One of the oldest hawker centres in Singapore, Redhill Food Centre was built in 1972 to complement the wet market next door. Today, it remains home to close to 100 food stalls, some of them being heritage stalls with over half a century of history behind them. Even though it may be one of the more underrated hawker centres in Singapore, Redhill Food Centre definitely has its fair share of loyal customers who have been coming here for their favourite food for years.
The famous braised duck noodles here is available in soup or dry, and make sure you get here early because they open at 7.30am and tend to sell out by 9am! The Hokkien-style braised duck is seasoned with just the right amount of spices and the meat is tender and succulent. The chilli really brings the dish together, and whether you go for soup or dry, the herbal soup is rich, earthy and nourishing.
Address: 85 Redhill Ln, #01-28, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 7:30–9:30am, Mon & Tues. 7:30–10:30am, Wed to Sat.
Michelin Bib Gourmand-approved carrot cake anyone? Head on over to Fu Ming Cooked Food, where the carrot cake is made entirely from scratch. It has a pleasant soft, moist and springy texture, and you can get it in both white or black. The former boasts crispy eggy bits, while the latter – which we personally prefer – is a sweet and savoury delight that pairs well with the spicy chilli sauce.
Address: 85 Redhill Ln, #01-49, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 12:30–7:30 pm, Wed to Sun. Closed on Mon & Tues
Round up your meal at Redhill Food Centre with something from Qing Tian Hot & Cold Dessert. You might even have seen pictures of PM Lee queuing here too! Take your pick from old-school desserts such as tau suan, cendol, cheng tng, and if you’re here on a hot day, try some sea coconut iced jelly, mango milk ice, or the classic ice kachang! We also love the jovial stall owner uncle, who can often be seen moving to the sound of techno music. What a great way to end off your time here!
Address: 85 Redhill Ln, #1-60, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 11am–8pm, Thurs to Sun. Closed Mon to Wed
Craving for some good Hong Kong-style char siew? Fei Zai Xiang Shao La Wanton Mee serves up a mean plate of wanton mee with fatty char siew. The edges were caramelised and slightly charred for that beautiful smoky fragrance. They might not be the juiciest or the most tender, but they are definitely above average. The noodles were springy and eggy, and tossed in a sauce that was thick and savoury. Other great items to try includes their roasted duck rice and roasted meat rice!
Address: 85 Redhill Ln, #01-92, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 10:30am–8:30pm, Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon
Other than wanton mee, chicken hor fun and curry chicken noodles, Zhong Ji Mian Shi also has less commonly seen hawker items such as red wine chicken mee sua and chicken feet noodles! Come early if you want to try these items, as the stall starts operating at 4.30am and they were out of the mee sua by the time we were there. Their noodles are perfectly al dente and not overly alkaline, with a mild sweetness that pairs perfectly with the meat and dishes.
Address: 85 Redhill Ln, #01-85, Singapore 150081
Opening Hours: 11am–8 pm daily
Satay bee hoon is a dish you don’t find often at hawker centres, and Bak Kee Teochew Satay Bee Hoon is supposedly one of the best in Singapore. Get ready to queue at least 15 minutes for a plate, which consists of thin bee hoon topped with pork slices, pork liver, cockles, tau pok, beansprouts and kang kong, all generously smothered in a peanut satay sauce. It is mildly spicy and slightly sweet, and together with the earthiness of the sauce makes it a thoroughly satisfying meal.
Address: 85 Redhill Ln, #01-40, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 6am–4:30pm, Thurs to Tues. Closed on Wed
What’s not to love about a good old plate of Hainanese curry rice? Hong Seng Curry Rice has been in business for over 20 years and today it’s run by the 3rd generation. Instead of the usual sweeter Hainanese curry, the curry here has a stronger flavour, more spicy and more assam, much like curry fish head. Take your pick from an array of tasty items such as pork chop, braised trotters, curry chicken, curry sotong, cabbage, long beans and more!
Address: 85 Redhill Ln, #01-74, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 10am–10.30pm, Sun to Fri. Closed on Sat
With a history of over half a decade, the 3rd generation owner continues to serve up mee siam, lontong and nasi lemak having inherited the family recipes from her mother. The must-try mee siam comes with a myriad of ingredients atop the bee hoon, such as hard-boiled eggs, tau pok, flour puffs, fried ikan billis, a dollop of chilli and homemade shallot oil. Once you taste the soup gravy, you’ll be able to tell why it’s so popular. Some may find this more tangy than average, but it is exactly where the allure is.
Address: 85 Redhill Ln, #01-35, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 11am–6 pm daily
If you’re up early and here for breakfast, check out Ali Fatimah Food Stall for their crispy pratas. It’ll be hard to miss this stall – they draw in some of the food centre’s longest morning queues! The prata here has the perfect crispy-chewy balance, with a fluffy interior and a lovely crispy exterior. You won’t go wrong with the plain prata served with a side of curry, which is robust and full of flavour.
Address: 85 Redhill Ln, #01-01, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 10pm–8am, Sun to Tues. 5.30–10am, Fri to Sun.
Even PM Lee has to queue for the chicken wings from Yan Fried Bee Hoon, even though it’s worth noting that the previous owner has sold the business to Eng Kee Chicken Wings. It’s not entirely the same anymore, but the crispy fried chicken wings still make for an indulgent treat. Pair it with some of their bee hoon and maybe other sides like luncheon meat, fried egg and veggies, and you have a complete meal right there.
Address: 85 Redhill Ln, #01-19, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 11:30am–8 pm, Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
Looking to warm up your soul? Shi Le Yuan is another Michelin-approved stall specialising in comforting kway chap swimming in a light yet aromatic herbal broth. It comes with an assortment of ingredients like braised pig’s skin and intestines, fish cakes, hard-boiled eggs, tau pok and tofu. We think that this is definitely some of the best kway chap in Singapore, even if they might not top the list when compared to other famous kway chap stalls in Singapore!
Address: 85 Redhill Ln, #01-82, Singapore 150085
Opening Hours: 7am–1pm, Tues to Sun. Closed on Mon