In Singapore, there is always the debate whether the East or the West has better food.

Well, for friends at Jurong, Ghim Moh, and Holland, here are 10 Michelin Bib Gourmand hawker stalls you can head to should you be craving for some affordable, tasty local fare.

Fei Fei Roasted • Noodle 肥肥烧腊 · 云吞面
Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre #01-28, Blk 254 Jurong East Street 24, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 9am – 12:30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun

Delicious, Affordable Roast Meats At Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre
This Wanton Noodle stall at Jurong East is just opened for a few hours a day, and they are always sold out before closing times.

Also, do not confuse this stall with the other “Fei Fei” at Joo Chiat, or “Xin Fei Fei” at Zion Road Food Centre.

So, you can just imagine the long queues every morning (except Sundays when they are closed). Note that they always sell out before stipulated closing hours.

The stall serves up Wanton Noodles ($4), Dumpling Noodles ($4), Roast Pork Noodles ($4), Roast Duck Noodles ($3), Pork Rib Noodles ($4), Char Siew Rice ($4), to combination of Char Siew and Duck Rice ($6).

The stall manages to get two components of the Wanton Noodles ($4) very right – the char siew and noodles.

At least to me, the thick slices of tender roast pork is the winning element here. Fei Fei Roasted Noodle 肥肥烧腊云吞面 (Yuhua Village Market & Food Centre)

Heng Heng Cooked Food
Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre #01-12, 254 Jurong East St 24, Singapore 600254
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 7:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Laksa & Prawn Noodles Stall At Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre
The stall has apparently been more than 30 years. While it is more known for Laksa ($3, $3.50, $4), several customers were seen ordering their prawn noodles. (I was about 5th in line, but waited 25 minutes or so as there were several dabao orders.)

Heng Heng’s Laksa comes served with fish cake slices, large triangular pieces of taupok (dried beancurd puff) and cockles.

For $3, you get quite a bit of ingredients, and from appearance alone you can tell the gravy was to the thicker side due to the coconut milk. Heng Heng Cooked Food (Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre

Soh Kee Cooked Food 蘇記熟食
Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre #01-44, 505 Jurong West Street 52, Singapore 640505
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 7:30pm (Wed -Fri), 8am – 7pm (Sat), 8am – 1pm (Sun), Closed Mon, Tues

Comforting Chicken Porridge From $2 At Jurong West
Soh Kee Cooked Food 蘇記熟食 at Jurong West 505 Market & Food Centre (Hong Kah Point) does not serve up the typical hawker food, but Chicken & Porridge Sets.

The one thing that left an impression was the pricing – the basic Chicken Porridge starts from $2, and even a set with steamed chicken is at $3.50. Very affordable.

Other porridge choices on the menu include Fish Porridge ($3), Cuttlefish Porridge ($3), Mixed Porridge ($3) with an extra costing $0.50 extra.

The set for a pax is priced at $3.50, and top-ups are available to change to Chicken Thigh ($4.50 or Drumstick ($5). Soh Kee Cooked Food 蘓记熟食 (Jurong West 505 Food Centre)

Lai Heng Handmade Teochew Kueh 莱兴手工潮州粿
Yuhua Place Market & Hawker Centre #01-218, 347 Jurong East Ave 1, Singapore 600347
Tel: +65 9455 6341
Opening Hours: 6:30am – 2:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

First Teochew Kueh Stall Awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand

Opened from 6:30am in the mornings (except Mondays when they are closed), you can see the hawkers hand-making the Teochew Kuehs within the small stall in neat clockwork.

There are four types of Kuehs being sold, from Soon Kueh (turnip and bamboo shoots), Ku Chai Kueh (chives), Chye Kueh (cabbage) and Peng Kueh (glutinous rice).

Each cost $0.90 to $1.20, and come in steamed or pan-fried versions. You can add the chilli which was not too spicy, and sweet dark sauce.

I don’t often find the cabbage-filled Chye Kueh at other stalls, and thought that it had an interesting bitter-sweet fillings.

The skin was my favourite part – soft, chewy (yet not sticky) and translucent-like sheen. Lai Heng Handmade Teochew Kueh (Yuhua Hawker Centre)

Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh
Kai Xiang Food Centre #01-1215, Jurong East Ave 1, Block 349, Singapore 600349
Opening Hours: 8am – 7:15pm (Tues – Sat), 8am – 3:30pm (Sun), Closed Mon

Peppery Bak Kut Teh At Jurong East
Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh is one of the new entrants to Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore 2021, making it the other Bak Kut Teh shop on the list other than Song Fa Bak Kut Teh.

Accordingly, the stall has being around for more than 30 years, found within a kopitiam called “Kai Xiang Food Centre”.

The current owner is the brother-in-law of the person who runs the famous Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh, and he is using the same recipe with blessings.

On the menu are Premium Loin Ribs Soup ($8.50), Pork Ribs Soup ($5.50, $7.50), Pig’s Organ Soup ($5.50, $7.50), Pig’s Kidney Soup ($5.50, $7.50), Pig’s Intestine Soup ($5.50, $7.50), and Pig’s Liver Soup ($4.50, $6.50).

This can be accompanied by sides of Braised Pork Leg ($5.50, $7.50), Braised Pork Belly ($5.50, $7.50), Preserved Vegetables ($1, $2, $3), Peanuts ($1, $2, $3), Beancurd Skin ($2, $3) and Dough Fritters ($1). Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh (Jurong East)

Zai Shun Curry Fish Head
253 Jurong East Street 24 #01-205, Singapore 600253
Opening Hours: 7am – 2:30pm (Mon – Sun

Popular Steamed Fish, Teochew Porridge At Jurong East
Zai Shun Curry Fish Head is located within a coffeeshop at 253 Jurong East Street 24, right next to another food haunt of Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre.

It does not just sell Curry Fish Head, and is ironically better known for its Steamed Fish, Zi Char fare, and Teochew Porridge.

The Cantonese style Steamed Fish include the catch of the day, Soo Mei Fish, Red Snapper Fish Head with Tau Cheo, and even the prized Empurau – known to be the “Forget Me Not” fish.

The Assam Curry Fish Head had a spicy, tangy gravy that went well with rice, so much so that I almost drenched my bowl in it. Zai Shun Curry Fish Head (Jurong East)

Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck
Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre #01-04, Block 20 Ghim Moh Road, Singapore 270020
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon – Wed, Fri – Sun), Closed Thurs

Tasty Duck Rice At Ghim Moh Food Centre
As a hawker food stall that’s been operating for more than 10 years, Chuan Kee generally gathers a loyal and steady stream of patrons, especially during the weekends.

It is owned and operated by Huang Ming Yu, who began the stall when he was just 23. At 15, he left school and worked for his cousin at He Ji Braised Duck at Clementi.

That’s where he learned how to cook braised duck. He then created his own recipes for Chuan Kee, which up to now remain a well-kept secret within the family.

Today, Chuan Kee has a 2nd stall at Chong Pang Market and Food Centre, which is run by his wife. He personally braises the duck at both stalls.

Chuan Kee’s simple menu is anchored on 3 items: Duck Rice, Duck Noodles, and Duck Porridge.

Its signature dish Chuan Kee Duck Rice features braised duck coated in a dark and luscious sauce, topped over fluffy rice cooked in a Hokkien style of lor (sauce) thickened with a little starch. Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck (Ghim Moh)

Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow
20, 01-19 Ghim Moh Rd, Singapore 270020
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 2pm (Tues, Wed, Sat), Closed Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun

Ghim Moh Char Kway Teow With Long Wait
This stall was once awarded in the Channel U television programme, which propelled its fame further.

It has the longest queue and it is surely one of the gems of Ghim Moh.

The wait can be a bit long and tedious as uncle prepares the dishes at his own pace, but their Fried Kway Teow ($4/ $5) is worth the wait for its fans.

There are all the basis ingredients of eggs, cockles, kway teow, fried pork lard and lap cheong, along with reasonably good wok-hei.

A few things to note: The stall is only opened 3 days a week (Tues, Wed, Sat) for short window period of 7:30am to 2pm. Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow (Ghim Moh Food Centre)

Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice (Holland Drive)
Block 40, Stall 7, #01-39, Holland Drive, Singapore 270040
Tel: +65 8428 7865
Opening Hours: 11am – 4pm or while stocks last (Tue – Sun), Closed Mon

Old Margaret Drive Chicken Rice, Now At Holland Drive
Sin Kee is a well-known name among chicken rice stalls in Singapore, mainly serving poached chicken rice Cantonese-style.

Sin Kee’s chicken are poached in a flavourful stock using chicken bones and other seasonings, to produce chicken that’s tender, smooth-skinned, succulent, and evenly cooked through.

An interesting method is that the chicken is plunged in icy water to “shock” the poultry. This cooking method results in a meat that is ‘crunchier’ and in a skin that is smoother.

It also creates the gelatinous film just beneath the skin which many find delectable. Sin Kee Famous Cantonese Chicken Rice (Holland Drive)

New Lucky Claypot Rice
Holland Drive Market and Food Centre, 44 Holland Drive, Singapore 270044 (10 min walk from Buona Vista MRT)
Tel: +65 6778 7808
Opening Hours: Lunch 11am – 1pm, Dinner 5pm – 8pm (Mon – Tues, Thurs – Sun), Closed Wed

One of Singapore’s Most Popular Claypot Rice Stalls
Opened since 1979, the stall used to be located in Bukit Merah and Clementi, but has since moved to its current location in Holland Drive.

The waiting time is estimated to be between 20 to 30 minutes for off-peak periods, and 45 to 90 minutes for peak period.

You can call to reserve (+6567787808) to minimise the wait, but be ready with your orders, and remember the queue number they gave you. For dinner service, call at 4:00pm onwards. Nothing earlier.

The signatures at New Lucky Claypot Rice include the Claypot “Wu Wei” Rice for two pax ($10/$15), 3 pax ($15/$20), 4 pax at ($20/$25). The “Wu Wei” rice includes a mix of both chicken and Chinese sausages.

I found the lup cheong particularly tasty without being tough or dry, specially supplied by a shop in Chinatown.

The chicken pieces were also well marinated, had a smoky flavour, without being too bony. New Lucky Claypot Rice (Holland Drive)

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