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.
7 of The Best Hawker Noodles in Singapore
Poon Nah City Homemade Noodle stall – for Abalone Clam Mee Hoon Kueh
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
Nearby MRT Station: Paya Lebar
新美香卤面 Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee – for Lor Mee
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
+65 9382 2238
Nearby MRT Stations: Mountbatten, Dakota
No. 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow – for 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
Tanjong Rhu Wanton Noodle 丹戎禺云吞面 – for Wanton Noodles
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
4A Jalan Batu
Tel: +65 8393 4022
Nearby MRT Stations: Mountbatten
Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee 惹蘭蘇丹蝦麺 – for 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)
Tel: +65 67482488
Nearby MRT Station: Kallang
Hong Kee Beef Noodle – for Beef Noodles
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
Nearby MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar
Teochew Hand Made Squid Ball, Pork Ball, Mixed Soup – for soup with noodles
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
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