Holland Drive Market & Food Centre has a rich history dating back to the 1970s, originally built to provide affordable food options for the residents of the Holland Drive neighborhood. In 2020, the hawker centre was even named one of the top 20 hawker centres in Singapore by the National Environment Agency, cementing its reputation as a must-visit destination for foodies and tourists alike. If you don’t feel like jostling with the crowd at the nearby and more popular Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre, come over to Holland Drive Market & Food Centre and check out these 15 stalls!
New Lucky Claypot Rice is probably the most famous stall at Holland Drive Market & Food Centre. A Michelin Bib Gourmand stall, the rice claypot rice comes with chicken, chinese sausage, some veggies and salted fish – all the ingredients you would expect from a good claypot rice. Because the rice is cooked from scratch, be prepared for a wait of 20-30 minutes during off-peak hours and at least 45 minutes when it’s busy. We recommend calling ahead to place your orders first!
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-19, Singapore, 270044
Opening Hours: 11 am–12:30 pm, 5–8 pm Mon & Tues, 11 am–1 pm, 5–8 pm Thurs to Sun. Closed on Wed
Ru Ji seems to have a perennial long queue, thanks to their traditional handmade fishball noodles. The handmade fish balls are made with 100% pure fish meat and they taste incredibly fresh and have a bouncy, juicy bite. The al dente noodles are fragrant with traces of their house-made chilli and showered with a generous amount of pork lard. It’s no wonder why so many people are willing to brave the queue and why it consistently comes up as one of Singapore’s best fishball noodles!
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-28/29, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 7 am–1 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Got a craving for some good old carrot cake? Traditional Carrot Cake is there to serve you a comforting plate of black or white carrot cake. This might not be a famous fried carrot cake stall, but it is very popular amongst residents in the area and sometimes sell out before it’s even lunchtime! The white variation contains plenty of egg, chye poh and garlic and has a nice char from the wok. Meanwhile, the black version has a wonderful sweet-savoury balance of flavours, thanks to the use of dark sauce.
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-20, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 6:30 am–1 pm daily
One of two kway chap stalls in Holland Drive Market & Food Centre, Cheng Heng Kway Chap is arguably the one that draws in a longer queue, probably because of its listing in the Michelin Guide. They do serve a splendid kway chap which comes with a bowl of silky smooth rice noodles, soaked in a slightly herby broth, as well as generous portions of braised duck meat, offal, braised egg and preserved vegetables.
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-05, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 7 am–2:30 pm Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
Yap Kee serves wanton noodles supplied by the owner's brother in Johor Bahru who is a leading noodle maker. Tossed in a savoury, lardy sauce, they are angel hair thin but still have a nice bite to it. Wanton mee enthusiasts should definitely try their dish in the JB-style original flavour that’s without chilli, ketchup or black sauce and taste for yourself why they are so highly regarded in the community!
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-04, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 6:30 am–2 pm Wed to Mon. Closed on Tues
Aini Muslim Food serves Indonesian staples like Ayam Penyet, Gado Gado, Tahu Goreng, Nasi Goreng. They are best known for their Ayam Penyet which comes with a large succulent piece of fried chicken thigh, rice and a punchy, savoury-spicy sambal chilli. Don’t forget to squeeze the lime, for a refreshing touch and to cut through the greasiness!
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-14, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 8 am–2 pm Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
Lao Chen Ji is easily one of the best kolo mee in Singapore, and they certainly have the queue to prove it. The noodles are cooked perfectly al dente, and each strand comes fully coated in a fragrant, umami sauce. The char siu is pretty tender, and you can also add extra ingredients, such as dumplings or yong tau foo ingredients.
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-43, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 7 am–4 pm daily
Hakka Noodle is one of the crowd favourites at Holland Drive Market & Food Centre. If you’re wondering what Hakka noodles actually is, it’s more commonly known as yong tau foo! An order comes with a fixed set of handmade ingredients and a bowl of springy noodles tossed in a savoury house-made concoction. A bowl of soup is also included, which comes with ingredients like bitter gourd, brinjal, green chilli and tofu stuffed with minced meat (instead of the usual fish paste!)
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-15, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 5 am–2 pm daily
One of the newer stalls at Holland Drive Market & Food Centre, Rojak Line was established in 2016 with the aim of serving the finest rojak. The secret here is in the sauce, which is thick and creamy. The basic set includes youtiao, tau pok, pineapple, cucumber, turnip, guava, and red apple, and if you’re feeling extravagant, you can also go for the Luxury Rojak which adds cuttlefish, green apple, and golden pear!
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-13, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 5 am–2 pm daily
Leong Wei Roasted Delight serves affordable and tasty roasted meats. They may command a long queue, but it’s well worth it for the crispy skin on the roast pork and tender char siew. The sauce that’s drizzled all over the rice also has a lightly sweet and smoky flavour. You can also get roasted duck, braised duck, as well as a selection of double-boiled soups!
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-36, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 11 am–7 pm Fri to Wed. Closed on Thurs
Expect chee cheong fun with a twist at Da Chang Jin! Apart from the usual options of char siew and prawns, you’ll also be able to get unique renditions here like smoked salmon, liver sausage and unagi! Freshly made to order, this stall also surprises by switching up the typical fried shallots topping with a salty burst of chye poh.
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-33, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 7:15 am–2:30 pm daily
Shima’s Kitchen dishes hearty helpings of nasi padang with a snaking line throughout the day. Take your pick from a large line-up of options like curry chicken, petai, omelette, mutton rendang, bitter gourd and many more. Do also complete your plate with the rich curry sauce, or a dollop of sambal. They also have other items on the menu such as Mee Siam, Mee Rebus, Nasi Lemak and Lontong.
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-12, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 6:30 am–2:30 pm Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
Blanco Court Kueh Chap is the other stall at Holland Drive Market & Food Centre that doles out hearty bowls of kway chap. If you prefer your ingredients to be more lightly braised, then you may prefer Blanco Court Kueh Chap’s take! A set comes with rice noodles swimming in a light herbal broth, with a plate of braised meat, tau pok, tau kwa, and braised egg. You can add on other items such as offals, pig trotters, pork belly, pig skin, salted vegetable, peanuts and egg.
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-02, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 7 am–2:30 pm Tues to Thurs, Sat & Sun. Closed Mon & Fri
Get a bowl of delicious thunder tea rice at Lin Da Ma, which you can have with organic white or brown rice. What’s also unique is that they serve Lei Cha Handpull Noodles, where noodles are tossed in a herbal pesto that tastes similar to the lei cha broth, and served with an onsen egg. The stall also has housemade minced meat tofu and meatballs that you can add to your dishes.
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-21, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 7 am–2:30 pm daily
For days when you want something light, go for the Cantonese-style congee at Congee House. Take your pick from a variety of options such as Pork Century Egg Porridge and Pork Ball Porridge. The rice is cooked into broken grains, and you can also opt to add in an egg for extra creaminess!
Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-41, Singapore 270044
Opening Hours: 7 am–2 pm daily