Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre – 11 Best-Kept Secrets At This Popular Food centre

27 October
Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre Market

Serangoon Garden has often been dubbed as a foodie’s paradise for its wide array of food choices which you can find at myVillage mall, along the stretch of shophouses as well as the famous Chomp Chomp Food Centre. However, located just close by is a lesser-known food haven that is just waiting to be explored. 

Home to a variety of delectable hawker fare, Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre is an underrated go-to dining location that offers delicious choices which are just as good as the ones you’ll find at Chomp Chomp.

So, if you’re looking for a change of ambience, here are eleven must-try food stalls to get you started on your food journey of Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre.

Ah Seng Braised Duck Rice

AH SENG BRAISED DUCK RICE

One of the most popular hawker stalls at Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre, this family-run stall has been serving up plates of this affordable Teochew-style duck rice since 1994. 

With a generous portion of duck meat that comes drenched in the stall’s homemade braising sauce, each slice of meat is tender and well-flavoured and has a more pronounced taste when paired with the appetizing garlic chilli provided.

It’s also good to know that each plate of duck rice starts at just S$3, which is why the stall sees a queue forming even before they are open for the day!

Stall #01-44
Mon to Sat: 11am – 8pm
Closed on Sunday

Aliff Nasi Lemak

ALIFF NASI LEMAK

While it does cost more to make nasi lemak using Basmati rice, the folks at Aliff Nasi Lemak are committed to serving up plates of affordable nasi lemak using fresh and natural ingredients. 

Using freshly squeezed coconut milk and fresh pandan leaves, the fragrant rice also had a fluffy texture that went well with the other side dishes which further enhanced the taste of coconut milk and pandan. If you’re not sure which set to select when you’re there, we recommend going with Set B (S$4) which comes with a fried egg and fried chicken wing.

The stall also has an addictive sambal chilli adds a kick to the nasi lemak in a perfectly combined sweet and spicy taste!

Stall #01-27
Tue to Thu, Sat & Sun: 7.30am – 2pm
Closed on Monday and Friday

Bugis Fish Soup

BUGIS FISH SOUP & SEAFOOD SOUP

The ladies will love this. Fish soup is a lower calorie option, and this stall here knows how to please by being generous with the vegetables. If you like your soup sweet with a creamy taste, get the stall keeper to add milk to your order.

We prefer the sliced fish version because the fish slices are always very fresh.

Stall #01-11

Garden Street Kway Chap Vertical

GARDEN STREET KWAY CHAP

Though many would say that the taste of Kway Chap is roughly the same, we beg to differ with this gem that is hidden away at Serangoon Gardens Market & Food Centre.

The Garden Street Kway Chap excelled in our books for its overall look and taste. Not only was the kway soft and smooth, the innards didn’t pose a chewy threat and the tau pok was well soaked with flavour. It also helped that it costs just S$4 for a single portion Kway Chap set!

There’s always a long queue at Garden Street Kway Chap; be prepared to wait in line for at least 30-45 minutes.

Stall #01-21
Tue to Sun: 8am – 3pm
Closed on Monday

Pancake King

PANCAKE KING

You might dismiss this snack stall on the first look, but Pancake King did not accumulate their accolades without reasons. From old-school banana cake to brownies to peanut pancakes, these local snacks are reminiscent of our childhood days and the taste hasn’t changed since.

Stall #01-25
Daily: 7am – 9pm

Poh Poh Roasted Chicken Rice Collage

POH POH ROASTED CHICKEN RICE

Everyone knows Pow Sing for being the chicken rice to eat when in Serangoon Garden. But Poh Poh Roasted Chicken Rice comes close with its fragrant roast chicken and addictive chilli sauce.

Their prices are also much more competitive, and we love to pile our plate up with cabbage and egg add-ons. And if you find yourself hungry in the late afternoon, you will be glad to know that Poh Poh charges up to 30% off half/ whole chicken after 5pm.

Stall #01-15
Fri to Wed: 8am – 8pm
Closed on Tuesday

Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle Soup and Dry

SENG KEE MUSHROOM MINCED MEAT NOODLE

Filled with generous servings of minced pork, pork liver, quality fish maw and braised mushroom slices, the owners of Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodle sure know how to make a deliciously wholesome dish. 

Having been in business for more than 36 years, each bowl of soup is served packed full of flavour from hours of being boiled together with the pork bones. Available in soup and dry form, the noodles are cooked till al dente which helps to eliminate the unpleasant taste of a soggy texture!

Plus, each satisfying small portion of Seng Kee Mushroom Minced Meat Noodles (Dry or Soup) will only cost you S$5!

Stall #01-36
Tue to Sat: 7.30am – 1.30pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Serangoon Garden Bakery and Confectionery

SERANGOON GARDEN BAKERY & CONFECTIONERY

The daily fresh bakes from Serangoon Garden Bakery & Confectionery are a true testament to the standards of old-school local-style breads. The stall occupies two units in Serangoon Garden Market, and since young, we’ve watched the two uncles picking breads from the shelves and calculating the total sum in godlike speed.

Our favourites are the Luncheon Meat Bread, Kaya Buns, Butter Sugar Buns and Custard Puffs.

Stall #01-45
Tue to Sun: 6.30am – 3pm
Closed on Monday

Serangoon Garden Carrot Cake & Wanton Noodle

SERANGON GARDEN CARROT CAKE & WANTON NOODLE

There are two stalls in Serangoon Garden Market that sell fried carrot cake, but it is this stall that won our hearts with its consistency. The portion is always generous, and so is the sweet sauce. This is another of our hawker centre staple! Bonus point: the aunty is always super friendly.

Stall #01-13
Mon, Wed to Sun: 7am – 4pm
Closed on Tuesday

Siang Hee Seafood

SIANG HEE SEAFOOD

Siang Hee Seafood used to be at Zion Road market but has located and gained a new following among the Serangoon Garden residents. Standout dishes include the Mee Goreng and Butter Cream Meat with Pumpkin Sauce.

But be warned that the stall operators are all very rude and impatient. Sometimes, they may even raise their voices at you. We are not too fond of patronising them because of their attitude, but if it is your first time, maybe you can brave the hostility and try the two dishes.

Stall #01-20
Tue to Sun: 11am – 10pm
Closed on Monday

Soon Huat Pig's Organ Soup 01

SOON HUAT PIG’S ORGAN SOUP

Probably one of the best pig organ soups that we’ve had so far in Singapore, Soon Huat Pig Organ’s Soup at Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre is no stranger to the daily sight of a queue forming outside their stall.

Their strong, peppery broth came full of ingredients such as lean pork slices, innards, pig’s stomach, pig’s liver as well as sliced tomatoes and salted vegetables. The generous serving is priced at S$5.50 with a bowl of rice and makes for a very satisfying meal, especially when you’re in a nostalgic mood.

Stall #01-42
Tue to Sun: 9.30am – 4pm
Closed on Monday

 

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