Famous Hawker Centres and Hawker Food in Singapore

Eating out in Singapore isn't complete without a visit to a hawker centre - a collection of individual stalls selling food at very reasonable prices, in an open-air arrangement.  Hawker centres are such a common sight in Singapore, and indeed, it is the best way to sample some of Singapore's best local cuisine.

Famous Singapore Hawkers Outlets Location List

Chinatown Complex Food Centre

335 Smith Street, Chinatown Complex

How to Get There
By MRT : Chinatown (NE4) and Outram Park (EW16/NE3)
By Bus : 2, 12, 33, 51, 54, 61, 62, 63, 75, 80, 81, 103, 124, 143, 145, 147, 166, 174, 186, 190, 197, 501, 520, 851, 961, 961C, 970
East Coast Lagoon Food Village

1220 East Coast Parkway

How to Get There
By MRT : Bedok (EW5)
By Bus : 36, 401
Geylang Serai Market

Beside Blk 1,3,4,5 Jalan Pasar Bahru

How to Get There
By MRT : Paya Lebar (EW8)
By Bus : 2, 7, 13, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 40, 51, 60, 60X, 61, 63, 67, 70, 70X, 76, 93, 94, 135, 154, 155, 197, 853C
Golden Mile Food Centre

505 Beach Road

How to Get There
By MRT : Lavender (EW11)
By Bus : 2, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 32, 33, 51, 61,62, 63, 70, 70X, 80, 82, 100, 107, 107X, 133, 145, 196, 197, 961, 961C, 980
Lau Pa Sat Festival Market

18 Raffles Quay

How to Get There
By MRT : Raffles Place (EW14/NS26)
By Bus : 10, 70, 75, 82, 97, 100, 107, 130, 131, 131A, 162, 167, 186, 196, 507, 605, 608, 700, 970
Maxwell Food Centre

Along Maxwell Road

How to Get There
By MRT : Tanjong Pagar (EW15) and Chinatown (NE4)
By Bus : 2, 12, 61, 80, 145, 603, 608, 851, 961
Newton Food Centre

Along Clemenceau Ave North

How to Get There
By MRT : Newton (NS21)
By Bus : 54, 66, 67, 124, 143, 162, 162X, 167, 170, 171, 518, 700, 700A, 960
Zion Riverside Food Centre

Zion Road/Zion Close

How to Get There
By MRT : Tiong Bahru (EW17)
By Bus : 14, 16, 32, 51, 54, 64, 65, 75, 123, 139, 186, 195, 970
Glutton’s Bay

#01-15 Esplanade Mall, Open 6pm to 3am daily.

How to Get There

MRT: City Hall (EW13/NS25)
Bus: 36, 56,  75, 77, 97, 106, 111, 133, 162, 171, 174M, 195, 700A, 857, 960, 961, NR1, NR2, NR6, NR7, NR8

“Locals and visitors alike take advantage of these concentrated spots, where seemingly hundreds of stalls and booths prepare a staggering variety of food, all under stringent health inspection. Here among the din of clanging trays, the shouted orders, the tropical heat, and the smells of fermented fish paste, ginger, and curry is a gastronomic and cultural experience that can be experienced only in Singapore. Malaysian, Indonesian, Indian and Chinese cuisine are re-blended into Pacific Rim fusions at its most glorious. Even Hong Kong runs a distant second.” - 1000 places to see before you die – A traveller’s Life list by Patricia Schultz. 

Famous Singapore Hawker Foods are

Chicken Rice

Rice cooked with special chicken stock and served with tender juicy chicken

Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee

Fried noodles with prawns and lean pork

Fried carrot cake

Shredded radish mix with flour, meat, onion ,water and other ingredients before steaming and frying


It is a salad dish that uses various fresh fruits and vegetables, including many uncommon ingredients from shrimp paste to ginger. It's rich in flavour, smell, texture and color - a dish that truly represent what tropical Southeast Asia has to offer!

Frog Legs Congee

Frog leg cooked in congee with spring onion and ginger

Wanton Mee

Hand made noodles served with roasted sweet pork and Chinese dumplings

Nasi Lemak

Malay rice which is cooked with coconut milk and pandan leaf, the fragrance of the rice is irresistible, served with ikan billis, peanut, egg and chicken wings

Roti Prata

Indian pan cakes, where you are given the choice whether or not to incluge egg. You can also request for fillings with mutton or chicken

Bak Chor Mee

Cook noodles serve in dry style, with special chilli sauce topped with minced meat, mushroom, lean meat and fish balls


Pork, Chicken, Beef or Mutton poked through a stick and grilled before serving with satay sauce and malay wrapped rice

Fish Head Curry

Fish head cooked with other ingredients like brinjal, ladies' fingers, tomatoes, green and red chillies, curry leaves, curry powder, Coconut milk, tamarind juice, garlic, shallots (or small red onion), tumeric, chili powder, lemon grass and gelangal


Noodles in spicy gravy that is cooked up with shrimp, lemon grass, red chilli and many more, serve with egg, cockles, tau po and meat

Chilli Crab

Crab fried with many kind of spices

Bak Gu Teh

Pork rib cooked to tender in soup which consists of pepper,garlic and many more 

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