Bugis is full of great cafes and restaurants *atas food*. However, did you know that there is a famous hawker centre in the area as well? Albert Centre Food Centre is famous among locals for its good food and there are always long queues in front of all the stalls. If you’re ever in the area, here are 10 Best Food at Albert Centre Food Centre that you should pop by!
10 Must-Try Stalls At Albert Centre Food Centre
1. Hock Lee Fishball Noodles (#01-102)
Fishball noodles are one of the most beloved hawker dishes, and Hock Lee Fishball Noodles sure leaves their customers feeling satisfied and happy. The fishballs are all handmade – no two are identical, and they are firm and crunchy. Get a bowl of fishball noodles here in soup or have it dry. The noodles are seasoned to perfection with sauces and mixed evenly so that every bite of noodles is covered in sauce.
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2. Bai Nian Yong Tau Foo (#01-106)
Despite its traditional name and logo, Bai Nian Yong Tau Foo actually challenges conventional Hakka Yong Tau Foo, which the owners described as either too meaty, or too fishy due to the overwhelming prawn, pork and fish paste. Gone are the days of big, chunky pieces of yong tau foo – here, their yong tau foo are all bite-sized so you don’t feel full too fast! The pieces of yong tau foo also pair nicely with the springy fine bee hoon and light, but flavourful soup.
3. Say Seng Cooked Food (Pig Organ Soup, #01-92)
Are you a fan of pig’s organ soup? Well, there’s a popular pig’s organ soup stall right here in Albert Centre Food Centre! The long queue of customers go after their peppery pork organ broth, which is cloudy from its continuous boiling. It comes in a huge serving of various pork organs and sliced pork. Also, try their exclusive braised wild boar belly that is only sold after 4pm and sells out quickly. So be sure to join the queue early to get your hands on these dishes!
4. Singapore Famous Rojak (#01-45)
Rojak has long been a staple of local hawker food. Singapore Famous Rojak is one of the well-known stalls, famous for the milder, slightly sweet prawn paste that they use to coat the rojak ingredients. They also use freshly-fried you tiao (deep-fried dough fritters) and tau pok (dried beancurd puff), along with other usual ingredients like pineapple, cucumber, turnip and bean sprouts, ensuring a satisfying crunch with every bite.
5. Indonesian B.B.Q. Food (#01-65)
Craving some good Indonesian B.B.Q chicken? The charcoal-grilled chicken legs in their signature ayam panggang are tender and marinated with a sweet-salty barbeque sauce. They serve a wide variety of chicken and fish sets to choose from – deep fried, with curry, black pepper sauce or a spicy sauce. Lastly, all dishes get a pouring of curry sauce over the rice.
6. Bedok Chwee Kueh (#01-79)
Bedok Chwee Kueh originated in Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre and has since expanded to several locations island-wide – one of them being their Queen’s Street branch, Albert Centre Food Centre. These chwee kueh are so soft that they almost melt in your mouth. The preserved radish that is stewed with garlic, shallots, dried shrimp and sesame seeds to a nice brown gives the plain chwee kueh its sweet and salty flavour. You will not regret trying this stall’s chwee kueh!
7. Angel Horse Teochew Fish Soup (#01-95)
This bowl of fish soup has tons of ingredients thrown in to give the broth lots of flavour. In addition to bitter gourd, tofu and tomatoes, they put in some dried seaweed as well to soak up the juices, as well as to give some bite. Plus, you get a generous portion of sliced fish, really making this bowl of fish soup worth your money.
8. Ah Seng Bak Chor Mee (#01-77)
Have a good, warm bowl of bak chor mee for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Really, what could go wrong? Chewy, al-dente noodles are tossed in a vinegar sauce – chilli too, if you ask for it – and topped with minced pork and spring onions. Order your bak chor mee with meatballs, as their meatballs are highly raved about!
9. Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice (#01-57)
Tong Fong Fatt is another chain hawker centre, with a few outlets across Singapore, but they still sell their chicken rice from as low as $2.50. Their rice is authentically boiled in ginger and chicken broth so that it is fragrant and tasty. However, the star is still the tender and juicy chicken that they drench in sauce. For a more tender cut, request for the tail end portion of the chicken!
10. Ma Bo Lor Mee (#01-67)
Luxurious noodle gravy at $2.50 – $4, can you believe it? The gravy is prepared with dang gui (female ginseng), and a handful of other Chinese herbs and spices overnight for ten hours. It sounds like tough work, but it’s necessary if you want to enjoy a good, rich bowl of lor mee! Also, unlike other lor mee stalls, you can choose to have extra ingredients in your bowl of noodles, like fried fish or chicken cutlet to make your meal even more satisfying!
How To Get To Albert Centre Food Centre
Address: 270 Queen St, Singapore 180270
Hours: Mon – Sun (6pm – 9pm)
Directions: Google Maps
10 Best Food At Albert Centre Food Centre
Albert Centre Food Centre is full of great, cheap eats if you’re looking for something different from the usual food at the nearby shopping malls. Many of the stalls there are long-time favourites of locals and continue to attract a large following. If you’re in the area, definitely check out these 10 Best Food At Albert Centre Food Centre if you haven’t already! What are some of your favourite hawker centres that we should write about next?