The New Marsiling Mall has 70 Food Stalls – Here are Some Recommended Ones
Residents in Admiralty, Woodlands and Marsiling have been looking forward to the new hawker centre after saying goodbye to the Old Woodlands Town Centre. And finally, the brand new Marsiling Mall is open! Most of the stall owners at the previous food centre have moved to the new place. It will also have an automated tray return system for patrons so that cleaners can focus on keeping the place clean. I haven’t gotten the chance to try all the good food there as some stalls were not ready. But these are some of the stalls which you should try.
Yan Ji Seafood Soup
The seafood soup master, Yan Ji Seafood Soup, finally re-opens! Cooked for many hours with old hen, pork ribs and seafood, the full-bodied broth has a balance of sweetness and savouriness. The meaty and tender crayfish is the star, and the prawns are crunchy as well. The seafood soup also has big chunks of seasoned minced meat, slightly sour tomatoes and grouper fish slices. It is a really satisfying bowl of goodness.
Hua Li Fried Carrot Cake
We were really lucky to score the last two plates of carrot cake. They serve both the black and white versions, but I’ll recommend the black one. Fu Ming Shu Shi and Song Zhou Carrot cake set the bar up high, but Hua Li Fried Carrot Cake is definitely above average. Each small piece of rice cake is soft, moist, slightly charred, and gives off a lovely wok hei. They are coated with dark, caramelised sweet sauce —intense, yet not too sweet. As for the white version, I think there wasn’t much to shout about after you have tried the black one.
Sin Heng Kee
Congee specialist Sin Heng Kee opens a new outlet in Marsiling Mall. Not just any congee, but the extremely thick and gooey kind that can only be achieved from hours and hours of boiling. They have quite a number of congees available– fish, pork, century egg, frog legs, etc. Can’t decide? Go for the Signature Porridge ($5) which has all the ingredients in it. Each bowl of porridge comes with an egg. Mix it thoroughly so that every mouthful of porridge is flavoured with the yolk.
Lian Xiang Shu Shi
Using thick and flavourful stock to fry the hokkien mee, the hokkien mee here is done dry, loose and flavourful. The noodles are fried till all the stock gets absorbed and the sambal has sweetness that complements. The wait is long during peak hours, so it is better to be there earlier! We also had the fried kway teow which is sweeter than the usual ones.
Fu Shi Traditional Roasted · Wanton Mee
Fu Shi’s owner, Mr Ang, used to be a taxi driver. He loves eating roast meat but he can’t find any good stall at that moment so he decided to quit his job and set up his very own roast meat stall in Shunfu. They have now moved to Marsiling Mall, so residents in Woodlands are able to get their hands on his famous char siew. Each piece is beautifully glazed, and has a great balance of sweetness (from the honey glaze) and savouriness (from the charcoal grill). The char is so on point, and every piece of meat just melts in your mouth.
Ye Lai Xiang Laksa
Previously featured in our 11 Delicious Cheap Eats To Try In Woodlands – Below $10, Tried & Tested! article, Ye Lai Xiang Laksa is a popular choice amongst Woodlands residents. The gravy is very lemak and you have got to add the sambal chilli in. The chilli, which has dried shrimps in it, was fragrant and adds a new dimension to the laksa. They also serve prawn noodles. The soup is the old school kind, and is a lot lighter tasting than the laksa found at other prawn noodle stalls.
Address: 4 Woodlands Street 12, Singapore 738623
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.