Top 10 Best Eats at Old Airport Road Food Centre
Old Airport Road Food Center, a famous hawker centre or food centre in Singapore, requires no introduction. The building was designed in 1972 to allow food vendors from Kallang Estate to sell their meals there. Most recently, it underwent a major renovation in 2007. Today, it hosts more than 150 different food stalls and is a beloved foodie destination. The fact is that the sheer diversity of delicious foods and the locals’ love for them is a challenge, as it’s difficult to compile the top ten, but we tried our best nonetheless.
Table of Contents
- #1 – Wang Wang Crispy Curry Puff
- #2 – Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodle
- #3 – Famous Old Airport Fried Oyster
- #4 – Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wanton Mee
- #5 – Toa Payoh Rojak
- #6 – Chye Seng Satay
- #7 – Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun
- #8 – Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong Lor Mee
- #9 – Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow
- #10 – To-Ricos Guo Shi
#1 – Wang Wang Crispy Curry Puff
Introduction: The two individuals who run the stall are a husband-and-wife duo and, the whole time, are all lighthearted, even picky, about the quality of the puffs they create. Nevertheless, before they made these puffs, the uncle used to be a famous chef at a renowned hotel. The way they folded them and arranged them was a testament to their long years of experience. These two used to seem so effective at filling and folding the puffs. Having struggled to make dumplings at home before, I knew that carrying out this task required some very good skills. If it’s not folded correct, the insides would be able to shoot out while frying, creating one major mess. These puffs were made so fresh that I could barely sense it was paper before I took them out of it, and they were just barely out of the oven when I began to eat them. The gorgeous patterns in each puff were evident right after taking it out of the paper bag. In fact, it was so crispy and flaky that releasing just one of the puffs caused many layers to crumble.
- Curry Chicken Filling (Price $1.40)
- Sardine Puff Filling (Price $1.40)
- Uniquely Black Pepper Chicken Puffs (Price $1.60)
- Yammy Yam Yam Puffs (Price $1.40)
Location: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-126, Singapore 390051
Contact: +65 9090 7009
#2 – Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodle
Introduction: Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodle first started at Whitley Road Hawker Centre in the 70s, and has since expanded with another outlet situated at Thomson Road. The current branch at Old Airport Road achieved the Michelin Plate in 2019 and continues to draw snaking long queues of customers during lunch hour. Don’t be fooled if you happen to see a short queue at the stall as a buzzer system is being used. This gives customers the convenience to chope a table while waiting for their food to be ready! The Big Prawn Noodle ($4.50), comes in both the soup and dry versions, with three big fresh prawns. The soup is flavourful and sweet, with a hint of the umami prawn taste. For those who enjoy strong flavours, you might find it a tad bland but then again, it is still up to personal preference. Nonetheless, it is still a tasty bowl of soup! Have a bite of the prawn and you can instantly taste the freshness! Additionally, they are pretty big and have a nice bouncy texture!
- Big Prawn Pork Rib Noodles (Price $5.50, $8, $10, $12)
- Three In One (Price $8, $10, $15) with pork ribs, liver and tail
Location: Blk 51 Old Airport Road, #01-98 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Contact: +65 9830 1557
#3 – Famous Old Airport Fried Oyster
Introduction: This fried oyster omelette has ingredients that are fried until a golden crisp. The starchy parts are crisp outside and moist inside. Tastes great too! Includes large juicy oysters and plenty of spring onions and coriander leaves. Comes with a saucer of slightly limey chili sauce on the side. Comes garnished with lime-flavored chilli sauce on the side, recipe of which complements the oysters and fried omelette. This plate of fried oyster omelette is definitely delicious!
- Fried Oyster with Omelette (Price $4)
- Fried Prawn with Omelette (Price $6)
- Fried Sotong with Omelette (Price $8)
Location: Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-54
#4 – Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wanton Mee
Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wan Ton Mee is a rather popular stall selling various combos of wanton mee. Seen here is their wanton mee with fried wanton along with the usual wanton and char siew slices.
The fried wanton has a crispy wrapper with a bit of chewiness, and soft savoury flavoured filling inside. The boiled version of wanton has a soft skin wrapper, and similarly has nicely flavoured me
- Wanton Noodles
- Dumpling Noodles
- Fried Wanton Noodles
- Shredded Chicken Noodles with Mushrooms
*Price only start from $4.50
Location: 51 Old Airport Road Food Centre, #01-02, 51 Old Airport Road, 390051, Singapore
Contact: +65 8468 2931
#5 – Toa Payoh Rojak
Introduction: The chef will pay thorough attention to the preparation of your meal and delight your eyes with the traditional side dishes and dessert. Not only that, but it was visually superb – and even preheated an integral part of the traditional meal. It was a scrumptious savory sauce of sweet shrimp paste, crushed peanuts, youtiao, and the fresh sliced sour fruits. The various tastes in the marinade go wonderfully together. This place has an invisible line. Wait here until a numerical sign on the screen reads the number you specified. Wait until it has been made. Worth every penny and moment that it takes.
- rojak (Price $3-$5)
- cuttlefish (Price $2)
- century egg (Price $1)
- rojak sauce (Price $2.50)
Location: 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #10/11-01 HDB Hub East Wing, 310480
Contact: +65 6958 9380
#6 – Chye Seng Satay
Introduction: The elderly couple who currently runs the stall have started to sell pineapple dip with peanut sauce, referred to as the Peanut Satay. Add it to the pineapple dip and you will get a spicy and crunchy salad, the likes of which you’ve most likely never tasted! One special satay they now offer is Pork Lard Satay! It’s pork lard on a stick that is nothing short of unique!
- pork (Price $0.40)
- chicken (Price $0.40)
- mutton (Price $0.60)
- rice (Price $0.50)
Location: 51 Old Airport Rd, #01-146, Singapore 390051
Contact: +65 9696 8845
#7 – Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun
Introduction: Unlike the standard type of Chee Chee Fun, Cantonese-style Chee Chee Fun is usually served with soy sauce, instead of thick sweet sauce. Another notable difference is that Cantonese-style Chee Chee Fun will have different types of stuffings, mostly fresh prawns. From the number of articles highlighted on their stand front, you know you’re in for a treat! This humble shop is well known in the region. You can find century eggs, fresh prawns, fresh scallops, preserved radish, char siew, and mushrooms! With its ultra silky noodle rolls, these stuffings certainly shines via every bite. For extra flavor, it’s enriched with fried onions, and homemade sambal. Simply scrumptious!
- Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun(Pork/Prawn) (Price $2.50 ea)
- Freshly Made Homemade Prawn Roll ($6)
Location: #01-155 Old Airport Market & Food Centre Singapore, Singapore 390051
Contact: +65 9437 2455
#8 – Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong Lor Mee
Introduction: Lor Mee is a food Singaporeans recognise by sight and by taste. A humble lor Mee stall founded in the 1970s by Mr Lim Chong Teck’s Father in the Kallang Estate, Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee has come a long way since its inception.
- Signature Lor Mee
- Premium Lor Mee with Cod Fish
- Fried Cod Fish (3 flavours- Thai Tom Yum, Mentaiko, Garlic Soy)
- Seafood Fitters
- Five-spice Traditional Prawn Roll
*Price signature lor mee only start from $7
Location: 51 Old Airport Rd #01-116, Singapore 390051
#9 – Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow
Introduction: Lao Fu Zi Char Kway Teow from Old Airport Road Food Centre is offering islandwide food delivery.
- Char Kway Teow
*Price only start from $6.50
Location: 51 Old Airport Road Food Centre, #01-12, 51 Old Airport Road, 390051, Singapore
Contact: +65 9617 8785
#10 – To-Ricos Guo Shi
As for why their name is To-Ricos, it’s because the owner used to sell fried chicken under the Brazilian franchise name To-Ricos. So, when they started selling kway chap, they reused the name. When asked about their thoughts and feelings on receiving the Michelin Bib Gourmand 2019 award and the Michelin Plate 2018, the owner replied that he feels really happy to get them. To him, who’s already had a successful business before the accolades, the recognition was a bonus.
Type of Services:
- Kwap Chap
- Hot Cheng Tng
- braised eggs
Location: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-135 Old Airport Road Food Centre, Singapore 390051
Contact: +65 9620 1166
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