Located in the west of Singapore, Jurong West 505 Food Centre may not be the most accessible, but nevertheless boasts a profile of Michelin-recommended stalls, and well-known names that attract foodies from across the island. This hawker centre comes with a wet market, where you can get your groceries all in one place. There will be large crowds during the weekends, so be prepared to wait around for a table, and join the snaking queues for perhaps, your to-be new found favourites.
#1 Wai Kee Wanton Noodles (Previously known as Kok Kee Wanton Mee)
After the Kok Kee brand was sold to JUMBO group, this stall was renamed ‘Wai Kee Wanton Noodles’ to avoid confusion with said brand. This stall has been around for 30 years, and still continues to attract long queues during mealtimes. Their flavourful lard-based sauce is paired with thick springy egg noodles, and topped with charsiew, juicy wantons and blanched vegetables. Unlike the usual wanton mee stall, they don’t provide green chilli - instead, stir in some of their slightly spicy chilli sauce to amp up the flavours!
Unit Number: #01-14
Opening Hours: 7am - 12pm (or until sold out)
#2 Bukit Timah Fried White Carrot Cake
A stall that specialises in one dish? Most of the time, you know that they’re really good at what they do. This stall sells only fried white carrot cake, which is cubed radish cakes stir fried in beaten eggs to give it an aromatic wok-hei. This hearty hawker classic can be a filling meal for one, and also a sharing plate for a group to bond over. They are open only in the mornings till mid-noon and almost always have a queue, so make sure to be there bright and early!
Unit Number: #01-10
Opening Hours: 7am - 12.30pm
Closed on Mondays
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#3 Soh Kee Cooked Food
Soh Kee Cooked Food may look like just any humble hawker stall in ulu Jurong West, but don’t be deceived by looks! They were included in the Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore 2021, which recognises restaurants, street food establishments and hawker stalls for offering value for money and high quality menu. Their silky poached chicken is succulent and drizzled with a light soy-based sauce, which pairs perfectly with their smooth, slow-cooked, Cantonese-style porridge.
Unit Number: #01-44
- Wed - Fri: 9.30am – 7.30pm
- Sat: 8am - 7pm
- Sun: 8am - 1pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
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#4 Ming Fa Shou Shi
Also another stall selling economical beehoon, be spoilt for choice with their huge range of delicious deep fried sides such as ngoh hiang (five-spice pork roll wrapped in beancurd sheets), fishcakes, spring rolls and taukwa (firm tofu). Dip them in your choice of sweet or spicy sauce, or a mix of both!
Unit Number: #01-33
Opening hours: Fri - Mon: 12pm - 7.30pm | Wed: 12pm - 7pm
Closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays
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#5 Wen Guang Handmade Fish Ball Noodle
The classic bak chor mee can be found in probably every hawker centre or coffee shop in Singapore, but this stall’s is anything but ordinary. Sink your teeth into their bouncy fish balls, which are freshly made in house. Pick your choice of noodles including the crowd favourite mee pok (flat egg noodles), you mian (thin noodles) or kuey teow (flat rice noodles), and pair it with their signature fish balls, or if you’d like, meat balls or fish dumplings. We’ve heard great reviews about their unique, slightly-charred chilli, so be sure to order dry noodles if you love a spicy kick!
Unit Number: #01-25
Opening Hours: Daily 8am to 8pm