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local food hawker pau buns popular where to find

local food hawker pau buns popular where to find

Local food is always close to the heart of every Singaporean. Here are a few pau shops you should try from

Tired of eating in restaurants and cafes? Go back to the heart of Singapore cuisine – local fare. Here are some must-try paus and other options we have rounded up for you.

1. Teck Kee Tanglin Pau

One of the oldest pau manufacturers and stalls, Teck Kee Tanglin Pau is also one of the most popular. While fairly tasty, some of the paus seem a bit small. There are several outlets all over the island.


2. Tiong Bahru Pau

This is a bit of a mixed bag. While Tiong Bahru Pau has been around for quite a long time and is also one of the most well-known, some of its paus are good while some could be better. Its char siew pau is one of the best. The main stall is at Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre but there are other stalls in some heartland estates.

Tiong Bahru Pau, Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre, 30 Seng Poh Road

3. Teochew Handmade Pau

Teochew Handmade Pau was started in 1993 in Toa Payoh by Teochew ‘uncle’ Mr Yeoh Eu Tiew. What keeps people raving about his paus and keeps them coming back is his unique Teochew-style recipe and interesting-looking paus. His paus tend to be tiny compared to normal ones but also have comparatively thinner skins and are tastier. You have to give these special Teochew-style, bite-sized paus a try. The kong bak pau and siew mai are among the most popular.

Teochew Handmade Pau, Blk 127 Toa Payoh Lor 1, #02-02

4. Ho Kee Pau

Established in 1994, Ho Kee Pau is a Chinese traditional bun manufacturer which has grown from a small food stall into a food and snacks chain. It has 14 outlets island-wide, including at Ang Mo Kio Hub and Upper Serangoon Road. It sells traditional pau, dim sum, congee and other local items. The paus are not bad, but nothing special compared to the more famous or better known ones.


5. Tanjong Rhu Pau & Confectionary

Perhaps one of the very best and one of the favourites of Singaporeans, Tanjong Rhu Pau & Confectionary’s paus have a soft skin and a juicy, savoury filling. The paus here also tend to be slightly smaller than its peers. There are about three different outlets. While the tua pau (big pau) is not particularly big, it is very yummy.

Chin Huan Eating House, 7 Jalan Batu, #01-113; 389 Guillemard Road; 72 Thomson Road