Singapore Hawker Food Trail - Old Airport Road Food Centre

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I am on a quest, an important mission to explore all the famous food haunts in Singapore!

Being the gluttons that we were, my clinical group friends and I decided to go on an atypical outing - A HAWKER FOOD TRAIL. 

First Stop: Old Airport Road Food Centre.

Just a stone's throw away from Dakota MRT Station (on the Circle Line), this particular iconic food centre has been consistently ranked among the top few hawker centres to visit in Singapore. It has got one of the highest concentrations of famous, classic stall selling authentic local food at affordable prices. 

Being typical Singaporeans, we don't actually decide what to queue for beforehand - we go with the flow and queue at the stalls with the longest queues. >.<

Even on a weekday afternoon, there were queues forming and on average, you had to wait for 5 - 10 minutes to get your food. 

The best thing about eating with friends? You get to have a taste of a greater variety of food!

Look at that delicious spread! The soya bean curd and curry puffs aren't in this picture because we had them as our desserts.


Dong Ji Fried Kway Teow
Recommended dish: Prawns and sotong Fried Kway Teow ($4)

The Fried Kway Teow from this stall is unique for it has fresh juicy prawns, squids and cockles. You most definitely wouldn't find all these ingredients in a normal plate of Fried Kway Teow! The Kway Teow is not too sweet but it's extremely savoury, given that the tasty seafood flavour is infused into the dish. Personally, I loved how the kway teow isn't too sticky or mushy, it's perfect enough for me!

Nam Sing Fried Hokkien Mee
Recommended dish: Fried Hokkien Mee ($5)


First thing that strikes me would be how their Hokkien Mee uses quite a lot of thin noodles (bee hoon), and it's the dry type. The noodles were cooked al dente but I suppose because we didn't take away the dish, the noodles didn't absorb the gravy as much. It was still one of the better Hokkien Mees around that I've tried!


Xiang Ji Lor Mee
Recommended dish: Lor Mee ($6 - the EXTRA LARGE portion)

(I didn't manage to snap a solo shot of the lor mee. :( The only pic I have of it is in my very first combined pic at the top of the post. Photo credits goes to sgentertainmentyahoo.)


The fried fish served by Xiang Ji in its Lor Mee makes it stand out from the other lor mee stalls. The noodles are done perfectly and the gravy is flavourful, with a slightly herbal tinge. It's definitely one of the better lor mees I've tasted. Perhaps it's time to head over to Maxwell Food Centre for another comparison?


Toa Payoh Rojak
Recommended dish: Rojak ($3)

Crispy You Char Kway, savoury prawn paste based rojak sauce, and juicy cucumbers make a great combination! Best rojak ever!

Jackson Fried Prawn Noodles
Recommended dish: Oyster Omelette ($5)

(I didn't manage to snap a solo shot of the oyster omelette. :( The only pic I have of our orh jian is in my very first combined pic at the top of the post. Photo credits goes to vallybelly.)

The stall owner is generous in doling out large portions of fresh and big oysters! Coupled with the crisp outside and springy inside of the orh jian, it totally made me forget about the calories I'll gain just by eating this deliciously sinful dish!

Lao Ban Soya Beancurd 
Recommended dish: Soya Beancurd ($1.50)

The hype about Lao Ban tau huay is not without basis. With a soft and silky texture, the chilled sweet dessert is sure to leave you craving for more! 

Wang Wang Crispy Curry Puff
Recommended dish: Crispy Layered Original Curry Puff ($1.30)

(photo credits goes to alice in the yummyland)

Forget about the mainstream designs of typical curry puffs like Old Chang Kee's. What's unique about this stall's curry puffs would be its beautifully intricate layered design! You can actually peel the crust off layer by layer! Flaky on the outside and juicy on the inside, it'd rank as the best curry puff I've ever had.



It's impossible to patronise every single stall in Old Airport Road Food Centre at one go. This definitely calls for a return trip!

Now there's no doubt to why this food centre remains one of Singaporeans' favourite hawker haunts!

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