Dunman Food Centre is one of the smallest hawker centres in Singapore. Its size just make the quest for good food easy in this two storey food centre located at the junction of Dunman Road and Onan Road.
Dunman Food Centre
The food centre takes its name from Dunman Road which is named after Thomas Dunman. The illustrious Thomas Dunman was Singapore’s first superintendent of police. He was also the founding president of The Tanglin Club and one of the founding members of Orchard Road Presbyterian Church.
Built in 1974, Dunman Food Centre is one of the oldest hawker centres built by the government. There are about 30 cooked food stalls in this food centre. Almost every stall is a good food stall.
Say Seng Famous Tau Kwa Pau
Tau Kwa Pau from Katong is an iconic local dish sold by Say Seng (or Sheng Cheng) Tau Kwa Pau which started in 1959. The popular stall has moved quite a number of times. It now can be found in the lower level of Dunman Food Centre. Read more.
Joo Chiat Ah Huat Wanton Mee
A number of famous wanton mee stalls in Singapore have links to Dunman Road and the hawker centre located there. A very popular stall still operating in the food centre is Joo Chiat Ah Huat Wanton Mee. The stall with a big fan base serves nice tasty wanton noodles at a very reasonable price. Read more.
Dunman Char Siew Wanton Mee (德明叉烧雲吞面)
Dunman Char Siew Wanton Mee (德明叉烧雲吞面) is another famous wanton noodle stall. It stands out for its special spicy chiili sauce. Read more.
Long Yuan Roasted Meat
Long Yuan sells roasted meat with a special curry flavour. Its char siew is very good and its roasted meat has a unique spicy flavour.
Dunman B.B.Q. sells Chinese satay, chicken wings and otah. For the brave, there also fresh cockles.
Tekong Bean Curd & Tea
There are two Tekong stalls in Dunman hawker centre – Tekong Soya Bean Drinks & Curd and a Tekong Tea Stall. Together they cater to all those looking for desserts and beverages.
More Food Stalls
There are several other stalls that are well patronised by locals in the know and regulars.
Daun Limau Cuisine sells Malay dishes like Nasi Sambal Goreng and Mee Siam.
OK is a popular zhi char stall for restaurant quality dishes at very reasonable prices.
Dunman Duck Rice obviously sells duck rice.
Then there is a stall with no name – stall no 28. It sells a variety fried dishes including Hokkien noodles, carrot cake and oyster omelette.
Other good food stalls in the centre will include Heng Heng Prawn Mee Soup, Jia Dong Shu Shi Popiah, Lau Hong Ser Rojak, Sheng Xiang Kitchen and 915 Western Foo.
Snacks in Dunman Food Centre
There are a number of stalls for nibbles and light bites
First Delight sells soon kueh, ku chye kueh and other Teochew delicacies freshly made on site.
Gina’s offers delecatable vadais as well as curry puffs and muruku.
A Neighbour – Mr and Mrs Mohgan Super Crispy Roti Prata
Mr and Mrs Mohgan Super Crispy Roti Prata is not in Dunman Food Centre but in a coffee shop next to the food centre. If you are in the vicinity, you should take the opportunity to try the prata. Read more.
Dunman Food Centre
271, Onan Road, Singapore 424768
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