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:
5. Dumpling Noodles ($3), Zhenguang Wantan Noodles
You’d know a hawker treasure is indeed gastronomic gold when it sells out by afternoon. For Zhenguang Wantan Noodles, it is the char siew that was sold out, perhaps due to the stall’s fame for its traditional wantan noodles. We settled for the dumpling noodles, which was equally delicious. Noodles were in the perfect QQ texture, drenched in an age-old sauce made from lard, peanut oil before the added scallions and garlic for aroma. The dumplings were delightful morsels, boasting a piquant filling that includes fried plaice for an elevation of flavours.
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