Last Updated: August 14, 2017
Home to some of the best hidden hawker gems in Singapore, Amoy Street Food Centre has truly got it all. Every single hawker staple that you could possibly crave for is nestled within this two-storey complex — from classic local delights to new-generation stalls, there’s always something for everyone here.
If it’s your first time there and you aren’t exactly sure of what to eat, here’s a nifty guide to help you get started! When you’ve already sussed out some of the best stalls, maneuvering through the throngs of people during the lunch time rush should be no problem at all.
Here are 8 stalls in Amoy that are will make you go “a-moy-god!”:
The first on my list comes as no surprise. With a Michelin Bib Gourmand award under its belt, A Noodle Story is one of the stalls that commands a long queue as soon as it opens shop.
Famed for what they call the Singapore-style ramen, the hawkers helming the stall utilises modern European kitchen techniques in crafting their very own brand of Japanese fusion noodles.
With a price ranging from $5.50 – $7.50, this hipster dish is the very epitome of what next-gen hawker food looks like.
A cross between ramen and the local wanton mee, each bowl consists of springy noodles, silky wontons, sous vide char siew slices, a wobbly onsen egg and crispy potato-wrapped prawns. In addition, a bowl of bak kut teh is served on the side.
A Noodle Story: Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #01-39, 7 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069111 | Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (11.15am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 7.30pm), Closed on Saturdays & Sundays | Tel: 9027 6289 | Facebook
Here’s another stall in Amoy that uses fancy cooking techniques in whipping up its dishes. Selling contemporary European food at affordable prices, Taste Affair is opened by one of the co-founders of Saveur so you know you’re in good hands.
If you’re among the breakfast crowd, go for the Poach egg with Hollandaise Sauce & Bacon or Chorizo ($5) and delight in the absolutely rich and creamy hollandaise sauce coated over it. Finally, you can get eggs benedict in a hawker!
Taste Affair: Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #02-79, 7 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069111 | Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (7am-9am, 11am – 2.30pm), Saturdays (11am – 2.30pm) | Tel: 9139 5870 | Facebook
If you’re on a Coffee Break, you’ll know where to head for a caffeine fix. This might look like a run-of-the-mill coffee joint but they actually adhere to traditional brewing methods when it comes to their kopi and teh.
With a penchant for concocting innovative spreads for their toasts, you can expect to find flavours like Earl Grey Creme Toast ($3) on the menu. While most of us might still be accustomed to the typical Kaya toast, the fragrant tea base here is equally as good.
Pair your homemade toast with flavoured beverages such as Melon Milk Tea ($3), Sea Salt Caramel Latte ($3.80) and Caramel Rum Mocha ($3.80). These hipster drinks are certainly the perfect way to beat the heat.
Coffee Break: Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #02-78, 7 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069111 | Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (7.30am – 2.30pm) | Tel: 8100 6218 | Facebook
Formerly located at Cuppage Centre, Hong Kee Beef Noodle has been operating for 50 years and is still going strong. In fact, the Hainanese style beef noodles here are so popular that they have been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand as well.
Each bowl of Beef Noodles with Soup ($5 – 6) is laden with tender beef balls and beef slices, salted vegetables and smooth kway teow noodles. Those who prefer the less soupy alternatives can also opt for the dry version of this dish.
Hong Kee Beef Noodle: Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #01-42, 7 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069111 | Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (11am – 7.30pm), Saturdays & Sundays (9am – 2.30pm) | Tel: 8100 6218 | Facebook
Sometimes you just need a satisfying rice bowl to fuel you for the day. At Pepper Bowl, they serve exactly that with three different types of rice bowl combinations to choose from. Just decide on which protein cut you prefer; beef chicken or pork.
Whether you’re having the Black Pepper Beef Rice ($5), Spring Onion Pork Rice ($4.60) or Chicken Chop Rice ($4.50), don’t forget to top it off with an Onsen Egg ($0.60) for a great finish.
Trust me when I say that the generous servings of meat piled onto bowls of steaming white rice will make for a super hearty and filling lunch.
Pepper Bowl: Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #02-102, 7 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069111 | Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday (11am – 3pm), Closed on Sundays | Tel: 8100 6218 | Facebook
If you’re craving for Thai food, you should make a beeline for Sap Thai right away. All your favourite staples in the cuisine are available here and marked at affordable prices to boot.
The Mama Noodle Basil Chicken ($4.50) will quell any instant noodle cravings you might have instantly. The combination of chilli, fish sauce and dark sauce is simply delectable when taken together with the springy noodles, sunny side up and chunks of basil chicken embedded within.
Sap Thai: Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #01-58, 7 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069111 | Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (10am – 9pm), Closed on Saturdays & Sundays | Tel: 9722 1235 | Facebook
Need a piping hot bowl of comforting fish soup to warm yourself up on a rainy day? Han Kee Fish Soup has got you covered. This stall seems to be everyone’s go-to for a bowl of sliced fish soup because they never fail to have snaking long queues during lunch time.
Set in a delicately light and clear broth, the Sliced Fish Soup ($5) comes with fresh Batang fish slices that boast a hint of sweetness to them. The flavoursome and robust soup with hints of coriander is guaranteed to have you coming back for more.
Han Kee Fish Soup: Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #02-129, 7 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069111 | Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday (10am – 3pm), Closed on Sundays | Facebook
Every Bak Chang connoisseur knows that Hoo Kee Bak Chang’s glutinous rice dumplings are where it’s at. With a subtle fragrance that wafts through the air when you approach their stall, it’s no wonder they have earned themselves a substantial following of loyal customers.
Choose from three kinds of rice dumplings including Chestnut ($2.80), Salted Egg with Chestnut ($3.60) and Chestnut with Mushroom ($3.60). Each respective flavour comes with a soy-sauce based glutinous rice that is packed with meat and different fillings.
Hoo Kee Bak Chang: Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #01-18, 7 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069111 | Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday (8.30am – 4.30pm), Closed on Sundays | Tel: 6221 1155 | Facebook
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