5 Stalls To Try At Chinatown Food Street
Chinatown Food Street is one of the places where you can bring your foreign friend to introduce all kinds of hawker food. Designed and managed by Select Group Limited, Chinatown Food Street assembles some specialty dishes from main Chinese dialects and the different races in Singapore, all under one roof. With 24 street hawker stalls located on Smith Street, what should you try at Chinatown Food Street? Let’s check it out!
Oyster Omelette from Katong Keah Kee Fried Oysters (Unit 5)
This has got to be my favourite stall in Chinatown Food Street, and also in my opinion, it is one of the best fried orh lua (or Teochew fried oyster omelet) stall in Singapore. I have tried it in Singapore Food Trail @ Singapore Flyer and this time, I am trying it at Chinatown Food Street. A little charred and flavourful, their Orh luak was fluffy on the inside with small oysters hiding within. It was more eggy than starchy, the chilli sauce on the side adds the requisite zing. Expect to wait for about half an hour or so during weekends.
Sambal Sotong from Boon Tat Street BBQ Seafood (Unit 1, 3)
This stall is found at many touristy places – the Singapore Food Trail at the Flyer, Makansutra Gluttons’ Bay, and Lau Pa Sat Festival Market. Of course it has to be here. I can never say no to stingray. Even though it was such a simple dish, but there is always a difference in standard for every stall. Yes the stingray I had that night was a fiery dish and packed with all the sambal chilli goodness. The skin was however on the dry side and slightly burnt. The chinchalok (fermented shrimp condiment) was a saving grace. It’s just my luck. When I revisited, the stingray looked much better and very moist.
Dried Chilli Frog Porridge from Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Porridge (Unit 10)
If you love eating supper, I am sure you are familiar with this claypot frog porridge stall in Geylang Lorong 9. They specialize in two flavours, one is the kung pao sauce with dry chilli one and the other is the ginger spring onion. I prefer the latter for it is sweeter. Remember to pair with their porridge, excellent combination.
Newton Circus Ahmad Ibrahim Satay (Unit 19)
We waited for about 20 mins before getting our plate of satay. They really have their regular pool of fans. The satay here is grilled to order. It is served with a mildly spicy peanut sauce which is slightly too oily to me. The chicken and mutton satay served here was chewy. It was slightly on the dry side that night.
Food Street Fried Kway Teow (Unit 8)
Took me a long while to find the last stall to feature. Picked this Food Street Fried Kway Teow because the person who is handling the wok is a lady! She does it real swiftly, such a rare sight! Even though it wasn’t the best plate I have eaten, the kway teow was slippery and lively with a slightly smoky flavour.
Chinatown Food Street
335 Smith St Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm Daily