Telok Blangah Crescent Food Centre guide
Back when I was in kindergarten, I would spend my time at my grandma’s place every weekday. It became a norm for her to take me to the market to do her daily marketing. After that, we would eat together at Telok Blangah Crescent Food Centre. A few years ago, the entire place was renovated. I popped by recently and it was nice to see that some stalls from my childhood remained alongside new stalls. Here are 10 stalls from Telok Blangah Crescent Food Centre that are worth checking out!
1. Su Yuan Vegetarian
Having existed since I was young is Su Yuan Vegetarian. Their Vegetarian Bee Hoon ($3.50) offers a variety of ingredients topped on springy bee hoon. Start your meal off with chewy mushrooms, followed by tasty vegetarian char siew and crunchy cabbage. Completing the dish would be a few pieces of crispy beancurd skin that are added after a ladle of piping hot mushroom gravy has been drizzled over this plate of vegetarian goodness.
Unit number: #01-113
Opening hours: Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 7:30am to 2pm
Su Yuan Vegetarian is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Fei Lou Porridge
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Fei Lou Porridge is one of the few stalls in Telok Blangah Crescent Food Centre to carry out a night business. The stall owner gets busy satisfying your cravings with his Cuttlefish Porridge ($4) and Boneless Chicken Wing ($1.40 per piece). The former is thick and flavourful, filled with loads of cuttlefish and boiled cabbage. As for the fried chicken wing, once your teeth sinks into the well-seasoned meat, oil trickles down your arm.
Unit number: #01-116
Opening hours: Mon-Tue, Fri 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 5:45pm to 9:30pm
Fei Lou Porridge is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Guan Seng Carrot Cake
The White Carrot Cake ($3) sold at Guan Seng Carrot Cake is different. While most carrot cake stalls usually stir fry white carrot cakes with just eggs and chye poh, Guan Seng Carrot Cake throws in something additional – dark soya sauce! Although it is an ingredient commonly used for black carrot cakes, Guan Seng adds a teeny bit of that to give their White Carrot Cake a little boost in flavour.
Unit number: #01-81
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 5:30am to 2pm
Guan Seng Carrot Cake is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Song Heng Fishball Noodle
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With a few mee pok stalls at Telok Blangah Crescent Food Centre, Song Heng Fishball Noodles is the one stall that always garners the longest queue. Besides the food, the friendly stall owner is also what makes customers want to go back for their Dry Fishball Noodles ($3.50). Mixed with the springy mee pok are pieces of pork lard and a concoction of vinegar, soya sauce, and chilli. And of course, a bowl of peppery soup with six handmade bouncy fishballs is at the side waiting for you.
Unit number: #01-124
Opening hours: Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 5am to 3pm
Song Heng Fishball Noodle is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Hai Kee Char Kway Teow
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Hai Kee Teochew Cha Kuay Teow tends to invite a long queue as every plate of Char Kway Teow ($5) is prepared one at a time. Brimming with hum and lup cheong, this plate of char kway teow has a strong wok hei, with its noodles slightly charred. This stall is definitely one of my first few choices to get char kway teow from.
Unit number: #01-102
Opening hours: Daily 4:30pm to 9pm
Hai Kee Teochew Cha Kuay Teow is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Xiang Ji Porridge
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Just recently when I visited my grandmother, I was feeling under the weather and got myself a bowl of Century Egg Minced Pork Porridge ($4.50) from Xiang Ji Porridge. Boy oh boy I felt as if I recovered on the spot. Every scoop I took had bits and pieces of tender minced pork and century egg. The flavour of the porridge was further enhanced by the bits of spring onion and shallots topped on it. Whether you are sick, or feeling down when the clouds are flooding Singapore with their tears, the porridge from Xiang Ji Porridge makes a good source of comfort food.
Unit number: #01-98
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 6:30am to 2pm
Xiang Ji Porridge is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Uncle Lee’s Hong Kong Noodle & Rice
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I’ve tried soy sauce chicken noodles from many stalls, but nothing beats the one at Uncle Lee’s Hong Kong Noodle & Rice. The big pieces of chicken soaked up the soy sauce it was coated in, giving it its savoury flavour. The smooth chicken skin can be easily slurped up together with the springy noodles. At $3.50, this soy sauce chicken noodles is definitely worth every penny!
Unit number: #01-127
Opening hours: Fri-Tue 6:30am to 2pm
Uncle Lee’s Hong Kong Noodle & Rice is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Soon Huat Coffee Stall
Soon Huat Coffee Stall is operated by a friendly hawker duo, offering a classic range of beverages including kopi, teh, and milo under $1. Their Kopi O will only set you back $0.70, while their Kopi C only costs $0.80. If you prefer tea, their Teh O ($0.80), Teh ($0.90), and Teh C ($1) cost just a little more, but still remain incredibly affordable. During our visit, we found their coffee to be robust and aromatic, while their Iced Milo ($1.50) was super gao, but not overly sweet.
Read our Soon Huat Coffee Stall review.
Unit number: #01-06
Opening hours: Tue 7:30am to 2pm, Wed to Sat 9am to 2pm
Soon Huat Coffee Stall is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.
9. Gems Harvest
With a history spanning an impressive 45 years, Gems Harvest offers Wah Kueh ($1.80), AKA bowl cake, which is one of the rarest hawker dishes in Singapore. Imagine chwee kueh, but without the chai poh pieces, and instead drenched in a viscous brown sauce. For a heartier breakfast option, there’s also Glutinous Rice, which comes in two sizes: Small ($1.80) and Large ($2.20). This sees lightly seasoned glutinous rice complemented with fried shallots for a burst of savoury flavours.
Read our Gems Harvest review.
Unit number: #01-86
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 7am to 2pm
Gems Harvest is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Ah Boon Handmade Fishcake
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Across two generations, the skilled hawkers of Ah Boon Handmade Fish Cake have been delighting loyal customers with their handmade fishcakes and fishballs. Priced affordably at just $1 for six pieces, their fish meat boasts a bouncy texture, made with pure fish paste that isn’t diluted in water. If you’re not a fan of fish, you can also try their other offerings, which include Chicken Rolls ($0.50 each), Fried Tau Kwa ($0.60 each), and Otah ($1 each).
Unit number: #01-125
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 7:30am to 12pm
Ah Boon Handmade Fishcake is not a halal-certified eatery.
Best Telok Blangah Crescent Food Centre stalls
If you happen to be in the area, do pop by Telok Blangah Crescent Food Centre to give yourself a good and affordable treat, as everything I recommended is priced at $3 or less! For more food located in the vicinity, check out our list of stalls to try out at Alexandra Food Village and Seah Im Food Centre.