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Every item was good, with the only exception being the noodles having a slight kee or alkaline flavour, although this was made up for by the outstanding sauce made of dried shrimps and kelp.
Maxwell Food Centre is one of those rare hawker centers in Singapore that is highly popular with tourists and at the same time, is held in high esteem by locals for its authentic and traditional hawker dishes. The main reason for this is that Maxwell Food Centre is the current home of a myriad of...…
A trip to Maxwell to da bao brought us to some of our favorites and some new experiences too. China Street Fritters and their Ngoh Hiang, Liver Rolls, Egg Slice and Sausage with Bee Hoon.
Nice. The rendang was nutty and lemak
Maxwell Food Centre’s Tian Tian Chicken Rice is a Bib Gourmand award recipient serving good Hainanese chicken rice, starting at $5 a plate.
The chicken rice was fragrant and not too oily, plus grainy. Chicken was meh and slightly tough. This tasted nothing like the revelationary chicken rice that I remember from the first time I tried it. Perhaps its again this thing where I have tried too many good things since, or the first time is always the best.
I still think Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice offers one of the best versions around, and if a tourist friend comes to Singapore, I may still recommend – for its brand, for its name.
Definitely eating this again.
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Spice and some chilli fragrance, but the ayam panggang was a bit small and tough, and unmemorable, similar to those from the food courts.
Fu Shun Jin Ji Shao La Mian Jia serves decent roast meat that are not fantastic but certainly above average.
福顺(锦记)烧腊面家 Fu Shun's roast duck, char siew and pork belly at Maxwell Food Centre is worth checking out when you are in the Chinatown area.
The roasted pork belly was unfortunately a bore. Some of the crackling weren't crispy and the meat wasn't anything to write home about. But their char siew was very nicely done.
Danlao 蛋佬 is a new stall that opened at Maxwell Food centre early this year. They specialize in scrambled egg rice with various toppings such as Tomato ($4.50), Luncheon Meat ($5), Chicken Cutlet ($6), Char Siew ($6), and Prawn ($7).
Great to see new generation of young hawkers in an established food centre like Maxwell, where Danlao is worth a try if you love your scrambled eggs. The concept is simple, and I think that they have got their eggs right at least. For now, Maxwell is not just about chicken rice.
Danlao is a new hawker stall at Maxwell Food Centre, specialising in Hong Kong-style scrambled egg fried rice.
The noodles, known for their springy and chewy nature, absorb the flavorful broth, making each mouthful a burst of delightful taste.
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All in all, Ah Gong Minced Pork Noodle offers a masterfully-executed Bak Chor Mee with handmade ingredients in a unique clay pot twist at a highly affordable price point, which I will definitely be back for!
They have quite a number of fish slices in the soup. As with other fish soups, Batang fish was used here.
The fried fish strips were well battered and fried to perfection. They were fresh and tasty, and I really liked how the fish had absorbed the wonderful flavours of the soup.
I never knew the differences between the different styles of fish soup so I thoroughly enjoyed the “lecture”.
Hock Lai Seng Teochew Fishball Bak Chor Mee has been making waves with their classic fishball noodles that will leave you wanting more.
The Place There have been quite a couple of new stalls at Maxwell Food Centre post covid pandemic. After trying Danlao, I stumbled upon Hock Lai Seng (福来成) Teochew Fishball Bak Chor Mee as I was craving for ‘Bak Chor Mee’ (‘Minced Pork Noodles) and being Singaporean enough, I joined the relatively long queue on a Sunday morning.
The appam was freshly made and was nicely fragrant, with a slight sour tanginess from the fermented rice, spongy centre and slightly burnt paper thin crispy edges. This was a nice good light snack.
Mr Appam is undoubtedly a fantastic and welcome addition to Maxwell Food Centre. Every appam is made to order and there are so many flavours to explore!
The clean tasting soup was really quite flavourful with sweet savoury flavours imparted by the noodles, chicken bone, dried prawn and chai sim.
This stall at Maxwell Food Centre sells five types of noodles at $1 per portion! The portions are not big, but you can add another $0.50 to make it a filling...
China Street Rickshaw Noodles offers noodle dishes for a dollar! From mee sua to sides such as fried prawns, you’ll be getting bang for your buck here.
Maxwell Food Centre is home to many good foods such as Ramen Taisho for authentic ramen and Michelin Bib Gourmand Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice.
After such a satisfying bowl of porridge, I felt energised and ready to tackle the rest of the day ahead of me.
This stall has been around for over 90 years in Singapore and this family business is currently managed by the third generation. Their items are quite standard and have lesser varieties. Most items are still handmade like Ngoh Hiang, Pork Liver Roll, Egg Cake, and Guan Chang. Other add-on items are the Prawn Fritters, Tau Kwa, Fishabll, and Century Egg.
This stall though had an unexpectedly better sweet sticky sauce. Not the starchy gunk of starch most wu xiang stalls provide.
I can definitely see why Nian Nian You Yu is so popular among the folks who patronise Maxwell Food Centre. If you’re ever craving a comforting steamed fish dish without the hassle of having to divide and conquer an entire fish, this is 100% the place to visit!
I wish that this type of stall were more commonplace. These guys (1 Kadayanallur Street #01-78) serve single portions of steamed fish at a bargain price of just S$6 (US$4.30) inclusive of rice and soup.
After having the bowl of pig’s organ soup here, I found myself wanting to go back for another bowl so if you are one of those who are afraid to try pig’s organ soup because the thought of eating pig innards scares you, I encourage you to head down to The Pig Organ Soup at Maxwell Food Centre and try a bowl. Perhaps it could be a dish you can find comfort in when you’re missing home!
Eat it while you can as there is likely no one to take over the stall when they retired, just like many of those older hawkers.
china street fritter proprietor, guo hua, is my OPS friend’s secondary schoolmate, so he frequent this stall often.
She firmly believes in serving good quality and healthier food for her patrons. Popo & Nana’s Delights promises a taste of home!
While I wouldn’t make a trip down to Maxwell Food Centre just to visit Popo and Nana’s Delights, I’ll definitely try their other dishes if I happen to be there!