Category Archives: Old Airport Road Food Centre

Hua Kee Hougang Wan Ton Mee

Wan Tho Noodles
Wan Tho Noodles
Hua Kee Hougang Wan Ton Mee
Old Airport Road Emporium & Food Centre
Blk 51 Old Airport Road #01-113B

Opening Hours: 12 noon to 12 midnight; closed on Mondays

 

 

There were a few things that caught my eye and prompted to try the noodles here.  First, I saw the char siew the guy was cutting – it looked red and a bit burnt on the outside.  My ideal char siew!

Second, there was a queue at this stall.  If there is a queue at a food stall in Singapore, the food must be good, right? And lastly, there were the numerous accolades pinned at the stall.  Must be really good, right?

Well, it’s half right.  The portion is really very good value for money.  See the picture above? That’s a S$3 portion!  The char siew didn’t disappoint me – it was really tasty.

But I didn’t like the noodles – it was too dry; not enough chilli sauce and other sauce to blend it in.  So that made the noodles kinda stick together.  The wanton was so so – not memorable.

Overall, if you’re looking for quantity, then go ahead and eat it.  Be prepared for a queue – I was in it for about 15 minutes during off-peak hours.  If you’re going for quality, you’re better off eating the Kok Kee Wanton Noodle at Lavender Hawker Centre..

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Toa Payoh Rojak

Toa Payoh Rojak
Toa Payoh Rojak
Blk 51 Old Airport Road #01-108
Old Airport Road Market & Hawker Centre
Opening Hours: Noon to 8pm, closed on Sundays

This is possibly the only stall in Singapore that has a queue number board, which makes you feel like you’re visiting the doctor. The elderly hawker, Cheng Kok San, takes his time to grill the tau kwa and dough fritters, resulting in the 30-minute wait but fabulously warm rojak. The tau kwa is amazingly soft and chewy. Thrown into the mix are lime skin shreds, raw mangoes and a delicious gravy. Expect to see the tables in front of this stall filled with customers waiting for their turn to place their order. We suggest that you order something else you can nibble on while you wait for your rojak to arrive. It will be a long wait.