One of the more popular hawker centres in the West, Ghim Moh Food Centre is a treasure trove of scrumptious food, with some of which are even Michelin-worthy. Indulge in an incredible feast with amazing food like Char Kway Teow, wok hei-infused Beef Hor Fun, Fried Carrot Cake, and many more!
9 Best Stalls To Check Out At Ghim Moh Food Centre!
1. Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow
Starting off the list with a Michelin Bib Gourmand stall, Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow started out as a street stall at Thye Hong Centre in 1969 before shifting to Ghim Moh in 1978. The legendary stall continues drawing snaking queues daily, with a usual waiting time of at least 30 minutes.
Served with a generous amount of ingredients like fishcake, egg, lup cheong, cockles, pork lard, and vegetables, they give an amazing contrast of textures and flavours to the noodles. The noodles deliver a beautiful burst of flavours, with a kick of spice to lift the dish.
Adding an incredible smokiness, the wok hei gives each bite a harmonious balance of flavours. Served in big and crispy chunks, the pork lard elevates the dish with its umami and crunch, making it simply divine when paired with the noodles!
- Tues & Wed, 7.30am to 2pm
- Sat, 7.30am to 12pm
2. Teck Hin Delicacies
A popular breakfast staple, Teck Hin Delicacies truly sticks to tradition by keeping their Chee Cheong Fun simple. Served with sesame oil, soy sauce, and a dash of sweet sauce, it is then topped with chopped scallions and white sesame seeds.
The Chee Cheong Fun is silky smooth and even without the sweet sauce, it is still full of flavour. Additionally, pair it with their chilli mixed with hae bi for an extra depth of umami and heat that elevates the dish. It is advisable to head down before 10am as there might be a long queue, or they have already sold out!
Operating Hours: Daily, except for Thurs, 6.30am to 12pm
3. Tom’s Cityzoom Mee Pok Tar
Started by a young hawker, Tom, in 2014, he sources his noodles from Lau Boon Heng, a trusted noodle supplier in Singapore. Tom’s Signature Mee Pok Tah is served with a generous amount of fried wanton and handmade fish cakes, along with a bowl of comforting fishball soup. The mee pok is springy and flavourful, delivering layers of savouriness, tanginess, and spice that are perfectly balanced.
The thick slices of fishcake are juicy and tender, with a pleasant amount of savouriness, and a hint of sweetness and leek. The wantons are crispy and filled with fish paste while the handmade fishballs are extremely bouncy and bursting with fish flavour!
Operating Hours: Daily, except for Tues & Fri, 5.30am to 12.30pm
4. Hin Fried Hor Fun
Drawing huge crowds daily, what makes Hin Fried Hor Fun stand out is their absolute mastery of infusing wok hei into their dishes. As some customers don’t take beef, they offer two types of gravy to cater to them. The gravy’s consistency is absolutely sublime, and it’s no wonder why people flock to the stall for a taste of it!
The Beef Hor Fun has an incredible texture- silky and smooth while still having the perfect amount of chewiness. The wok hei is infused into the hor fun and flavourful gravy, adding an amazing smokiness that lingers as well, making you crave for the next bite immediately!
The consistency of the gravy is just right, ensuring you won’t feel jelak. The beef is really tender, adding a pleasant touch of flavour and textural contrast to the hor fun. A scrumptious dish that you definitely must try!
- Tues to Sat, 10am to 3pm & 5pm to 8.30pm
- Sun, 10am to 3pm
5. Lao Chao Zhou
Drawing crowds for their delicious Mee Siam and Satay Bee Hoon, Lao Chao Zhou’s mee siam is served with a sweet-spicy gravy that has a hint of nuttiness that gives the dish a well-rounded and flavourful dimension. A slurp-worthy dish that has a distinctively sour Assam tang, this bowl of Mee Siam definitely lives up to the name and is worth the 20-30 minutes of waiting time. Be sure to try their Satay Bee Hoon as well as it is also typically sold out before noon!
Operating Hours: Daily, except for Tues & Wed, 6.30am to 1.30pm
Previously known as Heaven’s Indian Curry, Heavens is one of the few hawker stalls serving Appam, making them a rare gem. Using rice flour and fresh milk to make the batter, it is then fermented for eight hours. The mini woks used are actually bought from India which helps the Appam to achieve its delicious and authentic taste. Available in Original, Egg, and Cheese, they are paired with orange sugar and freshly grated coconut for a delightful balance of sweet and savoury.
Operating Hours: Tues to Sun, 6am to 1pm
7. Ghim Moh Carrot Cake
Don’t be surprised to see snaking queues at Ghim Moh Carrot Cake as they definitely know how to serve up a delicious plate of fried carrot cake. Helmed by a husband-and-wife duo, they also have another outlet at ABC Brickworks Food Centre.
The White Carrot Cake has a nice crispy exterior and is soft inside while the Black carrot Cake has the perfect balance of sweet and salty. Additionally, each bite is greeted with an amazing smokiness from the wok hei. As their carrot cake is freshly homemade, they have limited portions available daily, so be sure to head down early before they sell out!
- Wed to Fri, 6.30am to1pm
- Sat & Sun, 6.30am to 2pm
8. Thye Hong Handmade Fishball Noodle
Another popular Fishball Noodle stall, Thye Hong Handmade Fishball Noodle has been around for more than 41 years, first started by two brothers. Served with flavourful and springy noodles, the generous amount of lard oil and crunchy pork lard makes the dish that much more heavenly! Each fishball is shaped slightly differently from the other, a sure indication that the fishball is handmade and not factory produced.
The delectable fishballs have the perfect texture and are super bouncy, with each bite giving you a beautiful burst of flavour. Unlike most stalls that fry their fishcakes, Thye Hong simply boils and slices them. The fishcakes have a hint of sweetness which might not appeal to some, but it certainly helps to balance out the overall savouriness of the dish.
Operating Hours: Daily except for Mon & Thurs, 6am to 11am
9. Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh
With a Michelin Plate under their belt, Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh is surely a must-try spot when here. The current owner has worked in the stall with his family since young and continues keeping the family traditions alive to this day. The stall’s Chwee Kueh are all handmade and prepared daily in the early morning.
The Chwee Kueh is soft and melts beautifully with each bite, while the cai poh is a tad saltier as compared to the sweet ones we typically get elsewhere. Soaked in lard oil and slowed cooked, it adds a pleasant crunchiness in contrast to the soft chwee kueh. Pair it with some chilli for a touch of heat to give the dish a little more oomph.
Operating Hours: Daily, 6.30am to 5pm
Head Down To Ghim Moh Food Centre Today!
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