Key Takeaway: Dunman Food Centre is one of the best hawker centres you can eat at in Singapore. With so many options to choose from, we created a list of 10 best food stalls for you to try at dunman food centre.
Singapore is home to several of the world’s tastiest hawkers and food centres in the world – or at least, we think so! The Dunman Food hawker centre is a perfect example. Dunman Food Centre is a 2 storey food centre located at Onan Road is one of the smallest hawker centres in Singapore.
It is filled with famous stalls. It’s also one of the oldest hawker centres in Singapore, established around 1974! There are only 30 stalls at the dunman food centre, but they serve some of the best asian cuisine you’ll ever eat.
Whatever you’re craving for, you’ll find a food stall in dunman food centre to satisfy it. From braised duck rice to moist carrot cake, this food centre has it all.
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Here is how to visit Dunman Food Centre:
- List of Best Hawker Stalls at Dunman Food Centre in Singapore
- 1. 28 Fried Kway Teow (#02-28)
- 2. Say Seng Famous Tau Kwa Pau (#01-05)
- 3. Lau Hong Ser Rojak (#02-14)
- 4. Tekong Soya Bean Drinks and Curd (#02-15)
- 5. Rong Ji Chicken Rice and Porridge (#02-13)
- 6. OK 美味 (#02-20)
- 7. Gina’s Vadai (#01-06)
- 8. Long Yuan (龍源) (#02-21)
- 9. Joo Chiat Ah Huat Wanton Noodle (#01-04)
- 10. Heng Heng Prawn Noodle Soup (#02-12)
- Final Words
List of Best Hawker Stalls at Dunman Food Centre in Singapore
1. 28 Fried Kway Teow (#02-28)
- Monday – Friday: 11:30 am – 1:30 am
- Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 am – 1:30 am
This stall specializes in serving Fried Kway Teow and all sorts of delicious fried dishes, like their Fried Oyster Omelette (starting $4), and Fried Hokkien Mee prawn noodle soup (starting $4). You can also order Fried Kway Teow as part of a platter.
The flavourful prawn noodle soup this stall makes gives the food centre its reputation for good food stalls. It’s other dishes are just the cherry on top for customers! The oyster omelette is soft and fluffy, topped with several fresh oysters, green onion, and chilli paste.
With generous portions and the sides plated separately, customers absolutely love 28 Fried Kway Teow’s traditional flavours. Your chili, lime, and lard cubes will barely touch your main dish, so you can decide how much you’d like to add.
2. Say Seng Famous Tau Kwa Pau (#01-05)
- Tuesday – Sunday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Monday Closed.
The founder of Say Seng Famous Tau Kwa Pau stall has been selling the stall’s signature dish since 1959 – the delicious tau kwa pau. The dish is made of fried tofu and stuffed with cucumber, hard boiled egg, fried yam bits, and fried fish cake. The food is then topped with a super yummy braised duck sauce.
Say Seng Tau Kwa Pau also sells fried bean curds stuffed to the brim with fillings. They also sell great braised duck rice. The Dunman duck rice is moist, affordable, and filling. Tau Kwa Pau stall’s portions are plentiful, and their flavours are the height of Peranakan cuisine at the food centre. It is just $1.50 per piece or $5.00 per plate!
3. Lau Hong Ser Rojak (#02-14)
- Monday, Thursday & Friday: 4:30 pm – 1:00 am
- Tuesday & Saturday: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
- Sunday & Wednesday Closed.
This stall has been making delicious rojak for 45 years, and it is so worth it. Located on the top floor of the two storey food centre, the stall’s rojak is a comfort food with the perfect balance of spicy, savoury and sweet.
The bread dumplings, bean sprouts and fruit are smothered in a rich peanut sauce, and the stall owner (Mr. Lim Khai Ngee) roasts and crushes his own peanuts. He even makes his own chilli prawn paste for a flavour you won’t be able to find anywhere else!
Their good rojak sauce is made fresh and perfectly complements the deep fried goodness of the dumplings. Lau Hong Ser Rojak also sells dried cuttlefish, stuffed deep fried bean curd, and century egg. Their prices are incredibly affordable, starting from $1.00 to $6.00 for their largest portions.
4. Tekong Soya Bean Drinks and Curd (#02-15)
Monday – Sunday: 11:00 am – 2:00 am
If you love soy milk, this is the perfect stall for you. Located on the second floor of the Dunman Food Centre, the Tekong Soya Bean Drinks and Curd stall makes its own soya milk fresh everyday. Enjoy this super refreshing and healthy drink for just $1.oo, served in a big glass mug!
They also serve delicious grass jelly and bean curd desserts, and you can customise your toppings. Toppings include lychee (longan), sliced almonds, gingko nuts, and attap seed. You can enjoy the chilled sweet grass jelly and bean curd for just $1.40!
If you’re ever craving a late night snack, you can visit Tekong Soya Bean Drinks. They’re open until 2 a.m., so you can finish your night at Dunman Food Centre with a healthy soya milk dessert.
5. Rong Ji Chicken Rice and Porridge (#02-13)
- Monday – Sunday: 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Tuesday & Wednesday Closed.
The Rong Ji Chicken Rice and Porridge stall is also located on the second floor of the hawker centre. The stall’s chicken rice dishes are the epitome of comfort food, perfect for the cold or sick days. Don’t think that their porridge is bland or plain, though. The stall’s dishes are bursting with a hearty, savoury chicken flavour.
Their menu includes chicken rice, pork porridge, fish porridge, and chicken porridge. Prices range from $3.00 to $4.00 for a bowl. You can also purchase the deliciously cooked chickens halved for $12.00, or just the chicken breast.
Their dishes are topped with a spicy chilli sauce, egg yolk, fried dough fritters, and a splash of sesame oil. Getting to customise your toppings makes this dish all the better. It works well for any meal, in any weather.
6. OK 美味 (#02-20)
- Monday – Saturday: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
- Sunday Closed.
OK 美味 stall is a second generation hawker stall, operating since 1999! The stall serves delicious seafood dishes, like Steamed Fish Head ($15) with a savoury black bean sauce. The marinade is zesty and spicy, made with ground ginger and chilli padi.
The fish head is an Asian bighead carp, so you can be sure there’s plenty of soft, flaky meat to enjoy. The meat falls off the bone easily. We recommend pairing the fish head with plain white rice, egg noodles, or even steamed buns!
Other than their signature Steamed Fish Head with Bean Sauce, they serve several other flavours. They include Hong Kong style, assam fish head, chilli fish head, sea bass and more. They also serve fresh green vegetable side dishes, Chinese Sausage ,and Sambal Fried Kang Kong.
7. Gina’s Vadai (#01-06)
- Wednesday – Sunday: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
- Monday & Tuesday Closed.
Located on the first floor, Gina’s Vadai serves a mouthwatering Ikan Bilis Vadai ($1.50). The deep-fried snacks are golden brown and crunchy on the outside, and pillowy soft on the inside. There are also prawn vadai ($1.20) and a vegetarian version ($1.00) to choose from.
The delicious vadai come stuffed full of thinly sliced carrots and cabbage. Top it with green chilli so that you can enjoy a wonderful mix of savoury fish or prawn and spicy freshness. Unfortunately, the stall is temporarily closed until March, 2023.
When they re-open at Dunman Food Centre, you can visit the stall from Wednesday to Sunday at 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but their schedule may change with the relaunch.
8. Long Yuan (龍源) (#02-21)
- Monday – Sunday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Wednesday Closed.
Located on the second floor of the Dunman Food Centre, the Long Yuan stall serves perfectly roasted meat with a special curry flavour sauce. They have several meats to choose from, such as their Dunman road Char Siew and Roasted Pork Meat Rice ($4.50) and Chicken Drumstick Rice ($6.50).
Their char siew is one of the best Dunman Food Centre dishes you can get! The pork is tender, savoury, and pairs well with the special curry sauce. Their chicken is just as good, and you can be sure to receive a heavy portion.
Long Yuan also serves the fried meats over springy noodles instead of rice. Their char siew is perfectly complemented by the springy texture of the rice noodles. The sauce has a great smoky note, and is just spicy enough to warm your taste buds.
9. Joo Chiat Ah Huat Wanton Noodle (#01-04)
- Tuesday – Saturday: 7:00 am – 2:45 pm
- Monday Closed.
When you hear people talk about Dunman Road char siew, this stall is what they are thinking of. The stall’s original name has changed from Ang Moh Wanton Mee (or Hong Mao Mian Jia), but the stall still has the best char siew wanton mee.
The wanton noodles stall can be easily found by its bright orange-yellow banner. It’s a good food stall that has been serving wanton noodles since the 1960s, and has retained its beloved flavours.
Joo Chiat Ah Huat Wanton Noodle has been operating at the Dunman Food Centre since 1988! To order from the stall, first line up to grab a ticket and wait for your number to be called. Then, you can hand in your ticket to place your order and watch it be cooked.
An entire dish of noodles, slices of char siew, green veggies, thick braising sauce, wanton soup, and chilli oil costs just $3.00. For a larger serving, it costs $3.50. Take note that the char siew wanton mee stall is closed on Mondays.
10. Heng Heng Prawn Noodle Soup (#02-12)
Monday – Sunday: 12:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This stall’s prawn mee soup is heavenly. You can taste a depth of flavour in the broth developed by the uncle who runs the stall at Dunman Food Centre singlehandedly. It’s a good food stall for those who love either dry or wet prawn noodles.
The hefty bowls of prawn mee soup are topped with whole prawns, prawn noodles, and slices of pig tail. They come in two sizes, priced at just $3.50 and $4.00. The noodles are a yummy chewy texture you can’t get enough of. The deshelled prawns and slices of pork are perfectly soft.
The stall also has pork ribs prawn noodles, which are served with zesty chilli paste and several big bites of pork. They come next to the noodles in a smaller bowl filled with broth. Eat the dishes separately or mix them together for even more diverse flavours.
Dunman Food Centre offers some of the best hawker centre food you can find in Singapore. From fried kway teow to char siew wanton mee, Dunman food is nostalgic, incredibly flavourful, and affordable. Be sure to visit Dunman Food Centre soon and try these 10 best food stalls!
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