Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre – 10 Stalls We’d Happily Queue Up For At This Popular Market

8 March
Ghim Moh Hawker Centre Collage

The best indicator of a hawker stall that’s solid is the queue it commands, which, is a bit of an issue when we talk about the hawkers in Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre because there is literally a queue for one in every two stalls. It goes without saying that this esteemed market houses some of Singapore’s best hawker eats, boasting the likes of Cantonese-style roast meat, fried carrot cake, Hakka-style yong tau foo and so much more.

Don’t know where to begin? Here’s a list of 10 stalls that are well worth the wait.

Chuan Kee Braised Duck


Chuan Kee Boneless Braised Duck has long been a favourite among residents and the Michelin Bib Gourmand that they earned in 2018 is a testament to how amazing their food is. Hankering after a plate of braised duck rice? We promise you that you will not go wrong with Chuan Kee’s.

Their menu is simple and straightforward as they only have 3 dishes available: Duck Rice, Duck Noodles and Duck Porridge, all at fixed prices of S$3, S$4 and S$5.

Stall #01-04
Daily: 10am – 8pm
(Closed on Thursdays, Public Holidays and the last Sunday of every month)

Ghim Moh Hawker Centre Hakka Yong Tau Fu
Photo Credit: mrsjackiechan


Should you be a fan of yong tau fu, then Hakka Yong Tau Fu over at Ghim Moh Hawker Centre should be next on your go-to list.

The humble stall offers a variety of uncommon handmade ingredients that you wouldn’t typically find at a yong tau fu stall, such as pig’s intestine, lotus root with fish paste, brinjal, and yam. What’s more, diners get the additional option of having their ingredients freshly-fried there and then, which not many stalls offer!

Stall #01-25
Daily: 7.30am – 2pm

Guan Kee Fried Kway Teow

Photo Credit: iammeryl


Boasting an intense wok hei aroma and flavour, coupled with fresh ingredients, this has got to be up there among the best plates of char kway teow in Singapore. Every plate is cooked to order which says a lot about their attention to quality but as such, be prepared to queue for a long, long time.

Stall #01-19
Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat: 7am – 6pm
(Closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays)

Ghim Moh Chwee Kueh 2


This Chwee Kueh stall at Ghim Moh Food Centre serves one of the best Chwee Kuehs in Singapore, so much that chwee kueh-lovers are definitely no strangers to this popular name.

The owners start off early in the morning owners to steam their chwee kueh in aluminium moulds—the old-school way—and make their own homemade chilli and Cai Poh. The result? Soft, light and fluffy chwee kueh that complements their fiery chilli very well. Unlike many others, their cai poh is much more savoury.

Stall #01-54
Daily: 6am – 6pm

Jiu Jiang Shao La Duck and Char Siew Rice


Nestled amongst the many food stalls in Ghim Moh Food Centre lies Jiu Jiang Shao La—undisputedly one of the most popular food stalls in the hawker centre. Open for just a few hours daily, do head over early to skip the snaking long queues and avoid the disappointment of hearing that they’re sold out.

Best known for their roasted duck, Jiu Jiang Shao La dishes out amazing roasted meats. We are particularly fond of their char siew, which had a nice caramelised, charred exterior.

Stall #01-17
Thu to Tue: 10am – 2pm
(Closed on Wednesdays)

Ghim Moh Carrot Cake


Also a crowd-favourite at the hawker centre, Ghim Moh Fried Carrot Cake dishes out mouthwatering plates of fried carrot cake and they offer both the black and white versions.

If you find yourself in a bit of pickle, you may opt for a plate of half-white and half-black carrot cake for just S$4 to get the best of both worlds. The black carrot cake is slightly sweeter, while the white carrot cake retains the taste of preserved radish (cai poh).

Stall #01-16
Tue to Sun: 7.45am – 7.45pm
(Closed on Mondays)


One stall that perpetually has long queues at Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre is Granny’s Pancakes. Although they have multiple outlets, the one at Ghim Moh is the original stall.

Made fresh on-the-spot, the must-try Peanut (S$0.90) pancake had a crunchy filling that was lightly sweetened. The pancake batter was chewy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Aside from their traditional peanut rendition, Granny’s Pancakes serves Peanut + Butter (S$1.20) pancakes if you love the combo of creamy peanut butter and ground peanuts. If you haven’t tried this combination, you’re really missing out.

20 Ghim Moh Rd
#01-52, Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre
Singapore 270020
Mon to Sun: 5:30am – 2pm
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

Hin Fried Hor Fun
Photo Credit: Angela Heng


Having been around for many years now, Teck Hin Fried Hor Fun is one of the stalwarts at Ghim Moh Hawker Centre and the perpetual long queues during lunchtime justify just how popular this stall is amongst locals.

Costing S$5 for a plate, their hor fun are stir-fried under high heat, bringing out a slight char exterior and a prominent ‘wok hei’ scent that only adds on to the aroma of the starchy sauce. Diners can opt for either beef, prawns or fish to go with their hor fun.

Stall #01-56
Tue to Thu: 11am – 3pm, 5pm, 8pm
(Closed on Mondays)

The Headless Baker Lemon and Pistachio Tea Cakes


We chanced upon The Headless Baker, a 2-month old bakery stall run by a father-daughter duo. They had a small display filled with pretty bakes—including tea cakes, loaves and scones—that enticed us and this is probably one of the best discoveries aside from the old-school stalls at this popular hawker centre in the west of Singapore.

Blk 20 Ghim Moh Rd
Singapore 270020
Tel: +65 9740 0538
Wed to Sun: 7am – 2pm
(Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

Tong Fong Fatt Chicken Rice
Photo Credit: linazoo


Serving amazing renditions of a dish that locals can proudly proclaim to be our national dish, Tong Fong Fatt Chicken Rice is one stall you wouldn’t want to miss out on if you’re a fan of the dish and especially if you happen to be in the food centre.

Having been around for over a decade now, the stall has earned themselves a pool of loyal patrons who would regularly travel over just for their chicken rice!

Stall #01-24
Daily: 10am – 9pm

Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre
20 Ghim Moh Road
Singapore 270020
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

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