Noodles and other amazing eats at Amoy Street

Amoy Street is one of my favourite Hawker centres in Singapore. It may not be as bright or shiny as nearby Lau Pa Sat or considered as “local” as Old Airport Road, but there is so much good food at the Amoy Street Food Centre it is just crazy. Most of the stalls are reasonably priced, portion sizes are huge, and it is near impossible to experience a bad meal here. I especially love the noodle dishes at Amoy Street – from hor fun to smokey kway teow and spinach kolo mee, you’ll find it all plus so much more.

Amoy Street is most decidedly Teochew although you can also find a range of other cuisines such as Malay, Japanese, Korean and even Western. Here is my list (in order) of the best food stalls at Amoy Street. Happy eating!!

1. Sliced Fish Hor Fun (Dry) at Good Day

Hor fun is a staple of Singaporean cuisine comprised of flat rice noodle wok-fried with fish, beansprouts and lots of gravy. Although I love noodles, I am not a hor fun lover because the traditional recipe is too saucy with the noodles literally swimming in saucy soup! Well… that was until I discovered Good Day at Amoy Street. They make the sloppy stuff too but they also have DRY hor fun and it is AMAZING!! I recommend the dry hor fun with sliced fish. For $5 you get a massive plate with a generous amount of succulent white fish and crispy omelette. The noodles are seasoned with soy sauce and served with a generous spoon of ball-busting chilli jam and sliced jalapeño peppers.

Good Day @ Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #01-25
7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111

2. Cantonese Hakka Ban Mian at Madam Leong

I’ve never had ban mian before, but when I saw the queue at Madam Leong’s stall I just knew I had to get me some. It was a good decision. Ban mian are home-made noodles (named after the Hakka method of cutting the noodle straight using a ruler) of a similar thickness to Italian fettuccine. Madam Leong hails from Malaysia and all of her dishes are prepared based on traditional family recipes. Everything here is delicious but my top recommendation is the braised pork with black fungus. This is a unique dish you will not find at many other hawker centres. The noodles are cooked to a perfect al dente and mixed with flavoursome house sauce. Lots of soft pork and fungus are tossed in and the dish is served with a fried egg and crispy spring roll. This is amazing value at just $5 a plate!

Madam Leong @ Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #02-109
7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111

3. Mouthwatering Carb Fest at A Noodle Story

I hate to be unoriginal as everybody rates A Noodle Story, but this place is really good. A Noodle Story has won countless foodie awards and are listed on the Michelin Bib Gourmand Guide in Singapore for good reason. The only dish they serve is Singapore-style ramen, a highly original recipe evolved from the traditional wanton mee set and prepared using top notch ingredients. Just make sure you are not on a diet when experiencing this treasure as it really is a carb fest. I usually order the medium-sized bowl for $11 which comes with springy chilli-tossed noodles, steamed prawn wonton, deep-fried prawn wonton wrapped in potato, a ramen egg, melt-in-your-mouth char siew and a small side soup. This dish is all about the pork, which is honest-to-god beyond tender thanks to the 35-hour sous vide cooking method.

A Noodle Story @ Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #01-39
7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111

4. Cockles and Noodles at Fried Kway Teow

I have been a massive fan of kway teow ever since I first travelled to Penang. Kway teow is a famous Chinese-Malaysian noodle dish made of wok-fried flat noodles, egg and seafood. The secret to good kway teow is achieving a subtle smokey flavour without using too much oil. I could never find good kway teow in Singapore until the day I chanced upon this stall at Amoy Street. Firstly, it is so cheap at only $4 for a large plate. Secondly, the flavour profile is just right. This variety of kway teow is made with plenty of cockles as well as eggs and a smattering of yellow noodle for extra texture. This is a great lunch time fix for any noodle lover.

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Fried Kway Teow @ Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #01-01
7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111

5. Juicy Japanese Fried Pork at Koryori Hayashi

The quality of Japanese fare at the Koryori Hayashi is jaw-droopingly good and the prices with make you gag. This hawker specialises in katsu (deep-fried meat) and Japanese rice bowls. However, they recently introduced udon noodles to the menu and they are yummy! I urge you to try my favourite dish, which is the pork katsu that includes a piece of deep-fried aubergine and pumpkin, served with a bowl of thick udon noodles in tasty soup with an onsen egg. The entire set will only set you back $8 and is just as good as what you can get in any Orchard shopping mall.

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Koryori Hayashi @ Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #01-11
7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111

6. Cheap n’ Healthy Korean Bibimbap

If there was such a thing as healthy Hawker food then it would be bibimbap from the Korean Food stall down at Amoy. For just $6 you receive a hot pot full of sliced vegetables, grilled meat and seaweed, topped with a raw egg. Because I don’t like runny egg (which is how bibimbap is traditionally served), the stall owners are kind enough to always fry my egg well done – now that’s great service! The dish comes with a side of kimchi and pickled vegetables. This dish is incredible value for money and the ingredients are tasty, healthy and fresh.

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Korean Stall @ Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #01-145
7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111

7. Beefy Broth at Pho Hanoi

The Vietnamese-style beef noodle soup at the Pho Hanoi stall is one of the special gems of Amoy Street. The broth is cooked for hours and hours before serving and you can taste it. The soup is clear yet flavoursome, meaty and fragrant… just like traditional pho should be! A regular bowl of pho is served with plenty of clear noodles, generous slices of paper-thin beef, spring onions and fresh mint. I would never have expected to find great Vietnamese grub here! In addition to this classic dish, Pho Hanoi also serve chicken pho as well as dry-style noodle dishes.

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Pho Hanoi @ Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #02-104
7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111

8. Sarawak Kolo Mee at Jin’s Noodles

Kolo mee is a Sarawak Malaysian dish consistent of light-style noodle tossed in clear sauce. However, Jin’s Noodle stall does something extra special by serving green spinach noodles! The noodles are tossed with a special chilli-infused sauce that is packed full of flavour (no extra jalapeños are needed). A bowl of Jin’s signature noodles are served with fried and steamed prawn wonton (the fried ones are soooo yummy), Chinese broccoli and a few slices of the pink-style char siew. The dish is garnished with pork mince and fried shallots. If I’m honest, everything about this meal was delicious except the pork mince. The char siew was tender without being fatty and the noodles were superb. However, I did not enjoy the crumbly texture or baby-pink colour of the mince.

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Sarawak Kolo Mee at Jin’s Noodles @ Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #02-110
7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111

9. Best Pork Belly at Lian Huat

Sometimes I just crave a plate of Chinese-roasted pork belly, you know – the kind that has crispy thin crackling with plenty of that ooey gooey white fat. I’ve tried a few of the roasted meat stalls at Amoy Street and Lian Huat Roasted Delights is by far the best. The pork belly is served warm and drizzled with house sauce atop fat-cooked rice. I try to avoid eating the rice for a protein-rich and keto-friendly meal.

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Lian Huat Roasted Delights @ Amoy Street Food Centre, Stall #02-105
7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111

I hope you enjoy my recommendations and feel free to leave your experiences and suggestions in the comment box below.

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