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:
4. Chicken Rice Set Meal ($4), Ever Fragrant Chicken Rice
Off the bat, $4 for a set such as this is a steal. And trust us when we tell the portions were generous. While the rice, although aromatic, was only slightly mushy, our roasted chicken was tender through and through, with the meat succesfully locking in moisture and flavours really well. The outer roasted skin was a joy to peel off before popping straight into the mouth. The greens were also delicious in their own right.
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