Cantonese Delights 廣東小吃 is one stall at Hong Lim Food Centre that serves several items, and actually excel in most of them.
Wanton Noodles, Chicken Cutlet Noodles, Curry Chicken Noodles, Shredded Chicken Hor Fun, Laksa Yong Tau Foo anyone?
Hong Lim Food Centre is full of note-worthy (noodle) stalls with long lines – Ji Ji Noodle House, Ah Heng Chicken Curry Bee Hoon Mee, Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee, and High Street Tai Wah Pork Noodles are just some of them.
Cantonese Delights has a long queue at 11am, which you must join if you want to get your hand on the noodles. Even if you arrive before its opening hours of 10:30am, you may just find a few customers there in line already.
Be warned – the queue is 40 minutes long and doesn’t wane even on the weekdays. But good quality food at affordable prices, and there are many who think it is worth the wait.
Plus, I thought that the hawkers are quite well-organised and aim to get your food out in a fast, efficient and friendly manner.
The stall sells wanton mee in all its guises: on the menu of Cantonese Delights are Char Siew Wanton Noodles ($4), Dumpling Noodles ($4), Shredded Chicken Hor Fun ($4), Chicken Feet Noodles ($), Curry Fried Chicken Cutlet ($4.50), Fried Chicken Cutlet with Noodles or Rice ($4.50), Curry Chicken ($5), and Laksa Yong Tau Foo ($4.50).
Add on fried chicken cutlet, char siew, chicken feet, fried wanton, wanton soup, dumplings, and yong tau foo if you wish.
It is the signature dish – Curry Chicken Cutlet Noodles ($4.50) that stands out.
An affordable meal, you can choose between fried chicken cutlet or curry chicken parts.
They cook their curry with a lot of coconut milk, giving you a fragrant, lemak thick broth.
The curry was thick, aromatic and slurp-worthy – perfect for those who do not like spice. The cutlet was crispy on the outside and tender inside, complementing the bouncy noodles.
Usually we hardly find curry noodles served with mee kia (thin noodles), but you can make your choice here, topped up with a slab of golden crispy chicken cutlet.
Equally worth a try is the Wanton Noodles with tender roast pork – well-charred, sweet and tasty. I only wished the dumplings had more meat to skin proportion, but this is just probably nit-picking.
For a collagen boost, get the chicken feet noodles ($3.50). It has a generous amount of meat clinging onto the claw.
Cantonese Delights 廣東小吃
Hong Lim Food Centre #02-03, 531A Upper Cross Street, Singapore 051531
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 2pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat, Sun
Other Related Entries
Ji Ji Noodle House (Hong Lim Food Centre)
Ah Heng Chicken Curry Bee Hoon Mee (Hong Lim Food Centre)
Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee (Hong Lim Food Centre)
High Street Tai Wah Pork Noodle (Hong Lim Food Centre)
Tanglin Crispy Curry Puff Since 1952 (Hong Lim Food Centre)
* Written by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary and Juliet Huang. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.