Maxwell Food Centre with 12 Delicious Hawker Stalls
Maxwell Food Centre & market, homed to 103 food stalls, is located at 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184 and just 1-2 mins walk from upcoming Maxwell Mrt station TE18 (Target to open in Nov this year 2022). It is situated in the heart of Tanjong Pagar area and this place is packed with huge office crowds during lunch hours. It is also the best place to try all kinds of delicious street food in Chinatown area and cheapest meal in town city.
Because the options at this heritage hawker centre might be overwhelming during lunchtime, we’ve compiled a list of stalls we think you shouldn’t miss when you’re there!
Here’s a list of the 12 best food stalls you’ll find at Maxwell Food Centre & market, featured in our Singapore food guide 2022.
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice (Michelin Bib Gourmand)
Singapore Michelin Bib Gourmand Award winner, Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice is one of the most famous chicken rice stall in Singapore after getting its praise from Anthony Bourdain that “the chicken rice is so fragrant and delicious that it can be eaten on its own” and winning “Gordon Ramsay vs Tian Tian” Hawker Heroes Challenge. Locals and tourists have start swarming to this stall.
But do feel that the standard has drop tremendously as it became more commercialised. Steamed chicken breast meat is rather tough, the rice tastes a bit greasy and was not as fluffy as compare to the past.
I do prefer Ah Tai Hainanese Chicken Rice #01-07, which is just 2 stalls away as it reminds me of the old Tian Tian as Ah Tai used to be the Head Chef of Tian Tian. If you have the chance, do try both to compare it yourself.
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice Address : 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-10/11 Singapore 069184, Maxwell Food Centre Operating Hours: 10am – 730pm (Closed on Monday)
Chee Cheong Fun Club
A rice noodle roll known as chee cheong fun is popular in Cantonese cuisine. Chee Cheong Fun Club is a famous Kuala Lumpur-style chee cheong fun stall, prepares it from scratch and serves it with a variety of sauces ranging from classic black and red sauces to curry, laksa, and sesame. For a variety of textures, add crunchy beancurd skins and fish balls. Absolutely Delicious!
Chee Cheong Fun Club Address : 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-38 Singapore 069184, Maxwell Food Centre Operating Hours: 730am – 2pm (Closed on Monday)
Old Nonya has been serving homey Peranakan meals since 1960. This stall sells an array of delicious local dishes like Curry Chicken, Rendang Chicken, Laksa and more. Order the Rendang Chicken Rice Set, which includes a big meaty chicken drumstick that’s well-coated in a thick, coconutty sauce, a side of achar, and fried bean curd skin. The Laksa is reputed to be creamier and better than the other Maxwell selections.
Old Nyonya Address : 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-04 Singapore 069184, Maxwell Food Centre Operating Hours: 1030am – 830pm (Closed on Wednesday)
Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake
This seemingly simple piece of oyster cake ($2) is not straightforward to prepare! Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake has been selling this savoury dish for more than 50 years. It is one of the only remaining Fuzhou Oyster Cake vendors that still make it traditional, produces some of the best oyster cakes in Singapore.
Each oyster cake is meticulously handcrafted. Cilantro, minced pork, fresh prawns, and oysters are encased in a rice batter in each oyster cake. On the outside, the oyster cake was crispy, but on the interior, it was squishy. Blust of flavours after each bite.
Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake Address : 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-05 Singapore 069184, Maxwell Food Centre Operating Hours: 9am – 9pm (Closed on Sunday)
Sisaket Thai Food
Sisaket Thai Food serves delicious, authentic Thai cuisine. Their Basil Beef rice value set at $6.50, comes generous beef minced meats, a nice bowl of Tom yum soup, rice and salad. Their luscious and deep Green Curry Rice ($4.50) is the perfect accompaniment to rice. Another popular dish is the sweet-sour Phad Thai ($4), which is packed with wok hei, while the Basil Leaf Rice ($4.50) is spicy. They also serve Thai-style zi char for a great dinner meal with your family after work.
Sisaket Thai Food Address : 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-85 Singapore 069184, Maxwell Food Centre Operating Hours: 9am – 8pm Daily
Hum Jin Pang China Street
Hum jin pang, also known as ham chim peng, is a Cantonese-style fried dough fritter. Customers used to be able to fry their own meals before Covid put a stop to it, and you can see them bobbing in oil while the second-generation proprietor fries them with a pair of long chopsticks. One is made with red bean paste and powdered sugar, while the other is made with sesame seeds and five-spice powder. Both are crisp and light in texture.
Hum Jin Pang China Street Address : 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-28 Singapore 069184, Maxwell Food Centre Operating Hours: 3pm – 8pm Daily
Popo & Nana’s Delights (Closed)
The meal offered here is especially comforting. Each set at Popo & Nana’s Delight includes white or brown rice, vegetables and meat of your choosing, and the day’s soup. Their Eurasian Chicken Devil’s Curry ($6) and the Chicken Rendang ($6) was very delicious! The thick rendang sauce was incredibly addicting, and the well-marinated chicken was juicy and tender. Other popular dishes include Pork Rib Buah Keluak ($8), Ayam Masak Merah ($8), and Nyonya Chap Chye ($6).
The stall owner buys her meats fresh every day; thus, no frozen meats are ever used in order to bring out the best in her food.
Popo & Nana's Delights Address : 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-70 Singapore 069184, Maxwell Food Centre Operating Hours: 11am – 330pm (Closed on Saturday & Sunday)
Zhen Zhen Porridge
With its Cantonese-style chok that has a thick and creamy consistency, Zhen Zhen Porridge has commanded devoted lines for over 30 years. Despite its popularity and lengthy history, the price of a bowl lavishly loaded with ingredients remains reasonable at $3. To get the most of everything, choose their sliced fish with shredded chicken and century egg ($3). Their Porridge comes in three sizes with the largest portion at $5.
Zhen Zhen Porridge Address : 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-54 Singapore 069184, Maxwell Food Centre Operating Hours: 530am – 230pm (Closed on Tuesday & Thursday)
75 Peanuts Soup
75 Peanuts Soup only serves three items, their best-selling peanut soup, tau suan and red bean soup, all for just $1. For over 30 years, their Chinese Hokkien style peanut soup is prepared by the pair of third-genenation husband and wife team, who boiled the soups for up to 4 hours daily to produce the nice, savoury and flavourful soup.
Dont forget to try their Ah Balling Tuan Yuan, filled with sesame or toasty ground peanut to your peanut soup for greater enjoyment.
75 Peanuts Soup Address : 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-57 Singapore 069184, Maxwell Food Centre Operating Hours: 730am – 2pm (Closed on Sunday)
China Street Rickshaw Noodles
China Street Rickshaw Noodles has been serving bowls of rickshaw noodles for almost 70 years. It is one of the last few stalls in Singapore which is still selling this historical food, used to be a popular meal for rickshaw drivers in Singapore in the early days. Although it is not a very popular dish now but it is comforting enough to evoke some of your childhood memories.
Moreover, they do serve Economy Noodles, one of the most popular dish for breakfast, which have a lovely chewy texture and are coated in a sweet-savoury sauce. Top it up with lots of other ingredients to complete your perfect breakfast.
China Street Rickshaw Noodles Address : 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-87 Singapore 069184, Maxwell Food Centre Operating Hours: 530am – 12pm (Closed on Monday)
Fu Shun Shao La Mian Jia
Fu Shun Jin Ji Shao La Mian Jia is definitely the place to go for traditional Cantonese roast meats. It was established in 2008 by Singaporean Chan Tuck Kwai, who started cooking as a teenager. His roast meats are well liked by everyone as they attracted constant queues of diners.
The pork belly is juicy and flavorful, and the char siu is smokey and sweet. With its crispy skin and luscious meat, the roast duck is also a must-try. All three can be served over rice or egg noodles, but expect long queue especially during peak meal hours.
Fu Shun Shao La Mian Jia Address : 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-71 Singapore 069184, Maxwell Food Centre Operating Hours: 1130am – 730pm (Closed on Sunday)
Tong Xin Ju Special Shanghai Tim Sum
Tong Xin Ju Special Shanghai Tim Sum, run by a fourth-generation hawker, takes pride in creating its own fresh dumplings every day. You must try their Fried Dumplings or boiled dumplings. Their Guo Tie are fried to perfection with a filling of well-marinated minced beef and chopped chives encased in a crispy crackling shell. A perfect complement if you combine it with the vinegar sauce.
The skin of the boiled dumplings are pretty thin and you will see the generous amount of pork and chive filling after one bite. Bite into it and it will send burst of flavours right in your mouth!
Tong Xin Ju Special Shanghai Tim Sum Address : 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-92 Singapore 069184, Maxwell Food Centre Operating Hours: 1130m – 830pm (Closed on Monday)
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Lastly, there are many others hawker stalls at Maxwell Food Centre & market 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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How To Get To Maxwell Food Centre & market?
You just need 1-2 mins walk from upcoming Maxwell MRT Station TE18 (Target to open in Nov 2022) or take 5-6 mins walk from nearest Tanjong Pagar MRT station.
Alternatively, you can take Buses number 80 & 145 and they will reach the bus stop outside the food centre.
What are the Popular Food at Maxwell Food Centre & market?
You will be spoilt for choice with 103 stalls available at Maxwell Food Centre & market with the most popular dishes include Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, Fu Shun Shao La Mian Jia, Chee Cheong Fun Club, Tong Xin Ju Special Shanghai Tim Sum, Zhen Zhen Porridge and much more.