Chinatown Food Centre
Chinatown Food Centre also known as Chinatown Complex offers one of the most authentic experience on the entire island. Boasting nearly 700 stalls, the centre is known for it's wide range of local dishes some of which are hard to find anywhere else.
Due to a strong Chinese influence you will find favourite dishes such as minced meat noodle and Yong Tau Fu, a delicious soup where you grab a bowl and choose food items such as fish balls, crab sticks, ladies fingers and all kinds of stuffed fritters from a buffet-style stall. The food is then cut into bit-sized pieces and hot soup, with either rice or egg noodles, is added. At some stalls you can choose to replace the clear coup with a delicious spicy curry soup also known as laksa gravy.
There are also many shops around the area so make sure you have some time on hand to explore the area well.
Below is a list of the most popular stalls at this hawker center with their unit number. You might encounter waiting times for up to 30 minutes during lunch and dinner times, as Singaporeans don't mind queuing for their favourite food. Check out the locally developed smart phone app TickTok giving you information about accurate waiting times at these food stalls.
Teochew St Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle, Stall Nr. #02-23
Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, Stall Nr. #02-127
Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Fu, Stall Nr. #02-88
Soon Huat Mixed Vegetable Rice, Stall Nr. #02-04
Hon Ni Kitchen Lee family, Stall Nr. #02-11
Ming Fa Fishball, Stall Nr. #02-49
Ye Ji Cooked Food, Stall Nr. #02-20
Ah Ling Cooked Food, Stall Nr. #02-173
Hao Hua Cooked Food, Stall Nr. #02-120
Li Ji Cooked Food, Stall Nr. #02-139
335 Smith Street, Chinatown, 050335View Larger Map
Best For Whom
- Families With Children
- Mature Travellers
Best For What
- Lively Atmosphere
- Quick Bites
- The Local Experience