STREET FOOD: 10 Best Hawker Stalls at Singapore’s Famous Maxwell Food Centre!

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Even for the uninitiated, Maxwell Food Centre is one of, if not THE MOST FAMOUS hawker centre in Singapore. Filled to the brim with delicious treats, it’s where we can get the best of everything in one place! For foreigners and locals alike, here are some must-try food items at Singapore’s best hawker centre!

10 Must-Try Local Dishes at Maxwell Food Centre!

1. Marina South Delicious Food

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Looking for some good Singaporean wok-fried staples? Marina South Delicious Food specialises in giving a good wok hei taste to their expertly-fried dishes. As such, it is a great stall to try out as an introduction to local stir-fried dishes like Oyster Omelette, Hokkien Mee, Char Kway Teow and Carrot Cake.

Unit Number: #01-35

Opening Hours: Daily, 7am – 8pm

2. Rojak, Popiah & Cockle

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Selling only traditional dishes, Rojak, Popiah & Cockle has a limited menu, but their specialisation ensures that everything sold is delicious. This stall does their Rojak and Popiah right, and is a perfect initiation for tourists to try out the dishes! For the seafood lovers, they also serve fresh cockles to accompany the sweet Rojak and the savoury Popiah.

Unit Number: #01-56

Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm

3. Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake

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Looking for something more old-school? Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake lovingly hand-makes these oyster cakes, ensuring a crispy outer skin and a chewy batter. These fritters are generously filled with succulent minced meat, oysters, juicy prawns and vegetables. This snack is becoming a rarity in Singapore, thus it’s worth the trip down to give it a try!

Unit Number: #01-05

Opening Hours: Daily, 9am – 8pm (Closed on Sundays)

4. Jin Hua Fish Soup

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For over 20 years, Jin Hua Sliced Fish Bee Hoon has been serving delicious bowls of hearty fish soup to loyal customers. Thick and tender chunks of deep-fried fish complemented the richness of the broth, and the silky strands of noodles were well-coated with the milky soup. This iconic hawker dish packs great flavour despite its underwhelming appearance, so give it a try!

Unit Number: #01-77

Opening Hours: Daily, 11.15am – 8.30pm (Closed on Thursdays)

5. Hainanese Curry Rice

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Freshly prepared daily, Maxwell Centre’s Hainanese Curry Rice serves a delicious rendition of the popular Singaporean comfort food! With thick, crispy slices of pork cutlet drenched in the savoury, gooey mixture of sauces, topped with a perfectly fried egg, this plate of curry rice is sure to invoke warm feelings of nostalgia. Especially for first-timers, this store is the perfect benchmark for a good plate of Hainanese curry rice!

Unit Number: #01-68

Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30am – 7pm

6. Hum Jin Pang

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A rarity nowadays, Maxwell Food Centre’s Hum Jin Pang serves up traditional fried dough fritters, at only $1 for 6 pieces! The delicious snack comes in two flavours – Five Spice Salt and Sweet Red Bean. With both savoury and sweet flavours offered, the stall caters to different preferences, and both variations are equally soft, chewy and delicious!

Unit Number: #01-56

Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm

7. Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

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We all know of the infamous Tian Tian Chicken Rice, but we’d skip the queue and the crowd in favour of Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice. The chicken meat is tender and juicy, and well-seasoned with the flavourful sauce. The rice is also silken perfection, carrying a strong punch of flavour and aroma. Paired together, the stall creates a wonderful plate of chicken rice that appropriately represents Singapore’s national dish.

Unit Number: #01-17

Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 9pm

8. Popo and Nana’s

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It’s rare to find Peranakan or Eurasian food in a hawker centre, but Popo and Nana’s Delights does both so well! Serving up a daily rotation of four set meals, there are endless options to try out at this stall. Each set comes with your choice of white or brown rice, vegetables and a bowl of soup of the day, at an affordable price point of $6 per set! Also, they don’t use any MSG in their dishes!

Unit Number: #01-70

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 3.30pm

9. Zhen Zhen Porridge

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Specialising in thick porridge with broken grains, Zhen Zhen Porridge is extremely generous with their ingredients and seasonings for their porridge, preventing it from tasting plain or bland. For those who dislike the tastelessness of typical porridge dishes, give this stall a try! The queue should be testament to the quality of the food – they usually close early due to the large crowds, so make sure to go down early to snag a bowl!

Unit Number: #01-17

Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 9pm

10. Empress Place Teochew Beef Kway Teow

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Empress Place Teochew Beef Kway Teow, which recently moved from its previous location in East Coast, is a recent addition to Maxwell Food Centre! Nothing short of a legendary beef noodle stall, the beef broth is extremely rich, coupled with melt-in-your-mouth thin slices of beef and crunchy beansprouts. It is the ultimate comfort food, and the recipe has been perfected over the years to ensure every bowl is an absolute delight!

Unit Number: #01-43

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10.30am – 8pm; Sat – Sun: 11am – 2pm

10 Best Local & Traditional Singaporean Dishes In Maxwell Food Centre!

That concludes our list of the 10 best dishes you have to try in Maxwell Food Centre. Of the many hawker centres in Singapore, Maxwell is definitely renowned as one of the best due to the density of famous stalls and good food. Make the most of your time in Singapore, the ultimate foodie’s paradise, by paying a visit there! Happy Eating!

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