As a Singaporean, hawker centres are our pride and joy. With Singapore’s reputation as a foodie’s paradise, most of us living here are somewhat of foodies as well. As such, we always know the best places to feast on the most delicious food, and one of the most popular places to do so is Alexandra Village Hawker Centre!
As one of the go-to spots for locals, this hawker centre houses multiple famous food stalls under one roof. The variety of options can leave patrons a little conflicted as to which ones to try out first, but fret not – we’ve compiled 10 of the best stalls in Alexandra Village Hawker Centre for you to eat to your heart’s content!
10 Most Delicious Food Stalls To Try At Alexandra Village!
1. Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa
You’ve definitely tried laksa, but what about claypot laksa? You may have heard of Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa, which is famous for this one-of-a-kind dish. Listed on the Michelin Bib Gourmand, this laksa dish stays piping hot throughout your meal, thanks to the insulating claypot! The gravy here is especially thick and rich, and adequately spicy to accompany the fragrant lemak flavour. The delicious flavour is worth the calories and queue, but note that the portions run a little small so big eaters should get a larger size!
Unit Number: #01-75
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm (Mon – Sat)
2. Leon Kee Claypot Pork Rib Soup
Perfect for rainy days, Leon Kee Claypot Pork Rib Soup serves up generous portions of pork ribs in their signature bak kut teh. Instead of being peppery, their broth leans towards the more herbal side, but is just as satisfying as the former. If it’s a noodle kinda day, try their mee sua in the flavourful herbal broth. With an extensive menu full of hearty dishes, Leon Kee is a definite must-try at this hawker centre!
Unit Number: #01-18
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Mon – Tues, Thurs – Sun)
3. Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao
With the popularity of restaurants like Din Tai Fung, it’s no secret that a way to a foodie’s heart lies in juicy Xiao Long Baos (XLB) and springy handmade La Mian. The various dumplings at Shang Hai La Mian Xiao Long Bao are all best-sellers, with their chewy skin and generous filling. Also, they all go for an amazing price, with XLBs going for $6/10 pieces and their famous Sichuan Spicy Dumplings going at $4.50/10 pieces. Where else can you find such a great deal for quality, handmade dumplings?
For a more filling meal, try their hand-pulled noodles, which are served with different cooking styles such as in Zha Jiang Mian and Dan Dan Mian.
Unit Number: #01-56
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 8.30pm (Tues – Sun)
4. Tai Liok Claypot Chicken Rice
One of the most popular dishes among locals is Claypot Chicken Rice, and it’s not hard to see why. Famous for their generous portions of lup cheong and chicken cubes, Tai Liok Claypot Chicken Rice is one of THE places to go to try this local delicacy. Their rice is moist and fluffy, without being too dry like most other claypot dishes. The dark soya sauce and sesame oil also provide a nice accompaniment to the salted fish in the dish. Queues can get really long, especially since the dish is made from scratch in the claypot, so consider calling ahead to avoid long waiting times!
Unit Number: #01-66
Opening Hours: 5pm – 10pm (Wed – Sun)
5. Xiang Jiang Soya Sauce Chicken
Don’t want to wait in line for Hawker Chan? Xiang Jiang Soya Sauce Chicken is an alternative that is just as good, if not better, than the famed Michelin-Starred hawker stall. Get your chicken with either rice or a selection of different noodle types. We recommend pairing the flavourful chicken with a plate of dry egg noodles, which soak up the special soya sauce and chilli mixture well. This provides the perfect accompaniment to the tender, moist chicken meat.
Additionally, a whole plate of delicious chicken-and-noodle goodness will only cost you $3.50. That’s an amazing steal, considering the quality and flavour of the dish!
Unit Number: #01-77
Opening Hours: 7am – 2pm (Mon, Wed – Sun)
6. Old Punggol Satay
Satay lovers, rejoice – Alexandra Village has a great spot for satay too! At Old Punggol Satay, you’ll never have to worry about dry meat in your satay, because the meat used here is consistently juicy and moist, with a deliciously charred exterior. Additionally, their satay sauce here is quite unique, with pineapple paste mixed in with the peanut sauce. This gives it a sweet tang and complements the sweet marinade of the satay meat well!
Unit Number: #01-52
Opening Hours: 4pm – 8.30pm (Mon – Fri), 12pm – 8.30pm (Sat & Sun)
7. Lau Phua Chay Authentic Roasted Delicacies
Easily recognisable by their signature dark sauce blanketing the entire dish, Lau Phua Chay Authentic Roast Delicacies is yet another must-try spot in Alexandra Village Hawker Centre. Their char siew (roasted pork) has a nice char, without being burnt to the point of being too bitter. There is a good ratio of fat to meat, making the meat tender and juicy. The chunks of char siew are sizeable, unlike some of the paper-thin slices that are served in other places nowadays.
Also, be sure to try out their sio bak (crispy roasted pork belly), which gives a great crunchy texture despite being drenched with their specialty sauce. A plate of char siew with sio bak and egg is only $4.30, a great steal for such a portion of well-roasted meats!
Unit Number: #01-20
Opening Hours: 11am – 7pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 9pm (Sun)
8. Hor Fun Premium
At Hor Fun Premium, the usual flat rice noodles are elevated with the ultimate wok hei flavour. The silky gravy pairs well with the aromatic wok hei the noodles carry, giving the simple dish an amazingly complex flavour. A big plate of hor fun with generous servings of thinly-sliced beef only costs $4.50, and stays true to Singapore’s good and affordable hawker culture.
Unit Number: #01-78
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 8.30pm (Mon – Sun)
9. Pu Tian Delights
Tucked in a corner of the hawker centre, Pu Tian Delights is one of the hidden gems of this famous food spot. With an extensive menu, they serve up authentic Heng Hwa cuisine at affordable prices. Restaurants serving up the same cuisine tend to be on the pricey side, and thus it’s with great relief that this stall’s food is of great quality and flavour.
Their Putian Lor Mee is a steady bestseller, with its rich seafood broth and silky, chewy noodles. The Xing Hwa Bee Hoon is another must-try, as a signature dish of the cuisine.
Unit Number: #01-88
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Thurs – Tues)
10. King Avocado
A visit to Alexandra Village Hawker Centre definitely won’t be complete without a cup of Avocado juice! With many different stores in the vicinity, it may be difficult to settle on one. We recommend trying King Avocado – with well-blended fresh avocadoes and an adequate amount of gula melaka, their Avocado juice is not overpoweringly sweet, and deliciously creamy. It may all come down to personal preference, but the nice balance struck between sweet, rich and smooth here will definitely be well appreciated!
Unit Number: #01-17
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Closed on Wed)
Alexandra Village Hawker Centre – 10 Best Things To Eat!
Famous among locals, Alexandra Village houses some of the best stalls in the country, proudly serving authentic local cuisine. With high quality and low prices, these stalls truly embody the Singaporean hawker culture! It may take more than one visit to try the best of this big hawker centre, but it’s so worth the trips down! Let us know which stall you’re most excited to try! 😉