North Bridge road Food Centre & Market with 10 Captivating stalls
North Bridge Road Food Centre and Market is situated at 861 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198783 with the nearest Lavender MRT station with just a 5-minute walking distance from Exit A. Alternatively, you can take these bus number 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197, 961, 980 and they will reach the bus stop opposite the food center.
North Bridge Market Food Centre is a relatively small food center with 37 food vendors and 82 market vendors. It has plenty of parking lots, but they are easily taken during peak meal hours. Conveniently located along North Bridge Road, Crawford Street and Victoria Street, with nearby food and vicinity including Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, Kitchener Complex, Aperia Mall, Kallang MRT, Kallang Riverside Park, Bendemeer MRT, City Square Mall, Mustafa Centre, Jalan Besar Plaza, Berseh Food Centre, Jalan Besar MRT, Sim Lim Square, Sim Lim Tower, Bugis MRT, Bugis Junction, Textile Centre, Sultan Plaza, Golden Mile Food Cente, Golden Mile Complex, Kallang Wave Mall, Kallang Leisure Park, Singapore National Stadium, Singapore Indoor Stadium and more.
This Hawker center is popular with a wide variety of food and 2 famous Michelin approved stalls, that is why this food center is always crowded during peak meal hours. It’s the best place to try all kinds of cheap and popular street food in Lavender and North Bridge Area. I have complied a list of 10 captivating food stalls, you must visit at North Bridge Road Food Centre and market.
Koka Wanton Mee (Michelin Guide)
Koka Wanton Mee is a stall famous for its old school Wanton noodle as well as the long waiting time for it. Stall only open at night for 4 hours from 11pm to 3am. Nevertheless, fans come as early as 1030pm to preorder their meals, sit down on the table and enjoy a long conversation with their friends till food is served to you. The waiting time can be as long as 1 hour.
Stall offers Mushroom with shredded chicken noodle, Wanton Noodle, dumpling soup, oyster sauce vegetables for $4, $5 or $6. The food is so delicious that it has been a regular winner of Michelin Plate for several year.
For $4, you would be getting slices of char siew, braised mushrooms, shreds of chicken and vegetables. Although the serving looked pretty small, but the variety of ingredients added on top certainly made the dish attractive and captivating. This simple bowl of noodles releases an aromatic fragrant thanks to the harmonious blending of many seasonings, including pork lard, soy, sesame oil, and a fiery chili sauce. Evenly tossed with their thin, springy and slurpy egg noodles. The char siew was tender and tasty, and the wantons were succulent after soaked in a light bowl of soup. Although the queue is super long, but it is definitely worth the wait as it’s hard to find this kind of nostalgic taste anymore.
Koka Wanton Mee Address: 861 North Bridge Road Food Centre, #01-99, Singapore 198783 Opening Hours: 1030pm – 3am (Closed on Sunday)
Soon Huat Prawn Noodles
Soon Huat Prawn Noodles is a popular stall at North Bridge Hawker center with non-stopping queue since early morning. Stall has been around for years, ensure their food remain cheap and affordable, and preserve the high standard of their food. It offers prawn noodle (dry/soup) for $3 or $4 and Pork ribs noodle for $4 or $5.
Their pork rib noodles were served with 3 peeled prawns, pork ribs and sprouts. Noodles were chewy and springy, tossed in a medley of sauces to give a lovely aroma and addictive appeal. Garnished with their fresh and succulent prawns, and tender peel-off-the-bones pork ribs. Soup was light and simple with a sweet fragrance of seafood and pork ribs base. Really delicious and value for money.
Soon Huat Prawn Noodles Address: 861 North Bridge Road Food Centre, #01-105, Singapore 198783 Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm (Daily)
Special Yong Tau Foo
Special Yong Tau Foo is managed by an old auntie selling traditional Yong Tau Foo with a twist of special ingredients like Pork Belly, Pork intestines and cuttlefish. Stall offers various Yong Tau Foo ingredients from 60¢ per piece, white rice and noodle at 60¢, and pork belly and cuttlefish at $1.20.
This bowl of goodness is packed with delicious and nutrition ingredients including fish ball, fried dumpling, Ngoh Hiang, Tou foo, Pork intestines and lot of vegetables, topped with extra flavorful coriander and drizzle with fried shallot and oil. Perfectly served with slurpy bee hoon soaked flavorfully in their light and tasty broth. It’s best to come early to avoid disappointment as most ingredients are usually gone by midday.
Special Yong Tau Foo Address: 861 North Bridge Road Food Centre, #01-87, Singapore 198783 Opening Hours: 7am – 1pm (Daily)
Lao Huang Hakka Niang Tou Fu
There is usually a long snaking line queueing at Lao Huang Hakka Niang Tou Fu in North Bridge Road Hawker Centre, but glad they have a number system to disperse the crowds. You can walk around to order your drinks or food from other stalls before coming back to this stall to collect your food later when your number is called. Stall offers their Yong Tau Foo ingredients for 80¢ each, minced pork egg noodle for $1.50 and white rice for 50¢.
A comforting bowl of Hakka Yong Tau Foo served with egg noodle and drizzled with minced meat and pork lark sauce. The noodles were al dente with a good dollop of aromatic minced pork meat. The wet Yong Tau Foo pieces were soft and succulent, soaked in a light, sweet and tasty broth boiled with soya bean and anchovies, while the fried Yong Tau foo were separated to keep them crisp and crunchy. Complement very well with their sweet sauce and mild spicy wet base chili sauce packed with garlic and lime. However, the price can be quite steep for hawker standard and waiting time can be as long as 20-30 mins.
Lao Huang Hakka Niang Tou Fu Address: 861 North Bridge Road Food Centre, #01-108, Singapore 198783 Opening Hours: 730am – 1pm (Closed on Mon, Thur & Fri)
Chicago Nasi Lemak
Chicago Nasi Lemak has been operating at this food center for many years, serving their signature flavorful green pandan rice to residents of North Bridge Road. Stall offers a wide variety of ingredients with price starting from 60¢ per item and a set meal at $3.50 for two portion of meat, one egg, and one vegetable.
The dish is served with fried chicken wing, egg, fried fish cake, vegetables and drizzled with fiery chili sauce. The cost of the delicious and hearty fare is reasonable. The pandan rice is fluffy and fragrant, chicken wing is crispy and tasty, while the rest of the ingredients are pretty normal. The highlight is the sweet and spicy chili sauce that give a right amount of heat to the tongue.
Chicago Nasi Lemak Address: 861 North Bridge Road Food Centre, #01-92, Singapore 198783 Opening Hours: 8am – 4pm (Daily)
An Lock Curry Rice
An Lock Curry Rice has been around for 15 years and has been a popular stall in North Bridge Road Food Centre selling assorted curry rice. Stall offers more than 20 types of dishes and is very popular for their home style dishes and curry. Owner starts work as early as 5am daily to prepare and cook all the dishes before open for business at 8am.
The popular dishes include Char Siew, Pork chop cutlet, stirred fried cabbage, steamed minced pork patty, steamed egg and sambal sotong. It was so popular that most of the signature dishes were all gone when I reached there at 1230pm.
The braised drumstick was tasty, savory and juicy, well balanced by the sweetness of the stewed cabbage. White rice was soft and fluffy, drenched with their curry and sweet gravy. A pity that most of the dishes are cold as they have been prepared since morning. Food is cheap and good if you do not mind cold dishes or if you can have them from breakfast.
Ah Lock Curry Rice Address: 861 North Bridge Road Food Centre, #01-109, Singapore 198783 Opening Hours: 8am – 5pm or sold out (Daily)
Hoe Hokkien Mee
For as little as $4.80, you can get a heaping plate of fried Hokkien mee at Hoe Hokkien Mee. The noodles maintain their firmness, and the rich prawn broth used to cook, makes them so irresistible. The de-shelled prawns were fresh and juicy with generous serving of eggs. The pork lard sprinkled on top adds a satisfying crunch to the delicious wet meal. The accompanying lime and sambal chili packs a punch.
In addition to the usual prawns, eggs, and squid, there were additional pieces of pork belly and a more significant proportion of thick bee hoon with yellow noodle. Stall offers their fried hokkien mee at $4.80, $5.80 & $9.80. You can also opt for Kosong (with no ingredients) at $4.00. Add extra egg or extra pork lard for 50¢ more.
Hoe Hokkien Mee Address: 861 North Bridge Road Food Centre, #01-93, Singapore 198783 Opening Hours: 8am – 530pm (Closed on Sunday)
Ke Shuang Xing Lor Mee
Ke Shuang Xing is famous for their fried carrot cake in the past but has switched specialties to sell Bak Chor Mee and Lor Mee currently. Ke Shuang Xing Lor Mee is specialized for their signature lor mee with special ingredients of Chicken chop and fried fish. Stall offers traditional Lor mee at $4, Fried fish Lor mee at $5, Fried fish chicken chop lor mee at $5, Chicken Chop lor mee at $3.50 with 3 types of noodles to choose from. Extra ingredients for $1 and extra noodle for 50¢ more.
The bowl of Teochew style Lor mee came with one piece of fried Ngoh Hiang, one piece of fried wanton, half a braised egg and braised pork. Added $2 more for extra braised pork belly and fried wantons. The egg noodles were springy with good texture and nicely soaked in their thick flavorful gravy which is not too starchy. The pork belly was tasty and chewy, while the fried ingredients are crispy and crunchy. Remember to add minced garlic, chopped chili, sambal chili and vinegar to suit your tastebud.
Ke Shuang Xing Lor Mee Address: 861 North Bridge Road Food Centre, #01-104, Singapore 198783 Opening Hours: 6am – 130pm (Daily)
Tian Yi’s desserts are very unique, and they are unlike any other normal dessert stalls. It only serves hot desserts, and their dessert soups are filled with lot of ingredients. Alan and his wife arrive at their stall as early as 5am in the morning daily to prepare and cook the desserts. They offer signature green and red bean soup, Bo Bo Cha Cha, Six flavors soup, Gengko Nuts with barley soup, Pulut Hitam, Tau Suan, Bubur Terigu, longan sweet potatoes soup from $1.80 onwards.
Their Signature Green Bean Soup and Red Bean Soup contain more than 20 different ingredients inside including orange peel, sago, lotus seeds and more, to give the sweet soup a vibrant medley of flavors and textures. Their six flavors dessert soup comes with an assortment of six main ingredients including Solomon’s Seal, lotus seeds, Fox nuts, Lily bulbs, Wai San, and dried longan. All these ingredients are used excellently to strengthen your organs, improve blood pressure and circulation. The generous bowl was filled with ingredients right to the brim. It was flavorful, nutrition and not too sweet. What a perfect warm dessert for a cold day!
Tian Yi Address: 861 North Bridge Road Food Centre, #01-112, Singapore 198783 Opening Hours: 9am – 4pm (Closed on Sun & Mon)
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle (One Michelin Star)
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle at Crawford Lane served the best Bak Chor Mee in Singapore as it has been awarded one Michelin Star since 2016 till now. The long waiting time for the Bak Chor Mee is a minimum of 45 mins which frustrated some customer. Nevertheless, where can you taste a one starred Michelin food with this kind of cheap pricing at $6, $8 or $10?
For $6, you get a bowl of Bak Chor Mee with sliced pork, meat balls, minced meats, pork liver slices, dumplings and fried fish slices. The firm and springy noodle is al dente and evenly tossed in vinegar, soya sauce, chili and pork lard. The pork liver was incredibly delicious and soft that it seemed to melt in your mouth. The pork slices, meat balls and minced meat were well-marinated and cooked. The handmade dumplings are plump and juicy; they are so nice and chewy in the mouth. The soup is rich and flavorful with thin slices of seaweed. What a delicious meal and it definitely worth the one Michelin star.
Please note that Tai Hwa is located just a few blocks away from North Bridge Road Food Centre and do visit the stall during off peak hours (between 9-11am or 2-5pm) to avoid the super long queue of 1 – 2 hours.
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle Address: 466 Crawford Lane, #01-12, Singapore 190466 Opening Hours: 11am – 2pm (Daily)
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Lastly, there are many others hawker stalls at North Bridge Road Food Centre and market which I can’t feature 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 North Bridge Road Food Centre and Market?
North Bridge Road Food Centre and Market is situated at 861 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198783 with the nearest Lavender MRT station with just a 5-minute walking distance from Exit A.
Alternatively, you can take these bus number 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197, 961, 980 and they will reach the bus stop opposite the food center.
What is the Best Food at North Bridge Road Food Centre and market?
You will be spoilt for choice with 37 food stalls and 82 market stalls available at North Bridge Road Food Centre and market, with the most popular dishes include a One Michelin Star stall – Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, and a Michelin Plate stall – Koka Wanton Mee.
Follow by Soon Huat Prawn Noodles, Lao Huang Hakka Niang Tou Fu, An Lock Curry Rice, Hoe Hokkien Mee, Ke Shuang Xing Lor Mee and more. End your meal with a lovely hot dessert from Tian Yi dessert stall.