Singapore’s food scene was great, especially when I toured the Hawker Centres. Hundreds of stalls line up side-by-side. Each stall is unique, and years of knowledge passes from generation to generation. I had a hard time picking which stall I wanted to try.
I did some research that night, and I chose a few famous stalls (love Anthony Bourdain’s taste). However, the general guideline to choosing a stall is to look for a line. If the locals are willing to wait, then the food should be good.
When I got to the Hawker Centre, I stood around observing, because I didn’t understand the right or wrong way to eat at a Hawker Centre. Here is the 4-1-1:
- Choose a stall and stand in line.
- Tell the family member what you want.
- Pay in cash before or after you get your dish, depends on the stall.
- Grab your tray with the food and plastic silverware.
- Find an empty table, where no tissue packet are holding spots
- Take your food off of the tray.
- Leave the tray at the table and a Hawker employee will collect the tray.
- After finishing your meal, leave the dishes at the table.
You can either just eat one meal or repeat all the steps. 🙂 Hawker Centres are heaven for foodies. Read here for some of the Hawker Centres/ stalls I went to.
Also, I didn’t get a chance to eat the famous Hainanese Chicken, because on my last day, I found out the stall closed on Monday. Don’t miss out like I did. Address below:
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
Maxwell Food Centre
1 Kadayanallur St, #01 -10/11, Singapore 069120
If you try the Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, let me know what you thought? Does it live up to the hype?