First established in 1974 and located opposite where it currently stands, Adam Road Food Centre is a little smaller than many hawker centres in Singapore. However, it features a diverse range of ethnic food, and it still houses many of its original hawkers who have been there since the 70s. Today, it is mainly known for the famous nasi lemak stalls here and makes for a great spot to grab a meal after a visit to the Botanic Gardens, or a pit stop along the way on the Coast-to-Coast (C2C) Trail. From nasi lemak to satay, prawn noodles and chicken rice, you’ll find a whole host of multi-ethnic cuisines at Adam Road Food Centre!
A Michelin Bib Gourmand stall, Noo Cheng has been serving their signature Big Prawn Noodles for over 30 years. From $8, the prices are steep for a hawker dish, but you get a really hearty portion of springy noodles served with huge, meaty prawns. And how could we forget their umami broth? Prawn shells, pork bones and chicken bones all go into making this yummy concoction.
Address: 2 Adam Rd, #01-17, Singapore 289876
Opening Hours: 10am to 3.30pm, 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Tues to Sun. Closed on Monday.
This Malay-style ayam penyet definitely differs from Chinese chicken rice, and it is in a league of its own. The chicken is roasted with a crisp skin while the inside is still moist and juicy. The rice also has a yellow tinge and is incredibly flavourful. The owners say that it's made from a secret recipe that they cannot reveal!
Address: 2 Adam Rd, #01-08, Singapore 289876
Opening Hours: 10.30am to 8pm, Mon to Fri. Closed on Sat & Sun
Cheng Ji is a hawker stall at Adam Road Food Centre serving up humble fried dishes such as pork leg bee hoon, fried kway teow, hokkien mee and carrot cake. They are most popular for their pork leg bee hoon, which is soft, tender and slightly moist with a touch of wok hei. I wasn't alive yet, but we've been told that this dish will give you a nostalgic taste of the 80s. Make sure to pair it with some of the chilli for an added sweet and slightly spicy flavour. The stall's smoky char kway teow is just as delicious, as is the carrot cake!
Address: 2 Adam Rd, #01-24, Singapore 289876
Opening Hours: 10am - 9pm, Tues to Sun. 1pm - 7pm, Mon
Adam’s Indian Rojak claims to be the "one and only best in town"! We'll leave it to you to decide, but they do boast a large variety of ingredients like fried fritters, hard-boiled eggs, potatoes, cuttlefish, cucumber and more. After you’ve made your selection, your ingredients will be fried once more resulting in a spongy filling with a satisfyingly crunchy exterior. And how could we forget about the sauce? Adam’s Indian Rojak sauce is both sweet and savoury at the same time, with just a bit of heat.
Address: 2 Adam Rd, #01-05, Singapore 289876
Opening Hours: 10am - 8.30pm Wed to Fri, 9.30am - 8.30pm Sat, 9.30am - 6.30pm Sun. Closed on Mon & Tues
For some great fishball noodles, head on over to Adam Fishball Noodles. Their fishballs are delightfully bouncy, and the springy noodles retains a lovely bite. Other items on the menu includes mushroom minced meat noodles and the often overlooked laksa, which is aromatic with fresh, succulent pieces of cockles.
Address: 2 Adam Rd, #01-25, Singapore 289876
Opening Hours: 7.45am - 5pm, Wed to Mon. Closed on Tues
Specialising in mee soto and mee rebus, Warong Pak Sapari has been around since the 70s and is one of the original hawkers at Adam Road Food Centre. Their mee soto packs quite a spice punch, and you'll be in for a good time if you can take the heat. The broth is robust and is said to be a result of simmering whole chickens for at least 3 hours. The mee rebus is also on the spicier side and comes with a hard-boiled egg, beansprouts, tau kwa, fried shallots and spring onion.
Address: 2 Adam Rd, #01-09, Singapore 289876
Opening Hours: 8am - 4pm, Sat to Thurs. Closed on Fri
Teck Kee Hot & Cold Dessert is one of the stalls around serving old-school desserts at affordable prices. The cheng tng is especially refreshing after a heavy meal without being too sweet. It looks unassuming on the surface, but inside you'll find longans, barley, lotus seeds, white fungus, gingko nuts and more. Other traditional desserts you'll find here includes ice kacang, tau suan and green bean!
Address: 2 Adam Rd, #01-31, Singapore 289876
Opening Hours: 12pm - 11.30pm, Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
No matter what time you’re here, there’s no escaping the snaking queue at this famous nasi lemak stall. In our opinion, it’s very much worth the wait! The family recipe places emphasis on four crucial components: the basmati rice, sambal chilli, chicken wing and otah otah. True enough, their rice is incredibly fragrant, the sambal and otah just the right level of spice, and the chicken is perfectly crispy on the outside, tender on the inside!
Address: 2 Adam Rd, #01-02, Singapore 289876
Opening Hours: 7am - 5pm, Sat - Thurs. Closed on Fri
Craving for satay? There are several satay stalls in Adam Road Food Centre, and one of the renowned ones is Zaiton Satay Choose from beef, chicken or mutton skewers grilled to perfection. With a crispy char, subtle smokiness, and flavourful meat, there’s nothing not to love about Zaiton Satay.
Address: 2 Adam Rd, #01-17, Singapore 289876
Opening Hours: 8am to 9pm daily
For steaming hot, peppery bowls of sup kambing, Bahrakath Mutton Soup King is your go-to. From $8 and up, you can get a bowl of mutton soup full of your choice of ribs, mutton leg or innards. Make sure to order some pillowy bread to help mop up all the soup! You won’t want to waste a single drop. They are also open till 3am, so you know where to go if mutton soup for supper sounds good to you.
Address: 2 Adam Rd, #01-10, Singapore 289876
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 1am daily
A family business that's now run by the second generation, Adam’s Delights has been serving their famous mee goreng with cheese fries for almost 46 years. The fries are generously drizzled with mayonnaise and cheese sauce, while the mee goreng has a slight spice, pairing perfectly with the extremely tender and flavourful mutton!
Address: 2 Adam Rd, #01-11, Singapore 289876
Opening Hours: 7am - 11:55pm, Wed - Mon. Closed on Tues