9 Hawker Stalls Selling Gourmet Goods

11 May 2015
<p>Singapore's all about hawker stalls</p>

Singapore's all about hawker stalls

You can’t say you’ve experienced life in Singapore unless you’ve been to a hawker stall or two. But if you thought hawker food only dished out local fare, think again. Here are 9 trendy hawker stalls – dishing out gourmet twists in coffee shop look-alikes! And all at hawker friendly prices.

 

Taqueria

Hearty Mexican grub at street prices. The simple menu of the small homemade soft tacos with a choice of chicken, beef, prawn and battered dory fish. Try the signature Carne Asada Grilled Steak Taco and slather with homemade guacamole and sour cream. Delicious!

#03-29 Golden Shoe Food Centre, 50 Market Street, Singapore 048940

 

A Noodle Story – for Singapore-style Ramen

Hailed as the first and only Singapore-style ramen in town, this hawker stall was also recently awarded the “Best Hawker 2015” award for their super springy noodles tossed in a special aromatic dressing accompanied with Hong Kong-style wontons, soy-flavoured hot spring egg, meltingly-tender chasu and a crispy potato-wrapped prawn. And at only half the price of normal ramen around town ($5.50).

#01-39 Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111

 

Beer is Food – Lavender for Craft Beer Lovers

Beer is a food right? This little hawker centre stall boasts over 50 types of beers and ciders, including an impressive selection of German lager on tap, specialty beers and unique craft beers not brewed by a mega-breweries. And being in the middle of a hawker stall with endless ‘bar food’ dining options.

#B1-55 Golden Mile Food Centre 505 Beach Rd, Singapore 199583

 

Hambaobao – for Unique Burgers

With a moniker that means ‘burger’ in Chinese, this hawker stall offers a simple burger menu with only 5 options – Classic Beef, Broiled Dory Fish, Spiced Pulled Pork, Crispy Pork Belly and Ayam Buah Keluak. 5 options with nothing over $5! Want a unique twist to a traditional Peranakan dish? Get the Ayam Buah Keluak Burger – think homemade spice paste with morsels of buah keluak embedded in the handmade minced chicken patty, topped with braised cabbage and black fungus. Want something a little more fiery? Try the Crispy Pork Belly Burger with a hot wasabi mustard sauce that packs a punch! Add $1 for handcut fries.

Block 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-49 Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177

 

Immanuel French Kitchen – For French food in a coffee shop

Fancy French food without all the drama and fuss? Yes, it’s possible at Salut CoffeeShop. Serving up Gallic favourites with a twist, this humble Bukit Merah hawker stall offers signature dishes such as homemade charcuterie, burgundy escargots, frog legs, foie gras coated with black miso and duck rillettes. Or for something heartier, dig into their signature Kakuni Style Pork Belly, served with duxelle mushroom, onsen egg and potato foam ($16.90) or the classic crispy Duck Leg Confit with braised savoy cabbage, mash and jus ($15.90).

Blk 119, Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 151119

 

Mamacitas

Authentic Costa Rican cuisine at a food court? Expect homey comfort food such as tacos, casado – a Costa Rican rice dish with onions and stir fried beef, with sides of fried plantains; and gallo pinto with scrambled eggs, sausages, a tortilla and sour cream.

Amoy Street Food Centre, 01-50 Telok Ayer Street / Stall 6, Lau Pa Sat, 18 Raffles Quay

 

Ministry of Ribs – for Ribs, Steak and Burgers

Need we go on? Treat yourself to slow cooked pork spare ribs that are smoked to a tender mouth-watering perfection. Signature dishes include Hickory Smoked Ribs ($13.90 for half, $20.90 for full portion), the special Ministry Burger with bacon and fried onion rings on the patty ($13.90).

Blk 416, #01-125 Pandan Garden, Singapore 600416 / Blk 28, #01-97, Dover Crescent, Singapore 130028

 

Seasalt – The Seafood Place

Dig into a scrumptious pot of Canadian clams or sweet mussels with  a selection of sauces including white wine, garlic cream, blue cheese, and even tom yum ($15). If mussels aren’t your thing, try a pot of fresh King Prawns in a garlic cream sauce ($16), Grilled Snapper with fries ($12) or Cajun-style grilled calamari ($7.50)

Blk 119, Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 151119

 

Stew Küche – For all things German

Just a block away from Alexandra Food Village, this stall serves real German food and imported craft beers. Favourites include the signature crispy German Pork Knuckles ($15 for half, or $25 for whole portions) served with peppery potato mash, but with a twist – a local achar replaces the traditional sauerkraut. Or go for the rich Oxtail Stew ($18.90) and the rare-to-find paprika beef goulash ($15.50).

Blk 119, Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 151119

 

Know your way around a hawker centre? Check out http://www.thefinder.com.sg/singapore-expat-life/living-singapore/hawker-centre-rules-expats

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