Food concepts gathering the ‘best of hawkers under one roof’ is getting more common in Singapore, in the likes of Food Republic, Kopitiam, The Hainan Story, Chinatown Food Street and Singapura Heritage.

This is located in the heart of town though, at ION Orchard basement 4.

Hawkers’ Street to be opened by Select Group has taken over the space left by Let’s Eat! (I spotted the hoarding with some of my reviews printed on it, but certain parts blanked out. LOL. Anyway…)

There are the usual suspects such as King Of Fried Rice, Ann Chin Popiah 安珍, Jian Bo Shui Kueh and Famous Eunos Bak Chor Mee. (You see some of these brands all over social media of late.)

The slightly more surprising names are Nam Sing Hokkien Mee (from Old Airport Road Food Centre) and Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice.

Before it officially opens, here are the stalls you can expect there:

King of Fried Rice
Its signature item has been described as “Din Tai Fung-style” Fried Rice very often. The menu typed ”Mai Paiseh”, with just 4 types of Fried Rice – Mala, XO, Tom Yum, and Egg Fried Rice. Prices start at $6.80 per plate.

A plate is included with pork cutlet or shrimps, and customers can choose to add on tobiko (popular), sunny sideup, spinach, asparagus, nai bai (milk cabbage), shimeji mushrooms, cabbage or broccoli for a dollar extra.

The wok-hei was strong on this short-grain white rice, and the grains fluffy and flavourful. King Of Fried Rice (Golden Mile Tower)

Ann Chin Popiah
The Michelin-recommended Popiah stall can be found at many places now.

The best parts to me are the juicy turnips and crunchy bits, balanced by the light and sweet sauce wrapped in smooth and silky skin.

Tasted fresh and moist in every bite. There is no pork and lard used in this stall. Ann Chin Popiah 安珍 (Chinatown Food Centre)

Jian Bo Shui Kueh
Jian Bo Shui Kueh has become quite synonymous with Tiong Bahru Food Centre, with many calling it “Tiong Bahru Chwee Kueh” unofficially.

While that hot-piping, soft melt-in-your-mouth feeling from my childhood days is no longer around, I still find Jian Bo one of the best you can find around for its chye poh and chilli with hints of dried shrimps.

You may find an oily glob haphazardly presented on top, but the aroma and mildly-salty pickled taste can be addictive. Jian Bo Shui Kueh (Tiong Bahru Food Centre)

Famous Eunos Bak Chor Mee
The recipe for this home-recipe mee kia is said to be all the way from 1923, served in a savoury and slightly sweet garlic-based broth, topped with handmade dumplings included with finely minced lean pork thigh.

I thought that the noodles had a slight alkaline taste, especially when mixed into the soup. But the overall mixture was still tasty. I found the soup version better than the dry generally.

Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee
Of all the Hokkien Mee in Singapore, Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee probably has one of the most mixed reviews.

Their Hokkien Mee was moist (almost quite wet) with strong seafood flavours coming from the prawn and ikan billis stock. Of all the stock base, this came across as one of the sweetest and ‘soupiest’.

Another thing to note is that eggs are fried till fluffy with separate pieces, rather than ‘clinging’ on to the noodles.

Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice
Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice 美芝律剪刀剪咖喱饭 was one of the pioneers of Scissor Cut Curry Rice, somewhat like your chye png stall with ingredients cut up for easier consumption, drenched with various gooey sauces.

My personal favourite dish to order usually is the Braised Pork, sliced into thin rectangular shapes, of tender meat braised in a dark greasy sauce. Depending on the time you visit, usually I feel some items could be warmer for a better food experience. 10 Best Hainanese Curry Rice In Singapore

Hawkers’ Street
Ion Orchard #B4-66, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
(Opening soon)

Other Related Entries
King Of Fried Rice (Golden Mile Tower)
Kopitiam (Tampines Mall)
The Hainan Story (Hillion Mall)
SOCIEATY (Farrer Park)
Zion Road Big Prawn Noodle (South Bridge Road)

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