Recently renovated and reopened in April this year, Mayflower Market and Food Centre is a stone’s throw away from Mayflower MRT. While it is one of the smaller hawker centres in Singapore, this is still an especially great place to fill up your tummy, considering the multiple hidden (and wallet-friendly) gems within! Here are 15 great stalls to check out.
3 Sisters Prawn Noodle is a humble prawn noodle and Hokkien mee stall that is run by – you guessed it – three sisters. Picking up the ropes from their mother, the stall runs like a well-oiled machine. The broth used to make the prawn noodles is full-bodied, sweet and flavourful, and the dish also comes with pork slices, fishcake and prawns. Those who like spicy food should go for the dry version that’s tossed in a housemade chilli along with copious amounts of shallots that imparts a mouthwatering fragrance.
Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-06, Singapore 560162
Opening Hours: 6 am–1 pm Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
Run by a husband-wife duo, the queue-commanding wanton mee is prepared according to a well-kept family recipe that’s been passed down from generation to generation. Al dente noodles are topped with char siew that’s tender and well caramelised, along with fried lard, chopped spring onions and some green chillies! Served with a side of peppery broth and wantons that are handmade by the owners everyday.
Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-28, Singapore 560162
Opening Hours: 7:45 am–2 pm Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
Zhen Ming Pork Rib Prawn Noodle used to be at Tampines before moving to Serangoon and finally settling down at Mayflower Market & Food Centre. Cooked with pork ribs, pig skin, red dates, prawn shells and black sugarcane, their prawn broth is on the milder side as compared to the others out there. Served with fish cake slices, lean meat, pork ribs and fresh prawns, the bowl of prawn noodles is unpretentious and down-to-earth. The stall also has other unique dishes such as Lala Prawn Noodle!
Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-04, Singapore 560162
Opening Hours: 5 am–2 pm Wed to Mon. Closed on Tues
Zhen Xin Vegetarian at Mayflower Market & Food Centre is a vegetarian stall that serves meatless kway chap. Served with “intestines”, tau pok and tau kwa drenched in a luscious brown sauce, the silky rice sheets comes swimming in a herbal broth that’s sweet and flavourful. The stall was recently featured in CNA’s Makan Kakis too!
Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-22, Singapore 560162
Opening Hours: 6 am–2 pm Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
Quan Xing Mei Shi’s signature dish is a Chinese-style laksa that is simple, no-frills and easy on the wallet. A portion comes with noodles, beansprouts, sliced fish cake, taupok, cockles, a dollop of chilli paste and a generous scoop of laksa leaves. The laksa gravy is neither too thick nor too diluted, lemak but not to the point where you get jelak. If you’re not in the mood for laksa, the stall also has Vietnamese dishes such as spring rolls and pho!
Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-26, Singapore 560162
Opening Hours: 7 am–1:30 pm daily
House of Li Xiang serves only mee rebus and mee siam at wallet-friendly prices. The former comes in a sweet and savoury gravy with yellow noodles, tau kwa, beansprouts and boiled egg, while the latter features a spicy and tangy gravy which pairs nicely with the white bee hoon.
Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-17, Singapore 560162
Opening Hours: 6 am–1:30 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
For your fix of chicken rice, look to Mandarin Hainan Chicken Rice. The rice is fragrant and not clumpy while the chicken is smooth, tender and juicy. You’ll find both steamed and roasted chicken here, and can also add on ingredients such as braised egg or beancurd for some extra sustenance!
Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-11, Singapore 560162
Opening Hours: 8 am–7 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Served with fried chicken thigh, two pieces of tofu, some lontong gravy and sambal with white rice, this ayam penyet definitely differs from the usual Indonesian-style dish. While it lacks the wow factor of other more famous stalls, this will be sure to adequately quell your cravings!
Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-02, Singapore 560162
Opening Hours: 7 am–3 pm Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
Craving for a snack and not really in the mood for a full meal? Head over to Heng Li Pancake for some old-school Min Jiang Kueh with three different flavours – Peanut, Red Bean and Coconut. The exterior of the kueh is crispy, while the interior is satisfying moist and chewy in contrast.
Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-36, Singapore 560162
Opening Hours: 7 am–3 pm Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
A hidden jem at Mayflower Market & Food Centre, there are two different nasi lemak sets to choose from here: fish or chicken. The coconut rice is fragrant and non-greasy, while the juicy chicken wings are fried in small batches to ensure utmost crunchiness. Their sambal chilli goes very well and ties the entire dish together!
Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-01, Singapore 560162
Opening Hours: 8:30–11:30 am Tues to Thurs, Sat & Sun. Closed Mon, Wed & Fri
With a history of over two decades, Shun Fa Shou Shi serves the iconic Singaporean breakfast with a wide variety of side dishes to choose from. Be it bee hoon with egg, fried noodles with fish fillet or fried kway teow with chicken wings, you’ll never have an unsatisfying meal here. And in case you’re not feeling noodles, there’s also glutinous rice and nasi lemak here!
Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-34, Singapore 560162
Opening Hours: 3:30 am–2:30 pm daily
The owner of Ah Xiang has been operating this stall for almost ten years, waking up early at 4 am to prepare the food every day. You can find an array of ingredients to pick from to custom a meal for yourself! Mains options include rice, beehoon, noodles and chee cheong fun, and you can get it in dry, soup or laksa broth.
Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-03, Singapore 560162
Opening Hours: 9:30 am–4 pm Tues & Thurs, 10 am–4 pm Wed, Fri to Mon
You’ll be able to spot this stall from a distance away thanks to the snaking queue with patrons eager to try out the noodles. Jin Song has been established since 1971 and sells a variety of noodles, from Wanton Noodles to Ipoh Hor Fun. Make sure to also try their Mushroom Chicken Feet Noodles which feature tender braised chicken feet that are literally fall off from the bones!
Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-30, Singapore 560162
Opening Hours: 6 am–3 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Yuan Fa Shou Shi is one of the oldest stalls in Mayflower Market and Food Centre, specialising in an array of local kuehs. The owner and his wife start preparing from as early as 4 am each morning. Find delights such as Ang Ku Kueh, Soon Kueh and Rice Kueh that are completely handmade and filled generously with fragrance fillings and wrapped with a soft, chewy skin.
Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-21, Singapore 560162
Craving for a light local breakfast with a hearty fix? With a history dating back to 1993, Delisnacks does a variety of fried dough snacks like you tiao, ham chim peng, butterfly bun, goreng pisang and more. We can’t turn back time, but these fried fritters fondly savour the past. Best paired with a cup of kopi or soya bean!
Address: 162 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-05, Singapore 560162
Opening Hours: 5 am–1 pm Mon to Thurs, Sat & Sun. Closed on Fri