Check out these four best hawker stalls in Singapore according to the recommendations of Food King, Ryan Tan (Xi Guay Ong himself) in no particular order, and where you can find them! (Scroll all the way down to watch video!)


A Michelin Guide Singapore 2016 Bib Gourmand award recipient, offering the famed the sizzling-hot Claypot Laksa. Starting at $4, Zhen Shan Mei’s laksa consists of thick white bee hoon (rice vermicelli noodle), small prawns, tau pok (bean curd puffs), shredded chicken, and slices of fish cake in a rich and creamy, curry-like laksa gravy, topped with a dash of laksa leaves and optional sambal chilli, if you wish to turn up the heat. There’s also optional blood cockles that you are recommended to include, as they always go well with spiced coconut laksa gravy due to it’s contrasting, yet complementing texture and flavour. 3 out of 3 Xi Guay Ong stars.
Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa is located at 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-75 Alexandra Village Hawker Centre, Singapore 159120, p. +65 9088 9203. Open 9am – 4:30pm (Mon to Fri); 9am – 3:30pm (Sat); closed on Sun. See their Facebook page here.


A relatively popular roast meat joint specializing in the triple roast meats – char siew 叉燒 (barbecued pork), roasted pork belly 燒肉, and roasted duck 燒鴨. The distinction at Lau Phua Chay is the sweet, smoky dark sauce they used to coat/drench their well-caramelized tender meat that’s served with rice. Go for the roast pork and have a good at the roasted duck neck. 1 out of 3 Xi Guay Ong star.
Lau Phua Chay Authentic Roasted Delicacies is located at 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-20 Alexandra Village Hawker Centre, Singapore 159120. Open 11am – 7pm (Mon to Fri); 11am – 9pm (Sat); closed on Sun.


South Buona Vista Famous Teochew Boneless Duck Rice, Jalan Besar
Opened by the relatives of the original Lim Seng Lee Duck Rice Eating House at South Buona Vista, this coffee shop stall with a nondescript name has a huge following for their braised duck. Known for its thinner-than-usual slices of succulent braised duck that’s thoroughly coated in a smooth, thick and fragrant savoury braised sauce with a subtle but distinctive sweet herbal flavour: think star anise, cinnamon and cloves to name a few. Choose between regular white rice or the rich yam rice, with optional add-ons such as braised egg, braised tau pok (bean curd skin) and duck gizzard. There’s also popular side dishes such as sambal kangkong, ngoh hiang and fried beancurd. 3 out of 3 Xi Guay Ong stars.

South Buona Vista Famous Teochew Boneless Duck Rice is located at 16 Sam Leong Road, Kim San Leng Eating House, Singapore 207907. Open 9:30am – 5pm (Mon to Sun); closed on Thu.


Well-known noodle stall by a husband and wife team, specializing in a drier (but equally as flavourful) version of the local classic Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles, using a sixty year old family recipe. Starting at $4, Hainan simmers the mix of thick egg noodles and medium-thickness bee hoon (rice vermicelli noodles) in a rich prawn stock, allowing the stock to evaporate as the noodles absorb the flavours before quickly frying them under an intense heat with prawns, slices of squid and slices of pork belly with pork lard and fried shallots, giving it plenty of wok hei (smoky flavour). Look out for the uncle wearing goggles while he fries your noodles, and come around 2 to 4 pm to avoid the long lines. 3 out of 3 Xi Guay Ong stars.
Hainan Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee is located at 505 Beach Road, #B1-34 Golden Mile Food Centre, Singapore 199583, p. +65 6294 6798. Open 11am – 7 (Mon to Fri); closed on Wed. See their Facebook page here.



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