Built in 1972, Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre has one of the longest histories among the hawker centres in Singapore. It not only boasts of a loyal following among nearby residents, it’s also a popular haunt among taxi drivers, who come here to fuel up inbetween their shifts. From Bib Gourmand recipients to halal char kway teow, here are 15 stalls to check out at Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre!
Chai Chuan Tou's mutton soup is made Teochew-style, which is slightly peppery and herbal and lighter than its Hainanese counterpart. With more than 30 years of history, the stall is a Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient that draws in a long queue consistently. Customers can choose from a variety of parts like ribs, meatballs, tripe, tendon, and even lamb brains for the extra adventurous. Garnished with coriander and brimming with umami, the herbal soup is served with rice and a tangy chilli sauce. The stall only opens for two and a half hours, so be sure to head down early to avoid disappointment!
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-51, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 11 AM–1:30 PM Tues to Sat. Closed Sun & Mon
Newly inducted into the 2023 Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand list, Yong Chun’s signature dish features springy egg noodles, slices of char siew, some leafy greens and crispy spork lard served with a bowl of soup and wantons filled with minced pork and water chestnut. They also sell other things such shredded chicken noodles and chicken feet noodles!
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-56, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 5:30 AM–12:30 PM Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
There’s just something comforting about a bowl of lor mee, and this stall achieves a fine balance of being neither too starchy nor too runny. Served with ingredients such as pork belly strips, fishcake, ngoh hiang and a smattering of fried crispy bits, the gravy clings to everything nicely creating the perfect slurp-worthy bowl.
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-71, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 6 AM–1 PM Wed to Sun. Closed Mon & Tues
The 786 Char Kway Teow owner-chef is a Muslim convert and a former Chinese banquet chef before striking out to sell halal char kway teow. Incorporating techniques that he picked up from his background, the char kway teow here has a unique wok hei flavour imparted by his cooking method. Made with no pork and lard, he relies on a secret blend of seasonings and sauces to amp up the flavours. With the fried egg, beansprouts, cockles, fish cake and some homemade chilli, this is one char kway teow everyone should try.
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-28, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 12–8 PM Sat to Thurs. Closed on Fri
There are several carrot cake stalls at the hawker centre, but Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake has the longest heritage. The stall has a history that dates back to the 1950s and the owner is the third-generation in a line of carrot cake sellers. You’ll be able to get your fix of both black and white carrot cakes here. The radish has a soft bite, complemented by crisp edges and a robust wok hei.
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-37, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 6 AM–2 PM, 4–8 PM daily
Hong Xing Handmade Fishball & Meatball Noodle is one of the most popular stalls at Bukit Merah View Market & Food Centre. The highlight is definitely their handmade fishballs and meatballs. The fishball has a springy yet very soft and smooth texture and pairs perfectly with the simple mee pok that’s tossed in moreish sauce with chilli and lard pieces.
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-07, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 5:30 AM–1:30 PM Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
Looking for something healthy? Head on over to Hakka Leipopo, which sells thunder tea rice. Each serving comes with white rice, a variety of vegetables, tau kwa cubes, preserved radish, peanuts, plus a small bowl of punchy herbal broth. The stalls also sells yong tau foo, which is made fresh daily with mackerel and pork.
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-61, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 9:30 AM–4 PM Mon to Fri. Closed Sat & Sun
Happy Duck’s signature duck rice comes with a generous amount of tender duck meat, half a braised egg and tofu slices, all on a bed of rice that’s laden with a savoury dark sauce. Another popular item is the kway chap that marries thick rice noodle sheets with pork belly, intestines, egg, and beancurd. The stall also offers other dishes such as duck porridge and duck noodles.
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-38, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 8:30 AM–8 PM Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
Another Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient, NaNa Curry is known for their thick and fiery Peranakan curry. The curry paste is fully homemade and still sticks to the original recipe from way back in their Marina South days. Many netizens rave about their curry chicken’s moist and tender texture, and how it falls off the bone thanks to many hours of slow cooking. Also try the curries that come with mutton, fish head and vegetables!
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-47, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 11:30 AM–7 PM Mon to Wed, Fri & Sat. Closed Thurs & Sun
Charcoal Grilled in Bukit Merah truly grills up some delicious satay with pork, chicken and mutton options. The sticks are well-seasoned and tender with some charred bits, and every bite is full of flavour. It pairs perfectly with the soft ketupat and chunky peanut sauce. Come expecting a queue, and try out their rojak too!
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-09, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 5:30–9 PM daily
Local taxi drivers are not just experts at getting you where you want to go, they’re also known to be food gurus. And with taxis everywhere, you know this place comes with many stamps of approval. They’re known for cooking their ingredients with a twist – for example, soaking luncheon meat into beaten eggs before frying! It’s not unheard of for them to sell out by 10 am, so come early to avoid disappointment.
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-33, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 4:30 am–1 pm daily
Mr Bakery serves up a variety of breads and pastries that are perfect for a quick breakfast or snack, including the Chicken Luncheon Meat Egg, Coffee Boy with Cheese, Mexico Bun, Otah Cheese, Chicken Burger and many more. A popular pick is their Nyonya Tapioca Cake, which is rich and flavourful, fluffy yet hefty, chewy but not too sticky. It’s even better when they’re fresh out the oven!
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-12, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 8:30 AM–10:30 PM daily
Vietnamese Cooked Food is a one-lady operation helmed by Ann, a native Vietnamese. Check out the Bahn Mi and Ribs with Rice (Com Suon) which comes with a generous amount of rice. The Pho with Beef is also an option that you can’t go wrong with. The stall operates until late, when most stalls have already closed, so it is something to consider if you are here for a late dinner, or wish to skip the lunchtime crowd at the other popular stalls!
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-32, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 10:30 AM–8:30 PM Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
It’s not often that you see fish soup and pig trotters being sold together at the same stall, but that’s exactly what Wen Xin specialises in. Their lightly-flavoured sliced fish soup comes with either with red grouper or batang, and comes with tofu, lettuce, and tomato. On the other hand, the pig trotters is braised in a robust herbal broth and the meat is tender and gelatinous.
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-40, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 11 AM–2 PM, 4:30–7 PM Wed to Sun. Closed Mon & Tues
We Western sell old-school Western dishes like fish and chips, chicken chop, and fried spring chicken that come with the requisite sides of fries, baked beans, and coleslaw, all served in generous portions. The crumbed Chicken Cutlet is another dish here that is well-loved!
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-19, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 12–2 PM, 5–9 PM Wed to Sun. Closed Mon & Tues