7 of The Best Hawker Noodles in Singapore

Now that Singapore has decided to nominate its hawker culture for inscription into Unesco’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, we think that it is right that we cherish and take stock of what we have. Hawker noodles form an important category of our hawker culture. To remind ourselves and to assist our readers as to where to go for noodles in Singapore, here is our list of seven of the top hawker noodles in Singapore.

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7 of The Best Hawker Noodles in Singapore

Poon Nah City Homemade Noodle stall – for Abalone Clam Mee Hoon Kueh

Poon Nah City Home Made Noodle Stall
Poon Nah City Homemade Noodles at City Plaza

Located at the food court of City Plaza on level 5, Poon Nah City Homemade Noodle stall offers all kinds of local delicacies –  from you tiaos and fried wantons to luncheon meat and otah. However, it is their noodles that have received rave reviews over the years and earned it a place in our list of The Best Hawker Noodles in Singapore. Read more.

Poon Nah City Homemade Noodle
#05-02, City Plaza,
810 Geylang Road
Singapore 409286


Nearby MRT Station: Paya Lebar


新美香卤面 Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee – for Lor Mee

Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee
Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee of Old Airport Road Food Centre

We have many favourites for lor mee in Singapore. We decided on Xin Mei Xiang in our list of best noodles in Singapore because the gravy, made from starch and eggs plus some secret mix of spices, is smooth and luscious. Hand-shredded deep-fried Batang fish or Spanish mackerel is one of the key ingredients of Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee. The textures and the mix of savoury, sweet and tangy flavours produced a bowl of delicious lor mee. Read our post on 新美香卤面 Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee.

Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee 
#01-116 Old Airport Road Food Centre
Singapore 390051

+65 9382 2238

Nearby MRT Stations: Mountbatten, Dakota

Listed in Michelin Guide


No. 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow – for Char Kway Teow

No:18 Fried Kway Teow
No. Zion Road Char Kway Teow

The debate can go on as to whether the No. 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow is the best char kway teow in Singapore. For us, the little pieces of crispy pork lard added interesting texture and taste to the dish and certainly made the No.18 Zion Road version quite special and enjoyable. It might be sinful but it was lip smacking good. They use plenty of black sauce. Other ingredients include fish cake, Chinese sausages, bean sprouts, cockles and eggs. They all combined to infuse the simple rice noodles with the layers of flavours. Read more.

No. 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow
Zion Riverside Food Centre
70 Zion Road
Singapore 247792

Listed in Michelin Guide


Tanjong Rhu Wanton Noodle 丹戎禺云吞面 – for Wanton Noodles

Tanjong Rhu Wanton Noodle
anjong Rhu Wanton Noodle

There are many very good wanton noodle stalls in Singapore. We would say that both the wanton noodles of Tanjong Rhu Wanton Noodle stall in Jalan Batu would be among the best we had tried in Singapore. The rather dingy dining environment aside, there was nothing we did not like about our simple noodle meal in Tanjong Rhu. It was really cheap and good food from an unpretentious food stall that is simply known as Tanjong Rhu Wanton Noodle. Read more.

Tanjong Rhu Wanton Noodle 丹戎禺云吞面
Jalan Batu Market & Food Centre
#01-35 
4A Jalan Batu
Singapore 432004

Tel: +65 8393 4022

Nearby MRT Stations: Mountbatten

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Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee 惹蘭蘇丹蝦麺 – for Prawn Noodles

Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee
Jalan Sultan Prawn Noodles

The name Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee 惹蘭蘇丹蝦麺 will almost always be mentioned when there is a discussion about the best prawn noodles in Singapore. There are many contenders for the best prawn mee in Singapore but the soup version of Jalan Sultan prawn noodles remains our favourite. Read more.

Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee 惹蘭蘇丹蝦麺
No 2 Jalan Ayer (Off Geylang Lor 1)
Singapore 389141

Tel: +65 67482488

Nearby MRT Station: Kallang

Listed in Michelin Guide


Hong Kee Beef Noodle – for Beef Noodles

Hong Kee Beef Noodle Amoy Street Food Centre
Amoy Street Hong Kee Beef Noodle

There are great beef noodles to be found all over Singapore. One of the best that can be found downtown is Hong Kee Beef Noodle in Amoy Food Centre. It sells only one dish – beef noodles at $5 and $6 per bowl. The extra $1 gives you more beef. There is the usual choice of noodles and soup or dry versions. We like their gravy; it has a nice consistency and a robust taste but is not overpowering. The cuts of beef are tender and flavourful and comparable to those served in posh restaurants. Read more.

Hong Kee Beef Noodle
Amoy Street Food Centre, #01-42
7 Maxwell Road
Singapore 069111

Nearby MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar

Listed in Michelin Guide


Teochew Hand Made Squid Ball, Pork Ball, Mixed Soup – for soup with noodles

Teochew Hand Made Squid Ball, Pork Ball, Mixed Soup
Teochew Hand Made Squid Ball at Telok Blangah Crescent

Located in Telok Blangah, 麥士威83号 Teochew Hand Made Squid Ball, Pork Ball, Mixed Soup sells minced meat noodles, fish ball noodles and soups of various combinations of meat balls, sotong balls and fish balls. The soup bowls come with noodles, mee sua or rice. The light clear soup is simple but has a nice flavour – like homemade soup. Individually cooked to order with fresh ingredients, delicious and affordably priced – a true example of good hawker food in Singapore. Read more.

麥士威83号 Teochew Hand Made Squid Ball, Pork Ball, Mixed Soup 
01-119 Telok Blangah Crescent Market & Food Centre
Block 11 Telok Blangah Crescent
Singapore 090011


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