8 Hawker Stalls In Singapore Helmed By Ex-Hotel and Restaurant Chefs

29 December
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Hawker culture plays a significant role in forming Singapore’s culinary landscape and, truth be told, is where one can find some of the best—and we mean best—versions of Singapore food out there, and at an affordable price too.

As of late, many renowned chefs, especially seasoned ones who spent many decades of their career working in some of the finest restaurants around, have taken their passions and skill to hawker centres. Possibly because they want full credit and deciding power over what they choose to serve? Or possibly because they want their food to appeal to a much wider spectrum of Singaporeans—we’ll never know for sure.

But what we do know is that their food is stellar, expertly prepared and will not cost an arm nor a leg to enjoy.

A Noodle Story Singapore Noodles


A Noodle Story is quite possibly one of the best-known hawker ramen stalls in Singapore. Founded by two chefs—Gwern Khoo and Ben Tham, who both earned their culinary chops working at fine dining institutions of the likes of Waku Ghin, Iggy’s, Jaan par Andre, and St Pierre, their noodles have earned them a spot in the Bib Gourmand list of Singapore’s Michelin Guide since 2016.
For S$8, you get noodles that are seasoned with imported dried shrimps and kelp, a USA-patented pasteurized egg, 36-hour slow-braised cha shu and more! And if that isn’t enough, opt for their larger option which goes for just S$11.

A Noodle Story
7 Maxwell Road
Amoy Street Food Centre #01-39
Singapore 069111
Tel: +65 9027 6289
Mon to Fri: 11.15am – 2pm, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Sat: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar/ Telok Ayer

Burgs Burger


Many of us would be familiar with Burgs—a humble halal burger stall that first started out in a corner of Golden Mile Food Complex. Founded by 3 young hawkerpreneurs who were all previously restaurant chefs at highly reputable restaurants in Singapore and Dubai, they whip up gourmet burgers at incredibly affordable prices.

The classic burger (S$4.90) features an amazingly juicy and succulent beef patty sandwiched between 2 toasted buns and if that is not enough, opt for the Double (S$7.40) which comes with 2 of such! Double the portion, double the joy, right?

Burgs By Project Warung
750 Chai Chee Road
Viva Business Park
#01-19, Centuries Foodcourt
Singapore 469000
Tel: +65 9114 6072
Daily: 11.30am – 8.30pm
Nearest Station: Bedok
Little Bowl Singapore
Photo Credit: Little Bowl


Let’s be honest—how often do we come across decadent French fare under S$10? Especially in the CBD area, to find a satisfying meal that is pocket-friendly is a feat on its own.
Founded by 3 chefs who used to work at Saveur, Little Bowl Singapore looks just like another ordinary food stall in NTUC Foodfare but what they serve is amazing French food at affordable price points. The prices for a serving of pasta start from just S$5.90!
Little Bowl Singapore
24 Raffles Place
Clifford Centre NTUC Foodfare #B1-01/10 Stall #13
Singapore 048621
Mon to Fri: 10am – 7pm
Sat: 10am – 3am
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Raffles Place

Muffles Singapore
Photo Credit: Muffles


Helmed by an ex-pastry chef from Mandarin Orchard, this stall at Berseh Food Centre specialises in sweet treats and bakes.
If you are a fan of desserts but aren’t keen on spending close to S$10 on some simple indulgence, then Muffles is the perfect place for you. Their traditional egg tarts (S$1.20), apple crumble (S$3) and signature brownies (S$2.50) may appear unassuming but boy, are they delicious!
166 Jalan Besar
Berseh Food Centre#02-15
Singapore 208877
Tel: +65 8298 0298
Mon, Wed – Sun: 8.30am – 6pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Jalan Besar

Nicher Singapore
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Opened by Mr Melvin Koh, a young chef who used to work at Marina Bay Sands as a pastry chef, Nicher specialises in an array of pound cakes and muffins. Setting up a shop to take full control of his crafts, what you can expect are fresh pound cakes and muffins that are made there and then.
They offer various interesting flavours such as Matcha Azuki (S$7 for half, S$14 for full loaf) and Earl Grey Berries ($8 for half, $16 for a whole loaf).
 71 Seng Poh Road
Singapore 160071
Mon – Wed, Fri & Sat: 11am – 3pm
(Closed on Thursdays & Sundays)
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Shi Xiang Ge Noodles


Conveniently located just a minute away from Bishan interchange, Shi Xiang Ge is an unpretentious noodle stall opened by an ex-Crystal Jade La Mian Director. They specialise in handmade noodles and a myriad of Sichuan-style dishes and while their menu is kept fairly simple, the dishes are one that will leave a lasting impression.

The classic Beef La Mian (S$5) is the crowd-favourite and one that will never go wrong. Otherwise, the Hot & Spicy Intestine Noodles (S$5) will be an equally tantalising choice, especially for those who enjoy spicy flavours.

Shi Xiang Ge
Block 514 Bishan Street 13
Bishan Bus InterchangeLevel 2
Singapore 570514
Tel: +65 9151 3586
Mon, Wed to Sun: 11am – 9pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Bishan

Supreme Ramen Xiao Long Bao
Photo Credit: Photo Credit: iamnotasri


Hidden in a corner of a small coffee shop in Holland Drive, Supreme Ramen Xiao Long Bao is easy to miss but one that you should keep your eyes peeled for.
Opened by husband and wife duo, you can expect restaurant standard Chinese food at hawker prices. Chinese Chef Li Huai Zhi is said to have previously worked at popular chain restaurants such as Crystal Jade and Tung Lok Group, so you know you are in for some real-deal Chinese food.
Supreme Ramen Xiao Long Bao
46 Holland Drive
Singapore 270046
Tel: +65  9798 2211
Daily: 9am – 1.30pm, 4.30pm – 8.30pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village
Warung K Ikan Bakar


Helmed by Chef Ken—an ex-chef at The Fullerton Bay Hotel and Pan Pacific Singapore—Warung K is a hidden gem in Pioneer that specialises in charcoal-grilled Indonesian cuisine.

Try out any of their three signatures—Mushroom Raja (S$6), Ayam Bakar (S$6) and the Ikan Bakar (S$7) and we promise you that you will not leave disappointed. Rather, we reckon that you’d be planning your next visit!

Warung K
5 Soon Lee Street, Pioneer Point
Singapore 627607
Mon to Sat: 11am – 7pm
Closed on Sundays
Tel: +65 9270 0770
Nearest Station: Pioneer

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