15 Must-Try Stalls at Pek Kio Market & Food Centre

Located in Farrer Park, Pek Kio Market & Food Centre might not be the most popular hawker centre around due to it’s slight inaccessibility. Despite that, it’s been around for almost 40 years, and it remains an off-beat and under-the-radar food centre with its fair share of hidden gems. From Michelin-approved chee cheong fun and prawn noodles, to wanton mee, pancake, and Hokkien mee, here are the 15 stalls you should try at Pek Kio Market & Food Centre!

#1 Lai Hiang Pork Rib Prawn Mee

There are two famous prawn noodles here, one of them being Lai Hiang Pork Rib Prawn Noodles. Run by a husband-wife duo, their prawn noodles come in both soup and dry versions, but the latter seem to be more popular. The dry noodles come with fish cakes, pork slices, prawn and a small bowl of broth, topped with fried shallots and chilli powder. The springy and slurpy Mee Kia was evenly tossed with soy sauce, pork lard and chilli, while the soup was light and sweet. Try to come early as the food might get sold out as early as 1 pm!

Address: 41A Cambridge Rd, #01-41, Singapore 211041
Opening Hours: 6 am–2 pm Mon, Wed & Thurs, Sat & Sun. Closed on Tues & Fri

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#2 Heng Leong Carrot Cake

There are a few carrot stalls at Pek Kio Market & Food Centre, but Heng Leong Carrot Cake stands out for the fact that they still hand make their carrot cakes and dicing them up daily! No factory made pre cut cubes here. Their chunky carrot cake comes in the usual two ways – a white version that is reminiscent of an omelette with crispy edges and a soft centre, while the dark rendition is luscious, sweet and smoky.

Address: 41A Cambridge Rd, #01-13, Singapore 211041
Opening Hours: 7:30 am–2 pm Tues to Fri. Closed on Mon

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#3 Soon Kee Wanton Mee

There are three wanton mee stalls here but Soon Kee Wanton Mee draws in the longest queue. While old-school wanton mee is relatively common in Singapore, this stall is especially known for the chilli sauce that they add to toss with the noodles. Made with shrimp, it is addictive and packs a punch! The egg noodles are slightly thicker than normal, and it is topped with lean char siew and dumplings. While individually they are nothing to shout about, it’s how the dish comes together that makes it so delectable.

Address: 41A Cambridge Rd, #01-13, Singapore 211041
Opening Hours: 7:30 am–2 pm Tues to Fri. Closed on Mon

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#4 Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodle

The other famous prawn noodles in Pek Kio Market & Food Centre, Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodle is also a Michelin Plate recipient. However, they are not just famous for their food, but also a temperamental aunty. Their success is evident though, as they have a few outlets and has even gone on to open a restaurant too. This stall is definitely not for the price-sensitive, as the bowls are priced up to $25 based on the size of prawns you go for. Interestingly, they do not use pork in their broth, but it is still tasty and robust in flavours.

Address: 41A Cambridge Rd, #01-15, Singapore 211041
Opening Hours: 7:30 am–2 pm Wed to Sun. Closed Mon & Tues

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#5 Double Spring Teochew Lor Duck Kway Chap

Double Spring serves yummy slices of duck that has been braised until tender, with a good balance of lean and fatty textures. A testament of their quality is the long queue that form as soon as the stall opens! The smooth rice noodles is soaked in a subtly herbal broth, but if you’re not feeling kway chap, the stall also serves duck rice or porridge.

Address: 41A Cambridge Rd, #01-48, Singapore 211041
Opening Hours: 8 am–3 pm Tues, Thurs to Sun. Closed Mon & Wed

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#6 Sin Kee Nasi Lemak

Sin Kee Nasi Lemak is a popular breakfast stall specialized in nasi lemak, peanut porridge and economic noodles. The rice is fluffy and coconut-y and you can get it in a set that comes with a chicken wing, egg, anchovies, cucumber slices and chili on the side. Or, you can also get some fried bee hoon, fried noodles or kway teow and take your pick of ingredients from hotdog to curry veggies, ngoh hiang and fish fillets!

Address: 41A Cambridge Rd, #01-48, Singapore 211041
Opening Hours: 5 am–2 pm daily

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#7 Pek Kio Handmade Chwee Kueh

What’s different about Pek Kio Handmade Chwee Kueh is that they hand make all their steamed rice cakes, and apart from the normal-sized chwee kuehs, they also have an XL chwee kueh! Larger pieces can be harder to achieve that soft jelly-like texture, but they seem to have got it just right. Their chye poh is savoury, crunchy and also pretty light, so some may prefer something heavier-tasting. However, this is still one of the best chwee kuehs around!

Address: 41A Cambridge Rd, #01-28, Singapore 211041
Opening Hours: 7:30 am–2 pm daily

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#8 Yean Heng Pancake

Yean Heng specialises in traditional pancakes, which you can watch the uncle make in large pans. Served warm, the signature pancake has a delicately thin and crisp edge, which gives way to a soft, mochi-like chewy interior packed with crushed peanuts.

Address: 41A Cambridge Rd, #01-28, Singapore 211041
Opening Hours: 8 am–4 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon

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#9 Ng Seng Heng

On the days when you’re looking for something hot, soupy and comforting, head over to Ng Seng Heng. The longstanding stall serves hearty broths with fish or seafood, which come with vegetables and cubes of tofu. Pair it with a bowl of rice or your choice of noodles!

Address: 41A Cambridge Rd, #01-46, Singapore 211041
Opening Hours: 7:30 am–3 pm daily

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#10 Cambridge Rd Hong Kong Roast Pork

Cambridge Rd Hong Kong Roast Pork is owned and managed by Madam Wong, who’s been in the business for more than 50 years and well-known for giving back to the elderly with free coupons twice a month for them to redeem meals at her stall. You’ll find different types of roasted meats here including roasted duck, char siew, pork belly, along with boiled soups like bak kut teh, lotus root soup, ABC radish soup, water cress soup and pork ribs with salted vegetable.

Address: 41A Cambridge Rd, #01-18, Singapore 211041
Opening Hours: 7 am–4 pm daily

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#11 Good Spice Carrot Cake

Another stall selling great, old-school carrot cake, don’t expect crispy carrot cake. Instead, it is soft and savoury, each plate coming with a generous portion of fragrant and fluffy fried eggs. Be prepared for a slow-moving queue, as the stall owner fries each the carrot cake plate by plate to ensure consistency and quality. If you are looking for a genuine rustic flavour, then this stall is not to be missed. Come early before they sell out!

Address: 41A Cambridge Rd, #01-20, Singapore 211041
Opening Hours: 6 am–1 pm Thurs to Mon. Closed Tues & Wed

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#12 Tong Siew Fried Rice

A simple stall selling just three homely dishes – fried rice, fried hor fun and prawn omelette. The Fried Rice is straightforward with egg, shredded chicken, sliced fish cake and topped with mini sliver fish. Even though it doesn’t have a very strong wok-hei, it is still an affordable, simple and old-school dish that invokes nostalgia and is satisfying. The other two dishes also come generously loaded with ingredients, which honestly exceeded other establishments which charge a higher price.

Address: 41A Cambridge Rd, #01-23, Singapore 211041
Opening Hours: 1:30 pm–9 pm Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed

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#13 Sheng Seng Fried Prawn Noodle

Sheng Seng Fried Prawn Noodle is another Michelin Plate stall at Pek Kio Market & Food Centre, dishing out plates of yummy hokkien mee. The mix of yellow noodles and thick bee hoon is wetter than usual and comes with sotong, prawns, fishcake, egg, home-made sambal chilli and lime on the side. There is also another Sheng Seng Hokkien Mee at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market & Hawker Centre, which is run by another family member!

Address: 41A Cambridge Rd, #01-40, Singapore 211041
Opening Hours: 10 am–3 pm Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon

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#14 Xin Heng Kee Chicken Rice

Another stall at Pek Kio Market & Food Centre that commands a long queue, Xin Heng Kee serves roasted chicken, poached chicken, roast duck, char siew and roast pork. The chicken is tender and flavourful in each mouthful, with aromatic rice complimented well by dark and thick soya sauce. Try to come early, because they can sell out well before closing time!

Address: 41A Cambridge Rd, #01-14, Singapore 211041
Opening Hours: 7 am–2 pm Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed

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#15 Pin Wei Hong Kong Style Chee Cheong Fun

A family-run business and pioneer in the artisanal chee cheong fun hawker scene, Pin Wei serves up Hong Kong style chee cheong fan. Each roll includes a generous serving of prawns, char siew, and scallops.They are silky smooth and topped with sesame seeds, and absolutely delicious with the light soy sauce and dollop of chilli.  

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