The Amoy street food centre is one of the most popular hawker centers in Singapore, and for a good reason. It is two stories and over 150 stalls of delicious, authentic, Singaporean (and other) cuisine. This is a different list than my non-touristy guide to 92 Lor 4 Toa Payoh Hawker Center.
From the many coffee shops to start or end your meal, to the delicious and cheap offerings, Amoy street food Center should definitely be a stop on your next visit to Singapore.
Being in the CBD means that this place is prime for business people. This means huge crowds weekdays around lunch, but you can skip the line if you show up during off-peak hours. This list gives you an ordered list of how to eat your way through Amoy Street Food Centre trying some of the best this place has to offer. The reason this list is in this order is because I chose meals that go light/heavy/light/heavy/coffee.
This is located at 01-01 so you’ll have no trouble finding this stall first. Fried Kway Teow is a satisfying portion of wok fried yellow noodles and veggies with an egg all tossed in a delectible sauce.
Sometimes the sauce can be too sweet, but I found here it to be the perfect balance of sweet and savory. And for $3 a plate, it is a great way to start your Amoy food centre adventure.
Some people say that this isn’t a ‘light’ meal, but I think fried noodles are less light than liquid centric dishes like soups or porridges.
Address: #01-01, Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111
Open: Monday-Saturday 9:30-14:30. Closed Sunday.
Wow talk about name right? However you won’t need to read the whole sign, as the long line will let you know you’re in the right place. It’s also right around the corner from fried Kway Teow. I went in off peak and still had to wait almost 20 minutes.
This soup is so flavorful and rich. They have three portions s/m/l for S$4/5/6 respectively. The medium is the best choice because you get a huge portion of soup AND noodles in a chili sauce. I don’t think I even saw a single person order the small.
The fishballs are juicy with a nice bite, and the pork meat in the soup really brings a richness to the dish. They use kidney, liver, and mince so there’s no shortage of meat to satisfy any carnivore.
Address: #01-14, Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111
Hours: Open 7:00. Closed on Sunday.
Now what food center visit would be complete without a curry Puff. J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff only serves two styles, standard potato, and sardine. But that’s all they needed to get a Bib Gourmand from Michelin.
I recommend getting the sardine. The potato good, but the sardine curry puff is the best I’ve ever had, so definitely make this a stop on your trip.
Address: #01-21, Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111
Hours: 8:00-16:00. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Im posting a picture of the line first for good reason. This was taken at 3pm when most of the shops on the second floor were already closed. But not Piao Ji Fish Porridge, no, this place was packed.
And for good reason, they have a delicious offering. I’m not usually a fan of porridge but with a line like this, who can say no.
I recommend getting a fish and prawn porridge which starts at 12. It is pricier than normal hawker fare, but you are getting a huge portion (even for the small) and the seafood quality is top notch.
Address: #02-100, Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111
Hours: 10:30-15:00. Closed Thursday.
Finish your trip with a visit to 308 coffee for a Milo and Kaya toast. The staff are friendly and really make a great end of lunch snack.
It’s just S$2 for a coffee and toast set so you definitely aren’t breaking the bank at 308.
Address: #01-60, Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111
Hours: 07:00-16:00. Daily
This article originally appeared in Cooking To Entertain (Cody’s food blog