10 hawker favourites at Eunos Crescent Market and Food Centre that are worth the visit

Take the train past Eunos and you’ll be able to spot Eunos Crescent Market and Food Centre, the gleaming bright blue one-storey hawker centre that serves residents in the area.

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Despite being a humble hawker centre located in the middle of Eunos, you’d be surprised at the wide variety of local favourites that it offers.

It has over 40 food stalls, ranging from everybody’s favourite char kway teow to the classic Hainanese chicken rice, and of course, we can’t forget hidden gems that dish out authentic nasi briyani.

To kickstart your foodie adventure to the East, here are 10 must-try hawker stalls at Eunos Crescent Market and Food Centre that make the long trip to the East absolutely worth the visit.

1. Fen Xiang Fried Kway Teow (#01-21)

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Helmed by a single uncle who’s been dishing out char kway teow for the past 30 years, Fen Xiang Fried Kway Teow needs no introduction. This hawker stall is easily the most well-known out of the entire Eunos Crescent Market and Food Centre and here’s why.

A single plate of Char Kway Teow will cost you S$3 and it’s filled with plenty of ingredients: messy noodles, lup cheong, tiny cockles, beansprouts, and vegetables. While its flavour profile leans towards the sweeter end, you also get a spicy and savoury kick towards the end of each mouthful. 

You might notice that the classic lard is missing, but that’s intentional— this stall uses vegetable oil to fry its char kway teow, resulting in a healthier rendition that isn’t overly oily. Do come early as this stall is renowned for selling out before 12pm!

Tue to Sun: 8am – 12pm
Closed on Mon

2. S.J Sickander Ammal Muslim Foods (#01-05)

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You’ll find S.J Sickander Ammal Muslim Foods at the forefront of Eunos Crescent Market and Food Centre. This stall is a family-run business that has been dishing out comforting Indian-Muslim cuisine for the past 20 years, and it’s my go-to hawker stall whenever I’m craving a plate of satisfying mee goreng.

Fun fact: all its dishes are based on family recipes that are at least three decades old!

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Start your day with a plate of Egg Prata (S$1.80) which comes with mutton curry on the side. Alternatively, you can go for the dependable Coin Prata (S$4) or Plain Prata (S$1.20), or even go for sweet pratas such as Chocolate Prata (S$2.50) and Strawberry Prata (S$2.50).

If you’re looking for lunch options, you can’t go wrong with S.J Sickander’s Maggi Goreng (S$4.50) or Nasi Goreng (S$4.50), the latter of which comes in three varieties: Ikan Bilis, Mutton and Chicken.

While they’re open daily, do note that they close once every two weeks (typically on a Thursday) for a short respite.

Daily: 6am – 11pm

3. San Chao (#01-11)

Photo of storefrontSan Chao literally translates to “three fry” because it only serves three types of fried dishes: Carrot Cake (S$3/S$4/S$5), Fried Kway Teow (S$3.50/S$4.50/S$5.50) and Oyster Omelette (S$6/S$8/S$10).

Located along the second row of hawkers at Eunos Crescent Market and Food Centre, this stall is pretty versatile and offers carrot cake in both white and black versions, but if you can’t decide on what to get, my suggestion would be to go for its Yuan Yang Carrot Cake (S$5), which combines both white and black carrot cake for the ultimate indulgence.

Thu to Tue: 8am – 8pm
Closed on Wed

4. Handmade Noodles (#01-12)

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Nothing beats a good ‘ol bowl of handmade noodles. This stall literally goes by that name— 手工面 in Mandarin, which means Handmade Noodles when translated to English— so you know that what you’re getting is the real deal.

If you’re craving a bowl of ban mian whenever you’re at Eunos Crescent Market and Food Centre, be sure to go for its signature Handmade Noodle (Chicken/Pork), which is affordably priced at S$3.50, or try its unique Beef Brisket Ban Mian (S$6) if you’re craving something savoury.

If you’re dining with a group of friends, Handmade Noodles also offers authentic Guo Tie (S$6 for 10 pieces), aka Chinese dumplings, which are great for sharing.

Sun to Fri: 9am – 8pm
Sat: 9am – 2pm

5. Nasi Lemak Kukus (#01-26)

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Kukus means “steamed”, so Nasi Lemak Kukus differs from typical nasi lemak stalls by offering steamed coconut rice instead of boiling rice in coconut milk and water. This stall at Eunos Crescent Market and Food Centre is run by Alkhatib Kitchen, a 100% Muslim-owned business that specialises in traditional Muslim fare. 

Be sure to have a taste of its authentic Nasi Lemak Chicken Set (S$3.50), which comes with a pile of fluffy coconut rice, fried chicken, otak, egg, crispy ikan bilis and housemade sambal belacan. Its curry puffs are also made in-house, so do try its Epok Epok Potato + Egg (S$0.80) before leaving!

Tue to Sun: 6.30am – 5pm
Closed on Mon

6. Mami Midah Briyani (#01-17)

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The minute I walked past Mami Midah Briyani, I caught the fragrant smell of freshly made briyani, which made me stop in my tracks.

Run by a Muslim family, this hawker stall dishes out a mean plate of nasi briyani. In fact, its recipe is said to have come from the iconic and original Geylang Briyani stall at the Geylang Serai Market and Food Centre.

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Mami Midah’s nasi briyani isn’t the cheapest around. A plate of Chicken Briyani will cost you (S$7), but it comes with a pile of fragrant long-grain rice, chicken, curry, and a side of achar that will leave you absolutely stuffed and satisfied.

Depending on its special menu, you can also try limited offerings such as Lamb Shank Briyani (S$16)! This stall updates its Facebook page with new dishes quite often, so be sure to check it out.

Tue to Sun: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Closed on Mon

7. Keng Huat Cold & Hot Dessert (#01-23)

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Nowadays, old-school dessert stalls are hard to find. Most dessert stalls use store-bought syrup and ingredients to churn out its desserts, but not Keng Huat Cold & Hot Dessert

This iconic stall is well-loved at Eunos Crescent Market and Food Centre because of its home-cooked desserts, such as its Cheng Tng (S$1.70), which differentiates itself from other stalls by adding sweet potato slices. It also has traditional desserts such as Tadpole Ice Longan (S$2.70), Ice Jelly Cocktail (S$1.70) and Bing Bing Mango Pudding (S$2.70)!

Daily: 7.30am – 6pm

8. San Xi Hainanese Chicken Rice (#01-41)

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While San Xi Hainanese Chicken Rice has a handful of outlets all over Singapore, including Bendeemer Market & Food Centre and a nondescript coffee shop along North Bridge Road, you might be surprised to learn that this is the only chicken rice stall in the entire Eunos Crescent Market and Food Centre.

Despite that, it’s certainly not a loss to Eunos residents as its Chicken Rice (S$3.30 for Small, S$4.30 for Medium) is known for its tender and juicy chicken meat. Plus, its rice is fragrant without being too oily and pairs well with its garlic chilli.

Sat to Thu: 9.15am – 7pm
Closed on Fri

9. Hai Xian Zhi Jia (#01-38)

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Hai Xian Zhi Jia has earned plenty of reviews online for its Sliced Fish Soup (S$5), which is said to be packed with umami flavours from fish bones, bitter gourd and fried garlic. An added bonus is the freshness of its fish slices, which retains a good bite.

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Apart from the usual Double Fish Soup (S$5) and Fried Fish Soup (S$5), Hai Xian Zhi Jia sells a wide variety of different seafood soups, such as Red Grouper Fish Head Soup (S$7), Fish Head Bee Hoon (S$5), La La Bee Hoon Soup (S$5) and Scallop Soup (S$5).

You can also try its sambal seafood zi char-style dishes, such as Sambal La La (S$8) or Sambal Prawn (S$8) if you’re looking to order for your family or loved ones.

Daily: 9am – 9.30pm

10. Whampoa Soya Bean (#01-35)

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End off your East-side adventure at Eunos Crescent Market and Food Centre by quenching your thirst at Whampoa Soya Bean. This stall makes its grass jelly and soya bean drinks from scratch, with a total of nine stalls all over Singapore, including Marine Parade Hawker Centre, Boon Lay Place Market & Food Village and Old Airport Road Food Centre.

Grab a cup of Soya Bean (S$1.30 for Small, S$1.50 for Large) or Grass Jelly (S$1.30 for Small, S$1.50 for Large) as you make your way home, or sit down for a bowl of Cold/Hot Beancurd (S$1.50). I personally prefer the classic Beancurd Grass Jelly (S$1.80), which combines both beancurd and grass jelly for an indulgent yet refreshing treat.

Daily: 7am – 9pm

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Eunos Crescent Market and Food Centre

4A Eunos Crescent, Singapore 402004

Eunos Crescent Market and Food Centre

4A Eunos Crescent, Singapore 402004