Maxwell Hawker Center
Eating out in Singapore is not complete without a visit to a hawker center. Hawker center is a collection of individual stalls selling food at very reasonable prices, in an open air arrangement. Hawker centers which are very common here are also be considered as cheap restaurants in Singapore. Taking a stroll to a hawker center is the best way to sample some of Singapore’s best local cuisine. However, if you want to sample local food in Singapore and you only have time to go to one place, you definitely have to visit The Maxwell Road Hawker Centre. Do not be fooled by the unattractive, almost not elegant look of this place. There is a reason why so many tour buses stop over here. Of all the hawker centers in Singapore, this is undoubtedly the best one.
Maxwell Road Hawker Centre is one of the very famous hawker centre in Singapore which is located in the heart of the Chinatown district. The address of this hawker center is 1 Kadayanallur Street (Along Maxwell Road) Singapore 069184. There are so many buses pass through here, so you can get here very easily. If you are going from the Changi International Airport, you can take the common public transportation in Singapore, MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). First, take the East West Line from the airport, all the way to Tanjong Pagar district. From there, you can either take a walk or take another MRT with Downtown Extension Line. You can also take a bus from Tanjong Pagar to reach Maxwell Food Centre.
Maxwell Road Hawker Centre, originally called Maxwell Market, is a popular hawker centre within the Central Business District (CBD) area. It is known not only for its cheap dishes but also for unique Chinese meals you will rarely found in other hawker centers. Many of the original stall holders have been serving there since several generations ago. The most popular stalls around here is Tian Tian Chicken Rice, with one of the best chicken rice in Singapore, it’s warm, fluffy, fragrant and tasty. Even Anthony a famous chef Anthony Bourdain said that the chicken rice is so fragrant and delicious that it can be eaten on its own. The other more popular stalls was the ham chim peng titbit, a doughnut stuffed with bean paste and deep fried. This stall is very popular because the titbit is very delicious and it cost only 10 cents each. Another unique stall is The Hinghwa cuisine which has a soup base made of ikan bilis or “local anchovies” and garlic. The food Price in this hawker center is ranging from $3 to $20.
Experience an authentically Singaporean dining experience by having a meal at Maxwell Road Hawker Centre. Here, you can find over 100 stalls, providing one of the biggest varieties of local food in Singapore. Even with the influx of vendors, the stalls’ are offerings a huge variety of food and you will easily spoilt for choice here.