While it may be smaller than most, the charming hawker centre is mighty with gastronomic gold
We did the math. Six substantial dishes plus a $2.50 putu piring and a round of sugarcane drinks split among four persons. Each had to fork out a meagre $7, which, if you look at Orchard Road's $6 mee pok noodles at a food court, is considered a steal when you dine at Haig Road Food Centre!
Located in the nook of Haig Road and Geylang, the food paradise is conveniently next to the wet market, so that fellow marketers, once done shopping, can adjourn next door for a breather of good food. Best part? The hawker fare is all at seriously competitive prices. We even chanced upon a store that sells economic rice (two veg + one meat) for less than $3. Since it's in the Malay neighbourhood, the centre boasts an extensive line up of Malay and Indian Muslim stalls, so that you can get your fix of roti john, mee rebus and nasi lemak.
Here, we rounded up seven dishes that you should try:
3. Seafood White Bee Hoon ($5), Pin He
Perhaps it was boasted to be a healthier choice (the stall’s signboard was gleaming with the HPB’s pyramid stamps) that the Seafood White Bee Hoon may have been not as vibrant in flavours as we would like them to be. However, the stall was quite generous with its seafood pairings, featuring prawns, fish slices and a fistful of clams. There’s also a more indulgent bee hoon offering that uses whole pieces of crawfish. Overall, we think we would have preferred ours with yellow noodles to add a natural saltiness to the dish.
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