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“A Couple of Must-Tries”

Adam Road Food Centre
Ranked #831 of 10,933 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Indian, Malaysian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
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“A Couple of Must-Tries”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

I frequent this place together with many of my friends for one of the best places to eat Nasi Lemak in Singapore. Nasi Lemak is a malay dish that directly translates into "Rice Fat" and is one of Singapore's iconic dishes such as Chicken Rice, Laksa and Char Kuay Teow (Just to name a few). It is so named because of the cooking method that involves infusing the rice with coconut which is known to be high in fat content.

If you're looking for a small, not-too-crowded eating destination that is quintessentially Singaporean, then this is one of a handful that you must visit. It isn't very large, and the ring of stalls that form a courtyard seating area with umbrellas make this eating centre less stuffy, as is the case for many fully-enclosed eating spaces. It is a bit weather-sensitive but a nice setting nevertheless.

The Nasi Lemak stall by the name of Selera Rasa can be found second to the end of the corner leading to the proper entrance/exit of the food stall circus. It is situated next to another Nasi Lemak stall that sits in position no. 1 (Hence it's name No.1 Nasi Lemak, and should not be confused for any claim of quality, and I can't vouch for it's quality as I have yet to try it, though it and it has garnered it's own food awards as well, proudly displayed in the front).

Get ready to face a long queue that doesn't move very quickly if you decide to visit on weekends, or peak meal times (11-2pm, 5:30-7pm) They usually sell out before dinner though.

Another must try is the Prawn Mee, if you are a fan of seafood. The stall can be found almost directly opposite Selera Rasa and a bowl will cost you about $10 if you decide on the big juicy tiger prawns. I love the soup and the prawns are consistently fresh for the times I have visited.

New to singapore or just visiting for a day? If you've heard tonnes about our hawker food culture and cant decide between the many famous venues? Then let me strongly recommend Adam Road Food Centre for being accessible (central-ish location) and not too overwhelming with their choices. (like lau pa sat)

Visited April 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Fried Bee Hoon”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Patronised the food centre for the past 20 years! always enjoyed the fried bee hoon and a nice cool glass of fruit juice (from the zesty stall owner's wife)! Haha. Good taste, great times.

Visited March 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Prawn noodle”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

it's the only food that i eat in Adam food centre. there is one prawn store in Adam that is very famous. the other food i'm not sure but only go there for the prawn noodle.

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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A good local food centre.”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is close to where we live so is a good place for us to eat when we don't know what we want for dinner but don't want to travel far. This food centre is not one of the big ones so you will need to go early as it gets quite busy. The Rojak here is good.

Visited June 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
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51 restaurant reviews
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“Best seafood bbq”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We love the sting ray, sotong bbq and their sambal kang kong. The ayam penyet and nasi lemak stall are good too.

  • Visited December 2012
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