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“One of the best food centres”

Maxwell Road Hawker Centre
Ranked #60 of 10,933 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: Chinatown
N of Toronto
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“One of the best food centres”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

We like the Rojak / Poh piah stall at Maxwell Road. It's awesome! Lots of other stalls with long queues. Apparently, it has one of the best Goreng Pisang stalls but both times we visited, he was done for the day. Skip Newton (tourist trap ) and go to Maxwell Road, in my opinion. It's exemplary of what a hawker centre should be.

  • Visited February 2014
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Keeping traditional local food alive !”
Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Food are generally good here,
Value for money and try to avoid peak hours to enjoy a meal with less time queueing...

  • Visited January 2014
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LanaD_11
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere and great insight into local food culture. Excellent value for money. Would recommend to anyone looking for an authentic and unpretentious lunch or dinner! It was recommended to us by a local.

  • Visited March 2014
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Perth Western Australia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A must try for great food”
Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Visited this food court twice during our recent trip to Singapore, the Chicken rice should be on the top of your menu list, just look for the vendor with the biggest line of people waiting, the locals know which one is the best..
The carrot cake and chicken curry is also recommended..

This food centre is just a short stroll from china town.
Just don't get there too late as most of the most popular food stalls sell out of the favourite dishes early.

Most dishes range in price from $3 to $5, great value, and a must try when in Singapore..

Visited March 2014
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Barcelona, Spain
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“This is what Singapore food is about”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Like most Asian countries, most of the best local food are not found in fancy restaurants. Most of the stalls in Maxwell serve good local food, and on the whole the Maxwell hawker centre is better than the average hawker centre.

A good estimate of a stall's reputation is 1) length of queue and 2) number of certificates/awards they laminate and paste on their shop front. If they have it, you will see it.

Visited April 2013
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