Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre is a popular hawker centre in the Geylang Bahru estate. Established in the 1970s, it was a simple open-air structure that housed a few food stalls. However, as its popularity grew, it underwent renovations and upgrades to meet the residents’ increasing demand. Today, Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre houses over 70 food stalls and it’s a great place to enjoy local hawker fare at affordable prices. Here are 15 food stalls that you should most definitely try!
Hui Wei Chilli Ban Mian is known for their Signature Chilli Ban Mian, which is coated in a special dark sauce, and contains minced meat and handmade meatballs. A healthy dollop of chilli is also included, which provides some spice and a kick of flavour to the noodles. If you can’t take the heart, there is also the option of having the normal soup Ban Mian, Sliced Abalone La Mian or other noodle dishes!
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru, #01-58, Singapore 330069
Opening Hours: 11 am–9:30 pm Sat to Thurs. Closed on Fri
This famous lor mee also has an outlet at Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre, and you really get your money’s worth with strips of stewed pork belly, fried battered fish, stewed egg and fish cake slices. The gravy isn’t too thick or too starchy, and it clings to the flat noodles nicely, ensuring maximum slurpability. Don’t forget to add in some house-made chilli and chopped garlic for more heat and flavour!
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru #01-54, Singapore 330069
Opening Hours: 12–9 pm Sun to Fri. Closed on Sat
All the traditional kueh here are handmade fresh everyday and every single one of them is soft, tender and chewy. Come early and you’ll see the effort they put into each and every kueh! Heartily stuffed with diced jicama, mushrooms, and dried shrimp, you can purchase the soon kueh individually or in a box of five.
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru, #01-68, Singapore 330069
Opening Hours: 7 am–7 pm Tues, 8:30 am–7 pm Wed, 7 am–6 pm Thurs to Sat, 8:30 am–4 pm Sun. Closed on Mon
Bang Bang Mushroom Bak Chor Mee is another popular stall in Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre, and like many others they also command a queue. Known for their Minced Meat Noodle, it comes with springy noodles, fishcake, minced meat, meatball, and mushrooms, all tossed in a tart vinegary sauce.
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru #01-25, Singapore 330069
Opening Hours: 6 am–3 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Well loved by many, Cheok Kee Boneless Braised Duck serves a simple Duck Rice that’s covered generously in their braised sauce and paired with a fiery and flavourful chilli. The duck is tender and not gamey at all, and there’s also a porridge option if you want something more comforting.
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru #01-35, Singapore 330069
Opening Hours: 12–6 pm Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
Wen Wen Pork Rib Big Prawn Mee looks like a normal prawn mee stall in the daytime, but what’s different about them is their Seafood Prawn Mee Steamboat that’s served at night! The The soup is made from boiling pork bones, ikan bilis, dried cuttlefish and somewhat surprisingly: pu-erh tea! The steamboat arrives at your table with prawns, la la, pork ribs, pig’s tail and a whole crab included. You can also choose to add on ingredients like crayfish or more crabs. And the best part? The soup and noodles are free-flow here!
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru #01-22, Singapore 330069
Opening Hours: 12–2 pm, 5–8:30 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
If you’re looking for something light, Fucheng Shi Pin Homemade Spring Roll has accumulated a loyal following thanks to their affordable Popiah and Kueh Pie Tee. The Popiah here is wrapped in a paper-like thin skin and stuffed with the usual mix of turnip, eggs, carrots, and coriander, along with some sweet sauce and chilli.
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru #01-28, Singapore 330069
Opening Hours: 12–9 pm Sun to Fri. Closed on Sat
For delicious, hearty and affordable chicken rice, try Ju Xing Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice. A plate of their fragrant chicken rice includes silky-smooth chicken, a side of achar, along with a bowl of cabbage soup. Don’t forget to get yourself some of their zesty chilli and minced garlic to go with the rice!
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru #01-01, Singapore 330069
Opening Hours: 9:30 am–7 pm Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
Serving up comforting Putien-style lor mee, the bowl of noodles is packed full of la la, roasted pork and a large prawn swimming in a luscious broth. The noodles remain springy even after sitting in the broth for awhile, and there are also additional side dishes to go with such as the unconventional Lychee Pork!
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru #01-04, Singapore 330069
Opening Hours: 10:30 am–10 pm daily
Everyone Prawn Noodle serves more than just prawn noodles, with Laksa, Pork Ribs Noodles and Lor Mee sitting on the menu too. Between the soup and dry, they’re more popular for their soupy Prawn Noodles. While the prawns provided are smaller in size, they are fresh and still decent, and the meat slices are lean and meaty. The broth is sweet, umami and nicely flavoured. They tend to sell out quickly, so try to come early!
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru #01-08, Singapore 330069
Run by a couple and their son, Mei Ji Fishball Noodle serves unassuming bowls of fishball noodles that are big in flavour. You also have the option of choosing vermicelli, mee pok, mee kia or macaroni for your Fishball Noodles. We recommend the dry version which comes with springy fishballs, thin slices of fish cake, a fish dumpling and topped with both fried onion and spring onions. Tossed in a rich gravy that’s rich and flavourful, it clings to the noodles nicely and truly whets the appetite.
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru #01-70, Singapore 330069
Opening Hours: 7 am–9 pm Sat to Tues. Closed Wed to Fri
As its stall name suggests, Victory Hainanese Curry Rice sells Hainanese curry rice with a selection of dishes to choose from. This includes pork chop, cabbage, otah, fried meatball and many more. The curry sauce is just the right amount of thickness and not too spicy at all, making it a great choice even for spice lightweights!
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru #01-40, Singapore 330069
Opening Hours: 9 am–10 pm daily
Located in the corner of Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre is the unassuming Hua Ji Carrot Cake. They have both black and white carrot cake on the menu – the black version is fragrant, smoky and sweet from the dark sauce, while its white counterpart is generously coated with eggs . Get a plate with both if you can’t decide between the two!
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru #01-52, Singapore 330069
Not feeling like local food? Then check out the old-school Western dishes at Oikos Western Delight. With items like Mixed Grill, Pork & Fish Cutlet, Chicken Cutlet Rice and Black Pepper Chicken, you will surely leave with a very satisfied tummy.
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru, #01-66, Singapore 330069
Opening Hours: 12–9:30 pm Mon to Sat, 4:30–9:30 pm Sun
Red Stove Fried Prawn Mee is a stalwart at Geylang Bahru Market & Food Centre and has been here for well over 40 years. The plate of Hokkien Mee is wet, glistening and garlicky, making it a definite hit with garlic lovers. The noodles are flavourful and well soaked with the prawn stock, and together with the prawns, sotong and eggs make an incredibly satisfying dish. Try to come during off-peak hours, or arrive ready to brave the queue!
Address: 69 Geylang Bahru #01-20, Singapore 330069
Opening Hours: 12:15–10 pm daily