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“Great food, cheap eats in a hip neighborhood”

Tiong Bahru Food Centre
Ranked #93 of 11,280 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian
Neighborhood: Tiong Bahru
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Neighborhood: Tiong Bahru
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Enjoy a walk around this '50s/'60s-vintage neighborhood and some delicious hawker stall food in the market.

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Reviewed February 8, 2014

You can find everything in the food center, but I loved the place that served all kind of porridges for breakfast, unfortunately, I can't remember the name.

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Reviewed February 7, 2014

This food centre has everything, and most are good to great. You can find the famous chwee kueh and Tanglin pau stalls here, as well as other dishes such as duck rice, mee pok fishball noodles, beancurd drinks, and kway chap. Do take the time to sample the food, which is cheap and good. Noodles start from a low $2.50. This place is now popular with the tourists too, and there is easy access via the Outram MRT which is just down the road.

On the ground floor, there is a wet market where it seems you can find everything from fresh vegetables and seafood to NZ beef and lamb. They even have stalls selling dried scallops and clothes.

Wander along the neighbouring side streets for a glimpse of local life, though the area has been gentrified and gone upmarket.

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Wanted a bit more of an authentic/old fashioned feel to Singapore, and headed to Tiong Bahru market centre to have a look. What we found was a wonderful market and food centre, with lots of character and colour, and fabulous, friendly people willing to chat and explain what we looking at and hoping to eat.
With over 60 odd food stalls to choose your meal from, you are spoilt for choice, and the prices are so cheap, it's hard to comprehend how other parts of Singapore are so ridiculously expensive.
Our meal was delicious. This area is also interesting to walk around and explore.

1  Thank Wangelinggal
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Loved this real experience of Singapore which is getting harder to find now as they are all being replaced by freezing cold food courts in the malls. Also, these are local prices here.

Loved the Chicken Biriyani and roti with sugar cane juice (2 stalls that are in one corner). Also great was the egg sponge cakes. Not enough time or tummy space to eat more.

Will be back for sure.

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