What it’s like: Spacious and airy on the second level of Commonwealth Crescent Market, this hawker centre holds 450 seats and slow (mostly elderly) human traffic lazing away the afternoon. Vendors here also tend to take siestas during lazy afternoons, with about half of its 39 stalls in shutters either night or day. It’s often overlooked in favour of the hyped Two Chefs tze char joint next door at block 116, but Crescent conceals some hawker fare worthy of its own hype as well.
Another young hawker-preneur start-up is Flavore (#02-76), a French-inspired bakery by a former teacher and an air traffic controller (Anson Mark and Jesser Peng, respectively), who use Valrhona chocolate in their $2 hazelnut choc macaroons and savarins. You can also find reasonably priced cold-pressed juices like zucchini and pineapple ($2) or kale, ginger, spinach, capsicum and orange ($4) at Asip Drinks (#02-85), a five-month old endeavour by retired artist May Choo.
|Venue name:||Commonwealth Crescent|
31 Commonwealth Crescent
|Opening hours:||Various times|
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