Old Airport Road Food Center
Hawker center is a unique eating place of Singapore which you must visit while you are there. It houses dozens of local Singapore drinks and food stalls under one roof where you will never run out of choice. Hawker Center is also called as cheap restaurants in Singapore, as it is a place to taste good local food with comparable price to coffee shops. One of the great things about eating in Singapore is that the most unappealing-looking places often house the most revered hawkers. Old Airport Road Food Centre is widely regarded as one of the best hawker centers in Singapore. Here you will not only find nearly all the different hawker dishes, but also some of Singapore’s best hawker stalls such as Matter Rd Seafood, Toa Payoh Rojak and much beloved fried Hokkien prawn noodle.
Old Airport Road Food Center is located in the eastern side of Singapore, 51 Old Airport Road Singapore 390051, near Dakota district. To reach this hawker center, you can take the public transportation such as bus or MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). From the Changi International Airport, you can take an East West Line MRT from and stop Paya Lebar. Then you have to take another MRT to get to Old Airport Road Food Center in Dakota. You can also take one of the bus lines, starting from line 10, 16, 30, 30E, 31, 32 and 33. There is a bus stop near the hawker, and you will only have to walk for around 2 minutes to from there.
At Old Airport Road Food Center, good food can be had even if you hate standing in queues. Here, the dishes are cheaper and the food are tastier compared to other hawker centers. Best of all, Old Airport Road is where you will find some of the best chili crab in Singapore for less than half the price of the big name seafood restaurants. You can also test the famous Old Airport Oyster Omelet, which is famous for a reason. This oyster omelet is mainly made from flour and eggs with oysters being added on top when it is served. The chili is important as it is the favorite flavor among Singaporeans. The other popular dish here is the soft, smooth handmade rice rolls from Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun. The cook dips sheets made from rice flour into boiling water before transferring them to a well-oiled surface and deftly rolling them into one of the main ingredients of your choice, starting from prawns, char siew, chicken or mushrooms. If you like salad, you can try Toa Payoh Rojak which is basically an Asian salad with assorted ingredients such as pineapple, cucumbers, tapioca, crispy ‘You Tiao’ (floor deeped fry) and cuttlefish (optional) is added in some versions. For the dessert and beverage, you can order ice kacang or chendol.
Arguably the best hawker center in Singapore, it is worth trekking out to the Singaporean heartlands just for a meal at Old Airport Road Food Center. As one of cheap restaurants in Singapore, the tasty food served here is relatively cheaper compared to other restaurants. Grab a bite of the famous chili crab or oyster omelet here, and you will be back in no time.