The Holland Village Market & Food Centre is located at 1 Lorong Mambong right in the heart of Holland Village. Most of the food stalls here are decent, and there are some that are our favourites – the economy bee hoon, the porridge stall which also sells roast meat, dry ban mian, kim chi beef ramen, nasi lemak.
My absolute favourite ice coffee in Singapore is right here from Shan Quan Cafe stall – ice coffee for only $1.20, and the coffee has a kick to it!!!
And also, just walk over to the wet market section, the first stall on the left from the connecting staircase is Guan Seng Coffee. This is where I buy my coffee grounds from – cheap local coffee grounds for $1 per 100 grams which makes great cold brew coffee (and hot too, but I like cold much better!). He also sells ‘western’ coffee beans or grounds like arabica and colombia coffee etc.
Al-Azhar Eating House is located 11 Cheong Chin Nam Road – the row of shops at Upper Bukit directly opposite Bukit Timah Shopping Centre. Al-Azhar is a halal restaurant which serves a great variety of muslim, indian and thai food. They also have great local drinks like ice-limau and milo dinosaur. They are open 24 hours and it’s a great place for a late night supper.
This is my favourite teochew porridge place in Singapore – Kim San Leng Teochew Porridge is one of the most affordable and good teochew porridge stalls in Singapore. They are located at Blk 116 Henderson Road / Bukit Merah View. They are opened from 10.30am to 5.30am daily, except closed every Tuesday. Cheap and good food, in an old school coffee shop setting!
Alexandra Village Sum Kee Fish Noodles is located at Blk 125 Bukit Merah Lane 1. It’s open everyday (Mon-Sun) for lunch from 11am-2.30pm, and for dinner from 5-10pm. Tel: 62728484.
Apart from the popular fish bee hoon soup and sum-lo hor fun (fish hor fun with bean sprouts), I really like their sambal kang kong as well. Simple but super delicious meal.
I’ve been going to Farrer Road Market since I was a kid. Mum would plonk my brother and I at the food centre while she went wet market shopping. She would come back intermittently to drop off her buys, and go and get some other stuff. Meanwhile, my brother and I would be happily eating a variety of local breakfast there!
I still love coming to the food centre here because it’s very spacious and airy. And it’s never overly crowded. My favourite dishes and stalls include: roast meat, char siew wanton mee, nasi padang, nasi briyani, ban mian, chai poh kway teow, economy rice, and old school soya bean curd.
Bukit Timah Food Centre is located just after the Clementi Road junction going towards Upper Bukit Timah Road. Older Singaporeans would know this place at ‘7th mile hawker centre’. The good stuff here includes carrot cake, duck rice/noodles, penang food, wanton mee, porridge etc.