Newton Food Centre – 12 Irresistible Hawker Dishes
One of Singapore’s many notable food centres is Newton Food Centre & Market, located close to Orchard at 500 Clemenceau Avenue North 229495 and just 5 mins walk from Newton Mrt Station. It is a renowned eating area where you may satiate your hawker food desires. With 83 delectable food stalls, it’s no surprise that this hawker centre was chosen to appear in Crazy Rich Asians. Nearby food and vicinity include KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, The Istana, Balmoral Plaza, United Square Shopping Mall, Novena Square Mall, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Stevens Road, Scotts Road, Cairnhill Road, Newton Road, Thomson Road and more. This place is so popular that you will see an intriguing blend of local and international visitors frequent it.
I’m aware that Newton Food Centre & market has a negative reputation as a tourist trap and a hawker center with inflated costs. If you look past the costs, you’ll find an unusual mix of cultures and fuss-free delicious hawker food.
Here is the list of the 12 Best Street Food stalls at Newton Food Centre & Market, compiled by our Singapore food guide 2022.
Kwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge (Michelin Bib Gourmand)
Kwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge has been around since 1962 and has moved from Old Orchard Road Carpark to Newton Food Centre in the 70s. It has gained huge popularity once it has been awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2021.
Although the fish soup looks simple and plain, it definitely sweet and flavourful with lots of cabbages to give it a crunch and sweet taste. The broth use fish bones to cook in slow flames of hours. The batang fish slices are thick, fresh and nicely prepare without fishy smell. Definitely worth a try!
Kwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge Address : 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, #01-20 Newton Food Centre, S229495 Operating Hours: 11am – 8pm (Closed on Monday)
R&B Express (Michelin Guide)
R&B Express got famous once it was awarded Michelin Plate in 2020. Stall sells BBQ Chicken wing for $1.50 per piece and Satay (min 10) at 80¢ per stick. ”Chicken wings grilled with charcoal are crispy and juicy while the spicy sauce adds to the flavour.” were being described by Michelin Inspectors and helped them win the award.
Their Chicken wings are well marinated and grilled evenly brown with light crispy exterior. Interior are moist, tasty and succulent. Complement best with squeezed calamansi and chilli sauce. Satays are pretty decent as there are so many stalls at Newton Food Centre selling great Chicken wings and satay. Additional plus factor is that they open till late night at 3am, so its easy for anyone to find late night snacks.
R&B Express Address : 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, #01-76 Newton Food Centre, S229495 Operating Hours: 6pm – 3am (Daily)
Guan Kee 53 Halal Seafood
Guan Kee 53 Halal Seafood has some of Newton’s greatest sambal stingray! The shimmering sambal smeared atop the stingray was simply sublime, with a spicy kick and a faint lingering smokiness. Each piece of stingray was precisely coated and adhered to the chillies. Don’t forget to squeeze some lime over the sambal stingray to enjoy the Shiokness!
You may also want to try Guan Kee’s Lala (Asian Clams) dish as their lala is perfectly prepared with thick chilli crab sauce to complement it perfectly.
Guan Kee 53 Halal Seafood Address : 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, #01-53 Newton Food Centre, S229495 Operating Hours: 5pm – 1am (Daily)
Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette
If the length of time it takes to obtain a plate of food is any indication of how amazing the cuisine is, then Hup Kee Oyster Omelet must be phenomenally delicious. You should know that a plate of their Oyster Omelet at $8 took about 30 minutes to arrive! Was the 30-minute wait worthwhile? Definitely Yes!
Hup, Kee’s oyster omelet is a little eggier than most oyster omelets, and it takes a little longer to cook. As a result, the interior is soft and starchy, with a delightful crunch on the outside. The oysters were the very last to be added to the sizzling hot skillet to ensure that they are creamy and plump and not overcooked.
Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette Address : 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, #01-73 Newton Food Centre, S229495 Operating Hours: 6pm – 1am (Closed on Wednesday)
Soon Wah Fishball Kway Teow Mee
Soon Wah’s fishball noodles at $5 are springy with huge fish balls, almost the size of ping pong balls. Stall is only open for a short period of time from 6pm to 10pm, just for dinner and early supper. You must try their signature fish balls and fish dumplings as they are the main stars of this stall.
Their fishballs are freshly made every morning to ensure the freshness and bounciness of them.
Soon Wah Fishball Kway Teow Mee Address : 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, #01-69 Newton Food Centre, S229495 Operating Hours: 6pm – 10pm (Closed on Wed & Sun)
XO Minced Meat Noodles
XO Minced Meat Noodles is a bak chor mee stall that is open 24 hours a day! This stall has several outlets over the island, but the one in Newton Food Centre is particularly noteworthy. You must try their Handmade Meatball Noodle and the XO Minced Pork Noodle at $5 if you are here.
XO Minced Meat Noodles is very generous with their ingredients. For a bowl of Bak Chor Mee at $5, you get fried beancurd skin, minced pork, sliced pork, a juicy Fuzhou fishball, and fishballs. Definitely worth the price you pay!
XO Minced Meat Noodles Address : 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, #01-10 Newton Food Centre, S229495 Operating Hours: 24 Hours Daily
Alliance Seafood (Michelin Bib Gourmand)
Alliance Seafood was one of the most popular stall in Newton Food Centre as it has been listed in Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore for several times. Do expect to queue for 30 – 45 mins as this stall is always packed with tourists and locals. Stall offers a large selection of seafood dishes with popular one including chilli crab and the sambal stingray.
Their chilli crabs (seasonal price) comes with a fantastic version of the familiar sweet-sour and spicy tomato-based sauce blended with silky chunks of egg. The crab retains its natural sweetness while being smothered with sauce. This dish is best served with plenty of deep-fried mantou (Fried Steam Bun) to absorb the spicy gravy into the bun and blast the flavours right into your mouth.
Alliance Seafood Address : 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, #01-27 Newton Food Centre, S229495 Operating Hours: 3pm – 11pm (Mon - Fri) / 1pm – 11pm (Sat & Sun) (Closed on Tue)
TKR Yummy Chicken Wing & Satay
Satay and BBQ chicken wings are the perfect small dishes to eat when out gathering with friends and drinking beer. TKR Yummy Chicken Wing & Satay happens to be the popular stall over here.
TKR serves pork satay in addition to the typical chicken, mutton, and beef satay. The satays are $0.80 per stick and can be mixed and matched. The best thing is each stick of satay had been delicately caramelized, giving the well-marinated meats a another dimension of flavor. Complement the satay with the thick, savory peanut sauce that comes with it.
TKR Yummy Chicken Wing & Satay Address : 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, #01-33 Newton Food Centre, S229495 Operating Hours: 4pm – 1230am (Closed on Tuesday)
Heng Carrot Cake (Michelin Bib Gourmand)
Heng’s fried carrot cake is said to be comparable to the greatest Chai Tow Kuay in Singapore, and it certainly lives up to the hype. Their fried carrot cake is covered in a seasoned eggy batter and blended with pillowy carrot cake chunks that incorporate little turnip pieces for added crunch. Finally, a handful of spring onions are added to complete the dish.
You can choose Black Carrot Cake, White Carrot cake or Black & White mixed and its definitely worth the money spent! Do check out its neighbour Alliance Seafood as well as both stalls are Michelin Bib Gourmand winners.
Heng Carrot Cake Address : 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, #01-28 Newton Food Centre, S229495 Operating Hours: 5pm – 11pm (Closed on Tuesday)
Bee Heng Satay Popiah
The popiah here is slightly on the pricey side as each roll costs $2.30 with a minimum order of two rolls is required. The pricing, as well as the flavor of the popiah will definitely surprised you! Consider a turnip stew with crunchy beansprouts and sliced boiled eggs enclosed in skin-thin popiah skin. Topped with bean paste and a spicy chili sauce that amplifies the flavors in this nutritious goodness roll.
There are many vendors that sell good popiah, but only a few can produce popiah that is so wonderful.
Bee Heng Satay Popiah Address : 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, #01-12 Newton Food Centre, S229495 Operating Hours: 12pm – 12am (Closed on Thursday)
Kwee Heng Duck Rice
Kwee Heng has a large selection of roast chicken, duck dishes and kway chap, but will highly recommend their Duck Noodle at $5 per bowl.
Their braised duck meat is soft, tender and succulent. Boneless meat sliced generously, covered in fatty skin, taste really nice and savoury. The chilli sauce was spicy with a tinge of tangyness. Request for a bowl of herbal soup to complement the noodles as the strong herbal flavour will enhance and stimulate your taste buds.
Their Kway Chap was pretty decent and can’t compare to their popular duck dishes.
Kwee Heng Duck Rice Address : 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, #01-13 Newton Food Centre, S229495 Operating Hours: 9am – 12am (Daily)
88 San Ren Cold & Hot Dessert
Nothing hits the spot like a good ice kachang ($3) or Chng Teng ($3) on a hot and sunny afternoon!
The ice kachang featured finely shaved ice, filled with red beans, jelly and atap seeds at bottom and topped with sweet corns. Carnation milk and drizzle with colourful syrups. This dessert will bond well with the heavy feast you will be having at Newton Food Centre.
The Cheng Tng is full of ingredients with added barley. The natural sweetness of the red dates and dried longans shone through in the heated version. Other treats worth trying are Strawberry Snow Ice, Red Ruby, and Mango Ice Kachang.
88 San Ren Cold & Hot Dessert Address : 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, #01-05 Newton Food Centre, S229495 Operating Hours: 11am – 11pm (Daily)
Lastly, there are many others hawker stalls at Newton 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 Newton Food Centre?
Alternatively, you can take these Buses number 5, 54, 124, 143, 162, 167, 518, 972M or 48, 67, 170, 960 and they will reach the bus stop outside the food centre.
What are the Popular Food at Newton Food Centre?
You will be spoilt with choices as their are 83 food stalls available at Newton Food Centre, with the most popular stalls include 3 Michelin Bib Gourmand winners – Alliance Seafood, Heng Carrot Cake & Kwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge plus a Michelin Plate winners – R&B Express.
Follow by Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette, TKR Yummy Chicken Wing & Satay, Bee Heng Satay Popiah and more. Ending with Ice Kachang or Cheng Tng from 88 San Ren Cold & Hot Dessert stall.