Old Airport Road Hawker Centre

Ask me what I love most about living in Singapore and the answer would be pretty obvious.

I simply adore the variety and affordability of food here. Food is available at every corner, nook and cranny. I kid you not. And trust me, food prices start from $1 (sometimes, lesser) and $3 is enough to ensure you fill your stomach. Of course these food are not going to be available at your posh air-conditioned restaurants, but rather at the many hawker centres and coffee shops that’s peppered all over the island.

Singaporeans all know that to get a satisfying and simply delicious meal you don’t have to travel far and wide. All you have to do is to walk to the near by coffee shop (or food centres/foodcourts) and hot cooked food is easily available.

Now, food lovers around the island can tell you which are the better hawker centres. And I’m going to talk about one of them right now.

In fact, the title of my post already gives it away. Yep, it’s called Old Airport Road Hawker Centre. For my overseas readers, that’s simply the name of the road it’s situated at. Recently, when I was on the bus, going past the area, I discovered that the building where the hawker centre used to be was dark and quiet. It turns out that they’re going to renovate the old building. But the hawker centre is just behind it, in makeshift stalls.

A few days ago, I decided to have dinner there with my mum and sister. We were actually looking for some eatery at Upper East Coast Road but due to my miscalculation, we missed the stop and so we settled for Old Airport Road.

Here’s a peek at what we ate:

Chinese kueh
chinese kueh – these ones were made fresh and I love the tenderness of the sticky dough!

Fried Hokkien noodles
fried hokkien mee – these wasn’t fantastic. too watery. i really prefer the Thye Hong one at Food Republic

Fishmeat Bee Hoon
fish meat bee hoon – this soup is milky and quite light. is it evaporated milk or milk powder? anyhow, this is one of my fav. noodle dish.

Braised Pork Set
braised pork set – it was served with tasty brown gravy, potatoes and carrots. rather satisfying.

Juice stall at hawker centre
the stall where we got ourselves lime juice with soursoup.

Speaking of soursops, my mum bought one home from the market yesterday. Will post about it soon. She hardly buys soursops! I used to be very wary of this fruit because of it’s appearance. But I really love it now. It’s soft tender flesh is really lovely.

There you have it: a brief look at Singapore’s delicious hawker centre food. In total, I don’t think we spent more than SGD $25. We actually ate fresh chee cheong fan with char siew too but I forgot to take a picture. That one was super yummy I tell you! They make it on the spot and the sauce goes well with it. And talk about the chilli… Hmmmmm….

Okay, enough of food for now. My exams start tomorrow! I’m going to go back to my books this instant. Tata all!

Posted on 21st Apr 2006 in Uncategorized


There Are 7 Comments


Cavalock commented on April 21, 2006 at 6:46 am

geez, only been there once since a little out of the way but keep telling myself must go again. Is the rojak still there?

Good luck in yr exams!


the baker commented on April 21, 2006 at 3:00 pm

yep i think it’s still there… haha it’s not that far from me! ah i guess you live in the north or west eh?


Anonymous commented on April 21, 2006 at 3:42 pm

mariya: it’s evaporated milk. 🙂 lime with soursop is very unique! never saw it before. and good luck for yr exams. 🙂


Gustad commented on April 21, 2006 at 7:22 pm

i wish we had stalls like that in NYC!


Anonymous commented on April 22, 2006 at 10:18 am

Hey Cheryl,

By the way, I am Persephone, don’t know if you remember. Anyway, I used to live at Old Airport Rd Jalan Dua, just in front of the hawker centre. Till I was TWELVE! Loved it! I knew all the stalls by heart; there used to be really good ones but they’ve since left. Everytime I’m back in town, I have the tonic chicken (whole chicken cooked in some herby good stuff I honestly don’t know what, and it’s wrapped in foil and placed in a basket) and konlo kway teow. The stalls that sell these are at the first row of stalls facing the main road. Konlo mee is sold by these pair of brothers – they’ve been there since I was a kid (I’m turning 24 now).. they make their own fishball thingos stuffed with pork. It is the bestest 🙂

As you can probably tell, I’m not Chinese, but I grew up eating Chinese food. Just don’t exactly know what I’m eating half the time lah. Ooh, there’s also the last row – Western Food shop that sells lamb chop with a thick garlicky gravy/ sauce (since you love garlic as much as I probably do). It’s really popular, it’s existed for eons. And there’s also the BBQed chicken wings with lime; their sambal is amazing. When I remember more I’ll let you know. But till then, this should keep you busy!!


Love your posts, so does my friend who recently stole your nutella muffin recipe after I showed her your site. She made a huge batch for a friend’s bday, but added peanut butter into the frosting.

Aite, I’m off. To get me some old boring Aussie plate of stuff they pass of as food.


Anonymous commented on April 23, 2006 at 8:11 am

Hello, they have gd lor mee, kway chap and wanton mee.


duane commented on July 27, 2014 at 6:10 am


ñïàñèáî çà èíôó!…

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