Albert Centre Market & Food Centre : cheap & good food in the Bugis-Rochor area

Albert Centre Market & Food Centre

Albert Centre Market & Food Centre is at 270 Queen Street but it obviously takes its name from Albert Street, which was named in the 1800s in honour of Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England. There is nothing regal about Albert Centre today but Albert Food Centre is a great place in the city to eat like a true blue Singaporean.

Albert Centre Market & Food Centre

Albert Centre Market & Food Centre

Albert Centre Singapore

If you are thinking about where to eat in the Bugis-Rochor area, Albert Centre Market & Food Centre is one of the best places for cheap and good food. Albert Centre is located somewhere between Bugis Junction and Sim Lim Square. It is along the pedestrian-only stretch of Waterloo Street, also known as 四马路 (Si Ma Lu) in Chinese. The area epitomizes multi-religious Singapore – with Sri Krishnan Temple and Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple almost next to each other and several Christian churches nearby.

Albert Centre Market & Food Centre attracts both the worshipers and shoppers. There are long lines at many of the stalls during meal times.

Albert Centre Market & Food Centre

百年酿豆腐 Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu

百年酿豆腐 - Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu

Judging solely by the length of the queue, Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu (or Century Yong Tau Foo) must be on of the most popular stalls in Albert Centre Market & Food Centre.

Albert Street Yong Tau Hu

Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu sells yong tau foo with a light savoury soup. This is a yong tau foo stall where you do not pick your own items. Each bowl comes with a standard selection of items. The only choice you really have is whether you want bittergourd. A standard bowl is $4.90.

Albert Centre Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu

The ingredients in each bowl include minced pork ball, minced prawn ball, minced pork & prawn ball, fish and beancurd. They are all handmade. Your bowl of yong tau foo will be prepared before your eyes only after you have placed your order. The freshly cooked piping hot bowl of Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu we tried was delicious – worth queuing up for.

Albert Centre Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu

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百年酿豆腐 Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu
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Angel Horse Teochew Fish Soup

Angel Horse Teochew Fish Soup Albert Centre Market & Food Centre

This very popular stall sells bowls of fish soup with lots of ingredients and a generous portion of sliced fish. The broth is rich and flavourful.

Angel Horse Teochew Fish Soup
Angel Horse Teochew Fish Soup

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仙马潮州鱼汤 Angel Horse Teochew Fish Soup


Siraj Famous Waterloo St Indian Rojak

Waterloo Street Indian Rojak (Albert Centre)
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Siraj Famous Waterloo St Indian Rojak

Waterloo Street is associated with Indian Rojak. Siraj Famous Waterloo St Indian Rojak’s version is as authentic as it gets. It is a heritage stall and the food is good too.

Siraj Famous Waterloo St Indian Rojak at Albert Centre
Albert Centre #01-120 - Siraj Famous Waterloo St Indian Rojak

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Siraj Famous Waterloo St Indian Rojak


Traditional Wanton Noodle

Traditional Wanton Noodle at Albert Centre Food Centre

The wanton mee starts at just $3.50 and you get a generous portion of noodles. The char siew was average but the chilli was really good – not too spicy but had a nice kick.

Traditional Wanton Noodle at Albert Centre Market & Food Centre
Traditional Wanton Noodle at #01-118 Albert Centre Market & Food Centre

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东成园 Tong Cheng Yuan Soya Bean

Tong Cheng Yuan Soya Bean 东成园

Tong Cheng Yuan Soya Bean is another stall in Albert Food Centre where you will see many people standing patiently in line. Tong Cheng Yuan Soya Bean sells bean curd and grass jelly with an assortment of tempting toppings like sea coconut, tapioca pearls, lychee and attap seeds.

Tong Cheng Yuan Soya Bean 东成园 Albert Centre

We tried their Gingko, Lotus Seed Red Bean Bean Curd ($2.50). The amount of toppings was generous. We thought the dessert was good value for money but it was not exceptional in terms of taste. If you like your desserts very sweet, then you will probably enjoy Tong Cheng Yuan bean curd.

Albert CentreT ong Cheng Yuan Soya Bean

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Other Notable Stalls at Albert Centre Market & Food Centre

There are many other popular food stalls in Albert Centre Market & Food Centre. Many snack stalls cater to those who want light bites. The names of the stalls usually let know what they are selling. Below are unit numbers and photos and of a few of the notable stalls in Albert Food Centre, which may help when you are wondering what to eat at Albert Centre Market & Food Centre.

Leong Yeow Famous Waterloo St. Chicken Rice

#01-49 – 亮耀 Leong Yeow Famous Waterloo St. Chicken Rice

Tong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

#01-57 – Tong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

Ma Bo Lor Mee (Albert Centre) (孖寶)

#01-67 – 孖宝 Ma Bo Lor Mee

Li Fang Congee at Albert Centre
Li Fang Congee

#01-78 – Li Fang Congee

Soon Lee Fried Kway Teow

#01-86 – Soon Lee Fried Kway Teow

Yi Ji Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee at Albert Centre

#01-104 – Yi Ji Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee

明辉沙爹米粉 Meng Hui Satay Bee Hoon

#01-111 – 明辉沙爹米粉 Meng Hui Satay Bee Hoon

勿洛水粿 Bedok Chwee Kueh

01-79 – 勿洛水粿 Bedok Chwee Kueh

Handmade Springroll by Fortune Food at Albert Centre
Handmade Springroll by Fortune Food

#01-80 – Popiah & Kueh Pie Ti by Fortune Food

Rochor Soya Bean
梧槽豆花水 Rochor Soya Bean

#01-91 – 梧槽豆花水 Rochor Soya Bean

Thong Kay Delight - for delicious traditional snacks

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Thong Kay Delight – for delicious traditional snacks

四马路 Si Ma Lu Goreng Pisang

#01-46 四马路 Si Ma Lu Goreng Pisang


Albert Centre Market & Food Centre might be a bit under-rated compared to the more famous hawkers centres in Singapore like the food centres of Maxwell Road, Amoy Street and Tiong Bahru. However, it must be one of the best places in the Bugis-Rochor area for cheap and good food – definitely a convenient spot in the city to enjoy a variety of good local food.

Albert Centre Market & Food Centre
270 Queen Street
Singapore 180270

Opening Hours for the Food Centre: 6am–9:30pm (opening times for particular stalls will differ)

Nearby MRT Stations: Bugis, Rochor


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