Beo Crescent is a seldom talk-about small food centre nestled in the heart of Bukit Ho Swee.
While the stalls may not be as famous as the nearby Tiong Bahru Food centr, the whole place gives a very comforting and homely vibes.
While the variety and selection won’t overwhelm you, the budget friendly dishes hold delicious local flavours. Here is where you can find many hawker dishes at $3 or even less!
Here are 10 stalls you may want to dabao from at Beo Crescent Food Centre:
Nan Yuan Fishball Noodles
#01-68 Beo Crescent Market & Food Centre, 38A Beo Crescent, 169982
Opening Hours: 6am – 1pm (Mon – Wed, Fri – Sun), Closed Thurs
Possibly the stall at Beo Crescent with the longest line. No matter what time of the day you visit this stall during their opening hours, you would likely find a queue to welcome you.
Nan Yuan Fishball Noodles which is established since 1961, serves up Fishball Noodles ($3) and Teochew Dumpling Noodles ($3).
The Fishball Noodles ($3) comes in a generous serving size with plenty of fishballs. The mee pok is cooked quite al dente, with a good mix from the vinegar and chillies.
Loi Kee Cooked Food Prawn Noodles
#01-74 Beo Crescent Market & Food Centre, 38A Beo Crescent, 169982
Opening Hours: 6am – 8pm (Mon – Thurs), 6am – 7:30pm (Fri – Sun)
There used to be a “Ha Ha Prawn Noodles” in this food centre, but Loi Kee is quite a worthy replacement.
They serve up Prawn Noodles ($3, $4.50, $6), Pork Ribs Noodles ($3, $4.50, $6), Pork Ribs Prawn Noodles ($4, $6, $8), and Pig Tail and Prawn Noodles ($4, $6, $8).
The standard Prawn Noodle ($3) is quite popular, since it is only $3.
The star of the dish was definitely the broth with tang of sweetness and depth in every mouthful.
Heng Heng Cooked Food Fried Carrot Cake
#01-72 Beo Crescent Market & Food Centre, 38A Beo Crescent, 169982
Opening Hours: 5am till closed (Mon – Sun)
Get a hearty and comforting plate of Heng Heng’s fresh carrot cake to start off your day the right way.
They open up quite early at 5am and their delicious carrot cake sells out fairly quick.
Other than the Black and White Carrot Cake ($2.50) in regular serving sizes, you can always order a “Yuan Yang” with half of each. I did find the black to be more flavorful than the white variety because of the sweet sauce.
While the Carrot Cake is ordered from a factory, the pieces still had a delightful soft texture and a good portion of eggs.
#01-86 Beo Crescent Market & Food Centre, 38A Beo Crescent, 169982
Opening Hours: 6am until close (Mon – Sun)
The Porridge Kiosk stall is very famous for their porridges in different varieties and flavors, such as Century Egg with Pork, Chicken with Cuttlefish, Fish and Pork Porridge.
Prices start at $3, and it is a very filling and comforting dish that you can enjoy for breakfast.
The Century Egg Chicken Porridge ($3) was simple yet quite flavorful. The consistency was just right, and the serving size was generous with ample amounts of chicken and century egg, served piping hot.
Soon Heng Lor Mee
#01-84 Beo Crescent Market & Food Centre, 38A Beo Crescent, 169982
Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
Soon Heng Lor Mee is a stall that enjoys relatively long queue, with a traditional bowl of Lor Mee in standard serving size costing $3.00.
Reviews have been quite divided though, with some loving the old-school taste, while others thought it lacked character. Perhaps it depends on who’s preparing it?
The thing I enjoyed the most about their Lor Mee was the consistency of the sauce, though I would say I wished there were more ingredients or some crunch so that it would be so plain-tasting.
Kim Kitchen Braised Duck
#01-82 Beo Crescent Market & Food Centre, 38A Beo Crescent, 169982
Opening Hours: 6am until close
There used to be two duck stalls side by side here, but only Kim Kitchen is left now.
Kim’s traditional kitchen serves up braised duck with rice, noodles or porridge, along with kway chap. A bowl starts from $3.
The braised duck was served up in tender slices over noodles with flavourful dark braised sauce, and it came piping hor and comforting.
The meat was cooked to a good consistency and had a layer of fat under its crispy skin to enhance the textures.
Though the hawkers were young, the quality of the food was noteworthy. I think this is one of the most under-rated stalls in this food centre.
Cantonese Claypot Rice
#01-66 Beo Crescent Market & Food Centre, 38A Beo Crescent, 169982
Tel: +65 8333 2813
Opening Hours: 11:45am – 8pm (Mon – Sun)
This food centre is quite a different world at night with many of the stalls closed, and thankfully thyou can still find this Cantonese Claypot Rice stall around.
The place is wafting with aroma and has a nice ‘shiok’ taste to their dishes. They serve different varieties of claypot rice with salted fish, chicken and meats.
Can you believe a portion of Claypot Chicken Rice starts from $3.80?
There are also Claypot Sliced Fish Rice ($5), Claypot Pork Ribs Rice ($3.80), Claypot Sausage Bacon Rice ($4.50), alongside steamed rice bowls and soups.
While the Claypot Rice is not famous and do not have to wait thatlong, I would say this is a decent version, with tender chicken thigh pieces along with mushrooms, fresh vegetables, and small bits of salted fish to be found in the mixt.
Hai Chew Fish Soup
#01-85 Beo Crescent Market & Food Centre, 38A Beo Crescent, 169982
Tel: +65 9113 7228
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Mon), 9am – 8pm (Tues – Sat), Closed Sun
Photos of celebrity with the chef line the stall front, where the owner was a restaurant chef previously. Hai Chew is known for their Batang Fish Soup and Bee Hoon.
The batang fish slices were generous in portion for its price of $4.50, and didn’t have that fishy taste.
Comparing the two, I preferred the deep-fried fish which was thick and tasty, matched with a soup base which was light.
Kia Xiang Du Du Nyonya Kueh
#01-88 Beo Crescent Market & Food Centre, 38A Beo Crescent, 169982
Phone: +65 9838 8194
Opening Hours: 5:30am – 2pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
Kia Xiang is famous for their little treats of Kueh Du Du that attracts customers to their stalls all day long. Every piece is made fresh with a lot of care and attention, and generous amounts of warm and tasty filling.
Four small pieces of Kueh Du Du cost $2 and are great for snacking in between meals. I got them in both peanut and coconut fillings, but my personal favorite was the peanut one.
The rice flour was firm and chewy to bite into, with a gooey and crunchy goodness from peanut bits inside.
Uncle Lim’s Beverages
#01-79 Beo Crescent Market & Food Centre, 38A Beo Crescent, 169982
Opening Hours: 7am – 8pm (Mon – Sun)
The drinks stall serves the usual soya milk, glass jelly and barley. And it is the smooth and silky ‘tau hway’ beancurd that could keep you coming back.
You can add toppings such as attap seeds, ginger, pearls, or gingko nuts, and I was surprised to get a bowl full of them.
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