medium or large bowl. The noodles were prepared al-dente with a great texture, blended perfectly with their special sauces, chilli, vinegar and pork lard and braised mushroom.
It also comes with generous potion of ingrdients – pork slices, liver, fishball, fish cake, fish dumpling, prawns and lots of minced meat. Served with a bowl of robustic and savoury soup. Absolutely Yummy!
Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodles Address : Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, #01-14, Singapore 069111 Operating Hours: 7am – 3pm (Closed on Sunday)
A Noodle Story (Michelin Bib Gourmand)
A Noodle Story, known for its “Singapore-style ramen” is one of the stalls that always has a long queue when it first opens. A Noodle Story, has been awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand since 2016, is a modern interpretation of traditional wanton noodles. The bowl is enriched with lemongrass scented oil, kombu, and dried shrimps and consists of thin and springy Hong Kong style wanton noodles, Japanese cha shu, Japanese-style braised egg, and potato-wrapped prawn fritter.
This stall has closed and moved to its new outlet nearby at the basement of Guoco Tower, sharing a space with Ya Lor braised duck rice shop. You can now enjoy the cooling comfortness of air-conditioning without standing in queue for a long time.
A Noodle Story Address : B2-32, Guoco Tower, 7 Wallich St, 078881 Operating Hours: 11am – 8pm (Closed on Sunday)
Lastly, there are many others hawker stalls at Amoy Street Food Centre which I can’t featured all of them. Most of them have been perfecting their signature dish for decades. Please do try and support them as well.
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What are the Best Food at Amoy Street Food Centre & market?
You will be spoilt for choice with 134 stalls available at Amoy Street Food Centre & market, with the 4 most Famous Michelin Bib Gourmand stalls – Hong Kee Beef Noodle, Hoo Kee Bak Chang, J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff & A Noodle Story and 2 Michelin Plate Stalls – Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodles and Yuan Chun Famous Lor Mee.
Follow by Han Kee Fish Soup, Madam Leong Ban Mian, Wah Kee Noodle, Fried Kway Teow and more.