Last Updated: October 30, 2018
I’m not a morning person, but when I do get up early, I make sure that the breakfast is worth sacrificing my sleep. Somehow, I always end up having kaya toast, which can get a little boring at times. All that changed when I tried breakfast at Tampines Round Market & Food Centre.
There’s a wide range of food options which are more interesting that the usual breakfast toast. Sharing is caring, so here are 8 different breakfast options you can get at Tampines Round Market & Food Centre.
If you’re a fan of noodles in the morning, you can try the Sarawak Kolo Mee (S$4) from Sarawak Kolo Mee. The stall opens as early as 5am, and they have been at Tampines Round Market & Food Centre for a quite while.
Their Kolo Mee comes with a generous portion of noodles, freshly roasted char siew and homemade dumplings. The chilli is simply irresistible, and lovers of spicy food will really enjoy it.
They almost always have a queue, especially on weekends, so do head over earlier.
Sarawak Kolo Mee: #01-45 | Opening Hours: 5am – 3pm (Daily)
If you’re feeling peckish, I would recommend getting Rice Dumplings (S$3) from Joo Chiat Kim Choo Traditional Rice Dumplings. They may be small but can actually fill up your tummy.
There’s nothing better than having a warm rice dumpling for breakfast on a Saturday morning with your family. Do give it a try when you’re there.
Joo Chiat Kim Choo Traditional Rice Dumplings: #01-24 | Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Daily)
I love porridge, so having porridge for breakfast is a great motivation to get me out of bed. You definitely have to try Chai Chee Pork Porridge at Tampines Round Market & Food Centre. They are usually ready to serve you hearty bowls of Pork Porridge (S$3) as early as 6.30am, but they are mostly sold out by 1.30pm.
This comforting bowl of porridge comes with well-seasoned minced pork and crispy golden you tiao (dough fritters). It is so savoury that you really don’t need any additional soy sauce or pepper for seasoning. You should give this one a try and even add an egg (+S$0.50) for extra flavour.
Chai Chee Pork Porridge: 137 Tampines Street 11, #01-39, Singapore 522137 | Opening Hours: 5.30am – 2pm (Daily)
Kway Chap (S$4) from 137 Kway Chap is yet another savoury option for breakfast at Tampines Round Market & Food Centre.
A warm bowl of kway chap for breakfast or brunch is a mouth-watering meal to many. Despite the light broth, the dish is still full of savoury flavour. Accompanied with the side of braised pork selections, tofu and egg, the kway chap is slurping-ly good!
137 Kway Chap: #01-087 | Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Daily)
You wouldn’t be able to find pancakes with maple syrup in a coffee shop. But if you love sweet things, maybe Min Jiang Kueh (S$1.40) from 137 Market Pancake is something you can try for breakfast.
It’s warm, soft and contains generous portions of peanut and red bean paste that’s almost falling out of the pancake. Not only can you have it for breakfast, but you can also buy it back for tea break too!
137 Market Pancake: #01-19 | Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Daily)
This wouldn’t be a hawker breakfast list if carrot cake isn’t on it. Song Han‘s Carrot Cake (S$3) is definitely one of the best carrot cakes I have tried.
Song Han Carrot Cake churns out orders daily, and the queue is long even on a weekday morning. Their secret ingredient is shrimp, which gives this savoury dish a subtle hint of sweetness and adds a crunchy texture to it.
Song Han Carrot Cake: #01-07 | Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Daily)
Fried beehoon is another hawker breakfast staple which I tend to go for, simply because I get to choose the ingredients I want to go with the noodles.
When I’m at Tampines Round Market & Food Centre, I always go for Hup Lee’s Fried Beehoon, with a fried egg, luncheon meat and crispy beancurd skin, for S$3. This combination can never go wrong for me, and it comes in a pretty substantial portion.
Hup Lee Fried Beehoon: #01-16 | Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm (Daily)
One of the best breakfast meals you can get at Tampines Round Market & Food Centre is the Lor Mee (S$3) from 137 Lor Mee. Lor mee is a Chinese noodle dish consisting of flat yellow noodles in a bowl of thick gravy, usually topped with an egg and fried fish.
I usually add vinegar, chilli and garlic to my bowl of noodles for a little more heat. The noodles were chewy, and the warm and savoury bowl came with a generous amount of marinated fried fish.
137 Lor Mee: #01-09 | Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Daily)
If you’re a breakfast person, then heading down to Tampines Round Market & Food Centre for breakfast would be a great idea. It’s definitely worth leaving the bed for these yummy local favourites!
Our Rating: 3 / 5
Tampines Round Market & Food Centre
137 Tampines Street 11, Singapore 522137
137 Tampines Street 11, Singapore 522137