Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle @ Tai Hwa Eating House, Crawford Lane – Singapore’s Best Bak Chor Mee with a Michelin Star Now Has A Takeaway Counter

If Japan has her ramen and Vietnam has her pho, then Singapore has her bak chor mee. Whether served dry with chilli and vinegar, or in a bowl of piping hot soup, bak chor mee is one of the must-try dishes if you’re in Singapore. 

While bak chor mee stalls are a dime a dozen in Singapore’s rich hawker food scene, no stall has come quite close to being the most talked-about one as Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle on Crawford Lane. Not only is it the oldest bak chor mee stall in Singapore, but also it’s the cheapest one-Michelin meal. 

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Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice @ Tampines Street 81, Tampines – Michelin Bib Gourmand Food Now Available in Tampines

There has been a spate of Michelin Bib Gourmand hawker recipients expanding beyond their home bases and setting up shop across Singapore. Good for them – and good for us to be able to get a taste of their revered recipes closer to home! One of these growing hawker businesses is Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice, which recently opened its third outpost in Tampines Street 81

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Duo Chicken Rice ($5 – $6)

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Ramen King @ Tampines Street 81, Tampines – Santouka-Quality Ramen at Heartland Prices

Japanese cuisine aficionados who fondly remember Hokkaido Ramen Santouka as the go-to place for authentic ramen, rejoice, for you can now indulge in the same goods at a fraction of the price. Ramen King, a hawker-based venture by ex-Santouka cooks, has set up shop at Tampines Street 81, bringing its mouthwatering recipe to the heartlands. (Double yay for this Eastie!) 

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Old Amoy Chendol @ Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Chinatown – Refreshing Chendol Sold by Ex-Model Hawkerpreneur

Nothing beats the heat better than an ice-cold dessert, and in (perpetually) sunny Singapore, the colder and more refreshing, the better. 

As its name suggests, Old Amoy Chendol specializes in the Southeast Asian dessert that is one of many Singaporeans’ go-to local fare whenever they need to escape the heat. Helmed by a model-turned-hawkerpreneur, the stall has since expanded to a few more outposts in Alexandra Village Food Centre, Dunman Food Centre, and Punggol.

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Old Amoy Chendol ($2)

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Kin Hoi Thai Food @ Holland Close, Buona Vista – Authentic Thai Cuisine in the Heartlands (Media)

Residents of Holland Close, Buona Vista can now savour the taste of Thailand minutes from their doorstep. Kin Hoi, whose name literally translates to “eat cockles” in Thai, is a stall specializing in Thai shellfish and other authentic dishes from the Land of a Thousand Smiles. 

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Helmed by a couple of former media executives who took a brave plunge into the world of F&B, Kin Hoi is also staffed with Thai cooks and servers, so its fare it as close as you can get to the real deal in the heartlands. 

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