Amoy Street Food Centre
Time Out says
Whether you’re on a hunt on the city’s best street art or hungry for an assortment of noodle dishes, look no further than the two-storied Amoy Street Food Centre. It is decked with wall art that reflects its heritage, as well as a smorgasbord of hawker choices, from spicy Thai dishes and hearty congee to delicious pasta and traditional nasi padang. For a caffeine fix, head upstairs to Coffee Break for a cup of flavoured lattes and mochas, in place of your regular kopi. During peak lunch hours (anytime between 11.30am and 1.30pm), queues are long and there’s nary a seat that isn't chope-d. At other times, however, it’s pretty much a ghost town, with few stalls even open during the evenings and weekends. Given the assembly line queues, quality and service certainly aren’t the reasons for coming – the food can be inconsistent at stalls where food is cooked to order – but in terms of a range of options for a cheap lunch, Amoy can’t be beaten.
TRY: Michelin-approved A Noodle Story for a local spin on Japanese ramen. Skip the local
dishes for a huge serving of pasta — think carbonara and aglio olio with the pasta and add-
ons of your choice — at Chef B Western Delight. Authentic Thai’s menu includes a heat-o-
meter to brace you for its spicy front. Go for the chicken basil rice if you’re brave enough.
Han Kee Fish Soup is a top favourite with its generous servings of sliced fish in deliciously
fragrant broth. Don’t walk out without curry puffs from the J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff stall
— there’s a reason why it won the Bib Gourmand.