One of the most popular hawker centres around the Central Business District (CBD), Amoy Street Food Centre is home to a plethora of incredible food, In this guide, we bring you the 9 best stalls you have to try ranging from Lu Rou Fan and Wanton Noodles to Mexican food and Halal Hokkien Braised Duck!
9 Best Stalls To Check Out At Amoy Street Food Centre!
Helmed by Alvan Chew, BBraise was previously a home-based business before he opened his hawker stall in early February last year. Compared to your typical Lu Rou Fan, the meat is usually in smaller bite sizes whereas the meat here is in bigger chunks. Rest assured that won’t bother you as soon as you take a bite of the delicious pork belly!
The pork belly is flavourful and incredibly tender, with the layer of fats melting beautifully with each bite. Elevating the pork is the chilli sauce, giving amazing dimensions of tang, sweetness, and spice for the perfect balance of flavours. For a tasty side dish, their B Fry, which is deep-fried braised pork belly is seriously a must-try!
Operating Hours: Daily, except for Sun, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
2. Kin Men Seng Heng Hokkien Braised Duck
A newly Halal-certified stall, Kin Men Seng Heng is currently run by a third-generation hawker who is the grandson of the original owner. The duck is braised for hours with other toppings that you may find in their set, including boiled egg, tau kwa, and tau pok. Offering a variety of carbs, choose between rice, yellow noodles or kway teow, which we recommend as it absorbs the sauce beautifully.
Bursting in flavour from all the spices, the braised duck is beyond satisfying as it completely absorbs the broth’s flavour into every fibre of the meat. Additionally, the add-ons give the dish more depth, with the tau kwa soaking up the broth and the tau pok being nice and tender, with even the egg being creamy and delicious. This a unique Muslim-friendly option that is definitely worth checking out!
Operating Hours: Daily except on Sat, 9am to 2pm
3. James’ Quesadillas & Brunch
If you’re looking for a change of pace from your usual hawker fare, why not head to James’ Quesadillas & Brunch for some delicious and affordable Mexican food! For the quesadillas and burritos, you can choose to order them ala carte, in a set with chips and salsa, or guacamole. For those who enjoy their greens, you can even opt for their garden salad meal.
The pork in the Pulled Pork Quesadilla is seriously tender, with the cabbage adding a pleasant crunchiness to each bite. As for the Pulled Beef Burrito, the flavours are well-balanced with the tanginess from the salsa shining through in each bite. For a unique fusion of “East meets West”, the Salted Egg Chicken Burrito features double-fried chicken and salted egg sauce that’s reminiscent of your typical Chinese zi char version, that’s mixed with various Mexican sauces as well.
Operating Hours: Mon to Fri, 7.30am to 3pm
4. Wah Kee Noodle
Drawing never-ending queues during the lunch hour, Wah Kee Noodle’s Wanton Mee might look pretty plain and unassuming, but don’t let its looks fool you. The noodles are springy and incredibly flavourful, with a good kick of spice and without any trace of the alkaline noodle taste. The char siew is tender and succulent, with a beautiful ratio of fat to lean meat. On top of that, some slices even have charred ends, giving them an amazing crispiness with the perfect blend of smokiness and sweetness!
The wantons have a good amount of filling and are well-seasoned with a nice bite to them. As for the soup, it is light and flavourful, with each sip giving pleasant hints of pork. Overall, it’s no surprise to see why Wah Kee is such a hit among customers and it is a spot all you wanton noodle lovers definitely can’t miss out on!
Operating Hours: Mon to Fri, 7am to 2.30pm
5. Fried Kway Teow
Starting out as a humble pushcart along Boon Tat Street in the 1960s, the stall continues to have a loyal group of customers to this day. Although every plate is cooked individually, the waiting time remains relatively short, and the food quality is consistent throughout each order.
The Char Kway Teow here is much lighter in colour and is slightly on the wetter side. Delivering a good balance of sweet and savoury, it does however lie slightly more on the savoury side. Elevating the flavours further is an amazing amount of smokiness from the wok hey. On top of that is a good kick of spice, giving each bite an incredible burst of flavours.
The ingredients – fishcake, egg, lup cheong, cockles and bean sprouts all add a beautiful layer of flavour and texture, including a wedge of lime that gives a pleasant touch of acidity to lift the dish. Additionally, the char kway teow isn’t too oily, allowing you to woof down the whole plate without feeling too jelak.
Operating Hours: Daily, except for Sun, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
6. Warung Parsanga
Another Muslim-friendly option, Warung Parsanga stands out with its crowd-favourite Ayam Bakar Colo Colo. With the number of different sauces, it takes a substantial amount of time to prepare every component. By slow-cooking their Lauk Lemak, it ensures the lemongrass, Thai Bayleaf and other seasonings bloom and turn fragrant. The green chilli sauce is simply made by grinding different chilli and other spices together while the chicken is grilled to perfection and charred to give it smokiness!
The Ayam Bakar Colo-Colo is a beautiful medley of different flavours. It has freshness from the greens, peppers and chilli, sweetness from the Kicap (sweet soya sauce) and creaminess from the Lauk Lemak. Pair everything together and you’d be having a small bite of heaven!
Operating Hours: Mon to Fri, 6am to 2.30pm
7. Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodles
Previously a trader, Gilbert, the current owner, became a hawker when he decided to take over his father’s (Ah Ter) business. Fun fact, Gilbert was actually voted the Most Handsome Hawker in 2005 by The Straits Times! However, his looks aren’t the main attraction of the stall, but definitely his Bak Chor Mee.
Offering price points of $6, $8, and $10, the $6 version is served with fishballs, fishcake, braised mushrooms, minced pork, pig liver and pork lard, as well as one prawn and pork ball. The noodles are al dente, with a good balance between the savouriness and vinegar and a nice kick of spice at the end. Additionally, there is a hint of sweetness from the ketchup that you don’t typically taste in Bak Chor Mee, unless it’s the non-spicy version.
The fishballs have a pleasant amount of flavour and have a delightfully bouncy and QQ texture while the pork liver is really tender and not too gamey in flavour. The pork ball has a nice bite and is well-seasoned. As for the prawn, it is recommended to go for the $8 and $10 versions if you’re looking for better quality and bigger prawns.
- Mon to Thurs, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Fri to Sun, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
8. A Noodle Story
Opened in 2013, this Michelin Bib Gourmand stall serves its ramen in a dry version, something you definitely don’t see often. The thin egg noodles are al dente and springy, with each strand bursting with savouriness and spice! There is also none of that alkaline noodle taste, something not all noodle stalls have achieved. As for the pork belly chashu, it is incredibly tender and succulent and simply melts in your mouth beautifully. Full of flavour as well, a drizzle of black bean sauce is added to help cut through the richness of the pork.
The wantons are plump and filled with fresh minced pork and one small prawn. Crispy on the outside, the ngoh hiang has a good blend of textures, with a familiar taste of bergedil. Not forgetting your classic ramen egg, it is cooked well and adds a delightful creaminess to the noodles. Do note that they only serve 100 bowls daily so head down early while stocks last!
Operating Hours: Mon to Fri, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
9. Han Kee Fish Soup
Ending off the list with a tasty and comforting dish, Han Kee Fish Soup is definitely one of the must-try spots! Drawing snaking queues daily during the lunch hour, their fish soup is made from fresh fish, with a generous serving of fresh batang (Spanish mackerel) fish slices. The clear soup base is a lighter version of the rich, milky soup that you typically find at other fish soup shops. However, it allows the natural sweetness of the fish to shine through more. Order their Sliced Fish Bee Hoon to taste what the hype is about!
Operating Hours: Mon to Fri, 11am to 3pm
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