21-Day Lunch Guide: Amoy Street Food Centre
2015-10-20
Amoy Street Food Centre
Here’s one for the working crowd! This November, we’ve got your lunch sorted out with our Calendar Guide - 21 stalls for 21 weekdays. Offering tasty and affordable food, two-storey Amoy Street Food Centre has it all. We’ve sussed out the best stalls worth queuing for – ranging from the first and only Singapore-style ramen to an award-winning fish soup.

Day 1: A Noodle Story

 A Noodle Story
A Noodle Story gives a Japanese spin to local wanton mee, serving the first and only Singapore-style ramen. Priced between $5.50 to $7.50, each bowl of springy noodles comes with silky wontons, a delicately wobbly onsen egg, tender chashu, and prawn wrapped in strings of crispy potato. Join the queue if you have time to spare! A Noodle Story, #01-39 (Image: A Noodle Story Facebook Page)

Day 2: Yuan Chun Famous Lor Mee

 Yuan Chun Famous Lor Mee
Yuan Chun Famous Lor Mee is one of few stalls at Amoy Food Centre spanning across multiple generations. Given their long legacy, it comes as no surprise that they were crowned one of Singapore Hawker Masters in 2014. Instead of the gluey and gooey gravy you find at some lor mee stalls, Yuan Chun’s unique gravy is thick and concentrated. Topped with braised pork, fish and fried ngoh hiang, each bowl of Lor Mee sells for $3 onwards. Note: They are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Yuan Chun Famous Lor Mee, #02-79/80 (Image: OpenSnap user Kiwiberry)

Day 3: Lu Tian Seafood

Lu Tian Seafood
Despite being operated by an elderly couple, Lu Tian Seafood, is one of the few stalls that stay open till night at Amoy Food Centre. For spice lovers, try out their famous Sambal Crayfish ($10), where the meat is fresh and succulent and fried with kang kong or their Sambal Jacket Fish with Fermented Black Beans($7). Each bowl of rice costs $0.50. Lu Tian Seafood, #02-119

Day 4: Han Kee Fish Soup

 Han Kee Fish Soup
The insanely long queue at Han Kee Fish Soup is a sign of how famous they are. During lunch peak hours, you can expect to queue for at least 30 minutes to get a piping hot bowl of their Sliced Fish Soup ($5/$7). They give a generous portion of fresh, thick fish slices and the soup is clear and sweet. Han Kee Fish Soup, #02-129 (Image: OpenSnap user quekth)

Day 5: Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice
Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice is touted to be one of the best chicken rice stalls in Singapore. The chicken is smooth and tender, coupled with a secret sauce, which is painstakingly created from 12 ingredients. Selling at $2.50 per plate, this classic Singaporean dish is an absolute steal. Tong Fong Fatt Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice, #01-49 (Image: Instagram user amoschiya)

Day 6: Ah Liang Ipoh Hor Fun

Ah Liang Ipoh Hor Fun
At Ah Liang Ipoh Hor Fun, you can choose from five varieties of hor fun, the most popular being the Fried Fish Dumpling Hor Fun($3.50/4.50). The crispy fried fish dumpling complements the starchy gravy of the hor fun. The gravy also has a slight herbal taste as the chef uses Chinese herbs such as Dang Gui to enhance the taste. Ah Liang Ipoh Hor Fun, #02-122

Day 7: Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodle

Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodle
If you patronise this stall, you will get good food and free eye candy – Ah Ter’s son is a hawker hunk who won The Straits Times’ Most Handsome Hawker in 2005. Good looks aside, Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodle is operated by the father-son duo and their specialty is Bak Chor Mee ($3.50). Coupled with minced meat, springy fish balls and fishcake, their tasty Bak Chor Mee attracts large crowds during lunch hour. Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodle, #01-47 (Image: OpenSnap User aug28piggy)

Day 8: Fried Kway Teow

 Fried Kway Teow
This Fried Kway Teow stall is one to be reckoned with. After all, the uncle boasts great experience - he has been cooking fried kway teow for over 50 years, starting from a push cart at Boon Tat Street in the 1960s. His fried kway teow is said to be both savoury and sweet. Selling at $3 per plate, it has a moist texture and is served with plenty of cockles. Fried Kway Teow , #01-01

Day 9: Wah Kee Noodle

wah kee noodle
The bestseller at Wah Kee Noodle is their authentic Wanton Noodles, where you will get a generous portion for just $3. A plate of mee kia is served with thick slices of well-roasted char siew, wanton and fragrant gravy. Other dishes include Shredded Mushroom Chicken Noodles ($3). Wah Kee Noodle, #02-125 (Image: Facebook User Joyce Lee)

Day 10: Piao Ji Fish Porridge

Piao Ji Fish Porridge
Another recipient of the Singapore Hawker Masters in 2014, Piao Ji Fish Porridge serves one of the best fish soup in Singapore. The not-so-secret ingredient in their yummy Fish Soup ($7/10/12): Pork lard. And despite their high prices, snaking queues are still an everyday occurrence. Piao Ji Fish Porridge, #02-100 (Image: Facebook User Angela Angela)

Day 11: Hoo Kee Bak Chang

Hoo Kee Bak Chang
A lot of work goes into making a Hoo Kee Bak Chang; from cleaning the bamboo leaf, soaking the rice overnight and marinating the right cut of meat. Definitely a local favourite, these traditional glutinous rice dumplings come in three flavours; Chestnut($2.80), Salted Egg with Chestnut ($3.60) and Mushroom with Chestnut ($3.60). To avoid disappointment, call up the shop to reserve your glutinous rice dumplings in advance! Hoo Kee Bak Chang, #01-18 (Image: Ho Kee Bak Chang Facebook Page)

Day 12: The Salad Corner

 The Salad Corner
For the health conscious eaters, go for an affordable and tasty salad at The Salad Corner. A basic salad ($4.90) comes with 5 toppings and one salad dressing. With a wide variety of 29 toppings, 16 dressings and 10 premium toppings ($1-2/topping) on offer, customers will be spoilt for choice. If you are short on time, go to a few stalls behind to their Grab & Go shop to get a pre-made salad. You can also pre-order your salads through SMS. For more information, visit The Salad Corner’s website. The Salad Corner, #01-41 and #01-60 (Image: Instagram User heykt)

Day 13: Mamacitas

 Mamacitas
For non-typical hawker fare, Mamacitas is the stall to try. Selling authentic Costa Rican cuisine, their specialties include the Burrito ($6.90), a wrap stuffed with beef or chicken, fried onions, tomatoes, lettuce and a rich cheese sauce. Krunchy Kalupas ($6.90), a chicken and mixed salad combined in an edible pastry bowl, is also another specialty. Mamacitas, #01-50 (Image: OpenSnap user l3ernarcl)

Day 14: Hong Kee Beef Noodle

hong kee beef noodles
Having been in operation for over 50 years, Hong Kee Beef Noodle was formerly located at Cuppage Centre. Available in both soup and dry versions, a bowl of noodles comes with beef slices, beef balls and salted vegetables. The more popular Dry Beef Noodles ($4/5) is also served with an excellent thick gravy. Hong Kee Beef Noodle, #01-42 (Image: OpenSnap User wallychel)

Day 15: Li Xing Nasi Lemak

 Li Xing Nasi Lemak
What makes Li Xing Nasi Lemak so special are their Chicken Wings ($1.20 each). Deep-fried to perfection, the meat of the chicken is smooth and the skin is crisp. The weekday queues are extremely long and some people actually order 10 to 20 packets of Nasi Lemak at one go! Be quick to get your Nasi Lemak craving satisfied, as they usually sell out before 1pm. Li Xing Nasi Lemak, #02-81 (Image: OpenSnap User Blessings)

Day 16: Tai Seng Noodle House

Tai Seng Noodle House
Famed for their Char Siew Wanton Noodle ($3), Tai Seng Noodle House gives extremely generous portions. The noodles, vegetables, char siew, fried and boiled dumplings are drizzled with a delicious sauce, which is made from mixing six different types of sauces. Other items include Fried Fish Wanton Noodle ($3) and Mushroom and Pork Rib Noodle ($4). Tai Seng Noodle House, #02-123 (Image: OpenRice user CEIL JOVEN)

Day 17: Pepper Bowl

Pepper Bowl
Formerly located at Singapore Polytechnic, Pepper Bowl now operates at Amoy Food Centre. Their specialty is their Black Pepper Beef Rice ($5). Some of the ingredients inside their black pepper beef gravy include homemade stock and freshly ground peppercorn. Coupled with a runny onsen egg ($0.60), their Black Pepper Beef Rice definitely makes for a satisfying meal. Pepper Bowl, #02-102

Day 18: Quan Ji

Quan Ji
Occupying two stalls, Quan Ji sells zi char at affordable prices. Try out their Beef Hor Fun ($5), where the beef is tender and the hor fun is well-cooked. Their Prawn Paste Chicken ($8) is juicy and a crowd favourite. If you’re craving for something different, order their Pig's Liver with Spring Onion and Ginger ($10). Quan Ji, #01-56/57 (Image: OpenSnap user chubboy)

Day 19: Sap Thai

Sap Thai
At Sap Thai , you can get delicious Thai food at affordable prices. For those who can take the heat, get their Tom Yum Soup ($4/$5) or Green Curry ($4.50). Other dishes include the classic Pad Thai ($4), Mango Salad ($4/$5) and Tom Yum Fried Rice ($4.50). They do not use any MSG in their food, which is definitely a plus! Sap Thai , #01-58

Day 20: Luan Jie Mei Shi

”Luan
Luan Jie Mei Shi offers a small variety of delicious Chinese kueh. Their Soon Kueh ($0.80), or turnip dumpling, is well-seasoned and filled with turnip, carrot and mushroom. Try their much-raved about Pumpkin Cake ($3), which supposedly has a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Other food items include: Yam kueh ($3), Glutinous Rice ($2) and Chee Cheong Fun ($1.40). Luan Jie Mei Shi, #01-30 (Image: OpenSnap user blessings)

Day 21: Soon Heng Pork & Fish Porridge

soon
Although Soon Heng Pork & Fish Porridge has a limited selection of dishes, their food certainly boasts great flavour to keep the crowd coming back. Customers can choose from Fish Porridge, Meat Porridge, Pork Porridge and Mixed Porridge. Soon Heng Pork & Fish Porridge , #01-36 (Image: Facebook User Cynthia Goh Seow Ling) See also: Must Try Local Faves 8 Best Bak Kut Teh in Singapore
Written by Rachel Wong Images are writer’s own unless otherwise stated
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Rachel Wong
Rachel Wong loves desserts. When she’s not busy hunting down the next food trend in Singapore, she can be found baking up a storm in her kitchen.
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