15 Yummy Eats at Jalan Batu Hawker Centre

Jalan Batu Hawker Centre is situated in the Tanjong Rhu estate and dates back to the 1960s. A hidden gem in Singapore, it is home to many long-time hawkers and retains an old-school charm. Today, we’ve rounded up 15 yummy stalls. From Michelin-approved wanton mee to charcoal-grilled meats, make this a pitstop the next time you’re in the area!

#1 Feng Ji Kway Chap

Despite having almost no media coverage in its ten years of business, Feng Ji Kway Chap stall draws consistent lines daily. The draw? It has one of the cheapest kway chap sets in Singapore that starts from just $2.50! It includes a generous portion of kway with all the usual fixings: pork belly, intestine, braised egg, and tau pok. You can also add on ingredients without breaking the bank, as they are priced from $0.50 each. Do visit early as the stall often sells out before noon!

Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-20, Singapore 432004
Opening Hours: 6:30–11 AM Sat to Thurs. Closed on Fri

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#2 Hua Kee Hougang Wanton Mee

Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wanton Mee has won several awards over the years, including a mention in the Michelin Guide Singapore. They serve a variety of noodles, from Wanton Noodles to Dumpling Noodles and Chicken Feet Noodles. Their signature dish is the Wanton Mee,  which is cooked till perfectly QQ. It is served with a sweet and savoury sauce that’s not like the usual wanton mees you get out there!

Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-35, Singapore 432004
Opening Hours: 7 AM–5 PM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon

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#3 Hong Kee Chicken Rice

Hong Kee Chicken Rice is popular for their unique offerings of cai png dishes and assorted meats such as roasted chicken, steamed chicken, roasted meat, char siew, and lu rou that you can get all on the same plate. The selection of stir-fried dishes is modest compared to other cai png stalls, but they are well-executed and homely. They’ve also started offering soups on the menu, but they are only available after the lunch peak period as each bowl is cooked to order. We hear really great things about their Tom Yum Soup!

Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-36, Singapore 432004
Opening Hours: 8 am–6 pm daily

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#4 Kim Kee Tanjong Rhu Wanton Mee

Kim Kee Tanjong Rhu Wanton Mee gained popularity when the stall was featured in a Hong Kong TV drama. The noodles here are springy and flavorful, and the highlight of the dish is the signature sauce that the noodles are tossed in, along with a generous serving of pork lard. Although the char siew are not much to shout about and wantons are on the small side, they are succulent and well-seasoned. 

Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-18, Singapore 432004
Opening Hours: 7 am–1 pm Mon & Tues, Thurs to Sat. Closed Wed & Sun

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#5 Wang Lao Wu Chicken King

Wang Lao Wu serves up Hong-Kong style roast meats, including yummy chicken rice with both steamed or roasted chicken. The chicken rice is cooked perfectly, and each grain is fragrant and good enough to eat on its own. The chilli here is thick with a good amount of spice, and the chicken is tender and juicy. The dish is also served with a side of soup and some vegetables in oyster sauce. 

Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-28, Singapore 432004
Opening Hours: 8 am–10 pm daily

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#6 Mei Hua Garden Fishball Noodle

Run by an elderly couple, this humble stall at Jalan Batu Hawker Centre is popular for its old-school fishball noodles. Take your pick from mee pok, yellow noodles, kway teow and mee tai bak, and choose to have it dry or in soup. The former features springy noodles tossed in an aromatic chilli and vinegar sauce combination, mixed together with crispy shallots. You also get some minced meat, slices of fish cake and bouncy fishballs in the bowl.

Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-28, Singapore 432004
Opening Hours: 8 am–10 pm daily

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#7 Belirub

Belirub is helmed by a Cordon Bleu-trained chef whose specialty is grilled chicken dishes. The menu includes items such as Chincalok Wooster Grilled Chicken, Aglio Olio with Rosemary Chicken, Cajun Grilled Chicken and Maryland Chicken. The Chincalok Wooster Grilled Chicken is the signature dish and it is marinated with Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, garlic and onion before it is grilled to perfection and served together with homemade coleslaw and baked potatoes.

Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-12, Singapore 432004
Opening Hours: 12–3 pm, 5–8:30 pm Tues to Thurs, Sat & Sun

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#8 Blackgoat

Another Western stall but this time a Muslim-friendly one, Blackgoat is owned by an ex-chef of Restaurant Zen and Burnt Ends. What stands out here is the charcoal grill where they grill their meats on. The menu alternates between briyani and Western food during weekdays, and their signature burgers during the weekends. If you’re here on the weekend, the White Pepper Fried Chicken Burger Chipotle is a must-try. Expect a juicy buttermilk fried chicken that’s paired with a delicious house-made chipotle sauce!

Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-05, Singapore 432004
Opening Hours: 5:30–8:30 pm Wed & Thurs, 5:30–9 pm Fri to Sun. Closed Mon & Tues

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#9 Shaikh Alawdeen

A relatively new stall at Jalan Batu Hawker Centre, Shaikh Alawdeen makes their appam to order. The set comprises two freshly-cooked Indian fermented rice cakes which are thick and fluffy in the middle, and thin and crispy around the sides. Slightly tangy, they are served with a watery coconut milk that’s been seasoned with a pinch of salt, and as much of the classic bright orange sugar as you like.

Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-14, Singapore 432004

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#10 Nazriyan’s Kitchen

Nazriyan’s Kitchen dishes out a very sedap lontong. The gravy is lemak enough but not too thick that it makes your jelak while you’re slurping it up. The cabbage and long beans also retained a degree of crispness. If you love all things spicy, you can request for more sambal, and its and spiciness goes wonderfully with the gravy.

Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-07, Singapore 432004

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#11 Old Place Fresh Prawn Noodle

Old Place Fresh Prawn Noodle does prawn mee in either soup or dry with your choice of noodles. They are served with some vegetables and bean sprouts and crispy lard pieces, along with pieces of prawns, fish cake and pork slices. The soup is nicely flavoured with a distinct sweetness. Together with the fresh prawns and springy noodles, this is a nice bowl of prawn mee that will keep you satisfied. 

Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-10, Singapore 432004

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#12 Victory Canton Wok

Specialising in tze char dishes, find beloved favourites such as Har Jeong Gai (prawn paste chicken) and the tender and juicy Pai Gu Wang (king of pork ribs). The former is crunchy and well-fried, while the latter sees pieces of pork ribs cooked in a lip-smacking sweet and citrusy sauce. The stall also has individual meals like noodles and rice dishes.

Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-09, Singapore 432004
Opening Hours: 11 am–9 pm Thurs to Mon. Closed Tues & Wed

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#13 Wang Zai Kitchen

Run by a couple from China, Wang Zai Kitchen stocks a good selection of vegetables and meats to satisfy your Mala Xiangguo cravings. The fragrant aroma of the spices plus chilli heat makes this dish an appetising combo that mala fans will enjoy. Apart from mala, the stall also has Chinese-style tze char dishes such as Sliced Pork Belly with Sauerkraut and Stir-fried Chives, Pork and Black Fungus.

Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-03, Singapore 432004

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#14 Ah Mah Chwee Kueh

Touted to be the best chwee kueh in the east by its loyal fans, the chwee kueh here is soft and silky with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. The chye poh that it is served with is slightly sweet and not too oily or salty, while the sambal chilli is fragrant and imparts a nice hint of flavour and spice. 

Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-01, Singapore 432004
Opening Hours: 7 am–4 pm Tues to Sat. Closed Sun & Mon

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#15 Lifu Coffee and Toast

Lifu Coffee and Toast sells traditional bread with peanut butter and kaya, alongside other items like French loaf. The kaya is specially homemade and it is a recipe that the owner learnt from working in coffee shops. The kopi here is also said to exude a delicious nutty aftertaste that is different from what you’d usually get elsewhere.

Address: 4A Jln Batu, #01-11, Singapore 432004

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