- Leng Kee Fish Soup
Where: Leng Kee #02-192 Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre
Opening hours: 9am-8pm (closed on Wednesdays)
Price: From $4
Why It’s Good: The soup is clear and light, and generously ﬁlled with batang (mackerel) ﬁsh slices. We much prefer this over the muddy-tasting catﬁsh used by some other stalls. Even better, this stall doesn’t do the fried ﬁsh version.
Where: Teo Heng Porridge #01-56 Hong Lim Market & Food Centre
Opening hours: 8am-1.30pm (weekdays only)
Price: Fish and seafood vary with market prices. Other dishes start at $1.
Why It’s Good: This stall has a wide variety of fresh ﬁsh and meat to satisfy picky eaters. They are deftly cooked a la minute.
Where: Hakka Thunder Tea Rice #01-31 Tanglin Halt Market & Food Centre, 3A Commonwealth Drive
Opening hours: 11am-7.30pm (closed on Mondays)
Price: $3.50 for white rice; $4 for brown rice
Why It’s Good: Ingredients are evenly cooked and crunchy, so every mouthful has plenty of bite. Peanuts and ikan bilis add ﬂavour, and when eaten with a dash of sambal chilli, the dish reminds this writer of nasi lemak – with less fat, of course.
Where: Rong Xing Yong Tau Fu #02-04 Tanjong Pagar Plaza Market & Food Centre
Opening hours: 6.30am-2.30pm (closed on Mondays)
Price: From $3 (depending on how many pieces you choose)
Why It’s Good: Ingredients are freshly made every day by the friendly stall owners, who start work at 2.30am. Bonus points for the plump ﬁsh paste and ground meat stuffing. Warning: Be prepared to wait for up to 30 minutes at lunchtime.
Where: S. P. Vilas #01-286 Tekka Market & Food Centre
Opening hours: 6am-10.30pm (daily)
Price: $1.50 for egg or masala dosa; $2 for two plain dosa
Why It’s Good: Of all the stalls we tried, this one wins because its dosa is soft on the inside and crispy outside. Plus, there are 16 types of dosa to choose from, and meat dishes (mutton and chicken) are available on weekends.
Text: Shape Singapore Additional Reporting: Atika Lim
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