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:
6. Oyster Omelette ($4), Soon Lee Cooked Food
Gut-busting, artery-clogging and lip-smacking with grease – all the elements that attribute to an ideal oyster omelette. Then there are variants that are less than impressive, either with too much cornstarch that makes the omelette more lumpy than chewy, or oysters that tiny and shrivelled up. Soon Lee Cooked Food’s oyster omelette is anything other than the aforementioned red flags, giving us an offering that stays true to its decadently salty, oily and chewy flavour profile. What’s more, the included oysters were plump and bursting with oceanic juices!
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