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“Come here for cheap, humble and authentic cuisine”

Maxwell Road Hawker Centre
Ranked #60 of 10,779 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Neighborhood: Chinatown
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Come here for cheap, humble and authentic cuisine”
Reviewed March 7, 2011

$4 SGD will get you a decent meal and don't worry - everything is good. Trust the number of locals who come here to get a bite. Things to try: Hainanese chicken rice from Tian Tian and ice cendol.

Don't be deterred by the cheap setting and lack of service because it only adds to the atmosphere! SIngaporeans are efficient and this definitely shows in their food culture.

  • Visited February 2011
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4 Thank dimsum8six
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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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“Shouldn't write a review ;)”
Reviewed January 19, 2011

We have been several times to Singapore and since we discovered this centre we can only dream of the food served here when we are elsewhere. Some of our favourites: strawberry dragonfruit juice, oyster egg, black pearl soya drink, chicken porridge, big pao, etc.
The pricess are good, the hawkers friendly and the food is some of the best you can find around.
We are only scare by telling other people this that it might turn into a tourist trap like Newton's ;).
Some stalls open around 5.30 and most close before 22.00.

  • Visited January 2011
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4 Thank Juledan
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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“One of the best Hawker Centres”
Reviewed December 16, 2010

One of the nicer Hawker centres in Singapore, situated next to Chinatown it is a great place to stop for a quick/cheap lunch. The choice is similar to many hawkers but the place in general is cleaner and more appealing to those who may feel put off by the hawker experience.

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2 Thank Cassell28
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New York, NY
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“So much fun!”
Reviewed November 8, 2010

We went here after I had seen the Anthony Bourdain 'No Reservations' show on Singapore, where he visited Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken and gushed over it. After doing some research, we had a few other places in the food court that we wanted to check out. The chicken rice was great ($3!), but the chili sauce that goes with it was sublime. We also tried oyster cakes from Fuzhou Oyster Cake, which were being made on the spot and seemed very popular with the locals. We also had a great fish noodle soup from a place whose sign only said Fish Head Bee Hoon and Fish Bee Hoon - the broth was incredible. We also tried the white carrot cake and kway teoy from the stall across from it, which were really tasty. BTW, white carrot cake is not carrot cake - more of a savory radish rice cake. Such a great way to try good cheap food - follow the lines of people, the more the better.

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2 Thank GtotheRace
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Paris
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5 reviews
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“Great Singapore Experience”
Reviewed September 27, 2010

Eating from a streetside food stall is a must in Singapore. Maxwell Road is the best place to take the plunge. Stroll around, see which one is the busiest and join the line. You're guaranteed a tasty meal in vibrant, friendly atmosphere.

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3 Thank chloeinparis
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