Makan Food Stall – Rich & Gooey Mee Rebus Up For Grabs!
Sembawang Hill Hawker Centre isn’t actually located in Sembawang; it sits on the edge of Upper Thomson. The hawker centre is located in the midst of rustic terrace houses and boutique restaurants, and there’s even a defunct ‘Sembawang Hill Estate Taxi Service’ kiosk that gives the whole estate an old charm.
Makan Food Stall, a Halal-certified and Muslim-owned stall, is just one of the many stalls at the hawker centre. Do not let the plain signboard and old decor turn you away. Makan Food Stall serves up Nasi Lemak ($3), Lontong ($3), Mee Siam ($3), Mee Rebus ($3), as well as Nasi Campur, which is essentially the Muslim version of zhap cai png.
We tried the stall’s mee rebus, which was a hearty bowl of yellow noodles drenched in gravy.
Makcik was very generous with the amount of thick viscous gravy that she poured over the noodles. The sauce packed a small amount of heat, and its savouriness and sweetness were further enhanced by a squirt of black sauce.
Another typical Malay dish would be mee siam, which is also known as Siamese noodles.
The bee hoon is first fried with chilli, and spices, before it is thrown into a sweet and spicy soup. The dish is then topped with a hard-boiled egg, an additional serving of chilli, a piece of lime, before it is garnished with fried shallots and spring onions. I felt that the mee siam wasn’t fragrant enough, and was a tad too sweet for my liking. The broth was a little thin and watered down. The mee siam can definitely use some work, in my humble opinion.
The two noodle dishes are pretty simple, but you’re able to taste the hard work that goes into the making of the dish.
Their nasi campur seemed to be really popular — almost everyone ordered it. I didn’t try it this time round but I’ve made a mental note to head back for it!
Makan Food Stall
Address: #01-17 Sembawang Hill Food Centre, 590 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574419
Opening Hours: 6.30am to 7pm daily.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.