For those that haven’t heard, Newton Food Centre has finally reopened after three months of renovation. Being arguably one the most iconic hawker centres in Singapore, it’s so popular it even got featured in the movie Crazy Rich Asians! Home to over 100 stalls, we’ve compiled the 9 best stalls you have to try when there. Indulge in a plethora of incredible dishes like Fried Carrot Cake, BBQ Sambal Stingray, Satay, Oyster Omelette, and many more!
9 Best Stalls To Check Out At Newton Food Centre!
1. Heng Carrot Cake
Established since 1971, this Michelin Bib Gourmand stall is one of the only few stalls in Singapore steaming their own carrot cake, as compared to most that get them ready-made from factories. Another unique feature of Heng is that you can order both your white and black carrot cake together, giving you the best of both worlds.
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The White Carrot Cake brings you a beautiful mix of crispiness and softness, with a kick of wok hei to elevate the dish. Be sure to pair it with the chilli for extra flavour and spice!
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As for the Black Carrot Cake, it leans towards the sweet side as compared to the white version. With the added dark soy sauce, every bite has a pleasant mix of sweetness and savouriness. Additionally, the spice from the chilli helps to balance out the sweetness and adds another dimension of flavour!
- Sun-Mon & Wed-Thurs,5pm to 1am
- Fri, 6pm to 1am
2. Guan Kee Seafood
A quintessential dish at this hawker centre, Guan Kee’s BBQ Sambal Stingray is one definitely not to be missed. Barbequed to perfection, it gives the tender meat an incredible smokiness that elevates each bite. Topped with a fiery hae bi sambal, have a glass of water ready as this seriously packs a punch! Served with chinchalok and lime juice on the side, it gives balance to the flavours as well as helping to alleviate the spice.
Operating Hours: Daily,11am to 12am
3. Kwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge
Another Michelin Bib Gourmand stall on our list, Kwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge has been around since the 1960s, starting out at the old Tanglin car park, and has remained popular to this day. With its immense popularity, even local celebrities, ministers, and chefs have come to have a taste of Kwang Kee’s scrumptious food!
The fish stock is boiled with fresh fish and fish bones for at least one and a half hours to achieve a flavourful broth. The Dual Fish Soup is served with sliced and fried fish, with two types of fish used, giving you a variety you don’t normally find in other fish soups. Spanish mackerel is used for the sliced fish and you can taste the freshness with each bite. On top of that, the fish has a good bite and has no trace of the fishy taste.
For the fried fish, dory fish is used. The fish is battered well and is not too thick, making it pleasantly light. The highlight of the dish is definitely the delectable and comforting soup. Every sip is a burst of flavour and has a pleasant hint of pepperiness at the end. Pair it with some rice or noodles and you’ll have the perfect meal for any rainy day!
Operating Hours: Daily, except for Mon, 11am to 8pm
4. Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette
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A legendary stall at Newton Food Centre, Hup Kee’s oyster omelette is fried to a beautiful golden brown, with super crispy edges that everyone loves! Additionally, what’s great about the dish is that it’s not too oily and starchy, allowing you to enjoy the taste of the omelette. The soft starchy interior complements the crunchy exterior perfectly, making every bite a harmony of textures.
Served with a generous portion of plump and juicy oysters, there isn’t any trace of the “fishy” taste, making it palatable even for those who are not into oysters. Pair the oyster and egg with the tangy chilli sauce, and you’ll have a matchmake in heaven. Every bite is simply a perfect blend of textures and flavours!
Operating Hours: Tue-Sat, 6pm to 12am
5. TKR Satay
Established in 1998, TKR Satay is one of the more popular stalls in this hawker centre, drawing crowds for their Satay and BBQ Chicken Wings. Offering a selection of Chicken, Mutton, and Pork, the satay is charred to perfection and pairs amazingly with the chunky peanut sauce. Be it their satay of chicken wings, they are the perfect snack to have alongside cold beer, or you could pair them with rice and make it a meal. Either way, they are both simply delicious!
Operating Hours: Daily, except for Tues, 4pm to 12.30am
6. Kwee Heng Duck Noodles
With a history of over 50 years, Kwee Heng offers a wide array of roasted and braised meat dishes. Their best-seller is their Duck Noodles, which come with a choice of kway teow or yellow noodles. This dish is doused with black vinegar and braised soy sauce and topped with a generous serving of sambal chilli, pork lard, and herbs. Feel free to request a bowl of their tasty herbal soup when your noodles get dry. Even with their short opening hours, Kwee Heng sells out pretty fast, making it advisable to head down early!
Operating Hours: Daily, 9am to 12pm
7. Soon Wah Fishball Kway Teow Mee
Founded in 1966, Soon Wah Fishball continues taking pride in their handmade fishballs and her kiao (fish dumplings), painstakingly making each one from scratch. Their menu offers Fish Dumpling Noodles, Fish Dumpling Soup, Fishball Soup, and Fishball Noodles in the Soup and Dry versions. Their Fishball Noodles are served with al dente and springy noodles, tasty fish dumplings, and incredibly bouncy fishballs that’ll have you coming back for more!
Operating Hours: Daily, except for Wed and Sun, 6pm to 9:30pm
8. Alliance Seafood
Serving up Michelin-approved dishes, Alliance Seafood is the spot to head to for some scrumptious Chilli Crab. This crowd-favourite is doused in a delicious sweet-savoury and spicy tomato-based sauce, with the natural sweetness of the crab still shining through, giving you an incredible balance of flavours. Of course, no chilli crab dish is complete without pairing it with some deep-fried mantou!
- Mon to Fri, except for Tues, 3pm to 11pm
- Sat & Sun, 1pm to 11pm
9. 88 San Ren Cold and Hot Dessert
Ending off the list, 88 San Ren Cold and Hot Dessert has been at Newton Food Centre for more than 30 years, serving a plethora of old-school desserts. Enjoy comforting shaved-ice desserts like Ice Kachang, Chendol, Ice Jelly with Cocktail, Mango Snow Ice, and many more! Famous for its Cheng Teng, it is generously served with shaved ice, ginkgo nuts, red dates, and canned longan and lychees to give it a delightful sweetness. Cooling and refreshing, it is the perfect dessert to have on a hot and humid day!
Operating Hours: Daily, 11:30am to 11:30pm
Hurry Down To Newton Food Centre Today!
Guaranteed to satisfy your hungry tummies, head down to Newton Food Centre and try all these incredible dishes today!
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