15 Stalls to Check Out at Kim Keat Palm Market & Food Centre

Built in the 1970s, Kim Keat Palm Market & Food Centre is far off the tourist trail. You’ll find familiar dishes like fishball noodles, wanton mee and kway chap here, but dishes that are quickly vanishing from our food scene can also be found here – think claypots of herbal turtle soup and traditional Hainanese kueh! Read to discover them and more below.

#1 Hai Nan Xing Zhou Beef Noodle

For nearly 70 years, this Michelin-recognised stall has been drawing queues for its excellent Hainanese beef noodles. Choose between blanched rice noodles tossed in a thick gravy, or soup noodles in a deeply flavourful ox bone broth that is on the sweeter side, simmered with a variety of Chinese herbs and spices based on a recipe concocted by the owner’s father. You’re welcome to top up with more sliced beef, beef tripe, tendon, beef balls, or a combination!

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-06, Singapore 310019
Opening Hours: 8:30 AM–3:30 PM Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon

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#2 LiXin Teochew Fishball Noodles

Founder Lim Lee Seng started selling fishball noodles from a pushcart and they’ve stuck to their time-tested recipe since 1968. Even though they’ve grown to have several outlets in Singapore, their fishballs are still handmade daily using only pure yellowtail fish to maintain that bite – no preservatives, no fillers, and no surimi! It’s no wonder why the brand comes with a Michelin recommendation. Enjoy their signature Fishball Noodles in both soup or dry!

Address: Multiple outlets 

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-20, Singapore 310019
Opening Hours: 7 AM–1 PM Thurs to Sun. Closed Mon to Wed

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#3 Min Kee Tanjong Rhu Wanton Noodle

Min Kee Tanjong Rhu Wanton Noodle is another stall that commands one of the longest queues at Kim Keat Palm Market & Food Centre, and they’re well known for their comforting, nostalgia-inducing wanton noodles. Each bowl consists of mee kia that is blanched in both hot and cold water to ensure maximum springiness, char siu, vegetables, and pork lard tossed in a moreish savoury and spicy sauce. The dry version also includes a bowl of soup filled with silky wantons. On the menu are also fried dumplings, which are perfectly crispy and make for a great side dish.

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-49, Singapore 310019
Opening Hours: 7:30 AM–2:30 PM Wed to Mon. Closed on Tues

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#4 Lor 7 Kway Chap & Braised Duck

If you love kway chap, make sure to add Lor 7 Kway Chap & Braised Duck to your list of stalls to try. Every serving comes with a variety of ingredients such as pig’s stomach, intestines, skin tau pok and a braised egg, all drenched in a flavourful herbal sauce. The kway is smooth, and comes swimming in a savoury-sweet, medium-bodied broth with a subtle herbal note to it. If you’re not feeling kway chap, the Braised Duck Rice is also worth a try, which features tender slices of duck and rice laden with the same fragrant sauce. 

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-32, Singapore 310019
Opening Hours: 6 AM–5 PM Sat to Wed. Closed Thurs & Fri

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#5 Ah Chuan Fried Oyster Omelet

The original owners of this stall have retired, and this stall has an additional “Chen Ji” on the signboard. The new owner that has taken over seems to have kept the queue coming, and they are also now open for longer hours! The secret is in their batter and the crispy edges create a perfect consistency against the soft centre and juicy oysters. 

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-25, Singapore 310022
Opening Hours: 6 AM–6 PM Wed to Mon. Closed on Tues

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#6 Hainan Cuisine & Snacks

Yi bua is a traditional Hainanese snack that is getting increasingly rare to find in Singapore. A steamed glutinous rice dumpling filled with palm sugar, desiccated coconut, ginger, sesame, and peanuts then wrapped in banana leaves, it is usually prepared during special occasions. But here at Hainan Cuisine & Snacks, you can get the treat any day! You’ll also find Hainanese laksa, kaya, and peng kueh here.

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-35, Singapore 310022
Opening Hours: 7 AM–1 PM Wed to Sun. Closed Mon & Tues

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#7 Sims Place Chwee Kueh

A local breakfast staple, find discs of chwee kueh topped with a mountain of preserved radish at this stall. The supple chwee kueh has a soft bite that is contrasted nicely by the chye poh and further enhanced by the chilli, and the sweet, savoury and spicy flavours all go really nicely together.

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-60, Singapore 310022
Opening Hours: 7 AM–1 PM Wed to Sun. Closed Mon & Tues

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#8 Kok Kee Turtle Soup

Turtle soup is one of those things that are getting increasingly hard to find in Singapore, but one place where you can still get it is Kok Kee Turtle Soup. Touted for their medicinal properties, the meat is braised until tender with herbs and spices and the soup is rich with collagen. The stall also sells black chicken and ginseng chicken soups, which is delightful with a bowl of yam rice.

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-39, Singapore 310022
Opening Hours: 9:30 AM–2 PM Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun

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#9 Lai Heng Mixed Veg Rice

For the days when you just can’t decide what to eat, cai png is a trusty option. The options are vast too, including pork chop  stir-fried long bean, sweet and sour pork, braised potato, cabbage, chicken drumstick, beancurd skin, scrambled egg, and much more. Rice and porridge both available here!

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-07, Singapore 310022
Opening Hours: 6 AM–8 PM Sun to Fri. Closed on Sat

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#10 ChickaBoom

ChickaBoom is a Muslim-owned eatery with tasty variations of chicken rice, such as ayam penyet, ayam geprek and more! Some highlights include the Nasi Ayam Penyet Belado which all spice lovers must try. Fiery red sambal is slathered atop crispy fried chicken, served with white rice, fried tempe and tofu, vegetables, and soup. Or, go for the Nasi Ayam Penyet which is served with a fried chicken drumstick instead. For something unique, try their Nasi Ayam Penyet Rendang which has creamy, spicy and coconutty rendang sauce on top of tender fried chicken. 

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-45, Singapore 310022
Opening Hours: 6 AM–8 PM Sun to Fri. Closed on Sat

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#11 Old Long House Popiah

This popiah stall has been around since the 1930s, and their popiah is made from a secret recipe and does not include pork, lard, MSG, artificial colouring, and preservatives. Their chilli and popiah skin is also entirely housemade, and they replace peanuts with fried crispy golden bits to add texture and a crunch to the dish. Other ingredients within it include stewed turnip, fresh lettuce, hard-boiled egg, crispy sole fish, and a small piece of crab stick!

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-03, Singapore 310022
Opening Hours: 6:30 am–2:30 pm Wed to Sun. Closed Mon & Tues

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#12 Ah Huat Minced Meat Noodle

For a satisfying bowl of BCM make sure to head to this stall, which also has other items such as Fishball Noodles, Dumpling Noodles, Fish Maw Kway Teow Soup and Abalone Minced Meat Noodles on its menu. The owners are generous with the ingredients especially if you go with the large bowl, and you can also order additional dumplings. The noodles are perfectly cooked and tossed in a fragrant savoury sauce. A simple but delightful meal! 

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-15, Singapore 310022
Opening Hours: 6:30 am–2:30 pm Wed to Sun. Closed Mon & Tues

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#13 Chuan Xiang Xiao Chu

Craving for some spicy Sichuan cuisine? Chuan Xiang Xiao Chu will satiate you with their strong and spicy flavours. The menu includes the likes of Boiled Fish doused in a fiery chilli gravy, jiggly Mapo Tofu, Pickled Fish and Sichuan Eggplant that’s comfort food-certified with some white rice, along with a good selection of tze char dishes.

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-51, Singapore 310022
Opening Hours: 11 am–10 pm Sat to Thurs. Closed on Fri

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#14 Oiishii Corner

Oiishii Corner makes Japanese food accessible to the masses by being both affordable and Halal-certified! The Oiishii Beef Don with well-marinated beef slices and fresh greens laid atop a bed of Japanese rice is a popular choice. You can also go for the Chicken Katsu Don if you’re craving for Japanese curry rice, or the Teriyaki Chicken Ramen for something warm and comforting.

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-61, Singapore 310022
Opening Hours: 11 am–10 pm Sat to Thurs. Closed on Fri

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#15 Dove Desserts

If your meal isn’t completed without some desserts, make sure to head straight for Dove Desserts. They best known for their Nyonya Chendol that comes generously with red beans, freshly squeezed coconut milk, and pandan green “worms”. You can also top up for some durian puree! The owner is known to make a trip down to Malacca every few months to source for her gula melaka, which is then cooked to a thick sauce to drizzle over the chendol. Try to get here early, as they sometimes sell out before closing time.

Address: 22 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, #01-21, Singapore 310022
Opening Hours: 11 AM–5:30 PM Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun

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