Culturally's Top 12 Hawker Food Recommendations You Have To Try!

Think of Singapore and you think of hawker culture. From chwee kueh to lobster porridge, chicken rice to beef noodles, what better way to experience this food paradise than through some of its best hawker foods? 

We’ve asked a few of our Culturally Ambassadors (and the interns) for some of their favourite stalls. Here are the Top 12 stalls you just have to try!

183 Chee Cheong Fun

Source: Food Advisor

“The chee cheong fun is silky smooth and the sauce is flavourful yet not overpowering. Even having the chee cheong fun plain with just soy sauce and oil is good.” - Nathalie, Lemuel Chocolate

Location: 51 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre #02-183, Singapore 588215

Gong Xi Fa Cai Eating House

Source: MissTamChiak

“The lobster porridge here is very rich and full of flavour, but the hidden gem from this stall is actually the stir-fried pork jowl. It literally melts in your mouth!” - Nathalie, Lemuel Chocolate

Location: Blk 254 Jurong East Street 24, Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre #01-11, Singapore 600254

Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh 李老三传统水粿 (awarded the MICHELIN Plate!)

Source: DanielFoodDiary

“I grew up eating this chwee kueh so this became my golden standard for chwee kueh. It is unique because the topping is salty instead of the typical sweet kind of topping, and I have yet to find anything that can beat this.” - Nathalie, Lemuel Chocolate

Location: Blk 20 Ghim Moh Road, Ghim Moh Road Market and Food Centre #01-31, Singapore 270020

Ah Di Braised Duck Rice Kway Chap

Source: MissTamChiak

Drenched in a well-balanced braising sauce and paired with freshly sliced innards, this stall is favoured by many foodies.

“A hidden gem!” - Raymond, Crafune

Location: Blk 883 Woodlands Street 82, North Plaza #02-472, Singapore 730883

Shi Mei Roasted . Chicken Rice

Source: Thiam Peng Tan / Burpple

“Roasted to perfection. The roasted pork is crispy, the char siew melts in your mouth and the succulent roast duck is simply authentic. Really cheap as well.” - Raymond, Crafune

Location: 211 Marsiling Crescent, Lucky Star Eating House, Singapore 730211

Lim Hokkien Fried Mee

Source: MissTamChiak

Founded in 1973, Lim’s Hokkien Fried Mee serves a mean plate of hokkien mee, with a crunchy twist!

“It’s the only stall that serves hokkien mee with fried ikan bilis!” - Raymond, Crafune

Location: 427 Changi Road, Hock Choo Eating House, Singapore 419870

Johor Road Boon Kee Pork Porridge

Source: DanielFoodDiary

“I really like the Hainanese porridge for the quite robust flavors. Minced pork meatballs with the right proportion of fat to meat so that they are tastily juicy. The slices of pork liver are cooked to the right doneness and are tender.” - Jasmine, Household Treasures with Jasmine Adams

Location: 638 Veerasamy Road, Singapore 200638

Hakka Yong Tau Foo

Source: Eatbook

“Each piece is lovingly handcrafted from fish and meat and stuffed into different ‘casings’ such as dried flower mushrooms, beancurd skin, bittergourd, tofu and taukwa. The soup is clean and clear, yet savoury with the taste of soya beans and fishball water. Paired with al dente hakka noodles, a thinner form of mee pok, it is a breakfast worth waiting for. The Chia family is very warm in their gruff ways and we always share a joke or two as they always recognise and greet their regulars.” - Jasmine, Household Treasures with Jasmine Adams

Location: 217 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207776

Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

Source: BiteandBytes

“It has a long queue but it's worth it, I like chicken rice boneless and the meat is really tender.” - YY, Typesettingsg

Location: 505 Beach Rd, Golden Mile Food Centre #B1-35, Singapore 199583

Keng Heng (Whampoa) Teochew Lor Mee

Source: MissTamChiak

“The lor mee's thick gravy with fried wontons taste really good. When ordering takeaway, it's packed separately so the wontons are kept crispy.” - YY, Typesettingsg

Location: 505 Beach Rd, Golden Mile Food Centre #01-63, Singapore 199583

Cheng Kee Beef Kway Teow

Source: SethLui

“I love how the soup is peppery and rich. The cincalok (shallots with fermented small shrimps) adds a nice sweetness to the soup as well. The beef slices are chewy but tender, and each spoonful of noodles tastes best with a bite of beef, a little bit of soup and a slice of cincalok.” - Wanlin, Culturally’s Intern

Location: 203 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530203

L32 Handmade Noodles

Source: Eatbook

“This is definitely a hidden gem along the streets of Geylang. The use of the razor clams adds an interesting punch to the soup. Oh, and how can we forget the runny eggs.” - Marco, Culturally’s Intern

Location: 558 Geylang Road, Lorong 32, Singapore 389509

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