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10 Best Street Food You Must Try At Old Airport Road Food Centre!

Ever wandered through Old Airport Road Food Centre and couldn’t decide on what to eat? Well, with over a hundred stalls there to choose from, we certainly don’t blame you! Not to worry, we’re here to make your life a whole lot easier by introducing to you the top 10 food you must try at this legendary hawker centre! With delectable food in this list like succulent char siew, comforting XO fish soup, and some classic char kway teow, you definitely won’t be disappointed!

Top 10 Food To Try At Old Airport Road

1. Roast Paradise (Roasted Char Siew)

 

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This spot is a go-to if you’re in the mood for some roasted delights! The Char Siew is simply to die for! Even though they’ve only opened in 2016, they have already garnered a huge cult following! Specializing in Char Siew, it is first cooked in a drum under the charcoal for three hours. It is then coated with a sweet sauce to give it a beautiful layer of caramelization. The result is a sweet-salty and succulent char siew that leaves you wanting more! The Char Siew is cooked Kuala Lumpur style, meaning fattier cuts of meats are used and it’s roasted for a longer period of time. This gives it a perfectly caramelised and smoky exterior with an absolutely tender interior! Roast Paradise also offers a delectable Roasted Pork, with an amazing crisp crackling. Definitely a must-try too!

Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-121, Singapore 390051

Operating Hours: Tues to Sat, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

2. Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodle

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Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodle first started at Whitley Road Hawker Centre in the 70s, and has since expanded with another outlet situated at Thomson Road. The current branch at Old Airport Road achieved the Michelin Plate in 2019 and continues to draw snaking long queues of customers during lunch hour. The Big Prawn Noodle comes in both the soup and dry versions, with three big fresh prawns. The soup is flavourful and sweet, with a hint of the umami prawn taste. For those who enjoy strong flavours, you might find it a tad bland but then again, it is still up to personal preference. Nonetheless, it is still a tasty bowl of soup!

 

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Have a bite of the prawn and you can instantly taste the freshness! Additionally, they are pretty big and have a nice bouncy texture! For those who prefer their noodles dry, the dry version comes highly recommended! The noodles are coated with a homemade chilli paste, giving a pleasantly spicy and savoury taste to each bite! To top it off, fried shallots and pork lard are added for that extra umami and crunch!

Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-98, Singapore 390051

Operating Hours: Tues to Fri, 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sat to Sun, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m

3. Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong Lor Mee

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Considering it is one of the best spots for lor mee in Singapore, expect a long queue as early as 9:00 a.m! Some netizens even mentioned that the queue will get longer during peak hours! There are many aspects that make a great bowl of lor mee, and Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong Lor Mee executes everything perfectly! Starting off with the starchy gravy, it has the old-school taste, also known as ‘kochabi’. The star of the show is made with five different spices including braised sauce, vinegar, chilli, garlic, and coriander.

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Well-mixed, you can expect a flavourful gravy. You can opt for a mixture of yellow noodles, or bee hoon – or a combination of both! The noodles are nicely coated with the gravy and a generous amount of toppings are added. Have a scoop of pork pieces and pan-fried fish! Of course, lor mee wouldn’t be complete without braised eggs on the sides as well! Have a bowl or two, as it is affordably priced at $4 to $5 each!

Address: 1 Old Airport Rd, #01-116, Singapore 390051

Operating Hours: Daily except for Monday and Thursday, 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

4. To-Ricos Kway Chap

 

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This spot goes by several names, but we will stick with To-Ricos, the same name that is on Google. Despite the name confusion, everyone knows this hawker stall at Old Airport Road! Snaking long queues are a daily occurrence and it even has a Michelin Bib Gourmand! Definitely in the top five for the best Kway Chap in Singapore, this stall is a must-try for all you kway chap lovers!

To-Ricos’ kway chap comes with the standard ingredients including pig intestines, pork belly, and braised egg. Pair them with the smooth rice noodles with some chilli on top and you’ll have one satisfying bite! There is no exact price for a plate of kway chap, but do take note that the prices at To-Ricos may be slightly higher than usual. Don’t worry, it’s worth every bite! Do visit the stall at a non-peak hour if you want to avoid the queue!

Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, 135, Singapore 390051

Operating Hours: Wed to Fri, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Sat & Sun, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

5. Chye Seng Satay

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The stall is currently operated by an elderly couple, with the stall still serving pineapple sauce as a dip. Mix it with the peanut sauce and you’ll have a delightful blend of spicy, crunchy, and tanginess. One unique satay that they serve here is Pork Lard Satay! Yes, you read right, it is full-on pork lard on a skewer! Simply delicious! Grilled to perfection, each skewer is charred on the sides, and you can see the jelly-like texture of the pork lard in deep brown. It is a must to pair these satays with some ketupat. Smooth like butter, every grain works really work well cohesively to give you that perfect bite. When you’re in Old Airport Road Food Centre, don’t forget to try this gem out!

Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-146, Singapore 390051

Operating Hours: Daily, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

6. Cantonese-Styled Chee Cheong Fun

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Unlike the usual type of Chee Cheong Fun, Cantonese-styled Chee Cheong Fun is usually served with soy sauce, instead of thick sweet sauce. Another notable difference is the fact that Cantonese-styled Chee Cheong Fun will have different types of stuffings, mostly fresh prawns. From the numerous articles featured on their stall front, you know you’re in for a treat! This humble hawker stall serves their Chee Cheong Fun with different types of stuffings. You can find century eggs, fresh prawns, fresh scallops, preserved radish, char siew, and mushrooms! With its silky smooth noodle rolls, these stuffings surely shines through every bite. For that extra flavour, it is topped off with fried shallots, and homemade sambal. Simply delicious!

Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-155, Singapore 390051

Operating Hours: Daily, except for Mon, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

7. Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee

 

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A definite must-visit whenever you’re at Old Airport Road Food Centre! Be prepared to wait at least 30 to 45 minutes for this scrumptious dish! It’s well worth the long wait! The Hokkien Fried Mee comes with a mix of bee hoon and yellow noodles that are cooked to perfection, and neither too soggy nor dry. Additionally, the dish comes with fresh seafood and pieces of eggs soaked in a flavourful seafood stock. Every bite hits you with the smokiness of the wok hei and the savoury seafood stock. Simply delicious! Definitely a stall to check out if you have time to spare queuing!

Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-32, Singapore 390051

Operating Hours: Tues to Sat, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

8. Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow

 

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With a Michelin Bib Gourmand under their belt, Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow is no doubt one of the most popular stalls at this hawker centre. One unique thing about this stall is that they serve their fried kway teow in both the White and Black versions. Definitely something you don’t find at most fried kway teow stalls! Each plate of fried kway teow is made to order, so be prepared to wait for a while!

Do note Lao Fu Zi’s version is a little drier and less oily as compared to most. Each plate comes with al dente noodles mixed with cockles, prawns, beansprouts, eggs, and slices of delectable lup cheong. The fried kway teow is packed with the smokiness of the wok hei and the balance of flavours and textures are perfect! A dish certainly worth the long queue and wait for!

Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-12, Singapore 390051

Operating Hours: Daily, 11:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

9. Famous Old Airport Road Oyster Omelette

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This popular stall is no stranger to the oyster omelette connoisseurs out there. This stall’s version of oyster omelette features a super crispy exterior, with it being fluffy at the same time! A generous amount of eggs and flour chunks are served, without it being overly starchy. The oysters are truly the star of the dish! They are fresh and fragrant, with each chunk having the perfect proportion of egg and flour, with the perfect amount of savouriness! What’s even better, you can enjoy this delectable plate of oyster omelette from just $4! A perfect side dish to accompany your meal!

Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-54, Singapore 390051

Operating Hours: Tues to Fri, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Sat & Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

10. Hua Ji XO Fish Head Bee Hoon

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You can easily spot this stall from its bright yellow signboard and its snaking long queues! Hua Ji’s Fried Fish Bee Hoon Soup features a delectable milky broth that brings you comfort with every sip! The soup is boiled with fish bones for a minimum of six hours to give that natural sweetness and a touch of XO is added to give an extra kick! Just one whiff of the soup and the aroma of the XO brandy instantly hits you! Take one sip of the soup and you can’t help but want more of this addictive broth! The dish comes with rice noodles, crispy fish fried to a perfect golden brown, fresh ginger slices and vegetables. The fish is cooked well, with just the right texture. You can even opt for the fresh fish slices for a healthier option! Definitely a must-try dish!

Address: 51 Old Airport Rd, 01-118, Singapore 390051

Operating Hours: Daily, except for Thurs, 12:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Try All These Delicious Food At Old Airport Road Today!

What are you waiting for? Hurry and try all these popular stalls today!

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